Category: Climate Change

The cost of radical environmentalism?

Well, everything is the price the leftist tree worshipers demand, Daniel Greenfield explains

At CNN’s Climate Town Hall, which set out to save the world by having ten of the 2020 Democrat presidential candidates, their staffers, drug dealers, and mistresses fly out to appear in the fake news network’s facilities, Senator Bernie Sanders proposed saving the planet by killing the children.

A concerned questioner at a forum being held in a green mega complex built on the site of a former slaughterhouse, appropriately enough, urged Sanders to discuss the importance of “educating everyone on the need to curb population growth.”

“Would you be courageous enough to discuss this issue and make it a key feature of a plan to address climate catastrophe?” the anti-kids schoolmarm demanded

Once upon a time, environmental activists claimed that they wanted to save the planet for the children. Now they want to save the planet from the children.

“The answer’s yes,” said the socialist politician who has a poor relationship with his only son. Then he suggested that this brand of environmental eugenics really ought to be applied to “poor countries around the world.”

Go read it all, there is some terrifying things the woke green folks would do if given the power. And yes, they would take it all from you

Narrative: Australia wildfires caused by Climate Catastrophe….

…Truth? Australia wildfires caused by arsonists!

Of course, the Cult of Climate Change will still carry forward their lie that man-made climate change blah, blah, blah…………………

Much like in California, the fires were mostly caused by humans, but, not via “carbon pollution”

 

Go read the rest at Pirates Cove

St. Greta of Stockholm is really sorry she let her true feelings show

Pirates Cove has news of the Swedish girl who the left is pimping out to push their murderous Marxist designs, being a tad too honest

Greta Thunberg apologizes after saying politicians should be put ‘against the wall’

Greta Thunberg apologized Saturday after saying that politicians should be put “against the wall” after some critics alleged that the teen climate activist was advocating for violence against officials.

“Yesterday I said we must hold our leaders accountable and unfortunately said “put them against the wall”. That’s Swenglish: “att ställa någon mot väggen” (to put someone against the wall) means to hold someone accountable,” Thunberg tweeted.

“That’s what happens when you improvise speeches in a second language. But of course I apologise if anyone misunderstood this. I can not enough express the fact that I – as well as the entire school strike movement- are against any possible form of violence. It goes without saying but I say it anyway,” she continued.

Oh those loony, funny Marxists, always saying zany things that show how they really feel, then trying to cover their tracks 

St. Greta demands you kneel

Because Climate Change Marxism!

Delingpole: Greta the Teenage Climate Puppet Goes Full Marxist

In her latest public statement, she says that the ‘climate crisis is not just about the environment’:

The mask slips yet again

Polar Bears thriving in Arctic, Cult of Climate Fanaticism hardest hit!

Via Don Surber

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The Guardian reported, “Guardian picture editor Fiona Shields explains why we are going to be using fewer polar bears and more people to illustrate our coverage of the climate emergency.”

That is because there are too many polar bears. An estimated 25,000 to 40,000 polar bears live in the Arctic — up from just 5,000 a half-century ago.

The Guardian was too dishonest to admit it.

But the Canadian Press reported last year, “There are too many polar bears in parts of Nunavut and climate change hasn’t yet affected any of them, says a draft management plan from the territorial government that contradicts much of conventional scientific thinking.

“The proposed plan — which is to go to public hearings in Iqaluit on Tuesday — says that growing bear numbers are increasingly jeopardizing public safety and it’s time Inuit knowledge drove management policy.

Prince Harry, another climate change hypocrite

Animal Magnetism does not play the “excuse game”

Why is it that, so often, the more celebrities hector us about “climate change” and reducing our carbon footprints, the bigger hypocrites they are about it?  Forget Leonardo DiCaprio, forget Al Gore.  The UK’s Prince Harry may well be one of the worst.  Excerpts from the story, with my comments:

The Duke of Sussex is in Botswana helping to create a new forest habitat after decades of deforestation because of locals gathering firewood and through elephant activity.

He flew there, of course, on a commercial jet, in economy class – right?  Right?  Don’t be ridiculous.  He used one of the Royal Family’s private jets.

Wonder what the carbon footprint of that trip amounted to?

Speaking on the banks of the Chobe River, he referred to the speech by the UN secretary general, António Guterres, at the UN general assembly in which he warned that the world had seen unprecedented temperatures.

Meanwhile his wife was on a royal tour of Africa, accompanied by infant son Archie, a team of 13 assistants, and her personal hairdresser.

Did you get that?  Her personal furshlugginer hairdresser.  Hubris, thy name is Meghan Markle.

Wonder what the carbon footprint of that trip amounted to?

“This week, led by Greta, the world’s children are striking. There’s an emergency. It’s a race against time and one which we are losing. Everyone know it. There’s no excuse for not knowing that,” he said.

Go read it all. These are the biggest hypocrites going today. Prince Harry REALLY needs you to see how much he cares! No matter that he is engaging in the very behavior he condemns. Just look at how much he says he cares! Hell I bet he even has a bunch of  “woke” bumper stickers about climate change on his private jet!

The Cult of Climate Change and child abuse

Dennis Prager nails the Greta Thunberg Mass Extinction BS

Apparently, however, the left-wing hysteria about global warming leading to the virtual extinction of life on Earth has not moved enough adults. Many adults who do not deny that the Earth is getting warmer — such as Danish writer and environmentalist thinker Bjorn Lomborg — do deny that the threat is “existential” and do believe that the left’s solutions, such as the Green New Deal, will damage the world far more than will carbon emissions. Proof that the left is hysterical is its unwillingness to promote nuclear power — a completely clean, non-fossil fuel-based source of power. It provides France with 70 percent of its energy. Anyone who really believes life on Earth is endangered would grasp at the nuclear power lifeboat. That they do not proves what many of us have believed from the beginning: The “existential threat” scenario is another left-wing falsehood used to whip up hysteria that will lead to the left’s control of the economy and society.

And that takes us back to the children: If you can’t sell your hysteria to adults, try kids. And that is what the left has done. After all, no one is as malleable or as easily indoctrinated as children.

Consider this: If the left didn’t tell them the world is going to end, they wouldn’t worry about it. They’d be enjoying their young lives, maybe even learning to appreciate that they live in the freest country at the most prosperous time in human history. Instead, thanks to leftists (who are children in adult bodies), they live in their grip of “existential eco-anxiety.”

This is but one more way in which the left abuses children (along with telling them they are neither boys nor girls but whatever they later choose to be; teaching them contempt for their country; and depriving them of the greatest source of morality, meaning, community and happiness — any of the Judeo-Christian religions).

It’s depressing, and it’s frightening.

The scariest movies are those featuring brainwashed children. This horror show is happening in real life.

Go read it all, and then read this from Ben Shapiro

Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old activist from Sweden, appeared before a UN climate summit to chide the adults in catastrophic terms usually reserved for bad B-disaster flicks: “You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words. … We are at the beginning of a mass extinction, and all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth. How dare you?” One student intoned at a weekend rally, “All of our futures are in jeopardy.” Another student said, “We will be the last generation to survive.”

This, of course, is nonsense. We will not be the last generation to survive. The world will keep on spinning. The damage from climate change is uncertain — it may be moderate, and it may be graver. But to suggest, as ralliers did, that the world will end without ACTION! (no specific action recommended) is factually untrue.

But adults hiding behind children to avoid the difficult conversations that must take place about how to achieve solutions is nothing other than moral cowardice. At the same time leftist politicians were rooting on these children, commending them for their exuberance, the United Nations was accomplishing nothing on the issue of climate change. That’s because the lead emitters on planet Earth aren’t in the West. They’re in China and India. And as The New York Times reported, “despite the protests in the streets, China on Monday made no new promises to take stronger climate action.” Western teenagers screaming in front of cameras aren’t going to convince Chinese President Xi Jinping to lower emissions and join in a global carbon tax. Hell, Hong Kong teenagers shutting down airports can’t convince Xi to not violate international agreements.

Again, go read it all. These miscreants largely do not want solutions, they want control, and to enrich themselves. They are using propaganda to frighten everyone into action. They are using children, as the face of their rhetoric. Once more, the true face of Leftim is being laid bare. It is hideous, and it is directed at anyone or any nation, that will not bow to its demands.

Los Angeles stuck on stupid

What could possibly go wrong?

I spent most of a 3-day weekend driving to, around, and back from Los Angeles. It would be virtually impossible to get around the place without a car. That’s why Los Angeles will die if the envirofascist moonbats running the county get their way. Can you imagine a Los Angeles with no gas stations? Social engineers can. It’s part of their sustainability plan.

If carried out, the list of 159 action items included in the plan could dramatically transform LA’s landscape in the coming decades. County officials call the scheme to phase out fossil fuels the “nation’s most ambitious” regional proposal.

Modern economies at every level — including the local level — rely heavily on fossil fuels to function. Jacobins have decided that these precious fuels will have no place in America’s second largest city in the near future. Because global warming.

No sane person thinks that the global climate is perceptibly influenced by whether people in Los Angeles drive or try to get around on bicycles like Cuban peasants. But sanity has nothing to do with authoritarian virtue signaling.

Yeah, because the left NEVER engages in divisive, hateful, radical rhetoric

The Democratic Party used to use divisive language, but they have ramped  it up, and up, and up, and…………..

In the French Revolution, leftist fanatics were known as Jacobins. Having taken power, they dragged priests, monks, and nuns to the guillotine. In the American equivalent, energy executives will be among the first targets. Washington Governor Jay Inslee, a single-issue enviromoonbat who is running for president, calls for jailing the people responsible for making our cars go and the lights stay on.

From HuffPo:

Inslee hinted Wednesday that he is open to prosecuting fossil fuel executives…

Referred to the oil, gas, and coal industry that provides the vast majority of our energy, Inslee barks,

“I do know the decisions being made are killing people in the United States.”

Sounds like the charge might be murder. Nothing is too extreme for Jacobins.

Fellow Democrat presidential candidate Bernie Sanders concurs that it should be regarded as a criminal act to provide the country with the energy we require to sustain our population.

[Inslee’s] remark on Wednesday came a day after Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a 2020 frontrunner, said a future administration must contend with “an industry that knowingly” earned billions of dollars by “destroying the planet.”

“I say that is criminal activity,” Sanders said.

We aren’t talking about pouring toxic sludge into rivers or poison into the air. The supposed pollutant that is the main focus of liberal hysteria is CO2, a harmless product of literally all human activity.

Speaking of Jacobins, here’s HuffPo’s take on the criminality of providing critically needed energy:

But as the death toll from extreme weather mounts and scientists’ warming projections grow more dire, industry efforts to delay climate action look increasingly like human rights violations. In a Jacobin essay published in February, writer Kate Aronoff called for investigating fossil fuel executives for crimes against humanity, using the prosecution of Nazis at the Nuremberg Trials as a potential model.

By any means necessary, right leftists?

Why yes, every natural disaster is now blamed on, well you know

Anyone who has studied the history of our planet knows that extreme weather events and natural disasters have been a consistent part of those billions and billions of years. But now, the Cult of Climate Change acts like these events are not only new, but also the fault of SUV owners, and Trump voters. Pirates Cove has the latest

(CNN) A powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake swayed buildings and cracked foundations in Southern California on Friday night, sending terrified residents sleeping on the streets a day after another temblor hit.

The latest earthquake Friday struck 11 miles northeast of Ridgecrest, according to the US Geological Survey. It was five times bigger than Thursday’s 6.4 -magnitude earthquake, also centered near Ridgecrest, CNN Meteorologist Brandon Miller said.

I ignored the lunatics doing this on the 4th, but, it’s gotten worse

And even the guy who screws disabled clients out of $$$ chimes in

And, it gets worse, go read the rest. These idiots likely think Trump caused that meteor that ended the dinosaurs too

Human Extinction through “Climate Change”?

Pirates Cove take a look at the latest from the Cult of Gore

Humanity has survived millions of years of constantly changing climate. We’ve gone through hot, we’ve gone through ice ages. Humanity has spread from the wilds of Africa to the tips of the world. We live in warm, cool, cold, hot, wet, arid. We live in mountains, we live on plains, we’re on islands, we’re in the middle of continents. Obviously, now, a tiny increase in global temps is Doom

Great points, and ones that make far more sense than the DOOM theories the Climate Change Cultists spew Propaganda that leads to questions like this

Will climate change cause humans to go extinct?

I see a lot of resources talking about near-term human extinction, or the fact that thanks to climate change my generation will see the end of humanity. How likely is an outcome like this? Is there any hope for our futures?

Anonymous, aged 18. London, UK.

This article is part of I Need To Know, a Q&A service for teenagers by The Conversation. Find out how to submit your questions at the end of this article.

Go read the rest folks, it is important to understand how deep this indoctrination and fear mongering goes

And, the Cult of Catastrophic Climate Catastrophies sees another false narrative die

Pirates Cove destroys yet another narrative shrivel up and die

Hey, remember when the Cult of Climastrology was blaming carbon pollution for the wildfires in California (a state that has long been subjected to wildfires because of the geography, natural climate, and idiotic environmental policies)? Most recently the Camp Fire? Well now

Pacific Gas & Electric power lines caused California’s ‘deadliest and most destructive wildfire’: officials

California authorities said Wednesday that power lines owned and operated by the Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. (PG&E) caused the state’s most destructive wildfire ever – it killed 85 and nearly destroyed an entire city.

Lines owned by the San Francisco-based utility sparked the deadly, fast-moving Camp Fire on Nov. 8 in the Pulga area of Butte County, the state Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) said in a news release. In total, the blaze burned 153,336 acres and destroyed in excess of 18,000 structures.

“The tinder dry vegetation and Red Flag conditions consisting of strong winds, low humidity and warm temperatures promoted this fire and caused extreme rates of spread, rapidly burning into Pulga to the east and west into Concow, Paradise, Magalia and the outskirts of east Chico,” the agency said.

The city of Paradise – population 27,000 — was nearly wiped out as residents evacuated and their homes and vehicles were engulfed in flames. Investigators also found a second nearby ignition site involving power lines owned by PG&E and vegetation that sparked another fire.

“This fire was consumed by the original fire which started earlier near Pulga,” Cal Fire said.

Of course, it is also true that wildfires existed loooongggg before any cars, or electricity, or anything else the left blames. Wildfires are part of nature

Wine, and Climate Change Whiners

Via Pirates Cove

How Does Your Love of Wine Contribute to Climate Change?
Consumers don’t have access to much information about how businesses operate, but they can ask questions and focus on one tangible item, the bottle.

Consumers mostly do not care in the least, they just want some wine, not a lecture from anti-science buffoons.

The exquisite vulnerability of grapes to nuances of weather makes wine both particularly susceptible to climate change and a harbinger of what’s to come for many other agricultural products.

Do wine consumers have a role in encouraging producers to take stronger steps to combat climate change? Some in the wine industry think they do, particularly by throwing their economic support to companies that are already acting decisively.

“The consumer is the key to this,” Adrian Bridge, the chief executive of Taylor Fladgate, the historic port producer, wrote in an email. “Changing our own behavior matters, and asking others to change theirs as well. This does mean buying from companies that are doing a good job and avoiding companies that are not.”

Things like grapes are always going to be vulnerable to things like weather. Always have and always will.

It’s equally important for consumers to make clear to the wine industry that fighting climate change is an urgent issue. Both through their buying decisions and through old-fashioned advocacy — which might include letters and emails to producers, importers and wine publications, as well as direct conversations with wine merchants and restaurateurs — consumers must demand that the wine industry take action.

Please go read it all folks. The madness of the people who worship at the Gore Cult of Climate Change never fail to astound me with their nonsense

You can no longer parody the left, example # 13,188

Pirates Cove has this

That leads to the UK Sun, which has many pictures of the idiot lying in the road, and authorities trying to unglue her. Obviously, other outlets were covering

Nutty, on steroids

Then they came for our burgers

Oh the Green New Deal. It really is a maniacal attempt at control

Remember, the original release of the Green New Deal included

We set a goal to get to net-zero, rather than zero emissions, in 10 years because we aren’t sure that we’ll be able to fully get rid of farting cows and airplanes that fast.

And then AOC and staff walked this back after the release, claiming it wasn’t the real document meant to be released (it was, and that link has links to the initial document), and the liberal media provided cover.

But, was it real? Consider this piece by the very left leaning UK Guardian, which is not shy about showing its biases, especially on ‘climate change’

What the Green New Deal will mean for your hamburger

Amid the various critiques of the proposed Green New Deal, few capture the alarmism of the American right quite like Sebastian Gorka’s now viral claim that the deal’s proponents “want to take away your hamburgers … this is what Stalin dreamt about but never achieved”.

While it is debatable whether Stalin would have rejoiced in a vegan United States, it is true that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s proposal for a low-carbon economy would require a major reduction in livestock production. But there doesn’t need not be an either/or choice between the Green New Deal and meat consumption: the solution to the Green New Deal’s hamburger problem lies in Silicon Valley’s “clean meat” startups.

Cellular agriculture technology can already produce meat that is virtually identical in genetics and flavor to industrially produced meat, and it can do so without harming any animals. Last week, the UK thinktank Chatham House released a report urging EU policymakers to promote rapid regulation of and investment in this new technology. The United States needs to do the same. Government investment in scaling up alternative proteins should form a backbone of the Green New Deal’s commitment to job creation, industrial innovation and food security.

Every year over 9 billion land animals are slaughtered in the United States. Beyond being a nightmare for animals, industrial agriculture contributes 14% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Cows make up 41% of that, and the United States is home to just under 100 million of them. Reducing our carbon footprint must entail abandoning industrial agriculture, but changing people’s minds about eating meat is difficult, and getting them to actually eat less meat in even harder.

Yeah, no thanks

So, a Flatulent cow, a Communist, and a Useful Idiot walk into a bar……………..

William Teach has the golden idiocy of the Notorious AOC

On premiere of ‘Desus & Mero’ show, Ocasio-Cortez explains ‘farting cows’ reference in ‘Green New Deal’

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., defended the Green New Deal after the recent rollout of the New York Democrat’s policy proposal got a lot of attention over “farting cows.”

In an appearance Thursday night on the premiere of Showtime’s late-night “Desus & Mero”show, the comedy pair hosts of the program asked the freshman congresswoman why she thought the initial reaction focused on “cow farts.”

“In the deal, what we talk about, and it’s true, is that we need to take a look at factory farming, you know? Period. It’s wild,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “And so it’s not to say you get rid of agriculture, it’s not to say we’re gonna force everybody to go vegan or anything crazy like that. But it’s to say, ‘Listen, we gotta address factory farming. Maybe we shouldn’t be eating a hamburger for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Like, let’s keep it real.”

Also, she’s admitting that the farting cows thing was meant to be in the GND resolution. It was yanked out after being laughed at, of course.

“But we have to take a look at everything,” Ocasio-Cortez continued, “and what we need to realize about climate change is about every choice that we make in our lives, you know?”

Ah, there it is, the poison pill of Leftism taking a look at “everything”

And therein lies the problem with the Cult of Climastrology and Modern Socialism: they want the Government involved in everything. I’d say “right now it’s farting cows. Next week it could be your use of natural gas in your house and the energy efficiency of your home”, but, they’re already coming after that.

British Statism over evil natural gas

Via Pirates Cove comes the latest in Leftism

Natural gas, propane, and similar fuels have been used for a long, long time in homes for heating and cooking. It’s cheap, it’s affordable, and it’s reliable. A goodly chunk of restaurants use it, as well. But, Warmists have a bee under their burr

Climate change: Ban gas grid for new homes ‘in six years

New homes should be banned from connecting to the gas grid within six years to tackle climate change, UK government advisers say.

They want new-build homes in the countryside to be warmed by heat pumps – and cooking done on induction hobs, rather than using gas boilers and hobs.

In cities, new housing estates and flats should be kept warm by networks of hot water, says the report.

The water could be heated by waste heat from industry.

An alternative approach is to use heat pumps, which draw warmth from the sea or lakes; or burn gas from waste.

The report, from the independent Committee on Climate Change, recommends these changes are made to new homes at first because it’s much more economical that way. They say it costs £4,800 to install low-carbon heating in a new home, but £26,300 in an existing house.

And please, worry not, we all know that central planners never EVER get anything wrong, so………….

The future of energy cost of the left gets its way

What if you could not afford electricity?What if you could not afford electricity?

The Electro-pyre conflagration escalates.

The cost of electricity on Thursday in two states of Australia reached a tally of $932 million dollars for a single day of electricity. Thanks to David Bidstrup on Catallaxy for calculating it.

As Bruce of Newcastle says ““Three days and you could buy a HELE plant with the money wasted.” That’s a power plant that could last 70 years, and provide electricity at under $50/MW. (Forget all the high charges for 30 years to pay of the capital (in red below), we could just buy the damn thing outright, paid off in full from day one.)

In Victoria, per capita, that means it cost $110 for one day’s electricity. For South Australians, Thursday’s electricity bill was $140 per person. (So each household of four just effectively lost $565.) In both these states those charges will presumably be paid in future price rises, shared unevenly between subsidized solar users and suffering non-solar hostages. The costs will be buried such that duped householders will not be aware of what happened. Coles and Woolworths will have to add a few cents to everything to cover their bills, and the government will have to cut services or increase taxes. No one will know how many jobs are not offered or opportunities lost. This is the road to Venezuela.

This folks, is what morons like Ocasio-Cortez think would be great for America. Never forget, leftism destroys everything it touches