Sep 24, 2023 ~ Craig Rucker, 'Net Zero grid batteries alone would bankrupt America' Yet another article that exposes the obvious fantasy that is 'net zero.' "Just the batteries needed to back up wind and solar electricity generation in a 'net zero' USA would cost $23 trillion." "Trillions more would be needed to cover financing, repairs, maintenance, replacements, burying broken and worn out non-recyclable equipment, and building systems strong enough to survive hurricanes." "Professional engineer Ken Gregory determined that grid-backup battery costs could reach $290 trillion." All to maybe affect the temperature a fraction of a degree 100 years from now.
Sep 21, 2023 ~ James Taylor, 'Fewer hurricanes are hitting New England' As usual, reality is the opposite of the #FakeNews narrative. Several #FakeNews outlets like @AP and @USATODAY blame hurricane Lee on climate change but historical data indicates that is total BS.
Sep 21, 2023 ~ Incredibly, Joe Biden issued an Executive Order creating a new Climate Corps, 20,000 strong. Congress voted it down but he created it anyway by EO. He acts like a dictator, bypassing congress and the constitution to 'create' anything he wants. He had NO authority to do this.
Sep 15, 2023 ~ Tropical storm Daniel dumped a lot of rain on Libya and thousands died in the resultant flood. The #FakeNews blamed 'climate change' as they do for every weather event in today's world. In reality, that area flooded many times in the past so they built dams. Those dams both broke because they were old and poorly maintained. And a massive amount of people lived downstream from them. According to Derna's deputy mayor, Ahmed Madroud, the first dam that broke had not been maintained since 2002! After that dam broke, the second one failed because it could not hold the water on its own. They didn't maintain the dams for more than 20 years in a region that is prone to flooding before fossil fuels and the #FakeNews ignores all that and simply moos, 'climate change.' This is a religion.
Sep 14, 2023 ~ The #FakeNews now lies 100% of the time on the subject of climate change. Example: @NPR article, 'Venice may be put on the endangered list, thanks to human-created climate change' The article claims Venice floods due to man-made climate change sea level rise and also repeats the myth that wildfires are increasing and that the Maui fire was caused by climate change. All of these things are false. For land that is neither sinking nor rising, sea level rise has been constant for hundreds of years. It did not accelerate after humans started using fossil fuels. Venice is one of the locations on Earth that is sinking. "It’s long been known that Venice suffers from subsidence. Built on a muddy lagoon with inadequate foundations, the ground beneath it has slowly compacted over time... Underlying plate tectonics are also to blame, thanks to the subduction of the Adriatic plate beneath the Apennine mountains." Pumping ground water from under the city also contributed but they have since stopped that practice. "It’s even been discovered that the whole area also tilts very slightly to the east, with the city itself on the slightly higher end and this is why Venice is sinking." Sink rate due to these factors is 1-2 mm per year. The #FakeNews will continue to falsely blame this and dozens of other normal events on man-made climate change.
Sep 13, 2023 ~ .@AlexEpstein debunks another popular climate change myth. "The trend of real (inflation-adjusted) weather damage is flat—despite many factors increasing vulnerability, like increasing coastal populations and bad incentives from government bailout policies. This is the opposite of an emergency.” Every part of the alarmist narrative is a lie.
Sep 13, 2023 ~ Boston's mayor Michelle Wu beclowns herself by declaring a heat warning for normal summer temperatures. It never even got to 90 degrees. She opens 'cooling centers', splash pads, and "a variety of projects to support extreme heat mitigation." The left is desperate to make claims like "The impacts of climate change are more palpable than ever, with extreme heat posing risk to our communities."
Sep 12, 2023 ~ AlexEpstein summary on the Maui wildfires: "Maui's wildfire tragedy was caused by 'green' policies, not warming The unnecessarily large wildfires in Maui were not caused by the slow warming of climate but by 'green' policies that prevented proper wildfire management."
"How 'green' policies caused the Maui tragedy • Failure to actively manage flammable grasses and instead letting them grow 'naturally' • Spending $ on expensive 'green' energy and not on power-line maintenance • Deprioritizing water release in favor of 'green' concerns."
"Unfortunately, many commentators, instead of admitting that the root cause of HI’s wildfire problems is their bad land, maintenance, and water policies—something fully within their control to fix—blame rising CO2 levels, a minor factor that is totally outside HI’s control." Long thread, worth the read.
Sep 11, 2023 ~ Jennifer Granholm makes a fool of herself doing an EV road trip with her team. They can't find enough chargers. Someone on her team used a gas powered car to reserve a charger blocking a family with a baby from using it. They called the cops. Imagine if more people used EVs.
Sep 7, 2023 ~ Bombshell article by climate scientist blowing the whistle on why the public cannot and should not trust 'Science' Patrick T. Brown, 'I Left Out the Full Truth to Get My Climate Change Paper Published' "I just got published in Nature because I stuck to a narrative I knew the editors would like. That’s not the way science should work." The current [false] narrative is that climate change is driving wild fires when in reality it is AT BEST a minor factor. "I knew not to try to quantify key aspects other than climate change in my research because it would dilute the story that prestigious journals like Nature and its rival, Science, want to tell.
This matters because it is critically important for scientists to be published in high-profile journals; in many ways, they are the gatekeepers for career success in academia. And the editors of these journals have made it abundantly clear, both by what they publish and what they reject, that they want climate papers that support certain preapproved narratives—even when those narratives come at the expense of broader knowledge for society.
To put it bluntly, climate science has become less about understanding the complexities of the world and more about serving as a kind of Cassandra, urgently warning the public about the dangers of climate change. However understandable this instinct may be, it distorts a great deal of climate science research, misinforms the public, and most importantly, makes practical solutions more difficult to achieve."
"In reality, though, the biases of the editors (and the reviewers they call upon to evaluate submissions) exert a major influence on the collective output of entire fields. They select what gets published from a large pool of entries, and in doing so, they also shape how research is conducted more broadly. Savvy researchers tailor their studies to maximize the likelihood that their work is accepted. I know this because I am one of them.
Here’s how it works.
The first thing the astute climate researcher knows is that his or her work should support the mainstream narrative—namely, that the effects of climate change are both pervasive and catastrophic and that the primary way to deal with them is not by employing practical adaptation measures like stronger, more resilient infrastructure, better zoning and building codes, more air conditioning—or in the case of wildfires, better forest management or undergrounding power lines—but through policies like the Inflation Reduction Act, aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions."
"This type of framing, with the influence of climate change unrealistically considered in isolation, is the norm for high-profile research papers. For example, in another recent influential Nature paper, scientists calculated that the two largest climate change impacts on society are deaths related to extreme heat and damage to agriculture. However, the authors never mention that climate change is not the dominant driver for either one of these impacts: heat-related deaths have been declining, and crop yields have been increasing for decades despite climate change. To acknowledge this would imply that the world has succeeded in some areas despite climate change—which, the thinking goes, would undermine the motivation for emissions reductions."
"I left academia over a year ago, partially because I felt the pressures put on academic scientists caused too much of the research to be distorted... But climate scientists shouldn’t have to exile themselves from academia to publish the most useful versions of their research. We need a culture change across academia and elite media that allows for a much broader conversation on societal resilience to climate.
The media, for instance, should stop accepting these papers at face value and do some digging on what’s been left out. The editors of the prominent journals need to expand beyond a narrow focus that pushes the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. And the researchers themselves need to start standing up to editors, or find other places to publish."
Sep 5, 2023 ~ Contrary to what you hear from the #FakeNews about how every hurricane proves man-made climate change, the Advancing Earth and Space Sciences paper, 'Trends in Global Tropical Cyclone Activity: 1990–2021' says otherwise: "Global hurricane counts and Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) have significantly decreased since 1990 likely due to a trend toward LaNina. (The) decreasing trend in global hurricanes and ACE is primarily driven by (the) downturn in western North Pacific activity."
Sep 4, 2023 ~ Bjorn Lomborg, "Polar bear population increasing But doesn't fit climate narrative, so info cancelled. Reality: Polar bears were intensely hunted 1976 world banned much hunting Polar bear population recovered and now at its highest in 6 decades."
Aug 30, 2023 ~ The #FakeNews @nytimes blames white people for the Maui fires: "To understand these fires, you have to rewind to the 19th century, when Christian missionaries transformed an area that was mostly wetlands into large-scale sugar plantations that required the digging of tunnels and the building of reservoirs to divert water to mills and away from sustainable agriculture. Dominated by American investors, the sugar and pineapple industries led to deforestation and left native Hawaiians with insufficient water for their crops."
Aug 30, 2023 ~ #FakeNews @cnn ridiculously claims Hurricane Idalia is due to 'climate change' which is absurd. The #FakeNews impossibly claims EVERY weather related disaster is due to 'climate change' but Idalia is completely within historical norms. In addition, "Recently, the United States experienced the fewest number of hurricane strikes in any eight-year period in recorded history (2009 through 2017). In 2016, Florida, America’s most vulnerable state for hurricanes (where Idalia is threatening), concluded an 11-year period without a landfalling hurricane, the longest such period in recorded history. And from 2013 to 2016, the Gulf of Mexico also recently benefited from its longest hurricane-free period in recorded history." --H. Sterling Burnett
Aug 30, 2023 ~ #FakeNews @washingtonpost publishes ridiculous article, 'Climate change came for Maui. The rest of us are next.' This has been debunked repeatedly. Maui wasn't even drier than normal. But the #FakeNews impossibly claims EVERY weather related disaster is due to 'climate change.'
Aug 29, 2023 ~ As usual, the narratives from Democrats and the #FakeNews are not merely false, they are the polar opposite of the truth. Bjorn Lomborg on the Maui fire: "The fire in Hawaii is deeply tragic. But it is lazy and unhelpful for pundits to use the tragedy to incorrectly blame climate change.
They claim it was tinder-box dry, but through most of the past 23 years, Maui County was drier than the week it burned.
The drought is blamed on climate, but the most recent scientific study shows no climate signal.
Pointing wrongly to climate change is dangerous because cutting emissions is one of the least-effective ways to help prevent future fires."
If you listen to the #FakeNews, "You’d easily get the sense the planet is on fire.
The reality is since NASA satellites started accurately recording fires across the entire surface of the planet two decades ago, there has been a strong downward trend.
In the early 2000s, 3% of the world’s land area burned each year.
Last year, fire burned 2.2% of the world’s land area, a new record low.
Yet you would struggle to find that reported anywhere."
If your eyes have not yet been opened to the dishonesty of the media, this data might be hard to wrap your brain around. THE #FAKENEWS IS GIVING THE IMPRESSION THAT WE ARE AT A RECORD HIGH WHEN WE ARE ACTUALLY AT A RECORD LOW.
Aug 29, 2023 ~ Bjorn Lomborg, "Climate alarmism over heat waves, fires drives false ‘solutions’" "Avoiding both heat and cold deaths requires affordable energy. In the US, cheap gas from fracking allowed millions to keep warmer with low budgets, saving 12,500 lives yearly. Climate policy, which makes most energy more expensive, achieves the opposite."
Aug 27, 2023 ~ More information on the Maui fire ridiculously blamed on 'climate change.' They ignored significant fire risks that built up over the years to focus on green energy. They let highly flammable non-native grass take over. They kept the power on when sparking powerlines were falling in high winds. Now we learn, "Officials closed Lahaina Bypass Road due to the fires, blocking the only way out of Lahaina to the southern part of the island."
Aug 26, 2023 ~ Science Direct study: 'Wind farms dry surface soil in temporal and spatial variation' Some climate scientists are saying this could create "the next Dust Bowl." People who push the climate agenda never look at the unintended consequences of 'green energy' which are worse.
Aug 26, 2023 ~ Dr. Matthew M. Wielicki, "Although you won’t hear about it in the MSM, the current total acreage burned for this fire season in the US is about 1/3rd that of the 10-year average and about 1/4th that of last season. This only goes to show that at any point in time, certain regions on Earth have anomalously high or low environmental conditions but climate alarmists only want you to pay attention to one of these (large fires in Canada but not the lack of fires in the USA) so they can push their doomsday narrative."
Aug 26, 2023 ~ Bjorn Lomborg on how alarmists and the #FakeNews works: US burn area Jan 1 - Aug 24 (today) has the lowest burn area this century. Europe, Africa, and Asia are below average. But because Canada is above average (and a fire in Maui caused by many human errors), what gets reported is that we're getting more fires now and its because of 'climate change.' The 'above average' example can always be found and highlighted on a planet this big as they ignore everything that does not fit the narrative.
Aug 24, 2023 ~ Flashback: MIT Climatologist Richard Lindzen, "It will be remembered as the greatest mass delusion in the history of the world - that CO2, the life of plants, was considered for a time to be a deadly poison."
Aug 23, 2023 ~ Flashback: Dr. Ottmar Endenhofer, IPCC co-chair of Working Group 3. Nov 13, 2010. "We (UN-IPCC) redistribute de facto the world's wealth by climate policy..." "One has to free oneself from the illusion that international climate policy is environmental policy. This has almost nothing to do with environmental policy anymore."
Aug 19, 2023 ~ Stephen Moore, 'Is It Time to Ban Electric Vehicles?' A lot of people are dying in EV fires even with not that many people having them yet. Those fires are very difficult to extinguish including random explosions. EVs are impractical AND dangerous.
Aug 18, 2023 ~ The Maui fires are the deadliest in US history. Over 100 dead. Many are still missing. Democrats and the #FakeNews blame 'climate change' but it had nothing to due with climate change (fires never do). Thwas was normal Maui climate coupled with high winds from a hurricane out to sea coupled with MANY human mistakes. The warnings to cut power due to the high winds were ignored resulting in many sparking downed live power lines that started the blaze. Then some fool (M. Kaleo Manuel) would not release water to fight the fires because it is 'sacred' until it was too late to control the fire. Headline: 'A State Office Refused To Release Water For West Maui Fires Until It Was Too Late.' Manuel got his job due to political connections rather than qualifications. Also, as non-indigenous fire hazard grasses took over the area, fire mitigation actions has been needed for years but those warnings were also ignored so they could spend many orders of magnitude more money on 'green energy.'
Aug 13, 2023 ~ John Stossel, 'The Fake Climate Consensus' Climatologist Judith Curry says scientists have incentive to be alarmists. Path to "fame and fortune." She tasted it when her research showed hurricanes were getting worse. Not when she found that was in error. Aug 13, 2023 ~ Devistating fire destroys most of Lahaina in Maui. Almost 100 have died and 2200 buildings and homes were destroyed. The fire had a multitude of causes; that side of the island is always very dry and the dwelings are made of closely spaced, old, dry wooden structures. Also, non-native grasses which are much more flamable than the native variety have somewhat taken over. A hurricane in the Pacific added to drought conditions by causing high winds. As is customary, Dems and the #FakeNews blame any tragety on man-made climate change. Bjorn Lomborg says, "This has to stop: AP makes up story to blame Hawaii fires on climate Peer-reviewed science finds no climate signal in Hawaii drought." Most of the world is under the 'climate change' narrative spell which causes them to attribute every natural or man-made disaster (things which have always happened) to 'climate change.' Aug 5, 2023 ~ Alex Epstein, 'The Myth of an Overheated Planet' "We hear constant alarming-sounding claims that we are in or near 'the hottest year on record.' But given that records began at a cold time, and we’re experiencing slow warming, of course any given year we can expect a new record." But also, it was hotter as recently as the 1930s. And it was 25 degrees F hotter for 25 million years.
Aug 1, 2023 ~ After every prominent Democrat from Biden on down has said, "Climate change is an existential threat," (a ridiculous claim even by Democrat party standards), UN IPCC chief Jim Skea says stop the fear mongering: "This is not an existential threat to humanity. Even with 1.5 degrees of warming, we will not die out." "If you constantly communicate the message that we are all doomed to extinction, then that paralyses people."
Jul 30, 2023 ~
Paul Driessen, 'Cobalt Slavery, Child Labor, Ecological Destruction and Death' "Desperate Africans in a region that holds 72% of the world’s known supplies of cobalt. He estimates that 70% of this cobalt (half the world’s entire supply) involves some measure of child labor, while much of the rest involves near-slave labor." @GretaThunberg who has had one of the best childhoods in history but claims her childhood is ruined, condemns massive numbers of African children to a life of slavery so that she can pretend to save the planet.
Jul 28, 2023 ~ Greenpeace co-founder, Dr. Patrick Moore, demonstrates how climate change alarmists exaggerate negligible rises in temperature to create the illusion of impending climate apocalypse. Shows zoomed in graph going back only a relatively few years and has only a few degrees on the Y-axis to exaggerate the trend. Then shows a zoomed out graph with a reasonable Y-axis temp range."This has not been a very significant change in global temperature. The last 300 years is when it started, at the depths of the Little Ice Age. We certainly had nothing to do with the fact that it started warming again 300 years ago, after many hundreds of years of cooling, coming out of the Medieval Warm Period, into the Little Ice Age."
Jul 26, 2023 ~ Newsweek: 'Nobel Prize winner who doesn't believe climate crisis has speech canceled' The IMF canceled the speech Nobel Prize winning physicist Dr. John Clauser was supposed to give on climate models after they found out he thinks "there is no real climate crisis." As usual, there is only the approved narrative, and the censored narrative. Anyone not on board with the approved narrative, no matter how credentialed, must be silenced and deplatformed.
Jul 26, 2023 ~ The #FakeNews @guardian claims, 'Gulf Stream could collapse as early as 2025.' Physicists, even climate scientists beg them to stop spreading #FakeNews (They can't. Its what they do.) The Gulf Stream cannot collapse unless the Earth stops spinning!
Jul 26, 2023 ~ Flashback: 1922 article in the #FakeNews @washingtonpost: "Arctic Ocean Getting Warm; Seals Vanish And Icebergs Melt." This article sounds EXACTLY like it was written today. In fact, if someone inserted it into today's paper and slapped today's date on it, NO ONE would blink.
Jul 25, 2023 ~ Beege Welborn, 'Holy smoke and mirrors: Solar panels THREE TIMES more carbon intensive than natural gas' Also solar panels made in China produce 3X the carbon emissions the IPCC claims! #ClimateScam
Jul 21, 2023 ~ The #FakeNews is taking its usual born yesterday approach to climate, citing the current heat wave as 'unprecedented' and 'historic.' Zooming out just a bit, Real Climate Science catalogs '1,500 Years Of Heatwaves' listing many over the centuries that were as bad or worse.
Jul 18, 2023 ~ The #FakeNews focuses on deaths due to heat waves. Bjorn Lomborg reminds us there are 10x more deaths due to cold than due to heat. So rising temps will save lives on balance. Regardless, climate deaths are down over 95% over the last 100 almost entirely due to fossil fuels. Without them, climate deaths would be orders of magnitude higher.
Jul 17, 2023 ~ Flashback: "The honeybees are dying — and we don’t really know why." #FakeNews @TIME, 2013. Another fake scare story where the alarming trendline disappears if you just zoom out the time scale a little bit.
Jul 15, 2023 ~ Flashback: Prince Charles (who Biden meets with to discuss 'climate change') said the world had just 8 years #ClimateScam
Jul 14, 2023 ~ Max Laraia & Richard Morrison, 'The Carbon-Offset Market Is about to Crash and Burn' Important article. Reveals that the carbon offset market is a total scam. Even GreenPeace, @washingtonpost and ProPublica admits it. Money transfer, no climate benefit.
Jul 7, 2023 ~ Noah Rothman, 'No, Climate Change Is Not Making the Jersey Shore Unlivable' The #FakeNews just will not stop lying. There is literally nothing to an Axios article claiming the Jersey Shore is flooding more due to climate chage. Not happening.
Jul 4, 2023 ~ 'Irish Government Commits €600M to Cull 200,000 Cows, Aiming for 25% Reduction in Agricultural Emissions by 2030' Not just Ireland, but Belgium and others are killing 100s of 1000s of cows to meet EU targets. Will make food expensive. No climate benefit.
Jul 3, 2023 ~ New York City has ordered pizzerias that use coal and wood fired ovens to install very expensive $20,000 filters. Some are not able to install them regardless of the cost. This is insane. This will kill iconic NYC pizza. Again for NO REASON. This will not improve the climate.
Jun 17, 2023 ~ Report shows that 96% of NOAA thermometers are in locations that NOAA considers inappropriate. "In parking lots, on buildings, against brick walls, or in other artificial environments. The bricks, asphalt and other human construction materials used in these environments artificially trap heat, leading to a “warming bias” in the collected data.
Jun 17, 2023 ~ Wildfires in Canada has been creating poor quality air for New York and elsewhere in the US. Democrats and the usual alarmists blame 'climate change' as usual. And as usual, their claims have no basis in reality. Wildfires are happening with less frequency now than in the past.
Jun 16, 2023 ~ Capell Aris, 'Green energy disaster in the UK should be an awful warning to Americans' A sober warning to Americans not to follow the fools of the UK and Germany off the cliff they jumped off of. Their insane policies led to a total debacle. But Biden and the democrats are trying their best to follow over the cliff.