Category: Global Warming

Dec 13 2019

Green Energy May Raise Cost of Electricity ×11 in Minnesota

The moonbats ruling Minnesota plan for wind, solar, and battery storage to provide all of the state’s electricity by 2050. Minnesotans had better start saving now if they expect to have enough to pay their energy bills. Xcel Energy has calculated how much this will cost consumers.

Via Center of the American Experiment:

If we just use the wholesale cost of $1.60 per kilowatt hour and ignore the factors in the retail costs, electricity prices would be 11 times higher than the current price of electricity for residential customers Xcel Energy’s service territory. This means the average Minnesota household with Xcel as their energy provider using 648 kilowatt hours per month would see their average monthly bill increase from about $91.30 to $1,036.80, or more than $12,000 per year.

It is important to stress that the wholesale cost of electricity using wind, solar, and batteries would be 50 times more expensive than the electricity produced by the Sherburne County coal units, which Xcel Energy wants to shut down decades before the end of their useful lifetimes…

Good thing the resulting reduction in harmless carbon emissions will do nothing to prevent global warming. A little warming would do Minnesotans good, considering that their government plans to price heating out of reach.

On a tip from R F.

Dec 07 2019

Experts Agree: Ice Age Is Coming

Today, they shriek that we must abandon our wealth and freedom and give them absolute power over us because otherwise the weather will be too warm. There is a consensus, meaning that not playing along could jeopardize a scientist’s career. Yet not that long ago, they asked us to panic over an impending ice age. In this 1978 episode of In Search Of, Leonard Nimoy advised us to bundle up:

So much for Michael Mann’s bogus hockey stick.

In Search Of wasn’t alone. Time and Newsweek hyped the same “We’re all gonna freeze!” narrative.

Since the clear intent is to frighten people out of thinking clearly, they should have stuck with the ice age. It sounded a lot scarier than global warming.

Liberal information gatekeepers must think we are like goldfish swimming around and around in a bowl, each time unable to remember that we had been around that way before.

On a tip from Lyle.

Dec 04 2019

Will UN Use Military Force to Impose Climate Crapola?

It sounds like the plot to a novel, but it makes perfect sense if you take liberal rhetoric at face value. According to their fanciful ideology, sustaining a modern standard of living will make it a few degrees warmer outside. Although the climate has always fluctuated, leftists hold that this would be a catastrophe unprecedented in human history. Imagine for a moment that you were crazy enough to believe this silly crap, yet instead of being incarcerated in a mental institution, you were among the useless bureauweenies running the United Nations. Would you not call for countries that refuse to stop generating energy by economically viable means to be brought into line by force? Otherwise, the planet will be doomed!

Breitbart refers us to prominent international relations professor Ole Wæver of the University of Copenhagen:

In an interview with ABC News in Australia, Professor Wæver cautions that what he sees as “climate inaction” might draw the U.N. into considering other means to ensure its goals are met, even if that leads to global armed conflict.

World War III would be just what the environment needs. Think how many carbon-emitting humans could be killed.

“The United Nations Security Council could, in principle, tomorrow decide that climate change is a threat to international peace and security,” [Wæver] says.

When moonbats frame the global warming hoax in terms of security, that means they are serious about using it to justify coercion.

“If there was something that was decided internationally by some more centralised procedure and every country was told ‘this is your emission target, it’s not negotiable, we can actually take military measures if you don’t fulfil it’, then you would basically have to get that down the throat of your population, whether they like it or not,” he says.

Wæver compares this to the European Union imposing debt solutions on Greece. The difference is, the big carbon emitters are large countries armed with nuclear weapons, namely (in descending order) China, the USA, India, and Russia.

The only one of these top four countries that has produced a smaller share since the Kyoto Protocol is the USA. Yet the UN may give some countries a pass and only pick on others, since this isn’t actually about either CO2 or the climate anyway.

Once again, we see that the global warming hoax is popular with progressives because it can be exploited to advance their agenda. Preeminent on that agenda is globalization — the concentration of total world power in the hands of an oligarchy.

Dec 03 2019

Greta: Climate Crisis Is About “Colonial, Racist, and Patriarchal Systems of Oppression”

We heard it from former AOC puppeteer Saikat Chakrabarti. Now we have it from Saint Greta herself. Climate change isn’t about changing the way the climate fluctuates. It is about changing us. It is about using the weather as a pretext to impose totalitarian moonbattery.

From a recent public statement that lists Greta Thunberg as the first author:

[T]he climate crisis is not just about the environment. It is a crisis of human rights, of justice, and of political will. Colonial, racist, and patriarchal systems of oppression have created and fueled it. We need to dismantle them all.

Our history, economic system, family structure, and demographic makeup all have to go. Greta says so. Only a total transformation of human society entailing the eradication of liberty can perfect the weather.

Ignoring climate crapola is not an option:

Everyone must participate in “climate resistance.” If past attempts to coercively reengineer society into a leftist utopia are any guide, camps will be established for those who fail to take part with sufficient enthusiasm.

On a tip from Rapinhoe.

Dec 02 2019

Now Global Warming Makes Horses Fat

They’ve tried everything else. Maybe this will panic people into taking the global warming hoax seriously. Now we are told that global warming makes horses overweight:

Gillies Moffat, director of a veterinary centre in Hythe, Hampshire, said the wetter and warmer climate has meant the animal’s staple food has grown more rapidly than in the past.

The vet warned a “significant” percentage of horses he treats are overweight because of a range of modern “socioeconomic pressures” including climate change.

You have to credit the media with creativity. It gets harder every year to come up with new menaces supposedly caused by global warming. Yet the list continues to grow.

Warmer weather means more plant growth, including better crop yields. So does more CO2 in the air. Note how cleverly they spin this as bad.

On tips from Steve T and rpp618.

Dec 02 2019

New Improved Global Warming Terminology: Now With More Hysteria!

In the fable “The Boy Who Cried Wolf,” a shepherd boy keeps crying “Wolf!” to watch the townspeople come running. They figure out that there isn’t any wolf and stop reacting. He should have switched to crying “Tyrannosaurus rex!” instead. At least, that is the strategy a global warming hoaxer proposes.

First, they changed “global warming” to “climate change,” because as the decades passed, people began to notice that it is not perceptibly warmer, despite their cataclysmic predictions. Now, people have started to realize that the climate always changes, regardless of whether we submit to leftist power grabs. So it’s time for another revision to the Newspeak Dictionary.

Via Breitbart:

Writing for AdAge this week, Aaron Hall argues that in order to get people to “take action” against climate change, “rebranding” is crucial, since people have gotten too used to the idea that climate is changing and need to be shocked into the notion that the world as we know it is ending.

Hall suggests using the terms “global meltdown,” “climate collapse,” and “scorched Earth.”

The prevailing theory is that hyperbolic hysteria will cause people to take the hoax more seriously. Failure is an indication that you must double down with still more excessive exaggerations and fabrications.

The strategy has worked marvelously on children like Greta Thunberg and Ben Pickles.

On a tip from Stormfax.

Nov 29 2019

And the Children Shall Lead

Why should Greta Thunberg be the only child to boss around grownups in the name of the global warming hoax? A 12-year-old named Ben Pickles has impelled County of Brant, which is a municipality in Ontario, to declare an official Climate Emergency.

Barks Mayor David Bailey, via Heart FM:

“We will develop a plan to combat climate change and we will call on community members do their part.”

No doubt the weather in County of Brant will be much improved after the measures take effect.

The County of Brant has set the goal to be net carbon neutral by 2050. Bailey says the decision was made after a presentation from 12 year old Ben Pickles.

Why not just put children in charge of the government? It couldn’t work out any worse than letting moonbats rule.

Fortunately, this all amounts to posturing that only a 12-year-old would take seriously. County of Brant will not willingly adopt a Medieval standard of living so as to please the imaginary gods of climate change. But I wouldn’t rule out tax hikes and senseless regulations that increase the power of local bureaucrats.

On a tip from Whyley.

Nov 27 2019

Now Email Causes Global Warming

Since the “data” brandished by global warming hoaxers is generated by bogus models or invented directly out of thin air, some amazing facts fly around. Now we learn this:

Sending just one less unnecessary email per day could reduce the UK’s carbon footprint by 16,000 tonnes per year, according to research.

That may as well have read, “according to chicken entrails interpreted by a Gypsy fortuneteller.”

The research released [yesterday] found that UK adults send around 11 unnecessary emails each day, with simple one or two word replies such as ‘thanks’ or ‘you too’ driving part of the UK’s carbon output.

The energy required from email servers, networks and systems such as the cloud in one year are claimed to create carbon footprint which is the same as 81,152 flights to Madrid.

This translates to a change in global temperature of approximately 0.000°C. But if that much carbon dioxide really is produced, crops and forests appreciate it.

Email permits virtually instantaneous communication between individuals throughout the world. You can see why progressives (i.e., authoritarians) might want to limit it, just as they want to limit guns and cars. Therefore, email causes climate change.

On a tip from Steve T.

Nov 24 2019

MEP Gets Pushback on Global Warming Hoax

Now we learn from UK Liberal Democrat Member of the European Parliament Irina von Wiese that casting doubt on the global warming hoax is “equivalent to some form of collective manslaughter on another generation.”

That’s practically genocide. Stand by for criminal charges to be codified.

Her attempt to bully people with the familiar rhetoric about children and grandchildren is especially farcical when you consider that future generations could be cursed with a lower standard of living to feed the delusions and power trips of those in charge now, if global warming hoaxers get their way.

But they might not get their way. Look at the pushback she gets from the European Conservatives and Reformists Group:

On a tip from Lyle.

Nov 24 2019

Spoilt Children Disrupt Harvard–Yale Halftime

The spoilt children attending Ivy League institutions never cease to amaze with the shamelessness of their infantile behavior. Elitist institutions like Harvard and Yale — incubators for tomorrow’s ruling class — cannot even hold a football game without spoilt brats occupying the field at halftime, reducing it to a stage for their sanctimonious theatrics.

Via Breitbart:

Students from both schools occupied midfield after the Yale band had finished performing. …

“Hey hey, ho ho, fossil fuels have got to go,” some protesters chanted.

They held up a banner accusing Harvard and Yale of complicity in “climate injustice,” a notion so absurd that you would have to be an Ivy League student to get your head around it.

Hundreds of these clowns stormed the field. Zero of them would be willing to go a single day without the many necessities or even the luxuries afforded them by fossil fuels.

An appropriate punishment for all involved would be a sound spanking, then straight to their rooms with no supper.

On tips from Varla, Lyle, Kate P, and Steve T.

Nov 23 2019

The Bambi Syndrome

The Bambi Syndrome represents “complete disconnect from reality and total ignorance of history.” It is prevalent among young people whom leftist propaganda outlets like the taxpayer-financed BBC have been successful at inducing to indulge in climate change hysteria. Tony Heller of Real Climate Science provides the antidote — information:

Yet again we see that only at the most surface level is the global warming hoax about the ever-fluctuating climate. Mainly what it is about is authorities deceiving us so as to increase their power over us.

On a tip from KirklesWorth.

Nov 21 2019

China Ramps Up Coal Use

Meanwhile, as liberals demand that the West commit economic suicide on the grounds that according to their unproven theory, harmless carbon dioxide makes it be too warm outside, the people actually producing the most CO2 prepare to produce more still.

Via Bloomberg:

China has enough coal-fired power plants in the pipeline to match the entire capacity of the European Union, driving the expansion in global coal power…

The nation has almost 148 gigawatts of coal-fired capacity under active construction or likely to be resumed after being suspended…

This is according to a report by the environmentalist nonprofit Global Energy Monitor.

In contrast to many other countries, including the U.K.’s pledge to shut all coal plants by 2025, Beijing remains committed to coal as its biggest source of power… Its additions in the 18 months to June dwarf declines elsewhere in the world, according to the report.

But, but… I thought the ChiCommies and enviromoonbats were marching hand in hand toward a glorious carbon-free future.

The nation is on track to cap installed coal power capacity at 1,100 gigawatts by 2020. However, its coal and power industry groups are proposing further expansion to capacity of 1,200 to 1,400 gigawatts by 2035, according to the report. Should that be adopted, China alone would have more than triple the limit on worldwide coal power determined by the Paris climate agreement to keep global warming well below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit), GEM said.

There really are people who think bureaucrats can fine-tune global temperature by suppressing the generation of energy, as if they were turning the dial on a planetary thermostat.

GEM says the ChiComs must lower their current coal power capacity by >40% so that the temperature does not go up by 2°C. However, it appears they are smart enough to play along with green idiocy that will cripple economic competitors in the West, while continuing to generate their own energy by efficient means. So much for the Chinese “Coal Peak” that moonbats duped themselves into believing in.

Leftists ought to dispatch Greta Thunberg to try her “How dare you!” routine on Xi Jinping et al. But of course, China’s rulers would only laugh at her.

Taking progressive global warming rhetoric at face value, the only way to save the planet would be to invade China and India and force them at gunpoint to stop burning fossil fuels. Nothing else will stop carbon levels from rising. Yet, although Democrats compare the global warming hoax to WWII, none has suggested starting WWIII over it.

The Bloomberg piece concludes with this:

Michael R. Bloomberg, the founder and majority stakeholder of Bloomberg LP, the parent company of Bloomberg News, has committed $500 million to launch Beyond Carbon, a campaign aimed at closing the remaining coal-powered plants in the U.S. by 2030 and slowing the construction of new gas plants.

If you assume that Bloomberg could not have amassed such a fortune if he were a complete idiot, it doesn’t leave much choice but to regard him as hostile to the USA and its people.

On a tip from Rapinhoe.

Nov 19 2019

Are We Doomed?

John Stossel has been around too long to take the global warming hoax seriously. He has heard hysterical shrieks that we are doomed many times before. Usually, the source of doom is more plausible than mild climate fluctuations that we are asked to believe without proof are caused by human activity.

It is a good thing anthropogenic global warming is a hoax, because if it were real, there is nothing Big Government could do about it anyway.

The bad news is that you will still be liable for debts even if they don’t come due for 12 years.

On a tip from KirklesWorth.

Nov 15 2019

Commies Propose Green New Deal for Public Housing

The point of the global warming hoax is to justify massive government overreach as exemplified by the Green New Deal, which is a euphemism for communism made more miserable than ever with environmental radicalism. In case anyone doubts it, socialists Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez provided confirmation yesterday by announcing a Green New Deal plan exclusively focused on public housing.

Via The Hill:

The proposal calls for an investment of $180 billion over 10 years to sustainably retrofit and repair public housing with the goal of eliminating all carbon emissions. The housing units would meet the zero-emissions goal through the use of solar panels and renewable energy sources.

“Investment” is liberal propagandese for “flagrant waste.”

Something similar has been tried on a smaller scale on AOC’s home turf. The New York City Housing Authority paid an average of $1,973 per unit to install LEDs in housing projects so as to stop global warming. Multiply that by a number too large to comprehend and you have the Bernie/AOC Green New Deal for Public Housing.

Even if Bernie and AOC acquire enough power to inflict this madness, and hold on long enough to achieve national bankruptcy, the climate will continue to fluctuate as it always has and always will.

Lest anyone kid themselves that Elizabeth Warren is less radical than the aforementioned green Stalinists, she endorses this massive, senseless waste of money, just as she endorsed AOC’s literally insane original Green New Deal.

On a tip from Dragon’s Lair.

Nov 13 2019

Crazy Mazie: “Believe in Climate Change as Though It’s a Religion”

Q: What would a liberal Democrat talk about at a prayer breakfast? A: Climate change, what else?

Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) comes close to admitting that leftist global warming ideology has become a religion by exhorting her fellow moonbats to “believe in climate change as though it’s a religion.”

Via Twitchy:

I love the way she recites the “it’s not it’s science” line like a disclaimer at the end of a radio ad. Even Crazy Mazie knows this is not about science. At this point, global warming is hardly even about politics anymore. It is an apocalyptic cult, in a class with Heaven’s Gate.

Meanwhile, most of the country is frozen stiff with extreme cold that could break 100 temperature records, giving the lie to liberals’ hysterical predictions.

But I’m forgetting: only hot weather is climate; cold weather is only weather.

On a tip from ABC of the ANC.

Nov 13 2019

Incremental Attack on Air Travel

The war on gun rights in the name of authoritarian statism has been waged on an incremental basis. The war on air travel in the name of the global warming hoax will follow suit.

When Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called for banning air travel as part of her demented Green New Deal, even Dem Senator Crazy Mazie Hirono made a joke about taking a train back to Hawaii. It makes more sense to deny us the freedom afforded by air travel a little at a time.

From BBC News:

British Airways has launched a review into a money-saving practice which increases its greenhouse gas emissions.

It follows a BBC investigation exposing “fuel tankering” by airlines – in which planes are filled with extra fuel, usually to avoid paying higher prices for refuelling at destination airports. …

BA now says that using tankering to cut costs “may be the wrong thing to do”.

Wrong answer, BA. If you move when progressives push you, they will push you again. Then again and again. When you find yourself at the edge of a cliff, they will push you once more.

International Airlines Group (IAG), the company that owns BA, says it wants to be the world’s leading airline group on sustainability.

BA boasts it even prints its in-flight magazine on lighter paper to save weight.

That is as likely to stop the climate from fluctuating as anything leftists have proposed. But submissive signaling is the last way to get bullies to leave you alone. Inch by progressive inch, they will make it impossible for airlines to stay in business.

On a tip from Steve T.

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