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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 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.

Oct 28 2019

Climate Worship Service in Madrid

Global warming has been metamorphosing from a political ideology into a religion. A recent climate worship service in Madrid drives the point home.

From reliably moonbatty Physics World:

The gala was organised by the Spanish wing of the Climate Reality Project, an NGO founded in 2011 from the consolidation of two of Al Gore’s environmental organisations.

The Climate “Reality” Project. George Orwell’s influence on leftists is ubiquitous.

The event was hosted by comedian Sara Escudero, who wore a dress made out of recycled materials, including CDs and feathers. Comedy has become so hyperpoliticized that some comedians don’t even tell jokes; they just bark insults at the enemy camp. Whether she regarded her dress as a joke or environmentally sacred garb is impossible to say.

Various awards were bestowed upon moonbats who had distinguished themselves by stoking global warming hysteria.

Most recipients were Spanish, but there was also a special “under 18s” award for Greta Thunberg and all the students across the globe involved in the Fridays for Future movement. Although Thunberg could not attend, there was a slightly surreal stunt of a man dressed in Greta’s yellow raincoat taking to the stage with the “todos somos Greta” (we are all Greta).

Just as bread and wine becomes the body and blood of Christ according to the doctrine of transubstantiation, any moonbat can become Greta Thunberg by donning a yellow raincoat.

Imagine entering an auditorium full of climate change maniacs wearing yellow raincoats. The audience turns toward you as you come through the door. Every single face is Greta Thunberg’s, lips curled in a “How dare you” snarl. Happy Halloween!

On a tip from Lyle.

Oct 13 2019

Hanoi Jane Gets Herself Arrested

To be born into Tinseltown royalty is to never have to grow up. If Hanoi Jane Fonda still hasn’t grown up at age 81, it is safe to say she never will. Friday she deliberately got herself arrested by blocking the steps to the US Capitol on behalf of the climate.

Since helping communists to defeat the USA on the battlefield is not currently an option, she campaigns against our standard of living — which generally is already much lower than her own.

No doubt she hopes the Al Sharpton–style stunt will remind people that she is still alive. That would explain why her fellow moonbats at Netflix explicitly gave her time off from a series to indulge in juvenile activism.

Hanoi Jane says she was inspired by the conspicuously delusional autistic teenager Greta Thunberg to move to DC for a few months so that she could devote herself to political exhibitionism. Children don’t learn from elders in the world of ultramoonbats; it’s the other way around.

She was particularly inspired by Greta being so upset about the climate continuing to fluctuate like it always has that she allegedly stopped speaking for a year. If only Hanoi Jane would follow her example and shut up for a while.

From Fox News:

When asked by a reporter what compelled her and others to take that extra step to go up onto the steps and be arrested, she said: “Well, because it brings people like you here. It attracts media.”

No duh, as kids used to say. But at least she admits this is a theatrical production devoted to promoting her latest lunatic cause and/or her career.

More honesty from Hanoi Jane:

“[T]here’s gonna be more and more and more of these direct actions and civil disobedience, non-violent disobedience. If necessary, we’re gonna have to be able to bring things to a halt.”

Bringing civilization to a halt is what the global warming hoax is all about. If leftists succeed, the suffering will be almost unimaginable. But when the smoke clears, maybe they will be able to impose utopia on those who survive the starvation that would result from the Green New Deal.

On a tip from Chuck A.

Oct 04 2019

Climate Change Dance Remix

If Greta Thunberg and AOC are on the level, why shouldn’t we assume that the Eat the Babies lady could be on the level too? The Climate Change Dance Remix by Carpe Donktum demonstrates how smoothly the three of them blend into each other:

On a tip from Kate P. Hat tip: Whatfinger.

Oct 01 2019

Global Warming Hoax as Blasphemy

We’ve debated whether the global warming hoax is a religion or a cult. Maybe it’s neither; maybe it’s just blasphemy.

A message from Limhamns Kyrka, a church in Malmö, Sweden:

Via Bing Translator:

Proclamation! Jesus of Nazareth has now appointed one of his successors, Greta Thunberg.

A teenager with multiple diagnosed mental illnesses who snarls leftist rhetoric like Linda Blair spewing pea soup is equated with Jesus Christ by a nominally Christian (specifically, Lutheran) church. I hope the building has been deconsecrated.

According to Sarah Silverman, Greta Thunberg isn’t a successor to Christ; she is Christ:

“You think you will recognize Jesus when he comes back? I see him all around. He is this girl. And y’all don’t even see it.”

More theology from Ms Silverman, who happens to be Jewish:

“I hope the Jews did kill Christ. I’d do it again. I’d f***ing do it again in a second.”

Maybe they had better keep little Greta away from moonbat “comediennes.”

Warmists may find themselves faced with even more heat than they have been predicting.

On tips from R F and Stormfax. Hat tip: Pirate’s Cove.

Sep 27 2019

NY Times Writer’s Ludicrous Defense of Hunter Biden

Greta Thunberg isn’t the only one with a wildly inappropriate conception of who deserves shaming and for what. Michael Barbaro of the NY Times wags a finger of righteous condemnation at Hugh Hewitt, who stands accused of attacking “a candidate’s child.” The “child” in question is 49-year-old influence peddler Hunter Biden.

Is that a call for Barbaro’s fellow moonbats to boycott NBC and the still worse MSNBC? Let’s hope it catches fire.

More information on Hewitt’s interview with Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) from the Washington Free Beacon:

Cotton cited Hunter’s various character issues, such as drug and alcohol abuse, as evidence he was only hired by a Ukrainian gas company because he is the son of then-vice president Joe Biden. “What do we think that oligarch believed he was buying?” Cotton asked. “He was buying access and influence to the Biden family.”

That’s why definitive swamp creature Biden Sr forced the Ukraine to fire a prosecutor who was investigating his corrupt son by threatening to withhold American taxpayer money. Showcasing their staggering capacity for hypocrisy, the Democrats have proclaimed that they will impeach Trump based on unsubstantiated claims that he committed the very crime that their own Number One presidential candidate has openly bragged about committing.

Via Fox News:

According to Joe Biden himself, the former vice president played a key role in the prosecutor’s dismissal.

In March 2016, the then-vice president threatened to withhold $1 billion in U.S. loans if [Prosecutor General Viktor] Shokin was not fired, according to Biden, who recounted the exchange in a 2018 speech: “I looked at them and said: I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money. Well, son of a b—-. He got fired.”

Getting back to the Washington Free Beacon:

In addition to his questionable business dealings in Ukraine, Hunter Biden partnered with the nephew of infamous gangster Whitey Bulger and former secretary of state John Kerry’s stepson on a lucrative Bank of China deal.

Hunter Biden’s extramarital activities have warranted attention before.

I would observe that the rotten apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, but I don’t want to pick on a poor little child.

On a tip from Varla.

Sep 26 2019

Why Are Climate Doom Rallies So White?

The media could come up with no legitimate grounds to criticize the Tea Party, so it denounced the rallies for being comprised overwhelmingly of whites, as if that somehow invalidated them. Current global warming rallies also consist mainly of whites, even if they are very different whites. The media no longer regards this as a problem. Nordic Greta Thunberg is as holy to journalists as Trayvon Martin.

Why the lack of dark faces at the climate doom rallies? David Marcus offers an explanation:

For white progressives, climate change is a unique issue in which racial guilt plays little to no role. Other issues such as police brutality, income inequality, and even women’s rights and access to abortion are steeped in what they perceive as the racist foundation of our country. On these issues, white protesters in the post-Occupy age feel they bear no small amount of collective guilt. But on climate change, for once, they can be the victim, not just the ally.

Victims are revered as holy in the liberal religion. Aside from patently absurd climate justice balderdash, blacks get no special reverence in the global warming denomination. Saint Greta gets to be just as put-upon as they are. So they stay home.

A few may even realize that the global warming hoax will hurt nonwhites more than whites:

[C]heap energy has done more to lift people all across the globe out of poverty than anything in human history. The clamp-down on carbon that these privileged college kids insist upon will do more to secure their economic dominance than anything a white supremacist could come up with in his mother’s basement. They want to slam the brakes on economic progress while they are on top. After all, once some future Democrat in the White House forgives their student debt, they’ll have plenty of money to pay $10 a gallon for gas.

There could be another explanation, based on a fundamental difference between white and nonwhite leftists. White leftists are infected with suicidal altruism, which compels them to reflexively take the side of the “other.” Like animal rights fanaticism, radical environmentalism takes this to the last extreme, allowing them to side against not merely their own race or their own country but against their own species.

This has no appeal for nonwhite leftists, who engage in moonbattery not out of projected self-hatred but because they expect to get benefits and privileges out of it.

On a tip from R F.

Sep 25 2019

Meet the Leader of the Climate Change Circus

Mark Dice welcomes the new figurehead of the climate change circus, Veruca Salt I mean Greta Thunberg, who at least doesn’t have any less of an idea what she is talking about than previous frontmoonbat Alexandria “Green New Deal” Ocasio-Cortez:

Even if adults aren’t drinking the global warming Kool-Aid, gullible kids often will — and these days, childhood lasts until they leave college and get a job.

On a tip from Jester.

Sep 25 2019

OAC’s Imaginary Toxic Emissions From Fracking

Greta Thunberg may be a neurodiverse child who parrots apocalyptic rhetoric fed to her by leftist radicals, but at least she is probably more knowledgeable than Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of the Green New Deal when it comes to environmental issues. Comically clueless, OAC recently presented a heat signature where no fracking was taking place as toxic emissions from fracking.

The Future of the Democratic Party traveled to Colorado, presumably by carbon-emitting jet, to register her disapproval of the state’s energy production. This tweet resulted:

Wow, scary. Now a word from someone who knows what he is talking about — Brian Cain, a spokesman for Extraction Oil & Gas, via Daily Caller:

“Using an infrared camera, the Congresswoman claimed to see ‘invisible emissions,’ when she was actually witnessing a heat signature caused by high-temperature (200-plus degrees) synthetic drilling mud being circulated to the surface against cooler fall temperatures in Broomfield.”

The Colorado Oil and Gas Association (COGA) and Chris Wright, CEO of Liberty Oilfield Services, confirmed that no fracking was taking place in the video.

It was a fellow Democrat who first exposed AOC’s bogus video:

“Interesting video, but [Ocasio-Cortez] there is no fracking occurring at the site as shown and no way to determine compliance or lack thereof with CO air standards. As Dems, we do ourselves no favors when we ignore science and facts. Happy to discuss energy and the West any time,” Mary Throne, a Wyoming Democratic public service commissioner wrote in response to Ocasio-Cortez’s tweet.

Not all Dems agree about the importance of facts. OAC has denounced those who are “more concerned about being precisely, factually, and semantically correct than about being morally right” (i.e., ideologically correct). Leading Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden famously barked, “We choose truth over facts,” although admittedly that was probably Alzheimer disease talking.

Few of the 39,700 people who liked AOC’s tweet will ever learn that it was thoroughly false. But Coloradans who like a healthy economy have one more reason to vote against a party controlled by radical authoritarian fools.

Fanatical hostility to the economic miracle of fracking is not likely to go over well in swing state Pennsylvania either.

On a tip from Varla.

Sep 16 2019

Children Treated for Ecoanxiety

Rational adults do not take global warming rhetoric seriously. If they did, coastal property values would plummet, and Phoenix, the hottest major city in the country, would not also be the fastest growing. Children are another matter. They trust adults enough to take their hysteria at face value even when it is fake. The endless barrage of shrill climate change propaganda has resulted in kids being treated for “ecoanxiety.”

From The Telegraph:

Protests by groups such as Extinction Rebellion, the recent fires in the Amazon and apocalyptic warnings by the teenage activist Greta Thunberg have prompted a “tsunami” of young people seeking help.

Fools caused the problem; other fools know just how to solve it:

The Climate Psychology Alliance (CPA) told The Daily Telegraph some children complaining of eco-anxiety have even been given psychiatric drugs.

CPA wants senseless anxiety over the imaginary peril faced by the planet to be recognized as a psychological condition.

However, they do not want it classed as a mental illness because, unlike standard anxiety, the cause of the worry is “rational”.

The CPA people should cure themselves of their half-believed delusions before they try to help the kids their fellow moonbats have terrified into a state of despair.

In 2017 a report by the American Psychological Association produced a report recognising [ecoanxiety’s] impact and calling for dedicated research into the mental health consequences of climate change.

The global warming hoax is a vicious cycle, both a cause and an effect of poor mental health.

On a tip from R F.

Oct 04 2019

“Army of Young People” to Push Green New Deal

A radical left sect calling itself the Sunrise Movement is pushing hard in early primary states to get a Democrat nominee who will help impose environmental extremism, enthusing the moonbats at BuzzFeed.

Barks Iowa-based Sunrise organizer Kaleb Van Fosson,

“Our top priority is to build an army of young people to elect a candidate in the caucuses who will be a champion of the Green New Deal.”

Van Fossen and other revolutionaries have been busy in Iowa.

Since early September, 1,425 people in Iowa have signed cards pledging to vote for candidates backing a Green New Deal, a 10-year plan to transition the US off fossil fuels in order to cut the nation’s climate pollution, create jobs, and tackle economic inequality.

The last two words get to the actual issue, which is not the ever-fluctuating climate. Saikat Chakrabarti appeared to do most of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s thinking for her at the time she presented her ultra-radical Green New Deal. He has publicly admitted the obvious: this is not about the climate, but rather about imposing economic equality — i.e., it is about inflicting communism or something very like it.

“I think this is the number one issue young people care about,” Van Fosson said about climate change.

Those who are young enough don’t remember when some of the same people were yelling about global cooling rather than global warming. The very young and unworldly sometimes even take the eco-left’s apocalyptic predictions seriously. No wonder they chose a 16-year-old to personify their movement.

On a tip from R F. Hat tip: Pirate’s Cove.

Sep 26 2019

In 1989, NY Times Admitted: No Warming in Past Century

In 1984, the protagonist Winston Smith has the job of retroactively editing past publications to bring them into line with the current narrative. That way, people can go back into the archives and see that sure enough, Oceania has always been at war with Eastasia. Smith’s talents are urgently required at the NY Times, where you can find information that may conform to reality but not to current official dogma. From January 26, 1989:

After examining climate data extending back nearly 100 years, a team of Government scientists has concluded that there has been no significant change in average temperatures or rainfall in the United States over that entire period.

While the nation’s weather in individual years or even for periods of years has been hotter or cooler and drier or wetter than in other periods, the new study shows that over the last century there has been no trend in one direction or another.

The piece goes at length to make clear that this does not discredit global warming theory. Actually, it sinks global warming theory to the bottom of the sea.

This is the best explanation of the data shark-jumping hoax profiteer James Hansen (who not long previously had endorsed global cooling) could come up with:

Hanson said that global warming caused by the greenhouse effect might have been countered by some cooling phenomenon that has not yet been identified and that the readings in his study recorded the net effect.

Hanson also floated even lamer possible excuses, including that temperatures in the USA from 1895 to 1987 constitute a “statistical fluke” and that industrial activity, while causing global warming, masks it by also causing global cooling.

Despite calling in Spinmaster Hanson for damage control, the article makes a mockery not only of Michael Mann’s phony hockey stick, but of the very premise that anthropogenic global warming theory is based on — namely, that rising CO2 levels drive higher temperatures. I would say it also makes a mockery of the current spectacle featuring Greta the Teenage Climate Warrior, kids let out of school to protest the weather, righteous eco-mobs leaving mountains of trash, et cetera , but that whole theatrical production was already an evident self-mockery.

It is doubtful that the still more politicized NY Times would publish this article now. Winston Smith to the Memory Hole stat.

On a tip from South Texas.

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