The Unrealistic Myth of Carbon Neutrality

“The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.” – John F. Kennedy


Carbon neutrality is a state of net-zero carbon dioxide emissions. The term net zero means achieving a balance between the carbon emitted into the atmosphere, and the carbon removed from it. This balance – or net zero – will happen when the amount of carbon we add to the atmosphere is no more than the amount removed.

Proponents of carbon neutrality believe it can be achieved by: 1.) balancing emissions of carbon dioxide with its removal or 2.) by eliminating all carbon emissions from society.

FACT: Carbon is the most common element in the human body, making up 18% of the body by mass. Its role is mostly structural, forming the “backbone” of many organic molecules.

In an article titled “What Does Carbon Do for Human Bodies?” Glenn Singer reported:

Cellular respiration is a process through which the body releases energy stored in glucose, which is a compound composed of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. That energy is used to produce adenosine triphosphate, or ADP, which scientists call the “energy currency” of the cell. During respiration, the body oxidizes glucose and energy is released. The oxygen in the compound is reduced to water, while the carbon atoms in the glucose are released as carbon dioxide.

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Scientists estimate that a human being breathes about 20,000 times a day, thanks to the components of the respiratory system — the nose, throat, windpipe, voice box and lungs. The air that people breathe consists of several gases, with oxygen most important for cell growth and energy. Carbon dioxide, a waste gas, is produced when carbon is mixed with oxygen during cellular metabolism.

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A carbon-based substance, activated charcoal — very fine particles — can be a life-saver. It is a highly porous substance, able to bind many harmful substances, and often is used in hospital emergency rooms to treat drug overdoses and chemical poisonings.

So, humans are biologically carbon dioxide producers by just breathing in and out. So, what does this mean for those who want to eliminate all carbon emissions from society? Do they want to kill all humans to reach carbon neutrality?

The Biden administration, “Aims at 50-52 Percent Reduction in U.S. Greenhouse Gas Pollution from 2005 Levels in 2030.

According to the EPA Greenhouse gases are:

  • Carbon dioxide (CO2) Carbon dioxide enters the atmosphere through burning fossil fuels (coal, natural gas, and oil), solid waste, trees and other biological materials, and also as a result of certain chemical reactions (e.g., manufacture of cement).
  • Methane (CH4) Methane is emitted during the production and transport of coal, natural gas, and oil.
  • Nitrous oxide (N2O) Nitrous oxide is emitted during agricultural, land use, industrial activities, combustion of fossil fuels and solid waste, as well as during treatment of wastewater.
  • Fluorinated gases [A]re emitted from a variety of industrial processes.

Therefore, according to the EPA, in order to reduce greenhouse gas pollution by 50-52% we must: stop using all fossil fuels, stop making cement, stop transporting coal, natural gas and oil, stop growing crops and raising cattle, pigs, chickens, etc., stop industrial activities, stop treating waste water and finally end all industrial processes.

Carbon Neutrality is a Myth

The truth is that mankind cannot become carbon neutral without hurting mankind itself.

To understand this let’s look at the state of California’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS). According to the RPS website:

The Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS) is one of California’s key programs for advancing renewable energy. The program sets continuously escalating renewable energy procurement requirements for the state’s load-serving entities. Generation must be procured from RPS-certified facilities. The California Energy Commission verifies RPS claims.

According to the RPS’ Regulations Specifying Enforcement Procedures for the Renewables the definition of “Procure” means:

to acquire electricity products from eligible renewable energy resources, either directly from the eligible renewable energy resource or from a third party, through executed contracts or ownership agreements.

Paige Lambermont in an article titled “California Will Continue to Reap the Blackouts It Sows” reported:

It doesn’t take an engineer to see the worrying trend towards electrical deficit brewing over the horizon as blackouts already hamper the state.

One major cause of the rise in usage of wind and solar power in California is the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) which requires that by 2030 all “electric load-serving entities” procure 60 percent of their electricity from renewables, and that by 2045 that share becomes 100 percent. Because of this requirement, utilities use far more of these intermittent resources, resources that although “greener” are less reliable, than they otherwise would. To compensate, California cycles their baseload resources up and down as the sun ceases to shine or the wind ceases to blow, making blackouts more likely.

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California imported nearly one-third of its electricity from other states in 2018. This is all fine and good when neighboring states have power to spare, but when they don’t their own capacity needs are fulfilled first.

Lambermont concluded with this warning,

If actions are not immediately taken to both keep current reliable baseload capacity, and remove legal limitations on the construction of new ones, both nuclear and natural gas, then California’s current power predicament may become a regular occurrence.

Without a major tidal shift in California energy policy, this problem is not currently destined to right itself.

The Bottom Line

Amazon aims for total carbon neutrality. Apple aims for total carbon neutrality. FedEx plans to replace its entire gas and diesel powered delivery trucks and replace them with electric powered vehicles.  In 2030 Mercedes committed to selling EVs exclusively “where the market allows.” Porsche aims to be totally carbon neutral. In 2025 Jaguar will become an all electric brand. Honda is planning to sell only electric vehicles in America. In 2027 Alfa Romeo plans on selling only electric vehicles in China, Europe and the U.S. In 2035. General Motors pledged to sell only electric vehicles unless “the market demands otherwise” and aims for its global products and operations to be carbon neutral. Mercedes aims to be carbon neutral in 2039. And finally, Ford, Honda, Mazda, Mitsubishi Motors, Subaru, Toyota and the Volkswagen Group aim for total carbon neutrality by 2050.

Do you see where this is all going? 

If you want to destroy an economy, eliminate jobs, stop heating homes, stop manufacturing cars, trucks, and SUVs that use gasoline or diesel fuels, stop flying planes that use jet fuel, stop manufacturing, end farming, stop getting clean water, and all of those related industries, then just go carbon neutral.

Stopping the use of power plants using coal, natural gas and oil will literally shut down America. Our nation will become worse than a third world country, we would return to the stone age before mankind discovered fire.

QUESTION: Is this idea of carbon neutrality good for you and me or bad for you and me?

ANSWER: NO! Carbon neutrality is about government making decisions that are best left up to individual consumers.

We will let you make the decision on that. We just provide the facts and truth behind carbon neutrality.

©Dr. Rich Swier. All rights reserved.

VIDEO: Russia’s Gas Grip Has the World over a Barrel

If the White House didn’t orchestrate Justice Stephen Breyer’s retirement, then they certainly won’t be unhappy about its timing. A vacancy on the Supreme Court is exactly what the PR spin doctors ordered for Joe Biden, who’s had trouble changing the news cycle from the president’s latest debacle-waiting-to-happen: Ukraine. And while it might turn a few heads in the short term, it won’t do anything to quell the long-term problem of Vladimir Putin. As the rest of the world scrambles to pull Europe back from the brink of war, the burning question in most nations’ minds isn’t whether America can stop Putin — but whether an America led by Joe Biden can.

The situation 5,500 miles away on the Russian border is changing by the minute. Even for leaders in the know — like North Dakota Senator Kevin Cramer (R) — it’s been hard to keep up. And the U.S. president certainly isn’t helping matters. One minute Biden takes a firm hand against Putin, the next time, he’s throwing down a welcome mat for a “minor incursion.” On Tuesday, Biden put on his stern voice, warning that Putin’s force build-up on the Ukrainian border “would be the largest invasion since World War II. It would change the world.” Then he shrugged, grabbed a chocolate ice cream cone, and left.

In the background of frantic global meetings, the military preparations continue. As Russia drills its soldiers — practicing bombing runs, shooting exercises, and steering warplanes, ships, and paratroopers into the area — Putin took a more menacing tone. His righthand men, like foreign minister Sergey Lavrov vowed revenge if United States and its allies don’t shut up and look the other way. “If the West continues its aggressive course,” Lavrov threatened, “Moscow will take the necessary retaliatory measures.” Insisting Russia wouldn’t be stymied by “endless discussions,” the foreign minister went on to mock the world’s response, laughing that “our Western colleagues have driven themselves up into a militarist frenzy.” Ukraine is probably more scared by what he called “the Western scare” than anything.

Meanwhile, as the U.S., Britain, Australia, Germany, and Canada call their diplomats home, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is desperately trying to stop the nationwide panic as words between the two sides get more and more heated. Behind the scenes, he continues to plead for more support — including with a bipartisan delegation of U.S. senators. Cramer, who just returned from Kyiv, reiterated what an important trip it was, especially in light of Biden’s mixed messages. “It just seems like he’s always fumbling around and sending chaotic signals, which I think are complicating matters a little bit. And I’m sure that his trying to keep the NATO coalition together [is] part of the challenge… But it isn’t helped by these [conflicting statements].”

The group of four Democrats and three Republicans were hoping to clean up some of their president’s mess. “It was an important trip,” Cramer explained on “Washington Watch.” “We were able to do a couple of things. First of all, of course, to get information on the ground. And we did… But also, and probably more importantly, [we wanted] to relay a unified voice from Congress itself… And I think to that end, we were pretty successful. The Ukrainian leaders, including President Zelensky, saw this unified front, [and] I think [it] gave him a sense of confidence.”

Zelensky’s concern — and perhaps all of Europe’s — centers around Putin’s energy monopoly in the region. “Russia is a gas station masquerading as a country,” the late Senator John McCain half-joked. And under Donald Trump, we might have had the leadership to treat it like one. Now, with so many nations wholly dependent on Russia’s gas — and no reliable alternative (thanks to America’s energy retreat under Biden) — talk of sanctions becomes even more complicated. Already, Russia is cracking down on its supply, sending energy prices soaring — and inflicting major pain on countries like Germany. It’s a tricky business threatening Russia’s economy, Cramer agreed. We need a response that “punishes the people that need to be punished” without the effects harming our allies.

“That’s part of the reason Germany has been so difficult to work with on this situation,” the senator acknowledged. They’ve allowed [Russia’s] Nord Stream 2 pipeline [to come into Europe] and [give] Putin more leverage over — not just Germany — but all of Europe when it comes to natural gas and energy. I always say coming from an energy-producing state [that] energy security is national security. To make Europe more captive to Vladimir Putin is really shortsighted. It may seem like a good idea in the short run, but not in the long run.”

And America bears some of the responsibility for that. Under Joe Biden, we’ve helped give Russia the keys to its new energy empire, turning off our own spigots and undoing all of the energy independence under Trump. We have a solution to this problem right here at home — a 41 percent cleaner alternative, Cramer pointed out ironically. “We have an American solution to this situation that Germany and Europe [need]. We [have] to be more actively involved in a geopolitical trade solution that provides the energy security that we all seek. And we haven’t made that case.”

At the end of the day, America has to have standing with the world to lead. The fact of the matter is, we’ve lost that standing under Joe Biden — and a number of countries could pay for it with their very existence. Let’s pray that doesn’t happen.

EDITORS NOTE: This FRC-Action column is republished with permission. ©All rights reserved.

2021 ‘Hottest Year’ BUST: Global Temps Declining Since 2016

1) 2021 ‘hottest year’ BUST: NASA GISS, UK Met Office, RSS, UAH, all show global temps declining since 2016 – 2021 an ‘imperceptible 0.134C warmer than the 30-year average’

2) ‘Unprecedentedly few’: ‘2021 had the fewest global hurricanes in the satellite era’ & 2nd fewest strong hurricanes since 1980

Bjorn Lomborg: “Hurricanes in 2021 were unprecedented — as in unprecedentedly few. Globally, 2021 had the fewest hurricanes ever in the satellite era (1980-2021). Globally, 2021 had some of the fewest strong hurricanes in the satellite era (1980-2021). With 16 strong (Cat 3+) hurricanes, 2021 was the second-lowest strong hurricane year since 1980. Globally, 2021 was a weak hurricane year. When measured by total energy (Accumulated Cyclone Energy), 2021 was the 9th weakest year. Did you see that reported anywhere?

Hurricanes in 2021 were weak and exceptionally few. But we heard lots about North Atlantic hurricanes. Conveniently, North Atlantic is the only basin where hurricanes are stronger. Does this leave us well-informed?. But we hear lots about names storms (hurricanes + weaker storms). Ever-easier to detect, so numbers keep climbing (4 of 2020s 30 named storms wouldn’t have been named in 2000!). Not as relevant, but hey, scary numbers.”

3) Climate change is racist!? Targets minorities!? USA Today: ‘Code Red’ Heat: ‘The climate emergency is sending more kids of color to the emergency room’

4) Reuters: UN chief laments the ‘failures of global governance’ — Urges world to ‘go into emergency mode’ to tackle ‘climate crisis’ 

As the world is far off-track on limiting global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels, Guterres urged all governments to strengthen their climate action plans under the Paris Agreement, “until they collectively deliver the 45 per cent emissions reduction target.” This means “no new coal plants. No expansion in oil and gas exploration,” he said.

U.N. chief Antonio Guterres: “We must rescue the Agenda 2030.” … Meanwhile, the climate crisis is fueling conflict and escalating humanitarian crises. … At the same time, every country must strengthen their Nationally Determined Contributions until they collectively deliver the 45 per cent emissions reduction needed by 2030. … Every sector and every industry, including shipping and aviation, must be on a trajectory to reach net zero emissions by 2050. Wealthier countries must finally make good on the $100 billion climate finance commitment to developing countries, starting in 2022.”

5) Watch: The first medically-diagnosed case of — climate change?! – Morano Minute – Morano:

“Trust me. I am not a doctor, But I play one on TV.” — A doctor in British Columbia, Canada, made waves by becoming the first doctor to ever diagnose a patient as suffering from “climate change.” Is this the beginning of a climate change health epidemic? Learn more on this episode of the Morano Minute.

6) The New Yorker mag claims the refrigerator is ‘an Agent of Climate Catastrophe’

New Yorker claims air conditioners are the culprits “of our unfolding climate catastrophe.”

Rebuttal: The “notion that refrigeration is contributing to a ‘climate catastrophe’ is preposterous,” Steve Milloy of JunkScience.com noted. He also pointed out that the leftist “war against refrigeration” goes all the way back to the 1970s. The “war” has since resurfaced under President Joe Biden’s push for ratification of the radical Kigali Amendment, which seeks to phase out HFCs on a global scale to fight climate change.

7) CBS Mornings co-host Nate Burleson Ties Massive Volcano, Tsunami to ‘Climate Change’

CBS’s Nate Burleson ties the underwater volcanic eruption and 50-foot-high tsunami in Tonga to climate change: “We talk about climate change quite a bit. These stories are a harsh reality of what we’re going through and we have to do our part because these are more frequent.” …And, when called out, he denied having said something untrue and may have copy-pasted the first result from Google Images of “volcano climate change.”

8) Analysis: ‘Amount of energy available to world has increased 1,500-fold’ since 1900 – ‘Gain in useful energy is more like 3,500 times’ – Avg. person now has ‘700 times more useful energy than their ancestors had’ due to fossil fuels

TOM CHIVERS: “The world’s population has exploded: in 1800, there were about 1 billion humans. In 1950, there were 2.5 billion. Now there are 7.7 billion. In my parents’ lifetime, the number of humans alive has trebled. But amazingly, the amount of material available to each of them has increased even more, and that is in large part because of our use of fossil fuels. In 1800, almost all the energy used globally was in the form of human and animal muscles, for mechanical work, or plant matter, burned for heat and light. Coal, the first widely used fossil fuel, was just starting to be used in steam engines in the UK, but it was negligible overall. By 1900, fossil fuels were the source for half our energy. By 2000, they were the source of 87%. …

And as a result, our lives have been transformed. The amount of energy available to the world has increased 1,500-fold. That is only part of the story, though: increased energy efficiency means that the gain in useful energy is more like 3,500 times. And even though the world’s population has gone up many times, “an average inhabitant of the Earth nowadays has at their disposal nearly 700 times more useful energy than their ancestors had at the beginning of the 19th century”.

©Marc Morano. All rights reserved.

CFACT Collegians Make The Grade For Liberty, Mid-Term Grade A+

It’s winter break for many of CFACT’s Collegians activists, and so it is time to take a peek at their “mid-term grade” for the year.

We’re happy to report that CFACT’s student leaders have earned an A+ for their great efforts! Of course, at CFACT, we do not lightly award such grades – our standards are high for activism and making an impact. So, what warranted such stellar marks for our Collegians? Here’s a few examples:

To jump start efforts in the fall, Collegians organized informative speaking events so that students could hear the facts they aren’t hearing in their classrooms.

At the University of Central Florida, CFACT Collegians co-sponsored a talk given by the former press secretary to President Trump, Kayleigh McEnany, to a crowd of several hundred students. She discussed her experiences in the White House and took questions from students regarding Biden’s climate and energy policies. In Minnesota, students at UM-Twin Cities heard from CFACT president Craig Rucker about the genesis of the modern environmental movement and the troubling agendas at work within leftist Green circles today. Meanwhile, University of Texas, San Antonio students brought in Gabriella Hoffman, host of CFACT’s District of Conservation podcast and Conservation Nation YouTube series, to learn how hunting contributes to conservation efforts.

Collegians then followed up these educational forums with unique campus activism.

In November, CFACT activists organized a campus activism campaign called “Build Back Bankrupt” to push back against President Biden’s “Build Back Better” agenda. As part of the joint effort with other student groups, CFACT students at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee, Grand Canyon University in Arizona, the Catholic University of America in Washington DC, and the University of Central Florida distributed fake monopoly money with flyers. The point of this effort was to show students that the dollar will essentially be worth nothing more than fake play money if Biden were to get his expensive Build Back Better agenda enacted.

“As inflation rises from huge government spending it’s like a hidden tax on all of us,” said Ned Sheehan, a graduate student at Vanderbilt University who organized efforts at his school. “Less purchasing power impacts all students, and it is important for them to learn about that.”

“This was an important event to do on campus, because young people need to realize what is happening to the value of the dollar,” said Farrell Sessler, a sophomore at Grand Canyon University. “If government keeps spending money recklessly on all sorts of climate change and expanded welfare programs, inflation will keep getting worse and it will be harder for all of us to succeed both during and after college.”

Yet despite the success of these events, Collegians realized the dire need to deliver facts directly to those deciding public policy. So, in December, four CFACT student leaders from Pennsylvania, Arizona, Texas, and Washington DC, delivered testimony to the Environmental Protection Agency during its virtual public hearing on new methane rules. The CFACT students all objected to the new Biden rules, saying they were unnecessary, would further heighten energy costs, and ignore environmental gains already achieved in the United States.

“Methane that is leaked is just natural gas that isn’t sold by companies. The industry already has a strong incentive then, to limit these leaks to limit profit loss, and has clearly taken steps already. Methane emissions from U.S. oil and gas have dropped 12% since 2005, while oil and gas production increased by 80% and 51%, respectively, according to the Wall Street Journal,” testified Mikel Moore from the University of Houston.

Shakira Jackson from the University of Pittsburgh voiced concern with how the new rule would hurt federalism, saying: “This rule erodes [our] system of federalism by changing the way we regulate existing sources of emissions. That is supposed to be regulated by states under the Clean Air Act, but this regulation takes that authority away from states and forces a one-size-fits-all approach on states. It is saying that the same regulations for California should match those for Pennsylvania – states with different populations, different industries, and different priorities.”

As the semester wrapped up and 2021 came to a close, students from Trenton High School in Michigan and Liberty University in Virginia organized two environmental clean-up and community service events. These efforts were organized to show the public that CFACT Collegians not only work to impact public policy and change minds, but also care deeply about the environment and seek ways to keep our communities clean.

In this spirit Michigan students led an event called “Raking a Difference” that organized lawn clean-up efforts for the elderly and disabled. Liberty University students in Virginia performed a litter clean up around Lynchburg to clear trash from paths and brush.

Through CFACT’s recruiting and organizing efforts this past semester, new CFACT Collegians chapters and networks were established at Indiana University Bloomington, Dartmouth College, the University of Houston, and Grand Canyon University.

These new student networks helped build upon CFACT’s already extensive presence on colleges and universities across America. Expect their new members to make a big splash for liberty and sound science on their campuses in 2022!

For their commitment to the truth, impressive organizing abilities, and tenacious courage in the face of relentless leftist censorship from campus authorities, CFACT Collegians undoubtedly earned their A+ grade.

Look for them to keep up the momentum this spring!

COLUMN BY

Adam Houser

Adam Houser coordinates student leaders as National Director of CFACT’s collegians program and writes on issues of climate and energy.

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Why’s Motor Trend Drinking the Green All Electric Vehicle Kool-Aid?

I have a subscription to Motor Trend magazine. Since the inauguration of Joe Biden I have seen a distinct effort by their writers to go green, like soylent green.

The writers of Motor Trend are trending toward becoming woke personified when it comes to all electric vehicles (EVs). Their 2022 car, truck and SUV of the year are all EVs.

QUESTION: Why has Motor Trend abandoned the Internal Combustion Engine (ICE)?

U.S. consumers use Internal Combustion Engines in:

  • Cars, sport utility vehicles, light trucks, and motorcycles.
  • Recreational vehicles and boats.
  • Small aircraft.
  • Equipment and tools used in construction, farming, forestry, and landscaping.
  • Electricity generators for portable and emergency power supply.

U.S. Companies use Internal Combustion Engines in:

  • Commercial and corporate aircraft.
  • Commercial ships and cruise liners.
  • To run factories, printing presses and other manufacturing equipment to make cars, planes, trucks, trains, batteries, televisions, portable phones, computers and on and on.
  • Farmers use tractors to till the soil, fertilizer made from fossil fuels to grow crops, and trucks and farmers and ranchers use trains to move their goods to local wholesale stores and retail markets for sale.
  • Getting goods, food and medicines, and services, from lawn care to AC maintenance, to consumers requires cheap and reliable transportation.
  • To travel to conferences about climate change.

Now think about all of the people who are employed making parts, accessories, designing and engineering cars, ships, boats, aircraft, finding, producing and distributing fossil fuels all for the above Internal Combustion Engines!

The Cost of All Electric Vehicles

Motor Trend in its January 2022 edition named the yet to be mass produced Lucid all EV sedan as Car of the Year. But why?

In a February 5th, 2020 After Market News article titled “LANG RESEARCH: 36M MORE ICE CARS TO HIT U.S. ROADS BY 2030” the editorial staff reported:

Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) cars and light trucks on U.S. roads will climb by 36 million between now and 2030, despite predictions of their rapid replacement by electric vehicles. That’s according a new report from Lang Marketing Resources, a leading automotive market intelligence firm with more than 30 years of experience in the vehicle products industry.

“Cancel the obituary of the Internal Combustion Vehicle,” said Jim Lang, president and lead author of the report, “they will grow in number in the U.S. throughout the decade.”

The dominant ICE share of vehicles in operation (VIO) going forward, recording an approximate 95% share during 2030, will generate robust aftermarket parts and repair volume in the U.S. for many years.

“Peak ICE, the year when Internal Combustion Engine vehicles reach their maximum number, could arrive as late as 2035,” predicted Lang.

This is at a time when Motor Trend’s Angus MacKenzie in an article about an ICE car, the GMA T.50, ended by saying,

I have a feeling the GMA T.50 [ICE car] may be the last glorious rage against the dying of the internal combustion engine.

Is MacKenzie drinking the Green All EV Kool-Aid? Is he listening to Al Gore, Green New Deal proponent Alexandra-Ocasio Cortez,  Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg and Joe Biden more than he’s listening to American consumers?

Drinking the Green Kool-Aid

Motor Trend, by drinking the Green All Electric Vehicle Kool-Aid, will do great damage to individuals, families, communities, states and America.

Batteries are not emissions free and certainly contribute to so called “Climate Change” yet activists who push the persistent, persuasive and unrealistic myths of Climate Change are also advocates for “alternative power sources” including solar, wind and battery powered devices like all electric cars.

Electric Batteries Are Not Zero Emissions Power Sources

By Bruce Haedrich

There are two orders of batteries, rechargeable, and single use. The most common single-use batteries are A, AA, AAA, C, D. 9V, and lantern types. Those dry-cell species use zinc, manganese, lithium, silver oxide, or zinc and carbon to store electricity chemically. Please note they all contain toxic, heavy metals.  Rechargeable batteries only differ in their internal materials, usually lithium-ion, nickel-metal oxide, and nickel-cadmium.

But that is not half of it. For those of you excited about electric cars and a green revolution, I want you to take a closer look at batteries and windmills and solar panels. These three technologies share what we call environmentally destructive embedded costs.”

He paused, “I weigh one thousand pounds, and as you see, I am about the size of a travel trunk.” NM’s lights showed he was serious. “I contain twenty-five pounds of lithium, sixty pounds of nickel, 44 pounds of manganese, 30 pounds cobalt, 200 pounds of copper, and 400 pounds of aluminum, steel, and plastic. Inside me are 6,831 individual lithium-ion cells.

It should concern you that all those toxic components come from mining. For instance, to manufacture each auto battery like me, you must process 25,000 pounds of brine for the lithium, 30,000 pounds of ore for the cobalt, 5,000 pounds of ore for the nickel, and 25,000 pounds of ore for copper. All told, you dig up 500,000 pounds of the earth’s crust for just – one – battery.”

He let that one sink in, then added, “I mentioned disease and child labor a moment ago. Here’s why. Sixty-eight percent of the world’s cobalt, a significant part of a battery, comes from the Congo. Their mines have no pollution controls, and they employ children who die from handling this toxic material. Should we factor in these diseased kids as part of the cost of driving an electric car?”

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“Finally,” he said, “I’d like to leave you with these thoughts. California is building the largest battery in the world near San Francisco, and they intend to power it from solar panels and windmills. They claim this is the ultimate in being ‘green,’ but it is not! This construction project is creating an environmental disaster. Let me tell you why.

The main problem with solar arrays is the chemicals needed to process silicate into the silicon used in the panels. To make pure enough silicon requires processing it with hydrochloric acid, sulfuric acid, nitric acid, hydrogen fluoride, trichloroethane, and acetone. In addition, they also need gallium, arsenide, copper-indium-gallium-diselenide, and cadmium-telluride, which also are highly toxic. Silicon dust is a hazard to the workers, and the panels cannot be recycled.

Windmills are the ultimate in embedded costs and environmental destruction. Each weighs 1688 tons (the equivalent of 23 houses) and contains 1300 tons of concrete, 295 tons of steel, 48 tons of iron, 24 tons of fiberglass, and the hard to extract rare earths neodymium, praseodymium, and dysprosium. Each blade weighs 81,000 pounds and will last 15 to 20 years, at which time it must be replaced. We cannot recycle used blades. Sadly, both solar arrays and windmills kill birds, bats, sea life, and migratory insects.

Going green has a cost that no one is talking about. Motor Trend is working hard to push EVs but to what end?

In the same January 2022 edition of Motor Trend was an article on the Rivian R1T off-road EV. The article notes that in order to power their test vehicle Rivian “donated chargers to many of the hotels and campgrounds along the [test] route.”

That’s one of many issues with EVs, getting their battery charged.

The Bottom Line

ICE vehicles will continue to trump all EV vehicles. Here are some reasons for this prediction:

  1. EV vehicles, even with government subsidies, are too expensive for the working class.
  2. EVs take too long to charge up.
  3. EVs have major problems especially when the battery in them goes bad, e.g. a Tesla owner’s battery needed to be replaced at a cost of $23,000. Compare this to $60 for an ICE vehicle.
  4. EV charging stations are still to few and to far between to be practical.
  5. EV manufacturers, even those like Mercedes, Audi, Porsha, Ford, Chevrolet, GM, aren’t seeing a large enough customer base to make selling EVs profitable. Certainly not enough EV customers to abandon manufacturing ICE vehicles.
  6. You still need electricity to power your EV much of which comes from power plants that are driven by coal, oil and natural gas. In China, the country with largest number of EVs, gets the majority of its electricity from 1,082 coal fired power plants. BTW, America is third in the world with 252 active coal fired power plants.
  7. No electricity then no power to charge your EV. Just look at the blackouts in California to see the future of going green.

Paige Lambermont in an article titled “California Will Continue to Reap the Blackouts It Sows” reported:

It doesn’t take an engineer to see the worrying trend towards electrical deficit brewing over the horizon as blackouts already hamper the state.

One major cause of the rise in usage of wind and solar power in California is the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) which requires that by 2030 all “electric load-serving entities” procure 60 percent of their electricity from renewables, and that by 2045 that share becomes 100 percent. Because of this requirement, utilities use far more of these intermittent resources, resources that although “greener” are less reliable, than they otherwise would. To compensate, California cycles their baseload resources up and down as the sun ceases to shine or the wind ceases to blow, making blackouts more likely.

[ … ]

California imported nearly one-third of its electricity from other states in 2018. This is all fine and good when neighboring states have power to spare, but when they don’t their own capacity needs are fulfilled first.

Lambermont concluded with this warning,

If actions are not immediately taken to both keep current reliable baseload capacity, and remove legal limitations on the construction of new ones, both nuclear and natural gas, then California’s current power predicament may become a regular occurrence.

Without a major tidal shift in California energy policy, this problem is not currently destined to right itself.

Want to see what going green does? Just look at California. BTW, Motor Trend’s headquarters is in El Segundo, California and is owned by Discovery, Inc. (merger with WarnerMedia) to form Warner Bros.

Get it? Got it? Good!

©Dr. Rich Swier. All rights reserved.

The Global Warming Question That Can Change People’s Minds

Late last year, I got into a discussion with a fellow who was quite sold on the idea that man’s activities were warming the Earth. While not a hardcore ideologue, it was apparent the gentleman had accepted the climate change narrative presented by mainstream media and believed we truly were imperiling the planet. I didn’t say much to him initially, as we were engaged in some recreation, but later on I resurrected the topic and told him I just wanted to pose one question.

“What is the ideal average temperature of the Earth”? I asked.

It was clear he was without an answer, so I explained my rationale. “If we don’t know what the Earth’s ideal average temperature is,” I stated, “how can we know if a given type of climate change — whether naturally occurring or induced by man — is good or bad? After all, we can’t then know whether it’s bringing us closer to or moving us further away from that ideal temperature.”

It was as if a little light bulb had lit up in his head, and he said, “You know, that’s a good question!”

I haven’t seen the man since, as we were just two ships passing in the night, and I don’t know how his thinking has evolved (or regressed) between then and now. I do know, however, that someone who’d seemed so confident and perhaps even unbending in his position had his mind opened with one simple question and a 20-second explanation.

Of course, part of the question’s beauty is that no one can answer it. There is no “ideal” average Earth temperature, only a range within which it must remain for life as we know it to exist. At the spectrum’s lower end, polar creatures proliferate; at its higher end, tropical animals do (though warmer temperatures do breed more life, which is why the tropics boast 10 times as many species as does the Arctic. Moreover, crop yields increase when CO2 levels are higher).

This brings us to another important point: Apocalyptic warmist dogma is buttressed by the virtually unchallenged assumption that if man changes something “natural,” it is by definition bad. But this is prejudice. Most of us certainly don’t believe this, for instance, when humans cure disease and use science to preserve and extend human life (or that of our pets).

As for climate, there have been at least five major ice ages, and “the most recent one began approximately 3 million years ago and continues today (yes, we live in an ice age!),” informs the Utah Geological Survey. Then there was the Cryogenian period, during which the Earth was completely, or almost completely, covered with snow and ice. If man had existed during that time, would it have been bad if his activities had raised the temperature a couple of degrees?

Within ice ages are shorter term cycles known as glacials (colder periods) and interglacials (warmer ones); glacials last approximately 100,000 years while interglacials last about 10,000 to 30,000 years. We’re currently in an interglacial called the Holocene Epoch, which began 11,500 to 12,000 years ago.  This means that we could, conceivably, be poised to soon enter another more frigid glacial period.

Now, again, were this mitigated by a couple of degrees via man’s activities, would this be a bad thing?

In point of fact, warmists suggest that such mitigation is a reality. For example, citing research, science news magazine Eos wrote in 2016 that our Holocene Epoch “may last much longer because of the increased levels of atmospheric greenhouse gases resulting from human activity.”

Once more, would this be bad? Why? What’s that ideal average Earth temperature that this climate change would supposedly be moving us further away from? If you’re a member of one of the vast majority of Earth’s species, those prospering in (relative) warmth, it sounds like good news.

The question in question won’t cut any ice (pun intended) with those emotionally invested in the doom-and-gloom global warming thesis. After all, “You cannot reason a man out of a position he has not reasoned himself into,” to paraphrase Anglo-Irish satirist Jonathan Swift. But with the more open-minded majority, the question can turn down the heat on the fear.

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Biden’s Handlers Ditch Greece’s EastMed Pipeline Project in Order to Appease Turkey

Biden’s handlers: forever projecting weakness on the international stage.

US quietly ditches Greece’s EastMed pipeline project to ship Israeli gas to Europe

by Ragip Soylu, Middle East Eye, January 11, 2022:

The US government silently abandoned an eastern Mediterranean pipeline project that would carry Israeli gas through Cyprus to Europe this week by submitting a non-paper to Athens explaining its reasons, Middle East Eye has learned.

The US non-paper, according to the Greek media, described the project as a “primary source of tension” and something “destabilising” the region by putting Turkey and regional countries at loggerheads.

A non-paper is an unofficial diplomatic correspondence.

A Greek diplomat, speaking anonymously to Middle East Eye, said the media reports were exaggerations.

Greek public broadcaster ERT claimed that the non-paper also listed three reasons to explain why the US no longer supports the project: environmental concerns, lack of economic and commercial viability, and creating tensions in the region.

The project angered Ankara in 2020 after Greece, Israel and the Greek Cypriot administration signed a deal to build a 1,900-km long natural gas pipeline in the eastern Mediterranean, passing through disputed maritime territories claimed by both Turkey and Greece.

The Trump administration and its secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, had been strong supporters of the project, as well as the Eastern Mediterranean Gas Forum that excludes Turkey, under the pretext that Europe needs to diversify its energy needs vis-a-vis Russia.

The US State Department, now under President Joe Biden, abruptly changed that policy on Sunday and said that Washington was shifting its focus to electricity interconnectors that can support both gas and renewable energy sources….

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AWED NEWSLETTER: We cover COVID to Climate, as well as Energy to Elections.

Welcome! We cover COVID to Climate, as well as Energy to Elections.

Here is the link for this issue, so please share it on social media.

Lots of really interesting material in this issue, but particularly note the asterisked items below.


— This Newsletter’s Articles, by Topic —

COVID-19 — Repeated Important Information:

My webpage (C19Science.info) with dozens of Science-based COVID-19 reports

*** World Council of Health: Early COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines

*** COVID-19: What You Need To Know (Physicians for Informed Consent)

COVID-19 — Therapies:

*** Why suppress early safe treatments for COVID-19? Here’s $24 billion reasons

*** I Don’t Know How You Sleep At Night (a story about ivermectin)

Will curcumin be the next promising antiviral alternative in COVID-19 treatment?

Here’s what you should know about Pfizer’s new COVID drug

5 Things To Know About Bamlanivimab

Doctors Outraged After Biden Regime Shuts Down Monoclonal Antibody Treatments

COVID-19 — Injecting Children:

*** What our leaders have done to young people is unforgivable

*** Sacrificing Children to COVID-19 Injections

*** End Covid Vaccination of Children Because the Risks Outweigh the Benefits, UK Government Told By Doctors and Scientists

COVID-19 — Injections:

*** The Powerful Pfizer Presentation that got Dr. Robert Malone Kicked Off Twitter

*** Are Unvaccinated Lives Unworthy of Life? We Are Slipping into Nuremberg Space

*** Over 1,000 studies published in peer-reviewed medical journals say the COVID-19 vaccines are dangerous

*** Harvard Study: Increases in COVID-19 are unrelated to levels of vaccination across 68 countries and 2947 counties in the United States

*** Massive 145-Country Study Shows Sharp INCREASE of Transmission and DEATH After Introduction of COVID Vaccines

Rhode Island went from firing unvaccinated health care workers to allowing the COVID-positive to work

Vaccinated people are dying from autoimmune attacks against their own organs

Study: COVID-19 Vaccines and Neurodegenerative Disease

Bhakdi/Burkhardt pathology results show 93% of people who died after being vaccinated were killed by the vaccine

Treating Disease With Health Not Vaccines

Wealthy man w life insurance for his family’s benefit, died from COVID jab. Insurance company refused to pay out because he took experimental drugs, treatments

Booster Bust: Medical Establishment Changes Its Mind

EMA warns that booster jabs can oversaturate the immune system

A Religious Perspective: Charity and Vaccines

Vaccines Not Durable, Omicron Might Turn COVID-19 Endemic: Bill Gates

COVID-19 — Injection Mandates:

*** Doctors Supreme Court Brief: Injections are not Vaccines, but rather Treatments

*** 146 Research Studies Affirm Naturally Acquired Immunity to COVID-19

*** Harvard study shows recovered immunity is far stronger than vaccine protection

800+ Members of Boston College Community Demand COVID Booster Mandate Policy Recognize Natural Immunity

Dr. McCullough: Your Right to Optimal Health Now and For Eternity

Justices Hear Case on Vaccine Mandate for Health Care Workers

Japan health ministry shoots down mandatory COVID-19 injections

Worldwide Bayesian Causal Impact Analysis of Vaccine Administration on Deaths and Cases Associated with COVID-19: A BigData Analysis of 145 Countries

COVID-19 Letter to a Governing Body

A Vaccine so Good, Australia has to Punish the World’s Best Tennis Player?

COVID-19 — Models and Data:

*** Flu deaths reality check

Official UK data shows the Triple/Double Vaccinated accounted for 80% of COVID-19 Deaths in December

Unprecedented: Deaths in Indiana for ages 18-64 are up 40%

Life Insurance CEO: Working-Age Deaths Up Whopping 40%

CDC Sued For Keeping COVID Vaccine Data Secret

CDC new paper that admits that VAERS is underreported by at least 6.5X

Federal judge orders FDA to quickly release all Pfizer vaccine data

Two years of Pandemic have caused excess deaths that need explanation

Reality Versus Fear, Data Versus Delusion

COVID-19 — Omicron:

*** Study: Vaccines and most monoclonal antibodies are not effective against Omicron

*** Dr. McCullough on Omicron Realities; VAERS Reports on Vaccine Injuries & Deaths

Omicron Spurs Media to Reassess Reporting (about time!)

Dr. Campbell video: Science indicates less severe omicron disease

Dr. Campbell video: Symptoms and Sequelae

Omicron Less Likely to Cause Lung Damage or Death, Studies Find

COVID-19 — Misc:

*** ‘Mass Formation Psychosis’ Defines Psychology of Covid Hysteria

*** Shame on the US medical and public health establishments

*** Project Veritas Video: Military Documents about Gain of Function contradict Fauci testimony under oath   [Note at 4:23 re ivermectin]

*** SCOTUS Denial of Natural Immunity in CMS Vaccine Mandate ‘Unprecedented in Modern History’: Dr. Scott Atlas

*** Hanson: Politicizing COVID-19 from the start

Video: Three ways government agencies are harming your health

Failed Government Policies Plus Failed mRNA Shots Spell Disaster

Top 12 takeaways from the Joe Rogan and Dr. Robert Malone interview

Forty-Five Years of Mask Studies Prove They’re Worthless

The Day Jake Tapper Sold His Soul to Pharma

Dr. Campbell video: Interactions of health

Mass Formation (Psychosis) and the Coronavirus Narrative

Great Barrington Declaration now has over 900k signatures — please sign!

Meet the woman launching multiple legal challenges to make America free from COVID-19 tyranny

Professor’s Powerful Letter to the Israeli Ministry of Health

Greed Energy Economics:

*** How green policies are fueling the energy crisis

*** Calculating The Full Costs Of Electrifying Everything Using Only Wind, Solar And Batteries

A wind and solar electric grid? That’s a terrible idea

Families are “rationing fuel or turning off fridge freezers” due to soaring energy prices

Climate “Leadership” Will Cost New Yorkers More than $5,000 Each

Wind Energy:

*** Finally, Bloomberg Admits Renewables Mania Caused Energy Shortages

Huge wind energy project gets harpooned by new federal lawsuit

A Detailed Submission Against a Great Lakes Wind Project

Will Europe Abandon Green Energy?

Wind turbine dismantling method prompts debate among North Dakota regulators

Feds sued over New Jersey offshore wind turbine leases

Solar Energy:

Farming leaders fear solar projects will steal prime farm land

Alberta Solar and Wind Gave Only 2.5% of Capacity When Vital!

California’s Misguided Rooftop Solar Debate

Storm clouds ahead for solar projects

Lawsuit: Biden-Backed Solar Company Lied About Effectiveness of Solar Modules

Nuclear Energy:

*** Why Greta’s Climate Panic Failed

The EU finally admits nuclear and natural gas are part of the energy solution

Three Reasons Nuclear Power Has Returned to the Energy Debate

Nuclear Power Gets a Fresh Look as Nations Chase Climate Goals

Giving nuclear power a second look to fight climate change

Why Nuclear Power Plant Life Extensions & Uprates Matter

Fusion finance: could private capital deliver energy’s holy grail?

Fossil Fuel Energy:

*** Life Runs On Energy, Connected by Oil and Natural Gas (Energy TV Commercial)

Climate Industrial Complex Left Clueless as Fossil Fuels Proliferate

Biden’s fuel afflictions

Fossil Fuels Aren’t Going Anywhere, So Get Over Your Vapors

Misc Energy:

*** New York State’s new climate plan is a bunch of electric schlock

Imagine electric vehicles in bad weather

Report: The Net Zero Watch Guide to the Energy Bills Crisis

Ammonia combustion analysis: powertrains, turbines & power generation

Bringing Britain’s woes to America?

Diversity Is What It’s All About When It Comes to Energy Supply

Environmental Justice Is Energy Elitism Wrapped in Condescension

Manmade Global Warming — and Disasters:

*** Global Weather and Climate Disasters 2000 to 2021

Why Disasters Have Declined

Cold still causes far more deaths than heat in India

Geologist: Claims of Accelerating Sea Level Rise And Skyrocketing Rate of Extinctions Are False

Manmade Global Warming — Some Deceptions:

*** Report: 10-years-to-save-the-climate is based on flawed forecasting and distracts from real solutions

Two minute video: Recent UN Votes about Climate Change

The New Climate of Panic Among the Panic-Mongers

Multi-billionaires and their Mind-blowing Hypocrisy

Video: Ambulance Chasers Arrive In Colorado

Dutch Lawmaker Refutes the Claim that ‘97% of Scientists Agree on Global Warming’

Climate authoritarians and the lessons of history

Manmade Global Warming — Misc:

*** Tyranny in the Name of Climate Change

*** 140± Scientific Papers Detail the Minuscule Effect CO2 Has on Earth’s Temperature

New study confirms nature controls atmospheric CO2

Good AGW submission to FERC

Measuring Climate Change

Will the Climate Industry Move the Goalposts Again?

US Election — The Freedom To Cheat Act:

*** The Freedom to Cheat Act: The Radical Left’s Latest Attempt to Undermine Our Democracy

*** The 10 worst provisions in Biden, Schumer’s voting rights bills

Dr. Alveda King & Ambassador Ken Blackwell on Biden-Harris Speech Regarding the Freedom to Cheat Act

Media May Again Be Leading Dems Toward Disaster with Radical Election Law Push

Dem ’22 Strategy: Cheat

Democrats skeptical of McConnell’s offer to talk on election law

US Election:

Election-Integrity.info (10 major election reports by our team of experts, plus much more!)

*** Video: An Election With More Rigging Than a Five-Masted Clipper Ship

How anyone with an Excel spreadsheet can prove the election was rigged

Heritage Experts Fact Check Biden & Harris’ Statements About Elections, Voting Rights, and Filibuster

Michelle Obama’s midterm push to recruit thousands of lawyers, 100k volunteers, register 1 million voters

US Election — State Issues:

*** VOTER ID LAWS: And The Many Myths of ‘Voter Suppression’

State by State Guide to Voting Laws

Judge Deals Huge Blow to Democrats: Bans Use of Drop Boxes in Wisconsin

Georgia ‘Ballot Trafficker’ Admits To Being Paid Thousands In 2020 Election Ballot Harvesting Scheme

Georgia opens investigation into possible illegal ballot harvesting in 2020 election

RNC sues NYC Mayor Adams over law allowing non-citizens to vote

Cyber Ninjas CEO Says Arizona Senate Shut Down Firm Not Leftwing Judge

Maricopa County Auditors Speak Out

California Just Became Permanently Democrat

11 executive actions new VA Governor signed on day one

US Politics and the Senate Filibuster:

*** Top Democrats Want to Take Over the Senate to Take Over Elections to Take Over America — Forever

*** Democrats’ Rule-Breaking Senate Takeover Would Silence Millions of Americans and Permanently Damage the Institution

2017 Letter signed by several Senate Dems agains changing the filibuster

Schumer’s Scorched-Earth War to Put D.C. in Charge of Our Elections

Warner says Manchin carrying Byrd’s torch as he fights filibuster changes

US Politics and Socialism:

*** Tucker video: This is worse than we thought

Environmentalism has lost its way

The Democrat Party and The Red [Marxist] — Green [Islamist] Alliance

Welcome to the end of democracy

The Sadly Ubiquitous Karl Marx

Domestic Terrorism: The Nation’s Biggest Threat?

US Politics and January 6th:

*** America’s Justice System Says Jan. 6 Was Neither A Terrorist Attack Nor An Insurrection

Pelosi Owns The J6 Commission, And That’s Why It Failed

RealClearInvestigations’ Jan. 6 vs BLM Riots Comparison

The Real Threat to Democracy: Dems to Want “Rule or Ruin” Once Again

Other US Politics and Related:

*** What Is the Great Reset?

Hunter Biden . . . and the Coverups

Declassified documents show assurances against NATO expansion to Soviet leaders

Biden administration hits the Hill to lobby Dems against GOP-backed Russia sanctions

Where Does NATO Enlargement End?

Documentary: Battleground Melbourne

The ‘New Normal’ and the Assault on Reason

Religion Related:

*** Video: How the Left is Stealing Your Church

Remembering when Josef Stalin’s daughter Svetlana became a Roman Catholic

Biden Administration Institutionalizes Religious Discrimination

Education Related:

100 Reasons to Homeschool Your Kids

How the Woke Mob Captured Business Schools

From Hiring to Admissions, Universities Seek Ideological Conformity in Applicants

More Than 1 Million Fewer Students Are In College, the Lowest Numbers In 50 Years

Restoring Merit to Higher Education: An Entrepreneurial Approach

Science and Misc Matters:

*** The Winner of ‘The Leading Cause of Death’ in 2021 is: Abortion!

*** The Political Hijacking of Science

Former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes Found Guilty of Fraud and Conspiracy

Baffling illness affects growing number of young adults in Canadian province

Binary [Science] or Non-Binary [Myth] — That is the Question!

Short good video: In the Dutch Parliament, speaking truth to power


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Global Warming: As Eastern U.S. Braces for Bone-Chilling Winter Storm

Saturday, January 15, 2022: With much of the Eastern U.S. about to be hit with a bone-chilling winter storm, this weekend is an appropriate time to reflect on the frenetic hysteria that accompanied the blizzard of 2018.

Al Gore, Our Melting Planet and the Blizzard of 2018

Gore and other high profile climate frauds continue to furiously beat the drums of global warming alarmism.

If not for a complicit and totally corrupt western media, the man-made global warming theory would have been blown out of the water decades ago.

In early January 2018, a powerful blizzard caused severe disruptions along the East Coast of the United States, as snow and bitter cold weather set new records, with Erie, PA shattering its all-time snowfall record. The next month, Chicago tied a long-standing record with nine straight days of snow after chalking up its most frigid New Year’s Day in history. The Plains, Midwest and Northeast were hit with record-setting frigid temperatures, and the Deep South was gripped by sub-zero freezing that dumped snow, even in Florida.

Crying wolf … every decade or so

Halfway around the world, the Winter Olympics in South Korea rivaled the coldest Games ever, and Russia had to call out the army to help Moscow dig out of what was described as “the snowfall of the century.” Elsewhere, 13,000 tourists were stranded as heavy snow blocked all routes from a Swiss ski resort, and the Sahara Desert was blanketed with 15 inches of snow.

Flashback to just four years earlier, 2014, when TheNew York Times, a charter member of the climate crisis cabal, ran a terrifying article that predicted “the end of snow.” That dire forecast was preceded 14 years earlier, in 2000, by the UK Independent, another charter member of the climate crisis cabal, which reported that “Snowfalls are a thing of the past. Children just aren’t going to know what snow is.”

In attempting to explain away the Blizzard of 2018, Al Gore said, “This is exactly what we should expect from global warming.” In his 2006 climate scaremongering movie, An Inconvenient Truth, he made no mention of exceptionally cold winters as a consequence of global warming. That was a totally new claim, one he pulled out of thin air when multiple frigid winters made a mockery of his prediction that cold winters and snow would disappear.

Dating to the early 1980s, Gore and other alleged experts have told us that the climate battle must be won “in the next decade” or by some future year, with no ifs, ands or buts regarding the contrived deadline. As reported by Climate Depot, citizens of western democracies have been the targets of a continuous barrage of grossly inaccurate climate warnings, each followed by more of the same:

● 1982: UN issues its first climate “tipping point” prediction, says time running out to save planet.
● 1989: UN issues revised tipping point, says only 10 years left to save planet; 19 years later, UN issues ANOTHER tipping point, says only 15 years left to save planet.
● 1989: Senior UN official Dr. Noel Brown: “Entire nations will be wiped from face of Earth” if no action taken by 2000.
● 2006: Al Gore issues doomsday warning: “Less than 10 years to save Earth.”
● 2007: UN IPCC chief Rajendra Pachauri says tipping point imminent, planet to perish if no action taken by 2012.
● 2009: NASA climate scientist Dr. James Hansen: “Obama has only four years to save planet.”
● 2011: Prince Charles: “Only 96 months left to save the world.”
● 2019: UN General Assembly President María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés: “Only 11 years left to save planet.”
● 2019: U.S. congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: “World will end in 12 years if no action taken.”
● 2020: Presidential candidate Joe Biden: “Only nine years left to save Earth.”

Gore: “I saw fish from the ocean swimming in the streets of Miami”

For four straight decades, a Who’s Who of climate carnival barkers have issued a constant drumbeat of apocalyptic warnings that climate collapse is “imminent” unless voters agree to stratospheric carbon energy taxes that will radically alter the lifestyle of all but the wealthiest Americans.

If these global warming quacks have you trembling in fear, here’s a slice of Earth’s climate history that will give you peace of mind. During the Pliocene Epoch—2.5 million-to-5.3 million years ago—global average temperatures were 2-3 degrees Celsius higher than today, and there were no humans using fossil fuels way back then.

There’s nothing this climate snake oil salesman won’t say to perpetuate the global warming hoax that’s enabled him to stuff his pockets with a staggering $300 million fortune. At the December 2015 New York Times DealBook conference, he said this:

I was in Miami a few weeks ago, and on a sunny day, fish from the ocean were swimming in some of the streets. The melting ice has now raised sea level to the point that quite a few coastal cities are already experiencing this.

©John Edison. All rights reserved.

41 Inconvenient Truths on the ‘New Energy Economy’

Bill Gates has said that when it comes to understanding energy realities “we need to bring math to the problem.” He’s right.


A week doesn’t pass without a mayor, governor, policymaker or pundit joining the rush to demand, or predict, an energy future that is entirely based on wind/solar and batteries, freed from the “burden” of the hydrocarbons that have fueled societies for centuries. Regardless of one’s opinion about whether, or why, an energy “transformation” is called for, the physics and economics of energy combined with scale realities make it clear that there is no possibility of anything resembling a radically “new energy economy” in the foreseeable future. Bill Gates has said that when it comes to understanding energy realities “we need to bring math to the problem.”

He’s right. So, in my recent Manhattan Institute report, “The New Energy Economy: An Exercise in Magical Thinking,” I did just that.

Herein, then, is a summary of some of the bottom-line realities from the underlying math. (See the full report for explanations, documentation, and citations.)

1. Hydrocarbons supply over 80 percent of world energy: If all that were in the form of oil, the barrels would line up from Washington, D.C., to Los Angeles, and that entire line would grow by the height of the Washington Monument every week.

2. The small two-percentage-point decline in the hydrocarbon share of world energy use entailed over $2 trillion in cumulative global spending on alternatives over that period; solar and wind today supply less than two percent of the global energy.

3. When the world’s four billion poor people increase energy use to just one-third of Europe’s per capita level, global demand rises by an amount equal to twice America’s total consumption.

4. A 100x growth in the number of electric vehicles to 400 million on the roads by 2040 would displace five percent of global oil demand.

5. Renewable energy would have to expand 90-fold to replace global hydrocarbons in two decades. It took a half-century for global petroleum production to expand “only” ten-fold.

6. Replacing U.S. hydrocarbon-based electric generation over the next 30 years would require a construction program building out the grid at a rate 14-fold greater than any time in history.

7. Eliminating hydrocarbons to make U.S. electricity (impossible soon, infeasible for decades) would leave untouched 70 percent of U.S. hydrocarbons use—America uses 16 percent of world energy.

8. Efficiency increases energy demand by making products & services cheaper: since 1990, global energy efficiency improved 33 percent, the economy grew 80 percent and global energy use is up 40 percent.

9. Efficiency increases energy demand: Since 1995, aviation fuel use/passenger-mile is down 70 percent, air traffic rose more than 10-fold, and global aviation fuel use rose over 50 percent.

10. Efficiency increases energy demand: since 1995, energy used per byte is down about 10,000-fold, but global data traffic rose about a million-fold; global electricity used for computing soared.

11. Since 1995, total world energy use rose by 50 percent, an amount equal to adding two entire United States’ worth of demand.

12. For security and reliability, an average of two months of national demand for hydrocarbons are in storage at any time. Today, barely two hours of national electricity demand can be stored in all utility-scale batteries plus all batteries in one million electric cars in America.

13. Batteries produced annually by the Tesla Gigafactory (world’s biggest battery factory) can store three minutes worth of annual U.S. electric demand.

14. To make enough batteries to store two day’s worth of U.S. electricity demand would require 1,000 years of production by the Gigafactory (world’s biggest battery factory).

15. Every $1 billion in aircraft produced leads to some $5 billion in aviation fuel consumed over two decades to operate them. Global spending on new jets is more than $50 billion a year—and rising.

16. Every $1 billion spent on data centers leads to $7 billion in electricity consumed over two decades. Global spending on data centers is more than $100 billion a year—and rising.

17. Over a 30-year period, $1 million worth of utility-scale solar or wind produces 40 million and 55 million kWh respectively: $1 million worth of shale well produces enough natural gas to generate 300 million kWh over 30 years.

18. It costs about the same to build one shale well or two wind turbines: the latter, combined, produces 0.7 barrels of oil (equivalent energy) per hourthe shale rig averages 10 barrels of oil per hour.

19. It costs less than $0.50 to store a barrel of oil, or its equivalent in natural gas, but it costs $200 to store the equivalent energy of a barrel of oil in batteries.

20. Cost models for wind and solar assume, respectively, 41 percent and 29 percent capacity factors (i.e., how often they produce electricity). Real-world data reveal as much as ten percentage points less for both. That translates into $3 million less energy produced than assumed over a 20-year life of a 2-MW $3 million wind turbine.

21. In order to compensate for episodic wind/solar output, U.S. utilities are using oil- and gas-burning reciprocating engines (big cruise-ship-like diesels); three times as many have been added to the grid since 2000 as in the 50 years prior to that.

22. Wind-farm capacity factors have improved at about 0.7 percent per year; this small gain comes mainly from reducing the number of turbines per acre leading to a 50 percent increase in average land used to produce a wind-kilowatt-hour.

23. Over 90 percent of America’s electricity, and 99 percent of the power used in transportation, comes from sources that can easily supply energy to the economy any time the market demands it.

24. Wind and solar machines produce energy an average of 25 percent–30 percent of the time, and only when nature permits. Conventional power plants can operate nearly continuously and are available when needed.

25. The shale revolution collapsed the prices of natural gas & coal, the two fuels that produce 70 percent of U.S. electricity. But electric rates haven’t gone down, rising instead 20 percent since 2008. Direct and indirect subsidies for solar and wind consumed those savings.

26. Politicians and pundits like to invoke “moonshot” language. But transforming the energy economy is not like putting a few people on the moon a few times. It is like putting all of humanity on the moon—permanently.

27. The common cliché: an energy tech disruption will echo the digital tech disruption. But information-producing machines and energy-producing machines involve profoundly different physics; the cliché is sillier than comparing apples to bowling balls.

28. If solar power scaled like computer-tech, a single postage-stamp-size solar array would power the Empire State Building. That only happens in comic books.

29. If batteries scaled like digital tech, a battery the size of a book, costing three cents, could power a jetliner to Asia. That only happens in comic books.

30. If combustion engines scaled like computers, a car engine would shrink to the size of an ant and produce a thousand-fold more horsepower; actual ant-sized engines produce 100,000 times less power.

31. No digital-like 10x gains exist for solar tech. Physics limit for solar cells (the Shockley-Queisser limit) is a max conversion of about 33 percent of photons into electrons; commercial cells today are at 26 percent.

32. No digital-like 10x gains exist for wind tech. Physics limit for wind turbines (the Betz limit) is a max capture of 60 percent of energy in moving air; commercial turbines achieve 45 percent.

33. No digital-like 10x gains exist for batteries: maximum theoretical energy in a pound of oil is 1,500 percent greater than max theoretical energy in the best pound of battery chemicals.

34. About 60 pounds of batteries are needed to store the energy equivalent of one pound of hydrocarbons.

35. At least 100 pounds of materials are mined, moved and processed for every pound of battery fabricated.

36. Storing the energy equivalent of one barrel of oil, which weighs 300 pounds, requires 20,000 pounds of Tesla batteries ($200,000 worth).

37. Carrying the energy equivalent of the aviation fuel used by an aircraft flying to Asia would require $60 million worth of Tesla-type batteries weighing five times more than that aircraft.

38. It takes the energy equivalent of 100 barrels of oil to fabricate a quantity of batteries that can store the energy equivalent of a single barrel of oil.

39. A battery-centric grid and car world means mining gigatons more of the earth to access lithium, copper, nickel, graphite, rare earths, cobalt, etc.—and using millions of tons of oil and coal both in mining and to fabricate metals and concrete.

40. China dominates global battery production with its grid 70 percent coal-fueled: EVs using Chinese batteries will create more carbon-dioxide than saved by replacing oil-burning engines.

41. One would no more use helicopters for regular trans-Atlantic travel—doable with elaborately expensive logistics—than employ a nuclear reactor to power a train or photovoltaic systems to power a nation.

This article is republished with permission from Economics 21. 

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How can you take control of the world? Make Green the new Red!

How can you take control of the world? By convincing the world’s people they will die if they don’t do what you say. And for the last four decades, that is what’s been done with climate alarmism, the greatest scientific hoax the world has ever seen, an international collusion to plunder trillions of dollars from the world’s greatest capitalist nation, all under the guise of “saving the planet.”

According to propaganda on the website of the World Economic Forum, the communist organization’s “Great Reset” initiative will save Earth from climate apocalypse by “resetting the direction of national economies.”

Translation: By using climate alarmism to frighten citizens of capitalist nations to acquiesce to communism. The article below contains shocking statements by three senior level UN climate officials that will leave your jaw on the floor.

Green is the new Red: The terrifying agenda behind climate alarmism

Twelve years ago, a climate research cheating scandal known as ‘Climategate 2009’ rocked the scientific world to the core. Hacked emails among highly influential scientists at the center of worldwide hysteria over climate change reportedly were rife with routine data tampering and other instances of flagrant scientific misconduct. Although the scientists implicated denied wrong-doing, emails hacked from computers at their employer, the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia, reportedly revealed a consistent pattern of climate data manipulation, conspiracies to falsify data and withhold findings that cast serious doubt on man-made global warming theory, to exaggerate the existence and threats posed by global warming, and to obstruct contrary research from appearing in scholarly publications. Aided and abetted by a complicit western media establishment, the climate crisis industry dismissed the scandal as much ado about nothing and continued beating the drums of climate hysteria as if nothing had happened.

Climategate 2009 tore off the fraudulent façade of global warming alarmism

The Climategate cheating scandal exposed man-made global warming theory for what it is: the most brazen scientific hoax in human history, an international collusion to destroy capitalism in the world’s largest capitalist nation to pave the way for that nation’s sovereignty being handed over to a global governing authority run by the United Nations. That is a serious charge on my part, so please allow me to justify it by citing the words of three high profile UN climate officials in the thick of the plot to strip away America’s sovereignty.

Christiana Figueres served as Executive Secretary of the UN’s Framework Convention on Climate Change from 2010-16. In a frank admission that laid bare the stealth agenda behind climate alarmism, Figueres said during a February 2015 press conference in Brussels that the UN’s real purpose in promoting climate fear is to kill off capitalism throughout the world:

“This is the first time in human history that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally changing [getting rid of] the economic development model that has reigned since the Industrial Revolution”.

The economic model to which she referred is free-market capitalism. A year earlier, Figueres revealed what U.S. capitalism must be replaced with when she bitterly complained that America’s two-party constitutional system is hampering the UN’s climate objectives. She went on to cite China’s communist system as the kind of government America must have if the UN is to do as it pleases.

Figueres is not alone in embracing communism. Another high-level UN official had comments of his own about the stealth agenda behind climate alarmism. If you’re among those who believe climate alarmists when they tell you all they’re trying to do is save the planet, what Dr. Ottmar Edenhofer had to say will leave you feeling betrayed. In a Nov. 14, 2010 interview with Swiss newspaper Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Edenhofer, co-chair of the UN IPCC’s Working Group III, made this stunning admission:

“One must free oneself from the illusion that international climate policy is environmental policy. [What we’re doing] has almost nothing to do with the climate. We must state clearly that we use climate policy to [re]distribute de facto the world’s wealth.”  

On the same date, Edenhofer added this

“Climate policy has almost nothing to do anymore with protecting the environment. The next world climate summit in Cancun is actually an economy summit during which [re]distribution of the world’s resources will be negotiated.”

Dr. Ottmar Edenhofer, one of the UN’s top climate officials, effectively admitted that the organization’s public position on climate change is a hoax. The same admission was made in July 2019 by Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, who told Gov. Jay Inslee (D-WA) that the Green New Deal is not about saving the planet:

“It wasn’t originally a climate thing at all … we really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing.”

Translation: The intent of the Green New Deal is not to “save the planet,” but rather to use climate alarmism as a pretext to dismantle America’s capitalist economy. Virtually the same sinister intent was expressed to reporters at the 2018 Climate Conference in Katowice, Poland by then-UN climate chief, Patricia Espinosa:

 “We require deep transformations of economies and societies.”

Figueres, Edenhofer, Chakrabarti and Espinosa aren’t the only hardened communists to recognize the effectiveness of using environmental hysteria as a fig leaf to hide their true intent. In 1996, former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev advocated using climate fear to create a global demand for communism:

“The threat of environmental crisis will be the international disaster key to unlock the New World Order.”

The “new world order” to which he referred is global governance under the banner of the hammer and sickle, the same objective subsequently called for, in 2015, by then-UN climate chief, Christiana Figueres.

The Great Reset

Global governance is the objective of the World Economic Forum (WEF), which announced last year its “Great Reset” initiative. According to the organization’s website, the Great Reset will address challenges like global warming by resetting “the direction of national economies.” Translation: Using climate policy as a slight-of-hand means to force western nations, especially America, to give up capitalism in favor of communism.

At a September 2020 panel discussion hosted by the WEF and the UN, John Kerry, who would later be appointed as President Biden’s climate czar, said this about Biden’s intent to impose the Great Reset on America:

“Yes, the Great Reset will happen, and I think it will happen with greater speed and greater intensity than a lot of people imagine.”

The Great Reset is a desperate push to culminate the progressive dream of unifying the western world under communism. For that to occur, America’s sovereignty must be ceded to the UN, an organization infested from top to bottom with Marxist revolutionaries hell-bent on dismantling capitalist economies and national sovereignties wherever they exist. German chancellor Angela Merkel, a prominent member of the WEF, revealed the intent of the Great Reset when she said the following during a 2018 speech in Berlin:

“Nations must be ready to give up sovereignty.”

In other words, for a New World Order to impose its will on citizens of the western world, the sovereignty of the greatest crown jewel of them all—the United States of America—must be stripped away.

They’re coming for your liberty

The stunning pronouncements by Figueres, Edenhofer, and Espinosa and are all the evidence a rational mind needs to conclude that climate alarmism is being used as a Trojan horse to justify the stratospheric new carbon taxes clamored for by climate charlatans like Al Gore, Barack Obama, John Kerry and Bill Gates, none of whom have denounced the profoundly anti-American sentiments of three of the UN’s top climate officials.

The words of one of those officials revealed that such taxes would be used not for environmental healing, but to fund the most massive redistribution of wealth in history, literally trillions of dollars extracted under false pretenses from hard-working U.S. taxpayers, and handed over to corrupt governments of every undeveloped nation on Earth, all in the guise of “climate aid.”

Powerful progressives in this country feel it’s not fair that billions of people in the world sleep on the ground in mud huts, while Americans sleep on soft mattresses in air-conditioned comfort. The progressive elites who feel that way also believe that America’s wealth must therefore be redistributed to an unprecedented extent to the world’s poor nations.

Progressives in high places are attempting the largest heist in human history, a collusion to plunder unprecedented sums from taxpayers of the world’s largest capitalist nation. Why? To implement on a global scale the mandate set forth in The Communist Manifesto:

“From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs.”

The high profile progressives who push climate fear would have you believe they’re nothing more than environmentally-concerned Americans who would never even dream of participating in a traitorous attempt to turn their country communist. These Marxist wolves in sheep’s clothing have been lying to you, and now you know it. Their sinister intent is to use massive new global warming taxes to control every aspect of your life: where you’re allowed to live, the size of house you’re allowed to have, the thermostat settings in your home, the kind of car you’re allowed to buy, the amount of miles you’re allowed to drive, your freedom to travel by air, and the kind of food you’re allowed to eat. In short, they’re coming for your liberty.

Bottom line

No rational person can fail to see that the Democratic Party is using climate alarmism as a ruse to fundamentally transform the United States of America.  But because the human ego is loathe to admit it’s been duped, many patriotic Democrats will continue allowing themselves to be led like sheep into the closing noose of the hammer and sickle. By the time they realize what happened, it will be too late.

©John Edison. All rights reserved.

Google Censors Climate Scientist

Dr. Roy Spencer is a scientist, known as much for his unshakeable integrity, as for his brilliant work in climate science. He is also a good friend of CFACT.

He works with global temperature satellites at the University of Alabama at Huntsville / NASA.  Together with his colleague John Christy, they maintain one of the most crucial global temperature datasets, one which is regularly relied on by the UN and scientists worldwide.

Dr. Spencer posts satellite temperature data to his website DRRoySpencer.com where he also posts useful information and discusses all things climate.

Google recently notified Dr. Spencer that it was demonetizing his website.  Now, we’re not talking a fortune of money here.  The website generated maybe enough money from Google AdSense ads to pay for its web hosting, spam filters and that sort of thing.  The website was demonetized for “unreliable and harmful claims.”

This is part of Google’s new policy to demonetize climate skeptic websites.  On October 7, 2021, Google announced it “will prohibit ads for, and monetization of, content that contradicts well-established scientific consensus around the existence and causes of climate change.”

In other words, Google will dutifully do its part — as a loyal shill to the progressive establishment — to make life miserable for anyone who challenges, fact checks or questions the wild climate claims being made by the UN, EPA, and far-Left climate activists.

Dr. Spencer was shocked when Google finally shared the pages on his site that they found misleading.  They were mainly the pages containing the actual raw satellite temperature data!

Dr. Spencer explains:

“This is obviously because some activists employed by Google (who probably weren’t even born when John Christy and I received both NASA and American Meteorological Society awards for our work) don’t like the answer our 43-yearlong satellite dataset gives. Never mind that our dataset remains one of the central global temperature datasets used by mainstream climate researchers in their work.” 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE CENSORED UAH SATELLITE-BASED TEMPERATURE OF THE GLOBAL LOWERE ATHOMOSPHERE (VERSION 6.0)

Satellite data routinely reveals that climate computer models run hotter than measured reality.

Google has committed a serious transgression, not only against free speech and academic rights, but against science itself!

It is axiomatic that when data contradicts a hypothesis, it is the hypothesis which must change.  Scientists must never alter or suppress data which contradicts a favored conclusion.

Google should immediately remonetize Roy Spencer’s website and stop interfering with the publication of scientific data and the free exchange of ideas in the climate debate.

COLUMN BY

Craig Rucker

Craig Rucker is a co-founder of CFACT and currently serves as its president.

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Virginia Leads the Way Up from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

Energy ideology is one thing.  Energy reality, another.

Just ask the motorists who spent a night stranded on I-95 in Virginia this week when winter dropped some epic snow if they’d rather have spent the night in an electric car.

Virginia foolishly joined eleven other states in a “Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative” which dramatically raised energy prices and covered pristine natural landscapes with inefficient wind turbines and solar panels.  All without making any meaningful impact on the temperature of the Earth.  The RGGI is a perfect poster child for “all pain no gain” policy making.

Gabriella Hoffman reports at CFACT.org in a piece that originally appeared in The Virginia Pilot:

“‘RGGI describes itself as a regional market for carbon, but it is really a carbon tax that is fully passed on to ratepayers. It’s a bad deal for Virginians. It’s a bad deal for Virginia businesses,’ Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin said. ‘I promised to lower the cost of living in Virginia, and this is just the beginning.’”

Gabriella further reports that:

“Virginia’s continued participation in RGGI will result in residents paying more for their electricity bills. According to recent State Corporation Commission filings, participation in the RGGI program will raise energy costs to $4.37 a month, or $52.44 per year, if enacted on Sept. 1. When paired with the new — and costly — Virginia Clean Economy Act, the net-zero law slated to raise energy bills $800 a year by 2030, this spells disaster for Virginians currently paying more to heat and power their homes.”

CFACT’s close friend Collister (Terry) Johnson is a tireless Virginia energy advocate.  Terry and his friends and allies did a brilliant job beating back plans to wreck Virginia’s energy infrastructure with the facts.  Well done!

Virginia under Governor-elect Youngkin is waking up to energy reality… fast.  Other states are heading for the RGGI exit as well.

Energy reality beats energy ideology every time.

EDITORS NOTE: This CFACT column is republished with permission. ©All rights reserved.

MEDIA BALANCED NEWSLETTER: We cover COVID to Climate, as well as Energy to Elections.

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Lots of really interesting material in this issue, but particularly note the red *** items below.


— This Newsletter’s Articles, by Topic —

COVID-19 — Repeated Important Information:

My webpage (C19Science.info) with dozens of Science-based COVID-19 reports

*** World Council of Health: Early COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines

*** COVID-19: What You Need To Know (Physicians for Informed Consent)

COVID-19 — Scientifically Proven Therapies:

*** Denial of Early Covid-19 Treatment – A Crime Against Humanity

*** The Left’s resistance to ivermectin is shameful

*** A Myth is born: How CDC, FDA, and Media wove a web of ivermectin lies that outlives the truth

*** Report: Did Dismissals of Safe Outpatient Drugs Cause Needless Covid Deaths? Dissenting Doctors Say Yes

*** Biden Ignores Science on COVID-19 Treatments and Vaccines

*** Hospitals Choosing Death Over Ivermectin

*** Study: Combination Therapy For COVID-19 Based on Ivermectin in an Australian Population

*** Study: 20-Week Study of Clinical Outcomes of Over-the-Counter COVID-19 Prevention and Treatment

Short video: What is Ivermectin?

Video: The Inexplicable Suppression of Several COVID-19 Treatments

FDA Ignored: Seventy-One (71) Scientific Ivermectin COVID-19 Studies

COVID-19 — New Therapies:

FDA Authorizes First Oral Antiviral for Treatment of COVID-19 (Pfizer’s Paxlovid)

FDA Authorizes Additional Oral Antiviral for Treatment of COVID-19 in Certain Adults (Merck’s molnupiravir)

Paxlovid: What we should know about Pfizer’s new COVID treatment drugs

Do Paxlovid and Ivermectin have Similar Method of Action?

COVID-19 — FDA Fact Sheets:

FDA Fact Sheet for Healthcare providers for Paxlovid

FDA Fact Sheet for Healthcare providers for Molnupiravir

FDA Fact Sheet for Healthcare providers for Ivermectin

Merck sells federally financed COVID pill for 40x what it costs to make

Pfizer’s COVID-19 Oral Antiviral Cost $529 per Course

COVID-19 — Injections for Children:

*** Report: Are COVID-19 Injections Safe for Children?

*** Report: Should You Vaccinate Your Kids?

Expert testimony regarding Comirnaty (Pfizer) COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine for children

Expert testimony regarding the use of Moderna COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine in children

The Dangerous Push to Give Boosters to Teens

CDC: Heart inflammation cases among 5- to 11-year-old kids after COVID-19 shot

Study: COVID vaccination and age-stratified all-cause mortality risk

The American College of Pediatricians Supports Parental Choice

California School District Reverses Vaccine Mandate after Thousands of Children Refused to Comply

Texas AG gains federal injunction against another Biden vaccine mandate

Fauci: Hospitals are ‘Over-counting’ COVID-19 Cases in Children

COVID-19 — Injections (Others):

*** Unintended Consequences of mRNA Shots

*** Endless Boosters Threaten To Destroy Normal Immune Function

Ontario’s ‘top doctor’ says double-vaxxed people should stay away from triple-vaxxed relatives

World Council for Health Calls for an Immediate Stop to the COVID-19 Experimental “Vaccines”

‘Killing our patients’: Nurse exposes hospital failures, side effects of COVID shot

Japan Puts Warnings on COVID Injections

Real Not Rare website: a collection of some post-injection stories

New York Times Editor Who Won Pulitzer For COVID-19 Coverage Dead of Heart Attack One Day After Booster Shot

Study: Maternal COVID-19 Vaccination and Its Potential Impact on Fetal and Neonatal Development

RT-PCR Test Loses FDA Emergency Use Authorization On January 1, 2022

Army working on COVID-19 vaccine that may provide protection against all variants

Sarah Palin: ‘Over my dead body’ will I get the COVID-19 vaccine

Why Does Trump Keep Promoting the Vaccine?

The FDA Wants to Hide Pre-Licensure Data Until You’re Dead and Now the CDC Wants to Hide the Post-Licensure Safety Data

COVID-19 — Injection Mandates:

*** Boeing halts vaccine mandates for US workers

*** What’s Your Vaccine Discrimination Story?

*** U.S. Navy warship remains in port after COVID-19 breaks out among ‘100% immunized’ crew

COVID-19 — Models and Data:

*** ABSOLUTE (effectiveness) vs RELATIVE (efficacy) RISK REDUCTION in Research Reporting Bias

Looking at COVID infection levels after vaccination versus natural immunity

More Americans Have Died From Coronavirus Under Biden Than Trump

Why This New Virus Testing Makes No Sense

Oregon Health Authority: 622 Fully Vaccinated Residents Died Of COVID

I tackled a COVID modeler on Twitter and it was quite the revelation

Cheap, at-home COVID-19 testing is the quick fix we need

COVID-19 — Omicron:

*** Short video by MD: Beat Omicron Before You Catch It!

*** Omicron prompts rethink of vaccine impact, COVID-19 mandates

Physician Interview: All You Need to Know about the Omicron

Study: Vaccine effectiveness against SARS-CoV-2 infection with the Omicron or Delta variants following a two-dose or booster

Omicron – Conclusions

Omicron Policy Implications

CDC Confirms 80% of COVID-19 Cases Caused by Omicron Variant in the US are Fully Vaccinated Individuals

CDC significantly reduces estimate of omicron prevalence in US

COVID-19 — Misc:

*** Proof that the CDC, FDA, and NIH are corrupt and/or incompetent

*** Federal Agencies: Should We Trust Them?

*** Pfizer’s History of Fraud, Corruption

*** Archbishop Viganò’s startling warning to the American people

Video: The pandemic will end when the digital monetary system is in place

The CDC’s Flawed Case for Wearing Masks in School

NY suburban Dems, Republicans refuse to enforce Gov’s mask mandate

Aaron Rodgers video: If science can’t be questioned it’s not science

WHO insider exposes GAVI, Bill Gates for perpetrating coronavirus plandemic

COVID-19 Whistleblower on Why She Won’t Be Silent Despite Threats to Her Life

Criminals have stolen nearly $100 billion in Covid relief funds, Secret Service says

Gates, Fauci, etc charged with Genocide in Court Filing

Dr. Mercola Files Lawsuit Against US Sen. Elizabeth Warren

Study: SARS-CoV-2 infection and persistence throughout the human body and brain

This Scientist Created a Rapid Test Just Weeks Into the Pandemic. Here’s Why You Still Can’t Get It.

COVID-19: A constant fight against misinformation and propaganda

Greed Energy Economics:

Green energy firms the biggest corporate welfare recipients ever

Thank you Senator Manchin — as he Says No on Build Back Better Green New Deal

Here’s how much energy prices rose in 2021

Europeans Face a $395 Billion Hike in Energy Bills Next Year

NYS Playing a Climate Shell Game with NY Ratepayers

Wind Energy — Offshore:

Texas Public Policy Foundation brings fishermen’s lawsuit against Vineyard Wind

Vineyard Wind Harpooned By New Federal Lawsuit

Offshore wind developer tries to calm worries

Oswego County Legislature (NY) formally opposes wind turbines in Lake Ontario

Wind Energy — Other:

Which Country Or U.S. State Will Be The First To Hit The Renewable Energy Wall?

No benefits, only negative impacts from proposed wind turbine

Industrial Wind Turbines Once Again Demonstrate their Unreliability

Energy Security Can’t Be Assured by Unreliables

Fort Indiantown Gap (PA) leaders pushing back against proposed wind farm near base

A rural community in Spain is fighting wind energy

Solar Energy:

Paving Virginia with solar slabs is bad law

VA Solar project — will be considered, with conditions

The Uselessness of Solar Energy

Nuclear Energy:

*** World’s first nuclear power plant using 4th generation high-temperature gas reactor officially enters operation in China

Europe’s biggest nuclear reactor receives permission to start tests

Zoom: Exploding the nuclear myth: the role of nuclear in the energy transition

Shift to nuclear brightens Asian energy future

Fossil Fuel Energy:

*** US Sends Fleet of LNG Ships to Fuel-Starved Europe

Biden’s Oil Price Heading to $100 a Barrel

Decarbonization cannot manufacture products demanded by civilization

Germany Burning More Coal, Renewable Energy Share Falling

Misc Energy:

*** Netherlands Goes Nuclear In Massive Atomic Humanist Victory!

The Biden White House’s Energy Incompetence

Report: Realism or Utopianism?

Lights Out for New York?

Europe Shows the Way to Energy Chaos and Disaster

Video: Angry owner blows up his Tesla

How and why Youngkin should quit the RGGI

New Joint Office of Energy and Transportation Created

Boris Johnson: Declare an energy emergency or risk economic disaster

Manmade Global Warming:

*** Senator Manchin “cannot vote” for Biden’s “mammoth” “Build Back Better” Bill

*** The Science of the People who will not be Slaves again!

*** Unsung Zeroes: The Top 10 Under-Reported Climate Flops of 2021

*** The Climate Movement and It’s 10 Biggest Failures of 2021

New AGW Book: Hot Talk, Cold Science

Many Climate Ambitions Will End With 2021

CLINTEL 2021 Report

US Election:

Election-Integrity.info (10 major election reports by our team of experts, plus much more!)

*** The Power of 3/10 of 1% of 74 million

US Election — State Issues:

Hearing to Ban Georgia’s Dominion Voting System Marred by False AG Claims, Irrelevant Judge Interruptions

Lawsuit Reveals Fulton County 2020 Absentee Ballot Results Were Physically Impossible and Files Were Modified

Court Fight Over Dead People on Voter Lists Heats Up in Michigan

Pennsylvania Court Will Allow Inspection of Fulton County Dominion Voting Machines

US Politics and Socialism:

*** Who is to Blame for the “Industrial Revolution”?

*** John F Kennedy vs today’s Democrats

*** Facebook Admits in Court that its Fact Checks are Just Opinions

How Do We Stop the Cancel Culture’s Formula: Diversity, Inclusion, Equity = DIE?

The Sandcastle

Why BBB Would Be Hazardous to Your Health

Video: Bowing Down to China (10 minutes)

Biden’s EPA Turned Its Science Advisory Boards Into Woke Green Groups

Judge Hears Opening Arguments on Biden Administration’s Alleged Purge of Industry from EPA Panels

Other US Politics and Related:

*** The Real Misinformation Problem

*** AP’s Hit Piece on RFK, Jr. Symbolizes Intellectual, Moral Collapse of Mainstream News Industry

*** Documentary: The Complete Documentary of What is Happening In This World

British Medical Journal on Facebook “fact check” ‘… inaccurate, incompetent and irresponsible’

How Did the FBI End Up in This Mess?

The Danger of Nuclear War is Very Real

No, Congress should not codify ‘Chevron deference’

We Shouldn’t Allow Progressives to Limit Participation in Regulatory Process

Please—Stop the Coup Porn

The Fed’s Doomsday Prophet Has a Dire Warning About Where We’re Headed

Religion Related:

*** Why gratitude should be a part of your daily routine

*** Fake pastors and true

Christian Nationalism Is The Only Godly Option

Russia Fines Google With Record $100 Million For Corrupting Minors

Education Related:

*** Let the Buyer Beware!

*** No Critical Race Theory in Schools? Abundant Evidence Says Otherwise

*** How Marxists Captured the Universities and Will Soon Capture the Nation

Children are being ‘brainwashed’ by TikTok videos on ‘cool’ trans surgery viewed 26 billion times, campaigners claim

Many NC Students Are Missing out on Core Knowledge

Homeschooling Gifted Students: 9 Tips for Curriculum and Teaching

10 Books on Education That Are Worth Reading

Education Reform in 2022: Our Hopes for the New Year

Science and Misc Matters:

*** Implications of the retraction of a recent paper for scientific integrity in the White House

*** The Problem With Science is Scientists

If You Can’t Question It, Don’t Call It Science

EPA Announces Nationwide Monitoring Effort to Better Understand Extent of PFAS in Drinking Water

The Dirty Secret of America’s Clean Dishes

Dodge Is Cancelling The Hemi V8


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Biden’s oil price heading to $100 a barrel. Read on …

“Dreams are the seeds of change. Nothing ever grows without a seed, and nothing ever changes without a dream.” – Debby Boone


Unless the treasonous usurper in The Peoples House and his evil, satanic administration changes course on the insane energy agenda of theirs, oil will reach at least $100 a barrel in 2022. Right now it is hovering around $72 a barrel as the oil market weighs up if there will be massive closures and shutdowns universally due to the new China Virus Omicron variant which will affect consumption.

You will all remember that under the last fairly elected president, Donald J. Trump, the U.S. became a net exporter of oil. We could supply all our own needs and had plenty left over to export. Now however, due to the communist green policies of these extremists who stole the 2020 election, we are now buying approximately 37% of our oil needs from OPEC ( Not our friends ) and Russia ( Not our friend ) both of which are making huge profits from us as they ship their overpriced oil to us. Russia especially is ecstatic as it now has billions of extra income coming in to pour into their military. This as Pervy Joe is weakening ours.

Both OPEC and Russia can control the spigot to shorten our supply at will and manipulate the price we pay. Biden has begged them to increase production but they just laugh at the pathetic little man he is. They have us under their thumb.

2021, under the aforementioned Biden, has seen inflation soaring as supply chain issues, unconstitutional covid lockdowns and restrictions, whole sectors of businesses being destroyed, has given us inflation not seen since 1982 – and it is growing. Understand when the Government says inflation rose by 6.8% in November, that doesn’t include fuel, energy and food increases which we all know have gone up well into double digits. Hyper-Inflation is almost upon us. Pay increases nationally which were substantial, have all fallen behind the inflator figures and in many cases people are worse off now. Unfortunately the poorer, the middle class and all ethnic minorities have suffered the most under the illegal dictatorship in stolen power. That is the opposite of what happened under President Trump.

Saudi Arabian energy minister Abdulaziz bin Salman has hinted that they may cut production by 30 million barrels a day which would be catastrophic for our economy and our people. It would however enhance that cartels dominance in the global market for oil and gas energy.

Under President Trump, my President, inflation was kept low, contrary to many experts predictions, because the shale Revolution we created produced plentiful cheap oil and energy. Increases in normal businesses were kept offset by low energy costs. Simple!! Small and large businesses and corporations benefitted by our low cost oil and gas.

However, this administration made up of traitors, imbeciles, corrupt officials ( I am trying to be diplomatic here! ) are obsessed with the lies of Global Warming and supposed Climate Change. Alternative energy sources are just not ready for prime time!! We saw that in Texas. They cannot produce reliable energy in enough volume competitively priced to compete or replace fossil fuels. Period. Simple as that.

Since Biden took over the reins investment and much needed work and development in the fossil fuel industry has dried to a trickle. Biden holds responsibility for that and the resultant rises in the energy prices we have seen and are facing. Fears of new regulations, taxations and aggressive anti fossil fuel activities politically by this administration energy sector corporations are not willing to invest at the percentage needed. Right now investment is running just over 42% of what is needed. John Kerry, another slimeball politician and cowardly former Vietnam war liar on his non existent so called heroism, and now the climate czar, have been pressuring Wall Street, banks and financial institutions to cut investment and future investing in any fossil fuel and join or create a “Net-Zero Banking Alliance” Banks like BOA, Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase among others hastened to join this alliance. There is a story about one large oil company being asked to close their account so that bank could reduce its carbon footprint. Insanity.

The climate control rules and regulations in Europe have forced prices of energy sky high. With the shorter production there is a distinct possibility that there may very well be major shortages of fuel this winter.

Combine that with the Russian oil economy booming and with their troops massing on the Ukrainian border readying for a likely invasion, Russia knows, despite feeble Joes pathetic threats about oil and energy sanctions should Russia invade, that a weakened Europe heavily relies now on Russia for gas and oil and will not risk their own countries by supporting energy sanctions on Russia energy supply’s as they will not want to be going without. Russia is in a great position greatly aided by Biden’s energy policies.

I guess Sniffer Joe likes to see our enemies strengthen while we contract.

Another aspect of our reduced oil production is other countries like China are being forced to burn dirtier fuel which increases pollution and counteracts any reductions in so called carbon footprint reductions by countries like America.

Nobody I know wants to harm planet earth but cyclical weather changes have been going on since the beginning of time. This whole green new deal and climate change rubbish is just about money, power, control and destroying the middle class and lower class citizens of the world. It is about a one world nation where the rich will become richer and more powerful and the rest of us will become property of the world government.

The above scenario is not something I could stand still and give into. I know all my friends and millions of Americans feel the same.

Let’s put a stop to this insanity in the mid term Elections. Let’s send the corrupt and extremist politicians where they belong. We know where that is America. Now let’s find the fortitude to accomplish that simple goal and let’s get on with Building a truly Better America, where capitalism trumps socialism and criminals, political included, are held accountable. Where we lead the world again in every aspect and we bury this insanity once and for all.

Do what needs doing America. It’s time to do the right thing by our Founding Fathers, the constitution and our kids.

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