BEHRENS: Green New Deal 2.0 Doesn’t Make Biden Look Any Less Radical

Meet the “new” Green New Deal…same as the old Green New Deal.

When House Democrats introduced their new climate plan it’s clear they did so not as a serious proposal, but to give cover to Joe Biden. Their problem? Not even their own members are buying it.

You might recall the first version of the Green New Deal met with disaster even among Democrats. Despite her prime role as a media darling, AOC has never had the ability to bring her Green New Deal to a vote in the House. Democrat leaders, including Speaker Pelosi, never signed on to it and the bill was so radioactive not a single member of the Senate voted in favor of it.

For all the attention the eco-radicals and the media garnished for the first Green New Deal, it seems like not a single leader in Washington was eager to actually vote for it. Of course they had good reason, they know it spells catastrophe.

Now Democrats are taking the lemon-with-a-new-coat-of-paint approach to their environmental policy by hoping you won’t notice their new “plan” is just as out of touch as the old one. The goal is clear: Democrats are betting this proposal will appear more reasonable than the original Green New Deal and Biden won’t look like an AOC climate puppet. However, it’s just as much a threat to America’s middle class families, or even worse.

Under the plan, every American will need to budget for a new electric vehicle in the years ahead. They will also need to prepare for skyrocketing electric bills that are the result of government restricting the open energy market. Families already struggling to make ends meet will have to grapple with electric bills increasing 17 percent and forced to pay thousands to come into compliance with the law. All this at the same time millions of their neighbors lose their job in energy producing states like Pennsylvania, Louisiana and New Mexico.

Environmentalist Who Apologized for Climate Scare Rips Bernie-Biden Plan

Joe Biden has ruinous plans in store for workers, rate-payers and the environment.

Just ask former climate campaigner Michael Shellenberger, who recently apologized on behalf of environmentalists for the entire climate scare.

Marc Morano posted extensive details to CFACT’s Climate Depot.

According to Shellenberger, Biden’s radical climate plan:

  • Unscientifically blames climate change for flood, storm, & fire, damage
  • Would raise energy prices & increase unemployment
  • Would kill off nuclear, the largest source of clean energy
  • Would increase killing of bald eagles & whooping cranes

“What you’re proposing, @AOC @JohnKerry @JoeBiden @BernieSanders is extremely radical, terrible for workers, and terrible for the environment. And we tried it already. Before the Green New Deal, I helped create the New Apollo Project. It was a disaster,” Shellenberger explained.

In short, Shellenberger reveals that Joe Biden has morphed from moderate to radical on energy and the environment, and has turned over his environmental portfolio to the anti-energy Left.

That’s why extreme efforts are underway to censor and silence Shellenberger, CFACT, and anyone who presents the facts that disprove climate dogma.

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EXPOSED: How the Sunrise Movement is Indoctrinating our Youth in Public Schools

Millennial Millie posted the below YouTube video and comments.

On the surface, the Sunrise Movement is group of peaceful young activists fighting for a “Green New Deal”. On a deeper level, they are a gateway to radicalization teaching young activists how to exploit tragedy, including one’s own victimization, for political gain.

I was wrong. We scared you unnecessarily, says environmentalist

Michael Schellenberger has been called an “environmental guru,” “climate guru,” “North America’s leading public intellectual on clean energy,” and “high priest” of the environmental movement for his writings and TED talks, which have been viewed over five million times. His latest book, Apocalypse Never, is creating a huge controversy. Below he showcases its main ideas.


On behalf of environmentalists everywhere, I would like to formally apologize for the climate scare we created over the last 30 years. Climate change is happening. It’s just not the end of the world. It’s not even our most serious environmental problem.

I may seem like a strange person to be saying all of this. I have been a climate activist for 20 years and an environmentalist for 30.

But as an energy expert asked by Congress to provide objective expert testimony, and invited by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to serve as Expert Reviewer of its next Assessment Report, I feel an obligation to apologize for how badly we environmentalists have misled the public.

Here are some facts few people know:

  • Humans are not causing a “sixth mass extinction”
  • The Amazon is not “the lungs of the world”
  • Climate change is not making natural disasters worse
  • Fires have declined 25% around the world since 2003
  • The amount of land we use for meat — humankind’s biggest use of land — has declined by an area nearly as large as Alaska
  • The build-up of wood fuel and more houses near forests, not climate change, explain why there are more, and more dangerous, fires in Australia and California
  • Carbon emissions are declining in most rich nations and have been declining in Britain, Germany, and France since the mid-1970s
  • Netherlands became rich not poor while adapting to life below sea level
  • We produce 25% more food than we need and food surpluses will continue to rise as the world gets hotter
  • Habitat loss and the direct killing of wild animals are bigger threats to species than climate change
  • Wood fuel is far worse for people and wildlife than fossil fuels
  • Preventing future pandemics requires more not less “industrial” agriculture

I know that the above facts will sound like “climate denialism” to many people. But that just shows the power of climate alarmism.

In reality, the above facts come from the best-available scientific studies, including those conducted by or accepted by the IPCC, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and other leading scientific bodies.

Some people will, when they read this imagine that I’m some right-wing anti-environmentalist. I’m not. At 17, I lived in Nicaragua to show solidarity with the Sandinista socialist revolution. At 23 I raised money for Guatemalan women’s cooperatives. In my early 20s I lived in the semi-Amazon doing research with small farmers fighting land invasions. At 26 I helped expose poor conditions at Nike factories in Asia.

I became an environmentalist at 16 when I threw a fundraiser for Rainforest Action Network. At 27 I helped save the last unprotected ancient redwoods in California. In my 30s I advocated renewables and successfully helped persuade the Obama administration to invest $90 billion into them. Over the last few years I helped save enough nuclear plants from being replaced by fossil fuels to prevent a sharp increase in emissions

But until last year, I mostly avoided speaking out against the climate scare. Partly that’s because I was embarrassed. After all, I am as guilty of alarmism as any other environmentalist. For years, I referred to climate change as an “existential” threat to human civilization, and called it a “crisis.”

But mostly I was scared. I remained quiet about the climate disinformation campaign because I was afraid of losing friends and funding. The few times I summoned the courage to defend climate science from those who misrepresent it I suffered harsh consequences. And so I mostly stood by and did next to nothing as my fellow environmentalists terrified the public.

I even stood by as people in the White House and many in the news media tried to destroy the reputation and career of an outstanding scientist, good man, and friend of mine, Roger Pielke, Jr., a lifelong progressive Democrat and environmentalist who testified in favor of carbon regulations. Why did they do that? Because his research proves natural disasters aren’t getting worse.

But then, last year, things spiraled out of control.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said “The world is going to end in twelve years if we don’t address climate change.” Britain’s most high-profile environmental group claimed “Climate Change Kills Children.”

The world’s most influential green journalist, Bill McKibben, called climate change the “greatest challenge humans have ever faced” and said it would “wipe out civilizations.”

Mainstream journalists reported, repeatedly, that the Amazon was “the lungs of the world,” and that deforestation was like a nuclear bomb going off.

As a result, half of the people surveyed around the world last year said they thought climate change would make humanity extinct. And in January, one out of five British children told pollsters they were having nightmares about climate change.

Whether or not you have children you must see how wrong this is. I admit I may be sensitive because I have a teenage daughter. After we talked about the science she was reassured. But her friends are deeply misinformed and thus, understandably, frightened.

I thus decided I had to speak out. I knew that writing a few articles wouldn’t be enough. I needed a book to properly lay out all of the evidence.

And so my formal apology for our fear-mongering comes in the form of my new book, Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All.

It is based on two decades of research and three decades of environmental activism. At 400 pages, with 100 of them endnotes, Apocalypse Never covers climate change, deforestation, plastic waste, species extinction, industrialization, meat, nuclear energy, and renewables.

Some highlights from the book:

  • Factories and modern farming are the keys to human liberation and environmental progress
  • The most important thing for saving the environment is producing more food, particularly meat, on less land
  • The most important thing for reducing air pollution and carbon emissions is moving from wood to coal to petroleum to natural gas to uranium
  • 100% renewables would require increasing the land used for energy from today’s 0.5% to 50%
  • We should want cities, farms, and power plants to have higher, not lower, power densities
  • Vegetarianism reduces one’s emissions by less than 4%
  • Greenpeace didn’t save the whales, switching from whale oil to petroleum and palm oil did
  • “Free-range” beef would require 20 times more land and produce 300% more emissions
  • Greenpeace dogmatism worsened forest fragmentation of the Amazon
  • The colonialist approach to gorilla conservation in the Congo produced a backlash that may have resulted in the killing of 250 elephants

Why were we all so misled?

In the final three chapters of Apocalypse Never I expose the financial, political, and ideological motivations. Environmental groups have accepted hundreds of millions of dollars from fossil fuel interests. Groups motivated by anti-humanist beliefs forced the World Bank to stop trying to end poverty and instead make poverty “sustainable.” And status anxiety, depression, and hostility to modern civilization are behind much of the alarmism

Once you realize just how badly misinformed we have been, often by people with plainly unsavory or unhealthy motivations, it is hard not to feel duped.

Will Apocalypse Never make any difference? There are certainly reasons to doubt it.

The news media have been making apocalyptic pronouncements about climate change since the late 1980s, and do not seem disposed to stop.

The ideology behind environmental alarmsim — Malthusianism — has been repeatedly debunked for 200 years and yet is more powerful than ever.

But there are also reasons to believe that environmental alarmism will, if not come to an end, have diminishing cultural power.

The coronavirus pandemic is an actual crisis that puts the climate “crisis” into perspective. Even if you think we have overreacted, Covid-19 has killed nearly 500,000 people and shattered economies around the globe.

Scientific institutions including WHO and IPCC have undermined their credibility through the repeated politicization of science. Their future existence and relevance depends on new leadership and serious reform.

Facts still matter, and social media is allowing for a wider range of new and independent voices to outcompete alarmist environmental journalists at legacy publications.

Nations are reverting openly to self-interest and away from Malthusianism and neoliberalism, which is good for nuclear and bad for renewables.

The evidence is overwhelming that our high-energy civilization is better for people and nature than the low-energy civilization that climate alarmists would return us to.

The invitations from IPCC and Congress are signs of a growing openness to new thinking about climate change and the environment. Another one has been to the response to my book from climate scientists, conservationists, and environmental scholars. “Apocalypse Never is an extremely important book,” writes Richard Rhodes, the Pulitzer-winning author of The Making of the Atomic Bomb. “This may be the most important book on the environment ever written,” says one of the fathers of modern climate science Tom Wigley.

“We environmentalists condemn those with antithetical views of being ignorant of science and susceptible to confirmation bias,” wrote the former head of The Nature Conservancy, Steve McCormick. “But too often we are guilty of the same.  Shellenberger offers ‘tough love:’ a challenge to entrenched orthodoxies and rigid, self-defeating mindsets.  Apocalypse Never serves up occasionally stinging, but always well-crafted, evidence-based points of view that will help develop the ‘mental muscle’ we need to envision and design not only a hopeful, but an attainable, future.”

That is all I hoped for in writing it. If you’ve made it this far, I hope you’ll agree that it’s perhaps not as strange as it seems that a lifelong environmentalist, progressive, and climate activist felt the need to speak out against the alarmism.

I further hope that you’ll accept my apology.

This article has been republished with permission from the website of Environmental Progress, which was founded by Michael Schellenberger.

COLUMN BY

Michael Schellenberger

Michael Shellenberger is an American author, environmental policy writer, co-founder of Breakthrough Institute and founder of Environmental Progress.

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

Prominent climate activist Shellenberger officially recants: ‘On Behalf Of Environmentalists, I Apologize For The Climate Scare’

Green Guru Michael Shellenberger, formerly Time Magazine’s “Hero of the Environment”:

“On behalf of environmentalists everywhere, I would like to formally apologize for the climate scare we created over the last 30 years. Climate change is happening. It’s just not the end of the world. It’s not even our most serious environmental problem. I may seem like a strange person to be saying all of this. I have been a climate activist for 20 years and an environmentalist for 30.

But as an energy expert asked by Congress to provide objective expert testimony, and invited by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to serve as Expert Reviewer of its next Assessment Report, I feel an obligation to apologize for how badly we environmentalists have misled the public.”

[…]

Some people will, when they read this imagine that I’m some right-wing anti-environmentalist. I’m not. At 17, I lived in Nicaragua to show solidarity with the Sandinista socialist revolution…I became an environmentalist at 16 when I threw a fundraiser for Rainforest Action Network…In my 30s I advocated renewables and successfully helped persuade the Obama administration to invest $90 billion into them…

Scientific institutions including WHO and IPCC have undermined their credibility through the repeated politicization of science.

Until last year, I mostly avoided speaking out against the climate scare. Partly that’s because I was embarrassed. After all, I am as guilty of alarmism as any other environmentalist…I remained quiet about the climate disinformation campaign because I was afraid of losing friends and funding.

But then, last year, things spiraled out of control. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said “The world is going to end in twelve years if we don’t address climate change.” Britain’s most high-profile environmental group claimed “Climate Change Kills Children.

MICHAEL SHELLENBERGER

On behalf of environmentalists everywhere, I would like to formally apologize for the climate scare we created over the last 30 years. Climate change is happening. It’s just not the end of the world. It’s not even our most serious environmental problem.

I may seem like a strange person to be saying all of this. I have been a climate activist for 20 years and an environmentalist for 30.

But as an energy expert asked by Congress to provide objective expert testimony, and invited by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to serve as Expert Reviewer of its next Assessment Report, I feel an obligation to apologize for how badly we environmentalists have misled the public.

Here are some facts few people know:

  • Humans are not causing a “sixth mass extinction”
  • The Amazon is not “the lungs of the world”
  • Climate change is not making natural disasters worse
  • Fires have declined 25% around the world since 2003
  • The amount of land we use for meat — humankind’s biggest use of land — has declined by an area nearly as large as Alaska
  • The build-up of wood fuel and more houses near forests, not climate change, explain why there are more, and more dangerous, fires in Australia and California
  • Carbon emissions have been declining in rich nations for decades and peaked in Britain, Germany and France in the mid-seventies
  • Adapting to life below sea level made the Netherlands rich not poor
  • We produce 25% more food than we need and food surpluses will continue to rise as the world gets hotter
  • Habitat loss and the direct killing of wild animals are bigger threats to species than climate change
  • Wood fuel is far worse for people and wildlife than fossil fuels
  • Preventing future pandemics requires more not less “industrial” agriculture

I know that the above facts will sound like “climate denialism” to many people. But that just shows the power of climate alarmism.

In reality, the above facts come from the best-available scientific studies, including those conducted by or accepted by the IPCC, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and other leading scientific bodies.

Some people will, when they read this imagine that I’m some right-wing anti-environmentalist. I’m not. At 17, I lived in Nicaragua to show solidarity with the Sandinista socialist revolution. At 23 I raised money for Guatemalan women’s cooperatives. In my early 20s I lived in the semi-Amazon doing research with small farmers fighting land invasions. At 26 I helped expose poor conditions at Nike factories in Asia.

I became an environmentalist at 16 when I threw a fundraiser for Rainforest Action Network. At 27 I helped save the last unprotected ancient redwoods in California. In my 30s I advocated renewables and successfully helped persuade the Obama administration to invest $90 billion into them. Over the last few years I helped save enough nuclear plants from being replaced by fossil fuels to prevent a sharp increase in emissions

Until last year, I mostly avoided speaking out against the climate scare. Partly that’s because I was embarrassed. After all, I am as guilty of alarmism as any other environmentalist. For years, I referred to climate change as an “existential” threat to human civilization, and called it a “crisis.” 

But mostly I was scared. I remained quiet about the climate disinformation campaign because I was afraid of losing friends and funding. The few times I summoned the courage to defend climate science from those who misrepresent it I suffered harsh consequences. And so I mostly stood by and did next to nothing as my fellow environmentalists terrified the public.

I even stood by as people in the White House and many in the news media tried to destroy the reputation and career of an outstanding scientist, good man, and friend of mine, Roger Pielke, Jr., a lifelong progressive Democrat and environmentalist who testified in favor of carbon regulations. Why did they do that? Because his research proves natural disasters aren’t getting worse.

But then, last year, things spiraled out of control. 

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said “The world is going to end in twelve years if we don’t address climate change.” Britain’s most high-profile environmental group claimed “Climate Change Kills Children.” 

The world’s most influential green journalist, Bill McKibben, called climate change the “greatest challenge humans have ever faced” and said it would “wipe out civilizations.” 

Mainstream journalists reported, repeatedly, that the Amazon was “the lungs of the world,” and that deforestation was like a nuclear bomb going off.

As a result, half of the people surveyed around the world last year said they thought climate change would make humanity extinct. And in January, one out of five British children told pollsters they were having nightmares about climate change.

Whether or not you have children you must see how wrong this is. I admit I may be sensitive because I have a teenage daughter. After we talked about the science she was reassured. But her friends are deeply misinformed and thus, understandably, frightened.

I thus decided I had to speak out. I knew that writing a few articles wouldn’t be enough. I needed a book to properly lay out all of the evidence.

 And so my formal apology for our fear-mongering comes in the form of my new book, Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All. 

It is based on two decades of research and three decades of environmental activism. At 400 pages, with 100 of them endnotes, Apocalypse Never covers climate change, deforestation, plastic waste, species extinction, industrialization, meat, nuclear energy, and renewables.

Some highlights from the book:

  • Factories and modern farming are the keys to human liberation and environmental progress 
  • The most important thing for saving the environment is producing more food, particularly meat, on less land 
  • The most important thing for reducing air pollution and carbon emissions is moving from wood to coal to petroleum to natural gas to uranium 
  • 100% renewables would require increasing the land used for energy from today’s 0.5% to 50% 
  • We should want cities, farms, and power plants to have higher, not lower, power densities
  • Vegetarianism reduces one’s emissions by less than 4%
  • Greenpeace didn’t save the whales, switching from whale oil to petroleum and palm oil did
  • “Free-range” beef would require 20 times more land and produce 300% more emissions
  • Greenpeace dogmatism worsened forest fragmentation of the Amazon
  • The colonialist approach to gorilla conservation in the Congo produced a backlash that may have resulted in the killing of 250 elephants

Why were we all so misled?

In the final three chapters of Apocalypse Never I expose the financial, political, and ideological motivations. Environmental groups have accepted hundreds of millions of dollars from fossil fuel interests. Groups motivated by anti-humanist beliefs forced the World Bank to stop trying to end poverty and instead make poverty “sustainable.” And status anxiety, depression, and hostility to modern civilization are behind much of the alarmism

Once you realize just how badly misinformed we have been, often by people with plainly unsavory or unhealthy motivations, it is hard not to feel duped.

Will Apocalypse Never make any difference? There are certainly reasons to doubt it.

The news media have been making apocalyptic pronouncements about climate change since the late 1980s, and do not seem disposed to stop.

The ideology behind environmental alarmsim — Malthusianism — has been repeatedly debunked for 200 years and yet is more powerful than ever.

But there are also reasons to believe that environmental alarmism will, if not come to an end, have diminishing cultural power.

The coronavirus pandemic is an actual crisis that puts the climate “crisis” into perspective. Even if you think we have overreacted, Covid-19 has killed nearly 500,000 people and shattered economies around the globe.

Scientific institutions including WHO and IPCC have undermined their credibility through the repeated politicization of science. Their future existence and relevance depends on new leadership and serious reform.

Facts still matter, and social media is allowing for a wider range of new and independent voices to outcompete alarmist environmental journalists at legacy publications.

Nations are reorienting toward the national interest and away from Malthusianism and neoliberalism, which is good for nuclear and bad for renewables.

The evidence is overwhelming that our high-energy civilization is better for people and nature than the low-energy civilization that climate alarmists would return us to.

And the invitations I received from IPCC and Congress late last year, after I published a series of criticisms of climate alarmism, are signs of a growing openness to new thinking about climate change and the environment.

Another sign is the response to my book from climate scientists, conservationists, and environmental scholars. “Apocalypse Never is an extremely important book,” writes Richard Rhodes, the Pulitzer-winning author of The Making of the Atomic Bomb. “This may be the most important book on the environment ever written,” says one of the fathers of modern climate science Tom Wigley.

“We environmentalists condemn those with antithetical views of being ignorant of science and susceptible to confirmation bias,” wrote the former head of The Nature Conservancy, Steve McCormick. “But too often we are guilty of the same.  Shellenberger offers ‘tough love:’ a challenge to entrenched orthodoxies and rigid, self-defeating mindsets.  Apocalypse Never serves up occasionally stinging, but always well-crafted, evidence-based points of view that will help develop the ‘mental muscle’ we need to envision and design not only a hopeful, but an attainable, future.”

That is all I that I had hoped for in writing it. If you’ve made it this far, I hope you’ll agree that it’s perhaps not as strange as it seems that a lifelong environmentalist, progressive, and climate activist felt the need to speak out against the alarmism.

I further hope that you’ll accept my apology.

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

Recent Energy and Environmental News

Our latest Energy & Environmental Newsletter is now available… For the full version of this issue, go here, page 45.  To review some of the highlights, see below.

Two upbeat specials:

Short video: Creativity Goes On

Short video: To The Human Race

My votes for the most outstanding articles this news cycle are:

COVID-19 related

Dr. Raoult: The Marx Brothers are Doing Science

Excellent video re HCQ, politics, and Science

Are Prolonged Shutdowns Deadlier than the Virus?

The Bitter Irony of Revolutions

Executive Orders, Deregulation, and Bureaucratic Response

Energy related

The Green Delusion continues to Perpetuate Costs upon the Poor

House Dems include more wind and solar tax credits in infrastructure bill

Study: Hundreds of ‘protected areas’ threatened by renewable energy

Why the World’s Most Advanced Solar Plants Are Failing

Why Climate Activists Will Go Nuclear — Or Go Extinct

Dangers of Nuclear Energy ‘Much Less Than Previously Thought

Debunking The Endless Myths Pitched by Renewable Energy Propagandists

China’s assault on Texas – this project threatens US national security

Climate related

On Behalf Of Environmentalists, I Apologize For The Climate Scare 

Covid-19 pandemic is ‘fire drill’ for effects of climate crisis, says UN official

Book Review: ‘Apocalypse Never’ – False Gods for Lost Souls

Next-generation climate models: worse than ever!

Study: Structural Errors in Global Climate Models

EU Made ‘No Progress’ In Climate Action Over Past Five Years

Education & Religion related

Three generations of brainwashing are paying off for the left

Now They’re Coming For Christ

Stop The Coronavirus Crackdown on Religion

A new way to end Big Tech censorship against Conservatives and Christians

Keys to the Progressive Kingdom

Environmentalism as Religion: A Leading Environmentalist Bemoans That

Politics, etc. related

Confederate statues, now founders, next Jesus. Their real target: America

Apocalyptic science: How the West is destroying itself

Peterson video: The Marxist Lie of White Privilege

Thomas Sowell at 90: Understanding Race Relations Around the World

Short Video w Larry Elder: The Ferguson Lie

The Pandemic Claims New Victims: Prestigious Medical Journals

More Scientists Abandon Their Profession to Promote Left-Wing Politics

COVID-19: Therapies and Prevention

Low dose radiation may save people from Coronavirus

Excellent video re HCQ, politics, and Science

FDA Withdraws Emergency Authorization For HCQ

AAPS Lawsuit to Against FDA for obstructing the use of HCQ

Dr. Raoult: The Marx Brothers are Doing Science

The Miserable Pseudo-Science Behind Face Masks, Social Distancing & Contact Tracing

Many People Lack Protective Antibodies After COVID-19 Infection

Are Special Interests Undermining the Quest for a COVID-19 Vaccine?

COVID-19: Models and Data

Are Prolonged Shutdowns Deadlier than the Virus?

600+ Physicians send letter to the President

Did lockdowns really save 3 million COVID-19 deaths, as claimed?

COVID-19 and Environmentalist Injustice

Media Begging for a ‘Second Wave’ of COVID-19

COVID-19: Misc

The Bitter Irony of Revolutions

Executive Orders, Deregulation, and Bureaucratic Response

Video: Scientists – Coronavirus Altered in Lab to Better Attach to Humans

Video: What Impact Will the Covid-19 Crisis Have on the Green Movement?

How College Sports Can Survive

FDA warns against using these nine hand sanitizers

The Sneaky Covid War on Cash

COVID19 are Americans a Pride of Lions or a Herd of Cattle

Greed Energy Economics

The Green Delusion continues to Perpetuate Costs upon the Poor

House Dems include more wind and solar tax credit in infrastructure bill

Failing Cities and States use Climate Change Lawsuits as Fiscal Escape Hatch

Virginia’s latest folly — offshore wind power

UK: £3 Billion-A-Year to Prevent Green Energy Blackouts

Most Americans Wouldn’t Pay $10/Mo to Combat Climate Change

Renewable Energy Health and Eco-system Consequences

Study: Hundreds of ‘protected areas’ threatened by renewable energy

Evangelists Grappling with the Gruesome Human Cost of Renewable Energy
Study: Confirming Tonality at Residences Influenced by Wind Turbines

Lake Erie wind project faces stiff head winds because of warblers and waterfowl

Wind Energy

Astonishing Buildout Needed for “Clean” NY Grid

Turbines threaten unspoiled W Texas river and Air Force training routes

China’s assault on Texas – this project threatens US national security

At least 15 dead in southern Mexico wind project feud killings

Local Resistance to Wind Power Grows in Europe

Norway to rein in wind power after raging local opposition

Wind Turbines: The Pruitt-Igoes of the Plains

Solar Energy

Why the World’s Most Advanced Solar Plants Are Failing

Organization challenges Net Metering, and stirs ire of solar advocates

South Australia Solar Fiasco Suggests What’s Ahead for New York

Solar Maintenance To Cost $9.4 Billion By 2025

The Vagaries of Solar in New England

Nuclear Energy

Why Climate Activists Will Go Nuclear — Or Go Extinct

Dangers of Nuclear Energy ‘Much Less Than Previously Thought

COVID-19 undermining nuclear’s important role in clean energy transitions

Why the US Should Use Nuclear Power: Climate Change and Air Pollution

Former Extinction Rebellion activist: join me in embracing nuclear power

Short video: Wind Turbines or Nuclear?

Natural Gas Energy

Short video: Turning natural gas into Liquid Natural Gas (LNG)

Supreme Court deals blow to opponents of Atlantic Coast Pipeline

More Natural Gas Use = Lower Cost of Utilities

Biden Proposes to Ban New Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling

Coal Energy

Making coal from food waste, garden cuttings – and even human sewage

How Many Coal-Dependent Jobs Are There and How Important Are They?

India Announces New Coal Boom

Pakistan Aims To Increase Coal Share By 30% By 2030

China Adds New Wave Of Coal Plants After Lifting Curbs

Misc Energy

Debunking The Endless Myths Pitched by Renewable Energy Propagandists

Good news: Fed Govt over-rules NC re offshore energy seismic survey

Forget wind and solar power for COVID recovery

US Republicans Prepare For Energy ‘Cold War’ With China

NYISO Power Trends 2020

Fossil Fuels Still Supply 84% of World Energy — And Other Eye Openers

In Iowa, lobbyists look to counter local wind, solar opposition

Robert Bryce’s Power Hungry Podcast

Manmade Global Warming: Some Deceptions

On Behalf Of Environmentalists, I Apologize For The Climate Scare 

Covid-19 pandemic is ‘fire drill’ for effects of climate crisis, says UN official

Book Review: ‘Apocalypse Never’ – False Gods for Lost Souls

Study: MIT’s Dr. Lindzen Pokes Fun at the Naïve, Well-Funded CO2 Claims

The Climate Campaign Is Less And Less About The Climate

Michael E Mann, Loser (Again) and Deadbeat (for Sure)

Video: Alex Epstein interviews Naomi Seibt

Manmade Global Warming: Climate Models

Next-generation climate models: worse than ever!

Study: Structural Errors in Global Climate Models

Hurricane season is here, but don’t believe climate change pandering

The flaw in relying on the worst-case-scenario climate model

Manmade Global Warming: Misc

EU Made ‘No Progress’ In Climate Action Over Past Five Years

A Winning Trifecta for Climate Science and Rationality

Study: How Does CO2 Escape the Atmosphere?

Slideshow: Climate Statistics 101

Warming is not the only threat

Education Related

Three generations of brainwashing are paying off for the left

Charter schools’ enemies block black success

Equity vs. Excellence. Is the University of California Committing Suicide?

Save the Humanities by Flipping the Curriculum

Why Do American Universities Lead the World in Scientific Research?

Religion and Current Events

Now They’re Coming For Christ

Stop The Coronavirus Crackdown on Religion

A new way to end Big Tech censorship against Conservatives and Christians

Keys to the Progressive Kingdom

Environmentalism as Religion: A Leading Environmentalist Bemoans That

Trans-humanism: The new religion of the coming technocracy

US Politics and Socialism

Confederate statues, now founders, next Jesus. Their real target: America

Apocalyptic science: How the West is destroying itself

Peterson video: The Marxist Lie of White Privilege

Video: Manipulating America: The Chinese Communist Playbook

Young Socialists’ Vision Blind to Capitalism’s Virtues

America’s Own Color Revolution

Defend, Not Defund Police

Put Merit of CHOP’s Ideology to the Test

Other US Politics and Related

Thomas Sowell at 90: Understanding Race Relations Around the World

Short Video w Larry Elder: The Ferguson Lie

Short Video: The Hyprocricy is Unbelievable!

Preying Mattis Should Learn the Difference Between Protesters and Rioters

Science and Misc Matters

The Pandemic Claims New Victims: Prestigious Medical Journals

More Scientists Abandon Their Profession to Promote Left-Wing Politics

54 scientists have lost their jobs as a result of NIH probe into foreign ties

A War Against Science Waged by DC’s Rank and File

DOJ calls for Big Tech bias reform laws

EPA Finally May Look at Benefits and Costs of Rule-making Processes

EPA gives up on barring grantees from science advisory panels

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Supreme Court deals blow to opponents of Atlantic Coast Pipeline

In a closely watched decision that will move one of the nation’s largest energy infrastructure projects a few steps nearer to realization, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) acted lawfully when it granted a permit for the proposed $8 billion Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) to cross under the Appalachian Trail.

The 7-2 ruling, handed down June 15, removes the biggest legal obstacle to the 600-mile pipeline, which would carry up to 1.5 billion cubic feet of natural gas from the Marcellus Shale basin in West Virginia to customers in Virginia and North Carolina.

Questions over which federal agency has the authority to issue a permit, known as a right-of-way, in the Appalachian Trail sector of the pipeline have kept the project tied up in courts. In issuing its decision, the Supreme Court overturned a 2018 ruling by the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, which said the Forest Service lacked the authority to approve the right-of-way, because the Appalachian Trail is under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Park Service (NPS). The pipeline wouldn’t actually “cross” the Appalachian Trail; it would be constructed and installed hundreds of feet beneath it.

Untangling Jurisdictional Questions

Speaking for the majority, Justice Clarence Thomas addressed the vexing question of whether the Interior Department’s decision to make the NPS responsible for the Appalachian Trail also meant the NPS has authority over land underneath the trail. Thomas determined that the administrative arrangement did not remove the USFS’s power to approve construction under the trail.

“Accordingly, the Forest Service had the authority to issue the permit here,” he wrote.

The Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC), one of the green groups suing to stop the pipeline, remained defiant after the ruling was handed down.

“While today’s decision was not what we hoped for, it addresses only one of the many problems faced by the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. This is not a viable project. It is still missing many required authorizations, including the Forest Service permit at issue in today’s case, and the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals will soon consider the mounting evidence that we never need this pipeline to supply power,” SELC’s DJ Gerken said in a statement.

In Operation by 2022?

As expected, the court’s ruling was welcomed by the project’s two leading developers, Dominion Resources and Duke Energy. Dominion expects to begin construction later this year and is looking at having the pipeline in operation by early 2022.

“Today’s decision is an affirmation of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and communities across our region that are depending on it for jobs, economic growth, and clean energy,” Duke Energy said in a statement. “We look forward to resolving the remaining project permits.”

The project’s developers should be able to obtain the missing USFS permit later this summer. Other permits shouldn’t pose a problem unless there is a change of administrations in January. Then, all bets are off.

Author

Bonner Cohen, Ph. D.

Bonner R. Cohen, Ph. D., is a senior policy analyst with CFACT.

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Recent Energy and Environmental News — Plus COVID-19 Models and Data

Our latest Energy & Environmental Newsletter is now available… For the full version of this issue, go here, page 42.  To review some of the highlights, see below.

Considering the end-of-times crises that now seem to appear almost weekly, please give careful consideration to Paul Harvey’s short, prophetic 1964 talk:

(please watch it on your computer, in full-screen mode)

Two upbeat specials:

Great short video: Me Explaining the Pandemic to My Past Self

Six Tips for Finding Happiness (+ find religion!)

My votes for the most outstanding articles this cycle are:

A Compilation of Some HCQ Studies

Scientists, MDs Rip Anti-HCQ Study Published In The Lancet

Forecast Models Encounter Reality

Public trust in scientists will decline in wake of COVID-19

HCQ Farce Has Tragic Consequences


Democrats prepare to push clean energy in recovery packages

Reality Is Gradually Catching Up To Green Energy

America needs a realistic debate about our energy future

Study: IPCC’s core hypothesis is dead

Study (part 1): The Global Carbon Budget: Highly Questionable


To the Americans Who Are on Their Knees

Ben Stein: My View of Looters

Senator Tom Cotton Takes On the Woke Mob

George Floyd’s Brother Testifies In House Judiciary Hearing

Talk given to 2020 MIT Graduation Class

Why Public Schools and the Mainstream Media Dumb Us Down


COVID-19: Therapies and Prevention

A Compilation of Some HCQ Studies

Scientists, MDs Rip Anti-HCQ Study Published In The Lancet

LancetGate: Pulling a Fast One on Proponents of HCQ

COVID-19: Lancet retracts paper that halted HCQ trials

HCQ Farce Has Tragic Consequences

Report: When does government intervention make sense for COVID-19?

COVID-19: Models and Data

Forecast Models Encounter Reality

Covid vs. Climate Modeling: Cloudy With a Chance of Politics

Why Both Coronavirus and Climate Models Get It Wrong

COVID-19 Modeler Admits Error

CDC: Excess Deaths Associated with COVID-19

Studies: 60% of People Naturally Resistant to SARS-COV2

The Modelers Thought of Everything — Except Reality

COVID-19: Misc

Public trust in scientists will decline in wake of COVID-19

Tucker video: Our leaders used a health emergency to subvert democracy

It’s time to Flatten the Fear

EO on Accelerating the Nation’s Economic Recovery from the COVID-19

The CDC Waited ‘Its Entire Existence for This Moment.’ What Went Wrong?

An Unvarnished Look into China’s Bio-Weapons Program

Short video: Woke Virus

Greed Energy Economics

Democrats prepare to push clean energy in recovery packages

SCC: the Most Important Figure You’ve Never Heard of

As Subsidies Run Out, 5000 German Wind Projects Face Shutdown

How Virginia’s Green New Deal Will Add to Residents’ COVID-19 Costs

The Virginia Clean Economy Act is a Disaster

California Continues to Inflict More Costs onto the Energy Used by Residents

Renewable Energy Health and Eco-system Consequences

New York’s Accelerated Renewable Energy Act Poses Risks to Birds

Filthy ‘Green’ Future: The Dark & Toxic Side of Wind & Solar Power

Study: Offshore wind could have major impact on fishing, shipping

Natural Gas Energy

EPA rule limits states from blocking pipeline projects

Russia Fears American Energy Dominance — And That’s a Good Thing

U.S. To Become World’s Top LNG Exporter

Study: Filtration a Viable Option for Marcellus Shale Produced Water

Cryobox Reduces Methane Emissions

Nuclear Energy

Bold American Strategy to Lead on Nuclear Energy

NYS Negates all Wind and Solar statewide by closing Indian Point

Renewable Energy

Reality Is Gradually Catching Up To Green Energy

Wind Energy Projects Are “Like Siting Landfills. Nobody Wants Them.”

Until we get a proper roadmap, Net Zero is a goal without a plan

COVID-19: Green New Deal dress rehearsal

Good Commentary on the Lake Erie Wind Project

It’s time for California to follow Mexico and pull the plug on Renewables

Misc Energy

America needs a realistic debate about our energy future

FERC Energy Primer: A Handbook of Energy Market Basics

Good film: Juice: How Electricity Explains The World

The End of Petroleum Products Would Be The End of Society As We Know It

2019’s grid storage additions fell for the first time since 2013. Why?

Report: Electrifying the UK, and the Want of Engineering

Study: The Brink of Darkness — Britain’s Fragile Power Grid

Manmade Global Warming: Some Deceptions

Study: IPCC’s core hypothesis is dead

Study (part 1): The Global Carbon Budget: Highly Questionable

Report: Weather Extremes — Are They Caused by Global Warming?

US Power Sector Meets Climate Targets 11 Years Ahead of Schedule

CO2 levels hit record high despite emissions dip from coronavirus

Alarmist queen Hayhoe takedown by Friends of Science

NASA Scientist: Climate Catastrophe Is White Supremacy

Study: Changes in Barents Sea ice Edge Positions…

Report: Global Warming — FB Thinks Its Opinion Is Better Than Yours

Short Video: The 97% Myth

Education Related

Why Public Schools and the Mainstream Media Dumb Us Down

Talk given to 2020 MIT Graduation Class

Why Students Have Turned Away from History

UNC-Chapel Hill Creates Commission to Battle ‘Invisible Racism’

Do the Math…or Not

Are You Sure You Want to Go to Grad School?

Short video: Graduation 2020: The COVID Class

US Politics and Socialism

To the Americans Who Are on Their Knees

Short video: Why?

Biblical Principles for Political Engagement

Reaping a False Narrative Sown by Our Elites

Undercover Investigation – Minneapolis Riot Was Preplanned

It’s Time to Investigate George Soros for Funding Domestic Terrorism

Donations to BLM Go Directly to ActBlue, Which Supports the DNC

The Real History of Antifa

Other US Politics and Related

Ben Stein: My View of Looters

Senator Tom Cotton Takes On the Woke Mob

George Floyd’s Brother Testifies In House Judiciary Hearing

Where Black Lives Don’t Matter

Facebook is ‘destroying the very fabric of democracy’

President Trump’s Executive Order Confronts Big Tech Bias

US Manufacturing Exodus From China Gets Underway

Video: Minneapolis Riot Was Preplanned

Study: Ten Thousand Commandments

Science and Misc Matters

Shutdowns show how clean our air already is

EPA: Increasing Consistency and Transparency in the Rule-making Process

What Makes Experts Special?

The sky’s the limit for commercial space flight  

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Recent Energy and Environmental News — Plus Some George Floyd Insights

In this special version of our Newsletter, I’m only covering two topics:

  1. Some background about the Newsletterand
  2. George Floyd.

The AWED Newsletter

I receive a LOT of questions about the Newsletter (How long it has been published? How much time do I spend putting together each issue? Can the Newsletter be reposted on social media sites? Can past issues be easily searched for topics of interest?  Etc., etc.).

For the first time ever, I’m publishing answers to all the questions I’ve been asked. If I’ve missed any, let me know and I’ll update this summary.

Some George Floyd Insights

I wrote a commentary about this issue, from the perspective that our recent poor societal choices have made the riots (looting, arson and deaths) completely expected. My piece was published in the DailyWire last week.

Archbishop Vigano’s superior letter to the President touched on some of my theme, as did Dennis Prager’s excellent video about values.

Some Black Perspectives on the George Floyd Matter:

Jason Riley: Good Police Work SAVES Black Lives

Short video: Shelby Steel on Floyd Riots

Short video: Candace Owens Gives George Floyd Facts

President Obama (2015): Looters are ‘Criminals’ not Protestors

Rob Smith: Floyd protesters vandalism shows ‘stunning lack of knowledge of American history’

Some Other George Floyd Insights:

Heather MacDonald: The Myth of Systemic Police Racism

Tucker Carlson video: Our Leaders Dither as our Cities Burn

Understanding Genes, Decadence, and the Decline of Empire

Armed Patriots Patrol Coeur d’Alene

George Floyd and the Future of Police Misconduct

On George Floyd: There is Nothing to Protest

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Note 3: See this extensive list of reasonable books on climate change. As a parallel effort, we have also put together a list of some good books related to industrial wind energy. Both topics are also extensively covered on our WiseEnergy.org website.

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Recent Energy and Environmental News

Our latest Energy & Environmental Newsletter is now available… For the full version of this issue, go here, page 38.  To review some of the highlights, see below.

Three COVID-19 upbeat specials:

Doctors were asked if we should re-open the country. Their responses.

28 Coronavirus Jokes to retrain your face how to smile.

Short video: Coronavirus Horse Race.

My votes for the most outstanding articles this cycle are:

Study: HCQ+ZPak+Zinc

The Campaign Against HCQ

The Risks vs. Benefits of Face Masks

The US Is Dramatically Over-counting COVID-19 Deaths

Computer Modeling for Covid-19 and Climate Change are Fatally Flawed

What the Pandemic Modeling Fiasco Reveals

The Full Fauci Timeline: Sorting Fact From Fiction

It’s Life vs Life: Dr. Fauci We’d Like a Second Opinion

We Must Stop Falling for the Coronavirus Moral Crusade

Wind and solar weaknesses: Part 1 and Part 2

Green Electricity Delusions

Allam Cycle carbon capture gas plants: 11% more efficient, all CO2 captured

Covid-19 Crisis Will Only Intensify Global Dominance Of Fossil Fuels

Planet Of The Humans Documentary Removed From YouTube

Why Economic Slowdown Won’t Show Up in the Atmospheric CO2 Record

Climate change and a pandemic of lies

Study: State of the Climate – 2019

A War Against ‘Normal’

Six Ways to Keep American Universities Alive

Word of the week: Experts

‘Nature Rights’ Advances to World Economic Forum

Maybe I’m Wrong But…

On Trump Hatred

A Time To Hate

COVID-19: Therapies and Prevention

Study: HCQ+ZPak+Zinc

The Campaign Against HCQ

Obama bureaucrat brags about blocking HCQ drug

The Risks vs. Benefits of Face Masks

WHO: Wear masks only when taking care of COVID-19 patients

The Remdesivir Study Is Finally Out, and It’s Not Good

T cells found in COVID-19 patients ‘bode well’ for long-term immunity

COVID-19: Models and Data

The US Is Dramatically Over-counting COVID-19 Deaths

Computer Modeling for Covid-19 and Climate Change are Fatally Flawed

What the Pandemic Modeling Fiasco Reveals

The Full Fauci Timeline: Sorting Fact From Fiction

It’s Life vs Life: Dr. Fauci We’d Like a Second Opinion

Study: Risk of Coronavirus Spreading in Schools is ‘Extremely Low’

70 Experts tell Trump how to regain control over COVID-19 crisis

COVID-19: Misc.

Data: Left-Demanded Mass Transit Fueled COVID-19 Deaths

We Must Stop Falling for the Coronavirus Moral Crusade

COVID Claptrap: Sorry, But, No, We’re NOT All in This Together

A Time to Provide New Guards

Let’s Hope This Pandemic Isn’t a New Abnormal

America Must Unite to Win This Viral War Together

Greed Energy Economics

Mexico Pulls The Plug On Renewables

Trump admin slaps solar, wind operators with retroactive rent bills

Turbine power plunges when tax credits go away

Renewable Energy Health and Eco-system Consequences

Déja vu and Wind Turbines

The dark side of renewable electricity

Destroying the environment to save it

Natural Gas Energy

Allam Cycle carbon capture gas plants: 11% more efficient, all CO2 captured

Covid-19 Crisis Will Only Intensify Global Dominance Of Fossil Fuels

China’s Cheap Energy Recovery Plan: Boost Fracking & Shale Development

NYS re Energy, Climate, etc.

Andrew Cuomo Is the Most Corrupt Governor in NY’s History

Cuomo grips the climate cudgel

Andrew Cuomo flexes his ‘green’ dictatorial powers

Cuomo gave immunity to nursing home executives after big donations

Carbon Free New York or Cerebral Cortex Free New York?

Misc Energy

Wind and solar weaknesses: Part 1 and Part 2

Green Electricity Delusions

Editorial: If You Like The Lock-Down, You’ll Love The Green New Deal

Wind & Solar Need Fossil Fuel Backup – Here Is Why

Short Video: Rare Earth Emergency #2

Help Stop America’s Dependence on China for the Resources We Need!

Movie: Planet of the Humans

Planet Of The Humans Documentary Removed From YouTube

Here is a new location to watch Moore’s movie

Good commentary on the movie: Green Energy Truths in Vermont

Yes, Virginia, there is no (green energy) Santa Claus

Moore’s website has some good responses to criticisms.

“Old Data” is a Lie (Jeff Gibbs, director of Planet of the Humans)

Manmade Global Warming: Some Deceptions

Why Economic Slowdown Won’t Show Up in the Atmospheric CO2 Record

Climate change and a pandemic of lies

Study: Some newer climate models project unrealistic future warming

The Abuse of Naomi Seibt — and you can help

Short Video: The Consensus Fraud part 1 – Climate of Freedom Series

The Paris Accord now looks like a suicide note from Western democracies

Manmade Global Warming: Misc

Study: State of the Climate – 2019

Study: Multi-decadal natural variability in European temperature

Coronavirus threatens ‘years of progress’ on climate issues

The real climate science deniers

Study: Ocean Health – Is there an “Acidification” problem?

Education Related

Idaho’s Higher Education Earthquake?

A War Against ‘Normal’

Six Ways to Keep American Universities Alive

A Premeditated Crime Against America’s Most Disadvantaged Children

US Politics and Socialism

‘Nature Rights’ Advances to World Economic Forum

Former CBS News president: ‘Liberal leaning’ media passes its tipping point

Maybe I’m Wrong But…

Executive Order on Preventing Online Censorship

Other US Politics and Related

On Trump Hatred

A Time To Hate

Short video: Floyd media coverage giving false impression

The Railroading of Michael Flynn: How it Happened and Why it Matters

Short video: What Does Separation of Church and State Mean?

Science and Misc Matters

Word of the week: Experts

President Trump Hails NASA, SpaceX For Successful Launch

The death of the scientific method   

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Will Planet Earth really thrive with fewer people?

The new Michael Moore film ‘Planet of the Humans’ inadvertently reveals a silver lining to the dark coronavirus cloud, at least in the eyes of the filmmakers.

Executive producer Michael Moore and his writer, director, editor and narrator Jeff Gibbs have confounded fellow left leaning political activists by hitting out at the renewable energy industry.

According to Moore and Gibbs, the green energy movement is a sham. It is not mitigating the effects of climate change. Worse still, the movement is being used by corporate interests to legitimise otherwise unacceptable behaviour. Corruptible climate activists are caught in their web.

The amount of renewable energy being generated is less than the amount of fossil fuel used in its production, the film asserts, rendering the move to green energy counterproductive.

All forms of renewable energy rely, one way or another, on a mined product, Gibbs says, legitimising a point miners have been trying to make proudly for years.

But Gibbs is no friend of the miners or the green energy promoters. Miners blast the tops off mountains. Wind farmers blast the tops off mountains. They are equally repugnant. That is the Moore and Gibbs message. The two filmmakers are targeting everyone. Human beings are the problem.

Early in the film, Gibbs records a visit to a music festival promoting renewable energy use. Behind the stage, he finds a connection to the local power grid. Those attending, it seems, do not want to take a chance on a dodgy power supply, however green.

Gibbs uses the apparent dishonesty of the concert promoters as the stepping stone to a wide-ranging barrage against renewable energy double-dealing.

As a source of motivation, his concert experience is validly highlighted. That does not stop it being one of many misleading and potentially duplicitous uses of old film to manufacture an anti-growth story line.

In many respects, this is a film made about 2010 which just happens to have been released in 2020. Examples of industry practices, interviews and anecdotes are drawn repeatedly from five, ten or more years earlier. The film is not an account of today’s renewable energy industry. Nor does it need to be for Gibbs’ purposes.

The film deftly weaves old footage, dog whistling innuendo, ambush interviews and pregnant pauses to throw doubt on peoples’ motivations, without exploring arguments in any detail. Environmental campaigners Al Gore and Bill McKibben, in particular, come out looking sullied for having sold out to commercial interests.

Gore’s 2013 sale of his US television business to a subsidiary of Al Jazeera, founded by the fossil fuel-rich state of Qatar, is highlighted. A succession of clips lasting barely a few seconds, removing any vestige of context, shows Gore repeatedly trying to weasel out of the apparent hypocrisy.

Gore’s linguistic squirming might entertain some. Why his financial windfall should affect attitudes to climate change is less obvious. And why not simply congratulate the green Gore for having offloaded a dud TV business onto an egregiously wealthy but commercially inept carbon spewing despot?

Moore and Gibbs know which emotional buttons to press as they slyly husband support for their attack on the renewable energy industry.

Those on the left of politics regard the ultra-wealthy and politically potent Koch brothers as barely short of pure evil. So, too, are funds management firms, especially ones registered in the Cayman Islands.

So, merely mentioning that a Koch-owned business supplies parts to a solar energy array is supposed to be enough to instantly discredit the entire endeavour. Saying that Gore and McKibben are involved in funds management is enough to call into question the renewables shift which they support.

The film spends a good deal of time attacking the use of biomass to inflate renewable energy production numbers. Gibbs questions whether biomass even qualifies as ‘renewable’.

Biomass-sourced energy is characterised by Gibbs as simply destroying forests. More than that, biomass energy generators use potentially toxic chemicals and cavalierly emit pollutants, according to the film.

After attributing 70 percent of worldwide renewable energy production to biomass, Gibbs darts back to his US-centric storyline.  In rhetorically flagellating US biomass energy producers, Gibbs ignores any US data. According to the government’s Energy Information Administration, US biomass accounted for only 44 percent of renewable energy production in 2019 and 43 percent of the increase in renewable energy output since 1980.

As well as reeking of dishonesty, Planet of the Humans contains more veiled prejudices than one can easily recount.

Mining of so-called rare earth elements, needed to make high strength magnets used by clean energy technologies, is linked sneakily to unfettered radioactivity. A ticking Geiger counter is deployed to emphasise imminent danger. Forget that radioactivity occurs naturally before any mining is contemplated.

Radioactive waste is turned into a paste and spread over the desert floor, says one of the movie’s producers, pretending to be an independent expert. Investigations by US environmental agencies did identify extensive spillage of contaminated water in the 1980s and 1990s. They imposed penalties and initiated clean-up action.

The Mountain Pass mine which has been closed for the majority of time since 2000 has since been re-permitted to operate by the US Environmental Protection Agency and the government of California, where it is located. Without it, the US would be relying entirely on environmentally compromised and strategically risky Chinese output. None of the history is exposed in the film.

Gibbs contends that industrial activity, consumerism, pursuit of wealth and corporate power are the climate change drivers. The shift to renewable energy is simply feeding the monster, not solving the problem.

The film dwells on only one solution. Anthropologist Nina Jablonski from Penn State University describes population growth as the herd of elephants in the climate change room. We have to have our ability to consume reined in, says the expert on the evolution of human skin.

Another interviewed anthropologist, Steven Churchill from Duke University, is an authority on the causes of Neanderthal extinction. In obviously old footage, Churchill asserts that without “a major die-off” in the modern human population there is no turning back from the consequences of climate change.

Who dies, how they die and who chooses who dies are all questions conveniently left unaddressed from Churchill’s lofty academic perch.

“Species hit the population wall and crash”, according to Churchill, who channels the discredited 1970s doomsayer Paul Ehrlich, author of The Population Bomb. Human beings are following a well-trodden path. That is the natural order of things. There is no way out, he warns.

Moore’s reputation as a film maker was buffed and polished through his attacks on corporate misdeeds. He portrayed himself as a fighter for the underdog worker. Now, it seems, ordinary people are expendable in favour of a greater cause.

Moore has needed little prompting since the film’s release to link its warnings of humankind misbehaviour and its anti-growth message to the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. He has described the pandemic as a huge warning from Mother Nature.

For Moore, the destruction of global economic activity over the past two months needs to become a permanent feature of life on earth. And, if the film is any guide, the meagre Covid-19 death count does not go far enough.

Moore’s solution to climate change is little different to the dire consequences of climate change itself. His film advocates death and mayhem to prevent death and mayhem. Why bother?

COLUMN BY

John Robertson

John A. Robertson is a consulting economist with a background in investment management, corporate strategy and public policy. He writes the weekly ‘From the Capital’ column for London-based Mining… More by John Robertson.

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PODCAST: The real climate science deniers…

GUESTS AND TOPICS:

PAIL DRIESSEN

Paul Driessen is senior policy advisor for the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT) and author of articles and books on energy, environmental and human rights issues.

TOPIC: The real climate science deniers.

ROBERT CHARLES

Robert Charles is also a spokesman for AMAC, as well as former Assistant Secretary of State. He also served in the Reagan and Bush 41 White Houses, and counsel to the U.S. House National Security subcommittee for five years. Additionally, he ran a major portion of the U.S. House Oversight Committee for five years during which time he ran the joint committee in the Waco investigations. He’d be ideal for speaking to what’s next after impeachment and the congressional craziness or handicapping Bernie and the other Dems’ chances. He can also speak to how seniors will have a disproportionally large impact in the 2020 election and what that means.

TOPICS: China Fleeces the Poor, Time for Accountability…..Fire Builds Under Obama – Leads to Hard Questions.

DR. DAVID SAMADI

Dr. David Samadi is Director of Men’s Health and Urologic Oncology at St. Francis Hospital in Long Island. He is a renowned and highly successful board certified Urologic Oncologist Expert and Robotic Surgeon in New York City. He is regarded as one of the leading prostate surgeons in the U.S., trained in oncology, open, laparoscopic, and robotic surgery. He has vast expertise in prostate cancer treatment and Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy.

TOPIC: Economic Shutdown Jeopardizes Health of All Americans.

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RELATED ARTICLE: Be Prepared for More Hype from Global Warming Agitators

Recent Energy and Environmental News

Our latest Energy & Environmental Newsletter is now available… For the full version of this issue, go here…  To review some of the highlights, see below.

Two COVID-19 upbeat specials:

Version of Paul Simon’s song: Fifty Ways to Catch Corona

Version of Billy Joel’s song: We Didn’t Start the Virus

Based on serious concerns for our Country, a letter with multiple COVID-19 recommendations was written and signed by 70 scientists, economists, medical professionals, etc. It was delivered to the President last week by a member of the House Republican leadership. Two sample write-ups about it are: here and here.

My votes for the most outstanding articles this cycle are:

The Virus Modeling Scandal and “the Years of Living Hysterically”

Covid-19 Model has ‘Most Devastating Coding Mistake in History
Sorrento finds a coronavirus antibody that blocks viral infection 100%
A Tale of 2 Drugs: Lives Sacrificed on the Altar of Money & Power
Profile of a killer: the complex biology powering the coronavirus pandemic
Trump issues executive order to protect power grid
Wind and solar add zero value to the grid
Clean energy needs reliable supplies of critical minerals
Large solar farm could cause explosion on scale of small nuclear bomb
EPA: Drinking Water Health Advisories for PFOA and PFOS
Video of superior talk by Bret Kugelmass
Report: The inadequacy of wind and solar
Report: Wind Turbine Output Drops Steeply after Ten Years
Report: The Fatal Attraction of a Post-Covid Green Deal
Sorry, Coronavirus Lockdowns Won’t End Climate Change
Climate Change – Ebb and Flow of the Tide: Part 1Part 2 & Part 3
Historic Drop in US Reading and Math Scores Since Common Core ‘Debacle’
How Colleges Get Rid of Conservative Admins: An Example
The Strategic Conquest of America: Part 1 & Part 2 & Part 3
Short video: Social Justice Isn’t Justice
The Religion of Leftism
China’s Electrifying Rags-to-Riches Ascent . . . at America’s Expense
Unbearable Truths About Our Current Political Moment
Is Trump a racist?
Good short video about President Trump

COVID-19: Therapies and Prevention

Sorrento finds a coronavirus antibody that blocks viral infection 100%
A tale of 2 drugs: Lives sacrificed on the altar of money & power
Doctors Say HCQ Has ‘90% Chance’ Of Helping COVID Patients
Doctors Rate HCQ Most Effective Therapy for Coronavirus Infection
Arthritis Drug Appears to Help COVID-19 Sufferers in Small Study

COVID-19: Models and Data

The Virus Modeling Scandal and “the Years of Living Hysterically”
Covid-19 Model has ‘Most Devastating Coding Mistake in History’
Was the lockdown decision based on crude mathematical guesswork?
Code Review of Imperial’s COVID-19 Model
Redfield and Birx: Can they be trusted with COVID?
COVID-19 Death Rate Is Much Lower Than Estimates Justifying Lockdowns
State amends COVID-19 death count – says fewer have died
Crucial COVID-19 Testing Data
Short video: The reported COVID-19 deaths in Italy are highly inflated

COVID-19: Misc

Profile of a killer: the complex biology powering the coronavirus pandemic
Big Government in the Post-Coronavirus Political World
The Most Monumental Social Engineering Effort in History
COVID-19 could kill an extra 75,000 Americans through “deaths of despair”
Do Your Genes Predispose You to COVID-19?
COVID-19 Patients Face Danger of Blood Clots
Coronavirus Mutates as Doctors Ponder ‘East Coast vs. West Coast’ Strains
Video: Debunking the Narrative with Dr Dolores Cahill

Greed Energy Economics

Wind and solar add zero value to the grid
Wind Subsidies the Most Costly Government Energy Sector Ripoff
Coronavirus Relief Should Not Distort Our Energy Market
Wind Projects Are Being Rebuilt to Capture More Subsidies
Taxpayer Wind Subsidies have China as a Beneficiary
COVID-19 Lockdown Has Killed 600,000 US Renewable Energy Jobs

Renewable Energy Health and Eco-system Consequences

Hundreds of non-recyclable wind turbine blades are piling up in landfills
Clean energy needs reliable supplies of critical minerals

Solar Energy

Large solar farm could cause explosion on scale of small nuclear bomb
EPA: Drinking Water Health Advisories for PFOA and PFOS
A billion dollar solar boondoggle in Vegas
Without Subsidies Germany’s Solar Industry Could Implode This Summer

Nuclear Energy

Video of superior talk by Bret Kugelmass
DOE launches Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program

Natural Gas Energy

Why China is Changing the Rules to Stay Competitive
Short Video: Rare Earth Emergency #1
Natural Gas Consumption Up, Emissions Down
COVID-19 Exposes Opponents Of ‘Fracking’
Oil and Gas is more than Energy; It’s a Socially Responsible Industry

Misc Energy

Trump issues executive order to protect power grid
Report: The inadequacy of wind and solar
Report: Wind Turbine Output Drops Steeply after Ten Years
Report: The Fatal Attraction of a Post-Covid Green Deal
Replace coal with Renewables. Why not?
China’s Ascent To Global Superpower Based On Cheap Coal
Wind Energy Solution Doesn’t Pass Smell Test

Manmade Global Warming: Some Deceptions

Sorry, Coronavirus Lockdowns Won’t End Climate Change
COVID-19 give sense of proportion of the risk of death from climate change
Oops! Climate Change Actually NOT the Cause of Coastal Flooding
Mega Drought or Mega Propaganda?
The Coronavirus Lockdown Has Not Made the Air Cleaner

Manmade Global Warming: Misc

Climate Change – Ebb and Flow of the Tide: Part 1Part 2 & Part 3
Report: We are winning the war on climate related diseases
Germany’s Course Could Signal End Of Clamor Over Climate Change
Michael Moore Has Become a ‘Hero to Climate Deniers’
Earth records 600 millionth consecutive cooler-than-average month
Climate alarmism lurks behind COVID-19

Education Related

Historic Drop in US Reading and Math Scores Since Common Core ‘Debacle’
How Colleges Get Rid of Conservative Admins: An Example
The Academic and Social Benefits of Homeschooling
The Therapeutic Campus
As Budgets Tighten, Colleges Still Vulnerable to Ransomware

US Politics and Socialism

The Strategic Conquest of America: Part 1 & Part 2 & Part 3
Short video: Social Justice Isn’t Justice
The Religion of Leftism
Will COVID-19 Kill Environmental Leftism?
Net-Zero Greenhouse-Gas Emissions, and Extinction Capitalism
Progressives Use Virus for Agenda Opportunity

US Politics and China

China’s Electrifying Rags-to-Riches Ascent . . . at America’s Expense
China Is Still the Next China
Senator Cruz Seeks to End U.S. Dependence on China for Rare Earth Metals
White House directs federal pension fund to halt Chinese investments

Other US Politics and Related

Unbearable Truths About Our Current Political Moment
Is Trump a racist?
Good short video about President Trump
5 Ways Election Will Determine New Normal
Democrats Face Worsening Dilemma With Biden

Science and Misc Matters

Pandemic researchers — recruit your own best critics
Computer modeled scaremongering ain’t going to cut it any more
Last day to tell EPA to end secrecy in studies they accept (Good comments)

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Note 2: Originally this was a monthly Newsletter. However, as pertinent material proliferated, it has been issued more frequently. As a guideline, once we collect a hundred worthwhile articles, a new Newsletter will be issued on the following Monday. Recently this has resulted in a once every three weeks frequency — and occasionally once every two weeks.

Note 3: To accommodate numerous requests received about prior articles, we’ve put together detailed archives — where you can search by year, or over the ten+ years of the Newsletter.

Note 4: Our intention is to put some balance into what most people see from the mainstream media about energy, environmental and education issues… If you want to know our perspective on current events, please read the Big Picture New Year/New Decade commentary.

Note 5: See this extensive list of reasonable books on climate change. As a parallel effort, we have also put together a list of some good books related to industrial wind energy.

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The Homeowners’ Guide to Generating Electricity

The new advances in all fields of everyday life have brought about a number of conveniences. And while people enjoy these newly established living circumstances, they are equally aware of the price that is to be paid. Not only have tech advances resulted in serious consequences for the environment, but they have also been detrimental to home budgets.

Nowadays, most of the technology runs on electricity, and with supply causing great damage to natural and limited resources, prices have gone up. In fact, statistics show that up to 31% of families in the US are concerned about paying their power bills. With such pressure to provide for the family and maintain sustainable homeowner practices, many families have ultimately turned to renewable energy.

Options for Generating Electricity

Any natural source of power – thermal, mechanical – which can be reused again and again without running the risk of “going dry”, is generally considered a renewable source. While natural gas, and even more so, oil, are considered limited riches, the sun, wind, or geothermal energy can be used continuously.

The first uses of these renewable power sources were mainly of industrial scales. Photovoltaic panels for solar air conditioning systems, water heaters, or even solar ovens, along with wind turbines for electricity generation have only recently become available for homeowners.

Nowadays, some of these stand to be the top popular and suitable choices for homeowners looking to generate electricity for their households:

Solar Panels

As mentioned, these solar panels mainly consist of photovoltaic cells using heat energy from the sun. These are normally installed on the roofs of people’s homes in order to get maximum exposure to the sun, collect its energy, and transform it into electricity.

Wind Turbines

Wind turbines are mostly found on roofs as well. They use the mechanical power of the wind to generate electricity, so this is the most sustainable and renewable source for those living in windy regions.

Hydropower Generators

These generators are mainly set next to running waters. With hydropower plants existing for quite some time now, it is one of the most familiar ways of generating electricity from renewable sources. And with tech focusing on individual homeowners’ benefits, it is only expected to be one of the top options.

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Latest Energy and Environmental News +COVID News

Our latest Energy & Environmental Newsletter is now available… For the full version of this issue, go here…  To review some of the highlights, see below.

Two COVID-19 upbeat specials:

Short video: COVID Rules

Short video: Between Art and Quarantine

My votes for the most outstanding articles this cycle are:

China’s coronavirus actions are just one of many threats it poses
We Can’t Entrust US Interests to UN
Modeling Catastrophe in a Climate of Fear
Model Madness – Parallels Between Failed Climate and Coronavirus Models
Study: Systemic Misuse of Scenarios in Climate Research and Assessment
The Scientific Case for Vacating the EPA’s Endangerment Finding
US CO2 Emissions Have Declined  More Than Anywhere Else 
Video/Report: Climate Curious
Earth Day at 50: Progress, Not Politics, Cleaned Up America
US Strategy to Restore Nuclear Energy Leadership 
Study: Abandoning the Concept of Renewable Energy
Study: Federal Energy Subsidies and Support from 2010 to 2019
Video: Candace Owens Interviews Alex Epstein

New & Noteworthy re COVID-19:

Latest versionA Summary of Suggestions and Commentary on COVID-19
The drugs and treatments that could stop COVID-19
Report: Pseudo-Science behind the Assault on Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ)
The Wuhan Virus Pandemic has Exposed the American Ruling Class
A Protest From France
Congress Creates a Coronavirus Mess
Pandemic Science, Media Panic, and Political Response
Briggs COVID-19 Update XI — Robbing Cemeteries To Pad Death Totals
The Farce and Diabolical Agenda of a “Universal Lockdown”
Ryan Kemper: The Case For Ending Lockdown
The Paranoid Style in Covid-19 America
Intel details how China deceived the world re COVID-19
The Facts That Prove That Almost Everyone Is Wrong About COVID-19
Robert F. Kennedy Lists Vaccine Crimes By Globalist Gates and WHO
The data is in — stop the panic and end the total isolation

New York State and COVID-19

Coronavirus “hero” Cuomo helped create New York’s disaster
With Legislature idle, Cuomo changed 262 laws in 55 days
Cuomo’s Coronavirus Executive Orders
7 Steps to Recovery & Renewal for NYS

Greed Energy Economics

Report: “Clean energy” is all about creating unproductive jobs
Study: Federal Energy Subsidies and Support from 2010 to 2019
Doubling Down on Failure
Wind Power: Subsidy after Subsidy As the Infant Never Grows Up

Renewable Energy Health and Eco-system Consequences

Wind turbine noise affects dream sleep and perceived sleep restoration
Judge rules against wind developer regarding noise 
Bald eagle killed by wind turbine at Ohio wind project
Hopefulness Despite 2.9 Billion Lost Birds
Archive: Industrial Wind Energy’s Inconvenient Radioactivity

Nuclear Energy

Indian Point closure during pandemic is wrong, says climate group
US Strategy to Restore Nuclear Energy Leadership
Fusion Energy Gets Ready to Shine—Finally

Natural Gas Energy

Water Scarcity Lessens As Natural Gas Plants Proliferate
Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Banned by NY As Gas Need Grows
Hydrogen Technology May Turn Gas Green and Fractivists Red with Rage

Offshore Wind Energy

The Fight Over Wind Power in Lake Erie
NYSERDA Holding Off on Nation’s Largest Offshore Wind Solicitation
Vineyard Wind’s Timeline Slips as Government Further Delays Permits

Energy Misc

Study: Abandoning the Concept of Renewable Energy
Video: Candace Owens Interviews Alex Epstein
China Fires Up Coal Power Plant Construction
Here’s What Negative Oil Prices Really Mean
It’s Over for Europe’s Green Deal as Germany Says ‘It’s No Longer Viable’
End the Ethanol Mandate
US energy production exceeded consumption for the first time in 62 years
Book Review: Meeting the Terawatt Challenge
Electricity Is More Than Power; It’s A Fundamental Human Right

More on Moore’s Movie

Alex Epstein: The five things Planet of the Humans gets (mostly) right
Professor Can’t Muzzle Moore Movie; Must Pay Defendants’ Legal Fees
Left-Wing Activists Are Trying to Cancel Michael Moore
Green Brownshirts Strike at Michael Moore

Earth Day at 50

Earth Day at 50: Progress, Not Politics, Cleaned Up America
Earth Day 2020: The Exhaustion of the Climate Left
Earth Day Is Time to Reflect on How Much Enviros Have Gotten Wrong
Half a century later: who got it wrong and who got it right?
Eco-Reality Strikes Back: Earth Day at 50

Manmade Global Warming: Some Deceptions

Modeling Catastrophe in a Climate of Fear
Model Madness – Parallels Between Failed Climate and Coronavirus Models
Study: Systemic Misuse of Scenarios in Climate Research and Assessment
Study: The Climate Noose
Video/Report: Climate Curious
Short Video: Most Dishonest Science in 1,200 Years
Mutating virus panic into climate crisis scares
Is Atmospheric CO2 Declining from the COVID-19 Economic Collapse?

Manmade Global Warming: Misc

The Scientific Case for Vacating the EPA’s Endangerment Finding
US CO2 Emissions Have Declined  More Than Anywhere Else 
Study: It Was Warmer In China During Medieval Warm Period Than Today
Study: Strongest warming in 10,000 years by the Sun not CO2
Why Would ‘Climate Migrants’ Flee from Food?

US Politics and Socialism

How the pandemic upended climate politics
We Can’t Entrust US Interests to UN
During coronavirus pandemic, totalitarianism doesn’t shock us anymore
Don’t Mistake the Eco-Right for Genuine Conservatives

Other US Politics and Related

China’s coronavirus actions are just one of many threats it poses 
Designing the COVID-19 stimulus: what the 2008 crisis can teach us
President George Bush’s 2005 short speech on pandemic preparedness
Facebook’s ‘fact checkers’ are the real fake news after censoring Post story

Science and Misc Matters

On Earth Day, don’t celebrate pollution cuts from coronavirus
Test All Things, Hold Fast What Is Good—But How?
Gates – WHO – World Bank – just lost billions  on virus pandemic bonds
RIP: Fred Singer and Hal Doiron

Note 1: We recommend reading the Newsletter on your computer, not your phone, as some documents (e.g. PDFs) are much easier to read on a large computer screen… We’ve tried to use common fonts, etc. to minimize display issues.

Note 2: Originally this was a monthly Newsletter. However, as pertinent material proliferated, it has been issued more frequently. As a guideline, once we collect a hundred worthwhile articles, a new Newsletter will be issued on the following Monday. Recently this has resulted in a once every three weeks frequency — and occasionally once every two weeks.

Note 3: To accommodate numerous requests received about prior articles, we’ve put together detailed archives — where you can search by year, or over the ten+ years of the Newsletter.

Note 4: Our intention is to put some balance into what most people see from the mainstream media about energy, environmental and education issues… If you want to know our perspective on current events, please read the Big Picture New Year/New Decade commentary.

Note 5: See this extensive list of reasonable books on climate change. As a parallel effort, we have also put together a list of some good books related to industrial wind energy.

Note 6: Please pass the Newsletter on to open-minded citizens, and link to it on your social media sites. If there are others who you think would benefit from being on our Energy & Environmental email list, please let me know. If at any time you’d like to be taken off this free distribution, simply send me an email saying that.

Note 7: This Newsletter is intended to supplement the material on our website, WiseEnergy.org. (For wind warriors, the most important page there is the Winning page.)

Note 8: I am not an attorney or a physician, so no material appearing in any of the Newsletters (or the WiseEnergy.org website) should be construed as giving legal or medical advice. My recommendation has always been: consult a competent, licensed attorney when you are involved with legal issues, and consult a competent physician regarding medical issues.

Copyright © 2020; Alliance for Wise Energy Decisions (see WiseEnergy.org)