“Biden” Kills Oil Leases in Alaska’s Arctic Region

Killing American jobs, livelihoods, independence, dreams …. this is the Democrat party platform.

Biden suspends oil leases in Alaska’s Arctic refuge

By: Matthew Daly, Associated Press, June 2, 2021:

WASHINGTON – The Biden administration on Tuesday suspended oil and gas leases in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, reversing a drilling program approved by the Trump administration and reviving a political fight over a remote region that is home to polar bears and other wildlife – and a rich reserve of oil.

The order by Interior Secretary Deb Haaland follows a temporary moratorium on oil and gas lease activities imposed by President Joe Biden on his first day in office. Biden’s Jan. 20 executive order suggested a new environmental review was needed to address possible legal flaws in a drilling program approved by the Trump administration under a 2017 law enacted by Congress.

After conducting a required review, Interior said it “identified defects in the underlying record of decision supporting the leases, including the lack of analysis of a reasonable range of alternatives″ required under the National Environmental Policy Act, a bedrock environmental law.

The remote, 19.6 million-acre refuge is home to polar bears, caribou, snowy owls and other wildlife, including migrating birds from six continents. Republicans and the oil industry have long been trying to open up the oil-rich refuge, which is considered sacred by the Indigenous Gwich’in, for drilling. Democrats, environmental groups and some Alaska Native tribes have been trying to block it.

Environmental groups and Democrats cheered the Interior Department order, while Alaska’s all-Republican congressional delegation slammed it as misguided and illegal.

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management, an Interior agency, held a lease sale for the refuge’s coastal plain on Jan. 6, two weeks before Biden took office. Eight days later the agency signed leases for nine tracts totaling nearly 685 square miles. However, the issuance of the leases was not announced publicly until Jan. 19, former President Donald Trump’s last full day in office.

Biden has opposed drilling in the region, and environmental groups have been pushing for permanent protections, which Biden called for during the presidential campaign.

The administration’s action to suspend the leases comes after officials disappointed environmental groups last week by defending a Trump administration decision to approve a major oil project on Alaska’s North Slope. Critics say the action flies in the face of Biden’s pledges to address climate change.
The Justice Department said in a court filing that opponents of the Willow project in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska were seeking to stop development by “cherry-picking” the records of federal agencies to claim environmental review law violations. The filing defends the reviews underpinning last fall’s decision approving project plans.

More:Deb Haaland makes history as first Native American Cabinet secretary after Senate confirmation

Kristen Miller, acting executive director of the Alaska Wilderness League, hailed suspension of the Arctic leasing program, which she said was the result of a flawed legal process under Trump.

“Suspending these leases is a step in the right direction, and we commend the Biden administration for committing to a new program analysis that prioritizes sound science and adequate tribal consultation,″ she said.

More action is needed, Miller said, calling for a permanent cancellation of the leases and repeal of the 2017 law mandating drilling in the refuge’s coastal plain.

The drilling mandate was included in a massive tax cut approved by congressional Republicans during Trump’s first year in office. Republicans said it could generate an estimated $1 billion over 10 years, a figure Democrats call preposterously overstated.

Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., a longtime opponent of drilling in the refuge, accused the Trump administration of trying to “shortcut environmental laws.″ The effort “fell apart when exposed to the facts that federal scientists say Arctic Refuge drilling cannot be done safely and oil companies don’t want to drill there,” Cantwell said.

“Now it is up to Congress to permanently protect this irreplaceable, million-year-old ecosystem and facilitate new economic opportunities based on preserving America’s pristine public lands for outdoor recreation,” she said.

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Biden’s handlers import oil from Iran for only the second time since 1991, ignoring sanctions

UPDATE: AP has details that make Biden’s handlers not look so bad at least in this case:

US sells off Iranian crude oil seized off coast of UAE

by Jon Gambrell, Associated Press, May 31, 2021:

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The U.S. has sold some 2 million barrels of Iranian crude oil after seizing an oil tanker off the coast of the United Arab Emirates, court documents and government statistics show.

The Iranian crude oil showed up in new figures released over the weekend by the U.S. Energy Information Agency, raising the eyebrows of commodities traders as Tehran remains targeted by a series of American sanctions. The EIA figures included just over 1 million barrels of Iranian “crude oil imports” in March.

The oil came from the MT Achilleas, a ship seized in February by the U.S. off the coast of the Emirati port city of Fujairah. U.S court documents allege the Achilleas was subject to forfeiture under American anti-terrorism statues as Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard tried to use it to sell crude oil to China. The U.S. has identified the Guard as a terrorist organization since the administration of former President Donald Trump.

Prosecutors say shippers tried to disguise the shipment by labeling it as “Basra light crude” from neighboring Iraq.

The U.S. government brought the Achilleas to Houston, Texas, where it sold the just over 2 million barrels of crude oil within it for $110 million, or at around $55 a barrel, court documents show. The money will be held in escrow amid a court case over it….

Original post:

Biden’s handlers’ stance toward Iran is predicated on the assumption that the mullahs will respond in kind to gestures of good will. This is an erroneous assumption. The mullahs will see Biden’s handlers’ appeasement efforts as signs of weakness, and become increasingly aggressive.

U.S. imports rare Iranian oil in March despite sanctions – EIA data

Reuters, May 30, 2021:

SINGAPORE — The United States imported a rare cargo of 1.033 million barrels of Iranian crude in March despite sanctions on Iran’s energy sector, data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration showed.

The cargo is only the second oil import by the United States from Iran since late 1991, data on EIA’s website showed….

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AWED: A Media Balanced Newsletter

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COVID-19: Therapy

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3rd Wave of Sickness and Death will be Dominated by Those Who Have Been Fully Vaccinated

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57 Top Scientists And Doctors Release Study Critical of COVID Vaccines

Sweden: Damaging Side Effects From Vaccines Tops 31,000

Documentary Film: The Truth Behind The Vaccine Trials

Twitter Censors an Eminent Infectious Disease Expert for his Opinion on Vaccines

Dr. Michael Yeadon: ‘Not One Of Those Things Is Supported By The Science’

Federal Law Prohibits Mandates of Emergency Use COVID Vaccines, Tests, Masks

COVID-19: Models & Data

NIH Study: Assessing stay-at-home and business closure effects on COVID-19

Salk Study: COVID-19 is Primarily a Vascular Disease

COVID-19: Misc

Candace Owens slams Dr. Fauci, and the Left for killing science

Did Pandemic Signal The Demise Of Modernity?

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How Team Biden Ended Covid Mania Overnight

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Wind Energy: Offshore

Questions linger regarding offshore wind’s economic, environmental impact

Socioeconomic Impacts of Atlantic Offshore Wind Development

Offshore Wind Requires 63,000 lbs of Copper, per Turbine

Cable It In Is No Strategy for Fixing the Problems with Offshore Wind

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U.S. Seeks to Approve Dozens of Offshore Wind Projects in Years to Come

Biden’s BOEM Pick has Worked for Top Offshore Wind Firms

Wind Energy: Other

David Bellavia on Wind Turbines: One and Two

Biden’s FERC Selection Lobbied for Major Wind Developer

Texas stops Chinese billionaire from building wind facility

Bisphenol A in wind turbines damages human fertility

Solar Energy

Report: The Case for Reform of Solar Energy Planning

Soaring Solar Costs Could Slow The Renewable Boom

Study: Strategic land use analysis for solar energy development in NYS

Excellent: VA Supervisors ease citizens concerns over future solar projects

FAA Publishes Policy on Airport Solar Projects to Protect Pilots From Glare

Nuclear Energy

Britain’s real energy revolution: to roll out Small Modular Reactors by 2030

Can Nuclear Power Go Local?

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Economic and Carbon Impacts of Potential Nuclear Plant Closures

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Fossil Fuel Energy

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Biden’s Gas Pipeline Gift to Putin

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Misc Energy

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Manmade Global Warming: Some Deceptions

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Study: CO2 a Source of Life or a Threat?

Joe Biden’s Climate Denialism

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Manmade Global Warming: Misc

Report: A Workable Alternative to Net Zero

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US Politics and Socialism

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Race-Crazed Disney Backs Down

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Greens Invade Exxon Mobile: Foment Shareholder Fiasco

ExxonMobil took it on the chin as it suffered stinging defeats at the hands of radical climate activists during its annual shareholders meeting yesterday.

Efforts by the green hedge fund “Engine No. 1” to infiltrate Exxon’s Board of Directors succeeded when two of the outfit’s activist candidates, Gregory Goff and Kaisa Hietala, defeated standing Exxon board members. The hedge has been haranguing Exxon to get on board the “green energy” bandwagon and away from fossil fuels to fight global warming.

Of the 10 resolutions put forward at the meeting, nearly half had at least tangentially to do with climate, including ones to force the company to report on lobbying, and on “environmental lobbying” in particular. Most of these passed despite leadership opposition.

For its part, CFACT had a front row seat to the Exxon theatrics. Committee representatives participated in the annual shareholders meeting along with its allies from the National Center for Public Policy Research and JunkScience.com. These three free market allies banded together to attempt to inject a point of view that contrasted sharply with those seeking to pull the corporate giant further to the Left.

Steve Milloy, a close ally and good friend of CFACT who heads Junkscience.com, delivered a passionate and well-reasoned comment to the board urging passage of a resolution he authored calling for the disclosure the true costs of emissions cuts and climate hysteria. Said Milloy:

This year I proposed that Exxon push back on climate idiocy by disclosing the actual costs and benefits of cutting emissions. The costs of emissions cuts, you see, are very high and the benefits are zero. But the ever-obtuse [Exxon Chairman] Mr. Woods refuses to acknowledge these realities. Instead, he fantasizes about appeasing the crazed political radicals who are the mortal enemies of us genuine shareholders.

Despite support from CFACT and NCPPR, Milloy’s proposal unfortunately did not pass.

Just prior to the meeting, Exxon leadership sought to assuage Green activists by promising to put a “climate expert” on its Board, no doubt hoping this gesture would help fend off the “Engine No. 1” infiltrators.

It didn’t work.

The pathetic overture did, however, prompt CFACT to challenge their appeasement-minded approach. I submitted a question during the Q&A session asking to know, “Why is ExxonMobil choosing to put a climate activist on the Board to appease green activists who want to see the company’s long-term profitability diminish?”

With at least two new members on its board certain to champion the Green cause, Exxon will almost certainly have tough times ahead. The company lost a record $22 billion last year, and likely will lose more unless it decides to fight back.

CFACT of course will be there, along with its allies, pressuring the company to take a stand. At some point, Exxon leaders need to understand there is no achieving “Peace in our Time” with a Green adversary so vicious. The question is, will the company’s top brass find it in them to toss its Chamberlains and put in some Churchill’s?

Author

Craig Rucker

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

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Fossil Fuels and Fossilized Thinking

An expert in linguistics takes aim at the coloured language of the climate change debate.


Eighty-one years ago, in 1940, a popular science magazine published a short article by Benjamin Lee Worf that initiated one of the trendiest intellectual fads of the 20th century.

The author was a chemical engineer who worked for an insurance company and moonlighted as an anthropology lecturer at Yale University; the idea concerned the power of language over the mind and the claim that our mother tongue places restrictions on the things that we are able to think.

Whorf argued that Native American languages impose on their speakers a picture of reality that is totally different from ours, in such a way that their speakers would simply not be able to understand some of our most basic concepts, like the flow of time or the distinction between objects and actions.

Whorf’s theory led to a whole range of fanciful claims about the supposed power of language over thought, from the assertion that Native American languages give their speakers an intuitive understanding of Einstein’s concept of time as a fourth dimension, to the speculation that the nature of the Jewish religion was determined by the tense system of ancient Hebrew.

We now know that Whorf was mistaken in assuming that our mother tongue constrains our minds to the point of preventing us from being able to think certain thoughts. This would entail, for example, that if a language had no future tense, its speakers would not be able to grasp the notion of future time. But even in English we sometimes use the present tense to refer to the future, as in “They are arriving this evening.” Would a language that did this habitually prevent its speakers from having any grasp of the future at all?

Do English speakers who have never heard the German word Schadenfreude find it impossible to understand the concept of relishing in someone else’s misfortunes? More fundamentally, if the vocabulary of words in our language determined which concepts we were able to understand, how could we ever learn anything new?

How language channels our expression

In spite of these caveats, however, recent linguistic research has revealed that when we learn our mother tongue we do indeed acquire certain habits of thought that shape our experience in significant and often surprising ways.

Guy Deutscher’s 2010 book Through the Language Glass: Why the World Looks Different in Other Languages develops the renowned linguist Roman Jakobson’s insight that languages differ not so much in what they allow speakers to express but rather in what they oblige them to convey. Deutscher argues that this principle offers the key to understanding the real impact of the mother tongue on our thinking: if different languages influence our minds in different ways, this is not because of what our language allows us to think about, but rather because of what it habitually obliges us to think.

To illustrate this, he gives the example of someone saying in English “I spent yesterday evening with a neighbour.” As a hearer, you might wonder whether my companion was male or female, but you have no way of knowing that from what I said.

However, if we were speaking French or German, I wouldn’t have the possibility of equivocating in this way, because I would be obliged by the grammar of the language to choose between voisin or voisineNachbar or Nachbarin. French and German compel me to inform you about the sex of my companion whether I feel it is of any concern to you or not.

Language habits

I would like to develop a corollary of this principle going back to another article by Whorf entitled ‘The Relation of Habitual Thought and Behavior to Language’. In it he explores the ramifications of the impact on human behaviour of “language’s constant ways of arranging data and its most ordinary everyday analysis of phenomena,” based on the idea put forward by Whorf’s mentor Edward Sapir, an anthropology professor at Yale, that “the language habits of our community predispose certain choices of interpretation.”

In support of this idea, Whorf cites his experience as a fire insurance evaluator, in which he discovered that it was often not a physical situation per se, but rather the meaning of that situation to people that was the crucial factor in the start of a fire. Thus, for example, around a storage area for ‘gasoline drums’ great care will be exercised by people, whereas around a storage area for ‘empty gasoline drums’ behaviour may be different, with people sometimes smoking and tossing cigarette stubs around, even though ‘empty’ drums are more dangerous than full ones as they contain explosive vapour.

Whorf observed: “Physically the situation is hazardous, but the linguistic analysis according to regular analogy must employ the word empty, which inevitably suggests lack of hazard.”

The aura surrounding the adjective “fossil”

In the light of this principle, it is interesting to consider the customary use in contemporary discourse of the modifier fossil to describe hydrocarbon-based energy, as instantiated in these phrases gleaned from the international Greenpeace websitefossil fuels, fossil energy, fossil gas, fossil capital, fossil-free politics, fossil-free economy, fossil-free revolution.

Two of these expressions might not be self-explanatory: fossil gas is a way of referring to natural gas; fossil capital is “an economic system that prioritises never-ending growth over the welfare of people and the planet. This system plunders our planet’s resources while oppressing our most vulnerable. It perpetuates structural inequalities and deepens the climate crisis.”

The choice of this modifier for the noun fuel is anything but chance. As illustrated in the Google Ngram below, it became frequent around 1970 at the time of a conjunction of the rise of the environmental movement and media focus on the escalation of gasoline prices due to the OPEC decision to drastically cut down oil production:

Symbolically, the expression fossil fuels associates hydrocarbon energy with a number of underlying notions that present it in a highly unfavourable light. Not only are fossils dug out of the ground, which links them to dirt and mud (viz. the expression dirty energy), but they are also artefacts from a very remote past, which connotes the idea that hydrocarbons are utterly outdated and should be extinct like the species whose skeletons we display in museum exhibits.

And so it comes as no surprise to see the companies producing hydrocarbon energy portrayed as dinosaurs who must give way to the new generation of mammals in an article titled “The era of energy dinosaurs is coming to an end,” which maintains that “the big, slow-moving dinosaurs of the energy world face increasing competition from a swarm of smaller, fast-moving mammals.”

Habits of thought about carbon

It is perhaps salutary to realize that every time we use the phrase fossil fuels, we are entrenching a habit of thought that is beholden to a certain view of this type of energy. And so, even though this phrase slips smoothly off the tip of the tongue because of the alliteration of the initial labiodental fricatives, we should perhaps think twice before using it too casually.

The same thing goes for the phrase carbon footprint, in which an odorless and colourless gas is treated as a hard metal capable of leaving an indelible mark on the environment. Indeed, the reduction of the longer term carbon dioxide to the noun carbon in current discourse concerning energy is far from innocent. Not only does it present the purported environmental threat as a solid rather than a gas, but it also constitutes a concealed attack on the very foundation of life on the planet.

If one does an Internet search for “carbon is”, the top three suggestions proposed by the Google search engine are “carbon is the building block of life/carbon is the foundation of life/carbon is the basis of life,” amounting to a total of 907,000,000 hits on the web.

And indeed, the higher levels of CO2 in the atmosphere in the industrial era are making the earth greener and increasing crop yields: in its forecast of world cereal grain production for 2020/2021, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization foresees a 4.4 percent increase, up 2.6 percent from the record set in 2019/2020.

In 2016 a paper titled “The greening of the Earth and its drivers” was published in the journal Nature Climate Change by 32 authors from 24 institutions in eight countries that analysed satellite data and concluded that there had been a 14 percent increase in green vegetation over the previous 30 years, attributing 70 percent of this increase to the extra carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The lead author of the study, Zaichun Zhu of Beijing University, says this was equivalent to adding a new continent of green vegetation twice the size of the mainland United States.

In the phrase carbon emissions, however, carbon is associated with a noun reserved for reference to pollution, thereby debasing the basis of life to the status of toxic waste.

If Sapir and Whorf are right that the language habits of our community predispose certain choices of interpretation, every time we hear or use such expressions, we are being conditioned to adopt a certain point of view on their referent. Caveat locutor et auditor!

COLUMN BY

Patrick Duffley

Patrick Duffley is Professor of English Linguistics at Université Laval, in Canada. More by Patrick Duffley

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VIDEO: Biden Waives Sanctions on Russian Pipeline After Blocking Keystone XL in U.S.

Democrats hate Americans. Think of it, Gas lines, shortages, $7.00 a gallon gas in Virginia, and this is what the Democrats do …..

Biden Waives Sanctions on Russian Pipeline After Blocking Keystone XL in U.S.

By: Bongino.com, May 20, 2021:

Joe Biden infamously canceled the Keystone XL pipeline that would have brought oil to America, provided thousands of jobs, and added billions of dollars in tax revenue because of extremely dubious environmental concerns shortly after taking office.

He apparently doesn’t share the same contempt for pipelines abroad.

According to Axios:

The State Department will acknowledge that the corporate entity in charge of the project (Nord Stream 2 AG) and its CEO (Putin crony and former East German intelligence officer Matthias Warnig) are engaged in sanctionable activities….However, the State Department will waive the applications of those sanctions, citing U.S. national interests.

“The Biden administration has been clear that the Nord Stream 2 pipeline is a Russian geopolitical project that threatens European energy security and that of Ukraine and eastern flank NATO allies and partners,” the spokesperson said. Administration sources contend any waivers applied to sanctions could be removed at any time. They also add that the Biden administration’s goal remains to see that the pipeline doesn’t go into use.

In other words, the sanctions were put in place for good reason and the Biden administration considers the pipeline to be such a serious threat that they don’t want it to go into use… so they’re allowing it to be completed. Does that make any sense to anyone?

The slant from Axios is that this is a sop to Germany, but it actually seems like the nation that primarily benefits from this is Russia. The Russians will make billions, they will weaken Ukraine by depriving them of revenue and Putin will get more leverage over Europe, which will get used to that supply cheap natural gas once it gets going.

Biden’s capitulation to Putin looks weak because it is weak. It’s also ironic. Biden is willing to allow the Russians to make all that money and the Europeans to get all that natural gas via a pipeline even when it’s not in our interests, but a pipeline that helps Americans? Sorry, but that’s not allowed.

Biden’s capitulation to Putin looks weak because it is weak. It’s also ironic. Biden is willing to allow the Russians to make all that money and the Europeans to get all that natural gas via a pipeline even when it’s not in our interests, but a pipeline that helps Americans? Sorry, but that’s not allowed.

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OUT OF GAS: What Does The Colonial Pipeline Shutdown Say About U.S. Defence Readiness?

On Friday, May 7, hackers attacked the computer systems of Colonial Pipeline, which operates a major gasoline pipeline that brings gasoline and jet fuel from Houston refineries up through the southeastern United States as far as New Jersey.  Out of concern that the hackers might have obtained data enabling them to do physical damage to their facilities, the pipeline operators shut the pipeline down while it was still under their control.

This may have saved the machinery from damage, but it produced a severe regional fuel shortage that affected everything from flights out of Atlanta to drivers’ vacation plans.  As of Sunday, May 16, the pipeline was fully restarted, but the ripple effects of the shutdown meant 88% of Washington, D. C. gas stations were out of gas at one point over the weekend.

This was a ransomware attack by a group calling itself DarkSide with reported links to Russia.  According to Bloomberg News, Colonial Pipeline paid DarkSide about $5 million in bitcoin for software to unlock their systems, only to find that it ran so slowly that they ended up restoring service without its help.

This is by far the most serious ransomware attack ever mounted on a U. S.-based facility, and should become a turning point in our response to this sort of attack.  Although I’ve stated the following position before in relation to other ransomware attacks, it bears repeating now that millions of people are going without gas, including many in Washington, D. C., and are presumably paying attention to the problem.

Article 4, Section 4 of the Constitution of the United States reads as follows, in full:

“The United States shall guarantee to every state in this Union a republican form of government, and shall protect each of them against invasion; and on application of the legislature, or of the executive (when the legislature cannot be convened) against domestic violence.”

The key word of present interest in this section is “invasion.”  An online law dictionary defines invasion as “[a]n encroachment upon the rights of another; the incursion of an army for conquest or plunder.”  The Constitution was written at a time when messages travelled fastest by horseback or sailing ship.  It is safe to say that the current technological facts of instant global Internet access to a domestic firm’s private infrastructure were not in the minds of the drafters of the Constitution.

But notions of justice and international relations were, and the drafters recognised that a federal government that could not successfully defend its constituent states against invasion, as defined above, was not worth organising.  So they put words in the Constitution that gave the federal government the responsibility of defending the states against invasion, and in Article 1, section 8, they also gave Congress the power to “provide for the calling forth the militia to execute the laws of the Union, suppress insurrections, and repel invasions.”  There’s that word “invasion” again.

Pardon what may look like a constitutional detour, but what happened to Colonial Pipeline this month amounts to invasion and plunder by agents of a foreign power.  The DarkSide criminals may not formally be agents of the Russian government, but they operate with its approval or at least without its hindrance.

Suppose a bunch of Canadians armed with tanks and machine guns charged across the Ambassador Bridge in Detroit and took over the headquarters of Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Michigan, capturing their main computer centre and demanding $5 million in ransom to turn it loose.  This would quite properly be regarded as a foreign invasion, and no one would raise a finger to object to using whatever military force was necessary to repel such an invasion.

I submit that what happened to Colonial Pipeline is morally equivalent to my hypothetical invasion by Canadians.  The technological details are different, but the responsibility of the US government to defend those within its borders from invasion and plunder is something that the Founders intended it to do.

So what has the federal government in fact done?  Hardly anything — a few warnings not to try keeping gasoline in plastic bags, a few adjustments of shipping regulations to allow more ships to land gasoline from abroad, and that’s about it.

There is a well-known saying that generals always prepare for the last war, not the one they’re fighting now.  And that is certainly true in this case.  According to one source, the U. S. military has over 200,000 troops stationed abroad in over 170 countries.  The vast majority of these are conventional soldiers ready to shoot bullets and drop bombs, and certainly, bullets and bombs haven’t gone out of fashion.  But among the more advanced criminal element, it’s much more chic to keep your fingers clean while typing code that will shut down half of the gasoline going to the U. S. East Coast, and make $5 million in exchange for some software that doesn’t even work.

Congress is reportedly drafting legislation to do something about this sort of thing.  That is where the process should start, but it’s clear that a vast reorganisation and re-prioritising of the entire domestic and foreign military establishment is called for.  Cyberwarfare is where it’s at now.  Metaphorically speaking, the Canadians have been rioting through the entire country for years now, and all we have done is have vague discussions about the future of military combat.  Don’t people get it?  It’s happening now.  The fact that nobody was killed in the Colonial hack is due more to the foresight of the pipeline operators than to anyone else, as an out-of-control pipeline can do unimaginable amounts of damage.

But private companies should not have to shoulder by themselves the burden of protecting their facilities against foreign invasion and plunder.  That’s one of the most basic services of the federal government, and so far it is failing miserably in its job.

The gasoline shortage Washington now enjoys has fallen equally on Republicans and Democrats.  We can only hope that they will unite to make major lasting changes in the structure and priorities of the U. S. military so that we can once more be secure in our persons and property against the depredations of foreign invasion, including ransomware attacks.

This article has been republished with permission from Engineering Ethics.

COLUMN BY

Karl D. Stephan

Karl D. Stephan received the B. S. in Engineering from the California Institute of Technology in 1976. Following a year of graduate study at Cornell, he received the Master of Engineering degree in 1977… More by Karl D. Stephan

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Biden Raves Over Expensive Inefficient, Electric Ford F-150 Truck

If inefficiency were a virtue, President Biden is its champion.

Yesterday, President Biden test drove the new electric Ford F-150 Lightning pickup truck which Ford will formally unveil at midnight tonight.

The F-150 is the best selling vehicle in America, but is the American Everyman prepared to shell out $70,000 for an electric base model and over six figures at the top of the line?  Those are the prices Car and Driver predicts.

Today’s pickup trucks are affordable.  “The F-150 carries a base price of $28,940, which is one of the lower starting prices in the class. SuperCab models start at $33,025, and SuperCrew models start at $36,650.

Pickup trucks combine power with rugged hauling capacity that appeal to sports and tradesmen.  A pickup truck enables individuals to start a business with minimal capital.  Buy a pickup, maybe add a trailer, and you’ve acquired much of the gear you need to start a business as a landscaper, handyman, repairman, mechanic, or carpenter. Add some skills and a lucrative career as a plumber, electrician or tech specialist beckons.

Pickup trucks and vans are essential elements for many workers’ American dream.

Electric vehicles’ short ranges and long charging times are significant impediments to that dream.

The already announced Ford E-Transit van “delivers an estimated driving range of 126 miles in the low-roof cargo van variant.”  That’s assuming warm weather and driving maximized to fit the EV power curve.

We’ll learn tonight whether some models of the F-150 lightning might make 300 miles, but if they do, we know that will mean a substantial increase in cost and particularly weight.

Motor Trend wrote, “expect the electric F-150 to therefore fall on the heavy end of Ford’s light-duty pickup lineup when all is said and done.”

Ford told President Biden that the F-150 Lightning’s batteries will weigh over 1,800 pounds.  That’s a lot of lithium.

Biden raved over one of the best features of electric vehicles: their quick acceleration.

“This sucker’s quick.” Biden remarked behind the wheel, “I think it’s going from zero to sixty in about 4.3… 4.4.”  The Ford spokesman confirmed, saying,  “right.”

EVs boast near instant torque.  However, that’s been true since the birth of the automobile at the end of the nineteenth century. Instant torque may be a cool feature for drag racing, but hauling capacity and range are what Americans demand in a pickup.

Ford partnered with Thomas Edison to develop an electric vehicle in 1914, but shelved the project due to limitations which though improved, persist today.

Lithium-ion batteries may be more efficient than the lead-acid batteries Henry Ford and Thomas Edison used, and technologies such as recombinant braking offer efficiency boosts with a cost in mechanical complexity, but the essential reasons electric vehicles never caught on remain.

Electric vehicles are costly to make, require massive batteries that don’t last, and are limited by short ranges and long charging times.  They require exotic materials, sourced overseas, often mined under appalling conditions.

It remains to be seen whether pickup truck entrepreneurs will overcome sticker shock and range anxiety and embrace electric vehicles.

Will they adopt electric pickup trucks voluntarily, or only through government coercion?

RELATED VIDEO: Biden Jokingly Threatens to Run Over Reporters While Driving Ford All Electric Vehicle.

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Media Balance Newsletter

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COVID-19: Therapy

Ivermectin is effective for COVID-19 when used early: analysis of 55 studies

Attorney Discusses NY Court Rulings Over Ivermectin Use for COVID-19

Medical journal calls for Ivermectin to be ‘globally & systematically deployed’

Study: Exposure to high heat neutralizes SARS-CoV-2 in less than one second

Pfizer introduces oral SARS-CoV-2 inhibitor

Rutin: A Potential Antiviral as a SARS-CoV-2 Inhibitor

COVID-19: Vaccines

COVID Vaccine Killing Large Numbers, Warns Top COVID Physician

Ask The Experts (COVID-19 Vaccine)

As vaccine demand craters, big biotech use psych tactics to create demand

OSHA: Employers may be Liable for any Adverse Reactions for Mandated Shots

Students offered school credit toward graduation for getting vaccine

COVID Vaccine Trials In Animals Were Stopped Because They Kept Dying

Fauci Admits Roughly half of NIH employees have chosen not to get vaccine

I Have Changed My Mind And Do Not Want A Divorce From This Amazing Handsome Man,’ Says Glossy-Eyed Melinda Gates After Receiving Vaccine

COVID-19: Masks

Stores, States Drop Mask Mandates in Wake of CDC’s Updated Guidance

There Is No Correlation Between Masks, Lockdowns And COVID-19 Suppression

COVID-19: Models & Data

COVID Deaths Plummet as Excess Mortality Falls to Pre-COVID Levels

Study: 81% may have pre-existing COVID-19 immunity

COVID-19: Misc

A Primer for the Propagandized: Fear Is the Mind-Killer

Study: The origin of COVID – Did people or nature open Pandora’s box?

The Criminalization of Dissent

Lockdowns are No Substitute for Focused Protection

The Science-doubting Liberals Who Can’t Quit Lockdown

Drinking the Kool-Aid

Lawsuits against W.H.O, etc for ‘Crimes against Humanity’

Greed Energy Economics

EPA Rescinds “Unnecessary” Cost-Benefit Rule

Survey: Voters Don’t Want to Pay for Biden’s Global Warming Agenda

Renewable Fortune Making at the Taxpayer Trough Is Driving Environmentalism

Renewable Energy Health and Ecosystem Consequences

Mega-projects divide surprise group: environmentalists

Dr. Stephen Cooper: Sleep Disturbance and Industrial Wind

Finally They Admit Renewables Are Terrible For The Environment

EU court’s bird protection ruling deals blow to German wind power

Wind Energy: Offshore

Offshore wind too ugly for the Hamptons but OK for other beach resorts?

New U.S. Offshore Wind target: from standing start to 30GW by 2030

The offshore wind energy mirage Joe Biden promotes

Biden Plan for Offshore Wind Is Wildly Expensive and Wholly Stupid

Biden administration approves first major US offshore wind project

Wind Energy: Other

NYISO says renewables and storage not enough

Locals Worry Wind and Solar Will Gobble Up Forests and Farms

Land grabs, solar deserts, turbines cluttering the coast

Biden offers hot air on wind turbine imports

Biden’s Green “No” Deal Exposes Wind Power Virtue-Signaling

Solar Energy

Researchers have evidence that PFAS could harm an animal’s immune system

Tesla sued after increasing a Solar roof project by more than $30,000

Solar soiling: energy loss from dust on panels can range from 7% to 50%

VA Board #1 denies permit to major Solar facility

VA Board #2 denies permit to major Solar facility

Large-scale CA solar panel project goes dark after commission denial

Nuclear Energy

We can’t let nuclear die

Nuclear On Verge Of ESG Inclusion

Left-wing activists demand Democrats exclude nuclear, etc. from climate bill

NIH Study: False Paradigms, Unfounded Assumptions, and Specious Statistics in Radiation Science

Fossil Fuel Energy

Ransomware Attack Shuts Down Biggest U.S. Gasoline Pipeline

The Truth About Sea Levels and Fossil Fuels

Report: How Fracking Saved Us from Global Warming

Colonial Pipeline Incident Illustrates Importance of Pipelines!

Misc Energy

The Geek in Pictures: Special Energy Fantasy League

Biden’s Not-So-Clean Energy Transition

Hydrogen instead of electrification? Potentials and risks for climate targets

Study: When Green Hydrogen came to Australia

The U.S. Will Need a Lot of Land for a Zero-Carbon Economy

Biden’s conundrum: Expand EVs without harming the Earth

IEA Report: The Role of Critical Minerals in Clean Energy Transitions

GOP united in ire over energy law in VA governor’s race

The train travel revolution that isn’t

Manmade Global Warming: Some Deceptions

Dr. Curry: Climate is everything

Study: Global climate for last 2,000 years mimic Sun’s magnetic activity, not CO2

Relative Percentages of Man-made and Natural CO2 in the Earth’s Troposphere

Geothermal heat and climate variability

A good example of a bad environmental justice study

Red in Robe, Green in Thought

New fraud allegations deepen global science scandal

Sea of doubts

The truth about Biden’s climate summit: Unrealistic pledges reveal grandstanding

“Green Fraud” Book Review

Manmade Global Warming: Misc

Short video: Senator Kennedy Questions EPA Administrator Regan

Carbongate: The real science of climate change by a layman

China’s Emissions Exceed those of the Developed World

Supreme Court case about Social Cost of Carbon

Climate Emergency in New York? What Climate Emergency?

The green schism threatening Biden’s climate plan

Russian climate envoy calls race to tighten emissions targets ‘unreasonable

Judge rules that Mark Jacobson must pay attorney fees for his dubious lawsuit

Archaeologists Find Evidence of a Prehistoric Cattle Cult

Video: Climate Policy: When Emotion Meets Reality

US Elections:

Archive: Stealing Votes from the Very Vulnerable – Nursing Home Voter Fraud

Clergy vote ‘no confidence’ in election vendor Dominion

Dominion Voting System Corruption Uncovered

Team Biden Flogs Russian ‘Interference’, No Matter Intel Agencies Say

Trump attorney, other allies launch voter fraud organization

Rasmussen Poll: 62% Do Not Think Voter ID Laws Discriminate

US Elections, Arizona Issues:

Good short video about the latest in the Maricopa audit 

Letter from AZ Senate to Maricopa County

Deleted Election Files, etc Prompt Senate to Beckon County Officials to Capitol

Maricopa bombshell! Election database erased just before audit began

Maricopa County Caught Red Handed

“Biden” DoJ Officials Try to STOP Arizona Election Fraud Audit

Maricopa County Refuses to Provide Routers to Election Auditors

AZ Audit Director: Dominion Refuses to Comply with Subpoena

Dominion Will Not Release Passwords to Maricopa Voting Machines

Arizona audit of Maricopa County’s election ballot will stop for a week

Supreme Court Declines to Hear Arizona Election Fraud Challenge

US Elections, Other State Issues:

Direct Evidence of Intentional Dominion Fraud Submitted to Court

Emails Prove Existence of Massive Ballot Harvesting Operatione

Lenberg Michigan Voting Machine Report

A River of Doubt Runs Through Mail Voting in Montana

An Election Partnership between Wisconsin’s Largest Cities and Zuckerberg funded CTCL

US Elections, Our Recommendations Report:

Video: Chinese TV interview about our Recommendations Report (in Chinese)

Restoring US election integrity is essential to our future as a democracy

Election Integrity Recommendations Report — Official Release

Sidney Powell Shares US Election Integrity Report!

U.S. Elections Integrity: Recommendations Report

New Election Integrity Report Offers US Voting System Recommendations

US Election Integrity: What Needs to be Fixed

US Politics and Socialism

Open Letter from 120+ Retired Generals and Admirals

Capitalism, Socialism and ESG

Tuning Out Wokeism

Officer Relieved After Denouncing Marxism, Critical Race Theory in Military

Facebook Admits Trump Permanent Ban Lacked Any Objective Standard

Barrasso: China’s goal is domination and is playing America for fools

The greenies’ circular firing squad is expanding

Short video: Who Has Privilege?

The High-Pressure Business of Selling Woke Corporate Armor

Other US Politics and Related

Activists bailed 70 people out last year; 25 have been rearrested

Critical Race Theory: It’s a Cancer Not a Cure

The Fed Board Agrees Never to Disagree

The leader of the western world’s cognitive capacity is in advanced state of decline

Religion Related

Karl Marx and Charles Spurgeon’s Epic Struggle for Souls

Vatican warns U.S. bishops about rebuking Biden, other Catholic pols

Are They Catholics, or Are They Heretics?

Education Related

An Appeal to Cornyn and Cole against “Civics Secures Democracy” Act

Biden’s Government Pre-K Not Okay with Parents

The Origins of the Cruel Ritual of Diversity Training

School of Journalism—or Ministry of Propaganda?

Archive: The Politicization of University Schools of Education

Are Your Kids Being Taught to Support Socialism?

7 Dangerous Books That Could Radicalize Your Child

Publish Or Perish Can Become Publish AND Perish

Science and Misc Matters

Japanese man arrested after dating 35 women at the same time

Science needs more whistleblowers and more questioning

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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 The New 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.  

Gore was right about one thing. There were fish from the ocean swimming in the streets of Miami. Was the unusual incident the result of rising sea level caused by melting polar ice, as Gore told The New York Times?

Not according to the National Weather Service. As disclosed by RightScoop.com, TV-7 News in Miami reported the following NWS statement:

South Florida has been under a coastal flood advisory since Monday because of high astronomical tides due to the lunar cycle. 

In other words, the flooding of Miami’s streets was caused primarily by the moon, not global warming. According to NWS meteorologist Brad Diehl, the temporary flooding gradually receded when the moon entered its waning gibbous phase. And, Diehl said, it wasn’t just the moon that caused flooding—easterly winds pushing water ashore and a slower Gulfstream also contributed.

An attempt to frighten low information voters to think that the flooding in Miami was proof that the much-ballyhooed “tipping point” was at hand, Gore’s dissembling claim was trumpeted as gospel truth throughout the complicit western media.

“Less than 10 years remain blah, blah, blah.”

In a May 24, 2006 appearance on NBC’s Today show, Gore told host Katie Couric that the World Trade Center Memorial would soon be under water. A decade and a half later, and even though its subterranean lower level was flooded in October 2012 by the transient weather event know as Hurricane Sandy, the Memorial is nowhere near being “under water.”

2006 was also the year that Gore terrified the world’s children by declaring a “point of no return” and issuing a doomsday warning that “less than ten years remain to save Earth.” That ten-year window of doom closed five years ago and Earth is still here, no closer to its demise than in the early 1980s, when human-caused global warming hysteria first reared its ugly head.

Not a single one of Gore’s cataclysmic predictions has come even close to happening. Without assistance from a totally corrupt western media, the global warming hoax would have been blown out of the water decades ago.

Yet, Gore and other high profile climate frauds continue to furiously beat the drums of global warming alarmism. Why do they persist? Because they hope that relentlessly repeating the same lie over and over and over again—a voting majority of useful idiots will believe it.

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CFACT IN ACTION: Land Grabs, Solar Deserts, Turbines Cluttering the Coast

We have unfortunately entered a period of destructive public policy.

Joe Biden may have campaigned as a moderate, but the people around him did not get the message.  Dangerously counter-productive left-wing ideology are the order of the day.

CFACT spoke out on three looming Biden disasters last week.

CFACT’s Bonner Cohen testified before the Commissioners of Klickitat County, Washington on plans to turn bucolic areas of Washington State into solar deserts blacked out by industrial-scale solar arrays. This ill-conceived plan will rake in huge subsidies for renewable corporate interests while raising the price of electricity for ordinary ratepayers.

Noted Cohen in CFACT’s official response to the plans:

The proposed Lund Hill project, with its 1.8 million large solar panels on 6,000 acres of prime farmland, all surrounded by an eight-foot-high fence, is such a terrible idea. That this monstrosity would be erected in the name of “clean energy” is simply absurd.

Solar arrays are an intermittent, land-intensive source of power that benefits Wall Street investors, out-of-state utilities, and Chinese suppliers to the detriment of ordinary working people.

Additionally,

The Epoch Times published a detailed warning from Cohen about the Biden Administration’s disastrous “30×30” policy, which aims to create 30 gigawatts of so-called “renewable” energy capacity by 2030:

The “30 x 30 Plan” is contained in Executive Order (EO) 14008, “Tackle the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad, Create Jobs, and Restore Scientific Integrity Across the Federal Government,” which was issued on Jan. 27. Section 216 of the EO calls on the United States to “achieve the goal of conserving at least 30 percent of our lands and waters by 2030…”   What began three decades ago as musings on the outermost fringes of the environmental movement, now serves as a template for federal climate policies contained in a White House executive order.

I chimed in as well.

Real Clear Energy  published my article which warns of the mistake the Biden Administration is pushing us into with its plans to surround the coasts of the United States with thousands of sky-scraping wind turbines.  These 600 foot tall structures would turn unspoiled natural coastal areas into generating facilities that only function when the wind is right, and would supply only a small fraction of our energy needs even if they worked 24 hours a day!  Foolishness.

The Biden Administration is prepared to ruin precious natural areas with devastating consequences for the environment with no hope of meaningfully altering the climate or meeting our energy needs.

Too often left wing policies are only repealed after they have been put in place and their harmful consequences make themselves obvious.  Our environment is too precious to wait for Biden’s mistakes to reveal themselves.

People need to know, and they need to know now.

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Media Balance Newsletter – Topics from Covid to Climate to Energy

Welcome to the latest issue of our Media Balance Newsletter, which covers a wide range of nation interest topics: from COVID to Climate.

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COVID-19: Therapy

Ivermectin is effective for COVID-19 when used early: analysis of 52 studies

14 Months Later: A Pathway Forward

New free health book: Rapid Virus Recovery

COVID-19: Vaccines

Vaccine Makers Destroy COVID Vaccine Safety Studies

Pfizer’s CEO Hasn’t Gotten His Vaccine Yet

Do Vaccines Make Us Healthier?

Microbiologist Says Vaccines May Decimate World’s Population

Study: Pfizer’s COVID Vaccine May Trigger Virus That Causes Shingles

Study: COVID-19 RNA Based Vaccines and the Risk of Prion Disease

COVID-19: Models & Data

Visualizing the History of Pandemics

Are Covid Fatalities Comparable with the 1918 Spanish Flu?

Locked-Down States Are Where COVID-19 Is Growing Most

Short video: Derek Knauss does not know how to test for COVID

COVID-19: Masks

CDC is not aware of any trials showing that masks are effective against COVID-19

AZ School Board Flees, Parents Elect New Board, Vote To End Mask Mandate

COVID-19: Misc

Short video: Leigh Dundas speech – (Health and Freedom 2021)

Fauci Has Chalked Up 300+ Media Appearances Over Past Year

Adults have failed children in foisting harmful Covid-19 restrictions on them

The Anti-Lockdown Movement Is Large and Growing

Greed Energy Economics

Down on the windfarm, something stinks

NC Legislators introduce a bill to protect electricity consumers

After the Texas Blackouts, Follow the $66 Billion of Wind and Solar Money

Renewable Energy Health and Ecosystem Consequences

Feds Approve “Environmental Disaster” off our Coast for Earth Day

Industrial Wind Health Issues Aren’t Blowing Away Quickly

NY Fast-Track Renewables Regulation Paves Way For High-Risk Wind Project

The Dawn Of The E-Vehicle Battery Eco-Disaster

Wind Energy: Offshore

Hawaii NIMBY fight reveals Biden offshore wind challenge

NY Senate bill S6314: moratorium on Great Lakes offshore wind

Wind Power Giant’s Profit Hit by Rocks on the Seabed

Wind Energy: Other

Short video: How many local people does a wind project hire?

New York’s Wind Power Plans Make No Sense

Rural America is fighting back against wind energy projects

Gone With the Wind Power

CA electric power chief says serious problems lie ahead

Solar

China’s solar dominance presents Biden with an ugly dilemma

Know Your Supplier: Why We Should Not Buy Cheap Chinese Solar Panels

Solar panels manufactured by firms linked to Chinese slave labor

Nuclear Energy

Cuomo: A Dark Prince of Deception or Lost in A Forest of Falsehoods?

Democrats Must Stop Sacrificing Good American Nuclear Jobs For Cheap Chinese Solar Panels

Fossil Fuel Energy

US coal production set to rise, in blow to Biden’s climate goals

Climate bill would tax carbon in New York

Peaking Power Plants and the Truth About Truthout

Junk Science Is the Beating Heart That Never Stops

Biden To Cancel Oil And Gas Lease Sales From Public Lands

Misc Energy

A Forced March to Electrification for New York?

Details about what the House GOP is discussing on energy and climate

Biden’s ‘Green New Deal’: Glitter, nonsense, and deception

Social cost of ‘green’: A loss of fast cars and freedom

Manmade Global Warming: Some Deceptions

The Net-Zero Shell Game and Joe Biden’s Deceptions

US Intelligence agencies challenge Biden’s climate alarmism

China says climate onus on US in John Kerry talks

Ever deeper and deeper into Climate Fantasy

Casualties on the road to Net Zero Emissions

There is no climate emergency

Pompeo: ‘Enormous Mistake’ to Think Climate Change Is Main US Threat

Dr Ian Plimer: ’We are being misled’ on the climate crisis

Climate debate heats up as research shows disparity among models

Revealed: Al Gore’s real climate catastrophe

Climate, CO2 Optimism

Short video: Joe Biden is now a threat to the West

Manmade Global Warming: Misc

The Biden Climate Summit — speeding up to hit the wall harder

The futility of Biden’s climate summit

Kerry: US & China Going to Zero Emissions Will Not Solve Climate Crisis (!)

China’s Strange Endorsement of ‘Net Zero’

The Obamas tackle climate change and wealth inequality

House Republicans held secret climate summit in Utah

Do We Know Earth’s Global Temperature?

Is free choice a thing of the past?

Manmade Global Warming: The Story & The Reality

MI6 to Spy on Nations to Ensure Compliance with Climate Pledges

US Elections:

Restoring Confidence in American Elections 

The Save Democracy Act, H.R. 322

Dershowitz Announces $1.6 Billion Lawsuit Against Dominion

The Courts and the Election of 2020

The 2020 Election Results Show that Social Conservatives Won Big

Gunfight for Election Integrity

Docs: state officials colluded with Big Tech to censor Americans’ election posts

Conservative Scholar Dr. John Eastman To Sue Over Freedom of Speech

US Elections, State Issues:

Florida rewrites state’s election laws: ‘Guardrails’ against fraud

Montana Governor Approves Ending Same-Day Voter Registration

Recount of 2020 Votes in Arizona Proceeds After Delay

New Judge in AZ Audit Worked for Firm that Merged with Perkins Coie

AZ Officials Increase the Number of Audit Tables from 20 to 46 Overnight

NC’s First Black Lt. Gov. Triggers Democrats During Hearing on Election Laws

US Elections, Our Latest Report:

U.S. Elections Integrity: Recommendations Report

Sidney Powell Shares US Election Integrity Report!

Election Integrity: The Foundation of Our Freedoms

US Election Integrity Group Releases Report w Excellent Recommendations

Election Integrity: Recommendations Report

How to Improve Election Integrity

U.S. Elections Integrity: Recommendations Report

Sidney Powell Shares US Election Integrity Report!

New Election Integrity Report Offers US Voting System Recommendations 

US Politics and Socialism

Costco – Case Study In How To Lose A Customer

Who funds the riotous American Left & why?

Parler Bends the Knee to Big Tech

Critical Race Theory Is About to Face Its Day(s) in Court

Questions to Determine Whether an Associate is a Liberal or a Leftist

China’s social credit program creeps into Canada

Other US Politics and Related

Video: Sen Tim Scott’s Rebuttal to President Biden’s Speech

These Ten Key 2022 Midterm Election Issues Favor the GOP

Red Pills Are Falling Down All Over the Golden State

What’s Energy?

California recall backers have enough valid signatures for election

Social cost of ‘green’: A loss of fast cars and freedom

Left-of-century: Biden’s first 100 days

Short video: Biden’s First 100 Days = 100 Days of American Weakness

Video: LeBron James Deleted Tweet tells you all you need to know!

Religion Related

Atheists Joyfully Celebrate ‘Meaningless Rock Hurtling Through Space’ Day

The Big Sky’s the Limit on Freedom

Education Related

Perpetual Scandal-Mongering as a Political Tool

The Liberal Arts: What We Don’t Know

Biden Set to Push Critical Race Theory on U.S. Schools

New Study Analyzes the High Cost of College

New Book: Really Good Schools

Science and Misc Matters

Playing Fast and Loose with Numbers

Bring Back DDT, and Science With It!

Unfortunately, trains will be a hard sell in the U.S.

Monopoly: An overview of the Great Reset – Follow the Money

Net Zero Plastic Applies Carbon-Offset Model to Plastic Waste Reduction

Short Video: Exploring Disagreements in three minutes

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VIDEO: Grilling Down on the Left’s “Beef” with Cattle Ranchers

America’s farmers and ranchers are under attack.

While they tirelessly work to provide food for millions, the Green Left has demonized them as so-called “Destroyers of the Earth.” The EPA, DOI, and UN repeatedly identify meat producers as devourers of wildlife habitat in an attempt to punish them through regulation. And Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has even raised alarm over excessive cattle farts she believes are contributing to a climate apocalypse.

Yet the narrative that the Left is trying to spin is not the real story. In actuality, cattle ranchers and farmers play an important role in both protecting the environment and feeding the world.

CFACT’s Gabriella Hoffman showcases this real story behind cattle ranching and farming in her latest episode of the Conservation Nation series, titled “Cows Keep Florida Green.”

You can watch it in full, here.

Hoffman interviews ranchers from the Sunshine State who explain that cows actually help diverse number of species thrive, by creating paths through dense foliage that critters would otherwise stay away from.

Additionally, the ranchers have an economic incentive to protect the lands and waters that are helping to serve their livelihoods. If the ranchers were not there managing the land, the State would be forced to come in and manage the property at much higher expense and with far less benefit to both the environment and humanity.

It’s time we start celebrating our farmers and ranchers for both feeding the world and helping our environment.

So, the next time you chow down on a juicy steak or burger, remember, there’s a rancher out there working hard who deserves our thanks, not our condemnation!

Check out CFACT’s latest video … and share with a friend!

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

Green is the new Red

The intent of the Green New Deal is not to “save the planet,” but rather to use climate alarmism as an excuse to destroy America’s capitalist economy.


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 revealed 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, revealed a consistent pattern of climate data manipulation, conspiracies to falsify data and withhold findings that cast serious doubt on the 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 scandal tore off the fraudulent façade of man-made global warming theory

The Climategate scandal tore off the fraudulent façade of man-made global warming theory

The Climategate cheating scandal exposed the 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 worlds largest capitalist nation to pave the way for that nations 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 two high profile UN climate officials in the thick of the effort to strip away Americas sovereignty.

Christiana Figueres served as Executive Secretary of the UNs Framework Convention on Climate Change. 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 Americas two-party constitutional democracy is hampering the UN’s climate objectives. She went on to cite Chinas 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 IPCCs Working Group III, made this stunning admission:

One must free oneself from the illusion that international climate policy is environmental policy. [What were doing] has almost nothing to do with the climate. We must state clearly that we use climate policy to [re]distribute de facto the worlds 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 organizations public position on climate change is a hoax. The same admission was made in July 2019 by Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortezs 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.

Environmental crisis will be the international disaster key to unlock the New World Order

Translation: The intent of the Green New Deal is not to “save the planet,” but rather to use climate alarmism as an excuse to destroy America’s capitalist economy.

Figueres, Edenhofer and Chakrabarti 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 of the pro-communist World Economic Forum, which announced last year its “Great Reset” initiative to help inform decisions regarding global recovery amid the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the organizations website, the Great Reset will address challenges like global warming by resetting “the direction of national economies.” Translation: Use climate policy as a slight-of-hand means to force western nations, including America, to give up capitalism in favor of communism.

Last September at a panel discussion hosted by the World Economic Forum and the United Nations, John Kerry, who would later be appointed as President Bidens climate czar, said this about Bidens 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.

They’re coming for your liberty

The Great Reset is a desperate push to culminate the progressive dream of global governance. For global governance to occur, Americas sovereignty must be ceded to the UN, an organization infested from top to bottom with Marxists hell-bent on dismantling western democracies, including the crown jewel of them all, the United States of America.

They’re coming for your liberty

The stunning pronouncements by Figueres and Edenhofer 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 two of the UNs 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 given to corrupt governments of every undeveloped nation on Earth, all in the guise of “climate aid.”

Powerful progressives in this country feel its 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 Americas wealth must therefore be “shared” to an unprecedented extent with the worlds poor nations.

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

Progressives in high places are attempting the largest heist in human history, a collusion to plunder unprecedented sums from taxpayers of the worlds 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 progressive elites 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 subversive attempt to turn their country communist. These Marxist wolves in sheep’s clothing have been lying to you, and now you know it. Their intent is 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 have, the amount of miles you’re allowed to drive, your ability to travel by air, the kind of food you’re allowed to eat. In short, they’re coming for your liberty.

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.

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