Climate Models Hotter Than Reality

Global warming policy is based on climate computer models.

These simulations of the temperature of the Earth are wrong and always have been.

They start out on the left side of the graph looking pretty good.  They have to.  Real-world recorded temperature observations had already been made.

It’s like projecting the results of races that have already been run.

As soon as the models start trying to project the future, however, they diverge wildly from reality, pretty much always running way too hot.

Projecting races that have not yet run is a trickier business.

Dr. Roy Spencer and Dr. John Christy manage temperature satellites for NASA.  They are climate scientists based at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.  They regularly publish temperature data as their instruments record it and offer expert commentary on climate science and the computer simulations it is based on.  Their work is invaluable.  On Earth Day Dr. Spencer posted the comparison of observed temperature to simulated temperature above.

All of the temperature datasets show that the Earth is warmer today when compared to various baselines.  No one “denies” this.  “Climate denial” is a straw man argument.  Those same datasets also show that climate computer simulations project a far warmer Earth than real-world observations show.

This indicates that the computer models may factor in a greater climate sensitivity to CO2 and other greenhouse gases than observations justify.

This is a massive problem.  Global warming campaigners take the most extreme models, the ones that are nowhere close to reality, and use them to generate frightening scenarios that are used in turn to argue for extreme “solutions.”  That these so-called “solutions” solve nothing meaningful, and are unable to pass cost-benefit analysis when factored into those same climate models, is an inconvenient truth Team Warming does not want discussed.

In science, theories and projections must follow the data.  Scientists must never alter the data to suit a desired outcome.  However, “adjusting” the data to fit the models is now a regular occurrence.  Somehow, these technical corrections are always weighted toward warming.  Inconveniently, the “adjustments” are still never enough to make these models match reality.

The inability of “climate communicators” to showcase temperature predictions that actually come true, leaves them constantly exaggerating natural weather events and fighting to silence critics to compensate.

The Biden Administration is pushing to remake the American energy economy, expend vast sums of public money, and place unprecedented restrictions on American freedom, based on climate computer models that run too hot.

Those with a vested interest in global warming are doing all they can to ensure that American voters never learn the facts.

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Biden’s Climate Hoax Agenda: Americans ‘That Relied On Old Industries Will Be Hit Hard’

The Democrats hate America and they mean to destroy and dismantle it. Don’t kid yourself, they are well into their war on us. Biden is not legitimate.

‘Ecology’ and climate crap is the greatest political hoax in history.

SecState Blinken On Biden’s Climate Agenda: Americans ‘That Relied On Old Industries Will Be Hit Hard’

Promises administration will provide “sustainable livelihoods”

By: Daily Wire News • Apr 20, 2021: •

Secretary of State Antony Blinken said during a speech on Monday at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation in Maryland that Americans who rely “on old industries will be hit hard” by the Biden administration’s economic and climate policies but promised the administration will provide “sustainable livelihoods.”

Blinken painted a grim outlook of the future stemming from the effects of climate change, claiming that “to my children’s children, the landscape will be unrecognizable.”

“If America fails to lead the world on addressing the climate crisis, we won’t have much of a world left,” Blinken claimed. “If we succeed, we will capitalize on the greatest opportunity to create quality jobs in generations; we’ll build a more equitable, healthy, and sustainable society; and we’ll protect this magnificent planet. That’s the test we face right now.”

“Even if the United States gets to net zero emissions tomorrow, we’ll lose the fight against climate change if we can’t address the more than 85 percent of emissions coming from the rest of the world,” Blinken later added. “Coming up short will have major repercussions for our national security.”

After speaking about some of the specific goals of the Biden administration on creating green energy jobs, Blinken said that it was “important” to be “mindful that for all the opportunities offered by the unavoidable shift to clean energy, not every American worker will win out in the near term.”

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Recent Four-E — Energy, Environment, Education and Election News

Welcome to the latest issue of our 4E’s Newsletter, which covers Energy, Environment, Education and Election news.

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COVID-19: Therapy

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

Superior short COVID-19 video that covers all the key topics

120 doctors ask JAMA to retract misleading Ivermectin study

COVID-19: Vaccines

18 Reasons I Won’t Be Getting a Covid Vaccine

Study: CCP Virus Variant Affects Vaccinated People More Than Unvaccinated

CDC Data: Vaccine Injury Reports Top 50,000

Video: Vaccine Is Trojan Horse For Totalitarian Takeover

Former Pfizer VP: Your government is lying to you

COVID-19 study finds South Africa variant able to ‘break through’ Pfizer vaccine

New COVID Variants Have Changed the Game, and Vaccines Will Not Be Enough

Third Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine dose ‘likely’ needed within year, CEO says

Official: COVID-19 Vaccine App May Lead To Discrimination

Study: mRNA-Based Vaccines And The Risk Of Prion Disease

COVID-19: Models & Data

China Blames US for COVID-19 Outbreak

Laboratories in US can’t find COVID-19 in one of 1,500 positive tests

Masks Are a Ticking Time Bomb

Is This the Future of Face Masks?

COVID-19: Misc

Supreme Court rules against states restricting religious gatherings

COVID Became Excuse To Run Statewide Surveillance Programs

MD: Globalists are using COVID-19 to ‘crush the spirit’ of mankind

Short Video: New COVID-19 Rule: Give It to Me Straight, Doc

Greed Energy Economics

Lower and middle-class Americans will pay a fortune for Biden’s wind-power plan

‘Obscene’ wind turbine subsidies revealed by new data

New grants prop up lobbying for renewable energy and strengthen ties to China

Maine counties chafe at lower-than-expected payments from wind projects

Federal funding fantasy: EV charging

Germany Energy Taxes to Go Green Lead It to Go Bust

The NY Community and Climate Investment Act Climate Pollution Tax

Renewable Energy Health and Ecosystem Consequences

Short video: Wind & Solar: Wrecking Bio Diversity

The battle over Greenland’s untapped natural resources

Wind Energy: Offshore

NYSERDA chief to feds: No wind projects off Hamptons

Feds’ decision removes 2nd largest potential NY wind farm from consideration

Offshore Wind Is Off-the-Charts Political Nonsense

It’s Time for a Fishing Industry Buy-out by Offshore Wind

Wind Energy: Other

Cybersecurity of wind power a growing concern

Public opposition and grid integration costs: the two limiting factors for Wind?

Wind and Solar are Intermittent and Incapable of Meeting Our Needs

Nuclear Energy

Czech researchers develop revolutionary nuclear heating plant

Nation’s 1st advanced nuclear reactor could operate in WA under new agreement

Fossil Fuel Energy

U.S. startup plans to build first zero-emission gas power plants

Africans Deflect Biden’s Demand to End Fossil Fuel Use

Misc Energy

Net zero targets the ‘biggest scam’ since your last email from Nigeria

Energy Legislation introduced by Texas Senator Hancock

Yes, Over-reliance On Wind And Solar Helped Feed Texas’s Power Outages

Senator introduces energy bill SB 467 to financially nail Californians

Manmade Global Warming: Some Deceptions

How a Physicist Became a Climate Truth Teller

Glossary: The Green Regime’s Eco-Speak

Video: The Imaginary Climate Crisis – How can we Change the Message?

Update On Michael Mann v. Mark Steyn Litigation

Seas Rising 20 Times Slower than the Media Claim

The “hockey stick” curve obscures Earth’s CO2 history

Climate Media vs. Climate Science

Prince William Calls for a ‘Reset’

Short Video: Satellite data shows up climate forecasts

Manmade Global Warming: Misc

The coming of a climate catastrophe

How global warming alarmism is being used to promote population control

Dark, Cold Years Are Coming, So You’d Better Get Ready

News Outlets Pledge to Begin Calling ‘Climate Change’ a ‘Climate Emergency’

EIA: U.S. CO2 Declined 11% in 2020 – No Change in Atmospheric CO2

Examining the Viability of Planting Trees to Help Mitigate Climate Change

NASA Data: World is Greener so far This Century Thanks to CO2

NYS Requests Climate Experts to volunteer to be on committees, etc.

Climate Change Checkup

US Elections:

Modem Chips Embedded in Voting System Computer Motherboards

The Small World of Voting Machine Certification

Millions of Write-in & Minor Party Votes Shifted Nationwide

Black Americans Debunk Liberal Talking Point That Voter ID Is ‘Racist’

Black pro-life group slams MLB’s decision to pull All-Star Game out of Georgia

US Elections, State Issues:

NH Governor authorizes voting-machine audit

Senator Fann says AZ Supervisors fear outcome of election audit

An Attorney’s Inside Report about What Happened in Wisconsin

Pennsylvania Agrees to Remove Names of Dead Citizens From Voter Rolls

Georgia Takes $5+ Million from Zuckerberg for Presidential Election

How Mark Zuckerberg Almost Handed Texas to the Democrats

Bombshell Fraud In Montana: 6% More Mail-In Ballots Than Votes

Michigan Elections Forensics Report Says 66,194 Unregistered Ballots Tallied

US Politics and Socialism

Short video: Red Green Menace

When the Soviets Admitted Socialism Doesn’t Work

Conservative Filmmakers Start to Fight Back

All Things Great and Small…..Are Racist!
Wealthy and Woke

Wokism’s Greatest Challenges

Video: A very damaging expose’ by Project Veritas

Other US Politics and Related

China as a Third World Country

The CCP Is Alone in Its Anti-American Alliance

Big Tech Curators of Content, Not Publishers

Fights over free speech and the future of social media

Religion Related

Christians must ‘stand up’ against ‘horrible reality’ of Biden admin

Small wonder the church is shrinking

Is American Religiosity Really Falling?

A new anti-Christian state church has been forced upon us

Arkansas legislature passes law re ‘transitioning’ minors

Education Related

Fed-up Parent Writes Epic Letter Removing His Daughter from Leftist School

Science Betrayed

Now It’s Really Time to Disrupt Education

What Policies Are Conservatives Actually For in Higher Education?

‘An Endangered Species’: The Scarcity of Harvard’s Conservative Faculty

 

Science and Misc Matters —

Bill Hwang Had $20 Billion, Then Lost It All in Two Days

Experts Are Super Smart And 100% Reliable, Experts Confirm

Apple works on a ‘Lenticular Display’ with a next-gen TV plus AppleTV Service

A Novel Therapy for Influenza‐Induced Pneumonia

Again, someone tampered with an entire drinking water supply via the internet

Our 2021 hurricane forecast: A BIG season is on the way

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Recent Four E News

Welcome to the latest issue of our 4E’s Newsletter.

(For all 2020 Newsletters, go here. For all 2021 Newsletters, go here.)

(FYI, here is the list of our popular 2020 Election-Related Reports. Please periodically check that page, as more are in the works.)

COVID-19: Therapy

Ivermectin is effective for COVID-19 when used early: analysis of 49 studies

Short COVID-19 video: Immune Health, Therapeutic Nihilism & Vaccines!

My latest recommendations for COVID-19 Prevention and Therapy

COVID-19: Vaccines

Don’t Be Surprised When Vaccinated People Get Infected

COVID-19 Vaccine Tested on Babies Even as Death Toll Mounts

3,964 Dead 162,610 Injuries: Some Adverse Drug Reactions for COVID-19 Vaccines

COVID-19: Models & Data

FDA approves two more over-the-counter COVID-19 home tests

More “Covid Suicides” than Covid Deaths in Kids

CDC: More-contagious COVID-19 strain hits 26% of US new cases

One of the Lockdown’s Greatest Casualties could be Science

COVID Relief: Where Did All That Money Go?

Greed Energy Economics

Texas Senate passes bill to counter federal subsidies for wind and solar power

Report: Renewable Energy — Tensions Where Green Jobs Meet Blue Collars

Renewable-Energy Backers Want 10-Year Tax Credits in Biden Plan

Short video: Wind & Solar Subsidies

Commissioners say no tax abatement for wind turbines

Green investing ‘is definitely not going to work’

Why Subsidizing Intermittent Wind & Solar Drives Power Prices Through the Roof

Germany’s energy drive criticized over expense, risks

Renewable Energy Health and Ecosystem Consequences

Are Wind Turbines A Significant Threat To Birds?

Turbines are environmentally safe energy: Who says so?

Wind developer to breed endangered condors to replace birds killed by turbines

Study: An Analytical Tool to Explore Housing Decisions near Wind Turbines

Green Curses and Violent Conflicts: The Security Implications of Renewable Energy Sector Development in Africa

Wind Energy: Offshore

White House moves toward approving huge wind project off east coast

Experts: Ocean life is at risk from turbines

Maine lobstermen protest Monhegan-area wind project

Archive: How do offshore wind farms affect ocean ecosystems?
Offshore wind turbines and a change of direction

Offshore Dutch turbines being decommissioned. Here’s what’s next

Wind Energy: Other

It takes big energy to back up wind and solar

The Case Against Renewable Energy

To Get Wind Power You Need Oil

French court orders ‘historic’ demolition of seven wind turbines

Short video: Abandoned Oklahoma Wind Turbines (as of 2021)

Confessions of a Reformed Environmental Guy from Upstate New York

After local pushback, Indiana wind & solar bill takes a ‘180 degree turn’

Solar Energy

Fourteen (14) Serious Ecological Impacts of Solar

Joe Biden Pledges to Make Solar Panels More Environmentally Toxic

US Solar facilities kill tens of thousands of birds every year

Nuclear Energy

Nuclear Power Continues To Break Records In Safety And Generation

The real lessons of Fukushima

Nation’s 1st advanced nuclear reactor could operate in State of Washington

Fossil Fuel Energy

A key to America’s growth lies beneath Pennsylvania’s soil

Oil companies win climate lawsuit filed by NYC

The Future of US LNG Hangs in the Balance

Natural Gas Power Generation Protects Our Independence

Misc Energy

Video: Our Energy Grid and Why it Matters

Time to get serious about China’s energy blackmail

Democrats’ impractical energy policies won’t stop climate change

Green Fraud: Why the Green New Deal Is Even Worse Than You Think

Green Fraud Meets The Big Shut-Up

Texas: The Lessons and the Not Lessons from the Energy Debacle

No Silver Bullet on the Energy Issue

Energy is key to our health and wealth, yet the public understands little about it

Green Fibs and Red Lies Pervade Our Energy Debates Today

The Truth About Energy, Part 1

Book: Green Fraud

Scientists propose highly reliable thermal power generator

Manmade Global Warming: Some Deceptions

Breaking News: Wind and Solar Potentially Aren’t Climate Cure-Alls

The ‘Green Energy’ That Might Be Ruining the Planet

The Climate Headline The Left Media Wouldn’t Dare Write

Study: Greenhouse gas effect grossly exaggerated due to wrong calculations

Exposing the Fraud Behind the Global Reset/Green New Deal

Perceptions of climate impacts at odds with scientific data

Climate change: Net zero targets are ‘pie in the sky’

Manmade Global Warming: Misc

Natural variations help resolve a climate puzzle

‘Earth Hour’: a celebration of ignorance, poverty, and backwardness

China warns Biden: Cave to our demands or forget about your climate agenda

In message to Joe Biden, India embarks on new coal boom

70 Organizations Question NY’s Green New Deal

Book: The Science Against Human Caused Carbon Dioxide Warming

Test Flight for Sunlight-Blocking Research Is Canceled

US Elections:

Video: Election Integrity Virtual Conference

Video: Lindell interviews scientist who claims there is scientific proof of cybercrime

Majority of Black and Hispanic Voters Support Voter ID

W.I.M.P. – Proof the Presidential Election Was Stolen

‘Legal Arguments’ Used by Dem Lawyer Marc Elias Should Be a National Scandal

US Elections, State Issues:

Myth vs. Fact: The Georgia Election Law

Election Integrity Bills Have Been Introduced In 47 States

The ‘Scan the Ballots’ Effort Is Moving Forward In Georgia

Wisconsin Announces Investigation Into 2020 Election Trump Supposedly Lost

Wisconsin Assembly Authorizes Election Investigation

A River of Doubt Runs Through Mail Voting in Big Sky Country

US Politics and Socialism

Understanding Socialism, Communism and Marxism

CCP Adviser Outlined Plan to Defeat US, Including Manipulating Elections

A New Zealander’s 9 ‘Starter Steps’ to Save America From Socialism

Transgenderism: The Left’s Tool of Societal Subversion

Progressives against Civil Rights

Other US Politics and Related

The 10 Radical New Rules That Are Changing America

Biden’s Infrastructure Paves the Road to Ruin

Biden Team Preparing Up to $3 Trillion in New Spending for the Economy

Biden Admits He Will Re-Establish Trump Border Policy

Fact-Check Finds Biden Made Several False Claims During Press Conference

Religion Related

Video: Catholic Priest Lights Biden Up in Viral Homily

U.S. Church Membership Falls Below Majority for First Time

How Cultural Marxism Is Grinding Christianity Down

Pope Peddled Myth of Climate Migration

Education Related

Modern education is crap

How PragerU Infiltrates Schools

Book: School System Reform: How and Why is a Price-less Tale

Science and Misc Matters

The Death of Science, and of Scientific American

Protect Yourself

Voicing your preferences for a mate—and more

Biden’s EPA purges dozens of Trump’s science advisers

What Is Product Stewardship?

Short video: US Gun Statistics

Please pass on this Newsletter to other open-minded citizens…

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Note 3: See this extensive list of reasonable books on climate change that complements the Newsletter. As a parallel effort, there is also a list of some good books related to industrial wind energy. Both topics are also extensively covered on our WiseEnergy.org website.

Note 4: If you’d like to join the 10,000+ worldwide readers and get your own free copy of this periodic Newsletter, simply send John an email saying that.

Note 5: John is 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. His 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 © 2021; Alliance for Wise Energy Decisions (see WiseEnergy.org)

Fukushima Plus Ten

On March 14, 2011, a tidal wave swept through the Japanese fishing community of Fukushima, destroying homes, businesses, the fishing fleet, and drowning 15,000 people.

The nuclear power plant at Fukushima-Daiichi did what it was supposed to.  It shut itself down, but the mountain of water washed away its ability to cool the reactor.  What happened next will surprise you.

Dr. Kelvin Kemm is a South African nuclear physicist.  He is a brilliant scientist and tireless advocate for African energy.  When Dr. Kemm speaks, attention must be paid.

Dr. Kemm posted a gripping blow-by-blow account of what really happened at Fukushima to CFACT.org.

After taking us from the earthquake, to the tidal wave, to the loss of electricity, cooling and ventilation, Dr. Kemm comes to the moment when a buildup of hydrogen gas exploded and blew the roof off the reactor building.  It wasn’t really that bad, but it was dramatic.  Further tragedy followed, not from radiation, but media-driven panic.

Dr. Kemm continues:

Authorities were desperate to show the world some positive action.

They progressively ordered the evacuation of 160,000 people living around the Fukushima neighbourhood. That was a mistake. As days and weeks passed, it materialized that not one single person was killed by nuclear radiation. Not one single person was even injured by nuclear radiation, either. Even today, a decade later, there is still no sign of any longer-term radiation harm to any person or animal. Sadly, however, people did die during the forced evacuation.

Kemm explains that two thousand frail elderly and hospitalized patients prematurely died when they were forced out of their care during the evacuation.

The world is starving for safe, affordable, abundant, clean energy.  Nuclear power is one of the best ways to generate it.  Unfortunately the danger vests not in nuclear science, but anti-energy ideology.

As Dr. Kemm sums up:

A decade later, we can contemplate the cumulative lessons learned. Above all, they are that nuclear power is far safer than anyone had thought. Even when dreaded core meltdowns occurred, and although reactors were wrecked, resulting in a financial disaster for the owners, no people were harmed by radiation.

We also learned that, for local residents, it would have been far safer to stay indoors in a house than to join the forced evacuation. We also learned that governments and authorities must listen to the nuclear professionals, and not overreact, even though the television news cameras look awfully close.

As happens all too often, the media-driven narrative and reality stand completely at odds.  When this occurs, scientists and engineers can’t help but be frustrated.

In 1979, America experienced the Three Mile Island nuclear accident.  Everyone was safe there as well.  Environmentalist Michael Shellenberger wrote in Forbes, “Time Magazine ran a cover story that superimposed a glowing headline, ‘Nuclear Nightmare,’ over an image of the plant.  Nightmare? More like a dream. What other major industrial technology can suffer a catastrophic failure and not kill anyone?”

Nuclear power is safe and vital.  New technologies are making nuclear better every day.

If only we can save ourselves from the madness of crowds.

RELATED ARTICLE: The real lessons of Fukushima

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

When History Disproves Climate Doom

One of the toughest challenges for the global warming crowd occurs when, after the passage of time, the doom they predicted is nowhere to be seen.

Dr. Jay Lehr rounded up ten prominent examples where alarming predictions by warming campaigners failed to come to pass:

  1. In 1987, a former NASA scientist was quoted in nearly all U.S. newspapers that by 2020 the world’s temperature would increase by 5.4 degrees Fahrenheit. The actual increase was less than a single degree Fahrenheit.
  2. In 1978, The Vermont Sun quoted multiple scientists predicting that by 2020 the Earth’s CO2 concentration would double from its then current level of 330 parts per million. It actually increased by only about 27% to 420.
  3. In 2009, it was predicted that China would decrease their CO2 emissions by 40 to 45% and India by 20 to 25%. Instead their emissions have increased in the past 11 years.
  4. In 2008, Al Gore and most of his friends predicted the snow on Mount Kilimanjaro would have disappeared. There has been little change at all in its snow cap.
  5. In 1986, U.S. EPA predicted a two foot sea level rise for Florida in 2020. It has risen about one inch, a rate which has been experienced for 800 years. An additional apparent rise of 3 inches has been the result of land subsidence.
  6. In March of 2000 at Britain”s Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research, scientist David Parker told the English newspaper The Independent that British children will soon experience snow only virtually on the internet. When it does snow 20 years hence (2020) it will cause chaos due to its rarity. England has not been short of normal snow.
  7. In 2000 it was reported by the Tarawa, Kiribati newspaper that a study by Greenpeace indicated that Global Warming will ruin Pacific Island Nations economies by 2020 with Tuvalu considered most critical. Tuvalu’s 2019 budget report stated that Tuvalu had enjoyed an unprecedented six consecutive years of economic growth.
  8. A secret Pentagon study in 2004 reported to President Bush that climate change-caused resource shortages may cause a global war by 2020. It said that shortages of water and energy will become increasingly harder to overcome plunging the planet into war as it is carrying a higher population than it can sustain. Enough said.
  9. USA Today reported in 2013 that the Arctic should be free of ice in the summer by 2020. The prediction was off by 3.9 million square kilometers, which was the amount of remaining ice in September of 2020.
  10. In 2009, The Los Angeles Times reported from a number of government reports that it was expected that all glaciers in Glacier National Park would be gone by 2020. The Park officials posted signs warning visitors that the end of glaciers in the Park was near. In 2020 no glaciers were gone but the signs were removed.

Dr. Lehr posted more details to CFACT.org.

We were just talking about the immensity of the task taken on by those of us who correct the record on climate.

Last year they told us that Australians were doomed to a future of drought and fiery punishment.   Now they’re inundated with massive rainfall and floods Down Under.  Oliver Sawaya fled his home near Sydney with his elderly father in a dinghy.  He said his property “looked as if you were in Sydney Harbor and you were on a boat.”

If Australia’s drought was your fault, whose fault is the flood?

You’d think the warming narrative constantly proving itself ridiculous would make our task easy.

Alas, no.  As a society we are afflicted with a horrendous case of ADD.

The warming people and their compliant media count on us to have memories and attention spans that are about ten minutes long.

Watch for them to shamelessly do an about turn, and attribute Australia’s heavy rain to climate.  They’ll double down on their demands to control what they believe is your over-the-top lifestyle, and the need to redistribute your nest egg as well.  That an El Niño caused the drought and the subsequent La Niña the flood… well who’s going to remind you about that?

CFACT will.

©CFACT. All rights reserved.

Recent Four E’s Newsletter

Welcome to the latest issue of our 4E’s Newsletter.

(For all 2020 Newsletters, go here. For all 2021 Newsletters, go here.)

(FYI, here is the list of our popular 2020 Election-Related Reports. Please periodically check that page, as more are in the works.)

COVID-19: Therapy

Ivermectin is effective for COVID-19 when used early: analysis of 46 studies

My latest recommendations for COVID-19 Prevention and Therapy

COVID-19: Vaccines

Doctors, Scientists Write Open Letter About COVID-19 Vaccine Safety Concerns

Former Gates Foundation Vaccine Scientist Calls for Halt to Vaccinations

7 European Nations Halt AstraZeneca Vaccine on Reports of “Serious” Blood Clots

COVID-19 Vaccine Full Disclosure Consent Form

Philosopher David Hume Comes to the Rescue of the Pharmacological Lobby

COVID-19: Models & Data

COVID-19 Hysteria and Panic

More Evidence Lockdowns Didn’t Reduce COVID Deaths

Climate Change, COVID-19, and the Great Reset

The Disease Models Were Tested and Failed, Massively

Diplomats Warned of Risky Wuhan Coronavirus Experiments: No One Listened

Greed Energy Economics

Study: Housing prices decline within mile of solar energy arrays

Study: Wind turbines and solar projects drive down house prices

Edmunds: The True Cost of Powering an Electric Car

US DOE Price Data Spotlights Regressive Nature Of Electrifying Everything

America Trails In Global Race For Rare Earth Elements

Renewable Energy Health and Ecosystem Consequences

Report: The role of rare earth elements in wind energy

Mining Our Way to “Clean” Energy

Court ruling means wind farms must provide more information on noise

Renewable energy vs. the environment in NY

Piling up: ND begins discussion of how to deal with old turbine wind blades

Wind project condemned for destruction of protected species

Wind firm tries to change rules again

Wind and Solar Energy

Why Wind Power Transition Schemes Are Pipe Dreams

Wind and solar reliance would black out the US

US light usage reveals insanity of relying on weather-dependent wind & solar

KY Bill Would Allow Ban On Large Solar Projects On Farmland

GE Topples Vestas as World’s Biggest Wind Turbine Maker

Maine fishermen caught in a quandary over offshore wind-array site

Wealthy New York enclave battles over offshore wind project

Nuclear Energy

Nuclear Plant Closures And Renewables Increase Electricity Prices & Unreliability

German green energy compares poorly to French nukes

Why Hydrogen Needs Nuclear Power To Succeed

Can the U.S. switch on a Nuclear Fusion plant by 2035?

The worst fallout from Fukushima was hysteria

Fossil Fuel Energy

Study: Oil in the ocean photo-oxidizes within hours to days

Climate change and abiotic oil

Natural Gas: Where in the World Would We Be Without It?

We Now Know What Not to Do About Energy Policy

Misc Energy

Podcast: Texas in the Dark: The What, How, and Why of Power Outages

Video: Our Energy Grid and Why it Matters

Grid Elements — What You Haven’t Heard…

An Evolving Energy Mix and Why The Details Matter

Biden Pushes Green Energy As Informed Environmentalists Abandon It

How the Green New Deal is a Trojan Horse for Totalitarian Government

Renewables: not enough minerals, energy, time or clean and green

21 States sue Biden in bid to revive Keystone XL pipeline

Manmade Global Warming: Some Deceptions

Short Video: Climate Reality Check

WSJ: Biden’s ‘BackDoor’ Climate Plan

Whiff of the unthinkable at EPA: CO2 standards for states

There Are Models And There Are Models

Video: They’re Coming for your Animals — UK confirms gassing chickens

Nations Aren’t Acting as If Climate Change Poses Existential Crisis

Study: Climate ‘apocalypse’ fears stopping people having children

Manmade Global Warming: The Social Cost of Carbon

The Social Costs of Carbon Cancelation

Social Cost of Carbon Nonsense

The Social Cost of Carbon Is Arbitrary and Capricious

States sue to block “social cost” of carbon

 

Manmade Global Warming: Misc

12 States Suing Biden Over Climate Executive Order

Report: A Short History of Climate Alarm

How to Think about Climate Change

Short video: The Big Bad Green Bet

US Elections:

Conservative team targets HR 1, ballot fraud in Georgia and elsewhere

Defeat H.R. 1 Now, Deal with Supreme Court Disappointments Later

Conservative Nonprofit Launches $10 M Campaign to Strengthen Election Integrity

FreedomWorks Initiates Another Counterweight to Biden Agenda

Accurate List of 2020 Election Fraud Cases

Clear Thinking on Elections from Justice Clarence Thomas

Vote rigging: How to spot the tell-tale signs

A videotaped confession about who rigged the 2020 election

They Don’t Pick Up Mail – But they Vote by Mail?

Video: Monkey Business Special w Garrett Ziegler

US Elections, State Issues:

New Report on 2020 Election Shows Nearly Impossible Statistical Contrasts

New Report Shows Significant Election Irregularities in Many States

24 More Charged in Voter-Fraud Probe in NC

5 People Charged With Voter Fraud in Illinois

Data Scientists Say 432,000+ Votes Removed From Trump in Pennsylvania

92K NV Mail Ballots Went to Wrong Addresses in 2020 Presidential Election

Texas is largest battleground in struggle over voting rights, secure elections

US Politics and Socialism

Biden and Harris ERASE Women

The Left’s Instrument of Ruin and Destruction

Biden’s Climate Plans Are a Conduit to Socialism

Looking in the Wrong Direction: Time To Wake Up!

Hitting Woke Herd Immunity?

The Real Scandal Behind the Washington Post-Trump Scandal

Short video: Why I quit my job as a leftist organizer

Other US Politics and Related

The Future of American Democracy

For National Security Reasons, Let’s Keep Biden Off TV

Short video: Submarine Fleet Strength by Country

Wikipedia’s Leftist Bias: Socialism Whitewashed, Communist Atrocities Buried

Short video: How One Man Awoke the Soul of the Nation … and the World

Religion Related

Vatican excludes gay union blessing as God ‘can’t bless sin’

Cain Celebrated For Reducing Humanity’s Carbon Footprint By 25%

Education Related

Silenced by the Sheep: Academia’s New Censorship

The Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Movement: Tyranny thru Subverting Language

Subversive Education in NC

NC Lt. governor raises concerns about school ‘indoctrination’

Science and Misc Matters

My LifeSite Interview

Willful Blindness in the Sciences

Why People Self-Destruct

He Got $300,000 From Credit-Card Rewards: the IRS Said It Was Taxable

Short video: Drone Weaponry
Meghan Markle, The Tempest of the Shrew

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GREEN FRAUD: Why the green new deal is even worse than you think

The intrepid Marc Morano, author of the bestselling Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change, breaks down the science and the politics to expose the truth about the Green New Deal in his new book.  Join Marc as he discusses what he calls a new LOCKDOWN to save the climate.

“If you care about America’s future, read this book.”—Mark Levin

“A must-read book that shows how the Green New Deal is dangerous, impractical, misguided, and guaranteed to fail with disastrous results for the American people.”—Sean Hannity

Q/A will follow. To ask a question, raise your hand in the zoom or submit ahead of time. We can’t promise to get to every question, but we will take as many as possible.


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Correcting The Record On Climate

Nary a day goes by without an outrageous claim about climate in the media.

These over-the-top, outrageous assertions are not science.  They are talking points spoon-fed by radical pressure groups to an all-too-compliant media.  They are often made up on the spot.

Just this week Marc Morano posted the facts that debunk media claims that “summer droughts in Europe are now ‘far more severe’ than anything in the past 2,100 years due to climate.”  Climate analyst Paul Homewood explained that scientific data shows nothing of the sort.  In fact two recent papers, that went through the sacred peer review process, reveal first that Europe has had “no significant linear trends in either seasonal or annual rainfall. The second concludes that summer rainfall has increased since 1961.”  These studies rely on real world recorded data for the Czech Republic in contrast to the computer simulations reported in the press.

These stories have a common tell.  Watch out for superlatives such as hottest, coldest, wettest, driest, snowiest, most, etc.

These kind of climate claims scream out for correction.  They raise a passion for truth in those acquainted with the straight facts.  CFACT, our Climate Depot news and information service, and a host of allied friends and organizations dedicate vast efforts to making these corrections.  That’s why the climate-Left will do anything to besmirch and silence us.

The next time you hear an extreme climate claim modified by a superlative, check in at CFACT.org and Climate Depot where you’ll regularly find the hard data which powerfully debunks this sort of hype.

If the press won’t do it’s job, and vet extreme climate claims with hard-hitting analysis, we will.


P.S.  For a primer on the tricks and traps of the climate trade watch CFACT’s feature films Climate Hustle, and Climate Hustle 2: Rise of the Climate Monarchy.


RELATED VIDEO: Wind and Solar Subsidies.

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Let’s Kick This Monster’s Ass!

Democrats are hell-bent on implementing a “carbon enforcement mechanism.” What does that mean? It means the enactment of absolutely massive new fossil fuel taxes that will impose draconian lifestyle changes on all but the wealthiest Americans. As we brace ourselves for a plethora of involuntary sacrifices, it’s comforting to know that the wealthy are fully on board at doing their part to help save the planet, none more so than the climate crusading Hollywood megastar mentioned in the article below. You‘ll be humbled when you read about the heroic effort this remarkable champion of the environment is making to save us all from “climate change.”

There’s little doubt that teen climate activist Greta Thunberg believes that human use of fossil fuels is destroying the planet. She believes that with all her heart, but she is being played as a fool by the dissembling wealthy and powerful people who terrorize the world’s children with horrifying claims of impending climate doom.

Of the filthy-rich celebrities who preach the loudest about the need for “each and every one of us” to cut way back on using fossil fuels, not a single one practices what they preach, including one of the world’s most famous pseudo climate crusaders, Hollywood megastar Harrison Ford, who owns multiple mansions, plus a reported 12 private planes, nine motorcycles and six gasoline-powered automobiles.

Although his opulent lifestyle depends upon copious amounts of fossil fuels, Ford speaks forcefully about his undying commitment to “saving the planet.” His passion was on full display at the 2019 Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco.

“Let’s kick this monster’s ass!”

Why are Hollywood stars used as shills for irrational climate hysteria? Because they’re actorsThey are trained to project emotions they don’t actually feel. In one of the most convincing performances of his award-winning career, Ford concluded his speech at the 2019 Global Climate Action Summit with this zinger:

We all suffer the effects of climate change. So, let’s turn off our phones, let’s roll up our sleeves, and let’s kick this monster’s ass!

At the beginning of his carefully rehearsed performance, and with his talent for feigning raw emotions on full display, the ass-kicking high school graduate angrily bellowed this at his audience of adoring useful idiots:

Stop giving power to people who don’t believe in science! Or worse than that, pretend they don’t believe in science for their own self-interest!

Okay, but what about people like him who say they believe in climate science to shield themselves from criticism for burning unconscionable amounts of fossil fuels? In a video promotion for a climate conference in Dubai, the motion picture megastar said this:

It’s up to you and me to act now to face the greatest moral crisis of our time.

Moral crisis? Act now? Fair enough. So what’s he doing, on a personal level, to “act now”? Other than lecturing people he looks down upon as his moral and intellectual lessers, ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.

His enviable real estate holdings include a 14,000 sq. ft. mansion in the heart of one of the most exclusive areas of Los Angeles. He also owns a magnificent Jackson Hole, Wyoming estate, the plans for which he sketched out in Paris while working on a film with fugitive child rapist, Roman Polanski.

Unfortunately for the planet, Ford’s obscenely excessive use of fossil fuel energy isn’t limited to when he’s on the ground working on movies with child rapists or indulging himself in the comfort of his fully air-conditioned mega-mansions: he also flies the world at will in private jets, the most environmentally destructive means of air travel.

Flying up the California coast to get himself a cheeseburger

An outspoken supporter of stratospheric carbon taxes that would prevent ordinary American families from taking a commercial flight to go on vacation, this paragon of environmental virtue-signaling pampers himself by flying in his private planes as often as he wants and for any purpose he wants, the planet be damned. As reported by Breitbart, he boated this:

Flying is like good music; it elevates the spirit and it’s an exhilarating freedom. I’m so passionate about flying that I often fly up the coast for a cheeseburger.

Like other filthy-rich climate hucksters, Harrison Ford flies all over the world for any reason that tickles his fancy, including for trivial purposes like getting himself a cheeseburger.

As evidenced by their elephantine carbon footprints, the ass-kicking cheeseburger addict and his fellow high-flying climate hypocrites are not the least bit concerned that man-made CO2 emissions are harming the planet. A study by researchers at Sweden’s Lund University found that most wealthy climate celebrities are doing nothing to change their insatiable private jet habits, with some responsible for a thousand times more CO2 emissions that the average person.

Finally, for a video treat you won’t soon forget, click on the prompt below to watch a 2-min. segment of Cheeseburger Ford’s “Let’s kick this monster’s ass” speech, which starts off with an Oscar-worthy display of feigned anger. Viewer warning: Barf bag needed.

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‘Social Cost of Carbon’ Nonsense

American oil, coal and natural gas are abundant, affordable and efficient, so naturally the anti-energy Left hates them.

Fossil fuels keep the lights on, transportation moving, and our houses warm, all at less cost and a tiny fraction of the land required for inefficient wind and solar.  The math is not on the side of wind and solar.

That’s why the Obama Administration went all-in on a construct called the “social cost of carbon” (SCC).  Joe Biden brought it back “on day one.”  Think of it as politically correct math.

David Wojick lays out a devastating case at CFACT.org:

The Social Cost of Carbon (SCC) has been around for some time. Obama introduced it as a policy measure, which Trump then canceled. Now Biden has brought it back and made it worse.

In a way SCC personifies the craziness of the climate scare. The whole scare is based on outlandish doomsday computer models and SCC is arguably the most absurd of all.

CFACT senior policy analyst Paul Driessen posted a rundown on the arbitrariness of “social cost” math to CFACT.org:

The price tag was set at $22/ton in 2010, raised to $36/ton in 2013, and just as arbitrarily increased to $40, before finishing the Obama era at $51/ton. President Trump disbanded the Interagency Working Group on carbon costs and had the SCC slashed to less than $10/ton. Within hours of taking office, President Biden resurrected the working group, reinstituted $51/ton as a starting point, and directed federal agencies to devise a definitive SCC by 2022…

The SCC enables agencies and their allies to attach any price they wish to every conceivable cost of using fossil fuels: hotter and colder, wetter and drier climate and weather; more frequent and intense hurricanes; reduced agricultural output; forest health and wildfires; floods, droughts and water resources; “forced migration” of people and wildlife;  worsening health and disease; flooded coastal cities; even “reduced student learning and worker productivity,” due to warmer planetary temperatures.

The SCC also lets practitioners completely ignore the obvious and enormous benefits of using fossil fuels, and emitting carbon dioxide – such as enhanced productivity via affordable air conditioning in summer and heating in winter; improved forest, grassland and crop growth (and greening deserts) due to more CO2 in the air; greater home and human survival rates amid extreme weather events; and having the jobs, mobility, living standards, healthcare and longevity of modern industrialized life.

In fact, hydrocarbon and carbon dioxide benefits outweigh costs by 50:1, 400:1 or even 500:1!

That’s right, the benefits of oil, gas and coal to society outweigh the costs!

How’s that for an inconvenient truth?

P.S.  Don’t forget that CO2 and carbon are not the same.  Carbon is the incredibly versatile element, that as Carl Sagan pointed out years ago, “likes to combine.”  You’re made of it.  Carbon dioxide is what you get when a carbon molecule combines with two molecules of oxygen.  CO2 is the odorless, invisible gas you just exhaled.

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

Recent Energy and Environmental News

Welcome to the latest issue of our Energy & Environmental Newsletter.

(For all 2020 Newsletters, go here. For all 2021 Newsletters, go here.)

(FYI, here is the list of our popular 2020 Election-Related Reports. Please periodically check that page, as more are in the works.)

COVID-19: Therapy

Ivermectin is effective for COVID-19 when used early: analysis of 44 studies

HCQ is effective for COVID-19 when used early: meta analysis of 215 studies

COVID-19: Vaccines

Should COVID-19 Vaccination Be Mandatory?

Federal Law Prohibits COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

Injuries Reported to CDC After COVID Vaccines Climbs by 4,000± in 1 Week

Experimental Gene Therapy Should Not Be Called A Vaccine

Catholic bishops caution that J&J COVID vaccine is morally wrong

Study: Why current COVID-19 vaccines not be used for mass vaccination

COVID-19: Models & Data

Study: Projected Deaths of Despair from COVID-19

Report: The progress of the COVID-19 epidemic in Sweden

COVID-19: Misc

The Danger of the Administrative State

Investigation Links Fauci to Experiments That May Have Led to Pandemic

For Much Public Spending: Everything’s Coming Up COVID

Science, Politics, and COVID: Will Truth Prevail?

“Second Nuremberg tribunal” to try global lockdown promoters for crimes?

Greed Energy Economics

The Myths of Green Energy

Green Jobs Are A Myth: A Myth Intended to Distract Attention

Those millions of new ‘green’ jobs are going to China and India

Electric Vehicle Fantasies

Germany Considers Electricity Rationing to Stabilize its Shaky Green Grid

China Turns the Screws on Unreliables

Wind Energy

The Energy Solution For Texas — And America

NY Great Lakes Wind Feasibility Study (Where is the Sensibility study?)

Why objections to an 800 ft turbine in your back yard are gone with the wind

Indiana wind bill opposed as detrimental to home rule

Is It Time to Put Wind Energy on Ice?

Study shows icing can cost wind turbines up to 80% of power production

NY Senator: Failed Turbines Reason For More Time On Wind Power

Study: Offshore Turbines can effect local currents, etc.

Solar Energy

Minnesota state agencies reveal a statewide blueprint to address PFAS

Study: How many solar panels in Spain…

Solar developers feel the financial pressure from rising insurance costs

1,700-acre Virginia project considered again by local planners this week

Renewable Energy Health and Ecosystem Consequences

400 Cows Succumb to Low-Frequency Wind Turbine Noise & Vibration

The color of this green technology is blood red

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

Nuclear Energy

Video: Shoreham & Indian Point Closures: The Biggest Crime in NY History

Archive: The Nuclear Option

Fossil Fuel Energy

A Pecksniffian Party of Phony Pontificating Plunderers

Study: China’s New Coal Power Plants More Than 3x Rest of World’s

China’s coal surge as new coal power plants go online

Global LNG demand expected to almost double by 2040

Cuomo Revelations Mean It Is Time to Re-Examine NY Fracking Ban

The Left declares war on natural gas

Fossil Fuel Fears Blind Those Seeking Green Energy Nirvana to Reality

Misc Energy

Study: Ignoring Energy Transition Realities

Video: Billionaire John Catsimatidis rips Biden energy, economic plan

National Academies offers stark grid warnings

Critique of the Nomination of Rep. Haaland to Be Secretary of Interior

Exelon to split in two, expects losses from Texas freeze

Biden Encourages Supply Chain Dependencies From Foreign Sources

Biden’s DoE Blocked Texas From Increasing Power Ahead of Killer Storm

Environmental Justice? No, NY Pollution Justice Act is Just Peak Stupidity!

Mining rare-earths: Greenland finds green power can be a curse

Manmade Global Warming: Some Deceptions

The Extinction Clock

The farcical climate ‘fact-checkers’ who don’t check facts

Why Global Warming is a Total Farce

NOAA’s Climate Disaster Claims are a Sham

Contrary to Biden’s Executive Orders, There Is No Climate Crisis

Why ‘Social Cost of Carbon’ Is Most Useless Number You’ve Never Heard Of

Manmade Global Warming: Misc.

NYISO Report: Energy Sources Needed to Address Climate Change

Report: When Giants Arise: the Real World of GHG Emissions and Growth

World ignores climate concerns as CO2 emissions come roaring back

New data reveals British sea level records stretching back 200 years

The Rational Climate e-Book (free)

US Elections:

37 Things to Know About H.R. 1, ‘For the People Act’

Dems’ priorities – here’s how free speech, fair elections and more at risk

Debunking the Latest Democrat-Media Claims About the Election

Critique of the MITRE Election Report

Election Integrity: A Compendium of Quality 2020 Election-Related Reports

Evidence seems to indicate ‘algorithm manipulation’ in the 2020 election

US Elections, Supreme Court:

Supreme Court declines to hear lawsuit on PA ignoring election deadline

Supreme Court Denial of Election Cases Invites ‘Erosion of Voter Confidence’

“Baffling” SCOTUS Decision Slammed by Justice Thomas

Supreme Court voting rights case could change rules across the country

US Elections, State Issues:

Judge Rules Maricopa County Must Turn Over 2.1 Million Ballots to Senate

Georgia House Passes Omnibus Election Reform Bill

Four Arrested in Texas on 150 Counts of Voter Fraud

Judge Orders Local Election Do-Over Due to Massive Fraud

Judge re-instates Antrim County Case

US Politics and Socialism

Carlson Video: Mainstream media disinformation

World’s Deadliest Virus isn’t COVID-19, it’s Communism

The Communist Takeover of the United States?

Archive: On Destroying America

What Have We Done?

Short video: What Is Identity Socialism?

Other US Politics and Related

Biden Speaks in Houston, Which Should Make You Question Everything

How Informed are Americans about Race and Policing?

My story of working with Governor Cuomo

Congress Should Rein in the USDA Slush Fund

When the Left Attacked DC

Biden Consequences: Gender Athletics and the Left!

Equality Act 2020 Will Devastate Women and their Competitive Sports

Religion Related

The Communist’s Catechism

Twitter Censors Pro-Life Irish Catholic Bishop’s Post

Pope’s Council on Capitalism Should Instead Address Corrupt Governments

Pope Francis: Another ‘great flood’ possible due to global warming

What happened to boundaries?

Education Related

Academic Freedom Is Withering

COVID-19 Campus Changes: Testing and Sequestering Students

Don’t Scoff at the Push to Cancel Dr. Seuss

Our Public Schools: Worse Than You Can Imagine

Science and Misc Matters

Science In Crisis

Optimism is a Performance-Enhancing Drug

The rich vs the very, very rich: the Wentworth golf club rebellion

‘It Really Is A Gag Order’: California May Limit Nondisclosure Agreements

Note 1: It’s recommended to read the Newsletter on your computer, not your phone, as some documents (e.g. PDFs) are much easier to read on a large computer screen…  Common fonts, etc. have been used to minimize display issues.

Note 2: 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. For a detailed background about the Newsletter, please read this.

Note 3: See this extensive list of reasonable books on climate change that complements the Newsletter. As a parallel effort, there is also 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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Electric Vehicle Fantasies

Electric vehicles (EVs) are the future. Everyone will want one because they’re emission-free, ecologically responsible, and more affordable every year. That’s why GM, Volvo, and other manufacturers will soon be making only EVs.

Or so we’re told.

Some people have high disposable incomes and do most of their driving locally.  For them buying an EV may be a viable choice.

Why do the rest of us need mandates and subsidies to “persuade” us to buy EVs, instead of internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles? Who’s actually getting the subsidies – and who’s paying for them? What other costs and unintended consequences are hidden from view?

President Biden wants to require all new light/medium-duty vehicles sold by 2035 (or sooner) be EVs. Vice President Harris wants only ZEVs (zero-emission vehicles) on America’s roads by 2045. Various states have already passed or are considering similar laws. Some would ban the sale of new gasoline and diesel vehicles by 2030.

A 2021 Tesla Model S Long Range can go 412 miles on a multi-hour charge; its MSRP is $80,000. A Model 3 costs around $42,000; the Model Y all-wheel-drive $58,000. Similar sticker-shock prices apply to other EV makes and models, putting them out of reach for most families.  “Long range” models achieve that status by loading them down with expensive, heavy batteries and long charging times.  Most electric vehicle ranges are far shorter.

To soften the blows to budgets and liberties, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) wants to spend $454 billion to build 500,000 new EV charging stations, replace U.S. government vehicles with EVs, and finance “cash for clunkers” rebates to help at least some families navigate this transportation transformation.

Politicians are being pressured to retain the $7,500 per car federal tax credit (and hefty state tax rebates) now scheduled to lapse once a manufacturer’s cumulative vehicle sales since 2009 reach 200,000. EV drivers also want other incentives perpetuated: free charging stations, access to HOV lanes for plug-ins with only the driver, and not having to pay gasoline taxes that finance the construction, maintenance, and repair of highways they drive on.

Not surprisingly, a 2015 study found the richest 20 percent of Americans received 90 percent of these generous EV subsidies. Lobbyists are clearly more valuable than engineers for EV manufacturers and drivers.

Under this Robin-Hood-in-reverse system, the subsidies are financed by taxpayers and generations of their descendants – including millions of working-class and minority families, most of which will never be able to afford an EV.

Any cash for clunkers program will exacerbate the problem. By enabling sufficiently wealthy families to trade fossil-fuel cars for EVs, it will result in millions of perfectly drivable cars and trucks that would have ended up in used car lots being crushed and melted instead.

The average cost of previously-owned ICE vehicles will increase by thousands of dollars, pricing even them out of reach for millions of lower-income families, which will be forced to buy pieces of junk or ride buses and subways jammed with people they hope won’t be carrying next-generation COVID.

The United States will begin to look like Cuba, which still boasts legions of classic 1960s and ‘70s cars that are lovingly cared for and kept on the road with engines, brakes, and other parts scavenged from wrecks and even Soviet cars. But once the states and feds ban gasoline sales, even that will end.

Perhaps even more ironic and perverse, the “zero-emissions vehicle” moniker refers only to emissions in the USA – and only if the electricity required to charge and operate ZEVs comes from non-fossil-fuel power plants. Texans now know how well wind turbines and solar panels work when “runaway global warming” turns to record cold and snow.

With many politicians and environmentalists equally repulsed by nuclear and hydroelectric power, having any electricity source could soon become a recurrent challenge.

Zero-emission fantasies also ignore the essential role of fossil fuels in manufacturing ZEVs. From mining and processing the myriad metals and minerals for battery modules, wiring, drive trains and bodies, to actually making the components and finished vehicles, every step requires oil, natural gas, or coal.

Not in California or America perhaps, but elsewhere on Planet Earth, most often with Chinese companies in leading roles.

From commonplace iron, copper, aluminum, and petroleum-based plastics – to exotics like lithium, cobalt, and multiple rare earth elements – these materials are dug up and turned into “virtuous” EVs, wind turbines, and solar panels with little or no attention to child labor, fair wages, workplace safety, air, and water pollution, toxic and radioactive wastes, endangered species or mined land reclamation.

How long can we let our environment, working conditions, prosperity and efficient travel needs take a back seat to EV mythology?

©Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT). All rights reserved.

RENEWABLES: Learning the Wrong Lesson in Texas?

As we all know, terrible ice storms recently in the Lone Star state froze many of their wind turbines and froze some of the gas pipelines, knocking out electricity for millions at a critical time. Some people even froze to death.

This was a tragedy, but despite the utter failure of “green” energy sources during the crisis, some on the left tried to use it to blame the climate alarmism skeptics for the debacle.

For example, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) said that the tragedy occurred because Texas had not signed on to the Green New Deal. Chuck Schumer, majority leader of the U.S. Senate, gloated that this deadly energy crisis happened to Texans because they “ignored climate change…now Texas is paying the price….Hope they learned a lesson.”

But, of course, Schumer’s lesson would be the wrong lesson. The point to be learned from Texas is that you can’t count on renewables alone. It would seem that the only thing you can predict about the weather is that it’s unpredictable. So backup plans are in order, as is infrastructure upkeep.

I reached out to Dr. Cal Beisner, the director and spokesman for the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation, for a comment on the recent Texas tragedy.

Beisner told me, “Those who blame the Texas power grid’s failures entirely on overreliance on wind and those who blame it entirely on rejecting claims of dangerous manmade global warming are both wrong. Climate-change alarmists everywhere call for more extensive use of wind power; Texas has nearly three times as much wind energy installed as the second-highest state in the Union (Iowa) and four times as much as California, which climate activists celebrate as a leader.” And in the freezing cold, the wind turbines failed.

He continued, “Critics of wind power are right to point to wind’s failure during the cold snap, as both lack of wind and freezing of turbines blades dropped wind’s contribution by over 90% February 8–16. But other sources struggled, too. Natural gas pipelines and separators froze, cutting delivery to generating plants as well as home heating systems.” Because of the unusual cold, the delivery of more reliable sources of energy, such as natural gas, also failed.

Beisner concludes, “Perhaps the key culprit is Texas’s regulation of the power industry that prevents it from generating enough profit to pay for constant upgrades and protections against severe cold—a problem that would exist regardless of the mix of power sources.”

When big government punishes reliable forms of energy—gas and oil—and rewards green energy—which can and often fails to deliver the goods in times of crisis—then we can expect more such crises.

Geologist and author Greg Wrightstone is a critic of the theory of catastrophic manmade climate change. Wrightstone said on my radio show, the “renewables” (i.e., wind and solar) should be called the “unreliables.” By relying on them, Texas gambled and lost.

Robert Hefner of Hefner.Energy wrote an op-ed on the recent tragedy:

“The first point we need to understand is that all forms of energy failed in Texas…from wind to nuclear.” But he adds that the failure rate of wind-generated energy was 93%, while the failure rate of natural gas during this exceptionally cold snap was 36%.

Some are blaming natural gas for failing during this crisis. Not so, says Hefner, noting that in reality natural gas “saved thousands of lives” during the tragedy. This is not something we’d expect to hear Senator Schumer or AOC admit.

Hefner adds that the big problem is that they did not invest in infrastructure upkeep—because there was no financial incentive to do so. All the while, all the incentives went into “the renewables,” i.e., wind, solar, and the like.

He concludes: “Can you expect your car to work during the harshest of conditions after neglecting it for over a decade? Texans are lucky that while ERCOT [Electricity Reliability Council of Texas] failed, the natural gas flowing to families huddled around their fireplaces did not.”

The founders of America did not have a lot to say about the environment per se. After all, they founded our nation before the Industrial Revolution.

But George Washington noted in his famous letter to the 13 governors, “The Circular to the States,” June 8, 1783, that Providence (God) has given us this continent with “all the various Soils and Climates of the World and abounding with all the necessaries and conveniences of life.” Alas, later generations would see the despoiling of the beautiful environment and nature that Providence (God) has given us through air and water pollution.

But fighting air and water pollution is one thing—a fight in which America thankfully has made tremendous strides. But fighting the weather itself in the name of environmentalism is another.

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