New Hampshire Can Blaze The Trail To Plentiful Carbon-Free Energy

As energy prices continue to crush families and businesses, the future looks bleak for northern New England and its heavy reliance on carbon-belching fossil fuels.

But there’s a bright spot up ahead. This summer, Governor Chris Sununu signed into law House Bill 543, an act “establishing a commission to study nuclear power and nuclear reactor technology in New Hampshire.” That culminated a multi-year effort on the part of local New Hampshire citizens, activists, and elected officials to meet the state’s challenges in energy security and environmental stewardship.

Given the plights of neighboring Vermont and Maine, which shut down their nuclear plants and have no major carbon-free energy solutions in sight, the commission’s work could make the Granite State a net exporter of clean electricity.

The initiative has support across the spectrum, from environmentalists who see nuclear energy as a vital bridge toward more sustainable alternatives in the future, to political conservatives.

Valerie Gardner, co-founder of the California based Climate Coalition and Managing Partner of Nucleation Capital, said “the wording of NH HB 543 is very smart, direct and no-nonsense and it should be a model for every state in the nation!”

Karen Testerman of Franklin, who is challenging Sununu from the right in the September primary, worked with Grafton County Commissioner Omer Ahern Jr., to bring nuclear energy experts to the state. Their goals: to explore both the necessity of keeping Seabrook Station, northern New England’s last nuclear power plant and the largest generator in the six-state electrical grid, operating for its entire useful life; and to explore next generation nuclear technology to go online well before Seabrook’s license expires in the year 2050.

Those experts included Steve Curtis and Tom Dolan, who traveled throughout the state to brief citizens and leaders about the economic and national security benefits of nuclear power and the need for America to embrace spent nuclear fuel as a new sustainable source of energy. They stirred interest in the promising concept of recycling spent nuclear fuel in next-generation fast reactors – for which America has a domestic supply equivalent to 250 years of clean, carbon-free power – sitting unused on reactor sites nationwide, including at Seabrook, and in Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont.

“As a grassroots state, we in New Hampshire realize we can’t wait for others to take care of our challenges,” said Testerman.  “By presenting the issue to the House Science and Technology Committee members, and through radio outreach on New Hampshire’s Common Sense radio program, we became the catalyst to initiating the potential pathway to energy independence,” she said.

The initiative could supply everyone on the New Hampshire grid with clean electricity and make the state a major exporter of planet-friendly power to its neighbors.

The primary sponsor of the legislation was Representative Keith Ammon. His legislative approach received applause by advocates of clean energy nationwide.

Gardner, of the Climate Coalition, explained that New Hampshire is not alone in studying the benefits of nuclear for clean energy. “Michigan is already there, and WY, IN, WV, AL, WI, IL and CT have already repealed bans and/or passed pro-SMR” bills,” she wrote, referring to state-level actions meant to explore the next generation nuclear revolution.

With the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington slow-walking recommendations to embrace a carbon-free future with next-generation reactors and recycled spent nuclear fuel, New Hampshire’s new commission has the potential to make a historic difference for the state and the nation.

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Tommy Waller

Executive Vice President, Center for Security Policy.

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CFACT Brings ‘Energy Reality’ to Television, Radio, Social Media and in Movies!

CFACT constantly speaks pro-energy truth to green anti-energy propaganda.

Any given day you’ll catch CFACT’s team on TV, the web, social media, radio, movies… you name it.

Institutional leftism has grown so prevalent, it takes an unrelenting voice of reason, creatively utilizing media of all kinds to compete and win through.

Unrelenting is a fine word to describe CFACT.

Watch Marc Morano, the force behind our award-winning Climate Depot news and information service, take to the screen to debunk myths about EV’s and China on Centerpoint TV.

Hear me take on Biden’s outrageous “30×30” land grab on VCY America Radio.

Listen to Gabriella Hoffman expose the absurdity of banning Canadian imports of game birds on her District of Conservation Podcast.

Check out the crowd that gathered to watch CFACT’s feature film Climate Hustle 2: Rise of the Climate Monarchy in Dallas!

In August, CFACT went over 50 million monthly viewers on social media!

CFACT has been warning about radical attempts to wreck America’s energy economy since 1985.  Sadly, our words have proven all too prophetic.

I’m proud of the ability of CFACT’s staff to unrelentingly out debate the Left every day, on EVERY form of media at our disposal.

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Amazon Takes Solar Rooftops Offline Following Major Fires, Electrical Explosions

Grids going down, Rolling blackouts, EVs that can’t be charged – “green ain’t green but it is an epic failure.

Another Green Disaster: Amazon Took Solar Rooftops Offline Following Major Fires, Electrical Explosions

By: Breitbat News, September 7, 2022:

A new report from CNBC reveals that Amazon powered down all of its solar rooftops in the U.S. last year following a series of major fires at facilities throughout the country.

CNBC reports that over a year, at least six Amazon fulfillment centers caught fire or experienced electrical explosions due to failures with their solar energy rooftop systems. Internal documents obtained by CNBC reveal that between April 2020 and June 2021 Amazon experienced “critical fire or arc flash events” in at least six of its 47 North American sites with solar installations.
Workers install solar panels on the roof of factory buildings at a small and medium-sized enterprises park on July 5, 2022 in Lianyungang, Jiangsu Province of China. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)

Workers install solar panels on the roof of a factory building (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)

In the internal reports, an Amazon employee wrote: “The rate of dangerous incidents is unacceptable, and above industry averages.” In June of last year, Amazon took all of its U.S. solar facilities offline temporarily to ensure its systems were designed and installed properly for continuing their use any further.

An Amazon spokesperson told CNBC that the incidents involved systems run by partners and that the company responded by voluntarily turning off its solar-powered roofs. “Out of an abundance of caution, following a small number of isolated incidents with onsite solar systems owned and operated by third parties, Amazon proactively powered off our onsite solar installations in North America, and took immediate steps to re-inspect each installation by a leading solar technical expert firm,” the spokesperson said.

However, those details were absent in Amazon’s 100-page sustainability report for 2021, in which it stated that solar was powering 115 of its fulfillment centers across the globe by the end of 2021. “Many of our fulfillment facilities throughout the U.S., Europe, and India are powered by on-site solar, where a rooftop installation can power up to 80% of the facility’s energy use,” the report said.

“As inspections are completed, our onsite solar systems are being powered back on,” the Amazon spokesperson said. “Amazon also built a team of dedicated solar experts overseeing the construction, operations, and maintenance of our systems in-house to ensure the safety of our systems.”

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Amazon has blamed third-party partners and vendors for most of the significant problems with its solar systems. “Over the past five years, solar malfunctions have been caused by improper installation techniques, improper commissioning of a new system, inadequate system maintenance and equipment malfunction,” the documents said.

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Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin Vows to Stop ‘Ridiculous’ State Ban on Gas Vehicles

The totalitarian Newsom government on the communist state of California has banned gas vehicles.

Gov. Glenn Youngkin vows to stop ‘ridiculous’ state ban on gas vehicles

Former Virginia Gov. Northam signed legislation in 2021 tying state’s emissions policies to California’s Air Resources Board

By: Anders Hagstrom, Fox Business, August 28, 202

Republican Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin is working to dismantle Virginia’s push toward electric vehicles, calling the move “ridiculous” in a Sunday statement.

Virginia’s former governor, Democrat Ralph Northam, signed legislation in 2021 tying the state’s emissions policies to the California Air Resources Board. The board has imposed a regimen to eliminate the sale of gas and diesel vehicles by 2035, forcing Virginia to do the same thanks to the 2021 law.

“In an effort to turn Virginia into California, liberal politicians who previously ran our government sold Virginia out by subjecting Virginia drivers to California vehicle laws,” Youngkin wrote in a statement on Twitter. “Now, under that pact, Virginians will be forced to adopt the California law that prohibits the sale of gas and diesel-fueled vehicles.”

“I am already at work to prevent this ridiculous edict from being forced on Virginians. California’s out of touch laws have no place in our Commonwealth,” he continued.

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Marine Vet to Milley: Your Job is to Win Wars, Not Fight Climate Change

In an interview with Breitbart News, Marine veteran Stuart Scheller, who demanded accountability from senior military leaders over the botched Afghanistan withdrawal,  slammed Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley for being focused on “white rage” rather than fighting wars.

Milley, during a House hearing in June 2021, defended military cadets learning about Critical Race Theory and said he wanted to “learn about ‘white rage,’” using a term used by critical race theorists. Two months later, the military had to conduct a chaotic and hasty withdrawal from Afghanistan that ended in the tragic deaths of 13 service members and more than 100 Afghan civilians.

“Obviously our leaders have the wrong focus. I mean, Lloyd Austin, came into office while the Russians were staging on the border of Ukraine. We were trying to withdraw from one of the longest wars in American history. And after 100 days in office, he said he did problem framing and decided COVID was the biggest threat to the DoD followed by extremism. Like obviously his priorities are skewed,” Scheller told Breitbart News.

“And so I go back to what we were just talking about where fighting should be the focus at all times. And obviously you need a Secretary of Defense to manage that. And Mark Milley is the same thing, not only ‘white rage,’ he’s talking about climate control,” he said. “‘Hey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, like your job is to advise on military policy winning wars like climate control is not in your wheelhouse.’”

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Why Nuclear Power Is [Quietly] Making a Big Comeback All Around the World

From California to France to Japan and beyond, nuclear power is all the rage suddenly.


The Wall Street Journal recently reported that California Gov. Gavin Newsom was spearheading an eleventh-hour effort to pass legislation to extend a lifeline to Diablo Canyon, a 2,250-megawatt nuclear plant that supplies some 8 percent of the energy produced in the Golden State.

Under pressure from lawmakers and environmental activists, the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) agreed in 2016 to decommission Diablo when its operating licenses expire in 2024 and 2025. But in light of the recent energy policy environment, California lawmakers had second thoughts.

On the very final day of the legislative session, lawmakers passed a bill that will extend the plant five more years.

This is a sharp turn for Newsom, who had long intimated that the Diablo Canyon plant should be closed.

“I just don’t see that this plant is going to survive beyond 2024, 2025. I just don’t see that,” Newsom said while running for governor in 2016. “And there is a compelling argument as to why it shouldn’t.”

California is hardly alone in giving nuclear power a second look.

Belgium is one of several European nations looking to extend set-to-expire licenses to keep nuclear plants operational. France, meanwhile, has proposed building up to 14 new nuclear plants in the coming years. Japan, which shuttered its nuclear reactors following the 2011 Fukushima crisis, now wants to restart up to nine reactors. Meanwhile, Morning Brew reports that the UK, Poland, and the Czech Republic are all unfurling plans to build new nuclear reactors.

Nuclear power is suddenly in again, and it’s not hard to see why. Natural gas prices have skyrocketed globally. In the United States, natural gas prices recently hit a 14-year high, but that’s nothing compared to Europe, where they recently hit an all-time high and are the equivalent of $600/barrel oil prices.

This has sent shockwaves throughout Europe, where businesses are reporting five-fold year-over-year price increases.

There is now little debate that Europe is in the middle of a full-blown energy crisis, in no small part because the nations pursued a “green” energy agenda that shifted from domestic production (especially in fossil fuels and nuclear power) and led to a reliance on natural gas imports from Russia, which have been disrupted by the invasion of Ukraine and Russian geopolitics.

The situation in California is different than that in Europe, but there is also a clear reason the state is second-guessing its decision to shut down its single largest power station—namely, its battered energy grid.

California grid operators last week warned of blackouts and encouraged citizens to “set thermostats to 78 degrees or higher, avoid using large appliances and charging electric vehicles, and turn off unnecessary lights.”

This is nothing new in California, which has an extensive history of blackouts even though it has one of the lowest per capita energy consumption rates in the country (largely due to its mild climate).

The reason for this isn’t complicated. California is seen as a green energy success story, and in some ways it is. Earlier this year, on one mild May day, California produced enough renewable electricity to meet 103 percent of demand, setting a new record.

The problem is some of these energy sources are intermittent. On most days renewable energy production falls well short of consumer demand, which is why roughly half of California’s electricity is still produced by natural gas—which is getting quite expensive as noted above.

But the real problem is energy supply.

California’s energy grid is already stretched, which means that suddenly aborting nuclear power is a recipe for disaster. As even progressive California lawmakers concede, Diablo Canyon generates more than 8 percent of all of California’s electricity, and accounts for 17 percent of carbon-free production.

If you think California’s blackout problem is bad now—and it most certainly is—try abruptly losing 18,000 GW·hrs of electricity annually and see what happens … after adding a million more electric vehicles to the economy, all of which must be charged with electricity, when the state’s ban on gas-powered vehicles goes into effect.

As NPR notes, the twist over Diablo Canyon is noteworthy because the Golden State is the birthplace of the anti-nuclear movement in the United States. Environmentalists for years have opposed nuclear power, “primarily from fears about nuclear waste and potential accidents as well as its association with nuclear weapons.”

As Fukushima shows, these fears are not entirely unfounded. Nuclear accidents do occur (albeit rarely). Nuclear plants do create radioactive waste. There are clear tradeoffs to nuclear energy.

Where environmentalists go wrong, however, is to think tradeoffs are unique to nuclear power and fossil fuels. The fact is ,all energy production comes with tradeoffs, and proponents of so-called “green energy” have a nasty habit of overlooking these tradeoffs.

Your neighbor with a “green means go” sign in his yard might point out that your F-150 guzzles a gallon of gasoline for every 25 road miles, but he probably ignores that it took tens of thousands of pounds of CO2 emissions to produce the battery that charges his Tesla. (And don’t even tell him where the cobalt in the battery comes from.)

Your aunt might proudly talk about the new solar panels on her roof, but probably doesn’t know that even on utility scale solar power has a carbon footprint higher than nuclear power, or that solar panels produce literally tons of toxic waste.

Your niece at Columbia might talk about how important it is to become a “zero emission” economy. But she probably doesn’t realize the environmental costs, let alone the economic ones, of getting there—which include mining 34 million metric tons of copper, 50 million tons of zinc, 40 million tons of lead, 5 billion tons of iron, and 160 million tons of aluminum (give or take).

The point is clear: all energy production comes with tradeoffs. Many might believe that politicians are uniquely capable of weighing the pros and cons of energy tradeoffs, but both economics and our own eyes reveal this is untrue.

Facing what many environmentalists say is a climate apocalypse, did it make sense for European governments to scrap nuclear plants—one of the cleanest forms of energy in existence—and important fossil fuels from Russia, a country hostile to freedom and historically inclined toward authoritarianism?

Similarly, did it make sense for California to scrap nuclear power in its quest to become a “100 percent zero-emission” economy?

Clearly the answer to these questions is no. The reality is politicians do not have any special knowledge when it comes to deciding which tradeoffs make the most sense, which might explain why a world abundant in energy is suddenly facing an energy crisis unlike any it’s seen in generations.

So while we should be grateful that so many politicians, environmentalists, and countries are finally recognizing the benefits of nuclear power, we should also be asking why we gave them such broad power in the first place.

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Jon Miltimore

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Replacement cost of a Chevrolet Volt Battery $29,842.15 but it gets worse, much worse!

In 2019 GM retired the Chevy Volt to make way for its successor, the more compact but fully electric Chevy Bolt. We recently received a copy of an estimate from Roger Dean Chevrolet, located in Cape Coral, Florida, to replace the battery in a Chevy Volt (VIN: 101RB6E4XCU113962) that has on its odometer 70,489 miles. Using an average of 12,000 miles driven per year we estimated that this Volt was purchased in 2017.

Here are the costs to replace the battery:

  • Labor $1,200
  • Parts $26,887.97
  • Misc. $41.50
  • Tax $$1,712.68
  • TOTAL: $29,842.15

QUESTION: Do we really need all electric vehicles, at all?

ANSWER: Let’s look at the numbers to answer this question.

All electric cars depreciate faster than internal combustion engine, i.e. gas-powered, cars. The most significant vehicle depreciation typically occurs after purchase and within the first three years. According to an iSeeCars study, EV owners can expect 52 percent depreciation in the first three years.

Add to this an iSeeCars August 23rd, 2022 all electric care pricing article by Julie Blackley who reported,

Electric car prices went up 54.3% in July from last year compared to 10.1% for conventional/internal combustion cars.

Used car prices remain elevated in the wake of the global microchip shortage, but they began to level off in the second half of 2022. However, according to iSeeCars’ recent analysis, over the same period prices for electric cars continued to increase significantly. In July, electric car prices saw an increase of 54.3% from the same month last year while gas-powered cars were up just 10.1%. 

iSeeCars analyzed the prices of over 13.8 million 1-5 year old used cars sold between January and July of 2021 and 2022 to determine the price growth of electric cars compared to conventional fuel vehicles.

“Until recently, mainstream electric vehicles typically depreciated rapidly due to improvements in battery technology and a lack of demand in the secondary market,” said iSeeCars Executive Analyst Karl Brauer. “However, soaring gas prices, improvements in public charging infrastructure, and a lack of inventory for new EVs have led to soaring demand for used electric vehicles.

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We also reported on how Biden and his administration actually caused the soaring gas prices and inflation.

Add to this a September 2nd, 2022 article which reported,

Going somewhere for the holiday weekend?  Not if you live in California and drive an electric vehicle, you’re not.  California issued an emergency alert asking people not to charge their EVs because the power grid can’t handle the demand.  This from a state that is moving to ban the sale of gas-powered vehicles. So how’s this going to work when the internal combustion engine is gone, natural gas appliances are banned, and everyone has to rely on electricity for getting around, heating their homes, and washing their clothes.  The short answer is: it’s not.  The numbers don’t add up.  But that’s the bright green energy future into which your insane leaders want to take you.

Here’s one thing that will happen in that future.  Everyone will have smart meters and the government will simply order the power cut off whenever it feels like it.  Don’t believe me?  It’s already happening.  How did you like the story out of Denver this week, where 22,000 households were locked out of their thermostats and couldn’t adjust their air conditioning when it got hot?  No car, no A/C, no appliances, whenever the government decides it’s time to control your behavior.

We also reported that  the electricity needed to charge one all electric vehicle is the equivalent of running four (4) total home air conditioning systems.

The Climate Crisis Myth

The Biden administration has used the myth of a climate crisis to push for massive funding to go all electric. Not just cars and trucks but also doing away with the use of all fossil fuels. Despite the fact that the world uses fossil fuels to produce 84% of its electrical power.

On August 5th, 2021 Reuters reported,

President Joe Biden took a step toward his goal of slashing greenhouse gas emissions on Thursday [August 5, 2021] with an executive order aimed at making half of all new vehicles sold in 2030 electric, a move made with backing from the biggest U.S. automakers. The administration also proposed new vehicle emissions standards that would cut pollution through 2026, starting with a 10% stringency increase in the 2023 model year. [Emphasis added]

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On August 2nd, 2022 the Federal Highway Administration announced,

In keeping with President Biden’s commitment to build out a national network of 500,000 electric vehicle (EV) chargers by 2030, the U.S. Departments of Transportation and Energy today announced all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico have submitted EV infrastructure deployment plans as required under the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program established and funded by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. These plans are required to unlock the first round of the $5 billion of Bipartisan Infrastructure Law formula funding available over 5 years to help states accelerate the important work of building out the national EV charging network and making electric vehicle charging accessible to all Americans. The on-time submission of every single plan demonstrates the widespread commitment from states to build out EV charging infrastructure to help accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles, create good jobs, and combat the climate crisis.

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August 18, 2022 World Net Daily’s Art Moore reported,

Led by a Nobel Prize laureate, more than 1,100 scientists and scholars have signed a document declaring climate science is based more on personal beliefs and political agendas than sound, rigorous science.

The World Climate Declaration states climate science “should be less political, while climate policies should be more scientific.”

“Scientists should openly address uncertainties and exaggerations in their predictions of global warming, while politicians should dispassionately count the real costs as well as the imagined benefits of their policy measures,” the declaration reads.

The declaration was organized by Climate Intelligence, an independent policy foundation founded in 2019 by Dutch emeritus professor of geophysics Guus Berkhout and Dutch science journalist Marcel Crok.

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The Bottom Line

The bottom line is:

  1. Biden caused our current gasoline and diesel fuels crisis.
  2. Biden by executive order mandated 50% of all vehicles be electric by 2030.
  3. Biden and Congress allocated billions of dollars to build 500,000 charging stations in all 50 states, D.C. and territories.
  4. Biden unilaterally declared a climate crisis.
  5. Biden has called those who disagree with his green agenda semi-fascists.

So there you have it. Biden’s fake crisis to create an unachievable and costly green agenda that will cost every American dearly.

To make things worse on August 28th, 2022 the Biden administration has handed California the power to mandate EVs nationwide.

America will continue to go down the green brick road to deal with a Mythological Climate Agenda which will inextricably lead to an Economic Armageddon.

Biden’s goal is to turn America into Newsom’s California. Biden has gone full woke and Americans are going broke (penniless, moneyless, bankrupt, insolvent, poor, poverty-stricken).

Get it? Got it? Good!

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We are watching the villainous Left deindustrialize our societies, under the guise of climate nonsense. All while they fly around the world in private jets, which emit far more green-house gasses into the atmosphere. The Green Movement is a total assault on capitalism, our freedom, and our entire way of life. It’s implementation will cause significant economic decline and instability in countries throughout the world. Furthermore, if this movement is not stopped, you can expect massive instability in your cities and your towns, and your communities in the years ahead.

Experts blame green energy policies for Europe’s full-scale energy crisis: ‘A warning to the US’

By Fox News, September 1, 2022

Green energy policies in Europe designed to rapidly shift the continent away from fossil fuel dependence have contributed to soaring power prices in the region.

The European benchmark index measuring future electricity prices increased to a record $993 per megawatt hour (MWh) on Monday, days after prices in France and Germany surged 25%, according to European Energy Exchange data compiled by Bloomberg. By comparison, the average price of electricity in the U.S. hit $129 per MWh in June, federal data showed.

The energy crisis has forced consumers to cut back on power consumption, industrial production declines and energy rationing across the continent. The European Union Council (EU) scheduled an emergency meeting of EU energy ministers slated for next week in response to the market conditions.

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Romancing The All Electric Vehicle

Going somewhere for the holiday weekend?  Not if you live in California and drive an electric vehicle, you’re not.  California issued an emergency alert asking people not to charge their EVs because the power grid can’t handle the demand.  This from a state that is moving to ban the sale of gas-powered vehicles. So how’s this going to work when the internal combustion engine is gone, natural gas appliances are banned, and everyone has to rely on electricity for getting around, heating their homes, and washing their clothes.  The short answer is: it’s not.  The numbers don’t add up.  But that’s the bright green energy future into which your insane leaders want to take you.

Here’s one thing that will happen in that future.  Everyone will have smart meters and the government will simply order the power cut off whenever it feels like it.  Don’t believe me?  It’s already happening.  How did you like the story out of Denver this week, where 22,000 households were locked out of their thermostats and couldn’t adjust their air conditioning when it got hot?  No car, no A/C, no appliances, whenever the government decides it’s time to control your behavior.

Colorado and California are among the states that have adopted green energy mandates.  Hate to break it to you, folks, but green energy is just not up to the job.  The numbers don’t add up.  That’s why Illinois is already looking for ways to adjust its green energy mandates and escape the trap.  They figure they can’t attract business to the state without being able to demonstrate they will have reliable energy supplies in the future.  That’s the first sensible thing I’ve heard out of Illinois politicians for a long time.

Since I’m the skunk at the garden party, let me ask this:  What is all this sackcloth and ashes supposed to accomplish?  If I were a cynic, I would say the goal is wealth and power for a tiny elite that is personally heavily invested in green energy stocks, something I’ve reported on before.  I could also say it’s about controlling the people, reducing their standard of living to make them poor, cutting America down to size in the world, waging Marxist war on capitalism, putting the globalists in control of your happiness, and degrowth and depopulation.

I’ve heard all these things and they sound plausible to me.  But let’s take the entire exercise at face value, shall we?  Leaving fossil fuels in the ground and making the transition to green energy will stop climate change and keep the planet from burning up, right?

There’s only one problem. Over 1,100 scientists and professionals from around the world just signed a declaration stating in no uncertain terms there is no climate emergency.  “Climate science should be less political, while climate policies should be more scientific,” they said.  “Scientists should openly address uncertainties and exaggerations in their predictions of global warming.”  So, anyone who tells you ‘the science is settled’ and the planet is burning up is lying to you for their own selfish purposes.  There are real costs to green energy policies, the scientists went on, and the cure – getting rid of fossil fuels – will be worse than the disease.  They criticize the unfounded beliefs that dominate media narratives and call for getting back to real science.

Emergency directives and smart meter shut-offs aside, let’s suppose you do manage to get your EV out of your garage this weekend.  You have some other things to worry about.  Your EV could explode at any moment.  Hyundai and Kia just issued warnings.  They recommend parking your EV outside so it doesn’t burn your house down.  The town in Connecticut with the electric bus fire this summer has gone back to diesel-powered buses.

If you’re on the road, good luck finding a charging station, and hope it works when you find one.  A police department in England is finding its EVs can’t reach some emergencies because the emergencies are too far away and the batteries run down before they can get there.  In 2019, a police officer in California could not pursue a suspect because the officer’s EV ran down.  The suspect got away.

If you’re driving an EV because you feel guilty about damaging the environment with fossil fuels, here’s something else to feel guilty about:  pulling lithium out of the ground for your EV battery generates lots of carbon emissions, toxic wastewater, and other environmental damage.  Indigenous peoples and governments in Latin America are wising up to this and are moving to clamp down on lithium mining.  How will the numbers add up when more people in producing areas revolt?

Don’t get me wrong.  I’m all for progress.  I had halogens for years, but I love my LED lamps.  But here’s what I’m not for:  chasing unicorns and rainbows, turning everything upside down just because some people take it on faith the planet is burning up.  And I’m not for blindly pursuing supposed solutions without ever giving a thought to what they will really cost or what new problems they will create.  And I’m not for financially self-interested government officials telling us we have to ‘press the accelerator’ on the green energy transition when the numbers obviously don’t add up.  I’m not for the inmates running the asylum.  Take your romanticism and shove it!  Get real and keep your hands off my thermostat and my life.   Kapish?

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Instead of opening up the supply chain, the Biden Administration continues to restrict it in numerous ways—proxy wars in Russia, trade wars, and now canceling leases that would allow us to develop our own resources.


Americans are already struggling under the weight of crippling inflation, from skyrocketing gas prices to exorbitant grocery bills. And even if few Americans thought the Biden Administration had a plan to combat these things—especially considering the fact that their spending and regulatory problems directly created them—I’m betting most Americans didn’t think the President would take obvious actions to immediately make things worse either.

Yet, that is what he did this week, canceling one of the most important oil and gas leases at the country’s disposal in the middle of the night. This action will halt the potential to drill for oil in over 1 million acres on the Cook Inlet in Alaska, marking a devastating loss for those trying to increase the oil supply in the country.

A top official with the American Petroleum Institute, the country’s largest oil and gas trade association, called the cancellation of the Cook Inlet lease “another example of the administration’s lack of commitment to oil and gas development in the US.”

According to The Hill, “canceling the sale would be in keeping with political promises President Joe Biden made in the name of halting global warming.”

Not only did the Biden Administration cut this lease, they also stopped two other pending leases in the Gulf of Mexico claiming there were “conflicting court rulings that impacted work on these proposed lease sales.”

This is a problem of basic Econ 101. High prices clearly demonstrate the country needs more oil and gas. But instead of opening up the supply chain, the Biden Administration continues to restrict it in numerous ways—proxy wars in Russia, trade wars, and now canceling leases that would allow us to develop our own resources.

Why are they doing this? No one can say for certain, but Public Choice Theory would suggest that Biden and co. care more about their political objectives and keeping their special interest groups happy (in this case, climate lobbyists) than about the lives their policies govern.

And make no mistake, high gas prices are no small issue as some elitists on the left will try to claim.

Behind skyrocketing gas prices are mothers who can’t get to their second job, parents who have to pick between transportation and food for their kids, women stuck in unsafe situations with abusive partners…the list could go on.

The point is, in public policy there are always trade-offs, something many progressives seem to refuse to acknowledge.

Do we want to take care of the earth and preserve our resources? Of course. Any good capitalist should be concerned with scarcity and preserving such things. But we have to balance that goal with the real lives that can be harmed if we go too far in one direction or the other. As the economist Thomas Sowell said, “there are no solutions, there are only trade-offs.”

So rather than blindly attacking fossil fuel development, we need to look for policies that help balance both goals—the desire to preserve the earth and its resources and the desire to make goods and services cheap and readily available so more people can be lifted out of poverty and enjoy a higher standard of living.

When it comes to the environment, there are free-market policies that can be pursued while also ensuring we still have the supplies to meet the basic needs of the humans already in existence. For instance, scientists are already finding ways to pull CO2 out of the atmosphere and turn it into valuable commodities like carbon nanotubes or even back into coal. And the market is rapidly providing more fuel-efficient cars and planes. Everywhere we look we can find ways the market is already providing better solutions to climate change.

Meanwhile, governments continue to be the biggest polluters.

The Biden Administration is willing to throw our citizens under the bus so they can reach a false, net-zero emissions utopia. But the reality is, we don’t have to have $5/gallon gas in order to save the planet.

AUTHOR

Hannah Cox

Hannah Cox is the Content Manager and Brand Ambassador for the Foundation for Economic Education.

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Conservation Nation: Motoring through the Grand Canyon State

CFACT’s @Gabriella Hoffman traverses the Grand Canyon State, exploring Agua Fria national monument, Horseshoe Bend, and of course, the Grand Canyon. Along the way, she talks to various stakeholders giving their take on whether Arizona needs more national monuments, or is the federal government mismanaging what they already have? Find out on the tenth installment of Conservation Nation!

The Left loves to preach an environmental message of doom and gloom – and their solution is always more government control.

You and I know that taxing and regulating something to death doesn’t make it better. As Ronald Reagan famously quipped about the government’s thinking: “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”

That doesn’t work for the economy, and it doesn’t work for our environment.

That’s why CFACT teamed up with Gabriella Hoffman to sponsor a YouTube series called Conservation Nation. Rather than lecturing you and making you feel guilty about your environmental sins, Conservation Nation showcases real conservation and stewardship work being done by people all over America.

In the most recent installment of this series, Hoffman travels to Arizona, the Grand Canyon State, to visit Agua Fria National Monument, Horseshoe Bend, and of course, the Grand Canyon. While road tripping from place to place, Hoffman speaks with various stakeholders about the controversial issue of national monuments.

While many in government and the media claim we need more and more national monument designations to preserve our lands, those who live in and hunt and use these lands every day say just slapping a national monument designation on something can cause way more problems than it solves.

Check out the new episode, share it with a friend, and let’s vicariously go on a road trip through the Grand Canyon State together!

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Why California’s Green Power Grid Is Collapsing

We have been warning that subsidizing and mandating the use of green energy and eliminating all fossil fuels is going a wrong and dangerous direction for America.

We have been proven right because of the warm summer of August 2022.

We have argued that using all forms of energy effectively and efficiently provides cheap and reliable power to America’s economy and Americans. This includes the use of nuclear, coal, natural gas, oil, hydroelectric fuels. These sources of cheap and reliable power sources are critical in fueling the American economy, our homes, businesses, farms and our nation.

America is facing a warm summer, which is a naturally occurring cycle. You know: Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring.

A warm summer shouldn’t be a threat to our electrical grid system but it is.

Here’s why. On August 31st, 2022 NPR’s reported,

A long, intense wave of excessive heat is hitting much of the Western United States for the next week.

[ … ]

Across California, temperatures are expected to be more than 10 degrees above normal, warns the organization that manages the flow of much of the state’s electricity.

The California Independent System Operator expects that demand on Labor Day will reach the highest point so far this year, and that it will ask Californians to take energy conservations steps.

“During a Flex Alert, consumers are urged to reduce energy use from 4-9 p.m. when the system is most stressed because demand for electricity remains high and there is less solar energy available,” the organization said. “The top three conservation actions are to set thermostats to 78 degrees or higher, avoid using large appliances and charging electric vehicles, and turn off unnecessary lights.

Lowering the strain on the grid will help hold off more drastic measures, the organization said, including the possibility of rotating blackouts. [Emphasis added]

Read more.

Flex Alerts are the result of Environmentalist Policies

Here’s a short video featuring Mark Mills on how much energy California, American and the world will need. Mark P. Mills is a physicist and a Manhattan Institute senior fellow, a faculty fellow at Northwestern University, and partner in Montrose Lane, an energy-tech venture fund.

Currently, as Dr. Mills points out oil, natural gas and coal provide 84% of all the worlds energy.

Watch this May 28th, 2022 video published in NewsVoice.se video What Impact do Wind Turbines have on the Environment and our Health? Aga Wilson speaks to Alexander Pohl, a former investor an insider, and engineer. Aga and Alexander talk about the impact that wind turbines have on nature and our health. Are they really effective and why are they being pushed so aggressively? They get into the United Nations development goals and the upcoming 50+ meeting in Stockholm that has not been noticed by mainstream media.

Alexander predicts the green world order and what that may implicate in the near future.

Finally, in an Aug 12, 2022 article titled Why Solar Power Is Failing Amid Record-Breaking Heat Felicity Bradstock reported,

With heatwaves being reported worldwide, leading to wildfires and other environmental concerns, at least one energy sector is getting attention for its major producing potential – solar power. But with solar panels collecting energy from the sun’s radiation, the world’s overheating may (unexpectedly) be of little benefit to solar power production.

[ … ]

As the world heats up, people may think that more sun will bring more solar energy, even if it has been negative for many other reasons. But soaring temperatures may be hindering solar power production as solar panels work optimally at around 25oC and start becoming less efficient when the heat goes above this. And even if the heat does not hamper solar production, it is also doing little to help it.

[ … ]

Of course, when there’s sun there’s solar power. But because of the way solar panels work, they become slightly less efficient, by around 0.5 percent, for any degree over or under 25oC. This means that peak production periods in much of the world often happen in cooler spring months rather than during the summer.

Read more.

Solar power becomes less efficient as the temperature rises. I a heat wave, as is being experienced today in California this inefficiency had lead to Flex Alerts in California. This is expected but something that most people who go green either weren’t told and don’t know are were told and don’t care.

Enjoy the hot summer and your green solar panels.

©Dr. Rich Swier. All rights reserved.

60 Minutes Highlights Vulnerabilities of the Electric Grid and Biden Administration Inaction

“No one is in charge” of protecting America’s electrical grid, Biden Homeland Security Advisor Dr. Liz Sherwood-Randall told CBS News’ 60 Minutes, during a recent short segment regarding the vulnerability of America’s most critical of critical infrastructures. Sherwood-Randall added that the federal government has no ability to mandate utility companies implement security improvements to the national electric grid.

One of the most troubling aspects of the 60 Minutes segment is that it only scratches the surface of the grid’s vulnerabilities. In reality, the U.S. government has known about these vulnerabilities for more than five decades. The government’s own reports highlighted the cyber insecurity of the critical electric infrastructure since at least 2003; geomagnetic disturbance (GMD) threats since at least 1990the vulnerability of the electric grid to physical threats since at least 1981; and the danger posed by electromagnetic pulse (EMP) threats since at least 1972.

Indeed, the CBS News segment was nearly identical to a previous version which aired exactly six months prior, in February, and featured an expose on the professional assault on a major electrical substation near San Jose that nearly blacked out Silicon Valley, San Francisco in 2013.

Despite consistent recommendations to the Biden Administration and to Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm and her advisory board, the White House appears to have done nothing to remedy this glaring problem during the six months that have passed between CBS’ two episodes.

If anything, the Administration has put the electric grid at greater risk over the past two years. On his first day in office, Biden suspended Executive Order 13920 (securing the U.S. bulk-power system) which declared “a national emergency with respect to the threat to the United States bulk power system,” and warned “that foreign adversaries are increasingly creating and exploiting vulnerabilities in the United States bulk-power system.”

President Trump issued E.O. 13920 in response to the discovery in 2019 of hardware back doors built into Chinese-made transformers that are critical to the grid’s operations.  According to Latham Saddler, the former Director of Intelligence Programs at the National Security Council in Trump Administration, “they found hardware that was put into that that had the ability for somebody in China to switch it off.”

One of the experts featured in the 60 Minutes episodes was retired U.S. Army Command Sergeant Major Michael Mabee, who has researched and documented the threat posed by Chinese-manufactured transformers.  Mabee has found more than 300 Chinese transformers in the U.S. grid as of last August and the reversal of E.O. 13920 guarantees many more are on the way. Hopefully, CBS will have the courage to air a future segment highlighting this problem.

E.O 13920 was intended to remedy supply chain vulnerabilities because regulators for the bulk power system – The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) –refuse to create or enforce effective regulations with respect to the supply chain and cybersecurity.

Ultimately, neither the government nor the utility industry will accept responsibility for fixing vulnerabilities to the grid until they get the sense that the American people demand it. For example, government and industry forced wind and solar generation upon the grid based on an assumption that these are good for the environment and that Americans want more “clean” power generation. The perception that Americans demand “clean energy” created an environment where policymakers felt compelled to spend taxpayer and ratepayer monies to massively subsidize these forms of power generation.

Currently, there is very little demand by the American people to secure the grid due to an overall lack of awareness about the its vulnerabilities or the reasons these weaknesses persist – namely effective lobbying by the utility industry to avoid government regulation.

For this reason, two film-makers have set out to shine light on this glaring issue. David Womick is producing The Black Sky Event docuseries, featuring short but thorough segments on each of the threat vectors to the grid.

David Tice recently launched “Grid Down, Power Up”, narrated by actor Dennis Quaid and gives viewers the ability to “participate” by sharing the film with others and by taking action to contact the grid’s regulators and our elected officials.

Fortunately, this is a fixable problem and states don’t have to wait for Washington. But not even state or local leaders will act if they don’t recognize the gravity of the problem. Therefore, it’s up to the people – citizens across the nation – to get smart on the issue and get involved.

AUTHOR

Tommy Waller

Center for Security Policy Executive Vice President.

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— This Newsletter’s Articles, by Topic —


New!

If You Only Have Time to Read a Few Select Articles:

*** Short Video: How Much Energy Will the World Need?

*** Green energy leads to sex trafficking, terrorism, drugs and deforestation

*** The Completely Fraudulent “Levelized Cost Of Electricity”

*** Will Bisphenol A be the PFOS of Wind Energy?

*** The Koonin-Dessler Climate Change Debate

*** Jordan Peterson Video: Back Off, Oh Masters of the Universe (with text)

*** Inflation Reduction Act won’t reduce inflation or climate change

*** Higher Education is Complicit in the Politicization of Science

*** White House climate official sanctioned by key science body

*** Transcending Fear — Surgeon General of Florida Speaks Out

*** What Made Us So Compliant With Insane, Tyrannical COVID Policies?

*** 1000 studies on adverse effects caused by COVID-19 Vaccination

*** Short video: Bonhoeffer‘s Theory of Stupidity

COVID-19 — Repeated Important Information:

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

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

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

*** If you have received a COVID-19 injection, here’s how to Detox

*** Place Your US Order for Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests

COVID-19 — Therapies:

The Global Disinformation Campaign against Ivermectin – The “Fix” at the WHO Part 1

COVID-19 — Injections:

*** 1000 studies on adverse effects caused by COVID-19 Vaccination

*** The Medical Community’s Failure to Weigh Costs/Benefits of COVID Vaccination

*** Inspirational Message To The Unvaccinated

1.3 Million COVID Vaccine Injuries Reported to VAERS

Dr. Wolf: Steve Kirsch Claims “Hundreds of Thousands” of mRNA-Vaccine-related Deaths, “Millions” of Injuries. Is He Right? I am inclined to say “Yes.” Here is why…

Thailand study of young adults post jab showed 30%± with cardiovascular injuries

NIH: Fighting current and future coronaviruses with a single vaccine

Dr. Kory: What to Know Before Deciding to take the Novavax Injection

Informed Consent to Parents Contemplating COVID-19 Injections for their Infants and Toddlers

COVID-19 — Injection Mandates:

*** Healthcare workers subjected to vaccine mandate will get $10M in legal settlement

Judge Green Lights Lawsuit Challenging San Diego’s COVID Vaccine Mandate for Employees

Short video: COVID narrative falling apart

CDC Flip-Flop Creates Plausible Deniability For Crimes Against Humanity

COVID-19 — Masks:

*** America’s kids unmasked two years later: Examining COVID mandate consequences as students return to class

*** Mask Mandates Linked to Increased COVID Death Rates

Principal Calls Cops on 4 year old for Not Wearing a Mask

Georgetown University mandates masks for students during in-class instruction

COVID-19 — Children:

Are COVID-19 vaccines safe and effective in children?

Monkeypox:

*** Are you at risk of getting monkeypox? Here’s everything you need to know

Top Israeli Scientist: “Monkeypox Outbreak is Linked to mRNA Vaccines”

CDC Recommends Wearing Masks to Avoid Monkeypox, Ignoring the Facts

COVID-19 — Misc:

*** Transcending Fear — Surgeon General of Florida Speaks Out

*** What Made Us So Compliant With Insane, Tyrannical COVID Policies?

*** Tucker Carlson: This is Fauci’s most notable crime

*** Video: The Defender Show: The Origins of COVID-19 w Jeffrey Sachs

Dr. Birx: CDC at ‘inflection point,’ expects real change following watershed admission

Ideas for how to fix a broken medical system

China’s Endless COVID Hysteria is a Dark Experiment in Social Conditioning

CDC — We’ve made some mistakes, but NOW you can trust us!

Studies: COVID tied to persistent cognitive deficits in seniors

Greed Energy Economics:

*** The Completely Fraudulent “Levelized Cost Of Electricity”

*** Renewables subsidy chaos coming

Corporate welfare: Federal giveaways to wind, solar sectors are about to explode

John Kerry’s climate office rife with ties to far-left green groups

Renewable Energy Health and Ecosystem Consequences:

*** What Impact do Wind Turbines have on the Environment and our Health?

*** Environmental Organizations Take Offshore Wind Industry Money

Wind energy boom and golden eagles collide in the U.S. West

Wind Energy:

*** Will Bisphenol A be the PFOS of Wind Energy?

*** Green energy leads to sex trafficking, terrorism, drugs and deforestation

*** Offshore wind: It’s more expensive than we thought

Wind energy fails to produce again, and again

How an airborne blade exposed broader problems at PGE’s flagship wind project

Solar Energy:

*** Why Solar Power Is Failing Amid Record-Breaking Heat

Proposed EPA Designation of PFOA and PFOS as CERCLA Hazardous Substances

Industrial Solar: Toward A Responsible Generation Policy

Nuclear Energy:

*** The Green War on Clean Energy

*** Nuclear Power–Hating Left: The Vast Anti-Nuclear Conspiracy

*** The road to zero emissions must embrace nuclear power

*** 3 Reasons Why Nuclear is Clean and Sustainable

Fossil Fuel Energy:

*** Short Video: How Much Energy Will the World Need?

*** 20 myths about fossil fuels, refuted

Biden approves largest oil, gas lease sale in US history, steamrolls eco review with inflation bill

U.S. to Continue Record Crude Exports in 2023 as Energy Crisis Deepens

California just hit a renewable energy record, but fossil fuels aren’t fading away yet

Electric Vehicles (EVs):

*** How electric cars fail miserably in ordinary driving situations

Lithium production setback will hinder EV growth

Study: 20% of electric vehicle owners couldn’t charge their EVs at public charging stations

Copper Issues Make EVs a Poor Choice!

EV Madness Ignores Truth of Impacts on the Lives of Others

Misc Energy:

*** The Energy of Nations

*** Why Biden’s Attacks on Energy are Absolutely Insane

The New World Energy Order: A Battle Of Attrition

Energy ignorance on display in Canada and Germany

Listening to European electricity traders is very, very scary

Manmade Global Warming — Some Deceptions:

*** Green Fascists Are Destroying the World

*** Net Zero Bankrupts Britain

*** Corruption of Climate Science Supported by Flawed Models

*** Failed Climate Predictions – Willie Soon, PhD

Global warming is the greatest scientific fraud in history

As the Earth Cools, the Climate Change Hoax Heats Up

Manmade Global Warming — Misc:

*** The Koonin-Dessler Climate Change Debate

*** There Is No Climate Emergency: So Say Us All

*** 1,200 Scientists, Scholars: ‘There is NO Climate Emergency’

A Truth the Climateers Simply Won’t Tolerate

Hurricane season on the verge of rarely seen August without a named storm

NY’s Climate Act Mostly Just Appeasement of Special Interests

New York’s Climate Virtue-Signaling Will Condemn Millions to Energy Poverty

US Election:

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

*** There’s So Much Election Fraud Evidence It’s Hard To Keep Up!

*** Voters Moving to the Right Across Almost Every Demographic, Says Massive Survey

True The Vote Releases Information Given To FBI Months Ago – China Has Information on 1.8 Million US Election Workers On Server In Wuhan

How to Preserve 2020 Election Ballots

US Election — State Issues:

*** Citizen’s Guide to Building and Election Integrity Infrastructure

*** Become a Poll Watcher in your State

Election audits should be required in every state after every election

Report: Montana may show how election offices are ‘addicted’ to private money like Mark Zuckerberg’s

Governor DeSantis Announces the Arrest of 20 Elections Criminals

VRF files suit in Pennsylvania to force election officials to make voter rolls transparent

Court opens door to voiding N. Carolina Voter ID amendment

Investigators want details of NC DMV ‘glitch’ that allowed noncitizens to vote

US Politics and Socialism:

*** Tucker Carlson and Mar-A-Lago

*** The American Gestapo

*** 7 Ways Biden’s Student Loan Bailout Is Immoral

Even Washington Post Concedes Government Messed Up the Economy

House Republicans Write Formal Warning to FBI Director, Attorney General & Biden’s Chief of Staff to Preserve All Documents

Biden planning to ‘protect’ us from cash – beginning Dec. 13!

Land of the free, home of the brave: NY Local Legislator Ginger Schroder

US Politics and the “Inflation Reduction Act”:

*** Inflation Reduction Act won’t reduce inflation or climate change

*** The Inflation Reduction Act Does Little to Reduce Climate Change

Inflation Reduction Act A Bold Raid on American Taxpayers

Kerry’s office consulted left-wing environmental groups while crafting policies

US Politics and the J6 Committee:

*** Internal Memo Reveals Capitol Police Were Warned BLM from Baltimore Was Bussing in Rioters Disguised as Trump Supporters on Jan. 6

Globalism:

*** Jordan Peterson Video: Back Off, Oh Masters of the Universe (with text)

Underdogs Bite Upwards

Religion Related:

*** Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God

*** Bishop: ‘Dumbed down Catholicism has not helped evangelization’

Video: Is There Life After Death?

Education Related — Biden Giveaway:

Biden’s Student-Loan Cancellation is a Fiasco

McConnell: Student Loan Socialism a “Slap in the Face” to Working Families

Education Related — Other:

*** Higher Education is Complicit in the Politicization of Science

*** Woke Activism Is Flooding American Classrooms

*** Short video: What Are Your Kids Learning in School?

The Truth About Student Mismatch

Short video: The Sexualization of Children

Science and Misc Matters:

*** White House climate official sanctioned by key science body

*** Short video: Bonhoeffer‘s Theory of Stupidity

Study: Terrestrial Volcanic Eruptions and Possible Links with Solar Activity

Ukraine — What You Can Do:

*** Pray for the safety of the Ukrainian people

*** A well-rated source to make a Ukraine donation


 

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What Is Really Behind The Climate Agenda?

Noah Harari, a futurist advisor to the World Economic Forum (WEF), told the forum that they must become the majority and leave the rest behind. He was saying we don’t need regular folks. We don’t need carpenters, plumbers, hairdressers, mechanics automobile workers, farmers and ranchers. They are all lesser lights. What we want to accomplish on this planet is all for us, Harari was saying.

For the WEF and other related organizations making this statement was actually acknowledging the globalist elites desire to activate Eugenics. It was introduced in the latter part of the 19th century and early part of the 20th century in Russia where all science that did not fit their desired narrative was rejected. In the end it set back Russia for decades. It is happening here in the US and will likely have the same result setting our nation back decades if we don’t stop it. Deciding that man’s’ emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) are bad with no science to support is an example of Eugenics, which disregards all science it does not agree with.

It was based on the idea that there are lesser lights among us, some people with birth defects and other people who frankly are just not up to snuff and need to be removed from society or at least measures should be taken to ensure that they never enter society.

Eugenics was a very fashionable belief then. Two American presidents, both self professed progressives like Teddy Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson were in the thick of eugenics. Then along came a failed artist who managed to get himself the head of Germany, and he made eugenics or a version of it the central organizing principle of the Third Reich.

Now as we all know that did not end well and so eugenics went out of fashion or at least the term eugenics went out of fashion, but not the idea. It resurfaced in the 1950’s and 1960’s this time under the guise of population control, the notion that Mr. Harari pointed out—just too many people in the world, and measures must be taken to ensure that we reduce the numbers. Either to seeing to it that they’re never born in the first place or through other means.

By 1968 Paul Ehrlich had come up with the book Population Bomb. The book stated among other things that the planet was becoming too crowded and that we were moving beyond its carrying capacity. He said it was the biggest threat facing mankind. Five years later the Club of Rome came out with a report titled Limits to Growth accepting the premise of Paul Ehrlich and others claiming there were just too many people on the planet.

The book went beyond that premise to say that we were putting a strain on resources and that ultimately there would not be enough resources to take care of the rest of us on the earth. Between the two documents a narrative was developed that coincided with the rise of the environmental movement ignited by Rachel Carson and her book Silent Spring, which said that trace elements of chemicals and other substances pose a threat to humanity.

By the late 1980’s we were told that we were living beyond our limits and that human beings through their use of fossil fuels and their agricultural practices were contributing to a potentially catastrophic warming of the planet.

This was popularized as we all know by Al Gore and throughout Europe by the former Prime Minister of Sweden.

It was not a new idea, it actually had been rafting around Europe in the 19th century, but not everywhere until Gore picked it up in college. While he had no scientific sophistication whatsoever, he liked what he read and decided to make it the cause of his life and in that sense he actually succeeded beyond his wildest dreams.

This kind of pseudoscience itself was not new at all. It went in Joseph Stalin’s Soviet Union back the 1930’s when soviet scientist Lysenko came up with the idea human genetics was a bourgeois science and had to be suppressed at all costs.

For the Soviet Union that made perfect sense because the USSR was in the midst of creating the new soviet man. That new Soviet man was to be created from scratch when according to human genetics traits are passed from parents to biological children and so on. So all of that was suppressed and any scientist or doctor or anyone who spoke out against the suppression of the notion of Human Genetics lost their jobs or could wind up in the Gulag somewhere. We are experienced the same situation now as to climate change except thus far without the gulag.

No less than Al Gore said, this would require a wrenching transformation of society. Well how do you pull off a wrenching transformation of society, well it turns out that this transformation was already under way. The person who should, but rarely receives the credit for the new rise of Communism in our lives is Antonio Gramsci, one of the founders of the Italian Communist Party.

He recognized that the proletariat was not about to rise up and overthrow the bourgeoisie.He had a contempt for working people which is a constant characteristic of the left.

Gramsci came up with the idea for a long march through the institutions. What that meant was over time societies institutions would be infiltrated and transformed from within. These institutions would retain their names, but they would have entirely different ways and have entirely different character. These were not just universities and schools, this was as we now know, corporate board rooms, school boards, the media and when it finally came along, social media, all scientific publications and professional organizations. An example is that of our senior authors father was an architect and member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Today the AIA carries the ball for climate change.

It insists on a construction of buildings which are climate friendly, so AIA is just one example of many organizations which have been transformed from within. And this all goes back to Gramsci. It occurred over decades and people did not really notice, but all of a sudden you find yourself with organizations with names you recognize that can be federal bureaucracies like NOAA and NASA or it can be organizations like the National Geographic Society.

Regardless of what they are they bear very little resemblance to what they were a few decades ago. They have been infiltrated and transformed and they then become self perpetuating entities.

President Kennedy recognized what was going on which likely lead to his assassination. He said the following in a speech during his Presidency.

We are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies and secret oaths and secret proceedings but we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies primarily on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence on infiltration instead of invasion on subversion instead of elections on intimidation instead of freedom of choice. It is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources for the building of a tightly knit highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific and political operations. Its preparations are concealed and not published. Its mistakes are buried not headlined. Its dissenters are silenced not praised. No expenditure is questioned, no rumor is printed, no secret is revealed. That is why the Athenian lawmaker Sola decreed it a crime for any citizen to shrink from controversy. And I am asking your help in the tremendous task of informing and alerting the American people. Confident that with your help man will be what he was born to be, free and independent.”

The major takeover of our freedom was enabled by the crackpot idea of human caused global warming which has moved society toward communism not only in the United States, but throughout Europe.

One of the important elements of this is the suppression of dissent, no one is allowed to call this into question. If you do and if you are a researcher somewhere thinking you’re going to get a federal grant to look into some aspect of the climate or if you have a public record of being in opposition, you will get no grants—you cannot be in opposition. Everyone must be on the same page and what this does is in the spirit of Lysenkoism. This gradually snuffs out legitimate scientific inquiry, the give and take that goes on.

But look around and you will find there is only a numerically small group of people who have benefited immensely while the rest of have suffered.

One of the most effective weapons the political left possesses today is its perceived appearance of popular support, when it instead depends entirely on institutional authorities to force its delusions down American throats. The left’s control is a complete and utter charade.

JB Shurk writing at American Thinker August 19, 2022 said:

“The vast majority of Americans are worried not about quixotic battles against a naturally changing climate or sex changes, but rather about the harsh realities of inflation, illegal immigration, and out-of-control crime.”

The political Establishment in D.C. and their enablers in the mainstream media dedicate all their time and resources to promoting racial conflict, job-killing globalism, open borders, and criminal conspiracies against President Trump! “

The prevalence of the left’s worldview, in other words, is an illusion constructed on lies told over and over by people in positions of power, authority, and influence. When the left’s sacred tenets are questioned, belittled, or mocked, their legitimacy unravels quickly.

We remember when The Center for Disease Control (CDC ) was respected as a venerable institution for scientific study, but now its partisan agendas and politicization render it untrustworthy. One day, the mainstream news is trusted as a viable defender of the people against the corruptions of government, and it is now widely understood as an engine for propaganda.

Positive signs do exist with a couple of developments. One of which was a recent Supreme Court decision called West Virginia versus the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) one of the ways in which the whole global warming movement has succeeded. It had a friendly regulatory culture backing it up.

When Congress acts with legislation like the Clean Air Act or the Clean Water Act, the language is often very vague. It is then up to an agency with jurisdiction under the law to fill in the blanks. They write the rules and regulations under which these laws operate. These rules and regulations however have the force of of law behind them. What this Supreme Court ruling effectively does is end the ability of unelected unaccountable bureaucrats through out the federal government bureaucracy whether it’s EPA, FDA, CDC Department of Transportation to make rules and regulations with the force of law behind them. This has been the deep state we have heard so much about.

It has never been a deep conspiracy against the public. It has been running our lives right in front of us.

The Supreme Court decision against EPA versus West Virginia told EPA they no longer have Congressional authority to regulate emissions from certain power plants. If they wanted that authority it would have to go to Congress to get it.

The phrase that was used by the Supreme Court was that if rules and regulations have a major economic impact, they must be approved by the Congress. Well we know practically any rule and regulation implemented by federal regulatory agencies is going to have a major economic impact.

What this means is that the regulatory agencies no longer have the power to control so much of our lives. This new precedent has been set by the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court restored the way the division of powers was envisioned by the founding fathers. They meant to always use three branches of government. The executive branch, the legislative branch and the court system.

None of these three was allowed to be completely dominant over the others. It was entirely up to the legislative branch to enact laws not the executive branch. The precedent set here will be far reaching because it will go way beyond the power plants of West Virginia. It will enter into all regulatory debates occur in the Federal bureaucracy. For the foreseeable future while the court is composed of the justices currently sitting on the bench, It is going to make it extremely difficult for these unelectable unaccountable administrative agencies to do what they have been getting away with as what we called the deep state going back to Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal.

It was a substantial set back to this administrative regulatory state and it was a victory for the Constitution and the Rule of law. Fred Smith, the founder of the Competitive Enterprise Institute once said, “the US Constitution isn’t perfect but it’s a hell of a lot better than what we have now.” Well Fred Smith was referring exactly to the phenomenon of unconstitutional regulations being imposed on the populace by unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats. They have now been sharply curtailed. It is indeed a very popular very positive development.

I think you are going to see it play out in the near term when other cases come before the Supreme Court when bureaucratic agencies have gone beyond what Congress authorized them to do. One of those cases which bears directly on the whole climate debate is going to decide efforts to impose restrictions on water use.

Something called the Waters of The United States is a scheme for the federal government to take control of ore land under the guise of protecting bodies of water which were initially thought to be navigable. EPA and Army Corps of Engineers have jurisdiction over navigable waters of the US and over the discharge that goes into those bodies of water. Over time the word navigable was allowed to be ignored thanks to the vague language contained in the clean water act. The Obama Administration supported this overreach then Trump canceled the rule and then Biden put it back. It amounts to Federal zoning on private land all over the country,

It violates all property rights. It will help suppress production of energy on private land because the case will be made that that fracking operation or the extraction of oil or gas endangers a nearby body of water which could be 100 miles away and therefore is in violation of the clean water act. This will end in front of the Supreme Court in the future.

This is a very positive development and it is one that coincides with the beginning of resistance to the deep state breaking out at the local level against various pieces of regulatory control both in terms of the climate debate and the fallout from our disastrous experience with battling COVID-19.

Authors

Bonner Cohen, Ph. D.

Bonner R. Cohen, Ph. D., is a senior policy analyst with CFACT, where he focuses on natural resources, energy, property rights, and geopolitical developments. Articles by Dr. Cohen have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Investor’s Business Daily, The New York Post, The Washington Examiner, The Washington Times, The Hill, The Epoch Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Miami Herald, and dozens of other newspapers around the country. He has been interviewed on Fox News, Fox Business Network, CNN, NBC News, NPR, BBC, BBC Worldwide Television, N24 (German-language news network), and scores of radio stations in the U.S. and Canada. He has testified before the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, and the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee. Dr. Cohen has addressed conferences in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, and Bangladesh. He has a B.A. from the University of Georgia and a Ph. D. – summa cum laude – from the University of Munich.

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Dr. Jay Lehr

CFACT Senior Science Analyst Jay Lehr has authored more than 1,000 magazine and journal articles and 36 books. Jay’s new book A Hitchhikers Journey Through Climate Change written with Teri Ciccone is now available on Kindle and Amazon.

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