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…

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.

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

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.

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)

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.


REGISTER NOW


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

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.

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

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.

©John Droz, Jr. All rights reserved.

‘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.

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Recent Energy and Environmental News

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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

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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?

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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.

©Jerry Newcombe. All rights reserved.

Texas Energy Commissioner: Grid Spending Placed Green Politics Over Reliability

An Emergency Order from the Biden administration’s Department of Energy shows Texas energy grid operator ERCOT was instructed to stay within green energy standards by purchasing energy from outside the state at a higher cost, throttling power output throughout the state ahead of a catastrophic polar vortex.

Climate crap kills.

As a social principle . . . It ‘condemns cities, culture, industry, technology, the intellect, and advocates men’s return to “nature,” to the state of grunting subanimals digging the soil with their bare hands.’ (Ayn Rand).

“The dinosaur and its fellow-creatures vanished from this earth long before there were any industrialists or any men . . . . But this did not end life on earth. Contrary to the ecologists, nature does not stand still and does not maintain the kind of “equilibrium” that guarantees the survival of any particular species—least of all the survival of her greatest and most fragile product: man.”

Texas energy commissioner says grid spending placed green politics over reliability

By Commissioner Wayne Christian, Railroad Commission of Texas on 2/19/2021

World Oil

Everything is so politicized these days that it is tough to decipher facts from opinions about what happened this week with the winter storm.

It’s easy to blame ERCOT — and yes, their actions led to the blackouts in part — but the full story is much more complex. One night of bad decisions would not have had such devastating consequences had it not been for decades of poor policy decisions prioritizing unreliable renewable energy sources at the expense of reliable electricity — something Texans now know is essential to our everyday lives.

I have seen a lot of media reports claiming the issue was a decrease in power generated from natural gas, but when you look at the numbers that is just not true.  According to the U.S. Energy Information Agency, the hourly average of net power generation from gas went from 17,602 mw before the storm (2/1-2/12) to 33,310 during the storm (2/12-2/17), meaning generation from natural gas basically doubled as demand increased. (1)

Many are blaming fossil fuels because “wind power was expected to make up only a fraction of what the state had planned for during the winter.”(2) This is the problem. Investments in infrastructure are paid for by electricity customers and taxpayers, and our state spent more than $7 billion to build out the CREZ Transmission Lines for wind and solar generation.

This means resources that could have otherwise been spent making our grid more resilient to weather — or adding reliable generation from natural gas, nuclear, or clean coal to keep up with increasing demand for electricity — were instead spent on building out transmission lines for intermittent forms of energy that were “never expected” to perform during times like these.

The issue isn’t the existence of renewable energy, but that it has displaced reliable generation that makes up our “base load,” not through natural market forces but through massive subsidies and punitive regulatory policies from progressives in Washington, D.C. In 2009, “coal-fired plants generated nearly 37 percent of the state’s electricity while wind provided about 6 percent. Since then, three Texas coal-fired plants have closed… In the same period, our energy consumption rose by 20 percent.”(3)

Everyone loves to tout the phrase “all the above” — until it includes energy sources perceived as “dirty,” like coal, or “scary,” like nuclear. However, these energy sources are both extraordinarily safe and dependable in adverse weather conditions like Texas is facing now because one of their key features is on-site storage. If the “all the above” wind and solar advocates are serious about anything more than receiving subsidies, why are they opposed to nuclear, which can produce massive amounts of energy with a ZERO carbon footprint?

There is no single reason we are in the mess we are in now; it is a multifaceted perfect storm. However, every time the government picks winners and losers in business and innovation, it is the average citizens that lose. This week was a wakeup call that there is more to energy policy than the politics of climate change.

1) https://mcusercontent.com/ec5dd75d998816c4f8464c9a5/files/8f37e5af-7b57-45ad-9dbb-4c7f7d0eb850/EIA_Data.xlsx
2) https://www.texastribune.org/2021/02/16/texas-wind-turbines-frozen/
3) https://comptroller.texas.gov/economy/fiscal-notes/2020/august/ercot.php

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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.)

COVID-19: Therapy

HCQ is effective for COVID-19 when used early: meta analysis of 207 studies

New Israeli Drug Cured 29 of 30 Seriously-Ill COVID-19 Patients

COVID-19: Prevention

Doctors Link Pfizer, Moderna Vaccines to Life-Threatening Blood Disorder

Annual Covid Vaccine Needed For Years to Come

Rebuttal of CNN’s Hatchet Job on Vaccine Story

How COVID-19 ‘Vaccines’ May Destroy the Lives of Millions

CDC double mask “study” a perfect example of politicized junk “science”

COVID-19: Models & Data

Study: COVID-19 fatality data compromised re accuracy and integrity

Scientists: UK coronavirus variant found in US could be deadlier

Ranking of Safest States During COVID

COVID-19 and NY Gov Cuomo

Cuomo’s alleged nursing home cover-up draws the ire of NY lawmakers

Cuomo lied and covered it up — we need a federal investigation

Cuomo Facing Impeachment after Aide Confesses that They Concealed Covid Deaths

Greed Energy Economics

Net zero jobs by 2050?

Subsidies Are Going to Renewables Not Fossil Fuels!

Biden Assurances on Jobs Sting Like Insults

Short video: Auctioning Blackouts

Renewables Sector Reels As 150,000 German ‘Green’ Jobs Evaporate

Wind Energy and Texas

Tucker: The great Texas climate catastrophe is heading your way

The Energy Solution For Texas — And America

Texas Is Where the Biden Admin Wants Us All to Be: In the Dark

Texas’s Blackouts Are The Result Of Unreliable ‘Green’ Energy

I’m Freezing Cold and Burning Mad in Texas

Alex Epstein: The Root Cause of the Texas Blackouts

Short video: Texas winter storm freezes wind turbines, causes blackouts

How Wind Power Caused The Great Texas Blackout Of 2021

Blackouts Cascade Beyond Texas in Deepening Power Crisis

Frozen wind turbines hamper Texas grid

Clean Energy Advocates: What Do We Do When the Turbines are Frozen?

Windy City (Texas) Is One Cruel Place and Caused Us to Lose Our Minds

Wind Energy: Offshore

Offshore Wind: Problems Aplenty

U.S. offshore wind prospects: Overblown promises and blown-up costs

Report: Data shows that cheap offshore wind power claims are false

NJ offshore wind opponents worry turbines will affect fishing, and tourism

Wind Energy: Other

Gov Cooper is Steering NC Towards Electricity Blackouts

Nor’easters would be disastrous to a Green America

New York CLCPA Climate Law Will Yield A Texan-Sized Energy Debacle!

Yes, our increasing reliance on intermittent wind power really is a problem

Solar Energy

Solar Makes No Sense, But It Makes Money

MN calls for big new crackdown on the ‘forever chemicals’ PFAS

Why it’s so hard for the solar industry to stop using forced labor?

Cheap solar panels made by using the forced labor of people living in camps

Solar industry upset when informed for need of costly upgrades

Nuclear Energy

On Anti-Nuclear BS

Investments in nuclear could help solve the economic and climate crises

Closure of NYS Indian Point nuclear facility will result in higher CO2

Lawmakers call for ‘nuclear renaissance’ to support EU’s energy transition

Fossil Fuel Energy

As nation freezes, fossil fuels are keeping the lights and heat on

Russia will replace all the U.S. oil Biden wants to ban

Joe Biden Wants to Make America Energy Dependent Again

Mexico gives up on renewables, revives coal industry

Biden aims to isolate China on coal — but it could blow back on the U.S.

Germany’s “Green” Energy Fail Rescued By Fossil Fuels

Germany forced to rely on fossil fuels after cold snap freezes renewables

Misc Energy

Where Energy Modeling Goes Wrong

DOE lab aims to answer the questions about grid storage

India to overtake EU as world’s third largest energy consumer by 2030

Electric Autos need finite rare earth, critical, & precious metals

Weakest link to EV growth is the material supply chain

Manmade Global Warming: Some Deceptions

The Great Zero Carbon Criminal Conspiracy

A Case Study of How Media & Politics Mangle Objective Climate Science!

Biden’s climate ‘fix’ is fantastically expensive and perfectly useless

NY Subways have PM2.5 levels 77x the EPA standards — No Bodies Found

Climate ‘Crisis’ Or Leap Of Faith? Our Politicians Are Clueless

Let’s Review 50 Years of Dire Climate Forecasts and What Really Happened

The dangers of using Climate Policy as a Social Justice tool

Scientists find new truths about how forests impact air quality

Norway, the UK and Canada are climate hypocrites
New York environmental rights headed for public vote this year

Dismay at Ismay
Bill Gates, Climate Warrior, and Super Emitter

Manmade Global Warming: Misc

Report: Paris Agreement requires COVID-like lockdowns for decades

Report: Impacts of Climate Change: Perception and reality

Limiting Warming to 2º C Requires Emissions Reductions 80% Above Paris

Sinking situation of subsidence in Houston, Gulf Coast

Dan Crenshaw Emotionally Pushes Back Against Joe Biden’s Climate Agenda

Are you ready for the climate lockdowns?

Report: The Great Leap Backward: LaRouche Exposes the Green New Deal

Preprint #3C: Carbon cycle model shows nature controls CO2 level

US Elections

In 2020 Election, Chain of Custody Laws are Broken in Every Swing State

In Mail-In Impeachment Vote, Senate Convicts Trump 8275 To 3

Exposing Fact-Checker “Mistruths” on 2020 Election Lawsuits

Lindell Comes Up Short In His Absolute Proof

California Suddenly Pushes Strict ‘Signature Match’ for Recall Drive

Understanding Government Funded Get Out the Vote Turn-Out Manipulation in PA

US Politics and Socialism

Infographic: How the CCP Seeks to Control America

Short video: The New Normal Narrative

Short video: Time to Fact Check the “Fact Checkers”

Short video: Democrats and celebrities advocating violence

Globalists’ America-last agenda focused on crushing the middle class

Cultural Marxism Hits Granite Wall in New Hampshire

Religion Related

Biblical Christianity bears all the hallmarks of a conspiracy theory

Biden Using Christian Religion as ‘Cover for Extreme Policies’

Why Catholic Leaders Say The Faithful Have A Duty To Go Back To Church In Person

Education Related

Be Reasonable, But Not Naive, About the Crisis in Higher Ed

Oregon Promotes Program On ‘Dismantling Racism In Mathematics’

American K-12 science education gone bad

School Choice from a public school teacher and principal

NYC public school asks parents to ‘reflect’ on their ‘whiteness’

People are getting stupider, it’s a scientific fact

Science and Misc Matters

Scientists develop transparent wood that is stronger and lighter than glass

The International Criminal Court is Corrupt to the Core!

More than 35% of US Dollars Ever Printed Made in 2020

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Climate Hypocrites Hall of Shame – No. 1 Bill Gates

In addition to multiple other opulent estates he owns, billionaire climate preacher Bill Gates lives in a 66,000 sq. ft. mega-mansion in Seattle, flies the world at will in a gas-guzzling $70-million Bombardier BD-700 Global Express private jet that burns 486 gallons of fossil fuel per hour, and owns more carbon-emitting farmland—242,000 acres—than any other private citizen in the U.S.

An outspoken champion of renewable energy, the mega-CO2-emitter who became the world’s wealthiest man courtesy of his country’s free enterprise capitalist system has traitorously turned on that system, and is now pushing socialism-cum-communism as the only way to “save the planet.”

A voracious consumer of planet-destroying cheeseburgers—see photo above—this disgusting paragon of environmental hypocrisy advocates federal mandates that would force ordinary Americans to switch 100% from natural meat to synthetic meat. As reported by MIT’s Technology Review, the cheeseburger glutton said this about fake meat: “You can get used to the taste difference, and the claim is that the taste will get better over time … eventually you can sort of change the behavior of people, or use regulation to totally shift the demand.” Translation: If Gates has his way, he will be able to stuff his face with cheeseburgers for the rest of his self-indulgent life, while preventing ordinary Americans from ever again being allowed to savor the taste of real beef.

Like other wealthy climate snake oil salesmen, Gate is not above profiting from his advocacy of “saving the planet.” After publicly touting the synthetic meat industry, Cheeseburger Bill conveniently cashed-out his multi-million-dollar stake in a fake meat start-up, and did so before the company’s hyped-up stock price fell through the floor, pocketing a handsome return while investors with no connections ate huge losses. Did he act on insider information? Who knows? It wouldn’t be the first time climate snake oil salesmen made off with fat profits while the getting was good.

Green activism isn’t the only way Cheeseburger Bill is helping subvert America

Gates is helping push the hammer and sickle down America’s throat not only by promoting the (Marxist) renewable energy hoax, but also by donating large chunks of his massive fortune to fund the same kind of subversive educational concepts promoted by self-declared communist Bill Ayers, the America-hating former domestic terrorist in whose living room Barack Obama launched his political career.

In 1995, Ayers co-founded a left-wing educational non-profit called the Chicago Annenberg Challenge (CAC), which named Obama as chairman. On September 23, 2008, National Review journalist Stanley Kurtz completed a weeks-long examination of records of the Annenberg Challenge that found the following:

  • At CAC, Ayers and Obama worked as partners to impose Ayers’s radical educational concepts on Chicago’s public schools.
  • Instead of funding schools directly, CAC required schools to affiliate with “external partners,” far-left organizations that were selected based on their agreement with Ayers’s extreme educational views.
  • External partners that de-emphasized traditional education in favor of political consciousness, Afro-centricity and multiculturalism were awarded CAC funding, while groups that focused on achievement in math, science and American history were rejected.

Under Obama’s direction, CAC operated in a manner wholly consistent with Ayers’ concept that individual schools should be built around political themes that indoctrinate students with Ayers’ belief that America is an incurably oppressive nation that must be upended. In other words, Ayers and Obama used CAC to see that young future voters who attended Chicago’s public schools were taught to hate their country.

As recently reported by the Washington Free Bacon, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is funding the same kind of anti-American, race-focused educational concepts that were pushed by Bill Ayers and Barack Obama, policies that turn classrooms into political indoctrination halls that push communist propaganda on impressionable young children who one day will have the power of the vote.

Related reading on how Democrats are using Critical Race Theory to culminate Obama’s vow to fundamentally transform the United States of America:

  • NYC public school principal calls on white parents to “subvert white authority.” Story here
  • Woke educators in Oregon seek to quash “racism in mathematics,” say searching for the right answer is a manifestation of “white supremacy.” Story here

America’s descent into mediocrity 

The Wall Street Journal recently published an eye-opening opinion piece titled “Mediocrity Is Now Mandatory.” Since not everyone subscribes to WSJ, the Andy Kessler article was posted on Facebook. Well worth reading, it describes how rapidly our deeply troubled country is sinking into the abyss of mediocrity due to political correctness, multiculturalism, white privilege, wokeness, critical race theory, Black Lives Matter, identity politics, cancel culture and other forms of victim vs. oppressor ideology. Please consider reading and sharing Kessler’s superb article.

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Fascistic Facebook Says It Will Fact Check Global Warming ‘Misinformation’

Climate Brownshirts imposing their “truth.” Tilt at windmills or you will be destroyed alongside reason and logic.

Ayn Rand presciently explained in  her 1971Return of the Primitive: The Anti-Industrial Revolution:

“And just as peace was not their goal or motive in that crusade, so clean air is not their goal or motive in this one.

The immediate goal is obvious: the destruction of the remnants of capitalism in today’s mixed economy, and the establishment of a global dictatorship. This goal does not have to be inferred—many speeches and books on the subject state explicitly that the ecological crusade is a means to that end.”

Adolf Hitler on Nazism and Socialism:

“Each activity and each need of the individual will thereby be regulated by the party as the representative of the general good. There will be no license, no free space, in which the individual belongs to himself. This is Socialism—not such trifles as the private possession of the means of production. Of what importance is that if I range men firmly within a discipline they cannot escape? Let them then own land or factories as much as they please. The decisive factor is that the State, through the party, is supreme over them, regardless whether they are owners or workers. All that, you see, is unessential. Our Socialism goes far deeper . . . .“[T]he people about us are unaware of what is really happening to them. They gaze fascinated at one or two familiar superficialities, such as possessions and income and rank and other outworn conceptions. As long as these are kept intact, they are quite satisfied. But in the meantime they have entered a new relation; a powerful social force has caught them up. They themselves are changed. What are ownership and income to that? Why need we trouble to socialize banks and factories? We socialize human beings.” – Adolf Hitler to Hermann Rauschning.

“Useless, land wasting, bird killing, subsidized, behemoths, and eyesores.“

Facebook Says It Will Fact Check Global Warming ‘Misinformation’

By: Lucas Nolan, Breitbart News, February 20, 2021:Tech giant Facebook recently stated it plans to start adding information labels to posts about global warming that direct people to a “climate change information hub.”  George Mason University, the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication, and the University of Cambridge will all contribute to Facebook’s program of fact checking. NBC News reports that Facebook announced this week that it will begin debunking commonly myths about climate change, continuing to define what is and isn’t “misinformation,” something which the company previously claimed it would not do.

Facebook said that it is adding a section to its climate change information hub that will feature facts with information about misinformation and falsehoods relating to climate change. Some of these facts will include data about the decline of polar bear populations due to global warming as well as information about the effects of carbon dioxide on plant life.

Facebook stated that it plans to rely on professionals from George Mason University, the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication, and the University of Cambridge to fact-check climate change posts.

Facebook recently introduced information hubs and has relied on them as part of its tactic to combat what it considers misinformation across its services. This is a quick change of pace considering CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s comments in May when he defended unrestricted speech on the platform and said he did not think that “Facebook or internet platforms in general should be arbiters of truth.”

Facebook introduced its climate change information hub in September, shortly after the firm removed a report with false claims that Oregon wildfires were started by Antifa members.

Facebook now plans to start adding information labels to posts about climate change that direct people to its climate change information hub

This hub will also be expanded to users in Belgium, Brazil, Canada, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Mexico, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Spain, South Africa, and Taiwan. The feature is already available in the U.S., UK, France, and Germany.

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