Top Global Energy Agency Calls for Phasing Out of All Gas-Powered Cars, Coal-Fired Plants

Fossil fuel use is a double-edged sword. Climate alarmists fixate on one edge and completely disregard the other.


A report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) proposed a radical policy agenda last month:

  • Immediately end the approval of all new coal-fired power plants and oil and gas fields internationally.
  • Swiftly phase out all gasoline-powered vehicles.
  • Ban the sale of new oil and gas furnaces to heat buildings.

“That would very likely keep the average global temperature from increasing 1.5 Celsius above preindustrial levels — the threshold beyond which scientists say the Earth faces irreversible damage,” says a recent New York Times article that discusses the IEA’s report.

And those were just a few of the extreme measures that the world’s leading energy agency said would be required to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

The Biden Administration’s “2030 Greenhouse Gas Pollution Reduction Target” puts the United States in fairly close alignment with the IEA’s objectives. The White House’s target includes a carbon-pollution-free power sector by 2035 and a net-zero-emissions economy by 2050.

How radical is this agenda? Well, since the prices of some renewable energy sources have been falling rapidly relative to those of some fossil fuels, it is plausible that the global economy may shift somewhat away from fossil fuels on its own in the coming decades. But from the industrial revolution to the present day, fossil fuels have been absolutely central to global economic progress.

Enacting the IEA/Biden agenda would mean overturning the vast majority of our economy, roughly 84 percent of which still runs on fossil fuels such as coal, oil, and gas, as opposed to other energy sources such as wind and solar, which are far less reliable and applicable to a much narrower range of industrial uses.

As Samantha Gross, director of the Energy Security and Climate Initiative, has written for the Brookings Institution, “The world today is unrecognizable from that of the early 19th century, before fossil fuels came into wide use. Human health and welfare have improved markedly, and the global population has increased from 1 billion in 1800 to almost 8 billion today. The fossil fuel energy system is the lifeblood of the modern economy.”

But despite the central role of fossil fuels in humanity’s material wellbeing, the IEA and the Biden Administration believe that averting the most devastating effects of climate change will require public regulatory policy that shifts the economy almost entirely toward alternative energy sources.

Many experts believe that anthropogenic climate change is already responsible for intensified storms, heatwaves, droughts, and vector-borne diseases. According to a study published in the journal Nature Climate Change earlier this year, it is likely that anthropogenic climate change has been responsible for about a third of human heat deaths since 1991. Such are the “catastrophic effects of climate change” expected by the IEA to worsen substantially over the next few decades, unless global civilization brings its carbon emissions to net zero by 2050.

But is there any way in which such colossal regulatory measures are likely to backfire? And how bad could such unintended consequences be? Could they be so bad as to exacerbate, rather than alleviate, the most catastrophic effects of climate change on human wellbeing?

Reducing fossil fuel use may reduce the intensity of climate change, possibly including dangers such as intensified storms, droughts, and heat waves. But that’s not all it does. Using fewer fossil fuels also impacts how people are affected by those dangers: in other words, humanity’s level of “climate resilience.”

The exact definition of “climate resilience” is debated, but it typically includes adaptation to changing climate conditions, absorption of climate impact, and transformation of the environment using technological or scientific means. All of these resilience strategies are made possible by economic progress, including fossil fuel-led growth. With less access to abundant and reliable energy, civilization’s climate resilience would be substantially reduced.

The widespread availability of fossil fuels directly contributes trillions of dollars to the global economy each year, and indirectly contributes incalculably more by making countless other industries possible. This economic growth is continuously granting more and more communities access to better infrastructure, medicine, education, and other precious advantages against the dangers of an ever-changing environment. Fossil fuels, by allowing civilization to cheaply and reliably power its homes, vehicles, hospitals, factories, and other engines of human wellbeing, protect people from an ever-widening range of potential climate impacts.

The climate resilience side of the equation, despite being at least as significant as the climate danger side, is often ignored in the models of future climate impact. This is because, while it is difficult to model a changing climate, it is impossible to model the future of human ingenuity, which will be composed of decisions and insights that only the people of the future can possibly know.

So which edge of the climate sword is sharper? Has the damage caused by climate change so far outweighed humanity’s progress building climate resilience?

According to research from the University of Oxford economist Max Roser and the University of Edinburgh geoscientist Hannah Ritchie, absolute global deaths from natural disasters have been going down almost every year between 1901 and 2018, even while the global population has exploded from roughly 1.6 billion to roughly 7.7 billion during that period.

This overall reduction in deaths by natural disaster, which accounts for floods, extreme weather, extreme temperature, earthquakes, and droughts, is similar to the consistent reduction in deaths by disease in recent decades (COVID-19 obviously overturned these disease data in 2020, but not in a way that’s directly relevant to climate change, since it is only vector-borne diseases that are directly exacerbated by climate change).

The data—which show climate-related deaths have been falling even while fossil fuel use has intensified climate change—suggest that so far climate danger has been no match for climate resilience in the battle over human wellbeing.

The IEA, the Biden Administration, and others advocating for extreme near-term reductions in global fossil fuel use have one seldom-examined assumption at the foundation of their climate alarmism. This assumption is that despite climate resilience having consistently outpaced climate danger in the past, soon the tables will turn and climate danger will gain the upper hand.

It is widely believed that dangerous tipping points likely dwell in the future of environmental change. What is rarely factored in is that continued economic growth, facilitated in large part by fossil fuels, will likely continue to produce unpredictable technological and scientific breakthroughs, creating new forms of security and wellbeing, and at new scales.

The climate alarmists would have society sacrifice one of its most precious industries, and thus radically increase the price of electricityfoodhousing, and countless other critical assets without which the global poor would be at the mercy of starvation and homelessness. These economic changes might sound weatherable to those of us who can afford frequent meals out and subscriptions to Netflix, Disney+, and HBO Max all at the same time, but to the global poor, this is a matter of life and death.

As the Nobel Prize winning economist Milton Friedman famously said, “One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results. We all know a famous road that is paved with good intentions.” History suggests that extremist energy agendas like the IEA’s and the Biden administration’s would lead us down such a road, making millions of poor people more vulnerable to climate threats in the name of mitigating those threats.

COLUMN BY

Saul Zimet

Saul Zimet is a Hazlitt Fellow at the Foundation for Economic Education and a graduate student in economics at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice at the City University of New York

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

Calling Europe’s Floods ‘Climate’ is Unscientific Propaganda

“When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.” 


To the warming-Left, every natural weather event looks like “climate.”

Europe has been hit by devastating floods with the death toll reaching 188 and rising.  Of course the usual suspects are exploiting this genuine, heart-rending tragedy to advance their climate agenda.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that Germany must “be faster in the battle against climate change.”

“Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo said the link with climate change was clear.”

No less an expert than teenage high school dropout Greta Thunberg posted:

Deadly heatwaves, floods, storms, wildfires, droughts, crop failures…  This is not “the new normal.”

We’re at the very beginning of a climate and ecological emergency, and extreme weather events will only become more and more frequent.

After the catastrophic recent developments – especially in Western Europe – everyone seems to be talking about the climate emergency, and rightly so. But as soon as these tragedies are over we’ll most likely forget about it and move on like before.  Unless we treat the crisis like a crisis all the time, we will not be able to halt the climate emergency.

All three of them, along with the rest of the politicians, media and pressure groups attributing Europe’s flooding to climate are shamefully wrong.

Does anyone rationally believe that Europe’s floods, or the heatwave in the western U.S. for that matter, were meaningfully worse because the temperature of the Earth warmed slightly, far less than climate models projected, almost entirely last century?

Australia’s intrepid Joanne Nova did her usual no-nonsense job of showing that Europe’s floods, devastating though they may be, are historically normal. In fact, in 1714 Europe flooded on Christmas Eve killing 14,000!  “It’s as if European history doesn’t exist,” she writes (posted at CFACT.org).

Every so often Europe’s rivers will inevitably flood.  The flooding will be worse when, as happened this time, pressure systems leave the weather lingering in place, rather than pushing the storm rapidly through.  This is how Hurricane Dorian devastated the Bahamas two years ago.  This type of extreme weather event cannot be prevented through taxation, redistribution, carbon trading, windmills, solar panels, or electric vehicles.

We can, however, protect people and property from extreme weather through forecasting, early warning, preparedness and response.

This is where Europe’s bureaucrats devastatingly dropped the ball.  This is the preventable man-made disaster.

The London Times reports that the reason for the flood’s terrible loss stems from  a “monumental failure of the warning system.”  Excerpts via the U.K.’s GWPF at Climate Depot:

The first signs of catastrophe were detected nine days ago by a satellite orbiting 500 miles above the tranquil hills around the Rhine river. 

Over the next few days a team of scientists sent the German authorities a series of forecasts so accurate that they now read like a macabre prophecy: the Rhineland was about to be hit by “extreme” flooding, particularly along the Erft and Ahr rivers, and in towns such as Hagen and Altena.

Yet despite at least 24 hours’ warning that predicted, almost precisely, which districts would be worst afflicted when the rains came, the flood still caught many of its victims largely unawares…

“People should have been receiving warnings; people should have understood the warnings. It’s no use having massive computer models predicting what’s going to happen if people don’t know what to do in a flood.”

Instead, the overwhelming majority of people in the path of the floods carried on with their everyday lives, oblivious to the danger, as the waters began to rise.

Western Europe had all the infrastructure it needed to protect its people.  It failed to use it.

Don’t let Europe’s failed bureaucracy wiggle off the hook by shifting the blame to “climate.”  Europe was going to flood whether you drove to work and used electricity or not.  The weather warnings were clear, but not shared with the public.  Tragic.

There are a few particularly onerous weasel words the global warming campaign uses when natural disaster strikes.  Warming makes extreme weather “more likely” and “more severe,” they say.  The fact that global temperature did not make the disaster meaningfully more likely or severe they leave out entirely.  This is where the media fails its responsibility and declines to ask the relevant questions.

The New York Times reports that team warming is planning to use “rapid attribution” of natural weather events to climate in an attempt to preempt those of us prepared to present the scientific and historical evidence that falsifies their claims.

That’s how human behavior leads to weather that kills — as it did in Europe.

COLUMN BY

Craig Rucker

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

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

Three Absolute Truths About The Climate

CLIMATE: The prevailing influence or environmental conditions characterizing a group or period.

“In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth…”Genesis 1


Climate Change?

In his column “The Magical World of ‘Climate Change’” Hadley Arkes wrote:

“Climate change” gives the Left a “moral” code, a kind of pseudo religion, without the reasoning that animates true religion.

Arkes noted:

The Left may reject moral truth, but they want something to feel righteous about, and they do want to ring condemnation for their adversaries.  “Climate change” has given them a “moral” world nicely detached from those vexing moral truths, and a kind of pseudo-religion, bereft of the weave of reasoning that runs through the religion we have come to know.

Environmentalism is a “cult” that is neither science or religion. It is a way for individuals to feel good by trying to save the planet from global cooling and/or global warming to actually trying to control the climate by controlling themselves and others.

QUESTION: How are environmentalists trying to control the climate?

ANSWER: By controlling the lives of people.

The environmentalist movement, and those elected officials who support it, do so by controlling people and their day to day lifestyle choices.

Hence we see the growth of high priced organic foods, the pushing via government incentives and regulations forcing the use of solar and wind power and, of course, the push for all electric vehicles. None of these incentives, policies or regulations have had any significant impact on the climate. In fact they are doing more harm than good, e.g. the brown outs in California and the ongoing power outages in Texas due to wind turbines freezing.

The problem is that all foods are organic, even additives are organic. Both solar and wind power are unreliable sources of energy because the wind stops blowing and the sun goes down. Finally, electric cars require energy to recharge and 90% of America’s energy comes from fossil fuels, oil, natural gas, coal and nuclear power plants.

The Three Absolute Truths About The Climate

A good friend of mine, John Casey, told me three absolute truths about the earth’s climate.

John L. Casey is one of a few, if not the only U.S. climate and solar researcher, to have correctly predicted the Sun’s energy output based on sun spots. John’s research led to the creation of the The Cold Truth Initiative.

Here are three absolute truths about the climate:

  1. The climate changes.
  2. These changes in the climate follow natural cycles.
  3. There is nothing mankind can do to change these natural cycles.

No matter what policies are enacted the climate will not change because of them. However, the climate does and will continue to change. We have morning, noon and night. During the day the temperatures will vary. We cannot control the weather. When it rains we cannot stop the rain. When we have cyclones, hurricanes and tornadoes we cannot by anything we do change these from happening.

Reducing CO2 emission’s is harms us more than helps us. For you see CO2 is plant food. Plants, and therefore a green planet depends on the CO2 we breath out and the emissions from our vehicles, power plants and yes even cow flatulating.

So What Can We Do?

What we as individuals can and must do is to be good stewards of planet earth. God gave man dominion over the earth and all of its creatures. But he tasks us to use what He has given us wisely.

We must grow our crops to feed ourselves and others. We must use our technology to improve upon how we live, work and play. We must do our best to take what we have been given and help others to reap the great and glorious bounty of our planet, and what lies beyond on other planets.

Controlling people using the ideology of environmentalism is a clear form of tyranny. History tells us that tyranny, in any form, is both dangerous and deadly.

Freeing people to do their best to use what we have been given is liberating.

I choose liberty over tyranny. I am a conservationist, not an environmentalist. I embrace the freedom to choose. My body, my choice on what I eat, drive and do.

How about you?

©Dr. Rich Swier. All rights reserved.

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COVID-19 — Therapies:

Ivermectin is effective for COVID-19 when used early. Analysis of 62 studies

MD Testimony about the failure to alert the public about COVID-19 therapies

Ivermectin Invictus: The Unsung COVID Victor

YouTube’s Censorship of Ivermectin

Study: Theoretical study and molecular modeling of inhibitors of SARS-CoV-2

Study: Phytochemicals in ginseng possess potential to inhibit SARS-CoV-2

COVID-19 — Vaccines:

Prominent medical journals highlight death risk from COVID vaccines

Biden Announces Door-to-Door ‘Outreach’ Teams to ‘Get Americans Vaccinated’

Inventor of mRNA vaccine gives interview on the safety of gene therapy shots

Those dying post-vaccine: Where are the autopsies?

COVID-19 — Models and Data:

Portugal Court Rules Only 0.9% of ‘Verified Cases’ Died of COVID

“Panic Porn Dressed Up As Science” – Exposing the Truth About the Delta Variant

COVID-19 — Misc:

Covid And Climate: Key Failures In Policy Parallels

Why the Masses Unquestionably Obeyed COVID-19 Restrictions

Pseudopandemic

Lambda variant raises concern due to ‘unusual’ mutations

Short Video: Jim Jordan Attacks Fauci’s Actions At Start Of COVID-19 Pandemic

Fauci Hit with Hatch Act Complaint

Renewable Energy Health and Ecosystem Consequences:

Wind and Solar are the Most Environmentally Destructive Energy Sources

Rural communities and conservation groups sue NYS over renewables’ siting process

Bat Death Toll Near Turbines Raises Concerns

Iowa: Company illegally storing hundreds of old wind turbine blades

Study: Wood Pellet Damage

Wind Energy:

Wind energy in crisis as expansion stalls in Germany

Offshore wind support vessel forced to leave after fishermen protest

New Maine law prohibits offshore wind projects in state waters

Two Australian wind projects fined $1+ million for their role in blackout

Solar Energy:

Every Indiana school system where solar farms were located had a 10-20% decline in enrollment within a five-year period.”

Study: Graphene-Based Nanotechnologies for Energy Applications (e.g. Solar)

Study: Toxicity of graphene-family nanoparticles

Nuclear Energy:

U.S. can’t hit net-zero power target by 2035 without Nuclear

US Legislation introduced to extend production tax credits to nuclear

Nuclear Energy Will Not Be the Solution to Climate Change

Report: Ten Years of Fukushima Disinformation

Nigeria pursues nuclear ambitions

Fossil Fuel Energy:

Alex Epstein Congressional Testimony for June 30, 2021

Five Asian countries building 600 new coal plants

Oil, Gas Stock ETFs Are Attracting Most Money in a Decade

Record-breaking European gas prices signal an expensive winter for consumers

Coal aversion by Biden, environmentalists threatens transition to electric vehicles

Coal output in U.S. rising most since 1990 as global demand surges

Surging U.S. LNG undermines Biden’s climate agenda

Fossil Fuel Hatred Will Deliver Disaster and Tyranny

Geothermal Energy:

Geothermal Energy is the Future

Full steam ahead for Cornwall’s geothermal energy project

Misc Energy:

Powering the future of North Carolina

Climate Successes = Rolling blackouts for parts of Northwest

Hydrogen Hype and Hurdles

Toyota Warns (Again) About Electrifying All Autos

Shortages flagged for EV materials lithium and cobalt

Study: Safety of Grid Scale Lithium-ion Battery Energy Storage Systems

Residential energy use: “interventions” that alter daily habits vs top-down regulations

Green Energy for the Woke Is No Bargain for the Awake

Manmade Global Warming — Some Deceptions:

Short video: The Climate Religion

Dear Climate Alarmists: Your fear mongering isn’t cool anymore

Confirmation Bias in Event Attribution Analysis

When Climateers Let the Truth Slip Out

Is Global Warming Really the Cause of the Pacific Northwest Heat Wave?

CNN Says Florida Building Collapse Caused By Climate Change

What is good for the climate geese is NOT good for the ganders

They Blame Heat Deaths, etc on Climate Change Because They’re Causing Them

NYT columnist: Now Democrats have only 1 year to save planet

Climate Justice Is Just An Excuse to Impose Green Ideology

Manmade Global Warming — Misc:

Progressives tell Biden to ignore China abuses for climate fight

Ecocide Reveals the Totalitarian Heart of the Climate Cult

A Scientist Scientifically Uses Science to Debunk Global Warming

Biden’s ticking climate clock

To Stop Climate Change Americans Must Cut Energy Use by 90 Percent…

BBC deletes list of climate change benefits after fury from activists

Democrats Hope to Pass Climate Bill After Failing a Decade Ago

Coastal sinking, caving explained by researchers

Milloy to EPA Administrator: Pick a new CASAC or see you in court

Archive: The Creator, Fabricator and Proponent of Global Warming – Maurice Strong

US Election — HR.4:

Stop HR.4, a Federal Veto of State Election Laws

HR.4 — The Pelosi Power Grab Act

60 Seconds: Voting Rights (IWV)

60 Seconds: H.R. 4 and Federal Pre-Clearance (IWV)

Celebrate Consent of the Governed, then Reject Democrats’ Attempt to Sabotage It

Dems’ election power grab: Republicans fighting partisan assaults on voting

Short good video: House Judiciary Hearing Highlights (6-29-21)

Riordan 6-29-21 Testimony to House Subcommittee

Lawyer Testifies to Voting Section’s History of Abusing Its Authority

H.R.4 Voting Rights Act Poll

US Election — Other:

Ten Reasons The 2020 Election Was The Fairest Election Of All Time

2016 Dem’s Vote Rigging Ran Out of Time

Brnovich Turned the Tide in Election Integrity War

Dems Can’t Stem the Flow of Election Revelations No Matter How Hard They Try

Book: The Deep Rig — How Election Fraud Cost Trump the White House

US Election — Arizona:

Supreme Court: A Victory in the Arizona Voting Rights Case

The Reality of the Arizona Election Audit

Key Questions While We’re Waiting for the Arizona Audit Report

Live streaming of the AZ Maricopa County Audit

Report: Laws Governing the Measurable Effects of Pre-Determined Aggregate Percentages to Engineer an Election; Maricopa

US Election — Georgia:

Justice Department’s Lawsuit Against Georgia Is Completely Partisan

GA State Senator: ‘I Think We Can Ask For Our 16 Electoral College Votes Back…’

Judge declines to block portions of Georgia election law

US Election — Pennsylvania:

Why I am initiating a forensic investigation of the 2020 PA Election

Gov. Wolf Vetoes Voting Rights Protection Act Despite Overwhelming Voter Support

US Election — North Carolina:

NC Board of Elections Agrees to Allow More Poll Observers

Collusive settlements by the NC attorney general prohibited in budget

US Election — Other State Issues:

State Legislatures Can Reverse 2020 Outcomes If Fraud Found

Some Good State Election Recommendations

Election Integrity Efforts Across America Since The Disastrous 2020 Election

A.U.D.I.T. of Elections: Democrats Getting Concerned

Did Biden Really Win California?

Judge orders new election after 78% of mail-in ballots proven to be fraudulent

AuditEngine Florida Case Study Report & Videos

US Politics and Socialism:

Short video: NC Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson – Reparations

Mainstream media has openly embraced advocacy over reporting

Why Are They Woke?

Attacking ‘merit’ in the name of ‘equity’ is a prescription for mediocrity

The Attempted Destruction of US Through Open Borders and Mass Migration

All Things Great and Small ……Are Racist

Fear Is Contagious and Used to Control You

BLM leadership reveals plan to ‘completely dismantle’ society

A Free Press is Not Just a Right, it is a Choice…

Air Force Chief of Staff Brown’s Racism Witch Hunt

US Independence Day:

Celebrating America’s Birthday

How Nations Slip from Greatness to Obscurity

41 Years After the Most Memorable US Sporting Event, Patriotism Dropping

Other US Politics and Related:

Statement on Supreme Court Citizen Privacy Ruling

On Slavery, Climate, and the Promise of Gettysburg

Citizens of NY County partition it to be a Constitutional Sanctuary

Biden’s Infrastructure Package Will Federalize Local Zoning Laws, etc.

Proposed Green ecocide law does not work

Facebook To Provide Warning When Your Friends Begin Thinking For Themselves

Aides Nervous as Biden’s Life Alert and Nuclear Launch Buttons Look Similar

Religion Related:

Vatican indicts ten, including a cardinal

At least 20 Canadian churches set ablaze or vandalized amid indigenous anger

Why Revival is America’s Only Hope!

Education Related:

Our Colleges Should Accomplish More

China, Universities and Climate Change

A Teachers’ Guide to Miseducating the Young

Preschool, Kindergarten Enrollment Drops 13 Percent Nationally

Why Did a Christian College Fire a Tenured Professor?

Science and Misc Matters:

Canadian man jailed for calling his biologically female child his ‘daughter’

The historical foundations of the linear non-threshold dose response model

Scientists develop simple blood test for early detection of Alzheimer’s disease

CDC Warns Doctors About a Mystery Bacterial Outbreak

The invisible addiction: is it time to give up caffeine?

1,500± businesses infected in one of the worst ransomware attacks ever

New LinkedIn Data Leak Leaves 700 Million Users Exposed

DuckDuckGo is now the second most popular search engine in the West

Eulogy of Tom Wysmuller

Israel makes AI Drone History

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Activists Panicked CFACT Will Correct Them On Climate

If there’s anything climate computer modelers and warming activists fear, it’s real-world hard data that corrects their exaggerations.

CFACT’s Marc Morano is expert on just that.  Climate Depot puts climate claims in perspective through reliance on actual measured temperature and historical weather data.  All that objective reporting gives the Left the willies.

Here’s a perfect example.  The blinkered warmists at Gizmodo / Earther are besides themselves over reports that Fox News is thinking of launching a weather channel.  What frightens them most? “If they bring on a denier like Marc Morano,” they write, “if he starts to get a platform there—that content is going to go on his website, it’s going to go into other right-wing media infosphere, it’s going to bounce back on Fox, it’s going to go on social media, and they’re going to push that out in moments when everybody else is saying, ‘this is climate change’–they’re going to be able to tell this right-wing media bubble, it’s not.” —  Allison Fisher, the director of the climate and energy program at Media Matters.

Media Matters is part of the far left propaganda online empire founded by David Brock.  Brock channels vast sums of dark money into websites designed to stifle balanced political discourse.  Sites like Media Matters don’t genuinely fear misleading or false information, they fear genuine facts that debunk their own false narratives.

Marc Morano just posted a Climate Depot Special Report which corrects the record on the recent heat wave that barreled through the American Northwest, which had nothing to do with “climate change.”

Here’s the warming narrative:

Model Based Study: Northwest heat wave impossible without climate change: “They logged observations of what happened and fed them into 21 computer models and ran numerous simulations. They then simulated a world without greenhouse gases from the burning of coal, oil and natural gas. The difference between the two scenarios is the climate change portion.”

Dr. Roy Spencer Dr. John Christy manage temperature satellites for NASA.  Here are the facts reported at Climate Depot:

  • Global satellite temperature for June 2021 is below the 30-year average
  • There are plenty of record cold outbreaks happening around the globe
  • Unusually strong cold weather outbreaks spread from Antarctica into central South America,
  • South America experiencing early winter temperature records and first snowfall in decades
  • About 75% of the U.S. states recorded their hottest temperature prior to 1955
  • Over 50 percent of the states experienced their record cold temperatures after 1940
  • EPA data shows that in the 1930s U.S. heatwaves were far more severe than current temperatures

In recent years global temperatures have been running slightly warmer when compared to various baselines, however, by less than one degree centigrade.  This does not account for today’s weather variations even when they are sometimes extreme (as they always have sometimes been).  Both the summer heat we experienced in the U.S. and the cold they are experiencing below the equator are natural.  Real world temperatures consistently run cooler than the climate computer simulations that form the basis of climate policy and reporting.

Today’s weather would have occurred whether you live in a free, prosperous, energy-rich society or not.

Leftist narratives collapse when measured against objective data and history.

That’s what has the Left in a panic.

44 Things You Should Know about the Green New Deal

What should we make of this Green New Deal?


On Feb. 7, US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and US Sen. Ed Markey introduced legislation known as the Green New Deal.

You’ve probably heard of it. It’s a big deal, to paraphrase Joe Biden.

Wikipedia, the internet’s fountain of knowledge, describes the legislation as “a proposed stimulus package that aims to address climate change and economic inequality.”

Okay. But what is that?

If the term “new deal” sounds familiar, it should. It’s a reference to FDR’s New Deal, which was itself a play off of Teddy Roosevelt’s Square Deal. (Politicians don’t win extra points for originality.)

So just imagine FDR’s New Deal took the Paris Climate Agreement out for drinks, one thing led to another, and—voila—nine months later they had a baby: The Green New Deal.

So what should we make of this Green New Deal? Since climate change is bad, and inequality is bad, can we assume the Green New Deal is good?

Well, that’s for you to decide. But here are 44 facts and reflections on the GND to consider:

1. The GND is necessary, we’re told, because global warming will cause “more than $500,000,000,000 in lost annual economic output in the United States by the year 2100.”

2. That’s a scary number. But even if we accept such a figure, it’s important to note, as Tim Worstall has, that we’re talking about .05 percent of the total US economy in 2100.

3. That $500 billion price tag, in context, is rather small, then—at least compared to what AOC’s legislation would cost. Some estimates put the price tag at $93 trillion.

4. Relax, relax. Fact-checking organizations are probably right when they say that these figures are mostly pulled out of a, ahem, hat (much like AOC’s own $500 billion figure).

5. In fact, all these big numbers make me think of this:

6. So why do we need to spend all those trillions in the first place? One reason AOC cites is “a 4-decade trend of wage stagnation.”

7. The problem? The wage narrative, as Bloomberg recently pointed out, is a myth. As in not true.

8. That’s right. Although wages flattened (briefly) in the mid-90s, they have grown steadily since, according to Federal Reserve data.

9. Uh, that’s actually good news.

10. Ditto on overall economic growth. Fact: Real GDP growth, per capita, has averaged nearly 1.7 percent per year since 1980. At that rate, the average person’s standard of living doubles every four decades or so.

11. Well, you wouldn’t know this by reading the GND. It cites grievance—“the top 1 percent of earners [accrue] 91 percent of gains”—after grievance—“a large racial wealth gap”—after grievance—“a gender earnings gap that results in women earning approximately 80 percent as much as men.”

12. Some of these claims are accurate. Others are not. But the point is that from reading the GND, one would have no idea that Ms. Ocasio-Cortez is living in the most prosperous era in human history.

13. The capitalism AOC decries as “irredeemable” has given us this:

14. Ms. Ocasio-Cortez can cite “life expectancy declining” as a reason to pass her GND. But take a look at the actual data on US life expectancy over the last 135 years.

15. Surelife expectancy did briefly dip between 2014 and 2016—by three-tenths of 1 percent. However, that decline was the result of drug overdoses and suicides. The trend has nothing to do with climate change and, more importantly, it’s a trend that’s not expected to continue.

16. Okay, okay, okay, you say. But what about the climate? What good is wealth and a long life if the planet BOILS IN A LAKE OF FIRE?!

17. Because that’s what AOC said is going to happen. “We’re, like, the world is going to end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change,” she explained in January.

18. It gets worse. Climate scientist Politician Beto O’Rourke says 12 years is actually wishful thinking. It’s more like 10.

19. AOC might be right. Or maybe O’Rourke is. On the other hand, some scientists who have, like, Nobel Prizes, are less convinced that a global warming apocalypse is upon us.

20. Perhaps realizing that there is a small chance the world will still be here in 2031, AOC recently hedged on her assertion that the world will end in 12 years if we don’t act.

21. It was all big joke, you see.

22. The world’s not really ending in 12 years.

23. And yet—the GND is still on the table, and fossil fuels are still the enemy. In fact, the stated goal of the GND is to meet “100 percent of the power demand in the United States through clean, renewable, and zero-emission energy sources.”

24. Is this possible? The cars we drive, the homes we cool and heat, and the lights that illuminate our world all require vast amounts of energy. How much energy? Well, Americans on average use about 310 million BTU annually. That’s roughly 1.005400000E+17 nationally.

25. The lowest cost alternative to coal and natural gas is nuclear energy. The US currently has 99 nuclear reactors, each of which have a generating capacity between 582 megawatts and 3937 megawatts. Together, these 99 reactors generate 20 percent of US electricity.

26. Sixty-three percent of US electricity comes from fossil fuels, however. To switch that 63 percent to nuclear energy would require more than 200 additional nuclear reactors. At approximately $15 billion per plant, the total cost over the 10-year period would be around $3 trillion just to build the reactors.

27. Yeah, that’s a pretty penny. In fact, that’s nearly all federal revenue collected in 2017. So it’s doable but extremely expensive. However, AOC said building more nuclear plants is off-limits.

28. Graciously, however, she said she will allow nuclear plants already built to continue operating… for now. Her office said that’s because it’s unclear just how fast “we will be able to decommission every nuclear plant.”

29. This is odd because nuclear power is safecheapreliable, and generates zero greenhouse gasses. That’s why the Union of Concerned Scientists recently said nuclear energy is necessary to address climate change.

30. In fact, the idea that we could come close to meeting our energy needs without fossil fuels, nuclear plants, or a historic breakthrough in fusion is, well…

31. Perhaps this is why House Speaker Nancy Pelosi came up with a pet name for the Green New Deal: “The Green Dream or Whatever.”

32. Pelosi didn’t stop there. “It’s enthusiastic, and I appreciate the enthusiasm,” said the House Speaker.

33. Ouch. Perhaps this is why AOC backed off and said maybe nuclear energy is still on the table.

34. Either way, the Green New Deal would mean big changes. But how big? And how would those changes be made? Steve Inskeep, a journalist at NPR and host of the Morning Edition program, asked AOC if her plan requires “massive government intervention.”

35. “It does. It does. Yeah. I have no problem saying that,” she responded, according to the transcript.

36. Say what you will about AOC, she deserves points for honesty. At least that morning she did. Here is what she said later in the day: “One way the right tries to mischaracterize what we’re doing as though it’s like some kind of massive government takeover… obviously, it’s not that.”

37. The Green New Deal, it’s safe to say, is rather confusing. The big question: How worried should you be?

38. Not that worried, actually. The legislation that comprises the GND, as Factcheck.org explains, is nonbinding. This means that if the bill passes, it will not “have the force of law.”

39. That’s right. Political parties and pundits have spent millions of hours(ish) talking about legislation that is essentially meaningless. The GND, one could say, is a massive PR stunt. (Consider this: if you Google “Green New Deal,” you’ll get 2.32 billion—billion—hits in .62 seconds.)

40. That’s frustrating, but keep in mind: a) politics is dumb; b) we should be thankful—exceedingly thankful—the Green New Deal will not have the power of law behind it should it actually pass.

41. Why? Because as former Greenpeace president Patrick Moore pointed out, untold numbers of people likely would die if the GND became binding law.

You don’t have a plan to grow food for 8 billion people without fossil fuels, or get food into the cities. Horses? If fossil fuels were banned every tree in the world would be cut down for fuel for cooking and heating. You would bring about mass death.

42. Yeah, that’s kind of terrifying. Now, nobody is saying AOC wants millions to die. No one wants that. But it’s an overlooked fact that most of the horrors of the 20th century were committed by people attempting to use government and force to improve the world, not markets and free exchange.

43. “The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to [humans] how little they really know about what they imagine they can design,” the Nobel Prize-winning economist F.A. Hayek observed in The Fatal Conceit.

44. Hayek’s statement includes everyone—even the charming young congresswoman from the Bronx New York City.

READ THE GREEN NEW DEAL FOR YOURSELF HERE.

COLUMN BY

Jon Miltimore

Jonathan Miltimore is the Managing Editor of FEE.org. His writing/reporting has been the subject of articles in TIME magazine, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, Forbes, Fox News, and the Star Tribune. Bylines: Newsweek, The Washington Times, MSN.com, The Washington Examiner, The Daily Caller, The Federalist, the Epoch Times.

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Media Balanced Newsletter: Energy, Environment, Covid, Policy, Politics and More

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

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COVID-19: Therapy

Ivermectin is effective for COVID-19 when used early. Analysis of 60 studies

Sen. Johnson says early treatment of COVID could’ve saved thousands

Study: ‘staggering’ number of American lives could have been saved with HCQ

A Guide to Home Based COVID-19 Treatment

COVID-19: Vaccines

COVID’s warped vaccines

Pfizer VP: The thing to be Terrified of, is your Government

4,000± fully vaccinated people in MA test positive for COVID-19

Inventor of mRNA Technology Warned FDA That Shots Could be Dangerous

Politics Not Science Behind Failure to Acknowledge COVID Vaccine Risks

Canadian surgeon FIRED for voicing vaccine concerns

Choice Is Fine; Mandates Are Not!

Pakistan Shuts Off Phone Service To Non-Vaccinated Citizens

COVID-19: Misc

Fabulous Fauci Falters

WHO Declares Mask And Social Distancing Policies To Continue Indefinitely

The Failure of Imperial College Modeling Is Far Worse than We Knew

Scientists Admit Lab-Leak Hypothesis Was Valid Last Year

Pandemic: The Original Star Trek Series Foretold a Future Biological War

Short video: How Does It End?

Greed Energy Economics

China Delivers Crushing Blow To Wind, Solar Power

In Texas, Wind and Solar Got $22 Billion in Subsidies

Scientists See No Science in Carbon Tax

Carbon tax hurts competitiveness

Wind Turbines: Health and Ecosystem Impacts

Fact Sheet: Wind Energy – Coatings (Resins & Systems)

Epoxy Resins in Wind Energy Applications

Study: The adverse health effects of Bisphenol A (BPA)

Bisphenol A (BPA) into the environment from wind turbines

Bisphenol A in wind turbines damages human fertility

Bisphenol A and the environmentally destructive nature of industrial wind turbines

NGO raises concerns over environmental impact of chemicals used in turbines

Study: Emissions from corrosion protection systems of offshore wind turbines

Study: Unsustainable Wind Turbine Blade Disposal Practices in the United States

Are Wind Turbines A Significant Threat To Birds?

Wind Energy: Other

South Dakota rocked again as a wind turbine plant shuts its doors

Almost Everyone Hates Wind Turbines

French military restricts wind turbines within 70km (43+ miles) of a base

Public Opposition kills an Ohio Wind Project

Hawaii Community Has Had Enough Of Towering Wind Turbines

Solar Energy

Harvard Study: The Dark Side of Solar Power

Why Everything They Said About Solar Was Wrong

Solar panels ‘chronically underperforming’ and degrading faster than anticipated

NY County hopes new recycling law will discourage solar developers

The Real Solar-Panel Price Crisis Hasn’t Begun Yet

Solar panels are creating 50x more waste than predicted, and much of it is toxic

Indiana appeals court rejects solar opponents’ request for review

Short video: Solar concerns, Chautauqua Township (NY)

Nuclear Energy

Nuclear Power Just Doesn’t Need Much Fuel

Wyoming towns eager to host next-generation nuclear reactor

Legislation introducing nuclear production tax credit

The Real Reason Biden’s Climate Agenda Is Failing Is Because It’s Anti-Nuclear

Fossil Fuel Energy

Electric power fantasies are lining up

The Current Legal Onslaught Is Unlikely To Limit World Oil Production

Pipeline vs Train vs Ship to Transport Crude Oil

Blame fossil fuels for the world populating to 8 billion

The CLEAN Future Act Could Cripple the American Oil & Gas Industry

Texas Legislature advances bills to shield oil and gas from climate initiatives

Texas Bill to End Energy Discrimination Sent to Governor’s Desk

Report: Global fossil fuel use similar to decade ago

Russian Supply Curbs Exacerbate Squeeze On European Gas Market

Manmade Global Warming: Some Deceptions

Wind turbines contain the world’s most powerful green house gas, SF6

Is Climate Change ‘Science’?

The Myth of Humans Causing Global Warming Is Shattered

The Warmers and the Wilders

New Studies Show Drought is Now Less Common and Severe than in the Past

Roger Pielke Jr. Weighs in on This Week’s Hysteria: Drought

Study: The Global Mean Temperature Anomaly Record

Clubs of Doom and the Limits to Climate Models

Great Barrier Reef has completely recovered from 2016 bleaching event

Dutch court gets climate science wrong

The Claim 37% of Heat Deaths are Caused by Global Warming is Absurd

Manmade Global Warming: Misc

Study: How much has the Sun influenced Northern Hemisphere temp trends?

Is a “Climate Lockdown” on the Horizon?

COVID Lockdowns Morphing Into Climate Lockdowns

Swiss voters reject key climate change measures

The Utter Uselessness of Climate Change ‘Science’

Climate Change Elitists, Spineless Bankers and Insurers Assault our Liberty

US Climate Policy by Judicial Decree

Archive: The Environmental Scam: One Quick and Easy Response

US Elections: General

A.U.D.I.T. of Elections: Is the Dam Breaking?

Election Fraud is an Issue that Will Not Go Away

Accurate List of 2020 Presidential Election Lawsuits…

Important Recommendations for Meaningful Election Reform

The Real Big Lie: You Can’t Question Elections

Why a forensic election audit is vital

Post-election forensic audits ‘only way’ to verify election integrity

What difference does proving a stolen election make – all the difference in the world

The Supreme Court’s Day of Reckoning is Coming

Movie: The Deep Rig

US Election: January 6th, 2021

What I Saw At The ‘Save America Rally’ In Washington, DC On Jan. 6

What really happened on Capitol Hill on Jan 6?

Unindicted Conspirators in 1/6 Cases Raise Questions of Federal Foreknowledge

Several good articles about the 1-6-21 situation

Carlson Raises a Serious Alarm Bell About Babbitt’s Murder and the Enemy Within

Deprogramming of January 6 Defendants Is Underway

Congressman Gaetz Demands Transparency on FBI’s Involvement on January 6th

US Election Laws, HR.1/S.1

Democrats’ Election Bill S.1—Amended, or not—Is Wrong for America

Bipartisan Groups Unite to Fight Anti-Citizen Privacy Provisions in HR.1 and S.1

Manchin Offers Compromise on Voting Rights Bill

Manchin moves shake up Dem strategy for massive elections bill

Manchin’s Voter-ID Deception

There’s a Reason Why Democrats Can’t Get Their Election Bills Passed

Democrats’ partisan power grab fails — for now

US Election Laws, HR.4

The Left’s Next Voting Bill Is Even Worse Than HR 1

Quashing S.1 is not enough

The Unnecessary and Unconstitutional Lewis Voting Rights Act (HR.4)

Dems’ HR.4 another election power grab – here’s what’s in it and how to fight back

Demand Justice in Election Integrity Without Sacrificing Our Principles

US Elections, Arizona Issues

Attorney General Brnovich Slams Garland’s Threat to Involve Feds in Audit

AZ Senator: State Lawmakers Prepared to Act on Findings From Election Audit

US Elections, Georgia Issues

Georgia to remove 100k ‘outdated’ names and 18k dead people from voter rolls

Georgia audit documents expose significant election failures in largest county

Georgia investigator’s notes reveal ‘massive’ election integrity problems in Atlanta

Why a Judge Has Georgia Vote Fraud on His Mind

Georgia Conducting Secret 2020 Ballot Review — Keeping Plaintiffs in the Dark

Election Integrity Alliance Statement on DOJ Interference in Georgia Elections

Atlanta: The Cesspool of the South

Fulton County (GA) Official Admits Chain of Custody Missing for 2020 Absentee Ballots Deposited in Drop Boxes

US Elections, Other State Issues

Wisconsin Legislature Passes Strong Bill to Limit Private Election Funding

Wisconsin Legislature Passes Common Sense Voter I.D. Protections

Wis. official says Zuckerberg-funded group seized control of 2020 election

Why PA Needs a Forensic Audit

Study: A Comprehensive Review of Pennsylvania’s Election Laws

US Politics and Socialism

Biden Asks Americans to Report ‘Potentially’ Radicalized Friends and Family

Mark Carney, man of destiny, arises to revolutionize society. It won’t be pleasant

A challenge to Mark Carney — let’s talk it out

Finally! US Bill Introduced To Clamp Down On Big Tech Censorship

Even North Korea is not this nuts: Defector slams ‘woke’ US schools

Explosive New Book on Marx Explains the Left’s Plan for America

Jailed Murderer Wins Public Office in D.C. Election

Letter to black America explaining the real purpose of made-for-TV racial conflict

Other US Politics and Related

Fight to Win the Propaganda Wars or Die

Anatomy of the Woke Madness

Welcome to Wokespeak: Its Logic-Defying Rhetoric Is Making Heads Spin

The World Loves Free Speech—Except When They’re Offended

The Three-way Squeeze

Biden Spews More Misinformation Overseas

Corrupt EPA stacks CASAC panel with agency grant cronies

Extremists in the Military — God I Hope So

Iran’s new, hardline leader Raisi may complicate U.S. sanctions deal

$500/mo “basic income’ payments tested in upstate NY

Canada ‘s Top Ten List of America ‘s Stupidity

Religion Related

Chinese Communist Party-linked newspaper political cartoon mocks Christianity

Democratic Ted Lieu accuses Catholic bishops of hypocrisy

Still Silent Shepherds—An Open Letter To Post-Pandemic Pastors

Vatican in ‘unprecedented’ challenge to Italy homophobia law

Education Related

The Single Best Thing Americans Can Do to Retake America

Florida bans ‘critical race theory’ from its classrooms

We Need to Teach About the Socialist Alternative…and Its Failure

The Pros And Cons Of Going Into Crippling Debt To Acquire A Useless Degree

Kim Jong Un Attends Ivy League School To Learn New Brainwashing Techniques

A Conservative Student’s Experience at UNC-Chapel Hill

Science and Misc Matters

How ‘Experts’ Abused Science to Saddle America with the Microaggression Mania

Moving beyond passwords will happen much faster thanks to Apple’s latest move

A fascinating study about US vacation home sales

A guide to living at a black hole

The Rise and Fall of an American Tech Giant: Kodak

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PODCAST: Ending Hydraulic Fracturing Will Sabotage America as Energy Prices Soar!

GUESTS AND TOPICS

CONGRESSMAN TOM PRICE

Congressman Tom Price served as the U.S. Representative for Georgia’s 6th congressional district, encompassing the northern suburbs of Atlanta, A physician Dr Price He was appointed Secretary of Health and Human Services by President Donald Trump. While in Congress, Price chaired the House Committee on the Budget, Republican Study Committee and Republican Policy Committee.

TOPIC: Former HHS Secretary Dr. Tom Price Reacts to Affordable Care Act Surviving Latest Challenge in Supreme Court.

TOM HARRIS

Tom Harris is Executive Director of the Ottawa, Canada-based International Climate Science Coalition, and a policy advisor to The Heartland Institute. He has 40 years experience as a mechanical engineer/project manager, science and technology communications professional, technical trainer, and S&T advisor to a former Opposition Senior Environment Critic in Canada’s Parliament.

TOPIC: Ending Hydraulic Fracturing Will Sabotage America as Energy Prices Soar!

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Watch: COVID Lockdowns Morphing Into Climate Lockdowns

Climate Depot’s Marc Morano reacts to climate activist fantasy for keeping emissions down.

WATCH:

“Chuck Schumer is urging Biden to declare a national climate emergency. Just like a blue-state governor, he could have emergency powers,” Marc Morano of Climate Depot said on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show last night. Morano continued: “The World Health Organization employees are now recommending these climate lockdowns. …In the UK they’ve proposed CO2 ration cards that the government or employers would monitor your CO2 levels, your energy use. This is the world…A CO2 budget for every man, woman, and child on the planet has been proposed by a German climate advisor. This is what we’re looking at.”

“We have the major UK report that came out; we have an International Energy Agency report that came out… calling for essentially the same type of lockdowns — everything from restrictions on your thermostat to restrictions of moving. You can only fly in a climate emergency when it’s ‘morally justifiable.'”

Morano warned: “They’re going after freedom of movement; they’re going after private car ownership, they’re going after everything it means to be a free person and turning it over to the administrative state.”

©Marc Morano. All rights reserved.

Biden Backward On Energy

The Biden White House is run by ideologues who do not understand the real world.

Nowhere is this more evident than on energy.

CFACT joined a coalition of nine public policy organizations to co-sign a letter detailing the egregious mistake that regressing to the “CAFE” fuel standards for vehicles would be.  Read the full letter.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) wants to go back to the problematic Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards for vehicles. The Trump Administration had previously replaced CAFE with the Safer Affordable Fuel Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule.

CAFE standards mandate unrealistic fuel efficiency requirements which force automakers to push tiny little vehicles and electric cars that are less safe or short range and not what the American driver wants or needs.

CAFE essentially gave California the power to bully the rest of the nation into its fuel efficiency rules, as the Obama Administration granted California an unlawful exemption from federal standards.

The people running Biden’s energy policy are making an even bigger mistake in their plans to factor in a radical “social cost of carbon” number to press a dishonest big green thumb down on the scales when undertaking cost-benefit analysis of their energy policies.

Not only is this “social cost” factor derived through wildly inaccurate assumptions, it ignores the tremendous social benefits which flow from affordable, abundant, domestically produced energy.

This social cost ploy is so mistaken that 12 states have filed suit against it.  CFACT is taking direct action by informing the court through a fact-filled amicus brief which debunks the mistaken assumptions behind social cost math and details the social benefits Biden’s handlers so blithely ignore.

Details and plans to follow.

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DEMOCRAT EPIC FAIL: Federal Judge Lifts Biden’s Moratorium on New Oil and Gas Leases on Federal Land

The Democrats war on Americans, American businesses and American freedoms has suffered a serious setback. Harder! Faster!

Federal Judge Lifts Biden’s Moratorium on New Oil and Gas Leases on Federal Land

By: New York Post, June 17, 2021:

A Louisiana federal judge issued an order lifting President Biden’s moratorium on new oil and gas leases on federal land Tuesday, ruling that the White House did not give any “rational explanation” for implementing the pause.

US District Judge Terry Doughty sided with 13 states in granting a preliminary injunction that applies nationwide. The states challenging the moratorium were Louisiana, Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah and West Virginia.

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry hailed Doughty’s ruling as “a victory not only for the rule of law, but also for the thousands of workers who produce affordable energy for Americans.”

Biden implemented the moratorium on Jan. 27 as part of a series of executive orders signed during his first days in office, which included the cancellation of the Keystone Pipeline.

In his ruling, Doughty found that only Congress has the power to pause offshore oil and gas leases and ordered that plans be resumed for delayed lease sales for the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska. The judge also agreed with the states’ argument that a pause on oil and gas leases would do “irreparable injury ” by depriving them of revenue and causing massive job losses.

“Millions and possibly billions of dollars are at stake,” Doughty wrote. “Local government funding, jobs for Plaintiff State workers, and funds for the restoration of Louisiana’s Coastline are at stake. Plaintiff States have a reliance interest in the proceeds derived from offshore and on land oil and gas lease sales.”
see also

Oil demand will exceed pre-COVID levels by end of 2022: energy agency

Doughty also agreed with the states that the administration enacted the pause without providing adequate notice or the ability to comment on the policy.

Lawyers for the Biden administration had argued that the lease sales held up by the moratorium aren’t required by law and that the secretary of the interior has broad discretion in leasing decisions.

“No existing lease has been cancelled as a result of any of the actions challenged here, and development activity from exploration through drilling and production has continued at similar levels as the preceding four years,” they argued.

The White House had no immediate reaction to the ruling.

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RETURN OF THE PRIMITIVE: G7 Leaders to Agree Anti-Coal, Anti-Car, and Carbon-Cutting Targets

The war on industry and capitalism is war on freedom, individualism and personal liberty (and more immediately – the American worker). Repudiate its mindless nihilism and to uphold, instead, a philosophy of reason, individualism, capitalism, and technological progress.

G7 Leaders to Agree Anti-Coal, Anti-Car, and Carbon-Cutting Targets

(AFP) — G7 leaders were on Sunday urged to take urgent action to secure the future of the planet, as they finalised new conservation and emissions targets to curb climate change, and wrapped up a three-day summit where revived Western unity has been on show.

Veteran environmentalist and broadcaster David Attenborough told the gathering of the world’s richest nations the natural world was “greatly diminished” and inequality was widespread.

“The question science forces us to address specifically in 2021 is whether as a result of these intertwined facts we are on the verge of destabilising the entire planet?” he said.

“If that is so, then the decisions we make this decade — in particular the decisions made by the most economically advanced nations — are the most important in human history.”

The leaders, holding their first in-person gathering in nearly two years due to the coronavirus pandemic, will agree to protect at least 30 percent of both land and ocean globally by the end of the decade.

The “Nature Compact” struck to try to halt and reverse biodiversity loss is also set to see them commit to nearly halve their carbon emissions by 2030, relative to 2010.

It includes phasing out the use of “unabated coal” — fuel whose emissions have not gone through any filtering — “as soon as possible”, ending most government support for the fossil fuel sector overseas, and phasing out petrol and diesel cars.

Hailing the pact, host Boris Johnson said the G7 wanted to “drive a global Green Industrial Revolution to transform the way we live”.

“There is a direct relationship between reducing emissions, restoring nature, creating jobs and ensuring long-term economic growth,” the British prime minister added.

Climate change was a key G7 priority for Britain at the summit in Carbis Bay, southwest England, as it tries to lay the groundwork for hosting the UN COP26 environment summit in November.

But before the pledges had even been formally adopted, environmental campaigners blasted them as lacking enforcement and the necessary scope.

https://twitter.com/BreitbartLondon/status/1403758676310216704

RELATED ARTICLE: The New Left: The anti-industrial revolution

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Media Balance Newsletter: Energy, Environment, COVID, Policy & Politics

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

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COVID-19: Therapy

Ivermectin is effective for COVID-19 when used early. Analysis of 58 studies

WHO Scientist Served for Allegedly Suppressing Data on COVID-19 Treatment

Study: HCQ Boosted Survival of Ventilated COVID-19 Patients by 200%

COVID-19: Vaccines

Why Is There Such Reluctance to Discuss Natural Immunity?

Republicans Propose Vaccination-By-Mail Program

Alarming Casualty Rates for mRNA Vaccines Warrant Urgent Action

The Spike Protein in the COVID-19 Vaccine is a Dangerous Toxin

‘Urgent’ British report calls for complete cessation of COVID vaccines

CDC Caught Cooking the Books on COVID Vaccines

COVID-19: Models & Data

2020 Seasonal Flu Has Dropped by 98% Worldwide as it is Re-labeled COVID-19

Exposing the Media’s Plot to Hide Record Vaccine Deaths and Deceive Americans

Never Let a Plague Go to Waste

Cuomo’s Book Part of Criminal Investigation Into Nursing Home Deaths

COVID-19: Dr. Fauci

Report: The Fauci/COVID-19 Dossier

11 Takeaways From Fauci’s Emails About COVID-19

Liberating Yourself from Faucism

Tucker Hammers Dr. Fauci

COVID-19: Misc

Collapse of the fake consensus on Covid-19 origins

3 Points the Media Is Still Getting Wrong About Wuhan Lab Theory

Short video: Dutch leader Slams in Globalist ‘Obedience Training’

An Orchestrated Hoax

America’s COVID Groupthink Functioned Like China’s Repression

Greed Energy Economics

Blocking The Wind  (more accurate cost of offshore wind)

Not Enough “Green” in Green Energy

Wind and Solar Energy

Report: Not in Our Backyard

Ohio Senate passes bill giving communities power to stop renewable projects

Why Wind & Solar Are Doomed to Failure

Wind and Solar Are No Substitute for Real Dependable Energy

Spotsylvania’s solar decommissioning will be a nightmare

Short video: Felling of 90 Mitsubishi 1 MW Wind Turbines

Nuclear Energy

Short video: Why Environmentalists Cause Climate Change

Societies Call For Policies Allowing Nuclear And Renewables To Work Together

Bill Gates, Warren Buffett to Launch ‘Game-Changing’ Nuclear Power Plant

U.S. senators introduce nuclear power credit to help curb emissions

Fossil Fuel Energy

Short video: Flip The Fossil Fuel Script

Ridding the world of fossil fuels will drive humanity back to medieval times

Oil and Gas CEO Claps Back Hard Against Environmentalist Hypocrites

Don’t Get Discouraged About The Preposterous Plans To Eliminate Fossil Fuels

Natural Gas Is Still King of the Hill Despite Several Pretenders

India, Australia, China, Russia pushing ‘massive’ coal expansion

American Petroleum Institute’s abject surrender and ignominious defeat

Biden Caves to Germany and Putin

Short Video: Thank You, North Face

Misc Energy

The Effect of Communist China on America’s Clean Energy Plan

Biden’s Rapacious ‘Green’ Dream Devouring World’s Rare Earth Minerals

International Energy Agency’s green energy fantasy is a hoot

Energy Secretary Warns Of Crippling Power Grid Cyberattacks

Two New Texas Bills on Power Grid Signed into Law

The Foundations Behind Green Energy Scams Are Also Ruining America

New Book: Citizens Understanding Environmental Abuses From “Clean” Energy

New Book: The Division of Light and Power

Archive: The Brent Spar battle that launched modern activism

Manmade Global Warming: Some Deceptions

Model mayhem and the folly of false acceptance

Two Imperatives That Will Change the Trajectory of Our Country

Fact-checking Facebook’s carbon dioxide fact-checkers

Deforestation & Carbon Emission
Climate alarmists can’t explain away ancient mega-droughts

Trump challenged Biden’s claim re the Joint Chiefs of Staff and climate change

Archive: A Review of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

Manmade Global Warming: Misc

The Sad Truth About Traditional Environmentalism

California and New York in a race to the bottom

Texas Senator Cornyn calls climate change advocacy a ‘cult’

Quick Quiz: Is there a climate crisis? What does the data say?

Climate skeptics are not easily persuaded, UO study shows

Biden’s Coming War on Farmers

US Election Laws, HR-1/S-1:

Joe Manchin: Why I’m voting against HR-1/S-1

HR-1/S-1: A Cautionary Tale of Unintended Consequences

HR-1/S-1: A Betrayal of American Democracy

Breaking Down HR-1/S-1: Democrat Goals for 2021

Election Expert Unravels Democrat’s HR-1/S-1

HR-1/S-1 Is a Non-Solution to a Non-Crisis

Democrats Pull Hat Trick With Dishonest Voting Rights Bill

US Election Laws, HR-4:

Eyes on John Lewis Voting Rights Act (HR-4)

Election Law Pre-clearance Is Unnecessary

Conservatives – Tell Your Senators Don’t Get Suckered On HR-4

US Elections, Arizona Issues:

Maricopa County recount almost done, but other parts of audit will continue

Arizona Audit: Hand Recount Expected to End This Week

Chairwoman Kelli Ward Provides Update on Arizona Ballot Audit…

AZ Audit Update – We still don’t have the Splunk Logs or Routers

US Elections, Wisconsin Issues:

Wisconsin Nov. 3 Election Will Be Investigated by Retired Officers

WI Senate’s Voter I.D. Bill Can and Should Receive a Floor Vote

Wisconsin Republicans can and should pass SB 204

Wisconsin Senate passes SB 204

US Elections, Other State Issues:

Election Integrity Efforts Across America Since The Disastrous 2020 Election

New Election Probes Just Launched in Wisconsin AND Pennsylvania

Statewide Audit Coming Soon In Pennsylvania?

PA election reform bill mandates voter ID but faces stern opposition

Fight over discovery erupts in 2020 election fraud lawsuit in Michigan

Bombshell Report – MI County Voting Machines Were Remotely Logged into

Election Workers Set to Be Deposed in Georgia Ballot Case

A growing chorus of Georgians suspicious of voter fraud as audit continues

Texas voting bill isn’t Jim Crow 2.0

Former Attorney General Edwin Meese III Sue Major League Baseball

US Elections, New Audit Report:

Post-Election Audits: Verifying Election Integrity

Short Video: Post-Election Audits

Post-Election Audits: What You Don’t Know About Them

Current Election Audits Prove We Must Demand Full Forensic Audits

US Politics, Other

Voter Photo IDs Are the Rule in Europe and Elsewhere

The Big Lie, NOT

Video: Mike Lindell Presents Absolutely 9-0

Mike Lindell’s Lawsuit against Dominion

Attorney General Garland announces actions to “protect voting rights”

US Politics and Socialism

I Survived Communism. Now, it’s Back, Veiled as ‘Environmentalism’

The Truth About Slavery

Standards of Color-Blind Merit Tumble Across American Society
G7 affirms anti-capitalist ‘Great Reset’ to exploit COVID crisis

Biden releases first regulatory agenda

Petition: Hands off Trump and America

Other US Politics and Related

Lobbyists write our laws

When Journalism Blurs Into Activism—A Canadian Case Study

NC’s lieutenant gov details America’s success story and work ethic

Democratic Showdown: Kamala vs. Manchin

Report: From Plato to Black Lives Matter

Short Video: You’ll Own Nothing and Be Happy!?

Religion Related

Parents enraged over ‘masturbation’ videos for first-graders

The Scandal Rocking the Evangelical World

Education Related

Death spiral of American academia

The Rot of the Prestigious Colleges

Shocking Case of Academic Censorship

The Backlash to Critical Race Theory Is on The Way

Why Don’t Governing Boards Rein in College Costs?

Science and Misc Matters

Follow the Science, At Least on Nutrition

Congress Needs to Undo EPA’s ‘Science Massacre’

EPA to Reexamine Health Standards for Harmful Soot

What conclusions should you draw from a dataset when different analysts reach different conclusions?

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PODCAST: Secretary Pompeo Sounds Off On Climate Alarmists

“Former Secretary Kerry is driving the central thesis of this administration’s foreign policy. Ours was America First, we were unambiguous. When I met with my counterparts around the world, it was pretty clear Mike Pompeo showed up to make sure Americans were more prosperous and more secure and safer. When when this administration has these conversations, if the other side will offer them a little bit of a carbon reduction, or, worse yet, a promise of some future carbon reduction—kind of like Wimpy’s “burger tomorrow,” these folks are willing to trade things that matter, the security interests that matter to the American people. So my comments were, we all want clean air, we all want safe drinking water, but to hand over the American economy to bust the American worker to get the Green New Deal done on the back of the American worker does indeed put America behind the interests of other countries.” — Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

In Episode 183 of District of Conservation, Gabriella exclusively teases a clip of her forthcoming interview with former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo dropping Friday.

Secretary Pompeo discusses this viral tweet of his about climate change, thoughts on the Biden’s administration’s War on Energy, what sustainable clean energy options are, true conservation, firearms, the nomination of David Chipman for ATF Director, and public safety.

Follow Secretary Pompeo on Instagram and Twitter.

Listen on Apple Podcasts

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Gabriella Hoffman is a Media Strategist and Award-Winning Outdoor Writer. She hosts the “District of Conservation” podcast and CFACT’s original YouTube series “Conservation Nation.” Learn more about her work at www.gabriellahoffman.com.

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

How can climate alarmists explain away ancient megadroughts? They can’t

As reported by Fox News, a 2015 study published in the journal Nature Climate Change compared 117 computer model projections during the 1990s with the amount of warming that actually occurred. Of the 117 projections, only three were roughly accurate. On average, the computer models predicted twice as much warming as that which actually occurred. The projections wildly overestimated global warming, so much so that it’s hard not to suspect that something fishy may have been behind the lopsided results.

Amid a relentless drumbeat of global warming hysteria dating to the early 1980s, NASA data showed that the period Feb. 2016 – Feb. 2018 was the greatest two-year cooling event of the last 100 years. So at least for that two-year period, apocalyptic forecasts of climate doom weren’t just wide of the plate; they weren’t even in the ball park.

Another indication that global warming forecasts have been embarrassingly off base was reported in the UK Express, which ran a story in 2018 with the headline “Climate change is ‘not as bad as we thought’ say scientists,” followed by the subheadline “Climate change is likely to be markedly less severe than forecast, study claims.”

For four decades and running, a virtually endless trail of horrifying predictions of imminent climate collapse has been trumpeted by an unquestioning western media. But despite the alarm bells, not one of those Chicken Little predictions has been on target, which brings me to the dire prediction described below.

“Risk of megadrought in southwestern U.S. could exceed 99%”

In 2015, California and much of the southwestern U.S. was in the final stage of a severe four-year drought. The same year, a terrifying study published in Science Advances forecast that man-caused climate change is making a catastrophic megadrought in the region a virtual certainty before the end of the century.

According to the study’s authors, the risk of a megadrought could exceed 99 percent. “This will be worse than anything seen during the last 2,000 years and would pose unprecedented challenges to water resources in the region,” said Toby Ault, a professor of earth sciences at Cornell University and one of the authors of the study. He continued, “As we add greenhouse gases into the atmosphere—and we haven’t put the brakes on stopping this—we are weighting the dice for megadrought conditions.”

I have a question for Professor Ault. But first, here’s an inconvenient piece of climate history which those who incite fear about droughts hope and pray voters will never discover:

Studies of tree rings, sediment and other natural evidence have documented multiple extreme droughts in the southwestern U.S. over the last 1,000+ years, including several which lasted more than twenty years—that’s FIVE TIMES longer than the relatively puny 4-year drought that hit California and other parts of the Desert Southwest in 2012-15.

Twenty years is a long time, but some past droughts in what is now the southwestern U.S. lasted even longer. Much longer.

One that began in the year 850 AD crawled on for a mind-boggling 240 years, and that megadrought occurred more than a thousand years before the climate fear industry dreamed up the man-made global warming theory in the early 1980s. According to the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), the drought of 850 was so severe that it led to the demise of an entire civilization—the Mayan Empire. And that drought wasn’t alone. Fifty years before it began, another megadrought, one which lasted 180 years, was just winding down.

With that bit of climate history in mind, here’s my question for Professor Ault: What caused  those megadroughts?

The professor and his co-authors know the answer, but don’t want you to know. They certainly can’t blame megadroughts of the last 1,000 years on the Industrial Revolution, which didn’t begin in earnest until the 1800s, a full millennium after those severe droughts wreaked havoc on what is now the southwestern U.S. and parts of what is now Mexico. Since they can’t scapegoat man’s use of fossil fuels for having caused those ancient environmental calamities, how do they and their allies in the climate fear industry hope to frighten you with the specter of an “unprecedented” megadrought that could be “99% certain”? They pray you will never learn about Earth’s climate history, that’s how.

Earth’s climate history is no friend of global warming fearmongers

Absent historical context, extreme weather can be overhyped in ways that lead the uninformed to conclude that unpleasant things like severe droughts never happened before humans began using fossil fuels. In fact, extreme climate events have occurred with monotonous regularity for a long, long time.

According to the Nature Education Knowledge Project, Earth has had a climate going all the way back to the Archean Eon, from 3.9 billion to 2.5 billion years ago. Only God knows how many megadroughts occurred over that time. But whatever the number, it has to be off the chart. When the next one arrives—and one most certainly will—Professor Ault will have been right about one thing: its cause will be Earth’s ever-changing climate, the same vexing culprit which caused the megadrought of 850 AD and 100% of the multitude of other seemingly endless droughts which have plagued the planet since time immemorial. Professor Ault’s prediction that greenhouse gases will be to blame for the next one is speculation based on what likely will be yet another in a long line of dire “studies” that left egg on the face of its authors.

In my Canada Free Press article “Green is the new Red,’ I explain why I believe beyond a shadow of doubt that global warming alarmism is the most brazen scientific hoax the world has ever seen.

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