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Study exposes hoax of climate change emergencies

A study entitled, “A critical assessment of extreme event trends in times of global warming” written by four Italian researchers and published this year in the European Physical Journal Plus is reporting that there is no climate emergencies due to Global Warming. The data shows that despite claims to the contrary we are not having more droughts, hurricanes, or more floods than we would normally expect. WND provides more details: But the research found there’s “no evidence of a climate emergency in the record to date. No evidence,” he said. Neither are the authors “deniers,” he pointed out, noting their recommendations to prepare to make adjustments and changes. But the study noted, “Fearing a climate emergency without this being supported by data means altering the framework of priorities with negative effects that could prove deleterious to our ability to face the challenges of the future, squandering natural and human resources in an economically difficult context.” […] The study continued, “Although evidence of an increase in total annul precipitation is observed on a global level, corresponding …

A couple contradictory stories from the climate change cult

Let them burn The council for the city of Vancouver has gone all teary-eyed on its purchase of an electric fire truck. Lorne Gunter explains the benefits: Vancouver is giddy about being the first city in the country to receive an all-electric fire truck. The new e-truck will cost $300,000 more than a comparable diesel model, pump 40 per cent less water and have such a short range (30 km) because of its enormous weight that it will have to have backup diesel power in case it runs out of juice on the way to a blaze. READ: GUNTER: Here are more signs of how cultist our green thinking has become Let them freeze The UN is warning Europe with the coming winter and Russia’s cuts in natural gas exports, that their green politicians should not return to fossil fuels to keep people warm. Breitbart provides the details: The world is grappling with the worst energy crisis in generations however the U.N. has warned Europe a return to fossil fuels in response to soaring prices and …

Switzerland threatens jail times for heating homes too much this winter

Interesting things are happening in Switzerland. In addition, to embracing unreliable and expensive green energy, the enlightened country also decided to purchase its natural gas, from a communist tyrant. The people of Switzerland are now paying the price for these ‘woke’ decisions. With shortages of natural gas expected this winter after Russia cut off its supply, Swiss politicians are threatening jail time for anyone who raises the temperature of their house over 19 degrees Celsius this winter. Breitbart provides the details: Under proposed legislation in the home of the World Economic Forum (WEF), Swiss lawmakers are preparing to set legal limits on the use of heating during the winter should the country face energy shortages. Under the plans, gas-heated buildings would be capped at 19C (66.2F) and water heating up to 60C (140F). Saunas and swimming pools would also be forced by government diktat to remain cold. So-called “heating sinners” in Switzerland who heat buildings above the legal limit will face daily fines of 30 francs ($30/£27) to a maximum of 3,000 francs. Fines for companies that deliberately …

Is Europe planning to forcibly ration energy?

After a sharp turn to Green energy, the European Union announced plans to force citizens to reduce the amount of energy they use at peak times of the day, morning (6 am to 9 am) and evening (5 pm to 9 pm). Coincidentally, these are the times when energy use peaks and also when the wind typically doesn’t blow, and of course, the sunshine is at its lowest levels. Meanwhile, EU manufacturers of aluminum and zinc, critical elements in today’s technology, have cut production by 50% because of soaring energy prices. READ: Europe’s non-ferrous metals producers call for emergency EU action Meanwhile, in California

Environmental groups want natural gas banned in the US

Over two dozen environmental groups recently petitioned the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ban natural gas in the US, the Denver Gazette reports. In his article for the Gazette, Scott Weiser writes: More than two dozen environmental organizations petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency to ban the use of natural gas for home heating nationwide, arguing the federal agency must regulate “deadly pollution from heating appliances.” The petition, sponsored by the Sierra Club, claims fossil fuel-fired home furnaces, water heaters, clothes dryers and stoves emit enough nitrogen dioxide (NOx) and carbon dioxide (CO2) that they must be classified as “new stationary sources” of air pollutants, placing them in the same regulatory regime as power plants and factories. Critics suggest, that the inclusion of nitrogen oxide in the list of banned substances, would essentially eliminate the usage of natural gas across the US. If implemented, new homes would not be allowed to use natural gas. As well, owners of older homes would be required, at horrendous cost, to convert all natural gas appliances including furnaces, stoves, …

France to restart all its nuclear reactors by winter

After being conned and intimidated by the environmental fanatics, France hopes to have all its nuclear reactors restarted by winter. According to France24, the country had shut down 32 of its 56 reactors. For the record, France relies on nuclear for 67% of its electricity. Only 7% of its electricity comes from natural gas, meaning the Russian-Ukraine war was having a minimal impact. Somehow, the environmental extremists convinced French politicians to include nuclear in their fight to lower CO2 emissions. Despite this, there are still concerns that there will be energy rationing this winter, as French politicians have embraced unreliable and expensive solar and wind power. French citizens may yet face rolling blackouts, where they will not have electricity for two hours at a time during the winter. Many French citizens use electricity to heat their homes. READ: Minister: All French nuclear reactors to restart by winter AND France to restart all nuclear reactors by winter amid energy crunch Electricity rationing in Colorado? A few days ago, an electricity provider in Colorado, allegedly prevented over …

Europe’s energy crisis is due to green energy, not war, says report

With Europeans facing skyrocketing energy prices this winter, and warnings that they will have to cut back on energy consumption if they don’t want power blackouts, everyone is blaming the Russian-Ukraine war for the shortfall. However, research by Rystad Energy suggests that the real problem is in fact the move to green energy. Over the past several years, European politicians have been shutting down fossil fuel and nuclear power plants in favour of wind and solar, which are not only less reliable, but significantly more expensive. Fox News explains: Green energy policies in Europe designed to rapidly shift the continent away from fossil fuel dependence have contributed to soaring power prices in the region. The European benchmark index measuring future electricity prices increased to a record $993 per megawatt hour (MWh) on Monday, days after prices in France and Germany surged 25%, according to European Energy Exchange data compiled by Bloomberg. By comparison, the average price of electricity in the U.S. hit $129 per MWh in June, federal data showed. […] A Reuters analysis published …

Oh, the California irony

It’s California, so it is to be expected. But just days after California announced that it will be banning the sale of new gas-powered personal vehicles effective 2035, Californians were asked to limit the charging of electric vehicles, because of a looming electricity shortage on the Labor Day weekend. The Blaze provides more details: California energy managers are warning that an expected heat wave over Labor Day weekend could cause blackouts and are urging state residents to conserve energy — which is bad news for electric vehicle owners. The California Independent System Operator — a non-profit that manages the power grid for 80% of California and a small part of Nevada — issued a bulletin Tuesday announcing that “extreme heat” conditions are “likely to strain the grid with increased energy demands, especially over the holiday weekend.”[…] “Set thermostats to 78 degrees or higher, avoid using large appliances and charging electric vehicles, and turn off unnecessary lights,” the ISO advised. READ: Californians are urged to avoid charging electric vehicles, days after state announced ban of new …

What’s really happening with hurricanes?

The climate change fanatics blame everything on man-made global warming these days, but they are running into problems. The propagandists have used hurricanes as their whipping boy on man-made climate change, but the facts are telling a different story. In his article, “What the media won’t tell you about hurricanes”, Roger Pielke Jr explains: 1. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, in its latest report, concluded that there remains “no consensus” on the relative role of human influences on Atlantic hurricane activity. Here is what the IPCC says exactly: “[T]here is still no consensus on the relative magnitude of human and natural influences on past changes in Atlantic hurricane activity, and particularly on which factor has dominated the observed increase (Ting et al., 2015) and it remains uncertain whether past changes in Atlantic TC activity are outside the range of natural variability.” READ: What the media won’t tell you about hurricanes Once something turns political, the truth becomes expendable.

Will the ‘green’ delusion ever end?

It is difficult to grasp how reckless politicians and bureaucrats become when they have been deluded by the global warming environmental cult. READ: The cult of global warming With Germany facing a major energy crisis this winter due largely to its move to green energy compounded by the Russia Ukraine war, the country is still moving ahead to close down the last of its nuclear power plants. The Daily Wire provides more details: Germany will likely proceed with shutting down its three remaining nuclear power plants despite an uncertain supply of gas ahead of the winter season, economy minister Robert Habeck said on Sunday. […] Habeck dismissed concerns of gas shortages by assuring the public that “we have a really good chance of getting through the winter” if households and businesses cut energy usage by 15% to 20%. Nevertheless, Habeck is open to keeping one plant open in the manufacturing region of Bavaria depending on the results of a stress test on the German power system. He asserted that Germany must pivot entirely away from …

The political attack on agriculture

Just so we are clear, the attacks on agriculture in Holland is not rooted in some desire to save the world from global warming, it is all politics. That is why left-wing extremists are now threatening Dutch farmers, who have been protesting their government’s decision to limit farming in that country, to reduce CO2 emissions. Breitbart provides more details: The threat by far-left extremists in the Netherlands comes as farmers continue to fight EU green agenda measures in their country that could result in the closure of up to 30 per cent of livestock farms, something local government officials have decreed is part and parcel of an “unavoidable transition”. According to a report by Der Telegraaf, extremists have threatened that they will soon occupy barns of “far-right nationalists” — also known as farmers trying to protect their livelihoods — in the country, and let lose livestock from their pens. “From next week we will occupy livestock farms and free the animals from the mega stables,” the publication reports one online declaration associated with the extremists as …

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is roaring back

Remember a few years back, rabid environmentalists were telling the world that global warming was killing off Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Apparently, the Great Barrier Reef is roaring back, the Australian Institute of Marine Sciences (AIMS) reports. In fact, it is in the best shape it’s been in 36 years. Breitbart explains: Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is doing just fine with vast sections defying every forecast of impending doom made by climate catastrophists over the past 30 years, a report Thursday outlines. Coral cover on two-thirds of the iconic reef, which is seen as a bellwether of ocean health, has reached its highest level since records began 36 years ago, according to marine scientists monitoring the ecosystem. In defiance of the Global warming propaganda, the AMS described the reef as healthy and flourishing, but keeping with the global warming propaganda added that the prognosis for the coral reef was still “‘very poor’ due to ‘climate change.’” “This echoes news outlets like the Washington Post which in 2017 published a piece that outlined, “An ecological catastrophe is unfolding off Australia’s …

People continuing to abandon California

California was once the land of promise, but after years of woke politicians and socialist policies, people are coming to their senses and abandoning the state, according to a report by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Breitbart explains: California lost 352,000 residents between April 2020 and January 2022, according to the state’s Department of Finance statistics. The departure of hundreds of thousands of California residents comes after the state lost a congressional seat for the first time in history due to its below-average population increase from 2010 to 2020. The Democrat-run cities of San Francisco and Los Angeles rank first and second in the nation for outbound moves. California residents are fleeing the state in droves due to its extremely high cost of living, housing prices, crime rates, and homelessness rates. The data shows that Los Angeles residents left the city for areas like Phoenix, Las Vegas, San Antonio, and Dallas. Roughly 41,000 Angelenos left the city in the second quarter of 2022, up from the 33,000 who left the city during the same period in …

Enviro fanatic hails the benefits of a US-China war and COVID?

Apparently, a member of our esteemed media is suggesting that a war between the US and Communist China would be good because it will help stop global warming. And yes, he allegedly also wrote about the benefits of COVID for the same reason. It happened recently after Communist China threatened military action if US House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, visited Taiwan on her recent visit to to Asia. Breitbart provides more details: South China Morning Post (SCMP) North American bureau chief Robert Delaney published a bizarre editorial on Tuesday in which he suggested a war between America and China, sparked by Beijing making good on its threat of a military response to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) visit to Taiwan, could be even better than the coronavirus pandemic for reducing the world’s carbon footprint. Delaney’s long screed, which only got around to his give-war-a-chance grand finale in the final paragraphs, included hosannas for the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic as the luckiest break for the climate change movement in generations, since it significantly reduced energy consumption and emissions. READ: Hayward: Columnist …

Ireland: Another country’s left-wing politicians target agriculture

By the way left-wing politicians are acting, you would never know that the world is in a food crisis. But Ireland has now joined Holland, Sri Lanka and Canada in targeting agriculture. Yes, Ireland’s political elite is also planning to save the world by starving it. The Daily Caller provides more details: Ireland’s Coalition leaders debated Tuesday the extent of new greenhouse gas emissions cuts for the agricultural sector ahead of a cabinet-wide meeting Wednesday, with the Green Party pushing for a 30% decrease, according to the Irish Times. Others argued that the potential goals unfairly targeted agriculture as “the only sector of the economy that has to make sacrifices,” Minister of State Patrick O’Donovan, who represents a rural area, said.[…] Ireland’s possible emissions rule follows the Canadian government’s move Friday to require a 30% nitrogen emissions cut for the agricultural sector by 2030, which experts told the DCNF would slash production and contribute to the food crisis. And in June, the Netherlands mandated a 50% emissions goal despite acknowledging it could put livestock farmers …

Britain: Gov’t warns that people will have to lower thermostats & change eating times this winter

Over the past few years, the British government has been closing down coal power plants and nuclear energy in its move to green energy (solar and wind). READ: Britain goes coal free as renewables edge out fossil fuels READ: UK’s most productive nuclear power station to move into decommissioning by July 2022 The results of those decisions, compounded by the Russia-Ukraine war, are now coming home to roost. The government recently issued a warning, that its citizens will need to lower their thermostats and start changing the times when they have meals this winter, or millions of people will face rolling blackouts. Breitbart provides more detail: In order to prevent blackouts in the winter months, infrastructure tsar Sir John Armitt said that people should be told to turn down their thermostats and to not cook during peak hours such as 6 pm to 8 pm in order to reduce the national demand for gas supplies. “The Government could ask people to turn down their thermostats. I’d be amazed if the Government didn’t do this at some …

The left’s attack on agriculture takes a sinister turn in Holland

In the midst of the world’s food crisis, the left-wing Dutch government has imposed new environmental restrictions on agriculture that will result in many farms having to close down. The Dutch government even admits this is going to happen, but is there something more sinister going on? According to a spokesperson for the Dutch Minister of Agriculture, the government is preparing “to buy out farmers in order to meet its climate goal”, Irish Farm News reports. READ: Dutch government moves to ‘buy out’ farmers The Atlantic writes: One in three Dutch livestock farmers could lose their business. The Dutch News adds: Farms will have to close down to meet nitrogen targets, ministers say Ag Daily note: New Dutch emission rules hamstring farmers & threaten food security The Federalist: Dutch Government Launches Canadian-Style Crackdown On Farmer Protests And in America I am sure this is not related. The New York Post writes: Gates, the billionaire tech mogul and philanthropist whose net worth was pegged by Bloomberg at $113 billion, has quietly amassed nearly 270,000 acres of …

Americans facing rolling blackouts due to the rush to green energy

Experts are warning that many Americans could potentially face electrical blackouts this summer because energy companies may not be able to meet demands, Fox News reports. In an interview with Fox News, Daniel Turner, the executive director at Power the Future, said the blame for these rolling blackouts rests squarely on the rush to green energy, which has weakened the electrical grid. Fox News explains: The potential outages come as many states have moved to quickly take plants that produce traditional sources of energy such as coal and natural gas offline and switch production over to renewable energy sources, which currently do not have the capacity to keep up with the demand of a hot summer. Part of the issue with renewable sources of energy such as wind and solar is that it is dependent on variables outside human control, with some areas not having enough wind or sunshine to continuously produce power. Batteries are in development that could help store excess energy production for later use, but the technology is currently expensive and not …

Biden to stop new oil and gas drilling off America’s coasts?

With Americans paying around $5 for a gallon of gas, President Joe Biden has tried to defuse the criticism by blaming Russia, oil companies, and most recently gas stations for the sky-high prices. But recently, Biden revealed one more time that his green agenda is the reason, as his administration suggests it will BLOCK new drilling for gas and oil off America’s east and west coasts and the Gulf of Mexico. Breitbart explains: U.S. President Joe Biden has proposed blocking all new drilling in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans as the world cries out for more energy from more sources far from Russia, the Middle East, and the OPEC oil cartel. Biden is also moving to shut down exploration and production of oil and gas on onshore federal lands while acknowledging the importance of fossil fuels in the U.S. energy landscape, as Breitbart News reported. READ: Joe Says No: Biden White House Blocks New Atlantic, Pacific Oceans Drilling as Global Energy Demand Soars RELATED.: Experts Warn of Summer Energy Blackouts during Biden’s Green Transition AND The …

The left’s unrelenting attack on agriculture continues

We are seeing food shortages, empty shelves, skyrocketing food prices, and warnings of famine, and despite this, the left continues its unrelenting attack on agriculture. Now Dutch politicians want to reduce how many animals, their farmers can raise: The strange thing is that is happening around the world. It almost seems orchestrated?? RELATED: New Zealand Introduces a Climate Change Meat Tax AND: Feds target cereals as major emitter

The problem with electric vehicles

Many woke governments have dived headlong into electric vehicles (EV), often providing subsidies to companies that manufacture them and to anyone who would purchase one. Of course, it is being done in the name of saving the world from man-made global warming. But they have failed to perform one of the most basic checks when diving into an unknown pool: How deep is the water? Not very, according to an article in the Financial Post: The Achilles’ heel of vehicle electrification is the lithium-ion battery, an inefficient, costly and vulnerable energy-storage system plagued by issues of weight, energy density, low performance in cold weather and grid adequacy — and now also by skyrocketing prices of the key minerals it requires: lithium, cobalt and nickel. The electric mobility paradigm needs to be recognized for what it has been: a technical and fiscal flop. It should be shelved before it precipitates a serious meltdown of the automotive industry. READ: Opinion: Do electric cars ever emerge from policy intensive care?: The electric mobility paradigm needs to be recognized …