If it wasn’t on the Babylon Bee it would be believable. However, the fake fruadulant guy in the WH just might do this.
‘U.S.—After declaring global warming to be the number one security threat facing the United States, President Biden deployed thousands of troops to Texas and other states covered in farmland to eliminate flatulent cows.
“These cows are far more dangerous than any terrorists in the Middle East,” Biden said at a press conference confirming the deployment of the soldiers to tackle the bovine threat. “We are taking their terrorist threats very seriously. Special forces are currently en route to take them out.”
Helicopters let out squads of soldiers into the forests and woods adjacent to farms across the United States.
“Moo,” said one dangerous cow in East Texas, unaware that her terrorist plot to attack the United States with burps and farts was about to come to an end. “Moooooo!”
“Weapons hot — you are free to engage,” one squad leader radioed, causing a burst of gunfire to come out of the bushes.
“We got ’em boys — threat neutralized.”
“Ladies and gentlemen, we got ’em,” Biden announced later. “We have taken down Bessie, the #1 sponsor of global warming and worldwide terror. Mission accomplished.”
The following story is going to be true for nations that worship at the altar of Climate Change!
‘An NBC story headlined “California warned to brace for another summer of energy blackouts” to which the head of the state’s power grid operator added “Guarded optimism is a reasonable way to state it.” Another way might be: Why is it that the richest state in the union can’t provide its people with reliable electricity? Dare we suggest because it’s also the greenest? But that possibility isn’t stopping the lineup of would-be copycats. For instance President Biden with his pledge to cut US GHG emissions by half from 2005 levels by 2030, that famously distant date now under nine years away. As Somini Sengupta put it with considerable understatement in the New York Times’ “Climate Fwd.” after Biden’s virtual climate summit, “Now comes the hard part.” Unfortunately, causing soaring energy prices while missing climate targets doesn’t seem hard at all to the political class.
As for the possibility that unwise investments in unicorn power are to blame for blackouts, perish the thought “’Achieving 100 percent clean electricity by 2045 is not only a bold pursuit, but a wise one,’ Marybel Batjer, president of the California Public Utility Commission, said in a statement. ‘Such action is required to avoid the worst impacts and costs of climate change and to ensure the delivery of safe, affordable, reliable and clean power to all Californians.’” Uh didn’t you just say it was going off? Yes but see “as the most populous state races toward a sustainable future, officials remain concerned that California’s aging infrastructure is not up to the task.”
Nor is their mental infrastructure, at least according to Francis Menton who argues that they didn’t grasp the difference between GW and GWH. Also known as “Either these people do not understand the basic units used for these calculations, or they cannot do basic arithmetic, or both.” We’re going with both.
As we are with regard to the Canadian government, which of course maintains a sunny insistence that it will meet all its targets despite never having done so yet. But as Lorrie Goldstein recently wrote in the Toronto Sun, such “political rhetoric has become increasingly divorced from reality.” He quoted Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson that “We will see year-on-year reductions — absolute reductions — starting in 2020, through to 2030. We have high confidence that’s actually going to be the case.” But Goldstein says, we may see a reduction in 2020 because of the pandemic, when they lope around to releasing the figures in 2022 (though probably not, his paper editorialized, by enough to meet even that year’s target). But “Since the Trudeau government was elected in 2015, Canada’s emissions have gone up from 723 million tonnes annually to 730 million tonnes in 2019 — the last year for which government data is available. Now it’s promising to cut our annual emissions by 40% to 45% below 2005 levels by 2030 — meaning a cut of between 287 million tonnes and 324 million tonnes annually. A 324-million tonne cut would require Canada to shut down the equivalent of our entire oil and gas sector (191 million tonnes annually ), entire agriculture sector (73 million tonnes annually) and entire electricity sector (61 million tonnes annually) in less than a decade. That would total 325-million tonnes, giving Wilkinson one million tonnes to spare. That’s some fairy dust he must have.”
Across the pond the British government is tossing more than £30 million at research into ways to get large amounts of CO2 out of the atmosphere. And maybe they’ll get lucky though, as we have already observed, this plan is more than a little risky if it turns out CO2 really drives the temperature, because then sucking it back to a “natural” 280 ppm would not only risk making the world colder as well as browner in the short run, but triggering a trend taking us back to the Little Ice Age with its foul weather and crop failures. On the plus side, this initiative shows that they are serious. Though back on the minus, they’re a bit late. What ever happened to figuring out how to do something before promising to do it?
Make-believe remains popular. But nuclear is the real main option, and the hostility of many greens to the one form of power than can reliably supply energy to normal people without a lot of GHGs has raised suspicions in some quarters about their real goals. But taking the high road, we ask that as the other options come up short, they reconsider. Because other options are coming up short. Way short.’https://climatediscussionnexus.com/2021/06/02/more-money-than-brains/
“You cannot prevent and prepare for war at the same time.” – Albert Einstein
“War is when the young and stupid are tricked by the old and bitter into killing each other.” – Niko Bellic
A decade ago a global war seemed not only highly unlikely but almost unfathomable.
Sounds perhaps a bit bombastic but really this is not. The IEA forecasts mentioned in our latest Insider Weekly are not actually “forecasts” in the same way that I or anyone can run some numbers, plot some trends, and come up with our best guess scenario of how things may look in the future based on metrics such as supply and demand, capex spending, age of existing wells, infrastructure, demographic trends, and all that sort of fun stuff.
They are influenced, I assure you, by politically motivated groups intent on pushing forward with “the Great Reset”.
They are calling for entire nations to shut down their energy grids all in the name of “climate”. These climate Nazis will cause wars if this is pursued.
The head of the United Nations is calling on countries to end what he calls a war on nature and instead embrace a future without carbon pollution triggering global warming.
This is unlikely to happen. No, what will more likely happen is war. Countries and people will go to war before they are forced to starve under this communist woke manifesto being trumpeted by the WEF and the UN.
Let’s do a breakdown, but first… here is global oil production from 2020.
Let’s go through them one by one asking ourselves the simple question. Who will bow to this?
Saudi? Ain’t gonna happen. They have two, no three things, in quantity. Oil, sand, and camels and only one of them makes them any money. Can’t and won’t give it up.
US? Following this agenda, it will cause the place to look like Venezuela or California, though increasingly there isn’t much difference between the two. Nope, the US is on a path towards splitting as I’ve been saying for over a year now. That is unlikely to be a smooth process. Oh, and by the way, the Idaho Statesman reported:
“Thousands of people in eastern Oregon voted Tuesday for their elected officials to consider ditching their state and becoming part of Idaho.
Voters in Sherman, Lake, Grant, Baker and Malheur counties all voted for ballot measures that would lead to them becoming Idahoans. People in Union and Jefferson counties had already voted in favor during the November election.
The vote is only the first step of the “Greater Idaho” project, which would allow some Oregon counties to join a state that advocates say more closely aligns with their political preferences.”
The Split Is Coming
This split is coming. As for the energy side of things, those states advocating for this vs those who won’t. So the US will be a mixed bag but with added tensions.
In fact, the climate agenda will only accelerate and fuel the coming civil war.
Iraq? Totally depends on which external power gains control. Hint: it won’t be the US, the EU, or the Brits, which leaves only Russia and China. Neither are woke so that’s Iraq.
Canada? Oh, dear, dear Canada. Here is your grand leader. Taking a knee for BLM.
Black Lives Matter Is A Self-Professed Marxist Revolutionary Group
As I’ve pointed out in a previous issue. Black Lives Matter is a self professed Marxist revolutionary group and a funding arm for the US Democratic party (we proved this showing the money flows). Canada is one of the most amazing countries in this geopolitical mess as it is highly reliant on both agriculture and fossil fuels, both of which the Marxists have denounced.
Canada is one of the countries that looks like it really has the most to lose and is going to lose it.
Brazil? Depends on political outcomes. Amazingly, they managed to spring Lula from prison and he’ll run in the next elections. Yikes! The media is controlled by Marxists who hate Bolsonaro. Bolsonaro himself is not particularly intelligent and woefully inept at navigating politics, but he’s far better than Lula, who, if he gets into power, then Brazil follows this path despite it being heavily reliant on agriculture and mining. Jury out on this one. Wait and see.
China? Not a chance!
Kuwait and UAE? Same as Saudi. Highly unlikely.
Venezuela? Unlikely. It will fall under Chinese influence but they’re already au-pha-cdup and we’re unlikely to see any significant increase in output.
Nigeria and Angola: Both already fall under Chinese influence.
The Stans: Not gonna happen and will, where needed, seek military alliances with Russia, Turkey, and maybe even China.
Mexico: This one puzzles me. I really don’t know. I mean, on the one hand Mexico is actually sort of decentralized politically. This is a polite way of saying multiple cartels wield power. And on the other hand they’ve been heavily influenced by the CIA and USG. Friends tell me there is an increasing Chinese influence too. At the end of the day though Mexico isn’t going to change the dynamics of a market that is absolutely going to be short supply.
Europe Will Disintegrate
At the tippy top of this is Russia. Russia will NOT comply and everyone knows it. It is no surprise that we see anti-Russian rhetoric gathering momentum. Expect to see more of this.
My guess is that as Europe disintegrates into chaos and civil strife they will print more money which itself will only hasten the collapse. Satellite countries will be forced to choose a path. The great reset path… or something else. In doing so they’ll need (because this is a war) military and economic backing in order to do so.
In this space it is likely, though not a given, that former CIS and Eastern European countries form new economic and military alliances, which may well have particulars we don’t like about them but will err on the side of free market capitalism over communism, if only because they’ve tried communism in their recent past and found it wanting.
Great Reset Coercion
One of the aspects of the “great reset” is that it relies to an extraordinary extent on coercion. All government force does, so this isn’t any revelation. What it means is that nations, tribes, peoples must all bow and conform to this cult. Any reading of history and psychology will reveal that this is unlikely to be met with welcoming arms, chants of kumbaya, and drinks all round. Instead, expect snot to fly.
If this communist agenda, which is masquerading under the guise of both “health” and “saving the planet from CO2” continues (and there are no indications that it won’t at this point), war is the most obvious outcome.
There is something else…
Domestically, any pressures will have immediate effects. Perhaps this is what Klaus Schwab and gang anticipate.
Regime change amidst domestic chaos has been a hallmark of CIA operations for decades so it is tried and tested. The reason this is so much easier in the third world is because life is far more precarious when you’re living hand to mouth. Even without sanctions by the EU on countries that don’t tow the zero carbon line we are already in for a food crisis.Remember the spark that lit the Arab Spring revolts of 2011 was a protest in Tunisia over rising food prices.
I think it was Mark Twain who said comedy is simply tragedy plus time. I read an article the other day from that think tank the IMF where under their “core” areas in emerging markets to be “addressed” missed out food and energy.
Good lord! Only a disconnected-from-reality neo-liberal Marxists who truly believes they’ve been aggrieved because they’ve been misgendered can exclude nourishment and staying warm as anything other than “core” and champion their fellow man in the developing world being denied these things. But that, of course, is what we are seeing take place.
We know because we’ve ample proof that commodity price inflation can be extraordinarily politically destabilizing. For those of a rational mind we all know that nourishment and staying warm are indeed core and certainly carbon emissions or some concocted pseudo scientific babble comes a very distant way down the line of importance.
Many EM countries are without strong and flexible systems of governance. Couple that with the immense damage already wrought and which continues to be wrought, due to lockdowns and we are in for crises. 2020 was the beginning, not a one off from which we emerge and go back to some form of normal. I really wish that was the case but it is both economically, socially and politically impossible to reverse.
It should be remembered that in the last financial crisis, America experienced both a significant decline in home prices (an event that hadn’t happened since the 1930s) as well as $150 oil simultaneously. You know because you read our work that we believe we’re in for something that will make that particular set of events look paltry in comparison.
Riots For Food
The real crux of the matter will be riots for food, which will bring instability within countries but also geopolitical instability as nations try to source, secure, and acquire these necessities. While this is going on we’ve got Klaus and his bought and paid for technocrates at the UN, World Bank, and IMF actively advocating for and indeed implementing policies which 100% destroy both nourishment (food) and energy (warmth).
With America’s twin deficits approaching 20% of GDP, it is difficult to get bullish about currency of any description, especially against commodities and hard assets.
So what I want to point out is that stronger commodity prices aren’t in themselves too dangerous for inflation in developed countries, they could be profoundly destabilizing in the emerging markets.
Problems affording food would only exacerbate the pain for the countries like Brazil and particularly India that are currently suffering grievously from the plandemic.
Food makes up 29.8% of consumer expenditures in India (and as much as 59% in Nigeria). For context, in the US it accounts for just 6.4% in the U.S.
Now moving onto how to control this inflation. Over in the US they perversely can better manage this due to reserve currency status. EM, on the other hand, will be forced into interest rate hikes right when their economies are struggling under crippling lockdowns, broken supply chains, and the consequent rising costs of… well, everything.
The other thing to realise is this. Central banks in EM will most likely need to raise rates for the simple fact that food makes up a much larger portion of incomes and curbing the rising cost of food will become important if only to try to maintain political stability. Riots aren’t good for that, and riots we’ll get.
So that’s the domestic side of things but the big daddy really is this economic conflict that will roll out globally. Watch for it!
Think about it like this. Let’s say you are a country, say China, and you’ve got this bucket load of rare earths. When things were humming along nicely in that ever expanding globalising world we have since exited, you couldn’t get them out the door fast enough to make some moolah and increase your standard of living.
Now, however, when you’re being told you have to submit to Herr Klaus and the UN and some carbon emission scheme which turns you from a valued component in this system to a pariah, to be ridiculed, despised, sanctioned, and punished, those rare earths become a political tool.
Bastards, you think to yourself and then, “Where do I have leverage here?”
Supply destruction and resource nationalism
That is the immediate question any individual would ask themself when put into a situation of duress, and entire countries are no different. You go from a cooperative system to one of coercion and then onto one of active aggression. That rare earths guy will rather hoard his store than sell it to those who aggrieve him. Supply destruction and resource nationalism. You’ve heard me talk about all these things before. They’re coming and fast.
So what do we look for here?
Easy. Think when you were a kid in the playground and the friends you had now ostracized you for some silly reason that kids do these things (teachers pet, funny clothes, etc.). What did you do? You went and found another group of kids to hang out with.
It may seem silly to use kids in a playground as an analogy but really it isn’t because despite the fact that we grow up our psychology doesn’t change. Only the tools available.
So what we watch for now is those new alliances that WILL form. Watch for it. Just as no man is an island so, too, no nation can operate completely independently. We will see completely new alliances built around military and economic needs. It may well be some of the most important events which will plot the trajectory of entire nations for the next multi generational cycle.’https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2021-05-30/coming-global-wars
‘In this Climate Discussion Nexus “Backgrounder”, Dr. John Robson offers a constructive alternative to the infuriating tendency to label people and consign them to pigeonholes such as “denier” when the climate “mainstream” is actually broad and complex with plenty of room for skepticism about the supposed crisis.’
This is a Biblical look at real climate change. God, the Creator is in charge and from Scripture climate change has always come about due to man’s sinfulness. Real climate change takes place for non-believers in Jesus Christ in Revelation 20:14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. 15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. These climate change people today don’t really realize what real climate change is but unless they receive the Lord Jesus they will!
YouTube in their Leftist leaning way added to the video this description from Wikipedia “Climate change includes both global warming driven by human-induced emissions of greenhouse gases and the resulting large-scale shifts in weather patterns.” Of course that’s not true but what do those at YouTube know? Perhaps they will watch the video and be saved!
Australian politicians are pushing Australia into an energy crisis. They have plans to make the earth safe from co2 plus making energy much cheaper. Oh, yes they also live in fantasy land!
‘Wind and solar power’s hopeless intermittency has forced rent seekers to engineer yet another fraud: hydrogen gas – which is to be purportedly produced using wind and solar’s occasional and chaotic output. Where wind and solar have never made any sense, the hydrogen proposition is completely bonkers.
Defying the laws of physics and thermodynamics – just for starters – the economics would make hydrogen gas produced using already heavily subsidised wind and solar the most expensive energy in human history.
And yet, the same class of dimwitted politicians are signing up in feverish earnest, as if they’re about to back a surefire Melbourne Cup winner.
As with wind and solar power, it’s the same too-good-to-be-true pitch directed at the starry-eyed, gullible and naïve. All, of course, in the name of obtaining a stream of taxpayer back subsidies that will outlast religion.
STT, always ready to rain on the renewable energy rent seeker’s parade, is delighted to present the following interview between former South Australian Senator, Cory Bernardi and Professor Ian Plimer.
It isn’t a surprise that Bill Nye believes in the Climate scam. However, what does Bill think of those dim wits that do not? ‘The only definitive way to see significant action to prevent climate change is to simply wait for deniers and contrarians to “age out,” according to Nye.
Yep, that’s right! if you deny what these climate scammers are pushing and you aren’t dead then you should be.
I know Bill will not read this blog or the following verse but he should. Genesis 8:22 While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease. This was a promise from the Creator Himself after the most dramatic change of climate in history, the world-wide flood!
I love a sunburnt country, A land of sweeping plains, Of ragged mountain ranges, Of droughts and flooding rains. I love her far horizons, I love her jewel-sea, Her beauty and her terror – The wide brown land for me!
‘If you recall, last year around this time, the lead story was “global warming set Australia on fire”.
Last year we experienced one of the worst bushfire seasons in recorded history; the devastation was genuinely shocking. But like any natural disaster, climate change activists refused to let this grand opportunity pass without capitalising on it.
Don’t get me wrong; I don’t deny climate change exists.
Of course, the climate changes; it’s been doing that forever. Take the old testament, for example; there’s evidence of the “climate-changing” throughout it, from the extreme floods in Genisis to the severe droughts in the book of the Prophets.
My issue is the narrative that man-induced global warming caused last years bushfires without any actual scientific evidence, just a lot of theory.
But even more dishonest than that, neglecting the critical facts, namely:
The fact that we were experiencing a natural phenomenon known as the Indian Ocean Dipole, which, if you remember, none of the climate change protesters I spoke to at the time even knew what it was.
In addition to the natural phenomenon, we also had extreme fuel loads on the ground, which resulted from Green policies restricting the amount of prescribed burning and fire breaks allowed.
The truth is, in Australia, we have always experienced intense bushfires, drought and flooding. We always will. Reducing carbon emissions may help; it definitely won’t stop the fires, droughts or floods.
The only thing scientifically proven is that managing the fuel load will stop bushfires from spreading so far and wide.
For example, take this year, no natural phenomenon plus all the fuel on the ground burnt away last year, and what do you know, a bushfire season that the media doesn’t want to discuss.
Hey, Joe, ‘The CCP won’t let America’s climate industrial complex interfere with its economic ambitions, key to which is its burgeoning supply of reliable and affordable coal-fired power.
Whereas Australia’s suicidal renewable energy obsession has destroyed this country’s competitive advantage, the only interest China has in wind turbines and solar panels is making them and flogging them off ASAP. If the object was assisting virtue signalling Western nations to wreck once reliable power grids and undermine their energy security, the CCP’s approach is well on the way.
At the other end of the spectrum, a doddery and confused 78-year-old American gent – under direction from the climate carpetbaggers and renewable energy rent seekers – is attempting to bully Australia, among others, into accelerating the process that’s left Australians suffering among the world’s highest retail power prices, with a supply so erratic that energy hungry businesses are on life support and power rationing is the new normal.
Here’s Alan Moran taking a look at how we landed here and where we’re headed, if Australia keep following the path it’s on.
Joe Biden’s bid to enforce climate club The Australian Alan Moran 22 April 2021
The urgency of the Biden administration in pursuing green policies signifies the prominence of the issue in terms of world diplomacy and domestic policies in the US, Australia and elsewhere.
Even though the long-planned UN Climate Change Conference will take place later this year in Glasgow, the Biden administration determined that it would call a two-day online conference, scheduled to begin on Thursday US time, addressing the issue of energy, climate change and the actions it deems necessary.
The US administration now proposes to spend $US2.9 trillion ($3.76 trillion) on infrastructure, most of which is climate-related and which is before congress — this is almost as much as total annual revenue and comes on top of a $US2 trillion deficit.
This fusillade of policy measures and diplomatic pressures from the US has magnified enormously the same pressures that have been exerted by the EU. They include threats of trade discrimination — a carbon import tariff — on goods from nations not deemed to be doing sufficient to suppress their emissions.
Such threats even register with China (the emissions of which exceed those of the EU and US combined), which has assured the world that it will achieve “carbon neutrality” by 2060. China’s assurances are somewhat hollow in view of having one million megawatts of coal power capacity (Australia has 25,000MW) with a further 200,000MW planned.
In contrast to fast-growing economies, Australia’s reduction in coal generator capacity has been under way for years. It stems not from a lack of competitiveness on the part of coal but as a result of regulations and direct support that subsidises wind and solar. These subsidies affect the profitability of coal plants by forcing them to run below capacity and operate stop-start. Growing nations in our part of the world — India, China, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia — have recognised the road to prosperity is cheap, dependable electricity and all have rapidly expanding coal-generating capacity.
Australia wastefully has spent much more than most other nations on measures targeted at reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The ultimate test of this is per capita spending on wind and solar, where Australia has spent twice that of the next highest nations (US and Japan), three times as much as Germany and six times as much as China.
In discriminating against coal (where our domestic resources have no peers in quality and cost) Australian policy amounts to self-harm. It is actuated by a variety of factors. Originally the policies were to give a leg-up to renewables that were seen as potentially cost competitive. The lobbying power of renewable energy interests have augmented this. More recently we see added fear of being ostracised by the Western nations club as a result of the carbon emissions suppression orthodoxy.
Such dynamics strengthen the hand of domestic true believers in cataclysmic global warming. True believers and vested interests happily accept CSIRO fantasies that renewables are now cheaper than coal, while considering renewables subsidies to be essential.
The estimated cost of new actions announced by Scott Morrison this month comes on top of a plethora of support measures for renewables already in place. Such support costs $7bn a year in a wholesale electricity market worth under $12bn and a retail market worth only $30bn. On top of these costs is the $10bn Snowy 2.0 pump storage facility.
The Morrison government has not bought the fable of low-cost wind but, at least in part because of international pressure, it is doubling down on the penalties to coal that the renewable subsidies have brought. This includes the announcement of a further $1bn for the South Australian electricity grid, made unworkable by subsidised renewables, as well as additional support for the impossible economics of carbon capture and storage and hydrogen. The latest measures are icing a cake that government policies have already over-sugared.
For his part, Anthony Albanese has gone the full Sanjeev Gupta, chasing the mirage of green manufacturing. He has foreshadowed even greater subsidies for renewables, despite claiming them to be cheaper than coal, as a foundation for a resurrected manufacturing industry.
As a nation, we continue to sacrifice competitiveness and increased income levels to pursue wokeness. All this said, it has to be recognised that the outcome of a forced reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, if brought about, would have only a trivial effect on the climate. Global temperatures have been increasing for 150 years and it is only in the past 50 years that human emissions could have had any effect. Contrary to assertions, the deleterious effects sometimes mentioned have not taken place: there has been no increase in hurricanes, bushfires or other natural disasters, no rise in the oceans, the ice caps are not melting, polar bear communities are flourishing and, as all Australians will be aware, the dams are full when activists claimed this would never happen again.
We have a mix of genuine fears that mankind is irretrievably changing the world’s climate that no amount of evidence that this is not presenting serious threats will calm. We have businesses seeking to take advantage of this by seeking subsidies. And we have politics seeking to chisel out a prime role for itself in harnessing the world economy. These factors are a potent brew with drastic implications for a prosperous Australia. They also have wide-ranging geopolitical implications given the seemingly unstoppable growth of an aggressive China that, irrespective of its pledges, will not allow its wealth to be curtailed by adopting high-cost forms of energy.’https://stopthesethings.com/2021/04/26/last-man-standing-china-defies-bidens-climate-crusade-against-coal-fired-power/