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Apr 27 06:16

Somehow, a majority of Americans still don't think climate change will affect them

The reality of human-caused climate change was not always a controversial fact. It used to have closer to universal agreement in the United States, regardless of political affiliation, until conservative media muddied the waters with misinformation. New polling from the Yale Program on Climate Communication suggests that the fact that the planet is warming is once again getting harder to deny, even for those drinking from the poisoned wells of Fox News. But as more people come around to the reality, less than half actually believe that they personally will be affected, which is just so very American.

Apr 27 06:10

US White House backs aggressive power grid emissions cuts: Report

The White House hopes to capitalise on growing support from United States utilities, unions and green groups for a national clean energy mandate by backing efforts to require the US power grid to get 80 percent of its power from emissions-free sources by 2030, a senior administration official tells the Reuters news agency.

A 2030 target would be a milestone on the way to achieving US President Joe Biden’s stated ambition of net-zero carbon emissions in the grid by 2035. It could also potentially be passed without Republican support through a process called budget reconciliation.

Apr 26 08:35

IT’S SNOWING!! (YES, REALLY…SOME MOUNTAIN AREAS HAVE SNOW)

Today, April 25, after a long dry spell, rain is falling over the Emerald Counties. With the drought, this is a blessed event for most residents.

And, those in some of the mountainous areas are seeing a bit of snow. Above is a video of flakes falling in one place in northern Mendocino.

Anyone else have snow?

Apr 26 07:53

April 'was the coolest since 1989'

Last month was the coldest April since 1989, figures from the Met Office showed.

Even before the end of the month, this April had become the wettest since records began in 1910. Now figures for the whole month from the Met Office show it was also unusually cold.

Average temperatures for April were lower than March for most of the UK, and it was the coldest April in 23 years, with average temperatures around 5C cooler than for the same time last year.

Apr 26 06:53

Carbon offsetting of uranium mines?

South Australia is host to the single largest known deposit of uranium in the world, at Roxby Downs. The recent plans to massively expand production at its Olympic Dam mine will take uranium production from 4,000 tonnes of uranium oxide (tUO2) in 2010-2011 to 19,000 tUO2 by the early 2020s. This enlarged open-cut polymetallic mine, run by BHP Billiton, will also produce 730,000 tonnes of copper (the principal product) and 25 tonnes of gold.

Some environmentalists have objected stridently to this plan for an expanded mine, including Greens MLC Mark Parnell who said: “Our state risks being left with a huge carbon black hole as we become the greenhouse dump for one of the world’s richest companies“. Such hyperbolic claims are easily made and can sound persuasive. But are they be supported by evidence? Let’s consider the accuracy and context of such an argument from a climate science perspective.

Apr 26 06:51

Delingpole: Biden’s Green New Deal Is an ‘Impossible Cluster****’

President Joe Biden’s Green New Deal is an ‘impossible clusterf***.’ You probably knew this already but below are the raw details.

If the world is to wean itself off fossil fuels and go “carbon neutral” by 2050, here is what might possibly need to be done:

To summarize: to get the world to zero emissions by 2050, our options are to build, commission, and bring on-line either:

• One 2.1 gigawatt (GW, 109 watts) nuclear power plant each and every day until 2050, OR

• 3,000 two-megawatt (MW, 106 watts) wind turbines each and every day until 2050 plus a 2.1 GW nuclear power plant every day and a half until 2050, assuming there’s not one turbine failure for any reason, OR

• 96 square miles (250 square kilometres) of solar panels each and every day until 2050 plus a 2.1 GW nuclear power plant every day and a half until 2050, assuming not one of the panels fails or is destroyed by hail or wind.

Apr 25 04:18

Winter Storm Warning In Effect For The Sierra Nevada

The Winter Storm Warning that is currently in effect for the Sierra Nevada above 4,500 feet, will expire at 11 AM Monday.

The heaviest snow is expected on Sunday with the majority of accumulation for elevations above 4,500 to 5,500 feet. Lighter accumulations are possible down to 3,500 feet on Sunday and Monday mornings.

The total snow accumulations above the 5,000 foot elevation will range from three inches to two feet. The higher you go, the more the snow.

Travel will be very difficult with slick, snow covered roads, and possible road closures. Be prepared for winter driving conditions, significant travel delays, and chain controls.

Also be prepared for significant reductions in visibility at times due to breezy and gusty winds. The winds will cause blowing and drifting snow, with the possibility of local whiteout conditions.

Dangerously cold wind chill temperatures will be a threat to hikers in the high country.

Apr 25 04:16

Joe Biden’s Far-Left “Climate” Plan Seeks To Limit Americans To 4 Lbs Of Beef Per Year

In the name of saving the planet, Joe Biden wants to cut America’s beef consumption by 90% and 50% of all meat consumption, overall. His plan also calls for limiting Americans to 4 lbs. of beef per year, the equivalent of one burger per month.

From the Montana Daily Gazette – Biden’s climate proposal includes significant cuts to our carbon emissions by 2030, with zero carbon emissions by 2050. The latter goal would require humanity to become extinct because humans produce carbon dioxide naturally just by breathing. But aside from wishing we would all just die off so the algae and spotted owls can prosper, Biden’s climate goals include no more red meat.

Apr 24 07:09

Biden’s turned into Captain America to hijack climate debate… and left Britain & BoJo looking lost

Forty global leaders came together at the behest of Washington to show their commitment to battling climate change. But it was also a power play by Joe Biden, as he took control of an agenda that was set to be discussed at COP26.

Boris Johnson was primed for his big moment. The United Nations climate change summit COP26 was heading for Glasgow in 2020, and he would sit atop a cabal of global heads of state. But Covid-19 struck, so it had to be delayed until November this year.

He was so keen to dominate the agenda, he even abandoned plans to host daily White House-style briefings from his new £2.6million TV studio. Instead, he reassigned the well-paid journalist recruited to host those briefings to be his official COP26 spokesperson.

Things reached fever pitch when Joe Biden revealed he would likely fly over to attend in person. Boris would be the genial host, backslapping the world’s leaders on his own turf. He would finally be the grand statesman he dreamed of.

Apr 24 06:47

Empty slogans and literal bullcrap: Biden must learn he can’t appease climate alarmists because their demands are bonkers

Green energy initiatives, halting the Keystone Pipeline or whatever Democrats do will never be enough for Extinction Rebellion. You cannot reason with Greta Thunberg Doomsday cultists wheeling excrement up Pennsylvania Avenue.

There’s no pleasing some people, especially when their ideas are completely and totally unreachable. Either that, or their demands can’t be met without screwing over the rest of your populace. Enter Extinction Rebellion, who decided to take wheelbarrows of cow manure to the White House because they thought the Biden administration’s climate policies were bullcrap. As much as I admire the visual pun, it only takes a quick look at what groups like Extinction Rebellion want to see they are completely unfeasible.

Apr 24 04:56

Playing Fast And Loose With Numbers

Often, writers simplify and give concrete examples with the best of intentions, even though I don’t put it past some of the activist writers out there to fudge what they portray and fidget with the details. But what really strikes a nerve with me is when writers end up misleading so grossly that their readers walk away with a completely twisted view of the world. The late Hans Rosling was a master at pricking the bubbles that these mistakes had created in our heads.

I have summarized his perhaps most valuable advice to Always Be Comparing Thy Number; never let numbers stand alone; always have readily available comparisons that let you answer the crucial questions: is that a lot? What was it last year? Ten years ago? Do informed researchers think it’s a lot?

Apr 23 07:41

U.S. to double public climate finance to developing countries by 2024

The United States said on Thursday it would boost public climate finance to help poor countries reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to a changing climate, doubling funding by 2024 from high average levels hit during the Obama administration.

The White House said it was embracing “ambitious but attainable goals” for international aid to developing countries, given the urgency of the climate crisis and to compensate for a sharp drop in U.S. funding during the Trump administration.

The White House said that by 2024 it would triple financing of climate adaptation, which focuses on adjustments to current or expected climate change. It said it would work with Congress to enact needed legislation.

The Biden administration released its climate finance plan in tandem with a new goal to cut emissions by 50%-52% from 2005 levels.

Apr 23 05:51

Climate Activists Dump Cow Manure Outside White House To Protest Biden’s Climate Plan

A group of so-called “climate activists” brought over a dozen wheelbarrows filled with cow manure and dumped them in front of the White House, protesting what they view as an inadequate climate plan from President Joe Biden.

The group defines Biden’s plan as “bulls***,” hence the, well … you know.

The activists showed off signs they likely made in their parent’s basement, some of which read: “Stop the bulls***,” and “Declare climate emergency now!”

Jane Recker, a staff writer at the Washingtonian, described the scene, noting that the cow manure was very real.

“Cow poop has been dumped in front of the White House to protest Biden’s ‘bulls***’ climate plan,” she tweeted. “And yes, it smells.”

Apr 23 05:31

Show us your Northeast Ohio April snow photos

Too late for an April Fools’ joke. Or is it?

LIVE Blog: Spring snow brings up to 4 inches for many with thousands of power outages

Many of those in NE Ohio woke up Wednesday morning to a few inches of snow.

It may look pretty (to some), but the weight of the wet stuff caused power outages and damage to trees.

Apr 22 07:18

AOC now blames ‘racial injustice’ for the climate crisis as she relaunches her Green New Deal

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been mocked for claiming that climate change is a product of racial injustice, as she relaunched her controversial Green New Deal.

The New York congresswoman on Tuesday spoke in front of the Capitol to promote her plan, which set a series of ambitious targets such as eliminating U.S. greenhouse gas emissions within a decade and transitioning the economy away from fossil fuels.

Ocasio-Cortez said that climate change must be viewed through the lens of race.

‘The climate crisis is a crisis born of injustice, and it is a crisis born of the pursuit of profit at any and all human and ecological cost,’ she said.

Apr 22 06:17

China’s Xi to participate in Biden’s climate summit

Chinese President Xi Jinping will take part in President Joe Biden’s climate summit this week, the government announced Wednesday.

Xi will participate in the online event by video link from Beijing and “deliver an important speech,” the official Xinhua News Agency said.

China and the United States are the biggest emitters of climate-changing carbon pollution.

Xi said in December that China’s emissions would fall by 65% from 2005 levels by 2030.

Wednesday’s announcement gave no indication whether Xi might make additional commitments at this week’s meeting.

Apr 22 05:33

Scientific American to begin using term ‘climate emergency,’ says it ‘agreed with major news outlets worldwide’ to do so

Scientific American — the longtime publication that covers the “intersection of science and society” — announced Monday that it will begin using the term “climate emergency” in its coverage of climate change.

(Article by Dave Urbanski republished from TheBlaze.com)

In publishing the op-ed “We Are Living in a Climate Emergency, and We’re Going to Say So,” senior editor Mark Fischetti called attention to the magazine’s decision, which insists that “this is a statement of science, not politics.”

A Scientific American tweet added that it “agreed with major news outlets worldwide” in enacting the “climate emergency” terminology:

Apr 22 05:31

The cost to YOU of Boris's green dream: To meet 80pc reduction on carbon emissions by 2035 we'll have to spend £10,000 upgrading our homes, drink three TEASPOONS of milk a day, eat meat just twice a week and barely fly once a year

Boris Johnson's plans to slash the UK's greenhouse emissions by nearly four-fifths in a decade sparked criticism today, as the PM was accused of 'shameless virtue signalling' and pursuing unreachable targets that would put the UK's economic recovery at risk.

The Prime Minister has described the target to reduce emissions by 78% on 1990 levels by 2035, which will be set in law under the Government's sixth carbon budget, as the most ambitious in the world.

It has been announced on the eve of a major US summit on Thursday where President Joe Biden is expected to set out a new US target for reducing emissions.

Apr 21 05:55

Kansas City weather: When will it stop snowing today, April 20?

The metro is in the middle of a wide band of snow in the metro, and the swirling flakes are sticking around for the entire morning. Let’s just be glad they aren’t sticking to the roads.

While it should remain snowing throughout this weather event, the amount of snow coming down depends on where the band is at. Within the larger band are two thinner bands of heavier precipitation, surrounded by lighter snowfall.

Apr 20 13:08

Outsiders Weather and Ice Age Watch: Record freezing temperatures felt across the globe

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They are actually predicting SNOW here tonight!

Apr 19 12:58

After lying about Trump, CNN preparing to gaslight country with fake news about “climate change”

Somewhere, our founders are looking at all of this and shaking their heads wondering why they put everything they had, especially their lives, on the line so the country could be ruined by feckless, soulless liars like the dirtbags who work at CNN.

Apr 19 06:32

Obama's Chief Energy Scientist Disputes The Climate-Change Propaganda-Peddlers

Please consider the Wall Street Journal report How a Physicist Became a Climate Truth Teller

Barack Obama is one of many who have declared an “epistemological crisis,” in which our society is losing its handle on something called truth.

Thus an interesting experiment will be his and other Democrats’ response to a book by Steven Koonin, who was chief scientist of the Obama Energy Department. Mr. Koonin argues not against current climate science but that what the media and politicians and activists say about climate science has drifted so far out of touch with the actual science as to be absurdly, demonstrably false.

Mr. Koonin is a Brooklyn-born math whiz and theoretical physicist, a product of New York’s selective Stuyvesant High School. He would teach at Caltech for nearly three decades, serving as provost in charge of setting the scientific agenda for one of the country’s premier scientific institutions. Along the way he opened himself to the world beyond the lab.

Apr 19 06:12

Weather Blog: Snow Likely Monday Night-Tuesday, Will it Stick?

There is an unusual amount of agreement in the data on this chance of snow Monday night and Tuesday. We know how it goes around here when there is a chance of snow. Something usually goes wrong even up to the last minute. So, this can still happen with this snow chance, but so far a problem getting snow is not showing up. We will be watching this closely.

Before we get into the forecast, how rare is snow in April? How about after April 19th?

It has snowed 40 times in April since 1888. The most snow occurred in 1983 on three separate dates, April 4 and 8-9.

Apr 19 05:41

China says onus on US in climate talks with envoy John Kerry

China said on Friday (April 16) the United States needed to take more responsibility on climate change but welcomed greater cooperation after a visit by envoy John Kerry, state media said.

The former secretary of state turned US climate emissary was the first official from President Joe Biden's administration to visit China, signalling hopes the two sides could work together on the global challenge despite sky-high tensions on multiple other fronts.

"China attaches importance to carrying out dialogue and cooperation on climate change with the US side," said Vice Premier Han Zheng, according to state news agency Xinhua.

"China welcomes the US return to the Paris agreement, and expects the US side to uphold the agreement, shoulder its due responsibilities and make due contributions," Han said after virtual talks with Kerry, who visited Shanghai where he met his Chinese counterpart.

Apr 19 05:03

Climate Change News: What The US, China Plan To Do About The Crisis

The U.S. and China, the world's two biggest polluters, announced Sunday that they will cooperate to combat climate change.

John Kerry, President Joe Biden's climate envoy, and Chinese climate envoy Xie Zhenhua agreed on this collaboration in Shanghai ahead of Biden's virtual climate summit this week.

"The United States and China are committed to cooperating with each other and with other countries to tackle the climate crisis, which must be addressed with the seriousness and urgency that it demands," read the joint statement.

The two sides have agreed to reduce their own national admissions, as well as to financially aid developing countries to switch to low-carbon energy. Another goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to keep global temperatures below 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit.

China's greenhouse gas emissions in 2016 accounted for 26% of total global emissions, while the U.S. accounted for 13%. The European Union was third at 7.8% and India was fourth at 6.7%.

Apr 18 08:21

US climate envoy John Kerry ends China trip with little to show

The window of opportunity is narrowing for climate cooperation between China and the United States, observers and environmentalists have warned, after a visit by Joe Biden’s special climate envoy appears to have yielded little result.

John Kerry wrapped up his visit to Shanghai on Saturday after spending the past two days in closed-door talks with his Chinese counterpart Xie Zhenhu as the US sought China’s cooperation ahead of the US President’s climate summit next week.

The former secretary of state is the first senior figure in the Biden administration to visit China and the trip has been seen by many as a rare opportunity for the world’s top two carbon emitters to demonstrate they could still work together despite their escalating rivalry.

But neither side appeared to be keen to promote the closely watched trip with no public statement so far giving details of the visit or what has been discussed or achieved.

Apr 17 07:38

Snow in April? Parts of Massachusetts could get 6-plus inches

Don’t put away those shovels quite yet.

A mid-April storm is set to bring snow to parts of Massachusetts on Thursday night into Friday, with a possible 6-plus inches of the white stuff dropping on higher elevations in western parts of the state.

“Yes, we are anticipating some snow for mid-April,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Kristie Smith, who’s based in NWS Boston’s Norton office.

“It is unfortunately what we deal with here in New England,” she added. “People always think, ‘It’s April and we won’t see snow,’ but sometimes we get kicked in the heinie with snow.”

Apr 16 05:55

A 75-Year-Old Warning About Those Who Say ‘Listen To The Science’

The economist Ludwig von Mises once observed the problem with using scientific claims to shape the modern world. He suggested that in many cases people invoke science simply to tell people what they must do.

“The planners pretend that their plans are scientific and that there cannot be disagreement with regard to them among well-intentioned and decent people,” Mises wrote in his 1947 essay “Planned Chaos.”

Most people agree that science is a useful tool, and Mises was certainly one of them. The problem Mises was getting at was that science can’t actually tell us what we should do, which is the realm of subjective value judgments. Science can only tell us what is.

“[T]here is no such thing as a scientific ought,” Mises wrote, echoing a famous argument by David Hume. “Science is competent to establish what is.” (For a deeper dive on the is-ought problem, read Hume’s celebrated 1729 work, A Treatise on Human Nature.)

The economist continued:

Apr 16 05:49

'Gorilla' hail pounds north-central Texas, leaving properties damaged, U.S.

Parts of north-central Texas were pounded by what is described as a "gorilla" hail due to its remarkable size, with some as large as a grapefruit, on Monday, April 12, 2021. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), hail reportedly accumulated up to 76 cm (3 inches) on the ground. The storm caused havoc on properties, leaving many windows smashed and vehicles damaged.

The National Weather Service received dozens of reports of large hail from a severe thunderstorm over parts of north-central Texas. The storm left smashed windshields and dented vehicles in its wake.

NOAA said the "gorilla" hail was remarkable not only because of its size but also because it accumulated up to 76 mm (3 inches) on the ground, particularly in Llano, where the largest hail fell.

Apr 14 05:01

Historic freeze wreaks havoc on the majority of this year's fruit harvest in France

Fruit growers and winemakers in France have reported that the majority of their harvest this year has been lost to the significant cold snap that spread through parts of Europe from Wednesday, April 7 to Friday, April 9, 2021. Many industry experts believe that the frost damage might be the worst since the 1990s.

French farmers started counting the cost on Friday, April 9, after a deep cyclonic vortex from North Atlantic went down on northern Europe. Frosty conditions covered much of France, where many areas recorded their lowest April temperature on record.

"No region has been spared-- beets, rape, barley, vines fruit trees [have been lost]. All the different kinds of support must be activated urgently," said the National Federation of Unions for Farmers (FNSEA). "Exceptional situations call for exceptional measures."

Apr 13 10:01

The New Biden 'Climate Friendly' Policy That Is Not So Economy Friendly

President Joe Biden is preparing an executive order that would compel companies to reveal the risks they face from climate change, special climate envoy John Kerry said this week.

Kerry didn’t embellish on the features of the order or the timing, but the step would meet a promise Biden made on the campaign path to require all public corporations to report their effusions and climate-related dangers.

Now, the Biden administration has taken several steps to sustain capacity at agencies such as the Treasury Department, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and the Federal Reserve to discuss the dangers climate change poses to the financial system. Last month, the SEC asked for input on installing a regime for climate exposures.

Apr 10 05:18

Do as I say, not as my family do! John Kerry clan’s private jet flies his family 2,200 miles from Boston to Idaho while Biden's climate Czar tours Asia to promote the environment

A private jet belonging to the family of President Biden's climate czar John Kerry has flown more than 2,200 miles from Massachusetts to Idaho.

The gas-guzzling aircraft completed the four-and-a-half hour journey on Thursday, according to flight activity information published on FlightAware.

Kerry was not on board the jet, however, as he is currently in Asia on a climate tour.

Apr 09 06:37

TV’s anti-meat indoctrination of children by vegans and vegetarians leaves a nasty taste

BBC TV show Blue Peter is incentivising youngsters to reduce their meat intake to fight climate change. Is it really the role of a television programme to tell impressionable kids what to eat?

Finally, there has been a bit of a backlash to the anti-meat crusade promoted by the BBC children’s programme Blue Peter. Numerous farmers and parents have reacted after the show urged its young viewers to go vegetarian as part of its climate change challenge.

Apparently, kids can now work towards a Blue Peter ‘green badge’ by choosing a vegetarian option for a meal. The show’s website suggests that embracing this approach is a marker of “true climate hero behaviour.”

One farmer, Andrew Ward MBE, complained, “Bloody diabolical. The BBC do not have any morals. Targeting children to push the anti-meat agenda is a new low.”

Apr 06 06:55

Easter weekend snowstorm sets new Fairbanks record

Fairbanks broke several snow records over Easter weekend, as high levels of snow were recorded both Saturday and Sunday. The official amount measured at the National Weather Service...

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Gosh DARN that human-caused global warming! :)

Apr 02 04:50

Sweden Aborts Bill Gates-Funded Experiment Aiming to Blot Out the Sun to Fight Climate Change

The project that aimed to release aerosols into the atmosphere to dim the Sun proved too controversial and stoked staunch opposition from environmental activists and indigenous Sami people alike. The Swedish Space Corporation stressed that the scientific community itself is divided on the appropriateness of such experiments.

The Swedish Space Corporation (SSC) has cancelled a controversial geoengineering experiment to determine whether releasing a cloud of aerosols to block the Sun could stop or reverse global warming.

Laid out by researchers at Harvard University and funded, among others, by Bill Gates, the so-called Stratospheric Controlled Perturbation Experiment (or SCoPEx), planned to launch a high-altitude balloon into the atmosphere that would later release a cloud of calcium carbonate (more commonly known as chalk dust) in order to study its effects on sunbeams reaching Earth.

Apr 02 04:34

‘Don’t say Trump didn’t warn you’: Biden unveils ‘climate change manifesto’

Mar 31 01:34

What role did frozen wind turbines play in the Texas power crisis?

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas’ (ERCOT) decision to impose rolling blackouts on millions of customers led to crisis conditions for many residents amid one of the worst winter storms in recent memory. It has also triggered a debate over who or what was to blame for the power outages in Texas. While several power sources failed during the storms, many have said the frozen wind turbines are to blame.

U.S. Rep. Dan Crenshaw pointed the finger at wind power for causing the blackouts. He tweeted, “This is what happens when you force the grid to rely in part on wind as a power source. When weather conditions get bad as they did this week, intermittent renewable energy like wind isn’t there when you need it.”

Mar 31 01:22

Undeniable fact: “Carbon Dioxide” is NOT a “pollutant” but a Giver of Life

Dear Prime Minister,

Presumably, you’ve welcomed the Supreme Court’s ruling on the “carbon tax”.

It never fails to amaze me how “climate change” is being equated with “carbon dioxide” (commonly referred to simply as “carbon”) or even termed “carbon pollution.” In fact, carbon dioxide (chemical symbol “CO2”) is the substance that is absolutely vital for all life on Earth!

The ruling only mentions “carbon” and “pollution.” That’s simply more misunderstanding, confusion, and “politics.”
Yes, “climate change” has been going on (up and down) ever since this planet came into existence. Just 22,000 years ago, the whole eastern part of Canada was covered with a 1 to 3 km thick sheet of ice. Since then, over a period of around 15,000 years, it just melted away with natural “climate change.”

Mar 30 07:54

Hoisting Mr. Gore on his own Petard

Now don’t get me wrong, I love Al Gore; he is the perfect Al Gore! But he’s not a scientist, not even close. He is a Politician. Perhaps also, or redundantly, a show-man and con-man.

Let’s look at a few scenes from Al’s infamous movie, An Inconvenient Truth, and point out a few inconvenient TRUTHS.

Firstly, 650,000 years is not a very long time in the earths 4,500,000,000 year history (about 0.01%). During most of the earth’s history, the CO2 level has been much higher than it is today, and the plants and trees that evolved during those times of higher CO2 levels are quite literally starving to death due to the low CO2 levels that we have today. So too the earth’s temperature was about 4 - 5 degrees F warmer in just the previous inter-glacial period when our ancestors and even Neanderthal man walked the earth, and even a couple of degrees warmer previously in the present Holocene inter-glacial period.

Mar 29 06:30

Marc Morano’s New Book ‘Green Fraud’: So Explosive, The Far Left Now Pressuring Amazon To Stop Selling It!

Marc Morano, the publisher of Climate Depot, has come out with his latest book: “Green Fraud: Why the Green New Deal Is Even Worse Than You Think.

It explains why the “Green New Deal” is just the Red (Communist) Old Deal, but with a new, glossy packaging.

The book has surged to no. 2 on Amazon’s list of books under Environment since its release on March 23.

While the Green New Deal is being pitched by the media and leftists as the last hope for the environment, the guarantor of nice weather, modern jobs and the provider of utopia, it would in fact lead to the exact opposite: a Varian-like socio-political disaster.

It’s About Permanent Lockdown

Mar 29 05:19

Green New Deal seeks to ‘control humanity’ under guise of a crisis

Mar 27 07:41

The ‘Green Energy’ That Might Be Ruining the Planet

Here’s a multibillion-dollar question that could help determine the fate of the global climate: If a tree falls in a forest—and then it’s driven to a mill, where it’s chopped and chipped and compressed into wood pellets, which are then driven to a port and shipped across the ocean to be burned for electricity in European power plants—does it warm the planet?

Mar 26 05:48

Unseasonal snow grips Istanbul following mostly dry winter, Turkey

Heavy snowfall hit Istanbul, Turkey, on Wednesday, March 24, 2021, after a mostly dry winter season the country's third-warmest winter in the last five decades. The snow was also an unusual occurrence for this time of the year in the city, which experienced two brief but heavy snow spells in the last two months.

Heavy precipitation first gripped Istanbul's Asian side early Wednesday, before heading to the European side, bringing morning traffic to a standstill in some areas. A brief hailstorm was reported in some districts.

Stranded motorists had to wait for hours, especially on sections of the D-100 Highway. Meanwhile, a road accident occurred at a road connecting Arnavutkoy and Hadimkoy districts as a truck drifted on the icy road and overturned.

The sudden snow also delayed travel as bus stops and stations were crowded. An underwater rail service linking the city's European and Asian sides were also packed with passengers who avoided traffic on bridges over the Bosporus.

Mar 24 05:01

The public is sick and tired of politicians and the Greens saying 'no to dams'

Mar 24 04:30

What Climate Change Is Really About

Mar 24 04:25

Strong tornadoes and severe weather will threaten millions across the South -- again

Severe weather will likely return to millions across the South by Thursday, impacting places that experienced long-track tornadoes weather last week.

Be prepared for severe weather and tornadoes
• Know where to find your daily local forecast

• Set devices to receive storm and tornado warnings via Wireless Emergency Alerts

• Bookmark and tune into NOAA Weather Radio and your local news stations

"A potential outbreak of severe storms including strong tornadoes, large hail and damaging wind will exist Thursday afternoon into the overnight across a portion of the lower Mississippi Valley and Southeast States," said the Storm Prediction Center (SPC).

The latest forecast shows an "enhanced risk" for severe storms across Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Alabama. This level 3 out of 5 category risks means "numerous severe storms are possible," according to the SPC, with large hail, damaging winds and tornadoes all possible.

Mar 24 04:11

A spring snowstorm brings a foot of snow for mountains

It’s a snowy and windy scene up at Mt. Hood Meadows and the snow continues to come down Monday afternoon.

It’s a doozy of a system for the Cascades to start the week and that is what we call a spring snowstorm! Snow totals have pushed a foot for the ski resorts and the passes were snowed over early in the day. If you were grabbing a spring pass to enjoy skiing and snowboarding, you’ve made a good decision. There is still time too, as the season extends well into spring.

We still have a departing trough that will take until late this afternoon before it really lowers the impact around the region. That means more snow is possible and some may find more than a foot of snow on the mountain.

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Mar 24 03:45

US military is world’s single largest consumer of oil, and as a result, one of the world’s top greenhouse gas emitters

The Defense Department is worried about climate change – and also a huge carbon emitter

Scientists and security analysts have warned for more than a decade that global warming is a potential national security concern.

They project that the consequences of global warming – rising seas, powerful storms, famine and diminished access to fresh water – may make regions of the world politically unstable and prompt mass migration and refugee crises.

Some worry that wars may follow.

Yet with few exceptions, the U.S. military’s significant contribution to climate change has received little attention. Although the Defense Department has significantly reduced its fossil fuel consumption since the early 2000s, it remains the world’s single largest consumer of oil – and as a result, one of the world’s top greenhouse gas emitters.

Mar 22 05:51

“The Great Reset” Is Here: Follow the Money. “Insane Lockdown” of the Global Economy, “The Green Agenda”

The top-down reorganization of the world economy by a cabal of technocratic corporativists, led by the group around the Davos World Economic Forum– the so-called Great Reset or UN Agenda 2030– is no future proposal. It is well into actualization as the world remains in insane lockdown for a virus. The hottest investment area since onset of the coronavirus global lockdowns is something called ESG investing.

This highly subjective and very controlled game is dramatically shifting global capital flows into a select group of “approved” corporate stocks and bonds. Notably it advances the dystopian UN Agenda 2030 or the WEF Great Reset agenda. The development is one of the most dangerous and least understood shifts in at least the past century.

Mar 22 05:22

'Greenies won the battle' and now 'look what's unfolding tonight'

Sky News host Chris Smith says he can’t allow all of this reportage to pass without highlighting how “destructive and dangerous” the “greenies” have been on issues relating to Sydney’s Warragamba Dam.

Mar 19 14:58

Unprecedented cold in Texas and other states proves that so-called “renewable energy” is an unmitigated disaster that will kill Americans

What’s nauseating and infuriating is seeing all of the left-wing global warming/climate change cultists in the media and on cable TV trying to deny that ‘green energy’ was to blame.

Mar 17 05:30

Climate Change Alert !

In my last post we learned that the World’s-Leading Climate Change Expert, Mr. Gore, has attributed our Wars, Refugees, and the spread of Pandemics (not to mention Brexit) to Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW). But that was just scratching the surface. Below are just a few of the other things attributed to AGW:

Antarctic ice grows , Antarctic ice shrinks

Atlantic less salty , Atlantic more salty

avalanches reduced , avalanches increased

coral reefs grow , coral reefs shrink

desert advance , desert retreat

Earth slowing down , Earth slowing down 2 , Earth spins faster , Earth spins faster 2

farmers benefit , farmers go under

fog (more) in San Francisco , fog (less) in San Francisco

forest decline , forest expansion

glacial retreat , glacial growth

harvest increase , harvest shrinkage

Mar 16 15:16

Out-of-control weather patterns make it clear to scientists what’s to come

Dramatic changes in weather could threaten 150 million people living along the coastlines
It’s no big secret that out-of-control weather patterns have become the new norm globally. Harsh weather conditions across the face of the planet are accelerating day by day. And there is not much time to prepare for what’s to come.

Scientists affirm weather conditions are rapidly changing. The drastic changes could leave 150 million people underwater from flooding alone by the year 2050.

Antarctic ice melts are increasing. And it’s a cause for concern.

When land-based ice shelves melt sea levels rise.

When ice that floats on water melts no rise occurs. This can be easily demonstrated by filling a glass of water with ice and then topping it off to the brim with water. As the ice melts the water will not overflow out of the glass. This means that melting ice that sits on top of the water will not cause any rise in levels.

Mar 15 07:45

Nancy Pelosi Blames President Trump, ‘Climate Change’ For Migrant Surge

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) blamed Republicans for the sudden surge of migrants at the southern border, even though Democrats control the White House and both chambers of Congress.

In an interview with ABC on Sunday, Pelosi stopped short of calling the situation at the border a “crisis,” instead referring to it as a “humanitarian challenge.”

She said the Biden administration inherited a broken system, and even went as far as to say migrants were fleeing Central America because of so-called “climate change.”

“My most recent trip to the Northern Triangle, that would be Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, you saw the impact of the climate change,” Pelosi stated. “Mind you, these people were leaving because of the drought they couldn’t farm.”

Critics are now pointing out how Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have been promising amnesty to illegal migrants, ultimately enticing the thousands of people to flood the United States in droves.

Mar 15 07:25

Dangerous winter storm batters western U.S. as airport, highways shut down

A dangerous winter storm pummeled parts of the U.S. Rockies and western Plains with heavy snow on Sunday, shutting down Denver’s busy airport, stranding motorists and forcing the closure of major highways.

Snowfall and blizzard conditions were expected to continue until midnight local time in parts of Colorado, the National Weather Service said, and by evening three feet (1 meter) of snow had dropped in high-altitude areas.

In Cheyenne, Wyoming, about 26 inches (65.5 cm) of snow had fallen by noon, the National Weather Service reported, setting a new two-day record for the city.

“STAY HOME. YOU WILL BE STRANDED!” the agency’s Cheyenne office posted on Twitter.

The message was echoed by police agencies throughout the region, as National Guard soldiers rescued stuck motorists.

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Mar 15 06:59

Winter Storm Xylia dumps nearly three FEET of snow across Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska - as Denver airport closes while 32,000 are left without power

A dangerous winter storm pummeled parts of the U.S. Rockies and western Plains with heavy snow on Sunday, shutting down Denver's busy airport and forcing the closure of major highways.

Mar 15 06:58

Biden & Democrats emission reduction schemes misguided, unrealistic, costly & globally irrelevant

The WSJ published a recent article allegedly describing how U.S. future energy and climate plans of the Biden administration are being developed.

The article described various approaches and organizations involved in this process and the schemes that are being considered to significantly increase future U.S. GHG emission reduction commitments.

The article noted the following:

“Biden administration officials have said they plan to unveil a new U.S. target for emissions reductions during a global climate-change summit in Washington next month. It will set a goal for reducing U.S. emissions over the next nine years.”

“In private meetings in recent weeks, according to people involved in the discussions, outside environmental groups and climate data analysts have encouraged the White House to nearly double the emissions reduction target that then-President Barack Obama set in 2014. At the time, Mr. Obama promised to slash U.S. emissions 26% to 28% below 2005 levels by 2025.”

Mar 15 05:52

And Here We Thought It Was China?… Chuck Todd to Dr. Fauci: “It’s Inevitable” We’ll have more Pandemics in the Future Because of “Climate Change”

On Sunday Chuck Todd pushed the conspiracy that climate change will result in more pandemics.

There is absolutely no proof for this but it does play into the far-left playbook so Chuck Todd is going to run with this.

Chuck Todd: I know there’s a lot of folks who think that due to climate change and due to the globalization in general, it’s inevitable, we’re going to deal with more and more viruses like this. The biggest lesson here you’re going to take away to prepare for the next one?

So it’s not the Chinese that created the coronavirus in a lab?… It’s global warming?

Mar 14 18:10

Brrr! Coldest winter for eight years will continue this week with 'polar spring' bringing minus 5C chills and snow to the South

Winter was the UK's coldest for eight years, since 2012-13, Met Office figures show.

The average UK temperature from December to the start of March was 0.21C below average, at 3.51C.

The -23C February freeze was the coldest February temperature since 1955, and the coldest winter temperature in the UK since 1995.

Mar 14 13:42

Pelosi: Climate Change Responsible For Crisis On Border

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi claimed Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” that climate change is responsible for the surge of migrant children crossing the U.S. southern border.

“There are more children, about 600, 700 more children, unaccompanied children coming over the border. This is a humanitarian challenge to all of us. What the administration has inherited is a broken system at the border, and they are working to correct that in the children’s interest,” Pelosi told host George Stephanopoulos.

“I’m so pleased that the president, as a temporary measure, has sent FEMA to the border to help facilitate the children going from one 72-hour issue where they are cared for as they are transferred into family homes or homes that are safe for them to be.”

Pelosi then explained that the current migrant surge that began after Joe Biden captured the White House should be attributed to climate change.

Mar 14 08:05

Powerful storm system brings blizzard conditions, more snow, rain and flood concerns

A storm system that unleashed violent tornadoes in Texas has moved into the western Plains and Rocky Mountain states, bringing the threat of feet of snow and blizzard conditions.

More than seven million Americans are under winter weather alerts and about 300,000 are under blizzard warnings Sunday morning. Parts of the western Plains and Rocky Mountain states reported several inches of snow Saturday, and much more could be on its way Sunday.

Up to 18 inches of snow is possible in Denver, while areas north of Boulder could see more than two feet of snow, CNN meteorologist Tyler Mauldin said.
The National Weather Service in Boulder reported moderate to heavy snow and poor travel conditions early Sunday from north of Denver to the Wyoming border.

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Mar 13 13:23

Millions are under winter storm advisories as blizzards and heavy rain move across the US

Much of the country is gearing up for severe weather this weekend as late-season winter storms intensify.

A slow-moving system could produce the biggest snowfall in decades for the Eastern Rockies and Western Plains before it moves east -- and the Storm Prediction Center has issued a level three out of five severe weather threat.

Parts of Wyoming and Nebraska are under blizzard warnings while there are Winter Storm Warnings and Advisories in effect for other parts of the region, CNN meteorologist Tyler Mauldin said.

The system will bring heavy rains of around 4 inches across the Midwest over a 72-hour period before it slowly moves to the East Coast next week, bringing wet days with it.

And once it tapers off in the regions impacted by snow Monday, another system is poised to take its place and continue delivering winter weather, Mauldin said.

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Mar 13 06:38

US to unveil Paris climate pact commitments in April

US climate envoy John Kerry confirmed Wednesday the United States would lay out new financing commitments for the Paris Agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions ahead of an April 22 summit, the pact's fifth anniversary.

Kerry announced the pledge after talks with French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire, part of a European tour to signal a fresh commitment to fighting climate change after ex-president Donald Trump had pulled out of the Paris accord.

"We will announce our NDC at the April 22 summit or somewhere in the days before it," Kerry said, referring to the nationally determined contributions required by signatories.

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Mar 12 10:43

'Impossible travel conditions' as spring storm delivers historic snow and severe storms

Severe weather, historic snowfall and flash flooding are forecast for the next few days in areas of the central United States, from the Rockies to the Mississippi River Valley.

"The stage is set for a significant winter storm to impact the central Rockies and the central High Plains," the Weather Prediction Center said Friday morning.

This storm system delivers its first threat over the Rockies, as intense bands of snowfall will dump feet of powder across Colorado and Wyoming.
Dangerous travel conditions will exist across portions of interstates 25, 70, and 80 -- so drivers are urged to use extreme caution.

"Very difficult to impossible travel conditions expected across all of southeast Wyoming and the Nebraska panhandle," the National Weather Service (NWS) office in Cheyenne, Wyoming, said Thursday. "Expect extended periods of whiteout conditions, low visibilities, and possible power outages."

Mar 12 07:19

Russia Stood Ready to Help Texas Amid Storm But Was Told No Aid Needed, Consul General Says

Russia stood ready to provide assistance during the severe winter storm that recently hit the US states of Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana, but the states’ authorities responded by saying they did not need any additional help, Russian Consul General in Houston Alexander Zakharov said.

"Guided by humanitarian considerations, we asked the authorities of the most affected states - Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana - whether they plan to turn to foreign countries for help, noting that if such an official appeal is received, Russia would be ready to consider it promptly," Zakharov said. "The partners responded that they do not need additional resources."

Russia stood ready to offer help to the US states of Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana amid the recent severe winter storm, however, the authorities said they did not need additional aid but expressed interest in studying the Russian experience of building infrastructure adapted for low temperatures, Alexander Zakharov said.

Mar 10 10:42

Lockdown Every 2 Years for Climate Change

Mar 10 08:03

Biden's 'Progressive Authored' Executive Orders Are Already Causing Economic Problems

President Joe Biden was accused by 12 states of a climate change-related executive order, saying it has the option to seriously harm states’ economies.

State attorneys general from Arkansas, Arizona, Indiana, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Utah joined a lawsuit filed by Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt.

“Manufacturing, agriculture, and energy production are essential to Missouri’s economy and employ thousands of hard-working Missourians across the state. Under President Biden’s executive order, which he didn’t have the authority to enact, these hard-working Missourians who have lived and worked this land for generations could be left in the dust,” Schmitt, a Republican, said in a March 8 statement.

Mar 10 06:49

'Extraordinary crisis': Democrats' revolutionary climate change bill aims to remake U.S. economy

House Democrats are brewing a hefty climate-change bill to satisfy an environmental wish-list that includes removing fossil fuels from the electric grid, cracking down on natural gas pipelines, and earmarking $500 million to install electric vehicle charging stations throughout the U.S.

President Biden and his Democrats trumpet the bill, known as the CLEAN Future Act, as a “jobs bill” and the backbone of his Build Back Better agenda.

“The CLEAN Future Act promises that we will not stand idly by as the rest of the world transitions to clean economies and our workers get left behind, and that we will not watch from the sidelines as the climate crisis wreaks havoc on Americans’ health and homes,” said Rep. Frank Pallone, New Jersey Democrat and chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee that is working on the bill.

Mar 09 08:00

Biden Sued By 12 States Over Climate Executive Order

President Joe Biden was sued by 12 states over a climate change-related executive order, saying it has the potential to severely impact states’ economies.

State attorneys general from Arkansas, Arizona, Indiana, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Utah joined a lawsuit filed by Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt.

“Manufacturing, agriculture, and energy production are essential to Missouri’s economy and employ thousands of hard-working Missourians across the state. Under President Biden’s executive order, which he didn’t have the authority to enact, these hard-working Missourians who have lived and worked this land for generations could be left in the dust,” Schmitt, a Republican, said in a statement on Monday.

Mar 07 12:18

Great Reset: Biden Hikes Cost Of Carbon Emissions By Over 600%

The social cost of carbon could have ripple effects throughout industry.

President Joe Biden on Friday restored an Obama-era calculation on the economic cost of greenhouse gases, a step that will make it easier for his agencies to approve aggressive actions to confront climate change.

But the administration stopped short, for now, of boosting the cost figure to higher levels that economists and climate scientists say are justified by new research.

The interim figure — $51 for every ton of carbon released into the atmosphere — is well above the $8 cost used under former President Donald Trump, who declined to factor the global impacts of climate pollution into his calculation. It’s on par with a price based on analyses undertaken between 2010 and 2016 under former President Barack Obama, whose administration was first to calculate the figure known as the social cost of carbon.

Mar 04 13:30

New NASA satellite data prove carbon dioxide is GREENING the Earth and restoring forests

The latest Vegetation Index data from NASA shows that the Earth is getting progressively “greener” and lusher over time.

The planet is 10 percent greener today than it was in 2000, NASA says, which means better conditions for growing crops. Forests are also expanding while deserts are becoming more fertile and usable for agriculture.

All in all, the global Vegetation Index rose from 0.0936 to 0.1029 between 2000 and 2021, a 9.94 percent increase.

Mar 04 13:20

Lockdowns or the planet gets it? Guardian ‘accidentally’ suggests Covid-like shutdowns every 2 years to meet Paris climate goals

The Guardian accidentally confirmed the suspicions of a whole lot of conspiracy theorists with an article suggesting a “global lockdown every two years” was needed to meet Paris climate goals. The title was quickly changed.

Mar 04 10:27

What Lies Ahead? The Grand Solar Minimum

Scientists that study the sun are well aware of these periodic cycles both on the 11 year scale and on the larger scale of 70–100 years, known as the Gleissberg cycle. We have just finished a solar maximum cycle of around 70 years and are now heading into a both a new 11 year cycle and a new grand solar minimum cycle that will reach its lowest (coldest) point some time between 2030 and 2040. You don’t need to take my word for it – this has been confirmed by NASA and by the National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration (NOAA). NOAA predictions of sunspot and radio flux appears to show a ‘full-blown’ grand solar minimum (GSM) which will last from the late-2020s to at least the 2040s.

Mar 04 10:11

How building a massive solar farm in the Sahara desert could disrupt the climate

Researchers from Sweden warn that installing an enormous array of solar panels in the Sahara desert can drastically alter the climate.

In a study published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, the researchers described how a giant array of solar panels, such as that planned for the Sahara, could raise global temperatures. This could disrupt precipitation patterns and bring more cyclones to different regions around the world.

Mar 03 08:21

Italy’s most killer volcano rained hot pebbles of ash onto townspeople

Valuable lessons learned from erupting volcanoes. Are you prepared for the next random blast?

Town residents had to use brooms to sweep up piles of pyroclastic dust and tiny pebbles of hot rock after Italy’s most killer volcano Mount Etna erupted on the last day of February.

The mammoth volcano spans 22-miles at its base and skyscrapers 11,050 feet above the sea, making it hard to miss in the Sicilian landscape. And as of late, the fiery monster has been spewing gas, lava, soot, dust, and even chunks of rock, signifying that the half-a-million-year-old beast has once again awakened.

Etna erupted 6 times over an 8-day span that started mid-month. By the end of the month, pebbles fell from the sky following an eruption that shook the mountain.

Mar 02 13:15

Biden eyes new era of green imperialism

In his January 27 “Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad,” US President Joseph Biden declares that his administration aims at “putting the climate crisis at the center of United States foreign policy and National Security.”

Taken literally, this statement – as I think any sober observer of today’s situation in the US and internationally will agree – is a piece of insanity. Joe, please tell us you don’t mean it.

Whatever one might believe about an oncoming climate apocalypse, the urgent domestic and international problems the Biden administration will face in the immediate months ahead have little or nothing to do with the temperature of the Earth’s atmosphere. They include the likelihood of crises that might decide between war and peace on a short time-horizon.

Feb 26 15:11

The Neanderthals perished during the solar minimum 42,000 Years Ago

The sun’s output has been weakening over the past decade and so has the Earth’s magnetic field. What’s in store for Earth-dwellers?

The ever-changing conditions of Earth have put a strain on life for eons. It’s the duality in which we live on planet Earth. The Yin and Yang. It’s what makes us feel so alive. However, scientists have recently discovered an abrupt change in planetary conditions that led to the extinction of the Neanderthal.

The Eurasian Homo neanderthalensis suffered their fate when a major downtick in solar activity occurred around 42,000 years ago. Scientists believe, during that period the Earth’s magnetic field weakened to a point in which the magnetic pole flipped. As a result, the reversal and decline in solar activity triggered extremely cold and unforgiving weather conditions across the surface of the planet. The severe cold weather ultimately led to an extinction-level event for the Neanderthal.

Feb 26 10:32

Luongo: The Greening Of The Grid Froze Texas

Polar winds scream out of Canada in seeming revenge for Joe Biden canceling the Keystone XL pipeline.

Texas’ power grid collapsed as temperatures more likely in Sioux Falls than San Antonio roared in plunging more than 4 million people into darkness and without heat.

How can this have possibly happened in a place whose entire cultural identity revolves around producing energy?

Simple.

Texas’ deregulated energy market went green over the past decade. In the past ten years, according to the EIA, Texas retired more than 5,000 MW of coal-supplied power while spinning up more than that in windmills.

Wind produces the marginal, or last, megawatt in Texas, in this case the last 17%. Nuclear provides the first megawatt, less than 10%.

Natural Gas provides most of the megawatts.

Feb 25 13:44

Earth Is Cooling As Radical Greens Continue To Fight Global Warming

Winter storms are wreaking havoc in central and southern States. The climate news has turned catastrophic. People are angry; however, the federal government is too busy with its delusional psychosis over global warming and the COVID pandemic.

People don’t realize how bad and multifaceted the situation is. We have full-scale blackouts in Mexico, millions of Americans still in the dark with no power and heat, and the biggest outage in American oil and gas history. A loss on this scale is already generating an energy crisis, meaning each and everyone one of us will be paying more for energy.

The death count is climbing, with 20 deaths now reported, and the count is not over yet, and all scientists can say is that global warming caused by humans is partly responsible for making the cold longer and more frequent; that is what the press says, and we are supposed to believe every word of it.

Feb 24 10:18

Texas power outage: Data analytics, modeling and policy making will be key to preventing similar disasters

Protecting the U.S. power grid from serious outages, like the one following a 2021 winter storm in Texas, will require a better use of data analytics, modeling and policy making says industry expert.

TechRepublic's Karen Roby spoke with Rob Robinson, client partner in utilities practice for Capgemini, an IT consulting company, about predicting threats to the power grid following catastrophic outages in Texas after a winter storm. The following is an edited transcript of their conversation.

Karen Roby: I would think a lot of people, until the last couple of weeks with what we saw down in Texas, wouldn't think twice about the electric grid and whether or not their power will be on or off for a sustained amount of time. What we do know from this is there's going to be a lot of finger-pointing when it comes to what went wrong. How do we keep this from happening again?

Feb 23 15:45

Texas blackouts were deliberate?

While many of Texas’ “green” wind turbines failed upon freezing, the state could have made up for this loss by really pumping out the fossil fuels, which is prohibited under federal regulations, save for an exemption. -- Texas Gov. Greg Abbott apparently requested such of the Biden regime, only to be rejected despite the impending emergency. Consequently, millions of Texans suffered through days of no power in record-low temperatures, which injured and killed many.

Feb 23 10:58

Dallas resident claims, homes with Biden-Harris signs in the yard had power during the storm

woman by the name of Dr. Tawanna Worlds appeared on The Shepard Ambellas Show on Monday to tell listeners what Texans are facing.

Frigid storm conditions crippled the region that subsequently triggered statewide power outages.

The motivational speaker from Dallas told Intellihub’s Shepard Ambellas on the broadcast that the storm may have been an attack of some sort. Worlds said she believes that weather weaponry could have been involved.

“A lot of people panic shopped because we were told to shelter-in-place,” she said. “Leading up to Sunday the stores were already becoming bare.”

“I lost power before the snow even started sticking,” she explained.

“Why is our power off and the snow is not even sticking to the ground yet?”

Feb 23 09:56

47 YEARS OF FAILED CLIMATE/WEATHER PREDICTIONS!

1967 Salt Lake Tribune: Dire Famine Forecast by 1975, Already Too Late

1969 NYT: “Unless we are extremely lucky, everyone will disappear in a cloud of blue steam in 20 years. The situation will get worse unless we change our behavior.“

1970 Boston Globe: Scientist Predicts New Ice Age by 21st Century said James P. Lodge, a scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

1971 Washington Post: Disastrous New Ice Age Coming says S.I. Rasool at NASA.

1972 Brown University Letter to President Nixon: Warning on Global Cooling

1974 The Guardian: Space Satellites Show Ice Age Coming Fast

1974 Time Magazine: Another Ice Age “Telling signs everywhere. Since the

1940s mean global temperatures have dropped 2.7 degrees F.”

1974 “Ozone Depletion a Great Peril to Life” University of Michigan Scientist

1976 NYT The Cooling: University of Wisconsin climatologist Stephen Schneider laments about the “deaf ear his warnings received.”

Feb 23 09:15

'Try Having Empathy': Twitter Furious Over Stephen King's 'Cruel' Take on Power Cuts in Texas

Massive snow storms descended on the central and eastern US states in recent weeks, slowing or in some cases shutting down energy production. Texas has been particularly badly hit by the storms, which caused massive electricity blackouts across the state.

US author Stephen King, known for his liberal views, has taken a lot of flak on Twitter after he posted a tweet that appeared to suggest that Texan voters were to blame for disastrous power cuts that ripped through the state because of an unprecedented winter storm.

The king of horror wrote in a mocking manner that Texans need to keep on voting for officials "who don’t believe in climate change and supported privatization of the power grid".

Feb 23 08:08

Prepare for the Coming "Climate Lockdowns"

Do you think it can't get much worse than COVID-19 lockdowns?
Think again.

An establishment-connected lefty professor says that in “the near future, the world may need to resort to lockdowns again — this time to tackle a climate emergency.”

“Under a ‘climate lockdown,’ governments would limit private-vehicle use, ban consumption of red meat, and impose extreme energy-saving measures, while fossil-fuel companies would have to stop drilling,” writes Mariana Mazzucato, a professor at the Economics of Innovation and Public Value Center at University College London, in a paper titled “Avoiding a Climate Lockdown.”

The title of her paper is very misleading. She believes climate lockdowns will be necessary unless we "overhaul our economic structures and do capitalism differently."

Feb 22 10:53

Fifteen HARD lessons I learned from the “Texageddon” blackouts and collapse of critical infrastructure

The “Texageddon” blackouts and near-collapse of all infrastructure (food, fuel, cell towers, power grid, water systems, emergency services, roads, etc.) taught us all some very difficult lessons in survival. We learned that the infrastructure is far more vulnerable than most people thought, and we saw with our own eyes that most people still refuse to prepare with extra food and water, even after a year of covid lockdowns that should have been a universal wake up call.

In today’s Situation Update podcast, I reveal 15 lessons I learned the hard way, including learning which preps failed to function (and how to do better next time).

The full podcast is embedded below. Here’s the short list of the 15 items:

Feb 22 10:21

SCIENTISTS UNEARTH A CONSEQUENCE OF SOLAR PANELS IN THE SAHARA

THE WORLD’S MOST FORBIDDING DESERTS could be the best places on Earth for harvesting solar power — the most abundant and clean source of energy we have. Deserts are spacious, relatively flat, rich in silicon – the raw material for the semiconductors from which solar cells are made — and never short of sunlight. In fact, the ten largest solar plants around the world are all located in deserts or dry regions.

Researchers imagine it might be possible to transform the world’s largest desert, the Sahara, into a giant solar farm, capable of meeting four times the world’s current energy demand. Blueprints have been drawn up for projects in Tunisia and Morocco that would supply electricity for millions of households in Europe.

Feb 22 09:16

FREEZE KILLS TEXAS ANTELOPES

The record-setting freeze that hit Texas over the last week has devasted two species of well-established non-indegenous antelope species in several areas.

The nilgai antelope, a native of India and Pakistan has been free-ranging along the Lower Coast from around Baffin Bay to the Mexico line for more than 80 years.

These very large antelope are notoriously susceptible to extreme cold and we have received a report of more than a dozen dead nilgai found on one eight mile stretch of road with others standing around in very uncharacteristic fashion.

Feb 22 09:14

Bill Gates issues stark warning about 2030 emissions goal - ‘Completely unrealistic’

During an interview with Fox News’ Chris Wallace on Sunday, the co-founder of Microsoft spoke discussed criticisms of his proposed solutions to reaching zero emissions. Some critics claim Mr Gates’ trajectory is too slow compared to the goal of reaching net-zero emissions over the next decade.

But Mr Gates said: “It’s completely unrealistic to think we could eliminate emissions by 2030."

He added: “Not seeing that this problem is hard will be part of the difficulty of getting engaged in it.”

The software developer warned worsening climate change issues will impact other geopolitical factors.

The world's fourth richest man said: “The migration that we saw out of Syria for their civil war was somewhat weather-dependant.

Feb 22 08:47

Look at these insane pictures and videos of Texas Big Freeze

Texas is currently experiencing some of the coldest weather it has seen in decades and the pictures coming out from the state show how bad things are. The state, the people, and the infrastructure just aren’t set up for it.

Feb 21 08:59

Saudi Arabia hit by rare blizzard as snow covers areas around the world

These camels are taking their lumps in Saudi Arabia, which was hit by a blizzard Thursday, according to a report.

The dreary dromedaries – with their humps resembling snowy mountains — were captured on video gazing around their surroundings during the surreal storm.

Meanwhile, residents of Tabuk and the adjoining mountainous region enjoyed the winter wonderland as the popular holiday destination was socked with snow, the Khaleej Times reported.

Residents and tourists, including some who drove from the UAE, flocked to the area to enjoy the weather, which is an annual phenomenon, according to Al Arabiya.

The winter season in the kingdom is called Kashta, or season for camping.

Feb 21 08:43

“It’s criminal”: A Texas community left without aid in the cold

Gloria Vera-Bedolla, a Latina community organizer and mother of three, feels like her neighborhood near Austin, Texas, has been forgotten in a deep freeze that has plunged the state into a humanitarian crisis.

“We continue to be the victims of social injustice, food injustice, systemic racism — all of it,” she said. “And lots of people don’t speak up because they’re not used to being heard.”

Known as Forest Bluff, Vera-Bedolla’s neighborhood is on the east side of Interstate 35, where a vast share of the city’s Black and Hispanic populations reside. Her family moved there in 2017 after rising property taxes pushed them out of central Austin, drawn by cheaper real estate and more square footage.

Feb 21 08:03

‘People turn off their power because they can’t afford it,’ Texas woman slapped with $11,000 electricity bill tells RT

Texas' infrastructure wasn’t ready for the winter storm that paralyzed the state this week, and it’s unfair that the working people are now forced to pay the price, a local woman who received a shocking power bill told RT.

The pipes in her home burst, and the water was out for four days, but it turned out that it wasn’t the worst thing that happened to Akilah Scott-Amos during the Texan cold snap. While she was lucky enough to suffer only a brief power outage, the $11,000 electricity bill that she received exceeded all her wildest expectations.

The woman was charged that much because she is serviced by a wholesale retailer of electricity. Such an arrangement is attractive when the market is stable – Scott-Amos usually paid around $40 or $50 during this period – but turned out to be disastrous in a time of crisis, for which the state and her electricity company “weren’t prepared.”

Feb 21 07:56

The Texas crisis has again shown how America is both unable and unprepared to protect its own people

The US’ poor national infrastructure has been highlighted once more this week, with shocking blackouts in Texas – the inevitable consequence of Washington spending its money on bombs rather than on investing for the public good.

After an unexpected big freeze, Texas is facing an unprecedented crisis. Hit with sub-zero temperatures, parts of the Lone Star State had no power and water for several days, and food supply chains were placed under severe strain. Recent reports suggest there have been 24 deaths.

Footage of long lines and empty shelves in grocery stores resemble scenes from countries against which America has issued sanctions or long mocked for being socialist. Yet, as the state struggles to thaw out, that’s not the only thing that’s frozen – so is the response from Washington. What are the federal government and Congress doing about it? Nothing.

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