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?


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


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


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


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.

Feb 21 07:49

Beleaguered Texans forced to flee burning hotel as sprinkler system fails due to frozen pipes (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Guests at a four-story hotel in Texas were forced to flee into the freezing cold as a fire engulfed the entire building when the sprinkler system failed due to frozen pipes.

The fire broke out at the Hilton Garden Inn near Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas shortly before 9pm local time. The hotel had been serving as emergency accommodation for many stricken local residents, including several soldiers from the nearby Fort Hood.

Eyewitness footage from the scene purports to show the fire as it ripped through the hotel complex.

Feb 21 07:34

Texas couple’s electricity bill spikes to nearly $10k in just several days for a 3 bedroom home

Texas residents are scrambling to put cash on utility apps to keep their power on after utility rates spiked statewide on Monday to $9,000 per megawatt-hour due to foul weather.

Power bills for vacant homes that are currently just sitting in inventory have reached $1,200 a month. Dallas-Fort Worth resident Jose Del Rio told NBC News that electricity costs on a vacant home he is trying to sell are now through the roof.

The Dallas-Fort Worth man regularly pays about $125 a month to keep the pipes warm but has already been charged over $600 this month.

In today’s day and age, it’s not uncommon that people pay their utility bills daily or even weekly using apps like Griddy. But some, like Rio, are struggling with the astronomical costs.

Feb 21 07:19

'CATASTROPHE' Biden declares Texas major disaster after winter storm kills 69 & leaves millions without clean water, power or heat

THE winter storm death toll continues to mount as millions of Americans are thrust into third-world conditions amid widespread power outages and contaminated tap water.

At least 69 people have died of carbon monoxide poisoning, hypothermia, car crashes, house fires, and drownings, among other tragedies related to the freak weather in Texas and neighboring states.

Texas officials have ordered 7 million people to boil tap water before drinking it following days of record low temperatures that damaged infrastructure and froze pipes

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Feb 20 20:07

Let's Review 50 Years Of Dire Climate Forecasts And What Actually Happened

Believe in man-made climate change all you want. There is some truth to it although the models have not been remotely accurate to say the least.

After 50 years of nonsense hype, it's no wonder anyone with a modicum of common sense is more than a bit skeptical of these dire predictions and the alleged urgency to do something immediately about them.

If after all these now laughable headlines, you still have faith in the predictions, why?

And if you don't believe the predictions, then do you still want to spend $90 trillion to solve the alleged problem?

Feb 20 07:58

Are Texans, like Elon Musk and Joe Rogan, secretly planning their return to California over power prices?

Texans may be wondering what the beach in California looks like in February after power prices surged to tens of thousands of dollars per month for some residents in the Lone Star State amid the worst storm in over a century.

Space X founder Elon Musk’s girlfriend Grimes reported from Austin that she headed south to escape the bitter winter blast which left 3.7 million customers without power earlier in the week. Now there is another crisis Texas are dealing with — water.

“Just spent however many days in Austin w no power, no heat + a baby in -0. drove south all night 2 escape incoming storm but roads r rly dangerous rn.,” the Canadian musician is also known as Claire Elise Boucher Tweeted on Wednesday. “Super worried about ppl. What’s best way to get food and heat to ppl rn? This is a v dangerous esp for kids.”

Feb 19 16:34

That Damn Global Warming!

You would think someone in the government would say something useful like warning the public about the signs and symptoms of hypothermia. But the press is too busy covering their backsides about global warming. In today’s world, it is impossible for anyone to admit they are wrong, so as we move into the beginning of dangerous ice-age conditions, all we will hear about is how hot it has been these last few years. Meanwhile, in Texas, after days of little or no energy food, and water shortages have developed with people burning their fences and children’s toys to stay warm.

Feb 19 14:12

Meet Cristian, the 11-year-old boy who froze to death in his family's trailer while Ted Cruz's family plotted escape from their mansion to Cancun: 30 dead on Texas' sixth day of misery as state runs out of water

An 11-year-old Texas boy who was excited at seeing snow for the first time died of suspected hypothermia in his family's mobile home just hours before Ted Cruz abandoned his state at the height of the storm crisis and jetted off on a luxury holiday to Cancun.

Cristian Pavon, 11, died Tuesday after his home in Conroe lost power at the weekend and temperatures plunged to single digits.

His devastated mother Maria Elisa Pineda told the Washington Post she went to check on him as he was huddled under a pile of blankets in bed and found him unresponsive.

Feb 19 12:26

Biden authorizes supplies for Texas amid power outages, approves new disaster declarations

The Biden administration has sent 60 generators, thousands of blankets and other supplies to Texas to help address mass power outages amid a rare bout of extreme winter weather.

Homeland security adviser and deputy national security adviser Liz Sherwood-Randall told reporters Thursday afternoon that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has supplied 60 generators to support critical sites like hospitals and water facilities, 729,000 liters of water, more than 10,000 wool blankets, 50,000 cotton blankets and 225,000 meals.

Officials are also preparing for the possibility of further requests by Texas and getting ready to supply diesel fuel to power facilities, she said.

Feb 19 12:09

Weather satellites perplexed over extreme weather in the U.S.

Extreme winter weather conditions in the United States triggered satellites monitoring the storm to go haywire and give false readings.

Reports claim that sensors on the GOES-East weather monitoring satellite may have malfunctioned several times in February, confusing meteorologists.

“This is incredible,” Washington D.C.-based meteorologist Matthew Cappucci Tweeted on Tuesday. “That purple bleeding south you see isn’t from clouds – extreme #cold is expanding as night commences, tricking satellites over #Texas and #Oklahoma into thinking there are clouds.”

Feb 19 11:58

'ABC forgets' documentary which ‘absolutely skewers the renewable energy industry’

Feb 19 11:54

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.

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Feb 19 09:35

ARCTIC OUTBREAK | Signals A Dismal Year For Crop Production

Feb 19 09:31

Texas Facing Humanitarian Crisis: Winter Storm Has Brought America To Its Knees

Feb 19 09:29

U.S. Officially Rejoins Paris Climate Agreement

America officially rejoined the Paris Climate Agreement, which means more trips for John Kerry on his private jet to Europe.

America has so much catching up to do because Lord knows she polluted Earth too much during President Donald Trump’s administration:

Starting Friday, the U.S. is back in the deal but with plenty of catching up to do to meet its emissions-cutting commitments and restore its diminished standing on the world stage.

U.S. emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases plunged last year, but that was an anomaly owing to the coronavirus pandemic, which put the brakes on large segments of the economy. As the country rebounds, emissions are expected to rise once again, and President Joe Biden’s administration is racing to find ways to put the U.S. on track to meet even more ambitious targets that scientists say are needed to avert the worst effects of global warming.

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Feb 19 07:42

Texas Blackouts Cost Mexican Manufacturers $2.7 Billion

Rolling power blackouts have affected key industrial sites across Mexico, including border states home to hundreds of factories producing everything from auto parts to electronics.

Factories across northern Mexico states such as Tamaulipas, Chihuahua and Nuevo Leon reported more than $2.7 billion in losses from blackouts that started Monday when Texas began limiting natural gas supplies, according to Mexico’s National Council of the Maquiladora and Export Manufacturing (INDEX).

INDEX reported 2,600 companies across Mexico have been affected by the power outages since Monday.

General Motors, Mazda and Volkswagen are suspending some of their operations for several days in Mexico due to the natural gas shortage, the automakers said in separate statements.

Feb 19 07:41

Texas Energy Board Removes Leaders’ Names from Website After Threats

The organization responsible for managing the flow of electricity from producers to 26 million Texas customers removed the names of its board members from its website. The removal follows threats against the leadership of the organization.

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) removed the names of its Board of Directors from its website, according to a report from KTRK ABC13 in Houston. A spokesman for the group said the removal is due to threats being received from board members and senior leadership.

KTRK reported ERCOT removed the names and replaced them with the term, “Vacant.” Officials responded and said no one has resigned from the organization. They just took the names down because of threats over the anger about widespread long-lasting power outages during the historic winter storm.

Feb 19 07:39

Don't Accept 100% Of The Climate Change Story And You Get Labeled A Racist

If you do not accept any part of the climate change story, expect the worst.

Feb 19 07:08

FROZEN hydrants hamper Texas firefighters battling huge San Antonio apartment blaze that leaves 130 homeless in frigid weather

A San Antonio apartment complex was destroyed by a fire that started due to a suspected water tanker explosion and spread as firefighters were unable to access hydrants that were frozen because of below-freezing temperatures.

The fire occurred at the Cortland View apartment complex in the Stone Oak section of north-central San Antonio on Thursday.

Some 130 residents were safely evacuated after the blaze reportedly ripped through the second floor of the apartment, according to KSAT-TV.

Feb 18 13:48

As Texans struggle to get food & water, record-breaking freeze is so cold it’s confusing weather satellites

The demand for 75,000 megawatts on Tuesday was met with up to 55,500 megawatts, constituting a massive failure of the state’s energy infrastructure, leading many officials to engage in finger pointing, among them Texas Governor Greg Abbott, who called for grid operator executives to resign.

Regulators and other authorities responsible for the state's energy infrastructure are to be hauled before a hearing next Thursday.

Meanwhile, the GOES-East satellite, which uses infrared sensors to measure cloud cover and plot the structure of clouds above the continental US, has been tricked by the sudden cold snap.

The cold was so severe that weather satellites began mistaking the ground for cloud cover, which is typically far colder than the ground level surface temperatures.

Feb 18 09:35

Texit: Texans Motivated To Secede From U.S. Are Getting A Boost This Week From Power Failures

Proponents of Texas independence expect winning the referendum in which Texans will decide whether a process to determine the best way to depart from the union should be started, Daniel Miller, president of the Texas Nationalist Movement, announced.

If extremists that are currently in Congress are put in command of health, economy, energy it may adversely affect the people of Texas and more and more Texans would like to exit the union, Miller stated in a recent interview.

Texans are worried that more of their jobs would be eliminated through the green new deal, that the policies of the federal government in Washington would point to more centralization, more socialism would be proposed, more powers would be appropriated by the federal government and as a result, the rights of the people of Texas would be “eroded and trampled on,” Miller said.

Feb 18 09:32

Is Texas Facing A Humanitarian Crisis?

Up to 15 million Texans remain without heat and electricity as temperatures across the state are well below freezing. Another round of winter weather is battering parts of the state Wednesday morning, as many Texans have been without electricity since Sunday are desperately scrambling to find shelters. Weather-related deaths have already been reported as one of the nation's wealthiest states can barely supply electricity to its residents. And some of those residents have written to us to share their painful realities... house is now resembling a refugee camp. yeah these are all my friends but crazy cause they all have young kids...

hence i'm escaping the chaos...

what's insane is that big swathes of population in surrounding areas are without power and *water supply*

... bottled water flying off shelves & stores about to run out.

... so much for Green New Deal shit... all our turbines and solar don't work now in freeze, LOL

Feb 18 09:26

it’s snowing now in Saudi Arabia...

Feb 18 09:03

Winter weather has millions trying to stay warm and vaccine providers worrying about shipping delays

While many Americans were dealing with how to stay warm Tuesday, some vaccine providers were dealing with the news that some shipments were running behind.

About 105 million Americans throughout the county remain under a winter storm warning or watch as many deal with frustrating power outages and stinging cold temperatures.

"Significant snow, sleet, and freezing rain accumulations will spread across most of the Mid-South Wednesday and Thursday," the National Weather Service said.

Winter storm warnings are in effect in parts of Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas and all of Arkansas. Watches are in place from Kentucky to New England.

The weather has led to at least 26 deaths, including three people who died in carbon monoxide related incidents and one driver who hit a snowplow.

Feb 18 09:00

73 Percent of the U.S. Covered in Snow, the Most Widespread Coverage in 17 Years

A siege of winter storms since late January has contributed to the most widespread snow cover across the contiguous U.S. in at least 17 years.

Snow was on the ground in 73.2% of the Lower 48 on Feb. 16, according to the National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing Center (NOHRSC). That's the highest snow cover extent for any day in the NOHRSC database dating to fall 2003, according to NOAA.

Winter Storm Uri's snowfall deep into the South played a big role in this large expansion. Snow covered about half of the U.S. three days earlier prior to when Uri tracked from coast to coast.

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Feb 18 08:47

Los Angeles Slashes School Police Budget, Replaces Officers With "Climate Coaches"

The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Board of Education on Tuesday approved a plan to cut one-third of its police budget and divert the money to a program that focuses on black students achievement.

The board voted to cut 133 school police positions from the Los Angeles School Police Department, including 70 sworn officers, 62 non-sworn officers, and one support staff member. The staff reductions reduce the annual budget of the district’s police force from $77.5 million to $52.5 million.

Police officers stationed at all secondary schools will be replaced by new “climate coaches,” who are trained to, according to the plan, implement “positive school culture and climate,” use “de-escalation strategies” to resolve conflict, understand and address “implicit bias,” and eliminate “racial disproportionately” in school discipline practices.

Feb 17 19:05

So You Want Green Energy Eh?

Texas, like so many other areas, has put up windmills and solar "farms" for the last 20 years, shutting down older coal-fired plants and not modernizing and improving their "fossil fuel" energy production infrastructure. At the same time on a national basis the natural gas pipeline operators, in service to the woke green mob, have replaced fuel-fired pumps (that run on the gas in the pipe, therefore are failsafe so long as the pipe has something in it and is intact) with electrically powered booster pumps because, of course, you can get the power for them from "green" sources instead of all that eeee-vile carbon.

Feb 17 11:29

RED ALERT: Food Supply Chain Shutting Down as Blackouts Spread - Grand Solar Minimum

Feb 17 11:14

Tucker: Elites pushing 'green energy' are out of touch with America

Tucker Carlson slams the Green New Deal after a winter storm freezes Texas wind turbines.

Feb 17 09:06

500+ Experts Call on World’s Nations to Not Burn Forests to Make Energy

More than 500 scientists and economists implored world leaders last week to stop treating as emissions-free the burning of wood from forests to make energy and heat, and to end subsidies now driving the explosive demand for wood pellets. Both actions, they write, are causing escalating deforestation in the Southeast US, Western Canada and Eastern Europe.

The letter was received Feb. 11 by US President Joseph Biden and European Union President Ursula Von der Leyen, as well as Charles Michel, president of the European Council, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in. The document is expected to soon be sent to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Feb 17 08:46

France is Urgently Buying Russian Gas Amid Europe's Cold Weather Crisis

Europe has been hit by extreme amount of snow and cold temperatures this year, which have exhausted countries' own fuel reserves and prompted them to seek additional help elsewhere.

Russia’s energy giant Gazprom has increased its export of gas to France by almost 1.5 times since the start of the year, the company said on its Telegram channel, linking Europe’s surging demand for natural gas to the “cold, frosty winter..

France’s gas reserves in underground storage have declined below 30%, the gas producer added, citing data from Gas Infrastructure Europe. In Germany, the gas reserves reportedly dropped to 34.17% and to 45.28% in Austria.

Feb 17 08:41

Ercot Said the Texas Power Grid May Collapse and NO POWER RESTORED FOR MONTHS

Subfreezing temperatures have been in place in Austin for more than 100 hours, and our fourth winter storm in less than a week is beginning tonight.

As of Tuesday evening, approximately 1 million customers of Central Texas power utilities are without power and heat. Brutal cold and lack of electricity are presenting a dangerous situation for those more vulnerable to hypothermia, such as the elderly. In addition to caring for family and neighbors, continue precautions to protect your home and your plumbing through at least Wednesday morning.

Feb 17 07:44

How the US energy powerhouse failed its residents: Texas gas pipes and wind turbines froze because operators made virtually NO preparations for cold weather and state's only electricity firm was crushed by surging demand

The governor of Texas called for the leaders of his state's energy board to resign on Tuesday night, as five million people in the state were left shivering without power amid a record-breaking cold snap.

Texas is the only state in the lower 48 with its own electrical grid, ERCOT, while only two other grids, the Eastern Interconnection and the Western Interconnection, serve the rest of the contiguous United States.

The state opted to run its own power system due to suspicion of the federal authorities, The Austin American Statesman explained.

Feb 17 07:06

Severe snowstorm hits northern Japan, JMA warns it could become the strongest in years

A severe snowstorm started affecting northern Japan on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, causing flooding and transport disruptions. The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) warned it could become the most powerful blizzard in years and cause whiteout conditions through Wednesday, February 17.

A rapidly developed low pressure system is advancing westward over the Sea of Okhotsk, bringing extremely strong winds and causing storm surge that already flooded many homes in western parts of Hokkaido.

Wind gusts of up to 162 km/h (101 mph) were recorded at Cape Erimo, Hokkaido, 135 km/h (84 mph) in Sakata city, Yamagata Prefecture, and 111 km/h (69 mph) in Akita City, Tohoku.

The blizzard triggered the closure of nearly 600 schools, the cancelation of about 70 flights, and the disruption of more than 200 train services, according to the Kyodo News.

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Feb 17 07:02

Bill Gates wants ‘rich nations’ to switch to 100% SYNTHETIC beef to save the planet

The world’s third-richest man is shifting from preaching about pandemics to promoting his new book about climate change, urging humanity to embrace the sci-fi idea of fake meat in order to save the earth from greenhouse gases.

Tuesday saw the publication of 'How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need,' the new book by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates. In one of the interviews promoting the book, he argued for cutting down the levels of methane by getting rid of livestock and replacing it with the science-fiction trope of vat-grown meat.

“I do think all rich countries should move to 100 percent synthetic beef,” Gates told Technology Review in an article published Sunday. “You can get used to the taste difference, and the claim is they’re going to make it taste even better over time. Eventually, that green premium is modest enough that you can sort of change the [behavior of] people or use regulation to totally shift the demand.”

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I refuse to eat anything created by the man who gave us Windows Vista, Millenium Edition, and 10!

Feb 17 06:07

Tucker Carlson tries to blame ‘green energy’ for Texas blackouts

During his Fox News show on Monday, Mr Carlson attempted to blame renewable energy sources, including wind turbines, for the power outages affecting Texas along with several other southern states.

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You mean Tucker blamed the windmills ... that froze solid, and the solar panels ... that were covered in snow? How DARE he!!!!

Feb 16 15:51

A Deep Green Freeze

Gas and power prices have spiked across the central U.S. while Texas regulators ordered rolling blackouts Monday as an Arctic blast has frozen wind turbines. Herein is the paradox of the left’s climate agenda: The less we use fossil fuels, the more we need them.

A mix of ice and snow swept across the country this weekend as temperatures plunged below zero in the upper Midwest and into the teens in Houston. Cold snaps happen—the U.S. also experienced a Polar Vortex in 2019—as do heat waves. Yet the power grid is becoming less reliable due to growing reliance on wind and solar, which can’t provide power 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

While Texas is normally awash in gas and oil, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, which oversees the state’s wholesale power market, urged residents this weekend to conserve power to avoid power outages. Regulators rationed gas for commercial and industrial uses to ensure fuel for power plants and household heating.

Feb 16 10:15

Electric fireball surges through Louisiana powerlines following a transformer failure: Shock video

transformer failure in Jefferson Parish triggered a subsequent burst of electricity to flow downstream in the form of a massive electric fireball.

Louisiana resident Chris Fitzmorris shot the dramatic scene with his camera phone as the action happened in realtime as sparks shot down the powerlines.

The stunning video has since triggered an online debate about what is really going on.

“Something is happening. This is in Louisiana,” Intellihub editor Shepard Ambellas Tweeted in response to the video. “The power grids are failing. Now Mexico is down too!”

Feb 16 09:27

Another Cross-Country Winter Storm to Spread Snow, Damaging Ice From South to Midwest and East

Another widespread winter storm, named Viola by The Weather Channel, will bring significant snow and damaging ice to parts of the South, Midwest and East through late week.

Winter storm warnings, winter storm watches and winter weather advisories have been issued from portions of New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma into the lower and mid-Mississippi valleys. The winter storm warnings include Oklahoma City, the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex, Austin, Shreveport and Little Rock.

Feb 16 07:59

4 Million Texans Without Power Amid Grid Collapse, As Second Storm Nears

Texas power grid operator ERCOT, which represents 90% of the state's electric load, tweeted Tuesday morning that "generators to return, renewable output to increase = increased customer restoration."

Bloomberg published a headline that said the grid operator expects all power to be back on Tuesday evening.

However, Bloomberg's Javier Blas said the grid is "still short of at least 18.5 GW." He said that equates to outages for at least 3 million homes.

Feb 16 07:24

Delhi Police Probing 'Greta Thunberg Toolkit' Case Reportedly Ask Zoom for IP Addresses

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has found herself at the centre of controversy after she tweeted a protest “toolkit” about the ongoing farmers demonstrations in India last week. According to police, the toolkit outlined a plan to spread social disharmony in India.

As part of an investigation into the protest "toolkit," Delhi Police have reached out to the video-conferencing app Zoom requesting IP addresses of the computers that were used for a virtual meeting on 11 January, reportedly organised by a "pro-Khalistani" group Poetic Justice Foundation (PJF).

The police have also asked Zoom for the email addresses of the attendees, Indian news agency Press Trust of India reported citing sources on Tuesday.

Feb 16 07:09

Texas braces for water & cell service outages as massive blackout leaves MILLIONS freezing in the dark ahead of 2nd snow storm

Cities across Texas are preparing for widespread outages in cell phone and water services as the state continues to be pounded by a ferocious winter storm, which has already left millions without electricity.

Ravaged by the first storm on Sunday night, Texas’ power grid has taken a beating over the last 24 hours, leading to rolling blackouts across the state for around 4.3 million residents as officials rush to repair ailing infrastructure. The power outages have set off a cascade of other problems, knocking some water treatment plants and cell phone networks offline.

A number of cities in central Texas have warned of water issues, with a prolonged outage in the city of Pflugerville prompting local officials to ask residents to boil water before consuming it in order to destroy harmful bacteria. Manville and Taylor have issued similar notices.

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Feb 16 06:28

At least nine dead and 5 MILLION without power as winter storm Uri sweeps the nation: Wind turbines freeze, wind chills of -20 in Texas and killer tornado hits North Carolina

At least nine people have died in the most brutal winter storm to sweep the United States in decades which has caused rolling power outages in Texas and sent icy tornadoes tearing across the South.

Three people were killed in North Carolina in the early hours of Tuesday when a tornado ripped through Brunswick County, destroying homes, downing power lines and snapping trees in half.

In Kentucky, 43-year-old grandmother Angel Johnson died after she was ejected from her semi truck when she lost control and collided with a guard rail on the I-64.

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Feb 15 15:38

Joe Biden’s Two-Front Battle Against Covid and Climate Change May Trigger Severe Food Shortages for U.S. Consumers

In the United States, the local farmers, it seems, are being squeezed out of business, or paid not to grow food, while Big Agriculture is more concerned with exporting its supplies than keeping domestic food stocks safe and affordable. -- In an effort to fight two wars at the same time – against a pandemic as well as purported climate change – the Biden administration risks putting the United States on a crash course with food shortages and soaring prices as early as this year.