@EricHolthaus – new IPCC report calls for ‘…rigorous backing to systematically dismantle capitalism’

From “the stupid, it burns” department comes this very revealing statement (h/t to Dr. Roger Piekle Sr.) from Eric Holthaus, who’s apparently a socialist cheerleader:

He adds:

Source: Twitter

Such a mature, forward thinking, open-minded person Eric Holthaus is. /sarc

Here is his rationale:

Here is the IPCC Chapter4 text in a larger form:

Just a few reminders about Eric Holthaus and his credibility:


Then there was the flying debacle:

Then a year later, suddenly, flying is OK again.


In my opinion, Holthaus is overtly emotional, clueless, and has no critical thinking skills, as are many of the social justice warriors he pals around with.

My best advice to Eric Holthaus, and in fact all of the people in the IPCC that prepare these reports…


Then, if you survive, and can actually get past the border, come back and tell us why capitalism is so bad compared to that starving, filthy, pet-eating, totalitarian social paradise.

In the meantime, we can only pray that somebody will take his Twitter account away. IMHO, he’s a danger to himself and others.



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October 9, 2018 9:37 am

Mandatory mental health check before being allowed to use Twitter, I’m all for it.

Reply to  PiperPaul
October 9, 2018 9:52 am

“In the meantime, we can only pray that somebody will take his Twitter account away. IMHO, he’s a danger to himself and others.”

“Mandatory mental health check before being allowed to use Twitter, I’m all for it.”

I’m not for it. I think he should be allowed to say anything he wants unless he is calling for illegal activity or it is libel. I don’t want my freedom of speech taken away, so let’s not call for taking away the freedom of speech of our opponents.

Reply to  coaldust
October 9, 2018 10:11 am

In total agreement. There’s plenty enough government intervention in just about every aspect of our lives. We most certainly do not need more.

Reply to  JMichna
October 9, 2018 10:59 am

I against censoring him as well, though not because of freedom of speech concerns. Let him spout his nonsense where all may hear. Any right thinking individual will see through his BS. The more foolish he and his followers act, the more clearly they will be seen as fools. The more crazy they act, the more they will be ignored.
Although the crazies seem to be vast in number, in actual fact there are many, many more who quietly go about their business as usual. They need to see these idiots for what they are. Silencing them is not the answer here.

Reply to  wyoskeptic
October 9, 2018 11:05 am

Best answer so far.


Reply to  wyoskeptic
October 9, 2018 3:15 pm

Mandatory mental health check ?

Questioning someones mental health because you do not like their politics is a dispicable lefty trick. No place here.

Charles Higley
Reply to  coaldust
October 9, 2018 11:11 am

Yes, you want people to know how many loons are out there and that they vote. It stimulates the sane people to go and vote to cancel the loons, at least.

Reply to  coaldust
October 9, 2018 11:50 am

+1. It is very good he speaks up. And I’m also in for free expression even for people who can be considered to miss some gears.

As long as he’s not libeling or planning crimes for others to make.

Michael Lemaire
Reply to  coaldust
October 9, 2018 12:00 pm

I agree, but I would love to see a compulsory display of IQ on all twits, and an IQ filter app…

Reply to  Michael Lemaire
October 10, 2018 7:25 am

Who needs it? It’s rather obvious from his tweets.

Reply to  PiperPaul
October 9, 2018 10:32 am

PiperPaul says, “Mandatory mental health check before being allowed to use Twitter, I’m all for it.”

@EricHolthaus has 458k followers. The mandatory mental health checks need to be expanded to followers as well.


Reply to  Bob Tisdale
October 9, 2018 2:06 pm

Most sane people don’t have time for following twits on Twitter. They’re busy practicing capitalism, making a living, building things, paying bills, having children, working and playing in the outdoors and teaching the next generation about what is important–and REAL.

Of those “458k followers,” I’d bet 400K are bots, 50k are journo trendspotters and 8k are the idle, over-medicated rich chicks in Greenwich, CT who give themselves angst about whether their $200 t-shirts are fair-trade, their $30 kale plates are organic, and their Prius just got towed because the battery crapped out.


Reply to  Goldrider
October 10, 2018 11:30 am

I suspect your suspicion is closer than many may believe. Espcially about the angst rudden Cat Stevens, Mahler et al music lovers. But without data I am just another person with an opinion. This also applies to statistical climate model prophesies that can never be proven or unproven, but certainly don’t forecast natural reality in even the short term, and their renewable energy cures cannot deliver a solution to the supposed problem in energy physics fact, however much they are subsidised. Not enough energy, and not there when needed.

Reply to  BRian RL Catt
October 10, 2018 5:16 pm

‘Mahler et al music lovers’?
Do I read this aright? Since when has loving such ‘real’ music equated with being an AGW nutter?

Crispin in Waterloo
Reply to  Bob Tisdale
October 10, 2018 1:20 am

I am not advocating wasting resources giving out mental health checks. At least some of those 458,000 ‘followers’ are there out of morbid fascination. I have to admit, the guy is entertaining. Just don’t try anything he suggests at home.

The married family unit is the building block of society. I am sorry he couldn’t keep his together. Maybe he can work on that. Keeping an entire global society together is slightly more challenging.

When he gets the first challenge in hand we can discuss how to rule the world over coffee.

In the meantime if he can keep 458,000 others who also ‘know not the disease nor the cure’ busy in their corner, that would give real solutions a chance to emerge.

Reply to  PiperPaul
October 9, 2018 12:37 pm

I wouldn’t trust those in charge of administering mental health checks to be anymore sane than those they “check.” Imagine having the power to blame US!

Reply to  PiperPaul
October 9, 2018 12:40 pm

Piper, I wouldn’t trust those in charge of administering these mental health checks of being anything but unstable themselves. Anyone with even an iota of authority and a government check would more than likely abuse both.

Komrade Kuma
Reply to  PiperPaul
October 9, 2018 3:19 pm

No, leave him on the loose. He is the epitome of the Great Green Blobbites. Let his crazy, deluded message be heard by all the world. I mean he is one of the great comedians of our time, not that he is in the slightest bit aware of it.

Reply to  PiperPaul
October 9, 2018 11:02 pm

Here is a heuristic for that “Mandatory mental health check”:
1. If you WANT to use Twitter, you fail the health check.
2. If you HAVE to use Twitter (against your better judgement) to make people eat their own words, you pass. But you must be closely monitored for signs of infection.

Reply to  PiperPaul
October 10, 2018 5:11 am

Mandatory mental health check? Waste of time. There are too many people like him whose connection to reality is tenuous at it’s best.

But no one is getting in Eric’s face to point out the obvious to him: where does he think the money comes from to deal with climate this-and-that?

Ye, I believe he is completely disconnected from reality, needs his own bicycle paths, and should get off the soylattecoffee chugging permanently. He’s less a loon than he is one of those who are disconnected from the real world. Where does his income originate? Grant money? If so, no surprises. He doesn’t EARN anything, nor does he contribute anything worthwhile to society.

I see a downward spiral there, probably prolonged but very real.

October 9, 2018 9:48 am

Here is another deranged “liberal”, maybe we should start a charity to help them get treatment, and maybe some academic psychologists should research the condition:


Gary Pearse
Reply to  climanrecon
October 9, 2018 9:58 am

The Posr Normaks have taken over mental health soecialties too! S Lewandowski would give good health certs to all these neurotics.

Reply to  climanrecon
October 10, 2018 5:29 am

Google is a profit-based company, isn’t it? If this rather silly person at Google were deprived of the income he now receives as a Google exec, wouldn’t it inconvenience him somewhat? He’s entitled to his opinion as a private citizen, but using his position at Google to force it down the throats of the general public says he’s too immature to have the position he occupies.

October 9, 2018 9:48 am

The real agenda is coming through loud and clear. Destroying capitalism is the best way to drag the developed world down to the level of the developing world. Climate reparations have nothing to do with advancing the developing world, but of destroying the developed world.

Holthaus is a clear example of how emotional triggers can drive someone insane and the IPCC/UNFCCC depends on this fragile nature of the human brain to push their repressive agenda.

Ed Reid
Reply to  co2isnotevil
October 9, 2018 10:00 am

The ultimate goal of the CAGW activists is a global vegan commune of about 1 billion souls, run by some subset of the tinpot despots represented in the UN General Assembly. The mind boggles!

Reply to  Ed Reid
October 9, 2018 11:07 am

The problem is that many of the activists, especially those in the developed world, are deluded into thinking they’re saving the world and this leads to a guilt driven self righteous indignation that blinds them to reality. What they fail to understand is that the world does need to be saved, but it needs to be saved from the IPCC/UNFCCC and not from the bogus claims they make to support their existence and agenda.

On the developed world side, guilt and fear drives CAGW alarmism, while in the developing world, the driver is greed, envy and in the case of China, a great opportunity to advance themselves at the expense of the developed world.

Doc Chuck
Reply to  co2isnotevil
October 9, 2018 5:45 pm

Right you are. As tempting as dismissive labeling is, Eric is no more ‘crazy’ than the Trumpster is. This poor hyper-socialized fellow has great difficulty accounting for his relative blessings to a like-minded social circle in ways they would satisfy them, and so he is on the hook to virtue signal to offset some of that self-grandiose guilt; replacing a humble gratitude to One he can’t bring himself to name. He just wants to rise to personal responsibility — for it all!

Crispin in Waterloo
Reply to  co2isnotevil
October 10, 2018 1:35 am


You must accept that they are using “feelings-based evidence”.

You know you have guessed the right answer when it feels right. Get lots of friends to agree they feel the same way about that answer and presto, a consensus!

With a consensus you can rule the world.

Reply to  Crispin in Waterloo
October 10, 2018 9:46 am


Don’t mean ‘feelings based rhetoric’? I don’t see any evidence …

Reply to  co2isnotevil
October 9, 2018 12:28 pm

but if you destroy capitalism…who’s going to send all that money to prop up the third world countries

Reply to  Latitude
October 9, 2018 12:31 pm

When as logic ever applied to the alarmist agenda?

October 9, 2018 9:48 am

The guy’s off his trolly.

I just followed some of his links. Scary pant’s.

A reactionary climate alarmist by his own admission!

And can someone help me here please. In the last tweet he says “I’m drunk” “I’m getting divorced, tomorrow is my five-year anniversary”

Firstly, we’re supposed to take note of the rantings of a drunk?

Then, who would post a comment on his marital status online, or did I get that wrong, was he meaning something else he’s getting divorced from.

If not, perhaps his wife got fed up of eating vegetation alone and pushing a pram everywhere when she could reasonably afford a perfectly good SUV.

Honestly, were it not for the internet these lunatics wouldn’t be given the time of day by the local tramp (hobo?) never mind the ability to publish their insane rantings.

Reply to  HotScot
October 9, 2018 10:11 am

He’s taken the climate change prediction models to heart: make enough claims to justify every possible outcome, then add a few more for good measure, and in the future focus attention on the few you got right and claim wisdom and foresight.

Reply to  HotScot
October 9, 2018 10:33 am

No you read it right his wife of 5 years wants a divorce .. they broke up in march from his feed


Phillip Bratby
October 9, 2018 9:53 am

Give the guy a straight-jacket and a padded cell.

Reply to  Phillip Bratby
October 9, 2018 10:27 am

…..And maybe Dr. Christine Blaisey Ford could be his live-in shrink?

Reply to  Tom
October 10, 2018 3:14 am

Maybe she already is …. and that’s whats wrong with him!

October 9, 2018 9:54 am

He’s getting divorced? Does one suspect that his wife is tired of his BS? Maybe he can hook up with that obese Antifa lady directing traffic in Portland just because she “said so”. He’s a vegan so as to reduce is “carbon” footprint”, and the lack of protein has severely affected his brain.

Ben of Houston
Reply to  John
October 9, 2018 12:04 pm

Come on, guys, don’t kick a man while he’s down. Get at his hypocrisy or his politics, but leave his social life alone

Reply to  Ben of Houston
October 9, 2018 1:59 pm

You’re right and I know that. But I’m only human and this idiot expects to be taken seriously. He doesn’t even have the basic sense that most kids have that if you’re saying something that nobody agrees with, maybe you should rethink it at least once.
And, the rest of the Eco-Left Fascists may not be quite so far off their rockers as this guy clearly is but they sure are serious about their intentions toward our rights and economic beliefs. So it looks like a no holds barred fight to me. The fact that this loony is on the other side assures me that we are most certainly in the right.

Greg Cavanagh
Reply to  Ben of Houston
October 9, 2018 7:19 pm

Under normal circumstances I would agree with you, but in this case he’s the one advertising his divorce. He’s probably after the sympathy vote.

The man doesn’t understand his own destructive personality traits.

October 9, 2018 9:55 am

He’s thinking of getting a vasectomy.

Start at the chinline…..

Reply to  Jim
October 9, 2018 10:30 am


“Start at the chinline…..”

And move up.

AGW is not Science
October 9, 2018 9:57 am

“that accepts science” – LMAO, let me translate that for you – “that supports the politically motivated crap dressed up as “science” that I BELIEVE IN” – Tell you what, Eric – let us know when the Climate Nazis have a scrap of empirical evidence (you know, ACTUAL SCIENCE) that supports the ridiculous notion that CO2 drives temperature. Like it never has according to any observation. Until then, just STFU.

Alan Watt, Climate Denialist Level 7
October 9, 2018 9:58 am


Don’t you think that’s excessively harsh? How about a month to start? Or perhaps just one week in N. Korea?

(absolutely no insensitivity to the people suffering in those two countries is intended by this comment).

Tom in Florida
October 9, 2018 9:59 am

“In my opinion, Holthaus is overtly emotional, clueless, and has no critical thinking skills..”

Agree. This is what happens when you don’t eat enough meat. I say this as I lunch on a sandwich of beautiful, rare Boar’s Head top round on a fresh baked hard roll which I hollowed out to allow for more meat. Topped with a thin slice of Swiss, a local grown full of flavor tomato slice and some spicy mustard. I just got back from the gym so perhaps I’ll have two.

John W. Garrett
October 9, 2018 10:03 am

Yikes! That guy is an actual nutjob.

Reply to  John W. Garrett
October 9, 2018 10:34 am

Just your standard bipolar, note the mood swings

October 9, 2018 10:04 am

Pathetic !

That’s all.

October 9, 2018 10:05 am

“We have wished, we ecofreaks, for a disaster… to bomb us into the stone age, where we might live like Indians, with our localism, our appropriate technology, our gardens, our homemade religion, guilt free at last.” -Stewart Brand, Whole Earth Catalogue
“If we don’t overthrow capitalism, we don’t have a chance of saving the world ecologically.” -Judi Bari, Earth First
“Free Enterprise really means rich people get richer. They have the freedom to exploit and psychologically rape their fellow human beings in the process. Capitalism is destroying the earth.” -Helen Caldicott, Union of Concerned Scientists
“A New World Order is required to deal with the Climate Change crisis.” -Gordon Brown, ex UK Prime Minister
“The greatest hope for the Earth lies in religionists and scientists uniting to awaken the world to its near fatal predicament and then leading mankind out of the bewildering maze of international crises into the future Utopia of humanist hope.“ -Club of Rome, Goals for Mankind
“In socialism people line up for bread. In capitalism bread lines up for people.”
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Reply to  Eric Simpson
October 9, 2018 2:03 pm

They remind me of the early acolytes of Marx. Horrible to think what resulted from that wretched mind. Horrible to think what might result from the modern version.

Bryan A
October 9, 2018 10:05 am

In the meantime, we can only pray that somebody will take his Twitter account away. IMHO, he’s a danger to himself and others.
Perhaps Daily reporting of inappropriate tweets??

Larry Geiger
October 9, 2018 10:06 am

So. He cries. He stomps his little footie. He says exactly what he’s going to do. To help all of us. And tells us what we should also do.

AND THEN… He takes it all back. Gets married. Has a child. Flies in a plane. What else has he committed to that he never intended to follow. He doesn’t say but I’ll guess there are plenty more. How many times has he been to McDonalds the past year :-).

October 9, 2018 10:07 am

Two questions:

1. Did SR15 make Eric Holthaus cry?
2. Has he been able to return to work?

Last I heard, he was so traumatized by the election of President Trump, that he couldn’t go to work. Which raises a third question:

3. Has Eric Holthaus ever actually had a real job?

Reply to  David Middleton
October 9, 2018 1:53 pm

I’m gonna say that the GDP probably went up while he was off work. Maybe he is personally responsible for the strength of the economy under Trump, just by being out of it!

D. Anderson
October 9, 2018 10:10 am

Advocating vivil war is now within the Overton Window.

D. Anderson
Reply to  D. Anderson
October 9, 2018 10:16 am

civil war. I wish Anthony would redo the editing feature.

D. Anderson
Reply to  Anthony Watts
October 9, 2018 10:46 am

Thanks Anthony. It is outrageous what happened to you.

Reply to  Anthony Watts
October 9, 2018 10:55 am

In the meantime, we can all agree that not having the editing feature suvks. (^_^)

Reply to  Robert Kernodle
October 9, 2018 11:52 am

(unedited) Made it on the first go.

Reply to  Anthony Watts
October 9, 2018 11:18 am

But you could add a preview feature, that doesn’t imply any editing of existing entries in the database, so simpler and safer.

And a tag check feature, as people sometimes misspell a tag, or fail a balance tags.

Reply to  D. Anderson
October 9, 2018 1:54 pm

What’s wrong with vival war? I never liked those damn vivals anyway.

John Endicott
Reply to  john
October 10, 2018 9:31 am

those vivals are a menace that needs to be wiped out. (And I hear they kick puppies and hate children too).

Gary Pearse
October 9, 2018 10:11 am

I think a book with these kinds of rants from the “scientists ^тм” in the style of Mark Steyn’s explosive book on M Mann “…Disgrace to the Profession..” which was based on quotes from scientists about Mann. When people say I wont listen to anyone but peer reviewed “scientists”, it would be a handy reference on these guys. This is a good project now that these guys are unabashedly coming out of the largest closet the world has ever known.

October 9, 2018 10:12 am

I’m not sure that article indicates that he is flying again.

Reply to  Jeff in Calgary
October 9, 2018 2:05 pm

I don’t know, man. He’s really out there!

Steve O
October 9, 2018 10:14 am

Well, as CO2 emissions are directly linked to prosperity, the less capitalism we have, the less prosperity we can expect.

October 9, 2018 10:17 am

The after-tax net income of many companies is probably in the 5-10% range, as you suggest. For many, it is less. For some, there is no net income. However, Microsoft and Apple (and Google?) have after-tax net income well in excess of 10%. And I don’t read the text as saying to take the profits. It’s more of that SJW “divest yourself of all the bad stocks and invest in renewables” idiocy.

Thomas Homer
October 9, 2018 10:20 am

Eric is a vegetarian?

Shall we trace the vegetarian food chain backwards?
– vegetarians consume vegetation
– vegetation consumes Carbon Dioxide

That’s about as direct as you can get to the base of the food chain: CO2

– Carbon Based life forms need Carbon

Bryan A
October 9, 2018 10:28 am

Mr Holthaus
Why would you want to be vegan and destroy the carbon sink in such fashion??

You can have my Capitalism when you can pry it from my Cold Dead Fingers

Robert W Turner
October 9, 2018 10:28 am

Ironically the useful idiots have become so idiotic that they have actually become useful for our side. Someone give this loon his own show so that everyone can witness the level of stupid that is the CACA crowd.

John the Econ
October 9, 2018 10:33 am

I guess one upside of social media is that we get detailed documentation of the messed up minds of our supposed social/political/media elite.

David L Hagen
October 9, 2018 10:34 am

Transport Fuel Investment: $0.5 Trillion/year
For perspective, OPEC predicts:

In the period to 2040, the required global oil sector investment is estimated at $11 trillion.

OPEC’s World Oil Outlook 2018 launched in Algiers
In round numbers, this implies investing ~ $100,000 per flowing barrel per day of new oil developed.
I expect most people wish to have transport to work and vacation.
To understand the magnitude of the task, 4%/year depletion plus 1%/year growth from population and economic growth indicates 5%/year replacement & growth needed.
At 100 billion bbl/day, 5%/yr = 5 million bbl/day production of new oil will be needed every year.
$500 billion/5 million bbl/day = $100,000 / bbl/day.

David L Hagen
Reply to  David L Hagen
October 9, 2018 10:45 am

OPEC actually predicts 14.5 million bbl/day world growth in oil production in the 23 years from 2017 to 2040, from 97.2 to 111.7 million bbl/day. That is growth of ~0.63 million bbl/day every year. See OPEC report page 10 table.

October 9, 2018 10:35 am

He’s vegetarian because of his supposed ‘carbon footprint’.
No interest in animal welfare or the conditions under which they’re raised, kept, and finally slaughtered it seems.
I’d say that he’s got his priorities wrong.

M Courtney
October 9, 2018 10:35 am

Well the European markets just closed. And they haven’t moved.

No impact from the end of the world in twelve years. The costs of the environmental disasters are already costed in without anyone noticing. And also the costs of all the new regulations that the report expects to be implemented… they haven’t moved anything either.

If even Europe acknowledges that the IPCC report is meaningless then it’s over.
We Sceptics have won.

October 9, 2018 10:43 am

This chap has not the foggiest notion of what capitalism is. If he did then he would know that it is a fact of life and cannot be dismantled. Otherwise all trade would cease. It is inequitable capitalism that he beefs about and I go along with that. Politicians have a duty to ensure that trade is basically equitable; but it is obvious that they just do not do that; for they are human beings like the rest of us.

Dismantling capitalism is an oxymoron; for it merely replaces motivation with coercion and concentration of corruptable power. Witness Venezuela.👎

Reply to  Alasdair
October 9, 2018 4:15 pm

As long as there is no coercion involved, all trades are inherently fair.

Coercion is already against the law.

Greg Cavanagh
Reply to  MarkW
October 9, 2018 7:35 pm

Is putting fluoride in the town water supply coercion? or compulsion? is it illegal?

Is a government subsidy on a product coercion? It encourages the purchase and certainly influences the market. Is this illegal?

Is anything mandated by the government coercion? It’s an imposed cost that you can’t avoid if you want that product or service. Shouldn’t this also be illegal?

October 9, 2018 10:45 am

I see that he is a meterologist (or at least he says he is).

Maybe he is to Meterology what Liberace was to piano concertos*

This could be defaming Liberace. When he wasn’t being a total drama queen, he could play the piano rather well as well as reducing well know concertos to 12 bars.

Jackson Ireland
October 9, 2018 10:50 am

This guy is insane. No wonder he got divorced.

October 9, 2018 10:56 am

This guy needs sympathy, not ridicule.
He obviously has some kind of mental disorder.

October 9, 2018 10:58 am

Soy boy isn’t getting enough nutrition to think critically.

M__ S__
October 9, 2018 10:59 am

Marxism is alive and well at the IPCC

—Destroy free markets
—Destroy property rights
—Destroy individual liberty

Apparently only a totalitarian hard left dictatorship is acceptable.

Nothing new revealed here.

Peter Muller
October 9, 2018 11:01 am

So why does anybody care what this self-absorbed, emotional slave says about climate or anything else? Gee, he has a Masters from Columbia (i.e. thanks for trying, now here’s your MA and please leave) on “The Social Justice of Weather: Risk management for development in Latin America and the Caribbean” and one year at U of Arizona “working” on a PhD on a similar topic (LinkedIn profile). Typical alarmist m.o., ‘you all need to listen to me because I’m special and the rest of you really just can’t understand your situation’. Pound sand Eric.

Reply to  Peter Muller
October 9, 2018 11:33 am

The social justice of weather? HAHAHAHAHA!!! I’m surprised he’s not on the weather channel, trotting around in a rain slicker and bleating about global warming causing more hurricanes.

October 9, 2018 11:03 am

Summary of IPCC SR15:

… uses crap data in crap models, conceived on crap fundamental assumptions, to render crap predictions to scare the crap out of people.

Joel O'Bryan
October 9, 2018 11:04 am

I realize this guy Holthaus is a Leftist loon, a product of the feel good, participation trophy, safe-space college world he grew up in — unprepared to face life kicking sand in your face, but this is kinda like cyber bullying the nerdy little kid in the elementary school yard who can’t stop wetting himself in class if someone drops a book on the floor to scare him.

I mean when you see an adult with a maturity level of a 9 yr old, should we feel sorry for him or keep telling him to grow-up/man-up? I think the verdict from his wife was clear on that.

Jon Salmi
October 9, 2018 11:11 am

Eric and his socialist/totalitarian friends are constantly raging against Capitalism. They all seem to want some form of cradle-to-grave government care/control of everyone. They always point to the Fenno-Scandian countries and their free healthcare, education, retirement homes, etc. They don’t seem to realize that is the booming Capitalist economies of these countries that allow for these government-paid programs.

Reply to  Jon Salmi
October 9, 2018 4:18 pm

Once the oil fields run dry, even booming capitalist economies won’t be able to support these government paid programs.

In my experience, most socialists have such a high opinion of themselves that they are convinced that in a fair world, they would be amongst the best paid.
Since they aren’t, that’s proof that the world isn’t fair and needs to be overturned.

Greg Cavanagh
Reply to  MarkW
October 9, 2018 7:44 pm

My nephew dropped out of school in year 10, lives at home with mum and dad, but is convinced he’s going to be a millionaire by the time he’s 30. I give him slim chance of ever waking up to himself, no matter how hard life gets for him.

son of mulder
October 9, 2018 11:12 am

The technical term is that he’s an “Idiot”.

Peta of Newark
October 9, 2018 11:17 am

This is what is wrong with Eric. It is what is wrong with vast numbers of people.
It is The Root Cause of climate alarmism, plastic alarmism, diesel alarmism, _________(fill in your own choice) alarmism.
The Vegetarian Myth: Food, Justice, and Sustainability is a 2009 book by Lierre Keith

From the wiki describing the book:

Keith is an ex-vegetarian who believes vegetarianism has damaged her health, and others. Keith argues that agriculture is destroying not only human health but entire ecosystems, such as the North American prairie and destroys topsoil.

The book resulted in extreme controversy, going as far as Keith being physically assaulted at a book reading.
Aric McBay says that Keith is not being provocative for the sake of it, rather she believes vegetarians have the right impulse but are misinformed about the facts.
Ian Fitzpatrick wrote that the book is at the core about the unsustainable nature of modern agriculture, but is “disguised” as a treaty against vegetarianism.
Susan Schenck said the book was “full of hard core indisputable research” and praised its take down of the cholesterol myth and the impacts of soy which she says is causing Alzheimer’s, early puberty, undescended testicles, and cancer.

No. Climate Change doesn’t cause shrunken balls. Soya does.
The boys got away lightly to still even have any balls after eating soya – so full of fake estrogens it would and does turn male anythings into female anythings

And a physical attack. On a girl reading a book.
Nice. Ad Hom gets up close and personal

Some UK figures:
Active UK taxpayers (non-public sector workers) pay £5,000 per year for healthcare from the NHS
On top of that, they pay easily £1,600 more to fund their ‘local authority’s’ spend on Social Care for the elderly.
Government has said it wants an extra £2,000 per year for the NHS within the next 15 years.
Government now says it wants a £30,000 lump sum for it to pay for care for elderly people – equating to a whole year’s salary out of a typical 40 year working life so = 2.5% tax on gross earnings.
65%+ already goes in mandatory take.
Now thinking of a 0.5% annual tax on the value of your house = another £1,250 annually.
To fund local services apparently, where 50% of local service is care for the elderly.
And now, girls of 60 year old+ have been told they have to work until age= 66 before being able to get a pension. Just like that. Out of the blue.

Do you still maintain that ‘Things Have Never Been Better’?

Be gentle on Eric. He is not intrinsically bad.
Just a bit misguided.

Reply to  Peta of Newark
October 9, 2018 2:08 pm

That explains plenty!

Clovis Marcos
October 9, 2018 11:20 am

Everyone should follow Eric. His disappointment when disasters fail to unfold is palpable.

October 9, 2018 11:27 am

Dismantling capitalism is all we need to know that the latest bilge spewed by the IPCC has nothing to do with science.

October 9, 2018 11:36 am

Oh, I remember this guy from that ridiculous airport tweet. Here’s some news for him…by producing a child, he has greatly increased his carbon footprint, far more than if he flew every single day, ate nothing but meat, and drove a gas guzzler. What a hypocrite.

Greg Cavanagh
Reply to  Robin
October 9, 2018 7:37 pm

If Eric takes responsibility for his daughter’s carbon footprint. Does that mean that his daughter has no responsibility, and therefor has no carbon footprint?

October 9, 2018 11:44 am

The thing is, even though Holthaus has a track record of not being too accurate, he’s right on this socialist claim.

I’ve also seen a number of tweets from Hayhoe regarding skeptics claims of a socialist conspiracy. Wonder how this contradiction is going to play out.

October 9, 2018 11:49 am

I’m not a doctor and I don’t play one on tv, but that guy really needs help.

Clyde Spencer
October 9, 2018 11:59 am

I think the situation is worse than this misguided individual’s bipolar rants. It seems to me that he is symptomatic of most of those living in metropolises along the east and left coasts. Those of their ilk can even be found in some of the larger cities in Texas! That is, there seems to be a stark ideological contrast between the ‘deplorables’ living in ‘Flyover Country’ and those decadent ‘elites’ living in the centers of wealth. It reminds me of the characterizations displayed in the “Hunger Games,” or in a historical context, the perversions of the Roman aristocracy versus their agrarian colonies. It helps explain the extreme polarization in the politics of the US, and why everything is so partisan. We are two different cultures kept apart by by a common language (with apologies to Churchill.) As long as the wealthy Hollywood ‘elites,’ the denizens of the DC ‘swamp,’ and the money changers of Wall Street view themselves as superior to those with less money, they will rationalize that they know what is best for the world and behave as though they have a moral responsibility to save everyone. Consider Soros! Then there is the observation of Lord Acton: “Power corrupts…”

Harry Passfield
October 9, 2018 12:00 pm

Is this guy the son of Figueres?

Joel Snider
October 9, 2018 12:03 pm

That’s the thing about Progressives – their elitist conceit won’t LET them shut-up.

This is all this was ever about.
The control mechanism to replace religion.

October 9, 2018 12:15 pm

Oddly he is missing the one thing he could do that would have the biggest impact ‘ stop existing ‘ any other action is merely an excuses for ‘destroying the planet ‘

Joel Snider
Reply to  knr
October 9, 2018 12:26 pm

He’s saving that one for us.

October 9, 2018 12:25 pm

Holthaus needs a one way ticket to a rubber room.

Louis Hunt
October 9, 2018 12:36 pm

Unlike polar bears and penguins, Eric Holthaus is bi-polar. The pajama boy is an emotional roller coaster! I wouldn’t trust him to decide the future of the local sewage plant, let alone the future of the planet.

October 9, 2018 1:53 pm

He needs a good therapist

October 9, 2018 2:59 pm

Maurice Strong has come back to life !!

October 9, 2018 3:52 pm

Closing most of the mental asylums was clearly a bad idea.

October 9, 2018 4:29 pm

CAGW has always been a political phenomenon, not a physical one.

The objective of CAGW has always been that of a sledgehammer used by Leftist governments to destroy capitalism.

Ironically, once CAGW has to be disconfirmed given the overwhelming empirical evidence showing its inefficacy, the blowback against the Left will be epic once taxpayers around the world realize that $10’s of trillions of their hard-earned money has been wasted by Leftists for no reason whatsoever.

The bigger the lie, the harder the fall…

Patrick MJD
October 9, 2018 4:45 pm

Isn’t one of the biggest threats to the planet having children? So, he’s a confused emotional hypocrite! Yes, please won’t someone think of other Twitter users!

October 9, 2018 7:40 pm

Has anyone crowd sourced the vasectomy yet?

Reply to  Yirgach
October 10, 2018 5:13 am

I will be happy to contribute to that. I know a real good veterinarian who is quick, merciless, and guarantees no offspring from the gelded male. His fee is quite reasonable, too.

October 9, 2018 8:20 pm

His name is Holthaus. It should be changed to Holtkopf.

October 10, 2018 12:00 am

Their own stupid comments are our best defense against these people. The more they tweet their ecofascism, the more people understand that it is indeed fascism.

Go spout your nonsense in Nth Korea or Venezuela. Those “paradises” need all the fools they can get.

October 10, 2018 5:21 am

Volcanoes!!! Has he paid attention to the carbon emissions load foisted on the planet by volcanoes?

There’s dozens of them emitting carbon into the atmosphere right now!! The horror! Stop up volcanoes!

He isn’t just going off his trolley. The trolley left without him a while ago.

To anyone in the path of Hurricane Michael, I hope you will be okay. It looks like a big, nasty wet one to me. I have a couple of friends in Florida. Take care of you and yours!

October 10, 2018 8:55 am

I suggest that Holthaus should move to Venezuela and stop buying anything from anyone. Instead he should make everything himself or beg stuff from others. I’m sure “Mother Nature” will “take care” of him.

Though I suspect he still goes to his local supermarket for goods.

Why is that people who claim to hate capitalism never act like it?

October 10, 2018 11:37 am

As a Great Briton I don’t know who this Hothouse person is, but he seems as conflicted and delusional in the face of worldly reality, natural facts and the laws of physics as our equally bat shit crazy George Monbiot, worthy of the Monbiot award for advanced delusional writing in a snowflake bubble. Probably a 2 Monbioter.

Crispin in Waterloo
October 10, 2018 12:32 pm

I just love the quote from the document: “Estimates suggest that…”

Talk about certainty!! OMG!

Whose estimates? What suggestion?

Did these estimates agree on the need for revenue from every company on the planet? Did they agree within ten trillion dollars a year?

I suggest they are talking through their hat and haven’t a cucking flue what they are talking about other than to demand access to funds they have not earned to spend on the whims of their connected friends.

Why aren’t they demanding, based on estimates, 10% of the turnover of socialist economies and communist party apparatchiks? Because if you are going to rob an entire global economy, go where the money is, first.

Like the publication of Mein Kampf, you can’t say later it was not stated clearly what the plan is. Honestly, it sounds as if Eric is living inside a bad Hollywood movie.

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