70 Arrested as Climate Activists Protest Against the New York Times

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

Extinction Rebellion is incensed that New York Times isn’t providing enough coverage of the climate crisis.

Arrests at protest over New York Times’ ‘unacceptable’ climate coverage

Protesters block avenue between Port Authority and NYT
Extinction Rebellion calls for better coverage of climate crisis

Amanda Holpuch in New York
 @holpuch
Sun 23 Jun 2019 06.14 AEST

A climate change protest orchestrated by the Extinction Rebellion activist group briefly blocked Eighth Avenue in New York on Saturday afternoon, between the Port Authority transit hub and the home of the New York Times.

The New York police department (NYPD) said 70 people were arrested as they called for more effective media coverage of the dangers of climate change, in a dramatic demonstration that saw people stage a die-in in front of the newspaper building and disrupt traffic in midtown Manhattan.

One protester, Donna Nicolino, told the Guardian she was ready to be arrested, because “we want the New York Times as well as all the other media to treat climate change as the crisis it is”.

The lack of coverage of the climate crisis is completely unacceptable,” said Becca Trabin, a member of Extinction Rebellion’s press and fundraising teams. “It’s a public safety crisis on a global scale.”

A spokeswoman for the New York Times, Danielle Rhoades Ha, said that in 2018 the newspaper published 795 articles about the climate, including investigative stories and dispatches from across the globe about the impact of climate change.

There is no national news organization that devotes more time, staff or resources to producing deeply reported coverage to help readers understand climate change than The New York Times,” Rhoades Ha said.

“We fully support this group’s right to express their point of view, even when we disagree with it as it relates to our coverage.”

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jun/22/new-york-times-protest-climate-crisis-coverage

For once I agree with the New York Times. In my opinion the NYT has an almost unbroken track record of publishing ridiculous climate stories and even occasionally promoting violence against climate skeptics.

I mean its kind of funny when a group of green fanatics turns on another group of greens, accuses their rivals of not being ideologically committed enough, but what exactly do Extinction Rebellion and The Guardian expect NYT to do, to up their coverage of climate change?

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124 thoughts on “70 Arrested as Climate Activists Protest Against the New York Times

  1. Huh. The Useful Idiots are complaining about the quality coming out of the propaganda machine.

  2. The Green alarmists have dug themselves down so deep they are like rats stuck in a hole turning on each other because everyone else just ignores them.
    I particularly like the idea that the NYT should copy the Guardian. Let’s hope they do just that, because the Guardian is fast running out of money, having run out of sane readers and is only surviving thanks to unusual financial support from “friends”… apparently.

      • Actually it’s living of HBSC debt which HBSC seems to be happy with so long as it can influence the narrative. It’s all part of the mess as the Guardian sale from it’s original trust owner to “Scott Trust Limited” which despite the trust in the name is not a trust it is a company.

    • Yes, but if you tell the truth you see major drop in revenues from the sale of ad space.

      It’s a real conundrum.

  3. That’s the funny story of the day and the strange news of the day given the NYT agenda reporting for oligarchs like Steyer, Bloomberg and Al Gore.

    • Al Gore an oligarch? Hardly.
      Yah gotta have billions to be an oligarch these days.

      Al Gore – an oleogarch.. works thouh.

      • Al Dork has billions. He and a buddy own and manage “Generation Investment Management, LLP. This investment management firm manages over 20 billion in investment funds. They cater only to large institutional organizations.

        If your county government or state university or country has declared that they will put all pension funds in “green” investments, then you need an investment firm to help you out. This is what Al Dork does.

        Of course, this only works if there are large institutions out there seeking to invest pension funds in green investments.

        Surprise, surprise: he also politically advocates for large investors to make it a policy to put all pension funds in green investments.

        If he gets paid / commissioned 1 / 1000 per year off of that 2 bn, he makes 2 million a year.

        To his credit, he donated all profits from Inconvenient Truth book and movie to charity.
        https://www.generationim.com/firm-overview/

    • These situations are truly puzzling. I doubt we could extract anything of these ‘useful idiot protesters’ regarding exactly why they are there, beyond utterly predictable talking points about inadequate AGW media coverage. Pretty much anybody in the WUWT reading audience could explain just how biased the NYT has been for years, and may even be able to use a bit of internet searching to show just how frequently pro-AGW stories appear there. Myself, I’ve been actively monitoring another outlet, the PBS NewsHour on their sheer bias ( http://gelbspanfiles.com/?page_id=3834 ), and it’s always amusing to see some hapless useful idiot commenter troll appear at their online broadcast transcripts regurgitating a protest about the lack of AGW news coverage. What might be interesting to find out is how the organizers behind these efforts work, since they ought to know how the mainstream media is totally in the tank on the issue. The basic question is, what do the organizers actually expect to achieve as a result of these protests? It couldn’t really be more coverage, they are essentially at a saturation point right now.

      • The ecoloons are just providing camouflage for the NYT, to delude the simple into thinking the paper might be objective because “we have critics on both the right and the left.”

      • “It couldn’t really be more coverage, they are essentially at a saturation point right now.”

        Maybe this example could be used to explain the Beer-Lambert Law to them ??

        Oh, nevermind …..

  4. As a 67 year old I am struggling to comprehend how people across the planet have been so easily brainwashed over the climate.Everyone is expected to have internet access these days-why are people not doing their own research on this? I did,and that is how I discovered this fantastic website and various others.
    To me,the world is going mad,and this site is a beacon of normality!

    • I have basically the same personal story but the pod people are all around and starting to get more aggressive as if on invisible (an unwarranted) cue. Certain family members (mostly the young) are not the same and packages are being placed all around my property. The pod leaders are now sending out the state police and the UN pod leader is pictured everywhere. Tick, tick, tick

      WUWT is an island of sanity with data and links.

    • “Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, one by one.”
      ― Charles MacKay, Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds 1841.

      It is in our species DNA. Ignoring dramatic calls of immediate danger was not a healthy response in the Pleistocene, and as a social species it is more important to belong to the group and be wrong, than to be alone and right.

      • “Ignoring dramatic calls of immediate danger was not a healthy response in the Pleistocene, and as a social species it is more important to belong to the group and be wrong, than to be alone and right.”

        Except for the few lemmings who don’t run off the cliff.

      • Charles MacKay’s book is essential reading for the climate sceptic. Witchcraft, alchemy, tulipomania, South Sea Bubbles, crusades, hauntings – MacKay goes into them all and more. But even in more enlightened times people believe in eugenics (though Hitler got it a bad press), UFOs, astrology, and plenty more. And Man-made Climate Change. Did I mention that?

        • It was shocking when I figured out that the “Progressives” were Hitler before Hitler; that the Progs were so heavily into eugenics. This is a matter of historical fact. See link below.

          Hitler took “our” (Anglosphere / USA UK) enlightened explanation for all of the misery in the world, that poor people were having too many babies, and jumped on eugencis, both positive eugenics (who should have babies) and negative (who should not), and took it to scale. He admired our eugenics activists.

          After Hitler’s whole thing became exposed to the world, the Progs had a mess in their lap. They were largely overlapping with Hitler in many idealogical ways. So, they repainted Hitler. Hitler was an arch-Prog, with a desire to make his nation a better place via top-down control. As opposed to freedom (basic civil rights, free commerce) and open government – which would be bottom-up.

          To the Progs here in USA, they could not bear to have their ways associated with Hitler. So, Hitler got painted as an arch-Conservative. This inaccurate view still holds today. The outrage and panic on the “Left” is that Donald trump secretly is Hitler II. The tip-off is – what? – the tip off, the proof, that he has all of these secret beliefs and plans, is that he is “Conservative.”

          Well, despite the fact that he is actually a melange of some conservative ideals and some liberal, while none of these are close to Hitlerian. Conservatives ARE for a strong national identity, and promoting one’s own nation first as a general direction for international relations and economic policy. Duh. This is the view of nearly all political parties EXCEPT those based on the Communist ideal of: No Countries, No Borders.

          All of the aspects of Hitler that define Hitler as Prog are downplayed since he was exposed, and his Conservative aspects are the focus. His “Nationalism” is used now as a dog whistle to Progs to perceive Trump or any conservative as NAZI. It is that simple. Wrong. Simple and Wrong. But it is working.

          [The “mysogyny” is just a ploy to create the disparagement of Trump, to soften him up for scorn in your view so the label of Hitlerian goes down easier.”]

          https://textbookhistory.com/eugenics-in-20th-century-biology-textbooks/

    • Jenny – June 24, 2019 at 6:44 am

      As a 67 year old I am struggling to comprehend how people across the planet have been so easily brainwashed over the climate

      Being 67 years old means that you probably graduated from High School in 1970, thus you were never subjected to the intense ”brainwashing” in/of Political Correctness, CAGW climate change, anti-capitalism and liberal Socialism.

      The young “under 35” people today rely heavily on internet access for doing their own research, …… but their research is strictly to re-enforce their “junk science” nurtured beliefs.

      • I am 68 and so was never brainwashed by the climate scare stories (though “The Russians Are Coming” was commonplace). After a long career in STEM I embarked on a science/maths teacher training course. I was dismayed to find that all the science (and other course as appropriate, notably Geography) took the global warming hypothesis as settled science and used it as a basis for injecting derivative concepts such as global wealth transfer and running down the fossil fuel industry. We all had various modules that we had to deliver to our guinea-pig children in class, under supervision. I couldn’t hide the fact that, after thirty years in science as a career, I found the hypothesis untenable (unlike the twenty-somethings straight from college), and immediately found myself being investigated my attitude on a wider range of topics, ultimately getting down to politics. It became obvious that nobody with anything softer than hard-left political views would complete the course. Ultimately I abandoned the course, or was expelled (it was mutual): I could not sustain the cognitive dissonance and the school could not sustain dissidents. Despite this, I taught science subsequently and, to my surprise, many of the young are skeptical beneath the surface but know what answers to tick in exams. (The brainwashing starts in junior school.) I ended up optimistic that this epic fraud will fade away, as people come to their senses one by one, again.

        • The example I use is the people who lived under communism in the former USSR.
          These people did not just have some fake news, and some brainwashing from teachers.
          It was everything, everywhere, all the time, for several generations.
          And yet, how many of them clung to what they had had shoved down their throats for their entire lives from every source?
          Almost none.

          Another example is myself and my friends and everyone we all knew when we were kids.
          We did not believe something, or anything, just because adults kept telling us we must believe it.
          We did not behave as they wished, or think what they told us to, or conduct ourselves as they insisted we conduct ourselves.
          But we knew better than to speak up about any of this at the wrong place and time.
          We knew who was cool and who was uncool.
          Cool meant people who were not brainwashed, and uncool was anyone who would turn someone in, tell on someone, or speak when they had best not.
          We knew hypocrisy when we saw and heard it, and in fact we were finely attuned to it, even as the hypocrisy of adults and those brainwashed was invisible to adults and the brainwashed.
          We all knew which adults were not feeding us BS.
          And we also knew they could not identify with us explicitly.
          Kids are not dumb, although some may be easily brainwashed. The thing is, as kids, their brains are very plastic as compared to older people. They un-brainwash very quickly. And when they realize they have been lied to, they understand the whole of it in a flash of understanding.
          There are different names and phrases that describe such flashes of insight and rapid mental realignment: Epiphany, moment of clarity, having the scales fall from ones eyes…
          We are all familiar with the concept.
          People who were the last to see, the hardest to convince, those must under the sway of the lies…these are very often the ones who understand the most completely, are the most intractable thereafter, the ones the most skeptical going forward.
          They understand by experience the sweeping breadth of it all and the pernicious nature of those who had lied to them.

      • “The Long March Through the Institutions”
        It began in the 1920s and 1930s, as a policy pushed forward by the Frankfurt School. It was identified as Cultural Marxism by the Left who recognised it would be a generations’ long program, needed to cement Marxist/Socialists ideology within the populace. Their greatest achievement was capturing academia and the whole of the education system in the West.
        They identified cultural hegemony as the mechanism used by capitalist to controls society and were determined to reconstruct society, using Cultural Marxism. Marxism would ultimately replace capitalism’s cultural hegemony, as they perceived it. The international institutions such as The UN and the World Bank and others were obvious targets, within their “long march” to capture control, along with international media outlets such as the BBC. ABC, CBC and so on.
        The common objective, needed to ensnare the wider population, and introduce the much needed fear factor, was provided by the AGW movement. The AGW movement exploded onto the scene as soon as the USSR collapsed when the wall fell in 1989. It was the essential rallying point required by the left and a direct follow on from the CND. That is one of the reasons the Green Socialists never talk about nuclear power, it is anathema to them. CND was rendered obsolete by the arms control agreements between Russia and the West. That period was a huge problem for the Frankfurt School, because its chosen rallying point for control was being destroyed, becoming obsolete, i.e. the CND.
        A new battle ground was urgently needed and almost by magic along came Hansen, Strong and others with the environment story. They set up a Senate hearing specifically, to promote scare mongering about an imaginary climate crisis, called Global Warming. They stage managed the event to the extent they chose the hottest day of the year, and disabled the committee room’s AC the night before the hearing, that is how focused they were.
        The end game remains the same, the destruction of capitalism. The key component of capitalism is energy….draw your own conclusions..
        The Left have adopted a very simple game play, but cleverly they have taken over all the rule making bodies that control the game, before getting on the pitch.
        We are in for a generations long battle to recover our social sanity.

    • People are no more mad than they ever were – it’s just that with modern means of communication, and with the 4th estate’s lack of discernment and scepticism on this particular issue, it shows so clearly.

    • I tried to engage a close relative on the issue of climate to find out why they believed in the Rubbish. They only get their news from the BBC and have never bothered to go and check the facts themselves. And despite my encouragement they had no interest in checking out the facts.

      To put it very simply: they don’t want to be faced with the prospect of having to think about it for themselves.

      • Unfortunately, intellectual laziness and self-enforced ignorance is common place today.

      • “…briefly blocked Eighth Avenue in New York…”

        Gosh, I hope none of them drowned.

        That’s one of the roads flooded by global warming, isn’t it?

      • I am not sure that had anything to do with Social Media. Bringing forward a bill like that when there is no clear idea in 27 years what happens with the final handover was stupid. Bejing did not even want the bill that stupidity was a few HK Politicians trying to suck up to China for their career and it went pear-shaped. The humor is the idiots probably just ended there careers and they will all quietly vanish.

        • You are telling me that the reported 2 million people who protested were not mobilised through social media? It has a very wide reach. Regardless of whether you agree with them or not, without social media scaremongering I doubt such a large gathering would have happened. A few shouts and banners waved by opposition politicians, without precise details of what exactly the problem was, just the same old ‘China is destroying our freedoms’ cries, that’s all it took to create mayhem? You maybe right, I may be naive, but I don’t believe it. The few violent protesters were well kitted out for a violent confrontation, as they were in this case – just passion and spontaneity of course, no coordination, nothing sinister, nothing to see here folks – but emboldened by guaranteed monetary reward on a rising scale, as their level of violence increased, as I am sure they were in this case also. Dark forces at work.

  5. Well, this comes as a shock to nobody with a working brain. The left will eat its own. Always.

    Or as I say to people who think its ok to punch nazis: you do realize that someone on the political spectrum thinks YOU are a nazi. Now what>

  6. “….in a dramatic demonstration that saw people stage a die-in in front of the newspaper building……”

    Sounds a bit like the Judean Peoples Front, Crack Suicide Squad from “The Life of Brian”

  7. In addition, children are used …
    I associate it wrong.
    With Chinese red guards, “Lord of the Flies” …

  8. “There is no national news organization that devotes more time, staff or resources to distort climate science and distort policy with oligarch money to fool readers in understanding climate change than The New York Times.”

    Fixed it.

    Do your own research in this case because science, science news, and science policy has been warped by agenda groups more than any time in history. It’s the Scopes Monkey Trial all over again 100x and the joke is on you the new test monkey.

    http://www.drroyspencer.com/wp-content/uploads/UAH_LT_1979_thru_February_2018_v6.jpg

    http://climate4you.com/images/PDO%20MonthlyIndexSince1979%20With37monthRunningAverage.gif

    https://www.climate4you.com/images/PDO%20MonthlyIndexSince1979%20With37monthRunningAverage.gif

    https://www.climate4you.com/images/NOAA%20SST-NorthAtlantic%20GlobalMonthlyTempSince1979%20With37monthRunningAverage.gif

  9. This is tactical not factual. It doesn’t matter if the NYTimes is the most simpering apologist for the consensus this side of the pond and blathers about unreliable attempts to attribute any contemporary extreme weather to AGW.

    This is perfect cover for folks who are skeptical . . . . of their coverage on the skeptical side. They old must be telling like it is is the left and the right are mad at them cunard.

  10. They are saying, “Listen ‘ere green newspaper, if you can’t be a bit more green, we’ll punch you in the nose”.

  11. It’s just Kabuki leftwing showmanship. As if the Times was some “right wing” entity.

    It just shows you how visceral and extreme the Greenshirts actually are. They dream of an enforced PC tyranny state. Seizing property, imprisoning “deniers”, total educational and media indoctrination.

    Sadly, even the Trump administration tries to split hairs with them. Pence and Tapper interview this weekend was pathetic. Rather then call out the left-wing “science” cartel for what it is it’s all piecemeal deflection. Where is that “Red Team” Pruitt floated so early on in the administration?

    Weakness is what emboldens fanatics.

    • Weakness is what emboldens fanatics.

      Yep. The worst thing you can do is to back down and apologize. Jordan Peterson has an interesting take on the problem.

      You never apologize to a mob. You’re not dealing with individuals who you can reestablish a relationship with. You’re dealing with a soulless idea that has people in its possession. link

      Never accept that you have to play the game by the mob’s rules. The postmodern Marxists’ only rule is that they have to win.

  12. One protester, Donna Nicolino, told the Guardian she was ready to be arrested, because “we want the New York Times as well as all the other media to treat climate change as the crisis it is”.

    For a minute I thought maybe Dana Nuccitelli had gone Trans.

  13. I will be glad if Solar Cycle 25 is really dead like 25% below that of Cycle 24 so these clowns will be exposed even more over this nonsense of man-made global warming.

    • Not in the cards but do look at the series of SC 12-16 for the ups and downs and collective effects of that grouping.

  14. I hope that looney tunes actions like this make people think (but then again…). I can’t imagine radical special interest groups dictating to the media what is news, but then the MSM has become fake news.

    • These people have to stop faking die-ins if they want to really be newsworthy and help save the planet. Fake news simply doesn’t cut through like it used to so it’s the Kool Aid or nothing for impact nowadays.

  15. I wonder – how many people were arrested at the last “demonstration” in front of Trump Tower? Seventy? Seven? None?

    Only article I can find is from 2016. The number was “none.”

    Lesson, here, folks – annoy the nomenklatura, the heavy hand of their enforcers will fall upon you. Annoy their enemies, they will cheer you on.

  16. Extinction Rebellion is acting like the Red Guards, fanging anyone they see as insufficiently zealous.

      • Oh, for the full deck of PC intersectionality, a transsexual, person of color,Muslim, vegan, disabled person. And I am sure I forgot some designated victim group.

      • No need to imagine, its mostly true: many those who want me to believe the “settled climate science” also believe in astrology, auras, chiropractic, acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine, homeopathy, reincarnation, etc.

        Our Esteemed Prime Minister Socks Zoolander here in Canada believes in cupping. No, don’t look it up, its as stupid as he is, but hey! Climate Extinction makes sense, yeah?

  17. Outrage and moral indignation assage the guilt of these privileged first-world dwellers, who lack the tools required to make meaningful contributions to society.

    The extraordinary achievements of; Scientists, Engineers, Technicians, and Craftsmen create the conditions required for these Freeloaders to ply their useless trade. It takes a special breed of stupid to be simultaneously unaware of the brutality of the natural world and the luxury bestowed upon modern humankind.

    Ironically, they doubtlessly fancy themselve’s better than the “Morlocks” with so much dirt under their nails. Tofu, yogurt, yoga, alfalfa sprouts, NPR, soy meat, soy lattes, Prius, Free Tibet bumper sticker, bubble tea, solar panels, MSNBC, glamping trips, and wealthy parents…..we see you for what you aren’t.

  18. One group of believers in unicorns telling another group of believers in unicorns that they should do more against, eh, the unicorns.

    You can’t make it up.

  19. So the next questions is will the Times come out swinging to defend their coverage of AGW or not? How aggressive will the defence be if they do? I expect that any defence they do offer will be in the lines of them maintaining journalistic integrity and that, although ER are essentially correct, they (NYT) must continue down the high road of journalism.

  20. In the new religion, one must be holier than thou.

    Matthew 23:19 “You blind men, which is more important, the offering, or the altar that sanctifies the offering?

  21. now thats funny;-) in a warped way
    795 nyt fearmongering items and theyre still not happy?
    wonder which few of them actually READ the nyt daily anyway?
    @365 days a yr the papers nauseatingly promoting some crud at least 2x an edition
    notice the didnt glue themselves to thr rds…
    reckon NY TRAFFIC might be a lot less “forgiving”? lol

    I see the german police did haul away the greentards at the coalmine protest in Aachen

  22. Greens eating greens, hilarious! Didn’t this happen a year or so ago? I thought it would domino, I hope to see more of this, great entertainment.

  23. Rulers throughout the ages have tended to go along the religion of the day, to avoid being voted out or worse, one almost feels sorry for the zealots, they will never know who is onside, and who is just pretending. Poor lambs.

  24. The “Ultra Crazy Left” will never be satisfied. Give an inch and they will demand a light year !!!

  25. The Democratic Party/Globalist Party has successfully created a brainwashed cult, and now we get to see it backfire as their own creation begins to self destruct. *grabs popcorn

  26. What was the cost of protection from getting run over prior to getting arrested? Next time don’t arrest to see how long they last in the street. Add AOC to the group next time for the sport of it.

  27. “… in a dramatic demonstration that saw people stage a die-in…”

    I wonder how long ’til they embrace revolutionary suicide.

  28. These people are so messed up ……. Occupy Extinction is way more apropos for the current anthropogenic bad weather movement.

  29. I think this is just another sign that the alarmists feel like they are losing the argument, and so they stage this protest in front of the New York Times, not so much to castigate the New York Times, but to castigate all the leftwing media for not producing enough CAGW propaganda.

    The polls on climate change show it to be at the bottom of the list of worries for most people, and the CAGW activists want that changed and FAST!

    The New York Times produced 795 climate change articles last year. That’s more than two per day. But it’s not enough. That’s not the NYT’s fault, it is the fault of the weather, which does’t scare people vary much so they are not worried about it, despite all the scare stories produced by the NYT and other propaganda outlets.

    It must be really frustrating for the CAGW activists to try so hard and then have the public reject them and their scare stories. Wolf! Wolf! Wolf! But there is no wolf to be seen. And no matter what the CAGW activists or the NYT do, it won’t materialize a Climate Wolf out of thin air, although it’s not for lack of trying.

  30. Seriously? The NYT, which used to be a good newspaper, now posts more doom n gloom than almost anyone else. I live in New Orleans and at least once a week they post articles salivating for our demise. I find it amusing because if the sea level really does rise several feet they will have problems before we do – big problems.

    Anyway Extinction Rebellion is off the hook. A few months ago they were stripping naked and gluing their body parts to things in English Parliament, which would have been more entertaining if they didn’t all have terrible bodies. Very skinny fat.

    • “… Anyway Extinction Rebellion is off the hook. A few months ago they were stripping naked and gluing their body parts to things in English Parliament, which would have been more entertaining if they didn’t all have terrible bodies. Very skinny fat. …”
      >>

      i.e. A lack of muscle tissue development due to the lack of exercise and personal effort.

      Chronically low testosterone levels may also be at the heart of the appalling state of their atrophied bodies. A healthy testosterone level promotes the growth of muscle tissues, but also controls testicle growth and their health, and also the health and the quantity of sperm produced. Healthy testosterone is also the major hormonal influence in both male and female libidos and the human ‘sex-drive’.

      In other words, give it a few decades and this may naturally sort itself out (and remove the offending good-for-nothing idiot DNA strain from the species genome).

      Healthy testosterone levels are particular triggered and generated via vigorously overcoming muscle resistance to action, like walking up a steep hill or repeatedly lifting heavy weights. And the main biological prerequisite precursors of testosterone production are vitamin-A (a good diet), vitamin-D (from sunlight exposure), zinc (from a good diet) and good REM sleep.

      i.e. good food and hard work in the sunlight then a good rested sleep makes for a healthy testosterone levels (even in females), which is something this lot have probably never experienced in their entire lives. Think also of all the twitter reading and texting quips at night that also make them REM sleep-deprived. So chronic low testosterone and lack of testicular development or health is quite likely here. Which also leads to erectile dysfunction and impotence.

      Soft-cock-itis results and next thing you know you have an “extinction rebellion” on your hands!

      It’s mostly a reversible condition if you eat a proper diet, get regular sunlight, and do some solid hard work, plus stop using twitter.

      If you wanted a single holistic reason for why the Western world is not what it used to be for males or females, there’s the answer.

      Factors affecting testosterone levels may include:

      Age: Testosterone levels gradually reduce as men age.[133][134] This effect is sometimes referred to as andropause or late-onset hypogonadism.[135]

      Exercise: Resistance training increases testosterone levels,[136] however, in older men, that increase can be avoided by protein ingestion.[137] Endurance training in men may lead to lower testosterone levels.[138]

      Nutrients: Vitamin A deficiency may lead to sub-optimal plasma testosterone levels.[139] The secosteroid vitamin D in levels of 400–1000 IU/d (10–25 µg/d) raises testosterone levels.[140] Zinc deficiency lowers testosterone levels[141] but over-supplementation has no effect on serum testosterone.[142]

      Weight loss: Reduction in weight may result in an increase in testosterone levels. Fat cells synthesize the enzyme aromatase, which converts testosterone, the male sex hormone, into estradiol, the female sex hormone.[143] However no clear association between body mass index and testosterone levels has been found.[144]

      Miscellaneous: Sleep: (REM sleep) increases nocturnal testosterone levels.[145] Behavior: Dominance challenges can, in some cases, stimulate increased testosterone release in men.[146] Drugs: Natural or man-made antiandrogens including spearmint tea reduce testosterone levels.[147][148][149] Licorice can decrease the production of testosterone and this effect is greater in females.[150]
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Testosterone

      The best thing you can do for such people is to send them to a work camp where they’ll literally grow some balls.

  31. Gotta love it!
    See what happens when English Language graduates jump on the Climate Change Gravy Train after a three day science course in genuflection at the Altar of Anthropogenic Catastrophy in the Temple of Doom!
    It’s promethian!
    Cheers
    Mike

  32. In the end, the fanatics and extremists of CAGW will all turn upon each other because of perceived deficiencies or lack of will or action, and they will devour each other like the Wild Beasts that they are. Everyone else will be greatly relieved.

  33. The NYT has already sunk to new lows.

    I noticed they tried to pass off as news things something from an environmental advocacy group recently. How does that work? Is it paid advertising that isn’t actually labeled as advertising?

    Here is the article I’m referring to:

    With More Storms and Rising Seas, Which U.S. Cities Should Be Saved First?

    The story is straight from a group called “The Center for Climate Integrity”, and the so-called “new research” isn’t anything peer-reviewed.

    Never mind that it is ridiculously alarmist to talk about “saving” cities from a mere 3 mm/year sea level rise, but that’s the kind of verbiage you’d expect from an advocacy group, which should not be published verbatim in the NYT unless is it labeled as advertising.

    • I’m sure they will put New York City at the top of that list. After all they are the most important, right?

  34. Bwahahahaha. If the NYT actually provided quality, true climate change coverage, the protestors would be back, only this time they’d be yelling for the NYT to shut up! They don’t want coverage or truth, they want propaganda which supports the pre-clusion.

    ***There is an actual word, “preclusion”, but it doesn’t mean what it should mean. In this context, it is the opposite of conclusion, a reasoned determination after gathering and evaluating the facts. Instead, they make a determination before gathering facts, and there is nothing reasoned about it except the “reasoning” around what contradictory facts should be ignored and excluded.

    • As with the frontline protesters attacking the police in Hong Kong they certainly get paid. The outrage is that the media never question this, ever. Dark forces at work, Soros at the forefront.

  35. “…in a dramatic demonstration that saw people stage a die-in in front of the newspaper building…”

    If only they weren’t such bad actors.

  36. I ran across this article a while back …

    https://deadline.com/2016/11/shocked-by-trump-new-york-times-finds-time-for-soul-searching-1201852490/

    Here’s a snip …

    For starters, it’s important to accept that the New York Times has always — or at least for many decades — been a far more editor-driven, and self-conscious, publication than many of those with which it competes. Historically, the Los Angeles Times, where I worked twice, for instance, was a reporter-driven, bottom-up newspaper. Most editors wanted to know, every day, before the first morning meeting: “What are you hearing? What have you got?”
    It was a shock on arriving at the New York Times in 2004, as the paper’s movie editor, to realize that its editorial dynamic was essentially the reverse. By and large, talented reporters scrambled to match stories with what internally was often called “the narrative.” We were occasionally asked to map a narrative for our various beats a year in advance, square the plan with editors, then generate stories that fit the pre-designated line.

    Reality usually had a way of intervening. But I knew one senior reporter who would play solitaire on his computer in the mornings, waiting for his editors to come through with marching orders. Once, in the Los Angeles bureau, I listened to a visiting National staff reporter tell a contact, more or less: “My editor needs someone to say such-and-such, could you say that?”

    The bigger shock came on being told, at least twice, by Times editors who were describing the paper’s daily Page One meeting: “We set the agenda for the country in that room.”

    Having lived at one time or another in small-town Pennsylvania, some lower-rung Detroit suburbs, San Francisco, Oakland, Tulsa and, now, Santa Monica, I could only think, well, “Wow.” This is a very large country. I couldn’t even find a copy of the Times on a stop in college town Durham, N.C. To believe the national agenda was being set in a conference room in a headquarters on Manhattan’s Times Square required a very special mind-set indeed.

  37. “The New York police department (NYPD) said 70 people were arrested as they called for more effective media coverage of the dangers of climate change”

    None of which apparently ever read the New York Times.

  38. The bout of the century! Green on green action! The Useful Idiots vs. The Useless Media! ,
    Arm both sides, I say, and let them fight it out gladiator style to the last man standing, who will hopefully die of his wounds shortly after.

  39. One protester, Donna Nicolino, told the Guardian she was ready to be arrested, because “we want the New York Times as well as all the other media to treat climate change [in an even more trumped up scary] crisis [that we want it to be].

    There. Fixed it for them.

  40. “…its kind of funny when a group of green fanatics turns on another group of greens, accuses their rivals of not being ideologically committed enough…”

    This is not unusual for extremist groups and not unlike 1920’s Italy and Germany where the Fascists and Communists – both committed socialist/totalitarian extremists – fought for power. With these extreme elements its all about power and domination, and requires silencing or destroying those who don’t toe the party line.

  41. Every time I read an article about ‘climate change protests’…. or AOC’s ‘stream of unconsciousness’ utterances, I hear Barbara Streisand singing in the background “Send in the clowns. Don’t bother, their here!”

  42. It’s important that WUWT readers stay healthy and wise to watch the climate crusades fail with cyclical cooling in coming years, even if it leads to the trite Edward Markey excuse of “who could have known.”

    To that end I offer the following science-based supplement list.

    1) vitamin D3 plus K2 plus magnesium
    2) astaxanthin and lutein
    3) NR or MNM or resveratrol and quercetin
    4) curcumin
    5) CoQ10
    6) PQQ
    7) krill oil
    8) ellagic acid
    9) EGCG
    10) sulforaphane

  43. It is a reminder that for the fantic is not enough to believe , you must be pure in your faith and without doubt .
    The irony is by such claims about the Times , these fanatics lose the middle ground who can see what nonsense this claims are . So actions like this should be encouraged.

  44. The religious militants are accusing each other of Blasphemy!!
    There will come the time that these new Greta’s clerics and climate manifestation kids will become pretorian guards of this new cult. Here in Europe, for now, you will only have a strange look or a small argue from someone calling you names if you say something that defies or cast doubt against CAGW.
    Be aware that the time will come that one cant be stabbed or take a rock in the windshield if you are driving a non ethical “voiture” or for something else that will not be considered climatically good. Michael Crichton’s “State of Fear” becoming reality.

  45. I’m between a rock and a hard place. Violent, uncompromising ‘students’ in Hong Kong or Extinction Rebellion chaos in London. Think I’ll take a quiet, safe and fun vacation in China.

  46. Are you all so sure it isn’t staged – in Association with the NYT? It’s publicity for both sides, no-one gets hurt, nothing gets damaged, the police get to pretend they’re doing their jobs, and all charges are dropped. It’s theatre.

  47. As sung by Florence and the Machine: Too much is never enough. Ridiculous fanatics attacking a rediculous “news” paper.

  48. The Guardian isn’t doing enough, either. Several times a day, articles other than climate change run, thereby vomiting all over your movement. Protest them next.

  49. “The New York police department (NYPD) said 70 people were arrested
    … (in a) dramatic demonstration that saw people stage a die-in ”

    for a die in surely it would have been more appropriate to put them in the morgue refrigerators/freezers.

  50. Going crazy here in OZ, as well. The Sydney City Council have backed their mayor in declaring a “Climate Emergency”. I cannot believe how this scam has now evolved into a mass hysteria.

    • A few days ago, Canada’s parliament declared the country to be in a state of “climate emergency”. It was a non-binding, no action required vote, undertaken to show that the official opposition are CC-action shirkers for purposes of the fall election campaign. But the average voter has grown tired of being told that a Carbon Tax is required to make their winters colder to reverse 120 centuries of glacier retreat, so likely the plan backfired…..

    • Yes, but just as certain jurisdictions take credit for ending polluting industries that were going to be mothballed anyway (I’m looking at you, West Germany), the fact is while the old NYT Saturday edition was the size and weight of a Buick, the decline in readership means they can safely say: see, we don’t kill as many trees now. Give us Green Props.

  51. What will they do when they realize that they’ll have to ally with Trump to produce a domestic economy, instead of burning all that oil to have items shipped from China and Mexico, become “National Socialists”

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