Watch Climate Activists Try To Explain Why They Use Products Made From Fossil Fuels

From The Daily Caller

Stephanie Hamill Video Columnist

September 21, 2019 11:58 AM ET

The Daily Caller dropped by the climate strike in Washington, D.C. on Friday to learn more about the activists who are demanding that you and I change the way we live, eat and go about our lives.

You may be surprised to hear this, but most of the activists are just like us. They wear products made from fossil fuels, they own cars, many told me they eat meat but also claimed that they were “cutting back,” and they’re certainly okay with killing trees —   as long as those trees are used for the silly, meaningless signs they paint buzz phrases on to virtue signal to everyone else. (RELATED:Bernie Sanders, Climate Hawk, Spends Nearly $300K On Private Jet Travel In Month.)

I confronted a few of the activists about their use of products made from fossil fuels and things got a little uncomfortable to say the least.

Really no one could give me a good answer, and in a nutshell, the answers I got pretty much shifted the blame to our society. No one wanted to take responsibility for their own actions.

Shouldn’t they be living by example?

Several activists also opened up to me about their “climate change sins” and again, they’re just like the rest of us who weren’t skipping work, or missing school.

When exiting the rally we noticed the trash cans were overflowing with plastics and even perfectly good signs that could have been reused for the next ‘do as I say, not as I do’ event.

The hypocrisy is astounding.

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HT Willie Soon

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September 22, 2019 2:19 am

They get up in the morning and put on their cotton clothing, harvested with fossil fuels, then they put on their socks and shoes which are likely made of fossil fuels, then they enjoy their orange juice, harvested and brought to them with fossil fuels, then they enjoy their cereal, harvested and grown using diesel and fertilized with fossil fuel based chemicals…

And that’s just the beginning of their nonstop fossil fuel created morning…

What these foolish children do not comprehend in the slightest is that to achieve their goals they will have to change EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE…

They are fish, swimming along, making bubbles, protesting WATER…

Jones
Reply to  Dave Stephens
September 22, 2019 3:12 am

Not water, di-hydrogen monoxide.

Eugene S Conlin
Reply to  Jones
September 22, 2019 4:17 am

B-b-b-but – surely DHMO should be banned – it’s in pesticides among other things, and can kill in all it’s forms 😉

James Francisco
Reply to  Eugene S Conlin
September 22, 2019 6:23 am

I saw a video recently where Penn has changed his mind about climate change, bummer

Fanakapan
Reply to  James Francisco
September 22, 2019 8:09 am

He probably just wants to retain the opportunity for occasional work ?

Robertvd
Reply to  James Francisco
September 22, 2019 12:49 pm

Ask him what would be the best climate and when it was the last time Earth had that perfect climate?

Alan the Brit
Reply to  Jones
September 22, 2019 5:36 am

+100%

Rhys Read
Reply to  Jones
September 22, 2019 6:21 am

This one always bothers me since I studied a lot of chemistry. It’s properly called hydrogen hydroxide as it forms a hydrogen ion and a hydroxide ion.

Scissor
Reply to  Rhys Read
September 22, 2019 7:41 am

Only a small amount is ionized in liquid (10E-7 M at pH=7). In the gas phase, hardly any at all. Most is HOH the molecule.

Luther Bl't
Reply to  Rhys Read
September 22, 2019 9:53 am

So, hydroxic acid. Sounds like dangerous stuff…

bwegher
Reply to  Rhys Read
September 22, 2019 11:04 am

Chemists don’t say hydrogen hydroxide, they would say water. But learned early in their career that it’s always aqueous hydronium hydroxide. It’s just easier to say water.
The H3O+ ion commonly called “hydronium” is traditional. IUPAC now calls it “oxonium”
So, liquid water is mostly H20 molecules containing a solution of
oxonium ions at point 1 micromolar and
hydroxyl ions at point 1 micromolar or
aqueous oxonium hydroxide.

Nicholas McGinley
Reply to  bwegher
September 22, 2019 8:12 pm

Correct to point out there are no hydrogen ion in a solution
Free protons are not found floating around in aqueous solutions.h
They do appear in notational form. When equilibrium reactions and such are written out.

Nicholas McGinley
Reply to  Rhys Read
September 22, 2019 7:58 pm

Properly called?
By who?
The official IUPAC name is “water”.
Or alternatively, oxidane.
So accordingly to IUPAC (The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry), the official body who gets the last word on the proper designation for chemicals and chemical nomenclature, only water and oxidant are “proper”.
Those are the only two official names.
Hydrogen hydroxide is not incorrect, and neither are any of the dozen or so listed as “other” names for it.
Like simply hydrogen oxide, hydrogen monoxide, or yes hydrogen monoxide.
I studied some chemistry too. Got a degree in it.
What bothers me is people who make declarative assertions without bothering to check their facts.

John of Cloverdale, WA, Australia
Reply to  Jones
September 23, 2019 8:32 am

Ha ha! A good one.

MarkW
Reply to  Dave Stephens
September 22, 2019 6:43 am

I wonder how many of them made any effort at all to ride share to the rally and back.

Scissor
Reply to  Dave Stephens
September 22, 2019 7:48 am

Cellphones and wireless communications also constitute a large consumption of fossil fuel resources. Most of these people are essentially addicted to this technology.

Yesterday, I was almost hit by a teenager riding a bicycle and texting at the same time.

Reply to  Scissor
September 22, 2019 9:36 am

Hope you knocked him flat

Robertvd
Reply to  Dave Stephens
September 22, 2019 8:09 am

No PC no Cell Phone no Internet. let’s just start with that little effort. Just a few generations ago we could live without it.

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  Robertvd
September 22, 2019 8:38 am

A few? Heck just two is enough to have none of those things.

On the outer Barcoo
Reply to  Jeff Alberts
September 22, 2019 10:30 am

And don’t forget the data centers, whose energy consumption purportedly rivals that of aviation.

Patrick MJD
Reply to  On the outer Barcoo
September 22, 2019 4:29 pm

Not only the power for the cell phone and data centres, it’s all the communications equipment in between at each end. Each cell will have transmission tower. Some cells use satellite uplinks because of the distances on land, especially in Aus.

For phones the small Apple chargers draw 5W, the bigger ones draw 12W. The charger for an MacBook Pro draws 87W, my Dell laptops draw anything between 45W and 130W depending on the charger used. Internet access is the same, and now with fibre which requires powered hubs rather than power from an exchange over copper wire. These people have literally no idea what is involved in bringing technology to the masses. And they want to make it vastly more expensive?

September 22, 2019 2:20 am

They get up in the morning and put on their cotton clothing, harvested with fossil fuels, then they put on their socks and shoes which are likely made of fossil fuels, then they enjoy their orange juice, harvested and brought to them with fossil fuels, then they enjoy their cereal, harvested and grown using diesel and fertilized with fossil fuel based chemicals…

And that’s just the beginning of their nonstop fossil fuel created morning…

What these foolish children do not comprehend in the slightest is that to achieve their goals they will have to change EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE…

They are FISH protesting WATER…

Latitude
Reply to  Dave Stephens
September 22, 2019 5:53 am

They are not protesting….it’s just a street party

PaulH
Reply to  Latitude
September 22, 2019 2:03 pm

That video is hilarious. I wonder what percentage of those “protesters” are there to meet girls? 😉

Nicholas McGinley
Reply to  Dave Stephens
September 22, 2019 8:19 pm

They do not do anything any different than anyone else.
In fact I suspect they will also be leading the protests when stuff they “need” is banned because they demanded it.

William Haas
September 22, 2019 2:23 am

If you believe that the use of fossil fuels is bad then you should stop making use of all goods and services that make use of fossil fuels. That includes all goods and materials moved by truck to include store bought food and clothing as well as building materials that have been used to make the buildings we live in and most of the surfaces that we walk on. You should also not drink or make use of water unless you get it directly from a naturally available source. After all it is your money that keeps the fossil fuel companies in business.

commieBob
Reply to  William Haas
September 22, 2019 2:56 am

They need to learn some skills or they will die. I propose a set of courses leading to a “Live Like a Cave Person” degree. They would be things like Flint Knapping and Fire Starting. The textbook would be something like the Foxfire book only way more primitive.

Greg
Reply to  commieBob
September 22, 2019 5:36 am

Neanderthal gender studies. Sounds good.

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  Greg
September 22, 2019 8:40 am

Would go perfectly with an ACTUAL paleo diet.

ATheoK
Reply to  commieBob
September 22, 2019 8:02 am

“commieBob September 22, 2019 at 2:56 am
They need to learn some skills or they will die. I propose a set of courses leading to a “Live Like a Cave Person” degree. They would be things like Flint Knapping and Fire Starting. The textbook would be something like the Foxfire book only way more primitive.”

The first lessons must be:
1) What rocks are suitable for starting fires; learn to identify!
2) Which of these rocks are suitable for shaping into projectiles!?
3) What kinds of wood will burn!? Learn to find and prepare the right woods!
4) What plant materials make the best tinder to start fires with!? Learn to find and prepare.

Unfortunately, most people immediately leap to the assumption that someone else will supply them the advanced products necessary to make and start fires.

The same goes for clothing.
For several decades after “the great dying” people will treasure clothes made during the fossil fuel era.

Making clothes first involves collecting the raw material that will eventually become clothes.
Cotton was wonderful, it was dang close to being roving that can be spun into thread. All one had to do was scrub seeds, leaf bits and insect debris from the cotton balls.
Cotton gins will need to be re-invented. Otherwise, people end up hand carding the cotton to remove the not-cotton stuff.

Now that slavery is prohibited.
Well, until new despots and tyrants decide to enslave their workers just so they can process enough fiber per year to fulfill basic needs of the entitled.

Sheep will become very popular again, especially in the colder regions.
Not that wool is any cleaner than freshly harvested cotton seeds; plus it smells strongly of sheep and lanolin.

Lanolin, oh yes! The natural fats of animals, plants and insects will again be prized. To lubricate devices and provide fuel for light. Imagine being thrilled to have enough lanolin to have pots of lanolin with wicks to provide evening and winter light!?
People will soon get so used to the sheep smell, they’ll fail to smell sheep or lanolin.

Olive oils can only be harvested where olive trees can grow.
Of course, people can grow soy bean and peanuts, then crush and steam out the oils for their usage.
They’ll need to feed the formerly food stuffs to the livestock as it’s rather tough to chew and swallow soy and peanut cake without oils.

Cities became cities because people and structure existed to supply cities with abundant and finished basic goods. The archaic horse and oxen structures are gone; the current people involved are far too few to operate the old archaic supply structure, if it exists at all.
Think Amish as the nucleus for a reborn city supply structure.

Pre-modern man utterly depended upon animals to supply work, goods and nutrition. Those animal herds, flocks, gaggles, trips, sounders, broods, rafters, teams and even schools of fish will again be necessities to families.
What a knot of toads!?

Then people might be ready to learn the advanced art of knapping.
Including courses in harvesting fresh tendons and turning those tendons into bowstrings, plus how to turn animal hides into leather suitable for clothing. Much better than a dried hide from a badly skinned skunk…

yirgach
Reply to  ATheoK
September 22, 2019 7:31 pm

I get my car undercoated with a lanolin based product (Fluid Film). The lanolin comes from sheep. It smells like sheep until the first rain storm. But it does work great in the salt-rust belt of New England.

Robertvd
Reply to  commieBob
September 22, 2019 8:03 am

You think there would be still trees standing if we would live like the cave man?

Frantxi
Reply to  commieBob
September 22, 2019 8:45 am

I have to say I am quite into primitive skills, it’s nice to see how much you can make yourself.
I watched an interview recently of a guy who participated in a BBC TV show called Iron Man where he had been living for 13 months with 20+ other people in the woods with Iron Age technology. The tow things he missed the most : a clean bath, and fossil fuel made shoes. Synthetics in shoes are an amazing improvement, we take them for granted, even though we have shoes everywhere we go.

beng135
Reply to  Frantxi
September 24, 2019 8:20 am

Yeah, but, but, but, you have to burn a very hot fire (usually coal w/forced air) to smelt iron.

Capitalist-Dad
Reply to  commieBob
September 22, 2019 9:47 am

If they don’t have the skills needed to survive, why not just let them die? It’s nature’s way of eliminating useless people—leftist control freaks certainly fall within this group.

Dusty
Reply to  commieBob
September 22, 2019 10:07 am

Can’t have fire. Releases CO2 int atmosphere.

Can’t make stone tools either. Eventually will run out of stones large enough to make them from.

On the outer Barcoo
Reply to  Dusty
September 22, 2019 10:33 am

Stones for tools are mined … can’t have that.

Saighdear
Reply to  Dusty
September 23, 2019 12:26 am

Noh! there’s so many ( too many ) brickheads – but maybe they’re too soft?

Mikeyj
September 22, 2019 2:36 am

If ignorance is bliss, why are these people so unhappy? Too ignorant to know they’re ignorant.

Phaedo
September 22, 2019 2:37 am

The products are not made from fossil fuels. That is pandering to the loonies. They are products of the petrochemical industry.

Reply to  Phaedo
September 22, 2019 3:54 am

“DUH” ……… ??????????????

Clarky of Oz
Reply to  Phaedo
September 22, 2019 4:31 am

Arrrh I can work this out.
PETROCHEMICAL = PETRO + CHEMICAL which is a short form of PETROLEUM + CHEMICAL. PETROLEUM is FOSSIL FUEL. Simplified the whole lot then means the CHEMISTRY of FOSSIL FUELS.
Yeah not too hard.

Paul
Reply to  Phaedo
September 22, 2019 10:11 am

… excuse me ?

Gunga Din
Reply to  Phaedo
September 22, 2019 1:11 pm

Maybe he thinks “petrochemical” means “petachemical”?

Ormy
Reply to  Phaedo
September 23, 2019 12:25 pm

They are made from crude oil which is not a fossil fuel. Fossil fuels such as petrol/gasoline/kerosene etc are the products of the refining of crude oil as is naphtha, for example, which can be used to make plastics.

Sunny
September 22, 2019 2:56 am

Its the same for all of them, bernie Sanders still flys in jets, drives and has a tour bus, ER, use plastics and drive, eat meat etc etc. The sad thing is that the u.n. and ipcc has fooled people, that weather is now bad, and its only co2 (fossil fuels) to blame… They have raked In billions, as do all the “green” groups, they tax the hell out of us, to use on pathetic wind and solar farms….. Regarding Electric cars, has anybody worked out how much plastic is used in a tesla car 😐

Javert Chip
Reply to  Sunny
September 22, 2019 8:41 am

Bernie also has an income qualifying him as a 1%-er.

Michae Jankowski
Reply to  Javert Chip
September 22, 2019 10:26 am

Lay off poor Bernie. He only has two houses in VT and a townhouse in D.C. (I assume he bikes between them all or has a solar-powered flying carpet).

Reply to  Sunny
September 22, 2019 11:14 am

I want a Tesla Roadster. Because they are extremely fast. And totally cool.

For trips I’ll use my big, gas-guzzling Suburban. And mostly regular driving too, since I don’t want to scratch my hot-rod.

Matthew Bergin
Reply to  F.LEGHORN
September 22, 2019 4:29 pm

I would never own a tesla. The idea of driving around sitting on top of a fire bomb of LiPo’s is not my idea of safe. I have seen too many rechargeable LiPos explode in fire at my son’s RC racing track. The track requires that all batteries be charged in explosion and fire proof charging containers for a good reason. Teslas have been known to burn for days after an accident. A Tesla is a vehicle no one needs because other than virtue signalling it is mostly useless for any real driving.

Nicholas McGinley
Reply to  Matthew Bergin
September 22, 2019 8:23 pm

Useless for real dtiving?
That is just silly.

Matthew Bergin
Reply to  Nicholas McGinley
September 22, 2019 8:47 pm

Lets see how well they fair after 10 or 15 years of daily use and many of the silly doodads still work. I an cynical because repair electronic drive systems for a living. I have lots of work.

Trebla
Reply to  Matthew Bergin
September 25, 2019 4:16 am

Sitting on top of 15 gallons of gasoline in your ICE car isn’t a great idea either.

MarkW
Reply to  F.LEGHORN
September 22, 2019 7:27 pm

If they are being passed out for free, I’ll take one.

Alasdair Fairbairn
September 22, 2019 2:56 am

I have not seen anyone at these rallies selling hand carved clogs as a substitute for the fossil fuelled footwear currently being worn by the protestors . — : Interesting.

Rd
Reply to  Alasdair Fairbairn
September 22, 2019 3:39 am

A hand carved clog kills a tree, you monster.

Reply to  Rd
September 22, 2019 6:25 am

Besides, you need those trees to heat your home and make electricity in a “Carbon Neutral” way.

Gunga Din
Reply to  Rd
September 22, 2019 1:01 pm

And leather shoes kill a cow.
Someone wrote a short story titled “The Lady or the Tiger”.
Someone needs to update it. “The Cow or the Tree”.

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  Alasdair Fairbairn
September 22, 2019 8:42 am

Just remember, even nuclear weapons are made from all-natural ingredients.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Jeff Alberts
September 22, 2019 9:26 am

Jeff Alberts
Only the U-235 fueled weapons. There is no longer any Pu-239 occurring naturally. However, for that matter, you can’t find any native aluminum either. You might be able to recover some aluminum from a land fill, but it never existed before Man reduced it from the oxide. Which raises the question, at what point do you call something “all-natural” versus created by the ingenuity of Man?

bwegher
Reply to  Clyde Spencer
September 22, 2019 11:17 am

Agreed that Plutonium falls into the group of materials that is not “all-natural”
Would it be humorous to imagine a box of Plutonium with a phrase on the label
“derived from all-natural Uranium”

jtom
Reply to  Clyde Spencer
September 22, 2019 11:21 am

Since Man is a natural product, everything that comes from him is natural as well.
Everything is natural; essentially, just different combinations of about 88 naturally occurring elements.

Gunga Din
Reply to  jtom
September 22, 2019 1:07 pm

I was going to say something similar.
They want Man to be one with “Nature” yet constantly deny Man is a part of “Nature”.

“The extinction of the human species may not only be inevitable but a good thing.”
– Christopher Manes, Earth First!

John Q Public
Reply to  jtom
September 22, 2019 1:36 pm

What the environmental movement and by extension climate scientists attack is God. Man is created in His image, and their leader is locked in an eternal battle with Him.

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  Clyde Spencer
September 22, 2019 12:55 pm

“There is no longer any Pu-239 occurring naturally.”

Right, but where did the Plutonium come from? Still had to originate from something natural. So yes, nuclear weapons are all natural.

MarkW
Reply to  Jeff Alberts
September 22, 2019 7:30 pm

While plutonium is created by super novas, just like all of the elements heavier than iron, it’s short half life means that in a billion years or so, it’s all gone.

Nicholas McGinley
Reply to  Jeff Alberts
September 22, 2019 8:30 pm

Trace amounts of plutonium exist in nature.
Any existing in macroscopic quantities would logically take a neat infinite number of half lives to be completely gone to the last atom.
But, in fact natural decay of uranium causes detectable amounts of p!utonium to be present in all uranium deposits.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Jeff Alberts
September 26, 2019 11:06 am

Nicholas McGinley
As a corollary to Zeno’s Paradox, there will always be some Pu-239 present. However, Alberts’ original statement, “… nuclear weapons are made from all-natural ingredients,” is wrong because the Pu-239 used in bombs is not found in Nature. It is a product of transmutation. Alberts’ statement is like saying that computers are found in Nature because Man makes them from elements found in Nature.

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  Jeff Alberts
September 28, 2019 8:19 am

” Alberts’ statement is like saying that computers are found in Nature because Man makes them from elements found in Nature.”

And how does that make my statement wrong?

If they can put “100% Natural” on a cardboard box of granola, inside a plastic bag, when there is no granola tree, why is that different from assembling parts manufactured from basic elements?

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  Jeff Alberts
September 28, 2019 8:19 am

FYI, I didn’t say “found in nature” I said 100% natural.

StephenP
September 22, 2019 3:12 am

Rather than going the whole hog, why not ease them in gently with some easy actions:
Walk to school
No holiday flights
No smart phone
They may then get some inkling as to what they are asking for by badmouthing fossil fuels and their products.

Jones
Reply to  StephenP
September 22, 2019 3:35 am

Their use is virtuous however.

Patrick MJD
September 22, 2019 3:40 am
Jeff Alberts
Reply to  Patrick MJD
September 22, 2019 8:46 am

It’s not a fake, it’s just mis-attributed. It was a cannabis rally, which means the same people as at the climate rallies. No difference.

The article says it was cleaned up by “Extinction Rebellion” people. I’ll bet most of them were part of the pot party.

Gunga Din
Reply to  Jeff Alberts
September 22, 2019 1:23 pm

Hemps … er … Hence the connection to the protests in the ’60’s.

Ron Long
September 22, 2019 3:41 am

Way to go, Stephanie! Exposing their climate hyprocrisy shows they have an ulterior motive, and that movtive is what? For sure this is part of the Globalist nonsense advanced by a presumed elite sector of humanity. Keep at your work, Stephanie, and you can get as famous as that guy Muddy Watters, who is over at Fox TV.

Greg
Reply to  Ron Long
September 22, 2019 5:41 am

the real motivation is being able to tell others what to do and how to live. Save the planet is the ultimate justification since only a total bastard would not want to save the planet.

MarkW
Reply to  Greg
September 22, 2019 6:50 am

” being able to tell others what to do and how to live”

Socialism in a nutshell

Dan G
Reply to  Greg
September 22, 2019 2:01 pm

The main motivation is probably just to be seen ‘caring’ – to be able to post proof of their caring all over social media. Get all those sweet likes, faves, hearts, etc.

BallBounces
September 22, 2019 3:56 am

Let’s talk about something important: love the hat!!!

Sara
September 22, 2019 4:06 am

Virtue signaling – the ultimate hypocrisy. Well, what DID you expect? Reality? (Snorrtttt giggle!) There’s no unjustifiable war in a foreign southeast Asian country to protest, no draft to dodge or protest, and they have comfortable quarters to return to which their parents are probably paying for… unless they have jobs, which are most likely low-key stuff. Why wouldn’t they protest? They are prisoners of their own delusions.

So this means I should stock up on chicken, beef, bacon and ham, right? Yeah, well, I’m almost ahead of that part of the game. More black tea, too, and a few bottles of red wine and white wine should do it. You can freeze bread, too, you know.

pigs_in_space
Reply to  Sara
September 22, 2019 9:50 am

“a few bottles of red wine and white wine”

Making wine in the fermentation process creates vast amounts of the “deadly” CO2.
Pesticides to control the bugs and fertilisers are dragged around from place to place.

The tractors dragging the grapes to the press, use diesel fuel, the people use diesel fuel to drag mountains of bottles to and from the vineyards then distribute them all over the place, hauled by trucks using diesel.

The whole wine making industry is a hive of CO2 releases.
(I guess beer making is probably pretty much the same system)

Why don’t they ban it?

william Johnston
Reply to  pigs_in_space
September 22, 2019 10:50 am

You stay away from my basement.

RLu
Reply to  pigs_in_space
September 22, 2019 11:56 am

For 10 000+ years, wine, beer and liquor used to be the best way to sterilize water. Each village had it’s own brewery or winery, producing anti bacterial ethanol from locally farmed crops. Preferably left overs from the previous harvest. This was totally “carbon neutral”.
The merger into a handful of multinationals is something of the last half century. Antitrust groups have been asleep on the job for so long, the food processing industry has become too big to fail.

Patrick MJD
Reply to  RLu
September 22, 2019 4:51 pm

It was the only way to sterilise water in fact. But then something called Devonshire Colic arose and is largely thought to be lead poisoning because lead, and all manner of things like dead animals, was used to “sweeten up” rough cider. It was all dissolved in the cider which then caused the illness in drinkers. I am glad English cider is not made that way anymore.

Sara
Reply to  Sara
September 22, 2019 5:32 pm

Why don’t they ban it, Pigs? Probably because they’re so 2-faced about everything that taking away their booze portions would put them all through alcohol withdrawal. They’re just a bunch of hypocrites looking for attention.

There really isn’t all that much CO2 produced by wine-making. Grapevines absorb it and turn it into sugar in the grapes, thus flavoring them for the future, plus the water and minerals in the soil, and the wine tastes like the soil where it was born and grew up. Ditto Scotch whiskey. I found a Spanish white wine that had just the hint of the slate in the soil where the grapes grew, and it wasn’t grown with the palomino grape, either. Vina Godeval. Mmmmmmwah!!!!! I made chicken in poblano sauce au gratin with it. Damn, that was good food!

Alba
September 22, 2019 4:25 am

From the ‘Do as I say…” Department:
Leader of political party calling for taxes to be put on frequent flyers is …..yes, you guessed it, a frequent flyer. But she does it for inportant reasons so that makes it okay.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/politics/9956069/lib-dem-boss-jo-swinson-branded-hypocrite-for-demanding-flyer-tax/

Sunny
Reply to  Alba
September 22, 2019 10:18 am

Alba… British politics in full effect… Climate emergency 😐 what a new tax scam… we british people love our holidays, and for jo to claim that she must fly shows how deluded she is. She can afford to fly due to our tax money.

a happy little debunker
September 22, 2019 4:34 am

A unified global SEP field – in effect!

Serge Wright
September 22, 2019 4:39 am

If we go by their own protest placards, this is the list of rules we would expect these activists to live by:
– Go completely off-grid and rely 100% on solar & battery only
– No consumption of any meat or dairy products
– No possession of, or travel in ICE vehicles.
– Bicycle or public transport only.
– No purchaing of any goods made from fossil fuels or transported by fossil fuels
– Boycott of all goods and services from companies that don’t mandate 100% RE
– No air travel
– Home residence must be a tiny house
– Employment in RE industries allowed, but living on unemployment benefits is preferred.

Other than the lashings of green hypocrisy, have I missed anything ?

Greytide
Reply to  Serge Wright
September 22, 2019 4:58 am

Just how are they going to make their Solar panels and batteries without using anything based on fossil fuels? How do you mine and smelt without this as a source of energy? The whole thing is nonsensical.

Spuds
Reply to  Greytide
September 22, 2019 6:12 am

Bingo!!!!!

Gunga Din
Reply to  Greytide
September 22, 2019 1:34 pm

You mine with wooden or maybe rock shovels.
You can’t smelt using a CO2 emitting fire so you smelt with a really big magnifying glass.
(Oh wait. Glass is made by, basically, melting sand. Hmm … )
You smelt by polishing a clear quartz crystal into the shape of a magnifying glass.

Adam Gallon
Reply to  Serge Wright
September 22, 2019 5:01 am

I wonder what they’ll use for bicycle tyres?

Greg
Reply to  Adam Gallon
September 22, 2019 5:44 am

Rubber , not nylon tyres. Make sure it’s good old natural rubber bled from a tree, not the synethetic rubbers now sold which is a fossil fuel product.

Javert Chip
Reply to  Greg
September 22, 2019 8:43 am

…and delivered to the US on a fossil-fueled cargo ship…

Richard
Reply to  Adam Gallon
September 22, 2019 6:45 am

Cut a slab from a deadfall trunk for wheels. The rough jarring ride might impact the tender bits, but hey! the world is overpopulated any way, and who better to do their part.

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  Richard
September 22, 2019 8:48 am

Flintsones. Meet the Flintstones…

MikeP
Reply to  Serge Wright
September 22, 2019 5:19 am

Grow your own food in your yard … Root vegetables will last better if you dig a root cellar and line it with rock that you’ve carried in with your friends … Hope you don’t live in a climate that’s too cold …

Sara
Reply to  Serge Wright
September 22, 2019 6:20 am

No, you missed nothing, Serge. And those people think they could survive in an 18th century setting, which is what they’re talking about. (Snorrrrrtttt!) I have a copy of Hannah Glasse’s “The Art of Cookery”, originally published in 1757 for housewives and still in print.

But this is not the first time I really wish I had been able to salvage my old Singer treadle-powered sewing machine. I’d give my eye teeth to have that old antique.

Oh, well. Lehman’s Hardware in Ohio has all sorts of off-the-grid stuff available, because they still serve the Amish & Mennonite communities.

I can adjust. The important question is: can the Ecohippies adjust. I sincerely doubt it, period. I think they’d last about five minutes, and I”m being generous when I say that.

Gunga Din
Reply to  Sara
September 22, 2019 1:44 pm

Hey! Lehman’s is less than 2 hrs from me. Sounds like it might be a fun road trip to check it out sometime.

On the outer Barcoo
Reply to  Serge Wright
September 22, 2019 10:40 am

“Other than the lashings of green hypocrisy, have I missed anything ?” Yes: don’t fart. It’ll blow a hole in the ozone layer and kill us all.

Susan
September 22, 2019 4:46 am

‘Let every day be like today!’ they cry – dry, sunny and very warm, by the look of it. Does anyone know how these demos are going down in the parts of the world where it is winter?

ozspeaksup
September 22, 2019 4:49 am

funny how not one thought of papier mache for their globes and other “stuff” as a viable green way to recycle paper n cardboard they can even use flour/water glue to be properly ecofriendly.
natural veg dyes rather than acrylic paint etc
pity no one pointed that out.
their faces might have been worth a picture
and why didnt they use recycled boxes for signs?
and good old chalk or charcoal for writing them not toxic disposable textas etc
take it TO em!! in spades when they wanna be so caring and virtuous

Bruce Cobb
September 22, 2019 5:05 am

The cognitive dissonance has to be at astronomic levels. Almost painful to watch. I guess that the payoff is the sense of camraderie amidst a carnival-like atmosphere, and yes, the virtue signaling is truly wonderous. If only they had a brain.

Reply to  Bruce Cobb
September 22, 2019 9:18 am

The organizers do have a brain. These protests were coordinated with the UN climate conference. The UN conference was planned for the autumnal equinox, probably with hope that several major tropical storms would be in play, CA would be burning etc. They then put the media blitz in force leading up to the main event at the UN. They even timed Greta’s visit to focus attention for the “kids”.

This would have been the perfect time for the fossil fuel industries to coordinate a power shutdown. The weather/climate usually is not too hot or cold at the equinoxes. If the gasoline stations had closed as well (essential services excepted) the impact would have been tremendous, and probably would have stopped the hypocritical protesters in their tracks. If Trump would defund the UN, except for the General Assembly and Security Council (the original purposes for the UN), the driving force behind the “movement” would whither quickly. So many options- so little guts!

old white guy
September 22, 2019 5:15 am

No civilized western country can function without fossil fuels, impossible. 8 billion people cannot be fed without fossil fuels, impossible. Wind turbines and solar panels cannot be made without fossil fuels, impossible. Protestors cannot protest without using fossil fuels, impossible.

Muppets are us
September 22, 2019 5:37 am

Pop over to bimble solar website, and you find for sale

235W Schuco B Grade Solar Panel – Used For Extinction Rebellion XR

Sold off as they now use Diesel Gens to power their protests !!!!!!

Henning Nielsen
September 22, 2019 5:39 am

Glue is getting very boring, and do these people think about all the nasty chemicals that are used? I look forward to something refreshingly new, something more riveting, literally speaking. It could almost be like a Climate Crucifixion.

John Bell
September 22, 2019 6:34 am

They should all live like the Amish, they do not use plastics, they use horses not cars.

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  John Bell
September 22, 2019 8:50 am

I’ve seen plenty of Amish using plastics. Their self-righteousness is very selective.

Scissor
Reply to  Jeff Alberts
September 22, 2019 5:26 pm

I saw an Amish kid putting water down on a field using a plastic tank being pulled by a horse.

Michael Jankowski
Reply to  John Bell
September 22, 2019 10:31 am

Lots of Amish in OH and PA have made money selling oil and gas rights in recent years.

Steve Reddish
Reply to  Michael Jankowski
September 22, 2019 12:05 pm

I didn’t think Amish used horse & buggies because they were against fossil fuels. They have other reasons.
SR

wadelightly
September 22, 2019 7:36 am

The video on banning water sums up the green movement pretty well. I doubt most of them have a clue as to just what they are proposing the rest of us do.

Mark Broderick
September 22, 2019 7:40 am

“Carol Roth: Stop scaring our kids – the world is NOT about to end and we are NOT all about to die”

https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/carol-roth-stop-scaring-our-kids-the-world-is-not-about-to-end-and-we-are-not-all-about-to-die

Fanakapan
September 22, 2019 8:08 am

None of the folk in the film appear to be ‘Poor’ ? Something which might add credence to Dr Duttons’ mutant gene and the middle class ideas 🙂

Added to which, none of em seem to recall the inherent fragility of Bakelite, and Casein derived products, which presumably they see us returning to.

jtom
Reply to  Fanakapan
September 22, 2019 11:41 am

Nope, even Bakelite won’t qualify as acceptable. Before the current use of making it from petroleum, it was made using coal tar, made of course from…coal.
Those nasty, fossil fuels are so dang, dang, um, useful.

Walter Sobchak
September 22, 2019 9:02 am

https://nypost.com/2019/09/21/who-is-the-baby-aoc-was-pictured-traveling-with/

“A few hours later, [AOC] tweeted a selfie with the staffer holding the child in a seat next to her on the plane … “Team AOC … are … subsidizing costs to bring baby and partner along for certain trips.”

AOC and her staffer were on their way to Boulder, Colorado, where she joined fellow House freshman Joe Neguse (D-Colo.) for a “Climate Emergency” panel discussion in the morning, along with a fundraiser for his campaign.”

Three seats on an airplane trip from DC to Colorado to attend a “Climate Emergency” panel. Obviously you can’t Skype In to something like that.

I will believe it is an emergency when they act like it is an emergency.

dmacleo
September 22, 2019 9:16 am

do we want these idiots no longer using condoms (petro-chemical item) and multiplying??

Gunga Din
Reply to  dmacleo
September 22, 2019 1:52 pm

They make them out of lamb (?) intestines but I don’t know how they seal them.
(Besides, since many of the beliefs they hold in some ways seem to be a modern version of Gnosticism, they might not believe in reproducing anyway.)

Clyde Spencer
September 22, 2019 9:32 am

What the demonstrators demonstrate most clearly is that our educational institutions have failed us.

Al Miller
Reply to  Clyde Spencer
September 22, 2019 1:05 pm

+100!!

Abolition Man
Reply to  Clyde Spencer
September 22, 2019 9:24 pm

Clyde, they may have failed humanity but they are performing exactly as planned. A population with enhanced percentages of imbeciles and the insane are much easier to control. Populations with a high quality education and a diet high in fats and protein are notoriously rebellious; thus the push for vegan and vegetarian diets by the Green Blob. Thank you for all you do to enlighten the benighted.

jtom
September 22, 2019 11:52 am

Sometimes, but not very often, I wish there were a young’un under my roof spouting the schist. I would love to say, “Ok, we’re going to be part of the solution you are advocating, and we start now.” Then lock the car keys in the safe, and flip the main circuit breaker off.

Books and warm beer suit me fine. The young, probably not so much.

Frank from NoVA
September 22, 2019 12:09 pm

All,

Articles on eco-left stupidity and hypocrisy are all good fun, but please don’t lose sight of how rapid and successful the left’s march through the institutions has been. While we can all laugh at how stupid or hypocritical or indoctrinated some of these young people seem to be, these attributes were all incurred under the tutelage of their elders, i.e., us. I know I have sat silently through any number of “woke” meetings at work, and that the majority of the goods and services I require are purchased from companies that daily mouth green and other egalitarian platitudes. Not pointing fingers at anyone but myself.

jtom
Reply to  Frank from NoVA
September 22, 2019 5:01 pm

Fortunately, I got out before things really got bad, and I have no children. If we can avoid their collapsing our countries for another ten to fifteen years, I’ll be ridding myself of this mortal coil. Today’s youth (middle agers, by then) can create whatever hell they want after that.

We are living in the apex of human existence. Instead of appreciating what they have, they wallow in existential angst, and seek to tear things down. They deserve the future they desire.

Joe Crawford
September 22, 2019 1:22 pm

It might be interesting to calculate the amount of CO2 generated and the land area necessary for 7 billion people to cook, heat and travel with only non-fossil wood/plant sourced/powered clothing, appliances, transportation, etc.. And, I almost forgot, all medication and medical devices would have to be generated using only wood/plant based chemicals.

jtom
Reply to  Joe Crawford
September 22, 2019 8:51 pm

How long before the Earth would be deforested? We would definitely be ushering in a new world.

Johann Wundersamer
September 25, 2019 6:22 am

“If you believe that the use of fossil fuels is bad then you should stop making use of all goods and services that make use of fossil fuels.”

Stephanie Hamill, If you believe that the use of fossil fuels is bad then you should stop making big business, especially big money with Climate Scam as

Stephanie Hamill: Video Columnist

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