NYT Climate Action Book Review: “How to Blow Up a Pipeline”

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

h/t Climate Depot; No doubt Twitter and Facebook will ban the author, Amazon, the New York Times and other reviewers and book sellers any minute now, for saying nice things about inflammatory material which promotes violence and terrorism.

From NYT;

Three Books Offer New Ways to Think About Environmental Disaster

By Tatiana Schlossberg
Jan. 22, 2021

HOW TO BLOW UP A PIPELINE
By Andreas Malm 
200 pp. Verso. Paper, $19.95.

In September 2019, millions of people around the world participated in nonviolent demonstrations demanding action on climate change.

“To say that the signals have fallen on the deaf ears of the ruling classes of this world would be an understatement. If these classes ever had any senses, they have lost them all,” writes Malm, a Swedish professor of human ecology and climate change activist, in his compelling but frustrating treatise.

A proportionate and rational response, Malm argues, should be to target fossil fuel infrastructure: Destroy fences around a power plant; occupy pipeline routes, as protesters did for the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines; at coal mines or similar sites, set up climate camps, which Malm believes are effective as laboratories for activism and for shutting things down by putting bodies on the line.

So Malm wants us to fight back (though I should add that there aren’t any actual instructions here about how to blow anything up).

He argues that there should be room for tactics other than strict nonviolence and peaceful demonstrations — indeed, he is a bit contemptuous of those who offer strategic pacifism as a solution — and notes that fetishizing nonviolence in past protest movements sanitizes history, removing agency from the people who fought, sometimes violently, for justice, freedom and equality.

Sure. But the problem with violence, even if it’s meant only to destroy “fossil capital,” is that ultimately it’s impossible to control.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/22/books/review/scorched-earth-emmanuel-kreike-how-to-prepare-for-climate-change-david-pogue-how-to-blow-up-a-pipeline-andreas-malm.html

OK, not a complete endorsement of violence, but in my opinion NYT Tatiana Schlossberg’s review doesn’t exactly read like a categorical rejection of use of violence to deprive people of access to a legal product.

The official book website also makes it very clear what is being advocated;

How to Blow Up a Pipeline
Learning to Fight in a World on Fire

by Andreas Malm

Why resisting climate change means combatting the fossil fuel industry

The science on climate change has been clear for a very long time now. Yet despite decades of appeals, mass street protests, petition campaigns, and peaceful demonstrations, we are still facing a booming fossil fuel industry, rising seas, rising emission levels, and a rising temperature. With the stakes so high, why haven’t we moved beyond peaceful protest?

In this lyrical manifesto, noted climate scholar (and saboteur of SUV tires and coal mines) Andreas Malm makes an impassioned call for the climate movement to escalate its tactics in the face of ecological collapse. We need, he argues, to force fossil fuel extraction to stop—with our actions, with our bodies, and by defusing and destroying its tools. We need, in short, to start blowing up some oil pipelines.

Offering a counter-history of how mass popular change has occurred, from the democratic revolutions overthrowing dictators to the movement against apartheid and for women’s suffrage, Malm argues that the strategic acceptance of property destruction and violence has been the only route for revolutionary change. In a braided narrative that moves from the forests of Germany and the streets of London to the deserts of Iraq, Malm offers us an incisive discussion of the politics and ethics of pacifism and violence, democracy and social change, strategy and tactics, and a movement compelled by both the heart and the mind. Here is how we fight in a world on fire.

Read more: https://www.versobooks.com/books/3665-how-to-blow-up-a-pipeline

I never received my reviewers copy, so I haven’t read the book, but I think we get the idea.

Fossil fuel production only exists because people buy fossil fuel products. Oil production could be stopped overnight, by say giving the Green Party a supermajority. Or people could choose of their own free will to stop purchasing gasoline.

The author of this savage call to arms must know there is no chance of convincing ordinary people to give up the comforts of modern civilisation, so he advocates depriving people of said comforts by violence and unlawful destruction of property.

In this sense, the real targets of the violence which is being advocated in this nasty call to arms are ordinary people, who choose of their own free will to purchase the products of our fossil fuel powered civilisation. Ordinary people who would be badly inconvenienced or worse were those products forcefully withdrawn by eco-crazies inspired by this ugly manifesto.

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January 26, 2021 6:12 pm

I think Twitter will ban the NYT or Malm shortly after shrimp learn to whistle.

Pat from kerbob
January 26, 2021 6:17 pm

Pathetic excuses for human beings

gringojay
Reply to  Pat from kerbob
January 26, 2021 6:35 pm

Too many people believe they know best & advocate astounding plans – like the gem appended below.

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lee
Reply to  gringojay
January 26, 2021 6:38 pm

I see it has been marked as false.

fred250
Reply to  lee
January 26, 2021 9:24 pm

By who ?

If twitter marks something as “false” one can assume there is likely a strong grain of truth in it.

gringojay
Reply to  lee
January 26, 2021 10:48 pm

Thanks lee for informing me about that. I stand corrected on that & offer my apologies to that real USA congress-person who said on national TV (“60Minutes”, January 2019): There’s a lot of people more concerned about being precisely, factually and semantically correct than about being morally right.”

MarkW
Reply to  lee
January 27, 2021 7:46 am

So it’s just a coincidence that many states have started easing restrictions this past week?

Themis
Reply to  gringojay
January 27, 2021 3:09 am

Seems legit

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Trying to Play Nice
Reply to  Pat from kerbob
January 27, 2021 9:56 am

Malm comes from a very small island with a cloud forest and his ancestors evolved away from homo sapiens over the last few millennia. Hopefully an introduced fungus will make his ilk go extinct.

Timothy R Robinson
January 26, 2021 6:19 pm

I believe in 1st amendment, but I do believe we have existing laws about this kind of literature. Maybe Red states can do something by banning it’s sale in their state, which undoubtedly the scum bags will want to use the ACLU to make a case about it. This will give the case wider attention, to see how degenerate these people are. Hell, we can’t just take them out, although this will solve the problem quickly, because once they face just one action, they crawl under tables and call out the big guns to protect them.

Bryan A
Reply to  Timothy R Robinson
January 26, 2021 7:42 pm

Just have to write a similar book like
How to Blow-Up a Climate Camp
OR
How to Blow-Up an XR argument
OR
How to Ridicule a Climate Catastrophist
OR
How to Successfully Sue Twitter for Selective Book Banning

Then once you get banned, sue sue sue

Reply to  Bryan A
January 27, 2021 12:11 am

Your friend Sue tells me to send you a message, she says:
“Relax, darling, you won’t get far accusing a little twerp to his own mother’s face. Twitter’s big brother, CIA, has already run home and told mommy about your baseless accusations and cruel bullying.”
She sent me that in one of those buff envelopes with blocks on where you scratch out the last address and fill in the department next to receive the paperwork. At the top is printed “Property of the Independent Judiciary”

Gregory Woods
Reply to  Bryan A
January 27, 2021 2:37 am

or how to accuse anyone advocating the destruction of the US economy of sabotage and being a traitor…

patrick healy
Reply to  Gregory Woods
January 27, 2021 6:19 am

I have a different problem to deal with. The company which pays my pension – BP – has an Irish CEO called Bernard Looney, who says it is now company policy to “transition”
away from producing oil and gas. They are a firm supporter of “nett zero” what ever that is. I think he means they will rely on windmills and glass mirrors to produce energy and thereby stop producing vital plant food Carbon Dioxide.
He does not say what is to replace all the items which rely on hydrocarbon chemicals.
So by the criteria of the gook who wrote tis book how should he be rated.
BTW he advises that BP will no longer support in any way politicians who had anything to do with questioning the recent Presidential election fraud.

Pat from kerbob
January 26, 2021 6:19 pm

All of these stories are the same.
Proclaim the big lie that the science is settled and then try to scream people down.
I think anyone trying to disable a gas line or power plant in winter can be charged with attempted murder.
It just takes imagination

Terry
January 26, 2021 6:31 pm

For me, places where the green movement is strong, California, New York, etc need a 3 month hiatus from fossil fuel, and as well energy sources that relied on fossil fuel for their construction and maintenance for example hydro power. It just gets cut off. We need to do this to prepare folks for what is coming. It’s unfortunate that we no longer have horse drawn wagons in use – their digested food could have provided a source of fuel for cooking and eating. Oh well freeze in the dark. Do it or shut up I say!

Retired_Engineer_Jim
Reply to  Terry
January 26, 2021 9:14 pm

Oh, thanks. You do realize that a lot of folks in California and New York don’t happen to agree with the idea of stopping fossil fuel use. So we are to suffer from your great idea?

Reply to  Retired_Engineer_Jim
January 27, 2021 12:16 am

Yet you keep voting for the people promoting this, or are you folks suddenly of the opinion that there’s a difference between democracy and majority rule?
Maybe take a hand in raising the children again, instead of outsourcing to the Montessori Bolsheviks?

MarkW
Reply to  Retired_Engineer_Jim
January 27, 2021 7:49 am

When a captain runs his ship aground, everyone goes down with the ship, even those who disagreed with the captain.

Trying to Play Nice
Reply to  MarkW
January 27, 2021 10:01 am

You have the choice of which ship you want to sail on.

leowaj
January 26, 2021 7:02 pm

Ironically, the book is written with software. Software runs on hardware powered by electricity. Electricity is generated with fossil fuels.

And the book– it is printed with ink that is derived from soy which is harvested by machines running fossil fuels. Printed on paper from trees harvested by fellers running fossil fuels; or printed on paper recycled by machines using electricity generated by fossil fuels. Delivered in plastic crates made from fossil fuel. Delivered on vehicles that burn fossil fuel to arrive at a specified point by a specified time.

I could go on but my arm is hurting.

Reply to  leowaj
January 27, 2021 12:25 am

“…ink that is derived from soy…”
I knew there’s a reason their writings are so much like pendulous, cancerous man-tits!
Or, or: Hey, so that’s why libtard academia is so gender-confused and obsessively queer, it’s the oestrogen in their ink!
Got another one: Californy soy-boys are so afraid of their own totties, even the blood they sign the Devil’s contract with is vegan.
Yeah, I know, never had a hankering for stand-up comedy…

OK S.
January 26, 2021 7:04 pm

Reminds me of the old Anarchists Cookbook informing the Weather Underground and related groups on ways to stick it to The Man.

Don’t use it. Many of the instruction are wrong; more likely to harm you then the target.

OK S.
Reply to  OK S.
January 26, 2021 7:35 pm

I just looked though The Anarchist Cookbook (it’s real name) just now. It’s wrong in some places, but not in all. I’ve never tried making nitroglycerm, for instance, but I don’t think I would try it.

I looked it up and it’s available on Amazon. I guess left wing violence is tolerable.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  OK S.
January 26, 2021 8:43 pm

Nitro glycerine, gun cotton (nitro-cellulose), picric acid (Lyddite) and many other nitrate explosives are actually quite easy to make. The problem is what to do when you’ve got it. Many are quite unstable.

January 26, 2021 7:06 pm

Malm’s calls for blowing things up, and wanton destruction of energy infrastructure are straight-up Red Guard, Great Leap Forward stuff that k1lled tens of millions of Chinese in the 1960’s.
Anyone who thinks Malm’s calls for violence would stop at property is a fool.

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Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
January 26, 2021 8:36 pm

The progression of what’s Okay in their sick minds wouldn’t stop merely at property once started.

  • Blow up a pipeline – no one directly hurt then goes on to…
  • Blow up a refinery, the workers there are aiding and abetting, so in their sick minds they become justified collateral damage.
  • A coal train – blow it up.
  • A bridge that a coal train runs over – blow it up. The locomotive engineers and brakemen, fair game. If a passenger train goes over too, unfortunate collateral damage.
  • a 747 full of passengers fair game…. and so on.

Malm’s is a sick and twisted mind. That the University of Lund would have someone his sociopathically sick on their teaching faculty is a disgrace.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
January 27, 2021 7:51 am

“Malm’s is a sick and twisted mind.”

He fits right in on the radical Left. He’s representative.

Waza
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
January 26, 2021 8:41 pm

Please forgive me if if don’t explain this properly.
I noticed that many of the BLM Antifa protestors were made up of wimps.
These lefty Brandie and Andy Tiffas were uni students, teachers, government office workers and other millennial “it’s not fair” types.
Some were neo marxists in it for power and most were true believers.
However, within the crowds were a few full on sociopaths.
I call these sociopaths “Stalin” Types.

History tells us that the wimpy power seekers and true believers will be the first sent to the firing squad or gulags by the “Stalin” types, yet these useful idiots never learn.

Reply to  Waza
January 27, 2021 12:30 am

Gods, people, I have work to do! You are keeping me here, giggling around the water cooler!
I really am not trying to self-promote here, but for brevity’s sake, I have had some amateur thoughts on this thing where whimps become so agressive and demanding:
https://greenpets.co.za/index.php/en/paranoid-goy/170-politics-101

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Waza
January 27, 2021 7:54 am

“These lefty Brandie and Andy Tiffas”

I love it!

Good post, Waza.

Scissor
January 26, 2021 7:06 pm

That guy needs to wear a hundred masks.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Scissor
January 26, 2021 8:44 pm

i think a strong plastic bag would be the best thing for him. The world would be a safer lace.

KAT
Reply to  Scissor
January 26, 2021 11:13 pm

Fauci recommends using two masks. I always thought he was two faced.
Who do I sue if I get double pneumonia?

Chris Hanley
January 26, 2021 7:14 pm

“… he advocates depriving people of said comforts by violence and unlawful destruction of property …”.
IMO (I’m not legally trained) ‘unlawful destruction’ doesn’t do justice to the incitement, the correct description would be ‘criminal damage’ i.e. intentional and reckless destruction of someone else’s property.
If the justice system were rightfully applied the author would be charged with incitement whether or not the crime is committed or not and that offense can attract the same penalty as the crime itself would.

Chris Hanley
Reply to  Chris Hanley
January 26, 2021 7:30 pm

… too many ‘or nots’.

fred250
Reply to  Chris Hanley
January 26, 2021 9:31 pm

And Trump gets indicted for telling his followers to behave themselves. !

Go figure !!

Seems that Laws only apply if the far-left want them to.

MarkW
Reply to  fred250
January 27, 2021 7:53 am

Seems that Laws only apply if the far-left want them to.

When has it ever been otherwise?

Tom Abbott
Reply to  fred250
January 27, 2021 7:58 am

The old Double Standard of Justice.

The Leftwing controls the national narrative and they are the ones who say who is guilty and who is not guilty.

The Leftwing says Democrats are innocent and Republicans are guilty. It’s as simple as that.

Editor
January 26, 2021 7:28 pm

re: “OK, not a complete endorsement of violence”.

Is this really an endorsement of violence: “<i><b>there should be room for tactics other than strict nonviolence and peaceful demonstrations — indeed, he is a bit contemptuous of those who offer strategic pacifism as a solution — and notes that fetishizing nonviolence in past protest movements sanitizes history, removing agency from the people who fought, sometimes violently, for justice, freedom and equality.</b></i>”.

Easy – we’ll fact check it. As a basis, we’ll use a fact check on Donald Trump’s speech before the march on the Capitol. <a href=https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/trump-tell-supporters-storm/>Did Trump Tell Supporters to Storm US Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021?</a>

The fact-check said: “<i>Trump did not explicitly tell people to “storm” or “breach” or “break into” the Capitol. [..] It was a subjective call on whether Trump’s use of phrases “you have to show strength” and “demand that Congress do the right thing” were meant to condone violence and crimes among right-wing extremists without explicitly encouraging it.</i>”.

After acknowledging that Donald Trump called on supporters to “peacefully and patriotically” march or walk to the Capitol, the fact-check conclusion was: <i>In sum, while Trump did not say the words “storm” or “break into” the White House, Trump indeed told supporters to gather at the U.S. Capitol and try to convince members of Congress to delay the constitutional process that would affirm Biden’s presidency. For those reasons, and the ones outlined above, we rate this claim …..</i>

OK, it’s over to you now – what did the fact-check conclude? Remember the question being fact-checked is “Did Trump Tell Supporters to Storm US Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021?“.

<i>….. a “Mixture.”</i>

Yup, that’s right. The fact-checkers could not bring themselves to admit that Donald Trump had not told supporters to storm the Capitol, even though in their own analysis they had explicitly stated that he had not. They said “<i>It was a subjective call</i>”.

So – now let’s apply the same standards to whether the call for “<i><b>tactics other than strict nonviolence and peaceful demonstrations</b></i>” is an “endorsement of violence”.

Analysis: It is an explicit call for tactics that are not (nonviolent and/or peaceful). ‘Not nonviolent’ necessarily means violent. ‘Not peaceful’ necessarily means nonpeaceful. So it is unequivocally a call for violence and/or nonpeaceful protest. But this is a subjective call (Note: we have to apply the same standards).

Conclusion: Whatever won’t upset certain people (Note: we have to apply the same standards).

Waza
Reply to  Mike Jonas
January 26, 2021 8:06 pm

I think they are implying destroying a physical thing such as an oil pipeline is not actually a violent act, because no one is actually having violence committed against them.

A. If I go into a hospital a shoot a patient, everyone would agree that is violent.
B. If I turn off the patients life support, most people would also consider that a violent act.
C. If I blow up a oil pipeline or coal fire power station that causes a blackout at a hospital, greentards would consider that an act of justice.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Waza
January 26, 2021 8:54 pm

Violence is a general comment which can be applied universally and not only towards humans. We talk about a “violent” explosion. True the statement is tautological but surely there are no non-violent explosions. His usage of language is violent and is easily construed to be an explicit direction to act. Purposely limiting the supply of life giving fuel during Winter is almost certainly a death sentence for many, especially the old. Remember that 20 times more people die from the cold than from heat.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Mike Jonas
January 26, 2021 8:59 pm

There is no possible way one can apply the rules of English to construe Trump’s speech as anything but peaceful, helpful and encouraged by the Constitution. There is no sub-text or hidden meanings. There are no grounds for impeachment. In fact there wasn’t even any due process. President Trump’s legal and constitutional rights were violated by the US congress.

fred250
Reply to  Rory Forbes
January 26, 2021 10:53 pm

“legal and constitutional rights were violated by the US congress.

.

There is going to be a LOT more of that happening, too.

To lots of people.. anyone that won’t bow down and grovel to them.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  fred250
January 27, 2021 12:13 am

Doesn’t anyone in authority see the pattern? It’s as obvious as anything can be. You have a president who isn’t following the swamp’s rules, an election campaign that produces one candidate who is hated so thoroughly she drops out. Then there’s a demented, three time loser and known plagiarizer, liar and probably criminal who wins the nomination over 20+ better candidates, then appoints the female candidate who was forced to drop out. Now they’re president and vice president. Hell, it sounds like a cheap Hollywood screenplay.
I may be an ignorant Canadian with a ludicrous “woke” buffoon for a prime minister, but dear gawd, this is too bloody obvious. The man can barely read and certainly hasn’t the intellect to write legislation … and we’re supposed to believe he wrote and issued 17 executive orders on day one. Who’s pulling his strings, China, Russia, big tech … who? It’s a bad rewrite of The Manchurian Candidate trying to turn 1984 into reality.

Please excuse the rant, but I’m very, very angry.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Rory Forbes
January 27, 2021 8:17 am

“Who’s pulling his strings, China, Russia, big tech … who? It’s a bad rewrite of The Manchurian Candidate trying to turn 1984 into reality.”

I think it is Obama who is pulling Biden’s strings. I think we have the third term of the Obama administration in progress.

Obama never had much respect for the United States, for various reasons. I think that is why he had no compunctions about violating the U.S. Constitution and using the power of the Federal Government to attack and undermine his political opposition (Trump). And it looks to me like the attack is still ongoing.

You know, the Chicoms voted Xi “president for life” and the Russians keep extending Putin’s terms. I wonder if something like that will happen here. I bet Obama would love for a Democrat-controlled Congress to vote him “President for Life”.

Not possible? We didn’t think social media would successfully ban the President of the United States, either, until just recently. We didn’t think we would see two sham impeachments in Trump’s first term, but we did.

The Democrats are drunk with power and are swiftly heading for a “1984” outcome.

Now is the time to fight back against this tyranny by demanding our free speech not be infringed by anyone.

I see where Fox News is starting to label themselves the “Free Speech Channel”. I’m glad to see it. It will focus attention on the leftwing propagandists who want to stifle free speech.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Tom Abbott
January 27, 2021 9:38 am

Thanks for the insights. I thought I was losing my marbles thinking those things. I guess sometimes ‘conspiracy theories’ aren’t so theoretical. I agree about Obama, but who’s pulling his strings. He wasn’t installed as president on his own merits, nor did he earn the funds to buy a $15 million waterfront estate. There’s some really “rotten fish in Denmark”.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Rory Forbes
January 28, 2021 4:44 am

“I agree about Obama, but who’s pulling his strings.”

That I don’t know, but I don’t think any radical leftwing billionaire would disagree with about anything Obama wanted to do, so they may not have to pull his strings to get what they want, all they need to do is put him in a position to do his thing. Which, imo, is to destroy the good history of the United States and turn it into an evil racist nation, which is the way he sees it.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Rory Forbes
January 27, 2021 8:02 am

The Democrats in Congress are abusing their political power for partisan political gain, plain and simple.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Tom Abbott
January 27, 2021 9:40 am

abusing their political power for partisan political gain,

… and a substantial bit of financial gain, too; I’ll warrant.

Robert of Texas
January 26, 2021 8:30 pm

Anyone who pays attention to the slide of a democratic country into a socialist state knows more violence is coming. Most people are too young to remember the violent terrorists of the late 60’s and into the 70’s.

I expect no action at all from the big media companies except maybe to “support and explain” why all this is necessary. They certainly won’t ban ideologies they support.

The hypocrisy…it burns.

Rory Forbes
January 26, 2021 8:31 pm

I have to wonder how so many supposedly intelligent, often well educated people managed to become so self deluded. It has been completely obvious to me for more than 20 years that the small amount of warming on our planet has been both beneficial and indistinguishable from natural variation. I have not seen any convincing science or arguments that supports even a small amount of anthropogenic warming. I’ve seen nothing but good coming from the increased CO2 and for the most part; far more benefits from fossil fuels than detriments.

Peta of Newark
January 26, 2021 8:33 pm

fantastic idea, I’m gonna do something exactly similar…
Thus, I’m gonna…
Take myself to (somewhere near the top of) A Prominent Place in the centre of Modern Metropolis
Shout loudly about something contemporary, e.g. How tasty Meal Worms are
In a (haha) orderly manner remove all my clothes and throw them off the top of said place, along with $100 notes and do/say something outrageous so as to gather as much attention, to myself, as I can

And that will gain me my 15 minutes of fame. What’s not to like?
(The $100 bit will only last that many milliseconds – don’t blink case you miss it)

(A multiple guess questionnaire is coming up next, brace yourself and ‘Prepare The Supercomputer‘ for some full-speed-ahead & state-of-the-art unprecedented kilonova massive massive data adjusting)

You ready? Yes?
Computer, you ready? Beeep.
Mmm, we’ll take that as affirmative
OK, lets do it.

Thereafter, people will..
a) Regard me as a Visionary Leader and hang on my every word and Twitt
b) Gather up my $100s and blow them on The Latest Style Widget for their Tesla ##
c) Call for my arrest and incarceration in The Local Loony Bin
d) Regard me as ‘A Bit Sad’ and thereafter totally ignore me

## You can buy ‘fake or actual bird droppings’?
Fake would be classier and more exclusive/exotic methinks. We are talking Tesla here yanno

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Redge
January 26, 2021 11:29 pm

Has Malm been fired from his university yet?

Of course not. That only happens if you disagree with the Greens

Vincent Causey
January 27, 2021 12:18 am

This is proof – if proof were needed – that no matter how draconian actions governments take, it will never be enough. Entire countries have embarked on total decarbonisation at a breathtaking speed – and the US under Biden is on board too. Thus, we are looking at banning new cars by 2030 (UK, unless electric which will be beyond the reach of the majority of car owners), banning fossil fuels for heating in new homes by only 2023 and entirely a decade later. None of this seems to matter to these fanatics. According to people like them, the leaders have “deaf ears”. It’s as if they live in a parallel universe. Shutting off oil by sabotage would not lead to a more rapid decarbonisation. It would lead to the authorities repairing the damage and a lot of pissed off people.

Redge
Reply to  Vincent Causey
January 27, 2021 3:50 am

Just to be clear new ICE may be banned from 2030.

Ordinary people who can’t afford new cars won’t be affected, we will just need to keep fixing our old ICE cars – a bit like Cuba

Hmm, Cuba….

Juan Slayton
Reply to  Redge
January 27, 2021 6:22 am

And we will get our gas from Venezuela?

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Vincent Causey
January 27, 2021 8:25 am

“It’s as if they live in a parallel universe.”

They *do* live in a parallel universe. A universe created for them by the Leftwing Media. A false reality.

Groupthink and the pressure for social conformity have led many astray. “Social conformity” is anything the Leftwing Media says it is.

SAMURAI
January 27, 2021 1:43 am

This is just more of Leftists’ saying, “Do as we say, we’ll do what we want.”

Under 1st Amendment free speech rights, and SCOTUS’ definition of incitement to violence in the Brandenburg v. Ohio decision, “How To Blow Up a Pipeline” is allowable speech in the US,

Unfortunately, Leftists do not afford the same free-speech standards for conservatives, as evidenced in the insane and unconstitutional Trump impeachment Kabuki Theater currently being staged..

Facebook has often censored my posts as “Fact Check:FALSE” for posting links to peer-reviewed papers which contradict CAGW dogma.

Facebook is a private company, that has been granted special indemnification protection from being sued for content containing: slander, liable, incitement, insurrection, porn, indecency, etc. (Section 230 of Decency Act) because they’re supposed to be just a “content provider”, however, when they edit content, they’re acting as editors and publishers who have no Section 230 indemnification rights…

Our free speech rights are under assault by Leftists and I don’t want the Legislative branch to decide what constitutes free speech.

it’ll be interesting to see how this mess works out.

I’m not very optimistic.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  SAMURAI
January 27, 2021 8:29 am

I think there is going to be some pushback to the Leftwing madness. The full scope of the Leftwing insanity is just now coming into focus, and a lot of people are upset and are speaking out against it.

Rudi
January 27, 2021 1:49 am
  • It is just to make sure that the author Andreas Malm do not use anything related to fossil fuel. I am sure he will change his mind when he is less ignorant. He is a Swedish Communist. He also wrote a book “Det är vår bestämda uppfattning att om ingenting görs nu kommer det att vara för sent, Atlas, 2007. “If nothing is done now it will be too late”. So it is already too late according to him 14 years ago. He might ask himself how many times it will be “too late” and he still has his good life in Capitalistic Sweden.
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Tom Abbott
Reply to  Rudi
January 27, 2021 8:34 am

“So it is already too late according to him 14 years ago. He might ask himself how many times it will be “too late” and he still has his good life in Capitalistic Sweden.”

The guy is wrong in his past predictions so what does he do? Why, he makes more predictions for the future. That’s what you call “tunnel vision”. He can’t see anything but the CAGW, that he is sure is coming.

There’s a lot of mental illness involved in alarmist climate science.

Ed Zuiderwijk
January 27, 2021 1:56 am

Why don’t the energy companies implement the NYT and Tatiana’s wishes and cut off supplies to NYC or even NYState?

Roger Knights
January 27, 2021 1:56 am

But Greens are in a glass house—i.e., also vulnerable. Bombings might incentivize counter-bombings of wind turbines, etc. Or, better, incentivize demos with dummies illustrating how the other side might escalate things.

Reply to  Roger Knights
January 27, 2021 2:46 am

THat’s what I’m thinking… first the oil pipelines get bombed, then some windmills and solar farms in retribution. Pretty soon we’re living in the middle ages.

MarkW
Reply to  kcrucible
January 27, 2021 8:00 am

Whether or not the wind and solar farms get bombed, destroying the oil infrastructure will send us back to the middle ages.

TonyG
Reply to  kcrucible
January 27, 2021 10:32 am

17 substations is all it would take.

Waza
Reply to  Roger Knights
January 27, 2021 3:48 am

Unfortunately I disagree.
I think you have to let it get worse before it gets better.
I sure most of the 75 million people who voted Trump think that most of the 75 million people who voted Biden are normal people.
I am not wishing for violence but The radical left/ greens must be allowed to do something so bad it hurts many of the Biden voters.
The left campaign is founded on blaming others for the misery of the masses. They must be exposed as actually being the ones causing the misery.

MarkW
Reply to  Waza
January 27, 2021 8:02 am

The problem is that as long as they control the media and social networks, nobody will know that it is the left that is causing their misery.
They will be told that it is Trump/capitalists hold outs who are causing all their problems, and the only solution is to turn over even more power to the socialists.
By the time the average person figures out who’s doing the damage, it will be too late to fight back.

Among the laws the Democrats are eager to get passed in the current congress are a lot of gun control laws.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Waza
January 27, 2021 8:37 am

“The left campaign is founded on blaming others for the misery of the masses. They must be exposed as actually being the ones causing the misery.”

I absolutely agree.

The public is already on to the Leftwing Media. In a recent poll, 80 percent of respondents said the Leftwing Media are the main cause of the divisions in the United States.

So the situation is not completly lost.

TonyG
Reply to  Waza
January 27, 2021 10:33 am

They must be exposed as actually being the ones causing the misery.

CA has been single-party rule for quite some time, and they’ve managed to do a pretty good job deflecting blame.

Redge
Reply to  Roger Knights
January 27, 2021 3:55 am

Your post could be construed as incitement too.

There’s no to retaliate.

If the greens were to start destroying pipelines etc, the loss of fossil fuels would bring the affected states to appreciate the benefits of cheap energy especially in a cold winter or hot summer.

Juan Slayton
Reply to  Redge
January 27, 2021 6:28 am

I think you meant to write “no need to retaliate”. I fully agree. If the uber green proposals being pushed by Biden’s advisors even start to get implemented, the American public will quickly realize that this can not end well.

Redge
Reply to  Juan Slayton
January 27, 2021 8:31 am

yes, well spotted – “no need to retaliate”

rah
January 27, 2021 3:37 am

Well most of the people in that state seem to be insane or totally disconnected from reality anyway. I mean listen to the Governor they elected!
https://youtu.be/T-kNo47XepY?t=78

A real quick search using the words “History of New York Hurricanes” Yielded many hits, including this one:  https://www.timetoast.com/timelines/historic-hurricanes-in-new-york-over-100-years

It is pathetic that the Governor of NY doesn’t have a clue of his own states history or blatantly lies about it. What is even more pathetic are the people that believe him! 

ozspeaksup
January 27, 2021 4:23 am

well if it joins hillary and sparkles markles dud books as remaindered for a dollar or so it might burn well….
the ONLY books Ive ever destroyed are any of attenboroughs and any other pro warmist crud I see at ex library sales or s-hand shops
I buy to remove them from the gullible who might buy n believe any of it.
i see it as my contribution to a return to sanity;-)

yirgach
January 27, 2021 4:39 am

President Xiden blew up the Keystone XL pipeline on his first day in office, putting 10,000 out of work. Then he took a nap.

John Bell
January 27, 2021 5:27 am

And you can bet the author uses fossil fuels every day every day….

MarkW
Reply to  John Bell
January 27, 2021 8:05 am

Just as the elite in Russia and China live in luxury while the masses live in poverty, I have no doubt that Malm convinces himself that because of his sacrifices for the greater good, he’s entitled to the luxuries he enjoys.

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Sara
January 27, 2021 6:39 am

The simplest thing to do, since Malm detests the use of carbon-based fuels (and other modern conveniences), is shut off his heat and electricity. If his heat is provided by electrica power, shut that off. Period.

Then listen to his howling. After all, no one is forcing him (or anyone else, for that matter) to use carbon-based resources of any kind, right? So, logically, removing him the list of people who do use those resources solves that dysphoric problem.

Randy Stubbings
January 27, 2021 6:58 am

With the overnight temperature in my town expected to be -25 C tonight, which is not even an unusually cold temperature for this time of year, no natural gas means no home heating. I invite Malm to spend the next week or two in a tent in my back yard with clothing and bedding that is not made from fossil fuels.

rah
Reply to  Randy Stubbings
January 27, 2021 8:04 am

Nor manufactured using fossil fueled machinery. Purely natural! And don’t forget the tent must also be completely natural. No food processed or water purified using fossil fuels either.

Tom Abbott
January 27, 2021 7:31 am

From the article: “The science on climate change has been clear for a very long time now.”

Incorrect. The author is assuming something not in evidence.

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  Tom Abbott
January 27, 2021 3:31 pm

That is, unless she meant, as the Brits would say, “It’s clearly complete bollocks.”

Tom Abbott
Reply to  AGW is Not Science
January 28, 2021 4:51 am

When they say “the science” like that, we know where they are coming from. 🙂

Tom Abbott
January 27, 2021 7:36 am

From the article: “In this lyrical manifesto, noted climate scholar (and saboteur of SUV tires and coal mines) Andreas Malm makes an impassioned call for the climate movement to escalate its tactics in the face of ecological collapse. We need, he argues, to force fossil fuel extraction to stop—with our actions, with our bodies, and by defusing and destroying its tools.

How about if you and your fellow alarmist travellers give up your personal use of fossil fuels first, to set a good example for all the rest of us? That way you don’t have to blow up anything.

The author slashed SUV tires? I guess that shows what type of person he is. He might get in trouble doing that around this neck of the woods.

Tom Abbott
January 27, 2021 7:41 am

From the article: “The author of this savage call to arms must know there is no chance of convincing ordinary people to give up the comforts of modern civilisation, so he advocates depriving people of said comforts by violence and unlawful destruction of property.”

This is the typical radical Democrat/Leftist mindset. If you don’t go along with their radical ideas, then they feel free to try to force their radical ideas on you. For your own good, of course.

January 27, 2021 9:24 am

These people should be required to live fossil fuel products free for a month to get an idea of what they are really asking for. Doubt that any could even make it a week.

TonyG
January 27, 2021 10:18 am

Two 5-star reviews on Amazon praising the suggestion of violence.

ResourceGuy
January 27, 2021 10:35 am

Another excellent book project timing, while the FBI is off chasing ghosts and rabbits.

Waza
January 27, 2021 2:17 pm

Sorry readers, sometimes your must suffer to improve your knowledge.????

https://medium.com/@ahseeder/andreas-malms-general-formula-of-fossil-capital-9e2de457841b

Rich T.
January 27, 2021 4:13 pm

Like the peaceful idea as proposed by ANTIFA/BLM “ideas” (RIOTS) the past 11 months. Let them be the first to do without and see how they survive.

wadelightly
January 29, 2021 6:10 am

Can’t help but wonder how a book promoting “soft” violence to blow up social media infrastructure would be reviewed by the NYT.

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