What Biden And The Environmental Left Are Really Planning For Us

From The MANHATTAN CONTRARIAN

Francis Menton

Can you remember as far back as the 2020 campaign for President? If you can, you will surely recall candidate Joe Biden carefully positioning himself as the moderate relative to the other candidates from his party. This principle applied particularly to issues of energy and “climate.” For example, candidate Biden repeatedly denied on the debate stage that he had any plans to ban “fracking” for oil and gas.

During the presidential debate of October 22, 2020, President Trump directly challenged candidate Biden, on the subject: “Would you close down the oil industry?” Biden responded that he “would transition away from the oil industry, yes.” But he and/or his staffers then immediately decided that that position would not play too well in Peoria, so the next day they released a statement saying that “Mr Biden planned to phase out taxpayer subsidies for fossil fuel companies, not the industry altogether.” On that same day, Vice Presidential candidate Kamala Harris was quoted to the same effect, repeating herself for emphasis:

“Let’s be really clear about this,” said the California senator, “Joe Biden is not going to ban fracking. He is going to deal with the oil subsidies. . . . But let’s be clear, what Joe was talking about was banning subsidies, but he will not ban fracking in America.”

Well, that was then, and this is now. So what’s the real story? You’ll never find out where this administration is going from trying to listen to Biden himself, since he doesn’t say much, rarely takes a question, and in the few things he does say generally borders on incoherence. But there’s another place you can look. As President, Biden gets to appoint all kinds of advisory councils and committees. The members of these things are not subject to confirmation. He (and his handlers) can put on them anyone they want, without asking anyone’s permission. Essentially, the whole “advisory council” thing therefore is a well-understood charade, where members can be chosen based on their already-known positions, and the “advice” consists of recommending to the powers that be that they should do what they already wanted to do.

With that context, you really need to take a look at the “Interim Final Recommendations” just released on May 13 from something called the “White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council.” You haven’t heard of this Council? It’s a new Biden administration thing. Biden called for its creation in his January 27 Executive Order titled “Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad,” and then announced the members of the new Council on March 29. I don’t actually recognize any of the names of the members, but their affiliations are listed, consisting of one after another of far-left environmental advocacy groups. It looks like the members then got right to work.

The so-called “Interim Final Recommendations” document is some 91 pages long, and every page contains something more extreme, more preposterous, and more destructive than even the page before. The short version is that all compromise positions and half-way measures are to be rejected. Only wind and solar power are acceptable, and the only route to get there is direct government order and/or spending. And then don’t forget the most important part: it has to be done this way because any other alternatives are racist.

The bulk of the document deals with what they call the “Justice40 Initiative,” by which the Executive Order seeks “recommendations on how certain Federal investments might be made toward a goal that 40 percent of the overall benefits flow to disadvantaged communities.” If there is any concern that existing federal law prohibits discrimination in federal grants on the basis of race or gender, nothing here suggests it. (You may know that just yesterday a federal judge in Texas granted a preliminary injunction against a Biden Administration initiative awarding priorities based on race and gender in handing out Small Business Administration grants.)

Anyway, they identify the “[k]ey components that require further development for effective implementation of Justice40,” of which the first one is:

Identifying the programs and policies federal (investments) in that can be included in Justice40.

I’ve tried reading that ten times, but can’t make any sense of it. Can you? But after reading through a few dozen pages of bureaucratese, we finally come on pages 55-59 to lists of types of projects that are acceptable and unacceptable, or in their words, projects that “may benefit a community,” and projects that “will not benefit a community.” The second list would exclude all fossil fuel projects, but that is only the very beginning.

1. Fossil fuel procurement, development, infrastructure repair that would in any way extend lifespan or production capacity, transmission system investments to facilitate fossil-fired generation or any related subsidy.

So everything even remotely related to fossil fuel energy generation is completely out, even maintaining the facilities we already have. OK, but how about if we can figure out how to use fossil fuels in a way to add no CO2 to the atmosphere, such as by carbon capture or other technology. Nope, not allowed. Here are the next two that “will not benefit a community”:

2. Carbon capture and storage (CCS) or carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS)

3. Direct air capture

Nuclear? That’s completely free of carbon emissions. Sorry, but no:

4. The procurement of nuclear power

They give no explanation for why nuclear is unacceptable. Hey, it “will not benefit a community.”

You may be getting the impression that all the most extreme positions of the environmental left are getting accepted without question, without any real consideration of actual impacts on either the climate or “disadvantaged communities.” The farther you read, the more that becomes clear. Here are a few more items that are not to be allowed:

  1. Research and development
  2. The establishment or advancement of carbon markets, including cap and trade
  3. Geoengineering and techno fixes
  4. Highway expansion
  5. Road improvements or automobile infra-structure, other than electric vehicle charging stations
  6. Industrial scale bioenergy
  7. Incentives for investor-owned utilities
  8. Projects that promote gentrification without any housing policy crafted by a community to prevent displacement

And then of course we need to weave “anti-racism” and critical race theory through the whole enterprise:

Overall Goals and/or Requirements for Investment Benefits:

Addressing institutional racism. . . . Reparations to address past harm and disproportionate burdens. . . . Be Actively Anti-Racist – We pursue policies and strategic investments to reverse racial inequities and strive to repair the environmental injustice of more than 500 years of institutional policies and practices. . . .

Anyway, if you have thought that the right approach for a Republican to take is to try to reach some kind of compromise on emissions reductions, maybe through a carbon tax, or carbon pricing, or promoting nuclear power, or something else like that, think again. We are dealing here with completely crazed zealots, bent on a moral crusade to save the world. With a complete absence of adult supervision in the Biden Administration, these people have taken over and are running the show.

Read the complete article here.

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Larry Hamlin
May 22, 2021 2:09 pm

Excellent assessment – particularly the final conclusion.

Joel O'Bryan
Reply to  Larry Hamlin
May 22, 2021 9:07 pm

The whole Climate Scam is being revealed by the Left’s own admission of its Marxist critical theory grounding. Can China’s or Russia’s tentacles of funding part of this subversion be that far a stretch?

Chris*
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
May 23, 2021 12:32 am

Not in the least.! Remember that Russia funded the anti fracking brigade to the tune of $100 million. I think they would have considered that money well spent. China wants us to buried in our dross of solar panels and windmills. This is the controlled demolition of western society.

Vincent Causey
Reply to  Chris*
May 23, 2021 12:52 am

Why would they need to do that when Soros, Rockefeller foundation and other wealthy donors are already doing that?

beng135
Reply to  Vincent Causey
May 23, 2021 8:16 am

I was going to say the same — the US’s own native marxist-machine makes the overseas marxists look like amateurs.

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Tom Abbott
Reply to  beng135
May 24, 2021 4:47 am

The most dangerous people in the world to the freedom of the American people are the radical leftist residents of the United States.

If the U.S. goes down, it will be because it was destroyed from within.

The radical Left is currently attempting to do that destruction.

The most dangerous organization in the world when it comes to the freedoms of Americans, is the lying Leftwing Media, which gives the radical Leftists the influence they need to gain and keep political power and this gives them the opportunity to subvert our personal freedoms, as they are attempting to do today.

The radical Left is represented by Rev. Wright, Obama’s preacher, who said: “No! no! no! Not God Bless America, but God Damn America!”

There’s the perfect decription of the radical Leftist thought process in the United States today. That’s the way they look at their own country.

They are quite insane.

Fortunately, not all Americans look at things that way. We’ll find out just how many there are, come the next election.

Red94ViperRT10
Reply to  Tom Abbott
May 24, 2021 11:34 am

…assuming only legal votes are counted.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Red94ViperRT10
May 25, 2021 4:23 am

I’m counting on it. Otherwise, the Republic is done.

And States still have their Rights, and won’t give them up without a fight.

StephenP
Reply to  Larry Hamlin
May 23, 2021 12:52 am

Bring it on!
The quicker the real impacts of what they propose happen the quicker the voters ‘should’ come to know who is likely to promote their interests and aspirations.
If they leave it too long they will be in a situation like those windmills in New Mexico which have been demolished. You won’t be able to just pop them back up again.
Rebuilding takes a lot longer and a lot harder and more expensive than demolition.
Something revolutionaries never seem to understand.
Besides, knocking something down is always more fun, as seen in Portland etc.

While on a thread, will the billionaires who seem to be encouraging and funding this live by the same restrictions as they are proposing for ordinary people, or are they hoping that the tiger will eat them last? (Sorry to mix metaphors.)

Gerry, England
Reply to  StephenP
May 23, 2021 2:10 am

It could be that the voters did already understand the impacts so their votes had to be changed to give the ‘correct’ outcome.

Rainer Bensch
Reply to  StephenP
May 23, 2021 5:07 am

Voting? They forgot to mention that this “will not benefit a community.”

May 22, 2021 2:10 pm

The article reads:
“We are dealing here with completely crazed zealots, bent on a moral crusade to save the world. With a complete absence of adult supervision in the Biden Administration, these people have taken over and are running the show.”

Actually, the Chinese Communist Party is running the show – the destruction of the USA and other Western democracies is their objective… and they are winning.

Told you so:

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The ability to predict is the best objective measure of scientific and technical competence.
Climate doomsters have a perfect NEGATIVE predictive track record – every very-scary climate prediction, of the ~80 they have made since 1970, has FAILED TO HAPPEN.
 
“Rode and Fischbeck, professor of Social & Decision Sciences and Engineering & Public Policy, collected 79 predictions of climate-caused apocalypse going back to the first Earth Day in 1970. With the passage of time, many of these forecasts have since expired; the dates have come and gone uneventfully. In fact, 48 (61%) of the predictions have already expired as of the end of 2020.”
 
To end 2020, the climate doomsters were proved wrong in their scary climate predictions 48 times – at 50:50 odds for each prediction, that’s like flipping a coin 48 times and losing every time! The probability of that being mere random stupidity is 1 in 281 trillion! It’s not just global warming scientists being stupid.
 
These climate doomsters were not telling the truth – they displayed a dishonest bias in their analyses that caused these extremely improbable falsehoods, these frauds.
 
There is a powerful logic that says no rational person or group could be this wrong for this long – they followed a corrupt agenda – in fact, they knew they were lying.
 
The global warming alarmists have a NO predictive track record – they have been 100% wrong about every scary climate prediction – nobody should believe them.
 
The radical greens have NO credibility, make that NEGATIVE credibility – their core competence is propaganda, the fabrication of false alarm.
 
Source:
CLIMATE CHANGE, COVID-19, AND THE GREAT RESET
A Climate, Energy and Covid Primer for Politicians and Media
By Allan M.R. MacRae, Published May 8, 2021 UPDATE 1e
Download the WORD file
https://thsresearch.files.wordpress.com/2021/05/climate-change-covid-19-and-the-great-reset-update-1e-readonly.docx
 

Sara
Reply to  ALLAN MACRAE
May 22, 2021 4:26 pm

Beyond the simple fact that they lie like scurvy 4-leggers living in an alley, they should be made to live under the conditions they propose, before inflicting that on the rest of us. \

I watched a very well-done video about a nomadic family in the taiga in the winter, the other night. They herd reindeer and they move about once every four days, including in the winter, to get fresh forage for the reindeer that they raise for everything, including shelter and food.

That video made it clear, with NO narration by the videographer, that such things are possible, but politics are not involved in it. It is simply a large family doing an excellent job of living a life that they choose, instead of being cramped up in cities.

But that modest, well-run group is NOT what the lefterds want. THEY want to control every aspect of YOUR life, like it or not, when they can’t even control their own appetites and spoiled brat tempers.

Frankly, I would rather live like those nomad families and have real freedom that put up with the spoiled brats who think they know what’s best for everyone else and yet can’t even spell without the computer doing it for them. They are PATHETIC!!!!!

Gums
Reply to  Sara
May 23, 2021 8:15 am

Great point, Sara, worth a lotta publicity.

Gums sends…

Nick Graves
Reply to  ALLAN MACRAE
May 23, 2021 1:23 am

Great Summary, Allan.

Your covid graph has fallen off the edge of the page though – might need to give it its own page in landscape format.

Reply to  Nick Graves
May 23, 2021 8:32 am

Thank you Nick – I have a large-screen display so did not know that.

I’ll shrink the Covid-graph if we do another update.

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Reply to  ALLAN MACRAE
May 23, 2021 12:14 pm

Finally, people are starting to wake up – it was never about the environment – that was a false front – it was always about the destruction of America, the end of freedom. Told you so, a zillion years ago…

David Horowitz’s latest book, “The Enemy Within: How a Totalitarian Movement is Destroying America.”

David Horowitz joins us to discuss his journey from the far left to the right side of the political aisle. After growing up in a communist household at the height of the Cold War, Horowitz became a prominent figure of the far left and a prolific radical author in the 1960s and 70s.
 
In the 80s however, David announced his support for a Reagan presidency, alienating himself from his former friends, party, and the cultural elite that once praised his work. In this episode, we will discuss how he found his way on the complete opposite end of the political spectrum. We’ll also discuss his experience advocating for the Left’s radical ideas and his latest book, “The Enemy Within: How a Totalitarian Movement is Destroying America.”
Nonmembers can listen for free on DailyWire.com

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Rich Davis
May 22, 2021 2:26 pm

Why The Face, sweetheart?

Tom Halla
May 22, 2021 2:26 pm

I don’t see how any compromise is possible, so the only choice is opposition. As a Tory politician in the 1900’s stated, the duty of the opposition is to oppose.
The Biden administration is so extreme I can only hope they do not do much irreversible damage before they lose power, hopefully in 2022.

Joel O'Bryan
Reply to  Tom Halla
May 22, 2021 9:18 pm

You can compromise with Bolsheviks, they will always come back for more and then take your head if you resist. Appeasement only emboldens them. 100% resistance is all there is.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
May 24, 2021 4:56 am

We can’t reason with the radical Left. They arrogantly think they are correct on every topic, and they believe anyone who doesn’t agree with them is doing so for an ulterior motive such as racism or greed, so they dismiss any objections to their plans automatically.

And if your opposition rises to a certain level on the Left’s radar, then the radical Left will attempt to punish you in one way or another, and since they have control of the Media, they can do a lot of punishing. Look at what they have done to Trump.

Do the People of the United States have enough sense to save themselves from these radical Leftists? That is the question. I’m still hopeful.

Sara
May 22, 2021 2:30 pm

I now officially have a pounding headache, after trying to understand what the frack is going on there.

Then I realized that what these imbeciles want to do is put us all back in the Dark Ages, when the peasants were not allowed to cut wood in the King’s forests, to cook and heat their homes. Right now, I’m trying to decide if I should turn my little house into a version of the poled teepees set up by the wandering reindeer herding families over in Yakutia, or just tell the Loony Lefites to go pound sand. It would be far more fun to do that, too.

They area nuts, but they are on a roll, and like those lemmings herded along over a cliff by Disney’s studio assistants, they are all following the same trail of self-destruction. They are nuts, period.

No, I do not think they can make this happen. They are all desk jockeys and seldom leave a building. Normal summer heat is CAGW to them. They WILL sink right into the quicksand they are creating.

gringojay
Reply to  Sara
May 22, 2021 3:52 pm

‘Tis nobler to do thus that our liege doth implore.

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Sara
Reply to  gringojay
May 22, 2021 4:31 pm

Hogwash, gringojay. Those twits would not last five minutes in the real world of angry, tooth-and-claw nature and having to forage for food. They need a real-time serious lesson in the real, harsh world of Mama Nature…… Heh.

DMacKenzie,
Reply to  Sara
May 22, 2021 5:48 pm

more than 5 mins, Sara. Most lost tennis shoe hikers don’t make day 4 though…

Sara
Reply to  DMacKenzie,
May 22, 2021 6:09 pm

I could put them to work cleaning out the buckthorn, an invasive plant from the UK that is used for hedgerow fences over there, and was imported for hedges here. I really do doubt their stamina, because a 15-minute trail hike, or 30 minutes at best, seems to be about their limit.
I think they are afraid of the Real World.

tonyb
Editor
Reply to  Sara
May 22, 2021 11:55 pm

Sara

It is nowhere near as bad as you think. You will be allowed 1 hour of power per day. It is up to you as to whether you decide to take it as one consecutive burst or whether you want to chop it it it up into more manageable gulps, say 20 of them, each lasting 3 minutes.

obviously you need to avoid the night period when the solar panels won’t be delivering any power, but as they are mostly Chinese made they will still be listening to you.

I think I am joking but Biden seems to have introduced a govt that has distinct socialist overtones

tonyb

Sara
Reply to  tonyb
May 23, 2021 4:21 am

“Seems to have….” Almost fell off my chair giggling over that!

Well, to defeat them in their nefariousness and rather dim understanding of that classic tome “How Things Really Work”, it is possible to put your home on battery backup… and mine is the right size for that. I don’t know if my neighbors could do it, but they could try. Moving off the grid was something I wanted to do a long time ago, anyway, because it makes you independent of Those People, but it can still happen.

So, don’t mean to whine about it, but being off THEIR grid means independence that will drive them nuts. You learn to cook on a wood-fired stove (not as difficult as you may think) – things like that. Hang clothes to dry on the line instead of using the modern laundry equipment. Use a treadle-powered sewing machine (wish I still had mine) and mostly just tell THEM to go pound marsh goo some place special.

I really don’t think they will last long, however. Haste does truly make waste.

Clyde Spencer
May 22, 2021 2:35 pm

And so what is the ultimate goal of these policies? People living lives, like factory laying-hens, in small apartments, where they are entertained by TV programs intended to promote social justice and diversity? Soma, in the form of ‘medicinal’ cannabis being provided to all, whether they want it or not? Misuse of pronouns, or disagreeing with officially sanctioned policies being defined as “hate speech” and appropriately punished?

Will reparations to the descendants of slaves be extended to those who are the offspring of those of color who came to the US after the Emancipation Proclamation? Will the descendants of Union soldiers who gave limb and life to contribute to the end of slavery be taxed to provide the reparations? (That is more than double taxation!) Should people of color who have White people in their lineage receive the same reparations as ‘pure bloods?’ After all, with White lineage, don’t they bear some of the responsibility that justifies taxing White people? I find the whole concept of providing special treatment for some people, based on the color of their skin, to be racist.

There is evil amongst us and they are trying to destroy the most successful political experiment in the history of the world!

Dave Fair
Reply to  Clyde Spencer
May 22, 2021 2:58 pm

You have to be unable to read plain English (or any other language) to not understand that the whole enterprise is an attack on Capitalism to further Marxist objectives. If you do not understand that Capitalism (self-interest) is the only path to human freedom and prosperity, then you deserve the Biden and Marxists you voted into power.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Dave Fair
May 22, 2021 4:58 pm

I didn’t vote them into power!

Klem
Reply to  Clyde Spencer
May 23, 2021 12:15 am

You didn’t vote them into power? Perhaps, but many of your long dead ancester did.

pochas94
Reply to  Dave Fair
May 22, 2021 5:32 pm

Marxis societies know they cannot compete with Capitalism. One or the other must dominate. Their only option is to overthrow their opponent by any means necessary.

Chaswarnertoo
Reply to  Dave Fair
May 23, 2021 1:59 am

Enlightened self interest. Otherwise it’s just greed, as the leftards believe.

tonyb
Editor
Reply to  Clyde Spencer
May 23, 2021 12:24 am

I am looking forward to receiving reparations from the descendants of the Romans, Vikings and Normans.

tonyb

Richard Page
Reply to  tonyb
May 23, 2021 1:02 pm

Not to mention the Greeks, Egyptians, Babylonians, Berber, American Indians (some), to name but a few more. Presumably, as descendants of the original slavers and those who sold the slaves to the white Europeans, the people around the old kingdom of Niger (all slaves were from Niger, so all slaves were N!@€%’s) would be ok to help with those reparations?

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Clyde Spencer
May 24, 2021 5:11 am

“Anyway, if you have thought that the right approach for a Republican to take is to try to reach some kind of compromise on emissions reductions, maybe through a carbon tax, or carbon pricing, or promoting nuclear power, or something else like that, think again. We are dealing here with completely crazed zealots, bent on a moral crusade to save the world. With a complete absence of adult supervision in the Biden Administration, these people have taken over and are running the show.”

Barack Obama is half black and half white. What happens with Obama? Does he receive money, or does he have to pay money for reparations? Do they pro-rate the costs depending on the percentage of white blood a person has? A *lot* of people of color in the United States have some white blood in them.

Reparations are ridiculous. Anyone who should receive payments for being abused by slavery are all long dead.

I refuse to pay reparations for slavery that happened before I was born. I had nothing to do with it and I don’t owe anybody anything.

I will make one exception. Tulsa, Oklahoma had a race riot in 1921 that destoyed the entire black business district of Tulsa and many people were k!lled, although the exact numbers are unknown.

There are people alive today who lived through that experience and had losses and they deserve to be repaid for their losses. I would pay this reparation because the losses can be documented and people directly affected are still alive to benefit from being repaid.

pochas94
Reply to  Tom Abbott
May 25, 2021 6:35 pm

Opening that door would be a grave mistake.

May 22, 2021 3:07 pm

Those in charge of the carbon crusade know that the earth is in a CO2 famine, and they never intend to abolish fossil fuel and nuclear because they admit that climate change policy is an illusion — so what carbon footprint is the New World Order talking about ? … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLHqMsjWqEU&t

Rud Istvan
May 22, 2021 3:16 pm

I have a different take than MC. Progressives like AOC are going for climate broke. Biden via Kerry agrees. SO, they all WILL actually eventually go broke. Both literally and figuratively.
Reread McKay’s ( IIRC) 1847 book The Madness of Crowds, and then recognize the many climate similarities to tulip bulb mania. Ridicule works wonders.

Mr.
May 22, 2021 3:32 pm

We are dealing here with completely crazed zealots, bent on a moral crusade to save the world

They’re not really about saving the world.

Rather they’re intent on RE-ORDERING the world so that they are the top of the totem pole.
(and the rest of us, + children & grandchildren, will have to scrounge our way through life as best we can)

May 22, 2021 3:47 pm

If the whole “climate change” thing was falsified 20 years ago, it would have been quite an issue, but eventually most people involved would simply have walked away from it. By now so many people, so many policians, celebreties, scientists and institutions are totally invested on it. I think it is due to a kind of salami tactics, where they became ever more daring the longer there was no real opposition (and sites like WUTT never were!) and the tricks applied obviously worked.

That will make it so much more exciting to reveal GHGs do not even warm the planet. Bit by bit..

https://www.greenhousedefect.com/

Tom Abbott
Reply to  E. Schaffer
May 24, 2021 5:29 am

“I think it is due to a kind of salami tactics, where they became ever more daring the longer there was no real opposition (and sites like WUTT never were!)”

That’s true. There really is no offical opposition to the Human-caused Climate Change narrative, other than Donald Trump, and his problem with it was not because the science was not settled, but rather because it harmed the U.S. economy. Trump pushed back, but not using the reasoning that the science does not show CO2 is dangerous to humans. No official, other than possibly U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe, even questions that CO2 needs regulation.

So most of our governemt officials, Democrat and Republican are on the same climate change page. Which is not good for the American economy or its future. Oh, for a contrarian or two!

The Western Democracies are experiencing a very large mass delusion over Human-caused Climate Change. Millions and millions of people believing something that has never been shown to exist. I would put the propagandistic Leftwing Media as being the entity most responsible for this mass delusion. That, and the obvious gullibilty of millions of human beings.

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Jay Hendon
May 22, 2021 3:53 pm

This article shows how far WUWT has strayed away from the topics of climate and science. Political science is not science.

philincalifornia
Reply to  Jay Hendon
May 22, 2021 4:21 pm

That’s because science is not the battleground, and hasn’t been for years.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  philincalifornia
May 22, 2021 4:42 pm

Well put, succinct and dead accurate. In fact we need more of this and much, much less of the “science” which is now looking more like arguing over angels dancing on pin heads. They’re ALL wrong! I care about lies, waste and real time outcomes, not the nature of theoretical black bodies.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Jay Hendon
May 22, 2021 4:37 pm

Articles like this are both à propos and useful because it addresses why the Left have any interest in climate at all. Science was never a part of the global cooling/warming/change/pause/disruption/crisis, except peripherally … to augment the pretense and fool the general public, keeping them from throwing the perpetrators in jail for fraud.

Pat from kerbob
Reply to  Jay Hendon
May 22, 2021 5:45 pm

Jay, this is why Judith Curry writes almost exclusively about psychology now because she knows that science arguments cannot reach these people.

This is the battleground because the science shows no crisis

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Pat from kerbob
May 22, 2021 5:58 pm

This is the battleground because the science shows no crisis

Hell … the science shows little science!

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  Jay Hendon
May 23, 2021 7:12 am

So why are you still here reading?

philincalifornia
May 22, 2021 4:30 pm

Have faith my friends. Carry on doing things with your lives that you will be proud of. Let these parasitic educated loonies talk about “climate”, “racial justice” and other such things that you could teach a parrot to well …. parrot, and that don’t even exist except in their elitist echo chamber heads. Think of it as their punishment from which they can never escape.

You can help them with that too. As Rud said above – “ridicule works wonders”.

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  philincalifornia
May 23, 2021 7:15 am

I agree up to a point; here is a talk about what Zhou BaiDen claimed is “just an idea”:



ResourceGuy
May 22, 2021 5:27 pm

Who will he walk with in the garden to discuss the final solution?

markl
May 22, 2021 5:30 pm

None of this will come to pass. Committees don’t pass laws and budgets. All Bidens’ people are doing is letting them engage in virtue signaling and venting to get them off their back so they can do important things like defund police, promote voter fraud, divide the people more, and introduce more Socialist agenda. Without Capitalism and fossil fuels they won’t be able to finance their Socialist utopia and they know it.

DMacKenzie,
May 22, 2021 5:42 pm

In recent centuries, far more people have died as the result of politics than from climate change. Clearly, the focus on CC by politicians is merely one of H.L. Mencken’s hobgoblins.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  DMacKenzie,
May 22, 2021 6:02 pm

Let’s say we give Liberals and AGW true believers full benefit of the doubt … what then? …

“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”
― C. S. Lewis

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Tom Abbott
Reply to  Rory Forbes
May 24, 2021 7:04 am

That’s got to be one of my favorite quotes! Thanks for reminding us of it.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Tom Abbott
May 24, 2021 11:09 am

No one will blame me if I eventually deck the bully out of frustration. But if I’m even rude to the busybody the mob will turn on me instantly … and they’re wearing away my patience.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Rory Forbes
May 25, 2021 4:29 am

Yeah, omnipotent moral busybodies are the worst!

Ossqss
May 22, 2021 6:26 pm

One wonders if anyone is going to size up the current initiatives, comparatively, with the U.N. Agenda 21/30/Sustainable Development documents, or whatever it is called now days. Note, the land grab item initiative that was proclaimed in the US last week also. IIRC, stack’em and pack’em societies was a goal in the UN guidance, along with the land grabs.

People always passed off that U.N. stuff as conspiracy theory. LOL, it is a published document of the desired world order by the U.N.. If anyone ever actually read any of them, they would be very surprised at the correlations now visible. I sure was/am.

griff
Reply to  Ossqss
May 23, 2021 5:44 am

The response to ‘that UN stuff’ IS a conspiracy theory.

Ossqss
Reply to  griff
May 23, 2021 9:34 am

Your right, it doesn’t exist. Oh wait,,,,

Agenda 21 .:. Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform (un.org)

H. D. Hoese
May 22, 2021 6:52 pm

On page 91 under RECOMMENDATIONS: EXECUTIVE ORDER 12898 REVISIONS
“Sec.709. Costs. Unless otherwise provided by law, Federal agencies must assume the financial costs of complying with this Order.”
Article 1, Section 7 in the US Constitution “All Bill for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives….”

Crispin Pemberton-Pigott
May 22, 2021 7:35 pm

I am not sure it is a “moral crusade” as much as it is a plan by enemies to destroy the infrastructure of an important nation. Apparently there are collaborators abounding.

Dennis
May 22, 2021 7:38 pm

When you hear or read these words be very worried: Build Back Better

Dennis
Reply to  Dennis
May 22, 2021 7:40 pm

St, Patrick’s Day, new green deal, beer half price

John Adams
Reply to  Dennis
May 23, 2021 10:29 am

free beer tomorrow

Richard Page
Reply to  John Adams
May 23, 2021 1:04 pm

It’s always free beer tomorrow, never today. That’s how they get ya!

Frank from NoVA
May 22, 2021 7:55 pm

You may not have a plan for socialism, but socialism has a plan for you.

Hari Seldon
May 22, 2021 11:27 pm

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Don’t worry, please: The folks in East-Europe (me too) have already experienced the bankruptcy and collapse of socialism/communism, Marxism, Leninism, and so on. And the folks in East-Europe know also very well, that the laws of nature could not be raped by political and ideological slogans. The laws of nature will ALWAYS prevail at the end of the day: Nature is much-much stronger than humanity/politicians. Additionally, ignoring and distorting the rules of market economy is very unhealthy, and leads always to complete economical and social banktrupcy. Of course, market economy is not perfect, but no any better approach has been known yet.

May the Force be with you! “Ora et labora”, however, “Put your trust in God and keep your powder dry” because you should not forget: “Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent” (Salvor Hardin). How true it is…

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Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Hari Seldon
May 23, 2021 11:24 am

We would rather not have to re-learn that truism.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Hari Seldon
May 24, 2021 7:20 am

“The laws of nature will ALWAYS prevail at the end of the day:”

The question is how long is that day going to be, before sanity prevails?

Hari Seldon
Reply to  Tom Abbott
May 24, 2021 8:06 am

Good question. However, I could see even the collapse of KGB: Who would have thought it? So I am optimistic that I shall see also the collapse of the CO2 and climate hysteria.

Vincent Causey
May 23, 2021 12:50 am

Carbon taxes just hurt the poor. At least they are being equitable – hurt everyone.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Vincent Causey
May 24, 2021 7:35 am

That’s right. Raising transportation costs harms everyone from the poorest to the richest and makes the nation poorer as a result.

Transportation taxes should be outlawed.

Revenue needed to maintain transportation infrastructure should be taken out of the general taxes.

Doing so keeps costs low for the poor, since they don’t pay general income taxes. No transportation tax increases, keeps the cost of the gasoline the poor buy cheap, and also keeps the other things they buy cheap, too, because transportation costs remain low for everyone which keeps prices down on everything.

Transportation taxes are a direct impediment to a good economy. The higher the taxes, the bigger the impediment.

It was estimated a couple of years ago by a couple of talking heads on CNBC (business channel), that an increase in the cost of gasoline of about $0.80 per gallon would *decrease* the U.S. GDP by one percent and a similar reduction in the cost of gasoline of $0.80 per gallon would result in an increase of one percent in U.S. GDP.

Raising transportation costs reduces economic activity.

Unfortunately, our politicians think it is a good thing to raise transportation costs. It shows just how deluded they really are. Unless, of course, their intention is to harm the U.S. economy. In that case, we couldn’t say they were deluded. Criminal maybe. Traitorous maybe. Nothing good.

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Tom Abbott
Reply to  Tom Abbott
May 25, 2021 4:36 am

I saw a report yesterday where Republican Senator Cornyn is proposing to impose a 25-cent-per-mile new tax on truckers.

This is the worst proposal evah! This is crazy! If you want the prices of *everything* to go higher, then impose a tax on the people who are delivering all those goods for you. This is so stupid!

Increasing the costs of transportation increases the costs of everything transported, and this causes the economy to contract accompanied by large job losses. Everybody loses in this situation.

Politicians need to keep their hands off transporation costs. Cornyn needs to be told just how stupid and counterproductive his mileage tax really is.

This is not hard to figure out. It’s just common sense. So what happened to our politicians? Why are they so stupid?

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TonyG
Reply to  Tom Abbott
May 25, 2021 7:53 am

I don’t even know how to respond – we’re already having a hard time getting and keeping truckers, so now let’s make it even MORE difficult with an insane tax?

Peta of Newark
May 23, 2021 3:15 am

Holy Kow – that woman exists!!!
The one in the pic at the top.
I’ve just seen her on TV, in a pub near Glastonbury

A Professor of Behaviour Change – for Covid not least
Professor Susan Hopkins

Maybe not looking her best for the BBC in this shot
Now we know where at least some of the missing babies went, even before the ones that were successfully hatched went, along with some frog’s newts toads legs hubble bubble, into a cauldron

Maybe Princess Nut Nuts isn’t a veggietarian after all..

Joseph Zorzin
May 23, 2021 4:19 am

40 percent of the overall benefits flow to disadvantaged communities”

Well, since, we must presume, wind and solar are so awesome, then we should put most new wind and solar “farms” into disadvantaged communities!

griff
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
May 23, 2021 5:44 am

Good idea.

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  griff
May 23, 2021 7:45 am

Except- they’ll hate them. You probably don’t have such a “farm” right next to you. And, they’ll lower the property values of the nearby residents- but you wouldn’t know that. And, most such “farms” send their power into the grid, not to the nearby residents.

George Daddis
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
May 23, 2021 9:10 am

Unfortunately, if you try to understand what they are proposing, the BENEFITS of solar and wind are to be provided to the “disadvantaged communities” but any industrial energy sites must be located elsewhere.

Energy assets, just like highways, located near those communities are examples of “institutional racism”; this was made explicitly clear by Pete Buttigieg, Secretary of Transportation.

Brian
May 23, 2021 6:14 am

The sad part is that they didn’t even come up with that list themselves. They just cribbed it directly from the “Green New Deal.”

Not only are these people stupid but they are also very lazy.

navy bob
May 23, 2021 6:26 am

You should say sex, not gender. Gender is a grammatical term, e.g., “La plume de ma tante,” adopted by Democrats to spread homosexuality on the basis that one’s gender, i.e., sexual identity, is societally or self-determined, not biologically.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  navy bob
May 23, 2021 11:31 am

When one talks about a gender-changer for a cable, are they not referring to the physical configuration of the pins and sockets? “Sex” can be both an activity and a state of being. I’d prefer to use “gender” as a descriptor of the hardware. It is not the first time that a special interest group has preempted a perfectly good word such as “gay.”

Richard Page
Reply to  Clyde Spencer
May 23, 2021 1:11 pm

As with other things, a descriptor of just the hardware is incomplete at best. Who we are is the combining of both hardware and software – any adequate descriptor will have to cover both.

Carlo, Monte
May 23, 2021 7:00 am

Zhou BaiDen lied?

I am shocked.

Thomas Gasloli
May 23, 2021 7:32 am

And the blame for this goes to the college educated, middle & upper middle class, suburban voters who chose a senile man with unknown handlers over the “orange man”.

And let us be clear, the government can do much of this without additional legislation, through rule promulgation. One of Trumps biggest mistakes was not withdrawing the Greenhouse Gas Finding of Endangerment under the authorization of which much Green New Deal damage may be done.

Beta Blocker
Reply to  Thomas Gasloli
May 23, 2021 10:43 am

Thomas Gasloli: “And let us be clear, the government can do much of this without additional legislation, through rule promulgation. One of Trump’s biggest mistakes was not withdrawing the Greenhouse Gas Finding of Endangerment under the authorization of which much Green New Deal damage may be done.”

Had Trump pulled the greenhouse gas finding while he was president, Biden would simply have reinstated it with an executive order, as he has done in systematically reversing every policy decision the Trump administration ever made while it was in office.

Using the Clean Air Act to its fullest possible effectiveness in quickly reducing America’s GHG emissions has been a topic of discussion in the environmental law community for more than a decade.

If Biden were to go one step further and combine the authorities already granted to the president in the Clean Air Act with authorities already granted to him in national security law, the Executive Branch could unilaterally dictate that America must reduce its GHG emissions 50% by 2030 by formally declaring a carbon pollution emergency.

The details of how this might be done are described in a comment I posted on May 3rd 2021 describing the Supply Side Carbon Emission Control Plan (SSCECP).

The SSCECP is a highly effective but also highly coercive means of reaching 50% by 2030. The plan imposes an artificial shortage of carbon fuels on the American economy while also greatly increasing the price of all forms of energy for all of America’s energy consumers, thus encouraging energy conservation as the primary means of achieving Biden’s 2030 GHG reduction target.

So far, Biden has shown no sign that either he, or the people behind the scenes who actually make his decisions for him, will be using the full authority of the Chief Executive to reach his announced 2030 target. One can draw one’s own conclusions if the Biden administration never does use the full authority of the president in pushing GHG reductions as far and as fast as the law allows it to do.

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Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Thomas Gasloli
May 23, 2021 11:35 am

One of Trumps biggest mistakes …

If he had done so, probably one of the first Executive Orders signed by Biden would have been to rescind the withdrawal. That is one of the weaknesses of EOs. They can be undone easily by the next administration. On the other hand, it is so much more difficult to rescind legislation passed by Congress that it is relatively safe from changes in administration.

Kevin R.
May 23, 2021 12:33 pm

In other words communism. Total central planning of the economy.

Doug
May 23, 2021 12:40 pm

#6 Industrial scale bioenergy. That was what powered The Matrix. Hmmm.

Tom Abbott
May 24, 2021 4:33 am

From the article: “Anyway, if you have thought that the right approach for a Republican to take is to try to reach some kind of compromise on emissions reductions, maybe through a carbon tax, or carbon pricing, or promoting nuclear power, or something else like that, think again. We are dealing here with completely crazed zealots, bent on a moral crusade to save the world. With a complete absence of adult supervision in the Biden Administration, these people have taken over and are running the show.”

That sums it up perfectly.

The leftwing lunatics have about 18 months to try to shove this down our throats, then the American people will get to have a say in it all. Let’s hope the American people see the insanity on the Left, and all indications are that the American people are not going to go along with the Climate Change maniacs. We can only hope.

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Paul Penrose
May 24, 2021 10:14 am

They kept saying “a community” as if that would be a valid work-around to laws that prohibit favoritism by race, when we all know that’s exactly what they want. What a bunch of arrogant pandering fools.

Steve Z
May 24, 2021 10:43 am

The way for Republicans to stop this insanity is for all 50 Republican senators to vote against all climate-change proposals, and make friends with Senator Joe Manchin from coal-rich West Virginia.

kramer
May 25, 2021 12:56 pm

“Interim Final Recommendations”

Reminds me of the final solution.



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