Aussie PM Scott Morrison Brandishes a Lump of Coal in Parliament

Biden Official: G7 Climate Talks “to show that democracy can deliver”

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

Democracy on trial? As Aussie Prime Minister Scott Morrison arrives at the G7 with a voter mandate to export coal as fast as it can be extracted, an unnamed Biden official appears to be framing the talks as a test of democracy’s ability to deliver, on Biden’s climate and Covid ambitions.

Scott Morrison says pandemic and climate change are key issues for Australia as G7 leaders meet

Australia’s Prime Minister has arrived in the UK for the G7-plus dialogue, which he said will focus on Boris Johnson’s plan to “vaccinate the world”, climate change and peace in the Indo-Pacific.

“The G7 plus isn’t about a club, it is about ensuring a world that favours freedom and inclusive world order that ensure that all countries can engage, trade with each other – and all countries can do so without coercion and so do consistent with their sovereign issues.”

The club of leading economies – Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and United States – say a joint approach is the world’s best chance for recovering from the global health crisis, and tackling climate change.

President Joe Biden has set the tone, ditching Donald Trump’s isolationist stance to ram home a message of resolve by the G7 and NATO against both Beijing and Moscow, as he heads into his first sit-down with Russian President Vladimir Putin next week in Geneva.

The driving animating purpose of this G7 summit is to show that democracy can deliver against the biggest challenges we’re facing in the world,” a senior US administration official said.

“If the best G7 leaders can manage is to donate one billion vaccine doses then this summit will have been a failure,” Oxfam said, insisting the world needs 11 billion doses.

Read more: https://www.sbs.com.au/news/scott-morrison-says-pandemic-and-climate-change-are-key-issues-for-australia-as-g7-leaders-meet

I wonder what the plan is, if Democracy “fails” the test?

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Mr.
June 12, 2021 10:08 am

Eric, if democracy fails the test, the UN and other “high level” bodies and their sycophantic governments will resort to Plan ‘A’ – One World Government by Proclamation.

Which was ALWAYS their Plan A’.

another ian
Reply to  Mr.
June 12, 2021 3:43 pm

“The World Is Being Run By Stupid People”

“Actual Photograph of the Peter Principle”

http://www.smalldeadanimals.com/2021/06/12/the-world-is-being-run-by-stupid-people/

Tom Abbott
Reply to  another ian
June 13, 2021 7:17 am

None of them have a clue.

Bob Hunter
June 12, 2021 10:16 am

With the North Sea oilfields close to depletion. Britain, Germany, France, as well as Italy and Japan have very little oil. They also don’t have thermal coal or natural gas. Nor do the voter base for Biden & Trudeau. Should be no surprise they believe the shoddy CO2 climate science

Mr.
Reply to  Bob Hunter
June 12, 2021 10:28 am

Er, Canada and the USA both have sh1tloads of oil, gas and coal.

Having the sense and will to use these precious resources for the wellbeing of their citizens is the main problem these two nations currently have.

Bob Hunter
Reply to  Mr.
June 12, 2021 10:48 am

Yes Canada and USA have lots of fossil fuels, but the citizens that primarily voted Democrat or Liberal are not concerned with the well being for the regions that do have fossil fuels. We live in a me generation. Today’s example at the G7, a heated discussion on how to approach China. US, Canada, Britain, Japan, France on one side. Germany & Italy opposite. It is no coincidence that Germany, a country with a significant trade surplus with China is opposed. Or , Italy, where China is building huge projects is also opposed. ie principles go out the window when your pocket book is affected

SMC
Reply to  Bob Hunter
June 12, 2021 12:54 pm

They aren’t Liberals anymore. They haven’t been Liberal in years, if not decades.

Reply to  SMC
June 12, 2021 1:07 pm

To be very clear, they may call themselves Liberals, or Progressives, but they really are Marxists – and they’ve been programmed.

It’s called “The Long March of the Institutions” – started in the 1930’s and going strong.

The novel “Nineteen Eighty-Four”, written by George Orwell in 1949, foresaw a time “when much of the world has fallen victim to perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance, historical negationism and propaganda”.

Orwell had remarkable foresight. Here is the real “Nineteen Eighty-Four”, an interview that year with ex-KGB officer and Soviet defector Yuri Bezmenov, who described their long-term program to ideologically undermine the western democracies. Note especially Bezmenov’s discussion of “ideological subversion”. It is all about manipulating the “useful idiots” – the pro-Soviet leftists within the democracies.
 
https://youtu.be/bX3EZCVj2XA

The following papers explain what is happening and why:

SCIENCE’S UNTOLD SCANDAL: THE LOCKSTEP MARCH OF PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES TO PROMOTE CLIMATE CHANGE
By Tom Harris and Dr. Jay Lehr, May 24, 2019
wattsupwiththat.com/2019/05/25/sciences-untold-scandal-the-lockstep-march-of-professional-societies-to-promote-the-climate-change-scare/

HYPOTHESIS: RADICAL GREENS ARE THE GREAT KILLERS OF OUR AGE
By Allan M.R. MacRae, B.A.Sc., M.Eng., April 14, 2019
wattsupwiththat.com/2019/04/14/hypothesis-radical-greens-are-the-great-killers-of-our-age/

THE COST TO SOCIETY OF RADICAL ENVIRONMENTALISM
By Allan M.R. MacRae, B.A.Sc., M.Eng., July 4, 2019
wattsupwiththat.com/2019/07/04/the-cost-to-society-of-radical-environmentalism/

There was a good reason I published this paper on July 4.
If the USA falls, there is nowhere left to run to.
Regards, Allan.in Calgary

Thomas Gasloli
Reply to  Bob Hunter
June 12, 2021 1:17 pm

The voters only voted against Trumps tweets. In 2022 they will vote out the Dems and their green new deal national impoverishment program.

Retired_Engineer_Jim
Reply to  Thomas Gasloli
June 12, 2021 4:53 pm

Let us hope that you are correct.

Gordon A. Dressler
Reply to  Thomas Gasloli
June 13, 2021 12:44 pm

“. . . In 2022 they will vote out the Dems . . .”

I don’t believe that will happen.

We have the following sage advice in this matter:
The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public’s money.” — Alexander Fraser Tytler (but frequently misattributed to Alexis de Tocqueville)

Clearly, the USA has passed the tipping point that Tytler warned us about . . . Just look at Biden’s outrageous $6+ trillion budget for the coming fiscal year. 

Lrp
Reply to  Thomas Gasloli
June 13, 2021 2:08 pm

Allowing unrestricted and uncontrolled postal voting was an invitation to fraud and a disaster. Blind Freddy could see the wave of fraudulence coming

Spetzer86
Reply to  Bob Hunter
June 12, 2021 1:52 pm

Just wait until the farmer’s tractors are starved for diesel and the grocery store shelves are empty, with no hope of resupply. Of course, most of the rest of us will be little better off.

Reply to  Mr.
June 12, 2021 10:50 am

 Britain and Germany have coal. France has nuclear. Italy and Japan are just out of luck(France will sell Italy what it needs for a price).

Spetzer86
Reply to  Mr.
June 12, 2021 1:50 pm

Don’t forget the methy clathrates on the sea floor. Japan has been looking in to accessing those energy sources.

ResourceGuy
Reply to  Bob Hunter
June 12, 2021 11:03 am

You are correct with the voter base geography. That’s also why you can’t get an infrastructure stimulus with more than 5% going to highways and bridges. They only represent a few large old cities with passenger rail systems even though the biased press uses file photos of bridge projects and highways to help push through the crap. The rest of the geography either does not know what is going on or they grumble in relative silence, also thanks to a biased press.

Disputin
Reply to  Bob Hunter
June 12, 2021 11:32 am

Bob, Britain has at least 300 years worth of coal and an unknown but large amount of fracable gas, given that the whole country is underlain by shale beds.

Bob Hunter
Reply to  Disputin
June 12, 2021 3:46 pm

i believe Britain has only 77M tones of coal reserves
And proven recoverable shale gas has not been determined.
https://www.worldometers.info/coal/coal-reserves-by-country/

Patrick MJD
Reply to  Bob Hunter
June 12, 2021 8:40 pm

That’s recoverable reserves. Once a mine is closed, the mine cannot be re-opened. Coal mines have been closing since the 60’s in the UK, Wilson (Labour) being the PM who closed the most, with Thatcher (Conservative) receiving most of the blame.

ThinkingScientist
Reply to  Bob Hunter
June 12, 2021 12:23 pm

Plenty of infill opportunities left in NS, possible new play concepts (eg HPHT in Southern Gas Basin) and of course WoS.

Plus untested onshore shale gas.

Plenty of life left in the UK oil & gas sector. Its only politics and XR/Greenpeace extremists that’s holding us back

Alan the Brit
Reply to  ThinkingScientist
June 13, 2021 11:42 pm

“XR/Greenpeace extremists”? Please clarify, are you referring to “extremists” within these Marxist/Machiavellian groups, because I always thought by default, they were all extremists, out to destroy all recognisable aspects of modern life, to impose their malign views upon us all! Socialism kills, usually on mass scales, as the 20th century has demonstrated beyond dispute, it’s own reason to be is to destroy & once achieved they seek to replace all they have destroyed with its own versions of those destroyed in its path!!! Socialists do not “care” about people, as they have propagandised over the years, they leave that to the “useful idiots”, they’re only interested in power, money, & manipulation & control!!!

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Patrick MJD
Reply to  Bob Hunter
June 12, 2021 8:36 pm

British North Sea oil field production is down about 10% since production began in the 1970’s, so not sure how you can claim near depletion. Britain also has significant coal resources, if they wanted to use it, but since 2008, the British Govn’t is actively discouraging use. Britain also has nuclear and inter-connectors to France (Nuclear) and Poland (Coal).

It’s all a sc@m anyway.

Alan the Brit
Reply to  Patrick MJD
June 13, 2021 11:54 pm

I think they misguidedly use the analogy of “we’re running out of fuel!” in the way that as soon as one has filled up at the petrol/gas station, one starts the engine & automatically begin to run out of fuel, obviously! I gather the largest known oil/gas fields lie off the coast of Brazil & that eco-bunny President Barak Obama promised the USA would give every expertise to exploit, somewhat two-faced imho!!! As I have said before, as a young man in my teens I recall watching an early foray into eco politics by the BBC’s Panorama prog/show telling us that we’d all have to reign in our love of fast cars etc as all the oil would start to run out by 2020, fact!!!! That was back in the mid 1970s!!! Funny about predictions, Einstein was right they’re very difficult, especially about the future!!! 😉

Hari Seldon
Reply to  Bob Hunter
June 12, 2021 10:44 pm

Sorry, however at least Britain und Germany have thermal coal even for some 100 years.

pigs_in_space
Reply to  Bob Hunter
June 13, 2021 8:14 am

what you on about?
There’s 400yrs worth of coal in the UK!

They just don’t want to mine the stuff, preferring to burn oil shipping wood pellets from the USA instead!!!

Laura
Reply to  Bob Hunter
June 14, 2021 12:08 am

So do you believe you know more about climate science than the 97% of climate scientists who confirm that humans are heating the planet by burning fossil fuels? https://climate.nasa.gov/scientific-consensus/

Ted
Reply to  Laura
June 14, 2021 3:57 pm

Many people have actually read the references in that NASA link. The 97% consensus is that humans are adding a little bit to natural variation. The papers by Oreskes and Doran& Zimmerman don’t ask if humans are the largest factor in changing temperatures, merely if they have an effect. Cook 2013 divides papers into seven categories for attribution, with only Category 1 papers saying that warming is mostly human, but categories 1, 2, and 3 combined to make 97%. It turns out that less than 2% of papers with an opinion said humans are causing at least half the warming (a total of 64 out of more than 3,000 papers with an opinion).

The Anderegg paper gets to 97% by assuming that any scientist quoted by the IPCC (ie contributing authors) must automatically support their conclusion -once you subtract the 619 scientists added by assumption, the number of scientists opposing the IPCC nearly doubles the number that support.

Alba
Reply to  Bob Hunter
June 14, 2021 9:39 am

Japan may not have thermal coal but in ‘fiscal 2019-20’ 31 percent of their energy mix came from coal-fired power generation.
https://www.spglobal.com/platts/en/market-insights/latest-news/electric-power/040921-japans-coal-power-share-to-drop-to-26-by-2030-31-on-regulatory-push-meti

markl
June 12, 2021 10:43 am

It’s all about setting the narrative and nothing about accomplishing something/anything. All one has to do is look at what the Paris Agreement has done so far for the world ….. nothing positive, only promises. And how long has it been?

Retired_Engineer_Jim
Reply to  markl
June 12, 2021 4:57 pm

Yes, the narrative is that the US (and others) will donate milliosn of doses of CoVID-19 vaccine to the poorest nations. Then what? Do those recipient nations have the refrigeration capacity? Do they have a distribution network for very cold vaccines? Do they have enough medically-trained people to give the injections? Do they have the record-keeping infrastructure to make sure that folks get their second shot at the right time? And will their governments allow the common folk to even get the vaccine?

Russ R.
Reply to  Retired_Engineer_Jim
June 13, 2021 12:12 pm

The governments of the poor countries will distrubute enough vaccine to make sure their base of power is satisfied, and then sell the rest to black markets in countries with more wealth.
Poor countries are not poor by bad luck. They are poor because they have bad governments, who take care of the government first, and the public later. Much later.

Alan the Brit
Reply to  Russ R.
June 13, 2021 11:56 pm

Does anyone remember Rawanda? Run on tribal lines between the Tutsis & the Hutus? Bloodshed on an almost unprecedented scale in modern times!!!

MarkW
June 12, 2021 10:46 am

It’s long been a left wing trope, that democracy only works, when the liberals are getting what they want.
Whenever democracy thwarts the liberals, it’s proof that democracy is broken and has to be fixed.

Alan the Brit
Reply to  MarkW
June 14, 2021 12:08 am

Was it not a certain charming fella called Caligula, who said, “I wish the people had but one head!” Would have solved his problems that’s for sure!!!

MarkW
June 12, 2021 10:47 am

ditching Donald Trump’s isolationist stance 

I see the liberals are once again trying to redefine words.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  MarkW
June 13, 2021 7:24 am

Yes, Trump just told the truth to our allies. He told them they had to live up to the agreements they made with the U.S. Trump told them the United States was not going to be “Uncle Sucker” on his watch.

That’s common sense, not isolationism.

The Left does not like to hear the Truth because it reflects badly on their ideology and their actions. Trump puts the spotlight on them.

Doonman
June 12, 2021 11:25 am

The driving animating purpose of this G7 summit is to show that democracy can deliver against the biggest challenges we’re facing in the world,” a senior US administration official said.

There are 195 independent sovereign nations in the world. Seven of them think they can and will run all the rest because “democracy”, when all seven of those G7 countries are not democracies at all.

MarkW
Reply to  Doonman
June 12, 2021 12:39 pm

1) What exactly are they doing to “run” the world?
2) Democracy, democratic republic? What’s the big difference?

Forrest Gardener
Reply to  MarkW
June 12, 2021 5:47 pm

Well, one hint is that countries with the word democratic in their names almost certainly aren’t democratic.

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  Forrest Gardener
June 12, 2021 8:27 pm

Exactly.

Alan the Brit
Reply to  Jeff Alberts
June 14, 2021 12:11 am

I always fell the collywobbles when I hear of a nation called “The Democratic Republic of “………….” fill in at will, or worse still, “The Peoples Democratic Republic of………” They are never democratic nor for the people, period!!!

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Doonman
June 13, 2021 7:28 am

“when all seven of those G7 countries are not democracies at all.”

Yes, I was just listening to Joe Biden give a press conference about the G7 and he said the Western Democracies are in a contest with authoritarians leaders around the world.

And I thought to myself: “But Joe, *you* are an authoritarian leader!”

I guess Joe thinks he, and the rest of the G7 are good authoritarian leaders, and the bad guys of the world are bad authoritarian leaders.

Peta of Newark
June 12, 2021 11:31 am

Quote:”and all countries can do so without coercion and so do consistent with their sovereign issues.

Is that a fact Boris?
What about the Little people of your own country.

  • Coerced into using cheap, nasty and designed to fail light bulbs.
  • Coerced into electric cars,
  • Coerced into heat pumps
  • Coerced (nudged, frightened, scared) into eating the tasteless and nutrient free junk that is the Mediterranean Diet

Just for starters.

Sovereign issues
Oh yeah? Exporting all UK manufacturing jobs to China – is that what you mean?

Quote:”Oxfam said, insisting the world needs 11 billion doses

You Brain Dead Muppets
The World needs 100 Billion tonnes of crushed Basalt spread over its farmland – at least 5 tonnes per acre, ideally 10 tonnes.
Repeat at 5 ton/acre every 10 years thereafter

Then, Covid would be, would have been, A Complete Non Event
At the same time, wave bye-bye to Dementias, (child and adult) and see an epic reduction in cardio vascular disease
See haha Care Homes empty of the nappy-wearing zombiefied inmates that currently fill them – for the last 10 years of their miserable & joyless (apart from when Drunk or high on Weed) existences and following the 50 or 60 years of brainwashing and coercion they had to endure at the hands of Boris and his mistress ilk

And watch Climate Change fade away in the rear-view mirror – exactly as the Bad Dream it currently is

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Bill Rocks
Reply to  Peta of Newark
June 12, 2021 12:15 pm

P of N
I may be dense like basalt but I do not understand the 10 tonnes of crushed basalt per acre plan. 10 tonnes of crushed basalt per acre will not have much impact initially. Does not cover that much and can still be planted and tilled. After 100 years your prescription may create an iron-rich soil trending to poor in plant nutrients?

Please explain your sarcasm? I do enjoy your writing but this one baffles me. Maybe you are saying that it makes as much sense as CAGW control plans.

I agree with the bad dream.

Smart Rock
Reply to  Bill Rocks
June 12, 2021 12:36 pm

Looks like Peta’s having a bad day. Probably been at the sugar again.

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  Smart Rock
June 12, 2021 8:28 pm

Hah!! Good one!

Retired_Engineer_Jim
Reply to  Peta of Newark
June 12, 2021 4:59 pm

BTW, who put Oxfam in charge?

Mike
Reply to  Peta of Newark
June 12, 2021 11:14 pm

”Coerced into using cheap, nasty and designed to fail light bulbs.”

That is very true. But this…..

tasteless and nutrient free junk that is the Mediterranean Diet”

….is idiotic.

ozspeaksup
Reply to  Peta of Newark
June 13, 2021 3:27 am

hey Peta the med diets pretty tasy if you use real food lovely rich tomato pepper n meat sauces etc
whats not to like? olive oil makes great chips and schnitzels too

pigs_in_space
Reply to  Peta of Newark
June 13, 2021 8:49 am

I’ve been eating the “tasteless” med diet for 2 weeks in France and Italy.
It’s pretty good.

Maybe you should try it instead of that horrible British & northern European crap

Alan the Brit
Reply to  Peta of Newark
June 14, 2021 12:19 am

I’ve said it before, they stopped calling it Global Warming when they realised the temperature might not keep rising but start to fall, so they called it “Climate Change” because that way it doesn’t matter which way the Earth’s temperature goes it’s “Climate Change”, it fits the bill perfectly. Anyone got any idea when the warmistas are going to recycle the old, “Climate deniers have a mental illness” mantra which they chanted a few years back!!! Classic totalitarian tactics, anyone who disagrees with them must be sick in the head!!! BTW, I never have, & never will, deny that the Earth has a climate, it’s had one of various states for 4,500 billion years!!!

Bruce Cobb
June 12, 2021 11:38 am

“The G7 plus isn’t about a club, it’s about blah, blah, blahbitty blah”
So, it’s most definitely a club then.

Forrest Gardener
Reply to  Bruce Cobb
June 12, 2021 5:49 pm

Yes, never believe anything until it has been officially denied.

Joseph Zorzin
June 12, 2021 12:16 pm

“I wonder what the plan is, if Democracy “fails” the test?”

I wonder if the space aliens believe in Democracy? I’ve been watching too many TV shows on UFOs- but the day may come all too soon when they decide to take over. I saw one in the ’80s in the Hudson River Valley.

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
June 12, 2021 8:29 pm

LSD or shrooms?

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  Jeff Alberts
June 13, 2021 3:19 am

no drugs that day – otherwise, I’ve worked out doors for almost 50 years and haven’t seen another

ThinkingScientist
June 12, 2021 12:19 pm

Why am I suddenly recalling interviews with Miss World contestants from the 1970s?

Interviewer: “is there anything else you would like to achieve if you become Miss World 1976?”

Miss World Candidate: “Gee, I would help homeless puppies oh, and of course I would like world peace!”

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Mr.
Reply to  ThinkingScientist
June 12, 2021 1:35 pm

“Mmmm. I love homeless puppies.
But I can only eat one at a sitting.”

  • Xi Jinping
SMC
June 12, 2021 12:52 pm

I wonder what the plan is, if Democracy “fails” the test?”

Tyranny.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  SMC
June 13, 2021 7:34 am

Yes, it is pretty simple.

Solar Mutant Ninjaneer
June 12, 2021 1:01 pm

Want to run the world? Here is a very old video cartoon (approx. 2 minutes) showing exactly how to do it. So far things are going as planned.

Gordon A. Dressler
June 12, 2021 1:07 pm

From the above article: ” ‘The driving animating purpose of this G7 summit is to show that democracy can deliver against the biggest challenges we’re facing in the world,’ a senior US administration official said.”

Sure as shootin’, the US can deliver . . . exactly as “deliver” translates to “show me the money”, as was most memorably shown* in this video excerpt link from the movie Jerry Maguire:

*Note that in my interpretation, Cuba Gooding is playing the part of a third world country talking to its agent, portrayed by Tom Cruise, who shortly will be petitioning the G7 nations to deliver on the challenges of “climate change” and “COVID-19 response”.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Gordon A. Dressler
June 13, 2021 7:36 am

“Sure as shootin’, the US can deliver . . . exactly as “deliver” translates to “show me the money”

That is more or less what Joe is promising the G7, more of the U.S. taxpayers money, so it is no surprise that the Europeans are all smiles. Joe is paying them to smile for him.

PaulH
June 12, 2021 1:18 pm

Democracy works quite well. It’s the inept political class that keeps wrecking it.

Observer
Reply to  PaulH
June 12, 2021 5:26 pm

… because the inept voters keep giving them power.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Observer
June 13, 2021 7:37 am

Because the inept voters have been duped by the Leftwing Media propaganda machine.

Forrest Gardener
Reply to  PaulH
June 12, 2021 5:54 pm

Perhaps democracy is a little like socialism. Its failures are because it hasn’t been done right.

DMacKenzie,
June 12, 2021 1:28 pm

Basically, centuries ago, the church was a major source of economic activity, likely THE major source of most economic activity. People donated 10% of their income to the church. The church employed a huge number of people just for routine operations, plus built monasteries and cathedrals, employed people growing wine and producing cheese, making ornaments, catering to festivities, running schools and orphanages. All on the premise of making good people and saving their souls.
Today, faced with big population pressures and possible anarchy, the various self-appointed controllers of the world are attempting to make “environment” the new world economy. It is better than warfare, which is another way of stimulating economies and keeping lots of people employed. They are using whatever tactics achieves their ends, cuz its good for humanity, just like the church, but mostly they aren’t believers, they just want to be the elites in control. Maybe they’re right….

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Observer
Reply to  DMacKenzie,
June 12, 2021 5:31 pm

Warfare is disastrous for economies. You go around slaughtering millions of people and using expensive munitions to destroy even more expensive buildings and infrastructure and create millions of physically (and mentally) crippled people. You then spend billions or even trillions just rebuilding what you already had. Without the war you could have used those resources to create new additional stuff.

The US did fairly well out of WWII but that was an anomaly. And everyone else spent decades attempting to get back to where they were before the war.

Forrest Gardener
Reply to  Observer
June 12, 2021 5:57 pm

It depends on your definition of economy. If you pay one group to dig holes and pay another to fill them in then you have just created economic activity.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Observer
June 13, 2021 7:43 am

“Warfare is disastrous for economies. You go around slaughtering millions of people and using expensive munitions to destroy even more expensive buildings and infrastructure and create millions of physically (and mentally) crippled people. You then spend billions or even trillions just rebuilding what you already had. Without the war you could have used those resources to create new additional stuff.”

Pay attention, Xi ! This is what attacking Taiwan will bring China. And that doesn’t count the international repercussions.

Xi would be better off launching a charm offensive directed at Taiwan. It would serve their national interests so much better than aggressive violence. And it might even work to bring Taiwan into the fold in some manner or form, assuming Taiwan is suitably impressed with the charm.

John Endicott
Reply to  Observer
June 16, 2021 8:33 am

War being good for the economy is the broken window fallacy writ large. Yes it generates a lot of economic activity (building munitions, paying soldiers, rebuilding destroyed infrastructure and hiring the people to do the rebuilding, etc.) but at huge opportunity cost (as you say, all those resources could have been deployed elsewhere for more net benefit).

That said, war can be “good” for *some* economies in the sense of if being “worse” for all the other players (the player with the least damage “wins”). In WWII, the US mainland was mostly out of harms way. All the action (and thus destruction) was mainly overseas in other countries (pearl harbor, the incident that officially brought the US into the war, being a notable exception), the US economy reaped the “benefits” without suffering as much of the damage (US infrastructure didn’t need rebuilding, for example, unlike those of countries in Europe where the bombs where dropping).

Joel O'Bryan
June 12, 2021 1:58 pm

Japan is developing lots of natural gas in the East Timor Sea and shipping to Japan via LNG tanker from Darwin. Japanese leaders know the climate change push is a scam and has no intention of stopping the LNG imports it needs for its economy.

https://www.inpex.com.au/projects/ichthys-lng/

layor nala
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
June 12, 2021 2:23 pm

Add to that – China, Russia and Japan know that climate change is a scam and are laughing all the way to a world takeover with firing a shot.

ResourceGuy
June 12, 2021 3:41 pm

Meanwhile the next crisis is shaping up while the G7 does photo ops at the beach. A commodity super cycle is coming with 1) rebounding global economy, 2) “throw caution to wind to get re-elected” stimulus, 3) a weak dollar, easy money push, and 4) misdirected climate change money waste that contributes nothing during the crisis. Of course this crisis begets more stimulus so we are entering the Jimmy Carter scenario at this time. Go look up Fed Chair G William Miller to see how that works. Good luck with that.

Doug Proctor
June 12, 2021 5:14 pm

That last line is scary considering how draconian our ruling elites have been the last 18 months and how Biden has behaved last 5 months.

Forrest Gardener
Reply to  Doug Proctor
June 12, 2021 5:58 pm

Biden is not the problem. It is the people using him as an avatar that are the problem. Definitely pay attention to the man behind the curtain.

Chris Nisbet
June 12, 2021 5:28 pm

The test for democracy: Can we convince the masses that vote for us to go along with the massive cost burden and changes to their way of life, all to save them from a problem that doesn’t exist?
Progress report: So far, so good.

Paul Rossiter
June 12, 2021 7:27 pm

Funny how none of the climate summits ever feature addresses by actual scientists, only truant teenagers with Asperger’s, angry activists and washed up TV hacks like Attenborough. I guess they don’t want their expensive parties spoiled by the likes of Happer , Soon, Idso, Lomborg, Spencer, Watts, Heller, Christy, Crockford, McIntyre, Carter, McKittrick, Plimmer, Koonin or hundreds of other people who might actually be able to provide some analysis of the situation.

I guess therein lies the real message.

griff
Reply to  Paul Rossiter
June 13, 2021 8:27 am

Because they’ve had real scientists constantly advising them day to day

Mr.
Reply to  griff
June 13, 2021 1:13 pm

they’ve had real scientists scammists constantly advising them day to day

Fixed it for ya Griff 🙂

Lrp
Reply to  griff
June 13, 2021 2:54 pm

What’s a real scientist according to your understanding?

GoatGuy
June 12, 2021 7:44 pm

I ask, rhetorically of course, in the last 75 years, what has polity-by-high-level-consensus done to improve the world, quantitatively? The IPCC has bloviated endlessly, as have every last know-nil politician across the globe, that the Agreements in Kyoto, Paris, Ecuador and Yap … will Change the World and Arrest the Problem. And please give money to the Seychelles, East Timor and the South Sudanese.

Because Global Warming.

Seriously!!! It is a bit rhetorical, but I think back, and what have all the collectivists done to improve Mankind’s lot on This Ball O’ Dirt? Well, they blither with great artifice and determination; they rail against all their perceived POLITICAL enemies. They take dump-trucks of dough to fund their agendas … from the very entities that if they weren’t bought and plundered, they’d be railing against.

But oh no. No, no, don’t you know. China is a developing nation, and needs a runway handicap of oh … 50 years. To catch up. They need to have no challenges to their ‘official’ and surprisingly large (by satellite surveillance) off-book coal mining. Its pretty easy with satellites to check up on any nation’s claims of We-Produced-And-Used this much coal. Its black. It is transported exclusively on land by rail car. And the cars are conveniently open-topped. One can COUNT the cars moving across the landscape. And infer from having counted every last one of them before, how often they chug forth.

The Chinese are producing and using rom 1.7x to 2.5x their revised-revised amounts of coal. Because they can. With the flick of a pen. New numbers.

Politically, the least accountable numbers are those mealy-mouthed by whatever-goes-for-politicians in each national government. The Chinese have a huge MACHINE of ‘media gush’ that they conscientiously fabricate and foster, without blinking an eye, as it egregiously doesn’t ‘foot’, each and every quarter. Every day is a New Day, in China.

But let us not pick on China.
Right?

No.
Shouldn’t do that.

In fact, we need to shut down rather critically needed self-sufficiency mandated oil pipelines INSIDE America, for no other reason than the previous forward-thinking and terribly Red president was enthusiastic about them.

And that’s the rub, isn’t it.

Everyone gets to read, (without bated breath, tho’ the media assume otherwise) the buckets of prefabricated tripe burgers that is spat out by every last cheater-estate on the planet. The IPCC mandates, as fine as they sound, as earnest the polity and as conveniently staged the photo-ops are, the truth is, there are NO TEETH in any of the international agreements, so no one is afraid o the paper tigress.

No on.

And yet the first very well informed, first-to-call-out the FAKE-=media narrative US president in a long, LONG time … is cancelled, outright and complete. Cancelled by totally unbelievable ‘popular opinion’ of a first-world economy that WAS doing just fine until the Chinese inconveniently released a world-shaking pandemic on Planet Dirt. And said it originated in a US military lab. Oh, sure.

No, if you R E A L L Y want to be ‘woke’, as in ‘awaked with eyes open’, you need to see clearly that we HAVE BEEN HAD. No conspiracy theories, just statistics.

Statistics: Every last breathless-for-3-weeks media narrative about Trump, Russia, Trump, Money, Trump, Allies, NATO, Germany, Trump, Scandinavia, Trump, Taxes, Trump BLM, Trump Trump Trump Trump… has with almost remarkable timeliness in the last only-half-year been proven false.

yep Orange Man ‘bad’ turned out to be Over-tanned Man Right-on-the-Money.

Ain’t that something?
Every last call .. shot down, to the dirt, in flames.

Thats the statistics I’m talking about.
The probability of after listening to Media Blithering about the Safest and Most dignified Election Ever, that … since they’re batting near 0.010 or less, what’s the chance that this enormous, and momentous position would actually, for once, be correct?

Ah… near zero.
Almost indistinguishable from zero.

So damned close to Zero that, well, we might as well assume ‘0’.

I could, but shan’t go on.
We know where the fake cards are… up the sleeves of the fake politicians
Who have conned the entirety of their ‘focus groups’
That they do anything at all which is worth paying them or.

GoatGuy

Chris Nisbet
Reply to  GoatGuy
June 13, 2021 12:07 am

Don’t hold things in!

Kiwi Gary
June 13, 2021 12:16 am

Russia has its eyes on taking over Australia’s coal market. They are already upgrading the rail link from the Siberian mines to the Pacific ports for that purpose. Questions are being asked in the US Congress about Russian anthracite being imported for American steel mills.

Vincent Causey
June 13, 2021 12:16 am

We know what the plan is – sort of. Boris Johnson told us the plan is to “build back better” and “gender neutral” and “sustainable”. So there you have it. Could it be any clearer?

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Vincent Causey
June 13, 2021 7:54 am

“Boris Johnson told us the plan is to “build back better” and “gender neutral” and “sustainable”. So there you have it. Could it be any clearer?”

Boris also said we had to build back better in a feminine way. I wonder what he means by that?

I don’t really wonder. It’s just political sillyness from virtue signallers. It’s pathetic to watch these fools try to pander to every little niche group of humanity to demonstrate to the world that they have a pure soul and you should vote for them because they are so pure.

The Sickening Left at its worst.

JohnC
June 13, 2021 1:05 am
Charles Fairbairn
June 13, 2021 2:55 am

The UN and it’s acolytes has been manipulating democracy for many years and very successfully with the advent of the CAGW MEME which has gone viral. The objective being to get its hands on the global levers of power.

griff
Reply to  Charles Fairbairn
June 13, 2021 8:26 am

It is taking an awful long time about it – and why such a long, convoluted plot?

Ted
Reply to  griff
June 13, 2021 10:43 am

Why so long? Because not everyone grew up stupid, and sometimes even the indoctrinated find out about reality and to question the lies. It’s not really convoluted, but everyone realized last century that Marxist/Progressives/Socialist can’t win people with honesty, so a plot of some sort is needed for them to attain their goals.

JohnC
June 13, 2021 3:48 am
fretslider
June 13, 2021 4:15 am

Just as Biden confused The Royal Air Force (RAF planes etc) with the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA boats etc) his official confuses a Parliamentary dictatorship with a democracy.

I wish I could make this stuff up.

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Bruce Cobb
June 13, 2021 6:06 am

G7 Climate Talks “to show that democracy can deliver”

Plus, it gets delivered in thirty minutes or less, or it’s free.
Win-win.

Olen
June 13, 2021 7:20 am

All missing is a video of the peasants singing patriotic songs as they march cheerfully to the fields with their hand eco friendly farming tools.

No mention of free enterprise or nationalism where the representatives at the G7 look after the interests of their own nation and not putting the meeting as a test of democracy.

observa
June 13, 2021 7:23 am
June 13, 2021 7:24 am

I’m having trouble with the Ebonics math, friends.
I see 9 standing figurines, yet this is the G-7 conference.
Which two are not ‘G’?
Which are ‘R’, which are ‘X’?
What movie is this?
Whose left are they on?
Why am I so confused by these idiots?
Must be the absence of Kool-Aid in my tequila…

Dave Andrews
Reply to  John Graves
June 13, 2021 8:21 am

The G7 is Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, UK and US and also the EU. (I know that’s eight). Also invited were Australia, India, South Korea and South Africa.
I assume the photo ops were of the 7 (really 8) plus one of the other leaders so they could have a nice picture to hang on their office wall back home.

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griff
Reply to  Dave Andrews
June 13, 2021 8:25 am

yes. The EU has been invited to send a representative since 1981

Tom Abbott
June 13, 2021 8:07 am

And Btw, after doing a little more checking, it seems that the Joint Chiefs of Staff that Biden said told him Climate Change was the greatest threat the U.S. faced, were the Joint Chiefs of Staff under the Obama administration, and Biden said he was told this while he was vice president.

michael hart
June 13, 2021 9:03 am

 “…ditching Donald Trump’s isolationist stance…”

Au contraire.
Trump was in agreement with China, India, Brazil, and many other nations, that he should not damage the economy of his home nation by making futile sacrifices at the altar of global warming. He sided with the nations representing the majority of the world’s population. 

Laura
June 14, 2021 12:15 am

As an Australian, I have yet to hear wind of this ‘voter mandate to support coal’. Actually, a government survey found that only 12% of us want more coal. 19% for gas. Unfortunately there is a hell of a lot of fossil-fuel industry sponsored misinformation in Aus. The industry practically owns the party that is currently in power, as their biggest sponsor 🙁

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-05/australia-attitudes-climate-change-action-morrison-government/11878510

tom0mason
June 14, 2021 9:24 am

Biden Official: G7 Climate Talks “to show that democracy can deliver”Democracy? Where?

June 15, 2021 12:54 am

With 8% of global population >65 I calculate the world ‘needs’ about 1.1 billion doses, so they’re not far off if they don’t waste them on people not at risk.

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