What is good for the climate geese is NOT good for the ganders.

Hypocritic billionaires possess huge carbon footprints but want everyone else to reduce emissions.

By Ronald Stein

Ambassador for Energy & Infrastructure, Irvine, California

The billionaires prolificating “green” for the world, such as Mike Bloomberg, Tom Steyer, Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Al Gore, Leonardo DiCaprio, and others are the same individuals amassing huge carbon footprints for their numerous private jets, houses, boats, and cars.

For Bloomberg alone, a Business Insider analysis found that Bloomberg’s emissions-heavy private jets took more than 1,700 trips and emitted at least 10,000 metric tons of CO2 over a four-year period from August 2016 to August 2020.

Simply put about these “green” preachers, is that if something is good for these wealthy people, it should be equally as good for other people, but these hypocrites want everyone else to take the electric bus to reduce emissions and help fight climate change.

Politicians and movie stars, having easy access to microphones, verbalize that sunshine and breezes can provide all the worlds electricity via weather dependent solar and wind generation. As a result of the power (no pun intended) of the microphone, huge amounts of taxpayer’s monies are being committed to subsidize weather dependent industries for electricity.

These “green” preachers have yet to promote the need for clones to the oil derivatives that are the basis of more than 6,000 products manufactured from petroleum that did not exist a few hundred years ago, that are the basis of these billionaires lifestyles and worldwide economies.

The social media giants have become the new bums only too happy to promote the same ideologies and squelch any thoughts not in accord with the favored religion of those drinking the same Kool-Aid. The level of deceit from the administration opens pandora’s box as this kind of behavior is now accepted as normal. The biggest traitor is the press.

A complex trade-off associated with policy choices of moving too quickly into intermittent electricity from weather generation systems is that abandoning fuels and products from oil will further deprive and/or delay from providing at least 80 percent of humanity, or more than 6 billion in this world living on less  than $10 a day, from enjoying the same products that benefit the wealthy and healthy countries.

The greatest threat to the environment is not affluence, it is poverty. As Germany, Australia, and California have proven, weather is the most expensive way to generate intermittent electricity as they now have among the highest costs of electricity in the world for their residents and businesses. As a means of control, Michael Bloomberg supports regressive expenses and taxes, meaning that they end up costing poor people proportionately more money than their more well-off counterparts.

We can easily observe the world’s poorest and developing countries to see what lifestyles are like without the thousands of products from oil derivatives that benefit the richer countries.  In those poorer countries there are 11 million children in the world dying every year.  Those fatalities are from the preventable causes of diarrhea, malaria, neonatal infection, pneumonia, preterm delivery, or lack of oxygen at birth as many developing countries have no, or minimal, access to those products from oil derivatives enjoyed by the wealthy and healthy countries.

In the richer and wealthier countries, the inventions of the automobile, airplane, and the use of petroleum in the early 1900’s led us into the Industrial Revolution and winning World Wars I and II. The healthier and wealthier countries of today now have more than 6,000 products manufactured from petroleum derivatives that did not exist a few hundred years ago. Those products have resulted in the increase in longevity projections and virtually eliminated weather related fatalities.

The United Nations Climate Change Conferences are yearly conferences held in the framework of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). They serve as the formal meeting of the UNFCCC Parties (Conference of the Parties, COP) to assess progress in dealing with climate change, and beginning in the mid-1990s, to negotiate the Kyoto Protocol to establish legally binding obligations for developed countries to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. Let me repeat that: “legally binding obligations for DEVELOPED countries”.

China and India, with their 2.7 billion combined populations are DEVELOPING countries, and are exempt from any financial penalties from those COP conferences for not reducing emissions.

Developing societies in Asia and Africa are reliant on fossil fuels for lifting and keeping their population out of poverty. China, India, Indonesia, Japan and Vietnam are jeopardizing global climate ambitions by investing in 80 percent of the world’s planned new coal plants as they plan to build more than 600 coal power units. African countries are planning to build more than 1,250 new coal and gas-fired power plants by 2030. Asia and Africa are focused on the most abundant, affordable, reliable energy feasible for their developing economies.

The sites chosen for the last 25 COP conferences from 1995 to 2019 have all been in the healthier and wealthier cities of the world to accommodate the elite attendees. Rather than hold the climate conferences in locations where very few of the world’s 8 billion reside, why not conduct them in the developing countries that are the major contributors of emissions and where most of the people reside in this world?

For the wealthy climate geese, the inconvenience of having the COP conferences in those developing countries is that there may not be airports for their private jets to land, nor major hotel resorts and exotic eateries to meet their social existence needs, but that’s where the “ganders” of many African, Asian, and South American children are being enslaved and dying in mines and factories to extract and process rare earth and exotic minerals required for solar panels, wind turbines, electric vehicle batteries, and utility-scale storage systems to work to mine for those blood minerals and metals to support the construction of EV batteries, solar panels and wind turbines.

How dare we, in the healthier and wealthier countries, turn our backs on the 11 million kids dying every year in developing countries, and insist that we should limit poor countries future access to the fuels and products from oil?  Cheap, reliable, accessible power, and products from fossil fuels are lifesaving, and one of the best ways out of poverty.

Ronald Stein, P.E.
Ambassador for Energy & Infrastructure


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July 9, 2021 10:11 pm

These billionaire Global Warmistas who want to “green” the World, would not even be aware of the fact or ashamed by the fact that they are nothing more than mass murderers of the poor and disadvantaged. They do not deny themselves all the cheap, reliable, accessible power, travel, and processed ‘fossil’ fuel products that they want. The poor can eat the grass as far as they are concerned

Reply to  nicholas tesdorf
July 9, 2021 11:42 pm

They are greening the world, by putting out all that CO2 that us plebs must be banned from….

Joel O'Bryan
July 9, 2021 10:58 pm

“prolificating”?? pontificating would be the correct descriptor.

Jay Willis
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
July 10, 2021 7:13 am

Damn, I thought I’d found a new word for my hoard. Prolificating, looking good. Let’s use it from now on.

Reply to  Jay Willis
July 10, 2021 1:28 pm

Yes, it could be used to mean promoting the Pro-Life agenda and supporting the right-to-life of every child conceived. Unfortunately not all those mentioned in the article as ‘prolificating’ are actually as caring towards the most vulnerable members of the human race.

July 9, 2021 11:06 pm

Energy Poverty imposed on the low and moderate income citizens of the Developed actions is crushing and will make these people BEG for a Socialist government to save them. It’s almost as if it’s part of the plan?

Joel O'Bryan
July 9, 2021 11:15 pm

“…why not conduct them in the developing countries that are the major contributors of emissions and where most of the people reside in this world?”

The idiocrats in charge of the UNFCCC did try it. They tried to have the 2019 COP25 in a developing country, Santiago, Chile in 2019. Public unrest and protests at outrage over increased public transportation fares led to the Chilean President cancelling and then the UNFCCC scrambled and moved it to an EU capital, Madrid, Spain. (remember poor St Greta’s sailboat trip to Spain that cost many many trans-oceanic flights for her support handlers?)

“The unrest was sparked by student protests over a 4-cent increase to Santiago’s metro rail fares and has since spread to other parts of the country. Millions have demonstrated against the country’s high levels of economic inequality, and clashes with federal police have left at least 20 dead.”
source: https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/10/unrest-chile-prompts-cancellation-un-climate-conference

The policies of top-down enforced energy poverty, policies driven by the UN’s Global Climate Scam (GCS), will ensure these kinds of public disruptions and protests will become more frequent in developing countries that try to force increased energy costs on the lower and middle classes. The billionaire class has their private security, private jets and megayachts to escape to when the cities start burning. ANd then they will come to US major cities, like last summer under the BLM/Antifa anarchists. The coming riots will happen in places like San Fran and LA when they go dark on hot summer night due to widespread power blackouts. Blackouts driven by renewable electricity scams that fail on a large scale and Cal’s dwindling hydroelectric output is hobbled by empty reservoirs (like Oroville and Shasta).

Here in the US, the Green scammer Democrats understand this. They want to nationalize everything, including the local police first being reduced (defunded) then centralized and to also disarm the US law abiding public from their #2A rights.
They will fail. And there will be lots more of these protests in 3rd world countries as they try to push it anyway (see pic).

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Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
July 10, 2021 4:08 am

Problem is this:
There is Hjalmar Schacht, Bank of International Settlements founder, and Finance Minister.
As MMT founder Prof. Abba Lerner blurted out in 1971, NYC, “But if Germany had accepted Schacht’s policies, Hitler would not have been necessary.”
Today if we buck the central bankers Great Reset, as China and Russia will do, what will Mark Carney, UN Climate Financier, deem necessary? Another Ostfront?
Remember riots in the streets paved the way….

Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
July 10, 2021 4:43 am

“Blackouts driven by renewable electricity scams that fail on a large scale…”

unreliable electricity scams

I fixed it for you.

Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
July 10, 2021 11:32 pm

But… this is incredibly foolish.
Alternative sources of energy is a good idea, but limiting CO2 is not. There is no – absolutely no – reason to propose the CO2 at this time, at these levels, is in control of climate, nor any reason whatsoever to propose that we are in control of CO2 levels.

July 9, 2021 11:40 pm

Anyone who wants to make rules. The first answer is ‘you do it first, then we’ll see’.

Vincent Causey
July 9, 2021 11:46 pm

This is nothing new, just restating the obvious. But if you want to know what modern feudalism will look like, here you have it.

July 10, 2021 1:00 am

This argument might work better if there had been any evidence of oil based products being used to make lives better in Africa etc in the last 50 years, especially before renewables and sustainability became a major issue.

The fact is providing clean water, education and solar power and solar LEDs to replace kerosene are making a massive impact in areas where the power grid has never run and where fossil fuel hasn’t ever made a difference

Reply to  griff
July 10, 2021 1:32 am

Anthony – can you please provide the limit of expletives you will allow to address Griff’s extremely selfish comment.
It is quite clear and Griff had been told many times that providing a few LED lights to the poor is unacceptable and both selfish and disgusting goal.

All humans should have the goal of providing all other humans with basic living standards, which absolutely needs reticulated electricity, water and sewer along with infrastructure such as schools and hospitals and the roads to link them.

Reply to  Waza
July 10, 2021 2:20 am

And the reliable energy generation to power all that civilisation.

Reply to  Waza
July 10, 2021 10:21 am

How condescending of him to proclaim that black people just don’t benefit from western civilization, therefore they must be protected from it.

Reply to  griff
July 10, 2021 2:17 am

Hi, griff. You are nearly as foolish as Greta.

Rich Davis
Reply to  Chaswarnertoo
July 10, 2021 9:54 am

Tough call there. I call it even.

Greta — griff

Even has the same number of letters and both start with gr

Reply to  Rich Davis
July 10, 2021 1:35 pm

I vote we just call him “griffa.”

Reply to  griff
July 10, 2021 3:43 am

Bill Gates makes great claims of having made life better through mosquito control and distribution of anti-malarial drugs in Africa and areas of South America. He uses petrol, diesel, and kerosene power to bring them in and to provide generation for essentials like water purification and refrigeration. He didn’t pedal those in by bike or carry them in by mule.
If Kerosene lighting hadn’t made life better somehow, might those people not be bothering to use it?
Solar charged LED lighting still needs batteries that wear out and create an environmental hazard. PV panels and batteries can’t be made from PV electricity, but require massive investment of fossil fuels to produce.
But stop using all fossil fuel products, like your phone and computer, in protest. That way, you’d feel much better about your lies, and we’d never have to hear from you again.

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Reply to  griff
July 10, 2021 3:52 am

Try cooling vaccination material without a grid or even a hospital.
Have a look at the map of Africa at night :
No ask how at least 6000GW of power for Africa alone will be provided by LEDS?

Reply to  griff
July 10, 2021 4:51 am

The fact is providing clean water,

… requires oil-based products. Plastics for the pipework, polymers for gaskets and non-metal parts in the pumps, synthetic rubber, metals mined with ICE-powered equipment, ICE-powered digging machinery to place the wells, and so on and so on.

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Reply to  Archer
July 10, 2021 10:24 am

griff seems to feel that since clean water will make them better off, that this means they don’t need fossil fuels for everything else.

Reply to  griff
July 10, 2021 6:11 am

And what powered the plant were those solar based wonders products made? It certainly wasn’t unicorn farts and pixie dust.
In spite of your wailing and day dreaming, likely those plants were powered by gas or coal.
Even the Vestas plants in Colorado are powered by coal and gas.

Dave Andrews
Reply to  griff
July 10, 2021 6:30 am


You can’t make solar panels without using fossil fuels and many African coumtries rely on mobile phones for banking etc. Mobile phones require oil based products.

Reply to  griff
July 10, 2021 6:46 am

“Modern medicine relies on petroleum, particularly to transport patients, staff, and supplies, and to manufacture supplies and pharmaceuticals.“

I will go with this.

Reply to  griff
July 10, 2021 7:31 am

Griff. There’s plenty of evidence. For one, life expectancy in Africa in 1950 was 36. Today it is about 63.5. https://www.macrotrends.net/countries/AFR/africa/life-expectancy

Please answer me this: In what age (or what country) would you prefer living, other than today, which you demean, continuously, monotonously, stupidly, ignorantly as being somehow “dangerous” due to current levels of atmospheric CO2.

Can we get an intelligent “all things considered” answer from you? We really should just ignore every drive-by comment by you until you give us your position on life today vs. whatever nirvana you have in mind.

“On what principle is it that with nothing but improvement behind us, we are to expect nothing but deterioration before us?”, 1st Baron Macaulay

Tombstone Gabby
Reply to  BobM
July 10, 2021 9:57 am

G’Day BobM,

“We really should just ignore every drive-by comment by you…”


Rich Davis
Reply to  BobM
July 10, 2021 10:45 am

I’m with you Bob!

Everyone should respond to griff that way until he exposes his hypocrisy by answering honestly

Or kind of like Cato the Censor, end every comment with the standard question to griff.


Ceterum censeo griffo delenda est!

Reply to  Rich Davis
July 10, 2021 12:41 pm

Rich, thanks for the link. Learn something new every day. I certainly wouldn’t mind if everyone ignored griff’s blathering until he answered a legitimate question for us.

mike macray
Reply to  griff
July 10, 2021 9:15 am

..”evidence of oil based products being used to make lives better in Africa etc in the last 50 years..”, 

One of the two most common superlatives in rural Nigeria for something really good was “fine, fine pass kerosine” the other was “fine, fine pass Raleigh bicycle”. Go figure!

Rich Davis
Reply to  griff
July 10, 2021 10:00 am

Which would you prefer griff?

Living in a grass hut with a solar-powered lantern, but no refrigerator, no running water, and no proper sanitation

Or in your current council estate?

Reply to  griff
July 10, 2021 10:20 am

I see that griff is trying to pull the old left wing bait and switch. He’s trying to claim that since Africa hasn’t reached first world standard for all of their citizens, this is proof that oil based products don’t work in Africa, therefore then need to use whatever his masters are selling.

Reply to  griff
July 10, 2021 4:26 pm
Reply to  griff
July 11, 2021 7:06 am

Your point is?

No-one is stopping Africa do whatever the hell it like because it is a 3rd world nation. On the other hand you are trying to impose things on us and what make us feel guilty about Africa. Sorry not my country or problem.

July 10, 2021 2:38 am

What are we going to use to get tons of gear into orbit on the way to Mars. Slingshots?

July 10, 2021 3:56 am

They already think the world needs fewer people, and those people who are expendable are not them, or their kind. So they don’t care.

Reply to  starzmom
July 10, 2021 8:30 am

I suspect that is indeed a major driver in their warped thinking.

July 10, 2021 4:13 am

China and India, with their 2.7 billion combined populations are DEVELOPING countries

Not again this blind clubbing!! India is economically developing, China is already quite “developed” in that field. Their CO2 (and most other) emissions per capita are proof of this.

Should these Asia giants start clubbing the US and Russia, because both are big in land mass, Northern, developed and have excessive nuclear weapon stocks?

Pitchfork Revolt
July 10, 2021 7:44 am

A lot of those kids dying are living in poorly ventilated single rooms where the only heat/cooking source is an open fire. Reliable cheap fossil fuels would save their lives in under-developed countries.

Andy Pattullo
July 10, 2021 8:25 am

These are the same idiots who preach about systemic racism while they promote policies that deny the poorest and most ill served people on this planet a chance of better lives. The Eurocrats are so demented as to want to tax goods from the poorest countries so that Europeans won’t feel the guilt of “CO2 leakage” when they buy products made by poor folk in countries often rife with abusive labour practices. How do people living in palaces and eating like gluttons feel they are equipped to tell poor hungry souls how to live? HOW?

Reply to  Andy Pattullo
July 10, 2021 10:28 am

They take any difference between two groups as proof of racism.
By their standards, the fact that there are poor people in the world is proof that system racism is alive and well. And of course the only solution is more of whatever they are selling today.

Al Miller
July 10, 2021 8:32 am

Without hypocrisy it’s hard to imagine what these people have- oh and greed and crushing cruelty to the commoners!

John Kelly
July 10, 2021 9:11 am

These woke billionaires have clearly lost complete touch with reality. Who cares what they think and say, just because they’ve got more money than the rest of us. Pathetic ego pandering.

Bruce Cobb
July 10, 2021 9:51 am

Oh come on. They are just following the Hypocritic Oath: “Do as I say, not as I do”.

William Haas
July 10, 2021 4:23 pm

If these people really cared about CO2 emissions then they would make better use of the Internet. The technology has been around for decades. But what seems to be more important for them is that taking trips on private jets is “fun” even though it is totally unnecessary. They like to have fun because they can afford it. They are only pretending to be doing something of value.

July 11, 2021 6:23 am

See guys, we are using the wrong approach. We need to get the greentards in government pissed off at the super rich so they will attack them with fines and regulations to strip them of their wealth. In turn the super rich will attack the greentards in government by having their minions in media destroy the lives of each one of the greentards leading the charge against them. Meanwhile all us real human beings can move on with our lives.

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