Biden Administration Working To Undermine America

From The MANHATTAN CONTRARIAN

Francis Menton

The great thing about our freedom-based economic system is that the government doesn’t have to do much at all in order for the people to prosper and the economy to grow. Just sit back and watch the people create businesses, put each other to work, and provide for every imaginable human need.

But we now have a government in the hands of people who hate America and hate its freedom-based system. The current administration is actively working to undermine the American economy and advance the interests of our geopolitical adversaries. In no area is this more true than the field of energy. In this field, the Biden Administration came in with the explicit goal of undermining American energy production. Indeed if an administration wanted to undermine American energy prosperity as much as possible and comparably benefit our adversaries, it is difficult to think of anything it would do different from what the Biden Administration is doing.

During most of my adult life, “energy independence” has been a bipartisan goal throughout the federal government. That goal was actually achieved under President Trump. Within just a few months, Biden has undone that achievement. The administration has made no secret of its goals to reduce U.S. energy production of the things that work (i.e., fossil fuels) and to drive up their price. Let’s just make a small list of key actions in furtherance of those goals:

These are just examples of an overall hostility to fossil fuel energy development, specifically intended to have the effect of making energy projects more difficult and more expensive to develop. And so far, the government’s actions are rapidly accomplishing their intended goals:

OPEC members and Russia are the obvious candidates to step in to take advantage of the price increases, but it seems that those parties are currently having some kind of stand-off as to who gets how much of a quota when production goes up. From the Wall Street Journal, July 6:

[A] squabble between Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates over quotas is blocking an agreement [to lift production].

Do you think that a competent American administration might want to see American production go up at such a time? Wrong:

A White House spokesperson on Monday said it is urging OPEC and its allies [including Russia] to quickly come up with a compromise “that will allow proposed production increases to move forward.”  The Administration is worried that higher gas prices could undermine Mr. Biden’s climate agenda and spending plans.

In lieu of energy independence, we are now seeing imports from Russia reach highs not seen for ten years. From S&P Global, April 16:

Imports of Russian oil, which consists mainly of fuel oil feedstocks and some crude, recently reached a 10-year high as US refineries continue to ramp up runs as the economy starts to recover from COVID-19. Russian oil imports as a share of US total oil imports hit a record high of 8% in January 2021, according to data from the US Energy Information Administration, up from 4% during 2018.

It’s hard to imagine a more counter-productive set of policies than what the Biden Administration is implementing under the rubric of supposedly “fighting climate change.”

Read the full post here.

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Sweet Old Bob
July 14, 2021 10:04 am

We know who the puppet is .

But who controls the puppet ?

Reply to  Sweet Old Bob
July 14, 2021 10:08 am

Biden should listen to Greta — she has biblical powers … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtJkQP8O4bo

Scissor
Reply to  John Shewchuk
July 14, 2021 11:27 am

The insurance company has ruled that the destruction of the Floyd mural by lightening was an “act of God.”

https://www.newsweek.com/george-floyd-mural-collapse-lightning-strike-toledo-1609480

Perhaps Greta and Joey can visit the place together to place blame.

Reply to  Sweet Old Bob
July 14, 2021 10:44 am

I fully agree with this article. I published the following recently:

https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/07/12/china-will-benefit-when-biden-caves-to-climate-activists-marc-morano/#comment-3290639

China owns the Bidens and their cronies.

The Western world has been conquered from within by traitors. Europe and the British Commonwealth countries have fallen to the totalitarian Marxists, and now that America has fallen there is nowhere left to run to.

Think Europe in 1940, after the fall of France – “nowhere left to run to”.

Jay Willis
Reply to  ALLAN MACRAE
July 14, 2021 10:52 am

Allan, “China owns the Bidens and their cronies.” … I think it is the case that Biden and his controllers are invested in China. It is just simply a product of globally moveable capital. China and the far east are where the growth is. That’s where rich people are investing their money. Then the simple result is that they seek ways to continue or improve their investment. There is no need to invoke some imagined enemy state.

bill Johnston
Reply to  Jay Willis
July 14, 2021 11:22 am

So you think that biden* doing things that benefit our adversaries and harm the US are the cabal simply trying to improve their investment. OK, got it.

Luigi
Reply to  bill Johnston
July 15, 2021 4:39 am

it may well be. In fact those who own money do not look a countries, but just at their money.
It’s normal people paying the price for that.
So you have to convince them that these decisions are taken for people’s wealth.
And here we are: let’s save the climate…

DocSiders
Reply to  Jay Willis
July 14, 2021 5:29 pm

Except that we can SEE THE ENEMY DEEP STATE in operation all day long every day. All the MSM news is Fake Propaganda News. Everything the Democrats do is Anti-American (supported by the Fake News)…. dividing the country with Cancel Culture and Critical Race Theory.

Wake up already. It’s not just about money.

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Andrew Wilkins
Reply to  Jay Willis
July 15, 2021 4:19 am

The Biden clan will see it as a chance to make a quick buck, that is true. However, the Chinese see it as a further step forwards for their expansionist agenda.

China have been quite open about their hunger for further global power. It’s not yet another conspiracy theory.

We are cursed to live in interesting times as the (ironically) Chinese proverb says.

scrout
Reply to  Jay Willis
July 15, 2021 11:02 am

No, I think they have done shady deals and have very fat offshore accounts. You know about Hunter’s $500k paintings, right? And knowing that, you post drivel anyway? The entire Biden family is compromised and China can expose them any time they want. My goodness…..smh……
Edit: Not a whimper from Biden regardin Taiwan and Hong Kong…what other proof do you need sir???????

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William Astley
Reply to  ALLAN MACRAE
July 14, 2021 4:08 pm

I totally agree.

And the evil, not so sneaky objective of the Biden administration/Democrats… what is actually happening, in realtime, is to destroy/sabotage our economies by destroying energy companies and energy supply and spending money thoughtless to cause economic collapse.

The problem is the sneaky plan is working. China is installing state of the art coal firing plants

The evil plan which is almost complete is take over the media to enable blatant election fixing which is required… to hide the lies, like the green scams, like what China is doing versus what we are doing .

The blocking of the Canadian super secure access to a deposit that could supply all of the US energy needs for the next 80 years is madness….. except it is treason, not madness.

The US can chose to buy or not buy Canadian oil. If in the future there was a magic battery. There is logical reason to not install the new Canadian pipeline.

The Keystone XL pipeline would have given almost the entire US east coast region…..

A ultra security oil supply in event of a mid east war or a refinery fire or an attack on another US pipeline. Like a cyber attack.

And I would add, the long list of sabotage plans which the evil minions are doing to destroy the US and other countries. Like… …. defund the police, flag burning, fights about whether to kneel or not kneel, statue fights, anthem fights…. And so which is a not so sneaky plan to create riots and endless fights, issues to pointless fight about. Like a new US flag. The point is divide us and to make it difficult to govern the US.

The object of the evil Dems and their evil minions like BLM is to cause fights and chaos. Like the brown shirts. A group that will commit crimes and acts of violence to intimated and to cause riots/problems.

DocSiders
Reply to  ALLAN MACRAE
July 14, 2021 5:21 pm

Is it not apparent that the Democrat Party is controlled by evil Anti-American Oligarchs…who control the MSM, and Social Media, and (support) Leftists in Academia, and Entertainment, and K-12 Education, and Scientific Publications (if you don’t get published, your Scientific career is over), Large City DA’s, most Fortune 500 Boards….etc…etc…? Almost all of our institutions have been corrupted by Activist Leftists who hate the very idea of Individual Rights.

We are in a war against Indivudual Liberties, and only ONE SIDE is using any ammunition.

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Antonym
Reply to  DocSiders
July 14, 2021 9:30 pm

Many recent coastal billionaires holding US passports only keep them for show and consular protection: they barely pay tax but are quite keen to make money through China or anywhere over US non-rich backs. Green, yellow, purple power, whatever makes them more money. They all hold double / triple nationalities.

Reply to  Sweet Old Bob
July 14, 2021 11:57 am

Reply to  Sweet Old Bob
July 14, 2021 12:11 pm

The globalist with the UN, international banks, Russia and China; each with their own goals.
The war on fossil fuel is just a tool toward their goals.

Something_here
Reply to  Sweet Old Bob
July 14, 2021 11:04 pm

But who controls the puppet ?

Black Rock, Blackstone, Vanguard, and State Street. Just to name few biggest players.

D Johnson
Reply to  Something_here
July 15, 2021 8:50 am

Why Vanguard for goodness sake?

griff
July 14, 2021 10:07 am

But we now have a government in the hands of people who hate America

A ridiculous assertion.

Reply to  griff
July 14, 2021 10:10 am

 Don’t ascribe to malice what can be plainly explained by incompetence.

John Larson
Reply to  Curious George
July 14, 2021 11:37 am

Don’t ascribe to malice what can be plainly explained by incompetence.”

Is it not just as logical to say; Don’t ascribe to incompetence what can be plainly explained by malice? I can understand saying don’t assume malice if incompetence might explain some behavior, but ruling out bad intentions seems kinda . . narrow minded, shall we say . . (on my planet anyway ; )

Pat Frank
Reply to  John Larson
July 14, 2021 3:12 pm

Joe Biden took a $1.5 billion bribe from China, by way of his son Hunter. It’s also likely China has blackmail-worthy photos of Hunter in China.

China owns Joe.

John Larson
Reply to  Pat Frank
July 14, 2021 3:21 pm

If truth could be told, I very much doubt they have a monopoly ; )

Tom Abbott
Reply to  John Larson
July 14, 2021 4:59 pm

Here’s some more truth: The Mayor of Moscow’s wife paid Hunter Biden $3.5 million.

What did the mayor’s wife buy for that $3.5 million? Maybe that paid for Joe smiling favorably on the building of the Russian gas pipeline.

Some good reporter ought to ask Hunter Biden what that $3.5 million was for. And how much of a cut did the “Big Guy” get out of that amount? His regular ten percent?

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  Tom Abbott
July 14, 2021 8:46 pm

Don’t forget Quid Pro Joe using his position as VP, squeezing the Ukrainians to get the heat off the Little Guy.

John Larson
Reply to  Tom Abbott
July 14, 2021 11:59 pm

Yeah, though I was thinking of the . . um, Praetorian Guard, so to speak, which surely has much of what the CCP has, and most likely much to help keep Joe from being his own owner ; )

Stephen Philbrick
Reply to  Curious George
July 14, 2021 12:52 pm

I’m usually on board with the notion that some things at work right now so I better explained by incompetence, but if Biden were “simply” incompetent, some of his actions by pure random chance would be beneficial. There must be some examples but I’m hard-pressed to think of many.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Stephen Philbrick
July 14, 2021 4:51 pm

Nope, no examples of good policy from Biden. Everything he has done so far, harms the United States.

He really couldn’t do much worse if he tried.

He’s taking a vibrant Trump economy and slowly strangling it. Biden is bragging about the economic numbers now and taking credit for what Trump put in place, but the economic picture is going to look a whole lot different in about a year if these Biden policies continue.

Abolition Man
Reply to  Curious George
July 14, 2021 5:08 pm

CG,
Zhao Bai Den is an incompetent, dementia addled crook; his handlers and controllers, however, all appear to be from the evil, sinister wing of the DemoKKKrat party!
They actually don’t believe that America is one of the least racist societies to ever exist, and needs to transformed into the Marxist Utopia they read about in fairy tales! If the US really was racist, you wouldn’t see people from ALL over the world doing their damnedest to get here and acquire citizenship! Hell, lots of immigrants even take the legal route and spend years dealing with officious and incompetent bureaucrats in order to become Americans! What other nation on Earth can make that claim!?
The only thing worse than their fever dreams is their ability to sell their delusions to anyone with more than half a brain! That’s why they’ve resorted to institutionalized voter fraud over the last few decades; and why they’re so worried about 2020 election audits and stronger voter integrity laws!

KT66
Reply to  Abolition Man
July 15, 2021 8:49 am

Exactly!

One of my best old friends is a legal immigrant to the United States. She is now a naturalized citizen. When I think of her sacrifices and I see what this illegitimate regime is doing to America it makes my blood boil.

When I hear of them telling true refugees and anti communist freedom fighters to stay away while they open the borders to drug cartels and human traffickers, and to illegals who they think will vote democrat it makes blood boil.

Earthling2
Reply to  KT66
July 15, 2021 11:09 am

The only thing that would make sense is that President Jim Eagle must be getting his 10% cut from the Mexican drug cartels for not only people smuggling, but the drug importation as well. This is literally ‘cancelling’ tens of thousands of people over time and the Fourth Estate says nothing. Not to mention the extreme child abuse and violence against women. This is why this administration is evil, and must be called out at every opportunity.

Retired_Engineer_Jim
Reply to  griff
July 14, 2021 10:21 am

Any facts to back up your assertion?

Chaswarnertoo
Reply to  Retired_Engineer_Jim
July 14, 2021 2:54 pm

It’s griff. Don’t be silly. He don’t need no stinkin facts.

Tom Halla
Reply to  griff
July 14, 2021 10:28 am

Opposing the current constitutional structure of the US, despising US history as inherently sinful, and proposing to change the structure to something a large proportion of the public despises can be reasonably construed as “hating America”.

Retired_Engineer_Jim
Reply to  Tom Halla
July 14, 2021 1:02 pm

Thanks, but I was directing the question to griff, to see if there was any support for the assertion “[a] ridiculous assertion”

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Tom Halla
July 14, 2021 5:03 pm

“Opposing the current constitutional structure of the US, despising US history as inherently sinful, and proposing to change the structure to something a large proportion of the public despises can be reasonably construed as “hating America”.”

Or, in other words: Marxism. That’s what marxism does. They want to throw out the old and take over power in its place. That’s what we see happening now in American society.

Tom Halla
Reply to  Tom Abbott
July 14, 2021 5:07 pm

I would class the Biden approach as more of kitsch Fascism than orthodox Marx. Authoritarian Statism combined with pandering to an incoherent group of fanatics.

dgp
Reply to  griff
July 14, 2021 10:49 am

I’ll allow it.

Reply to  griff
July 14, 2021 11:18 am

Lyin’ Joey….Joey Lyin’ Biden….to throw his own words back in his face…he’s a lyin’ dog faced pony soldier.

Scissor
Reply to  griff
July 14, 2021 11:30 am

“Children are being raised to hate it.”

Mr.
Reply to  griff
July 14, 2021 11:34 am

Partially true Griff.
The current cabal of Democrats are just determined to sideline any groups who can’t be relied upon to keep them in power for as long as they are the primary beneficiaries.

And by whatever nefarious means they deem necessary.

MarkW
Reply to  griff
July 14, 2021 11:54 am

The author provides evidence. Where’s yours?

Reply to  griff
July 14, 2021 12:03 pm

Where’s the patriotism in this guy ??? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sIHxg4X5JI

Scissor
Reply to  John Shewchuk
July 14, 2021 2:10 pm

Love the Tony Heller quote, “This is who gets elected when millions of dead people vote.”

Editor
Reply to  griff
July 14, 2021 12:08 pm

Your fact less replies is a sign that you have so little to offer here, why bother doing it when you don’t even live in America?

You also don’t know the difference between OPINION and Evidence which you rarely provide, thus the reason why so many here ridicule and mock you a lot.

joe belford
Reply to  Sunsettommy
July 14, 2021 12:56 pm

The whole article is mere opinion, so why do you clamor for evidence?

icisil
Reply to  griff
July 14, 2021 1:17 pm

King George III probably said that, too. “A ridiculous assertion. I don’t hate America. I love it and want it back!”

Gregory Woods
Reply to  griff
July 14, 2021 2:10 pm

Good grief, gullible griff hates everything….

Tom Abbott
Reply to  griff
July 14, 2021 4:55 pm

But we now have a government in the hands of people who hate America
A ridiculous assertion.”

You need to read that “American Marxist” book, Griff. It will explain a lot of these things to you. And yes, there are people in the current government who hate the U.S. as it is, and are trying to change it into something alien to the personal freedoms of the people.

DocSiders
Reply to  griff
July 14, 2021 5:45 pm

Griff’s “people” obviously hate America.

What Griff’s folks Demicrat Party wants to do will destroy individual freedoms and would tear apart the country and wreck the world economy. Totally despicable stuff.

Where’s Griff’s plan to replace all the energy from fossil fuels (ever…let alone before 2050) without Nuclear Energy…or without destroying the world economy…killing millions? It’s a total joke to expect Renewables alone (without a massive nuclear program) to replace fossil fuels economically or environmentally in less than a century…if ever.

They are not just wrong…they are stupidly evil.

Andrew Wilkins
Reply to  griff
July 15, 2021 4:45 am

Griff, I believe, like me you’re a Brit.

Unlike you, I’m sure, I took a road trip from Boston to San Francisco, through what the elites sneeringly call “flyover country”.

Everybody I met and spoke to in those small middle American towns were friendly and welcoming to me and my wife. We had great evenings in small local bars having a drink and chatting to the regulars. They were all good and hard working people.

I can tell you for a fact that Biden and his coastal urban elite Democrats had nothing in common with those people I met. The people I spoke to in the expensive bars in Boston and San Francisco regarded the people in the small towns I visited as little more than morons. They detested (and were slightly scared of) middle America.

You need to get out more Griff, and educate yourself about the real world.

ResourceGuy
July 14, 2021 10:12 am

The stimulus legislation also included a provision to sell a sizable amount of oil from the SPR, supposedly to prevent a price spike. That did not get much coverage in the orchestrated news landscape. We’re going to need a lot of oil to drive the economy to pay for all the policy adventures later classified as mistakes…if there is any coverage of that.

Nick Schroeder
July 14, 2021 10:13 am

How did Biden become all three branches in one??
Where are Congress and the courts?
Parked on the side lines, thumbs up their butts?
This is NOT how I learned it in 5th grade civics!!!
Where is the fourth estate?
Oh, right.
The lying, fact free, fake news MSM coup de’tat propaganda machine stampeded the sheeple electorate into deposing Trump and installing this senile, blithering idiot.

Retired_Engineer_Jim
Reply to  Nick Schroeder
July 14, 2021 10:20 am

The Congress with a Democrat majority in the House and a Democrat “majority” in the Senate, are with Biden all the way, if not pushing him. The Courts can’t act unless someone brings an action. So, where are all the folks who are willing to go to court?

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Retired_Engineer_Jim
July 14, 2021 2:32 pm

The courts were given their opportunity to hear the numerous matters of election tampering and fraud. They universally demurred out of fear that the Democrats would unleash their rioters again.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Rory Forbes
July 14, 2021 5:14 pm

I think that’s right.

The U.S. Supreme Court covered itself in shame with their refusal to hear a case brought by 15 U.S. States, against another State. No other court in the land could possibly have jurisidiction other than the U.S. Supreme Court, and they shockingly turned around and refused to hear the case.

And I think they were intimidated by what was going on throughout the country and made a political decision, and failed in their duty, as a result. I can understand why Trump has criticized them. I criticize them, too. And I have no confidence they will do the right thing in the future, based on this dereliction of their duties. That’s a hell of a thing to have to say, but it’s true.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Tom Abbott
July 14, 2021 6:39 pm

I have been experiencing an almost overwhelming feeling of sadness at the cowardice and failure to act where actions were clearly called for. As a Canadian, I feel constant shame that my fellow citizens are allowing our country to grow increasingly leftist and authoritarian in the process. We have a clown for a Prime Minister. I was rather hoping that the US example, under Trump, would spread north, but the media decided to run a smear campaign instead of applauding the many real successes.

The Left and the globalists have been making far too many gains in a very short period of time. I keep expecting the pendulum to swing the other way but reason appears to be getting lost.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Rory Forbes
July 15, 2021 2:12 pm

Yes, I’m worried about the direction Canada is taking, too.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Nick Schroeder
July 14, 2021 5:08 pm

“The lying, fact free, fake news MSM coup de’tat propaganda machine stampeded the sheeple electorate into deposing Trump and installing this senile, blithering idiot.”

Or maybe not. Perhaps it wasn’t the voters that counted Trump out, but the people who counted the votes, that deposed Trump.

This question still hasn’t been settled despite what Trump’s enemies have to say about it. In a few weeks we will get the results of the audit of the 2020 presidential vote in Arizona. Stay tuned.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Tom Abbott
July 14, 2021 6:48 pm

Perhaps it wasn’t the voters that counted Trump out, but the people who counted the votes, that deposed Trump.

Exactly! That was my take on it. We know the media’s 24/7 false narrative along with Twitter and Facebook censorship and meddling played a large role, but watching the polling and how after the polls closed there were massive, unaccountable jumps in numbers was obvious tampering. Just looking at voter responses to the two candidates was obvious that there was in reality a Red Wave that suddenly changed when the lights were out.

Remember, the Democrats (the Left in general) always show their hands by confession through projection.

Derg
Reply to  Nick Schroeder
July 14, 2021 6:09 pm

Nick the 4th branch is really the 3 letter agencies.

Ken Pollock
July 14, 2021 10:15 am

Can you imagine Boris and friends getting away with a 31% increase in petrol prices in 6 months? And for no good reason, given that we would then need to import a similar amount of fuel from Russia or the Middle East.
Not easy to understand how Biden manages to get away with it…

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Ken Pollock
July 14, 2021 5:16 pm

He won’t get away with it. We just have to await until the next election.

KT66
Reply to  Ken Pollock
July 15, 2021 8:59 am

31%? 6 months ago it was around $2 per gallon. Now it it $4 and still rising.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  KT66
July 15, 2021 2:17 pm

Trump said the other day that when he left office the price of a gallon of gasoline was $1.84. Of course, that’s not an exact price because prices are all over the lot for gasoline depending on where you live.

But taking Trump’s number of $1.84, that means the price has about doubled since Biden took office, and that means that if the prices stay that high, the U.S. GDP will be reduced by about two percent. That’s a lot of money to lose from our economy.

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Jim Hartley
July 14, 2021 10:36 am

A war against fossil fuels, period. It’s not about Climate Change, for all the reasons Judith Curry laid out in “5 minutes.” Getting rid of our fossil fuels might have a small effect on global temps, but would bankrupt our economy. Doing the same in China might have more impact on temperatures, and even more effect on global economy. In other words, do we really think we can control global temperatures? Those who do need a sense of reality, and should first understand the consequences of achieving their dreams.

Never mind that we are not even in any sort of climactic disaster, in the first place.

Reply to  Jim Hartley
July 14, 2021 10:48 am

Jim – you are correct.

Recently published:

https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/07/13/curry-the-state-of-climate-science-in-5-minutes/#comment-3291668
 
Global cooling started circa 2007 at the end of strong SC23 but just for a few years, PDO went negative (cold mode) for these few years, there were many extreme cold events, and then PDO rebounded positive.
 
Global cooling again started Feb2020 at the end of weak SC24, as we correctly predicted in 2002. Global avg UAHLT dropped 0.6C in the last 16 months to June 2020.
 
It is obvious that increasing atmospheric CO2 plays NO significant role in global temperature – that was fraud – it’s ALL water vapor, driven by solar activity.
 
Alleged fossil-fuel-driven Climate Crisis Cancelled – total false nonsense – a fifty-year-old pack of lies.
 
New climate crisis – solar-driven global cooling has already started – hundreds of new extreme-cold events all over the planet – crop failures. vital energy systems compromised by green energy scams…
See Electroverse.net for hundreds of record-cold events.
 
How long global cooling lasts is estimated by some to extend to ~2050 – and humanity suffers greatly during cold periods.
 
Next steps:
Imprison the warmist fraudsters and adapt quickly to the new reality.
Quickly repair the damage to energy systems and bundle up!
 
_______________

Told you so – 19 years ago:
 
Our 2002 Predictions – #1 and 2 were easy.

  1. There is no dangerous global warming.
  2. Green energy is ineffective and foolish.

Prediction #3 for global cooling to start by ~2020 was more difficult – and also correct.
See Electroverse.net for hundreds of record-cold events all over the planet. Bundle up – it’s getting colder out there.
 
In 2002, co-authors Dr Sallie Baliunas, Astrophysicist, Harvard-Smithsonian, Dr Tim Patterson, Paleoclimatologist, Carleton U, Ottawa and Allan MacRae, P.Eng. (now retired), McGill, Queens, U of Alberta, published:
 
1. “Climate science does not support the theory of catastrophic human-made global warming – the alleged warming crisis does not exist.”
 
2. “The ultimate agenda of pro-Kyoto advocates is to eliminate fossil fuels, but this would result in a catastrophic shortfall in global energy supply – the wasteful, inefficient energy solutions proposed by Kyoto advocates simply cannot replace fossil fuels.”
 
Allan MacRae published in the Calgary Herald on September 1, 2002, based on communication with Dr Tim Patterson:
 
3. “If [as we believe] solar activity is the main driver of surface temperature rather than CO2, we should begin the next cooling period by 2020 to 2030.”
 
MacRae updated his global cooling prediction in 2013, based on cold events that occurred starting circa 2008 near the end of Solar Cycle 23:
 
3a. “I suggest global cooling starts by 2020 or sooner. Bundle up.”
________________

Reply to  ALLAN MACRAE
July 15, 2021 4:57 pm

Global warming is NOT the problem. Global cooling is.

Alleged dangerous global warming is a fifty-year-old pack-of-lies, promoted by scoundrels and believed in by imbeciles – wolves stampeding the sheep..

ANTARCTIC AIR ENGULFS SOUTHERN AFRICA: HEAVY SNOW HITS SA, AS NATIONS LOG THEIR COLDEST JULY TEMPERATURES EVER RECORDED
July 15, 2021 Cap Allon
All-time lows are falling in SA, Namibia and Botswana. And looking ahead, even harsher polar cold is due next week, with rare snow forecast for Table Mountain.

WINTER BITES HARD IN AUSTRALIA, U.S. WHEAT CROPS IN SERIOUS TROUBLE, + MORE RECORD GAINS POSTED ACROSS GREENLAND
July 15, 2021 Cap Allon
Earth’s average temperature is below the 30-year average. Natural, solar-driven global warming is over. There is no “climate emergency”.

RECORD SUMMER CHILLS SWEEP THE UNITED STATES, AS SUB-POLAR COLD HITS AFRICA–THREATENING “AN ACUTE MAIZE SHORTAGE”
July 14, 2021 Cap Allon
It’s setting up to be a historically cool summer across much of the CONUS, particularly for the Midwest and the South. Plus, an unusually cold Antarctica (-4.2C below the 1979-2000 base) continues to ‘kick’ exceptionally frigid air over Southern Hemisphere land masses.

THE TROPICS JUST LOGGED ITS SECOND-COLDEST TEMPERATURE IN HISTORY, AS ALL-TIME RECORD COLD SWEEPS SOUTH AMERICA
July 13, 2021 Cap Allon
The mainstream media refuses to acknowledge the record-breaking ‘negative’ anomalies currently sweeping vast swathes of the planet as it continues to push its AGW propaganda on a criminally ill-informed public.

Reply to  Jim Hartley
July 14, 2021 11:00 am

MY SITUATION ASSESSMENT – published circa November 2020
 
It’s ALL a leftist scam – false enviro-hysteria including the Climate and Green-Energy frauds, the full lockdown for Covid-19, the illogical linking of these frauds (“to solve Covid we have to solve Climate Change”), paid-and-planned terrorism by Antifa and BLM, and the mail-in ballot USA election scam – it’s all false and fraudulent.
 
The Climate-and-Covid scares are false crises, concocted by wolves to stampede the sheep.
 
The tactics used by the global warming propagandists are straight out of Lenin’s playbook. The Climategate emails provided further evidence of the warmists’ deceit – they don’t debate, they shout down dissent and seek to harm those who disagree with them – straight out of Lenin.
 
The purported “science” of global warming catastrophism has been disproved numerous ways over the decades. Every one of the warmists’ very-scary predictions, some 80 or so since 1970, have failed to happen. The most objective measure of scientific competence is the ability to correctly predict – and the climate fraudsters have been 100% wrong to date.
 
There is a powerful logic that says that no rational person can be this wrong, this deliberately obtuse, for this long – that they must have a covert agenda. I made this point circa 2009, and that agenda is now fully exposed – it is the Marxist totalitarian “Great Reset” – “You will own nothing, and you’ll be happy!”
 
The wolves, proponents of both the very-scary Global Warming / Climate Change scam and the Covid-19 Lockdown scam, know they are lying. Note also how many global “leaders” quickly linked the two scams, stating ”to solve Covid we have to solve Climate Change” – utter nonsense, not even plausible enough to be specious.
 
Regarding the sheep, especially those who inhabit our universities and governments:
The sheep are well-described by Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of the landmark text “The Black Swan”,  as “Intellectual-Yet-Idiot” or IYI – IYI’s hold the warmist views as absolute truths, without ever having spent sufficient effort to investigate them. The false warmist narrative fitted their negative worldview, and they never seriously questioned it by examining
the contrary evidence.
 
More, for those who can and do read and think:
 
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

Steve Case
Reply to  ALLAN MACRAE
July 14, 2021 11:56 am

The duck test says your right. Common sense says Democrats really don’t want to destroy America. Logic says if the destruction of America is the goal, what’s going on is the way to do it. Silver linings, heroes and magic bullets don’t seem to be anywhere around.

Paint me angry, frustrated and depressed.

Reply to  Steve Case
July 14, 2021 2:47 pm

Hi Steve – Here is one Magic Bullet:

Just keep calling out the climate fraudsters for the habitual, chronic liars that they really are. Sooner or later even the most obtuse people will realize that they have been duped by these fraudsters.

It’s always been wolves stampeding the sheep – for financial and political gain.

There was some moderate natural global warming for a few decades, driven by solar activity, but now there the Quiet Sun at the end of SC24 is causing natural global cooling, with extreme cold events occurring all over the world.
See Electroverse.net for hundreds of cold events.

The global warming BIG LIE is now fully exposed. Earth is getting colder.
___________________

The ability to correctly 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, this obtuse, for this long – they followed a corrupt agenda – in fact, they knew they were lying from the start.
 
Best regards, Allan

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Steve Case
Reply to  ALLAN MACRAE
July 14, 2021 4:01 pm

Just keep calling out the climate fraudsters for the habitual, chronic liars that they really are.

What’s needed is a platform that has some circulation and doesn’t censure content that they don’t agree with. WattsUpWithThat doesn’t have the exposure that CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, PBS, New York Times, Washington, Post, Scientific American, National Geographic etc. – it’s a long depressing list.

But thanks for the reply.

Only two likes for the truth, that’s depressing too.

Reply to  Steve Case
July 14, 2021 10:59 pm

“Never give up! Never give up! Never give up!”
– Sir Winston Churchill
 
Millions of good men fought and died to preserve your liberty.
Stand your ground against this tyranny.
Stand and fight!
This is THE hill to die on.
Yours aye, Allan MacRae
____________________________
 
This story shall the good man teach his son;
And Crispin Crispian shall ne’er go by,
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be rememberèd—
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition;
And gentlemen in England now a-bed
Shall think themselves accurs’d they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin’s day.
– William Shakespeare, Henry V

Reply to  ALLAN MACRAE
July 16, 2021 9:36 am

A successful lady friend sent me this note and article. She wrote:

While fear is being generated, much more is going on. These people are no small threat – to either our democracy or our health. Within this article is a video by James Corbett. Well worth the time

MEET THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM
Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola July 16, 2021
https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2021/07/16/klaus-schwab-world-economic-forum.aspx

STORY AT-A-GLANCE
·        The COVID pandemic is a ruse to usher in a new system of global centralized governance by unelected leaders, the so-called Great Reset
·        The founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum (WEF), Klaus Schwab, has emerged as the front man of the Great Reset and the Fourth Industrial Revolution, which has an unmistakable transhumanist component
·        The Great Reset is a rebranding of what in the last decade became known as the New World Order. The Fourth Industrial Revolution refers to the merging of digital, physical and biological systems, and the reliance on technological surveillance rather than the rule of law to maintain public order
·        The Fourth Industrial Revolution will transform not only how we live and interact but who we are as a human species. Man will ultimately be merged with machine. The COVID shots may well be the very first step into this transhumanist mass transformation
·        Members and stakeholders of the WEF include world government leaders, corporate leaders, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), journalists, activists, cultural leaders and artists, all of whom collaborate to push the WEF’s technocratic, transhumanist missions forward

Rob_Dawg
July 14, 2021 10:49 am

> It’s hard to imagine a more counter-productive set of policies than what the Biden Administration is implementing under the rubric of supposedly “fighting climate change.”

Ask a Californian.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Rob_Dawg
July 14, 2021 5:37 pm

One difference between the California government and the Biden administration is California is not emboldening all the crazy dictators of the world.

John Larson
July 14, 2021 11:07 am

“But we now have a government in the hands of people who hate America and hate its freedom-based system.”

I think what is/has been going on is better understood as something akin to organized crime, wherein it’s the desire to control and intimidate which motivates what might appear to be motivated by hatred. And, as organized crime attracts those who wish to control and dominate, the promise of such an opportunity to indulge such “antisocial” impulses while prospering financially, can be very seductive for some.

Simply put; I believe the “criminally minded” prefer to live in a society that is corrupt, because they essentially anticipate not being able to conform to standards “imposed” by the more fair minded among us.

Abolition Man
Reply to  John Larson
July 14, 2021 1:17 pm

John,
You’re definitely on to something! I don’t recall ever seeing so many glaringly sociopathic cretins in our government; on both sides of the aisle! Politicians who actually care about America and her citizens are in a distinct minority in the Republican Party, and almost nonexistent in the DemoKKKrats!
The federal bureaucracy and intelligence agencies now seem to be running the country for their own benefit; and ANY politician who tries restore power to the people will be railroaded, as we just witnessed with Trump! They couldn’t find enough dirt to force him from office, but the ChiCom virus and the lapdog media frenzy were enough to turn the election in their favor; especially when they added a few hundred thousand fraudulent votes in the key swing states!
Sociopaths have no conscience to trouble them when they break laws and violate the rights of their opponents; that’s why they get along so well with criminal groups like the CCP, the drug cartels or Pantifa!

Earthling2
July 14, 2021 11:16 am

Black is white, up is down, and Joe Biden is a duly elected legitimate president. Everything Joe Biden said the last few days about Republican states making ‘Jim Crow” era laws restricting voting by minorities is one of the biggest lies of them all. The old adage about telling a big lie over and over again certainly applies to Joe Biden. The ABC, BBC, CBC and every other major media in the world are repeating his lies verbatim, without any investigative journalism whatsoever. The voting laws in Delaware are more restrictive than anything being proposed by any republican state.

Destroying the productive capacity of the USA to be energy independent is part of the plan to destroy American independence and rely on foreign oil imports, which will then need military intervention to protect our national interests when fossil fuels get too expensive. The renewable energy climate scam is meant to destroy our electricity grid and reward their donors, while the country falls to pieces. If this isn’t obvious to everyone by now, then these people are also part of the problem. And very few journalists even try to cover this honestly.

Reply to  Earthling2
July 14, 2021 11:51 am

What’s the difference between Joey Lyin’ Biden and the dictators in Cuba and Venezuela? Answer: Not much. Let’s deport Joey to Cuba!

Abolition Man
Reply to  Anti-griff
July 14, 2021 5:17 pm

Anti,
Don’t deport him; incarcerate him with all the other wannabe fascists like Fauxi, Cuomo and Whitless! Maybe at Guantanamo; and make mask wearing mandatory 24/7!

niceguy
Reply to  Earthling2
July 14, 2021 11:56 am

“Joe Biden is a duly elected legitimate president” and clogged urinals justify stopping counting votes.

joe belford
Reply to  niceguy
July 14, 2021 1:35 pm

They are still counting votes (like in AZ), and they still can’t find enough to defeat Joe.
.
What do you call counting the votes over and over and over again, getting the same results?

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Scissor
Reply to  joe belford
July 14, 2021 2:25 pm

A forensic audit report has not been made public though statements indicate discrepancies have been found with the original Maricopa County results.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  joe belford
July 14, 2021 5:49 pm

“What do you call counting the votes over and over and over again, getting the same results?”

You should call that cheating.

Tucker Carlson just showed on his tv program tonight that there were 3,300 duplicate votes in the Georgia 2020 presidential election. Biden only won by 10,000 votes in Georgia.

That 3,300 number is just scratching the surface, as they have just started looking at these ballots. The Democrats are throwing up every obstacle they can to prevent an audit of the votes. But they keep losing in the courts and the audits are ongoing.

We may get to the bottom of this last election yet.

Derg
Reply to  joe belford
July 14, 2021 6:13 pm

Lol…what happens if they replaced Trump votes with Biden’s. But of course you can only hack a pipeline…it’s impossible to hack an election 😉

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Earthling2
July 14, 2021 5:44 pm

“Black is white, up is down, and Joe Biden is a duly elected legitimate president. Everything Joe Biden said the last few days about Republican states making ‘Jim Crow” era laws restricting voting by minorities is one of the biggest lies of them all.”

When you listen to Biden ranting just keep in mind that everything he describes as being applied to Repubicans actually applies to Biden. Biden says Republicans are an existential threat to our democracy, but it is actually Biden who is the real threat to our way of life. Biden is projecting his thought process on the Republicans.

Biden talks a lot about Jim Crow laws that harmed minorities. Biden and the Democrats ought to know all about Jim Crow laws because it was they who created these laws. The Democrats are the racists who tried to hold minorities down with such laws.

Everything the Democrats accuse the Republicans of doing, they are doing themselves. Their rantings are just a distraction from what is really going on.

joe belford
July 14, 2021 11:36 am

” our freedom-based economic system”

LOL, what country is this guy from?

John Larson
Reply to  joe belford
July 14, 2021 11:49 am

I get your point, but not your laughter.

MarkW
Reply to  joe belford
July 14, 2021 11:57 am

I suppose you prefer socialism, where the government controls everything.

joe belford
Reply to  MarkW
July 14, 2021 12:40 pm

Might be better than capitalism/wage slavery/peonage
.
Democratic Socialism wouldn’t be all that bad

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Stephen Philbrick
Reply to  joe belford
July 14, 2021 12:57 pm

No.

Retired_Engineer_Jim
Reply to  joe belford
July 14, 2021 1:10 pm

Right, as it has worked out so well wherever it has been tried or is in use.

Abolition Man
Reply to  joe belford
July 14, 2021 1:30 pm

Your lack of education is showing through again!
There is no socialism in Scandinavia, only social programs grafted onto a very strong market based, capitalist system! Those supposed socialists have lower corporate taxes than the US, so their highly productive citizens can pay high individual taxes up front for their benefits.
If you think capitalism is slavery, try thriving in Venezuela or North Korea! It might be a bad time to try Cuba right now, as an avowed socialist might not get a warm welcome currently! Maybe stop reading Howard Zinn, and try wrapping your head around some Solzhenitsyn!
Socialism/communism is so great because you NEVER have to worry about being a wage slave! You get to be a slave; you just don’t get any wages!

joe belford
Reply to  Abolition Man
July 14, 2021 2:30 pm

The citizens of the USA are drowning in debt. The government itself is drowning in debt. Look up the definition of peonage. What’s the statistic…..40% of people can’t handle an emergency $400 expense without borrowing? How many people are not living paycheck to paycheck?

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joe belford
Reply to  joe belford
July 14, 2021 2:32 pm

PS “social programs grafted onto a very strong market based, capitalist system” is still socialism.

Abolition Man
Reply to  joe belford
July 14, 2021 5:28 pm

Please look up the definition of socialism! You can’t keep pulling stuff out of your dog blossom without making a big stink!
And by the way, the American people didn’t vote for mushrooming national debt; our corrupt leaders dropped that on us with lots of hope and promises! Only the idiots that believe in socialism and Marxism ever thought it was a good idea!

Bill Toland
Reply to  joe belford
July 15, 2021 1:41 am

Joe, you have confused democratic socialism with social democracy, which are two completely different things. This seems to be a common misconception among people who have no knowledge of history or economics.

lee riffee
Reply to  joe belford
July 14, 2021 3:30 pm

So then it is better when everyone is equally poor? Well, actually that’s only the average citizen…even in the worst dictatorships the elite still get everything they want.

Rich Davis
Reply to  joe belford
July 14, 2021 4:32 pm

But not you, bats. You have your bedroom in mom’s basement and you don’t even pay her rent, am I right?

griff
Reply to  Rich Davis
July 15, 2021 1:04 am

Really? That’s what passes for informed political debate in the US? ‘your mom’s basement’?

Rich Davis
Reply to  griff
July 15, 2021 4:36 pm

I don’t “debate” with socialist greentards griff. I just point out for the benefit of others why they are wrong.

In which time period would you prefer to live your life?
[__] Benign low CO2 1675-1750
[__] Dangerous CO2 1950-2025

Rory Forbes
Reply to  joe belford
July 14, 2021 2:40 pm

Democratic Socialism wouldn’t be all that bad

There’s no such thing as “democratic socialism”. It’s a myth held by the simple minded. Socialism simply does not work … regardless how it’s re-branded. Only a fool believes they know a way to make it functional.

John Larson
Reply to  joe belford
July 14, 2021 2:50 pm

Democratic Socialism wouldn’t be all that bad”

Well, as far as I know, the only place where Democratic Socialism” was actually attempted, was in Sweden. After about twenty years of not “all that bad” it was democratically given the boot . . metaphorically speaking ; )

And that is by far the best outcome for Socialism of any kind I am aware of . . I mean other than for the people in power, who generally find a way to stay in power and do quite well . . I saw the daughter of the previous (now deceased) leader of Venezuela’s net worth listed as 4 billion U.S. dollars, and the former finance minister’s listed as 11 Bills, for instance. Not all that bad indeed ; )

mrsell
Reply to  joe belford
July 14, 2021 3:56 pm

“Democratic Socialism wouldn’t be all that bad”

… said the Venezuelan people when voting for Hugo Chavez.

Rich Davis
Reply to  joe belford
July 14, 2021 4:29 pm

Trade the idiot and a boatload of his antifa buddies for some freedom-loving Cubans!

DocSiders
Reply to  joe belford
July 14, 2021 6:06 pm

Ask any Cuban or Venezuelan aboit the glories of socialism….dumb ass.

Bruce Cobb
Reply to  joe belford
July 14, 2021 12:39 pm

What part of freedom-based did you not understand? It’s a dual system, weighted heavily towards free market. Freedom based may be a clumsy way to describe it, but it’s accurate.

joe belford
Reply to  Bruce Cobb
July 14, 2021 1:04 pm

It is not a “dual” system, and it’s anything but “free.”

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  joe belford
July 14, 2021 1:33 pm

So you want free goodies provided by the government?

joe belford
Reply to  Carlo, Monte
July 14, 2021 2:27 pm

I pay taxes to the government.

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  joe belford
July 14, 2021 4:47 pm

Not what I asked.

Derg
Reply to  joe belford
July 14, 2021 6:16 pm

And yet they “print” more and more 🤓

Bruce Cobb
Reply to  joe belford
July 14, 2021 1:58 pm

Maybe if you’re a moron it’s neither of those things.

joe belford
Reply to  Bruce Cobb
July 14, 2021 2:26 pm

Name calling now Mr. Cobb?

John Larson
Reply to  joe belford
July 14, 2021 3:10 pm

Are you volunteering for that “name”, Mr. Genius? ; )

Rich Davis
Reply to  Bruce Cobb
July 14, 2021 4:35 pm

Why waste oxygen on this pos moron?

Rich Davis
Reply to  joe belford
July 14, 2021 4:28 pm

Time to go, bats!
Nobody cares about your juvenile crap.

Abolition Man
Reply to  Rich Davis
July 14, 2021 5:46 pm

Rich,
He sounds like one of those kids who’s fresh out of college, and knows the answers to all of the worlds problems! History, reality and human nature are irrelevant to the little bubble he exists in; only the holy dogma of his enlightened masters is worthy!

Rich Davis
Reply to  Abolition Man
July 15, 2021 4:31 pm

Exactly. That’s how he comes across and it’s a fair bet he lives with his mom because his worthless degree can’t get him a decent job.

ResourceGuy
July 14, 2021 11:38 am

The press plays an outsized role in that decline. By letting the Obama/Pelosi shovel ready stimulus pass with 5% going to roads and bridges without sufficient coverage of that ruse and follow up coverage, we now have the same Party encouraged to do it again with the same 5% portion but this time tagged as racist roads.

July 14, 2021 12:03 pm

The Democrats hate the current system in the US, including the US constitution, because it doesn’t give them the unchecked political power they want.

And they been losing the political war so far. Hence they’ve started the Cultural War, because politics is downstream of culture in any society.

bonbon
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
July 14, 2021 12:22 pm

And that model Constitution was possible because of what? The tactical defeat of the British Empire. Tactical, because strategically, the US is now their junior partner, as ex-CIA veteran Ray McGovern points out.
So out of the Afghan fat, into the fire, all in the cause of the geopolitical British Empire?

So look at both the GOP and DEMS – MICIMATT appendages, across party lines, or I should say, potty lines.
Time for a nappy change!

Gary Pearse
July 14, 2021 12:28 pm

“The current administration is actively working to undermine the American economy and advance the interests of our geopolitical adversaries.”

The country has been taken over by a Eurocentric néomarxiste Fifth Column.
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A fifth column is any group of people who undermine a larger group from within, usually in favor of an enemy group or nation.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fifth_column

I’ve warned lefty friends in Canada and in US over the last decade that the party you traditionally vote for exists in name only these days. Their real platform is not what you voted for, therefore your vote doesn’t really count (we’ll leave aside the legitimacy of the last election).

I don’t think this administration is going to succeed, but somehow an untainted and decisive midterm overturning election has to be won. Disaffected patriotic Democrats have to rise to the occasion for this and Republicans have overrun the swamp RINOS.

Stephen Philbrick
July 14, 2021 12:45 pm

I’m not sure who started the trope but it’s worth repeating:

Imagine that Joe Biden had been secretly installed as president by a cabal of this country’s enemies. What, exactly, would he be doing differently?

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Stephen Philbrick
July 14, 2021 5:55 pm

He would be doing just what he is doing now.

Carlo, Monte
July 14, 2021 1:02 pm

The IEEE Spectrum is known for pushing carbon and climate without questions, and the July 2021 issue is no exception (https://spectrum.ieee.org/magazine).

First is an article about R&D on Revterra flywheels for grid storage, and a paragraph gushes:

“Flywheels are now coming back at a time when the push for renewable energy is soaring in the U.S. A key Biden administration climate goals is to make the U.S. a 100% clean energy economy with net-zero emissions by 2050. And California—the fifth largest economy in the world if it were a country—made it a state law to hit a 100% renewable energy goal by 2045.”

https://spectrum.ieee.org/energywise/energy/batteries-storage/superconducting-flywheel-grid-energy-storage

This is followed by six pages of raw propaganda written by two Google engineers, David Fork and Ross Koningstein. The article is a follow-on to an earlier one from 2004 in which they claimed:

“While humanity is currently on a trajectory to severe climate change, this disaster can be averted if researchers aim for goals that seem nearly impossible. We’re hopeful, because sometimes engineers and scientists do achieve the impossible.”

After the usual claims about price drops, it goes on into stuff like this, heavily plagiarized from the Paris nonsense:

“Even with all this progress, though, we’re still on a trajectory to severe climate change: a 3 °C rise by 2100. Many countries are not meeting the emissions reductions they pledged in the 2015 Paris Agreement. Even if every country were to meet its pledge, it would not be enough to limit planetwide warming to 1.5 °C, which most experts consider necessary to avoid environmental disaster. Meeting pledges today would require a drastic slashing of emissions. If these wholesale emission reductions don’t happen, as we think likely, then other strategies will be needed to keep temperatures within bounds.”

They even claim to know what Earth’s optimum CO2 level is:

“Here are some key numbers: To reverse climate change, even partially, we’ll need to bring atmospheric carbon dioxide levels down to a safer threshold of 350 parts per million; on Earth Day 2021 the figure stood at 417 ppm. We estimate that meeting that target will require removing on the order of 2,000 gigatonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere over the next century. That wholesale removal is necessary both to draw down existing atmospheric CO2 as well as the CO2 that will be emitted while we transition to a carbon-negative society (one that removes more carbon from the atmosphere than it emits).”

It goes on and on like this for another four pages. In the print version has a footnote that is unusual for Spectrum articles:

‘The views expressed here are solely those of the authors and do not represent the positions of Google or the IEEE.’ — yeah right.

The on-line version has a Discus comments section:

https://spectrum.ieee.org/energy/renewables/engineers-you-can-disrupt-climate-change

Thomas Gasloli
July 14, 2021 1:05 pm

Don’t blame senile dementia Joe, blame those who voted for him & for a Democrat controlled Congress.

Joe is not in charge; he just reads the teleprompter and the the 3 x 5 cards they put in his pockets.

Those who voted for him were not senile and knew what they were voting for.

joe belford
Reply to  Thomas Gasloli
July 14, 2021 1:29 pm

They didn’t vote for him, they were voting against his opponent.

Derg
Reply to  joe belford
July 14, 2021 6:18 pm

Lol..sure they were. You can hack a pipeline company but it is impossible to hack an election 😉

Carlo, Monte
July 14, 2021 1:28 pm

Then there is this little gem:

Pete Buttigieg** Claims Democrat Infrastructure Plan Will Stop Climate Change

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/07/pete-buttigieg-claims-democrat-infrastructure-plan-will-stop-climate-change/

**The Biden Admin Secretary of Transportation with decades and decades of inexperience in transportation

Michael in Dublin
July 14, 2021 2:03 pm

It sickens me when politicians are so fixated in getting their ideology accepted that they are prepared to destroy the lives of many citizens in the process.

What sickens me even more is that no modern ideology has destroyed more lives than Communism and yet we have this resurgence of ignorant younger people pushing a “neo Communism” but calling it Democratic Socialism.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Michael in Dublin
July 14, 2021 2:52 pm

Slapping “democratic” in front of socialism is like putting lipstick on a pig. I the end it’s still a pig. The problem emanates from lauding Marx as some kind of genius and trying to implement his ridiculous ideas. Lenin appended “scientific” to socialism trying to make Marx look less of an idiot, I suppose. Socialists insist on kidding themselves and everyone else that socialism just needs a fair chance and it will work … and that no one has done it right. Nonsense. It doesn’t work because those who invented it are simple minded.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Michael in Dublin
July 14, 2021 5:59 pm

“What sickens me even more is that no modern ideology has destroyed more lives than Communism and yet we have this resurgence of ignorant younger people pushing a “neo Communism””

This is what the youngsters are being taught in school nowadays. The Marxists have taken over the school systems and have been undermining our Republic for many years now.

TonyG
Reply to  Tom Abbott
July 15, 2021 8:54 am

“The Marxists have taken over the school systems”

Ayn Rand warned about this in the early 70’s, so it was obvious (at least to some) 50 years ago.

yirgach
July 14, 2021 3:32 pm

Down they go…

From a comment in the linked article:
Felling of 90 Mitsubishi 1000A Wind Turbines

griff
Reply to  yirgach
July 15, 2021 12:58 am

Research suggests that this is in advance of the repowering at the Aragonne Wind project: the 90 units are being replaced by larger/more modern units, having been operating since at least 2006.

I note that many components are being salvaged and reused.

July 14, 2021 4:06 pm

Your argument would be stronger if you addressed the obvious green counter arguments. Otherwise they can say you just do not understand the situation. For example:
1. A recent Rasmussen/Heartland poll found an incredible 39% of respondents said that unchecked CO2 emissions would lead to human extinction in a century or less.

https://www.cfact.org/2021/06/29/unfounded-fear-of-extinction-drives-climate-hysteria/

Energy independence pales in comparison to saving humanity.
2. 100% renewables gives energy independence.
3. High prices for fossil fuels is a good thing. Think carbon taxes.
These arguments may be nuts but you have to make that point.

Burgher King
July 14, 2021 4:37 pm

The Democrats are launching an all out coordinated assault on the election fraud audits:

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2021/07/14/house-democrats-launch-investigation-into-maricopa-county-audit/

It won’t be too surprising if the FBI obtains a federal search warrant from a friendly judge and then swoops down on the auditors, seizing all the forensic audit material including the ballots, the electronic vote management systems, and the electronic images of the ballots and the databases that were used in the counties where the fraud is alleged to have taken place.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Burgher King
July 14, 2021 6:03 pm

By the way they are acting, one would think the Democrats have something to hide with their opposition to auditing the votes. If they had confidence that the audit would show Biden won handily, they wouldn’t fight the audit, they would promote the audit. But instead, they resist shining the light of truth on the vote.

griff
Reply to  Burgher King
July 15, 2021 12:51 am

The FBI has repeatedly investigated US electoral fraud and found very, very low levels of it. It just isn’t a problem in the USA.

what is a problem is gerrymandering, with electoral boundaries being drawn in bizarre ways to disadvantage poor and black voters and legislation to restrict who can vote by adding voter ID requirements on spurious grounds of (the almost non existent) voter fraud

Doonman
Reply to  griff
July 15, 2021 10:24 am

An ID is nothing but an audit of who you are.

In all cases in every US state, only registered citizens are allowed to vote.

The number of lawful permanent residents in the US is 20 million. The number of illegal residents is over 5 million. Neither group is entitled to vote in US elections. Neither are dead people.

The sheer number of potential illegal votes requires an audit to ensure election efficacy. Otherwise its all a scam.

Explain why you are opposed to preventative audits when it comes to voting.

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  griff
July 15, 2021 10:42 am

You are an idiot, talking through your hat.

Doonman
Reply to  Burgher King
July 15, 2021 9:56 am

Anyone who fights an audit has something to hide. That’s why there are audits, to follow the trail that led to results.

Audits are good for you. If they are bad for you, then you didn’t follow the rules. It is as simple as that.

Christopher Chantrill
July 14, 2021 6:30 pm

Don’t forget that the Bidenoids think they are saving the world by cutting fossil fuels off at the knee.

All ruling classes are tempted by such saving-the-world projects, because, as I say, the only warrant for government power is existential peril, whether from Nazis, Commies, Jihadis, or the End of the World. Thus, if there isn’t an existential peril, the ruling class has to make it up.

John in Oz
July 14, 2021 7:24 pm

disclosures by energy producers (and others) of supposed “climate”-related risks

Perhaps energy producers should loudly and often disclose the government-related risks to their businesses.

observa
July 14, 2021 8:03 pm

Well the idea is to cut US FF use to zero along with Europe and that will reduce demand and prices so the commies can afford it instead. That’s climate change for you and US and European citizens will be able to take the high moral ground and berate said commies and sic em with Greta until they repent.

observa
Reply to  observa
July 14, 2021 11:11 pm

While Down Under we have the problem licked with a PLAN and naturally we’ll be judging you all along with Greta from the commanding heights-
Expert says massive green energy hub project in WA ‘could power Australia’ (msn.com)

griff
Reply to  observa
July 15, 2021 12:49 am

There are very few ‘commies’ left in the world… in essence just N Korea, Cuba, Venezuela and quasi capitalist China.

observa
Reply to  griff
July 15, 2021 8:59 am

Reading between the lines griff they’ll still be doing an environmental impact study in 10 years for the dappled desert dodo lizard. That’s before they get around to consulting on all the aboriginal sacred sites that will pop up out of some unelected taxeating suntan’s imagination. Sound familiar in your neck of the woods?

H B
July 14, 2021 11:18 pm

From afar it looks like the lunatics are trying to start a civil war

griff
July 15, 2021 12:48 am

Biden isn’t proposing anything that hasn’t been policy in multiple European states for well over a decade… with none of the predicted ill effects.

Michael C. Roberts
Reply to  griff
July 15, 2021 2:52 pm

I see Griffy-poo et.al. are highly active on this thread. And staying true-to-form. As to this latest blurt of inanity:

‘Biden isn’t proposing anything that hasn’t been policy in multiple European states for well over a decade… with none of the predicted ill effects’

Griff-meister – The peoples of said ‘multiple European states’ do not have a) The history of revolution against tyranny (excepting maybe the French), and 2) The right to keep and bear arms. These facts make any ‘ill effects’ – such as uprising against the ‘policies’ instituted – near to impossible to achieve for most countries’ constituencies.

Here in the grand, good ‘ole US of A we – for now – have both of these characteristics at hand. All it will take is for the ‘policies’ to reach the point of boiling the frog – and the frog (read: American people) will leap up out of the pot and revolt against tyrannical fuel, energy, and/or other policies.

For now petrol/gasoline is relatively affordable; most foodstuffs, while price-inflated are still within the average Americans’ budget; and the electric bill has not increased to the point of pain (in most parts of the country). The pot is, however slowly starting to boil through ‘policies’ being imposed – even as we converse – in the USA.

The boiling point should occur when the average monetary pain reaches the proverbial boiling point – coming soon it seems. The stop-gap of government-subsidized largess in the forms of additional unemployment compensation ($200 to $400 or more per week) are set to end soon. People will either starve, get thrown out of their apartments (flats), or get their tails back to a productive job. If they can’t pay the cost of basic services which are inflated through actions of their government – this is when the ‘pain’ exceeds the threshold, the ‘pot boils’, and people revolt.

Get it, Mein Freund??

Best regards,

MCR

Anthony Banton
July 15, 2021 1:30 am

But we now have a government in the hands of people who hate America and hate its freedom-based system.”

AN oxymoron.

Your democracy voted for Biden:

Trump 232. 81,283,786 votes (51.3%). 270 electoral votes to win. 74,222,552 votes (46.8%).” (Reuters)

The “people” put the government in power.

And no Trump did not lose out because of massive voter fraud.
Just like there is no paedo ring operation out of a Pizza shop that Trump was trying to eliminate, mr Qanon believers.

To contrast we have Trump’s loyalty to “America’s freedom-based system.”

In a statement issued by his Save America campaign, Mr Trump also said he would trust Russia over “sleezebags” and “lowlifes” the US intelligence agencies, and claimed that his 2018 summit with Mr Putin in Helsinki helped win Washington Moscow’s respect.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2021/06/11/donald-trump-says-trusts-vladimir-putin-us-intelligence-asks/

Mmmm- lets see. No. Doesn’t scan.
Still dont think that Russia has a “freedom-based system” that Trump (obviously) really, really liked.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/speeches-remarks/2021/06/16/remarks-by-president-biden-in-press-conference-4/

I also told him that no President of the United States could keep faith with the American people if they did not speak out to defend our democratic values, to stand up for the universal rights and fundamental freedoms that all men and women have, in our view. That’s just part of the DNA of our country. 
 
So, human rights is going to always be on the table, I told him. It’s not about just going after Russia when they violate human rights; it’s about who we are. How could I be the President of the United States of America and not speak out against the violation of human rights?”

That should get the echoes going.

John Larson
Reply to  Anthony Banton
July 15, 2021 7:33 am

And no Trump did not lose out because of massive voter fraud.”

BS, I say. There would not be such opposition to election audits if the ”winners” believed that, obviously. They would welcome them, not screech about them being a threat to democracy, and be screeching about efforts to make elections more resistant to election “magic” ; )

TonyG
Reply to  John Larson
July 15, 2021 8:58 am

John: One state (NV) is threatening criminal penalties simply for calling for an audit.

Anthony Banton
Reply to  John Larson
July 15, 2021 9:44 am

BS, I say”

You can say that all you want.
It doesn’t matter a jot without evidence.

John Larson
Reply to  Anthony Banton
July 15, 2021 11:09 am

Throwing fits over people wanting to take a close look at the “evidence”, is itself evidence to me. As is claiming reasonable measures to prevent voter/election fraud are anti-democratic. I see no reason to think someone who doesn’t consider such things evidence is anything but a con artist . . or a victim of con artists perhaps.

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  Anthony Banton
July 15, 2021 10:43 am

Another idiot.

Herbert
July 15, 2021 3:19 am

On the bright side,it appears that reality is biting with the Biden administration.-
“ ‘Green’ President clears more Oil, Gas projects than Trump”- The Times, July 14,2021.
“Washington: Oil and Gas drilling projects on US public land are being approved at the fastest rate since George W.Bush was President,casting doubt on Joe Biden’s commitment to a green agenda.
Mr. Biden campaigned on a promise to prevent new drilling on federal lands and reduce carbon emissions.
His Interior Secretary, Deb Haaland, opposed drilling on public and tribal lands throughout her career in Congress.
However the Interior Department approved 2500 permits in the first 6 months of this year, according to an analysis by the Associated Press, including 2100 since Mr. Biden took office on January 20……
Decisions were pending on a further 4700 drilling applications as of June 1.”

Olen
July 15, 2021 7:15 am

No one votes for anyone to do this.

Doonman
Reply to  Olen
July 15, 2021 12:26 pm

Of course they did. It’s all part of “building back better”. What else did anyone who voted for Biden expect?

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