Another Biden Administration eco-con

Mr. Biden will “preserve 30% of our land” – and blanket America with wind, solar and landfills

Paul Driessen

Via yet another decree (Executive Order 14008), President Biden has instructed government agencies to “permanently protect” at least 30% of all US lands and waters by 2030. This “30 X 30 Plan” appears to presume that any areas not designated as park, refuge or wilderness are not “protected,” even though the vast majority of federal lands are already effectively off limits to mining, drilling, timber harvesting and even grazing, by virtue of policies heavily tilted toward preservation and against any development.

Federal land management agencies include the Defense Department: 9 million acres; National Park Service: 80 million; Fish and Wildlife Service: 89 million; Forest Service: 193 million; and Bureau of Land Management: 244 million acres. That’s 615 million acres, six times California, 28% of the USA.

NPS lands are managed solely for scenic, wildlife protection and recreational purposes. Some FWS lands allow limited farming and energy development. BLM and FS areas are supposedly “multiple use,” with some natural resource development allowed, but all are increasingly managed primarily for preservation. Of this total – 109 million acres – Washington plus Oregon – are already designated “wilderness,” where little more than hiking is permitted. Team Biden thinks even more should be off limits.

There is presumably no plan to buy up millions of acres of state and private land in states where the federal government now owns almost no land: such as 0.3% federal in Connecticut or 2.4% in Delaware. Instead, it’s likely the order envisions even more restrictive federal control in Alaska and 11 states west of the Dakotas, where the feds own from 29% of all land in Montana to 81% in Nevada – but effectively control even more acreage, because federal lands surround or affect access to state and private holdings.

Fresh and ocean waters of the United States would likely come under similar new restrictions – managed to protect rare, threatened and endangered species, or with wildlife used to justify restricting or banning drilling, fracking, mining, farming and other “undesirable” activities, in or near those species and waters.

Anti-development actions obviously harm local and state economies. But matters get truly interesting when we examine Team Biden plans to eradicate the 80% of US energy that now comes from fossil fuels, and replace it with pseudo-renewable wind, solar and battery power. And we don’t even have to ponder the already shaky energy systems and economies, the frequent and prolonged blackouts, the scramble to find adequate electricity in states that are increasingly and inadvisably reliant on wind and solar power.

Even more eye-popping, President Biden wants 80% hydrocarbon-free electricity generation by 2030, 100% by 2035, and zero fossil fuels anywhere in the US economy by 2050.

But replacing America’s fossil fuel energy with wind and solar electricity would require tens of thousands of offshore wind turbines, millions of somewhat smaller onshore turbines, and/or billions of solar panels – many from China – plus thousands of miles of new transmission lines, plus over a billion half-ton backup battery modules for just one week of windless, sunless days. It could also mean turning entire US forests into wood pellets, to be burned in place of coal and gas to generate “zero-carbon” electricity in Britain and elsewhere – and growing corn, soybean, canola and other biofuel crops on millions of US acres that are now food crop, fallow, scenic and wildlife habitat lands. (See here, here and here for details.)

How does this square with plans to have federal overseers “protect” 30% of the nation’s lands and waters – while safeguarding bald and golden eagles, falcons, white-nosed bats, lesser prairie chickens, snail darters and hundreds of other rare, threatened and endangered species? How will land managers and courts ensure that critical land, water, wildlife and scenic issues are fully vetted, before they grant permits for massive “clean, green, renewable” energy installations – under the same years-long review process they demand for drilling, fracking, mining and pipelines?

Obviously, it doesn’t. And they won’t. It’s just another eco con job.

They’ll have to ignore laws, cut corners and fast-track installation projects. They’ll destroy America’s habitats, wildlife and scenic vistas, in order to save them … from “catastrophic manmade climate change.”

Liberal Green/Blue cities and states won’t want bird-and-bat-chopping wind turbines, or habitat-blanketing solar panels in their backyards or off their shores. They certainly won’t want battery factories and mega-warehouses anywhere near them – especially considering the fire and explosion hazards they could pose. They’ll want these facilities installed in western states and other parts of “flyover country.” And they may have the votes, Big Media, Big Tech and Big Government power to dictate these terms.

That means communities will have to be vigilant – and prepared to file lawsuits and take other actions to ensure that project, programmatic and cumulative environmental impact studies are conducted; that other human health issues (such as light flicker and infrasound from wind turbines) are addressed in detail; that massive installations are blocked before they wreak havoc; that our living standards are safeguarded.

There are other threats. Europe is already pondering “carbon tariffs” that would slap climate taxes on products imported from countries that don’t honor their Paris climate treaty obligations and continue to burn coal, oil and natural gas. Will that include wind turbines, solar panels, electric vehicle and backup battery modules from China? Will Mr. Biden, Congress and/or Blue State legislators do likewise?

And don’t forget the trash, much of it laced with toxic materials. Solar panels, EV and backup batteries, and 115 to 290-foot (or longer) wind turbine blades can’t be recycled. In whose backyards do they plan to put the monster landfills and dump the billions of tons of non-renewable trash? At whose expense?

It’s incredible how far the climate obsessed have gotten by blaming every climate and weather blip on fossil fuel use – and insisting that natural climate changes that have blessed or pummeled planet and people throughout history have suddenly been replaced by purely manmade climate chaos.

It’s equally incomprehensible that Team Biden can claim the US and EU can “save the planet” by eradicating fossil fuels – while China, India and a hundred other countries vastly expand their fossil fuel use to: (a) meet their own economic development goals; and (b) conduct the mining, processing and manufacturing needed to support our governing classes’ utopian wind, solar and battery ambitions.

While the United States significantly reduced its emissions of plant-fertilizing carbon dioxide (the “miracle molecule” that makes life on Earth possible) by replacing coal-fired power with natural gas, Asian and other countries opened hundreds of new coal-fired power plants. China alone put 38.4 gigawatts (38,400 megawatts) of coal plants into operation in 2020; its annual GHG emissions already exceed those of all developed countries combined. Beijing is also building, planning or financing more than 300 coal plants in Turkey, Vietnam, Indonesia, Egypt and other nations.

African countries are planning to build more than 1,250 new coal and gas-fired generating units by 2030, many financed by Chinese banks and built by Chinese companies. Coal still supplies more than 70% of annual electricity consumption in India, the world’s second-largest coal user. India and Russia plan to mine much more coal and build hundreds more new coal-fired generating units in the next few years. Oil and gas production and consumption are also climbing rapidly once again in those countries.

Any American “energy transformation” would simply transfer emissions from the United States to these other countries. Worldwide fossil fuel use and CO2/greenhouse gas emissions would actually increase significantly. Even assuming those emissions are now the primary factor controlling Earth’s climate, there would be no climate benefits even from completely eliminating fossil fuel use in the United States – and attempting to replace that energy with wind, solar, battery and biofuel power – at enormous economic, environmental, social and human cost.

Yet this is the insane, authoritarian world we now live in. It’s time to end the “woke” cancel culture, debate these issues in every public forum, and restore common sense, before the costs soar any higher.

Paul Driessen is senior policy analyst for the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow (www.CFACT.org) and author of books and articles on energy, climate change, human rights and economic development.

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griff
July 16, 2021 6:17 am

where’s the article on the German floods?

an absolute clear case of climate changing causing severe weather…

2hotel9
Reply to  griff
July 16, 2021 6:21 am

And yet another lie spewed by the lying liar.

Curious George
Reply to  2hotel9
July 16, 2021 8:09 am

That statement has not been peer-reviewed. But it will be.
There are plenty of “peers”. BBC, CNN, WaPo, NYT…

The Saint
Reply to  Curious George
July 16, 2021 9:12 am

Biden and his Administration are nothing but top notch Morons. Nowhere in America can you find a greater collection of the ignorant.

Peta of Newark
Reply to  2hotel9
July 16, 2021 1:41 pm

It came from the Grauniad.
That paper asserts that “much of North-Western Germany and a lot of The Netherlands have had record breaking rain.”

So, what anyone could/would might do is go look for evidence of either weather or climate and Wunderground is as good as any – with thousands of individual little weather stations broadcasting in real-time what is happening on the ground.

Have a look at the Wunderground stations in that part of the world, look at the data for the last week and you will struggle to find any that recorded more than an inch of rain inside the last week
Really, you will.

So, you double-check the news outlets to find place-names and then use Wunderground to check the rainfall there.
Bingo, you will find this place:
https://www.wunderground.com/dashboard/pws/IEUSKI43/graph/2021-07-15/2021-07-15/weekly

One truly epic thunderstorm cloudburst on Wednesday

Use the little map on the page for each station to expand your search area and very quickly the rain fizzles out.
It was a very local even, a ‘conveyor’ event of ‘Pineapple Express; sort of thing.

It did not drown ‘most of North West Germany‘ – it was not global in any extent – The Grauniad lied via grotesque exaggeration.

There is or was a short video at the BBC showing the flood,
We see/saw epic amounts of brown water (soil erosion caused by farmers, de-foresters plus city & road builders) sweeping through a twee little town planted squarely and very flatly on a flood plain

Sorry peeps
It was a local weather event and the ‘flood’ was self-inflicted in that the water-handling capacity of the land had been eroded with the double whammy coming from putting towns on flood plains.

Ma Nature is a bitch sometimes – grow a pair and live with it.

Reply to  Peta of Newark
July 16, 2021 2:17 pm

Of course it was local in western part of Germany, and the one or the other point was hit more than the other, read, what I wrote here
and the accumulated rain measurements
in a graphic file from Kachelmanns weather channel on twitter.

Reply to  Peta of Newark
July 16, 2021 2:27 pm

Looks like the result of a little rain….

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Chris Hanley
Reply to  Krishna Gans
July 16, 2021 3:04 pm

The photo second from the bottom looks fake.

Reply to  Chris Hanley
July 16, 2021 3:19 pm

There has been landsides, the region counts 60 deaths.
Aerial photos with wide angel often looks irreal, because of the unfamiliar perspective

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Taken by a drone, same region

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Reply to  Peta of Newark
July 16, 2021 2:52 pm

deleted double posting
KG

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Reply to  Peta of Newark
July 16, 2021 2:57 pm

We see/saw epic amounts of brown water (soil erosion caused by farmers, de-foresters plus city & road builders) sweeping through a twee little town planted squarely and very flatly on a flood plain

Have you ever seen clear water during a flood ?

Sorry, but I can’t take you for serious typing such comments…..

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Peta of Newark
July 17, 2021 5:27 am

“One truly epic thunderstorm cloudburst on Wednesday”

Thanks for digging into this matter, Peta.

Griff needs to explain to us how CO2 was the cause of this particular limited-area cloudburst.

2hotel9
Reply to  Peta of Newark
July 17, 2021 6:38 am

I searched yesterday for “flooding, rhine river valley” and came up with so many hits I just let it go. LONG history of floods in the whole region, modern land development ain’t helping.

Right-Handed Shark
Reply to  griff
July 16, 2021 6:35 am

I suspect the grauniad will be running many articles grief, just be patient. Then you can wail and moan to your hearts content with all the other gullible numpties.

H.R.
Reply to  Right-Handed Shark
July 16, 2021 8:54 am

Just curious, R-H Shark; is it possible for someone to get a PhD in Numptiness? A Doctor of Numpty degree?

I can’t recall griff ever mentioning any educational background. Maybe so, maybe not. Otherwise it’s left to the readers here to speculate.

Chaswarnertoo
Reply to  H.R.
July 16, 2021 9:52 am

He fails to learn, even with lots of help.

Gregory Woods
Reply to  H.R.
July 16, 2021 1:39 pm

There are plenty of people with degrees who could be labeled Numpties, whether or not they are gullible is open to debate…

Reply to  Right-Handed Shark
July 16, 2021 9:55 am

Griff, you are jumping for every stick like a young puppy-dog. 😀 😀
Wonderfull 😀 😀

JustAnOldGuy
Reply to  griff
July 16, 2021 6:36 am

I’m tempted to characterize his comment as intellectual dyslexia, ID. He has after all got it ‘bass ackwards’. It’s a case of severe weather causing climate change hysteria. One other symptom of ID is an inability to relate your commentary to the subject under discussion.

Jeroen B.
Reply to  griff
July 16, 2021 6:37 am

Yes, totally nothing to do with decades/centuries long of encroaching onto river floodplains, certainly nothing to do with inane water management policies because of expected future droughts predicted by Klimate Mad’els …. yup, nothing to see here.

Hint: when you develop in a river valley and believe you can control the river, the river is going to prove you wrong at some point.

By corollary, the same applies to climate.

When you’re arrogant and shortsighted enough to still disbelieve, you can suffer the results – and all ridicule heaped on you for your inane, baseless, evidence-free, model-constructed position – yourself.

And you just did.

mikebartnz
Reply to  griff
July 16, 2021 6:37 am

The stuck record is back. What an imbicile.

starzmom
Reply to  griff
July 16, 2021 6:48 am

Those cities have never flooded before? Really??

MarkW
Reply to  starzmom
July 16, 2021 7:03 am

But all previous floods are just spurious examples. griff proclaims that he no longer wants to hear about them. The models have spoken and that settles it.

Pauleta
Reply to  griff
July 16, 2021 6:49 am

Yep, first time in the world that there was a flood in Germany.

MarkW
Reply to  Pauleta
July 16, 2021 7:03 am

Apparently slow moving summer showers have never happened before.

Rainer Bensch
Reply to  Pauleta
July 17, 2021 6:22 am

And that after 3 years of drought. No wonder all that water build-up must come down sometimes. (/s just in case)

CD in Wisconsin
Reply to  griff
July 16, 2021 6:50 am

Pray tell me Griffy-poo, can you explain how the Great British Storm of 1703 was caused by anthropogenic climate change?

Great storm of 1703 – Wikipedia

In London alone, approximately 2,000 massive chimney stacks were blown down. The lead roofing was blown off Westminster Abbey and Queen Anne had to shelter in a cellar at St James’s Palace to avoid collapsing chimneys and part of the roof. On the Thames, some 700 ships were heaped together in the Pool of London, the section downstream from London BridgeHMS Vanguard was wrecked at Chatham. Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell‘s HMS Association was blown from Harwich to Gothenburg in Sweden before way could be made back to England.[4] Pinnacles were blown from the top of King’s College Chapel, in Cambridge.

There was extensive and prolonged flooding in the West Country, particularly around Bristol. Hundreds of people drowned in flooding on the Somerset Levels, along with thousands of sheep and cattle, and one ship was found 15 miles (24 km) inland.[5] Approximately 400 windmills were destroyed, with the wind driving their wooden gears so fast that some burst into flames. At Wells, Bishop Richard Kidder and his wife were killed when two chimneystacks in the palace fell on them, asleep in bed. This same storm blew in part of the great west window in Wells Cathedral. Major damage occurred to the southwest tower of Llandaff Cathedral at Cardiff in Wales.

At sea, many ships were wrecked, some of which were returning from helping Archduke Charles, the claimed King of Spain, fight the French in the War of the Spanish Succession. These ships included HMS Stirling CastleHMS NorthumberlandHMS Mary and HMS Restoration, with about 1,500 seamen killed particularly on the Goodwin Sands. Between 8,000 and 15,000 lives were lost overall.

comment image Destruction of the first Eddystone lighthouse in great storm 1703

The first Eddystone Lighthouse off Plymouth was destroyed on 27 November 1703 (Old Style), killing six occupants, including its builder Henry Winstanley. (John Rudyard was later contracted to build the second lighthouse on the site.) A ship torn from its moorings in the Helford River in Cornwall was blown for 200 miles (320 km) before grounding eight hours later on the Isle of Wight. The number of oak trees lost in the New Forest alone was 4,000.
The storm of 1703 caught a convoy of 130 merchant ships sheltering at Milford Haven, along with their man of war escorts Dolphin, Cumberland, Coventry, Looe, Hastings and Hector. By 3:00pm the next afternoon, losses included 30 vessels.[6]

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I await our reply (which I probably will not get).

CD in Wisconsin
Reply to  CD in Wisconsin
July 16, 2021 8:00 am

Oops, I await YOUR reply.

TonyG
Reply to  CD in Wisconsin
July 16, 2021 12:19 pm

CD, you were not supposed to tell him!

Joe
Reply to  griff
July 16, 2021 6:52 am

So floods have never occurred in Germany in the past?

Stop listening to the voices.

Joe

MarkW
Reply to  Joe
July 16, 2021 7:04 am

But those voices are the only friends griff has.

Bill Toland
Reply to  MarkW
July 16, 2021 7:21 am

Mark, that is a very unkind remark. But I have to admit that I burst out laughing when I saw it.

Chaswarnertoo
Reply to  MarkW
July 16, 2021 9:56 am

He would have friends here, if he ever listened and learned.

Stephen Philbrick
Reply to  griff
July 16, 2021 6:52 am

Griff, it is clear that you dispute the conclusions of the IPCC. Can you identify your source material which contradicts the IPCC conclusions?

Chaswarnertoo
Reply to  Stephen Philbrick
July 16, 2021 9:57 am

No, he can’t.

Bill Toland
Reply to  griff
July 16, 2021 6:56 am

Griff, you have raised this topic on previous threads where you have been utterly humiliated. You really are a glutton for punishment. It doesn’t matter how many times you say that 2+2=5, it just doesn’t make it so.

MarkW
Reply to  Bill Toland
July 16, 2021 7:04 am

There’s a reason why griff makes like a seagull.
Squawks, poops, flies off.

pHil R
Reply to  MarkW
July 16, 2021 8:30 am

MarkW,

Griff gets paid by the response. the more asinine and irrational his post is, the more responses he gets. They may be entertaining, but I wish people would stop responding to him. if they stopped responding, he would have to get a real job and not have time to waste posting his drivel.

Reply to  pHil R
July 16, 2021 8:54 am

Does griff also get a bonus for posting the first comment? It looks like that might be happening.

Consider the possibility that there might also be bonuses for eliciting a lot of uncivil responses. Be nicer and focus on the facts, and we might cut the income stream for all of griff’s efforts.

pHil R
Reply to  Ralph Dave Westfall
July 16, 2021 11:51 am

Err, I did focus on the facts. What is unfactual about the statement that his posts are asinine and irrational?

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Reply to  pHil R
July 16, 2021 2:09 pm

I apologize. I meant that part to apply to people who make uncivil responses. Your post about getting paid was a logical place to introduce other things for which there might be payments.

pHil R
Reply to  Ralph Dave Westfall
July 17, 2021 10:13 am

RDW,

Sorry, my misunderstanding.

bonbon
Reply to  griff
July 16, 2021 6:58 am

A Low pressure over the British Isles, clear evidence is it caused by Brexit. If the EU had held together surely sun and blue sky would reign, not rain.

Anyway as Hungary just rejected ¨Fit for 55¨ , the EU green boondoggle, expect more bad weather later next week.

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Reply to  bonbon
July 16, 2021 1:13 pm

That’s why happend what happend, explained by meteorolgy

What is a altitude low pressure system?

In the new week, southern Central Europe and the Alpine region will be in the sights of a altitude low pressure system. Wetter.net keeps an eye on the weather situation for you and explains what an altitude low is and why it often causes headaches for meteorologists.

An altitude low is an area of low pressure that is only found at higher altitudes in the atmosphere. The temperature in the center of the altitude low is lower than in the surrounding area. That is why a high altitude low is also called a cold air drop.

A pressure area called a high altitude low differs from a normal low in many ways. It is true that both contain rather low air pressure and bring rain or snow. Nevertheless, the differences are clearly visible. While the track of a normal low pressure area can be correctly predicted with high probability by weather models, high altitude lows are much more unpredictable.

They are tied to various phenomena such as a compact spiral cloud formation on satellite images and sometimes abundant and prolonged rain or snowfall. However, forecasting the direction of migration is difficult, because high altitude lows often hover over a region and circle around themselves before they take a clearly identifiable direction of migration. Especially forecasts of such weather conditions over a time horizon of several days in advance should be treated with great caution. Often the forecasts change considerably with each new calculation, so that a reliable prediction of the areas affected by heavy rain or snowfall can only be made shortly before the actual occurrence in the so-called nowcasting, especially since very small-scale intense rain or snowfall often falls over hours, while it is dry a few kilometers away. Localized thunderstorms may be added.

It therefore remains to be seen to what extent the west and south of our country as well as the Alpine region will be affected. Especially the Southern Alps are threatened by a lot of rain and snow with the danger of avalanches and floods, according to the current status. April 2017

Translated with http://www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

German source

Archer
Reply to  griff
July 16, 2021 6:59 am

There have been far larger floods with a far higher death toll and greater property damage in the past. 1962 for instance, which saw more deaths and greater damage, or multiple events in the 19th century. Central and Western Germany are flood plains surrounding multiple rivers. Flooding is the norm.

Reply to  Archer
July 16, 2021 10:04 am

Right, but the reasons were different.

MarkW
Reply to  griff
July 16, 2021 7:02 am

What griff is paid to believe, and what is actually true, rarely, if ever, coincide.

Floods that have happened before are just spurious examples that must be ignored.

Timo V
Reply to  griff
July 16, 2021 7:10 am

Seek help, please.

observa
Reply to  griff
July 16, 2021 7:12 am

Hey griff what EV are you driving to prevent these floods as I don’t know anyone who owns one in my circle. Even the lefty sister driving an old Nissan SUV that’s seen better days has her heart set on a new Subaru XV AWD. When you’d think she’d be at least queuing up for a Toyota hybrid. What’s yours wheels a Tesla?

Mr.
Reply to  observa
July 16, 2021 8:46 am

A Tesla?
Nah, Griff is a climate crusader.
V8 Hummers are their preferred mode of conveyance.

MarkW
Reply to  Mr.
July 16, 2021 9:53 am

Sort of like “Defund the Police” politicians who use campaign contributions to hire private security.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/squad-cori-bush-defund-police-advocate-private-security

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Chaswarnertoo
Reply to  Mr.
July 16, 2021 9:54 am

He can’t afford the fuel. A bicycle, second hand, is my guess.

Joao Martins
Reply to  griff
July 16, 2021 7:24 am

Either correct the automatic answer program of your bot or … simply … SHUT UP!

It is the USA that is beeing discussed, NOT Germany!

… Or, in case you are over-gifted among us poor imbeciles, kindly explain to us, poor imbeciles, what is the connection between your comment and Paul Driessen’s post.

Reply to  Joao Martins
July 16, 2021 10:13 am

But if Bidens activities help prevent such weather patterns….. 😀
Thanks griff we know what should happen without Biden 😀

John Tillman
Reply to  griff
July 16, 2021 7:46 am
Bill Taylor
Reply to  griff
July 16, 2021 7:48 am

blaming climate for any weather event shows utter stupidity OR dishonesty which is it with you griff?

Chaswarnertoo
Reply to  Bill Taylor
July 16, 2021 9:54 am

Both.

MarkW
Reply to  Bill Taylor
July 16, 2021 9:54 am

Embrace the power of “and”.

Trying to Play Nice
Reply to  griff
July 16, 2021 9:26 am

If it’s so effing clear then why don’t you show us the mechanism, you stupid little twit? You just keep mentioning events and saying they are proof. Put up or shut up.

Reply to  griff
July 16, 2021 9:50 am

In Jan and Febr. we were told in Germany to face another record breaking drought in 2021. Just another failed prediction of the AGW priests.
But CC is not the causation of mega rain, That are weather patterns, a upper low pressure zone – such patterns are not caused by CO2.

Chaswarnertoo
Reply to  griff
July 16, 2021 9:51 am

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

Reply to  griff
July 16, 2021 10:09 am

Tell us, where the CO2 connection is:
https://twitter.com/i/status/1415986826511372294

Bruce Cobb
Reply to  griff
July 16, 2021 10:34 am

You mean like this? –

‘Climate change has arrived in Germany’

Extreme rainfall is becoming more common in the warming climate, as warmer air can hold more water vapor that is available to fall as rain.

“Climate change has arrived in Germany,” Environment Minister Svenja Schulze tweeted Thursday, adding that “the events show with what force the consequences of climate change can affect us all, and how important it is for us to adjust to extreme weather events in the future.”

Hannah Cloke, a professor of hydrology at the UK’s University of Reading, told CNN that “these kind of high-energy, sudden summer torrents of rain are exactly what we expect in our rapidly heating climate.”

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Friday that the widespread flooding is evidence of the need for urgency in acting on climate change. “It is the intensity and the length of the events that science tells us this is a clear indication of climate change and that this is something that really, really shows the urgency to act,” she said.

Yes indeed, they haven’t even had time to count the dead and tally up all the damage, and already, the cackling cacaphony of caterwauling Climate Cukoos has begun. Like clockwork.

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  Bruce Cobb
July 16, 2021 12:56 pm

cackling cacaphony of caterwauling Climate Cukoos

I am SO stealing that one!

Nigel in California
Reply to  griff
July 16, 2021 11:58 am

“clear case”?

Stefan Rahmstorf, a professor of ocean physics at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, said it was unclear whether the extreme rainfall seen in Germany was a direct result of planetary warming.”
https://apnews.com/article/europe-environment-and-nature-germany-floods-44498a9899e1a75929f8de9e3df07874

So, by their own admission, NOT a clear case.

Gregory Woods
Reply to  griff
July 16, 2021 1:40 pm

Good grief, griff! How numpty can you get?

Alan the Brit
Reply to  griff
July 16, 2021 10:35 pm

More bovine faecal content from the griff!!! To people like you, if it rains tomorrow it’s Climate Change! If it snows tomorrow it’s Climate Change! If the wind blows tomorrow it’s Climate Change! If the sun shines tomorrow, it’s Climate Change! Where I come from we call it “weather”, an alien concept to people like you!!!

Still awaiting an answer to my question some days ago, please tell me when the Earth’s climate ever stayed the same? My geology books strongly suggest that it never has!!!

ResourceGuy
Reply to  griff
July 17, 2021 2:17 pm

Do you get paid by the comment or by the hour? and are you unionized at the troll factory with living wage and benefits?

July 16, 2021 6:18 am

Broken Wings: wind turbines destroy millions of raptors and bats, tens of millions of insects annually. The wind industry is ‘given’ a right to kill raptors by USFWS – even endangered species like Whooping Cranes and Condors (5/yr. & 2/yr.).
The insanity of protecting the earth by the rapacious destruction of apex predators and bottom feeding insects and bats is heartily approved: they must die so the earth may live.
And a senior Earth First! operative and ecoterrorist will soon be the head of BLM.
We shame ourselves by our own foolish ignorance.

Thomas Gasloli
July 16, 2021 6:28 am

Carbon taxes violate WTO.

2hotel9
July 16, 2021 6:29 am

This land grab is part of the elimination of privately owned farm land, Gates can only buy up so much. Blocking access to resources has been a long term goal of the left in America. Add this grab to the federalization of zoning and people are going to begin to understand that. Well, if they were being told about it, media is doing a bang up job of hiding any information about this along with so much else.

Chris Nisbet
Reply to  2hotel9
July 16, 2021 11:09 am

This land grab is going on in NZ as well…
https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/proposal-protect-native-species-farms-potential-land-grab-government-farmers-say
There seem to be quite a few parallels between what’s happening in NZ and what the US is doing.
E.g.
– First thing that Labour did when they got into power was ban oil and gas exploration. First thing Biden does is can that pipeline
– This land grab business.

The latest thing is the ‘ute tax’. Ute buyers (typically bought by farmers and tradesmen) hammered with a tax and EV buyers given a rebate. No viable EV alternative to the ute, but the govt simply aren’t interested. Will this be the next planet-saving measure the US decides to inflict on it’s people?
Btw, this new tax (coming in next year) has resulted in a massive increase in sales of utes. Govts really are the pits.

observa
July 16, 2021 6:29 am

Even more eye-popping, President Biden wants 80% hydrocarbon-free electricity generation by 2030, 100% by 2035, and zero fossil fuels anywhere in the US economy by 2050.

It’s not eye-popping any longer with these people but simply delusional. The eye-popping part is a majority of voters don’t see them as delusional yet but expect Gummint and Biz to just get on with it without it affecting or costing them personally in the slightest. When it inevitably does hit home the political retribution will be swift.

starzmom
Reply to  observa
July 16, 2021 6:51 am

This is what happens when a large percentage of the population has no idea where its food, clean water, electricity and other energy comes from, and more importantly, why those sources came to exist and how they function. I include Biden in this group.

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H.R.
Reply to  starzmom
July 16, 2021 9:11 am

Just wait until Biden finds out how much the price of his pudding cups have gone up.

I predict an E.O. with price controls on pudding cups will be signed very soon.

bonbon
July 16, 2021 6:46 am

Hungary just now rejected ¨Fit for 55¨, the EU green boondoggle :
https://hungarytoday.hu/pmo-head-government-eu-ec-climate-change-plan-fit-for-55-unacceptable/
and Magyar :
https://hvg.hu/zhvg/20210715_gulyas_gergely_unios_klimaterv_szavazas?fbclid=IwAR0bnDf3ddX3TI4zwD_JKboD8Sb0de0OOQa8wxGyc_0PFcFb3w5Rwk4M2GQ
Since unanimity is required it seems Brussels has a problem, or rather two, since the LGBTQ ultimatum floundered.

Weird how the Woke counterculture goes hand-in-hand with green boondoggles for the 5 central banks, who just happen to be in an existential collapse mode. Maybe not weird, but no surprise?

The only way then to hit the brakes on this green runaway 16-wheeler is to break up these banks before they totally destroy the economy and ecology. Individual law-suits cannot alone win in a systemic crisis, only systemic action.

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observa
Reply to  bonbon
July 16, 2021 7:03 am

But that’s exactly the point with these delusionals with Hungary’s stance-

‘Gergely Gulyás told a regular press briefing that the EC’s plan would make households, rather than polluters bear the costs of the fight against climate change, and would also “destroy” the achievements of the government’s policy of reducing household utility fees.

Hungary is prepared to support a more ambitious climate plan’

Yes but he’s not telling us what that particular fantasy is but simply don’t expect to hit the punters in the hip pocket or they’ll turn on you. So caught between a rock and a hard place where does he go? Opts out with the Mexican standoff-

‘He said the EC’s climate plan should only be approved with the unanimous consent of member states.’

bonbon
Reply to  observa
July 16, 2021 7:22 am

They are letting the air out of the tires one-by-one. I suspect they see the wagon is fragile.
What will be the next wheel to go flat I wonder?

Dave Fair
Reply to  observa
July 16, 2021 2:23 pm

The man is saying that people will not pay for lofty ideals when it lowers their standard of living. People are not stupid, even when they pay lip service to virtuous grandstanding.

Latitude
July 16, 2021 6:48 am

What?…this is what they are already doing

Designate the vast majority of countries….including China….as “developing”
….make rules that they can increase their emissions….China alone has increased over 5X’s

…and then tell “us” that if we put one more molecule in the air we’re all doing to die

China and the rest are ecological disasters…..and “we” have to do something about it

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Dave Fair
Reply to  Latitude
July 16, 2021 2:26 pm

“China and the rest” are only “ecological disasters” if your ecological disaster fantasies are CO2 related. Otherwise they are kicking our asses economically and politically.

Latitude
Reply to  Dave Fair
July 16, 2021 5:52 pm

nope, China gets a pass on metals, toxins, plastic in the ocean…even freon

What’s the deal with the whole world turning a blind eye to China’s crap

Ossqss
July 16, 2021 8:00 am

It should be called Agenda 30×30, as it falls right in line with the UN published doctrine.

How about that Net Zero?

Net Nope, unless there was some kind of long term, impactful, demand reducing, punitive pandemic,,,,,, wait, what……

Data & Statistics – IEA

Dave Fair
Reply to  Ossqss
July 16, 2021 2:30 pm

That chart should be required teaching in all K-12 and college sociological courses. Facts would then trump feelings.

KT66
July 16, 2021 8:27 am

It could only be worse if this was the AOC administration….oh wait….

JOHN CHISM
July 16, 2021 8:28 am

One word can describe the whole American Democratic Party Platform; Equality.

These Democrats are Marxist that would rather that everyone in the world is “Equal” even if it means destroying America to do it. The whole concept of “Developed” verses “Under-Developed” countries as the IPCC, Paris Agreement, etc… has used in their platforms is by design to create “Equality.” The bastardized “Robin Hood” ideology of “Steal from the rich to give to the poor” is that the rich are rich unfairly by the oppression and exploitation of the poor and undeserving of having it better than others. By virtue signaling, these rich Marxist in government power are hypocrites, that everyone else should do something they themselves won’t do. Most are rich enough to feel secure – that if all their policies are successful – that it won’t hurt them financially. While ignoring that the poor will be hurt the most by those policies.

What is overlooked is that what these policies are designed to do is generate a steady increase of taxation that is revenue for the government to distribute how they see fit. When you increase the taxation on fossil fuels a penny, it makes millions of dollars in revenue a day. Just as government doesn’t need to increase the tax on fossil fuels when it creates policies to increase renewables that requires fossil fuels to create them, that the more fuel used increases the revenue. As prices increase on everything that uses any energy to grow or create and distribute it to the consumers, more taxes are collected by government and your “Cost of living” increases, that creates higher taxation.

Mr.
July 16, 2021 8:53 am

Joe’s next executive order will be to annex Canada.

Plenty of vacant land there.

(Trudeau will of course thank him profusely for thinking of Canada as first choice. Because Canada is way down the list of Trudeau’s priorities.)

MJB
July 16, 2021 9:52 am

This report on the role of sustainable forest management in Canada on “protecting” the environment is a good read. The subtitle is “Many Shades of Green” and recognizes a gradient of protection ranging from legislated protected areas to ecosystem based management (including forest harvesting) that can play complimentary roles in conserving biodiversity and ecosystem function.

From the summary:
A forested landscape can contain both protected areas and timber-producing forests. Both are forms of managed areas, and in each case, management can be evaluated along a continuum of effectiveness in terms of achieving stated values. 

Dave Fair
Reply to  MJB
July 16, 2021 2:33 pm

Who gives a shit what Canada does or does not do? Their forest management practices means nothing to the world.

Michael P Graebner
July 16, 2021 10:03 am

A bit off topic but why does the Federal government own so much land out west?

starzmom
Reply to  Michael P Graebner
July 16, 2021 1:00 pm

Probably because it started out that way–Louisiana Purchase, Gadsen Purchase, and purchase of Alaska. They sold or granted land to settlers and railroads among others.

Mike Dubrasich
Reply to  Michael P Graebner
July 16, 2021 2:37 pm

No, Mr. Graebner, your question is exactly on topic.

Federal ownership of land is expressly forbidden by the US Constitution for purposes other than “for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings;” [Article 1, Section 8, Clause 17].

The Acts of Admission of the western states expressly stated that the Federal government must “dispose” (sell or cede) unclaimed lands within each state. However, the US Congress never did that in whole, choosing to retain most of the unclaimed lands in violation of both the Acts of Admission and the US Constitution.

Over the last 150 years various suits challenging the retention have been rejected by the SCOTUS.

Beginning with Teddy Roosevelt, the retained lands have been doled out to the five Fed land owning agencies as noted by Driessen above. Their charges are legally various, but for the most part those agencies have abandoned stewardship and responsible management. The result has been a crisis of megafires and species extinctions on those lands. “Protection” has been anything but.

Authoritarian greed violated the laws, and it has led to wholesale destruction. Communism (disguised as progressivism, socialism, or nationalism) is and always has been a monumental failure.

Mike Dubrasich
Reply to  Michael P Graebner
July 16, 2021 4:06 pm

As one example (there are tens of thousands) of the atrocity of Federal land “management”, an Earth First! eco-terrorist tree spiker has been nominated by Traitor Joe to be Director of the Bureau of Land Management.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-blm-nominee-eco-terrorists

Truth be told, the BLM is already swarming with Earth First! alumni, as is the National Park Service. All five Fed land agencies have become politically radical over the last 30 years due to appointees of Clinton and Obama in particular. That cadre of extreme Leftists is not capable of good stewardship but instead has an agenda of anti-Americanism and eco-destruction.

July 16, 2021 10:21 am

The most important fact about today’s environmental movement, and the book Clean Energy Exploitations explores is that the healthy and wealthy countries of the United States of America, Germany, the UK, and Australia representing 6 percent of the world’s population (505 million vs 7.8 billion) could literally shut down, and cease to exist, and the opposite of what you have been told and believe will take place.

Simply put, in these healthy and wealthy countries, every person, animal, or anything that causes emissions to harmfully rise could vanish off the face of the earth; or even die off, and global emissions will still explode in the coming years and decades ahead over the population and economic growth of China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Vietnam, and Africa.

China (1.4 Billion), India (1.36 billion), Indonesia (270 million), Japan (126 million) and Vietnam (80 million) plan to build more than 600 coal power units, and African countries (1.2 Billion) are planning to build more than 1,250 new coal and gas-fired power plants by 2030.

 

The book “Clean Energy Exploitations” helps citizens attain a better understanding that just for the opportunity to generate intermittent electricity that is dependent on favorable weather conditions, the wealthier and healthier countries like Germany, Australia, Britain, and America continue to exploit the most vulnerable people and environments of the world today.

 

The healthier and wealthier countries fail to recognize that at least 80 percent of humanity, or more than 6 billion in this world are living on less than $10 a day, and billions living with little to no access to electricity,  These poor folks need abundant, affordable, reliable, scalable, and flexible electricity while The healthier and wealthier are pursuing the most expensive ways to generate intermittent electricity from breezes and sunshine.

 

Dave Fair
Reply to  Ronald Stein
July 16, 2021 2:36 pm

Man! Greenies are innumerate and can’t track worldwide realities in the comfort of their liberal Westernized protected lives. Pussies!

n.n
July 16, 2021 10:24 am

Bidencare… shared/shifted responsibility

MarkW
Reply to  n.n
July 16, 2021 2:41 pm

According to Psaki, this adminstration believes that anyone who spreads what the government considers to be “misinformation” should be totally banned from all social media.
Talk about totalitarian impulses.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/squad-cori-bush-defund-police-advocate-private-security

Bruce Cobb
July 16, 2021 11:03 am

“We have to destroy America in order to save the planet”.

Doonman
July 16, 2021 11:57 am

Real wealth comes out of the ground. If you refuse to dig, you will become poor.

There is no way around that. Of course, nationwide poverty is the end result of all environmentalist policy that insists that digging natural resources for human use harms the earth and should cease.

These people want you poor. That also means they want you dead. Poverty and death are always related as any fool can see.

John Hultquist
July 16, 2021 1:08 pm

“… turning entire US forests into wood pellets, “

Regarding the UK(drax) and other using wood pellets to produce grid electricity, one has to be dumber than a stump to think burning trees is better than burning coal.

TonyG
Reply to  John Hultquist
July 16, 2021 1:39 pm

How much dumber than that must one be to think that burning dung is better? (I’ve seen it)

AndyHce
July 16, 2021 1:31 pm

From the article
“that other human health issues (such as light flicker and infrasound from wind turbines) are addressed in detail”

While I personally don’t know the truth of the claims, there are studies going back decades that document physical tissue changes in many parts of the body, leading to poor functioning and sometimes death, from infrasound, including infrasound from wind turbines. These changes have, reportedly, been found in the field and can be consistently produced in the lab. There are explicit reasons the changes will not be noticed in autopsies unless examined properly in ways apparently not part of normal procedures.

In spite of this, all the wind turbine studies that seem to get any attention at all focus on touch-feely aspects of exposure: I feel dizzy, I feel depressed, I feel disoriented, I get headaches, etc. etc. These are all subjective claims. They may be true, they may be imaginary, they can not be verified. Some physical symptoms such are increased blood pressure can be measured but could be from a universe of other causes and are not consistent across populations. Any mentions of tissue changes and the function changes thereof are mostly ignored and otherwise poo-pooed without reference to any evidence.

It seem to me that the reason for this apparently studious ignoring is the most interesting and disturbing aspects of it all: WHY? Studies are claiming damage from infrasound but do not or will not investigate aspects that could be readily subject to controlled testing. Journal papers have been published, the information is available, yet no researcher outside a very small group will even acknowledge their existence. They only seem interested in complaining about aspects that someone else can readily suggest are subjective or unrelated.

Gregory Woods
July 16, 2021 1:36 pm

and don’t tell me that Biden and his cohorts with the Greenie Shiney New Deal are not out to sabotage the US Economy? Some would call that Treason….

Dave Fair
July 16, 2021 2:05 pm

It is absolutely anti-democratic that we cannot have these debates in Congress.

Michael S. Kelly
July 16, 2021 9:37 pm

Perhaps a bit OT, though one of Mr. Driessen’s linked articles brought this back to mind. My wife and I were returning to Virginia from a visit with relatives in Tennessee last week, when we came to a sudden stop in West Virginia. The road was blocked by heavy transports hauling a wind turbine blade. One can see, in the background, what my wife called the “monuments to stupidity” that pollute the landscape (only 3 in 10 were turning).

Has anyone seen something like this? The bent tip suggests, to me, that this was the result of a blade throw. Zooming in on the root, one sees only a few attach bolts present, which further suggests a throw.

It seems like a huge safety hazard, to me. Why would anyone want to proliferate it?

IMG_5569 wind turbine blade pic.jpg
Tom Abbott
Reply to  Michael S. Kelly
July 17, 2021 12:38 pm

“monuments to stupidity”

Great description! 🙂

Tom Abbott
July 17, 2021 5:17 am

From the article: “Even more eye-popping, President Biden wants 80% hydrocarbon-free electricity generation by 2030, 100% by 2035, and zero fossil fuels anywhere in the US economy by 2050.”

President Biden is obviously delusional.

ResourceGuy
July 17, 2021 2:16 pm

Okay but take the name of Frank Church off any wilderness area. That statue needs to come down now!

ResourceGuy
July 17, 2021 2:20 pm

Is this what the Canadian and British had to fight through in WWII?

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