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Guardian: Covid-19 Lockdowns are Driving Up CO2 Emissions

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

Ditching the commute might seem an easy climate win, but other factors such as the relative inefficiency of home heating outweigh the CO2 savings.

Is remote working better for the environment? Not necessarily

Companies have a rare moment to reset working models. But climate calculations of remote v office work are complex

Amanda Schupak
Tue 3 Aug 2021 01.00 AEST

Stacy Kauk was finalizing Shopify’s 2019 sustainability report when the pandemic forced the company into remote work.

“I kind of stopped in my footsteps and went, ‘Uh oh, what’s going to happen if we’re closing our offices during Covid and staying remote in the long term? What does that mean for Shopify’s corporate carbon footprint?’” said Kauk, who directs the Canadian e-commerce company’s $5m annual sustainability fund.

It’s a vital question that companies may need to ask as they start to redefine their working models in the wake of the pandemic – though sustainability experts worry that not all will.

When workers’ homes become their offices, commutes may fall out of the carbon equation, but what’s happening inside those homes must be added in. How much energy is being used to run the air conditioner or heater? Is that energy coming from clean sources? In some parts of the country during lockdown, average home electricity consumption rose more than 20% on weekdays, according to the International Energy Agency. IEA’s analysis suggests workers who use public transport or drive less than four miles each way could actually increase their total emissions by working from home.

Looking further ahead, the questions multiply. Many Shopify employees live near the office and walk, bike or take public transit. Will remote work mean they move from city apartments to sprawling suburban homes, which use, on average, three times more energy? Will they buy cars? Will they be electric or gas-powered SUVs?

“You have company control over what takes place in the office,” Kauk noted. “When you have everyone working remotely from home, corporate discretion is now employee discretion.”

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/aug/02/is-remote-working-better-for-the-environment-not-necessarily

Clearly the real problem is that people stuck at home can still afford heating and air conditioners.

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Ed Zuiderwijk
August 3, 2021 10:05 am

Every silver lining has a cloud. (old dutch saying)

sailor76
Reply to  Ed Zuiderwijk
August 3, 2021 10:17 am

En, wat is dat in het Nederlands? I don’t remember that one?

Ed Zuiderwijk
Reply to  sailor76
August 3, 2021 10:22 am

Ieder voordeel hep z’n nadeel.

sailor76
Reply to  Ed Zuiderwijk
August 3, 2021 10:26 am

Sounds like something Johan Cruijff would have said back in the day.

sailor76
Reply to  Ed Zuiderwijk
August 3, 2021 10:37 am

I imagined this literal translation:

Iedere zilvere lijn heeft een wolk.

It just did not sound right in Dutch.

Michael S. Kelly
Reply to  sailor76
August 3, 2021 8:19 pm

“Don’t forget, folks: Inside every silver lining…there’s a dark cloud!”

“Al Sleet”, the Hippy Dippy Weather Man (AKA George Carlin)

2hotel9
August 3, 2021 10:08 am

They are also driving up other respiratory illnesses as well as many other ailments. The left ALWAYS produces the exact opposite of it’s stated intent. ALWAYS.

sendergreen
Reply to  2hotel9
August 3, 2021 11:14 am

Repeating …. “of it’s “stated intent”. Perhaps, the production of the the actual intent.

2hotel9
Reply to  sendergreen
August 4, 2021 7:18 am

It is not a bug, it is a feature of their operating system!

Bill Powers
Reply to  2hotel9
August 4, 2021 8:30 am

So you are saying they actually build in their “unintended consequences” which makes them intended. Based on the leftist behavior that is most believable

2hotel9
Reply to  Bill Powers
August 5, 2021 3:39 am

I can’t take credit for that one, it is one of Jim Quinn’s laws from his quick start guide for new comers to American and global politics.And yes, Quinn pegged the climate hoax back in ’94. He does not comment here, lurks and uses WUWT articles in his show prep.

TonyG
Reply to  sendergreen
August 4, 2021 8:30 am

I agree – I don’t see how you can so consistently go wrong with policies that produce undesirable outcomes, yet still continue with them.

Reply to  TonyG
August 5, 2021 8:27 am

Tony – here is the explanation:

There is a powerful logic that says no rational person or group could be this wrong, this utterly obtuse, for this long; they followed a corrupt agenda, and they lied again and again.
 
The ability to predict is the best objective means of assessing scientific competence, and the global warming alarmists have NO predictive track record – they have been 100% wrong about everything and nobody should believe these fraudsters – about anything!

httpd://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/07/23/can-we-predict-long-term-solar-variability/#comment-3299125
[excerpt]
 
In order to be a true mainstream climate scientist, you’ve got to make scores of predictions, and every one has to be scary, alarmist, and WRONG!
 
Excerpt from my paper
CLIMATE CHANGE, COVID-19, AND THE GREAT RESET  Update 1d 

“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.”
 
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.
 
Fully 48 of these predictions expired at the end of 2020. Never happened! Never will!
What are the odds at 50:50 per prediction?
3.6*10^-15 = 0.0000000000000036
That is one in 281 Trillion!
 
There is a powerful logic that says no rational person or group could be this wrong, this utterly obtuse, for this long; they followed a corrupt agenda, and they lied again and again.
 
The ability to predict is the best objective means of assessing scientific competence, and the global warming alarmists have NO predictive track record – they have been 100% wrong about everything and nobody should believe these fraudsters – about anything!

Best regards, Allan
 
 

Reply to  ALLAN MACRAE
August 5, 2021 10:30 am

Patrick King is one of the top medical experts in Red Deer, Alberta.

https://rumble.com/vkorz0-freedom-fighter-court-victory-ends-masking-shots-quarantine-in-alberta.html

Rumble — WE CAN WIN! Patrick King is a proud father of 2, Freedom Fighter and Patriot who took on the powerful government in Alberta, and WON!

We can ALL learn from this, and we MUST battle this in every single city, every single county, every single state, every single NATION!
The fight for freedom is a worldwide effort, and WE CAN WIN!

https://rumble.com/vkorz0-freedom-fighter-court-victory-ends-masking-shots-quarantine-in-alberta.html

Reply to  ALLAN MACRAE
August 7, 2021 1:45 am

https://www.redvoicemedia.com/2021/08/freedom-fighter-court-victory-ends-masking-shots-quarantine-in-alberta/

Freedom Fighter Court VICTORY! Ends Masking, Shots, Quarantine in Alberta! (Updated With Legal Documents)
The Stew Peters Show WE CAN WIN!
Patrick King is a proud father of 2, Freedom Fighter and Patriot who took on the powerful government in Alberta, and WON!
We can ALL learn from this, and we MUST battle this in every single city, every single county, every single state, every single NATION!
The fight for freedom is a worldwide effort, and WE CAN WIN!

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Reply to  2hotel9
August 5, 2021 7:08 am

There are ten elements to the Nuremberg Code, enacted to ensure that the Nazi medical atrocities of WW2 never happened again. Our current government officials and medical authorities seems to have forgotten that the Nuremberg Code exists.
 
My eminent physician friend wrote: “Every consent for even the most minor surgery or medical procedure seems to incorporate those principles in our modern day. That is why Covid is such an outlier from normal medical practice.”
 
This video says that authorities around the world have breached all ten in their ham-fisted Covid-19 response.

It now appears that the Covid-19 lockdowns and vaccines were unjustified, ineffective, dangerous and extremely harmful. I correctly called the Covid-19 lockdowns unjustified on 21March2020 – 16 months ago.
 
It appears that our governments have got themselves into a pack of trouble. The penalty for breaching the Nuremberg Code is severe – reportedly it can be death.
 
Video: NUREMBERG 2.0
https://www.bitchute.com/video/FPzV8mXH704G/
 
BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL No 7070 Volume 313: Page 1448,
7 December 1996.
Introduction (by CIRP)

The judgment by the war crimes tribunal at Nuremberg laid down 10 standards to which physicians must conform when carrying out experiments on human subjects in a new code that is now accepted worldwide.

This judgment established a new standard of ethical medical behavior for the post World War II human rights era. Amongst other requirements, this document enunciates the requirement of voluntary informed consent of the human subject. The principle of voluntary informed consent protects the right of the individual to control his own body.

This code also recognizes that the risk must be weighed against the expected benefit, and that unnecessary pain and suffering must be avoided.

This code recognizes that doctors should avoid actions that injure human patients.

The principles established by this code for medical practice now have been extended into general codes of medical ethics.

 

THE NUREMBERG CODE (1947)

 

Permissible Medical Experiments

The great weight of the evidence before us to effect that certain types of medical experiments on human beings, when kept within reasonably well-defined bounds, conform to the ethics of the medical profession generally. The protagonists of the practice of human experimentation justify their views on the basis that such experiments yield results for the good of society that are unprocurable by other methods or means of study. All agree, however, that certain basic
principles must be observed in order to satisfy moral, ethical and legal concepts:
 

1.         The voluntary consent of the human subject is absolutely essential. This means that the person involved should have legal capacity to give consent; should be so situated as to be able to exercise free power of choice, without the intervention of any element of

force, fraud, deceit, duress, overreaching, or other ulterior form of constraint or coercion; and should have sufficient knowledge and comprehension of the elements of the subject matter involved as to enable him to make an understanding and enlightened decision. This latter element requires that before the acceptance of an affirmative decision by the experimental subject there should be made known to him the nature, duration, and purpose of the experiment; the method and means by which it is to be conducted; all inconveniences and hazards reasonably to be expected; and the effects upon his health or person which may possibly come from his participation in the experiment.

The duty and responsibility for ascertaining the quality of the consent rests upon each

individual who initiates, directs, or engages in the experiment. It is a personal duty and responsibility which may not be delegated to another with impunity.

2.         The experiment should be such as to yield fruitful results for the good of society,

unprocurable by other methods or means of study, and not random and unnecessary in nature.

3.         The experiment should be so designed and based on the results of animal experimentation and a knowledge of the natural history of the disease or other problem under study that the anticipated results justify the performance of the experiment.

4.         The experiment should be so conducted as to avoid all unnecessary physical and mental suffering and injury.

5.         No experiment should be conducted where there is an a priori reason to believe that death or disabling injury will occur; except, perhaps, in those experiments where the experimental physicians also serve as subjects.

6.         The degree of risk to be taken should never exceed that determined by the humanitarian importance of the problem to be solved by the experiment.

7.         Proper preparations should be made and adequate facilities provided to protect the experimental subject against even remote possibilities of injury, disability or death.

8.         The experiment should be conducted only by scientifically qualified persons. The

highest degree of skill and care should be required through all stages of the experiment of those who conduct or engage in the experiment.

9.         During the course of the experiment the human subject should be at liberty to bring

the experiment to an end if he has reached the physical or mental state where continuation of the experiment seems to him to be impossible.

10.     During the course of the experiment the scientist in charge must be prepared to terminate the experiment at any stage, if he has probable cause to believe, in the exercise of the good faith, superior skill and careful judgment required of him, that a continuation of the

experiment is likely to result in injury, disability, or death to the experimental subject.

 

For more information see Nuremberg Doctor’s TrialBMJ 1996;313(7070):1445-75.

2hotel9
Reply to  ALLAN MACRAE
August 5, 2021 10:46 am

I am actually ashamed I have totally forgotten about the Nuremberg Code of Medical Conduct, a subject I studied at the direction of an S2 major while in Army. I’ll have to go through my books and find the copies I kept. Ordered them through education extension at Snow Hall Ft Sill.

Reply to  2hotel9
August 5, 2021 11:12 am

Maybe in this Brave New Woke World, “details” like the Nuremberg Code no longer apply, especially to the elites.
 
The Nuremberg Code is written simply and precisely, so that anyone can understand it.
 
Having viewed the video and read the Code, I think it is credible to say that management by most governments (an medical associations) of the Covid-19 lockdown and vaccines does indeed breach all ten elements of the Nuremberg Code.
 
Their actions have been very bold and reckless. Now let justice prevail.

2hotel9
Reply to  ALLAN MACRAE
August 6, 2021 7:45 am

Since they gleefully violate it then everyone else should, against them.

Reply to  ALLAN MACRAE
August 5, 2021 4:49 pm

HOW’S THAT PFIZER VACCINE WORKING FOR YOU?

Jerusalem Hospital —85% To 90% Cases Are People Who Are Vaccinated
by brian peckford

“95% of the severe patients are vaccinated”.
“85-90% of the hospitalizations are in Fully vaccinated people.”
“We are opening more and more COVID wards.”
“The effectiveness of the vaccine is waning/fading out”
(Dr. Kobi Haviv, earlier today on Chanel 13 @newsisrael13 ) pic.twitter.com/SpLZewiRpQ
— Ran Israeli (@RanIsraeli) August 5, 2021
______________________

Emailed earlier today – I upgraded the following probability to 60-80%:

I wrote one week ago on July 26, 2021:
“My 40% to 60% probability prediction is that inside two years, +/- one year the people who have received vaccines will become vaccine cripples, in various states of ill health caused directly by the vaccines, not by the COVID-19 virus.”

I am sick about this – so many of my friends and relatives have taken the Covid-19 injections.
 
Regards, Allan

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Ron Long
August 3, 2021 10:16 am

Never mind the carbon impact, working from home is much less efficient than working in an interactive environment in an office/workplace with attentive management. We are watching cultural regression in action.

Melvyn Dackombe
Reply to  Ron Long
August 3, 2021 11:45 am

Even if there is an impact, carbon should read CO2.

Notanacademic
Reply to  Melvyn Dackombe
August 3, 2021 12:07 pm

But carbon is black and dirty and fits the narrative so much better than an invisible and essential gas that’s in short supply. Sarc just in case.

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Joao Martins
Reply to  Ron Long
August 4, 2021 1:56 am

Thanks, Ron, for the very wise concluding synthesis:

“We are watching cultural regression in action.”

It is difficult to say it better.

Jay Willis
August 3, 2021 10:16 am

Lockdowns are anti-social. Working from home is anti-social. It is better for people to work together as much as they can, sure freedom to work alone is great, and for many tasks is a great option, but we should be encouraging people to work together, to meet and talk, to have lunch together and share projects both in and out of work.

walt
Reply to  Jay Willis
August 3, 2021 10:38 am

Your idea that projects are shared in business is quaint. The group working on the project is easier to supervise when they can be monitored in the corporative offices.

sendergreen
Reply to  Jay Willis
August 3, 2021 11:28 am

I was visiting at a restaurant dinner (finally yay!) to two high school friends, last saturday night. One of whom had told us of not being able to ever visit in person his now year plus old nephew because the parents are terrified of a covid contact.

In a few years (maybe less) we will be seeing a dramatic increase in children with damaged or missing abilities to socialize with non-parental people. Due to the widespread restriction of family/neighbour/playmate contact. Like in language learning there is a “brain gate” for socialization that is not wide open forever. It’s not as bad as denial of all contact, but it’s going to be different, and not positive.

Observer
Reply to  sendergreen
August 3, 2021 5:21 pm

Wait until the ADE starts kicking in

goracle
Reply to  Observer
August 3, 2021 8:30 pm

No more than 3% of readers on this site likely know what ADE is, never mind the lemmings on Twitter…

ADE…an unintended consequence or a feature of the vax (considering they tested it for approx 6 minutes and 37 seconds to see if there were any longterm side effects before being given the EUA)… science is unfortunately regressing

goracle
Reply to  goracle
August 3, 2021 8:50 pm

seeing how Eric is for lockdowns and mask mandates, I’m wondering how he feels @ the Gestapo tactics of aussie police down under… you reap what you sow.

H.R.
Reply to  sendergreen
August 3, 2021 6:13 pm

I didn’t think of the socialization aspect in the under-one or two kids, sendergreen..

I don’t know what the long-term developmental effects will be, but I doubt very,very much if they are positive.

One plus you have to give; those kids will be very strongly bonded to mom and dad, assuming mom and dad didn’t use the time to stay home to smoke crack and guzzle booze.

What a FRICKIN’ uncontrolled experiment the GEBs (Globalist Evil Bastards) have unleashed! *SPIT!*

Tombstone Gabby
Reply to  sendergreen
August 3, 2021 8:42 pm

G’Day sendergreen,

“…there is a “brain gate” for socialization that is not wide open forever. It’s not as bad as denial of all contact…”

My first thought, the English royal family.

Joao Martins
Reply to  sendergreen
August 4, 2021 2:03 am

sendergreen, please add to your list of ugly effects all those diseases resulting from not having developped and trained the immunity system of defence during the first years of life. I got already some news of the occurrence of some unusual diseases (out of its “normal” season, age or severity) in children and young people, but I have no confirmation of that, nor any information on how widespread it may be.

TonyG
Reply to  sendergreen
August 4, 2021 8:33 am

“we will be seeing a dramatic increase in children with damaged or missing abilities to socialize”

I read a comment yesterday that made me very sad, due to the truth of it: There are probably infants who have never seen an unmasked face.

Owen
Reply to  Jay Willis
August 3, 2021 3:03 pm

I didn’t really like working from home much, I found it boring. It’s really important to some people, and that’s OK if it motivates them. Others, I suspect, use it as an excuse to goldbrick.

John
Reply to  Owen
August 3, 2021 5:56 pm

I hated it
everybody wanted much more work from you
team meeting at 7-30 to kick off the day
then many meetings starting at 4-30
people wanted to know you were working

Patrick MJD
Reply to  Jay Willis
August 3, 2021 5:03 pm

I hate working from home. I causes many other, unforeseen, issues where work and home life cannot be separated. I am ok I guess these days as I live alone, so have no life, no family. Some people like it, I am currently milking it for all I can. Well employer, you did tell me I must work remotely because our leaders are so fearful of a virus that has a 99.7% recovery rate, we all have to sanitise our hands, put on totally ineffective face nappies, don’t talk to anyone and stay 1.5m away from everyone.

Australia; The world is laughing at us.

Andrew Wilkins
August 3, 2021 10:18 am

“You have company control over what takes place in the office,” Kauk noted. “When you have everyone working remotely from home, corporate discretion is now employee discretion.”

It seems that when people are left to their own devices (pardon the pun) they couldn’t care less about their carbon footprint, and this scares the carbon fascists.

Alan Watt, Climate Denialist Level 7
August 3, 2021 10:23 am

This all sounds to me like a smokescreen to disguise the fact that CO2 levels continue to rise in spite of a worldwide reduction in industrial activity. You can’t let anyone get even a glimmer of a notion that all the proposed schemes to “fight climate change” won’t decrease the CO2 level by any measurable amount, or even slow down the current rate of increase.

walt
Reply to  Alan Watt, Climate Denialist Level 7
August 3, 2021 10:34 am

Management has a strong attachment to the “control” side of their operations. Management frowns on personal differences and wishes. The declared desire for diversity has limits set by government and management.

a_scientist
Reply to  Alan Watt, Climate Denialist Level 7
August 3, 2021 10:49 am

This is a big question.

What if the greens get their way, drastically reducing CO2 emissions in the next 10 years or so?
And what if the Keeling curve (CO2 vs time) keeps going up at the same slope?
How will they explain that and maintain the expensive energy austerity?

Or what if the CO2 curve bends down, but the temperature keeps upward on its current trend?

Or last, what if the CO2 rises at the same slope but the temperature starts to drop consistently (and they don’t fudge the data)?

What will be the public’s reaction to these glitches in the narrative?

The big anti-lockdown protests in Europe recently may be a hopeful indicator.
Americans, I am not so confident in their will to go and protest.

sailor76
Reply to  a_scientist
August 3, 2021 11:22 am

“What if the greens get their way, drastically reducing CO2 emissions in the next 10 years or so?”

Then the Greens will have ruled and they will never give up the power they wield. The possible outcomes described above are irrelevant to them. Objective evaluation of data to guide policy decisions is a bourgeois construct. There is plenty data available today to invalidate the Climate Crisis narrative, if you want to be objective.

But the Climate Crisis narrative is only the vehicle, just like the Covid-19 crisis, the goal is power and control. Saving the Planet and the Climate are catchy slogans to dupe the masses in going along with the scam.

If the cost of energy goes triple to what it is today as what it is in Germany and Denmark at present, maybe Americans will wake up.

Scissor
Reply to  a_scientist
August 3, 2021 11:22 am

Maybe some will get the message without protests.

https://twitter.com/Saint_BTC/status/1420942302399262727?s=20

Trying to Play Nice
Reply to  a_scientist
August 3, 2021 4:59 pm

Americans tend to act individually. There were many who protested the mask orders by not wearing masks or avoiding businesses that required masks. There were also some large scale protests that were covered in the mass media as “white supremecist protests”.

TonyG
Reply to  a_scientist
August 4, 2021 8:36 am

“How will they explain that and maintain the expensive energy austerity?”

“We’re not doing ENOUGH”

Gary Pearse
Reply to  Alan Watt, Climate Denialist Level 7
August 3, 2021 11:12 am

Alan, human emmissions are 4% of the carbon budget and half of that is sequestered (have I got that right?) Reduction of emissions (partial pressure) results in increased evolution from from the oceans. No wonder the atmosphere didn’t notice emission reduction! That would make the much talked about direct reduction of atmospheric CO2 ineffective

Pat from kerbob
Reply to  Gary Pearse
August 3, 2021 2:18 pm

And if the oceans are warming aren’t they releasing CO2 instead of absorbing it?

How do we get to the horror of “ocean acidification” if the ocean is warming, regardless of how much CO2 we pump into the atmosphere?

goracle
Reply to  Alan Watt, Climate Denialist Level 7
August 3, 2021 9:08 pm

progressivism latches onto any narrative the helps them maintain control and shape the narrative…. even if it completely contradicts what they said 5 minutes ago… they’re the chameleons of lies… they cannot be accommadated because they will not accommadate you… they must be totally defeated… do not accept their premis of a narrative because you’ll only be drawn into the lie … do not use their terms because they do not use yours or give you the benefit of the doubt… give them no breathing room or place to rest anywhere

ex. men can have babies… NO THEY CAN’T – no uterus

men can have periods…. NO THEY CAN’T – no ovaries

non n-95 masks work… NO THEY DON’T – like a screen door on a submarine

John Bell
August 3, 2021 10:42 am

Will there be endless new vaccines for endless new covid variants?

TonyG
Reply to  John Bell
August 4, 2021 8:40 am

There are reports that the effectiveness of the Pfizer vax is dropping over time. They don’t even need to worry about variants, just get your annual “booster”. But you’re probably right.

ResourceGuy
August 3, 2021 10:42 am

Let us know when they recommend the ‘final solution’ during a stroll in the garden.

Rob_Dawg
August 3, 2021 10:42 am

Dry Cleaning pollution alone should have the ecoworriers screaming for work at home.

Peta of Newark
August 3, 2021 10:47 am

Let’s straighten this out….

Quote:”Clearly the real problem is that” – Kauk needs Prozac

done

fretslider
August 3, 2021 11:03 am

In the UK we have electric fans

No A/C

sendergreen
August 3, 2021 11:12 am

“Inefficient home heating” After February Texas we know what that means. They want you frozen in your chairs in the “postliving room”.

griff
Reply to  sendergreen
August 3, 2021 12:34 pm

Winter energy is only a problem in fossil fuelled places like Texas…

Meab
Reply to  griff
August 3, 2021 12:56 pm

But winter energy isn’t a problem in almost all other fossil fueled places, griffter. Like the whole world which gets the VAST majority of its energy from fossil fuel. Even Germany, one of your most favorite “green” countries, gets most of its wintertime energy from fossil fuels. God you are an idiot, griffter.

Reply to  griff
August 3, 2021 2:09 pm

The UK should be the test case for the world…build those windmills and solar panels….will the economy sink?….let us see the results.

Bill Powers
Reply to  Anti-griff
August 5, 2021 8:37 am

Economy? Hell the whole of the British Isles will sink with that many turbines and solar panels.

Pat from kerbob
Reply to  griff
August 3, 2021 2:13 pm

Always pertinent to the discussion

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MarkW
Reply to  griff
August 3, 2021 2:15 pm

griff continues to make it up as he goes.
The fossil fuel plants in Texas worked like a champ, until the renewables gave out and collapsed the grid.

goracle
Reply to  MarkW
August 3, 2021 9:13 pm

griff is a troll

MarkW
Reply to  goracle
August 4, 2021 6:01 am

griff seems to be the only one who doesn’t know that.

Bill Powers
Reply to  MarkW
August 5, 2021 8:40 am

griff’s logic is so faulty that if griff had a clue he would still be clueless.

Notanacademic
Reply to  griff
August 3, 2021 3:18 pm

How much wind or sunshine do you need to burn coal or gas? Plonker

goracle
Reply to  griff
August 3, 2021 9:11 pm

griff has never been to the utopia called Commiefornia I guess

Joao Martins
Reply to  griff
August 4, 2021 2:14 am

Right! It is not a problem in Kiribati!

(who needs a sarcaem mark in here?)

Nick Schroeder
August 3, 2021 11:51 am

Once yet again.
Why the K-T balance/budget diagrams and clones are bogus.
Why the GHGs need “extra” energy from the surface radiating as a1.0 emissivity BB at 16 C.
Why surface emissivity is 0.17.
And why 1.0 emissivity IR instruments display the wrong power flux.

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Dave Fair
Reply to  Nick Schroeder
August 3, 2021 5:31 pm

Once yet again.

You haven’t a clue.

Alan
August 3, 2021 11:54 am

Looking at the co² readings from Mauna Loa, the dip so many people predicted from the lockdowns never happened. In fact, it looks as if we may be seeing a flatline instead of the post spring dip we usually see.
https://gml.noaa.gov/ccgg/trends/

MarkW
Reply to  Alan
August 4, 2021 6:03 am

Many people predicted a dip. Many others said that there either would be no dip, or the decrease would be so much smaller than the annual variation that it would not be discernable.

Felix
August 3, 2021 12:00 pm

Ya know … if governments hadn’t distorted prices so much, we could rely on prices to know what’s the most efficient path.

Dave Fair
Reply to  markl
August 3, 2021 5:32 pm

Why would I be interested in viewing some random video?

August 3, 2021 1:39 pm

Didn’t we learn lockdowns are the way to reduce CO2 and is usefull to reach CO2 recution targets faster to save the world ? Not so ? Fine 😀
Never mind, clima(c)terists 😀

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garboard
August 3, 2021 1:55 pm

another advance in the pursuit of loneliness

Chris Hanley
August 3, 2021 3:17 pm

“You have company control over what takes place in the office,” Kauk noted. “When you have everyone working remotely from home, corporate discretion is now employee discretion”.

That’s what it’s all about: ‘control’.
Corporations are now becoming proxies for the state.

H.R.
August 3, 2021 5:12 pm

FTA “I kind of stopped in my footsteps and went, ‘Uh oh, what’s going to happen if we’re closing our offices during Covid and staying remote in the long term? What does that mean for Shopify’s corporate carbon footprint?’” said Kauk, who directs the Canadian e-commerce company’s $5m annual sustainability fund.


Oh sure. That’s the first thing I think about everything. How is this going to affect my carbon footprint?

Not my finances, not my marriage, not my family, not my health… gotta put first things first and think about my carbon footprint. Doesn’t everyone?

(Apologies for any sarcasm you might find dripping down your screen.)

John
August 3, 2021 5:53 pm

uber eats and supermarket deliveries

big truck carrying a box of food

free delivery you and I pay for

should have a climate change tax on these deliveries

Smart Rock
August 3, 2021 8:48 pm

When I’m not doing field work, I’ve been working at home for the last 10 or 12 years. Being of a solitary and sometimes anti-social disposition, I don’t find the limited human contact a problem. Besides, having a dog around always keeps a smile on my face.

My big problem with working at home, and I bet there are many like me, is that we have a kitchen. And in the kitchen is FOOD. Lots of it. There for the taking. Like many people, I have a lot of difficulty in stopping myself from snacking throughout the day, with a visible effect on the old waistline. I’ve stopped buying snack foods, but there’s still the staples, and they call out to me like the sirens of Lorelei. And then there are all the distractions at home that you don’t get in an office.

Working at home, you need an iron will, and they don’t grow on trees.

MarkW
Reply to  Smart Rock
August 4, 2021 6:16 am

My biggest problem with working at home is that once in awhile you just have to show what you are working on to someone else, so they can spot the stupid mistake that you have been looking for, for the last hour.

Serge Wright
August 3, 2021 9:37 pm

Well that’s it then. There is only one realistic alternative to solving the CC and that is to get all climate alarmists to commit suicide immediately. It will be for a good cause and the returning President Trump will say “thanks” as he reopens the oil pipeline 😉

michel
August 3, 2021 11:42 pm

The Guardian published and prominently featured a letter explaining that the climate crisis is all due to… MEN! Men, you see, have been wrecking the environment for 5,000 years, and it is all their fault.

This is one Lucy Ellmann’s view. The Guardian has become impossible to parody, its a self parody most days now.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jul/29/we-should-blame-men-for-the-climate-crisis

By the way, notice another weird woke development in the UK. The UK runs socialized medicine in the form of a nationalized industry, the National Health Service, taxpayer funded, free at the point of use.

For years, maybe decades, there have been complaints about the continued existence of mixed sex wards, which put women at risk of abuse. The NHS has continually committed to abolishing them, and by now has probably just about managed to do it.

At which point it decides that anyone who says they are a woman is a woman, and so is entitled to be housed on a women-only ward…. So back we go to mixed sex wards. Its almost like some people were looking for an excuse to have them.

Go figure. It will be interesting to see how the Guardian reacts to this. Probably like it did to the Rochdale grooming scandals, or Corbynite anti-semitism, with a discreet silence.

MarkW
Reply to  michel
August 4, 2021 6:18 am

I’ve been wondering what my high school would have been like, if any boy who claimed that he self identified as a girl, was allowed to shower with the girls.

Vincent Causey
August 3, 2021 11:59 pm

If the energy used at home is all electric whats the problem? /sarc

RickWill
August 4, 2021 1:22 am

Household insulation technology presents low hanging fruit for regions that have never needed to consider energy costs.

No doubt there are some great technologies developed for Northern Europe that could find application in warmer climates for both heat retention and heat prevention.

MarkW
Reply to  RickWill
August 4, 2021 6:19 am

When money is no object, it’s amazing how much improvement you can get.

Joao Martins
August 4, 2021 1:50 am

For superstitious people, anything and everything is (or will be, or possibly will be) worse than itself. Global warming also, it is twice as fast anywhere than everywhere.

Sara
August 4, 2021 4:24 am

Clearly the real problem is that people stuck at home can still afford heating and air conditioners. – article

People can still afford heating and air conditioning and food and clothing and – wait for it – they can think for themselves. This quibbling over transferring HVAC from the office to the home is ridiculous. In fact, complaining about it is beginning to smell a lot like obsessive compulsive behavior, in the form of an obsession with something that squidgy-minded people like the Graunadians are finally revealing to us all.

I found it quite comfortable to work from home, mostly because commuting wore me out even if I took the train instead of driving. And when I walked away from the work world, I did a little dance on my front steps.

If everyone gave up the commute and worked by remote, doesn’t that save money and the dreaded carbon emissions stuff? And who gives a flying batmobile if working from home offends the delicate sensibilities of the Graunalots? Seriously, if they didn’t have something to complain about, they’d be pouting in a corner somewhere. They are ridiculous.

Bruce Cobb
August 4, 2021 6:03 am

“Covid Lockdowns are Driving Up CO2 Emissions! Plants are Rejoicing! The Climate and the Planet Couldn’t Care Less”.
Film at 11.

Last edited 1 month ago by Bruce Cobb
MarkW
August 4, 2021 6:11 am

The office I worked out of before the pandemic, never fully closed. There were a handful of people who couldn’t work from home, plus security and maintenance personnel stayed on site. In a few areas, the lights could be turned off, and A/C was turned up a few degrees, but couldn’t be completely turned off. The same for heat in the winter, temperatures turned down a few degrees, but couldn’t be turned off completely.

The main savings for the building was all the computers that were no longer putting out heat. However most of the computers were taken home. At home, those computers ran just as many hours, if not more, compared to when they were at the office.
Lots of homes that used to be vacant during the day, now have someone in them at all times.
Of course some people had spouses and children who were at home most of the day, so their increase in electricity usage was smaller.

In my example, I’m pretty confident that the total amount of electricity and natural gas being used increased. The amount of gasoline/diesel being used decreased, but I don’t know if it was enough to make up for the other increases.

MarkW
Reply to  MarkW
August 4, 2021 6:13 am

There are also deliveries. Instead of delivering 100 packages to a single building and having shipping/receiving personnel deliver them to individuals, the delivery companies now have to deliver those 100 packages to 100 homes.

Bill Powers
August 4, 2021 8:35 am

we have to stop falling into the trap of arguing over whether events increase of decrease a trace element at 250 to 500 parts per million accepting the premise that it is triggering the end of days. Lockdowns are bad for humans. any shift in CO2 because if them just doesn’t matter.

Dmacleo
August 4, 2021 9:42 am

they are never happy.

renbutler
August 4, 2021 11:54 am

We should keep in mind that environmentalism is a red herring. Sure, some followers actually give half a darn about the planet. But the leaders of the movement are 100% about destroying capitalism and installing something far less palatable.

Failing to protect the planet is never a deterrent to their efforts. The truths in this article are irrelevant to them.

James H
August 4, 2021 12:02 pm

This looks to me like trying to explain away why after so many people have stopped commuting to work, the atmospheric CO2 concentration seems to have not been affected. That would suggest that all of the carbon mitigation schemes are pointless, and so there must be excuses.

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