BoJo Scolds World Leaders for Lacklustre COP26 Climate Finance Commitments

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

As Britain turns to coal to fend off blackouts during the Europe wide wind drought, British PM Boris Johnson has scolded other world leaders for not agreeing to a shutdown of the coal industry.

Boris Johnson rebukes world leaders on climate change and warns history will judge them

By Bevan Shields
September 21, 2021 — 6.40am

London: A “frustrated” Boris Johnson has chastised fellow world leaders for shirking a key pledge to tackle climate change, warning history will judge them if they fail to step up.

The British Prime Minister, who hopes to make a breakthrough at November’s Glasgow climate summit a landmark achievement of his prime ministership, used a United Nations address to blast rich countries for not giving developing nations $US100 billion ($137 billion) a year to combat global warming.

Johnson said he was angry at the failure to meet the Paris Agreement promise because it was central to limiting the damaging impacts of climate change.

“Over the past year we’ve come together many times to discuss climate change,” he said. “So you know by now how this conversation goes.

“I talk about the need to rid the world of coal-fired power and internal combustion engines, the need to stop deforestation, and for developed nations to find that $US100 billion.

“And everyone nods and we all agree that something must be done. Yet I confess I’m increasingly frustrated that the ‘something’ to which many of you have committed is nowhere near enough.

“And while progress is being made all over the world, the gulf between what has been promised, what is actually being delivered, and what needs to happen … it remains vast.”

Read more: https://www.smh.com.au/world/europe/boris-johnson-rebukes-world-leaders-on-climate-change-and-warns-history-will-judge-them-20210921-p58tct.html

If it wasn’t for coal, the lights would have gone out this week over much of Britain.

Renewables cannot produce when there is no wind or sunlight. No economically plausible battery could keep the lights on for days on end.

And prolonged wind droughts are not that unusual. In 2018, Britain experienced a nine day wind drought, just like the current wind drought.

Renewables will never be a fit replacement for reliable electricity. Every prolonged wind drought or renewable generation disaster is just more evidence that renewables are unfit for purpose.

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Carlo, Monte
September 21, 2021 10:03 am

What a dork, what an idiot.

Burgher King
Reply to  Carlo, Monte
September 21, 2021 10:09 am

We have our own dork/idiot as our Fearless Leader. Whenever he’s awake, anyway. But he is a fair bit older and grayer than is BoJo.

M Courtney
Reply to  Burgher King
September 21, 2021 10:48 am

You think his hair colour is honest.
It would be the only thing.

Reply to  Burgher King
September 21, 2021 11:10 am

More than just a dork – Biden is traitor! A Chinese plant!

Watch this IMPORTANT VIDEO about the vaccine-caused “Summer Spike”.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obdI7tgKLtA

Repeating, the Summer Spike in alleged Covid-19 “cases” was caused by the toxic vaccines, not the virus.

Told you so – more than 3 months go. Protect your kids – no toxic Covid-19 vaccines!

HEELS DUG, NOT BUDGING + CHINA’S CORN IMPORTS JUMP 221%
September 21, 2021 Cap Allon
 
The scientific establishment has been utterly corrupted.
And this is indisputable when you consider the evidence.
Case in point, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) used to be entirely funded by tax-payers money. But guess who funds them now? Yep, the FDA –the government body tasked with “protecting the public health by ensuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs and biological products”– now obtains almost half of its money from the very same big pharma companies seeking approval for their drugs, via payments called ‘user fees’.
See a conflict of interest there…?
Oh, and it goes far deeper and darker than that, but given the level of stick I receive when drifting away from topics of ‘climate’ and ‘weather’, I’d best leave it there. But briefly, and on the topic of the vaccines, I will urge that you watch this video released yesterday by Project Veritas — it has already been deleted on platforms such as Facebook, so watch ASAP before it’s pulled from YouTube, too:

To have maintained trust in ‘the system’ given the events of the past few years shows a mastering of cognitive dissonance.

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Carlo, Monte
Reply to  ALLAN MACRAE
September 21, 2021 11:50 am

Another Project Veritas bomb about government WuFlu guilt to explode later today.

ATheoK
Reply to  Carlo, Monte
September 21, 2021 10:15 pm

Federal Govt Whistleblower Goes Public with Secret Recordings: ‘Government Doesn’t Want to Show the [COVID] Vaccine is Full of Sh*t’; ‘Shove’ Adverse Effect Reporting ‘Under the Mat’”

Kevin
Reply to  ALLAN MACRAE
September 21, 2021 2:53 pm

The variants were known before the vaccine rollout but were obviously kept in check. I think the vaccine created conditions in the vaccinated that gave the variants a survival advantage.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Kevin
September 21, 2021 3:15 pm

That’s exactly what happened. I can’t find the link from Alan MacRae for some reason, but it explains the whole thing so you can understand it All the variants were already in existence before we even started hearing about them. The seem to have been spaced around the planet, and yes, it was the vaccines that forced them into the open.

Reply to  Rory Forbes
September 21, 2021 9:45 pm

Letter from Dr Eric T. Payne, MD, MPH, FRCP(C), Pediatric Neurocritical Care & Epilepsy, Alberta Children’s Hospital, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics & Neurology, the University of Calgary to the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA) Council, 14Sept2021

(2)  Is it really the unvaccinated driving SARS-CoV-2 virus mutations?
 
Those who have received a COVID-19 vaccine presumably have generated antibodies that will detect the s protein of SARS-CoV-2 should it enter their body. While those previously infected with SARS-CoV-2 have antibodies to the s protein AND other parts of the virus, including the nucleocapsid (16). If the virus wants to replicate in these individuals it needs to mutate to evade destruction. However, those who did not receive a COVID-19 vaccine and did not become infected with SARS-CoV-2 presumably lack these antibodies and thus the virus does not need to mutate to enter host cells and replicate
 
·     The argument that those without a COVID-19 vaccine are driving mutations then depends on the notion that if we could achieve herd immunity or eradicate the virus more quickly, we would limit its ability to mutate, which all coronaviruses naturally do. However, this second argument fails given our inability to eradicate SARS-CoV-2 through vaccines, including our inability to vaccinate enough people and animal reservoirs globally to achieve herd immunity (13-15). Moreover, as shown below, the current mRNA shots no longer prevent transmission and COVID-19 vaccinated individuals are comprising an ever-increasing proportion of symptomatic patients (17).
 
·     With widespread dissemination of COVID-19 vaccines during the pandemic, we are placing enormous evolutionary pressure on SARS-CoV-2 to continue mutating to evade our immune system, gain cell entry, replicate, and possibly cause illness. And, we are now using very “leaky” vaccines, making viral evasion from our antibodies that much easier. Only the fit will survive. Consider the reasonable analogy of antibiotic resistance – this is driven by the widespread and inappropriate use of antibiotics, not by people avoiding antibiotics (18).
 
·     A group of international experts recently stated in the New England Journal Medicine, “viral variants of concern may emerge with dangerous resistance to the immunity generated by the current vaccines” (19). Among their recommendations were: “avoid the use of treatments with uncertain benefit that could drive the evolution of variants; and consider targeted vaccination strategies to reduce community transmission” (19).
 

Rory Forbes
Reply to  ALLAN MACRAE
September 21, 2021 10:48 pm

Once again, thanks for the research and good information. People are so used to believing the MSM they forget that they are now the propaganda arm of coercive governments … who, contrary to popular belief, don’t have our best interests at heart. They have their own agenda.

I have very serious COPD. I was just at my respiratory specialist’s office today for my biannual check-up. He was NOT wearing a mask, nor did we practice distancing. He didn’t even mention covid or the “vaccine”.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  ALLAN MACRAE
September 22, 2021 1:05 am

There is far more to this than we’re being told. There is the case of the missing flu seasons of 2020 and 2021. There is the case of completely atypical long term effects from “the virus”., not to mention the extremely long list of highly unusual side effects.There is the strange situation of Israel’s experience and why their population reacts differently than any other. The mortality rates in many parts of the world that should be high, are atypically low and vice versa. There are so many questions that should have answers by now, it makes one think there is important data missing, or not getting analyzed.

Just thinking.

Reply to  Rory Forbes
September 22, 2021 3:54 am

Israel is 100% Pfizer. Israel is not reacting differently – they are just reacting sooner, since they were the first to be Covid-19 vaccinated.
I am now certain that the vaccines are causing the current “Summer case spike” in the Northern Hemisphere..
As I stated elsewhere, many countries including the USA label people as “UNvaccinated” until 14 days after their second Covid-19 shot (or their first shot for single-dose injections like J&J). That is how they bury the deaths and illnesses caused by the vaccines in the Unvaxxed population – another Covid-19 data fraud.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  ALLAN MACRAE
September 22, 2021 10:54 am

Yes, that series of posts you made last night were real eye openers. They actually make sense, based on observations, whereas nothing we’re being expected to believe does. People seem to be accepting lie after lie and contradiction after contradiction simply because its easier for them to believe.

Now when I mention Israel, people either tell my I’m lying or that I’m a “conspiracy theorist”. With Trudeau talking about and Australia’s health minister implementing concentration camps for “quarantine” I understand how the Germans had so much success with their own project.

mcswelll
Reply to  ALLAN MACRAE
September 21, 2021 4:48 pm

given the level of stick I receive when drifting away from topics of ‘climate’ and ‘weather’, I’d best leave it there” You should have stopped when you were ahead–before posting. The spike in covid cases, ten times as many in unvaccinated as in vaccinated people, was caused by a toxic vaccine, eh? With logic like that you could argue that the Sun looks bright because it reflects moonlight.

Reply to  mcswelll
September 21, 2021 9:11 pm

MANY COUNTRIES LABEL AS “VACCINATED” ONLY THOSE PEOPLE WHO HAVE PASSED 14 DAYS AFTER THEIR SECOND INJECTION
Thus victims of deaths and illnesses that occurred within months of the first Covid-19 injection are labelled as “unvaccinated”.
Another FRAUD!

Reply to  ALLAN MACRAE
September 21, 2021 9:16 pm

Persons were considered fully vaccinated ≥14 days after receipt of the second dose in a 2-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines) or after 1 dose of the single-dose Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 vaccine; partially vaccinated ≥14 days after receipt of the first dose and <14 days after the second dose in a 2-dose series; and unvaccinated <14 days receipt of the first dose of a 2-dose series or 1 dose of the single-dose vaccine or if no vaccination registry data were available.

In the study, the CDC doesn’t consider you ‘fully vaccinated’ until at least 14 days after your final dose.

https://welovetrump.com/2021/08/25/cdc-manipulating-data-again-deaths-less-than-14-days-after-jab-considered-unvaccinated/

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Reply to  mcswelll
September 21, 2021 9:21 pm

mcswell – You are 120% wrong – 100% technically wrong and an extra 20% for your execrable attitude.

Reply to  mcswelll
September 21, 2021 9:27 pm

Shockingly, CDC Now Lists Vaccinated Deaths as Unvaccinated
Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola September 15, 2021
https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2021/09/15/cdc-lists-vaccinated-deaths-as-unvaccinated.aspx
 
STORY AT-A-GLANCE
·   According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, you’re not counted as fully vaccinated until a full 14 days have passed since your second injection in the case of Pfizer or Moderna, or 14 days after your first dose of Janssen, despite the fact that over 80% of deaths after the vaccines occur in this window. How convenient
·   Anyone who dies within the first 14 days post-injection is counted as an unvaccinated death. Not only does this inaccurately inflate the unvaccinated death toll, but it also hides the real dangers of the COVID shots, as the vast majority of deaths from these shots occur within the first two weeks
·   The CDC also has two different sets of testing guidelines — one for vaccinated patients and another for the unvaccinated. If you’re unvaccinated, CDC guidance says to use a cycle threshold (CT) of 40, known to result in false positives. If you’re vaccinated, they recommend using a CT of 28 or less, which minimizes the risk of false positives
·   The CDC also hides vaccine failures and props up the “pandemic of the unvaccinated” narrative by only counting breakthrough cases that result in hospitalization or death
·   Hospitals are still also reporting non-COVID related illnesses as COVID-19
 
While public health officials and mainstream media claim the COVID-19 pandemic is now “a pandemic of the unvaccinated,”1 we now know this claim is based on highly misleading statistics.
In a July 16, 2021, White House press briefing,2 U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Dr. Rochelle Walensky claimed that “over 97% of people who are entering the hospital right now are unvaccinated.” A few weeks later, in an August 5, 2021, statement, she inadvertently revealed how that statistic actually came about.3
As it turns out, the CDC was looking at hospitalization and mortality data from January through June 2021 — a timeframe during which the vast majority of the U.S. population were still unvaccinated.4
But that’s not the case at all now. The CDC is also playing with statistics in other ways to create the false and inaccurate impression that unvaccinated people make up the bulk of infections, hospitalizations and deaths. For example, we now find out the agency is counting anyone who died within the first 14 days post-injection as unvaccinated.
Not only does this inaccurately inflate the unvaccinated death toll, but it also hides the real dangers of the COVID shots, as the vast majority of deaths from these shots occur within the first two weeks.5 Now their deaths are counted as unvaccinated deaths rather than being counted as deaths due to vaccine injury or COVID-19 breakthrough infections!

How CDC Counts Breakthrough Cases
According to the CDC,6 you’re not counted as fully vaccinated until a full 14 days have passed since your second injection in the case of Pfizer or Moderna, or 14 days after your first dose of Janssen. This is how the CDC defines a vaccine breakthrough case:
“… a vaccine breakthrough infection is defined as the detection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA or antigen in a respiratory specimen collected from a person ≥14 days after they have completed all recommended doses of a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-authorized COVID-19 vaccine.”
In other words, if you’ve received one dose of Pfizer or Moderna and develop symptomatic COVID-19, get admitted to the hospital and/or die from COVID, you’re counted as an unvaccinated case. If you’ve received two doses and get ill within 14 days, you’re still counted as an unvaccinated case.
The problem with this is that over 80% of hospitalizations and deaths appear to be occurring among those who have received the jabs, but this reality is hidden by the way cases are defined and counted. A really clever and common strategy of the CDC during the pandemic has been to change the definitions and goalposts so it supports their nefarious narrative.
For example, the CDC has quietly changed the definition of “vaccine,” apparently in an attempt to validate calling the COVID mRNA gene therapies vaccines. In an August 26, 2021, archived version7 of vaccine, the CDC defines it as a “product that stimulates a person’s immune system to produce immunity to a specific disease, protecting the person from that disease.”
But a few days later, a new definition appeared on the CDC’s website,8 which now says a vaccine is a “preparation that is used to stimulate the body’s immune response against diseases.” The differences in the definitions are subtle but distinct: The first one defined a vaccine as something that will “produce immunity.”
But, since the COVID-19 vaccines are not designed to stop infection but, rather, to only lessen the degree of infection, it becomes obvious that the new definition was created to cover the COVID vaccines.

Different Testing Guidelines for Vaxxed and Unvaxxed
It’s not just the CDC’s definition of a breakthrough case that skews the data. Even more egregious and illogical is the fact that the CDC even has two different sets of testing guidelines — one for vaccinated patients and another for the unvaccinated.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, the CDC has recommended a PCR test cycle threshold (CT) of 40.9 This flies in the face of scientific consensus, which has long been that a CT over 35 will produce 97% false positives,10 essentially rendering the test useless.11,12,13
In mid-May 2021, the CDC finally lowered its recommended CT count, but only for patients who have received one or more COVID shots.14 So, if you have received a COVID injection, the CDC’s guidelines call for your PCR test to be run at a CT of 28 or less. If you are unvaccinated, your PCR test is to be run at a CT of 40, which grossly overestimates the true prevalence of infection.
The end result is that unvaccinated individuals who get tested are FAR more prone to get false positives, while those who have received the jab are more likely to get an accurate diagnosis of infection.

Only Hospitalization and Death Count if You’re COVID Jabbed
Even that’s not all. The CDC also hides vaccine failures and props up the “pandemic of the unvaccinated” narrative by only counting breakthrough cases that result in hospitalization or death.
In other words, if you got your second COVID shot more than 14 days ago and you develop symptoms, you do not count as a breakthrough case unless you’re admitted to the hospital and/or die from COVID-19 in the hospital, even if you test positive. So, to summarize, COVID breakthrough cases count only if all of the following apply:
·        The patient received the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna shot at least 14 days ago (or one dose in case of Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose injection)
·        The patient tests positive for SARS-CoV-2 using a CT of 28 or less, which avoids false positives
·        The patient is admitted to the hospital for COVID-19 and/or dies in the hospital

Vaccinated Probably Make Up Bulk of Hospitalizations
If vaccinated and unvaccinated were not treated with such varying standards, we’d probably find that the vaccinated now make up the bulk of hospitalizations, making the COVID pandemic one of the vaccinated. An August 30, 2021, exposé by The Epoch Times reveals what’s really happening on the front lines:15
“After a battery of testing, my friend was diagnosed with pancreatitis. But it was easier for the hospital bureaucracy to register the admission as a COVID case … The mainstream media is reporting that severe COVID cases are mainly among unvaccinated people … Is that what’s really going on?
It’s certainly not the case in Israel, the first country to fully vaccinate a majority of its citizens against the virus. Now it has one of the highest daily infection rates and the majority of people catching the virus (77 percent to 83 percent, depending on age) are already vaccinated, according to data collected by the Israeli government …
After admission, I spoke to the nurse on the COVID ward … The nurse told me that she had gotten both vaccines but she was feeling worried: ‘Two thirds of my patients are fully vaccinated,’ she said. How can there be such a disconnect between what the COVID ward nurse told me and the mainstream media reports?”
The heart of the problem is that the U.S. is not even trying to achieve an accurate count. As noted by The Epoch Times, “the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have publicly acknowledged that they do not have accurate data.”
So, when you hear that cases are rising, and that most of them are unvaccinated, you need to ask: “Are these people who have had one vaccine and gotten sick, two vaccines and gotten sick, or no vaccines at all? Without more details, it is impossible to know what is really going on,” The Epoch Times says.16
All we do know, according to one doctor who spoke with The Epoch Times, is “the vaccines are not as effective as public health officials told us they would be. ‘This is a product that’s not doing what it’s supposed to do. It’s supposed to stop transmission of this virus and it’s not doing that.’”

DMacKenzie
Reply to  ALLAN MACRAE
September 21, 2021 5:20 pm

Allan, the vaxx video is full of sh!t while claiming the vaccine is full of it. The vaccines aren’t working at the 95% level as expected but in areas 75% vaccinated, like your home province, the hospital cases are about 90% unvaccinated, with positive outcomes predominant in the vaxxed patients, so obviously vaccines are working to a great extent.

Reply to  DMacKenzie
September 21, 2021 9:10 pm

MANY COUNTRIES LABEL AS “VACCINATED” ONLY THOSE PEOPLE WHO HAVE PASSED 14 DAYS AFTER THEIR SECOND INJECTION
Thus victims of deaths and illnesses that occurred within months of the first Covid-19 injection are labelled as “unvaccinated”.
Another FRAUD!

Reply to  ALLAN MACRAE
September 21, 2021 9:17 pm

Persons were considered fully vaccinated ≥14 days after receipt of the second dose in a 2-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines) or after 1 dose of the single-dose Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 vaccine; partially vaccinated ≥14 days after receipt of the first dose and <14 days after the second dose in a 2-dose series; and unvaccinated <14 days receipt of the first dose of a 2-dose series or 1 dose of the single-dose vaccine or if no vaccination registry data were available.

In the study, the CDC doesn’t consider you ‘fully vaccinated’ until at least 14 days after your final dose.

https://welovetrump.com/2021/08/25/cdc-manipulating-data-again-deaths-less-than-14-days-after-jab-considered-unvaccinated/

Reply to  DMacKenzie
September 21, 2021 9:22 pm

DMackenzie- You are 120% wrong – 100% technically wrong and an extra 20% for your execrable attitude.

DMacKenzie
Reply to  ALLAN MACRAE
September 22, 2021 9:04 pm

You can deny the numbers and call it fraud if you want, but 90% of the CoVid patients in the Calgary hospitals near your home are unvaxxed, while the population at large is 75% vaxxed. That proves the vaxx works. Capitalization not required.

Editor
September 21, 2021 10:09 am

He wants to have his cake and let others eat it for him.

What a mess he is for his contradiction he brings up.

Anon
Reply to  Sunsettommy
September 21, 2021 12:02 pm

The objective is to “ostensibly” raise 100 billion for developing economies to go “green”. That will be only a small fraction of the battle, as most of that will get siphoned off due to corruption. Look at the trillions the United States spent in the Middle East, yet where are all of the projects? Look at the billions siphoned off in California’s high speed rail project; all gone on lawyers, consultants and project planners. And those projects were/are in US control. Now look at the $50 billion dollar IMF loan to Argentina; where are the projects? It was all spent to convert Argentine Pesos to US Dollars for export to the Cayman Islands (called supporting the peso). But the Argentine citizens / working classes are on the hook for that loan, with nothing to show for it.

One can criticize the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative as “predatory” but at least projects get built. One can only imagine what Biden’s Blue Dot Network will achieve after all of the players take their “Ten Percent for the Big Guy“.

And Boris Johnson is determined to keep the spigot open. (lol)

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  Anon
September 21, 2021 12:56 pm

And Boris Johnson is determined to keep the spigot open.

Look, he has to. He won’t be PM forever, and he’s still relatively young. He needs to feather his nest for his future unemployment and generate many future job opportunities too.

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Garboard
Reply to  Anon
September 21, 2021 2:29 pm

Chinese build infrastructure in foreign countries with Chinese companies and Chinese labor . US just gives away money .

John Dilks
Reply to  Garboard
September 21, 2021 2:57 pm

Chinese quality and corruption go with the Chinese help.

Neo
September 21, 2021 10:14 am

In 2018, Britain experienced a nine day wind drought, just like the current wind drought.

I’m sure there is a paper out there now being wriiten to say that wind droughts will go away if we reduce carbon.

Reply to  Neo
September 21, 2021 10:21 am

Can’t be than from griff 😀
And can be compensated with more windmills following griffs comments 😀

(Please do not make Griff be the person become the topic of discussion, who isn’t in the thread at this time) SUNMOD

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Andrew Wilkins
Reply to  Krishna Gans
September 21, 2021 11:22 am

Please do not make Griff be the person become the topic of discussion, who isn’t in the thread at this time) SUNMOD

Spoilsport – with the energy crisis kicking in, how else are we supposed to have fun?

griff
Reply to  Krishna Gans
September 21, 2021 12:46 pm

? I thought I’d posted above ??

Gregory Woods
Reply to  Neo
September 21, 2021 1:46 pm

The Grifster is on it…

DonM
September 21, 2021 10:15 am

Little Boris and a bunch of his little friends were crossing a bridge of a fast moving stream.

The idiot friend says “hey let’s jump off”.

The follower friends say “yess, yes, that will be fun … and we can get to the lake shore faster.”

The cute girl in the bunch encourages Boris to jump “Jump Boris, this will show your courage and leadership and I will get hot.”

“Let’s all jump, Do we we all agree? Yes? Yes, so lets do it.”

Boris jumps. The others watch. Boris bumps his head. He is bleeding. He yells & chastises his friends as he is washed downstream. He tries to yell out to his friends, gurgling & chocking, “Hey, why aren’t you guys jumping too? I don’t understand … I don’t understand … I don’t understand.”

A passing car stops. The cute girl gets in & leaves the group. “Are these real leather seats?”, she asks the driver.

John Bell
September 21, 2021 10:18 am

How long before the torches and pitchforks? The world need a “French revolution” against these tyrants. they are trying to stop coal power BEFORE there is something to replace it.

Shoki Kaneda
Reply to  John Bell
September 21, 2021 10:58 am

Guillotines are a little messy but very effective.

Alan the Brit
Reply to  Shoki Kaneda
October 5, 2021 7:52 am

I try to keep a good length of hemp to hand, & I think lamp posts can take the weight of a body for a few days at least. These loons are really pushing it to the limits of tolerance!!!

Dennis G Sandberg
Reply to  John Bell
September 21, 2021 11:45 am

And at the same time mandating EV’s

Posa
Reply to  John Bell
September 21, 2021 1:32 pm

It’s not about sincere, but misguided souls failing to think through bad choices. This is the voice of the Global Aristocrats demanding measures DESIGNED to depopulate and deindustrialize modern economies and reduce them to Neo-Feudalism and serfdom. Fops like BoJo fit the part to a “T”.

Tom Halla
September 21, 2021 10:30 am

Boris Johnson is such a disappointment, but imagine Jeremy Corbin.

M Courtney
Reply to  Tom Halla
September 21, 2021 10:54 am

Corbyn? Someone who thought that broadband would become a vital part of infrastructure that needed supporting.

Looks like the kind of practical person the country needed.

This is a problem caused by underinvestment in infrastructure. Corbyn was what we needed.

Tom Halla
Reply to  M Courtney
September 21, 2021 10:58 am

The impression of Corbin from Texas was that he was to the left of Fidel Castro or Chavez.

HotScot
Reply to  Tom Halla
September 21, 2021 11:23 am

He was, and still is. And a raging antisemite, devoted to the terrorist group hamas in palestine.

Al Kour
Reply to  HotScot
September 22, 2021 12:51 am

He is a Commie of course but he is not an antisemit.
He is against the fascist, socialist, apartheid, imperialist state of Israel.* So as me.
To name him “antisemit” for that is as stupid as to name somebody who is against Biden “Anti-American” or who is against Putin “Russophobe” or who is against Xi “Cinophobe”.
Quite the opposite is true. I like and respect Jews, ergo I’m against Israel as it is now.
*that confirms his stupidity. Israel is much more socialist and totalitarian than UK and closer to his ideals.

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HotScot
Reply to  Al Kour
September 22, 2021 4:44 am

But the terrorist organisation Hamas is fine to support.

And typical tropes of Israel are, as usual, concocted and exaggerated.

Andrew Wilkins
Reply to  Tom Halla
September 21, 2021 11:29 am

The Texan impression is correct. His sixth-form common room Marxism was what lost Labour the election

HotScot
Reply to  M Courtney
September 21, 2021 11:22 am

Corbyn was what we needed, indeed…..

He practically single handedly devised divisive identity politics because he believed it the route to power. Didn’t work out to well for the snivelling commie, did it.

Why would broadband need to be supported by government other than, perhaps in the countryside?

Had it been left entirely to commercial competition and not screwed around with by BT because of their complete, government legislated, monopoly on telecoms the country would have high speed fibre broadband in every house by now.

As it is, most of the country is stuck with glacially slow 76mb copper cable broadband whilst certain areas are served by Virgin with in excess of 200mb, and even that’s slow compared to some places in the world.

Few of them, notably, supported by governments.

Andrew Wilkins
Reply to  M Courtney
September 21, 2021 11:25 am

We needed an antisemitic, terrorist hugging, marxist? I think not.

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Rory Forbes
Reply to  M Courtney
September 21, 2021 12:48 pm

Corbyn was what we needed.

Communists are NEVER what is needed, regardless how attractive their lies may seem. You must have been kidding, right? The Left has been the single most destructive influence in Britain.

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  M Courtney
September 21, 2021 1:01 pm

Someone who thought that broadband would become a vital part of infrastructure that needed supporting.

Obviously it is. Our glorious Aussie government decided to support our infrastructure. We got the fantastic National Broadband Network!

It’s massively over budget, massively late, hardly working, worse speeds than India, and obsolete before it’s finished. What’s not to like?

Peter Blackmore
Reply to  Zig Zag Wanderer
September 21, 2021 9:41 pm

NBN hardly working? When the covid shutdown happened in March/April 2020, and a huge swathe of the workforce started WFH, the NBN performed as required. The heaviest traffic on the 19.2Tb/s backbone, was on the day when the game Call of Duty rolled out a major update and peaked at 13Tb/s.
You are recycling very old criticisms.

Posa
Reply to  M Courtney
September 21, 2021 1:35 pm

You’re wasting your breath Courtney. The MAGA Randian Right hates infrastructure and economic development; it distracts them from counting and recounting their bullion bars.

M Courtney
Reply to  Posa
September 21, 2021 2:00 pm

If I only post where people agree with me I will get stuck in a bubble and lose perspective.
I’m a WUWTer and a Guardianista.
It helps me avoid stock responses. Keeps me thinking.

Trying to Play Nice
Reply to  M Courtney
September 21, 2021 3:47 pm

Your comments used to be of much better quality. I think the Guardian is affecting you too much. You need to stay off of it for a little while and get your thought process working again.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Posa
September 21, 2021 2:28 pm

The Right doesn’t hate infrastructure. The Right is the only side that does fund real projects, including economic development. That’s why the economy thrived under Trump.The Left is always too busy feathering its own nest to fund real infrastructure. Please explain one thing wrong with the concept of MAGA. Socialism doesn’t work … it never has and never will.

Kevin
Reply to  Rory Forbes
September 21, 2021 2:58 pm

The only thing causing the economy to occasionally thrive over the past several decades has been central bank money creation.

Trying to Play Nice
Reply to  Kevin
September 21, 2021 3:48 pm

So productivity and innovation don’t do anything? You need to get away from the scripting responses and start thinking a little.

Posa
Reply to  Trying to Play Nice
September 22, 2021 7:47 am

They sure do. But private capital are not the main drivers. And nothing will happen without transport, water & sewage systems, airports and the like… all things that the Libertarian Right hates to pay for and to build.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Kevin
September 21, 2021 5:32 pm

The only way banks can “create” money is by making loans. That’s rarely a bad thing if there is collateral for the loan. It usually means the economy is thriving when banks take risks and citizens and corporations have the confidence to carry more debt.

Posa
Reply to  Rory Forbes
September 22, 2021 7:48 am

The Fed creates money and credit from their keyboards. That’s Kevin’s point.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Posa
September 22, 2021 11:20 am

Except it’s still the banks that actually increase the money supply by buying government debt.

Posa
Reply to  Kevin
September 22, 2021 7:45 am

“Thrive” may not be the right word Kevin. The economy is on the Fed’s fiat money life support after decades of plunder by the Predator Class and its cheerleaders on the LEFT and Right.

John Dilks
Reply to  Posa
September 21, 2021 3:03 pm

The Democrats and their communist pals are the rich ones. They have never done anything that helped anyone but themselves.

Posa
Reply to  John Dilks
September 22, 2021 7:49 am

Communist pals? You mean the oligarchs that own business and finance? Those communists? Back in the day we called them Capitalists.

IanE
Reply to  Tom Halla
September 21, 2021 12:44 pm

I suspect he wouldn’t be quite as bad – in opposition the Cons would probably oppose anything he tried to do, thus scaling down the damage (a bit).

Malcolm Latarche
September 21, 2021 10:35 am

Boris needs reminding that there was no mention of the Paris Agreement in the last Conservative Party Manifesto.

IanE
Reply to  Malcolm Latarche
September 21, 2021 12:46 pm

No, but the Womanifesto would have had it!

HotScot
September 21, 2021 10:35 am

Boris is thrashing around like a trout in a puddle.

The Chinese, Russians and Indians are laughing at him, and Biden as well – making grand speeches about demanding unity to save the planet when he knows full well those three countries are so emboldened by his incompetence they can do what they like.

Who the hell is Biden to demand anything of anyone, all three of those countries know he stole the 2020 election because they were in on the deal!

David Wells
September 21, 2021 10:39 am

In 2017 the UK experienced 7 consecutive months of windless days and 2016 was not far behind. These feckless green morons parrot but renewables generate 11% or whatever to disguise the fact that this generation is random unpredictable and interuptable. National Grid have only just woken up to the fact that wind and solar cannot generate inertia for a black start and intend to repurpose ccgt ocgt plants to burn gas but not generate electricity in order to sustain the belief renewables can replace coal oil and gas. They never thought this idiocy through and every time the sh1t hits the fan they spend more money to conjure up a supposed solution to keep their fetid reputations intact.

Boris said all the uk needed to power every home in the UK is another 40GW’s of wind capacity today the UK needed another 264 GW’s and on Sunday when wind was supplying 0.34GW’s we would have needed 748,000 2.5mw turbines it has been as high as 1.6 million.

It is absurd that politicians and the media to sustain their beliefs talk about trains leaving stations transition is now unstoppable join the herd and something magical will happen, fat chance.

Either they dont comprehend reality or dont want to comprehend reality or believed that if enough political pressure and media propaganda scaremongering was imposed a solution would appear they act like rabbits caught in headlights. I am sure in my mind that if they scare us enough they believe people will just switch off the heating and commit suicide to save the planet. Every facet of the debacle contradicts and conflicts every other facet but the most damning and morally repugant initiative is Attenborough Prince William and Damian Carrington refocusing their onslaught on brainwashing children complaining climate change is not mentioned in the syllabus enough times. What exactly they hope to achieve by these epic acts of deception and mendacity and how being Net Zero will make their as yet unidentified dreams come true I really dont know. Boris has never said or spelt out what 66 million people in the UK will get for a lifetime of penury and debt and the confected media is too scared to ask.

griff
Reply to  David Wells
September 21, 2021 12:05 pm

In 2017 the UK experienced 7 consecutive months of windless days and 2016 was not far behind. 

Windless? I don’t think so… You can get archived gridwatch wind data you know…

Editor
Reply to  griff
September 21, 2021 12:54 pm

You didn’t prove he is wrong thus your comment was empty.

griff
Reply to  Sunsettommy
September 22, 2021 1:06 am

Well you could look at the data yourself?

griff
Reply to  Sunsettommy
September 22, 2021 1:17 am

The report states that renewables generation topped a quarter of total generation in 2017, thanks in part to a windy year.
Across 2017, wind farms provided 14.6% of total generation

3% of Britain’s wind power ‘wasted’ in 2017 | theenergyst.com

(The article just cites wind amount as an aside to an interesting point on constraint, which since 2017 has gone down due to a new HVDC link and will in future be entirely stopped as green hydrogen soaks up the surplus)

Mark BLR
Reply to  David Wells
September 22, 2021 3:36 am

In 2017 the UK experienced 7 consecutive months of windless days and 2016 was not far behind.

Do you have any idea how hard it is to be obliged to “follow the data” and admit that “griff was right” (for once) ?

Where the [ multiple expletives deleted ] did you get the idea that there were “7 consecutive months” of “windless” days in 2017 (and/or 2016) ?!?

… this generation is random unpredictable and interuptable

Yes it is … but your opening statement radically reduces its (/ your) credibility.

I am sure in my mind that if they scare us enough they believe people will just switch off the heating and commit suicide to save the planet.

You may be “sure” that members of the UK government really do “believe” that particular conjecture.

I am not.

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Pamela Matlack-Klein
September 21, 2021 10:44 am

Hey, the more stupid stuff that comes out of his mouth, the sooner people will start to catch on, just wish it wasn’t taking so long. The total disconnect with reality that many Western leaders are demonstrating should be getting them tossed out of office but instead Canada had their chance to be rid of Trudeau and re-elected him!

Mr.
Reply to  Pamela Matlack-Klein
September 21, 2021 11:01 am

Correction – Ontario & Quebec had a chance to get rid of Trudeau.

All the other provinces don’t have enough voters / seats to countermand what Ontario + Quebec want to do.

BrentC
Reply to  Mr.
September 21, 2021 1:51 pm

Out here in Alberta we are a colony to Ontario and Quebec, nothing more.

Keeping the transfer payments (barely) going while our industries are being legislated out of existence. All in combatting the evil CO2 molecule.

It was -5C a couple of mornings last week at elevation 1300m – more evidence of catastrophic global warming, obviously…

I want out of this confederation.

Dennis G Sandberg
Reply to  Pamela Matlack-Klein
September 21, 2021 11:50 am

Please understand it’s not the elected officials that are the problem. They’re doing what the voters want them to do to get re-elected. Nothing else matters, they’ll do and say whatever the polls tell them to do. The polls are the only fact that matters. Everything else is irrelevant.

Pamela Matlack-Klein
Reply to  Dennis G Sandberg
September 21, 2021 2:32 pm

If that were truly the case then not a single politician would listen to the Greens or proclaim Climate Change to be a Code Red Emergency. Climate Changes is always at the bottom of every poll, people in general do not believe it is a problem. Which begs the question, if these politicians are so poll-driven why do they toady to the Greens?

ResourceGuy
September 21, 2021 10:44 am

Make your increased transfer of funds now before the natural climate cycles work against us and reveal what you were not told.

ResourceGuy
September 21, 2021 10:45 am

Remember science debate has ended because the lobbyists told us so.

Michael in Dublin
September 21, 2021 10:47 am

Blundering Boris with fulsome praise of blundering Biden. We certainly do not get the principled leaders we need in the West but the terrible leaders we deserve because of our lack of discernment. We need wise and principled leaders who have a genuine concern for all the citizens of their countries and not those fixated on implementing what they believe to be politically expedient.

Pat from kerbob
Reply to  Eric Worrall
September 21, 2021 8:41 pm

Biden can’t make money in England
Needs corruption and kleptocracy

Shoki Kaneda
September 21, 2021 11:01 am

US, UK, Canada and New Zealand are led by idiots. Is there any hope in Australia?

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  Shoki Kaneda
September 21, 2021 11:58 am

Yes, of course. We have our very own, home-grown idiots!

Bruce Cobb
September 21, 2021 11:06 am

He’s been taking lessons from Scoldilocks.

Mike Lowe
Reply to  Bruce Cobb
September 21, 2021 1:35 pm

……and Carrie!

ResourceGuy
September 21, 2021 11:24 am

Maybe they like what you have and want more….

India’s Oil Imports Jump To Four-Month High In August (yahoo.com)

Sara
September 21, 2021 11:39 am

Is he feeling insecure these days?

There’s an article online that Vlad Putin is limiting his nat gas sales to Europe now. What effect will that have on the UK, if any?

If early cold waves and snow much earlier than usual in the highlands of Any Place aren’t hints that something is changing, possibly a lot even on a short-term basis, what will it take to prod the people who are “in charge” out of their complacency? What does it take to snap these people who are that blind to reality out of their complacency?

No wonder space aliens won’t land here any more.

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griff
Reply to  Sara
September 21, 2021 11:51 am

Vert little. UK only gets 7% of gas from Russia. Seems like negotiations are on with Norway for more?

Sara
Reply to  griff
September 21, 2021 7:01 pm

Doesn’t matter, griff: if it is priced to be unaffordable, THAT is what counts.

griff
Reply to  Sara
September 22, 2021 1:05 am

I’m not arguing it is affordable. Clearly it isn’t.

But we don’t have a shortage, nor is the price down to a change to renewables.

Rob
Reply to  Sara
September 21, 2021 6:23 pm

Already this year gas prices have jumped by more than 100%. Two natural gas-fed fertilizer plants have shut down because of this and at one stroke killed 60% of the UK CO2 supply, meaning that food processing is in danger (and beer supplies).

It is the big news of the week in the UK.

Tom
September 21, 2021 11:42 am

Since the means to stop putting CO2 into the atmosphere are not at hand, it is expedient for some to claim that political resistance is the reason more progress is not being made. You simply blame others for your not being able to do what you could never do in the first place. It’s shameful.

markl
September 21, 2021 11:52 am

Once the AGW lies and deception catch up with the MSM there won’t be anyplace for the useful idiots and alarmists to hide.

philincalifornia
Reply to  markl
September 21, 2021 1:00 pm

I doubt that the msm will ever own up to it. They’ll move on and have a 30-year planned rearguard action. Hopefully they won’t exist for that long, and humans will get actual news from credible sources, like this one.

It’s truly amazing to see all these people, some really hot and bothered, some actually frightened, and some actually thinking they’re doing something about ….. about …. about something that doesn’t even exist.

dmanfred
September 21, 2021 12:00 pm

I have a vague memory that at one time I thought this guy was OK. I can’t for the life of me remember why.

Peta of Newark
September 21, 2021 12:12 pm

Quote:“just more evidence that renewables are unfit for purpose”

Ditto for the people who believe that they are

Duane
September 21, 2021 12:45 pm

It’s easy to talk the talk, much harder to walk the walk, when walking involved going over the edge of a very high cliff.

It’s popular for politicians to be “for” climate change as a policy, but as Brits and Germans have learned this year, renewables are not the answer to our energy needs any time soon, if ever. The one technology that actually does reduce carbon emissions is the one they hate the most – nuclear.

So in the meantime they console themselves by lying … such as the media posts this morning claiming foolishly that extreme heat kills more people today than extreme cold. They just throw it out there and hopes nobody notices that it’s utter bullshit.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Duane
September 21, 2021 2:38 pm

the media posts this morning claiming foolishly that extreme heat kills more people today than extreme cold.

More than 5 years ago The Lancet ran an international study comprising 100s of thousands of subjects showing that the cold kills 20 times more people than the heat. Furthermore and even more surprising, these deaths weren’t recorded during extremes of temperature, a counterintuitive finding. People seem to protect themselves from extremes.

Duane
Reply to  Rory Forbes
September 21, 2021 6:59 pm

You don’t even need to be a scientific expert to figure that one out. Hypothermia has always been a major cause of human mortality, since we humans don’t come equipped with heavy fur or thick layers of blubber. We evolved as warm weather savannah creatures in Africa.

Humans don’t need to be in an air conditioned room to survive high atmospheric temps – just find a piece of shade and be sure to hydrate yourself, and use a fan if necessary (including a hand held fan – I am old enough to remember when the pews in church in summer were stocked with circular cardboard fans).

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Duane
September 21, 2021 9:33 pm

You don’t even need to be a scientific expert to figure that one out

And yet time and time again, whenever temperatures edge above 100 F, people listen to the government and the media telling us we’re all going to die … because, you know … science. No one seems to mention that most of the world’s population, living in the colder zones, yearn for a vacation in the Tropics if they can afford it.

Having suffered from life threatening hypothermia once and frostbite several times, I can tell you hot is best. The pain from thawing extremities is excruciating. I’ve never lived with air conditioning in my life.

griff
Reply to  Rory Forbes
September 22, 2021 1:04 am

But the cold isn’t increasing: heat wave events are.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  griff
September 22, 2021 11:18 am

No, actually they are not increasing. Heating events were more common in early to mid 20th century. The planet has been cooling steadily for at least 10,000 years. The present tiny spike in warming since the coldest period in 10,000 years (LIA) is merely a temporary spike.

Rud Istvan
September 21, 2021 12:49 pm

BoJo is an example of the truth of the adage ‘You can’t fix stupid.’

Burgher King
Reply to  Rud Istvan
September 21, 2021 1:51 pm

We used to be able to fix stupid by voting it out of office. That doesn’t work anymore. The stupid politicians have become very smart about how to steal an election and get away with it.

September 21, 2021 1:03 pm

Great Britain and Australia have the same irrational objectives – Kill Coal, Destroy any remaining coal-fired power stations, and then complain about rolling blackouts when so-called “renewables” fail to provide stable power. Oh and then mandate the move to Electric cars which then cannot get recharged in the blackouts! I guess the Future of EVs is just like that YouTube video of the Tesla driver wanting gasoline for his trunk mounted Honda generator:

https://video.search.yahoo.com/search/video?fr=jnazafzv&ei=UTF-8&p=Tesla+video+needing+gasoline&type=E111US0G0#id=1&vid=bb08fa32ffa06e78fe297fd92a288561&action=click

griff
Reply to  SZ939
September 21, 2021 1:32 pm

Rational if climate science is right and we need to (rapidly) reduce CO2.

The transition to ‘net zero’ is over 29 years.

The UK is already essentially operating without coal (2% of power last 2 years).

Reply to  griff
September 21, 2021 1:59 pm

Why should we reduce CO2, even rapidly ?
There will be no consequeces despite a lot of costs and quality of life.
Since when “climate science” (the one you feel represented of) is rational ?

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Right-Handed Shark
Reply to  griff
September 21, 2021 2:17 pm

“IF”

griff
Reply to  Right-Handed Shark
September 22, 2021 1:03 am

Yes ‘if’

you are familiar with the use of the conditional clause in basic logic?

given a proven impact on climate and then human infrastructure from that climate change caused by CO2, it is rational to reduce CO2.

There is scientific observation and measurement indicating climate change from human CO2 and damaging weather events can be ascribed to that change with high probability.

So for anyone accepting the science, it is rational to repower to reduce CO2.

I’m not asking you to accept that, just work through the thought experiment.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  griff
September 21, 2021 2:42 pm

The UK is already essentially operating without coal (2% of power last 2 years).

Proving that the UK has been governed by fools for years. Reducing CO2 makes no more sense than reducing oxygen.

Rusty
Reply to  griff
September 22, 2021 5:48 am

Now try and get rid of natural gas which is providing 50% of electrical power. Now do the same for domestic heating, hot water and cooking. Now do the same for industry and commerce.

Total electrification is an impossible dream in the UK.

TonyG
Reply to  griff
September 22, 2021 8:54 am

Reduce CO2 to what level griff?

Mike Lowe
Reply to  SZ939
September 21, 2021 1:44 pm

“Run it for 5 minutes to get him to a gas station!” The mentality of a Tesla driver!

Joe Gordon
September 21, 2021 1:14 pm

Who knew the UK would ultimately fall because of a mid-life crisis? Too bad he didn’t get a Ferrari Spider instead.

ResourceGuy
September 21, 2021 1:35 pm

Someday students in schools will ask why they need to study the Hundred Years Climate Wars when they were a wasted period for generations and real science. Their teachers will explain its part of the curriculum and that era was important in the decline of the Western nations before Mandarin became the dominant language and the U.S. degenerated into a banana republic with numerous debt defaults.

Mac
September 21, 2021 3:18 pm

Speaking of wind droughts, I was in Tracy Calif and had an office in Pleasanton until 2012. There is a mountainous area between Tracy and Livermore called the Altamont Pass. It was littered with windmills; fairly old. I used to ride my bike through the area in the east side of the pass and observed the windmills numerous times. At any one time perhaps 20-25% were still even with good wind. One Christmas time the was approx a two week wind drought and of course none were operable. I think they are at the end of their service life.

griff
Reply to  Mac
September 22, 2021 1:00 am

Altamont was the single worst place on the planet to put wind turbines as far as birds are concerned and the 1980s designs of small turbines with latticed towers didn’t help.

Thankfully we don’t put turbines in places like that any more, nor use those incredibly old and inefficient designs.

so when you quote bird deaths from turbines, if the data is based on Altamont, reject it: it isn’t valid anywhere else for any modern turbine design.

Mariner
September 21, 2021 3:29 pm

The only thing that Johnson got correct was that “History will judge them”

Carlo, Monte
September 21, 2021 3:46 pm
Olen
September 21, 2021 3:51 pm

Out on a limb, over a cliff, that cannot support their weight. The problem is they brought the public with them.

observa
September 21, 2021 7:06 pm

Not to worry BoJo as China has nabbed all the low hanging fruit with coal fired power stations and now offers a sop to COP26 to keep you climate changers happy-
China announces it will stop building foreign coal-fired power stations (msn.com)
Mind you they’re saying nothing about continuing their coal fired power station rollout domestically chumps but no doubt the usual suspects and Gretaheads will all wax lyrical over this measly morsel thrown their way.

griff
Reply to  observa
September 22, 2021 12:57 am

I think they had to say that: so many coal plant schemes are being cancelled.

I can’t tell what China will do at home: futile to try to predict.

Mariner
September 21, 2021 7:07 pm

Boris Johnson rebukes world leaders on climate change and warns history will judge them

History will judge them – and it won’t be pretty. Why destroy a perfectly good civilization.

John Sandhofner
September 21, 2021 7:57 pm

“No economically plausible battery could keep the lights on for days on end.” Will the environmentalists ever wake up to the reality that their wind/solar dreams will never work? Until battery technology greatly improves, and I mean GREATLY, it is not happening. Even then we will need a great increase in wind and solar capacity to have enough extra energy to store in the batteries. This will never happen and we are wasting billions of dollars chasing a fool’s dream.

griff
Reply to  John Sandhofner
September 22, 2021 12:56 am

But the great increase in wind and solar is already happening in many countries – e.g UK and Germany. For example by 2030 UK will have added 3 times its current offshore wind: and I say that because that capacity is already building, approved or in the planning process.

and those countries are additionally connecting their grids, so there is a wider area to draw renewable power from, including hydro rich Norway. Long distance connections to areas with more solar or wind capacity are on the cards.

Plus it isn’t only batteries – UK is sharply increasing its pumped hydro, smart car charging will act as a collective battery, there’s a demand response industry, a multitude of small additional power sources from anaerobic digestors to small hydro to tidal turbines.

Dave Andrews
Reply to  griff
September 23, 2021 8:27 am

UK is sharply increasing its pumped hydro

You’re assuming that Scotland’s Coire Glas proposed 1500MW project at a cost of over £1 billion will actually be built. How are they doing with raising the finance?

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Herbert
September 21, 2021 8:54 pm

The news reports today of President Biden’s address to the UN state the US is doubling its contribution to the Green Fund to $11 billion, out to 2024.
I am unsure whether this is a one off contribution or an annual figure.
I am also not clear how much the UK is promising but $100 billion a year for the Green Fund looks entirely out of reach.
Further, President Imran Khan of Pakistan was quoted in April asking for “at least $400 billion a year” from the 28 developed countries for the 165 developing countries.
And one of the developed countries,Turkey, has still not signed up for the Paris Accord.
It wants to be removed from the Annex 1 group of nations.
The Green Fund is the very definition of a hopeless case.

ATheoK
September 21, 2021 10:00 pm

When the alleged leader beats a dead horse that he knows it is dead…

It’s all a political ploy coupled with putting blinders on the missus.

To BoJo, it’s a wonderful no-win/no-win situation giving him a perfect grandstand performance opportunity without BoJo having to publicly bankrupt the UK, today or this week.

Patrick MJD
September 22, 2021 1:29 am

It’s not BoJo running the show in the UK. It’s his eco-nutter, Marxist wife.

Gunga Din
September 22, 2021 4:18 pm

Long past time we “defund the COPs”. 😎

Ed Fox
September 22, 2021 5:56 pm

Politicians routinely make promises they have no intention of keeping. That is why they become politicians. The ability to lie without conscience. The better you are at it, the further you will go.

A political promise is meaningless.

Mark BLR
Reply to  Ed Fox
September 23, 2021 7:02 am

Politicians routinely make promises they have no intention of keeping.

“The key to a successful political career is sincerity …
… if you can fake that you’ve got it made !” — Original source unknown

“Always be sincere, whether you mean it or not.” — Michael Flanders

Alan the Brit
October 5, 2021 7:40 am

From what I have just read, he’s admitted his objective is to destroy the UK economy permanently, & destroy the once beautiful British landscape by covering it with useless windmills & solar arrays!!! Good Lord, please give us a sign that there is a politician with some common sense!!! (Oh that’s a contradiction in terms). How about an honest politician instead!!! (Oh, that’s also a contradiction in terms)!!!

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