Get Ready for the 100 Year Long Climate “Emergency”

From the MANHATTAN CONTRARIAN

Francis Menton

On March 13, 2020, then President Trump declared a “national emergency” due to the newly-arising outbreak of the Covid-19 virus. Three days later, on March 16, Trump set forth a program of “15 Days to Slow the Spread.” The program included strong recommendations for anyone who felt sick, or had tested positive for the disease, to stay at home during the two-week emergency window.

Here we are now some two years and four months later. The supposed Covid-19 15 day “emergency” has been repeatedly extended, first by Trump through the last ten months of his term, and then for the additional 18 months since January 2021 by President Biden. It’s been two-plus long years of lockdowns, work from home, business closures, school closures, mask mandates, vaccine mandates, and on and on, with little to no evidence that any of it ever did any good.

On Monday July 18 (2022) President Biden extended the Covid-19 “emergency” for yet another 90 days to mid-October. You might think that the whole concept of an “emergency” has lost all meaning if it can somehow persist for more than two and a half years, well past the point where normal people have stopped paying any attention to it whatsoever. “Emergency” used to mean something immediate, like a hurricane or a tornado wrecking a town, or someone having a heart attack, or a shooter actively firing. By any reasonable view of the word “emergency,” things connected with Covid-19 that might have fallen under that term ended months if not years ago. But for a bureaucracy, what the term “emergency” means is the opportunity to issue orders that you could not otherwise issue, and pass out money that you could not otherwise pass out. Now that you have gotten a taste of the heady drug of “emergency” powers, why would you ever give them up if you could avoid it? Years later, it’s still an “emergency” if the bureaucrats want it to be. Or at least, that’s their view.

Which brings us to the so-called “climate emergency.” Since the Supreme Court’s decision in West Virginia v. EPA on June 30, the bureaucracies in the “climate” space, together with all the environmental activists, have been thrown into a tizzy. The Supreme Court just declared that the bureaucracies have no power to fundamentally transform the use of energy in the economy without a clear direction from Congress, which on the climate issue cannot be found in existing statutes. And it has become clear that no further such statutory direction is likely to emerge from Congress before the mid-term elections in November. After November, changes in the make-up of Congress will probably make further such legislation even less likely, if not completely off the table for years if not decades. So what is a self-respecting climate alarmist to do?

To those over there on the left, the answer seems obvious: Demand declaration of a “climate emergency.” With that declaration, the statutory gap could perhaps be filled by another whole category of laws providing special powers in the event of a declaration of “emergency.” The calls for President Biden to make such a declaration have been everywhere since the Supreme Court’s decision at the end of June. In the politician category, a collection of Democratic Senators (Edward Markey and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Cory Booker of New Jersey, Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island, Brian Schatz of Hawaii, Martin Heinrich of New Mexico, Alex Padilla of California, Jeff Merkley of Oregon and Bernie Sanders of Vermont) sent a strong letter to Biden on July 20 making the demand:

Declaring the climate crisis a national emergency under the NEA would unlock powers to rebuild a better economy with significant, concrete actions. . . . Under the NEA, you could redirect spending to build out renewable energy systems on military bases, implement large-scale clean transportation solutions and finance distributed energy projects to boost climate resiliency. All of these actions would employ Americans in new and emerging industries while securing American leadership in global markets.

Environmental groups were out even ahead of the Senators with the same demand. Here is Greenpeace on July 8:

Congress and the Courts are failing to protect our communities from the climate crisis and it’s time for President Biden to be the leader we need. By declaring a climate emergency, President Biden unlocks an expanded set of powers under the National Emergencies Act and other federal laws.

There are many, many more examples of the same demand from all the usual suspects.

Indeed, there was lots of talk that Biden was going to make the big declaration on Wednesday, when he went to Massachusetts to give a speech at a closed coal-fired power plant. He somehow stopped just short of the formal “emergency” declaration, but took the occasion to emit the usual clichés about the impending climate apocalypse, including liberal use of the term “emergency” itself. Excerpt:

“Climate change is literally an existential threat to our nation and to the world,” Mr. Biden said. . . . “This is an emergency, an emergency, and I will look at it that way.”

It’s entirely possible that the climate “emergency” declaration could issue literally any day now.

What would declaration of an “emergency” mean? The idea is that there are plenty of existing statutes out there granting the Executive powers of various sorts in the event of such an “emergency,” provided that there had been a formal declaration of it. Thus arguably there would be a way around the lack of clear statutory authority that sank the EPA’s power plant regulations in the West Virginia case. The Nation on July 21 gives a rundown of some of the powers that the Executive could purport to exercise in the event of such a declaration with respect to the climate:

[S]uch a declaration would enable the Biden administration to access funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities program for combating the impacts of heat waves, extreme weather events, and natural disasters and could enable faster implementation of critical mitigation strategies. An official climate emergency announcement could also allow the Biden administration to curtail crude oil exports and stop offshore drilling through laws and exemptions related to national security and energy development. The Biden administration could access financial support for clean energy infrastructure through FEMA and the Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, and it could cut energy costs for families by supporting domestic offshore wind projects, helping to facilitate an affordable clean energy transition.

Here’s the problem. There is no sense in which the climate is an “emergency” within the ordinary meaning of that word in the English language. Predictions by climate models of a few degrees of temperature rise over the next century are the opposite of an “emergency.” Indeed, the statutes granting various “emergency” powers to the Executive all deal with the question of time periods too short to give the Congress time to enact legislation appropriate to the situation at hand. That circumstance is the opposite of what we have with the climate.

But if you are on the left, or a climate activist, this situation is just too important to wait for Congressional action that may never come. An “emergency” must be declared, to last for — how long? A hundred years? During which time, the bureaucrats can issue whatever orders they want, and spend whatever funds they want, all in the name of saving the planet. None of which will or can have any effect on the 85% (and growing) of world carbon emissions that come from outside the U.S. and which the U.S. government cannot affect in any way.

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Tom Halla
July 26, 2022 6:13 am

I really think this is trying to do something, anything, before losing power, largely because of the economic disruption caused by the enviros earlier actions. Doubling down on failure.

John Garrett
July 26, 2022 6:23 am

(AP) EU reaches deal to ration [natural] gas amid Russian cut-off fears
https://apnews.com/article/russia-europe-natural-gas-31a7bda2e8498859ef46557d7103eddb

Surrr
Reply to  John Garrett
July 26, 2022 4:43 pm

So what happen if gas supplies run out completely in the EU this winter and a nightmare scenario of 1000s freezing to death, who will be held accountable? Class action to sue the EU for manslaughter? Power supply must be guaranteed by our governments, if it stops because of goverment mandated climate change policies this climate alarmisim is teetering on criminal negligence.

John Bell
July 26, 2022 6:25 am
Frank from NoVA
Reply to  John Bell
July 26, 2022 8:17 am

Good article. However, one ‘nit’, if I may:

“And because we’re so dumb, it may be necessary ‘to put democracy on hold for a while’. Democracy is the main barrier to effective climate-change measures, leading greens claim.”

I live in a constitutional republic that was never intended to be a ‘democracy’, but to limit the powers of government, which is really the ONLY barrier to ‘effective’, i.e., tyrannical climate-change measures.

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  Frank from NoVA
July 26, 2022 8:22 am

Watermelons want a technocratic dictatorship (their definition of ‘democracy’).

Drake
Reply to  Carlo, Monte
July 26, 2022 9:20 am

And TRUMP! has a plan to clean house of the “technocratic dictatorship” in a second term as president.

https://www.axios.com/2022/07/22/trump-2025-radical-plan-second-term

Long article but thorough.

Only thing missing fro the plan is relocating federal criminal and civil trials out of DC so that the juries are not 96% democrat voters.

PCman999
Reply to  Drake
July 26, 2022 2:37 pm

That should have been Job no. 1 the first day of his first term: drain the swamp and clear out the bottom feeders!

MarkW
Reply to  PCman999
July 26, 2022 5:32 pm

The problem is that by law, the president only has hiring and firing power over the top couple of layers of the swamp.
The bottom feeders are beyond his reach.
To change that law, you would have to get congress to agree, and with the power the unions have over the Democrats and many Republicans, that’s not going to happen any time soon.

Frank from NoVA
Reply to  MarkW
July 27, 2022 9:26 am

‘To change that law, you would have to get congress to agree, and with the power the unions have over the Democrats and many Republicans, that’s not going to happen any time soon.’

All true, of course. But implementing ‘Schedule F’ by executive order would at minimum bring the problem into public view and then very quickly into the courts. And if it gets fast-tracked to SCOTUS, even they might have to acknowledge that under the Constitution there are only three, not four, branches of the Federal government. In going from ‘Lochner’ to ‘Carolene Products’, the Court said it wanted to give deference to the People’s ability to effect change through the electoral process. Ironically for the progressives, bringing an unelected bureaucracy to heel under an elected Executive would meet this objective.

Retired_Engineer_Jim
Reply to  Carlo, Monte
July 27, 2022 10:01 am

And their definition of technocrats – those who agree with them.

fretslider
July 26, 2022 6:25 am

This is [not] a test.

“The supposed Covid-19 15 day “emergency” has been repeatedly extended, first by Trump through the last ten months of his term, and then for the additional 18 months since January 2021 by President Biden. It’s been two-plus long years of lockdowns, work from home, business closures, school closures, mask mandates, vaccine mandates, and on and on, with little to no evidence that any of it ever did any good.”

The media (and big tech) in the UK was ultra hardline pro lockdown to the extent that any dissenting voices were silenced and smeared – no matter how eminent.

“Ditching England’s Covid restrictions is a dangerous experiment

By rushing to lift lockdown rules before more people are vaccinated, the government is gambling with too many lives”

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/jul/07/ditching-england-covid-restrictions-dangerous-mass-experiment

But it gets worse

“England’s lifting of Covid lockdowns is a danger to the entire world, experts warn”

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/07/16/englands-lifting-of-covid-lockdowns-a-danger-to-whole-world-experts.html

And now after they’ve all been proven wrong? They sing a very different tune.

“Evidence grows of lockdown harm to the young. But we act as if nothing happened

The trouble was, he said, they were immature: he was having to treat them more like 16-year-olds than the 18- and 19-year-olds they were.

And the reason was obvious. They had missed a key stage of development – the spurt of maturity that comes in sixth form. Instead of socialising with their peers, they had been often shut up at home.”

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/jul/10/evidence-grows-lockdown-harm-to-young-but-we-act-as-if-nothing-happened

Imagine what the media and its academic talking heads have done for younger children.

Lockdown was a total disaster – they demanded it, they got it and now they whinge that “we act as if nothing had happened.”

It did and the damage done is on them.

Scissor
Reply to  fretslider
July 26, 2022 6:28 am

The damage will continue until morale improves.

fretslider
Reply to  Scissor
July 26, 2022 6:35 am

Climate anxiety is their ticket to ever more patients…

Mark BLR
Reply to  Scissor
July 26, 2022 9:18 am

The damage will continue until morale improves.

The hysterical fear-mongering will continue until the percentage of “da yoof” worried about the future … both theirs and “the planet’s” … falls to zero in the (completely unbiased and neutrally worded) opinion polls.

Smart Rock
Reply to  fretslider
July 26, 2022 7:32 am

Having seen the kinds of over-the top behaviour by folk who look on the outside like normal people, it’s reasonable to assume that there are two-year-old children who have never seen a human face without a mask. I hope that it’s a really small number, but you have to wonder what that will do to their development in later life.

Plus, never having been allowed to interact with other two-year-olds, and never being outside their home.

Plenty of fodder for future psychiatrists.

fretslider
Reply to  Smart Rock
July 26, 2022 7:49 am

Plenty of fodder for future psychiatrists.”

Schools, the BBC and media etc will make it so.

IPCRESS – ‘Induction of Psycho-Neuroses by Conditioned Reflex under Stress’.

It works.

Randle Dewees
Reply to  Smart Rock
July 26, 2022 7:55 am

There is fellow in my desert “neighborhood” that on a daily basis rides a bike around, always with a mask on. This is out in the Mojave Desert on sparsely used roads where you might see a few bike riders go by in a day. Prior to Covid he seemed a typical liberal idiot, but with Covid he found new energy to express his servitude to the State.

I used to chat with him once in a while, sometimes getting the Denier label thrown at me. Now if we meet I can’t help but question his mask wearing. He laughs it off but never engages on why. I’m convinced he is wearing his obedience to the State on his sleeve, so to speak.

Old Man Winter
Reply to  Randle Dewees
July 26, 2022 8:20 am

Masks can help people with allergies/asthma so they may have kept wearing them. He’s one of the sheeple gender.
Baaa!/Baaa!Baaa!

Drake
Reply to  fretslider
July 26, 2022 9:24 am

Notice though that there is no lockdown of promiscuous homosexual men to stop the spread of monkeypox.

They will eventfully lock down EVERYONE due to the promiscuous nature of man on man sexuality spreading the disease.

Homosexuals are a specific protected class so they must be supported in their promiscuous behavior.

That plan worked very well with HIV/AIDS.

Mr.
Reply to  Drake
July 26, 2022 10:54 am

HIV / AIDS is what Fauci used to set up his bureaucracy – big pharma “syndicate”.

Graemethecat
Reply to  fretslider
July 27, 2022 2:19 am

The Guardian is shameless Marxist trash. Wrong about everything, all the time.

starzmom
July 26, 2022 6:30 am

“renewable energy systems on military bases”? You mean something like windmills on firing ranges and impact areas or solar panels on drop zones and runways? Yeah, that is the ticket, all right. Anything to improve our military preparedness.

griff
Reply to  starzmom
July 26, 2022 7:28 am

solar power on US airforce bases is saving millions of dollars each year and combined with other measures making them grid independent…

Gregory Woods
Reply to  griff
July 26, 2022 8:11 am

Are you bat-shit crazy? Or just plain stupid?

MarkW
Reply to  Gregory Woods
July 26, 2022 11:06 am

Embrace the power of “and”.

Ben Vorlich
Reply to  griff
July 26, 2022 8:13 am

The only way they’ll ever be grid independent is to fly in a couple their Nuclear Submarine reactors. Places like RAF Alconbury (52.4’N) and RAF Lakenheath(52.46N) aren’t going to provide a lot of solar in winter. For the next week the maximum wind speed is 3.58m/s which is marginally higher than the cut-in speed of 3m/s for most turbines. Flying in reactors would probably have a lower “Carbon Footprint” than flying in some of Mr Musk’s lovely batteries

Davidf
Reply to  Ben Vorlich
July 26, 2022 3:01 pm

Certainly less than shipping in the North American wood chips – by several orders of magnitude.

Frank from NoVA
Reply to  griff
July 26, 2022 8:24 am

I’d like to see the economics, batteries included, please. In the meantime, I’ll rationally assume they should just stay connected to the grid, while procuring and maintaining sufficient diesel generator back-up capacity, if they haven’t done so already, for any grid outages.

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LdB
Reply to  Frank from NoVA
July 26, 2022 7:33 pm

It’s a military base who cares about the economics that is secondary to it’s function 🙂

CD in Wisconsin
Reply to  griff
July 26, 2022 9:10 am

Where is your link to the evidence? In the absence of evidence (which is a constant problem with you) Griff, you seem to have a persistent need to lie and make things up out of thin air every time you come here.

My suggestion to you is to seek out a psychologist or other professional help and find out why you have the persistent need to do this. I imagine a lot of us are getting really tired of it by now. Taunting and harassment?

Retired_Engineer_Jim
Reply to  CD in Wisconsin
July 27, 2022 10:07 am

Yes, Griff, where is the objective evidence?

Old Man Winter
Reply to  griff
July 26, 2022 9:15 am

Last winter, sunny AF bases in TX saved them even more money!

snowsolr.jpg
Old Man Winter
Reply to  griff
July 26, 2022 9:18 am

Not to be outdone by solar on TX AF bases, windpower rocked!

windheli.jpg
Drake
Reply to  griff
July 26, 2022 9:29 am

I worked out of fire stations that had solar panels. I really liked them. They provided covered parking, thus shade in the sunny Las Vegas desert.

Power output, not so much. Of course the building was connected to the grid so the fire station could function.

JoHo
Reply to  griff
July 26, 2022 10:53 am

I believe your ‘cry’ is the planet is warming(?) through Climate Change. I believe, in the UK the majority of solar panels, during that last ‘warm spell’ either tripped, closed down and, for those that did continue to function, did so with a huge loss in efficiency. Great!!!

Ben Vorlich
Reply to  JoHo
July 27, 2022 9:43 am

According to Gridwatch the UK Grid was getting power from Solar between 17th and 18th July at all sorts of odd times when the sun wasn’t shining. Not much but not zero. For example
2022-07-18 23:00:48
2022-07-18 01:30:41
Before settling back down.
At the time of the Heatripple there was zero output from Solar on the live every 5 minute reporting for about 36 hours

MarkW
Reply to  griff
July 26, 2022 11:05 am

And once again little griff just makes it up when he has no actual data.

Birdynumnum
Reply to  MarkW
July 26, 2022 2:19 pm

Its called Griffiti

mikee
Reply to  MarkW
July 26, 2022 8:11 pm

Griff is one of Goebbels anointed propaganda storm troopers.

LdB
Reply to  griff
July 26, 2022 7:32 pm

ROFL because an enemy would never think to attack a power source for a base and it makes the base ever so hard to spot from satellite.

Solar panels the new Griff designed stealth camo 🙂

John the Econ
July 26, 2022 6:31 am

One moment, Progressives are screaming “Save our democracy!”, and literally the next they are screaming that we need a climate dictatorship.

John Bell
Reply to  John the Econ
July 26, 2022 7:43 am

John, to them, “democracy” means a dictatorship with THEM in control. And each one thinks that he will be a high general in the new world order after the great reset.

Derg
Reply to  John the Econ
July 26, 2022 7:45 am

It worked for Covid…why not.

I have friends who thought all along government was telling denizens that all the gene therapy shot would do for them is lessen their symptoms and prevent them from dying. Propaganda works!

Reply to  John the Econ
July 26, 2022 9:35 am

I guarantee you that, to the leftists, people voting for someone not them is a “threat to our democracy”. That is a phrase, and forms of it, has been used, a lot by both the media and politicians. Example. People making unapproved choices is a “danger to our democracy”. Never you mind that limiting what political choice a person is allowed is the exact opposite of democracy. These people will remove elections, cede power to the ultra-corrupt UN bureaucrats, and then turn around and tell you that this is to protect democracy in the same speech.

Meanwhile, the people who worship the democrat party will literally believe that they are preserving democracy by outlawing it. (I don’t which party are leftist in other countries, but the people who worship those parties will do the same thing.) The media, most of which worships the democrat party, will also gaslight us and tell us that demanding elections is a threat to democracy.

Little by little, they are winning. If a so-called “climate emergency” was declared now, people would rise up. But they have already whittled down many rights due to the COVID “emergency”, rights we will never get back. And they saw how far they could push before they had to back down. They learned a lesson. The next fake emergency will push harder and it will be at a time when people forgot how bad the last fake emergency was. That will only require a year or two after the fake COVID emergency dies.

AndyHce
Reply to  Wade
July 26, 2022 2:11 pm

This is quite incorrect. Democracy is anything the majority decide to impose.

This is why a government of limited powers was created. It is why, prior to FDR and WWII, it was explicitly taught in the public schools and during military basic training, that Democracy is an evil form of government. Indoctrination has assured that few people still remember this.

Retired_Engineer_Jim
Reply to  Wade
July 27, 2022 10:11 am

There is some hope. LA County is getting close to the limit of positive tests / hospitalizations / deaths due to Covid that they would have to re-instate the indoor mask rules. The public is pushing back. Some politicians are pushing back. We’ll see what happens by the end of the week.

MarkW
Reply to  John the Econ
July 26, 2022 11:08 am

According to every Progressive that I have ever talked to, it’s only Democracy when they are winning. So for them, there is no dichotomy between “saving democracy” and a “climate dictatorship”.

Kevin R.
Reply to  John the Econ
July 26, 2022 12:50 pm

“Our democracy” uses the word “Our” in the royal sense.

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fretslider
July 26, 2022 6:32 am

“But if you are on the left” Postmodern?

The left of the 1930s to the 1980s were what you might call the traditional left, not to be confused with what people call the left today – that’s more than just far left with its paedophilia, race hatred, wokery and gender freakery

I can identify with the Labour party as my parents did, but before it abandoned the working class calling us racist, xenophobic, homophobic, transphobic, islamophobic etc etc etc – oh and privileged because we have a pale skin. I believe the American Democrat party has similar ideas about importing more reliable voters. Ones that have yet to be disappointed.

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Frank from NoVA
Reply to  fretslider
July 26, 2022 8:55 am

Postmodern?

PoMo, indeed! Invented in Germany (where else?) and ‘perfected’ in US universities, PoMo is the rejection of Reason and Logic, i.e., Western Civilization. Initially, PoMo allowed Marxist academics to ignore that their preferred political-economic solution had not only come off the economic rails, but had resulted in 100m+ murders. As stated, above, it has since morphed from class warfare to race and gender warfare.

Retired_Engineer_Jim
Reply to  fretslider
July 27, 2022 10:13 am

And yet we are seeing reports that the “traditional Democrats” (blacks and Hispanics) are defecting to the Republican Party. This is amazing, and it is amazing that it is being reported.

Gordon A. Dressler
July 26, 2022 7:00 am

Meanwhile, in September 2021, the Centers for Disease Control changed their definition of “vaccine” from:
“a product that stimulates a person’s immune system to produce immunity to a specific disease, protecting the person from that disease”
to:
“a preparation that is used to stimulate the body’s immune response against diseases”.
— source: https://www.verifythis.com/article/news/verify/coronavirus-verify/cdc-changed-vaccine-definition-more-transparent/536-03ce7891-2604-4090-b548-b1618d286834
(note date of Sept 2021 for definition change is found in the accompanying linked video)

When questioned about this redefinition, the CDC nonchalantly hand-waved it away by saying, well, the vaccine was never meant to be 100% effective because that is impossible for any drug. Huh?

Hmmm . . . I, as many others, received vaccines against smallpox and polio some 40-60 years ago and never since worried about having lasting immunity to either of these diseases. On top of that, we were not cautioned that we would need frequent “boosters” to maintain immunity against these two diseases. Those vaccines have, in fact, worked out quite well for hundreds of millions of people just in the US . . . for billions of people around the world.

There are many other vaccines against other diseases that are “one-and-done”. The Internet never forgets.

No . . . there was a very specific reason related directly to claims about the COVID-19 “vaccine” being “safe and effective” that led directly to the CDC needing to redefine what a vaccine means, in order to maintain the ruse that recently developed “vaccines” are effective against COVID-19 and, more broadly, to save face.

“When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.’

’The question is,’ said Alice, ‘whether you can make words mean so many different things.’

’The question is,’ said Humpty Dumpty, ‘which is to be master — that’s all.”

(tip-of-the-hat to Clyde Spencer for quoting these passages in a comment on a different article . . . they are a perfect way to summarize my comment as to what has become of the CDC)

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fretslider
Reply to  Gordon A. Dressler
July 26, 2022 7:31 am

When the [postmodern] left chooses a word – racism, fascism etc etc – they completely dilute any meaning it had by simple overuse and ludicrous application.

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Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  Gordon A. Dressler
July 26, 2022 7:33 am

Boosters are recommended for those visiting countries where the disease still exists. Smallpox is not, because it no longer exists.

Many ‘vaccines’ are only partially effective, such as hepatitis ones. We still use them, and very effectively. The covid vaccines reduced hospitalisations per case by up to 90% in Australia. That’s a good ‘partial effectiveness’ in my book.

fretslider
Reply to  Zig Zag Wanderer
July 26, 2022 7:37 am

Small pox still exists – only not in Wuhan.

Ben Vorlich
Reply to  fretslider
July 27, 2022 10:15 am

The latest pandemic seems to be Monkeypox. But apparently, according to the web, those over about 50 have some immunity thanks to Smallpox vaccinations.
In case like this I think of Bridge Of Spies

Would it help?

Derg
Reply to  Zig Zag Wanderer
July 26, 2022 7:49 am

Sure it reduced hospitalization 😉

Maybe this version of Covid is not as lethal.

Remember they told us the gene therapy shot would prevent you from getting Covid and spreading it.

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  Derg
July 26, 2022 8:24 am

“90% effective” — the WHO clown.

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Deano
Reply to  Derg
July 26, 2022 11:42 pm

Does anybody remember biden repeatedly scolding us and saying that “this is a pandemic of the unvaccinated”.. repeatedly…

Derg
Reply to  Deano
July 27, 2022 3:08 am

Yep, they all were effn liars.

James Davidson
Reply to  Zig Zag Wanderer
July 26, 2022 8:58 am

The reality is we have NO IDEA how effective or lethal these gene therapies were/are because the data has been intentionally obscured and mischaracterized.

Please provide us with real data showing the true fatality numbers from these gene therapies. I can save you the time, though, because no such numbers exist, nor do actual data on efficacy. Non-existent and not by accident, either.

Do you actually believe the FDA requested 75 years to release Pfizer’s study information because of a manpower issue…???

Gordon A. Dressler
Reply to  James Davidson
July 26, 2022 9:13 am

While it is true that close-to-accurate numbers do not exist for morbidities directly attributed to receiving a COVID-19 inoculation (a major failing of the FDA-CDC-NIAID consortium, IMHO), there are good indications of such in the US VAERS database and the equivalent of such that exist in foreign countries.

The US VAERS database clearly indicates that mortality rates associated with receiving the COVID-19 “vaccinations” to date FAR EXCEED those associated with any previous vaccinations, on a percentage basis.

Reply to  Gordon A. Dressler
July 26, 2022 1:23 pm

And US all-cause mortality in 2021, with vaccines,
was about the same as in 2020, with no vaccines.

Gordon A. Dressler
Reply to  Richard Greene
July 27, 2022 8:28 am

“With nearly 500,000 more deaths than what was expected, the excess death rate for 2021 was three percentage points higher than in 2020, the first year of the pandemic. The overall death rate for 2021 was also 2% higher than 2020 and 19% higher than in 2019.
https://usafacts.org/articles/covid-excess-deaths-causes-2021/
(my underlining emphasis added)

You don’t provide a reference or link for your assertion, but I do for my rebuttal to you.

Last edited 21 days ago by Gordon A. Dressler
Reply to  Zig Zag Wanderer
July 26, 2022 1:21 pm

“The covid vaccines reduced hospitalisations per case by up to 90% in Australia. That’s a good ‘partial effectiveness’ in my book.”

YOU ARE LYING
With vaccine and virus disinformation.

The Covid virus has mutated into a coronavirus common cold
called Omicron, that is the primary infection in 2022.
Omicron rarely sends people to the hospital,
just like any common cold. It also has an infection
fatality rate similar to a common cold.
It is a common cold.

COVID vaccines were not safe and were not effective.
All cause deaths in the US did not decline in 2021, from 2020
Deaths with Covid increased substantially in 2021, compared with 2020
There were vaccines in 2021
There were no vaccines in 2020.

Here is an article on a related subject involving Australia

Australia: New South Wales Data Proves It’s a Pandemic of the Vaccinated – The Expose (expose-news.com)

TonyG
Reply to  Richard Greene
July 27, 2022 6:43 am

“The Covid virus has mutated into a coronavirus common cold”

And the masses remain terrified of getting even a sniffle. The panic-mongers did their job.

Gordon A. Dressler
Reply to  Richard Greene
July 27, 2022 8:39 am

“Omicron rarely sends people to the hospital,
just like any common cold.”

Really?

From the July 12, 2022 CNBC article titled Covid hospitalizations have doubled since May as omicron BA.5 sweeps U.S., but deaths remain low:
“The omicron BA.5 subvariant is more transmissible than previous versions of Covid, resulting in a wave of infections and increased hospitalizations”
https://www.cnbc.com/2022/07/12/covid-hospitalizations-have-doubled-since-may-as-omicron-bapoint5-sweeps-us-but-deaths-remain-low.html

oeman 50
Reply to  Gordon A. Dressler
July 26, 2022 9:00 am

Like the pending new definition of “recession.”

Gordon A. Dressler
Reply to  oeman 50
July 26, 2022 9:24 am

Certainly! Good point.

With actual average annual inflation at the average citizen level now running at 15-20% (nothwithstanding the Government’s most recent announcement that it is “only” 9.1%), and the Federal Reserve being impotent in managing the control of money in the face massive Governmental spending . . . something like $6 trillion committed since October 2020 . . . I’m predicting we’ll blow right through what was previously defined as a recession and head right into what was previously defined as a depression.

Retired_Engineer_Jim
Reply to  Gordon A. Dressler
July 27, 2022 10:19 am

The 9.1% figure excludes both food and fuel from the calculation. So your 15-20% may well be right. But how would we know?

Slowroll
Reply to  Gordon A. Dressler
July 26, 2022 10:01 am

Mimsy are the borogoves
the slithy toves did gyre and gymbal in the wabe
And the mom raths outgrabe

Beware the jabberwock my son…

The lefty mantra, and makes about as much sense.
Jabberwocky.

Brandon Galt
July 26, 2022 7:11 am

Considering that declaring an “emergency” allows the governments to impose extraordinary measures on the citizenry without consent, I do beleive that you are correct. We will be in some state of emergency for the foreseeable future.

The only true emergency that the world faces right now is a democratic society emergency.

hiskorr
Reply to  Brandon Galt
July 26, 2022 12:27 pm

During WWII there was the common announcement that something (rationing, price controls, shortages) was to be in effect “for the duration”. After a couple of years, a friend announced that she was sure that “the ‘duration’ is goin’ to outlast the War”. And it did!

TallDave
July 26, 2022 7:18 am

twenty years ago I naively assumed that by now they’d have noticed their predictions had been way off

instead they just changed the past, lied about the present, and made even crazier predictions about the future

at this point even a couple decades of cooling would be waved away

heck Hansen predicted something like five times as much warming as there’s been for his “business as usual” scenario that actually underestimated emissions growth thanks to China, but they all still claim he was remarkably accurate

Planck was right, it’s one funeral at a time

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Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  TallDave
July 26, 2022 7:36 am

I agree that it is incredible that sensible, educated people can literally shout “you’re denying the SCIENCE!” when not a single ‘scientific’ prediction of Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming has yet been correct.

Derg
Reply to  Zig Zag Wanderer
July 26, 2022 7:50 am

No kidding, it’s like the propaganda of “this is a pandemic of the unvaccinated.” 😉

griff
July 26, 2022 7:25 am

There certainly is a climate emergency….

China’s turn this week for a record heatwave…

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  griff
July 26, 2022 7:38 am

How do you sleep at night?

John Bell
Reply to  Carlo, Monte
July 26, 2022 7:46 am

Please, everyone just ignore griff, do not feed the trolls, if he gets no attention he goes hungry.

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  John Bell
July 26, 2022 8:20 am

Generally I don’t bother replying to grifffffff because (he/she) is a one-way poster, but there are times when an exception to the rule is required. And I’m fairly certain (they)’ll continue to post chicken-little yammerings regardless if I reply or not.

Derg
Reply to  Carlo, Monte
July 26, 2022 7:51 am

Maybe griff sleeps with Simon and they share a brain 🤔

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  Derg
July 26, 2022 8:16 am

Conservation of neurons—explains a lot.

Redge
Reply to  Derg
July 26, 2022 11:14 am

If Griff and Simon shared a brain they still wouldn’t have the reason power of a single amoeba

MarkW
Reply to  Carlo, Monte
July 26, 2022 11:14 am

By his feet, from the rafters.

fretslider
Reply to  griff
July 26, 2022 7:56 am

There certainly is a climate emergency….

In between your ears, griff.

Today Rain on and off, max temp a blistering 20C

We had two hot days last week – just the two, remember?

Surely you will admit that was not a heatwave, merely a couple of hot days…

a heat wave occurs when the daily maximum temperature of more than five consecutive days exceeds the average maximum temperature by 5 °C (9 °F)”

Better luck next time, eh!

Right-Handed Shark
Reply to  fretslider
July 26, 2022 10:46 am

The Met office redefined a heatwave to 3 days over 28ºC in London, lower temps in other regions so they can claim they are becoming more frequent. If ma nature won’t play ball, change the rules of the game.

Retired_Engineer_Jim
Reply to  Right-Handed Shark
July 27, 2022 10:22 am

So the Met Office has overruled the WMO definition? Well done. Presumptuous and arrogant, but well done nonetheless.

paul
Reply to  griff
July 26, 2022 9:22 am

better crawl under the sheets & cover up your head also

DaveS
Reply to  paul
July 26, 2022 9:37 am

I suggest a tin-foil cap, in case there are any satellites about to fall back to Earth.

MarkW
Reply to  griff
July 26, 2022 11:14 am

In griff’s world, there were no record heat waves prior to the evil gas being introduced to the world in 1850.

Kevin R.
Reply to  griff
July 26, 2022 12:51 pm

It is summer.

pigs_in_space
Reply to  griff
July 26, 2022 5:03 pm

You Wanker!
China is a big country with no such thing as “climate”.
I have been to every major city in China.

In Winter in the north it’s typically anything from -10>-30, say in Afshan or Harbin…
In the south by the sea, say in Macau in January it’s a balmy 20C, while in Kunming…yep you ever heard of it, the city of eternal spring??

“Kunming is as awesome as it sounds.
A city in CHINA with little/no pollution, mega chill vibes, and because it’s neither too hot in summer or too cold in winter, there are always flowers…”

So which part of PRC are you actually lying about?
The cooler north, or the ever hot and humid south, where it’s always above 34-37C in Summer with some nice peaks thanks to the long sunny days??

LdB
Reply to  griff
July 26, 2022 7:36 pm

ROFL and yet nobody cared except a splattering of greentards.

Number for the day 418.67 ppm.

Last edited 21 days ago by LdB
Michael in Dublin
July 26, 2022 7:32 am

I have just read the headline: WEF Calls For End to Private Car Ownership.
Those of us who know a little history of Communism, know that their leaders promised all would be equal but like in Animal Farm, they excluded themselves and were more than equal. Their leaders lived in the lap of luxury and privilege while their subjects were equally poor. Perhaps our new leaders and politicians will not own a private car but each be provided with one with its own chauffeur – thanks to the tax paying peasants.

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Derg
Reply to  Michael in Dublin
July 27, 2022 3:14 am

They don’t need taxes. They can just create money on a whim.

David Dibbell
July 26, 2022 7:35 am

“Emergency” = “Let’s put our energy system into a slow-motion train wreck. No one will notice that we were the ones pulling the spikes from the tracks.”

The people will see through this, and may the U.S. voters overwhelmingly reject this misguided madness in November.

Slowroll
Reply to  David Dibbell
July 26, 2022 10:03 am

Hopefully in greater numbers than the frauds.

AndyHce
Reply to  David Dibbell
July 26, 2022 2:31 pm

Few people ever see through it.

William
July 26, 2022 7:53 am

and it certanly won’t do anything about the 95-97% of CO2 in the atmosphere that is naturally occuring

Philip CM
July 26, 2022 8:32 am

The private capital market space (capitalism) has lifted millions out of poverty. It is not hyperbole to suggest that the “greenies” in concert with the big government central social planners are on a path to erase that achievement.
Even if they are not allowed to proceed to their final utopian end state, the socio-economic effort for recovery on a global scale, of what should have been an uninterrupted private capital socio-economic growth of free market capitalism, will set us back to 1970, when the roots of this green-fear-mongering religion were first planted.
I think this level of destruction of the middle class, by an approving middle class, is a human history first. Can anyone point to a time in history when a socioeconomic class suicided itself so the rich could get richer? Because this is essentially what is happening.

Robert Wager
July 26, 2022 9:19 am

So 22 years with>10% increase in CO2 levels and yet virtually zero rise in global atmospheric temperature. Hmmm it is almost like they are not directly related…

blob:https://wattsupwiththat.com/a9022117-010c-456f-9927-0a27f8535fe6

DaveS
Reply to  Robert Wager
July 26, 2022 9:53 am

Earlier this afternoon I overheard one half of a telephone conversation engaged in by one of the bright young graduates in the office, who can’t be much over 22. She declared her pessimism that the (UK) government wasn’t doing enough in response to the “climate emergency”, there was mention of melting permafrost and expressions of alarm of what the climate will be like in 50 years (off the back of the two hot days we had here last week…). It’s actually quite depressing to witness how deeply entrenched climate hysteria is.

Michael ElliottMichael Elliott
Reply to  Robert Wager
July 26, 2022 11:31 am

Re. The Vaceens.
Re. The Vaccenes.

Could it be something to do with the “New” way that they are now made.

Today we are told it’s made inside our bodies rather than in factories.

I recall that they used chicken eggs to make it before.

The other matter that needs to be published is the full cost of Renewables.

Let’s start at a proposal to build say a Wind Farm.

First you need to raise Capital.

To get investors to hand over their money you have to promise them a return on that money.

Now assuming that such investors are intelligent people, they will know that both Wind & Solar are a inefficient way of producing energy, so the Sales pitch must include a promise of Government aid, ie taxpayers money.

In fact the promoters of such schemes would have gone to the government in the first place.

Perhaps with a little “Gift” for the parties election funds.

Then we have the considerable costs of development, with large amounts of CO2 being generated.

Development of land for example, the large slab of concrete alone would produce lots of CO2.

Cement, ie conversion of all the ĺocked away remains of fossell sea creatures .

The manufacture of the mechanism of the complicated turbine modul.

The blades, plastic so a connection to oil.

The total amount of CO2 should be stated for each turbine erected then as energy is produced from the so called “Cheaper than coal” deduct the CO2 “Saved” against the Debt of the CO2 used to make it.

Of course if all else fails, then we will be told that to Save the Planet we must be prepared to make sacrifices.

Back here in Audtralia with our vast coal reservists & a 70 per cent usage of fossell fuel, I cannot see the new Labour Government just giving into Green interests on this one.

Expect lots & lots of talk & nothing much else.

Perhaps the government might even suggest to the Green protesters that they should go & protest outside the Chinese embersies in Canberrs.

Better still do it in China.

Unfortunately at 95 plus 6 months I will not be around to see all of this 100 year rubbish start to fall over in 2030 as it will of course.

Michael VK5ELL.

Ack
July 26, 2022 10:59 am

Are we not already 40 years into the supposed “climate emergency”?

Steve Case
Reply to  Ack
July 26, 2022 2:21 pm

Are we not already 40 years into the supposed “climate emergency”?
_______________________________________________________

If you’re only counting Global Warming, here’s a YOUTUBE from 1981, but of course it was Global Cooling during the ’70s. Rachel Carson’s 1962 book “Silent Spring” is really where the environmental fear mongering began.

Besides all that, we pretty much found out after the USSR collapsed Christmas of 1991 that McCarthy was right. The left won when McCarthy was censured 37 years earlier. Since 1954 the left’s infiltration of various American institutions went virtually unchallenged. The 2020 “election” and what’s about to occur this November is the result of that.

While I’m rambling, does it seem to be just a little bit curious why the Supreme Court decided to re-visit Roe vs. Wade this year? I’m guessing the Democrats went to the liberals on the court and said, “Let it happen.” The trap was set, and it worked. The overturning of Roe vs. Wade is likely to produce a huge increase in votes for Democrats across the board and they are unlikely to lose in November.

Peta of Newark
July 26, 2022 12:58 pm

‘Emergencies’ such as these, as the author suggests, are not ’emergencies’

Thus, as we all know in this Dark Age World chock full of Fake Everything, so are these ’emergencies’

That does not stop them being real though.
They are very real inside chronically depressed minds, minds that are constantly chemically disabled by sugar and alcohol.
Such minds cannot think clearly or quickly and have poor short-term memory (Brain Fog) and when that happens they readily go into ‘Panic Mode’
We all know the effect – if you try to rouse/awaken someone who is barely half-asleep.
No matter how kindly or gentle you are, they invariably ‘jump out of their skins’
iow. They panic

It may not seem like classic panic, but when it is Government and the vast majority of the population, it (seems to) progress(es) at a slow rate.
It is still = panic

By the time folks who simply are running ‘elevated blood sugar levels‘ have quantifiable dementia – next to no-one is immune.
UK traffic cops now recognise that folks who are driving on a full stomach are even worse drivers than those who are pissed as farts.

I call it ‘Sugar Poisoning’ and that is The Real Emergency for 2 reasons.

  1. The human animal is not meant to eat sugar ## in the quantities it now does
  2. There is now nothing else to eat

Ehrlich’s prediction came true – we ran out of food.

## ‘sugar’ being any and all variations on cooked (and or processed) starch

pigs_in_space
Reply to  Peta of Newark
July 27, 2022 12:32 pm

You like talking near infinite bollox about sugar being a deadly poison???
Without sugar you don’t get alcohol, so kindy lay off on the campaign against alcohol cos prohibition has never worked.

Kevin R.
July 26, 2022 12:58 pm

Their “emergency” diktats will create a domino effect of emergencies that they will address by declaring new emergencies. The domino effect will continue until the entire country is destroyed.

Tom Abbott
July 26, 2022 1:20 pm

From the article: “In the politician category, a collection of Democratic Senators (Edward Markey and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Cory Booker of New Jersey, Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island, Brian Schatz of Hawaii, Martin Heinrich of New Mexico, Alex Padilla of California, Jeff Merkley of Oregon and Bernie Sanders of Vermont) sent a strong letter to Biden on July 20 making the demand:Declaring the climate crisis a national emergency”

The Climate Crisis is a HOAX, according to former President Trump.

The Democrats are trying to scam all of us with a fake Climate Crisis.

There is no climate crisis. It only exists in the minds of Alarmists, not in the real world.

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  Tom Abbott
July 26, 2022 3:41 pm

But, they sent a ‘strong‘ letter! It must be real!

AndyHce
July 26, 2022 1:47 pm

Many Federal emergencies have been declared since FDR got the bug and almost all of them are still in effect. Uncounted tens of thousands of pages of ‘laws’ and regulations have been enacted under them, restricting public and private lives to an extent probably impossible to untangle.

Ending these emergencies would legally end any validity to a tremendous amount of political and bureaucratic power over business and private life. A Congressional Committee looked into the mess sometime in the mid 1980s but eventually just threw up their hands and backed away.

The COVID nonsense has created another super sized layer that will never be given up. Any climate declaration will do even more permanent damage.

2hotel9
July 26, 2022 2:07 pm

When they gonna start wearing hairshirts and sign boards on street corners? Oh, yea, they got tiktok and snapchat and twitter, a myriad of social media platforms from which to spew this anti-human shit.

Retired_Engineer_Jim
July 26, 2022 2:39 pm

Some would say that WWII was an emergency, and it lasted way longer than 2.5 years.

John Bell
July 26, 2022 2:48 pm

Anyone notice that PBS and NPR in the USA almost every new story mentions CC somehow, they really drum it in! I suppose it is their way of shouting SOAK THE RICH!

H.R.
July 26, 2022 3:14 pm

Oh, c’mon. Get real. There has been a ‘Climate Emergency’® since the end of the last glaciation.

There’s no reason not to expect another glaciation. We have had 10,000+ years to prepare for the next one, though to cut everyone some slack, we weren’t really aware of that until relatively recently.

NH Glaciations suck, and this time around we won’t be able to survive on Wooly Mammoth steaks, livers, and gizzards. We burnt through that option last time ’round.

Neville
July 26, 2022 3:59 pm

Does anyone understand the numbers that prompted the Biden donkey to declare that we have an EXISTENTIAL threat?
He even claims we can “feel the threat in our bones”, whatever that means?
Just watch this silly nonsense and fear for our future and ask yourself how we’ve fallen for this lunacy?

Andy Pattullo
July 26, 2022 5:25 pm

The real state of emergency is having a senile imbecile supposedly in charge of the wealthiest nation on Earth. Other Western democracies are not in much better positions.

4 Eyes
July 26, 2022 7:06 pm

If the left can’t win an argument reasonably they change the meaning of words so that, hey presto, they win the argument. Easy, no need for facts.

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