LIVE AT NOON CDT: Bankers Reject Net-Zero Transition

A video of US Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) asking bank executives of their policies regarding lending to fossil fuel projects is circulating the internet. The responses Tlaib gets show the true intentions of lenders concerning transitioning away from fossil fueks.

On today’s episode of Climate Change Roundtable, the team tackles the Tlaib video, discusses recent news regarding hurricanes, and covers other topical news the media distorts regarding climate change.


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September 23, 2022 8:58 am

We should given up on fossil fueks long time ago. Personally I think fueks are just useless, especially the fossil ones..

Warner Vaughan
Reply to  E. Schaffer
September 23, 2022 9:36 am

I agree, miserable bloody fueks.

Reply to  Warner Vaughan
September 23, 2022 9:51 am

Thanks, Warner. That made me laugh.


Martin C
Reply to  Bob Tisdale
September 23, 2022 5:11 pm

Fueken Joe Biden . ..! 🙂

Reply to  E. Schaffer
September 23, 2022 11:14 am

Fueken A!

It doesn't add up...
Reply to  E. Schaffer
September 23, 2022 12:16 pm

You could always try four candles

September 23, 2022 9:22 am

Net Zero or Pakistan, those are your options for unloading your wallet and taking on more debt.


Pakistan Leads Push for Funding to Counter Damage From Climate Change

The country’s destructive floods will underpin efforts at the U.N., and at climate talks this year, to progress on an international fund for losses from extreme weather

Reply to  ResourceGuy
September 23, 2022 10:21 am

Is there anyone in government or the UN that isn’t an idiot, ready for plucking by scammers?

So Pakistan never suffered a flood before in its history until the invention of the steam engine?

Reply to  PCman999
September 23, 2022 3:17 pm

If they were any good, they could have gotten a real job.

Reply to  ResourceGuy
September 23, 2022 2:01 pm

Unqualified, monotonic change: one step forward, two steps backward. Forward! to the past.

Reply to  ResourceGuy
September 24, 2022 12:30 am

Nearly all the flooding occurred on the FLOOD PLAIN.

Who woulda guessed ! 😉

Reply to  ResourceGuy
September 24, 2022 12:36 am

Hmmm.. If it looks like a grift, and smells like a grift, It’s almost certainly a grift!!

September 23, 2022 10:26 am

The following link I posted in a different page, but more suitable to this article as it looks like the climate witch trails are picking up steam:

It’s maddening that he doesn’t have the lugnuts to say plainly that a few degrees of warming over a century are not a threat to anyone, and even if there was a downside the continued development and use of fossil fuels would produce benefits that would dramatically outweigh and negatives – no where more dramatically than in developing countries.

Reply to  PCman999
September 23, 2022 2:04 pm

Yes, they have the resources, we have the technology, let’s get together and make an economy that will rationally serve our mutual interests, people, and environment.

September 23, 2022 10:53 am

Reject Net-Zero and the Green blight. Embrace net-zero effect with greening benefits.

September 23, 2022 11:05 am

Thanks guys and gal!

September 23, 2022 11:20 am


” … limit to 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit, or 1.5 degrees celisus …”

1) Write it off as a slip of the tongue, but I really don’t think she really knows the difference between Celsius, and celisus.

2) 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit is way different than 1.5 degrees Celsius. Does that mean that we have a choice between which one we pick?

It doesn't add up...
Reply to  DonM
September 23, 2022 11:51 am

F = 9C/5 +32 for absolute conversion between the two scales.

F = 9C/5 for conversions of temperature changes

Or perhaps you were being sarcastic.

Reply to  It doesn't add up...
September 23, 2022 11:20 pm

It’s clearly humor, laughing at her poorly worded statement.

Amos E. Stone
Reply to  DonM
September 23, 2022 12:10 pm

1) possibly…
2) no it isn’t, because we are talking about a change in temp eg Minus 40 deg F = minus 40 deg C. Minus 42.7 deg F = minus 41.5 deg C.

It doesn't add up...
Reply to  Amos E. Stone
September 23, 2022 12:23 pm

A change of 1.5C is the same as a change of 2.7 F.

1.5C is 34.7F
2.7F is approx -16.2777778C or -16 and five eighteenth C precisely.

Reply to  DonM
September 23, 2022 12:56 pm

Wish we had a better choice of idiots in Congress, DonM. We could really use a better class of idiots than the likes of Talib and AOC. They give idiots a bad name.

Mark Amey
Reply to  H.R.
September 23, 2022 9:47 pm

To quote Mo Howard, “When they think, they weaken the nation.”

September 23, 2022 12:02 pm

When Talib says ‘we have committed to netzero by 2050’, which We is she talking about?

It doesn't add up...
Reply to  DonM
September 24, 2022 7:41 am

Her need to be committed?

Greg B
Reply to  DonM
September 27, 2022 10:24 pm

‘Net’ can mean whatever you want it to mean. It’s like ‘pre-industrial levels’ (plural).

September 23, 2022 12:09 pm

It is abject stupidity to eliminate an energy source or transport without an equal or better replacement. After all, civilization requires energy.

Reply to  Old.George
September 23, 2022 12:58 pm

But, you all worthless eaters are barbarians, uncivilized trash and blights on the planet. You should just quietly disappear and bother the civilized no more. The woke will have plenty for themselves. (But leave all your valuables before you go, and send any further wealth you acquire before you pass.)

Reply to  Old.George
September 23, 2022 2:11 pm

What’s worse, is that we have the knowledge, skill, and resources to optimize their use for the benefit of people, industry, and environment. And carbon-based resources are the best in cost and performance in diverse energy, material, production, and agricultural applications. Ideally, we would allow natural selection, with anthropogenic oversight, to guide our hand to select best in class.

Reply to  Old.George
September 24, 2022 1:32 am

You are missing the point – Talib is a communist. She WANTS us to fail.

Reply to  Old.George
September 24, 2022 10:45 am

Never drop your sails until you’ve started the engine.

September 23, 2022 1:59 pm

Hah! Climate change, indeed. That said, go green, emit.

Reply to  n.n
September 26, 2022 12:13 pm

Your statement is patently true, which is ironic to the LEFT.

Doug Proctor
September 23, 2022 3:55 pm

If you think Talib et al actually care about the environment, read Schlumberger’s Sanfransicko. The movement to help the homeless and addicts doesn’t care truly about the homeless and addicts UNLESS they are helped within the ideological framework of Woke (to shortcut the ideology).

It is also true that the antiCO2 movement is just a weapon in the anticapitalist, antinational , anticonsumptionist/consumerist movement. The rich elites rightly recognize the global population can’t have the lifestyle and food of the rich elites. There aren’t enough resources at a cheap enough cost.

The elite believe there are those qualified to rule and the rest, qualified to be ruled. No governing elite in human history lives a lifestyle of the commoner. They believe they “suffer” in their wise governing, time and stress and loss of “free” time, and should be compensated for it. But there isn’t enough to go around for everybody. So consumption has to be killed overall.

CO2 is just a start and why Chinese, Indian and African fossil fuel use isn’t discussed: that isn’t the point. Just a start. Get energy costs up, aircon and travel and private transportation and large houses become too expensive …. except for the elite, who, like Al Gore, buy credits for planting trees in Brazil.

Doug Proctor
September 23, 2022 4:02 pm

California will be dependent on coal, oil and natural gas from the adjacent States when they get rid of their own fossil fuel power plants.

What would stop this bs would be those nonCalifornian supply points advising California that in 2030 they will be reducing by 20% that cross-State power transfer as they go more Green, with zero transfer in 2050. And start in 2023 with a 2% cut.

Browouts and blackouts teach things rhetoric doesn’t.

Reply to  Doug Proctor
September 23, 2022 4:11 pm

I suspect that very scenario may be played out in Europe this winter unless it is an unusually warm one. Italy in particular may get the short end of the stick.

Joel Snider
Reply to  Doug Proctor
September 23, 2022 4:20 pm

You’re assuming the ability to learn, which does not exist in the close-minded progressive fascist. All their opinions – including who to blame for ANY misfortune – are already predetermined.

Reply to  Doug Proctor
September 24, 2022 1:34 am

I think that might violate the Commerce Clause of the Constitution. CA would certainly challenge such action based on that.

Joel Snider
September 23, 2022 4:18 pm

The fact that such an openly racist bigot like Rashida Tlaib is even allowed to hold a seat in congress tells you all you need to know.

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