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From Brexit to NetExit

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley in Tallinn, Estonia

The Identity and Democracy Party, which is preparing to win the election next March in the former Soviet vassal state of Estonia, the most northerly of the three Baltic states, recently invited me to give a keynote speech at its winter conference on the climate.

In the park outside the Hilton hotel in Tallinn, the nation’s capital, there is snow on the ground and the temperature is below freezing. My kind hosts were a little surprised that I did not wear a coat, even though it was snowing. I explained that I was Scottish and, therefore, accustomed to colder weather than this in our remote Highland fastness.

The ID party, described by Britain’s Communist propaganda sheet The Guardian as “far Right” (which, being translated, signifieth “non-Marxist”), is one of a tiny handful in Europe, none of them – alas – in the UK, that oppose the entire global warming nonsense latae sententiae, as the Romans used to put it.

The first speaker, Nikolaus Fest of Alternative für Deutschland, another party mischaracterized by The Nanny as “far Right”, explained how the Brussels tyranny-by-clerk was eagerly destroying the economies of Europe by three new and dangerous energy-related policies:

1: Removing individual nations’ right to veto any environmental proposals brought forward by the politburo of unelected Kommissars who wield all real power in Brussels. This matters, because the elected European Parliament has no power under the EU treaties to bring forward any proposal. Only the Kommissars may exercise the probouleutic function.

2. “Green taxonomy”, by which business-development loans by Europe’s banks would attract a discounted rate if the Kommissars deemed the investment to be eco-friendly, but a punitive rate if not. From the politburo’s point of view, this method of destroying Europe’s economy is attractive because the banks, and not the Kommissars, will get the blame for the damage the policy will cause.

3. “Fit for 55”, which sounds like an exercise regimen for pre-pensioners but is actually a Communist five-year plan to cut Europe’s life-giving emissions of CO2 by 55% by 2030, leading to nut-zero by 2050.

Mr Fest said the Kommissars do not care about jobs or businesses or profits or economic survival, but only about nohow-zero.

Martin Helme, the former finance minister of Estonia who chaired the conference, responded by asking Mr Fest to comment on his fear that this winter “we will see people dropping dead of hunger and cold”. The reply was that this was a grave concern throughout Europe, but that no one dared speak out. Even Poland and Hungary, who both depend heavily on coal for their power, just as Estonia gets almost all its power from shale oil, had been bought into silence by the Kommissars, so no nation was now willing to speak out against the cruel energy policy of the EU.

Mr Fest said that, though the French yellow-jacketed protesters, the gilets jaunes, might protest, most people in Europe would remain quiet under the Kommissars’ regime of fear. Energy-intensive industries were pulling out of Germany and, as Margaret Thatcher had once said, the EU will end when the Germans run out of money [which will not be long now].

The cultural supremacy of the Green agenda, which was a new kind of religion, would be unchallenged until Europe collapsed.

Mr Helme said McKinseys, KPMG and the banks knew that the ESG agenda was a nonsense contrary to the laws of physics, but they reckoned that for the time being they could make money by appearing to defer to it. He wondered how long it would be before the people realized it was a racket.

Rain Epler, the former Environment Minister, spoke next. He said that wind and solar had not done what had been expected; Fukushima had slowed the installation of nuclear plants; coal had been largely closed down; Russian gas had been turned off; the German government had had to set a limit to the temperature of public buildings.

The Kommissars were advising householders bankrupted by the politburo’s energy policies to wear woollen socks and keep their houses cold. Warm houses, said Mr Epler, would become a fond memory that we would talk about to our baffled but envious grandchildren.

Mr Epler said the green transition had no mandate from the voters. It had been inflicted upon Europe from above by the unelected politburo. Winter, he thought, would open people’s eyes to the nonsense of the forcefully-promoted official narrative that “fossil fuels” were a danger to the planet and that wind and solar power were free and renewable, when they were neither. He expected brownouts this winter, leading to attempts by scientists to produce static battery storage. Good luck with that one.

He said that ordinary people valued warm houses and that other countries recognized this fact, which was why Japan was installing 22 new coal-fired plants and even Germany had been forced to extend the life of its coal-fired and nuclear-powered generating stations, notwithstanding the attempts by the east-German, Russian-speaking former Kazlerin, Angela Merkel, to toe the climate-Communist Party Line by shutting them down and making Germany abjectly dependent upon Siberian gas.

Why, he asked, would the Kommissars not help people to survive? In Estonia, the present Communist-friendly administration was refusing to bring idle oil-shale blocks into production, though the cost of doing so would be relatively small and the benefits substantial.

He admitted that defeating the far-Left administration in the spring would be difficult because the tax windfall from grossly overpriced electricity was so large, and was being spent buying votes. He had recently visited Japan, where his opposite number had expressed bafflement that Estonia was not making full use of its vast shale-oil reserves. Estonia should plan to install nuclear power stations, which would take 12 years, and cover the development period with additional oil-fired generation. The decision would require courage from politicians, because only the Identity and Democracy Party understood the climate hypocrisy.

Mr Bankman, the founder of the now-bankrupt crypto Ponzi scam FTX, had told the Wall Street Journal that ESG is bullsh*t, and everything woke is bullsh*t, but these were easy ways of getting money from fools.

One of the 2000 people who followed the conference online asked whether the Government should spend more on home insulation. Mr Epler replied that people could insulate their homes, but if they were not able to heat them then, insulated or not, they would be cold.

Martin Helme, the former finance minister, who may well hold a very senior position in the new administration if the ID party and its coalition partners win the general election next march, said that his father, the man of great learning and vision who had founded the ID Party, had bought a country log cabin some years previously. For the cost of insulating it he could heat it with logs for 30 years. He is heating it with logs.

In my own talk, I reworked the Strategic Threat Assessment Group’s calculations showing just how little global warming would be prevented even if the whole world went nut-zero by 2050 (which it won’t). The calculations are on the back of the envelope below:

The difference between this calculation and STAG’s appraisal are as follows:

1. My calculations are based on 27 years’ rather than STAG’s 30 years’ straight-line movement to nit zero.

2. I use transient climate response (TCR) to doubled CO2 rather than equilibrium doubled-CO2 sensitivity (ECS) because TCS is the estimated actual warming that will have occurred at the moment when atmospheric CO2 has doubled, while ECS is too far away to be included in any intertemporal discounting calculation because it will not be reached for hundreds of years.

3. I estimate that operating expenditure on attaining newt-zero will be fully double the capital expenditure.

4. With the three above adjustments, the global warming prevented by every $1 billion spent on attaining not-zero would fall from STAG’s one two-millionth of a degree to one 11-millionth of a degree – the worst value for money in the entire history of Communism, which is saying a lot.

5. Using the invaluable data on the scarcity of techno-metals produced by Professor Michaux at the Finnish Geological survey, I derived a scarcity factor for each of the seven most expensive techno-metals by dividing the number of years’ 2019 global output of each metal required to get to nah-zero by the number of years to 2050 and then multiplying today’s annual cost of the required quantity of each metal by its scarcity factor.

In reality, non-zero is not attainable, for renewables are not renewable because there are not enough techno-metals, particularly for the static battery backup that would be needed if we were foolish enough to make wind and solar our principal form of energy. These unreliables are proving unable to provide a continuous, stable and affordable power supply.

When Professor Michaux told the House of Lords of the shortage of techno-metals and of the consequent impossibility of nope-zero, Their Lordships told him not to be so negative. All we needed to do was cross our fingers and dance the cachucha while sprinkling a little fairy-dust over our ermined shoulders and the wicked demon Siotu would be placated, all would be tickety-boo and we could go back to our port and cigars at the club, don’t you know.

Martin Helme spoke next. He began by pointing out, bluntly, that the ideological motivation of the traffic-light tendency – the Greens too yellow to admit they’re really Reds – is Marxist. It was tragic, he said, to see young people losing their innocence under the influence of relentless propaganda at school, at university and in social media. For revolutions always ate their own children. Thanks to this technological reversion to primitivism, today’s miserable teenagers would remain children all their lives, just as in the developing countries.

People wore their electric buggies as a fashion statement to make them look good, but buggies were not the answer, because, as His Lordship had pointed out, there were not enough techno-metals. Where was the lithium going to come from? Electric buggies would destroy the planet. We would go from cars for all to no cars for nearly everyone.

If CO2 were removed from the atmosphere, the Earth would be destroyed. Nohope-zero was, therefore, a mad concept. Estonia’s EU Kommissar had said that the “Fit for 55” program was revolutionary. And so it was – a revolution against democracy itself. The so-called “green revolution” was really all about forcible redistribution of wealth.

Mr Helme, a historian like his father before him, said that in past revolutionary redistributions the peasants had taken land from the governing elite. Now, in a disfiguring reversal, the governing elite was stealing wealth from the peasants under the pretext of Saving The Planet. Society today, he said, was similar to pre-revolutionary France. The people had had enough.

In the past, under rule by other nations, life in Estonia had been poor, nasty, brutish and short: Wake, walk, work, die, bye-bye. Now the green fanatics were making Estonia poor again. People would not vote for that.

In Tallinn University, where the temperature in the lecture halls and libraries had been reduced, climate-Communist students were complaining that they were freezing. Well, the snowflakes had asked for it, and now they had gotten what they had asked for.

The green energy transition was Marxist through and through. The intention was to destroy existing society in the free West. All revolutions led to death and terrible poverty. This one would prove to be no exception.

In the brave new world of one-size-fits-all central planning from northern Finland to the south of France, the EU would say you must comply with the destruction of existing society. The new Soviet youth would be compelled to attend compulsory climate and rainbow parades. It would be noble to freeze, to ban meat, to eat locusts and to inform on your neighbours. The EU was enforcing a food production policy that would reduce the agricultural land area and meat consumption. The crisis in food production was being presented as noble.

Production of oil from the shales that supply nearly all of Estonia’s energy needs had been hindered and investment cut. Investment needed to be restored immediately or things would get worse. We would die or become slaves living in poverty. Carbon trading was foolishness.

Elections could not change Europe’s environmental policy, because it was dictated by unelected Kommissars answerable to no one. However, when people faced death and hunger there would come a breaking-point, either for totalitarianism or for freedom, the restoration of normal life, liberty and prosperity.

In answer to an online question about the policy of an ID Government, Mr Helme said that he would address prices first. We must stop energy-driven bankruptcy. We should replace the regulated market in energy with a free market once again. Energy prices must fall or there would be a huge deficit. The Left, on the other hand, would put up taxes and make the crisis of their own making still worse, and Estonia would be plunged into a deep crisis that would be very difficult to reverse. To prevent that needless crisis, it would be necessary to vote for the Identity and Democracy Party.

I was fascinated. Here was a party, recently in government and likely to be in government again soon, whose senior politicians have seen with a clear eye the real agenda behind the so-called “green transition”. They favour not never-zero but the new political catchword spreading round Europe – NetExit. Just as Britain had Brexit, so there are many European countries – Estonia first among them – that would now like to achieve NetExit.

It is foreseeable that, if the Kommissars, from their overheated offices in Strasbourg and Brussels, continue to make themselves feel important by dictating ever costlier and more destructive energy policies to the member states, Estonia will be by no means the only nation that will not tolerate so gross a series of harms directed at its population.

The Kommissars’ climate policies will be the last straw. They will drive out many nations from rule by the tyranny-by-clerk. Given the care with which the ID Party had prepared for its international conference, and the depth of knowledge of its senior personnel, it is very likely that Estonia will lead the way out of the EU and join the United Kingdom in freedom.

Mr Helme, as a former finance minister, got the point at once that since each $1 billion spent on net zero would buy no discernible change in global temperature, and since even if the whole world went to debt-zero by 2050 less than a thirteenth of a degree of global warming would be prevented, there was no point in doing anything at all to mitigate global warming. Nothing we do will make any measurable difference to global temperature.

His political organizer, Matti Silla, on learning that the models’ current prediction of 3 [2 to 5] degrees’ equilibrium doubled-CO2 sensitivity implied a system-gain factor varying from the midrange by little more than ±0.5%, when the uncertainty even in the far better constrained direct forcing by CO2 is more like ±15%, realized at once that climatologists cannot predict how much or how little global warming there will be, and that, therefore, there is no scientific basis for doing anything about global warming in the first place. O si sic omnes!

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November 27, 2022 2:22 pm

Net-zero –> Zero Civilization.
Civilization requires energy. “Renewables” are not able to provide the same energy as the fuels they replace.

Reply to  Old.George
November 27, 2022 3:25 pm

True. Re: “Renewables” are not able to provide the same energy as the fuels they replace, I suggest that we always refer to the intermittent nature of wind and solar, because MSM reports always say how many gigawatts renewables will supply, or how many homes they will power, and ignore the fact that they can’t ever be useful for grid power because they are intermittent. So try “Renewables cannot replace fuels because renewables are intermittent.“.

Michael in Dublin
Reply to  Mike Jonas
November 27, 2022 4:55 pm

EU 2022/2023 winter prospects

Freezing with Intermittent Renewables
Warm and cosy with Reliable Fossil Fuels

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  Old.George
November 27, 2022 4:58 pm

You mean the fuels they DON’T replace. And won’t, ever.

No matter how much other people’s money the throw at it.

Reply to  Old.George
November 27, 2022 6:07 pm

The wind/solar/battery trio serves to increase the consumption of fossil fuel and make electricity from all sources more expensive than without the trio.

This statement is supported by empirical evidence from the electrical systems of many countries that engage in the wind/solar/battery folly.

Barnes Moore
Reply to  Old.George
November 28, 2022 5:18 am

Not only that, but they can’t produce enough energy to power the machinery needed to reproduce themselves – they are 100% reliant on fossil fuels from cradle to grave for the mining and processing of raw materials, transport, manufacture, site prep, life cycle maintenance, and ultimate decommissioning, plus, requiring fossil fuel backup due to their being weather dependent, unreliable, and intermittent. And, their expected life span is far shorter than fossil fuel or nuclear power plants. Wind turbines have a life expectancy of 20 years but frequently fail sooner due to the bearings wearing out. Solar panels may last 25 or so years, but with a small but definite reduction in output over the years. Fossil fuel and nuclear power plants can last decades or indefinitely with proper maintenance and upgrades.

November 27, 2022 2:41 pm

Survivability during Estonian winters will become ever more challenging. Snowfall records will be a climatic feature for the next 9000 years.

The last four interglacial terminated once earth’s orbit perihelion occurred later than the austral summer solstice – it is now 13 days later. Since 1400 the solar intensity over the northern hemisphere has been increasing but more in summer and in the lower latitudes. The autumn and winter sunlight at high latitudes has been reducing. This means the winter water cycle is speeding up and snowfall is increasing; warmer oceans adjacent to land getting less sunlight. Land still warmer in winter because the heat transfer from the oceans is increasing, mostly through latent heat.

No climate scientist expected to see Greenland gaining in both elevation and permanent snow cover.

“Global warming” is a misnomer. It is more precisely termed the “termination of the interglacial”.

Most “global warming” is occurring on land (more precisely on snow) north of 40N in January – the minimum temperated in attached chart. Rising at 3.7C per century. The Greenland plateau January temperature has increased almost 6 degrees in the past 70 years from -28C to -22C. .This is what dangerous global warming looks like.

The most rapid increase over the past 70 years for January was in the first 14 years of the record from 1948 to 1962.

CO2 does zip. The real problems are 4000 years away when currently habitable land is permanently covered in ice and many current ports are too shallow to operate.

The burning question for climate scientists is – why would this interglacial termination be any different to the last four. If they answer because there is more CO2 then you know they have no understanding of physics.

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David Dibbell
November 27, 2022 2:44 pm

Nothing we do will make any measurable difference to global temperature.”
Thank you Monckton of Brenchley for hammering on this point. Please keep on. Let’s hope there are enough voters with enough sense remaining to change course, and not only in Estonia.

November 27, 2022 2:55 pm

Coal, oil, and natural gas are literally pulled from the ground and ready to use. How can high-tech solar and wind possibly compete in terms of cost, not to mention the level of technology required to use them?

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  JASchrumpf
November 27, 2022 5:06 pm

They can’t. But they continually lie about it by ignoring the herd of elephants in the room, intermittency, inconsistency, and lack of predictability, while quoting prices that ignore all of the related costs.

And unfortunately there are legions of gullible people who fail to recognize the odor of the shit they are being fed and are clueless about the impossibility of it all.

Reply to  AGW is Not Science
November 27, 2022 7:30 pm

The also leave out with fossil fuels solar and wind would not exist since they cannot produce enough power to replicate themselves

Reply to  AGW is Not Science
November 28, 2022 7:52 am

They also conveniently ignore that electricity is only a fraction of an industrialised societies total energy needs. In the UK’s case in 2015* renewable electricity was 9% of total energy needs (ONS).

Today, for example, wind and solar are providing 7% of the UK’s total electricity needs, which is 7% of 9%.

That’s roughly 0.06% of the country’s total energy needs? Is that right, or do I just have brain fog today after a long weekend?

*We have to allow for the growth of renewables since 2015, which seems to make matters worse.

Reply to  HotScot
November 28, 2022 11:49 am

True but the failure of the electricity supply is what people are going to notice most since it also means your gas central heating fails as well.

Reply to  gezza1298
November 28, 2022 4:09 pm

Unless you have an alternate source of electricity, e.g. petrol/LPG/diesel generator.

If one is amongst the few that have taken the precaution, if electricity is cut off no one will be able to use their gas central heating, but the gas won’t be cut at the same time so central heating can still be used by those with a generator.

michael hart
November 27, 2022 3:17 pm

“I explained that I was Scottish and, therefore, accustomed to colder weather than this in our remote Highland fastness.”

I had a good friend from Billings Montana who strongly disliked the winter months in Lancaster, Lancashire, England.

During the balmy winter months in Seattle, when my fellow PhD students were talking about suicide due to a few clouds, I met a Russian Post-Doc from Moscow. He sported a fine Scottish accent from where he had studied in Aberdeen. I asked him his thoughts :”The winter. It’s horrible”, he told me.

Peta of Newark
Reply to  michael hart
November 27, 2022 5:53 pm

It’s to with humidity and wind-chill thus what warm-blooded critters notice. ##

Scotland and western England (north of Bristol) are relentlessly damp and windy especially October through mid-May.
It is that, despite seemingly clement temperatures, that makes it ‘cold’ – hence why most of the UK population huddle-up down in the South East corner of England
(Where Brenchley is ‘on the map’ – or is there more than one ‘Brenchley’?)

## How cold you feel in any given place also depends on your alcohol consumption – even modest (moderate) amounts regularly imbibed have an extremely detrimental effect on the body’s ability to regulate its temperature.

Folks who drink ‘feel the cold’ really quite intensely. Which runs contrary to what many people think, they imagine that booze ‘warms you up’

A lot like the GHGE – wrong, wrong, wrong and yet again, wrong.
Such is the power of Magical Thinking.
(The consumption of sugar has the same effect on folks’ minds)

Nick Graves
Reply to  Peta of Newark
November 28, 2022 12:33 am

Indeed – I knew a lady who went back to her native Finland because she could not tolerate Hertfordshire’s winter weather.

Ben Vorlich
Reply to  Peta of Newark
November 28, 2022 4:15 am

Christopher Monckton owned property near Peterhead, possibly sold now?

It has been common for the aristocracy in what is now the UK to be land owners in two or more of the constituent countries. As far back as the 11th and 12th centuries. David I (reign 1124-1153) gave lands in Scotland to various Norman families from England notably Oliphant, de Bourneville, de Graham, Fitzalan, Comyn, de Bailleul (Balliol), and de Brus (Bruce). The Fitzalans become High Stewards of Scotland and through marriage to Marjorie Bruce Kings of Scotland and later England and the United Kingdom

It continues today for example The Earls of Ancaster in Lincolnshire owned the large Drummond estate in Perthshire, choosing the wrong side in a civil war or rebellion had serious consequences

Reply to  Peta of Newark
November 28, 2022 8:02 am

Folks who drink ‘feel the cold’ really quite intensely. Which runs contrary to what many people think, they imagine that booze ‘warms you up’

You have clearly never been in Glasgow on a Saturday night in winter, at chucking out time when far too many ‘rednecks’ are stripping to the waist for a fight, with their equally drunk girlfriends tottering around in high heels and short skirts with no coats on. As for the catfights, they’re more frightening than the blokes.

Reply to  Peta of Newark
November 28, 2022 10:39 am

Alcohol causes blood vessels to relax, which allows you to feel warmer at the expense of losing lots of heat.

Philip Mulholland
Reply to  michael hart
November 28, 2022 1:55 am

I drove north past Aberdeen last Friday on the new A90 bypass.
What an improvement.

November 27, 2022 3:31 pm

Estonia will lead the way out of the EU and join the United Kingdom in freedom

From here it looks as though the EU officially left the EU but none of its ruling elite did so the net effect was zero.

Rich Davis
Reply to  AndyHce
November 27, 2022 4:07 pm

I think you meant to say the UK officially left the EU?

Reply to  Rich Davis
November 27, 2022 6:00 pm

correct, the UK

Rud Istvan
November 27, 2022 3:36 pm

I would offer a non-‘climate science’ support to ‘NetExit’.

The short form is, no one can get to Not Zero from here.

The long form is a few inconvenient irrefutable truths:

  1. Renewables are intermittent. So for reliable grid electricity, they require underutilized fossil fuel fired backup. Building two generation systems to supply one grid, one underutilized, is inherently ruinous.
  2. Everywhere on a small scale renewables plus ‘storage’ were ‘the grid’ they have failed the mission. On a small scale.
  3. EV’s are technically feasible, although economically dubious. BUT they can never fully substitute ICE autos owing to critical materials scarcity (Tesla has so far been unable to successfully recycle lithium and cobalt). And EVs could never substitute aviatiin, long haul trucking, or ag, mining, and forestry equipment.
Reply to  Rud Istvan
November 27, 2022 6:02 pm

Electric locomotives are very effective. The problem is with batteries, not electric motors.

Rud Istvan
Reply to  AndyHce
November 27, 2022 6:18 pm

Electric locomotives are diesel electric, essentially diesel powered.

Reply to  Rud Istvan
November 27, 2022 7:33 pm

Most in Europe run off the grid from power lines the contact from above. Here in the US they is so much space between cities it cheaper to use diesel electric.

Reply to  mal
November 27, 2022 9:51 pm

Yes. For Germany it’s 60% of it’s rail lines are electrified. That’s for a country with 80 mill people and land area between Montana and New Mexico

Reply to  Duker
November 27, 2022 11:08 pm

Correct. The point being that their electric trains don’t need big batteries. They can also run perfectly well on coal-fired electricity.

Dave Andrews
Reply to  mal
November 28, 2022 8:23 am

Network Rail which manages the railway lines in the UK put forward a plan to electrify most of its non electric lines (the vast majority of lines) but it was rejected by the UK Treasury as being too expensive.

Nick Graves
Reply to  Rud Istvan
November 28, 2022 12:36 am

I’d like to chuck the new Honda Civic into the pot – works like a locomotive, but with an additional small battery – and a lock-up clutch when appropriate.

November 27, 2022 3:47 pm

Elon Musk (Electric Man) sez a 10 by 10 mile area of solar panels could power the entire USA. Con men like him are the problem – not the solution.

Reply to  antigtiff
November 27, 2022 4:09 pm

You would need to support that with a video of him saying exactly that.

Even with infinite storage and the best location 10X10 mile would only produce and average 17GW. That is about 1/30th of what is needed just to meet current electricity demand. You would then need to quadruple the area to arrive at the minimum cost generation taking into account the storage requirement.

Reply to  antigtiff
November 27, 2022 7:29 pm

Actually an array of solar panels with an area of about that of Estonia would be needed to supply the electrical power needed by the US: https://nailheadtom.blogspot.com/2020/01/how-much-solar-power-does-us-need.html

Reply to  antigtiff
November 28, 2022 3:46 am

news report on a chap spent 220k for a 10battery stand alone Tesla set up in aus..are damning to put it mildly ruined equipment business in the dark and little fixit ability from Tesla

Pat Frank
November 27, 2022 4:04 pm

“had been bought into silence by the Kommissars”

Explicitly, what does that mean? Who’s been bought off? Is it treason for money?

Michael in Dublin
November 27, 2022 4:46 pm

I spoke yesterday to my son about Neil Oliver’s scathing denunciation in the UK of “state sanctioned fraud.

He pointed out the waves of fraud sweeping over us:
 •  climate fraud (tied up with ESG Environmental, Social and Governance), 
•  DEI (diversity, equity, inclusion) fraud (government sponsored NGO),
 •  gender fraud,
 •  covid fraud
 •  and the list keeps going on and on.

November 27, 2022 10:04 pm

Merkel was a Kanzlerin, the feminine version of the Federal Chancellor or Bundeskanzler

Growing up in East Germany , just meant the main foreign language studied was Russian just as English would be main foreign language in West Germany.
Putin too could speak German , a second language doesn’t mean anything
FDR could speak French and german, didn’t mean he was a sympathiser

Dave Burton
November 27, 2022 10:52 pm

“Nut-zero.” Why didn’t I think of that?

David Dibbell
Reply to  Dave Burton
November 28, 2022 3:52 am

I like “newt-zero” too.
From Monty Python – “I got better!”

Nick Graves
November 28, 2022 12:31 am

What an enjoyable read!

Acknowledgment by the banksters that it is a fraud and not mass formation insanity is strangely reassuring.

It’s twirly in the morning for my wit detector to function fully and I missed a couple of word plays – Kazlerin? T missing?

November 28, 2022 12:57 am

Looking from afar although I have traveled to the UK and Europe I would think that countries in the EU would be better off out of the morass.
Net Zero is starting to hurt millions of people and by the northern spring the population of Europe should tell the EU and their governments where they can stuff their Nut Zero .
Governments all over the world have lost their way or is what they are doing part of the great reset .
Industrialized country’s need affordable and reliable to keep manufacturing goods to employ all the workers and keep their economies running.
What is going to happen to the factories in Europe when the power goes out and then again for days and then weeks .
Asia is already taking over saying that they have plans to cut back their emissions but are building coal fired power plants as fast as they can.
I cannot believe that governments can be so STUPID putting net Zero ahead of their country and peoples welfare .
Here in New Zealand our government is right up at the top of the stupid stakes .

November 28, 2022 1:01 am

From the AFD manifesto Page 48:

7.6.1 Islam does not belong to Germany Islam does not belong to Germany. Its expansion and the ever-increasing number of Muslims in the country are viewed by the AfD as a danger to our state, our society, and our values.

Sounds pretty Far Right.

But is it evidence based?
AFD manifesto Page 63:

In the wake of uncontrolled mass immigration there is a rise in crime figures. The absence of border controls along the frontiers with some Eastern EU member states has a similar effect. However, for reasons of political expediency, statistics on criminals and suspects and their asylum or immigration histories are either not compiled, distorted, or kept secret. 

Nope. It’s assumptions based on prejudice.

The reason they are called Far Right by Wikipedia, the Guardian and the EU is that they are Far Right.
This is not just the mirror of the socialist groups. These guys are way out there.

Reply to  MCourtney
November 28, 2022 3:51 am

“The reason they are called Far Right by Wikipedia, the Guardian and the EU is that they are Far Right”

Certainly, but remember “Left” and “Right” are purely relative terms. To a leftist, everyone is a right-winger, while to a rightist, the same people are left.

Bearing in mind Wikipedia, the Guardian and the EU all agree, it just tells us more about them than anything else.

Reply to  MCourtney
November 28, 2022 4:50 am

By far right do you mean National Socialist? Because if you do the far right label is incorrect. National Socialists were left wing politicians. They were only just to the political right of Stalin.

Reply to  MCourtney
November 28, 2022 10:45 am

Do you have any evidence that this opinions are only based on prejudice?
As to your claim that anyone who isn’t a communist is a member of the far right, that’s par for the course.

November 28, 2022 8:11 am

“it is very likely that Estonia will lead the way out of the EU and join the United Kingdom in freedom.”

Very telling admission there , have a look at this bombshell from May 26, 2022 :

Boris Johnson’s secret plan to divide Ukraine from Russia and the EU: the European Commonwealth

That plan, not BoJo’s property, a Commonwealth of Europe, most emphatically includes the 3 Baltics and Poland, Ukraine.
It is a remake of the old AustroHungarian Intermarium, under a British Crown – Primes inter Pares an’ all that. From a time of horses, heraldry and no SUV’s.

Pretty sure EC Commissioners Leyen, Borell, and Breton would gladly drink the health of the King in the mornin’ . Not sure about Macron and Scholz, though!

Estonia is barking up the wrong tree in a blizzard.

Reply to  bonbon
November 28, 2022 10:48 am

The Ukraine separated itself from Russia a few decades ago. I know that you, like Putin, consider the fall of the Soviet Union to be a disaster that needs to be reversed, but not many agree. Especially those who have actually lived under communism.

And of course, the British are behind it.

November 28, 2022 9:44 am

Thank you for the recap.
I would point out, however, that a free market does not necessarily ensure lower prices even in energy.
Texas has a free market for electricity, but the EU/Russia natural gas situation coupled with plateauing natural gas throwoffs from shale oil production led to a major jump in natural gas prices, which in turn led to a big jump in market prices for electricity.

Reply to  c1ue
November 28, 2022 10:28 am

Clue .
The EU and the UN have disrupted the free market .
This rush to the bottom because of the false threat of CO2 has many governments banning fracking,oil and gas exploration and coal and nuclear power .
So where is the free market?
Political interference in any market leads to distortions and higher prices .
The free market does work with stupid politicians calling the shots .
What you have said about the Texas situation was directly caused by world shortages of oil and gas deliberately caused by political decisions .
Get a clue.

Reply to  Graham
November 28, 2022 10:30 am

The free market does NOT work with stupid politicians calling the shots .

Reply to  c1ue
November 28, 2022 10:50 am

Texas does not have a free market in electricity generation. Not even close.
Even if the total weight of state regulations are slightly less than surrounding states, it still has to abide by all the federal regulations. Including EPA regulations.

The Real Engineer
November 29, 2022 1:32 am

Lord Christopher has again pointed to the hole in the renewables scam. It is storage of the vast(!) power available from wind turbines and a bit of solar. Even if we cover every bit of land and sea with turbines, we need energy storage capacity of about a month of total supply.
I will examine the lithium battery needed for such a plan in some detail, as it directly relates to the article. Present storage from the best designs of lithium battery is somewhat less than 1 kWhr per kilogram, so we will work from that figure. Electricity use in the UK is somewhere around 40GW on average, that is 40,000,000 kW per hour, so 960 million kWhr per day. A battery for one day then would weigh about 960 million kg or 960,000 tons. It would contain about 40,000 tons of lithium. For a month we would need 30 of these, so about 30 million tons of batteries in round figures, containing about 1.2 million tons of lithium. At a cost of $62,000 per ton that is $74 Billion for lithium alone, and buying that much would push the price much higher because that is more than the world supply to date!
The battery would also be very dangerous indeed due to the immense energy density, but could be dispersed around the country to reduce this, but at much greater cost. Overall I estimate a cool £ 1Trillion.
Of course the change to electric cars and heating would increase electricity use to at least double, and probably triple current use, so a £3 Trillion battery system. This is for a life of 10-20 years maximum, so again and again…..

November 30, 2022 1:26 pm

I am well familiar with the lunatic policies pursued in Eston-destroyed cos I live (d) there.
Our communal heating charges have become penal, electricity is off the scale, water is the most expensive in northern Europe (although it’s always raining there or snowing) and inflation not suprisingly is the highest in Europe.
It’s pretty staggering, but the standard of living where we moved to in France to get away from that extravagant sh..t hole is much higher and everything including the quality of the food is a quantum leap better and considerably cheaper.
It’s what happens when you substitute the USSR for the EUSSR, – more’s the point because Estonians in their Pro-EU crazy lifestyle think they are progressive, modern and independent.

In reality they are even more slaves than before with the religious dogma stuff on top – which means “save the planet” means freeze or live with F-all at the end of a month with crap food from Grossi or some other nasty supermarket chain shitting on you from day to day with not even the pretense of politeness at the till for selling you their overpriced cartel mongering crap.

December 1, 2022 6:10 pm

The original post states: “All revolutions led to death and terrible poverty.”

Um, wasn’t there that one in 1776 that accelerated human rights, human freedom and the industrial age leading to the greatest age of material well-being and freedom in the history of Earth (and most likely the solar system)? Oh, wait, Monckton’s a Brit, maybe he resents that particular revolution! 🙂

But how ’bout that little to-do in his homeland around 1215? Didn’t that mini-revolution help support incremental (if slow) improvement to the human condition for the next several hundred years at least in his neck of the woods?

Just like genetic mutations usually lead to bad outcomes in a species, occasionally something good happens with both mutations and revolutions. It’s just I wouldn’t want to bet on it! 🙂

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