h/t bonbon; The brutal reality of Germany’s green energy failure and unaffordable power bills may have finally generated some reluctance to push forward.
BERLIN’S CLIMATE-NEUTRAL-BY-2030 REFERENDUM FAILS!
UPDATE 21:05 CET: Berlin election office: FINAL RESULT: The Berlin referendum for a climate-neutral city by 2030 HAS FAILED RESOUNDINGLY.
Although there was a narrow majority of votes in favor, the 442,210 of “yes” votes fell far short the 25% quorum of all eligible voters (607,518 votes) needed to make the referendum valid.
The result shows that only 18% of Berlins 2,430,000 voters cared enough to go out and vote for a measure against the “climate crisis”.
…Read more: https://notrickszone.com/2023/03/26/climate-neutral-already-by-2030-berliners-to-vote-on-climate-neutrality-referendum-today/
What can I say? Germans have been very patient, they’ve waited at least two decades for the cheap energy renewables are supposed to deliver – with no delivery date in sight.
That turnout for a supposed existential climate crisis is telling. It shows how the contrivance is a fraud.
How disappointing for their His Majesty visiting cousin.
According to the above statistics, only 35.6% of Berliners voted either way.
It’s surprising that there were not more No votes, but maybe 60% of the population didn’t know there was a referendum that day. They have other things to do, like work!
Paradoxically, like watching Netflix.
Could it be the Empire’s imposed decadence, flummoxed their very own agenda?
Like the Russian Sanctions boomerang?
Everything they try hits them in the back of the head!
A Russian business group is offering a bounty to Russian soldiers of 5 million rubles for each German or US tank destroyed or captured.
There are shows on TV where experts discuss the weaknesses of the the various models shipped to Ukraine (age/tech, weight, maneuverability, armor alloys quality and installation, performance in various conditions of ground and weather).
Hitler and Napleon expected quick victories. It is estimated that of 600,000 soldiers of Napoleon, only 100,000 made it back. Germany lost ~3.6 million plus over 400,000 prisoners taken by the soviets, a large percentage of which died in Siberian camps. I don’t see much appetite for an invasion by NATO.
How much for destroying one of our Challenger 2 museum exhibits or are they so shit they don’t warrant a bounty? I was amused to read to drivelling of some former army bloke in today’s paper saying how the Challenger 2 is more than a match for the Soviet-era tanks of Russia. All well and good but how about their anti-tank weapons? Hmmm…not so good on that score I believe but we shall know soon enough.
The media, the official TV and radiostations of Berlin promoted the referendum 24/7 over days, if not weeks.
The referendum took place on a sunday, and you could vote by letter days in advance.
The 60% didn’t know isn’t an argument.
And every eligible voter was informed by official post.
You could vote by letter days in advance and they did not win ? Next time ask the Biden administration how it should be done.
Referenda need SUPPORT to pass. Not voting means you do not support it (which could mean you don’t care). It is the equivalent of a no vote.
True, but how I wish for a chance to vote AGAINST Net Zero.
Reality , like mother nature , is a b1tch !
“Oh, what a tangled web we weave…when first we practice to deceive.” Even Goebbels admitted that propaganda has a finite lifespan limited by the amount of time the lie can be kept a secret. Rising energy prices, power failures, and business closures can’t be hidden.
According to google, the adult population of Berlin was 2,136,692 in 2021. (and when is google ever wrong) So the YES vote is less than 25% and if you factor in the votes of rural and eastern Germany, I am sure a TOTAL German vote would be way less than 20% who want to rush headlong into the abyss
It’s worriesome that so many would rather do without for themselves and others, especially the poorest of the community that can’t spare the extra costs.
I’ll get in with a nitpick before Nick does –
Berliners didn’t “fail” to endorse the climate neutral ballot.
To “fail” at something, you have to have TRIED to do it.
Clearly, if only 18% of Berliners turned out to vote, and < 25% of them voted in favor of it, they weren’t actually trying to endorse the referendum at all.
So the headline to this post should more accurately have read –
Berliners Antipathetic About Endorsing Climate Neutral by 2030 Ballot
If only 18% turned out to vote it’s hardly a valid democratic result
Quorum is key.
The Berlin Senate would have had to install rule by diktat for Euro 113 billion green financing with a budget of 38 billion.
So much US money flowed into the campaign, shows this is not a local ‘thing’ but a single point-of-reference for D.C.s EU.
IMHO, now expect some form of typical de-stabilization.
“Clearly, if only 18% of Berliners turned out to vote, and < 25% of them voted in favor of it”
Read it again-
Said in short: 82% didn’t endorse it.
For such brilliant nitpicking why so many down-votes?
You failed to get the irony across. Nice try 🙂
Turnout was 35.6%. Not exactly high, but not quite as low as you are suggesting.
Charles the halfwit is being feted in Berlin
“”Mr Steinmeier lauded Charles for his long-time commitment to creating a more sustainable world.
“You are, quite literally, the driving forces behind the energy transition,” he said. “You are helping to make the world a better place.””
Birds of a feather flock together
Doesn’t Charlie have some German ancestry? Yup, I watched “The Crown”.
Who doesn’t have German ancestry? Or French
good, maybe President DeSantis will invite us to his first big spagheti dinner in the White House 🙂
not me- I’m 100% Italian- half from the north and half from the south- they came to America around 1912 because the streets were paved with gold 🙂
Yes they’re all Germans, it’s the house of Saxe-Coburg & Gotha.
… and let’s not forget the Marburg files…
EC Commissioner van der Leyen met King Charles
Aristocrats know Primes inter Pares!
King Charles is on his way to Paris, for another Entente Cordiale?
Look what happened the last time!
Looks like Berlin voters are simply not interested in Royalty, this time around.
Last time Kanzler Wilhelm was King Edward VII’s cousin as was Russia’s Czar Nicolas.
A family spat caused the Great War.
Have we enough experience as Republics – that is the question, the dilemma!
Meanwhile Dr. Tunberg has been granted a Doctorate in Theology, qualifying for King Charles’ Dad Philip’s Alliance of Religion and Conservation :
International Network for Conservation and Religion
See who has signed up, and wonder about Dr. Thunberg-
“King Charles is on his way to Paris, for another Entente Cordiale?”
That’s been cancelled, social revolutions and kings don’t really work in France.
It’s the scarlet fingernail…
L’Etat c’est Marrant!
Bundespresident Steinmeier is stating fact – King Charles is actually driving the Climate lobby.
Sometimes irony gets lost in the translation, as here :
See the Stern cover from weeks ago, and read their explanation.
A case of a picture worth 1000 words – do I hear muffled chortling over there?
And to claim a Yacht full of nasties called Andromeda pulled off the NordStream sabotage – loud chortling , belly laughs, breaks out in the Palace.
Good for the Germans.
The referendum was only for the city of Berlin
Soon seen to be a point-of-reference for D.C.’s EU – follow the money trail….
That’s okay, we’ll take it.
But still the Berlin referendum is highly representative of the opinion of the masses. But don’t worry, the next referendum will be rigged to show massive approval of pushing humanity’s self-destruct button.
The climate-catastrophist cabal lost their credibility if they ever had any when their narrative baton was handed over to a truant teenager who doesn’t know the difference between climate and Mickey Mouse telling the young ones to not attend school on Fridays and causing them nightmares of a burning planet Earth.
This handover of the climate catastrophe narrative by the cabal to Greta Thunberg was the result of the loss of the scientific community who were refusing to join the catastrophists in the obvious barefaced lie.
It is now clearly religious – note Dr. Thunberg’s Theology nomination.
This is even more dangerous than a simple lie. Where are all the religious leaders?
They signed up with King Charles’ Dad Philip’s
International Network for Conservation and Religion
How DARE you!!
This shock for the wokes follows the result of the Dutch elections which resulted in the massive success of the Farmers Party. Both plebiscites were hushed down by the mainstream media.
Folks are beginning to notice. The climate crazies will therefore try harder, and even more folks will begin to notice. Momentum is swinging because warmunists have been wrong for now 4 decades, and their ‘mitigation’ solutions are disastrous.
To paraphrase Churchill: ‘It is not the beginning of the end, but perhaps it is the end of the beginning.’
the renewable fantasy is falling apart but the climate con goes on. The next step will be a sea change to “actually, it’s not as bad as we thought”
Yes. The amusing characteristic of this referendum was the underlying assumption by the climatists that anything Berlin decides to do can have any effect on the climate. Same idiotic approach that Oxford takes. No wonder it arouses so little interest, and so little enthusiasm for doing it. See also Khan’s ULEZ plans for London.
Berliner Uber Alles? Especially uber all of China and all of India. Yup, that works demographically./s
Fun factoid. What city has the largest Turkish population outside Turkey? Yup, Berlin. Might have something to do with the referendum result.
My most loved reaction 😀
by Terli, the weather moderator at the ZDF TV, full on climate religion drug 😀
Özden Terli @TerliWeather – 26 March Those who voted “no” have voted “yes” to extreme weather of any kind.Please, then don’t complain when it gets nasty.Congratulations very great
“gaaaaanz” (exaggerated very) great job!
Wonderful. Really thinks that what Berlin does is going to affect the weather in Germany. Total scientific and numerical illiteracy.
Berlin is key to Empire – this was not a local thing, nor anything to do with climate. It has to do with control.
That juggernaut has now 3 wheels on the wagon, still rollin’ along. The other wheel is Kiev, a blowout is immanent.
Someone should ask that weather “expert” if the weather was nasty last year, 10 years ago, 50 years ago or even 100 years ago. You’d think a weather “expert” would have all that data ready at hand.
Earthlings are not worth the effort
🙂 good one.
82% of Berliner eligible voters didn’t show up at the polls and ~½ of those that did rejected the policy proposal. That this result was not anticipated by gov lawmakers puts the dear leaders somewhere in the imbecile to idiot IQ level.
Bit like brexit
Well, Gary, I’m sure the ruling class took home the message that they will just have to try harder next time to explain to the ignorant population the virtues of taxpayers’ green subsidies and giving up one’s standard of living to fight the existing global warming catastrophe. I’m stumped, however, as to how they will ramp up the existing 24/7/365 shouting. Maybe Leap Year shouting will tip the scales towards the green nirvana revolution.
The only downside I can see is the universal truth that provable lies eventually come around and bite you in the ass. I assume the smart rats are planning on jumping the ship early during the failure process, leaving the slow-witted rats to go down with the good ship Ruinables.
I don’t know, you hacks are just so impatient. Don’t you read Lewis Carroll? It is, ALWAYS, jam tomorrow!
Maybe the commenters should look at the latest declines in retail sales in Germany.