Shakedown! Climate Governance Initiative (UK)

From MasterResource

By Robert Bradley Jr. — June 7, 2023

“Our mission is to mobilise boards around the world to accelerate the net zero transition, guided by the World Economic Forum’s Principles for Effective Climate Governance.”

Politicized ESG alert for corporations. The Climate Governance Initiative (CGI), housed at the University of Cambridge (UK), wants to hose you down in the name of “saving the Planet.” Rather than debate climate alarm and forced energy transformation, CGI wants to assume it and race down Hayek’s Road to Serfdom, the Utopia being Climate Stability (or some such thing).

The UK Climate Governance Initiative is based on the following premise:

Climate change is a global emergency. Business has a crucial role to play in the necessary transition. Boards must take the lead on this.

Our Mission, Vision & Values (here):

Our mission is to mobilise boards around the world to accelerate the net zero transition, guided by the World Economic Forum’s Principles for Effective Climate Governance.

Our core purpose is to enable effective climate corporate governance and mobilise boards to act.

Our vision is that a critical mass of boards proactively govern their organisations to ensure they fully contribute to resolving the global climate challenge.

Our values underpin everything we do.  We are impact focused, collaborative and entrepreneurial in spirit.

Impact focused – We are highly motivated to make a difference through effective climate governance, using impact as a lens for our decision making.

Collaborative – We work with others who share our goals to achieve our mission, valuing the importance of collaboration over competition.

Entrepreneurial – We are fast acting, creative and learn from our actions and those of others.

Our Ambition 2025

We see the next 3 years as critical in our response to the global challenge posed by climate change.  The IPCC report 2021 signals a ‘code red’ for humanity and emissions globally need to be halved by 2030 to ensure average temperature rise does not exceed 1.5 degree by 2050.  The business community must act now to move from pledges to action, yet lacks the tools, skills and expertise to do so effectively, to create climate related opportunities and respond to risks.  Boards are uniquely placed to drive this change, asking the right questions and providing robust challenge for the long-term resilience of the companies they oversee.

Our ambition is for Boards to be transformed through implementation of the World Economic Forum Principles for Effective Climate Governance.  This will be evidenced by the progress of companies whose board members are active members of CGI Chapters over the next 3 years and an overall increase in the number of companies with transition plans compatible with a 1.5 degree scenario.  The Chapters of the CGI have an instrumental role to play for this Ambition to be realised, with the support of the Governing Board and Secretariat.



Yes, it takes nerve for a business to tell an organization like this to stay off its property and not bother the employees. To go away. To debate rather than indoctrinate. To read Steven Koonin’s Unsettled: What the Science Tells Us and What It Does Not and Why It Matters (2021). Alex Epstein’s Fossil Future: Why Global Human Flourishing Requires More Oil, Coal, and Natural Gas – Not Less (2022). And the newest of all: Judith Curry’s Climate Uncertainty and Risk (2023).

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June 8, 2023 2:22 am

“University of Cambridge (UK)”

Is it a university? The last time I checked it was a pampered lunatic asylum

I have the set of The Oxford History of England which I bought around 1979. It goes from Roman Britain through to the end of the Second World War in 1945. Volume II is titled… Anglo-Saxon England (550 – 1087). It’s a fascinating read.

“Cambridge University is teaching students that the Anglo-Saxons never existed as a distinct ethnic group, in an effort to “dismantle the… myths” of English nationalism, the Telegraph reported on Saturday. Liberal academics have long decried the term for its association with “whiteness.”

So, when Sir Frank Stenton wrote Anglo-Saxon England in 1943 was he blinded by whiteness, or have the academics caught the woke virus? I think we all know the answer to that.

When I read anything to do with a British university, the media or the establishment, I know it’s pretty much [politicised] bolleaux.

“Climate change is a global emergency”

See what I mean?

Richard Page
Reply to  strativarius
June 8, 2023 3:50 am

The Far Left’s war on everyone else rumbles on, I see. Some of them, at least, should have understood that the British term ‘Anglo Saxon’ has little to do with the American term ‘White Anglo Saxon Protestant’ (WASP) acronym that hijacked the term to describe the ethnic group that settled America from northwest Europe. They are trying to attack the WASP term and, in typical fashion, have got it all wrong. For a university, Cambridge does appear to be a bunch of morons.

Reply to  Richard Page
June 8, 2023 4:32 am

Places like Oxford and Cambridge, followed by Imperial, Kings, UCL etc seem determined to out woke the home of woke.

Show me one field in England where the slave was not white, but black….

Bryan A
Reply to  strativarius
June 8, 2023 5:04 am

Climate Governance Initiative (CGI)
Meh, who are they trying to kid?
Everyone knows that CGI stands for Computer Generated Information… Models…all the way down

Richard Page
Reply to  strativarius
June 8, 2023 5:20 am

Oddly enough, I can. The Spencer family (Princess Di’s ancestors) were so rich that, not only did they have overseas plantations with slaves, but they were one of the very few families to also afford to bring slaves to England as well, which they did. Of course, as soon as the wind changed and they got compensation for freeing their slaves, they became the most ardent of the anti-slavery lobby. So, sorry about that, but it did very occasionally happen – more, I suspect, for house slaves than field slaves, but still.

Reply to  Richard Page
June 8, 2023 8:10 am

I did not know that about my family.

Richard Page
Reply to  Mason
June 8, 2023 8:24 am

Yes. Apparently Benjamin Spencer got involved quite heavily in the slave trade in the 18th century, even owning his own slave ship. Later generations of the Spencers were known to have owned black slaves in England – Caesar Shaw was baptised in a Northampton church and owned by a John Spencer of the same family.

Reply to  Richard Page
June 8, 2023 1:51 pm

OK, my side of the family left for America in the 1600s.

Ben Vorlich
Reply to  Richard Page
June 8, 2023 3:37 pm

White British citizens were taken into slavery by Barbary Pirates all along the South Coast several generations of people lived in fear of slave raids. The government and Royal Navy could do little to stop them.
It’s another thing we have to thank the US Marine Corps for sorting out “The shores of Tripoli” in their words

Reply to  Ben Vorlich
June 8, 2023 4:26 pm

The Irish too were enslaved … by the English.

Richard Page
Reply to  Streetcred
June 9, 2023 3:48 am

And the Hiberno-Norse enslaved the British, Saxons, Norse and Franks, turning Dublin into the biggest slave market north of the Mediterranean. Go back into history and nobody, but nobody, has clean hands.

Peta of Newark
Reply to  strativarius
June 8, 2023 4:02 am

So how do they explain:

  • Wessex: The place of the ‘West Saxons
  • Essex: Place of the East Saxons
  • Sussex: Place of the Southern Saxons
  • Or even ‘England’: Land of the Angles
  • or East Anglia: Place of the Crazed University

Ahhhhh, have I stumbled on something….

But wait, all of Cambridgeshire (inc. city & ‘university’ you’d imagine) are in East Anglia

Just who are “The Deniers?”

Reply to  Peta of Newark
June 8, 2023 4:33 am

Cambridge is the alma mater of traitors – and comedians.

Richard Page
Reply to  strativarius
June 8, 2023 7:54 am

Cambridge is quite proud of it’s tradition of producing more spies than any other university; for over 500 years it’s produced spies for one group or another.

Reply to  Richard Page
June 8, 2023 8:25 am

And a particularly large group of commie spies in the 1930s.

Richard Page
Reply to  slowroll
June 8, 2023 9:10 am

There were more than just those 5, although the rest were individuals rather than a complete spy ring.

Bryan A
Reply to  Peta of Newark
June 8, 2023 5:05 am

NoSex: What they want you to have

Smart Rock
Reply to  Peta of Newark
June 8, 2023 8:41 am

Don’t forget Middlesex, which is where I grew up,

When I went to live in Scotland, I found that I would often be referred to as “sassenach” which is Gaelic for “saxon”. A fairly accurate term; that’s what I am (plus a bit of Angle, Celt, Norman and Ashkenazi)

There’s a similar word in Welsh, but I don’t know how to spell it.

Richard Page
Reply to  Smart Rock
June 8, 2023 9:13 am

Saesneg. Although ‘welsh’ is actually a saxon word, meaning ‘foreigner’.

Ben Vorlich
Reply to  Peta of Newark
June 8, 2023 3:40 pm

The Romans defended the Saxon Shore on both sides of the Channel

Ron Long
June 8, 2023 3:10 am

Good posting of another missive from the asylum, as strativarius notes. In most Countries a Board of Directors main mission is to “Maximize Shareholder Wealth”. Corrupt and Commie countries don’t worry about such things, most of the rest have the Maximize coded into law. The CAGW Loonie Greenies are focused on running the asylum, and are still making headway, although some cracks in the alliance are starting to show.

Reply to  Ron Long
June 8, 2023 3:26 am

It seems it can work both ways!

Wood Group has expanded its oil and gas business and dramatically shrunk its renewables operations after receiving a £430m government-backed “green transition loan”, prompting calls from environmental groups for a review of the process that authorised the loan.
The growth of fossil fuels business of the company, with headquarters in Aberdeen, Scotland, has shown that the government’s “transition export development guarantee” scheme, which guaranteed the loan, facilitates greenwashing and is open to abuse by polluting companies, according to environmental groups.”

You can hear the wailing and gnashing of teeth at the Guardian and the BBC…

Reply to  Ron Long
June 8, 2023 6:31 am

Businesses (such as mine) have to toe the ESG line when bidding for public sector contracts. Bigger businesses have to toe the ESG line to be acceptable investments for pension funds. Boards are compelled to promote all kinds of zany stuff that at best is irrelevant to their core business and at worst many board-members regard as pernicious.

Dave Fair
Reply to  quelgeek
June 8, 2023 3:08 pm

Just wait for the wave of stockholder lawsuits.

Richard Page
Reply to  Dave Fair
June 9, 2023 7:18 am

Probably be Pension Fund lawsuits first.

Ben Vorlich
Reply to  quelgeek
June 8, 2023 3:48 pm

I spent the best part of 50 years working for large companies.

Initiatives like ESG came along every couple of years. After about 6 months the enthusiasm by management had waned. After 18 months the instigator(s) had moved on the wreak havoc in some other unsuspecting organisation.
This particular madness may take a bit longer to fade away, but it will

June 8, 2023 3:56 am

–Story Tip–

Oh No! — Summers in the Arctic could be ice-FREE in just 10 years, study warns.

Nature Communications – Observationally-constrained projections of an ice-free Arctic even under a low emission scenario


The sixth assessment report of the IPCC assessed that the Arctic is projected to be on average practically ice-free in September near mid-century under intermediate and high greenhouse gas emissions scenarios, though not under low emissions scenarios, based on simulations from the latest generation Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 6 (CMIP6) models.

Here we show, using an attribution analysis approach, that a dominant influence of greenhouse gas increases on Arctic sea ice area is detectable in three observational datasets in all months of the year, but is on average underestimated by CMIP6 models.

By scaling models’ sea ice response to greenhouse gases to best match the observed trend in an approach validated in an imperfect model test, we project an ice-free Arctic in September under all scenarios considered. These results emphasize the profound impacts of greenhouse gas emissions on the Arctic, and demonstrate the importance of planning for and adapting to a seasonally ice-free Arctic in the near future.

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  SteveG
June 8, 2023 4:03 am

Just like the last (how many?) time(s).

And in 10 years, their prediction will be shown to be just as out of touch with reality as all the other predictions of ice free Arctic summers.

Reply to  AGW is Not Science
June 8, 2023 4:41 am

“Unfortunately it has become too late to save Arctic summer sea ice,” said Prof Dirk Notz, of the University of Hamburg, Germany, who was part of the study team. “As scientists, we’ve been warning about the loss of Arctic summer sea ice for decades. This is now the first major component of the Earth system that we are going to lose because of global warming. People didn’t listen to our warnings.”

Warnings like?

Our projection of 2013 for the removal of ice in summer is not accounting for the last two minima, in 2005 and 2007,” the researcher from the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, explained to the BBC.
“So given that fact, you can argue that may be our projection of 2013 is already too conservative.”

Real world
Using supercomputers to crunch through possible future outcomes has become a standard part of climate science in recent years.

Real world?

Now, that is funny.

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  SteveG
June 8, 2023 4:13 am

“the Arctic is projected to be on average practically ice-free in September”

Even if that turned out to be true- so what? There will be an ecological renaissance- a revival- many species will move into the area- including humans.

All of this “change is a bad thing” seems too much like the Middle Ages.

Reply to  SteveG
June 8, 2023 4:44 am

I’m looking forward to it. Courtesy of the IPCC, simulated image of Arctic summer…..from model.

Bryan A
Reply to  SteveG
June 8, 2023 4:48 pm

Looks like BAU (RCP 8.5) circa 2032 per super model output. If ever, would be circa 12032 would take nearly 10,000 years to get that particular Cricket in the Neck

Reply to  Bryan A
June 8, 2023 8:22 pm

Where are ya all goin’ for ya summer break?……….The Arctic!!

June 8, 2023 4:07 am

story tip

With COP28 coming up,
Global warming and the confrontation between the West and the rest of the world
“There’s no doubt that the IPCC dogma will soon become the idée fixe of the West and the laughing stock of the rest of the world.”

” the creation of greenhouse gas emission rights is not an intergovernmental initiative, but an idea of a certain lawyer for Joyce Foundation, implemented by Climate Exchange Ltd, Barack Obama.”

Meanwhile the real conflict mentioned there is this :
Sergey Glazyev, Economist, Member of the Board – Minister in charge of Integration and Macroeconomics of the Eurasian Economic Commission, talks about the integration of Russia and the EAEU countries into a single economic space

Here is a rough English version :
Decision of the Scientific Council of the Russian Academy of Sciences on Complex Problems of Eurasian Economic Integration, Modernization, Competitiveness and Sustainable

Development Having discussed reports on studies of the effect of natural hydrogen degassing (Doctor of Geological and Mineralogical Sciences V.L. Syvorotkin) and the decay of the potassium isotope (Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences L.B. Bezrukov) on global
and local climatic processes, the Scientific Council of the Russian Academy of Sciences on Complex Problems
Eurasian Economic Integration, Modernization, Competitiveness and Sustainable Development (hereinafter referred to as the Scientific Council) states the receipt of the following scientific results that are essential for national security, economic regulation, sustainable development and understanding of the causes of climate change.
1. Quantitative – temporal and spatial – correlations have been established between the degassing of deep natural hydrogen and changes in the ozone content in the stratosphere (the formation of “ozone holes”), as well as an increase in temperature under them, which, in addition to a significant impact on global warming, for the first time makes it possible to explain the mechanisms of occurrence and develop methods for predicting natural disasters (droughts, wildfires, floods, melting of permafrost and Arctic ice and etc.).
The empirically proven leading role of natural hydrogen in the decomposition of stratospheric ozone refutes the technogenic-freon hypothesis of the appearance of “ozone holes”, which is the basis of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, the implementation of the recommendations of which did not lead to a decrease in ozone depletion.
2. The forecast based on the hypothesis of the “hydrogen” Earth by V.N. Larin about the quantitative content of potassium in the Earth, the nuclear decay of the isotope 40K of which for the first time made it possible to explain the observed rate of heating of the world ocean and seems to be one of the main causes of global warming, has been experimentally confirmed.
Based on the foregoing, the Scientific Council recommends:1. Apply to the Ministry of Education and Science and the Russian Academy of Sciences with proposals:

-on the organization of an interdisciplinary study of the processes of hydrogen degassing and decay of the potassium isotope in all spheres of the Earth and their impact on global warming and natural disasters;
– on the development of methods for forecasting the consequences of climate change and natural disasters for Russia and the EAEU, including: melting permafrost and Arctic ice with an assessment of the risk of flooding of coastal areas; changes in the balance of water resources; risks of wildfires; implications for agriculture, etc.2.
Prepare the report of the Scientific Council on the non-economic factors of climate change for the next international climate conference scheduled for September this year in the UAE.
3. Apply to the federal authorities with proposals:
– to increase the scientific validity of forecasting and planning of state policy in the areas of natural and technical safety, meteorology, forestry, water and agriculture, energy, mining and other areas dependent on the consequences of natural hydrogen degassing;
– on the inclusion of natural hydrogen in the list of minerals and the development of technology for its production, as well as technology for chemical sequestration of hydrogen in aromatic hydrocarbons (based on research by the Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences) for the purpose of their joint Application.
4. Prepare information on the results of these studies for the President of the Russian Federation with a scientific justification for the necessary measures in the field of national security and international relations, including the issues of the Montreal Protocol and the Paris Climate Agreement.
5. The working group of the Scientific Council on the problem of natural hydrogen (Doctor of Technical Sciences A.V. Dolgolaptev) shall prepare proposals on the subject of research work necessary for the development of ideas about the cosmogenesis of the Earth, the composition of its core, as well as the practical application of research results.
6. The Chairman of the Scientific Council Sergey Glazyev shall send this Decision to the President of the Russian Federation, the Government of the Russian Federation, interested ministries and departments, and the President of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Chairman of the Scientific Council,
Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences S.Y. Glazyev
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The idee fixee of the West is about to get yet another reminder of its quickly fading relevance.

PS: the current war in Ukraine is all about the EAEU, EurAsian Economic Union, which elected leader in 2014, Yanukovych signed onto, and then was violently overthrown.

Richard Page
Reply to  bonbon
June 8, 2023 5:28 am

The climate change scam really is becoming a pinata for everyone else. Shame about the sweet treats though – they were never going to materialise.

Reply to  Richard Page
June 8, 2023 7:36 am

Deep degassing as a reason for abnormally high bioproductivity of paleobasins and mass destruction of hydrobionts
various papers on P40. new to me…

Reply to  bonbon
June 8, 2023 7:31 am

The Ukraine war is due to Czar Putey Putin the Great….his greed….his envy….his worry of Ukraine under Zelensky becoming NATO and his great wrong judgement of the situation.

Reply to  antigtiff
June 8, 2023 7:49 am

That sounds like Griff Grauniad.

Richard Page
Reply to  bonbon
June 8, 2023 8:29 am

Griff wrote (slightly) better english. But still the same knee-jerk ideological reaction to anything he doesn’t understand or believe in!

Richard Page
Reply to  antigtiff
June 8, 2023 8:04 am

As an aside, the CIA have released a report recently (after it was partially leaked) showing that they knew of a Ukraine 6 person team who had set themselves up in Germany with a plan to destroy the Nordstream pipelines, before the pipelines were actually sabotaged. Interesting, eh? This is after last Octobers CIA report into the death of Darya Dugina in Moscow that stated that they were aware that a Ukraine kill team had mistakenly killed her whilst operating in Russia. It’s interesting that these stories have only been very quietly reported so as not to upset anybody who supports Ukraine as the good guys. It’s all shades of grey.

Dave Fair
Reply to  Richard Page
June 8, 2023 3:26 pm

Truth is the first thing to go in warfare. You’re a fool to believe anybody on either side.

Richard Page
Reply to  Dave Fair
June 8, 2023 4:29 pm

I rarely do. Before the Russians invaded the CIA reported on the Russian rearmament programme and stated that all SS-21 missiles and launchers had been replaced by SS-22 systems and the older systems had been sold off or destroyed. After the invasion Biden (supported by CIA reports) held up evidence of an SS-21 attack on a train station as being Russian not Ukrainian although they do have SS-21 missile systems as they used them to attack an airbase in Russia in February last year.

Like I said, I rarely believe anything written at face value – I generally research media stories, especially ones about the war, but anything interesting I sometimes post here.

As a follow-on to the Nordstream story, in January Danish investigators were examining a boat that they believed to have carried explosives for the Nordstream attack (not sure where, may have been Germany). In addition, Ukraine have denied any involvement and Russia has stated that they believe it is a story to distract the investigation away from the real culprits (may imply USA).

It’s all shades of grey.

It doesnot add up
Reply to  Richard Page
June 9, 2023 4:58 am

The credibility of the CIA /German claims about the Ukraine being responsible for Nordstream is extremely low. Supposedly all done from a tiny yacht without the space or the power for a decompression chamber for the divers. It’s a distraction fantasy for the gullible.

Richard Page
Reply to  It doesnot add up
June 9, 2023 7:33 am

Technically it’s feasible with trained divers and multiple decompression stops in the dive – the depth was 80-100m to the pipelines. So highly improbable but not impossible.

Reply to  bonbon
June 8, 2023 7:47 am

The point here is the Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee of Oxford and Cambridge, puffed up Humpty Dumpty’s, are the laughing stock of the EAEU. Oxbridge Fairy Tales from Wynkin, Blynkin, and Nod (go figure) only put the silly woke to sleep.
All the (Green) Kings Men and all the (Green) Kings Horses cannot put Humpty (Empire) together again.
Russia and China with the BRICS+ , the vast majority of the worlds population, are chortling.

Geoff Sherrington
June 8, 2023 4:32 am

Related centrally togovernment incompetence, recently published but little publicised –
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I have not found a link to the paper on Google Scholar yet, but rely upon Dr John Campbell’s report here:

This ia a definitive paper on the UKconduct of public health response to Covid.
Some extracts:
Covid-19 lockdowns were “a global policy failure of gigantic proportions“.
the results of our meta-analysis support the conclusion that lockdowns in the Spring of 2020 had a negligible effect on Covid-19 mortality.” … “The deaths saved were a ‘drop in the bucket’ compared to the staggering collateral costs imposed“.
“Unless substantial contrary evidence emerges, lockdowns should be ‘rejected out of hand’ to control future pandemics”.
It is a global report, 200 pages,with country information, not merely United Kingdom.
Geoff S.

Richard Page
Reply to  Geoff Sherrington
June 8, 2023 5:32 am

Many other countries got scared by the over-hyped models and reassured by the figures released by China’s lockdown craze. If they’d ignored the models and seen through China’s smokescreen then lockdowns might never have happened.

Reply to  Richard Page
June 8, 2023 8:27 am

The deaths saved were a ‘drop in the bucket’ compared to the staggering collateral costs imposed“.
The millions of dead cannot speak.
There fixed it for ya’.

Ben Vorlich
Reply to  Richard Page
June 8, 2023 4:04 pm

Purely a personal view.

The main casualties were those who in previous generations would have been taken by something else thirty years ago. I have two brothers kept alive by modern medicine. Neither caught it in the early days.
Within my circle of family and friends nobody died of CV19 but Flu has taken two in the last ten years, both smokers.
I don’t think severe countrywide lockdowns made any great difference, neither did Johnson and his colleagues

It doesnot add up
Reply to  Ben Vorlich
June 9, 2023 5:05 am

There is clear evidence of excess non covid deaths in the first stage of the pandemic, essentially caused by shutting the NHS to normal operations. It is arguable that lockdowns caused more deaths rather than saving them.

Joseph Zorzin
June 8, 2023 5:01 am

Robert Bradley Jr.,

The 3 books you mention in your conclusion- that’s the perfect short course for climate alarmists. I am now going to offer that list to any climate alarmists I talk to- and I’ll say that after they read them, come back for a discussion. No doubt I’ll get no takers.

Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
June 8, 2023 8:23 am

Even if they read the books, then go to work, they have BlackRock’s ESG homogenization from upstairs (see post above) bearing down on them.
And then confused, meaning actually uninformed, or worse, partly informed.
It is critical to tell where this imperative actually comes from.

June 8, 2023 5:38 am

We are fast acting, creative and learn from our actions and those of others.”

If they were genuinely willing to learn, they might realise the absurdity of their self-proclaimed mission.

June 8, 2023 8:06 am

This comes from Big Money – BlackRock :
#BlackRock CEO Larry Fink says “it’s time to force people’s behavior to change”
The way is ESG credit ratings, meaning the entire firm hierarchy must be homogenized.
Bloomberg : In Fink We Trust: BlackRock Is Now ‘Fourth Branch of Government’
And of course Tony Blair :

Richard Page
Reply to  bonbon
June 8, 2023 9:19 am

Look again. Big money, as you say, is in the mix, but who is pulling their strings?

Reply to  Richard Page
June 8, 2023 10:32 am

Why, the biggest money of course. The biggest money usually whispers, yet Larry Fink has whistleblown!

Reply to  Richard Page
June 8, 2023 2:03 pm

Just an update on this fromour side of the pond. Blakrock finds itself in hot water as public pensions are discovering that Blakrock’s woke policies are killling their pension funds and will soon bankrupt public employees peansion funds and their cities. Blakrock is being asked to pony up. Or leave various states.

June 8, 2023 8:28 am

“Some ideas are so ludicrous that only an intellectual would believe them…”

Reply to  slowroll
June 8, 2023 4:42 pm

True that. I’ve often thought that consequence of their acutely narrow focus and cognitive bias in their logic, they’d believe anything from a source that they deem compliant with their warped sense of superiority.
For example, I have a friend, heart surgeon, who will believe anything witten in the Lancet.

June 8, 2023 8:44 am

No go I’m afraid as we’re burning through our carbon budget-
Greenhouse gas emissions have hit at an all-time HIGH (
May your God walk with you when the dooming is upon you.

June 8, 2023 8:56 am

We are impact focused, collaborative and entrepreneurial in spirit.

That’s clearly disinformation, because these jokers are DISentrepreneuial when it comes to human advances in agriculture, mechanical aids to doing work, keeping warm or cooling off or all other activities bearing on human comfort.

William Howard
June 8, 2023 9:51 am

why is the allure of collective economic suicide in the West so popular when all that accomplishes is world domination by china? why is that so popular – the West cannot possibly reduce emissions, even if net zero was accomplished, to offset the increases from China – perhaps the potential for the destruction of capitalism is enough for so many to support it?? After all the former head of the UNIPCC has stated that the environmental movement is more about the destruction of capitalism than the climate – but how can anyone really believe that the destruction of capitalism to be replaced by communism improves anyone’s life

Dave Fair
Reply to  William Howard
June 8, 2023 4:07 pm

It will be different this time: The hundreds of millions of lives lost in the 20th Century and the impoverishment of multiple generations through socialism is just a personal failure by those involved individuals to do it right. The structure of top-down management, however, is a guarantee of failure in every metric important to human beings: Wealth, the fruits of one’s labor, happiness, long life, freedom of thought and action, secure future for one’s children & etc.

Socialism only succeeds in the short term by eating the seed corn of free market prosperity to fund immediate consumption. Also known as killing the Golden Goose.

June 8, 2023 5:23 pm

Koonin’s Unsettled link is incomplete.

June 9, 2023 2:16 am

Collaborative – We work with others who share our goals to achieve our mission, valuing the importance of collaboration over competition.

Basically we want to run things like the ANC-
It’s Over! South Africa is F*&$d – Failed State – YouTube

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