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  • Biden-GM Urge Electric Vehicle Transformation, But Experts Say Climate Case Is Weak

    02/28/2021 6:36:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies ^ | February 28, 2021 | Henry Payne
    Detroit - As the Texas power grid shudders in part under renewable power, the auto industry is also facing an uncertain transition to green energy. General Motors dropped a bombshell last month that it will build only electric vehicles by 2035. The commitment comes as the Biden administration stocks up on climate activists to?transform the economy to fight global warming.The administration is in line with governments from Europe to China that have declared EVs the future and - for the first time - are mandating which powertrains automakers must use.But as GM and other automakers spend billions to bring electrics...
  • Why Greenies and the Liberal Media Don't Want You to Read About Canada Amid Texas' Deep Freeze

    02/24/2021 8:48:56 AM PST · by rktman · 35 replies ^ | 2/23/2021 1745 hrs est | Matt Vespa
    If you ever watched South Park, ‘blame Canada’ was quite the tune. Well, as Texas has plunged into a deep freeze due to widespread power outages after a historic and brutal winter storm, maybe we should look to Canada regarding how they keep their power grids running amid frigid conditions. It’s not what you think. It actually proves our point about energy production, which is why the liberal media and the environmental Left probably don’t want you to read this thread about Alberta, Canada. How are they able to keep the lights on? It’s simple coal and gas. The two...
  • Critics Rip AOC As She Celebrates Frozen Windmills in Texas As Evidence of the Need For a Green New Deal

    02/21/2021 6:19:52 AM PST · by rustyweiss74 · 48 replies
    MenRec ^ | 02/21/21 | Rusty
    Criticism was rampant following comments by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) suggesting power outages in Texas due to a winter storm and accompanying low temperatures were evidence of why America needs her Green New Deal. “The infrastructure failures in Texas are quite literally what happens when you *don’t* pursue a Green New Deal,” she tweeted without evidence. “Long-term we must realize these are the consequences of inaction,” AOC (D-NY) added. Her comments come even as Texas governor Greg Abbott has placed blame on the power grid failures in-part on frozen wind turbines.
  • Why would Texas have prepared for record cold and snow if they listened to the media and other global warming fanatics the last forty years?

    02/21/2021 9:28:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/21/2021 | Jack Hellner
    Since 1980 Americans have heard that the Earth was warming rapidly, that the South would not have winters anymore and we would see “the end of snow.”We were told it is the “scientific consensus” and the science was “settled.” So why the heck would politicians prepare for something when they were told by "experts" that it would never happen?(source)Clearly the UN, Al Gore, John Kerry, Bill Gates and all the others that push this garbage on the public, without scientific data to support it, are to blame, not the Texas politicians.John Kerry, who flies on private jets, is out there...
  • Favoring renewable energy over natural gas investment has led to the mess in Texas

    02/21/2021 8:09:32 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 30 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/20/2021 | Kevin Williamson
    I’m writing from Texas, so I’ll try to finish this column before the electricity goes out. As you may have heard, we’ve had an unusually powerful winter storm down here and, in spite of the fact that every third household has a four-wheel-drive super-duty pickup truck, Texas has come to a standstill. When a little bit of ice settled on the freeway, a half a dozen people lost their lives in the ensuing 135-car pileup.
  • John Kerry Repeats His “Last Hope” Claim Over Paris Agreement Talks

    02/21/2021 7:04:32 AM PST · by norwaypinesavage · 27 replies
    Watts up with That ^ | February 21, 2021 | Eric Worrall
    John Kerry has repeated his claim the upcoming COP26 talks have to produce results..."international talks this year are the “last, best hope” of avoiding catastrophic global heating". With his repeated last chance claims, John Kerry has added his name to the hilarious and very long list of last chances to save the world from climate change. The list stretches all the way back to the 1980s, so clearly some of the last chance claims were a little exaggerated.
  • “Break Their Will”

    02/19/2021 4:48:13 PM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 12 replies
    Eric Peters Autos ^ | 01/17/21 | Eric Peters
    When a dog curls its lip and bares its teeth, you know what sort of dog you’re dealing with. One such dog curled its lip in Massachusetts recently. His name is David Ismay – possibly related to the Bruce Ismay of Titanic fame, but hold that thought. This Ismay wants to “break the will” — his words – of people who rely on gasoline to power their cars and oil and natural gas to heat their homes, in order to “combat climate change.” Of course, Massachusetts is also the state where Obamacare was born, under the governorship of another Republican...
  • Global Greta vs MIT scientist Richard Lindzen

    02/19/2021 12:45:24 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 14 replies ^ | Apr 27, 2019 | Richard Lindzen
    Global Greta vs MIT scientist Richard Lindzen Climate change includes both global warming driven by human emissions of greenhouse gases, and the resulting large-scale shifts in weather patterns.
  • John Kerry: ‘We Have Nine Years’ Until Climate Crisis — ‘There’s No Room for B.S. Anymore

    02/19/2021 8:19:49 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 144 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/19/2021 | Trent Baker
    John Kerry, President Joe Biden’s administration’s climate envoy, sounded the alarm on an upcoming climate crisis. Kerry told CBS “This Morning” reporter Ben Tracy in an interview which aired Friday, that the winter weather seen across the country could be the “new normal” and needs to be prevented by cutting global carbon emissions.
  • NBC’s Roker to Gates: How Can ‘Big Tech’ Shut Down ‘Climate Deniers’?

    02/18/2021 10:32:28 AM PST · by rktman · 44 replies ^ | 2/18/2021 1125 hrs est | Kyle Drennan
    In a fawning interview with billionaire Bill Gates aired on Wednesday’s 3rd Hour Today show, co-host Al Roker hailed the Microsoft founder for launching a climate change crusade to “help save the planet.” A prominent left-wing climate activist in his own right, Roker was particularly concerned about “deniers” spreading “misinformation” and wondered if “big tech” could be used to silence them. “Bill Gates is talking about saving the planet. Being emissions free in 30 years,” Roker heralded at the top of the segment. Turning to Gates, Roker fretted: “Plain and simple, if we don’t act now, what’s at stake here?”...
  • Texas Spins Into the Wind: An electricity grid that relies on renewables also needs nuclear or coal power.

    02/17/2021 6:53:27 PM PST · by karpov · 75 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 17, 2021 | WSJ Editorial Board
    While millions of Texans remain without power for a third day, the wind industry and its advocates are spinning a fable that gas, coal and nuclear plants—not their frozen turbines—are to blame. PolitiFact proclaims “Natural gas, not wind turbines, main driver of Texas power shortage.” Climate-change conformity is hard for the media to resist, but we don’t mind. So here are the facts to cut through the spin. Texas energy regulators were already warning of rolling blackouts late last week as temperatures in western Texas plunged into the 20s, causing wind turbines to freeze. Natural gas and coal-fired plants ramped...
  • Rick Perry Warns That Democrats’ ‘Green Energy’ Push Will Result In American Deaths

    I’m sure by now that you’ve heard of the awful, historic snow and ice storms experienced in the state of Texas over the past few days. The issues that have arisen as a result of the storm bring into light a number of extremely concerning issues around the push for “green energy” that you hear Democrats talk about incessantly. According to the Washington Examiner, former Energy Secretary under President Donald Trump and former Texas governor, Mr. Rick Perry, issued a dire warning about green energy after the catastrophe in Texas this week. “They don’t care about your lives in those...
  • Power cut across Texas as snow, ice blanket southern Plains

    02/15/2021 6:05:32 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 77 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | February 15, 2021 | By JAMIE STENGLE
    DALLAS - A winter storm dropping snow and ice also sent temperatures plunging across the southern Plains, prompting a power emergency in Texas a day after conditions canceled flights and impacted traffic across large swaths of the U.S. Rotating power outages were initiated by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, or ERCOT, early Monday morning, meaning hundreds of thousands went without electricity for short periods as temperatures fell into the teens near Dallas and 20s around Houston. The council described the rotating outages as a “last resort to preserve the reliability of the electric system as a whole,” adding that...
  • Icy weather chills Texas wind energy as deep freeze grips much of U.S.

    02/15/2021 5:03:59 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo! News ^ | February 14, 2021 | By Steve Gorman
    (Reuters) - Ice storms knocked out nearly half the wind-power generating capacity of Texas on Sunday as a rare deep freeze across the state locked up turbine towers while driving electricity demand to record levels, the state's grid operator reported. Responding to a request from Governor Greg Abbott, President Joe Biden granted a federal emergency declaration for all 254 counties in the state on Sunday, authorizing U.S. agencies to coordinate disaster relief from severe weather in Texas. The winter energy woes in Texas came as bone-chilling cold, combined with snow, sleet and freezing rain, gripped much of the United States...
  • A little education on Climate and Seasons

    02/13/2021 4:33:31 PM PST · by BereanBrain · 13 replies
    Polar Vortex. Let me demystify this for you. Q: How can in the winter, the wind blow from the north downward in North America AND Siberia AT THE SAME TIME? Freepers- post your theories here. HINT: If you know the answer, it does not support "global warming" and "hole in the ozone" hysteria.
  • Climate refugees? Biden executive order wants study on resettling those 'displaced' by climate change Report requests 'options for protection and resettlement of individuals' displaced by climate change

    02/11/2021 11:43:50 AM PST · by RightGeek · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/11/2021 | Adam Shaw
    President Biden’s recent executive order on refugees includes a direction for a study on the impacts of climate change on migration, as well as options for the "protection and resettlement of individuals" displaced by environmental change. The order for the study comes in a Feb. 4 order on "Rebuilding and Enhancing Programs to Resettle Refugees and Planning for the Impact of Climate Change on Migration." The study will be led by the national security adviser, in consultation with the secretaries of State, Defense and Homeland Security -- along with USAID and the director of national intelligence -- and will be...
  • How many coal fired power plants are there in the world today?

    02/10/2021 12:16:41 PM PST · by sodpoodle · 60 replies
    email from friend | 2/10/2021 | unknown
    How many coal fired power plants are there in the world today? Green New Deal??? The EU has 468 - building 27 more... Total 495 Turkey has 56 - building 93 more... Total 149 South Africa has 79 - building 24 more... Total 103 India has 589 - building 446 more... Total 1035 Philippines has 19 - building 60 more... Total 79 South Korea has 58 - building 26 more... Total 84 Japan has 90 - building 45 more... Total 135 China has 2,363 - building 1,171 more... Total = 3,534 That’s 5,615 projected coal powered plants in just 8...
  • Scientists warn over misuse of climate models in financial markets

    02/08/2021 9:13:31 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 8, 2021 | By Matthew Green
    LONDON - Misuse of climate models could pose a growing risk to financial markets by giving investors a false sense of certainty over how the physical impacts of climate change will play out, according to the authors of a paper published on Monday. With heatwaves, wildfires, massive storms and sea-level rises projected to intensify as the planet warms, companies are under growing pressure to disclose how the disruption could affect their businesses. But the authors of a peer-reviewed article here in Nature Climate Change warned that the drive to integrate global warming into financial decision-making had leap-frogged the models used...
  • Massachusetts climate hack fits in well with Charlie Baker & Co.

    02/07/2021 11:12:07 AM PST · by billorites · 12 replies ^ | February 7, 2021 | Howie Carr
    Until now, did you even know that the state had a $130,000-a-year “undersecretary of climate change?” Or that his job description includes, in the bragging coat holder’s own words, “breaking the will” of the working classes of Massachusetts by raising the cost of fuel so high that they can no longer afford to either heat their homes or drive their cars? Can somebody say Transportation Climate Initiative? Meet David Ismay, a 49-year-old blow-in drifter and bust-out lawyer from California who is now living the high life in a mansion in Chestnut Hill. Here is how Ismay described his dream job,...
  • Biden’s Activist Recruits Raise Risk of ‘Sue and Settle’ Collusion

    02/07/2021 12:29:49 PM PST · by blueplum · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | 07 Feb 2021 | Zhonette Brown
    President Biden early on is touting his insistence on “ethics” from cabinet nominees and professional staff, and who can argue with that? But it will take more than a signed piece of paper to guard against the conflicts of interest and invitations to collusion that arise when professional activists from the outside suddenly find themselves on the inside, with the levers of federal power within easy reach. ...For example, Biden’s pick to advise the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is leaving her post as an Earthjustice attorney. Just last year, Earthjustice initiated a lawsuit to halt offshore drilling in the...