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Extinction Rebellion Activists Have Worn Out Their Welcome And The Public Is Angry, by Tyler Durden

It doesn’t help Extinction Rebellion that their case for global warming is weak to nonexistent. From Tyler Durden at zerohedge.com:

When does activism for a cause turn into a narcissistic agenda for attention and self gratification? There’s a fine line, and the Extinction Rebellion movement has surely crossed it with their incessant and self-indulgent drama.

This week, motorists in France were greeted with yet another Extinction group trying to glue themselves to the pavement of a major thoroughfare to block traffic in the name of stopping climate change. However, this time drivers did not simply sit around waiting for the police to arrive; instead, they began dragging the activists off the road by force.

This incident is part of a growing frustration among normal people in response to climate cultism, with the Extinction Rebellion movement making up the bulk of the worst events. In the past several months there have been an increasing number of traffic disruptions and acts of vandalism. The most prominent actions include the attempted destruction of major works of art in national museums, many of them painted centuries before carbon “pollution” was an issue.

This too has prompted museums to become more aggressive in stopping activists from using vandalism as a means to get attention.

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Shellenberger: Media Is Lying About Climate & Hurricanes

The never ending propaganda masquerading as science in the name of climate change. From Michael Shellenberger at zerohedge.com:

Over the last several weeks, many mainstream news media outlets have claimed that hurricanes are becoming more expensive, more frequent, and more intense because of climate change.

All of those claims are false.

The increasing cost of hurricane damage can be explained entirely by more people and more property in harm’s way. Consider how much more developed Miami Beach is today compared to a century ago. Once you adjust for rising wealth, there is no trend of increasing damage.

Claims that hurricanes are becoming more frequent are similarly wrong. “After adjusting for a likely under-count of hurricanes in the pre-satellite era,” writes NOAA, “there is essentially no long-term trend in hurricane counts. The evidence for an upward trend is even weaker if we look at U.S. landfalling hurricanes, which even show a slight negative trend beginning from 1900 or from the late 1800s.” What’s more, NOAA expects a 25% decline in hurricane frequency in the future.

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An Endless Series of Hobgoblins, by Raúl Ilargi Meijer

Climate change is the go-to hobgoblin and they’re returning to it as Covid fearmongering runs out of stream. From Raúl Ilargi Meijer at theautomaticearth.com:

We need to renew the discussion about climate (change) because one side of that discussion claims that the science is settled. And yes, that is the same thing that happened with Covid, and you can even say the same thing that has happened with Ukraine, and with Donald Trump.

In all these cases, one side of the talking controls politics, media and intelligence agencies. But that doesn’t mean they’re right, even though they may seem to be, in everything you read and hear. And if you’ve followed the Covid discussion, and how could you not have, you know how dangerous this can be, how much open discussion is needed.

There are voices who say that the whole Covid thing was just a dress rehearsal meant to gauge how compliant people can be made, with the ultimate target being make them bend over and take it for the climate. For me, the cultural culmination of this is the move from “sustainable energy” to “green energy” to now “clean energy”. All three are absurdly nonsensical terms, but people use them without a second thought.

What strikes me about this discussion, if you can still call it that, is that the people alarmed about the climate never come with actual solutions. Wind and solar cannot ever replace oil and gas, but that is how they advertized. They only so-called solutions I see all lead to economic collapse (see Europe today), and that inevitable results in the use of dirtier, not cleaner energy. Just wait till people start burning plastic to keep warm.

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Liberals Sit Around Campfire To Tell Scary Climate Change Stories

From The Babylon Bee:

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YOSEMITE, CA — During a camping retreat this week to recharge for more rioting before, during, and after the midterm elections, a group of progressives sat around a campfire and enjoyed swapping scary stories about climate change.

“Then, the tropical storms combined with the raging wildfires into an inferno – and then, the floods from the melting ice caps filled up with acid rain, and tornadoes broke out!” Gretchen Deebly spoke to her friends with a solar-powered flashlight under her chin, her face barely illuminated from the weak charge. Her friends huddled together under a microfiber Patagonia blanket that provided no warmth, sources confirm, noting that their skinny vegan bodies also failed to provide any warmth. According to sources, the liberals whimpered “This is terrifying!” as Deebly described the inferno-acid-rain-flood-tornado giving way to a radioactive drought.

After the first horror story ended, another one of the liberals spoke up with an even scarier story: “the climate change misinformation proliferation blob.” This story elicited shudders and shivers, with an ever-growing blob of blogs of scary statistics and misleading memes failing to be fact-checked or at least rated “lacking context.”

At publishing time, the liberals had gone to sleep but were all plagued with nightmares, with sounds from the neighboring campsite creeping into their dreams, causing them to rage-cry that the nearby Republicans continued to gloat, chomp on meat, and burn fossil wood instead of the more eco-friendly natural chemical-free firewood made of soy.

https://babylonbee.com/news/liberals-sit-around-campfire-to-tell-scary-climate-change-stories

David Stockman on Why the Climate Crisis is a Big Hoax…

No matter how hard the climate crowd contort themselves, they can’t make the historical climate record conform to their theories. From David Stockman at internationalman.com:

Editor’s Note: Below is part 2 of David Stockman’s article on the “climate crisis” and why governments are the real cause of the current economic issues.

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As it happens, the same story is true with respect to wildfires—the third category of natural disaster that the Climate Howlers have glommed onto. But in this case it’s bad forestry management, not man-made global warming, which has turned much of California into a dry wood fuel dump.

And don’t take our word for it. This comes from the George Soros funded Pro Publica, which is not exactly a right-wing tin foil hat outfit. It points out that environmentalists have so shackled Federal and state forest management agencies that today’s tiny “controlled burns” are but an infinitesimal fraction of what Mother Nature herself accomplished before the helping hand of today’s purportedly enlightened political authorities arrived on the scene:

“Academics believe that between 4.4 million and 11.8 million acres burned each year in prehistoric California. Between 1982 and 1998, California’s agency land managers burned, on average, about 30,000 acres a year. Between 1999 and 2017, that number dropped to an annual 13,000 acres. The state passed a few new laws in 2018 designed to facilitate more intentional burning. But few are optimistic this, alone, will lead to significant change.

We live with a deathly backlog. In February 2020, Nature Sustainability published this terrifying conclusion: California would need to burn 20 million acres — an area about the size of Maine — to restabilize in terms of fire.”

In short, if you don’t clear and burn-out the deadwood, you build-up nature-defying tinder-boxes that then require only a lightning strike, a spark from an un-repaired power line or human carelessness to ignite into a raging inferno. As one 40-year conservationist and expert summarized,

“ …. There’s only one solution, the one we know yet still avoid. “We need to get good fire on the ground and whittle down some of that fuel load.

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David Stockman on Why “Global Warming” Did Not Cause Today’s Economic Disasters—Governments Did

If you’re looking for the cause of any disaster besides a natural disaster, 99 percent of the time a government or governments is to blame. Even in natural disasters, governments usually manage to make them worse. From David Stockman at internationalman.com:

Editor’s Note: Below is part 1 of David Stockman’s article on the “climate crisis” and why governments are the real cause of the current economic issues.

“The Chief of the European Central Bank (ECB) has said that climate change is behind soaring inflation, stating that droughts and famines are driving up prices.

“If more and more climate disasters, droughts, and famines occur throughout the world, there will be repercussions on prices, on insurance premiums, and on the financial sector,” Lagarde said.

“We need to take that into account.”

No, what we actually need to take into account is that the so-called Climate Crisis is complete hogwash, starting with the basics of so-called man-made global warming. The fact is, the present era is one of the coolest and least carbon-intensive periods of the last 600 million years.

Stated differently, the true science makes mincemeat of the elitist narrative espoused by Lagarde, officialdom through Europe and North America and the mainstream media. Yet it is now being used as an excuse for the unfolding economic disasters caused by the central banks and the Warfare State and a pretext for new rounds of authoritarian suppression of economic liberty exemplified by California’s recent move to outlaw combustion engine autos after 2035.

Indeed, the geological and paleontological evidence overwhelmingly says that today’s average global temperature of about 15 degrees C and CO2 concentrations of 420 ppm are nothing to fret about, and even if they rise to about 17-18 degrees C and 500-600 ppms by the end of the century, it may well on balance improve the lot of mankind.

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Make The Weather Gooder

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Devastating Effects of Climate Change

h/t The Burning Platform

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Climate Change Is Real. Here Are 10 Undeniable Proofs

From The Babylon Bee:

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As we swelter in the dog days of summer, even crotchety ol’ Grandpa Silas is starting to wonder if there might be something to this “climate change” thing after all. Well, we here at The Babylon Bee dug into the research and – to our great shock – ended up discovering ten absolutely undeniable proofs that climate change is real. Read ’em and weep, climate denier!

  1. It is hot. – If you go outside and it’s a bit toasty, you can’t deny it any longer: the climate is changing.
  2. It is cold. – If you go outside and it’s a bit nippy, you can’t deny it any longer: the climate is changing.
  3. It is raining. – Rain is absolute proof of climate change.
  4. It is not raining. – A lack of rain is absolute proof of climate change.
  5. It’s a pleasant day. – A nice day outside? In Minnesota? CLIMATE. CHANGE.
  6. It’s not a pleasant day. – A not-so-nice day outside? In California? CLIMATE. CHANGE.
  7. It’s snowing. – It has literally never snowed before cars were invented. Climate change!
  8. It’s not snowing. – It has literally never not snowed before cars were invented. Climate change!
  9. It is summer. – When it’s summer, it’s hot, proving the climate is changing.
  10. It is winter. – When it’s winter, it’s cold, proving the climate is changing.

Was your mind changed? We hope so. Now give the government hundreds of billions of dollars to solve this problem, as they’ve done such a great job with everything else.

https://babylonbee.com/news/10-undeniable-proofs-climate-change-is-happening

Spontaneously Combusting Narratives, by Good Citizen

Before the internal combustion engine, the weather was never hot and forest fires never happened. From Good Citizen at thegoodcitizen.substack.com:

Curious fires, for zee incurious people.

We live in such magical times that fires now start themselves. Fires used to require an instigator. Historically a lightning strike was the most common instigator of wildfires and forest fires. These fires were nature’s way of cleansing and replenishing the forests in regular cycles that could take centuries to return to their former state. These natural wildfires commonly occurred in the summer months after a significant dry period, which seems self-evident, but apparently can’t be repeated often enough these days.

In the early 20th century before forest management studies settled into higher education, North American forests would burn in the tens of millions of acres each year. This hasn’t happened in any single year since 1952. In the past decade, there have been two years that barely reached the 10 million acre threshold, after nearly six decades of stable and historically very low burn acreage. Average burn acreage per year is still below the ten-year average and 90% less than 90 years ago. In the preindustrial period of 1500-1800, it’s estimated that the continental United States saw 145 million acres burned annually. You wouldn’t believe any of this of course based on recent media hysteria around fires, heat, and anything generally associated with what we used to call the season of summer.

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