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Freezing Texas should commission a monument: Greta Thunberg and Bill Gates save the Texans from global warming by turning them into icicles. So much for global warming, the reddest herring ever caught in the Gulf of Mexico!

The Texans have got the real New Green Deal, very expensive and uncertain. The deal is “Freeze and pay through your nose!” The green alternative pure cheap and plentiful energy is the stuff the dreams of AOC are made of. It is not likely to work out. Wind and sea are wonderful but hardly a reliable source of energy for heating in sub-zero temperatures.

The destruction of the oil, gas and coal industries (as preached by the Global Warmers) would definitely kill a lot of people, many more than its normal exploitation. The spell of frost in Texas would cause only small discomfort if the local providers weren’t threatened with extinction and unwilling to work on the gas-oil-coal infrastructure. They aren’t likely to invest if warned that this work will soon become obsolete, to be replaced with wind turbines and solar energy. Just compare the poor condition of Texas with that of Russia, where temperatures below -30 Centigrade (-22 F) cause no discomfort to citizens, because the Russians aren’t shy of using gas and oil on top of nuclear power.

If I were a conspiracist, I’d accuse the Biden administration of meddling and intentionally freezing the Trumpist Texans. I’d do it anyway as revenge for them blaming the corona crisis on Trump. Washington definitely didn’t try to force Texan energy suppliers to provide much needed heat for the Republican-dominated state. But Bidenists’ main crime is their declared adherence to the green projects, based on their irrational belief in the Global Warming myth.

The Warmers have dropped the term altogether. Indeed, the term “global warming” didn’t survive the impact of reality. You can’t convince a freezing man it’s too warm or frighten him that it will be warmer. So the Warmers would speak of “climate”. Climate is a playful creature; it plays havoc with weather. For sure. We should forget the very words “global warming”, as if they were never spoken; it’s Climate now.

Fine, let the Climate be! All through our long history as a species, we have lived in a constantly changing climate. We can’t do anything about it, for good and for bad, just dress according to the season. I am not afraid the Warmers will change the climate. Manmade pollution is a piss in the sea, and manmade efforts to change the climate are equally futile. But for sure they can make us miserable before making a dent on the climate.

Even the direction of the climate drift is not certain. The Warmers (like Greta) say our planet is warming up because of carbon dioxide (CO2) produced by mankind. Many experts say the planet is actually enters the new Ice Age due to diminished solar activity (here), connecting it to Maunder Minimum or Gleissberg Minimum. In Israel, a popular expert Chaim Noll says the real problem is desertification, while CO2 is good for plants and prevents semi-arid areas turning into desert. Still others say the changes are perfectly normal; we have been through such changes before.

We really do not know for sure what’s going on and whether we can or should do anything about it. And now, at the time of the great freeze, Bill Gates has temerity to publish his Warmer’s Manifesto, How to Avoid a Climate Disaster by Bill Gates. The book was heavily promoted, and got fawning reviews, though it is as silly as any of these books. Gates wants us to stop travelling (unless you can afford a private jet, of the kind Gates has invested in), stop eating meat (worms should be good enough for the hoi polloi, or synthetic meat produced by the same Gates, for cows fart, and farting is warming the planet). Knowing his and his ilk’s ability to mobilise the media, I wouldn’t be amazed if he succeeds in convincing the West. And any disaster in meat-producing Texas would be grist to Gates’ mill.

Besides being silly, this guy knows too much! In 2015, Gates gave a “prescient warning about the threat of a pandemic”, says a reviewer. To what extent was it “prescient” if in the same 2015, Gates patented a coronavirus quite similar to the one that attacked mankind in 2020? Perhaps he is prescient “for the same reason that arsonists have the earliest knowledge of future fires”, as Ron Unz remarked.

The fact-checking site ‘corrects’ me:

Fine, so he had five years to bring his “weakened version” to full strength!

Now he promotes plans that would make our world uninhabitable. Blotting out the sun is one of his great ideas. Gates wants to spread some metallic powder in the air so the world will enter eternal darkness. No farting cows, no Covid-spreading beaches: a cold world, all too similar to Texas at this moment is our future if we do not stop these bastards.

I have a simple clear-cut proof that Warmers do not even believe in the nonsense they utter. (Some, like young Greta, do not understand what they say.) They speak of farting cows, but they never mention the biggest farting cow: the US Military, which is bigger than all the armies and fleets of the world put together and has the biggest carbon footprint on earth. Greta and Gates never called for its cutting down to size, let alone dismantling, though in the prism of their logic all Americans should be able to eat juicy steaks and drive gas-guzzlers for a hundred years just by scrapping their Juggernaut.

ORDER IT NOW

Their ideas are bonkers. In order to switch to electric cars, we would need to destroy Africa and Latin America, to get the rare earth elements (like lithium) for the batteries. Africans and Latin Americans from devastated lands would be forced to move to Europe and the US, a win-win for tycoons, but lose-lose for the people. The problem is with very rich folk, I wrote in my recent piece. They want to reshape humans, planet Earth, our future. Why? Because they can. Or they think they can.

Grandiose plans are a real danger, because now people can do more than they can calculate the consequences of. Like Hecatoncheires, mankind has more brawn than brain. People want to act like gods without having god’s intelligence. The Soviets (inspired by Marx who preferred titans to Olympic gods) made a lot of these mistakes. They dammed the rivers, destroying thousands of villages with their rich culture, and created manmade shallow seas, a breeding ground for mosquitos. The dams became obsolete quite fast; but there was no way to reverse the project: the lands were already ruined. Some of the biggest Soviet projects achieved by huge efforts of the people were handed over by Yeltsin to his pet oligarchs, and their huge yachts are the only tangible results of these efforts. Until now, the Russians could only feel happy that the greatest of all Soviet projects, turning Siberian rivers to flow southwards into Central Asia, was mercifully derailed by the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Zionists, these bastard brothers of the Russian Bolsheviks, also had big plans. They decided to dry the swamp above the Sea of Galilee, and they did it. But in doing so, they destroyed the soil, and eventually were forced to restore the swamp (Lake Hula), with very unsatisfactory results.

Their attempt to eradicate coronavirus is another grandiose project doomed to fail. Israel leads the world in corona vaccinations; vaccines are forced on people; the unvaccinated aren’t even allowed to shop for food. Airports are closed down; nobody can enter or leave the Promised Land. But the virus is smart; it finds its way around the vaccine. The old non-vaccinated virus could kill some old people well into their eighties or nineties. The new virus attacks children. Vaccinated people also can get Covid, as did my mother-in law, despite two jabs she duly received. Masks remain in force, schools remain shut, the new round of elections is due very soon, probably leading to no better result than the previous three rounds.

Just compare this ambitious folk with Sweden, which took practically no special steps to fight the virus, AND has a much better outcome. The Danes (no friends of Swedes) admit

or, in plain English, new figures show that Sweden’s corona deaths are among the lowest in Europe and the country is one of the countries in Europe that has done best during the pandemic. Yes, the Swedes were eventually forced last December into taking some quite unnecessary measures, but not due to any medical emergency. Medically, there was no need, but the political pressures became so great, that the government had to give in. Sweden came very close to having its borders closed from the outside, unless the government locked down its populace or forced masks or did something.

Nature has its own ways. It is insistent and persistent. Coronavirus was successful (on its own terms) where flu was eradicated. These two viruses occupy the same evolutionary cell. Anti-flu vaccines saved many people from flu and prepared the ground for Covid. In Lombardy, Italy Covid came down hard on the old people who were vaccinated against flu; ditto in Israel, where flu vaccination was offered to all. I await with horror the next threat that will creep out of the abyss if coronavirus is defeated. Meanwhile, in Israel, it fights back with great vigour.

The fight against carbon dioxide may yet succeed, and it would turn our planet into a frozen desert. While staying out of this fight is no effort. We have heard so many doom-sayers prophesying apocalypse, and nothing has happened yet. Here you can read a litany of doom prophecies that failed; and here is advice to Warmers on how to deal with these failures. Al Gore said in 2006 that within ten years we should perish unless we followed his orders. The advice to a Warmer on how to deal with it is “Attacks should be ignored or sidestepped, not engaged”. This response is very similar to one practiced by scientologists or Jehovah Witnesses, for a good reason: the Warmers are indeed a sect, albeit a powerful one.

Our problem is not so much bad will (and here I disagree with my esteemed colleague Mike Whitney) but the noble and quixotic desire to save mankind from some perceived peril. P.G. Wodehouse tells us of four scouts who, in their quest for a good deed, helped an old lady to cross the street, and reported to their guide. All four of you were needed for that, asked an amazed guide. Well, she put up quite a strong resistance, they replied. Until recently, only governments played God and that was bad enough. But now every Tom, Dick and Harry with an extra billion dollars in his pocket wants to save mankind.

We wouldn’t have this obsession with gay rights but for people like Jon Stryker who isn’t satisfied with shacking up with his boy-lover (as many Roman emperors did) but has to save us from our homophobia and has some billions of dollars to spend on this. We wouldn’t have corona, if Gates were busy earning his daily bread instead of manhandling Chinese bats. What’s more, we would live better if these guys were usefully employed.

Here is a graph to look at. It depicts the share of the US national wealth owned by 0.1% of families, that is 160 thousand families with more than $20 million per head. They had it wonderfully good in the years leading to the Great Depression; or rather, their wonderful life brought on the Great Depression. As their share dropped, ordinary Americans got a chance to fulfill the American dream. Life was good for ordinary guys until the late Seventies; then Thatcher and Reagan succeeded in turning the tide, and since then the fat cats’ share has increased and your share has dropped, until we have arrived at the present miserable state.

This graph is taken from this work by two young Berkeley economists, Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman, who updated it here last year. True Left (I aspire to this lot) aren’t politically correct diversity lovers, but people who think that the wealthy should be reined in. The very rich hog resources; they distort democracy by their lobbying and their NGOs; and now they want to save mankind, while mankind should be saved from them. Naturally the rich guys do not relish the idea of being taxed, let alone expropriated Lenin style; that’s why they invented the faux-Left of radical feminists and race equality activists. A good Christian would approve of bridling the rich: it would be better for their souls. What is a man profited, if he gain the whole world, and lose his own soul, asked Christ. But this graph proves that keeping their share down isn’t only good for their souls, but is good for our wellbeing, too. The crazy idea of trickle-down wealth may be safely discarded as not working.

Enough of playing God. Let us live peacefully on our beautiful planet Earth, and do nothing drastic until the last moment. Let us demolish all labs producing bioweapons and pour concrete on top of them. Let bats live unmolested. Cut the US army down to the size of any other army. Tax the very rich until their share of national wealth is down to 5 per cent. Ostracize Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates. Open the churches and museums. And soon things will come back to normal.

Israel Shamir can be reached at adam@israelshamir.net

This article was first published at The Unz Review.

 
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  1. Rational says:

    GLOBAL WARMING HOAX EXPOSED.

    Bill Gates never went to college, so I doubt he knows the carbon cycle. He thinks he can talk nonsense because he is rich, and the nonsense will then make sense.

    There is no global warming, but global cooling, as there was snow even in Israel:

    https://www.aljazeera.com/gallery/2021/2/18/in-pictures-jerusalem-turns-white-after-rare-snowfall

  2. Steven80 says:

    “Tax the very rich until their share of national wealth is down to 5 per cent”

    Easier said than done. The rich will keep getting rich no matter if they want it or not – most of their money is in shares and the shares prices will keep raising because of money printing. There’s no way the money printing will stop – the demographic reasons trump everything else (https://econimica.blogspot.com/2021/02/just-charts-of-demographicswith.html)

    There may be a way – perhaps force the large jewish “liquidity provider” banks 9the ones that get the newly printed money and distribute them to everyone else – JP Morgan, Goldman etc) to pour newly printed money not in shares, but in production. Nah, that’s not gonna happen – you need to change their boards of directors. Not happening without Lenin style politics.

    • Replies: @Biff
    , @ben sampson
    , @VICB3
  3. TG says:

    OK it would take me a book to go over all the rubbish about “global warming,” but what happened in Texas had NOTHING to do with that, either way.

    The fiasco in Texas was all about ‘de-regulation.’

    The founders of this great republic were not stupid, and they were not socialists. They respected the market and individual enterprise – and also understood that pure greed was not something to found a great country on.

    There is a thing called a ‘natural monopoly’ – the roads, water systems, police, the military, and now, electric grids. These have to be regulated. The founders of this nation understood that.

    Under ‘deregulation’ the Texas electricity market still has only one monopoly supplier of electricity (remember the part about ‘natural monopoly?’). What happened is that a bunch of parasitic middlemen got to insert themselves into the system, playing all kinds of marketing games and making what should be simple complicated. And now, even as the system fails the state, it is bankrupting people with high bills. Profit above all!

    And you see, under ‘deregulation,’ there is no investment in maintenance, or redundant capacity, or preparing for emergencies. Why should there be? It’s all about sucking out as much short-term profit as possible, and if it all falls apart, well they can sell electricity for $1,000 per kilowatt hour and laugh all the way to the bank!

    Meanwhile in still-regulated El Paso, the utilities invested in backup capacity, and are tied to the entire western North American grid, and it all did fine.

    So faced with the utter disaster of Texas’ deregulated network, the the total success of the El Paso regulated network, what conclusion will the elites draw? Obviously, that we need even more ‘deregulation.’

    Just like under the communists, when there was a famine, the answer was alwyas to have MORE communism…

  4. Schuetze says:

    “Our problem is not so much bad will (and here I disagree with my esteemed colleague Mike Whitney) but the noble and quixotic desire to save mankind from some perceived peril. “

    One of the biggest lies that jews tell, and that other jews believe, is that all their philanthropy is selfless and purely for “humanity”. This money is always “donated” with many strings attached, and is always paid back indirectly with power, influence and control that is later used to reap even bigger “profits”. The disproportion of jews in that “Weath Share” graph is of the same magnitude as the disproportion of jews among the Bolshevic leadership. This is no mere cohencidence.

    The truth here is that jews have for centuries gravitated towards control of taxation like flies to shit. The jew controlled IRS has allowed rich jews to live tax free by “giving” to “charities” like the ADL, SPLC and an entire myriad of NGO’s, Quango’s and “Foundations”. The jew controlled IRS deprived Ron Paul of all donations for his runs for the presidency in 2008 and 2012. The IRS has become little more than a bludgeon used to make jews richer and turn the goyim into serfs.

    Goyim can have sound families, representative government and prosperity, or they can have leadership by corrupt “charitable” jews. They cannot have both.

    Just like the goyim, the jewish hoi-polloi would be better off with leadership by goyim. Rich jews are truly the scourge of the planet and the “environment”. Their misrule certainly has nothing to do with a “quixotic desire to save mankind from some perceived peril”.

    • Agree: Publius 2, Stonehands
  5. Cruz was in Cancun —slurping on a big Marguerita and then thinking of Texas –Burst out laughing.

    • Replies: @Old and Grumpy
    , @anon
  6. Crikey! It must have been a hot planet when millions of bison roamed the North American continent and even more millions of wildebeast, antelope and zebras ran huge migrations across the African plains. Come to think of it, during the carboniferous period when CO2 levels so much higher than todays levels, the insects were the size of dogs, rain forests were rampant across the planet and life was more abundant than today.

    • Agree: Peripatetic Itch
    • Replies: @Amon
  7. So bizarre that it reads like a parody. This freeze, and others like it in the last twenty years or so, is explained by climate science. As the Arctic warms by more than other regions (last summer’s record heat in Siberia forgotten in a bout of amnesia denialens)the temperature gradient between the poles and the torrid and temperate zones, reduces. This has perturbed the jetstreams which now loop further south, in the northern hemisphere, and have slowed.
    This has allowed excursions of cold air to reach far south in winter, hence the freeze, and warm air to enter the Arctic in summer, hence the record heat, raging megafires and melting permafrost. Once the Arctic summer sea ice is gone, the Arctic seas will rapidly warm, abolishing even winter ice, plus Greenland’s icecap. No doubt the denialists will still, even then, be babbling about Greta, AOC, ‘warmists’ and sundry idiocies, as the sea-levels rise and the Pyrocene Age replaces the short-lived, like its namesake, Anthropocene.

  8. Israel Shamir, who is wise about many things, is about as dumb as a Democrat on race when it comes to global warming. Whenever in some article someone says,”of course the climate is changing, the climate is always changing,” it is a sure fire bet that they have supplied themselves with a justification for not thinking about the evidence. Glaciers are melting and withdrawing all over the world: arctic ice has lost over 70% of its volume since 1979; permafrost is melting where it has never melted before leaving large landscapes of methane producing pools. Bark beetles are surviving further north and destroying large forests. Spring is coming earlier. The sixth, or is it the eight, mass extinction is happening, though not entirely through the effects of global warming.

    Carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas. This is easily shown in the laboratory. Why wouldn’t an increase warm the earth? And no it’s not solar activity. Do you seriously think this hasn’t been considered? But such experiments do not penetrate the consciousness of certain people. It is a blindness as complete as that of the left about race, the theft of the election, and who really controls what.

    Of course, Shamir is right that there is no point in doing anything about this. And no, it is not that we have started too late. It has been too late for a long time now.

  9. GMC says:

    I have no doubt that the NWO uses climate weapons to punish the people into ruin – that’s their job. My only regret is that when I drove by that antena laced Air Force base in Gakona, Ak. on my way to work on the pipeline, I didn’t get the boys together and bull dose it over. But we were all told it was a weather /meteorological site that would help understand our weather better. lol They have always been – Liars, Thieves and Murderers.

  10. The destruction of the oil, gas and coal industries (as preached by the Global Warmers) would definitely kill a lot of people, many more than its normal exploitation.

    It would do more than kill a fair number of poor, elderly, sick, and unlucky individuals. The abandonment of fossil fuels by government fiat would be the end of Western civilization. The cold spell in Texas was abnormal, but it wasn’t even record-breaking in terms of temperature. For instance, San Antonio had previously seen -18C/0F, but the coldest temperature recorded there this time was -12C/10F. “Green energy” can barely function under normal circumstances and not at all when under stress—and on top of that it’s way more expensive. Countries that force “green energy” onto its citizens will become utterly incapable of competing economically with China and others that do not do so. Not being to compete economically means that Western countries will also not be able to compete militarily. The result is that the First World will become the Fourth World, standing below even the much-deprecated Third World.

    Since, apart from enviro-hysteria, Western civilization has been utterly corrupted in multiple ways, perhaps it’s for the best. Maybe the chastisement of poverty and being at the very bottom of the world’s totem pole is what will finally wake up White normies.

    • Agree: JM
  11. Steven80 says:
    @TG

    That reminds me of the railways “privatisation” in the UK – the profitable lines got in the hands of few speculators that are now very rich while most of the smaller lines that were serving the country were closed. In the previous natural monopoly, regulated by the state, the profitable lines were subsidising the not-so-busy ones, but the overall effect was good for the country (not everyone crowiding in few cities, cheaper real estate, developent of regions, ease of business in the country etc).

    Of course after that many people were left without cheap and reliable transport. So whenever I hear someone preaching about privatisation of critical state infrastructure, a red light blinks in my head.

    • Agree: Alfred, Marshal Marlow
    • Thanks: JM
  12. The democrats, of whom it is widely thought of as having stolen the election, are still pretending to seek ways to prosecute President Donald Trump for “crimes” he committed in office. Now, if the conservatives in the U.S. shown these kind of balls, they’d win every election. Instead, conservatives have corrupt sell outs like Mitch McConnell and Romney.

  13. Schuetze says:
    @TG

    “The fiasco in Texas was all about ‘de-regulation.’”

    Nope. The fiasco in Texas was all about ‘judification’

    The fact that we saw all this, the artificially manufactured shortages and price gouging, in California almost 20 years ago in the Enron scandal isn’t the strongest proof that letting the money changers turn the power infrastructure into a usury machine is the cause of the problem.

    Simple logic provides the strongest proof. You cannot regulate morality into an economy. Legislators will never be able to forsee every possible turn of events and to create legislation to guarantee that nobody colludes or conspires to scalp the stupid goyim. In a high trust society, no executive, manager, or person of responsibility would create false shortages and then scalp the customers who have placed their trust in him. And if they failed so miserably to deliver the vital services that their pay scale obligates them to, then they resign. Or better they commit hari-kari. But in jew-world where the goyim are merely cattle to be herded and butchered, this kind of scandal is inevitable. This is why the goyim are doomed to live through a never ending stream of Enron’s.

    Besides, this entire cold front was manufactured by ionospheric heaters splitting the polar vortex and then guiding it down to Texas. Of course they blame it on global warming, but they also blame the heavy rains from the hurricanes they keep slamming into the gulf coast on global warming too.

    • Agree: TheTrumanShow
    • Disagree: Mulga Mumblebrain
    • Replies: @Peripatetic Itch
  14. Jim Stone, Alex Jones and others are suggesting this was a US attack on Texas, a deadly pre-emptive strike because of Texas’ role in filing legal actions against election fraud and against federal decisions, and maybe where USA break-up will begin given Texas was a nation 1836-46

    Stone & Jones cite a ‘smoking gun’ federal order issued by Biden’s Acting Energy Secretary David Huizinga just as the storm was hitting, restricting the ability of Texas to ramp-up use of its own energy facilities for the crisis, Huizinga focused on the need to aggressively maintain ‘environmental regulations’, not so much on making sure electric power held up, and Huizinga ordering a high minimum price for any additional power
    https://www.energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2021/02/f82/DOE%20202%28c%29%20Emergency%20Order%20-%20ERCOT%2002.14.2021.pdf

    Also curious is that a woman named Sally Talberg from Michigan, became head of ERCOT, Electric Reliability Council of Texas, controlling 75% of the Texas grid, a few days earlier, ERCOT raising its prices into the storm
    https://www.power-technology.com/news/texas-to-raise-energy-prices-and-suspend-price-cap-amid-winter-storm/

    Of course Texas had more people dead from ‘covid rules’ … people who literally became frozen corpses on the street, after being denied entry into warm buildings because ‘someone might catch covid’
    https://www.zerohedge.com/weather/pandemic-precautions-left-some-texas-homeless-centers-closed-homeless-froze-death

    Many Texans had been duped into foolishly signed ‘variable price’ energy contracts, the electric bill changing with the (manipulated) ‘market’. One Texan that paid $330 the previous February for electricity, owes $8,162 so far this February. So some Texans who weren’t frozen to death, are bankrupt instead.
    https://www.thedailybeast.com/dollar5152-power-bill-texas-winter-storm-hell-only-gets-worse

    • Thanks: Schuetze, TheTrumanShow
    • LOL: JM
    • Replies: @Schuetze
    , @TheTrumanShow
  15. Biff says:
    @Steven80

    Tax the very rich

    Well then you hand over all that wealth to criminal politicians who then hand it back to their criminal friends, and you’re back where you started.

    Make their money worthless. Demand real money(Bitcoin/gold/silver) for services rendered.

    • Replies: @frontier
    , @JM
    , @Radicalcenter
  16. Schuetze says:
    @brabantian

    “Also curious is that a woman named Sally Talberg from Michigan, became head of ERCOT, Electric Reliability Council of Texas, controlling 75% of the Texas grid, a few days earlier, ERCOT raising its prices into the storm”

    I knew that if we dug deep enough we would find out that somehow vagina discrimination would the source of the power outage herpes. I didn’t expect to hit the double jackpot with a jewish vagina.

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
    , @frontier
  17. Schuetze says:
    @the cleaner

    “Glaciers are melting and withdrawing all over the world: arctic ice has lost over 70% of its volume since 1979; permafrost is melting where it has never melted before leaving large landscapes of methane producing pools.”

    Bwaaaaa! Another warmist with his underpants on fire. These bozos really should stop wasting energy by surfing on the internet. But we all know that if there is one thing warmists are more famous for than stupidity, it is hypocrisy.

    • Troll: Mulga Mumblebrain
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  18. @Steven80

    Steven80 reads like a disaster midden in the media set up to create psychological monsters to keep the bejeezus scared out of the people with scary nonsense like this above here.

    its easy man! just for the people to go out into the street and shut down the economy from the ground up by means of taking it over and instantaneously turning it to general use, in the process shutting down all central banks and turning all banking to whatever use they find useful to popular control on the day

    that is what the people in Hungary did in 1956 before they were blasted. they had asked the rest of europe to keep the militaries off their backs and they would demonstrate to the rest of europe how socialism was really to be carried out. they did not and a real revolution was smashed

    the people in collective action are the law. whatever they do in such action is the law as long as it stands. now we well know who the enemy are so when and if the people move they know who to target immediately as the counter revolution and deal with them to prevent the police military from becoming decisive.

    but to stop the printing of money kill the goddamn central bank, kill big government and corporations. the people can and will do that very easily: dispossess all the billionaire. millionaires who will not be allowed to keep as much as 5% of their wealth…still too much! and at the same time impose regular life on society once again…regular, ordinary living you now, in which Shamir’s suggestions are made real…’earning a living making concrete to bury the labs and all else insane, corporate society has built that must be destroyed’

    take your false paradoxes, conundrums and fake existential impossibilities and put them where the sun does not shine Steve80. no one is scared of your fake political/economic monsters anymore… not at least since 1956 in Budapest

  19. Bill Gates has absolute confidence it seems in the psychological hegemony established by the media over ordinary humanity so he apparently has lost all wariness over his mouth and actions in the world. Bill Gates therefore says and does whatever he wants apparently, in total confidence that with the media in his pocket he can turn the people whichever way he needs to in neutralizing any public effect he wants period.

    Bill Gates is the person most close to perfection I have noted to this point…PERFECTLY DESRUCTIVE! I don’t there has ever been a more destructive human in public life ever. when I list the atrocities that Bill Gates is responsible for I quail.

    yet there is Bill Gates smiling, talking, going about his terrible business in the world openly and without a fear or care in the world, untouched by any concern such as ordinary people would be fearful of routinely…like a Cop pulling them over for spurious reason and shooting them to death just like that

  20. scamDemic says:

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  21. Well Texas, lead the way…hopefully a couple dozen states will join you incl. mine ( but that Gov. Pooper cheated a second term “win” ) …do it..Secession now!

  22. @Steven80

    Four million cars in 1960; 32 million in 1998.
    There was a frightful stink!

  23. @Schuetze

    That was a missed opportunity. If you know that 7,000,000,000 humans and their cars and fires are having no effect on climate, why don’t you provide evidence?
    Like this, for instance:
    https://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/

  24. Billy’s greatest talent is his mom and her contacts @IBM.
    Without mom, he would have been just another greedy thug.
    To be fair he is but one of great bamboozle-rs from previous century with whom he shares the stage.

    PS.Thanks for the Gab button.

  25. utu says:

    “The Danes (no friends of Swedes) admit…” – The facts are that Sweden compared to other Scandinavian countries including Denmark is significantly worse off. Sweden had 7.6% excess deaths in 2020 while Norway had negative -0.4%. One can’t compare Sweden with Spain, Poland, Slovenia, or Italy…. Different population densities, different human development index, different medical systems… Too many confounding variables. Compare Scandinavian countries that are similar economically and culturally. Only then you can elucidate the effect of countermeasures and interventions and clearly Sweden is much worse than its Scandinavian neighbors who implemented stricter countermeasures than Sweden.

    https://www.sydsvenskan.se/2021-02-19/svenska-dodstal-bland-europas-lagre
    Överdödligheten i Europa 2020
    Skillnaden i antal dödsfall under 2020 jämfört med ett genomsnitt för åren 2016–2019 i respektive land.

    [MORE]

    Liechtenstein: 20,8%
    Spanien: 18,9%
    Polen: 18,7%
    Slovenien: 18,5%
    Italien: 17,4%
    Belgien: 16,7%
    Tjeckien: 16,6%
    Bulgarien: 15,1%
    Storbritannien: 15,1%
    Schweiz: 13,0%
    Malta: 12,6%
    Litauen: 12,3%
    Nederländerna: 11,6%
    Rumänien: 11,1%
    Österrike: 11,1%
    Portugal: 11,0%
    Slovakien: 10,5%
    Luxemburg: 10,4%
    Frankrike: 10,4%
    Cypern: 9,2%
    Kroatien: 9,1%
    Ungern: 8,1%
    Sverige: 7,6%
    Grekland: 7,5%
    Tyskland: 5,3%
    Estland: 3,1%
    Finland: 2,7%
    Island: 1,6%
    Danmark: 1,6%
    Lettland: 0,4%
    Norge: -0,4%

  26. utu says:
    @TG

    Deregulation of utilities was always the scam sold to the public that more choice would lead to lower prices. Its true goal was to allow the middle men access to more profit. Some states have learned form the Enron scandal but apparently Texas did no.

  27. Boris II says:

    Yes, keep blaming the Green New Deal. It’s totally working. You guys are smart.

  28. Big Daddy says:

    For the life of me I can’t understand why the greatest government horror regarding energy and the environment is overlooked by everybody, it seems.

    In the late 60’s it was obvious that Thorium fission, clean and almost with no radiation and easily mined and processed, was the wave of the future to a clean and abundant all electric future for the world. But the PENTAGON needed the waste from uranium nuclear reactors to build warheads.

    Glenn Seaborg, the head scientist of the NRG, was on board. Even Edward Teller! Who needs government-the Welfare/Warfare State.

    • Agree: RoatanBill, Bro43rd, Spanky
  29. @Schuetze

    Literally the peak of the hole.

  30. So the Gates plan is to seize control of the Earth OS, then lease it back to the people of Earth as subscribers to a never-ending series of upgrades and bug-fixes. Earth 3.1, Earth 95, Earth 98, Earth 2100, Earth 7, Earth 10, ad nauseum.

    I guess we should hope Musk goes for Linux on Mars.

    • LOL: Schuetze
    • Replies: @Publius 2
  31. Publius 2 says:
    @The Alarmist

    Now is not the time for jokes.

    • Replies: @Mike Tre
  32. jadan says:
    @TG

    “You can’t fix stupid,” says booze hound comedian, Ron White, an expert on the subject. Shamir can’t be fixed, but it is good of you to try, TG.

    What is it with these people (people like Trump who epitomizes this human failure of the rational faculty) that they cannot tell the difference between weather & climate and that every time it gets cold outside the greenhouse hypothesis is disproved? Have they given a moment’s thought to the fact that wind energy is entirely reliable in extreme cold conditions such as are common in the northeastern areas of this country and in the North Sea, if the utility owners will simply install heaters to prevent freeze ups?

    One hopes that the people of Texas have more sense than the raving ideologues like Gregg Abbot, Rick Perry, Ron Paul and his progeny, Rand Paul (a superspreader now in Kentucky) Ted Cruz, John Cornyn, Louie Gohmert, et alia. Pernicious market fundamentalism never conceived of in the mind of Adam Smith is more than stupid. It is a form of moral depravity. These ideologues are simply lacking in a basic human capacity to care about their fellows and behave in a responsible manner.

  33. Mr. Shamir is incomparable. I am always delighted when I see a new article by him at Unz. He invariably hits the nail on the head.

  34. Nodwink says:

    I didn’t think that even Ron Unz would stoop so low as to publish an ‘it’s really cold in some place in Winter, so climate change isn’t real’ article, but I guess I over-rated him once again.

    • Replies: @Schuetze
    , @Radicalcenter
  35. Between nutty Greta and nerdy Gates, the world stands a little chance of relief from quixotic and fruitless schemes anytime soon.

    Yet I am hopeful Grera will grow up and find a nice Jewish lesbian to straighten out her nuttiness…

    Now busybody billionaire Bill may be a harder case given that he’s old and ornery… I am hoping, one of these days, he would, like the Terminator, fall in live with his Latina maid (the Kennedy girl was just as shriveled up as Melinda is now when the Governator goosed his gal) and forget about saving the world or climate and just enjoy his remaining years on God’s green earth!

    • Replies: @ben sampson
  36. @Mulga Mumblebrain

    Your explanation sounds plausible until one realizes that it’s all conjecture, theory, with no proof backing it up.

    The map is not the territory. – Alfred Korzybski

    Lab experiments are not the equivalent of the infinitely more complicated and chaotic real world. As a professional software developer, I can state categorically that a modeler (programmer) can produce any output a client desires. Picking initial conditions, adding in arbitrary weighting factors, etc can produce reams of data, all relatively worthless. The climate models have been consistent in only one respect, they’re always wildly out of sync with reality.

  37. @the cleaner

    What surprises me is that the 39 volcanoes in the antarctic are never mentioned as a possible heat source for the melting observed in that area. Add in the fact that the antarctic has been gaining ice mass and the warming claims fall flat.

    • Replies: @Marckus
    , @GomezAdddams
  38. @Temporary Insanity

    for bill gates enjoying his remaining years is destroying planet earth…not a party dancing to the music.. or attracted by the aroma in passing, eating a truly great, ‘krispy’ pizza somewhere, on a nice summer’s day.

    imagine the pleasure that psychopath is shot through with as the vaccination death and disfigurement numbers come in.

    oh la la!

    • Replies: @Temporary Insanity
  39. @GomezAdddams

    So what? He’s a mid ranking senator in the minority party. US Senator is not a state official. So no sway on the state level. Going to Cancun to make his girls happy, while staying out of the way (think police security) was a good idea. BTW where was FEMA and Joe Biden? Better question is why did “MAGA” Jack Posobiec make such a stink in right wing press, and all while taking attention from Cuomo and Biden?

    • Agree: Realist
  40. Helluva good piece, Israel. You’re in good company. Camus, in The Rebel said that most modern mass murder is caused by those who believe that they alone know the way forward and that that can best be brought into being by imposing a top-down, Ideal-driven blueprint upon a foot-dragging, benighted humanity.

    • Agree: nosquat loquat
  41. @TG

    The motto of Enron was “deregulation”. Have a brother(ret) who worked for them; heard him say it most earnestly once or twice.

  42. @Badger Down

    Is this supposed to be evidence contradicting the decline of arctic ice? These maps measure extent, a measure of how much sea-surface is covered by ice. This, true, during the winter, has declined very little over the years. But the ice is much thinner, so volume, as I said, has declined 70%.

  43. Actually I think I’ll blame Obama, and all those green subsidies. How could good old Texans boys pass that one up? Think of the bottom line profits with those freebies and not spending money on upgrades and insulation of the aging infrastructure. OK think of executive compensation. Is anyone else tired of Friedman/Reagan economics yet? Democrats like Obama just set traps for the right with abandon. Notice no one is questioning what the Biden administration did to help? It doesn’t matter. Just getting righties to curl up in the fetal position while rolling left is all that matters.

    Throw in a solar minimum with a history of half century freezes made Texas look like boobs. Doesn’t hurt they’re adding on population like crazy with no measurable upgrades to their water and electric infrastructure. Bet the elite are fully aware of the solar minimum and possible magnetic pole shift. They are planning to come out looking like gods in all this, when in reality they are just evil. May all the trees to be sacrificed for windmills rest in peace. Odd since trees are the best weapon against CO2, and they give us yummy oxygen.

  44. @the cleaner

    More accurately there’s no point in doing anything about the climate because there’s nothing to be done. The idea that human action (short of deliberate destruction such as global nuclear war) will have an effect on the climate, is absurd.

    • Agree: TheTrumanShow
    • Replies: @Bro43rd
  45. Marckus says:

    Billy suffers from a sickness prevalent in the US where “elites” with a proficiency in something are experts in everything else. Billy really believes his hocus pocus cheered on by his sycophants and toadies. The man should quarantine in a plastic bubble with a constant temperature. Any slight change in degrees seems to unhinge his faculties.

    Al Gore ? Well I have been prepping for the end of the world for decades now. I am going to have to call Al as he keeps postponing doomsday. His continually changing predictions keep upsetting my plans. AOC is incommunicado, helping at the Texas foodbank I am told.

    Greta ? One look at her and a few seconds listening to her gibberish and you know she has a few screws loose. Doctors are puzzled at what ails her and the Police in India are “questioning” some female Indian activist who has been feeding Greta all her tweets. Can we say tongue in cheek that a few weeks of hot and cold in an Indian dungeon might get her to revise her beliefs ?

    The climate? The Southwest Deserts I am told was once part of a sea bed. The Sahara was once fertile. Back in the day the fashion was global warming but then temperatures fell so there was talk of global cooling. Some idiot figured you can’t have both so we now have CLIMATE CHANGE. But that is also tripe. If the climate is changing then is it getting warmer or cooler ? Otherwise it is just fluctuating !

    The whole thing is such a colossal load and the people of Texas of course are the latest at the receiving end of this stupidity. You can bet though that Biden and Bill, Al and AOC and their ventriloquist poodles are nice and warm.

    • Agree: Bro43rd
    • Replies: @Dube
  46. Marckus says:
    @RoatanBill

    What surprises me is that the bozos touting global warming and ice cap melting all have multi million dollars estates on the coast.

    These oracles all know the whole thing is twaddle. The reality seems to be that few (except the shysters getting climate change grants) give a damn.

    The guy putting in 16 hours to pay the bills has little time to ponder the daily end of the world predictions from these cuckoos.

    • Agree: RoatanBill, Realist
  47. Years ago, I cleaned Windows off my computer, and switched to Linux, for political reasons: I disesteem the Gates as malignant, so I want them to make not even a nickel from me. I want no Gates-ware on my machine.

    • Agree: anarchyst
  48. unit472 says:

    I’m agnostic on CO2. Mars has a thin atmosphere composed almost entirely of CO2 yet it is very cold. Venus has a thick CO2 atmosphere and is 100 times as hot as Mars. Earth has negligible CO2 and is just right… for us. I’d say distance from the Sun is the most significant variable but what do I know. I’m not a mega billionaire like Bill Gates.

    Mind you I’m not against people have lots of money but having lots of money is not the same as having more intelligence or insight. I do think that having as much money as Bill Gates is a bigger problem for society than CO2. I recall a chart from years ago that displayed wealth in terms of human height. The average man worth $100.000 would be 6 feet tall. A man with a million dollars 60 feet tall and a man with a billion dollars 60,000 feet tall. Bill Gates would be over 6 million feet tall. From his vantage point the average man would be invisible.

    If Bill Gates were a smart man he would shut up and live like Oracle’s Larry Ellison who famously said ” No one should have as much money as I do” and if he wants public attention do it by building a high tech sailboat and winning the America’s Cup instead of shooting his mouth off on every subject under the sun.

    People really don’t like being lectured to by billionaires.

    • Agree: Bro43rd, nosquat loquat
    • Replies: @Peripatetic Itch
  49. @brabantian

    Great work, guys (brabantian , Schuetze)!

  50. annamaria says:
    @Schuetze

    “The very rich hog resources; they distort democracy by their lobbying and their NGOs; and now they want to save mankind, while mankind should be saved from them.”

    The Warmers should start easing the alleged pressure of Climate by committing suicide.

    • Replies: @Gordo
    , @Fred777
  51. Schuetze says:
    @Nodwink

    How right you are. UR should only print ‘it’s really hot in some place in summer, so global warming is an existential crisis’ articles.

    • Agree: Peripatetic Itch
  52. @jadan

    So what powers the heaters?

  53. Realist says:
    @Rational

    Bill Gates never went to college, so I doubt he knows the carbon cycle.

    Gates went to college but dropped out.

  54. Realist says:
    @RoatanBill

    As a professional software developer, I can state categorically that a modeler (programmer) can produce any output a client desires. Picking initial conditions, adding in arbitrary weighting factors, etc can produce reams of data, all relatively worthless.

    Absolutely correct. This is a rather simple fact that the public seems incapable of comprehending.

    • Replies: @Schuetze
  55. Gordo says:
    @annamaria

    The Warmers should start easing the alleged pressure of Climate by committing suicide.

    By reducing the emissions of hot air. Indeed.

    If they really thought any of the things they claim then reducing immigration to First World countries would be a priority.

  56. Schuetze says:
    @Badger Down

    Repeat after me:

    Correlation is not causation. Climate changes, it always has. It gets warmer, it gets colder. Sometimes there are more storms, sometimes there are less. Sometimes there are floods, sometimes there are droughts.

    Therefore, if I was a moron like you, I could blame “climate change” on anything that changes with a periodicity of years, decades or centuries.

    The real issue here is your blind faith in warmist scientists who have been caught lying and faking data for decades now.

  57. Bro43rd says:
    @Twodees Partain

    And even worldwide nuclear destruction would barely be a blip in the earth’s lifespan. Most humans are seriously infected with hubris.

    That said, it’s time we curtail the destructive corporate consumer economics and follow that old backpackers motto to leave it cleaner than we found it!

    • Thanks: Twodees Partain
  58. @Mulga Mumblebrain

    As the Arctic warms by more than other regions … the temperature gradient between the poles and the torrid and temperate zones, reduces. This has perturbed the jetstreams which now loop further south, in the northern hemisphere

    You mean, just like in 1975, when we were on a global cooling trend, when the climatologists thought we were heading for a new ice age, and when they attributed the exact same perturbation of the polar vortex to global cooling.

    Or like in the 1650s, when the world was in an admitted mini ice-age and the Beast from the East roared down from the Arctic and froze the River Thames. Funny, the River Thames froze over just last week, for the first time in 60 years. Funny, we seem to be entering a new solar minimum, with real astrophysicists predicting some serious cold times in the next thirty years. A solar minimum just like that back in the 1650s.
    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/02/13/uk-cold-weather-river-thames-freezes-over-for-first-time-in-60-years-pictured/

    What you’ve discovered is the new game played by our science-cloaked playboys like Michael “I should be in State Pen, not Penn State” Mann and Al “I invented the internet” Gore. It’s not really new. It’s actually the child’s game of DIBS: Stand on a hill, shout loudly and repeatedly: “It’s ours. The perturbated polar vortex belongs to us. We said it first.”

    A global-warming apostate.

  59. JM says:
    @TG

    The deregulated model in Texas described above is just like the Australian. When electricity production and supply were states monopolies, power was cheap enough and there were very few problems. Ironically enough the ‘socialists’ in the state and national parliaments colluded in the privatisations. The Green crap, is often used to provide a smokesreen for monopoly price hikes.

  60. JM says:
    @Mulga Mumblebrain

    Some very convenient ‘loops’ in that ‘science’. Making it up to fit the facts. Lol…

  61. @Rational

    Bill Gates is a modern day Joseph Mengele, but not going to college means that you are brainwashed less. Education to learn a skill is less brain-washing, but one must be into self-directed education to avoid the mass hypnosis. Very few young people have that skill, mostly due to the “educational” system.

    • Replies: @anarchyst
  62. frontier says:
    @Biff

    Well then you hand over all that wealth to criminal politicians who then hand it back to their criminal friends

    “hand it back”? How? I don’t see a way to do that if the budget deficit is reduced significantly. Reducing the deficit should be the goal and it would be a huge improvement by itself – as it stands, printing dollars to buy gov debt is pure stealing and banana republic counterfeiting, there can’t be any ifs or buts about it, that’s what it is. The buffoonery of lifting the debt ceiling every year is a travesty that makes the US government look like criminals. Taxation and spending will be properly adjusted by a mandate to go back to $10 Trillion fed debt in 10 years. State and local debt – back to $1 Trillion total.

  63. Schuetze says:
    @Realist

    The latest computer simulation scam was Niel Furgesons Covid model that predicted hundreds of millions dead by summer 2020. This 20,000 line Fortran shitcode computer model, that was little more than a random number generator, was what the entire planetary lockdown was based on.

    The Mann “hockey stick” global warming model is what much of this climate hysteria is based on. Time has already shown how ridiculous its predictions were, but it had already been exposed in the climate gate scandal about 10 years ago. The Mann model was also fortran shit code and Mann still has not released his code or his data set for peer review.

    In both cases there is loads of evidence of media and political collusion to sensationalize the fake predictions. Morons, many of them UR readers, endlessly regurgitate the already debunked lies.

    • Replies: @Realist
  64. GenBB says:
    @the cleaner

    Se we are to believe that increasing CO2 from 400 ppm to 450 ppm spells doom for the planet, but the thousands of volcanoes erupting beneath the sea have nothing to contribute to the melting ice packs? Think of the CO2 model like this.
    A 1000 x 1000 pixel screen is 1,000,000 pixels. make all of them white, except 400, spaced evenly over the screen. Not too many black dots to see there.

    Those 400 represent a model of your blanket, meaning all the white let heat escape and the black hold it in. Wrap yourself on that blanket on a cold day. How much heat stays in? Not much, ok increase the black by 50 pixels. Warmer now?

    • Replies: @the cleaner
  65. @the cleaner

    Carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas. This is easily shown in the laboratory. Why wouldn’t an increase warm the earth?

    Why? Well, because your greenhouse gas is both an absorber and an emitter of long-wave radiation. It absorbs low down in the atmosphere and emits high up in the atmosphere. Whether the net is a loss or a gain is an empirical question that has not been answered at all favorably for you warmists.

    Why? Well, you warmists don’t even understand the most basic physics of the atmosphere. You talk about radiation physics when the prime mode of heat transfer in the atmosphere is convection. The sun warms the ocean and land, the surface warms the air. Water is evaporated from the oceans and lakes, absorbing great amounts of heat, which then rises to great heights by convection, releases its heat by condensation, which falls as rain. That heat then gets transferred to CO2, which radiates it away.

    Forgot to mention the clouds. The more heat, the more evaporation, the more clouds you get. Those emergent clouds reflect sunlight back into space. It turns out that in a water world like ours, no area can heat above 30 degrees C before it becomes so enveloped in clouds that it stops absorbing sunlight. The worst that could happen is that all the world becomes tropical. Hardly a nightmare.

    Why? Well, because CO2 absorbs in the same wave-lengths as water, which is many times more abundant in the atmosphere. To get around this you warmists assert that the water-vapor content of the atmosphere will increase as the Earth warms from the CO2. Making for a positive feedback loop, you say. Nope. Hasn’t happened. Not a whit.

    Why? Well, the CO2 is in the atmosphere, which is almost always cooler than the surface. Cooler bodies may not warm warmer bodies. Not ever. By the Second Law of Thermodynamics. The best it can do is modestly slow the cooling, like a blanket. Has anyone ever yet melted under a blanket? I think not.

    By a global-warming apostate.

    • Replies: @the cleaner
  66. JM says:
    @Biff

    Bitcoin ‘real’? It’s virtual actually. And maybe a call bird for future planned compulsory digital currency.

  67. Mefobills says:

    Some here are commenting about natural monopoly, and privatization, which is why Texas failed. I’m a Texan.

    Not only were the commons and natural monopolies to be regulated, “state credit” was to channel into natural monopoly sectors, to then lower prices. Lowered prices, then made American labor more competitive.

    Patten called the natural monopolies “the fourth factor of production,” and others (including me) call them the commons.

    The American System of Economy predated Simon Patten.

    https://michael-hudson.com/2017/12/on-simon-patten/

    “The Wharton School hired Patten to essentially provide the theory that made America rich before. And this kind of theory cannot get a hearing in polite academic circles today.”

    It cannot get a hearing, because clown-world brainwashing is almost complete.

    and

    “What Patten said was that infrastructure is a capital investment,” Hudson says. “The aim is not to make a profit. The productivity of infrastructure is to be measured by how it lowers the cost of doing business and the cost of living for the population at large … so that industrial employers are not going to have to pay workers enough to pay for privatized basic services. And if you privatize these basic services, then you’re going to have to pay labor a much higher wage, and you’re going to price American labor out of the market.”

    During the new deal, the RFC (reconstruction finance corporation) was stood up as a way of bypassing private banks, to then inject state credit into the commons.

    Of course, the new deal RFC was much less effective than Hitler’s Germany was at injecting state credit into German industry and commons. Hitler, Reinhardt, and Schacht made a better economic team, than FDR and his (((bankers))). But, at least FDR used some American System of Economy ideas, while Hitler and his economists went further.

    The RFC wasn’t an infrastructure bank, but acted as one. Some of the below is from Brown:

    1) RFC 1932 sells its stock to Treasury for $500 million.
    2) Authority is given to RFC to extend $1.5B of credit, with Treasury giving options for more.
    3) RFC then sold bonds to the Treasury, who then either kept the bond, or on-sold it to the public.

    Between 1932 and 1957, RFC loaned or invested more than 40 Billion. In total, RFC borrowed $51.3B from Treasury, and $3.1B from the public.

    The Treasury was the lender/creator of money, where Treasury was providing state credit via its conduit, the RFC.

    RFC issued loans, aimed at new infrastructure, which then generated fees. These would be “self funding loans.” As the self-funding loans were repaid, so were the bonds that were sold to the Treasury, leaving the RFC with a net profit.

    RFC, which was not a “bank” made loans for thousands of infrastructure and small business projects. The projects then revitalized the economy. At the time there was a debt overhang, mostly of private debts from the 20’s drunken party. In a debt money system, public debts pay private debts.

    In the case of RFC, American physical economy was improved to pay new loan “debt.” Productivity and physical economy was on the other side of the new debts, and not speculation.

    These loans produced a total net income of $690,017,232 on the RFC’s “normal” lending functions, where normal excludes money spent on war preparation.

    The RFC financed roads, bridges, dams, post offices, universities, electrical power, mortgages, farms, and much more; and it funded all this while generating income for the government.

    Or, as Patten says, government is the fourth factor of production. To update Patten, channeling state credit into the “natural monopolies” is the original American System of Economy of the founders.

    The de-regulation/privatization of Texas and the U.S., is an implanted memory. This whole idea of neo-liberal privatization is not American, it is English/Jewish as it emanates from the City of London, and now wall street. Finance Capitalism is SPECULATIVE CAPITAL, which creates debts that speculate on already in-place physical economy. FC is mostly parasitic.

    The (((parasite))) burrowed into the brain of America, and is causing it to malfunction in a way the founders never intended.

    • Thanks: utu, GeeBee, TheTrumanShow, RSDB
  68. @Schuetze

    Of course they blame it on global warming

    Everything’s faked in our science-cloaked academic establishments these days. The only warming we’ve seen in the past fifty years was associated with the big El Ninos, which no one has explained and no one has been able to link with increasing CO2.

    The recent warming has not even been as great as that seen in the 1930s or in the Medieval Warm Period. So they simply adjusted the record for those periods to wipe them off the record. The giveaway is that even their adjustments are closely correlated with CO2 levels.

    We are in a new global-warming pause, for about the past five years. Some data indicate a cooling. The sun is sinking into a Maunder-Minimum phase.

    No need for weather-modification theories. Pretty much all climate change is natural.

    • Agree: Just another serf
    • Replies: @Schuetze
  69. The globalists have frozen Texas with their green new deal aka UN Agenda 2030 on display for all to see and this agenda is coming for the rest of America in due time as the events dictate, no part of America will be left un-effected by UN Agenda 2030.

    The globalists also rolled out their imaginary virus aka covid-19 and their 666 aka Jim Jones vaccines in an in our face genocide agenda which they are using all their resources to propagandize the sheeple into accepting, and sadly the majority of the sheeple have accepted this vaccine for a virus that does not exist, the insanity is mind boggling .

    NASA has had reports that CO2 is a cooling effect in the upper atmosphere and totally debunks the global warming bullshit spread by the globalists and besides without CO2 all life on earth would soon end as their would be on oxygen as plants and trees take in CO2 and give off oxygen, of course don’t bother the globalists with facts, they have their UN Agenda 2030 to do.

    If they were truly interested in clean air, they would stop chemtrailing the skies of the world with nano particles of aluminum and strontium and barium and etc., and stop heating these nano metals with HAARP mirco wave transmitters and driving storm fronts and hurricanes and tornadoes and causing the very catastrophic weather that they say are caused by global warming, and here in Montana they have been chemtrailing the skies for over 30 years by my own observation and rarely a day goes by without the horizontal clouds that blend together to make the sky look like skimmed milk, gone are the beautiful blues skies of the big sky country.

    If interested go to geoengineeringwatch.org, globalskywatch.com, chemtrailplanet.com, elanafreeland.com, stopthecrime.net, earthpluse.com and on youtube mike morales, and checktheevidence.com.

  70. Alfred says:
    @Mulga Mumblebrain

    There is so much nonsense in your piece. I hardly know where to start. I think I will concentrate on one small statement.

    raging megafires

    Despite media claims of increasing wildfires across the globe, data show the opposite is in fact the case: wildfires have been trending downwards since NASA started recording data.

    Two days ago Kenneth wrote about how paleoclimatological findings suggested wild fires in Australia and the northwestern US raged with greater frequency and regularity until 500 to 900 years ago, when fire records rapidly declined to the present.

    Climate Scare Story Gets Doused…Global Wildfires Have Declined Since NASA Began Recording Data

    • Replies: @Peripatetic Itch
  71. annamaria says:
    @jadan

    Here is your Obama at his most Democratic: https://theintercept.com/2021/02/15/marty-walsh-aaron-swartz-carmen-ortiz/
    https://consortiumnews.com/2021/02/19/letter-from-london-on-the-matter-of-assanges-lawyers-considering-a-cross-appeal/ comments:

    the story of Aaron Swartz, computer programmer, Nov. 8, 1986 – Jan. 11, 2013.
    On the evening Jan 11, 2013 his girlfriend found him dead in his apartment.
    Enter one Carmen Ortiz. Because she wanted to feather her own nest she drove to prosecute Swartz to the fullest extent of the law:

    https://theintercept.com/2021/02/15/marty-walsh-aaron-swartz-carmen-ortiz/

    Ortiz and her then-chief of cybercrime, Stephen Heymann, indicted internet freedom activist Aaron Swartz on 14 felony counts for allegedly downloading too many academic journal articles. … finding a crime anywhere in what he did took an awfully creative prosecutor. … Neither MIT, where Swartz registered his laptop for the downloads, nor JSTOR wanted to press charges. …

    Those facts seemed immaterial to Ortiz, who told the press after the July 2011 indictment: “Stealing is stealing,” she said, “whether you use a computer command or a crowbar, and whether you take documents, data or dollars.”

    Swartz likely intended to republish the articles for free, and Ortiz made sure that would never happen. She and Heymann pushed for a maximum federal prison sentence of 35 years…. Heymann compared Swartz to a rapist (is Stephen Heymann Jewish?)

    Ultimately Obama refused to sack Ortiz.

    Stephen Heymann is the son of Phillip Heymann, the former head of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division (and a’ leading First Amendment scholar’). The coward has removed all his images from the internet. Let him rot in hell.

    Today, the Democratic hyenas Clintons and Biden lead the charge against Julian Assange who dared to expose the ZUSA’s crimes in the Middle East.
    You, madame “jadan,” talk too much about ideology.

  72. Alfred says:
    @the cleaner

    arctic ice has lost over 70% of its volume since 1979

    Nonsense. Why don’t you provide links to actual data? In reality, it is a cyclical process and the ice has been rebuilding for the past few years. BTW, there were very few cars in the 1940s and CO2 was lower than today.

    As the chart below shows Arctic sea ice volume in fact reached a low point in the 1940s, before adding 10,000 cubic kilometers (equivalent to 5 million sq km of 2-meter thick sea ice) by 1980. Such a massive rise means there had to have quite a bit of cooling there.

    Study Shows Arctic Sea Ice Reached Lowest Point On Modern Record… In The 1940s, Not Today!

    • Thanks: Peripatetic Itch
    • Replies: @the cleaner
  73. bayviking says:

    This has little to do with Biden and much to do with Trump, because global warming and Covid-19 risk denial was making a bad situation worse by confusing a seriously dumbed down population. As any sixth grader watching the nightly news can understand the Jet Stream is being increasingly disturbed by global warming, which is real.

    The effect of water vapor, CO2 and methane (among other chemicals) on the heat transfer between the planet earth and space is well understood. Deniers are correct, however, in that other phenomena come into play, which hold the planet in a natural heat balance. One example, is the Gulf stream, which has pumped heat from the Caribbean into Scandinavia for tens of thousands of years. Global warming is likely to eventually stop it and trigger another ice age. The problem is fossil fuel burning has had a measurable impact on weather and climate change in a couple of hundred years whereas these opposing natural have a response time measured in thousands of years.

    At least the author understands the terrible corrupting influence of great wealth on sound decision making within a society which allegedly aspires to democratic ideals, in spite of its founding principles. Steep progressive taxation can go a long way towards correcting that problem.

    All natural monopolies are best managed from the perspective of serving a public interest by keeping the cost of conducting private business low. Utilities, schools and roads are all natural monopolies.

    Our country failed to break up the monopoly position Microsoft holds, caving completely after twenty years of litigation. There probably was no practical solution other than nationalization. But all that was account of the fact that Gates had the foresight to charge $40 for his operating system, instead of $400 for the superior CPM. At least its not a pure monopoly, since we also have UNIX and OSX. The monopoly position of Google and Facebook are beginning to be understood, particularly in Europe.

    • LOL: frontier, Alfred
    • Replies: @Peripatetic Itch
  74. frontier says:
    @Schuetze

    I knew that if we dug deep enough we would find out that somehow vagina discrimination would the source of the power outage herpes. I didn’t expect to hit the double jackpot with a jewish vagina.

    You have issues… In fact, Talberg got on the board Jan 1, 2021, became a chair on February 9, 2021, way too late to affect anything at ERCOT. It seems to me she’s being scapegoated.

    What happened in Texas is the result of multi-year malinvstement in wind and solar. They’ve built 35 GW of green capacity plus 25GW short cycle gas plants for backup, all of that riding on top of 5GW nuclear and 10-sh GW coal. Just looking at these numbers, it’s clear that TX would go dark during a mildly prolonged cold spell. TX has a lawyer-designed electric system, created for the purpose of pocketing the moronic green subsidies which the federal government uses to destroy the US electric grid.

    Let’s compare “conservative” TX to liberal Illinois – TX nuclear electricity production is about 10% of total, IL – 50%. Since becoming a governor of IL, Pritzker has been pushing for the closure of two nuclear plants, to replace them with wind & gas, similar to TX, The cold spells in IL aren’t as rare or as shallow as in TX and if he succeeds, many thousands are likely to die as a result of the green madness.

    • Replies: @Schuetze
  75. @Badger Down

    It may come as news to you. But the Earth actually has two poles. Surprise. There is an Antarctic Pole, as well. Which is and has been gaining ice and getting colder for many decades. All except for that smallish bit known as West Antarctica, which is warmed by the undersea volcanoes of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.

    As for the Arctic, it has long warmed and cooled the same as today. The Northwest Passage was open in the 1850s and 1940s. Greenland had Norse settlements when it actually had reason to be called green in the Medieval Warm Period. Those settlements are even now being uncovered as the ice retreats.

    The reason is that the Arctic is open to both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, and that the undersea volcanoes of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge extend from Antarctica through Iceland and Svalbard and past.

    Iceland? You might remember a big eruption there not long ago.

  76. unit472 says:

    I’m agnostic on CO2. Mars has a thin atmosphere composed almost entirely of CO2 yet it is very cold. Venus has a thick CO2 atmosphere and is 100 times as hot as Mars. Earth has negligible CO2 and is just right… for us. I’d say distance from the Sun is the most significant variable but what do I know. I’m not a mega billionaire like Bill Gates.

    Mind you I’m not against people have lots of money but having lots of money is not the same as having more intelligence or insight. I do think that having as much money as Bill Gates is a bigger problem for society than CO2. I recall a chart from a years ago that displayed wealth in terms of human height. The average man worth $100.000 would be 6 feet tall. A man with a million dollars 60 feet tall and a man with a billion dollars 60,000 feet tall. Bill Gates would be over 6 million feet tall. From his vantage point the average man would be invisible.

    If Bill Gates were a smart man he would shut up and live like Oracle’s Larry Ellison who famously said ” No one should have as much money as I do” and if he wants public attention do it by building a high tech sailboat and winning the America’s Cup instead of shooting his mouth off on every subject under the sun.

  77. @Mulga Mumblebrain

    What horrifies me, and what, I daresay, will horrify you, is that he slips in a little commercial for nuclear power in there.

    Nuclear power. Sheesh. These people are retards.

  78. And this article is not even about Texas, even though the title is. Bait and switch. Notice how it artfully avoids the real story, the real story which is the atrocities directly caused by the privatization and de-regulation of utilities. Privatization and de-regulation are what has caused Texas to suffer. Not liberals. Sorry.

    Isn’t that indicative.

    Let’s say it outright: if Texas’s utilities had not been privatized and de-regulated, then Texans would be nice and cozy and warm today.

    You’ll never hear that fact on here. Talk about cancellation. Why don’t you complain of the cancellation of the true fact about de-regulation and privatization on here?

    Wonder why.

    • Replies: @Mulga Mumblebrain
  79. Notsofast says:

    bill gates manhandling a chinese bat…. that paints a very dark image indeed, at least we know where the hiv spike protein comes from now.

  80. @unit472

    Venus has a thick CO2 atmosphere and is 100 times as hot as Mars. Earth has negligible CO2 and is just right… for us. I’d say distance from the Sun is the most significant variable

    Not quite. Venus does get almost exactly twice as much sunlight by virtue of being closer to the sun. But it is covered by dense clouds as well. Its reflectivity (albedo) is also twice that of the Earth. The two opposing effects cancel each other out, and so Venus should be pretty much exactly the same temperature as the earth.

    Warmists, however, would have us believe it’s because of a runaway greenhouse effect.

  81. @Alfred

    Just to continue with your pertinent comment, here are several commentaries showing that last year’s fires even in Australia were quite in tune with its history, not even beginning to measure up to the 1974-75 fire season, which took out a full 15% of Australia’s total land area. The 1974-75 bushfires actually occurred during a year with above-average precipitation and below-average temperature. This is opposite to the narrative that major bushfires are a feature of just excessively hot and dry years.

    Last years fires were a result of an exceptionally positive Indian Ocean Dipole and a persistent El Nino, neither of which has been linked to global warming, or “climate disruption”. The coming term, I’m told.

    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/02/03/australian-bushfire-season-2019-2020-severity-reasons-and-conclusions/
    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/10/30/response-to-the-australian-bushfire-commission/
    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/01/04/australia-fires-and-misses/
    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/01/09/are-australia-bushfires-worsening-from-human-caused-climate-change/

  82. rabbit says:

    You must be either stupid or lying. My money is on lying.
    Wind works great in freezing weather if the turbines are prepared for it.
    Our turbines always work in any weather, all winter long and I’ve seen them working at -22°F.
    They have wind turbines in Alaska and Antarctica that work all winter long.
    Just because the idiots in Texas didn’t spend the extra money to make sure they kept wprking doesn’t mean they don’t work in freezing weather.
    If I don’t put anti-freeze in my car and it freezes, does that mean it’s the car’s fault?
    Why are you lying? You just don’t like energy from wind and are lying for a political point.
    BTW Mr. Liar, the gas froze too so is gas bad in the winter also? I have gas and we’re freezing our butts off right now.
    What makes readers of this site so special that you can lie to them with impunity?
    Hey Unz, get this liar off of your site. He’s destroying your cred.

    • Troll: frontier
    • Replies: @Peripatetic Itch
  83. @ben sampson

    He must not care for his children, obviously!

    • Replies: @Malla
  84. Schuetze says:
    @Peripatetic Itch

    Although I haven’t lived in the US for going on 40 years, I have family strung all over California from Ventura to SF to Santa Rosa to Nevada City. My family has been severely impacted by California “wild fires” over the last 5 years. My 88 year old father in law died shortly after a traumatic escape from the Thomas fire in Ventura.

    All these California “wild fires” in the last 5 years have one thing in common: they have all started in dozens of different spots spontaneously, and the origins of all these spontaneous outbreaks are never explained, only one blanket explanation is provided. Every episode of these waves of wild fires has its own unique tag to describe it. Firenado, Fire bombs and on and on. This last summer Oregon, Washington and California were all hit by the newest phenomena, the “Lightning Complex”, where fires are started literally in hundreds of places spontaneously. Of course in August of 2020, many of these fires were allowed to burn for weeks, even months, until the Southern California “Santa Ana Winds” miraculously struck Oregon and Washington. Of course when all this happened there was massive bunker fuel ship tracks created off of the west coast cause a low pressure system, and massive atmospheric spraying going on east of the Cascades cause extremely rare high pressure ridge. In short, I am convinced that these fires were artificially created by weather engineering.

    The warmists of course use every weather anamoly as justification for their green new deal, climate justice and climate reset. One of the biggest tools in their toolbox is hurricanes, which I think they regularly generate and slam into countries, if for no other reason than to accentuate their strategy of climate tension. I also would bet that there is form of weather warfare going on between the US and Nato and China. The near busting of the three gorges dam was likely one battlefield.

    You may believe that the warmists would never create local weather panics in order to further their agenda, but I certainly would not agree to you. I do doubt that they are manipulating the weather of the entire planet with the goal of making the planet “warmer” or “cooler”, but I do not doubt that Bill Gates would love to feed his ego by getting governments to subsidize his plans to spray metal into the atmosphere to shield the sun.

    Finally, I will add that the US already has a long history of weather manipulation. HAARP, as you already acknowledged, is clearly for weather manipulation. Operation Popeye during the Vietnam war was a successful operation to create artificial monsoons.

    • Thanks: Joe Levantine
    • Replies: @Peripatetic Itch
  85. @bayviking

    Global warming is likely to eventually stop it[the Gulf Stream] and trigger another ice age.

    Gotta give you guys an A for creativity at least. Yesterday, your evil twin came here and also claimed that an ice age was going to be caused by global warming, but this one said it was because the Gulf stream was going to get stronger and clear the ice out of the Arctic, which would then evaporate and produce snow for a millennium or two. The snow would of course form the glaciers that would creep down to the Great Lakes and keep your sweltering ass cool.

    When you’re playing that DIBS game for keeps, it helps if you throw loaded dice.

  86. @TG

    When ATT was a regulated monopoly, its Bell Labs division in 1956 invented the transistor. The research leading to some of the greatest inventions that shaped the scientific progress of the 20th century like nuclear energy, the semi conductor and the internet were all sponsored by government financing.

    Yes the free market creates competition and efficiency but without proper regulations the free market motivated only by profit cannot respond to disasters like a spell of very cold weather or the Corona virus.

  87. @Schuetze

    You may believe that the warmists would never create local weather panics in order to further their agenda

    That’s not what I said. I discount your theory that very large scale weather-modification events can even be done, let alone are done. The polar vortex can affect nearly a quarter of the planet at any one time. There’s no indication anyone has that capability. These perturbations of the polar vortex seem no different from similar events recorded long before modern technology. HAARP in particular.

    By the way haven’t conceded anything about HAARP. I’ve simply followed the theories concerning it. My reservations about it concern whether they understand the weather enough to modify it. Certainly the warmists don’t, but perhaps the military does.

    I also would bet that there is form of weather warfare going on between the US and Nato and China. The near busting of the three gorges dam was likely one battlefield.

    Now you’re talking purely local events, on the scale of thousands of square kilometers, where my only questions would be about the evidence for the assertion. I would freely join you in asserting that the PTB would engage in such warfare if they could.

    For credibility you need to explain how atmospheric spraying can create a high-pressure system. How is it different from the usual urban smog that doesn’t have such effects?

    • Replies: @Schuetze
  88. Schuetze says:
    @frontier

    “became a chair on February 9, 2021, way too late to affect anything at ERCOT.”

    It sure looks to me like there were Enron style price gouging going on during the Texas freeze, and the price fluctuations would appear to back that up. Whether Sally the Jew was aware of what the plan was before, during or after the freeze is not really as relevant as the fact that a bimbo was on the board when it happened. But another important issue is that women, especially jewish women, in general do not work their way up to the top in gritty kinds of industry like power generation. Of course bimbos will never accept that they are not capable of doing many things than men do, let alone do them as well as men.

    So the question we have to ask ourselves is this: What kind of power poles, and how tall were they, did Sally climb to the top of to get the experience to get her a position in the board? Judging by the new “vice” president, my guess is that she used her hips and her mouth and not her arms and legs.

    • Replies: @frontier
  89. Half Back says: • Website
    @the cleaner

    Well 50 papers, as part of 130 papers? telling us not to worry as the most we get from c02 is less than one degree for a doubling of c02.
    Many say 0.2 degrees C, which is statistically impossible to adjudicate between man made and natural.
    https://notrickszone.com/50-papers-low-sensitivity/

  90. @Schuetze

    “ One of the biggest lies that jews tell, and that other jews believe, is that all their philanthropy is selfless and purely for “humanity”.”

    Not only rich Jews but also so called rich Christians like the Carnegie, the Rockefeller and the Morgan families. All of those families came to dominate the economic life of the nation under the cloak of their philanthropic activities but nobody succeeded at dominating the health system in the USA like the Rockefeller family. No wonder Americans pay the highest percentage of their GDP on health while their health parameters are one of the worst in the OECD.

  91. @rabbit

    What makes readers of this site so special that you can lie to them with impunity?

    Says a troll with “no recent commenting history.”

    We at Unz regularly give our essayists a hard time. We do try to save our best for trolls.

    By the way, Wind turbines can’t use anti-freeze, unless delivered by very expensive helicoptering. They require heaters. Powered by electricity. Made by wind, but wind doesn’t always blow that much in the winter. When it does, it often blows so hard they have to shut the turbines down to avoid damage.

    Your nine wind turbines in Antarctica probably work so well because Antarctica, unlike Texas, is a virtual desert, with extremely little precipitation to ice the blades. And too cold to stick.

    China had the same problem earlier this winter:
    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/12/24/iced-covered-wind-turbines-hamper-chinas-efforts-to-retire-coal/

  92. Schuetze says:
    @Peripatetic Itch

    Obviously I am not privy to all the technology and neither are you. One thing is clear, your ego is wrapped up in all your “science” and anything I write you will immediately discount. There is ample evidence, but I choose not to try to force an arrogant horse to drink water.

    http://climateviewer.org/history-and-science/geoengineering-and-weather-modification/maps/50-years-of-united-nations-tracking-weather-modification-projects-1952-1999/

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NEXRAD

    “a network of 160 high-resolution S-band Doppler weather radars operated by the National Weather Service (NWS), an agency of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) within the United States Department of Commerce, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) within the Department of Transportation, and the U.S. Air Force within the Department of Defense.”

    • Replies: @Peripatetic Itch
  93. Excellent essay, Mr. Shamir. The last paragraph is a masterpiece of moral rectitude. May it become a reality.

  94. @Biff

    You’re right. That’s why the money from the confiscatory taxes we need to impose on billionaires cannot go into the hands of the scumbags in government.

    Mandate that all proceeds of the new confiscatory taxes be used to provide a basic income. Every dollar taken from the top one-tenth of one percent — e.g. Bloomberg, Trump, the Sacklers, the Gates, Jeff Bezos, and their ilk — gets paid automatically in equal shares to all non-incarcerated US citizens age 21 and over every month.

    In fact, perhaps we should use all federal income tax revenues to provide a basic income, universal medical insurance and care, and universal dental insurance and care, and nothing else. No intrusive, costly bureaucracy and the political constituency of government employees that goes with it. No playing favorites with different groups of people, regions, agencies, unions, or corporations.

  95. anon[320] • Disclaimer says:

    Hell is other people. It has always been so. I have always wanted robotics to flourish so that I might leave the Earth and found may own kingdom lording it over the robots and far from the madding crowd.

    Much as I sympathize with your sentiments the question is still there. How do you get rid of the wealthy, the Warmers, the would be Olympians and so on? Much talk here but little in proposals for action.

    I am not sure that we should get rid of the biolabs. Why should not anyone have a biolab? Just think someone might perfect a disease that can be carried in an ampule which when broken will spread a disease that will kill everyone in the world. Let everyone have one.

    Then anyone molested by genetically modified bats can break the ampule and assure all the mad Bill Gates will get their just comeuppance.

  96. @TG

    Absolutely. As a several years resident of El Paso, one thing I never need worry about is energy supply. Power outages have been rare and I can only recall one that lasted more than a few minutes. I had zero issues last week.

  97. Dube says:
    @Marckus

    Billy suffers from a sickness prevalent in the US where “elites” with a proficiency in something are experts in everything else.

    Tell me! says Socrates in the Apology.

    At last I went to the artisans, for I was conscious that I knew nothing at all, as I may say, and I was sure that they knew many fine things; and in this I was not mistaken, for they did know many things of which I was ignorant, and in this they certainly were wiser than I was. But I observed that even the good artisans fell into the same error as the poets; because they were good workmen they thought that they also knew all sorts of high matters, and this defect in them overshadowed their wisdom – therefore I asked myself on behalf of the oracle, whether I would like to be as I was, neither having their knowledge nor their ignorance, or like them in both; and I made answer to myself and the oracle that I was better off as I was.

    • Thanks: annamaria
    • Replies: @Marckus
    , @Johan
  98. @obwandiyag

    Yes, rational grownup nations utilize nuclear power, just as we did before a misguided group of non-scientists protested it to near extinction.

    • Agree: Miro23
    • Replies: @obwandiyag
  99. frontier says:
    @Schuetze

    Enron style price gouging going on during the Texas freeze

    Of course, electric heating drove demand way up with windmills and solar frozen solid while gas plants were paying extra for emergency staffing, supplies and repairs as they weren’t designed for base load operation. So, it was either price hikes or more and longer blackouts. The politicians pocket the subsidies for useless green garbage, but when it fails, the people foot the emergency bill, which is even larger. Green subsidies are a devious scheme for fleecing the public while making them suffer and get sick as well.

    So the question we have to ask ourselves is this: What kind of power poles, and how tall were they, did Sally climb to the top of to get the experience to get her a position in the board?

    It’s a possibility, but it’s not unique to women. A far more interesting question is how did Biden become a president? He doesn’t look like a female but, at his age, he is less qualified for the job than Sally is for hers, he’s also made Kamala a VP…

  100. Amon says:
    @Ukraine Tiger

    As plants became firmly established on land, life once again had a major effect on Earth’s atmosphere during the Carboniferous Period. Oxygen made up 20 percent of the atmosphere—about today’s level—around 350 million years ago, and it rose to as much as 35 percent over the next 50 million years.

    Why were oxygen levels so high in the Carboniferous?
    The Carboniferous period saw the appearance of the first extensive forests on Earth. The growth of these forests removed huge amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, leading to a surplus of oxygen. Atmospheric oxygen levels peaked around 35 percent, compared to 21 percent today.

    I’d post more, but after seeing so much ignorant stupidity on this site I have come to understand why the right always lose. It is not about the numbers, it is about quality. And while the right might breed more children into this world, the quality of them would never pass any serious inspection and only serves to drag the rest of the world down with them.

    Texas was warned in 2011 that it’s grid was not able to function under the conditions of an arctic front since that year the entire thing crapped off as well from a bit of snow and frost, but instead of fixing it, Texas did what Texas always does. Blame the whole thing on jews, commies and democrats before buying a bigger pickup truck and then blissfully ignoring the problem until it started killing them again.

    Rinse and repeat, the endless solution of bible thumbing inbreds and low IQ folks who never learn from their mistakes.

  101. frontier says:
    @obwandiyag

    Nuclear power. Sheesh. These people are retards.

    By the number of injuries and death, nuclear is far behind all other energy generation technologies, including wind and solar. Just because you don’t hear about non-nuclear accidents doesn’t mean they don’t exists, they are simply not reported, you can see the official stats below. Only retards believe the media attacks on nuclear energy and think we can continue civilized life without it.

    Energy Source Mortality Rates; Deaths/yr/TWh
    Coal – world average, 161
    Coal – China, 278
    Coal – USA, 15
    Oil – 36
    Natural Gas – 4
    Biofuel/Biomass – 12
    Peat – 12
    Solar/rooftop – 0.44-0.83
    Wind – 0.15
    Hydro – world, 0.10
    Hydro – world*, 1.4
    Nuclear – 0.04

    * Includes the 170,000 deaths from the failure of the Banquao Reservoir Dam in China in 1975

    • Replies: @obwandiyag
  102. @Peripatetic Itch

    “Why? Well, because your greenhouse gas is both an absorber and an emitter of long-wave radiation. It absorbs low down in the atmosphere and emits high up in the atmosphere. Whether the net is a loss or a gain is an empirical question that has not been answered at all favorably for you warmists.”

    The usual sloppy understanding. Carbon dioxide does absorb and emit radiation both down low and high up and anywhere else. Since it only absorbs what was going up and out, bu radiates in all directions, there is no controversy over whether this is a heating effect. And measurements have been taken that definitely show that more heat is being retained. In any case this process could never increase heat loss. Do you seriously think there is a controversy over whether carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas?

    But I never mentioned this. Arctic ice–relatively easy to measure.

    Has the volume indeed declined by 70% since 1979? If so why?

    The first is easy to answer, the second not so easy. If the answer to the first is yes, it seems the way to proceed is to show correlations between ice decline and something else. For contrary to the babblings of the logically ignorant, correlation does show causation. Two quantities that always correlate are either one the cause of the other or have a common cause. Now could it be that the ice declined because it was exposed to more heat?

    And please stop using ad hominum epithets like “warmist.” I would happily change my opinion if you could marshal some cogent thought. I do not like to think that I am speaking to a barbarian.

  103. @the cleaner

    It was too late once the Arctic sea ice began melting. Once the Arctic albedo flips from white, reflective, ice to dark, heat-absorbing, sea Greenland’s ice-cap will melt. the submarine methane clathrates will destabilise, and game well and truly over. Once it was plain that the dumbed-down IPCC Reports were ludicrously optimistic, say c.2000, it was pretty plain how things would pan out, by 2050 at the latest.

    • Agree: the cleaner
  104. @Ray Caruso

    As ever, completely wrong. Green energy is already the cheapest for, without the ‘externality’ of killing humanity. I suspect a lot of End Times ‘..the fire next time.’ types seas climate destabilisation as a literal ‘God-send’ to usher in their beloved Apocalypse.

    • Replies: @frontier
    , @Ray Caruso
  105. @Alfred

    Link for volume data? no problem

    http://psc.apl.uw.edu/research/projects/arctic-sea-ice-volume-anomaly/

    Oh, and the graph you show is for the volume anomaly. Not the volume. Just more sloppy thinking.

    • Agree: Mulga Mumblebrain
    • Replies: @Alfred
  106. @RoatanBill

    What I outlined is supported not just be theory, some VERY basic, developed over two hundred years, but by huge quantities of observation over centuries and millennia through proxies like ice-cores, tree-rings, coral cores etc, and direct experimentation in the field. Your assertion is so wrong it’s almost comic. Tragi-comic. Religions are like that, and denialism became a religion long ago.

    • Replies: @RoatanBill
  107. anarchyst says:
    @Charles Carroll

    I would not degrade Joseph Mengele by comparing him to Bill Gates.

    Mengele’s medical experiments with twins in south America have never been duplicated. His papers are still “state secrets”.

    Mengele was a true scientist, unlike autistic Bill Gates who rode to success on his mommy’s and daddy’s coattails.

    Gates’ successes and connections were through his mother who was an IBM executive and his father who was a part of Seattle’s most prestigious law firms,

    Gates’ mommy “greased the skids” to get his purloined “operating system” accepted by IBM.

    Gates’ daddy crafted the tight, restrictive “software sales agreement” that required the purchase of hardware in order to have access to the software “operating system”.

    Smarts, indeed.

    Not Billy boy…

    • Agree: annamaria
    • Troll: Mulga Mumblebrain
  108. @GenBB

    Add a little water vapor and, yeah, it’s a little warmer. And if the absorption and emissions were balanced before, it’s going to get hot pretty soon. Don’t you think?

    • Replies: @Peripatetic Itch
  109. @Mulga Mumblebrain

    Observations and proxy’s are subject to interpretation. The theories provide the framework for those interpretations. If the theory is wrong, the interpretations are worthless.

    Geology says we are overdue for the next ice age. Even some climate types agree. Repeated patterns of ice ages are agreed upon by almost everyone. Why would this time be different? The minuscule amount of gasses the human race has put into the atmosphere to alter its composition is a fraction of what the planet produced millions of years ago and ice ages happened. There were no cars or billions of people and CO2 spiked at multiples of current concentration.

    You’re the one with a religious zeal to proselytize the global warming canard. I’m the religious atheist that wants proof of assertions by the climate frauds and they can’t produce any.

    • Agree: Realist
  110. @Schuetze

    So I told you I was open to your arguments about local weather modification, relating to the floods in
    China or the Bush fires in the Western U.S. I even get aghast at Bill Gates’ geo-engineering schemes.

    But you can’t be serious wanting me to buy into assertions that have little more support than an “I bet” or this is “a tell.” The whole point of a discussion is to dissect the other guy’s argument for its logical validity and observational support. Hell, that goes back to Plato and Aristotle. Non sequiturs haven’t been accepted as proof of anything for a couple thousand years.

    I didn’t mean for you to take a snit. You have many astute observations. I read pretty much everything you write.

    Having found myself smack dab in the center of a class four tornado when I was 12, I can get pretty worked up about weather events. They are not forgiving.

    • Replies: @Getaclue
    , @Schuetze
  111. @Nodwink

    Surely you realize that Unz doesn’t agree with everything he publishes — it would be impossible, given that he publishes a wide range of different, often contradictory opinions and philosophies, which is one of his site’s several great virtues.

    Anyway, I’m not sure what to think about the alleged global warming, now more often “climate change.” But I wouldn’t form an opinion on that based on any one or two seasons in one or two places, nor even on several dozen years of data in hundreds of places. I’d want a lot of data, collected in a valid and consistent fashion, from many places over a long period of time. I didn’t get the impression that the author was urging us to reject the notion of man-made global warming based on one unusually cold or icy winter in Texas, and if he is, I’m not going along for that ride.

    Even if our pollution and fires have no substantial effect in systematically warming the earth, I think we need to make faster reductions in the burning of fossil fuels anyway. This is simply for the sake of cleaner air for us and our kids to breathe and cleaner water for us and our kids to drink.

    • Replies: @Nodwink
  112. Incitatus says:

    “Freezing Texas should commission a monument: Greta Thunberg and Bill Gates save the Texans from global warming by turning them into icicles. So much for global warming, the reddest herring ever caught in the Gulf of Mexico!”

    Texas catastrophic freezing/power and water failures are (weeks into office) Biden’s fault? Greta Thunberg and Bill Gates? What crap.

    Texas prides itself on independence, surely a good thing. Texas energy remains beyond Federal regulation. How then, can failure be blamed on Biden? Give us a hint, Shamir (is your real name Izrail Schmerier, Robert David, Vassili Krasevsky, Jöran Jermas or Adam Ermash)?

    Is what Finkelstein says (you’re a “maniac”) true? Now a Swedish [Jewish/Christian ‘anti-Semite’]? LOL! What’s next for you? Learning Chinese and getting eye surgery?

    Back to Texas. Consumers who signed variable rate contracts have lately received monthly energy bills for as much as $16,000+. One pundit described it as the market at work.

    Remember Enron (‘The Smartest Guys on the Room’)? They played the same game in California, buying production, instituting blackouts, bidding up profits without any skin in the game. They had no clue about, no interest in producing power. They sought profit, pure and simple. Utilities on a roulette table they controlled.

    Enron was a Texas Energy company. Big funder of GOP candidates (including GW Bush). Houston’s ‘Enron Field’ morphed (post disgrace) into ‘’Minute Maid Park’ with merciful silence.

    Back to Texas 2021. How much campaign funding has Gov. Greg Abbott accepted from (currently exposed as bogus) energy sources?

    Do you think, when Abbott accused AOC and the ‘Green New Deal’ of causing the Texas Freeze failures he was cogent? Or merely desperate? Give us a hint.

    • Replies: @ivan
    , @Johan
  113. anon[206] • Disclaimer says:
    @TG

    If “natural monopolies” aren’t strictly regulated you get problems. When governments catch the Margaret Thatcher disease and start de-regulating maintenance-intensive industries like airlines, utilities and roads, the problems will usually manifest themselves at times of extreme stress, such as adverse weather events. When the US de-regulated the airline industry, the airline profits went down and what do you think was the first thing to be cut? The maintenance schedules, which eventually caused a number of fatal and near-fatal crashes. The situation in Texas was exacerbated by politicians who think that the market is holy and any regulation of such is godless communism. We need to get back to sanity and realize that free enterprise is what creates wealth and should be left to do what it does best until it starts working against the greater interests of society. Regulation of natural monopolies is a necessary evil to keep the managers of such monopolies from putting profit over the safety and interests of the general public whom which they serve.

    • Agree: Radicalcenter, Spanky
    • Replies: @JM
  114. anon[206] • Disclaimer says:
    @GomezAdddams

    Cruz’s political future in the US is in tatters, he should just retire. He’s a rich man so he should just move his family to Mexico and join the corrupt upper class there.

  115. Ron Unz says:

    For anyone interested in my own views on Global Warming, here’s an article of mine from a few years ago, and my opinion hasn’t changed much since then:

    https://www.unz.com/runz/two-cheers-for-heresy-on-global-warming/

  116. Fred777 says:
    @annamaria

    “The Warmers should start easing the alleged pressure of Climate by committing suicide.“

    They prefer genocide.

  117. Biden was very clear in threatening a “dark winter.” Lights out … literally. The Deep State is exploiting and exacerbating these natural disasters intentionally to punish Texas for its patriotism.

  118. Darth Biden and his evil sith Kamilla

  119. @jadan

    Labeling numerous other individuals, all of whom are in the public eye and reasonably successful, as stupid, depraved, irrational, irresponsible, etc., might not be the most effective way to bring others around to your point of view. Just so you know.

    The greenhouse gas hypothesis has its basis in early theories about the high surface temperatures on Venus, which have been superseded, thanks in part to data from exploratory spacecraft. Yet, the idea is apparently thought by many to be gospel, as applied to the Earth’s ecosystems.

  120. frontier says:
    @Mulga Mumblebrain

    Green energy is already the cheapest for, without the ‘externality’ of killing humanity.

    Really? Why is it subsidized then? Remove all subsidies and stop printing money. If the subsidies are still in place, your words are nothing but a lie. Here’s the deal… There is No Climate Change because if there was, then:

    1. The the top 1% wouldn’t have more than 3% of the wealth and would be donating all of their money to energy research.
    2. The government would be taxing them until they got to those 3% and the highest payed government workers would be getting even less.
    3. Healthcare wouldn’t be allowed to siphon near 20% of GDP. Hydroxychloroquine would be without a prescription and healthcare would be a lot cheaper to save money for energy research
    4. Financial services would not cost 9% of GDP.
    5. Nuclear energy research and plant building would be a priority.
    6. The US industry wouldn’t be allowed to move to China with their largest CO2 footprint and most electric power from coal.
    7. There would be no refugees admitted to the West with its the high CO2 footprint.
    8. Iraq, Afghan, Syria wouldn’t happen. war is a high pollution business.
    9. There would be no bailouts harming the efficiency necessary to build new electric plants.
    10.. There would be no lockdowns, the death rate is low enough to render the threat lower than the impending high temperature doom. Or conversely, if we did get high temps, the virus would disappear due to them.

    None of that is being done, hence there is absolutely no danger from CO2 increases. “Killing humanity” is baloney and taxpayer fleecing, like 90% of the political initiatives these days. These are the real data on climate change, not bullish projections based on bullshit models.

  121. @the cleaner

    Carbon dioxide does absorb and emit radiation both down low and high up and anywhere else.

    OK. Too cute. I was talking about the CO2 in the upper atmosphere emitting more to space as a whole but you take me as talking about individual molecules. So let’s break it down like you seem to want it:

    An individual CO2 molecule in the lower atmosphere absorbs heat mostly by jostling around with other molecules (N2, O2, say). It may emit a photon to release that heat energy, in a random direction. That photon will only travel a short distance in the dense atmosphere. When it hits another CO2 molecule, that molecule is likely to jostle another N2 or O2 molecule and set them in motion, which motion is also manifested as heat. The photon is unlikely to escape the Earth.

    When, on the other hand, the CO2 molecule is in the upper, much less dense, atmosphere, the mean free path of the photon is much larger. At some height, designated the top of the atmosphere, a photon heading upward is likely to continue to outer space, which represents a net loss of heat to the atmosphere. A photon heading down will soon be absorbed as well, but some of those will also be re-emitted upwards and lost to space. Now you may have more than half the photons going to outer space. Net loss. Capiche?

    But it gets worse. You are quite wrong, disingenuous too, in saying, a CO2 molecule “only absorbs what was going up and out.” It also absorbs long-wave radiation coming in from the sun, which is not an inconsiderable fraction of the total. That never makes it to the ground with going through the attenuation process just described. An increase in CO2 in the atmosphere means more gets lost in this manner. No maybe on this one. Capiche?

    But it gets worse, yet. All that hot air generated in the lower atmosphere has to go somewhere. It’s still too cold to transfer heat to the surface (2nd Law). So what does it do? Well, it rises. That is in the nature of hot air. It then transfers heat by jostling to that CO2 molecule in the upper atmosphere and the process starts over. Now do you understand why the net effect of increasing CO2 on the atmosphere is an empirical question?

    No you don’t. Because your computer models don’t allow hot air to rise, and your grid sizes are too large to encompass even the largest thunderstorms. You replace everything of importance with a parameterization. And you have no regard for the massive uncertainties that accumulate at every step in your calculations.

    measurements have been taken that definitely show that more heat is being retained.

    OK. I’ll give you some credit. That is a mouthful of hot air.

  122. dario says:

    HAARP, Holes in Heaven. Electromagnetic technology. Documentary 1999! …….


  123. utu says:
    @Ron Unz

    Enron and Global Warming:

    https://ep.probeinternational.org/2009/05/30/enrons-other-secret/
    An internal Enron memo, sent from Kyoto by John Palmisano, a former Environmental Protection Agency regulator who had become Enron’s lead lobbyist as senior director for Environmental Policy and Compliance, describes the historic corporate achievement that was Kyoto.

    “If implemented this agreement will do more to promote Enron’s business than will almost any other regulatory initiative outside of restructuring of the energy and natural-gas industries in Europe and the United States,” Palmisano began. “The potential to add incremental gas sales, and additional demand for renewable technology is enormous.”

    For Enron it was all about the deregulation so the middlemen like Enron could be inserted between the energy consumers and producers to provide “choice to consumers” that in this case could offer the ethical aspect of energy consumption so the consumers in the cornucopia of artificially created options would lose track of the fundamentals like stability, security and price.

  124. annamaria says:
    @the cleaner

    “Modern Grand Solar Minimum will lead to terrestrial cooling:” https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/23328940.2020.1796243

    the Sun has entered into the modern Grand Solar Minimum (2020–2053) that will lead to a significant reduction of solar magnetic field and activity like during Maunder minimum leading to noticeable reduction of terrestrial temperature. …

    From 1645 to 1710, the temperatures across much of the Northern Hemisphere of the Earth plunged when the Sun entered a quiet phase now called the Maunder Minimum. … The surface temperature of the Earth was reduced all over the Globe, especially, in the countries of the Northern hemisphere. Europe and North America went into a deep freeze: alpine glaciers extended over valley farmland; sea ice crept south from the Arctic; Dunab and Thames rivers froze regularly during these years as well as the famous canals in the Netherlands. …

    the [ongoing] reduction of solar magnetic field will cause a decrease of solar irradiance by about 0.22% for a duration of three solar cycles for the first modern grand minimum (2020–2053) and four solar cycles from the second modern grand minimum (2370–2415). This, in turn, can lead to a drop of the terrestrial temperature by up to 1.0°C from the current temperature… Then, after the modern grand solar minimum 1 is over, the solar activity will be restored to normal in the rather short but powerful grand solar cycle lasting between 2053 and 2370….

  125. @the cleaner

    Add a little water vapor and, yeah, it’s a little warmer.

    When the runaway greenhouse effect by CO2 alone starts to fall apart, well just add a “little water vapor”, postulate a positive feedback loop and pretty soon we can all start panicking about our Venusian fate, right? Just do the fear porn in the media 24/7 like they’re doing now for the Covid thing. Nine years should do it.

    Just a couple problems. We’ve been generally warming since the end of the Little Ice Age now. Since about 1650. No hint of any of that extra water in the atmosphere so far.

    We live in a water world. You can see what happens when the day heats up in the tropics. Emergent thunderstorms build up and cut off massive amounts of sunlight, sending it all back in space. In a water world, the worst that can happen is everywhere becomes tropical. Nothing much over 30 degrees C. Warmist models don’t even recognize the role of convection and can’t model thunderstorms because their grid size is too large.

    The Earth is supposed to be 4.5 billion years old. We have had geological ages where the CO2 concentration has been three and four times our present concentration. Where the poles have been completely free of ice. So do explain how the Earth has never suffered a runaway greenhouse effect in all that time.

  126. utu says:
    @the cleaner

    Yes, there is no controversy. The shortwave radiation from Sun (that predominates Sun’s spectrum) is absorbed by Earth surface that leads to temperature increase of the surface which irradiates extra thermal radiation (the longwave) because of temperature increase. If there was no greenhouse gas all of this thermal longwave radiation would leave to the outer space. But the greenhouse gas absorbs this radiation and irradiates only 1/2 of it up to the space while trapping the remaining 1/2 bouncing between atmosphere and Earth surface. This leads to temperature increase of the lower atmosphere and the Earth surface. This is pretty much how the Greenhouse Effect works. In the real greenhouse glass or plastic foil absorbs the longwave radiation irradiated by plants and soil and irradiates 1/2 of it outside the greenhouse and 1/2 back into the greenhouse. If the greenhouse glass or plastic foil were 100% transparent in the longwave spectrum range there would be no increase of temperature in the greenhouse.

    Ignore ramblings of Peripatetic Itch.

    • Replies: @Peripatetic Itch
  127. dario says:

    Geoengineering Watch Global Alert News, February 20, 2021

    The big freeze in Texas has inflicted catastrophic damage on countless fronts including crops and trees. What many Americans are not being told is that the same flash-freeze scenarios are occurring in many regions around the world. What are the temperatures at the North Pole while all the winter weather mayhem is going on? The climate engineering assault is a manifestation of radically increasing power structure desperation.
    Dane Wigington

    ————-
    Chemically Nucleated Winter Weather (Geoengineering Watch), February 18, 2021

    The extremely anomalous surface cool-down in Texas and other parts of the world are not just random acts of Nature. Global climate engineering operations are not just a proposal, they have been an ongoing reality for over 70 years. Erratic and unprecedented weather is radically increasing everywhere. Though there are countless forms of human activity affecting the equation, the global climate engineering programs are by far the single greatest and most destructive factor. The geoengineers are manufacturing winter weather scenarios on a scale that can scarcely be comprehended, such operations are nothing short of winter weather warfare. Ecosystems are being decimated by the climate engineering onslaught. No habitat, no humans. What will it take to bring the geoengineering issue to light, once and for all? …
    The climate engineers have also inflicted immense chemical ice nucleation damage to the forests of Northern California.
    Dane Wigington

    • Thanks: Schuetze
  128. @utu

    Sweden had 7.6% excess deaths in 2020 while Norway had negative -0.4%

    Wait, what?
    “NORWAY HAD NEGATIVE -0.4%”!!!
    Some pandemic! Thanks for the stat!

  129. @RoatanBill

    Correct and earlier was huge underwater vulcano off Iceland and sudden disappearance of cod off Newfoundland—underwater heat —source–earth mantle–fissures —heat water —heat earth with changing currents and airstreams ??? Same in Antarctic —the ice is cracking from Borrom upwards not the the top down ( Otherwise the surface of Antartica a watery swimming pool ??) but no —it disengages from the bottom up —–

    • Agree: RoatanBill
  130. luke2236 says:

    Surprise surprise…the author has no understanding of Christianity.
    A ‘good’ Christian would no more ‘reign in’ a wealthy person than a man in the moon; Christianity demands individual liberty, supports free will and, quite frankly, capitalism. Wealth is presented as a blessing in the Bible – regrettably, many to whom it comes misuse it and it becomes their ruination. The good Christian WOULD try to change the ‘heart’ of the rich man, but never steal his money thru government edict/theft.

    • Disagree: Radicalcenter
    • Troll: Mulga Mumblebrain
  131. Iris says:
    @TG

    And you see, under ‘deregulation,’ there is no investment in maintenance, or redundant capacity, or preparing for emergencies.

    Indeed. From the figures provided by ERCOT (Electric Reliability Council of Texas), it is obvious that the power blackouts are mainly due to lack of investment and have nothing to do whatsoever with global warming.

    Texas power grid’s forecasted winter supply capacity is made of approximately 67 gigawatts from thermal sources (gas, coal and nuclear) and 6 gigawatts from renewables (wind power), so a total of 73 gigawatts available in theory.

    But when the storm hit and the peak demand went over 69 gigawatt, all the renewables were down and as much as 30 gigawatt of mostly gas plants went down as well ; Texas was producing only 50% of the energy it needed because of the breakdowns.

    The biggest problem is obviously the gas power plants going offline, because their operation was negatively affected by the extreme temperature conditions.
    Gas power plants can be “winterised”, i.e. made more resilient against cold weather, but that would have required investments in more robust instrumentation, emergency diesel generators to kick-start processes, etc…

    On another level, the problem also showed that the overall US grid, which should have acted as a shared pool of energy and supported Texas during its emergency conditions, wasn’t able to fully do so. This hints that the US national grid is obsolete in parts and does not possess the resilience and redundancy features of modern power grids.

    To make an analogy, China’s landmass is approximately similar to the US’, so their respective grids are comparable in extent. China also goes through extreme colds, but hasn’t witnessed any outages similar in scale and duration. This is not by chance, but because of sound, long-term public investment in state-of-the-art electrical infrastructure.

    • Replies: @Miro23
    , @Jiminy
  132. “Cut the US army down to the size of any other army.”

    Or abolish it entirely. In a very short time, the US military will be used to abolish US citizens.

    Once studies establish, and Biden referenced such studies at the recent town hall, that large numbers of Americans are racists, then the American killing fields is on.

    Biden will be dead. But Kamala will emerge as a modern day Lincoln (or perhaps the frightening Hindu god of destruction, Shiva) laying waste to the country, while delivering the wishes of Vivasavat (the Indian God of equity).

    • Replies: @annamaria
  133. Correct and earlier was huge underwater vulcano off Iceland and sudden disappearance of cod off Newfoundland—underwater heat —source–earth mantle–fissures —heat water —heat earth with changing currents and airstreams ??? Same in Antarctic —the ice is cracking from Borro upwards not the the teo down ( Otherwise the surface of Antartica a watery swimming pool ??) but no —it disengages from the bottom up —–

  134. @Jefferson Temple

    Yes, I know you’re a shill. Non-scientists, hardehar. Ask the millions sick and dead in Belarus and Japan. What, you didn’t know about them? I guess that’s because “rocket scientists” like you didn’t tell you. I assure you they are there and they are still sick and dead.

  135. @frontier

    Yes, yes, don’t worry, everybody knows you’re a shill.

    Many times I don’t get responses. But every single time, every time, every single goddam time I make a comment about nuclear power, out of the woodwork you shills pop.

    Isn’t that interesting. I wonder why. Couldn’t be that they work in a troll farm or anything.

    And by the way, get some better, more skillful boilerplate talking-point memo c&p because that diversionary crap you just tried to hand me ain’t worth the electrons it’s written on.

  136. @Ron Unz

    That was well written and perfectly captured the difficulty of choosing whom to believe among the competing expert opinions.

    The defining moment of change for me was the revelations from the University of East Anglia hacks around 2009. I’ve never seriously entertained claims of AGW since then.

  137. @obwandiyag

    Not quite intellectual retards, but certainly omnicidal moral retards. The fossil fuel and Rightwing ideologue created denialist industry early on decided to paint the ‘argument’ as a Left (science, rationality, a concern for Life on Earth)versus Right (unbridled greed, no concern what happens after their own death, animosity or indifference to Life)question, you ever sub-median,red-neck, buffoon is STILL spewing lies, stupidity and nonsense even as we career to self-destruction. You will note, too, that Rightwing ideologues deny EVERY ecological crisis as part of their religious observances.

  138. @obwandiyag

    Rightists don’t need to make sense or be logical-ALL that matters to them is that they dominate, that they win, and what bigger Pyrrhic victory could a psychopath have but wiping Life from the face of the Earth? That feeds their colossal egomania nicely.

  139. Support Texit – joint the Texas Nationalist Movement

    • Replies: @Radicalcenter
  140. @Amon

    You hit the nail right into the lid there, Amon. In China, where government is run by a true meritocratic elite, who can read and comprehend scientific reports, a denialist would be sent down to the country to look after the pigs. But in ‘liberal democratic’ Western states, any malignant ignoramus can not only vote, but govern the country. You should see the knuckle-draggers we have in charge here in Austfailia.

  141. Iris says:
    @obwandiyag

    Ask the millions sick and dead in Belarus and Japan.

    Nuclear engineering is not to blame; human beings and their politics are.

    The Fukushima disaster occurred because backup generators needed to keep cooling the plant in the event of main power loss were built in harm’s way and washed up by the tsunami, as were back-up powerlines. Unable to cool itself, the reactor melt down. This disaster would have been prevented if the company running the plant had listened to repeated warnings from Japanese scientists who’d correctly modelled and predicted the tsunami, an re-located the generators.

    The Chernobyl accident was a direct consequence of Cold War isolation and of the resulting lack of safety awareness and culture; Ukraine has only gotten worse since anyway.

    Nuclear energy is a fine source of power when managed by accountable institutions.

  142. @Ray Caruso

    Green energy has nothing to do with what happened in Texas. It was incompetence in how to manage a grid. “less government”. Btw – guess what country has the most “green energy” installed right now. In that country the main reason is air pollution

    • Replies: @Ray Caruso
  143. frontier says:
    @obwandiyag

    Ask the millions sick and dead in Belarus and Japan

    You are a liar. One person died from radiation exposure at Fukushima, ONE. Then the BS stats added another 500 death from “stress”… after COVID we know how that works, it includes all that died from other causes.

    Here are the stats from Forbes, after Fukushima, including the BS “stress” casualties – Nuclear is still the best.

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesconca/2012/06/10/energys-deathprint-a-price-always-paid/?sh=4f1ee552709b

    Come back to me when you tax the rich to pay for green energy in amounts enough for US to prosper, it’s the acid test, until then, climate change is nothing but a hoax.

  144. Bolteric says:

    Amen!
    I love the mix of libertarianism and Christianity with acknowledgement of our inherent resourcefulness sans Big Brother/nanny state/law of unintended consequences.
    We don’t need a 5900 page bill emanating from Congress or wherever its origin.
    I think 60% of Americans are there, Trump or not. Another false dichotomy.
    I am looking forward to 2022. I think there will be a rise of genuinely uniting forces in our legislature and sanity returned to the states.

  145. @obwandiyag

    Nah, shills probably get compensated. I’m just a lifelong proponent of nuclear power despite the fear mongering of people such as yourself. France uses a lot of it safely. Germany had it before the Fukushima hype led the walking disaster, Merkel, to get rid of it. It’s the once and future source of electricity.

    How many solar panels does it take to power a small home AND charge a Tesla?

    • Replies: @obwandiyag
  146. glib says:
    @Steven80

    The elimination of maintenance after de-regulation (privatization) happens everywhere. In Italy a freeway bridge collapsed near Genoa in 2018, killing many. Maintenance was supposed to be funded by the company collecting tolls (the Benettons). And, because that artery was crucial in a part of the country which is very steep, the bridge needed to be rebuilt in a hurry. The italian taxpayer footed the bill. Seldom an example of privatized profits/public losses is clearer.

    • Thanks: Marshal Marlow
    • Replies: @JM
  147. Miro23 says:
    @Iris

    To make an analogy, China’s landmass is approximately similar to the US’, so their respective grids are comparable in extent. China also goes through extreme colds, but hasn’t witnessed any outages similar in scale and duration. This is not by chance, but because of sound, long-term public investment in state-of-the-art electrical infrastructure.

    It doesn’t seem so complicated. If the objective (political decision) is to provide energy supply your citizens in the most efficient and cost effective way (choosing from all available technologies), then power systems are likely to work since they’re designed to generate power rather than money or political correctness.

    • Agree: foolisholdman
  148. Jiminy says:

    Driving up a winding rainforest road to see one of N.Z. glaciers, the first sign encountered read that in the pre- industrial age the glacier was here. Driving on, a sign read that the glacier stood here 150 years ago. To see the glacier today you have to venture right up to the base of the mountain gorge. Every year we now see bigger and bigger bush fires roaring through the countryside. When it does finally rain here we seem to get a years worth in one session, leading to severe flooding. Last year the arctic tundra was actually on fire, burning out of control.
    What the answer is I have no idea but I think it’s only going to get worse before it gets better. Some say that to solve the riddle will take population control, development of safer nuclear power generation and also reforestation. Trees and plants are probably one of the most efficient ways of capturing and storing carbon in existence. But here we are bulldozing them down on an industrial scale with no forethought put into the consequences.
    Listening to people like Gates push their agendas makes me hope that they don’t have plans to put their bodies on ice once they have gone to meet their maker, only to come back to haunt us at some future point when technology allows.
    Perhaps it’s also time the US military spent some of its wealth and knowledge into bringing to market safer alternatives to the types of nuclear power generators we have today, which I believe were initially designed to be a supply line for the military bomb manufacturing process.
    We all need to be satisfied with last years phone, out of date clothing, a second-hand vehicle.
    Its such a big problem that we will sometimes feel overwhelmed by it all. But I think our children and their children will be having these same conversations once we are gone.

    • Agree: Mulga Mumblebrain
    • Replies: @showmethereal
  149. JM says:
    @anon

    Nationalisation is the best solution, but not under the control of the subversives who run modern governments. In Australia, this principle (re Natural Monopoly) was early established, partly by the failure of “private enterprise” to show a willingness to commit to large infrastructure programs where the large rural hinterland had to be supplied as well as the more lucrative urban areas. Anglo-Celt Australia was very honest…the pay-off from (more or less) mono-racial/cultural societies. Migration since WWII, particularly this Century, has greatly lowered trust and business/state honesty, making a consensus of any kind, let alone for national planning, very difficult indeed, probably impossible.

    • Replies: @Miro23
  150. ivan says:
    @Incitatus

    Good points. Yet global warming remains a giant fraud. The deregulation of markets and the global warming caper should be kept separate.

    • Agree: Peripatetic Itch
    • Replies: @Incitatus
  151. JM says:
    @glib

    ‘Privatize the gains and socialize the losses’…oh how the “lovers of Freedom” thrive on that. BTW, it appears that those Benetton parasites have well and truly stretched their brand…they own huge tracts of land in Patagonia as well.

  152. @Mulga Mumblebrain

    I do, however, agree with them about identity politics, however. Except for opposite reasons.

    They just think the antiracism, antihomophobia antisexism etc type of ID politics is bad.

    But their opposite kind, they think, is good.

    I, on the other hand, think both equally bad. Two sides of the same plugged nickel.

    Because, if you’re jabbering on about race, from whatever side, you’re not jabbering on about nuclear power. Or anything about the environment. Or anything about what the rich are doing to screw us and where all the money went anyhow.

    Nope, just raceracerace all the livelong night and day.

    • Agree: foolisholdman
  153. @Jefferson Temple

    You’re a shill.

    You get compensated.

    You lie. Rather lamely I might add.

    As with all shills. If they were any good at anything, they wouldn’t be shilling.

    • LOL: Jefferson Temple
  154. @Amon

    “Texas was warned in 2011 that it’s grid was not able to function…”

    Possessive pronoun ‘its’, does not have an apostrophe. When accusing others of having a low IQ it’s best to ensure that your comment is error free, lest people think that you are the one with low IQ.

  155. Malla says:
    @Temporary Insanity

    In the coming NWO, his kids will live like space-age aristocrats while we live like serfs in hell. But there is nothing aristocratic about these garbage. Gutter aristocrats.

  156. Schuetze says:
    @Peripatetic Itch

    I apologize for getting too personal. You see I am (was) a computer scientist, and I have nothing but disdain for the way science has been politicized and scientists have prostituted themselves. I read your comments too, but I sense that we will often have different opinions if for no other reason than whenever a “scientist” says anything, I assume he is lying like a politician.

    • Replies: @Peripatetic Itch
  157. Jiminy says:
    @Iris

    Apparently in 2011 the authorities in Texas were advised to winterise the wind turbines. It costs money to do properly but it’s an insurance against problems arising sometime in the future. No, they chose to save money by ignoring the report.
    Usually hot air is used to keep the blades free of ice. When the blades ice up, like the wings on a plane, they lose efficiency. The power generated can drop by up to 80% when the blades become heavy with ice. Ice can also unbalance the unit.
    So it’s not the fact that Texas makes a lot of power from wind that let people down, but the clowns making the decisions. As always the bureaucrats.

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  158. annamaria says:
    @Just another serf

    Roosevelt (more than a hundred years ago):

    It was natural and perhaps human that the privileged princes of these new economic dynasties, thirsting for power, reached out for control over government itself. They created a new despotism and wrapped it in the robes of legal sanction. A small group had concentrated into their own hands an almost complete control over other people’s property, other people’s money, other people’s labor and other people’s lives. For too many of us life was no longer free; liberty no longer real; men could no longer follow the pursuit of happiness. These economic royalists complain that we seek to overthrow the institutions of America. What they really complain of is that we seek to take away their power.

    We are ruled by the degenerates.

    https://thesaker.is/bernays-and-propaganda-democracy-control/

    There is an interesting Chinese document that accurately addresses the deep Jewish influence on the US government at the time, stating: “The Democratic Party belongs to the Morgan family, and the Republican Party belongs to the Rockefeller family. Rockefeller and Morgan, however, belonged to Rothschild.” …

    Bernays and his people were the source of the deep, abiding – and patently false – conviction in every American heart that democracy is a “universal value”. … The lessons of the 1970s and the Vietnam War were learned well, and Bernays’ “invisible people” reclaimed the US as a colony, both the government and the people, the reclamation cleverly “engineered by an invisible government”.

  159. VICB3 says:
    @Steven80

    Ummm, the graph pretty much tracks the financialzation of the U.S. economy. What it doesn’t show is the deindustrialization of the U.S. that started in the mid-70s and really got going with post-Mao China offshoring and Nafta. It also doesn’t show the tremendous unemployment – hence blue-collar poverty – in the 30s. Nor the full employment plus high savings rates of the 40s. And so on and so forth.

    In other words, there’s a false correlation here.

    Also, get rid of the billionaires via taxation and you’d still be left with crap minimum wage jobs because there are no industries. That, and the billionaires would simply pick up and move to another country, taking their fortunes with them.

    The real issue is systemic. And without going into detail, it’s a collapse scenario. Tainter and all that. All you need is a black swan to give it a kick.

    Hope this helps!

    Just a thought.

    VicB3

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  160. Iris says:
    @Jiminy

    So it’s not the fact that Texas makes a lot of power from wind that let people down, but the clowns making the decisions. As always the bureaucrats.

    It goes beyond the responsibility of bureaucrats.

    Making a power grid resilient requires investment from the central government; often a multi-state cooperation is required as shared infrastructure benefits all countries.

    The European electrical grid, for instance, is integrated between all countries. Even the British Isles are connected to mainland Europe via underwater cables.

    Texas was let down because the US prefers to spends its wealth on foreign wars rather than looking after its people.

    • Agree: annamaria
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  161. @Mulga Mumblebrain

    The big threat, according to warmists themselves, is that carbon dioxide will raise global temperatures by 2C. Given the history of failed predictions by warmists, chances are that’s not accurate, but even if it is, 2C will not “kill humanity”. Anyone who thinks it will is literally retarded.

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  162. @showmethereal

    China is installing new coal-powered energy capacity that is larger than the entire coal-powered energy capacity of the US:

    https://www.reuters.com/article/china-coal-idUSL4N2E20HS

    China’s “green energy” transition is losing momentum:

    https://e360.yale.edu/features/why-chinas-renewable-energy-transition-is-losing-momentum

    Unlike liberal-controlled Western governments, China isn’t dogmatic. They gave “green energy” a try, but seeing that it’s expensive, unreliable, unaesthetic, and environmentally destructive—in short, that it sucks—they are quietly moving away from it. Needless to say, it’s easy to find articles lying about the issue because Western liberals want to convey the impression that “green energy” is tops and all the smart kids are doing it. A greater concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere will be wonderful for the environment. Green plants—on which all life depends—evolved in a higher CO2 atmosphere and have been starved by low C02 levels. The future world will be much greener and more beautiful.

  163. As to what caused the widespread breakdown of the electrical system in Texas and in other states during the recent extreme cold spell, many explanations have been offered. These include incompetence and malfeasance. Hopefully honest and courageous and intelligent sleuths will assemble a clear explanation.

    On the vast subjects of climate change and energy systems, a few thoughts and links:

    On Cosmology, Climate science, Earth changes, and related subjects, of my favorite sites is Ben Davidson’s suspiciousObservers.org

    Alongside longer films on Climate and Earth Changes, a brief daily synopsis of Cosmology, Sun and Earth science is presented. Over the past couple of years Davidson has made reference to many – hundreds probably – recent studies on climate change. One gist of many of those papers could be summarized thus: the declared political consensus on climate change, as represented by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and say Bill Gates and Al Gore, and the CO2 is doing us in belief, is based on superficial understanding or downright duplicity, and is decisively mistaken.

    A noteworthy aspect of our present circumstance on Earth is the rapid decline in recent years of the Earth’s protective magnetic shield. This is a periodic process which correlates over time with periods of great troubles for life on Earth. More sun energy and cosmic energy can reach Earth surface or even enter into the mantle, with consequence.

    The Sun’s own cycles, and even Galactic cycles, are being better and better understood. Life on Earth faces periodic, cyclical major tribulations, interspersed with anomalous natural catastrophes large and small, and times of peace and plenty.

    On energy systems, all have advantages and disadvantages. Sensible use of the entire mix makes sense to me. One of the great difficulties the public has run into is the prevention of the deployment of beneficent new energy related discoveries, patents and technologies. This prevention has presumably been done on behalf of maintaining the cash flow and power of existing energy related ownership and businesses, as well as military agenda.

    On the subject of nuclear energy, unfortunately this technology has since its inception been linked to nuclear weapons development and military agendas. Thus secrecy and duplicity are intertwined more egregiously with nuclear than other means of producing energy.

    One aspect of the difficulties involved with nuclear: at present there is the as yet largely unresolved problem that alongside nuclear power plants there are hundreds of crowded ‘spent fuel’ pools containing vast quantities of highly radioactive materials. That is, past nuclear electrical production has bequeathed to present and future generations the task of coping with the dangerous byproducts.

    I wrote an article a few years ago that some might find of interest – an overview sketch of Fukushima and Chernobyl. https://www.countercurrents.org/snefjella280516.htm

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  164. Marckus says:
    @Dube

    I have not read Socrates and I think I shall proceed to the library and fix that omission.

    But you see, nothing has changed in thousands of years except that now, the ignorance of the know all elites has consequences beyond the town they live in. The shit they expound smells up the whole world.

    Generally, what passes for brilliance these days would elicit pure scorn and ridicule from my uneducated parents and grandparents. We live in a world of highly educated assholes and must struggle to ignore their crap and to endure. That is our burden.

    Thanks for the passage from the classics. It gave me a lot of food for thought.

  165. @Malla

    “Gutter aristocrats.”

    Gutter is where they came from and in the end, gutter is where they will end up. Death won’t be cheated out of revenge!

    • Agree: Malla
  166. @Jiminy

    If hot air can keep those blades from freezing up, how bout building some nice little seats up near them and do rotations of Di$trict of Corruption Pro$titicians; Pre$$titute$; Talking Head$ from Boobtoob Noo$e channels and assorted owned Academici$t expert$. You want hot air, this ruptured republic feature$ plenty of that.

  167. @ben sampson

    : dispossess all the billionaire. millionaires who will not be allowed to keep as much as 5% of their wealth…still too much!

    If you took all but 0.1% of a billionaire’s wealth, he would still be a millionaire! If you took 99% of a millionaire’s wealth he would still be vastly richer than most USAmericans. (Never mind the other Americans!)

  168. @Iris

    Texas was let down because the US prefers to spends its wealth on foreign wars rather than looking after its people.

    It was let down firstly because the state of Texas had/(has?) a dogmatic belief in “Small Government”. A belief that all industries should be privately owned. And privately owned businesses are in the business of making profits, rather than in supplying customers with what they need. Hence the decision that updating the power producing and distributing machinery could wait, while the quarterly returns could not. It was also (for the same reason) let down by the firms running the gas, water and oil supplies and refineries who “economized” by not having their own generators for use in an emergency. Probably, just to compound their problems, they all subscribed to the “Just in time working” BS.

  169. @Ray Caruso

    The big threat, according to warmists themselves, is that carbon dioxide will raise global temperatures by 2C. Given the history of failed predictions by warmists, chances are that’s not accurate, but even if it is, 2C will not “kill humanity”. Anyone who thinks it will is literally retarded.

    It’s not the rise in temperature as such, that is the threat, it is the effect of more heat, more CO2 and more methane in the atmosphere and the oceans on the weather. if it were simply a matter of an average increase of 2 degrees throughout the year, all over the globe, there would be no problem.

  170. @utu

    the greenhouse gas absorbs this radiation and irradiates only 1/2 of it up to the space while trapping the remaining 1/2 bouncing between atmosphere and Earth surface. This leads to temperature increase of the lower atmosphere and the Earth surface.

    Oh right. The old back-radiation gambit: The cooler atmosphere sends heat back to the warmer surface of the Earth and heats it up further. The new Second Law of Thermodynamics a la Utu and Cleaner, and Mann and Gore. Superseding the one they’ve been using in physics class and engineering for about 2oo years, which says heat never ever flows from a colder body to a warmer body.

    No problem. Laws of physics have now been reclassified from Universal Principles to Statutory Instruments. Can be superseded at any time by the next elected Parliament, Senate or Congress. Or Committee of Public Safety. (Do I really need to add a sarcasm tag to this?)

    And then, of course, you can just ignore convection as a mode of heat transfer. Just do away with that Hydrologic Cycle stuff we had to learn in Grade Five. It was way too hard anyway. Could never get that latent heat stuff right. Was it 540 Calories heat absorbed per gram of water evaporated, or was it freed? Or was it water freezing? Sorry, my head is starting to hurt. Can’t even start thinking about thunderstorms.

    Convection, by the way, or prevention of convection, is actually how a real greenhouse works, not by your jejune radiation physics. It was proven oh about a hundred years ago. Look it up. Called the Wood’s experiment.

    How does it feel going through your life being a physics-class virgin?

  171. @Mulga Mumblebrain

    “Rightwing ideologues deny EVERY ecological crisis as part of their religious observances”

    Not me. I have a Master’s degree in the environmental sciences. Got into it reading Rachel Carson. Bought into global warming for 30 years. Bought two hybrid cars. Campaigned for the Canadian Green Party. Still think we have an ecological crisis. Just don’t think you have a right to spread fear and panic over over a purported heat death that has no real scientific underpinning. That is contaminated by corruption, lies and fraud. That could be just the opposite of what really lies ahead. Cloaked in science does not count.

    I notice you are the one who spouts religious-type dogma, but never really replies to my points. Warmists never really debate. They just do drive-by shootings.

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  172. @Steven80

    Renationalisation of railways is very popular in England, but the opinions of the serfs DO NOT COUNT. Corbyn proposed renationalisation, but a scarcely believable campaign of psychopathic lying and slander, by elite Jews, the Establishment MSM and presstitute vermin from shite-rags like the MI6 Daily ie the Guardian, saw off that threat to luverly profits. It’s pretty obvious that now, as ever, its the predatory elites or humanity-one of us has to go.

    • Agree: Radicalcenter
  173. @Badger Down

    Good onya Badger! It’s tedious dealing with brain-dead and morally obtunded denialists, like ‘Telling a pig about Heaven’, as Chinese once said. Insulting to pigs, I fear. The Arctic is the killer. Once the sea ice disappeared in the past, the average temperatures over Greenland rose by several degrees Celsius in a decade or so, and that, if repeated, is game over for this ‘civilization’.

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  174. @jadan

    Well said, jadan. I refrain from directly dealing with the morally insane and brain-dead omnicidal denialists after years of experience with their lies, idiocies, hypocrisy and increasingly undisguised hatred of humanity and Life on Earth. I always suspected that the Evil among humanity would destroy us all, and the mention of the Greenhouse Effect, in high school science, many moons ago, set the hairs on the back of my neck a-prickling. But it is capitalism’s generalised attack on Life on Earth is now universal and total, like a zombie apocalypse. And as I have observed, psychopathic ‘religious’ fanatics, devotees of End Times eschatology, and personal scatology, are to the fore, I am certain.

  175. @Afterthought

    Good luck to you guys, seriously.

    But also seriously, you’d better exclude El Paso (2-to-1 vote for Harris/Biden) from your proposed new State or country. Let them join the State of NM if they want.

  176. @Schuetze

    whenever a “scientist” says anything, I assume he is lying like a politician.

    My sentiments exactly. It’s a job, being a scientist. Well paying these days. They do what they gotta do to get ahead.

    Where we differ is in the details of how we decide what is the truth and how much of what they say is a lie. My first approach is to check them for consistency with physical principles I have confidence in, like the laws of classical physics and chemistry. Then I look for internal consistencies and inconsistencies. I do try not to assume everything is a lie, because I think lies and subterfuge can show up in the strangest of places. As can truth. Or gullibility.

    The relationship between the real world and the spin our minds put on it is tenuous at best.

  177. @Jiminy

    they [the authorities in Texas] chose to save money by ignoring the report.

    Maybe they actually believed the warmists, who said snow was a thing of the past.

    Or maybe the warmists were in charge and believed their own propaganda.

  178. @Ray Caruso

    A greater concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere will be wonderful for the environment. Green plants—on which all life depends—evolved in a higher CO2 atmosphere and have been starved by low C02 levels. The future world will be much greener and more beautiful.

    I’ve stopped counting how many times I’ve made that exact point to a warmist, only to have them ignore it.

    When the planet next decides to sink into an ice age, whether in 50 years or 5000 years, all our CO2 will be absorbed by the oceans, land plants will die, and we will perish from starvation, not cold.

    • Agree: phillip sawicki
  179. annamaria says:
    @Robert Snefjella

    The” honest and courageous and intelligent sleuths” have been carefully weeded out by the “haves.” And even if the honest and courageous have both proof and explanation, the presstitutes will not publish it.

    Bill Clinton was a regular of Lolita express. Clinton, Cheney, and Obama are war criminals of the highest order. And yet they are free men, as well as the ghastly Blair the pious.

    Thousands of children were raped and degraded by the vibrant-diversity-kind in the UK while the ‘interested deciders’ have been blocking the investigation for decades. The same scum has allocated millions of pounds for educating self-proclaimed “journalists” in color revolutions: https://consortiumnews.com/2021/02/22/reuters-bbc-in-covert-uk-program-to-push-western-agenda/

    Reuters and the BBC solicited multimillion-dollar contracts to advance the British state’s interventionist aims, promising to cultivate Russian journalists through FCO-funded tours and training sessions, establish influence networks in and around Russia, and promote pro-NATO narratives in Russian-speaking regions. …

    The U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) projects were carried out covertly, and in partnership with purportedly independent, high-profile online media outfits including Bellingcat, Meduza, and the Pussy Riot-founded Mediazona. Bellingcat’s participation apparently included an FCO intervention in North Macedonia’s 2019 elections on behalf of the pro-NATO candidate. [Eliot Higgins, the former seller of ladies’ underwear is amazingly popular with zionists and war profiteers].

    The intelligence contractors that oversaw that operation, the Zinc Network, … touted its ability to “activate a range of content” to support anti-government protests inside Russia.

    The new documents provide critical background on the role of NATO member states like the U.K. in influencing the color revolution-style protests waged in Belarus in 2020, and raise unsettling questions about the intrigue and unrest surrounding jailed Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny.

    Further, the materials cast serious doubt on the independence of two of the world’s largest and most prestigious media organizations, revealing Reuters and the BBC as apparent intelligence cut-outs feasting at the trough of a British national security state that their news operations are increasingly averse to scrutinizing.

    They are not the most prestigious media organizations anymore. They are the nests of domesticated helpers for war profiteers.

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  180. Johan says:
    @Schuetze

    To quote Oscar Wilde:

    “charity degrades and demoralises”

    “Charity creates a multitude of sins.”

    “We are often told that the poor are grateful for charity. Some of them are, no doubt, but the best amongst the poor are never grateful. They are ungrateful, discontented, disobedient, and rebellious. They are quite right to be so. Charity they feel to be a ridiculously inadequate mode of partial restitution, or a sentimental dole, usually accompanied by some impertinent attempt on the part of the sentimentalist to tyrannise over their private lives. Why should they be grateful for the crumbs that fall from the rich man’s table? They should be seated at the board, and are beginning to know it.”

    It is unfortunate that long term democracy turns people into obedient slaves, the people should take the money and have the billionaires tarred and feathered with it publicly. I doubt it contemporary democratic slaves, owned by their own state have the spirit for it. But who knows.

    • Agree: Schuetze
  181. @annamaria

    Agree nearly entirely with what you write. Re your closing thought, it seems to me that the news organizations have been infected with some varieties of corruption for forever. I think there was some subtlety in the past compared to today, when it is so ‘in your face’ blatant.

    What is encouraging to me is that over the last decades there seems to have been an increase in the number of people who either dismiss all news etc outright as probable/possible propaganda etc, or who are more or less wary of all mainstream news.

    The criminals on top today are as you indicate associated with great evils. Effective truth seekers and tellers are indeed now broadly at hazard, sometimes lethal danger, so yes it’s quite the situation. But the weeding out and silencing of good sleuths that you referred to, while it has certainly been quite successful, may in the end be confronted by one of nature’s strong suits: the weeds that endure the onslaught may come back stronger. And, the weed killer may kill the weed’s killer.

    The ‘weed killing’ includes the contemporary attempt to ‘infect’ truth telling with stigma by attaching the word ‘truther’ in derisive tone to those who seek truthful explanations that defy the official lies.

  182. Johan says:
    @Incitatus

    You start out as a tedious bore, then you resort to some confused slandering. After that there is some confused stuff which makes some sense.

    If the somewhat hotheaded or perhaps ‘temperamented’ Finkelstein accuses Shamir of being a maniac, it must a typical case of psychological projection of ones own traits.

    “One pundit described it as the market at work.”

    Seems right, super capitalist market, the pundit must have had some dark sense of humour.

    • Replies: @Incitatus
  183. Johan says:
    @Dube

    I recommend a modern version of this, José Ortega y Gasset’s ‘Learned ignoramus’, described in his work Revolt of the Masses, in the chapter ‘The barbarism of specialisation’. Actually the whole work is quite relevant.

  184. @Mulga Mumblebrain

    Once the [Arctic] sea ice disappeared in the past, the average temperatures over Greenland rose by several degrees Celsius in a decade or so, and that, if repeated, is game over for this ‘civilization’.

    Yes, good history. The last time it happened, in the Middle Ages, the Norse moved into the now-ice free country, established a farming culture and named it Greenland. Which name probably had something to do with how they perceived the area. I can imagine they had some seers who also claimed they were soon going to suffer a heat death like you guys do us. But no, the ice returned and the Norse had to move south or go back to Denmark, perhaps. I can’t imagine any stayed in place and allowed themselves to be buried in ice. Just the natural ebb and flow of populations and climates.

    These days our modern archeologists are digging up the remains of those long-lost settlements as the ice again recedes. As far as I can tell, however, they still have not found the graves of those alarmist prophets.

    Even the polar bears managed to survive that little climate disruption, as you are wont to call it.

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  185. @Malla

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  186. Incitatus says:
    @ivan

    “deregulation of markets and the global warming caper should be kept separate”

    Tell it to Israel Shamir (whoever he is), in his “freezing Texas” “Greta Thunberg and Bill Gates”, “Biden Freezes Texas” reach around. 100% pure manure. Simple as that.

    The failure to cope with “freezing Texas” can be laid at the door of brave deregulating Texan politicians (brave enough to take magnificent contributions from energy companies) and their corporate sponsers. Who joined the Enron club trying to brainwash consumers with ideological ‘free-market’ nonsense into adopting the casino corporate roulette wheel (the house always wins). Don’t worry, they were told. The market will self-regulate. You’ll be so happy with lower rates. Myth promoted by libertarian Ron Paul and brave seditionist son little Rand.

    Texas energy eschewed affiliation with national grids (preventing back-up). They demanded a closed monopoly. That’s what they got. Corporate feudalism. Customers (peasants) have no rights, only the obligation to pay (including when there’s nothing to pay for). Think energy and water. Some were billed $2500/day for power during the crisis. Millions still have no water.

    All championed by ‘conservative’ (or whatever they call themselves) political whores. One (who wanted to overturn the election 6 Jan 2021) went to the Ritz Cancun, but enough about that.

    • Replies: @Peripatetic Itch
    , @ivan
  187. Incitatus says:
    @Johan

    “You start out as a tedious bore, then you resort to some confused slandering. After that there is some confused stuff which makes some sense.”

    Is that a complement? Thanks (I guess).

    Beware, screen name ‘Johan’. Shouldn’t it be ‘Johann’? Forget an ‘n’?

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  188. Miro23 says:
    @JM

    Nationalisation is the best solution, but not under the control of the subversives who run modern governments. In Australia, this principle (re Natural Monopoly) was early established, partly by the failure of “private enterprise” to show a willingness to commit to large infrastructure programs where the large rural hinterland had to be supplied as well as the more lucrative urban areas. Anglo-Celt Australia was very honest…the pay-off from (more or less) mono-racial/cultural societies.

    For this to work securely, Australia from the earliest days needed to be defined as the ethnic home of Australian Anglo-Celts – meaning that it would automatically have an Anglo-Celt government. Immigrants ( long term resident guest status) with no route to citizenship – but other than that, with complete rights and obligations.

    Of course, this is anathema to the Jewish activist minority and their Woke allies running the place – with more or less the same failure applying to the UK and the US.

    • Replies: @JM
  189. There is another even bigger elephant in the room, a privilege class ,that nobody talk about ,that is the structure that hold this rich and politicians (democrats mainly )class.Without them this power building will collapse.The amount of money that they already give and that they are promising to this millions active or retired from the federal ,states and local governments are in the trillions .
    The money this rich families have are pocket change ,pennies , compare to this overhead ,that i repeat, are in the trillions .
    For yoou to have an idea ,a low level hialeah city (miami)employed just retire at 50 with 5000 monthly .Me and my wife will be able to retire and claim social security of 1500 each at 65 (15 years later than the privilege’s class),and we will get it after paying and reporting 120 000 a year for more than 20 years.
    Right now as we speak this millions of millions has been doing nothing(even less than usual) in their houses getting 100 % of their income for 11 months.
    My point is that without them there will be no this take over of the few.

  190. Spanky says:
    @Ron Unz

    As a technical diver, I have an interest in underwater expeditions and discoveries.

    For example, underwater archeological expeditions are on the rise because of improvements in side-scanning sonar’s ability to accurately locate underwater objects and other points of interest, as well as significant advancements in dive equipment technology, use of mixed gases, and improved decompression techniques (thanks in no small part to research at LANL).

    One area of potential exploration is off the east coast of India, not far offshore, between the continent and Sri Lanka. Apparently this shallow area was once above sea level and many submerged structures have been found, but as yet no systematic exploration has been undertaken.

    Point is, it seems humans have always lived along coastlines, as we do now. And it appears at least plausible that as the climate warmed then, ending the last ice age, prehistoric civilizations were inundated as sea levels began to rise. While the level of technological development these societies achieved is unknown, I can only imagine the concerns they may have felt as temperatures rose, glaciers melted and the oceans invaded their lands, cities and homes.

    But, despite their misfortune, here we are today.

    I cannot say why the climate changed then, or if it is now. But, given the foregoing, I doubt relatively gradual climate changes in the near future will constitute an existential threat to humanity.

    Far more likely, in my opinion, is that we ourselves will arrange our own demise at the hands of our so-called “leaders” with their self-professed good intentions. We certainly have the technology to do so, but the wisdom to not?

    The road to hell is paved with good intentions.

  191. Schuetze says:

    Here is an interesting podcast with Harley Schlanger where he explains how much of the blame for the Texas freeze lies with T. Boone Pickens who had become convinced that the US was past peak oil and announced that renewable energy was the future. He then steered investment into wind and solar.

    Harley claims that on Sunday before the “snap freeze” there were over 8000 MWH of wind power online, but by Monday there were 649MWH. Meanwhile coal barely dropped. At about 3′ he talks about pickens.

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  192. Johan says:
    @Incitatus

    I prefer Johann indeed, good idea, it adds something. But strictly speaking the Dutch form is written with one n. You are referring to the German form. At that, big brother Ron Unz seems to be about as insistent on using the same name as national authorities.

  193. Johan says:

    It appears that some of the seven dwarfs are insistent on trying to dig up the real reasons for the Texas situation. How boring and unimaginative. It appears that Shamir stands alone in lifting vulgar and tedious modern journalism to the level where it becomes a form of art. It appears that only he and the opposition, the Warmers, understand that facts do not matter when subjects are too big for anyones’ shoes, that ultimately imagination is key in this battle. And that as long as the ‘non Warmers’ are divided by tedious mountains of facts, crawling around in caves, unable to dream, to lift themselves on the wings of imagination, the Warmers imagination will become a strange reality somehow.

  194. @Ron Unz

    Michael Crichton

    “… I studied anthropology in college, and one of the things I learned was that certain human social structures always reappear. They can’t be eliminated from society. One of those structures is religion.

    Today, one of the most powerful religions in the Western World is environmentalism. Environmentalism seems to be the religion of choice for urban atheists. Why do I say it’s a religion? Well, just look at the beliefs. If you look carefully, you see that environmentalism is in fact a perfect 21st century remapping of traditional Judeo-Christian beliefs …”

    https://www.aei.org/carpe-diem/michael-chrichton-in-2003-environmentalism-is-a-religion/

    • Agree: Alfred
    • Thanks: Spanky
    • Troll: Mulga Mumblebrain
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  195. @Rational

    This winter the Thames River in England froze over, there was a record snowfall in Moscow, there were 40 below temps in Siberia, and Texas was hit by a once in a lifetime snow and ice storm. Are these signs of “global warming”? On the contrary, they suggest that thee current warm period of about 10,000 years is coming to an end. Not tomorrow, not a hundred years from now, but eventually. It has happened many many times in the course of the earth’s four billion years. For a rebuttal of Al Gore’s imaginary horrors, read “Inconvenient Facts” by veteran geologist Gregory Wrightstone, available from Amazon. Less than 200 pages, illustrated by tables and charts on every page, only costs less than $20.

    • Agree: Peripatetic Itch
    • Troll: Mulga Mumblebrain
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  196. Nodwink says:
    @Radicalcenter

    One problem is that we are being sold fake solutions by modern environmental activists. ‘Planet of the Humans’ is well worth watching.

  197. Malla says:
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Britain drained a total of nearly $45 trillion from India during the period 1765 to 1938.

    That is pure bullshit. India did not have $ 45 trillion during its entire period under British Rule, that is bigger than the Indian economy. This theory was put forward by a Marxist crackpot Brahmin. The truth is Britain lost money on India as well as most other colonies.

    • Troll: Mulga Mumblebrain
  198. Malla says:
    @anno nimus

    religions in the Western World is environmentalism.
    perfect 21st century remapping of traditional Judeo-Christian beliefs …”

    So are multiculturalism, multiracialism, One World, World piss, Marxism. All childish faith based religions. Humans are not a rational species.

  199. Steven80 says:
    @VICB3

    You’re wrong, the same demographic pattern is observed in all the world ex-africa. How financialized is Brazil or the Phillipines? Yet they are going in the same direction. I’m not saying depopulation is bad, I’m saying it is the main factor that drives money printing and consequent class divide.

  200. @Peripatetic Itch

    I would not want to debate but I would be happy to engage in a socratic discussion, the only type that would really come to a conclusion. You can take either part. Either make a claim yourself or take the opportunity to question me. Take your choice.

  201. @the cleaner

    I suggest peripatetic discourse with itchy-walk as far away as quickly as you can.

  202. @Schuetze

    Peak CHEAP oil was in 2005. The fracking boondoggle brought billions pissed down tens of thousands of wells, that will leak methane for decades, massive pollution of groundwater, NO profits and a lot of hot air, in which you have appeared to over-indulge.

  203. @Incitatus

    The failure to cope with “freezing Texas” can be laid at the door of brave deregulating Texan politicians

    Or maybe they just overbuilt the wind-turbine sector in relation to natural-gas backup. Wind on the morning of Feb 16 dropped to far below 10 percent. There was no wind to speak of. That a big drop when wind accounts for 23% of your capacity.

    ERCOT’s single biggest failure was the lack of reliable backup capacity for wind power…

    ERCOT also severely mismanaged their rolling blackouts. They waited too late to shed load, almost breaking the system.

    Expecting heaters to be built into wind turbines, reducing their efficiency, for what would have been a nearly unprecedented event borders on ludicrous.

    Then there’s U.S. DOE Order #202-21-1 which addressed the Texas request to waive emission limits so Natural Gas and Coal could increase generation to max capacity. In effect Biden basically told Texas they could do this as long as they sold excess capacity at $1500/MWh, which is like selling gasoline for $1500/gallon.
    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/02/22/texas-to-boost-grid-resilience-with-more-wind-solar-according-to-clean-technica/

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  204. @the cleaner

    Either make a claim yourself or take the opportunity to question me. Take your choice.

    Curious. It was you among others, Miss Mulga in particular, who refuse to debate me. I’ve replied to you in detail already twice in this thread. Both times you declined to respond. Comments 123 and 128.

    Miss Mulga, of course, much prefers the drive-by shooting kind of comment, not even addressed to me, as she does here. Mulga, who admitted she fled from The Saker blog because she felt harassed by the climate-change “deniers” over there. Who is quickly setting a record for applying the Troll tag to everyone she disagrees with here.

  205. ivan says:
    @Incitatus

    I am not going to tell it to anybody. If Texas had wanted to be free of the rest of the national grid, they had good reasons. It is just a temporary setback. Do you think that it is given to humans to guard against all contingencies? Heavy snows in Texas after the height of winter? I am neither a “conservative” or “liberal”. Can you then explain why “sunny” and “caring” California is hit with rolling blackouts and pay through their collective noses for electricity. Neither conservatives or liberals have all the answers and it is useless to pretend otherwise.

  206. ivan says:
    @Peripatetic Itch

    The US is cursed with administrators who can’t think through a paper bag. Wind turbine iced over? Hey blame that on global warming. Meantime both China and India are building coal fired plants. But because their leaders lie through their teeth, Biden and the Europeans must feel that these two giants are doing their bit to keep “globaloney warming” at bay.

    • Troll: Mulga Mumblebrain
  207. Schuetze says:

    The truth is slowly leaking out…

    https://nationalfile.com/revealed-texas-republicans-decided-not-to-winterize-power-grid-because-of-global-warming/

    “new information has come to light that the decision not to legally require power plants to winterize was based on reports given to the Texas legislature suggesting global warming was happening to such an extent that winterizing the system was unnecessary.

    Democrat Texas Representative Michelle Beckley [D-HD65] highlighted a vote on Twitter she says would have required power plants to winterize their systems in order to actually prepare for winters, including the recent winter weather the crippled the Texas power grid and left millions of Texans without power or water.”

  208. Johan says:

    The reason why Greta is groomed by the establishments, and why the programs of indoctrination are intensely focussed on the youth is not only that of the advantages of starting at a young age, filling the blanc slates. The blind energy of youthful idealism is another reason, but not only that. It is that youth are not yet spoiled by reason, not yet spoiled by decadent and depraved unnatural Western society. The reason is that every natural and spontaneous inclination has to be stripped from them, and counteracted by their already indoctrinated peers at a young age. The youth will have to start to reason with their friends and with adults, instead of following their natural inclinations. The battle of reason in terms of winning the debate, pro or con, which adult man teaches them is of no significance at all, the reasoning itself destroys the natural sensibilities which should be their guide. They become small examples of modern adult man.
    As democratic modern adult man is imprisoned in his own hyper-inflated democratic specialist system, he has the lifeblood and soul already sucked out of him, but youth, it’s energy, unreason and spontaneity is still a major risque.

    Corona/Human caused Climate change, both are targeted at separating man from nature, to make him wholly dependent. Pro or Con, its context is the society of depraved modern reasoning man.

  209. JM says:
    @Miro23

    Yes. That’s in fact how it was, though the historical process is always stronger than any codification (e.g. ‘WHITE Australia Policy’) . The Pre-Russian Revolution Marxist Left were well aware of it, rather in the manner of Marx himself, albeit that they were tainted by naive Utopian dreamers. Post Russian revolution, it became a slow subversion. The evidence from the documents (emanating mainly from the leadership) is well and truly there.

  210. @Jiminy

    “Trees and plants are probably one of the most efficient ways of capturing and storing carbon in existence. But here we are bulldozing them down on an industrial scale with no forethought put into the consequences.”

    True… Many don’t want to hear it but with global population what is is now – urbanization is the key. Urban residents use less space and resources per capita. They allow forests to regenerate as their former residents move to an urban environment. Rural residents would be next – but least they produce food. US style suburbs are the worst. They are stuck the middle.

  211. @Ray Caruso

    Sorry but that is nonsense. China is adding more of every type of energy than any other country… Coal – solar – wind – hydro – and even nuclear. All of them. And actually all of their new coal plants are cleaner burning than ones in the US. Only Japan has some that are as efficient. But you would be right to say they are more concerned about air pollution than carbon per se. People in China actually do protest… But they protest about air pollution rather than carbon footprint.

  212. annamaria says:
    @phillip sawicki

    An inconvenient fact from astrophysics:
    “Modern Grand Solar Minimum will lead to terrestrial cooling:” https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/23328940.2020.1796243

    Sun is the main source of energy for all planets of the solar system. … It is expected that during the modern grand solar minimum, the solar activity will be reduced significantly … This, in turn, can lead to a drop of the terrestrial temperature by up to 1.0°C from the current temperature … The reduction of a terrestrial temperature during the next 30 years can have important implications for different parts of the planet on growing vegetation, agriculture, food supplies, and heating needs in both Northern and Southern hemispheres.

  213. Leftist2 says:

    Everyone knows the power companies in Texas didn’t want to spend the money to winterize their grid – I mean, who profits from that? The public?! They’re not on my balance sheet! – so they separated themselves from the federal grid in order to avoid *evil* government regulations. Texas Republicans boasted about it and still today claim Texans would rather freeze than bear ‘government interference’.

    Let’s see the free market correct the errors of Texas Power by letting it fail and producing a new, fitter, leaner, power company or set of competing companies. The way it’s supposed to work in the economics textbooks. Only it doesn’t work that way, as is obvious to anyone not brainwashed.

    If Pharaoh had been a neocon Republican, Joseph Inc. would have sold off the surplus grain during the 7 fat years for a killing, and Egypt would have had famine for the 7 lean years that followed. And then blamed government interference.

  214. Syd Walker says: • Website
    @the cleaner

    @MulgaMumblebrain

    It’s been a mystery to me why Shamir writes such unmitigated piffle about climate change.

    For a while, I was unsure whether he’s honestly mistaken – carried along by the great wave of anti-science irrationality found especially on the right wing of US politics – or had decided to join the Dark Side of this debate for nefarious reasons, less foregivable than inability to comprehend basic science.

    My last experience “debating” him after an article in Unz.com has inclined me towards the latter explanation.

    Israel Shamir makes easy to disprove claims about this topic – but when challenged, prefers to ignore and move on, rather than acknowledge his own falsehoods.

    See the discussion below (follow the link), where he claimed volcanoes are having a far greater impact than human activity on atmospheric CO2 – then let the subject drop when presented with references showing he’s incorrect.

    This was his earlier comment: “Syd, I do not believe in anthropogenic global warming. Scientists I discussed it with convinced me that human factor is negligible even comparing with a single volcano. We are not that big yet.”

    In response, I provided links to material in which scientists discuss that precise issue – and adduce data proving the exact opposite. I invited Shamir to show why those references might be mistaken. He didn’t reply, suggesting he cannot defend his claim in a rational manner.

    This is the behaviour of a dissembler, not an honest fool.

    It’s a shame. I now feel the need to regard everything Shamir writes as potentially deliberate disinformation. As the saying goes, “Falsus in Uno..”

    https://www.unz.com/ishamir/eat-your-lemon/#comment-4343347

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    , @Mulga Mumblebrain
  215. Iris says:
    @Syd Walker

    had decided to join the Dark Side of this debate for nefarious reasons, less foregivable than inability to comprehend basic science.

    Hi Syd. I think you are being too harsh on Mr Shamir, and on all those who somewhat share his opinion. Climate change is a very complex topic on which even trained scientists sincerely disagree.

    This is not about denying that us, human beings, are currently damaging the planet beyond repair.
    But the specific topic of man-made global warming is murky. It is being spinned by the very same powers who are otherwise happy to authorise injecting the soil with carcinogenic products to extract shale fuel.

    MMGW was sold to the public on the basis of deliberately forged data; Western governments were in hurry to implement the pertaining taxes. Just like the Covid pandemic, which is real, it is nonetheless obviously twisted at will, blown at the desired proportion as and when needed to support an agenda we don’t fully grasp. Fearmongering and manipulating public emotions is not science. Best.

    • Replies: @Mulga Mumblebrain
  216. @TG

    Of course they weren’t socialists. They were rich, slave-owning, patriarchs.

  217. @Syd Walker

    Syd, the volcanoes lies were easily refuted decades ago. Humanity emits one hundred times or so more greenhouse gases per annum than volcanoes. Yet the Dunning-Krugerites and their denialist industry mind-controllers keep lying, year after year, in their Evil, manic, Crusade to destroy Life on Earth. Evil cannot come greater than that.

    • Replies: @Alfred
  218. @Iris

    Utter GARBAGE. There were NO faked studies save by the denialists. And to reduce the greatest threat ever to human existence to a question of ‘taxes’ is greed-crazed Evil of a most pernicious type.

    • Replies: @Iris
  219. Iris says:
    @Mulga Mumblebrain

    You should broaden your horizons.

    Unorthodox opinions on climate change are repressed; does that sound right to you?

    Judith Curry is a true climatologist. She once headed the department of earth and atmospheric sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology, until she gave up on the academy so that she could express herself independently. “Independence of mind and climatology have become incompatible,” she says. Do you mean that global warming isn’t real? I ask. “There is warming, but we don’t really understand its causes,” she says. “The human factor and carbon dioxide, in particular, contribute to warming, but how much is the subject of intense scientific debate.”

    https://www.city-journal.org/global-warming

    On the forging of data to support the MMGW scenario:
    https://realclimatescience.com/2018/03/noaa-data-tampering-approaching-2-5-degrees/

    • Replies: @Mulga Mumblebrain
  220. @Iris

    Curry is ONE against THOUSANDS. Your cherry-picking is pure Dunning-Krugerism. As for citing denialist disinfo sites-does NOT impress. As ever, you are incapable of comprehending that you are being conned.

  221. @Peripatetic Itch

    I’ve found that dealing with Dunning-Krugerite denialists is akin to arguing with a rock-a particularly dense one.

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  222. Alfred says:
    @Mulga Mumblebrain

    Humanity emits one hundred times or so more greenhouse gases per annum than volcanoes.

    The crust of the earth is floating on its molten core. That means that the crust of the earth is slimmest under the oceans. Mountains are where the crust of the earth is thickest. The output of CO2 by sub-sea volcanoes dwarfs anything that humanity produces. The oceans contain 50 times more CO2 than the atmosphere for starters.

    As a result, the vast majority of active volcanoes are under the oceans – where the crust is weakest.

    Some scientists postulate that the Gulf of Mexico is the collapsed cone of a giant volcano.

    The most productive volcanic systems on Earth are hidden under an average of 8,500 feet (2,600 m) of water. Beneath the oceans a global system of mid-ocean ridges produces an estimated 75% of the annual output of magma. An estimated 0.7 cubic miles (3 cubic kilometers) of lava is erupted. The magma and lava create the edges of new oceanic plates and supply heat and chemicals to some of the Earth’s most unusual and rare ecosystems.

    Submarine Volcanoes

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  223. @Peripatetic Itch

    It seems to be Mulga’s time.
    Perhaps some cranberry juice and biscuits are in order.

  224. @Alfred

    Cloud cuckoo land, Alfie. You have these people, called scientists, who study stuff, including oceanography, vulcanism, plate tectonics etc. They are the ones who have established, definitively, that humans produce 100 times as much CO2 as volcanoes, terrestrial and submarine. The increase in oceanic CO2 content also follows the history of anthropogenic emissions, which is why oceans are acidifying, another parameter of our coming extinction, which will o doubt please the denialist cultists.

    • Replies: @Peripatetic Itch
  225. @Mulga Mumblebrain

    humans produce 100 times as much CO2 as volcanoes, terrestrial and submarine.

    So do tell us why, try as they might, no scientist has been able to detect the decline in CO2 emissions caused by the Covid lock downs this past year.

    Human emissions of CO2 declined by an estimated 7% over the past year. The concentrations of CO2 in the atmosphere have been measured at the Keeling Institute on Mauna Loa for well on 70 years. Supposedly to decimal-place accuracy. We are told CO2 is a well mixed gas, that it is rising 2% every year. But there isn’t even a hint of that shut-down caused decline in the Keeling data.

    You might also want to take a stab at explaining why the actual results from the Orbiting Carbon (OCO-2) satellite is so different from the computer modeling version of what we are told to see.

    Observed, showing high emissions in the tropics and the Canadian/Russian tundra:

    Computer modeled version, showing the “Mulga” version, what they want us to believe (not observed):

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  226. @Mulga Mumblebrain

    Dunning-Krugerite denialists

    LOL. When I do a DuckDuckGo search on that phrase, guess what comes up first. Miss Mulga Muddlehead using it repeatedly in a Saker blog, and being destroyed for it.

    Who else can get to the top of an internet search without using their own name?

    Her very own ad hom. Who knew?

    • Replies: @Mulga Mumblebrain
  227. @Peripatetic Itch

    If the cap fits, wear it, Scratchy. Or the tin-foil hat, should I say.

    • Replies: @Peripatetic Itch
  228. @Peripatetic Itch

    Ahh, Scratchy-ever clutching at plastic straws. Once the process of warming has been set in train, as it has, the reversal takes millennia. That’s why you’re going on a VERY long holiday, soon. Warming oceans release CO2, melting permafrost releases CO2 and methane, plus sundry other sources including warming soils. So there you have it-Dunning-Krugerism refuted by simple science. Go and resume head-butting some tree. It’s wonderful pleasant whenever you stop.

    • Replies: @Peripatetic Itch
  229. @Alfred

    Sad to think that a species calling itself ‘sapiens’, not once but twice for the famous farcical effect, is being destroyed by its dumbest and most morally insane members.

    • Replies: @Peripatetic Itch
  230. @Mulga Mumblebrain

    Once the process of warming has been set in train, as it has, the reversal takes millennia.

    Oh, way more than millennia, by your logic. You’ve got CO2 causing warming, which clearly releases more CO2 from the oceans, which causes more warming, which clearly releases more CO2 from the oceans, which causes more warming, which clearly releases more CO2 from the oceans, which… which….., which ….

    And then every warming increases atmospheric water vapor, which is itself a Greenhouse Gas, right, Miss Mulga?

    Too bad you’ve never seen the inside of a physics classroom in your many years of stabbing patients with needles and pushing a broom around a hospital ward. Or you’d have heard of positive feedback loops. Very hard to get them to stop. They just go on and on until the equipment breaks down.

    So let’s see. The Earth has had how many million years to get into this positive feedback loop? I’m thinking 4500 million years. Should’ve had one by now don’t you think? We should be as hot as Venus by now, eh what?

    Geologists tell us the world has been totally ice free in ages past. No Arctic ice, no Antarctic ice whatsoever. Even my mom, who also pushed brooms in hospitals, tells me the whole world must have been hotter than it is now. That should have set it off, don’t you think?

    Let’s see. The CO2 concentration in the atmosphere 450 million years ago was about 7000 parts per million. It’s now increased to ….. 430 ppm??? Oops, just set off a major feed back loop in my head and my brain is shutting down. Shouldn’t try to think with that damn tin-foil hat on.

    • Replies: @Mulga Mumblebrain
  231. @Mulga Mumblebrain

    Great retort, Miss Mulga. Did you run out of troll tags for the day.

    I bow down before your obviously superior linguistic sinisterity .

    • Replies: @Mulga Mumblebrain
  232. @Mulga Mumblebrain

    My definition of farcical: A complete physics-class virgin who still thinks the atmosphere works like a glass greenhouse. Who can’t get her head around the concepts of convection or the Second Law of Thermodynamics. But presumes to lecture STEM grads:

    But the greenhouse gas absorbs this radiation and irradiates only 1/2 of it up to the space while trapping the remaining 1/2 bouncing between atmosphere and Earth surface. This leads to temperature increase of the lower atmosphere and the Earth surface. This is pretty much how the Greenhouse Effect works. In the real greenhouse glass or plastic foil absorbs the longwave radiation irradiated by plants and soil and irradiates 1/2 of it outside the greenhouse and 1/2 back into the greenhouse. If the greenhouse glass or plastic foil were 100% transparent in the longwave spectrum range there would be no increase of temperature in the greenhouse.

    Mulga Mumblebrain

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  233. bayviking says:

    The mess that happened in Texas destroying lives has to do with incompetent management of their electric grid. Installing insulation and heaters in a few critical areas was all that was required to avoid the disaster heaped on the public. The Texas power company was given ample warning of the unusual cold spell Texas faced… and they did NOTHING. The managers actually are the stupid lazy selfish bums that they pretend other’s to be. This happens all the time. It was the managers that refused to listen to the engineers that caused the Challenger accident.

    Global warming is a separate issue… and yes it is real… but wouldn’t matter if the human population had not grown so explosively. There are just too many people burning electricity, living around concrete, driving cars. Capitalisms endless growth is not sustainable.

  234. @Peripatetic Itch

    WOW! A STEM graduate! How lofty. You must need wide doorways in your house! And all those buffoons in the IPCC, the academies, universities, learned scientific societies, ALL of whom agree that CO2 is a greenhouse gas, all fools in comparison to your eminence. The Dunning-Kruger Effect on steroids!

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  235. @Peripatetic Itch

    Yes, I did-there’s a lot of you about. Not today.

    • Replies: @Peripatetic Itch
  236. @Peripatetic Itch

    Gosh, Scratchy-you sho is cleva! Dash my diddimoobiles! Hows about yer beloved Sun, buddy thing? How’s it going? Gitting hotter is it? Slow and steady, so the past is past, ain’t it? And them condiments, eh boy? Thems been movin’ about, so Is hear, and the rate of warming-I means its all’as been de same, right oh boy? Never faster than another time, never slower. Why nuffin’ ever changes much, do it, Brains? A STEM man to the Life. The Yin and Yang of Dunning and Kruger produce the Dao of Nonsense.

    • Replies: @Peripatetic Itch
  237. @Mulga Mumblebrain

    all those buffoons in the IPCC, the academies, universities, learned scientific societies, ALL of whom agree that CO2 is a greenhouse gas

    Now why did I guess you’d soon come up with that hoary old 97%-consensus argument. Last port in a storm, I guess.

    Welcome to the Unz Review, where absolutely no one allows themselves to be bullied like that. For your next performance I’d have perhaps guessed you’d be going on about the six million. But no, you are very selective in your use of the argument, putting Holocaust in quotation marks, whenever you use it. Guess you won’t be stepping foot in Germany any time soon, where you’re now liable for a five-year stint in the slammer:

    ‘Holocaust’ most certainly has been made a pseudo-religion….

    Phillip Adams … has dropped the definite article from ‘the Holocaust’

    O course, your selectivity extends even to the IPCC, which you’re willing to trash whenever it suits your purposes:

    the dumbed-down IPCC Reports were ludicrously optimistic

    By the way, I’ve never denied that CO2 absorbs short-wave radiation. If you had bothered to read my comments 123 and 128 above (and 66, 76, 82, 166, 174, 182, 199 and 230), you would have noticed that the radiative properties of CO2 are masked by those of water vapor and by the convective physics of the atmosphere, and its net result may vary depending on whether it is high in the stratosphere or low in the troposphere. As a greenhouse gas it can therefore either heat or cool the atmosphere:

    Now do you understand why the net effect of increasing CO2 on the atmosphere is an empirical question?

    • Troll: Mulga Mumblebrain
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  238. @Mulga Mumblebrain

    By actual count you have applied the Troll tag a full eleven times on this thread. Most of them before I called you out for it. Most of them just because you disagreed with the point. I make that out to be nearly three days of “trolling.”

    In contrast you make your disdain for actual conversation quite explicit:

    I refrain from directly dealing with the morally insane and brain-dead omnicidal denialists

    You do, however, make sniping comments with those very few who share your point of view.

    Some might call that an open and shut case of incest.

    • Troll: Mulga Mumblebrain
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  239. @Mulga Mumblebrain

    After mastering the fine art of Jamaican Creole by the age of 23, Miss Mulga Mumblebrain was complimented by her thesis advisor on her radiant smile. Unfortunately she understood him to mean irradiant and spent the next two years in the slammer for manslaughter:

    In the real greenhouse glass or plastic foil absorbs the longwave radiation irradiated by plants and soil and irradiates 1/2 of it outside the greenhouse and 1/2 back into the greenhouse

    • Troll: Mulga Mumblebrain
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  240. @Peripatetic Itch

    I find that ‘troll’ is as close to what I would call you, and all denialists, among the choices available. My preference would be for pithier descriptors.

    • Agree: Fr. John
    • Replies: @Peripatetic Itch
  241. @Mulga Mumblebrain

    My preference would be for pithier descriptors.

    So we do agree on some things. I have been thinking for some time that Ron should expand his list of tags to include such choice epithets as Retarded, Ignorant, Ignoramus, Cultist, Two-faced and Asylum-Escapee.

    He might also well give a gold star for most Troll tags awarded in a single thread. You are now up to 13 on this one and still going strong. Must be poor pickings on the new offerings.

    Meanwhile here’s a talk by perhaps the world’s foremost expert on greenhouse gases. It probably won’t help you with your confusion between radiated and irradiated, but it might introduce to a topic you sadly missed when you were in Grade 5. Photosynthesis, I mean.

    • Troll: Mulga Mumblebrain
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  242. @Peripatetic Itch

    Exactly! Troll hardly does justice to the type of creature whose ignorance, stupidity and/or malice is putting human existence in the most pressing existential danger since the Toba super-volcano went off. Well, not really ‘putting’-‘put’ is better because it is a fait accompli. Congratulations on your minuscule, yet sordid, role in suicidal omnicide. Your Pyrrhic victory must give your ego a real boost.

  243. @Peripatetic Itch

    Once a troll ie a recidivist peddler of malevolent garbage, always a troll.

  244. @Peripatetic Itch

    This pretty much sums up the denialist pathopsychology. ALL the Academies of Science, ALL the learned scientific societies, 99% of active climate scientists etc, agree with the anthropogenic climate destabilisation hypothesis and the evidence from reality and from paleo-climate proxies like ice-cores etc, reinforce it, yet the Dunning-Krugerite trolls STILL refuse to accept it, even in 2021!!!, although human existence is at stake. EVIL, driven by Rightwing pathopsychology, hatred of humanity and hideous egomania, does not come worse than that.

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