Green New Deal
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Started by metmike - Oct. 7, 2020, 12:51 p.m.
metmike: I got this email earlier today.


Looming Green New Deal nightmare


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal is rapidly morphing from extreme rhetoric to dangerous reality.

California Governor Gavin Newsom is using his state's size and power to push the GND on an unsuspecting nation.  Newsom is not only shutting down efficient power generation, but bypassed his legislature and signed an executive order banning the internal combustion engine by 2035!

Telling the public that wind and solar can replace oil, gas, coal and nuclear in just 15 years is dangerous politically correct unreality.

CFACT senior policy advisor Paul Driessen lays out the magnitude of this folly at

Even assuming the United States and world could mine, process and transport enough metals and minerals – and manufacture and transport all the components and finished equipment to make this happen – this brave new all-electric nation would require millions of onshore wind turbines, tens of thousands of offshore turbines, billions of solar panels, billions of vehicle batteries, billions of backup energy storage batteries, thousands of miles of new high voltage transmission lines, and billions of tons of concrete!

The GND would turn our Midlands – what elites denigrate as flyover country – into vast energy colonies. Millions of acres of farmland, wildlife habitat and scenic areas would be blanketed by industrial wind, solar and battery facilities, and power lines to electricity-hungry towns and cities. Windswept ocean vistas and sea lanes would be plagued by towering turbines. Birds, bats and other wildlife would disappear.

As energy analyst Ron Stein details at, California's energy grid is already experiencing blackouts that will worsen as more energy plants power down.

The anti-energy Left understands that they cannot permit even so large a state as California to take the Green New Deal plunge in isolation.  Faced with hardship and high prices, people and businesses will flee to more affordable energy states.

That's why they so badly want to take the GND nightmare national and force every American to endure their pain.

For nature and people too,
Craig Rucker

By metmike - Oct. 7, 2020, 12:55 p.m.
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Here are the authentic facts that I found from my own research on this:

GreenNewDeal-cornethanol: Good bye cornethanol, Hello $2 corn prices again....$5 soybeans/supply gluts/ August 2019

Renewable vs fossil fuels: Diffuse solar vs dense fossil fuels. Benefits of CO2. September 2019

Another secret about fossil fuels: Haber Bosch process-fertilizers feeding the planet using natural gas-doubling food production/crop yields. September 2019

Renewable energy:  When can it replace fossil fuels? August 2019

Sanders Touts $16 Trillion Climate Plan: Anti Science Bernie = the complete opposite of the truth! August 2019

By metmike - Oct. 8, 2020, 10:49 a.m.
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          BOOK REVIEW: 'The Weaponization of Weather in the Phony Climate War'


            Maybe 'extreme weather' is just weather



The Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago reported in January 2019 that “[f]orty-eight percent of Americans find the science on climate change to be more persuasive than it was five years ago, with three-quarters of them crediting recent extreme weather events for changing their views”  This conclusion was based on results from a November 2018 survey of Americans age 18 and older conducted by the Energy Policy Institute and The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.


Climate change concerns could be reasonably mitigated if more people would carefully consider The Weaponization of Weather in the Phony Climate War by Joe Bastardi. As Mr. Bastardi says, this book “examines and compares past events with the hope that a rational person will at least take a look.”  In addition, The Weaponization of Weather addresses front-page issues such as the connection of COVID-19 to climate change and touches on the influence of ideology and politics to the conduct of science.


In “The Weaponization of Weather,” Mr. Bastardi proffers one of the best challenges to the hysterical claims that humans are causing over-the-top climate change by demonstrating that “extreme weather” can be predicted based on its natural occurrence in history. Mr. Bastardi is a weather historian with an encyclopedic knowledge of past weather events. He is a long-time practitioner in the atmospheric science field with 45 years of experience.