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Have you noticed that everybody’s angry? by The Elephant's Child
January 29, 2021, 3:20 pm
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President Joe Biden’s ‘Climate Envoy’ John Kerry spoke out Thursday to push back against the opposition to President Joe Biden’s climate agenda. He said on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” that he does not understand the opposition because Biden’s agenda creates a better “standard of living” and “quality of life”. The 60,000 people who just lost their high-paying pipeline jobs might feel some opposition, and question the quality of life bit. He has suggested that they can find new employment making solar panels. Uh huh. He’s managed to irritate a couple of Indian tribes as well.

The XL Pipeline was designed to carry Canadian Oil down to American refineries and then on to the Gulf Coast to board tankers to be transported to whatever nation that had purchased the Canadian oil. The oil is currently being transported by train. A pipeline is much safer and the reason for the XL pipeline’s existence.

Kerry said: We have to do this in a way that people realize all of a sudden, “Wow…I’m going to be healthier, the air will be cleaner. I’m going to have a beautiful electric car that doesn’t make noise, that doesn’t spew out pollution. And it works just as well, if not more comfortably than any other car. I can have a better quality of life because my nation will be more secure because we’re producing all of our own energy and we don’t have to have, you know, the burning of a fuel which clearly contributes to a scientifically arrive at conclusion about the warming of the planet and the dangers to this planet.

Well, no. Nobody is going to be healthier. The “scientifically arrived at conclusion” exists only in the computers of some climate scientists who assumed that they know enough to enter the climate of the world into their computers so they could make decisions about the future of the world’s climate. They don’t know enough, and their output is causing major problems for the world.

Back in 2015, Christiana Figueres, who was General Secretary of the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change I think) admitted at a press conference that the object of the Global Warming idea was to rid the world of capitalism. Not, actually, to improve our breathing at all.

There is a new book out on climate, from Patrick Moore, that is being hailed by those who know the most about climate and the problems. Moore was one of the founders of Greenpeace, but left when the organization stopped being concerned about the environment and became just another “profiteering hard-Left front group.” It’s clunky title is “Fake Invisible Catastrophes and Threats of Doom” Just $22.61 for the paperback at Amazon. Called by many as the best book on climate yet. I urge you to get it for yourself and your family. If you are feeling generous, buy an extra copy to send to President Biden or even to the “Climate Envoy”.

We had a major experiment in solar energy in the Southern California Desert called “Solyndra”. If you enter that name in the blank space over Bob Hope’s head in the sidebar, you will find several articles about the failed multi-billion dollar experiment. Governments, you may have noticed, are at best, very imperfect. They are trying and messing up at every level, city, county, suburb, country. We get weekly reports on how many people were shot in Chicago over the weekend. We have had BLM riots and marches, torn down statues, San Francisco just re-named all their schools to eliminate such racist names as George Washington, and Abraham Lincoln.

Japan has just committed to changing over to all electric cars within three years, I think it was. Mr. Toyoda, CEO of Toyota Motor Company promptly spoke out to say that they could not do that. Japan does not have enough electricity to support all electric cars. A while after I read that, there was a small article about Japanese scientists revisiting the site of the Fukushima nuclear disaster to measure the current radiation remaining to see how dangerous it currently is. They are clearly trying to come up with a way to increase their national electric power availability. Nuclear energy is clean and efficient, but the two accidents at Chernobyl and Fukushima have scared everybody off .

We are a modern industrial nation and we need and use a lot of energy. So far it has become very clear that wind and solar cannot produce the energy needed. Can not!

We are an imperfect species, and we don’t know as much as we think we do. We screw up a lot.

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