Thursday, May 16, 2019

Bill Nye In F Bomb Rant: ‘the Planet Is on F*cking Fire!’

I have just looked out my front door and cannot see anything on fire, not even fucking fire.  The man is deranged. The use of profanity is the sign of a weak mind trying to express itself forcibly

Appearing Sunday on HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Bill Nye launched into an profanity-laden and hyperbolic rant about climate change, exclaiming “the planet’s on fucking fire!”

“By the end of this century, if emissions keep rising, the average temperature on Earth could go up another four to eight degrees,” Nye said while discussing the Green New Deal, the far-left proposed stimulus package that aims to address global warming and economic inequality. “What I’m saying is the planet’s on fucking fire. There are a lot of things we could do to put it out — are any of them free? No, of course not. Nothing’s free, you idiots. Grow the fuck up. You’re not children anymore. I didn’t mind explaining photosynthesis to you when you were 12. But you’re adults now, and this is an actually crisis, got it?

Safety glasses off, motherfuckers,” he added.

Nye remarks come after the Senate voted down the Green New Deal package by a vote of 57-0. Notably, 43 Democrats voted “present” for it. The measure was co-sponsored by Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) and freshman congresswoman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). The concept has since been endorsed by numerous 2020 Democrat White House hopefuls like Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Cory Booker (D-NJ).

In a rant of his own, Oliver defended the proposal against those who dismissed the Green New Deal as a pie-in-the-sky proposal.

“It is a non-binding resolution that very briefly sets out some extremely aggressive goals, including achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions, meeting 100% of the country’s power demand through clean, renewable and zero-emission energy sources and creating millions of good, high-wage jobs in the United States,” he said. “The whole Green New Deal is just 14 pages long. That is seven pages shorter than the menu for the Cheesecake Factory.”


Leaked German govt report: emissions target will be missed despite on-target renewables

A leaked draft of Germany’s Energiewende Progress Report 2019, due to be released by the economy ministry in May or June, predicts the country will miss its targets for reducing energy use and greenhouse gas emissions by wide margins. This is despite the inevitable emissions reductions due to the 2009 recession and being on track for renewables. If no other measures are taken Germany will reduce emissions by 33% by 2020, falling short of the national target of 40%. The 2030 target is 55%, but the predicted drop is only 42%. Julian Wettengel of Clean Energy Wire picks out the report’s highlights, which also warns that transport and buildings are what’s holding the country back the most.

The transportation and building sectors continue to be the problem children of Germany’s energy transition. “Enormous efforts” are needed to reduce energy consumption in both sectors to ensure Germany reaches its climate targets, according to a leaked draft of the economy ministry’s (BMWi) upcoming Energiewende Progress Report 2019.

The 300-page document, seen by Clean Energy Wire, concludes that Germany is on track to achieve — and surpass —the aimed share of renewables in electricity and final energy consumption next year. But the country is not reducing its overall energy use fast enough.

In fact, the amount of energy used in transportation in 2020 and 2030 is even projected to exceed the levels of the baseline year, 2005.

Germany is bidding farewell to nuclear energy, expanding renewable energy production and aiming to make its economy largely climate-neutral by mid-century. Europe’s most populous country initiated the decades-long overhaul of its economy — the Energiewende — with broad public backing and cross-party support. To monitor the progress of this endeavour in all economic sectors, the economy ministry publishes an annual Energiewende Monitoring Report.

Every three years, the ministry releases a Progress Report instead. It provides broader context and more in-depth analysis with a longer-term time horizon. The version seen by Clean Energy Wire – a draft primarily analysing 2017 data and warning in many places that updated data still has to be added – will now be reviewed by other ministries.  The final report is expected in May or June 2019. The draft also did not include an opinion by the independent expert commission on Energiewende monitoring, which accompanies every report and contains recommendations for future policy decisions.

Germany’s greenhouse gas emissions saw their largest drop since the 2009 recession last year, but the country is still on track to miss its goals by a wide margin, according to data from an unpublished emissions projection from the environment ministry included in the draft.

“A wide gap can be assumed for the years 2020 and 2030, with the measures implemented so far. The target path represents an enormous challenge,” says the draft.

The projections take into account all climate measures decided by summer 2018. Therefore, it does not take into account a commission proposal to gradually phase out coal by 2038 at the very latest. If no other measures are taken, Germany will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 33 percent by 2020, falling short of the national target of 40 percent, according to the report. Ten years later, international and European agreements require the government to bring down emissions by at least 55 percent below 1990 levels. But the data indicates Germany is on track to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by only 42 percent.

To bridge the gap between climate targets and current emission trends, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has introduced a “climate cabinet” to ensure more progress on emissions reduction. The group of ministers with key responsibilities related to climate issues are supposed to come up with a package of legislation to ensure Germany reaches 2030 climate targets, to be introduced by the end of the year.

Additional climate measures in transport and buildings sectors urgently needed to avoid penalty payments
Germany’s government is under pressure to complete the package of measures and legislation to avoid falling short of its targets, which would require the country to make costly payments to purchase emission allocations under the European Union’s effort-sharing regulation. Under that framework, Germany must reduce overall emissions from sectors not covered by the European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS), such as transport, buildings and agriculture, by 14 percent by 2020, compared to 2005 levels.

The leaked draft does not include details on the emissions projections in those sectors. However, the draft states: “Ambitious national measures are urgently needed to reach [the 2020 effort-sharing] goal.”


Electric Vehicles Ecologically Worse than Diesel Motors

A study directed by Christopher Buchal of the University of Cologne, recently published by Cesifo Institute in Munich, concludes that electric vehicles (EV) have “significantly higher CO2 emissions than diesel cars.” That is due to the large amount of energy used in the mining and processing of lithium, cobalt, and manganese, which are critical raw materials for the production of electric car batteries.

So, electric vehicles will not help cut CO2 emissions over the coming years, as the introduction of electric vehicles does not, in fact, lead to a reduction in CO2 -emissions from road traffic. Natural gas combustion engines are the ideal technology to exploit for the transition to vehicles which in the future, may be powered by hydrogen, “green” methane, or perhaps even alternative forms of suppressed, wireless free energy technology.

A battery pack for the Tesla Model 3, pollutes the climate with 11 to 15 tonnes of CO2. Each battery pack has a lifespan of approximately ten years, or total mileage of 94,000. That works out to emit 73 to 98 grams of CO2 per kilometre, or 116 to 156 grams of CO2 per mile, Buchal said. Add to this the CO2 emissions of the electricity from power plants that power such vehicles and the actual Tesla emissions could be between 156 to 180 grams of CO2 per kilometre, or 249 and 289 grams of CO2 per mile.

A battery pack costs the EV-owner over € 10.000, excluding the expenses for the recycling of the old pack. The  pollution caused by these batteries is overwhelming. Think about how you are not even permitted to put tiny Li batteries in the garbage because of the extremely high toxicity. Where will all the defunct batteries go, added to the fact that they only last 10 years. Subsequently, one has to fork out $12,000 to buy a replacement, and how much does it cost you to dispose of the battery? EV is a giant con operation, just another Ponzi scheme for more debt-creation. As the banks decided to issue debt to fund this whole scheme!

In their study, the authors criticise the fact that EU legislation allows electric vehicles to be included in calculations for fleet emissions with a value of “zero” CO2 emissions. This suggests that electric vehicles do not generate any such emissions. The reality is that, in addition to the CO2 emissions generated in the production of electric vehicles, almost all EU countries generate significant CO2 emissions from charging the vehicles’ batteries using their national energy production mixes.

The authors also made a critical analysis of the discussion about electric cars in Germany, which centres around battery-operated vehicles, while other technologies also offer great potential: hydrogen-powered electric vehicles or vehicles with combustion engines powered by green methane, for instance. “Methane technology is ideal for the transition from natural gas vehicles with conventional engines to engines that will one day run on methane from CO2-free energy sources. This being the case, the German federal government should treat all technologies equally and promote hydrogen and methane solutions as well,” emphasises Professor Sinn.

For true emission reductions, researchers concluded the study by saying that methane-powered gasoline engines or hydrogen motors could cut CO2 emissions by a third and possibly eliminate the need for diesel motors altogether.

Global warming has been the biggest scam ever. Particularly when taking into account all the money that has been wasted on research at universities; wasted on corporate “green” incentives. Useless windmills that cost more to take down after they prematurely wear out, than it costs to put up in the first place, etc. What an utter shame with the paltry power supplied, the noise pollution and wasted landscapes.

Nowadays there is more Arctic/Antarctic ice than ever, more polar bears than ever, no ocean-level rise whatsoever.  Nothing predicted 20-25 years ago has come true. Nothing. Conclusion; the plan to save the world with electric cars is the biggest scam of our lifetime. The scam is intricately entwined with the Greater Agenda 2030 of the elites to slowly rob us of our freedoms, including the freedom to move around as we choose. Electric cars are only the beginning of their sinister plan. What will surely follow in the future will be freshly obtained “scientific data,” proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that we must give up our rights to vehicles completely, in order to save the planet.

The real Motivation is the goal of Government to control Everyone

The sinister catch to this scam is that Self-driving, electrically-powered cars must always be connected to a network. Tesla’s EVs connect to a network over the 4G Grid today, which will become 5G wireless networks later this year. And remember: 5G is a microwave radiation technology being deployed as depopulation warfare, full spectrum dominance and absolute human control.

The government will know the location of every self-driving car at all times. And with the right authority, a self-driving car could be rerouted to a government’s location of choice at any time. For example, what if someone suspected of a crime was trying to “drive” out of state? The local government could simply reroute the car to the nearest police station.

And there’s something else very sinister behind all this: Consider Waymo, a self-driving technology development company, that belongs to Google’s parent company. Google’s motivation is simple: It wants to collect as much data as possible about consumers and sell that data to whomever will pay for it.

Google is spending much time and money on research and development on autonomous driving technology, so that it can license that technology to car manufacturers. In exchange, it will be able to retain and sell the data that it collects. Think about it before getting into an EV, it comes straight out the Orwellian caboose.

The Electric Shock

The laws of thermodynamics say: Energy cannot be created or destroyed; it simply changes form. The electricity  used to power a car has to come from somewhere, at present, in the majority of cases, it still comes from coal-fired power plants.

Every time energy changes its form, as in the case of battery power, energy is lost due to inefficiencies of the system by friction, heat loss, drag, etc.  Simply put, not all of the available energy stored in a battery, will be available for its intended purpose; Some, if not most, is lost to these inefficiencies.

The real, -non-political- solution for greener cars is readily available: For transportation only high quantities of energy accumulated per unit, end up being economically and practically acceptable for use in vehicles.

As laid out above, energy from electricity does not meet these conditions. Wind-power, solar etc. are not practical. Ethanol has a lower energy output per unit and requires a special, more expensive adaption to engines. The only energy source that meets the above criteria, is the internal combustion diesel engine that gets about 30% more mileage out of every litre than gasoline, and those savings are prevalent in all the different kinds of driving conditions, with a refuel range of over 1’000KM or 600 miles. What’s more, people who worry about global warming, prefer diesel, because it emits up to 20% less carbon dioxide (CO2) than other kinds of fuel.

Diesel engines emit 20% less CO2

This has been common knowledge to insiders for a long time. Diesel engines are not harmful to the environment! They don’t shorten the lifespan of people; it even extends the lifespan of citizens living in so-called seriously affected cities. Electric cars are more harmful. Just another grandiose lie that will meet the truth.

The tale of Media Fear-Mongering: The global warming story is a cautionary tale of how media-concocted fears have become the defining ideas of an entire generation. The whole global warming saga has become a religion and  people who disagree are called lunatics.

It is said that Global warming could come from a gas called nitrous oxide (N2O):

Additionally, the International Council for Science (ICSU) in Paris, a federation of scientific associations from around the world, has issued a report concluding that most analyses made, have underestimated the substantial effects to global warming of a gas called nitrous oxide (N2O) by a factor of between three and five.

Although N2O is not common in the Earth’s atmosphere, it is a more potent greenhouse gas than CO2 and it hangs around much longer. But now it appears that this conclusion may be premature. For a rather long time, people living in the two cities on the planet with the highest NO2 concentration, namely Stuttgart and München live longer. Research has shown that in Stuttgart, the NO2 leader in 2018, residents can look forward to almost one and a half year longer lifespan than other people in Germany. The people living in Munich, blessed with the top NO2 value in 2017, even live a good two years longer than the German average.

There is apparently a clear link between NO2 exposure and public health and research has shown that the more and the denser the car traffic, the longer people seem to live. In short: nitrogen oxides are extending lives.

Whether the EU will introduce a long-overdue diesel duty, or at least a nitric oxide quota in the near future, based on these ground-breaking findings, cannot be predicted. However, we have a pretty good idea of how eco-activists will react if the NO2 limits are finally revealed as being purely fictional numbers.

Conclusion; EV’s are politicised and not Green

Electric cars are too expensive and bad, if not far worse for the environment than is purported by mainstream science. The electric green car is being politicised, presented and pushed as being a viable alternative to our present forms of transport. But it is also being politicised by idealists who do not know anything about the technical background on this subject. They are running with un-researched talking points and do not understand the faulty science.



Four current reports below

Antisemitism rife in Australian Greens

In keeping with their far-Left stance

Jewish leaders have urged Richard Di Natale to call out anti-Semitism within the Greens, after anti-Israel social media comments emerged from three Greens candidates in NSW federal seats.

The comments described Israel as an “apartheid” regime, accused members of the Israeli government of “openly advocating genocide”, denied the crimes of listed terrorist organisation Hamas, and criticised Senator Di Natale for failing to support the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions movement.

In a Facebook comment on an Australian Jewish News article about the Executive Council of Australian Jewry congratulating Senator Di Natale on his election as Greens leader, Greens candidate for Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s seat of Cook, Jonathan Doig, said he was “surprised the Greens don’t support BDS on Israel.” “Time to reconsider surely,” Mr Doig wrote.

The party’s candidate for the western Sydney seat of Watson, Emmett de Bhaldraithe, commented on Facebook that people in the current Israeli government “quite openly advocate genocide”.

“What has Hamas actually done that would suggest they wish to follow through on (genocide)/can?” Mr Bhaldraithe wrote.

Greens candidate for the eastern Sydney seat of Kingsford Smith, James Cruz, had a dig at his party’s Queensland Senator Larissa Waters, tweeting a picture of Senator Waters with Australian Eurovision contestant Kate Miller-Heidke, saying it was “disappointing to see Larissa Waters endorsing Eurovision held in apartheid Israel.”

“People of concious (sic) should #BoycottEurovision2019 in solidarity with Palestinians fighting for their land and lives,” Mr Cruz tweeted.

Executive Council of Australian Jewry CEO Alex Ryvchin said it was easy to dismiss the statements as “online ramblings of the far-left”. “But when such statements come from candidates for public office, who have been elevated to national prominence by their party, it is a matter of deep concern,” Mr Ryvchin said.

“To accuse Israel of apartheid and genocide, to whitewash the crimes of Hamas, a designated terrorist organisation committed to the destruction of a sovereign state and Jewish people worldwide, is a means of inciting hatred against Israelis. “It also endangers the overwhelming majority of Australian Jews who have deep personal and historic links to Israel.

“These are reckless, harmful comments. They should be condemned by Senator Di Natale without equivocation, and rooted out of the culture of the Greens, instead of being allowed to flourish.”

A spokesman for the Greens said BDS was not Australian Greens policy, “and we understand the concern among the Jewish community around the language used.” However, the spokesman said the Greens “reject charges of anti-Semitism.”

“It is legitimate to criticise the Netanyahu government’s actions in obstructing peace and Palestinian sovereignty,” he said.

“Now more than ever, with a rising tide of white supremacism and anti-Semitic attacks, the Greens stand in support of the Jewish community, all faith groups and a strong, diverse multicultural Australia.”

Anti-Defamation Commission chair Dvir Abramovich said the three Greens candidates should not get a “free pass” for their “contemptible and malicious” comments which reveal “unabashed venom towards Israel”.

“Richard Di Natale should not give sanction to such divisive rhetoric, and should urge these individuals to not only apologise for their rabid anti-Israel statements, but to renounce these incendiary positions,” Dr Abramovich said.


Koalas are 'functionally extinct' with just 80,000 left in the wild meaning they 'can't produce a new generation'

What rubbish. Koalas are in plague proportions in some places -- e.g. Kangaroo Island

Koala numbers have fallen so low across Australia that the species is now 'functionally extinct', animal campaigners believe.

The Australian Koala Foundation said there may be as few as 80,000 of the animals left in the wild, meaning they are unlikely to produce a new generation.

'Functionally extinct' describes an animal population which is either so small it has ceased to affect its environment, has no breeding pairs left, or is still breeding but from such a small number of individuals that it succumbs to genetic disease.

The foundation says that, since 2010, it has monitored 128 Federal electorates that fall within known koala environments, and in 41 there are no koalas left.

While researchers admit that the koala's tendency to move around and its patchwork habitat make it difficult to track, they say numbers are in steep decline.

Between 1890 and 1927, more than 8million of the animals were shipped to London after being shot for fur.

Research conducted in 2016 showed there were around 330,000 of the animals left in Australia, though this number could be as low as 144,000 and as high as 600,000.

The biggest threats to koalas are habitat loss and heatwaves caused by climate change, such as the one last year that saw thousands of animals die from dehydration, studies have shown.

Since May 2012, koalas have been officially listed as vulnerable in Queensland, New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory. This means their populations are in steep decline or at risk from entering a decline.

While the animals are not listed as vulnerable in Victoria or South Australia, local populations are known to have gone extinct - though the species is relatively abundant elsewhere.

Koala Foundation chairman Deborah Tabart said: 'I am calling on the new Prime Minister after the May election to enact the Koala Protection Act (KPA) which has been written and ready to go since 2016. 'The plight of the Koala now falls on his shoulders.'


Queer Greek Greenie abuses Christians

The Greenies attract some odd types

Damning footage of Greens candidate for the inner-west Sydney seat of Barton, Connor Parissis, has emerged showing the “left wing” and “mental health” activist trying to shout down Christians giving out free food at Sydney University.

Mr Parissis is shown screaming “your beliefs are a joke” at the Christians who were hosting a free food stall during the gay marriage debate.

A mob of angry protesters descended on the 25 Christian students trying to give away food.

“Shut the f..k up,” Mr Parissis yelled, “Go back to church … You know who’s a joke? Your f..king beliefs..” “Go wank yourself at home, you and your f..king Jesus picture,” Mr Parrisis yelled over the crowd, “I wish I could kick your face in.”

Mr Parissis, 21, advertises himself as a candidate who will fight for youth mental health, refugees and indigenous rights. On his candidate website he boasts being “University of Sydney Queer Officer, at the forefront of the Safe Schools Campaign and the YES campaign for marriage equality”.

According to The Daily Telegraph, Mr Parissis has been using a twitter handle called “@TheElginMarbles” to post offensive images and boast about stealing a plant from Kmart.

During Greek Easter celebrations, Mr Parissis posted an image showing Jesus performing a sexual act, with the caption “I love easter traditions”.

Last week, Mr Parissis apologised for his earlier posts.


Labor should beware a revolt against renewables

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has told the world that the political will to fight climate change has faded and that many countries are not living up to their commitments under the 2016 Paris agreement.

There are few people in the world better able to assess the mood of the international community than Guterres.

In Australia, if the opinion polls are right, Bill Shorten will be prime minister after Saturday’s election and one of the driving forces behind that victory—particularly among younger voters -- will be his plan to accelerate carbon reduction in Australia by investing in renewables.

So, we are moving in a direction that is different to large parts of the international community.

That raises clear trade warning bells but, for the moment, let’s leave that aside. Around 2016 the rest of the world was like Australia today, with large segments of the population driving for lower carbon emissions via renewables.

Australia and a Shorten government needs to take note of the Guterres warning and learn from the mistakes countries have made which have turned big segments of their populations against renewables-driven carbon reduction, despite the climate warnings.

In summary the populations were told renewables would reduce prices. That’s simply wrong unless you plan the introduction with great care, rather than plonking windmills or solar panels around the land with no co-ordination with existing installations and networks.

The first thing that does is to put pressure of the power grid and I described the problem last month.

But it’s an area where international global power experts can inadvertently mislead and in that commentary I described how problems in the grid can affect the charging of electric car batteries (in this case Tesla) in Australia. I later discovered the expert was talking about the US. I apologise for that mistake, but the message is the same--- whatever changes you make in power generation or usage, make sure the grid in all areas can handle it. If you don’t then the unreliability created will turn the community against carbon reduction and may lead to bizarre outcomes.

In Europe, power utilities can receive carbon credits by switching from coal to wood and belching out far more carbon than modern coal burning.

It’s an obscene racket and I have discovered there are a vast variety of estimates as to how big it is.

But there is also good news on the carbon front. Back in 2016 the only way to adjust the grid for renewables and other changes was to spend large sums on new wires. Now there are low-cost technologies to stabilise the grid and expand its capacity, which is fantastic news for electric cars.

I described the Faraday Grid system last month and an early step of an ALP government should be to assess the rollout of the Faraday system in London and Tokyo and check whether there are any rival systems. That way we can avoid at least one of the traps that changed the renewable views of other countries.

We should also be aware that, in Europe at least, economic difficulties can play a role in changing views.

We have not encountered anything like the problems of many European countries but as I explained yesterday, a prolonged US-China trade war at the same time as an Australian credit squeeze, a retirement and pensioners tax, and negative gearing clamps, will create a severe downturn which may cause Australia to embrace the same renewable energy views as many other countries.

We have already seen how tough times in northern Queensland have made parts of the local population strongly in favour of coal mining.

Some years ago, Germans were enthusiastic about their “Energiewende” energy transition project that involved the erection of vast numbers of windmills and solar panels. But it turned into an extremely costly debacle causing higher power prices, blackouts and load sharing. And it also changed the idyllic rural landscapes. ‘Energiewende’ is now winding back and is an excellent example of the new community attitudes described by the UN Secretary-General.

In the UK the renewables have forced gas-fired power stations to suddenly boost their output and then reduce it in order to balance the grid and prevent blackouts.

In addition, few are investing in efficient modern gas-fired plant while renewables are subsidised. The result is that the gas-fired fleet is much less efficient than it should be and price rises will continue for the foreseeable future.

That’s what will happen in Australia if we don’t integrate renewables with the existing systems.

Just as new technologies solved the grid problems, the world is working on much better non-carbon energy production other than wind (including more efficient solar) and is developing better batteries to change the economics of wind.

We are in danger rushing into technologies that will be obsolete while Europe and other areas fudge their figures by burning wood.



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