What climate crisis? Warming times are good for Earth

Earth’s geologic history shows that past warming has never been driven by an increase in carbon dioxide

By Ian Plimer, The Spectator, Jan. 14, 2023

For more than 80 per cent of its existence, Earth has been a warm wet greenhouse planet with no ice. We live in unusual times, when ice occurs on continents. This did not happen overnight.

The great southern continent, Gondwanaland, formed about 550 million years ago. It occupied 20 per cent of the area of our planet and included Antarctica, South America, Australia, South Africa and the Indian subcontinent. Gondwanaland was covered by ice when it drifted across the South Pole 360-255 million years ago.… Read more

‘Renewable’ energy even more destructive than fossil-fuel technology

Solar panels, wind mills or electric cars mean mining more copper, lithium, iron and aluminum along with the rare earth technology metals. That means vastly more destructive scraping and digging of ocean floors, rainforests and tundras on a scale inconceivable to most environmentalists

By Andrew Nikiforuk, The Tyee, April 7, 2023

“Sometime during this century, it is highly likely that worldwide depletion of natural resources will force an entire reorganization of social and economic structures, perhaps violently.” — Walter Youngquist, ‘Our Plundered Planet

We are going to have to dramatically downsize the dream of a future in which we replace 150-year-old fossil-fuel infrastructure with “clean energy” by 2050.That’s… Read more

Net Zero strategy is far from ‘clean and green’

Andrew Nikiforuk article shows that dream of a renewable energy future is not only fantasy, but ‘vastly destructive’

By Terence Corcoran, National Post, May 3, 2023

Exactly how clean and green is the net-zero economic strategy? It’s a question raised in a revealing commentary by veteran Canadian environmental journalist Andrew Nikiforuk. Writing in The Tyee, a Vancouver-based online publication, Nikiforuk reviews the work of academics and a “rising chorus of renewable energy skeptics” who believe that the great transition to a renewable energy future is a green techno-dream that is “vastly destructive.”… Read more

Sask. PM Moe isn’t buying Net Zero, nor should he

Province won’t ‘attempt the impossible’ by moving to a higher-cost energy regime that would cripple its industry and agriculture

By Rex Murphy, National Post, May 19, 2023

In this current mad moment in Canadian politics, when the nation’s global warming synod (the high priest being the most frequent flyer in the country, Justin Trudeau) is handing out billions of dollars from an exhausted treasury to carmakers if they locate in Ontario, Moe has most sensibly held up a “hold on!” sign. Very daring, Mr. Premier.… Read more

Elon Musk: World could sustain ‘many times’ current population

Tesla CEO critical of popular idea that we are exceeding Earth’s carrying capacity—lives of the current eight billion people are improving, not getting worse

By Emily Mangiaracina, Lifesite News, June 9, 2022

Tesla CEO Elon Musk, now the richest man in the world and a father of eight, is insisting that not only is the earth not overpopulated, but it could healthily sustain “many times” its current population.

In perhaps his most radically unorthodox claim to date about the so-called overpopulation problem, Musk stated Sunday, “Earth could sustain many times its current human population and the ecosystem would be fine. We definitely don’t have ‘too many people.’”… Read more

Britain needs to slow down on move to Net Zero: Peer

‘We are told constantly that Net Zero 2050 is not only something that must be done, but it’s also something that’s going to be good for you and is going to increase economic growth and everyone’s going to be better off. I don’t think that is true.’

By Tim Newark, Daily Express, May 19, 2023

With 800,000 British car-making jobs on the line because we’re not making enough batteries for electric vehicles, leading motor manufacturers are demanding renegotiated trade rules with the EU to give Britain more time to catch up.

Lord Frost, Britain’s chief negotiator for Brexit from 2019 to 2021, is clear where the fault is: “The underlying problem is that we’re rushing at electrification of cars far too fast for the technologies we’ve got,” he insists.… Read more

Quora: Why aren’t people responding to the climate change threat?

Question: If science is there and people are aware of climate change, then why do many people seem unconcerned about climate change, uninterested in doing much to respond to the threat, and perhaps even unconvinced that climate change is actually occurring?

By Wayne Bogda, New Real Climate Science, December 16, 3022

When people lie to me, try to coerce me, threaten me, bully me, and censor me, I don’t trust anything they have to say. At any time, on any subject, forever.

When they suggest government action that impoverishes me, enriches the elite, and empowers government, I know they can’t be trusted.… Read more

Canada’s climate-policy conundrum: We need political change, but can we convince the public?

Canadians may have to experience the disastrous economic consequences of Net Zero policies before they support a party or parties that seek a more rational course.

By Robert Lyman, Net Zero, 2023

Canada’s economy and the standard of living of its people both rely on the availability of plentiful and relatively inexpensive energy and mineral resources. However, federal and provincial governments seek to implement an extremely costly and high-risk ‘transition’ to energy sources and technologies that are more expensive, less reliable and less secure than the ones now used.

The preponderance of political forces strongly favours the current policy path, and the majority of the public, heavily influenced by the media, supports the “green” agenda.… Read more

If ‘global warming’ is so awful, why do so many Americans migrate to the warmer states?

By Roy Spencer, Global Warming blog, May 9, 2023

We hear that a new El Nino forming in the Pacific Ocean is likely to push global-average temperatures to new record highs in 2023. Setting aside the fact that we have no idea if current temperatures are warmer than during the Medieval Warm Period of ~1,000 years ago, I have to ask…

So what?

Doing something about global warming depends a lot on how much we are asked to pay to fix it. If it was cheap and practical, we would have already transitioned to renewable energy sources.

It also depends upon just how much global warming we have experienced, and whether it is enough to be concerned with.… Read more

Electric Vehicle illusions—they may even increase emissions

Hundreds of billions of dollars designated for wildly premature all-EV mandates will likely become stranded capital because the quantities of minerals needed won’t be available soon enough. In the end, the rush to EVs could even increase global vehicle-related emissions.

By Mark P. Mills, City Journal, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, May 8, 2023

A dozen states have joined California and many countries in passing legislation to ban the sale of conventional cars and push everyone into electric vehicles (EVs), many within the decade. Similarly, in a feat of regulatory legerdemain, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed emissions rules that would effectively require automakers to sell mostly EVs.… Read more