Germany losing the Third World War

When will they learn?

The Third World War is the War on CO2. The Germans led the offensive with the green energy transition that they call the Energiwende. More than two decades into the war they are losing. CO2 emissions have been stable since 2009. Maybe not a loss, just a stalemate. Still they have succeeded in doubling power prices for small business and destabilizing the grid. That looks like a loss.

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26 Responses to Germany losing the Third World War

  1. WW III

    Reminds me of beaten Japanese who just won’t surrender.

    A couple of nukes will be needed to put the CAGW and CO2 thing to bed.

  2. Roger

    The coming German recession will result in fewer emissions.

  3. Dr Fred Lenin

    If the British cut importing german cars comrade merkels deputy will be in big trouble _ The UK buys 20 per cent of their car production. The UKmight start building their own cars again creating jobs . Still that will cut emissions in germany ,pleasing the public sector employed gangrenes , as they pay out the dole to unemployed german car workers leaving less money for the comissars in Brussels ,”thats a shame “as the mainland cheese guy says on tv .

  4. Wozzup

    What we need now is one of those Hitler skits made by dubbing a scene from TV movie “The Downfall”.

    Though more to the point as I think about it, I am minded of the story told in Robert Graves’ book “I Claudius” (based on an older story told by Roman historian Suetonius ) about Roman Emperor Caligula, who in one of his more insane moments, sent a legion of Roman soldiers to fight the ocean in a war against Poseidon and to collect sea shells as tokens of his victory.

    The similarities to greenies are too numerous to mention and too obvious to contemplate.

  5. DaveR

    Rafe! Spell checking! An error in the key sentence.

  6. But they are still working on the Fourth Reich.

  7. Old School Conservative

    Still they have succeeded in doubling power prices and destabilizing the grid. That looks like a loss.

    No – a win for the Marxists.

  8. Roger W

    Sounds a lot like Australia!

  9. JohnA

    DaveR #2909780, posted on January 17, 2019, at 12:53 pm

    Rafe! Spell checking! An error in the key sentence.

    More of a grammar check:
    The Third World War is the War on CO2.

  10. Aethelred

    As I understand it the Energiwende was originally was primarily to instigated to eliminate the use of nuclear power.

    I ‘m not sure if all the nuclear power stations have been shut down. I recall they were about 25% of electrical power generation capacity

  11. Bruce of Newcastle

    They’re simultaneously losing the 0th World War too.
    Started by a guy almost 1,400 years ago.

  12. Fred

    But we should commend Germany on the first two world wars. They showed a lot of fight, just faded in the final quarter.

  13. Genghis

    Just think if they had kept their Nuclear Fleet on and performing they would be going ganng busters. But anyway what is Euro 1trillion ($1.7Tr) between stupidity.

  14. No Aethelred, the energiewande arose out of subsidies to keep coal miners in Saar (later after reunification in East Germany) employed. Germany could have imported cheaper coal from Australia and South Africa but they were worried about the politics of job losses (which Thatcher managed in UK). The wind down of nuclear was added in later again a political decision keeping coal miners in jobs and appeasing the greens and the left wing communists and socialists (like the Stasi trained Merkel)

  15. Dr Fred Lenin

    The nuclear thing is lefty bullshit they buy nuclear power from France daily ,more Socialist Just as Wanker rubbish .

  16. Confused Old Misfit

    … they have succeeded in doubling power prices and destabilizing the grid. That looks like a loss.

    Not if your name is Jay Weatherill. Or Daniel Andrews. There are others working very hard to do the same.
    They don’t seem to be concerned about job losses.

  17. Iva Right

    The sooner this starts to effect the ordinary Joe the better. Apathy will continue to effect the electorate until the hip pocket nerve is touched!

  18. hzhousewife

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #2909849, posted on January 17, 2019 at 2:28 pm
    They’re simultaneously losing the 0th World War too.
    Started by a guy almost 1,400 years ago.

    You are such a gem, BoN, made my (hot) afternoon.

  19. Roger

    They’re simultaneously losing the 0th World War too.
    Started by a guy almost 1,400 years ago.

    He only took to war because people refused to accept his message and submit to his god.

    Hell hath no fury like a false prophet scorned.

  20. Myrddin Seren

    ( West ) Germany losing the Third World War

    East Germany and the Stasi, on the other hand, can see victory in sight and the collapse of the bourgeois Capitalists, courtesy of Deep Cover Agent ‘Mutti M’.

    Okay – the collapse of the DDR and the fall of the Berlin Wall wasn’t in the relevant Five Year Plan, but the mechanism itself seems to be operating triumphantly.

    Hail Hydra !

  21. Cynic of Ayr

    Wozzup…
    Oh they’re there, Mate!
    Bing “Hitler Parody Climate Change”. There’s about twenty or so. I have’t watched any – yet!

  22. MsDolittle

    Always refreshing to check what’s happening at the Cat.

  23. Zyconoclast

    Wozzup…
    Oh they’re there, Mate!
    Bing “Hitler Parody Climate Change”. There’s about twenty or so. I have’t watched any – yet!

    Could Climate Change Trigger Another Genocide?
    Historian and author Timothy Snyder discusses climate change, genocide, and the ideology of Hitler.

    Comparing someone or something to Hitler has become something of a running joke, but then again, those hyperventilated comparisons usually come from anonymous cranks in online chat rooms. When a true expert like Yale University’s Timothy Snyder says that climate change could bring on conditions similar to those that led to the Holocaust, you sit up and listen. onEarth talked to the history professor about his new book, Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning, climate change, and the lessons we still haven’t learned from Hitler.

  24. Rafe Champion

    This historian is a true expert on climate change?

    Then, in terms of ecological panic, there is a rhetoric of catastrophism. We’re getting to a tipping point where we think there’s nothing we can do to avert an environmental calamity, so we should just prepare for that scenario. In fact, we still have time to act. A relatively small investment in alternative sources of energy and a relatively small investment in climate science would make a huge difference.

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