More Merkel lunacy. Update, rolling back Obama’s red and green tide

U.S. District Judge Lisa Godbey Wood has handed a victory to the state of Georgia and nine other states that sued the federal government (and to the rest of the nation) by declaring that the WOTUS Rule is unlawful. That is the preposterous Obama over-reach that resulted in decisions like a Wyoming farmer being fined $37,500 a day for constructing a stock pond on his own property.

More money from Merkel for the Trifecta of Failure. She has decided to get really serious about big spending to fix the climate.

After a two-hour visit to the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) on 14 June, Merkel apparently decided to turn German climate policy on its head. After his discussion with Merkel, PIK Director Ottmar Edenhofer announced euphorically: “Following the financial crisis and the refugee crisis, the Chancellor is now tackling the climate crisis”. Well then, one is tempted to add, what could go wrong with that!

Just don’t mention the war the German Trifecta of Failure with power and emission reduction: more cost, less reliability and no CO2 reduction.

This and many other stirring stories in a vintage edition of the Global Warming Policy Forum newsletter.

Almost Everything You’ve Heard About The Amazon Fires Is Wrong

1) False Alarm: Amazon Burning Is Mostly Farms, Not Forests
Ronald Bailey, Reason, 23 August 2019

2) Why Everything They Say About The Amazon, Including That It’s The “Lungs Of The World,” Is Wrong
Michael Shellenberger, Forbes, 26 August 2019

3) The West’s Hysteria Over Amazon Fires Is Riddled With Colonial Arrogance
Brendan O’Neill, Spiked, 23 August 2019

4) Michael Mann Refuses To Produce Data, Loses Lawsuit
John Hinderaker, PowerLine, 24 August 2019

5) Fear Of Losing Votes, US Democrats Ban Presidential Climate Debate
ABC News, 24 August 2019

6) Patrick Michaels & Caleb Stewart Rossiter: The Great Failure Of Climate Models
Washington Examiner, 25 August 2019

7) Roy Spencer: How the Media Help to Destroy Rational Climate Debate
Roy W. Spencer, 25 August 2019

8) Merkel’s Madness: €7,6 Trillion For Germany’s Climate Project
Fritz Vahrenholt & Roland Tichy, GWPF, 24 August 2019

9) And Finally: How To Lose The Climate War? Tell Britons They Can No Longer Own A Car
Roger Harrabin, BBC News, 22 August 2019

UPDATE: A LOOK AT FOREST FIRES IN THE US

HEADS UP ONLY THREE WEEKS TO CLIMATE PROPAGANDA WEEK!

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22 Responses to More Merkel lunacy. Update, rolling back Obama’s red and green tide

  1. Knuckle Dragger

    Shake it off, Angela. Shake it off.

    (h/t Tay Tay)

  2. Oh come on

    Following the financial crisis and the refugee crisis, the Chancellor is now tackling the climate crisis

    She’s going to epically screw that up as well? Incredible job!

    Quite a record when you think about it.

  3. nb

    End-of-world circus arrives in town. Mann refuses to reveal the secrets behind his magic tricks.
    New York Times runs a quiz stall, where the answer to every question is racism.
    In the big top tent the left-parade star in a blockbuster parody of themselves.
    Meanwhile, China picks up the tab, and provides fentanyl refreshments to anyone who’s had enough.
    Suddenly the lights go out.

  4. classical_hero

    I’m from the government and I’m here to help.

  5. Mark M

    Amazon Jungle Once Home to Millions More Than Previously Thought –

    Forget small nomadic tribes and pristine jungle: the southern Amazon was likely covered in a network of large villages and ceremonial centers before Columbus.

    https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2018/03/amazon-jungle-ancient-population-satellite-computer-model/

    You couldn’t do that without burning a few trees down. and not have a carbon (sic) tax to save you.

  6. Bruce of Newcastle

    PIK and their führer Herr Doktor Schellnhuber are notorious. It’s also the den of Herr Doktor Rahmstorf. A more wretched hive of climate scum and villainy you will never find, except maybe at NASA GISS.

  7. Truth n Justice

    The sooner we can allow these climate idiots to destroy our economy completely the better. People will only wake up to the climate scam once it starts to really effect their convenience and quality of life.

  8. Fair shake of the Sauce bottle

    The Amazon Burns : who amongst us will save the Ewok!

  9. Roger

    A non-fictional Manchurian candidate.

  10. Dr Faustus

    For people that think that accusations of dangerous disconnect between ‘the science’ and political decision makers are overblown and the province of tiny-minority right wing conspiracy theorists:

    Amazon fires: Brazil threatened over EU trade deal

    France and Ireland say they will not ratify a huge trade deal with South American nations unless Brazil does more to fight fires in the Amazon.

    French leader Emmanuel Macron said President Jair Bolsonaro had lied to him about his stance on climate change.

    There are currently a record number of fires burning across a wide area of the Amazon rainforest. Environmental groups say the fires are linked to Mr Bolsonaro’s policies, which he denies.

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called the fire an “acute emergency… shocking and threatening not only for Brazil and the other affected countries, but also for the whole world”.

    “As of August 16, 2019, an analysis of NASA satellite data indicated that total fire activity across the Amazon basin this year has been close to the average in comparison to the past 15 years.”
    NASA Earth Observatory

  11. mem

    President Donald Trump has dismissed concerns about climate change at a world leaders’ summit in France, saying he’s “not going to lose” America’s wealth “on dreams” and “windmills.”

    Trump was asked during a press conference marking the end of the Group of Seven gathering what the world should be doing to address climate change. He skipped a session on the topic earlier Monday.

    Trump answered by saying that the U.S. “has tremendous wealth” ”under its feet” and that he’s not going to lose it “on dreams, on windmills.”

    Trump also claims to be “an environmentalist” despite his past statements and says he thinks he knows “more about the environment than most people.”

    Trump has expressed skepticism about climate science in the past, including falsely describing it as a “hoax” created by the Chinese to hurt the U.S. economy. https://www.sfchronicle.com/news/article/The-Latest-Trump-says-he-knew-about-invite-to-14378010.php
    Note the inclusion of “falsely” describing it as a hoax by the reporter. Poor chap doesn’t realize that his placement of “falsely” implies that the statement is true!

    ___

  12. The evil Merkel visited Climate Scam Central to order them to publish more “sciency” papers about the climate emergency.
    She will also have a chat with the Social Media Tyrants to re-jig their news feeds and search results so that the “Climate Emergency” papers are prominent.
    Look for lots of new “Science Publishings” warning mankind about the Climate Emergency in the coming months.

    If anyone could get the inner communications of three places, Potsdam Institute, NASA GISS and Climate Research joint at East Anglia, we’d be able to blow this whole scam apart.

  13. mem

    Almost Everything You’ve Heard About The Amazon Fires Is Wrong
    Here is a swathe of Australian academics and so-called experts commenting on the fires. Worth reading through all the contributions https://www.scimex.org/newsfeed/expert-reaction-fires-in-the-amazon

  14. Tom

    Must-read by Dr Roy Spencer (pointed to above) on the bullshit avalanche by the news media, which, instead of being the public’s eyes and ears — its old job — has become the chief propagandist for the GAGW fantasy being pushed by a bunch of corrupt, unethical government scientists out of self-interest:

    Just Google life expectancy and per capita energy use. Prosperous societies are healthier and enjoy longer lives. Expensive sources of energy forced upon the masses by governmental fiat kill poor people simply because expensive energy exacerbates poverty, and poverty leads to premature death.


    There are no human fingerprints of global warming. None. Climate change is simply assumed to be mostly human-caused (which is indeed possible), while our knowledge of natural climate change is almost non-existent.

    Computerized climate models are programmed based upon the assumption of human causation. The models produce human-caused climate change because they are forced to produce no warming (be in a state of ‘energy balance’) unless CO2 is added to them.

    As far as we know, no one has ever been killed by human-caused climate change. Weather-related deaths have fallen dramatically — by over 90% — in the last 100 years.

    Whose child has been taught that in school? What journalist has been brave enough to report that good news?

  15. thefrollickingmole

    Merkel declares war on warming.

    Has she seen the results of the last 2 wars her mob declared?

  16. John A

    “Following the financial crisis and the refugee crisis, the Chancellor is now tackling the climate crisis”

    Well, that sounds like a Trifecta compounded on a trifecta of past failure.

    Indeed, what could possibly go right?

  17. Anthony

    2) Why Everything They Say About The Amazon, Including That It’s The “Lungs Of The World,” Is Wrong

    Is a particularly good read.

  18. egg_

    Is there a hockey stick graph of Merkel’s expenditure?

  19. egg_

    French leader Emmanuel Macron said President Jair Bolsonaro had lied to him about his stance on climate change.

    “I fart in your general direction!”

  20. Frank Walker from National Tiles

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