Funding alarmism: the iron triangle + back to the dark ages

This comes from a piece on a very good Dutch site.
The story is about the role of medical scientists at RIVM, the British National Institute for Public Health and Environment, beating up alarm about heat-related deaths.
JOE and BORIS and the  RETURN TO THE DARK AGES

“We are going to get rid of fossil fuels” said President Biden.

For the first time since Harry Truman was president 70 years ago, America recently had more energy exports than imports. Now, under the Biden climate plan, America will be discouraging U.S. energy independence, starting with suspending Federal Oil and Gas Permits, encouraging the shuttering, and halting of further fracking efforts in America, and the cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline.

Under Biden’s plan to rid American lifestyles and economies of fossil fuels, such a plan would ground the military, space program, and Air Force 1. It would also mothball the huge energy demands of airlines, cruise ships and merchant ships, as well as eliminate the medical industry, electronics industry, and the communications industry that are totally reliant on the products made from petroleum derivatives.

Getting-off-fossil fuels would reverse much of the progress made over the last few centuries. The inventions of the automobile, airplane, and the use of petroleum in the early 1900’s led us into the Industrial Revolution and victories in World Wars I and II. The healthier and wealthier countries of today now have more than 6,000 products that did not exist a few hundred years ago, all manufactured from petroleum derivatives.

Over the last couple of centuries, the prosperity in the wealthier and healthier countries of using fossil fuels has reduced infant mortality, extended longevity from 40+ to more than 80+, allowed us to move to anywhere in the world via planes, trains, ships, and vehicles, and virtually eliminating weather related fatalities.

This entry was posted in Global warming and climate change policy, Rafe. Bookmark the permalink.

17 Responses to Funding alarmism: the iron triangle + back to the dark ages

  1. MatrixTransform says:

    Rafe, I’m looking at the graph and in the non-climate related deaths series, I can’t see the covid spike.

    what’s going on there?

    oh wait … we need more data

  2. Bad Samaritan says:

    I enjoy reading graphs and stats, but am unable to spot the Boxing Day 2004 tsunami on this one, as I am interested in whether it’s a declared Climate Catastrophe or not.

    Any other Cat finding the missing quarter million deaths?

  3. RobK says:

    The diagram is equally valid in solutions provided for the alarmism.
    For example: H2 boffin finds RE solution is a decade away because RE is very intermittent.

    By far and away the the hardest of the three pillars of cheap green hydrogen will be a combination of the previous cheap electricity, but also increasing your utilization of the electrolyser to get the most out of it over its 30 year lifetime,” he said.

    https://reneweconomy.com.au/australia-has-38gw-of-green-hydrogen-in-pipeline-but-major-cost-falls-needed/
    Read it and weep. 38GW of BS. As predicted, anything to do with RE will have poor utility, high capex.

  4. Rabbi Putin says:

    Maybe if you could blame fossil fuels for anything it’s lead to too many stupid people surviving deep into adulthood.

    Good times make weak men…

  5. Rafe Champion says:

    Bad Samaritan, you make a good point about the tsunami, it should produce a spike in the non-climate-related deaths that should be visible although looking at the measure, it is deaths averaged by decade, that would flatten it but not eliminate it. Still perplexed.

  6. Roger says:

    “We are going to get rid of fossil fuels” said President Biden.

    It’s a good thing Americans didn’t vote for this galah.

  7. Rafe Champion says:

    It is mad enough if you are just thinking about eliminating gas and oil as fuels but on top of that people need to be alerted to the incredible number of things that come from the petrochemical industry – just the partial list of 6000 items is illuminating.

  8. Xenophon says:

    Here’s a great idea! Let’s just lock up all scientists. Worked fir the Catholic Church didn’t it?

  9. Roger says:

    It is mad enough if you are just thinking about eliminating gas and oil as fuels but on top of that people need to be alerted to the incredible number of things that come from the petrochemical industry

    Like the smart phones people can’t seem to live without.

  10. OldOzzie says:

    The story is about the role of medical scientists at RIVM, the British National Institute for Public Health and Environment, beating up alarm about heat-related deaths.

    JOE and BORIS and the RETURN TO THE DARK AGES
    “We are going to get rid of fossil fuels” said President Biden.

    In the meantime

    SHOCKING JUMP in Vaccine Deaths Reported This Week at CDC-Linked VAERS Tracking Website

    There are more US deaths related to vaccines in 2021 in less than 5 months than there were the entire past decade.

    The number of deaths linked to vaccines this year has absolutely skyrocketed. According to the CDC’s own data, in 2021 n the first 3 months, the VAERS website recorded over 1,750 deaths due to vaccines in the US.

    That number is now at 5,997.

    “The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) database contains information on unverified reports of adverse events (illnesses, health problems and/or symptoms) following immunization with US-licensed vaccines. Reports are accepted from anyone and can be submitted electronically at http://www.vaers.hhs.gov.”

  11. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    Meanwhile, at the G7 ….

  12. Lee says:

    Biden and the Democrats proving, yet again, that they have shit for brains.

  13. egg_ says:

    Sciencematists are aware of the positive feedback loop?

    /sarc

  14. Turtle says:

    The authority of science, which is recognized by most philosophers of the modern epoch, is a very different thing from the authority of the Church, since it is intellectual, not governmental. No penalties fall upon those who reject it; no prudential arguments influence those who accept it. It prevails solely by its intrinsic appeal to reason. It is, moreover, a piecemeal and partial authority; it does not, like the body of Catholic dogma, lay down a complete system, covering human morality, human hopes, and the past and future history of the universe. It pronounces only on whatever, at the time, appears to have been scientifically ascertained, which is a small island in an ocean of nescience. There is yet another difference from ecclesiastical authority, which declares its pronouncements to be absolutely certain and eternally unalterable: the pronouncements of science are made tentatively, on a basis of probability, and are regarded as liable to modification. This produces a temper of mind very different from that of the medieval dogmatist.

    Bertrand Russell, 1945
    A History of Western Philosophy 

  15. Turtle says:

    That passage sticks out like dogs’ balls.

    It may have been true in 1945. Today it seems like the exact opposite of what is accepted as science.

  16. Bad Samaritan says:

    Turtle (12.43pm) Here’s Richard Feynman on the same subject….

    “Religion is a culture of faith; science is a culture of doubt.”

    You’ll notice that leftists are absolutely certain about everything…..no doubt allowed= have no comprehension of the culture of science. Leftists also have 100% absolute faith in their messiahs and prophets and idols = are religious nutters to the nth degree.

    PS: Also Feynman….“If you thought that science was certain – well, that is just an error on your part.”

    Which is why there is no point discussing with the left. “They cannot speak, but only blather”!

  17. Xenophon says:

    Not much respect around here for science or doubt I reckon.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.