Support for the new energy narrative


According to the new narrative, flagged here on the New Catallaxy, wind and solar power are unsustainable, dirty, expensive and catastrophic for the environment. The root of the problem is the fake science news that is put about by the collection of vested interests that apparently hate the western world and everything that makes for peace, freedom and prosperity in it.

This article refers to a publication by a heavyweight scientist, not really news for people around here but valuable as an uncompromising statement backed by the best science.

The author notes that the emphasis on a false climate crisis is becoming a “tragedy for modern civilisation”, which depends on reliable, affordable and environmentally viable energy. “The windmills, solar panels and backup batteries have none of these qualities,” he states. This falsehood has been pushed by what has been termed a climate industrial complex, comprising some scientists, most media, industrialists and legislators. Furthermore, he continues, this grouping has “somehow” managed to convince many that CO2 in the atmosphere, a gas necessary for life on Earth, one which we exhale with every breath, is an environmental poison.

In Manheimer’s view, the partnership among self-interested businesses, grandstanding politicians and alarmist campaigners, “truly is an unholy alliance”.


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Kneel
Kneel
January 11, 2023 10:36 am

“In Manheimer’s view, the partnership among self-interested businesses, grandstanding politicians and alarmist campaigners, “truly is an unholy alliance”.”

Some are now citing Erlich (sp?) on climate alarmism – the same person who said there would be water rationing in the US by 1974, and millions starving in the US by 1980.

James Hanson suggested that by 2020, the famous diner shown on “Seinfeld” would have water lapping at it’s front door due to sea level rise. Of course, other than hurricane Sandy, which was a severe low pressure system during a king tide, it hasn’t even gotten close.

Kind of reminds one of a “Simpsons” episode, where “Disco Stu” shows a graph of sales of disco records ending in the late ’70’s and says “If these trends continue…”. They don’t. They never do. Exponential trends are indeed unsustainable. Something always stops them, even when they are real and caused by what the “experts” think they are.

And climate models, like COVID models, have been shown to be unreliable.

Boxcar
Boxcar
January 11, 2023 12:29 pm

When we all get to Zero, who is going to build the machinery, and how?

duncanm
duncanm
January 11, 2023 1:13 pm

The paper linked from that article is worth a quick read.
https://ccsenet.org/journal/index.php/jsd/article/view/0/47745

Its only short – but debunks pretty much every one of the alarmists’ points in layman’s terms with readily available data.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
January 11, 2023 1:33 pm

What a load of Bollocks. There is no Energy Narrative.

Mak Siccar
Mak Siccar
January 11, 2023 1:57 pm

In Manheimer’s view, the partnership among self-interested businesses, grandstanding politicians and alarmist campaigners, “truly is an unholy alliance”.

1000 upticks. He is totally spot on with that observation.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
January 11, 2023 6:00 pm

You can only get to Zero. There is no Net Zero. Just like there is Nirvana ………………..

Damon
Damon
January 11, 2023 7:42 pm

I’m 80. I don’t give a rat’s ass about any of this tripe. But I do feel sorry for the kids who should be enjoying their lives, and their education, instead of agonising about events that may, or may not, happen a hundred years from now.

Bazinga
Bazinga
January 11, 2023 10:00 pm

Let the Great Rentseeking begin (more accurately exponentially increase)

rickw
rickw
January 11, 2023 10:49 pm

“truly is an unholy alliance”

No shit, it’s idiots plus grifters. If you want to see how stupid the politicians involved in this are look no further than Bowen. He’s not competent to count paper clips.

Pattmclit
Pattmclit
January 11, 2023 11:57 pm

Rotten shame we, the unwashed are becoming scarcer.
Bit like reliable wind.

Maniac
Maniac
January 12, 2023 12:19 am

Yahoo! just posted an article about how an enormous hole in the ozone layer is supposedly “healing itself.”

I trust Jussie Smolett more when it comes to getting the story straight at this point.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
January 12, 2023 5:38 am

Rafe, this cult is so obvious in Britain. Everywhere yo,u go there are subtle and not so subtle references to what I call ‘the planetary disaster meme’. It seeps into every shop, hotel, railway station, advertising hoarding, and magazine article. It is just like a religious obeisance, a duty to mention’.
Every night on the free to air channels and the others there is some mention of a climatic matter. Last night the BBC went haywire with announcing the hottest year in Britain evah! – accompanied with big a big red sun over a desert. True it’s a mild enough winter, but there was snow everywhere here a few weeks ago. They delight in saying there’s no snow in Austria, even though my friend showed me a text from her husband skiing there, in plentiful snow and solid cold. They’re lying, she says, and also notes that they are building on flood plains ‘near Oxford’ and then call the inundation from some recent heavy rain following a dry spell ‘climate change’. I suspect friends such as us are beginning to make her question slightly her previous allegiance to whatever the BBC tells her.

Counteracting the relentless narrative seems almost impossible though.

2dogs
2dogs
January 12, 2023 7:14 am

We need to raise the bar on these people.

When a holier-than-thou warmist claims to have carbon-offset their flights to the latest COP, we need to challenge them with “but have you income adjusted your carbon offsets”?

For this, one is expected to take into account one’s higher income in purchasing carbon offsets. If your income is about the global median income, than purchases of offsets are 1:1. If it is less, you can buy less offsets. But if it is more, you must buy more offsets for your carbon sins. For example, if your income is at the top 1%, you must buy 100 times the offsets as your emissions.

Given that most COP attendees are in the top 0.01% of global income, they would be looking at having to buy 10,000 times the offsets as their emissions. It starts to become prohibitive.

Cliff Boof
Cliff Boof
January 12, 2023 8:04 am

Sun Cable, the brain fart by Cannon-Brooks and Forrest looks like it’s a fizzer.
I knew that it would be as soon as it appeared on the horizon.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-01-12/nt-sun-cable-administration-downplayed-by-nt-government/101845318

Vagabond
Vagabond
January 12, 2023 8:34 am

I used to think Forrest and MCB were incredibly stupid and gullible to have embarked on such a ridiculous and impractical proposal. It’s obvious now that it was just a rent harvesting project and the stupid and gullible ones were the politicians and “investors” who climbed aboard. The reason why it has collapsed is that major government funding was not forthcoming, either from here or Singapore. I suspect the Singaporeans didn’t support it because they were smart enough to recognise a con when they saw one but the Aussies didn’t come to the party because Bowen and Albo were on holiday or weren’t getting enough heat from their green masters.

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