Biden/Kerry Are Pledging To Slash Carbon By 50% At Global Climate Summit

America’s leaders are railroading America into the arms of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development economic system, aka Technocracy. The manufactured threats of global warming and virus pandemics have only one goal: the Great Reset of the global economic system.

In America, Biden’s goals will surpass those of the radical Green New Deal. Essentially, America will be rebuilt from the ground up and painted green from top to bottom. As the WEF proudly says, “You will own nothing and you will be happy.” ⁃ TN Editor

President Biden is reportedly aiming to reduce the US greenhouse gas emissions by 50% to 52% (compared with 2005 levels) by the year 2030, according to a flurry of leaked reports in the NYT and other media outlets Thursday morning.

These new measures will force Americans to transform the way they drive, heath their homes and manufacture goods as Biden drags America toward the distant goal of carbon neutrality.

The reports hit just hours before the start of President Biden’s virtual climate summit, where he will be joined by a host of world leaders, including President Vladimir Putin, of Russia, and President Xi Jinping, of China. The virtual two-day summit is slated to begin Thursday at 0800ET. Biden planned the summit around Earth Day to help proclaim the US’s “return to a position of global leadership on the issue” of climate change, according to the NYT.

In total, some 40 heads of state are expected to participate in the summit, along with Pope Francis, Bill Gates, a range of Biden Cabinet members and former Secretary of State John Kerry, Biden’s special presidential envoy for climate.

Biden’s new greenhouse gas reduction target is “is a significant step up from the Obama administration’s pledge of a 25 percent to 28 percent reduction by 2025 and it is meant to signal that Mr. Biden’s decision to rejoin the Paris Agreement on climate change is just the start of an aggressive effort that will include trying to press other nations forward.” Biden is expected to declare that “the United States is back, ready to reinstate climate rules and accelerate a shift of the world’s largest economy away from fossil fuels.”

“The United States is not waiting, the costs of delay are too great, and our nation is resolved to act now,” according to a statement from the White House.

Speaking with reporters Wednesday night, one senior administration official said the new target would give the United States significant leverage for pushing other countries to do more and hinted at new target announcements on Thursday from Canada, Japan, Argentina and Korea — though not from China, the world’s largest greenhouse gas emitter.

While Democrats cheered the president on, Republicans slammed Biden for attempting to use his unilateral authority to impose pieces of the controversial Green New Deal first introduced by AOC and Sen. Markey of Massachusetts

“The American people don’t need arbitrary pledges or Democrats’ command-and-control approach that could cripple our economy without addressing the true problem that is global emissions,” Representative Kevin McCarthy of California, the House Republican leader, said in a statement.

Senator John Barrasso, Republican of Wyoming, said that the president was “unilaterally committing America to a drastic and damaging emissions pledge” that would punish the U.S. economy while “America’s adversaries like China and Russia continue to increase emissions at will.”

Back on the home front, addressing the climate crisis is an expensive pillar of the president’s infrastructure package. Green initiatives face skepticism from Republicans as well as some Democrats

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Amidst Pandemic Lockdowns, Britain Re-Focuses On Climate Change

Prime Minister Boris “Mr. Brexit” Johnson has refined the concept of techno-populism by totally embracing Sustainable Development, aka Technocracy, and pushing radical global warming cutbacks on carbon emissions. If there were any resistance to this move, it is muted by draconian lockdowns over Covid.

TN has repeatedly noted that the pandemic’s Great Panic of 2020 was coupled with global warming to drive acceptance of Sustainable Development. The World Economic Forum has also made this connection. Now that Britains are beaten down with masks, lockdowns and criminal penalties for violations, they have lost their will to resist. ⁃ TN Editor

Boris Johnson is preparing to announce a fresh target to reduce the UK‘s carbon emissions ahead of the Cop26 international climate change summit later this year.

The UK has committed to reducing emissions by 68 per cent by 2030 — a target that is seen as one of the most ambitious among developed nations.

But the prime minister will in the coming days pledge a steeper cut of 78 per cent by 2035 compared with 1990 levels, according to the Financial Times.

The paper, quoting people who had been briefed on the plan, said the announcement would be made this week ahead of a major US summit on Thursday where President Joe Biden is expected to set out a new US target for reducing emissions.

But Mr Johnson has been urged to make international climate agreements legally binding after warnings from scientists that the UK doesn’t have a plan to meet its commitments.

Climate experts and scientists have drawn up draft legislation that could enshrine the Paris Agreement in domestic law and commit the government to produce a plan to meet it.

Despite support from over 118 MPs and peers, the government is denying the Commons parliamentary time to discuss the legislation.

More than 100 climate experts wrote to the prime minister on Monday demanding action.

Mr Johnson’s new target, if confirmed, would be in line with the recommendations of the Climate Change Committee, published last year, for the government’s sixth carbon budget.

In its report, the committee said that it would effectively bring forward by 15 years the UK’s commitment to getting to an 80 per cent reduction.

In order to be achieved, it said that there would have to be more electric vehicles, an extension of offshore wind power generation, a reduction in meat and dairy consumption and the planting of new woodland.

The reported move comes at a time when the government is anxious to give a clear lead on climate change in the run-up to the Cop26 talks in Glasgow in November.

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy said that ministers would be making an announcement “shortly”.

A spokesperson said: “We will set our ambition for carbon budget six shortly, taking into account the latest advice from the Climate Change Committee.”

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Sweden Dumps Bill Gates Plot To Dim The Sun With Chalk Dust

Sweden a huge supporter of the UN’s Sustainable Development program, and one of the most progressive nations on earth, and yet even they see the lunacy of Bill Gates offer to fill the stratosphere with chalk dust. Good on them. ⁃ TN Editor

An effort to dim the sun to stop global warming has been scrapped by the Swedish Space Agency, who announced that the program, funded by Bill Gates, has ‘divided the scientific community’ and will therefore not be carried out.

The Swedish Space Corporation (SSC) released a statement saying that the Stratospheric Controlled Perturbation Experiment (SCoPEx), which also had secured Harvard funding, will not go ahead as planned in June.

“SSC has had dialogues this spring with both leading experts on geoengineering and with other stakeholders, as well as with the SCoPEx Advisory Board,” the statement reads, adding “As a result of these dialogues and in agreement with Harvard, SSC has decided not to conduct the technical test flight planned for this summer.”

It also notes that “The scientific community is divided regarding geoengineering, including any related technology tests such as the planned technical balloon test flight from Esrange this summer.”

The Gates funded idea would have seen the release of calcium carbonate, essentially chalk dust, into the atmosphere from a high-altitude balloon to observe the effect it has on sunlight reaching the planet surface.

The ultimate goal of the study was to reduce the temperature on the planet in an effort to stave off global warming.

However, not surprisingly, the notion of blocking out the Sun proved somewhat unpopular, with environmental groups warning of potential “catastrophic consequences.”

The Saami Council, an advocate group for Sweden’s indigenous population, warned that the Gates experiment “essentially attempts to mimic volcanic eruptions by continuously spewing the sky with sun-dimming particles.”

The group also pointed out that SCoPEx could have “irreversible sociopolitical effects” and would do nothing to reduce Carbon emissions, which are touted as the leading cause of climate change.

Essentially, the whole idea comes off as a weird vampirish effort to starve the planet of sunlight, the driver of all life, with little scientific logic behind it at all.

Bill Gates, who is flogging a book about climate change, has poured millions into geoengineering, funneling at least $4.6 million to the lead researcher on SCoPEx, Harvard applied physics scientist David Keith.

Gates has repeatedly lauded the notion of dimming the Sun, notably during a Ted Talk in 2010:

 

 

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Based On Pandemic Success, ‘Climate Lockdowns’ Are Next

The Great Panic of 2020 was perpetrated by the same climate alarmists who drove the global warming panic. Now, with success in shutting down economic activity, they are proposing dystopian “Climate Lockdowns”. ⁃ TN Editor

Do you think it can’t get much worse than COVID-19 lockdowns?

Think again.

An establishment-connected lefty professor says that in “the near future, the world may need to resort to lockdowns again — this time to tackle a climate emergency.”

“Under a ‘climate lockdown,’ governments would limit private-vehicle use, ban consumption of red meat, and impose extreme energy-saving measures, while fossil-fuel companies would have to stop drilling,” writes Mariana Mazzucato, a professor at the Economics of Innovation and Public Value Center at University College London, in a paper titled “Avoiding a Climate Lockdown.”

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The title of her paper is very misleading. She believes climate lockdowns will be necessary unless we “overhaul our economic structures and do capitalism differently.”

Three obstacles to overhaul must be removed, she says, “business that is shareholder-driven instead of stakeholder-driven, finance that is used in inadequate and inappropriate ways, and government that is based on outdated economic thinking and faulty assumptions.” She is really talking about fascist economics, where governments set the policies of “private” sector firms:

[G]overnment assistance to business must be less about subsidies, guarantees, and bailouts, and more about building partnerships. This means attaching strict conditions to any corporate bailouts to ensure that taxpayer money is put to productive use and generates long-term public value, not short-term private profits…Because markets will not lead a green revolution on their own, government policy must steer them in that direction. This will require an entrepreneurial state that innovates, takes risks, and invests alongside the private sector.

From The New York Times:

Her message has appealed to an array of American politicians. Senator Elizabeth Warren, Democrat of Massachusetts…has incorporated Dr. Mazzucato’s thinking into several policy rollouts, including one that would use “federal R & D to create domestic jobs and sustainable investments in the future” and another that would authorize the government to receive a return on its investments in the pharmaceutical industry. Dr. Mazzucato has also consulted with Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Democrat of New York, and her team on the ways a more active industrial policy might catalyze a Green New Deal…

Even Republicans have found something to like. In May[2019], Senator Marco Rubio of Florida credited Dr. Mazzucato’s work several times in “American Investment in the 21st Century,” his proposal to jump-start economic growth. “We need to build an economy that can see past the pressure to understand value-creation in narrow and short-run financial terms,” he wrote in the introduction, “and instead envision a future worth investing in for the long-term.”..

[A] charismatic figure in a contentious field that does not generate many stars — she was recently profiled in Wired magazine’s United Kingdom edition…Her ideas…are finding a receptive audience around the world. In the United Kingdom, Dr. Mazzucato’s work has influenced Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour Party, and Theresa May, a former Prime Minister, and she has counseled the Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon on designing and putting in place a national investment bank. She also advises government entities in Germany, South Africa and elsewhere. “In getting my hands dirty,” she said, “I learn and I bring it back to the theory…

[S]he pointed at an announcement on her laptop. She had been nominated for the first Not the Nobel Prize, a commendation intended to promote “fresh economic thinking.” “Governments have woken up to the fact the mainstream way of thinking isn’t helping them,” she said, explaining her appeal to politicians and policymakers. A few days later, she won.

The world is full of economists with very bad ideas but Mazzucato’s central planning ideas are among the worst. She is filled with ideas that would result in the harassment of individuals and independent businesses. Combine this with the following she is garnering and it makes her extremely dangerous.

Enjoy your hamburgers while you can.

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Bill Gates: Ready To Spray Chalk Dust Into Stratosphere To Cool Planet

Technocrat Bill Gates pictures himself the foremost expert on just about everything: computer technology and universal ID, vaccines and virology, climate change, education, land use, etc. Now he is investing in and promoting spraying chalk dust into the stratosphere to create a global sunshade to cool the planet. ⁃ TN Editor

The first test of a project backed to spray millions of tonnes of chalk into the stratosphere, in an attempt to ‘dim the sun’ and cool the Earth, could happen in June.

Harvard University experts will test the system by sending a large balloon 12 miles above the Swedish town of Kiruna and have it drop 2kg of chalk dust into the stratosphere.

The aim of the estimated $3 million mission, backed by billionaire Bill Gates, is to have the chalk deflect a portion of the sun’s radiation, stop it from hitting the surface, and cool the planet.

The idea has been heavily criticised since its inception, with project director Frank Keutsch even calling the need for this scale of geo-engineering ‘terrifying’.

And experts have warned that the unusual technique could be disastrous for weather systems in ways nobody can predict.

Backed by a range of private donors including Gates, the test mission is launching from Sweden as they could offer a launch by the end of this summer.

The test would use a high-altitude scientific balloon (pictured) to raise around 2kg of calcium carbonate dust — the size of a bag of flour — into the atmosphere 12 miles above the surface

The balloon (similar to the example pictured) would take 600kg of equipment up into the stratosphere, and if all goes to plan, the dust would be released

The test balloon will lift 600kg of scientific equipment 12 miles above the surface of the Arctic town and if it all goes well, about 2kg of dust will be released.

This will then create a dust plume several kilometres in length – not large enough to have any effect on the intensity of the sun’s rays hitting the Earth.

During that first test the team would gather information on how particles of dust react with the air.

The aim of the mission, backed by billionaire Bill Gates, is to have the chalk deflect a portion of the sun’s radiation, stop it from hitting the surface, and cool the planet

This could then be fed into computer models to determine what would happen if it were ever carried out at scale.

Keutsch told the Times he wants to determine the true effects, as current models ‘may be too optimistic’ and make the technique look attractive.

It would takes tonnes of dust and plumes many hundreds of kilometres to make a difference – the theory being that the dust would create a massive sunshade.

There are a number of geo-engineering theories being proposed, including ‘shinier crops and buildings to reflect more sunlight’, microbubbles in the ocean and removing cirrus clouds.

This would reflect some of the sun’s rays and heat back into space, dimming those that get through and so protecting Earth from the ravages of climate warming.

Keutsch, whose Harvard lab is leading the project, says the strategy would only be deployed in desperation to stop parts of the planet becoming uninhabitable.

Without any efforts to stop climate change, such as curbs on greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels and other pollutants, parts of the world will be up to 10 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than they are today, studies show.

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Great Reset: Biden Hikes Cost Of Carbon Emissions By Over 600%

Humans are carbon-based life forms and they live in a carbon-based world while using carbon-based sources of energy to build a carbon-based economy. The Great Reset/Green New Deal, aka Technocracy, is anti-human and anti-civilization. ⁃ TN Editor

The social cost of carbon could have ripple effects throughout industry.

President Joe Biden on Friday restored an Obama-era calculation on the economic cost of greenhouse gases, a step that will make it easier for his agencies to approve aggressive actions to confront climate change.

But the administration stopped short, for now, of boosting the cost figure to higher levels that economists and climate scientists say are justified by new research.

The interim figure — $51 for every ton of carbon released into the atmosphere — is well above the $8 cost used under former President Donald Trump, who declined to factor the global impacts of climate pollution into his calculation. It’s on par with a price based on analyses undertaken between 2010 and 2016 under former President Barack Obama, whose administration was first to calculate the figure known as the social cost of carbon.

The price point is temporary. A new Interagency Working Group on the Social Cost of Greenhouse Gases is required to issue a final number by January.

“A more complete update that follows the best science takes time. This is why we are quickly restoring the prior estimates as an interim step,” Heather Boushey, a member of the Council of Economic Advisers, wrote in a blog post.

The social cost of carbon is an effort to quantify the economic and societal damage from greenhouse gas emissions in the coming decades. The figure will be baked into the administration’s number-crunching on the costs and benefits of a wide array of regulations.

Friday’s notice, posted on the Office of Management and Budget website, fulfills a promise Biden made on Inauguration Day when he signed an executive order on climate change that called for a recalculation of the social cost of carbon, which the Trump administration had sharply reduced.

The new price per ton is accompanied by discount rates of 2.5 percent, 3 percent and 5 percent, numbers that express the weight of future benefits against immediate ones. A higher discount rate suggests society cares less about long-term consequences than present-day effects. Environmental activists and economists had urged Biden to lower the 3 percent discount rate set by Obama.

Trump had bumped the discount rate up to to 7 percent. When the Obama team modeled its estimates in 2016, a 3 percent discount rate carried a $42 per ton price. A 2.5 percent discount rate pushed the cost to $62 per ton.

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Earth Is Cooling As Radical Greens Continue To Fight Global Warming

The deep freeze conditions in Texas have brought the state to a screeching halt. The power grid collapsed, totally unprepared for freezing temps, alternative energy failed as natural gas pumps froze. Still, Climate Tzar John Kerry says we only have 9 years left to tip the scales on global warming. ⁃ TN Editor

Winter storms are wreaking havoc in central and southern States. The climate news has turned catastrophic. People are angry; however, the federal government is too busy with its delusional psychosis over global warming and the COVID pandemic.

People don’t realize how bad and multifaceted the situation is. We have full-scale blackouts in Mexico, millions of Americans still in the dark with no power and heat, and the biggest outage in American oil and gas history. A loss on this scale is already generating an energy crisis, meaning each and everyone one of us will be paying more for energy.

The death count is climbing, with 20 deaths now reported, and the count is not over yet, and all scientists can say is that global warming caused by humans is partly responsible for making the cold longer and more frequent; that is what the press says, and we are supposed to believe every word of it.

Obviously, global warming cannot be responsible for so much cold, but for the brain compromised, anything is possible. Of course, climate change is real; it is only man-made global warming, which is the world’s biggest scam in man’s history is not. The real story of climate change has to do with the sun and its fluctuations and the reality that we are in for a few decades of cooling temperatures on Earth.

Thousands of low-temperature records have fallen across North America during these past few days alone, with record snowfall accompanying the cold, driving the continent’s snow cover extent to unprecedented levels. Through December 2020 and January 2021, the UAH Satellite-Based Temperature of the Global Lower Atmosphere revealed that the Earth cooled dramatically and has now dropped below the 1979 through 2000 average.

The massive winter storm that buried much of the United States in snow this week, bringing record-setting cold across the plains and knocking out the power grid in Texas, is not inconsistent with climate change, according to Noah Diffenbaugh, an expert climate scientist at Stanford University. He is correct if he was talking about cold climate change.

Bill Gates, the pretend climatologist and expert on CO2 and medicine, is the man most responsible (along with Dr. Fauci) for pushing a massive delusional psychosis onto the human race, not only about COVID but about CO2, the most necessary gas for life on Earth.

You would think someone in the government would say something useful like warning the public about the signs and symptoms of hypothermia. But the press is too busy covering their backsides about global warming. In today’s world, it is impossible for anyone to admit they are wrong, so as we move into the beginning of dangerous ice-age conditions, all we will hear about is how hot it has been these last few years. Meanwhile, in Texas, after days of little or no energy food, and water shortages have developed with people burning their fences and children’s toys to stay warm.

Big Victims of the Big Lie

Texas was warned a decade ago that its power grid was unready for the cold. But since the propaganda of global warming fooled almost everyone, no one seemed to take the reality of global cooling seriously. Bottom line: The Texas grid got crushed because its operators didn’t see the need to prepare for cold weather, and everyone will pay the price. And, of course, some people will die for it, and probably many people will get sick from fighting with hypothermia.

“We have a nuclear power plant offline because of a frozen pump, we have coal plants offline because of frozen equipment or frozen coal piles, we have some wind turbines offline because of ice on the blades, we have some solar panels offline because of snow on the panels, but the most spectacular failing is really in the natural gas system where we have over 20 gigawatts of natural gas power plants that aren’t on, that we would like to be on and should be on, but they can’t get the gas they need, or their equipment is frozen,” said Professor Michael Webber, chief science officer at the University of Texas in Austin. The keywords here are frozen, not melted, as some climate fanatics who are suffering from psychosis wished it would be.

This week’s disruptive Arctic freeze isn’t just confined to North America –where this past Monday, a staggering 79% of the U.S. was below freezing. The cold is engulfing a large portion of the northern hemisphere, including central and eastern Europe, Northern and Western Asia, North Africa, and the Middle East, where snow is falling even in Lybia.

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Delingpole: No, Earth Is Not In A ‘Climate Emergency’

Hard facts fly in the face of climate alarmists but that does not deter them from perpetuating the climate emergency myth. Pseudo-science is not real science. It is a made-up narrative that hides behind the respectability of real science, but does not hold up under scrutiny. ⁃ TN Editor

There is no “climate emergency”, according to a study for the Global Warming Policy Foundation by independent scientist Dr Indur Goklany.

Goklany concludes:

While climate may have changed for the warmer:

• Most extreme weather phenomena have not become more extreme, more deadly, or more destructive

• Empirical evidence directly contradicts claims that increased carbon dioxide has reduced human wellbeing. In fact, human wellbeing has never been higher

• Whatever detrimental effects warming and higher carbon dioxide may have had on terrestrial species and ecosystems, they have been swamped by the contribution of fossil fuels to increased biological productivity. This has halted, and turned around, reductions in habitat loss

The report will make hugely depressing reading for all the prominent environmental activists — from the Pope and Doom Goblin Greta Thunberg to the Great Reset’s Klaus Schwab — who have been pushing the “climate emergency” narrative. It is an article of faith for the globalist elite and their useful idiots in the media, in politics, in business, and the entertainment that the world is on course for climate disaster which only radical and costly international action can prevent.

But Goklany’s report — Impacts of Climate Change: Perception & Reality — claims there is little if any evidence to support the scare narrative.

At the end, Goklany provides a table, setting out all the scaremongering claims made by environmental groups — and then comparing them with observed reality. Only one of the claims stands up, according to the study — weather has been getting slightly warmer:

More hot days and fewer cold days — Yes

Cyclones/hurricanes more intense or frequent — No

Tornadoes increase and become more intense — No

Floods more frequent and more intense — No

Droughts more frequent and intense — No

Area burned by wildfire increasing — No (area peaked in mid-19th century)

Cereal yields decreasing — No (they have tripled since 1961)

Food supplies per capita decreasing — No (increased 31 per cent since 1961)

Land area and beaches shrinking, coral islands submerged — No. (Marginal expansion)

None of the doom-mongering claims made about a decline in human welfare stands up, either, according to the study.

Access to cleaner water has increased; mortality from ‘Extreme Weather Events’ has declined by 99 per cent since the 1920s; fewer people are dying from heat; death rates from climate-sensitive diseases like malaria and diarrhoea have decreased (since 1900 malaria death rates have declined 96 per cent); hunger rates have declined; poverty has declined (GDP per capita has quadrupled since 1950 even as CO2 levels have sextupled); life expectancy has more than doubled since the start of industrialisation; health adjusted life expectancy has increased; global inequality has decreased in terms of incomes, life expectancies and access to modern-day amenities; the earth is green and more productive; habitat lost to agriculture has peaked due to fossil fuel dependent technologies.

It will be hard for green activists to dismiss Goklany as a “denier”. His credentials as a climate expert are impeccable. He was a member of the U.S. delegation that established the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and helped develop its First Assessment Report. He subsequently served as a U.S. delegate to the IPCC, and as an IPCC reviewer.

Goklany says:

Almost everywhere you look, climate change is having only small, and often benign, impacts. The impact of extreme weather events ― hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and droughts ― are, if anything, declining. Economic damages have declined as a fraction of global GDP. Death rates from such events have declined by 99% since the 1920s. Climate-related disease has collapsed. And more people die from cold than warm temperatures.

Even sea-level rise — predicted to be the most damaging impact of global warming — seems to be much less of a problem than thought, according to to the study’s findings.

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Oopsie: Earth Heats Up Due To Clean Air During Economic Lockdown

Climate alarmists will have some crow to eat now that it is documented that the earth heated up as man-made economic activity decreased. This is diametrically opposed to their claims that man’s activity and increased industrial activity is the cause of global warming. ⁃ TN Editor

Earth spiked a bit of a fever in 2020, partly because of cleaner air from the pandemic lockdown, a new study found.

For a short time, temperatures in some places in the eastern United States, Russia and China were as much as half to two-thirds of a degree (.3 to .37 degrees Celsius) warmer. That’s due to less soot and sulfate particles from car exhaust and burning coal, which normally cool the atmosphere temporarily by reflecting the sun’s heat, Tuesday’s study in the journal Geophysical Research Letters reported.

The study states:

“The COVID-19 pandemic changed emissions of gases and particulates. These gases and particulates affect climate. In general, human emissions of particles cool the planet by scattering away sunlight in the clear sky and by making clouds brighter to reflect sunlight away from the earth. This paper focuses on understanding how changes to emissions of particulates (aerosols) affect climate. We use estimates of emissions changes for 2020 in two climate models to simulate the impacts of the COVID-19 induced emission changes. We tightly constrain the models by forcing the winds to match observed winds for 2020. COVID-19 induced lockdowns led to reductions in aerosol and precursor emissions, chiefly soot or black carbon and sulfate (SO4). This is found to reduce the human caused aerosol cooling: creating a small net warming effect on the earth in spring 2020. Changes in cloud properties are smaller than observed changes during 2020. The impact of these changes on regional land surface temperature is small (maximum +0.3K). The impact of aerosol changes on global surface temperature is very small and lasts over several years. However, the aerosol changes are the largest contribution to COVID-19 affected emissions induced radiative forcing and temperature changes, larger than ozone, CO2 and contrail effects.”

Overall, the planet was about .05 degrees (.03 degrees Celsius) warmer for the year because the air had fewer cooling aerosols, which, unlike carbon dioxide, is pollution you can see, the study found.

“Cleaning up the air can actually warm the planet because that (soot and sulfate) pollution results in cooling” which climate scientists have long known, said study lead author Andrew Gettelman, an atmospheric scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. His calculations come from comparing 2020 weather to computer models that simulated a 2020 without the pollution reductions from pandemic lockdowns.

This temporary warming effect from fewer particles was stronger in 2020 than the effect of reduced heat-trapping carbon dioxide emissions, Gettelman said. That’s because carbon stays in the atmosphere for more than a century with long-term effects, while aerosols remain in the air about a week.

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The Fraud of Climate Change And the Drive for Control

The birth-pangs of Technocracy are painful and messy as pseudo-science is pitted against real science. Climate change (and the COVID-19 panic) are instruments used to stampede the world into Sustainable Development, aka Technocracy. Will the lies ever stop? Not likely. ⁃ TN Editor

Man-made Climate Change is being used as the catalyst for tall tales of melting ice caps, drowning polar bears, and flooded islands. It’s even being blamed for a rise in wars and poverty. In the name of Climate Change there is a drive to destroy Free markets and the very concepts of limited Government, private property, and individual liberty.

We’re told that we must all sacrifice and give up our “selfish” lifestyle as we are required to “live on less” – to save the planet. And above all, we are warned not to question any of this because the science is settled. The debate is over. Stop talking about it – We must act NOW!

But what are the facts? What is the basis of the Climate Change charges, and why is there no room for a difference of opinion, no matter what new facts may be discovered? In short, what is the true “end game?”

Climate Change alarmists claim that about 2700 scientists agree with them and that these represent about 97% of all scientists. And so, they claim, it is an indisputable fact. But the fact is, there is no consensus in the scientific community over Climate Change. A U.S. Senate minority report says more than 650 scientists express dissent over man-made global warming claims. In addition, over 30,000 scientists have signed on to a petition that says there is no convincing evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane or other greenhouse gasses causes or will … cause catastrophic heating of the Earth’s atmosphere and disruption of the Earth’s climate.

Now, I’m not a scientist, but neither is Al Gore. However I know that true science is rarely settled. Consensus means nothing. Science isn’t a democracy in which the one idea with the most votes wins. Science is based on fact – provable fact. It doesn’t matter how many agree or disagree. Truth in science is all that matters. But if you cut off anyone’s ability to even question someone’s findings you have fallen prey to a specific political agenda. And that is exactly what we are facing.

You can obviously run down a lot of rabbit holes in trying to discuss man-made Climate Change. But the real question is this – is climate change caused by man or is temperature change really just from natural causes? That is the debate – the ONLY debate. The answer to that question is mandatory before we allow Climate Change forces to begin to impose massive regulations that will control, perhaps even destroy human existence.

Those pushing the Climate Change position insist that it is not of natural causes. They declare that the warming is purely man-made from pollution – specifically emissions of CO2 into the atmosphere. They say that is creating what has been called a Green House effect as the CO2 becomes trapped, forcing a warming of the Earth.

It’s absolutely vital that they win that argument because IF climate change is actually proven to be from natural causes and not man-made, then their entire argument would fail and their entire political agenda will collapse along with their influence over government policy and their access to massive amounts of money. Is it any wonder that they are very nervous about those they call climate skeptics – those scientists and spokesmen who dispute their dire findings about the climate?

That’s why, to maintain control, radical environmental forces, such as the Sierra Club, Nature Conservancy, and the World Wildlife Fund, have used their power and influence over scientific journals to block the publication of any reports to the contrary. They have moved to block research grants to anyone who doesn’t toe the party line. Al Gore has called for Nuremberg-style public trials for anyone publicly questioning or disputing the claims of global warming. No discouraging word is to be heard.

But if Global Warming is so real – non-debatable – then what are they so afraid of? Why such dire efforts to stop anyone from expressing doubts? The fact is – and they are well aware of this – there simply is no evidence of man-made global warming.

According to scientist Joanne Nova, a former climate change alarmists – turned skeptic, if greenhouse gases are warming the earth, then, by now, we are supposed to see the first signs of it in a patch of air 10 kilometers above the tropics. But this hot spot just isn’t there.

MIT scientist Willie Soon, wrote that the warming during the past 30 year period was basically caused by storm activity on the Sun. He titled his report, “It’s the Sun, Stupid!”

In 1985, Ice cores extracted from Greenland revealed temperatures and CO2 levels going back 150,000 years. The original data seemed to indicate that temperatures and CO2 were locked together, thus giving birth to both the theory of the “greenhouse effect” and the climate change movement. But in 1999, scientists began to find that carbon levels actually rose and fell “AFTER” the temperatures did. And by 2003 scientists had much better data to show that the lag between temperatures rising and rising carbon levels was a lag of as much as 800 years.

Skeptic scientists who question the validity of the man-made Climate Change argument say that, if CO2 was a major driver of temperature change then they would rise indefinitely in a “runaway” greenhouse effect. That hasn’t happened in 500 million years. Their conclusion is that CO2 is obviously trivial in determining what causes temperature changes. Something else is causing global warming.

What we have experienced is a tsunami of data from computer models and government warming data collection thermometers screaming about massive warming taking place. The models are man-made and THEY are wrong. These are the facts: There has been no warming – at all – in the past 18 years. If anything, we are seeing a cooling period beginning. That is completely natural. It gets cold. It gets hot. The North and South Poles are not melting. The ice is actually growing thicker. Global sea ice is at a record high.

So the sea levels are not rising and islands are not about to drown. And neither are polar bears. Their population is actually increasing by large numbers. Tropical rain forests are growing faster than scientists thought, due to rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. CO2 is actually good for nature.

What, then, is the true end game? Why are they so desperate to hang on to the Climate Change argument, no matter how many times it is disproved?

Christine Stewart, the former Canadian Minister of the Environment, said, “No matter if the science of global warming is all phony…climate change provides the greatest opportunity to bring about justice and equality in the world.”

Timothy Wirth, formally of the Clinton Administration, and now the President of the UN Foundation, said, “We’ve got to ride this global warming issue. Even if the theory of global warming is wrong, we will be doing the right thing in terms of economic and environmental policy.” In other words, the end justifies the means!

What do these two quotes tell you? They hint that there is a bigger agenda than environmental protection in the Climate Change enforcement drive. They talk about economics and justice. Can it be that the environment serves simply as the excuse to disguise a larger plan?

Can such a diabolical plan exist? Or is that just a conspiracy theory from paranoid right wing fringe fanatics. The Club of Rome, one of the premier power forces working under the UN tent said in one of its reports, “In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like, would fit the bill. All of these dangers are caused by human intervention, and it is only through changed attitudes and behavior that they can be overcome. The real enemy then, is humanity itself.”

National sovereignty, free enterprise, and private property ownership were all targeted as an evil oppressor that must be eliminated in the name of peace, health and happiness. As this process moved forward there were public statements that hinted of what was to come.

Paul Ehrlich, now a Professor of Population Studies at Stanford University said, “A massive campaign must be launched to de-develop the United States. De-development means brining our economic system into line with the realities of ecology and the world resource situation.

And then in 1992, the United Nation’s Earth Summit in Rio introduced the master plan – what they called a “Comprehensive Blue Print” for reorganizing human society. It was called Agenda 21.

The UN explained Agenda 21 like this, “Effective execution of Agenda 21 will require a profound reorientation of all human society, unlike anything the world has ever experienced. A major shift n the priorities of both government and individuals and an unprecedented redeployment of human and financial resources. This shift will demand that a concern for the environmental consequences of every human action be integrated into individual and collective decision-making at every level.”

Maurice Strong, Chairman of the Earth Summit, summed it all up in his official address to the Summit when he said, “Isn’t the only hope for the planet that the industrial nations collapse? Isn’t it our responsibility to bring that about?”

And isn’t that exactly what we see happening in the United States and in industrial nations around the world? Always the same three words were used to describe the all-encompassing reach of this new Comprehensive Blue Print. Those words are, Economy, Equity, and Environment. Better known as the Three Es. It started as Agenda 21, then became Agenda 2030, now it’s the Green New Deal, and its racing into policy across the nation from city council, to county commission to state legislature.

Social Equity

Social Equity is based on a demand for “social justice.” Social Equity and Social Justice require that the world’s wealth be redistributed according to government dictates. No private property. No private industry. Black Lives Matter and ANTIFA are demonstrating how Social Justice will work for you. Pay attention.

Economic Prosperity

At the root of Agenda 21 economics are Public/Private Partnerships – pulled together into a government-driven economy called “corporatism.” The partnerships allow for special tax breaks; access to certain lands for some developers, but not others; non-compete clauses in government projects that guarantee profits for some, access to grants and lucrative special government projects, and much more.

Corporations that play ball get the power of government and Government gets to hide behind the independence of private business. Nearly every state is now working on legislation to make this official government policy. It’s called Benefit Corporations.

This is the new way business is being run in America under Sustainable Development. The business plan of the day – lobby for regulations. Destroy your competition with regulations and gather the goodies for yourself. Watch how many millions of dollars these global corporations are donating to BLM to achieve more power.

It’s not free enterprise. The true description is government-sanctioned monopolies, right out of the Mussolini fascist play book.

Ecological Integrity

That’s just the excuse for it all. To understand the power of this transformation of society under sustainable development, consider this quote from the UN’s Biodiversity treaty which was also introduced at the 1992 Earth Summit:

Nature has an integral set of different values (cultural, spiritual and material) where humans are one strand in nature’s web and all living creatures are considered equal. Therefore the natural way is the right way and human activities should be molded along nature’s rhythms.”

This quote lays down the ground rules for the entire Sustainable Development agenda. And only a strong, central, all-powerful government can protect the environment. Individuals and limited government can’t be trusted because man is nothing more than a swarm of locusts which swoops down on nature and sucks it clean until there is nothing left. Nothing good comes from man, according to Sustainablist doctrine.

Agenda 21 is a threat to our nation, to your local community, to you – because it IS a comprehensive blueprint specifically designed to change our way of life and our form of government. Al Gore, in his book, Earth in the Balance, said we would have to go through a “wrenching transformation” to rid us of the horrors of the Twentieth Centuries’ Industrial Revolution.

Christiana Figueres (Executive Secretary, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change), the woman in charge of the drive to impose global warming policy, said just couple of months ago, “This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, to change the economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years, since the industrial revolution…” Can their goals be any clearer?

But, how do you take such radical, obviously Socialist ideas and enforce them in the number one free market nation on Earth? Answer: impose it on the local level in every community in the nation.

The American Planning Association is the largest planning group in the nation. They are operating in almost every community. The APA is part of the Planners Network which promotes a statement of principles that reads, “We believe planning should be a tool for allocating resources…and eliminating the great inequalities of wealth and power in society…because the free market has proven incapable of doing this.” That is what every planner in every community believes and that is what is incorporated in every planning program they create.

Author Ted Trainer, explains how and why to impose the local process as he described it in his book, “Transition to a Sustainable and Just World.” “Consumer society cannot be reformed to make it sustainable or just; it must be largely replaced by a society with fundamentally different structures. Local planning focuses on curtailing energy and natural resource and land use.” Says Trainer, “The essential aim is not to fight against consumer- capitalist society, but to build the alternative to it.” And that’s exactly what Agenda 21 and Sustainable Development are designed to do – build an alternative to our American Republic of elected, representative, limited government.

There are three main targets of attack:

  1. Destroy private property ownership and control.
  2. Impose regional councils and government, taking government further away from the people.
  3. Feed the plan with federal grant money.

From the 1992 UN Earth Summit, the process moved forward rapidly. President Bill Clinton created by Executive Order, the President’s Council on Sustainable Development. Through the Council, the same Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) which had helped to create Agenda 21, now fanned out into the federal bureaucracy. They helped to write the grant programs through nearly every federal agency. These grants, touted as voluntary, came armed with specific dictates to any community that took the grant – detailing specific programs and guidelines that must be followed. Those guidelines were the specifics of the implementation of Agenda 21.

Armed with such regulations and the federal grants, the same NGO’s then descended on state legislatures to pressure for passage of regulations to force every community to prepare a comprehensive development plan. Then those same NGO’s headed to the local communities to “help” them write and implement those master plans. And of course, they came loaded down with the necessary money to pay for it – the federal grants. The grants, through HUD, the EPA and nearly every other agency in the Federal Government are the kool-aid used to spread the policy into your community.

The rules impose guidelines created on the international level for building materials, building, plumbing, and electric codes; installing bike lanes; building apartment buildings with no parking lots, and establishment of public transportation, including light rail trains to discourage the use of private transportation. Not to mention restrictions on water and energy use.

If a community takes the grant, they accept the restrictions. In short, they must implement the guidelines of Agenda 21. In the back rooms of city hall and the state legislature, your government officials work hand-in-hand to write policy with the very NGOs which created Agenda 21.

And what are the results of this internationally-created, federally-funded, and state-enforced assault on your local community and your own home? Private property rights are disappearing; energy is being tightly controlled; jobs are disappearing; community development means pack and stack high rise housing; and bike paths are jamming roads as taxes are skyrocketing.

The function of legitimate elected government within the Sustainablist system is fast becoming little more than the rubber stamp to create and enforce the dictates of something called Stakeholder Councils – run by – you guessed it – the same NGO organizations that wrote Agenda 21 in the first place. It’s the demise of representative government.

The UN Commission on Global Governance said: “Regionalism must precede globalism. We foresee a seamless system of governance from local communities, individual states, regional unions and up through the United Nations itself.” Is it then a coincidence that regionalism is becoming the fastest growing change in how our government is operating?

Why does it seem so difficult today to deal with government – to get them to listen to you? Because you don’t count. Local control is gone. They make their plans in the back rooms, out of sight and out of reach of the people. These non-elected regional councils should never have the power to legislate. That must only be done by actual elected bodies directly representing and answerable to you. This is how government is spiraling out of control under Sustainable Development. The main change from all of this growth in the power of government is corruption and loss of control by the people.

The economics of so-called Sustainable Smart Growth are sobering and hit few harder than the poor and young families just starting out. A recent report by the real estate data firm Zillow says that developers are no longer planning to build starter homes for young or low income buyers. The only homes they plan to build are those for the rich or federally-subsidized low-income apartments.

To get you out of your cars, the State of Washington’s legislature has set a target of reducing per capita driving of cars by 50% by 2050. Oregon is the first state to implement plans to measure how many miles you drive per year and tax it. Oregon is also the first state to ban zoning protections for single-family homes. There are plans now to install devises that will allow the government to shut off your car if your drive too much.

In the San Francisco Bay Area, thousands of low income families are being uprooted from their homes and relocated, often against their will, into “Preferred Development Areas.”

Yet, as Americans are being forced to live this way, all under the excuse of environmental protection – here is the kicker – the little known fact- that none of it is necessary – because it doesn’t work.

A few years ago, the American Planning Association did a study to see if all of their efforts to enforce Smart Growth worked. Would you be shocked to learn that the APA’s own study reported that Smart Growth does not work?!

Here is the final concluding paragraph of that APA-sponsored study:

The current planning policy strategies for land use and transportation have virtually no impact on the major long term increases in resource and energy consumption. They generally tend to increase costs and reduce economic competitiveness…In many cases, the socioeconomic consequences of less housing choices, crowding, and congestion may outweigh the very modest co2 reduction benefits.”

The fact is, Smart Growth really means the end of private property rights and single family homes, to force us to live in stack and pack high rises where residents are over-taxed, over-regulated, rents are high and individual thoughts and actions are viewed as a threat to the “well-ordered society.”

THIS is what your local officials are telling you is a LOCAL plan. Yet, every plan is the same – across the nation. And every single one of these programs is now being enforced in your local planning boards.

This top down control is the perfect description of a “Soviet.” And THAT is what Sustainable Development is. THAT is what the comprehensive blue print is in action! THAT is what regional planning really is. THAT is Agenda 21. And THAT is the root of the Biden Administration’s “Great Reset” policy.

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