Let’s Make a Deal
Please! Please! Spare us the charade. No more denials. No more tear-jerking stories about job loss. We know that you fossils are not dumb. That what you fossils really want is to be bought out. With $Trillions of reserves on the block, who can blame you? Buying you out might be best. Certainly better than continuing to burn your products. Better yet, we use the money to develop carbon-free alternatives.
Considering that the fossil’s reserves will be worthless in another ten years, the fossils would probably settle for ten cents on the dollar, now; only after much protesting of course. That is what Manchin is up to; what the $Billions being spent on lobbying against climate change legislation is all about. Holding the Nation, the world, hostage like this is really bad. Blackmail bad. We’ve recently learned that the fossils have known about their products causing global warming for a long time. Which means that they have been putting their profits above all else for a long time. All sounds recently and historically all too familiar. Which also means that you fossils will probably be ordered to pay $Billions in fines when this gets to court. By the time this gets adjudicated: All of you fossils will be bankrupt; unable to pay anything. The planet’s goose will be cooked for hundreds of years. Billions of humans will have died. More of our fellow species gone extinct.
So. Here’s the deal fossils. Given that you won’t be able to pay whatever the courts assess, we won’t pay you anything for your reserves and call it even. We can call it even and quit using fossils within the next ten years. Your holding all of us hostage with your two-bit politicians, our allowing you to do so, is a suicide pact. No winners. Seven-eight billion human losers.
Biden’s climate trip to Europe is getting a lot of media coverage…
Maybe not in 10 years, but “soon” in corporate time.
The inflection point is coming. Soon. In political years.
The grid will grow/adapt.
Dinosaur pee for cars will be over by 2050.
I share your sentiment on GHG/ACC, just not your optimism. On most matters of public policy I would have preferred to have been terribly wrong, but it just has not been working out that way. Good luck to us all. Hopefully, this time I will be gloriously wrong.
Solar panel don’t work at night.
Let’s Go Brandon on electric cars: ‘When you buy an electric vehicle, you can go across America on a single tank of gas figuratively speaking. It’s not gas. You plug it in.’”
The cataclysmic catastrophes are constantly evolving. The egregious eschatology is persistently constant.
I’m so old. I remember these catastrophes.
1978: ‘No End in Sight’ to 30-Year Cooling Trend
1988: James Hansen forecasts increase regional drought in 1990s
1988: Maldives completely under water in 30 years
1989: Rising seas to ‘obliterate’ nations by 2000
1989: New York City’s West Side Highway underwater by 2019
Massive Misallocations of Resources.
It is intentional. You elites employ climate change hysterics to destroy the working class and enrich climate hoax profiteers – with 10% for the Big Guy.
Predictions are hard, especially about the future. In the late 19th century (yes 19th not 20th) scientists understood that as fossil fuels were ever increasingly consumed that emissions would alter our atmosphere in a manner that would possibly be catastrophic to our climate, forever altering the fragile balance that had established temperate zones conducive to the advance of civilization under the clumsy hands of the recently evolved naked ape. Initially at least the increased greenhouse gases accrued in the atmosphere would induce a general trend towards warmer weather, but not necessarily sufficient to overcome all other climate influences for some time to come. There still exists the possibility of a tipping point to the trend of change where the atmospheric turbulence or geologic phenomena caused by rising seas causes a sudden catastrophic reversal of trend as has happened before at least four times in geological history (each in entering and exiting two snowball Earth occurrences) that were unrelated to exogenous events (i.e., without an asteroid, meteorite, or comet striking the earth). So, the riddle of fire and ice has not actually be solved. The only thing of which we can be reasonably certain barring some occasion of tremendous fortune is that mankind has thus far reduced by thousands of years the remaining duration of hospitable climate on Earth which remains for human civilization.
In simple terms, Earth’s climate is changing, but it will not stop. There is no end to climate change on Earth until it is consumed by an expanding Sun. OTOH, humanity might not have very long to go; much less time than it might have been were we not in such a hurry to reach the end. Those that believe that severe sun burn and vastly destructive drought and storms are all that will come of climate change are childishly optimistic.
The Pope leaned over and whispered to China Joe, “Don’t be afraid. I’m not Catholic, either.”
Folks, don’t feed the troll. It only leaves its droppings to get attention.
Thank you Joel and agree
“…don’t feed the troll…”
[Good advice for sheep, but not necessary precaution for werewolves. In any case, an Internet blog flame-war can drown out a conversation, but if there is no war and little conversation, then risks are minimal.]
I offered the advice for the adults reading this thread.
The risk of feeding trolls is that they return to soil the blog and drive away conversation.
You then force me into a situation of spamming them. This one is from another site. Please ignore it.
OK, if you insist, but as trolls go Shaw is a lightweight. Joe Bridges and Curt Doolittle at least put up a good fight, although Curt was quicker to run. They both had resources and by that means better ways to spend their time than trolling EV as their disruptive ability was not up to the cohesion of the comment group. OTOH, Anthony Juan Batista was persistent as hell, begging back after Thoma blocked him and then changing handles a few times after Thoma blocked him a second time. Apparently AJB had too much free time on his hands.
EMike feels the same as you and Joel about trolls, but I found them useful windmills to sharpen my rhetorical sparring. No loss though, because I have tired of the game. Young people may have a better future to look forwards to despite appearances now, but I know that I have a better past to look back upon.
In one respect they fill up space with their quippy remarks. So they are beneficial in that regard.
they’re also useful because they give you a window into the narratives going around in their corner of the country…no one reading AB is going to be influenced by what they post here…there’s an underlying logic in the saying “keep your friends close and your enemies closer”….one should be secure enough in what one knows to read Breitbart and the World Socialist Web Site at the same time..
Ever hear the one about the circus peanut? No? Ok I’ll share.
You probably already know the story of PT Barnham so you know half the story already.
So anyway, much along the lines if what Barnham was selling there were these few others that over time have done the same. Put on a show. Now, a few put on a show for a specific reason. The blitzkrieg was a hell of a show, but the underlying reason was post depression Kaiser issues, which provided climate that saw a lot of death and destruction. Ok back to the circus peanut.
So anyway, years since Barnhams death, there have always been showmen of his character. Willing to take a buck and be famous from almost anyone, even from a poor kid named Brandon Tinsley. More on that some other time.
Anyway, you worship a circus peanut, an orange amalgamation of bitter shit sold under the guise of something new and fresh. We really don’t know why circus peanuts exist in this day and age, but they obviously have an audience. A collective of people who think orange chalk is candy.
My wife is ten years younger than me. My parents were each born in 1916, the Greatest Generation. Her parents were born about ten years later, the Silent Generation. My parents were lifelong New Deal Democrats and her parents were lifelong Republicans. However, she never herself voted for Trump but each of her four surviving siblings did vote for Trump twice. My wife voted for Romney in 2012 after voting for Obama in 2008 and then Biden in 2020. She was as unhappy about the Democrats she voted for as I was for voting for George Allen, Junior (my only vote ever cast for a Republican) to be governor of VA in 1993.
In any case, “in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity,” then I have learned to talk to Republicans rather than about them when in their company.
The —- leaned over and whispered to —– Joe…
[ Disgusting prejudice. ]
Let’s Go ——- on electric cars…
The —- leaned over and whispered to —– —…
[ This is what disgusting prejudice amounts to. ]
That is a familiar sentiment.
Investment in clean energy must triple by 2030 to curb climate change – IEA
World Energy Outlook 2020 shows how the response to the Covid crisis can reshape the future of energy
Read the report
“…Investment in renewable energy needs to triple by the end of the decade…”
[Not exactly on topic, but tangentially related.]
he MASS model of community-focused architecture
A project in Rwanda convinced a group of Harvard-trained architects to rethink their building methods, material and labor sources, and the end-use of their buildings…
This is how wine cellars work.
Yeah, sort of but with air flow for health reasons. Wine cellars take advantage of ambient temps in the ground, but not many have the air circulation. If you saw the segment, then you know they did a high tech version in US cities where they augmented the air flow with solar powered heat and A/C. I was already going “Darned good,” but at that point I went “Holy shit!” The future needs to catch up with these architects. Just what they had done for hospitals in Rwanda was darned good, but then I when I saw how they adapted their approach for the comfort demands of US institutions, then damn!