You can add crude oil to the list of things some “scientists” would have you believe they have figured out. 

“Oil that is…, black gold…, Texas tea.”

When you get right down to it, there isn’t a heck of a lot that “scientists” really “know.”

There’s a lot they’d like you to think they know, but in the end it’s mostly educated guesses…, and uneducated guesses.

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We see these educated and uneducated theories and guesses passed off as facts most of the time.

When reading textbooks or listening to the news, we never hear these “scientists” say, “We believe that …” or “It’s our theory that…”

I’m talking about global warming (now called “climate change” since the warming part is a hard sell), the creation of the universe, the evolution of life on Earth, and what’s inside the Earth.

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Now don’t get me wrong…, I’m not anti-science…, I love science.  I just don’t like it when wishful thinking is passed off as science, and this wishful thinking is then used as propaganda to support liberal fairy tale narratives.

Regarding oil, one of the “fossil fuels,” “scientists” have spun a pretty wild tale, it seems.

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In an article titled, “The Mysterious Origin and Supply of Oil,” by Ker Than, for the LiveScience website, Than says, “… some experts [are]  predicting that the end of oil is near, scientists still don’t know for sure where oil comes from, how long it took to make, or how much there is.”

Wait…, what?

What was that?

“Scientists still don’t know for sure where oil comes from, how long it took to make, or how much there is?”

Really?

But they feel safe “predicting that the end of oil is near.”

Again…, “Scientists still don’t know for sure where oil comes from, how long it took to make, or how much there is?”

Well, you could’ve fooled me!

I was under the impression that “scientists” knew all there was to know about oil in the Earth.

Hmmm.

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Soooo, it’s called a “fossil fuel” even though “fossils” may have nothing to do with it?

See what I mean?

Ker Than continues by saying, “A so-called ‘fossil fuel,’ petroleum [oil] is believed by most scientists to be the transformed remains of long dead organisms. The majority of petroleum is thought to come from the fossils of plants and tiny marine organisms. Larger animals might contribute to the mix as well.”

“Nature has been transmuting dead life into black gold [or natural gas] for millions of years using little more than heat, pressure and time, scientists tell us.”

That sounds like a statement of fact without any caveats to me.

Again…, see what I mean?

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“The idea that petroleum is formed from dead organic matter is known as the ‘biogenic theory’ of petroleum formation and was first proposed by a Russian scientist almost 250 years ago.”

“In the 1950’s, however, a few Russian scientists began questioning this traditional view and proposed instead that petroleum could form naturally deep inside the Earth [the abiogenic theory].”

They say, “Both processes for making petroleum likely require thousands of years,” although, here again, they really have no clue how long it takes, or if either of these theoretical processes are even responsible for the creation of oil at all.

According to an article on the ScienceDaily website, “Estimates of how much crude oil we have extracted from the planet vary wildly. Now, researchers have published a new estimate in the International Journal of Oil, Gas and Coal Technology that suggests we may have used more than we think.”

“Now, John Jones in the School of Engineering, at the University of Aberdeen, UK, says that we have used at least 135 billion barrels of oil since 1870, the period during which J.D. Rockefeller established The Standard Oil Company and began drilling in earnest.”

“However, in 2005, The Oil Depletion Analysis Centre (ODAC) [Is that really a thing?] in London provided a total figure of almost 1 trillion barrels of crude oil (944 billion barrels) since commercial drilling began.”

There are 42 gallons in a barrel, and I’m pretty good at math, so that would equate to around 42 trillion gallons.

That’s a lot of “fossils of plants and tiny marine organisms.”

And that’s only what we have used so far.

From the World Ocean Review website, “Gas and oil form in the sea over a period of millions of years [Oh, now it’s millions of years?], as the remains of animals and plants sink to the ocean floor. Combined with particles flushed from the land, they are buried and compressed into layers of sediment several kilometers thick on the ocean floor.”

Excuse me, but when does this stuff stop sinking to the ocean floor so it can become buried?  Isn’t this happening continually?  Just sayin’.

“Aided by the Earth’s pressure and temperature conditions, bacteria convert the biomass into precursor substances from which hydrocarbons are ultimately formed. These hydrocarbons can permeate certain layers of rock and sediment as they move up towards the surface, in a process called migration. In some cases they become trapped in impermeable layers of rock, which is where the actual deposits are ultimately formed. Depending on the ambient conditions, oil or natural gas develops. Today’s sources of fossil fuels are between 15 and 600 million years old.”

“Between 15 and 600 million years old,” huh? Well, that’s really narrowing it down!

“During this period the continental plates shifted, transforming oceans into landmasses, with the result that mineral deposits can be found both on land and at sea. Oil and gas are usually found where vast layers of sediment cover the ocean floor.”

So there you have it.  Perfectly explained as if it were proven fact…, which it is not.  This whole previous paragraph should have begun with the words, “Once upon a time” for all it is worth.

Again…, I’m not anti-science…, I love science.  I just don’t like it when these “scientists” pretend to know more than they do, then throw their science fiction stories out there as “the truth.”

If these scientists are so smart they should know better.

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Hey…, whatever happened to that huge hole in the ozone layer that was threatening life on Earth as we know it?

I haven’t heard much about it lately.

It must not be fitting in with the current “end of the world” “climate change” narrative.

Let’s see.

According to Chris Ciaccia of Fox News, ‘“Ozone hole is the smallest on record,’ NASA says.”

“Smallest on record?!”

Why haven’t we heard more about this?!

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Another case of liberal propaganda by omission I would suspect.

NASA also says this is due to a “rare” event, however.

Ahhhhh, the predictable disclaimer whenever “good news” needs to be tempered in order to not harm the existing narrative!

“Unusual weather patterns in the upper atmosphere over Antarctica have caused a drastic reduction in ozone depletion, leaving the ozone with the smallest hole seen since its discovery in 1982, according to NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.”

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First of all…, the ozone hole wasn’t even discovered until 1982!

That means we have a whopping 37 years of ozone hole history and thousands of years, or millions of years, or billions of years (depending on your belief of the age of the Earth) where we have no idea about the condition of an ozone hole, or if there even was one.

Let’s just go ahead and say that NASA has no scientific idea about what is normal and what isn’t, in regards to the ozone hole.

“Government agencies said that the hole had shrunk to 3.9 million square miles for the remainder of September and October, according to satellite data.  The peak in the hole was 6.3 million square miles, observed on Sept. 8. During normal weather conditions, the hole is usually around 8 million square miles during this time of year.”

‘“It’s great news for ozone in the Southern Hemisphere,’ said Paul Newman, chief scientist for Earth Sciences at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in a statement on NASA’s website. ‘But it’s important to recognize that what we’re seeing this year is due to warmer stratospheric temperatures. It’s not a sign that atmospheric ozone is suddenly on a fast track to recovery.’”

Time out.

I’m sorry Mr. Newman, but “it’s important to recognize” that you and your friends really have no idea what anything is “due” to, or what is causing what, or what’s “normal” and what isn’t.

“The ozone layer is approximately 7 to 25 miles above the Earth’s surface and acts as a ‘sunscreen’ for the planet, NASA added.  It keeps out harmful ultraviolet radiation from the Sun that has been linked to skin cancer, cataracts, immune system suppression and can also cause damage to plants.”aozone 8

“The hole over the Antarctic forms during the Southern Hemisphere’s late winter as the Sun’s rays start to cause ozone-depleting reactions. This involves chlorine and bromine from man-made objects being released into the stratosphere which then destroys the molecules in the ozone.”

‘“It’s a rare event that we’re still trying to understand,’ said Susan Strahan, an atmospheric scientist. ‘If the warming hadn’t happened, we’d likely be looking at a much more typical ozone hole.’”

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Again, I’m sorry Ms. Strahan, but you really don’t have a clue about what “a typical ozone hole” is really, or what we’d be looking at based on anything happening.  The only thing you said that I believe is, “we’re still trying to understand.”

You just go ahead and keep on trying.

“The 1987 Montreal Protocol was enacted after scientists disturbingly found a hole in the ozone over Antarctica and Australia in 1985.  It was enacted by the United Nations Environment Program.  Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said it was ‘perhaps the single most successful international agreement to date’ and it has been widely regarded as successful, with the ozone continuing to recover each year.”

Again…, and again, I’m sorry, but why did these scientists find the ozone hole “disturbing?”

They had no prior data to work with.

Perhaps the hole was alarmingly small compared to the prior 10,000 years?

They didn’t know.

They had no historical data to point to.

It was just another “The sky is falling!” environmental whacko alarm, intent on attacking America’s way of life, even though we are not anywhere near the biggest environmental offenders.

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Just as with ocean pollution, China has been found to be the major culprit damaging the ozone layer with the continued use of illegal gases.

“In May 2018, a startling study revealed that there was an ‘unexpected and persistent increase’ of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) in the atmosphere.  At the time, scientists could not pinpoint the exact location of the polluting and ozone-depleting gas, but subsequent media reports suggested that the clues lead to a rural industrial town in China.”

“Now, a new study confirms that the rise in CFCs, to the tune of 7,000 metric tons, is indeed coming from northeastern China based on atmospheric observations.”

“In a statement provided to Fox News, acting Head of UN Environment Joyce Msuya said: ‘Action is being taken by all parties at the international level and by China domestically.  Additional scientific research is being done to pinpoint the sources and possible illegal uses of the CFC-11.  Given the large amount of emissions, all parties appreciate the urgency to ensure the ongoing protection of the Ozone Layer.  This is a priority for the UN Environment Program.’”

Believe me, the only action being taken by China is figuring out how they can avoid being detected in the future.

These diplomats are either extremely gullible or extremely stupid.

Tell me again what the UN has ever really accomplished?

I guess it’s good that we have a forum (the UN) where communication at least exists between all countries…, but that’s about it.

One hundred ninety-seven countries, including the U.S. under former President Ronald Reagan and China, are signatories of the Montreal Protocol.

For many of these countries, and especially China, these agreements aren’t worth the paper they’re printed on, however.

 

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The Sierra Club says climate change deniers are more likely to be racists!  Well, there’s killing two birds with one stone!

According to Heather Smith for SIERRA, The national magazine of the Sierra Club, “People who don’t believe that climate change is real are more likely to be old, more likely to be Republican, and more likely to be white.”

So you’re saying the smartest group among us don’t necessarily believe in all of this climate change mumbo jumbo?

Makes sense to me so far.

“They [the old, white, conservatives] are also more likely to have racist beliefs, according to a recent study published in the journal ‘Environmental Politics.’”

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“Environmental Politics.”  Now there’s a liberal rag of a magazine if ever I heard of one!

I take it they’re just assuming the racist part because we’re talking about white conservatives here.

I doubt they asked people in the study if they were racists or not.

Ms. Smith goes on to say, “This correlation is a relatively recent phenomenon—one that occurred in the wake of Barack Obama’s election in 2008.”

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Oh, okay…, now I’m starting to get where this is going.

“The paper hypothesizes that, however moderate his actions, the mere existence of our first African American president dropping climate change into the State of the Union Address and joining the Paris climate accord correlates with a significant number of white Americans deciding that they were done believing in climate change.”

“This correlation has also been documented with regard to health-care reform—after the Obama administration made it a priority, a subset of white Americans who had supported the issue during the Clinton administration suddenly switched their position.”

This last claim is just a plain fabrication.  Not many people supported government run health care at all during the Clinton years.  That’s why they failed to implement it.  ObamaCare was actually signed into law.  I don’t think their argument stands up here.

Their racist claims regarding President Obama and climate change are way off base as well.

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When are these liberals going to understand that conservatives didn’t care about the color of Obama’s skin…, it was HIS policies, and HIS racism that turned conservatives off.

“Political messaging with racist over- and undertones has been deployed relentlessly by some politicians because appealing to prejudice and paranoia really does motivate racist, paranoid people to show up and vote.”

Now there something we can all agree on!

Except they’re referring to Republicans and I’m thinking about the Democrats!

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These crazy “studies” are about as valuable as their polling numbers!

But accuracy was never their goal in the first place.

It was the liberal messaging that was the most important thing.  It was only a means to an end.  Some hogwash to back up a failed narrative.

WINNING!

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Someone’s finally beginning to clean-up our oceans!  

So who’s finally taking the initiative to start cleaning up our oceans?

The United States?  I’ll let you in on a little secret here later.

Russia?

China?

England?

Japan?

Nope.

It’s a man from The Netherlands (also known as Holland).

The Netherlands?

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I can’t imagine that The Netherlands is responsible for even .000001 percent of the pollution in our oceans…, but yet they are the ones (the only ones right now) attempting to clean-up them up.

The Netherlands only has 17 million people in the entire country.  It’s known for its very liberal policies, although it is not a very diverse country, as over 85% of the population are Dutch/European.

AFP (French Press Agency), recently reported from Rotterdam, in The Netherlands, that, “A special ship designed to clean the oceans has harvested its first plastic from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch since setting sail from San Francisco last month, its Dutch inventor said Wednesday.”

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Please refer to my prior blog, “What’s up with all of this garbage in the oceans?” from April 18, 2018, for more information relating to the “Great Pacific garbage patch.”

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“The project by The Ocean Cleanup, a Dutch non-profit group, involves a supply ship towing a floating boom that corrals marine plastic with the aim of cleaning half of the infamous patch within five years.”

I applaud the intentions and the effort here, but shouldn’t we attempt to attack the problem at its sources as well?

If we don’t confront those doing the polluting, and attempt to limit additional “new pollution,” it’s like buying new fly swatters, but leaving all of the doors and windows wide open to continually let more flies in.  We’ll never be able to stay ahead of the game…, or make any real difference.

Please refer to my earlier blog, “We’re all veterans of the liberal environmental ‘blame game.’ But what’s the real deal regarding pollution on our planet?” from September 11, 2019, for a better understanding of who the real polluters are.

Here’s the secret I was talking about earlier…, President Trump actually deserves some credit as well for taking action regarding the pollution of our oceans.

According to David Emery of Snopes.com, “[President] Trump signed, in October of 2018, bipartisan legislation aimed at reducing the amount of garbage (mainly plastic debris) littering the world’s oceans and threatening sea life.  Called the Save Our Seas Act of 2018 (S.3508), the bill was described by the activist group Ocean Conservancy as ‘a small but significant piece of legislation’ showing ‘leadership in the global fight to tackle the marine debris crisis.’”

Way to go, President Trump!

Raise your hand if you were aware of this.

Don’t worry…, mine’s not up either.

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“The act reauthorized the existing National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Marine Debris Program for another five years and called for more international cooperation in the effort to clean up the world’s oceans.”

Getting back to the efforts by The Netherlands, ‘“Today we announce that our cleaning system in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch has been catching plastic for the first time,’ Boyan Slat, the 25-year-old Dutch CEO and founder of The Ocean Cleanup, told a press conference in Rotterdam.”

‘“It’s the first time actually anyone harvests plastic from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.  So we think that we can actually clean the oceans.’”

“Slat came up with the idea seven years ago, and the system has been undergoing tests for the past year.”

“The ship finally sailed from San Francisco on September 9 for trials on cleaning the patch, a floating trash pile twice the size of France that swirls in the ocean halfway between California and Hawaii.”

“It [the ship] was towing a 2,000-foot-long boom device designed by Slat dubbed System 001, aimed at containing floating ocean plastic so it can be scooped up and recycled.”

Another article from AFP states, “Ocean plastic waste probably comes from ships, report says.”

“The study offers fresh evidence that the vast garbage patches floating in the middle of oceans, which have sparked much consumer hand-wringing in recent years, are less the product of people dumping single-use plastics in waterways or on land, than they are the result of merchant marine vessels tossing their waste overboard by the ton.”

“Three-quarters of the garbage appeared to originate from Asia, mostly China.”

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“Everyone talks about saving the oceans by stopping using plastic bags, straws and single use packaging. That’s important, but when we head out on the ocean, that’s not necessarily what we find.”

There are thousands of cargo ships dumping garbage into our oceans on a daily basis.

There are 46 different cruise lines operating around the globe, which have 314 cruise ships.  It is estimated that 26 million people travel aboard these ships every year.

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That’s a lot of people…, and a lot of garbage!

Our oceans are not liquid dumpsters!

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All of these countries need to stop signing these BS climate accord agreements and simply keep their garbage to themselves.

That would be a good start.

 

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Are the people at the UN “crying wolf” when it comes to global warming?  Does it even matter?

According to a recent UN report on the world’s oceans, they say “we’re all in big trouble.”

In case the people at the UN and these contributing scientists were not aware of it…, we all are going to die at some point.

Nobody lives forever.

No one make it out of this life alive.

Don’t get me wrong.

Do I think we should reduce our levels of air pollution?

Yes.

Do I think we should pressure those countries who are the worst air pollution offenders (China) to reduce their levels of air pollution?

Yes.

Do I think we should reduce our polluting of the oceans and work to clean-up our oceans?

Yes.

Do I think we should pressure those countries who are the worst ocean pollution offenders (China) into reducing their polluting of the oceans and encourage them to help us clean-up the oceans?

Yes.

Okay…, that being said…

Chris Ciaccia of Fox News reports, “A damning new report from the United Nations says that the world’s oceans are undergoing drastic, accelerated change. And the risks associated with these changes to the climate are getting ever greater, threatening hundreds of millions of people and the global economy itself.”

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“The report, issued by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), highlights the changes that are happening as a result of increased emissions from greenhouse gases, including: sea levels rising by three feet by 2100; significantly fewer fish in the oceans; stronger hurricanes; and regular flooding in coastal cities such as New York.”

Hmmm?

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So are they saying our world is not going to come to an end in 12 years?

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I’m confused.

Where is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez getting her information from?

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Over 95% of the people on the planet right now will not be around to see the year 2100.

Just sayin’.

‘“Global warming has already reached 1 [degrees Celsius] above the pre-industrial level, due to past and current greenhouse gas emissions,’ a press release issued in conjunction with the report said. ‘There is overwhelming evidence that this is resulting in profound consequences for ecosystems and people. The ocean is warmer, more acidic and less productive. Melting glaciers and ice sheets are causing sea level rise, and coastal extreme events are becoming more severe.’”

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This all may be true, but there is no way of directly tying any planetary climate change to pollution caused by people.

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Our planet has, as a matter of fact, experienced many extreme climate changes in its past, without people playing any part in them at all.

The special United Nations-affiliated oceans and ice report released on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2019, “[Also] projects three feet of rising seas by the end of the century, much fewer fish, weakening ocean currents, even less snow and ice, and nastier hurricanes, caused by climate change.”

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“The report, which was worked on by more than 100 scientists from 36 countries around the world, was approved by the 195 IPCC member governments.”

100 scientists may sound like a lot…, but really it’s not.  What we basically have here is 1 scientist from every two of the 195 IPCC member countries.

Google says there are at least 7 million scientists in the world.

I think we can find 100 out of 7 million scientists who believe the Earth is flat!

‘“The open sea, the Arctic, the Antarctic and the high mountains may seem far away to many people,’ Hoesung Lee, chair of the IPCC, said in the press release. ‘But we depend on them and are influenced by them directly and indirectly in many ways – for weather and climate, for food and water, for energy, trade, transport, recreation and tourism, for health and wellbeing, for culture and identity.’”

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“The press release notes that ‘without major investments in adaptation,’ rising flood risks are likely, some of which could cause ‘some island nations’ to become uninhabitable ‘due to climate-related ocean and cryosphere change.’”

I notice quite often in this report that “this or that” is “likely to happen,” and that “this or that” “could happen.”

It’s hard to push all of your chips in on man-made climate change with these types of shaky assertions.

They say that “New York City COULD see once-in-a-lifetime floods every five years.”

I’m going to go out on a limb and predict that New York City MAY NOT see once-in-a-lifetime floods every five years.

Hey!

Look at me!

I’m a scientist!

“The changes, which previous reports have said could shrink ‘virtually all’ economies around the globe by 2100, will affect people, plants, food, societies, infrastructure, in addition to the global economy.”

Oh…, these scientists are economists too?!

“The IPCC report adds to a previous report from the U.N. that some coastal cities and those in the Arctic region will have to adapt. The previous report, published on June 25 from the United Nations Human Rights Council, warned that a potential ‘climate apartheid’ could fracture the global population, splitting the planet between the wealthy and the rest of the world who will be ‘left to suffer.’”

And there we have it.

The splitting of the world’s population between “the wealthy and the rest of the world who will be left to suffer.”

And that’s different from the world’s current economic structure how?

And when I said “does it even matter?” at the top of this article, here’s what I mean.

Let’s take a quick survey here.

Raise your hand if you would be willing to stop using your own personal car, truck or motorcycle in order to reduce fossil fuel emissions.

Raise your hand if you think it would be acceptable to do away with commercial airlines, and severely limit the energy use and production of manufacturing companies of all types.

Hmmm.

I didn’t notice a lot of hand going up.

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That’s exactly what I mean when I say “does it even matter?”

Regardless of what may or may not be going on with the climate, and regardless of who is or who is not responsible for it, 99% of us are really not willing to do anything serious about it, because………

NO MATTER WHAT WE DO, IT WON’T MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE!

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And do you seriously think we could get everyone in the world to agree to living like people did before the industrial revolution?

When these elite liberals say “we” have to do this and “we” need to do that…., what they really mean is “we,” NOT THEY, need to make sacrifices.  THEY aren’t willing to sacrifice anything.

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Hey…, little drama queen from Sweden…, here’s a quarter, call someone who cares!

According to Kalhan Rosenblatt of NBC News, “Teen environmental activist Greta Thunberg delivered an emotional and scathing speech at the United Nations on Monday, accusing world leaders of stealing her dreams and her childhood with their inaction on climate change.”

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First of all, who exactly invited a 16 year old to speak at the United Nations about “climate change?”

How exactly do you get on this docket?

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We’ve got almost 8 billion people on this planet, and we have to put up with a 16 year old lecturing us all on “climate change?”

How about some scientist, who would at least have some semblance of a little credibility?

This kid still has two years left of high school!

I think we can all recall how stupid and immature sophomores in high school are.

But hey…, let’s have this ignorant little girl, who still hasn’t even passed high school biology or chemistry, lecture us about how irresponsible, stupid and evil we are regarding the environment.

Won’t that be fun?

Maybe we could have her lecture us on our sexual and reproductive issues next week?

‘“How dare you!  You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words,’ Thunberg said.”

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Hey Greta…, how dare you?!  And newsflash…, your childhood IS basically over already, and you are the one who has allowed your dreams to be hijacked, if you had any besides allowing yourself to be tool, to be used by these globalist climate whackos.

‘“I shouldn’t be up here. I should be back at school on the other side of the ocean,’ the 16-year-old from Sweden told the United Nations Climate Action Summit.”

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Here, here!

These are the only two sentences you said that I agree with!

‘“Yet you all come to us young people for hope. How dare you!’”

Uhhh, who exactly is coming to you for hope?

We’re not a tad delusional are we?

“Thunberg slammed the members of the U.N. for caring more about money and ‘fairytales of eternal economic growth’ than collapsing ecosystems, mass extinctions and people suffering due to climate change.”

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“Fairytales of eternal economic growth?”

That’s a nice line, Greta…, who came up with that for you, and what video game world are you living in?

‘“You say you hear us and that you understand the urgency, but no matter how sad and angry I am I do not want to believe that because if you really understood the situation and still kept on failing to act, then you would be evil, and that I refuse to believe,’ Thunberg said.”

What exactly would you have us do Ms. Thunberg?

You seem to know exactly what is going to happen to our planet.

Please, please tell us we need to do…, I mean besides going back to living like we did in the stone ages.

I don’t suppose that would even suffice you, as I believe they ate quite a bit of meat back in those days.

And you know, they burned wood to keep warm as well.

Perhaps we should all just kill ourselves in order to save the planet?

“She also said that the ‘popular idea’ of cutting emissions by 50 percent in 10 years only yields a 50 percent chance of keeping the earth’s warming trend below the 1.5 degree Celsius threshold, which could set off ‘catastrophic chain reactions beyond human control’ if breached.”

Ha!  Another newsflash for you Greta!

THE EARTH IS BEYOND HUMAN CONTROL!

The idea that you and your whacko friends have that WE can somehow control or change the earth’s climate is the real “fairytale” here.

‘“A 50 percent risk is simply not acceptable to us — we who have to live with the consequences,’ she said.”

You speak of these theoretical possibilities as if they were forgone conclusions…, just like you’d expect a child would do.

“Thunberg said the earth’s remaining CO2 budget was rapidly dwindling — citing a report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that said the planet has experienced a more than 70 gigaton deficit in the earth’s remaining CO2 budget since January 2018.”

The only “deficit” we are experiencing here is a deficit of logic and historical global climate understanding.

“But Thunberg said leaders from the United Nations wouldn’t suggest more radical plans to reduce emissions because they are ‘still not mature enough to tell it like it is.’”

And you’re still not mature enough to understand that “what it is like” is a matter of perception.

‘“You are failing us but young people are starting to understand your betrayal,’ Thunberg said. ‘The eyes of all future generations are upon you and if you choose to fail us, I say we will never forgive you.’”

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Oh, I say…, how will we all live without your forgiveness?

Late on Monday, President Donald Trump retweeted a video of her speech, saying, “She seems like a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future. So nice to see! https://t.co/1tQG6QcVKO  — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 24, 2019”

“Wang Yi, China’s foreign minister, said countries ‘must honor our commitments and follow through on the Paris Agreement,’ in a clear [jab] at the Trump administration.”

‘“The withdrawal of certain parties will not shake the collective goal of the world community,’ Mr Yi said, to applause.”

Oh yes…, please applaud Wang here from China, as he pokes at the U.S., while his country of China is FAR AND AWAY the most egregious environmental violator on the planet.

Zip it, Wang.

And I’ll tell you what Ms. Greta…, I’d like to invite you back to the United Nations in 2032, so you can explain to us all why we’re all still here and why the earth and all of its creatures have not yet perished.

At least you’ll be an adult by then who may know a little something about something.

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We’re all veterans of the liberals’ environmental “blame game.” But what’s the real deal regarding pollution on our planet?

It seems we are bombarded by liberals in our country, shaking their fingers at us, and perpetually making us feel guilty for our standard of living, and for “trashing” the world’s environment on a daily basis.

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We hear “The evil United States is to blame for the world’s air pollution, global warming and ‘climate change…,’ with all of our evil factories, evil cars, evil trucks, and evil farting cows!”

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We hear “The evil United States is to blame for polluting our oceans, especially with our evil plastic bottles, our evil plastic this and our evil plastic that.”

We hear that we must adopt the democrats’ “Green New Deal” policies, which would set out economy back 200 years, in order to pay our environmental dues and save our planet.

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What’s really going out there, however?

According to data from the World Health Organization, regarding air pollution and air quality per city:

INDIA has 13 of the top 20 worst cities.

CHINA has 23 of the top 50 worst cities.

CHINA has 44 of the top 75 worst cities.

CHINA overwhelmingly dominates the list in general.

But wait!  How many U.S. cities are in there and where do we rank on the list you are probably asking?

NOT EVEN ONE U.S. CITY APPEARS ON THE LIST OF THE 500 WORST CITIES!

Let me repeat that.

NOT EVEN ONE U.S. CITY APPEARS ON THE LIST OF THE 500 WORST CITIES!

How can that be, you might be asking?

How are the democrats allowed to get away with all of this misrepresentation and disinformation regarding the environment?

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The answer is the “biased, liberal propaganda, fake news media” is a co-conspirator in this environmental charade.

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Okay, okay, but what about saving our oceans?!

What about the polar bears and the whales?!

According to Earthday.org website, the United States ranks number 20 on the top twenty list of ocean polluters.

Yes…, we’re last on that list, and a distant last at that.

How can that be, you might be asking?

How are the democrats allowed to get away with all of this misrepresentation and disinformation regarding the environment?

The answer is the “biased, liberal propaganda, fake news media” is a co-conspirator in this environmental charade.

All of the other countries on this ocean pollution list account for 2 times, 3 times, 4 times, 5 times, 6 times, 10 times, and 32 times the amount of ocean pollution the United States is guilty of!

And who’s at the top of this list?

Well if isn’t our old friend CHINA again!

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So the next time you hear some liberal crying about the environment and demanding we flip our country upside down and turn it inside out to save the planet…, tell them to take their story walkin’…, over to China and India, for starters.

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And tell them they can take their “biased, liberal propaganda, fake news media” with them!

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Do any of these “climate change” eggheads realize how stupid they sound? 

“The sky is falling, the sky is falling!”

“Climate change!  Global warming!  The ice is melting!  The oceans are rising!

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Although this is a recurring occurrence for these alarmist propagandists, most recently, I’m referring to a couple of articles that I came across.

The first article is by Christopher Carbone of Fox News, and the headline states, “Mysterious freshwater reservoir found hidden beneath the ocean!”

My first thought is, “okay, this sounds pretty interesting,” but the more I think about it, the less surprised I am by the discovery.

But they’ve peaked my interest…, so let’s proceed.

My next thought is, “Aren’t most things in life and our planet “mysterious?”

I would think the word “mysterious” would be a word that scientists would not be too fond of, however, as it seems to imply something not very scientific, but more supernatural, more beyond our understanding.

The truth is that there is a heck of a lot more that scientists don’t understand than they do understand.

Carbone continues, “Scientists discover world’s largest freshwater aquifer underneath the ocean floor.”

“Surveying the sub-seafloor off the eastern coast of the United States, researchers at Columbia University uncovered what appears to be the world’s largest freshwater aquifer. Believed to hold at least 670 cubic miles of fresh water, the discovery could usher in similar discoveries for other regions throughout the world.”

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“The surprising discovery, from a new survey of the sub-seafloor off the northeast U.S. coast by researchers from Columbia University, appears to be the largest formation of this type anywhere in the world — stretching from Massachusetts to New Jersey and extending continuously out about 50 miles to the edge of the continental shelf.”

“Researchers said that if it was discovered on the surface it would create a lake covering some 15,000 square miles.”

That would be about half the size of Lake Superior, or about two-thirds the size of Lake Michigan.

‘“We knew there was fresh water down there in isolated places, but we did not know the extent or geometry,’ lead author Chloe Gustafson, a PhD. candidate at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, said in a press statement.”

Okay…, this is all very well and good…, but I would have to question whether “we” knew this “fresh water” was down there, or if “we” only suspected it.  I don’t ever recall hearing anything about this type of thing before.

But here’s the kicker that justifies the use of the term “egghead.”

“Scientists also said that if the water was to ever be processed for consumption, it would need to be desalinated.”

Wait…, what?

Desalinated?

You “scientists” do understand that if the water would need to be “desalinated,” THEN IT’S NOT FRESH WATER!  IT’S SALT WATER!

I’m sorry, but am I missing something?

“The study was [original] published in the journal ‘Scientific Reports.’”

And none of the other “scientists” felt it necessary to point out that referring to salt water as fresh water kind of changes the whole concept of the report?

Brilliant.

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Next we have an article by Karl Mathiesen for “The Guardian” website that asks, “Why is Antarctic sea ice at record levels despite global warming?”

Good question!

How dare this ice act in a way that contradicts all of our “climate change” claims!

“While Arctic sea ice continues to decline, Antarctic levels are confounding the world’s most trusted climate models with record highs for the third year running.”

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So the Earth is “confounding” “the world’s most trusted climate models” with its ice growth? And for the third year in a row?

This sure doesn’t jive with the “climate change propaganda” I’ve been hearing over the past couple of years.

How about you?

And doesn’t it make sense that while the Arctic ice levels are in decline, the Antarctic ice levels are increasing?

You know…, I bet if you looked back in history, at times when the Antarctic ice levels were in decline, the Arctic ice levels were on the rise.

Just a guess.

Nothing scientific, but…, hey…, at least their claims and my claims would have that in common!

Mine would just make more sense, that’s all!

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“Antarctic ice floes extended further than ever recorded this southern winter, confounding the world’s most-trusted climate models.”

“Ice floes extended further than EVER recorded!”

“Ever” is a long time.

‘“It’s not expected,’ says Professor John Turner, a climate expert at the British Antarctic Survey. ‘The world’s best 50 models were run and 95% of them have Antarctic sea ice decreasing over the past 30 years.’”

Like Gomer used to say, “Surprise, surprise, surprise.”

If those are your “50 best models,” and they are all pathetically wrong, what are you basing your claims on and why should anyone listen to anything you have to say?

Just sayin’.

“But Dr. Claire Parkinson, a senior scientist at Nasa’s Goddard Space Flight Centre, says increasing Antarctic ice does not contradict the general warming trend, ‘Not every location on the Earth is having the same responses to climate changes. The fact that ice in one part of the world is doing one thing and in another part ice is doing another is not surprising. The Earth is large and as the climate changes it is normal to see different things going on,’ says Parkinson.”

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Wow.  You are wise Dr. Claire.  I’m pretty sure that most 5th graders could have made those deductions.

And basically what you’re saying is that no matter what happens with the Earth’s climate, we can twist it around to support our claims of global warming.

The “climate” changes all of the time, and we’ll give you that.  It’s been changing since the beginning of time, and all by itself, with no help from humans.

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“In a video made by Eco Audit reader and journalist Fraser Johnston, Dr. Guy Williams, a sea ice scientist at the Tasmanian Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, says that even though it had fooled climate models the increasing sea ice was well understood by scientists.”

‘“In some ways it’s a bit counterintuitive for people trying to understand how global warming is affecting our polar regions, but in fact it’s actually completely in line with how climate scientists expect Antarctica and the Southern Ocean to respond. Particularly in respect to increased winds and increased melt water,’ said Williams.”

Okay…, so these ice occurrences are “well understood” and “completely in line with how climate scientists expect Antarctica and the Southern Ocean to respond,” yet earlier, Professor John Turner was quoted as saying these results were “not expected.”

So what is it?  Was this ice situation expected by you “scientists” or not?

It kind of sucks when reality doesn’t line up with your propaganda, doesn’t it, docs?

I get the feeling that the next “climate change” study that we get to read about will being with the words, “Once upon a time…”

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Interesting and funny stories and images from the past!

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The kids behind the voices of the “Peanuts” characters in the 1960s.

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Ha!  Now that is cool!

Peanuts creator Charles Schultz thought it was important for the children on the animated adaptation of his comic strip to have the voices of actual children. The kids who were cast for the roles were all around the age of their onscreen counterparts, with Cathy Steinberg being only 4 years old when she was hired to play the role of Sally Brown. She was discovered living next door to producer Lee Mendelson.

Similarly, the voice Charlie, Todd Barbee, was discovered thanks to his father, Chuck, who was Mendelson’s director of photography.

For people who grew up with the Peanuts gang, it’s interesting to finally see “the kids behind the voices.”

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These two photos both feature the same giant tortoise named Jonathan. The photo on the left was taken in 1902 and the photo on the right was taken in 2017!  Jonathan was born in 1832 and today he is 186 years old!

Jonathan, the oldest known living animal in the world, lives on the island of Saint Helena in the South Atlantic Ocean.

Most animals don’t even come close to outliving their owners.  The tortoise is the rare case where you may have to arrange for someone to care for your pet after YOU die.., and then even after the next persons!

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The first vacuum cleaner. (Made by Siemens, in Germany, 1906.)

If you think the vacuum cleaner that you have now is a pain in the neck, imagine hauling this behemoth of a machine around the house while you try to clean up.  At the time Siemens referred to these mechanized monsters as “dedusting pumps.”

These machines weighed around 660 pounds!  If you wanted to “dedust” your home with one of these things it was no small effort. Thankfully, a better version of this “dedusting pump” was on the horizon, and it didn’t weigh as much as a car!

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A rare photo showing a 19-year-old Jimi Hendrix during his time in the US Army, where he trained as a paratrooper in 1961.

Before he was a legendary guitar musician, Jimi Hendrix was serving in the 101st Airborne Division of the U.S. Army where he trained as a paratrooper.  He trained at Fort Campbell, Kentucky after joining the military in lieu of serving time in prison for car theft.  Hendrix wasn’t a fan of the military, and he really hated training.

Eventually, he received a discharge and ended up getting back to his guitar.

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Tragically, his mainstream career would span only four years.  He is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, but alcohol and drugs took their toll on him, and he ended up choking to death on his own vomit, while asleep and overdosed on sleeping pills.

Sad.

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Grandpa Munster, 1965

Can’t you hear the theme music now? The Munsters aired from 1964 to 1966.  Grampa Munster was played by Al Lewis.  He had a lab beneath the Munsters’ home where he was always cooking up some weird scientific experiment.  The magazine he’s looking at here is what gets me!

Too funny!

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The 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens in Washington State was a real doozy!

On May 18, 1980 Mount St. Helens erupted in Washington State.  For two months prior to the explosion, a series of earthquakes continually rocked the state while St. Helens spewed steam.  It was obvious that the volcano was going to erupt, but it was just a question of when.  At 8:32 a.m., a magnitude 5.1 earthquake that came from directly beneath the mountain triggered the largest rock slide in history.

Following the landslide, a gas charged, partially molten rock and high pressure blast of steam exploded out of the mountain, following a series of smaller bursts that spewed ash and pumice as lava flowed freely from the mountain.

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Does one major volcanic eruption generate more climate-altering gas than that produced by humans in their entire history?

This argument that human-caused carbon emissions are merely a drop in the bucket compared to greenhouse gases generated by volcanoes has been making its way around for years.

Well…, the devil is in the details.

If you’re looking at carbon dioxide emissions only, that’s not the case.  But volcanoes spew out billions of tons of poisonous gasses as well, like Sulphur and chlorine, in addition to carbon dioxide.

It’s a typical case of manipulating the facts with word games to suit your narrative.

Yes…, one major volcanic eruption generates more pollution, in general, than that produced by humans in their entire history, which only includes the last 160 years by the way, which is when people started to burn fuel to run engines, machines and other equipment.

There are other natural sources of air pollution as well.

Methane is emitted by the digestion of food by animals.

Smoke and carbon monoxide are produced by wildfires.  During periods of active wildfires, this smoke can make up almost 75% of all air pollution by concentration.

Vegetation, in some regions, emits environmentally significant amounts of Volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

It turns out that The Earth is pretty adept at handling its own air pollution in its own ways.

The Earth doesn’t need our help one way or the other.

The Earth will still be here, doing its own thing, long after we are gone.

 

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