“Climate Friendly” EVs are a HUGE Fraud!

We hear repeatedly how Electric Vehicles (EVs) are the answer to their (democrats and confused environmentally concerned others) Climate Change and evil fossil fuel prayers.

“If we could all switch over to EVs, all of our Climate change concerns, and the whining about the cost of gas, would disappear!” This is what we hear repeatedly from the dolts in the Biden administration.

Well, here is a reality check for battery-powered vehicle owners, their proponents, and climate propagandists:

This massive and ungodly machine is required to move 500 tons of earth/ore, in search of lithium, which will be refined into ONE lithium car battery.

That’s ONE lithium car battery.

ONE.

It burns 900-1,000 gallons of fuel in a 12 hour shift.

Lithium is refined from Ore using sulfuric acid. Which is handled in an environmentally responsible way I’m sure.

But the mining of lithium is only the beginning.  

A battery in the average electric car is made from:

25 pounds of lithium,

60 pounds of nickel,

44 pounds of manganese,

30 pounds of cobalt,

200 pounds of copper, and

400 pounds of aluminum, steel, plastic etc.

That averages to 750-1,000 pounds of minerals, mined and processed (in many cases by child/slave labor) into a battery that merely stores electricity…, electricity generated by oil, gas, coal, and nuclear, with a small fraction drawn from water, wind and/or solar (typically less than 10%).

Are you beginning to see reality behind the EV hoax?

I would hope so.

In addition…, The Earth is already piling up spent batteries…, which are being disposed of in the most environmentally responsible ways I’m sure.

In TRUTH, there’s nothing “green” about the “Green New Deal” …, just a whole lot of power grabbing, “green” pockets being lined, and our environment being destroyed by greed and environmental disingenuousness.

But let’s hear from some other sources regarding these electric vehicles, which are going to save us all from climate change, and our dependence on evil fossil fuels.

“The environmental downside of Electric Vehicles,” according to Michael Heberling for “The Maine Wire.” The Maine Wire is a project of the Maine Policy Institute, Maine’s preeminent free-market policy think tank.

“According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), an electric vehicle requires SIX TIMES the mineral inputs of a comparable internal combustion engine vehicle (ICE). EV batteries are very heavy and are made with some exotic, expensive, toxic, and flammable materials.”

“The primary metals in EV batteries include Nickel, Lithium, Cobalt, Copper and Rare Earth metals (Neodymium and Dysprosium). The mining of these materials, their use in manufacturing and their ultimate disposal all present significant environmental challenges.

That’s “significant environmental challenges,” regarding EV batteries.  

Ninety percent (90%) of the ICE lead-acid batteries are recycled, while only five percent (5%) of the EV lithium-ion batteries are.”

“Oil has been so demonized that we tend to overlook some of its positive traits as a power source relative to the battery power of EVs.”

“Positive traits” of oil?! You better shut your dirty fossil fuel mouth!

“The power for an internal combustion engine, oil, is a homogeneous commodity found abundantly around the world (especially in our own backyard).”

“In spite of the environmental hysteria about oil drilling, the surface area disturbed is relatively small [in comparison to] many of the materials prominent in the clean energy revolution, which are obtained through open-pit horizontal mining, which is extremely damaging to wide areas of the environment.”

You don’t say?

Let’s look a little closer at some of these materials which are prominent in the “clean energy revolution.”

“Nickel, a major component of the EV batteries, is found just below the topsoil in the Rainforests of Indonesia and the Philippines. As a result, the nickel is extracted using horizontal surface mining that results in extensive environmental degradation: deforestation and removal of the top layer of soil. It should be noted that Rainforests play a major role in “fighting climate change” by removing Carbon Dioxide from the atmosphere through photosynthesis. The environmental battle cry “Save the Rainforests!” needs to be replaced with a new slogan reminiscent of this one from the Vietnam War: “It was necessary to destroy the village in order to save it.” Here is the new environmental bumper sticker for all Clean Energy EVs: “It was necessary to destroy the rainforest in order to save the planet”.

“Lithium. Over half of the world’s Lithium reserves are found in three South American countries that border the Andes Mountains: Chile, Argentina and Bolivia. These countries are collectively known as the ‘Lithium Triangle.’”

“According to the Institute for Energy Research, Lithium is found in salt flats in very arid areas which complicates the mining process. A multi-mineral mixture containing Lithium is removed from beneath the salt flats. The Lithium extraction from the mixture is a lengthy, 12 to 18 months, evaporation process that is water intensive. Each ton of lithium produced requires 500,000 gallons of water. Besides the discarded mineral salt mixture, the process can result in water and soil contamination plus a depleted water table.”

“It should be noted that the United States is 4th in total Lithium reserves behind the Lithium Triangle countries. However, NIMBY (Not In My Backyard) environmental protests to “Save the Planet” have stymied efforts to develop the US Lithium market. It seems that our provincial “Earth-Firsters” want to maintain a pristine US, but have no problem turning a blind eye to the environmental exploitation of third world countries.”

At least they’re consistent!

Regarding cobalt, The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) produces 70% of the world’s Cobalt. While there is no shortage of environmental issues with its Cobalt mining, the overriding problem here is human rights: dangerous working conditions and the use of child labor.”

Hmm…, that never seemed to be an issue as far as China and other Asian countries were concerned. I’m guessing the EV hucksters are looking the other way with this as well.   

“Cobalt is a toxic metal. Prolonged exposure and inhalation of Cobalt dust can lead to health issues of the eyes, skin, and lungs. Because Cobalt can be easily extracted from the ground by hand, small scale, bare-bones “artisanal” mines are common.”

“Artisanal mining” refers to informal mining activities carried out using low technology, with minimal machinery.” Basically, slave mining.

“The simplicity of the operation discourages/negates the need for ‘occupational safety measures’ and encourages the use of child labor.”

“Occupational safety measures” is a term that is completely foreign to these slave drivers, I assure you.

“According to the Wilson Center, ‘small-scale mining in the DRC involves people of all ages, including children, obligated to work under harsh conditions. Of the 255,000 Congolese mining for cobalt, 40,000 are children, some as young as six years.’”

Well, isn’t that lovely.

“Amnesty International has also made similar comments. ‘Thousands of children mine cobalt in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Despite the potentially fatal health effects of prolonged exposure to cobalt, adult and child miners work without even the most basic protective equipment.’”

Oh…, that’s odd!

These slave drivers should be reported to John Kerry and Greta Thunberg immediately!

“Chile is the leading producer of the world’s Copper. The vast majority of Chile’s Copper comes from open-pit/strip mines. This type of mining negatively affects vegetation, topsoil, wildlife habitats, and groundwater. The next three largest producers of copper are Peru, China, and the infamous Democratic Republic of the Congo. Number five happens to be the United States.

Well, there you have it.

The EV fairytale appears to be just the latest democrat hoax to be perpetrated on America, and the rest of the world as well.

And why does this gigantic hoax continue to go unchallenged and unreported?

Like I said, it’s just the latest in a long line of democrat and climate crazy activist propaganda, which includes propaganda by omission.

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What would John Kerry do?

Regarding the promoted global climate “crisis,” what would John Kerry and the rest of his “climate change” friends actually do about “climate change” if they could do anything they wanted? If I had the capacity to hand over a blank check to the “climate change” propagandists, what would they do with it, and how would their actions solve this “climate change” crisis?

I have to give credit to Mrs. MrEricksonRules for coming up with this question.

And it’s a good one.

So, again, what would the “climate change” propagandists do with a blank check, and how would their actions solve this “climate change” crisis?

The answer is, they would use the money to create an all-powerful, over-reaching, bureaucracy, dedicated to electing more “climate change” propagandists, dedicated to destroying capitalistic systems, destroying western civilization, destroying the practice of individual freedom, and most importantly, destroying America.   

NOTHING they would do would actually effect the climate in any meaningful way, because THERE ISN’T ANYTHING PEOPLE CAN DO TO EFFECT THE PLANET’S CLIMATE ONE WAY OR THE OTHER.

Believe it.

For all of you “climate change” propagandists out there, set aside your indignation at my remarks for a moment and create a short list of what you would do with my unlimited amount of accessible money in order to solve your “climate change” crisis.

Go ahead…, we’ll wait…, and feel free to send me your comments, so everyone else can see your actions which would solve the Earth’s “climate change” issues.

Oh, and please remember that anything you propose we do will not be accepted by China, who is the world’s most heinous polluter by a gigantic margin. One hundred times worse than the evil United States of America.

Just sayin’.

Like I mentioned before, I think you’ll see that anything on the action lists of these “climate change” propagandists, only attacks the American economy and American freedoms, not anything directly pertaining to the planet’s climate.

Again, the answer to “What would John Kerry do to solve ‘climate change,’” is, he would create an all-powerful, over-reaching, bureaucracy, dedicated to electing more “climate change” propagandists, dedicated to destroying capitalistic systems, destroying western civilization, destroying the practice of individual freedom, and most importantly, destroying America. 

So, please, John…, spare us all your warnings of impending climate doom. You’re not fooling anyone…, well, at least you’re not fooling most of us.   

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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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