The Climate Racket is Real

Dr. Patrick Moore joins host Andrew Bolt to discuss his new book, “Fake Invisible Catastrophes and Threats of Doom.”

Andrew Bolt and Patrick Moore go afield at the end though when they speculate as to why facts which oppose the narrative are disallowed in media, social or otherwise, and why “fact checkers” on Facebook like about, well facts. The answer is, as it has been for some time, that with the left, the point is never the point. The revolution is always the point. The left must force the culture leftwards at all costs. So we must say polar bears, (which are very photogenic, unlike Norwegian rats), are declining despite special measures in place to protect people from bear attacks by the swell they are having in population. “Fact Checkers” are there to make sure that the truth, actual facts, cannot be permitted to interfere with the narrative. The left is always on the side which pushes away from Western Civilization, and in some ways, from humanity itself.

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Across the world, politicians are going out of their way to promise fantastically expensive climate policies. US President Joe Biden has promised to spend $US500bn ($648bn) each year on climate — about 13 per cent of the entire federal revenue. The EU will spend 25 per cent of its budget on climate.…
 
Let’s put our energy into innovation to help fix the planet
Bjorn Lomborg The Australian March 6, 2021
 
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‘Humane Genocide’

The Covid Macguffin

Why do current events read like a bad movie?

 

A shadowy cabal of billionaires engineer a fake pandemic in order to fool the world into adopting an experimental vaccine called JANUS. The vaccine’s real purpose is sterilise the world’s populace – ‘humane genocide’, as the billionaires put it – so that Earth is left to be enjoyed solely by the very privileged few.

I’ve just described the Macguffin of a dark and brilliant 2013 TV conspiracy thriller called Utopia. It’s also, unfortunately, not dissimilar to the plotline we’ve all been living for real these last twelve months. Chances are you haven’t realised this yet. Probably, like most people, you’ve trusted the near-universal media narrative that the pandemic is real, that masks and lockdowns are necessary and that vaccines are the only solution. By the time you realise otherwise it may well be too late to stop the unfolding disaster.

To understand what’s really going on, a good place to start is the beginning of last year when rumours began to circulate about a terrifying new virus in China. The stories were so scary it was hard not to share them on social media: video of people apparently dropping dead in the street; apartment blocks having their doors welded shut to prevent plague victims escaping; a phone recording of a relative desperately ringing a hospital for help only to find all the staff sick or dead.

Perhaps, if we’d stopped to think for a moment, we might have wondered how such lurid tales had managed to slip through the net of the Chinese Communist Party’s famously efficient censorship system. Only months later – by which time the pandemic narrative had us all in its grip – did it emerge that we’d all been deceived by a brilliant CCP propaganda campaign.

The whistle was blown by Michael P. Senger an American lawyer and investigative journalist in a piece for the Tablet titled ‘China’s Global Lockdown Propaganda Campaign’. Read it: you’ll be shocked, appalled and just a little bit impressed by the audacity and scale of the operation. At each stage of the unfolding ‘pandemic’ scare narrative, vast batteries of CCP social media bots were tweaking the message, manipulating the West’s reaction.

This even included making us all adopt lockdowns – which had never before been used to control even the worst viral outbreaks (like the Hong Kong flu of 1968, when everyone carried on as normal), not least because they would have been considered too totalitarian and extreme, and because anyway there’s no evidence that they work.

Lockdowns were actually the invention of China’s President Xi himself whose propagandists promoted the concept aggressively. Italy was the first country to fall for the trick. The countries (such as New Zealand) – or states (such as Dan Andrews’s commie fiefdom Victoria) which adopted them most enthusiastically tended to be those with the closest relationships with China. Those that resisted, such as Sweden, tended to be those most sceptical of China.

Huge pressure was brought to bear on countries that wouldn’t play China’s game. When, for example, the United Kingdom was in danger of following Sweden’s sensible ‘herd immunity’ strategy, a battery of Chinese bots soon helped put Prime Minister Boris Johnson right. Dozens of Twitter accounts all relayed similar messages on the same day: ‘Stop the British genocide’; ‘You will have blood on your hands Johnson. This country will not forgive you’.

One reason the Chinese propaganda was so insidious and effective, Senger has argued, is because of a combination of Western naivety and racism: the idea that orientals, who for decades had lagged behind the West, could never dream up a plan of such sophistication. But they did – helped, of course, by many years of generous donations (well that’s a polite way of putting it…) to Western individuals and institutions, especially in the realms of science and academe. In May 2020, for example, Richard Horton the editor-in-chief of the influential medical journal, the Lancet, was moved to tell China Central Television that China’s lockdowns were ‘the right thing to do’ and how other countries ‘should respond in the face of such an acute threat’.

But it would be a mistake to blame the Chinese for everything. After all, to resist this epic scam, all the West had to do was exercise a bit of due diligence. Sure at the beginning, it might have feared the worst. But within months if not weeks it ought to have become perfectly clear that this was just another nasty, infectious bug going round, not a killer to rank with the Spanish Flu. In the UK, for example, if you look at the age-adjusted mortality rates going back to 1942, you realise that the death toll was no worse in 2020 than in 2008 and an improvement on every year before.

So why have our various branches of the Establishment – politicians, medics, scientists, the media – contrived to pretend otherwise by ramping up the scare narrative? Why, for example, in the UK if you die within 28 days of a positive test does ‘Covid 19’ get put on your death certificate – even if the actual cause is cancer or being hit by a bus? Why, till a recent ruling by the World Health Organisation, were the PCR tests run at an elevated number of cycles guaranteed to generate vast numbers of false positives? Why, for that matter, were cheap, effective treatment protocols such as Vitamin D, hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin largely nixed by the medical establishment?

Because, all along, it was never really about ‘coronavirus’. Always, that was just a handy pretext for the endgame and, compulsory ‘vaccines’ for everyone, enforced by restrictive health passports. These, in turn, will lead eventually to embedded biochips containing all your health and financial details – auguring in a Chinese-style social credit system, where your livelihood and freedom of movement will depend on your toeing the approved government line.

This has been decades in the planning by a technocratic, billionaire elite, some of whose names you will have heard of but many of whom remain in the shadows. Klaus Schwab and the World Economic Forum’s ‘Great Reset’ is part of this; so too is the United Nation’s Agenda 2030. It’s almost impossible to believe that our governments, our media, our judiciary – all the various institutions and checks and balances which should have protected us – are instead playing along with this terrifying takeover. But under cover of our innocence and ignorance they are.

Yes I know it sounds like the plot of a dystopian thriller. My, how I wish that’s all it was.

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Let’s put our energy into innovation to help fix the planet
 
Bjorn Lomborg The Australian March 6, 2021
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Across the world, politicians are going out of their way to promise fantastically expensive climate policies. US President Joe Biden has promised to spend $US500bn ($648bn) each year on climate — about 13 per cent of the entire federal revenue. The EU will spend 25 per cent of its budget on climate.
 
Most rich countries now promise to go carbon neutral by mid-century. Shockingly, only one country has made a serious, independent estimate of the cost: New Zealand found it would optimistically cost 16 per cent of its GDP by then, equivalent to the entire current New Zealand budget. The equivalent cost for the US and the EU would be more than $US5 trillion. Each and every year.
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That is more than the entire US federal budget, or more than the EU governments spend across all budgets for education, recreation, housing, environment, economic affairs, police, courts, defence and health.
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We are incessantly being told that renewables are ever cheaper and a Green New Deal will make us richer. Yet, this facile argument is belied by reality. Solar panels in some places make cheaper electricity at noon, but at night the cost is infinite. That is why across Europe, the higher the share of wind and solar, the higher the household cost of electricity. German consumers had to pay €31bn last year to support supposedly cheaper green energy. The UN Climate Panel found that of 128 analysed climate policies all made us poorer.
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Tellingly, European Commission vice-president Frans Timmermans recently admitted that climate policies would be so costly that it would be a “matter of survival for our industry” without huge, protective border taxes.
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Climate change is a real, man-made problem. But its impacts are much lower than breathless climate reporting would suggest.
The UN Climate Panel finds that if we do nothing, the total impact of climate in the 2070s will be equivalent to reducing incomes by 0.2-2 per cent. Given that by then each person is expected to be 363 per cent as rich as today, climate change means we will “only” be 356 per cent as rich. A problem, yes, but hardly the end of the world.
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Climate policies could end up hurting much more by dramatically cutting growth. Comprehensive studies show that for rich countries, lower growth means higher risks of protests and political breakdown. This isn’t surprising. If you live in a burgeoning economy, you know that you and your children will be much better off in the coming years. Hence, you are more forgiving of the present.
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If growth is almost absent, the world turns to a zero-sum experience. Better conditions for others likely mean worse conditions for you, resulting in a loss of social cohesion and trust in a worthwhile future. The yellow-vest protests against eco-taxes that have rankled France since 2018 could become a permanent feature of many or most rich societies.
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Activists from School Strike 4 Climate and Extinction Rebellion march towards the Parliament of Western Australia in Perth.
Activists from School Strike 4 Climate and Extinction Rebellion march towards the Parliament of Western Australia in Perth.
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Yet politicians focus on ever stronger climate policies that lower and potentially eradicate growth over the coming decades. This would delight a few job-secure academics who, from comfortable ivory towers, advocate degrowth for climate, but it would lead to tragic outcomes of stagnation, strife and discord for ordinary people.
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Most voters are not willing to pay for these extravagant climate policies. While Biden proposes spending the equivalent of $US1500 per American per year, a recent Washington Post survey showed that more than half the population were unwilling to pay even $US24.
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Moreover, these policies have little impact. If all the rich countries in the world were to cut their carbon emissions to zero tomorrow and for the rest of the century, the lack of energy would devastate societies. Yet, run on the standard UN climate model, the effort would make an almost unnoticeable reduction in temperatures of 0.4C by 2100.
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This is because more than three-quarters of the global emissions in the rest of this century will come from Asia, Africa and Latin America. These nations are determined to lift their populations out of poverty and ensure broad development using plentiful energy, mostly from cheap fossil fuels.
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The last 30 years of climate policy have delivered high costs and rising emissions. The only reliable ways to cut emissions have been recessions and the COVID-19 lockdowns, both of which are unpalatable. Expecting nations to stop using cheap energy won’t succeed. We need innovation.
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Take the terrible air pollution in Los Angeles in the 1950s. It wasn’t fixed by naively asking people to stop driving cars. Instead, it was fixed through innovation – the catalytic converter allowed people to drive further yet pollute little. We need to invest in R&D to make green energy much cheaper — from better solar, wind and batteries, to cheaper fission, fusion, and carbon capture.
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Spending trillions on enormous and premature emissions cuts is an unsustainable and ineffective Western world approach. Instead, we should spend tens of billions to innovate the price of green energy below fossil fuels. That is much more effective, realistic and will make everyone switch.
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Bjorn Lomborg is President of the Copenhagen Consensus and Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. His latest book is False Alarm: How Climate Change Panic Costs us Trillions, Hurts the Poor, and Fails to Fix the Planet.
 

One thought on “The Climate Racket is Real”

  1. Tom Clancy’s book Rainbow Six has a similar cabal of billionaires who create a lethal virus called Shiva. This is designed to destroy the world’s population so that an animals can be live free of human exploitation. The cabal has also produced a vaccine to counter Shiva. A small population of humans are selected to receive the vaccine. Their role is to be good stewards of the new world of animal utopia.

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