Natural Gas Now Best Picks – September 30, 2023
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Readers pass along a lot of stuff every week about natural gas, fractivist antics, emissions, renewables, and other news relating to energy.
This week’s natural gas best picks: Crime and Overdue Punishment, It Was All A Big Con, Freedom to Travel Being Limited to Elites and much more.
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It;’s time to get real with the spoil brats who imagine they’re entitled to virtue signal and attract attention to themselves by destroying public treasures, interfering with innocent livelihoods and endangering others:
For those who missed it, participants in a climate protest in mid-September — a ceremony of the Global Church of Climate Alarm — very probably caused permanent damage to the 240 year-old monument by spraying paint all over its pillars. Because the pillars are made from porous limestone, the paint will have penetrated deeply into its pores and will be near-impossible to fully remove without causing further damage…
A Reuters report filed shortly after the criminal action took place does note that police “arrested all 14 protesters at the site and launched an investigation into property damage.”
Similarly, a report at The Independent also mentions the Berlin arrests, adding a note that, “Arrests also took place in Sweden where police said they detained 17 people suspected of sabotage after climate activists entered Stockholm’s Bromma airport, which operates mainly domestic routes, and sprayed red paint on one aircraft, police told Swedish news agency TT.”
Nowhere in any media reporting do I find any mention of possible jail terms or major fines for these criminal actions. It’s one thing to “arrest” these people – that’s the easy part. It’s quite another thing to punish them to the fullest extent of the law, which never seems to happen.
Until that starts to happen, these damaging acts will not only continue, but they will also grow in their aggressiveness and destruction. For example, an AP story briefly mentions the group’s common tactic of having their brainwashed minions glue themselves to the streets with Super Glue or some other adhesive that is extremely hard to remove. We’ve seen scenes of law enforcement and even fire officials wasting hours of their time trying to delicately dislodge these scumbags from the pavement, endangering the rest of the public.
How about doing this instead: Just shut down the street for a couple of days and let the idiots fend for themselves without any assistance from anyone? You do that a couple of times and that nonsense will end.
Indeed, and let me suggest another alternative unfortunately common today in America; just jail the brats and let them rot for two years waiting for trials.
Hat Tip: D.B.
The climate con, where everyone pretends they’re making a difference but really only putting money in their pocket and badges on their chests, is gradually being exposed.
The “vast majority” of environmental projects most commonly used within the voluntary carbon market (VCM) to offset greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions seem to have “fundamental failings” and cannot be relied upon to tackle global warming, according to a joint investigation from the Guardian and non-profit climate watchdog Corporate Accountability.
The investigation analysed the top 50 emission offset projects, selected because they have sold the most carbon credits within the global VCM, and found that most of them exaggerate climate benefits and underestimate the potential harm caused by the project’s activity.
The most popular projects traded globally include forestry schemes, hydroelectric dams, solar and wind farms, waste disposal and greener household appliance schemes across 20 countries, most of which have developing economies. The data comes from Allied Offsets,the world’s biggest and most comprehensive emissions trading database, which aggregates information about projects traded within the VCM from their inception.
The analysis found that 39, or 78%, of the 50 projects were categorised as “likely junk or worthless” due to one or more “fundamental failing” that undermines its alleged emissions offsetting power.
Eight others, or 16%, look “problematic”. There is evidence to suggest that they may have at least one fundamental failing and could therefore be “junk”.
The effectiveness of the remaining three projects could not be assessed properly or classified definitively, largely due to a lack of available public, independent information. The analysis also found that $1.16bn worth of carbon credits have been traded so far from those projects classified as “likely junk or worthless.”
Yes, if you think planting a tree somewhere gives you the right to brag about your contributions to ending our “climate emergency,” you’ve been conned.
Hat Tip: R.N and D.S.
France is proposing minimum prices for air tickets, proposed by France. It will “hurt the less well off without doing anything to reduce the number of flights”but that’s not the main thing here. This is yet another attempt to keep non-elites in their land, to control us all, of course and should it succeed it will lead to ever more control and complete loss of freedom to travel.
I was living in Edinburgh when I first saw an advertisement that would transform air travel. “Making flying as affordable as a pair of jeans – £29 one-way.” The fare for EasyJet’s first flights from Luton to Edinburgh and Glasgow in 1995, celebrated in its inaugural advertisement campaign, seems rather pricey by modern standards. You can get a ticket on that route on EasyJet for less than £29 today and fares on some other low-cost carriers can be under a tenner.
But cheap deals might be a thing of the past. France is seeking support from other European Union countries for a minimum price for airfares within the EU in a bid to reduce the number of flights in Europe and reduce the aviation sector’s CO2 emissions. Transport Minister Clement Beaune wants to “open the debate on the fair social and environmental price of a flight ticket”. The Netherlands and Belgium support the idea in principle. Although Brexit means flights from Britain to EU countries might not be covered by any new EU price policies, flights from the bloc to the UK would be.
France has already banned domestic flights for journeys that are possible in less than two-and-a-half hours by train. The Dutch government is going ahead with plans to cap the number of flights at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport next year, pending EU approval, in a bid to reduce noise pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.
The EU, of course, is leading the mass suicide of the West, except that it’s not intended for elites. It’s about “reducing the surplus population” for those who have completely forgotten Mr. Dickens’ lessons. The West as a whole is dying a bit every day as its ruling class has come to think they need to replace the electorate and consign the former one to serfdom.
Hat Tip: S.H.
Carbon Capture Pipeline Setbacks, from R.S.