Green Is MAD—Mutually Assured DestructionBy Marcia Merry Baker
Two of the 11 speakers on this panel are prominent European leaders of initiatives to discredit the core lies and models of the assertion that human activity is causing CO₂ emissions, which is causing destructive climate change. They are Franco Battaglia, Professor of Physical Chemistry, University of Modena, who in 2019, was co-sponsor of a petition declaration, signed by many hundreds of scientists, that “There Is No Climate Emergency.” Likewise, Professor Guus Berkhout, Emeritus Professor of Geophysics, who is President of CLINTEL (Climate Intelligence, a foundation). Berkhout is also a member of the Dutch Academy of Engineering, and the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences. His title was, “Stop Blaming Climate Change for Your Failures.”
Battalgia, using graphics, tore apart the global warming climate models, showing how they could not at all predict any past phenomena and trends of record. Meteorologist from Kansas, Mike Thompson, a state senator, used many illustrations to show the solar dynamics in climate change, as differentiated from weather pattern shifts. He denounced the false CO₂ emissions propaganda as “weaponized science.”
Berkhout gave an illustrated history on flooding in The Netherlands, his homeland, which suffered great damage this month. In the Maas Basin, flooding was worst where in the feeder streams and tributaries, the pumping stations, canals, and inland dikes have not been maintained. There have been worse floods in the past, and also examples of famous Dutch hydraulic defenses, such as the Delta Delta Works. Berkhout ridiculed EU Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans, “who blames all misery on climate change.”
A dramatic report on flooding in Germany was provided by Christian Lohmeyer, a farm leader in Lower Saxony, who is on the Board of Landvolk Mittelweser. On July 15, Lohmeyer made a three minute self-video, after hearing from a fellow farm leader in the Ahrweiler district, near Bonn, on the gross inaction by authorities there, who then blamed “climate change” for their own negligence. Lohmeyer denounced the officials and greens, who blame farmers for hurting the environment by growing food, then turn around and do nothing while 100 people die. “It’s not climate change.” He said that 50 farmers came out on their own at 3 a.m. in Ahrweiler with their tractors and equipment to save lives and protect what they could, and nothing at all was done by the authorities! There was not even a contact person. Nothing.
Paul Driessen, a well-known science analyst based in the U.S., author of Eco-Imperialism: Green Power, Black Death, gave a review of the track record of green lying in many areas, such as falsifying the number and intensity of hurricanes. He reviewed past blizzards, twisters, and hurricanes, blasting the “con artists” who blame climate change, not lack of defense from bad weather. He ended with a warning about the consequences of making the green electricity shift to “intermittent, unreliable wind and solar.” He said, “If you do, you deserve what you get.”
A presentation on “How Future Electricity Security Is Threatened by Wind and Solar Technology and Blackouts,” was given by German specialist, Alwin Burgholte, Professor Emeritus, GADE-Hochschule Wilhelmshaven. He reviewed past outages and causes, e.g. the 2003 blackout in New York, and the near European crash in January 2021, stressing the obvious essentials for stability. Even a minor outage can require weeks of work to reconstruct the grid.
The U.S. electricity overview agency NERC (North American Electricity Reliability Corporation) has issued a map of areas of the country where the likelihood of blackouts is very high from June through September 2021, because power generation baseload has become insufficient. Kansas Sen. Mike Thompson reported that his state has 3,100 wind turbines, and plans to add another 1,000. In Kansas, 43% of the electricity comes from wind and solar, which is the second highest in the nation after Iowa, with 49%. The potential disruption to farming and food is enormous, given that Kansas and Iowa each rank first or second nationally in wheat, corn, hogs, eggs and soybeans. Together they are second to Texas in cattle.
Minnesota farm leader Andy Olson reported on how “fragile” the electricity systems are throughout the Farmbelt states. He debunked the idea that gas-fueled peaker plants can be counted on as backup when the wind turbines are down. Seven coal-fired plants in Minnesota have been converted to gas, but the logistics and huge expense of getting and using the gas doesn’t work.
Angel Cushing, farm leader and activist from eastern Kansas, reported on the green assault against agriculture land use. It comes in the form of zoning, easements, Federal, and green elite maneuvers, done in the name of preserving nature, with fancy code names such as, “viewscape.” There is a “heritage area” campaign. This is all part of the “30×30” assault, to remove 30% of U.S. land and water out of any economic use by 2030, which is in Biden’s Executive Order 14008. This week, the federal Bureau of Land Management held a virtual public comment session on a plan in the works for an “American Prairie Reserve,” centered in Montana, that is to be over 3 million acres, larger than the nation of Lebanon. There are to be only bison, no more traditional livestock grazing.