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Dorian Shoves the Amazon Fires off the Climate Alarmist Radar

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(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

The only positive thing about Hurricane Dorian is that it gives the Climate alarmists something to virtue-signal about other than the Amazon rain forest fires. – Hey, at least Hurricane Dorian is the real deal, although it is certainly not, as some alarmists claimed on Sunday, the most powerful hurricane in modern times. That title still rests with Hurricane Camille, which packed 210 mph sustained winds when it devastated Mississippi, Alabama and much of the Gulf Coast way back in 1969.

Still, Dorian’s a big deal, one that is pounding the Bahamas as I write this, and no one in its path should take it lightly. It’s a real danger to human lives.

Then there are the fires in the Amazon rain forest, which have over the last 30 days been the subject of a major, focused campaign in the media to stoke climate alarm. Unlike Dorian, this is not a real thing, at least in the way the media and our celebrity virtue-signalers have portrayed it. The media has, of course, focused its efforts on trying to blame the entire problem on the government of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro who, like President Donald Trump, is a populist. What a surprise, right?

Yes, the number of fires in the Amazon are up in 2019 as compared to 2018. Yes, they are slightly above the 10-year average. But, as you can see in the chart below, they are way down from most years during the first decade of the 21st century, a time during which Brazil had a socialist government, a time during which no one in the Climate alarmist community or our fake news media attempted to blame Amazon fires on the Brazilian government. Funny how that works.

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As is always the case with climate alarmist campaigns designed to frighten the public, the images used in the campaign’s messaging are as fake as many of the messages. When French President Emanuel Macron issued a tweet falsely claiming, “The Amazon rain forest — the lungs which produce 20% of our planet’s oxygen — is on fire,” the photo he used to accompany the false message was of a fire that occurred during the 1990s.

That 20% claim was echoed throughout the climate alarmist virtue-signaling community, with Usual Suspects like Leonardo DiCaprio, soccer star Christian Renaldo and many others cutting-and-pasting it. The New York Times and Washington Post and CNN, MSNBC and all the other major U.S. fake news outlets also repeated the false claim. CNN was of course the worst of all, at one point running a banner with the false claim, “Fires Burning at Record Rate in Amazon Forest.” In another segment, the fake news network’s “climate reporter” hysterically claimed without evidence that, “The current fires are without precedent in the past 20,000 years.”

As reported by Michael Shellenberger in Forbes, that 20% claim is utter nonsense. Shellenberger quotes one of the leading experts on the Amazon rain forest, Dan Nepstad, as saying, “It’s bullshit. There’s no science behind that. The Amazon produces a lot of oxygen but it uses the same amount of oxygen through respiration so it’s a wash.”

But aren’t the Amazon fires still a problem? Sure they are. As Neptstad notes in a more detailed interview with Shellenberger at Environmental Progress, in some years they can produce as much as 3-4% of global carbon emissions. Nepstad also notes that almost all of the Amazon fires are started by humans engaged in deforestation efforts, so it is a problem that can be addressed through proper economic incentives.

But that will never happen so long as we continue to live in this Climate Change fantasy world in which the religious dogma of the left literally prevents any accurate, truthful acknowledgement of real causes. Even worse, the dogma demands that any and all “solutions” must be socialist in nature because the religion of Climate Change is not driven by “climate” at all, but by politics.

Matt Ridley, writing in the UK Spectator, summed it up thusly:

“The temptation to moralise on social media is so strong among footballers, actors and politicians alike that it is actually doing harm. Get the economic incentives right and the world will save its forests. Preach and preen and prevaricate, and you’ll probably end up inadvertently depriving more toucans and tapirs of their rainforest habitat.”

Well, yeah, but so what? It’s the virtue signal that matters.

That is all.

 

Today’s news moves at a faster pace than ever. Whatfinger.com is my go-to source for keeping up with all the latest events in real time.

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Blexit, Bolsonaro, Merkel: Globalism is Dying

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Your Democrat Mob in action! –  There is no end to the depravity of the Democrat Mob, no violation of societal norms to which they will not stoop.  Don’t believe me?  Yesterday, a group of Democrat mobsters disrupted a Marsha Blackburn rally in Tennessee as the audience was observing a moment of silence for the victims of the Tree of Life massacre in Pittsburgh.  I swear I don’t make this stuff up.  Who could?

They do that about everything else, so why should oil and gas be any different? – Hotair.com has a piece up this morning titled “New York Times Pushing Fake News About the Oil and Gas Industry.”  It’s about a hit piece the Times and reporter Eric Lipton put out over the weekend, alleging that the Trump Administration is just bulldozing the entire landscape of the state of Wyoming with its ramped-up federal lands leasing program.

The problem is this:  The story’s completely false, and it took the good folks over at EnergyInDepth.org about 15 minutes to debunk it.  But hey, EID has been debunking New York Times fake stories on the oil and gas industry for almost a full decade now – it’s a tough job, but somebody has to do it.

Hey, Blexit’s a thing now. – Conservative African American activist Candace Owens is leading an effort to convince more and more Black voters to abandon the Democrat Mob, and she has decided to call the movement “Blexit,” which of course is short for “Black Exit.”  Pretty clever.

As if the very existence of Black conservatives weren’t enough to infuriate the Democrat Mob, it will be even more enraged to discover that the t-shirts and other gear being used by Owens and others in the effort was designed by none other than ex-Democrat Mob hero and current Democrat Mob villain Kanye West!  Really, this is just too awesome for words:

“Blexit is a renaissance and I am blessed to say that this logo, these colors, were created by my dear friend and fellow superhero Kanye West,” said Owens, 29.

She gushed that West “has taken one of the boldest steps in America to open a conversation we have needed to have.”

Owens and West are just two of a rapidly-growing number of African Americans who realize that the last 70 years of tying their political fortunes to the brutish hucksters in the Democrat Party has left broad swaths of America’s black community mired in torn families, torn homes and multi-generational poverty with little hope of things ever improving. The Democrat Mob is the very symbol of big federal government, and no segment of our society has been more consistently and often intentionally failed by the federal government than the Black community.

Just as Brexit and Donald Trump pose an existential threat to the globalists, so does Blexit pose an existential threat to the Democrat Mob.  The Mob has been able to remain a force in national politics based largely on its ability to attract 90-95% of the Black vote in every election cycle.  Were that percentage to fall to 75%, the Democrat Party would essentially die.

Given that, we should expect the Democrat Mob’s assaults on Owens, West and other leaders of this new Blexit movement, which have already been vile and disgusting, to become even more severe and frequent. Because that’s what the Democrat Mob does to anyone who tries to leave the “Family.”

Speaking of Globalists threatened by President Donald Trump (I never tire of typing those three glorious words)… – Breaking overnight is the news that despicable Angela Merkel, who has done everything she can to destroy the native German culture with open borders policies during her 13 years as Chancellor there, announced she will step down as Chairman of her political party, the Christian Democrat Union (CDU), but will remain in the Chancellor’s post for now.

However, by stepping down as Chairman, Merkel is setting off a competition within the CDU among candidates who will ultimately attempt to succeed her in the Chancellor’s job.  Like the Democrat Mob in the U.S., the CDU has seen a steady erosion of its support in recent years, and Merkel was only able to remain in the Chancellor’s job following the most recent elections by forming a reluctant coalition with German’s Social Democrat Party.

Meanwhile, down in Brazil, the voters elevated conservative populist candidate Jair Bolsonaro to the nation’s presidency.  Bolsonaro, who is already being vilified in the fake news media as a far-right extremist (sound familiar?), won 56% of the vote, easily defeating his leftist, globalist opponent.  From the Reuters report:

“We cannot continue flirting with communism … We are going to change the destiny of Brazil,” Bolsonaro said in an acceptance address in which he vowed to carry out his campaign promises to stamp out corruption after years of leftist rule.

Again, sound famliar?

Globalism, which has never been anything more than a proxy for socialism and the destruction of human freedom, is a dying ideology all over the world.  Donald Trump understands that, which is why he is the leader of the free world.  The Democrat Mob doesn’t understand it and never will, which is why they will continue to die a slow and agonizing political death.

It’s morning in America.  Vote Republican.

That is all.

Follow me on Twitter at @GDBlackmon

Today’s news moves at a faster pace than ever. Whatfinger.com is my go-to source for keeping up with all the latest events in real time.

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