Climate Today: Eco Friendly Sex And Save The Whales

I know you’re just dying to know what eco friendly sex is, right?

Eco-friendly sex: What is it and how does it impact on climate change?

When we think about the different ways we can reduce our carbon footprints, our sex lives are not usually at the top of the list.

Yet web searches for sustainable products such as vegan condoms and waste-free contraception have been steadily on the rise in recent years.

What is eco-friendly sex?

“For some, being eco-friendly sexually means selecting lubes, toys, bed sheets and condoms that have less impact on the planet,” explains Dr Adenike Akinsemolu, an environmental sustainability scientist from Nigeria.

“For others, it entails reducing the damage in the creation of porn to workers and the environment. Both examples are valid and of importance.” (snip)

Many lubes are also petroleum-based, and therefore contain fossil fuels. This has led to a rise in water-based or organic products. And homemade options are becoming more popular. (snip)

Sex toys are another area where the use of plastic is widespread. Steel or glass alternatives are available, while the option of buying rechargeable toys also helps reduce waste. There are even solar powered sex toys on the market.

On to whales

Endangered whale population sinks close to 20-year low

A type of whale that is one of the rarest marine mammals in the world lost nearly 10% of its population last year, a group of scientists and ocean life advocates said on Monday.

The North Atlantic right whale numbered only 366 in 2019, and its population fell to 336 in 2020, the North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium said. The estimate is the lowest number in nearly two decades.

Right whales were once abundant in the waters off New England, but were decimated during the commercial whaling era due to their high concentrations of oil. They have been listed as endangered by the U.S. government for more than half a century.

The whales have suffered high mortality and poor reproduction in some recent years. There were more than 480 of the animals as recently as 2011. They’re vulnerable to fatal entanglement in fishing gear and collisions with large ships, and even when they survive, they often emerge less fit and less able to feed and mate, said Scott Kraus, chair of the consortium.

Perhaps we could spend more time on actual conservation and environmentalism rather than the fake, ginned up, anti-science, political issue of anthropogenic climate change, eh? Rather than pissing away time and money, along with putting real world environmental issues under the banner of ‘climate change’, meaning the issues never get solved.

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If All You See…

…is a wonderful big city full of like minded Warmists, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is Weasel Zippers, with a post on more Mask Theater, with NY’s Gov attending a Broadway play unmasked in violation of her own mandates.

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Fail: Vaccination Rates Lower Than Before Biden Made Mandate Pronouncement

People do not like to be told what to do, and you aren’t going to really get the vaccine resistant to get vax with force

Epic Fail: Vaccination Rates Now Lower Than When Biden Took Office

President Joe Biden continues to insist that his vaccine mandates have been a roaring success. The truth is far different. In fact, the only thing the mandate seems to have increased is the labor shortage and supply-chain crisis.

“It’s working. We’re making progress,” Biden said recently, pointing to the fact that daily cases had declined 47% and hospitalizations were down 38% in the previous month and a half.

Somehow, the army of media fact-checkers failed to notice that Biden was, shall we say, misleading the public.

First, Biden’s employer mandates still haven’t taken effect, since the federal rules governing companies with more than 100 workers have yet to be released. Biden’s mandate covering federal contractors doesn’t take effect until Dec. 8.

Second, the decline in new COVID cases started at the end of August, nearly two weeks before Biden’s Sept. 9 pronouncement, and hospitalizations and deaths have followed suit, as expected.

Whoops! The editorial notes rising COVID cases in the UK, where 73% have had the jab, and falling in Mexico, which is around 40%. COVID will do what COVID will do

This bell curve pattern is the same thing COVID has demonstrated in the past – before vaccines were available or were widespread. Last winter, for example, new COVID cases peaked at the start of January and then plunged, at a time when a comparatively tiny fraction of the public was vaccinated.

Double oops.

But the bigger news is that, for all Biden’s browbeating and dictatorial threats, daily vaccination rates haven’t budged. In fact, they are below where they were on Sept. 3, six days before he made his pronouncement.

And while daily vaccinations did climb for a brief period after his mandate speech, they fell again and are now consistently lower than they were on the day Biden was sworn in. See the chart below.

Whatever Biden had hoped to achieve, he’s failed to persuade those who don’t want or don’t need the vaccine to get a shot.

It certainly doesn’t help when we’re told that we cannot be protected unless everyone else gets the vaccine now, when we were told it protected us individually. That the talking points constantly shift. That we now cannot get our lives back. It looks political, rather than medical.

Eric Hoplin, president and CEO of the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors, warned in a letter to Biden last week that unless the president delays or loosens his mandate covering federal contractors, “thousands of valued employees will be forced out of their jobs shortly before the holidays, the already compromised supply chain will be under added pressure during the busiest time of the year.” The result, he said “could be nothing short of catastrophic.”

Also last week, the Federal Reserve “beige book” said that “Firms reported high turnover, as workers left for other jobs or retired. Child-care issues and vaccine mandates were widely cited as contributing to the problem, along with COVID-related absences.” (snip)

Meanwhile, there is a steady stream of stories about workers quitting or getting fired for not complying with various vaccine dictates — from nurses, to firefighters, to employees at Los Alamos nuclear weapons lab.

For Biden to call the results of his authoritarian vaccine mandates a success shows just how dangerously out of touch he is with reality.

This could have been done so much better, but, Democrats like the use of force by government. They expect everyone to simply comply. Obviously, that doesn’t work oh so well in a nation founded on Freedom.

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Your Fault: ‘Climate Change’ Blamed For Bad West Coast Weather

I was just waiting for this to show up somewhere in the news. Of course the little Warmists were doing this on social media, now we’re jumping into the bigger outlets

Record-breaking California bomb cyclone linked to climate change

The record-breaking bomb cyclone that barreled into the West Coast with the force of a hurricane over the weekend is just the latest example this year of extreme weather that scientists are linking to climate change.

As the deluge of rain accompanying the “atmospheric river” that took aim at central California unfolded, UCLA climate scientist Daniel Swain, who studies weather patterns and their relationship to rising global temperatures, made clear that the whiplash of years of extreme drought being broken by an unprecedented rain event was, in fact, predicted.

In a paper published in 2019 in the journal Nature Climate Change, Swain examined how global warming made such dramatic shifts possible.

“Mediterranean climate regimes are particularly susceptible to rapid shifts between drought and flood — of which, California’s rapid transition from record multi-year dryness between 2012 and 2016 to extreme wetness during the 2016–2017 winter provides a dramatic example,” the summary of the paper states.

California is in the Mediterranean? Huh. Anyhow, according to one paper this is all your fault, because, obviously, they have no interest in blaming nature, as that would negatively affect their funding and have climate cultists blasting them and harassing them. This is all just cult propaganda. Do we have comparisons to what happened during previous Holocene warm periods?

While much of the Western U.S. continues to suffer from extreme drought, the weekend’s deluge across the northern half of California proved a jarring contrast. Rainfall records were broken in multiple locations, while multiple feet of snow piled up in the Sierra Nevada mountains above elevations of 8,000 feet.

See, global warming is also causing lots of early snow. Definitely not a cult. Nope, not at all. And, as you’ll notice once again, they don’t even attempt to prove their assertion that this is all anthropogenic climate change. It’s just assumed.

Yes, the Times do Blamestorm when you get into the article.

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Brandon Economy: Expect Thanksgiving Prices To Wallop Your Wallet

The economic hits just keep coming and coming

This Year’s Thanksgiving Feast Will Wallop the Wallet

Biden Brain SuckerThanksgiving 2021 could be the most expensive meal in the history of the holiday.

Caroline Hoffman is already stashing canned pumpkin in the kitchen of her Chicago apartment when she finds some for under a dollar. She recently spent almost $2 more for the vanilla she’ll need to bake pumpkin bread and other desserts for the various Friendsgiving celebrations she’s been invited to.

Matthew McClure paid 20% more this month than he did last year for the 25 pasture-raised turkeys he plans to roast at the Hive, the Bentonville, Arkansas, restaurant where he is the executive chef. And Norman Brown, director of sweet-potato sales for Wada Farms in Raleigh, North Carolina (I’ve never heard of Wada Farms, had to look it up), is paying truckers nearly twice as much as usual to haul the crop to other parts of the country.

Nearly every component of the traditional American Thanksgiving dinner, from the disposable aluminum turkey roasting pan to the coffee and pie, will cost more this year, according to agricultural economists, farmers and grocery executives. Major food companies like Nestlé and Procter & Gamble have already warned consumers to brace for more price increases.

There is no single culprit. The nation’s food supply has been battered by a knotted supply chain, high transportation expenses, labor shortages, trade policies and bad weather. Inflation is at play, too. In September, the Consumer Price Index for food was up 4.6% from a year ago. Prices for meat, poultry, fish and eggs soared 10.5%.

This Brandon economy is going great, eh? Y’all who were mad over mean tweets so voted against Trump made a wonderful decision, so, don’t complain. And, of course, the article fails to put any Blame on Biden and his administration, when you just know they would find ways to Blame Trump. How much responsibility does Biden bear? His administration has been mostly absent on all things supply chain, and finding ways to make sure prices rise and shortages occur. There has been almost a complete lack of interest in the economy, and, you might say “well, the government should stay out of it.” And you’d be correct. Unfortunately, the federal government has involved itself so much in the economy that policy can cause price fluctuation.

And, let’s not forget the old maxim of “It’s the economy, stupid.” Regardless of the ability of the president and the federal government to make anything happen, the President will get the blame. They blamed Trump for the economic woes in the middle of a world-wide pandemic (but, they wouldn’t blame China), despite Trump actively working to keep the economy going and wanting it open.

So, yeah, Biden gets big blame.

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Let’s Go Brandon: Biden Crafts A ‘Climate Change’ Plan With Lots Of Taxes And Forcing States To Act

When’s Biden giving up his own fossil fueled travel? The lawsuits from Republican states should be epic

Biden Crafts a Climate Plan B: Tax Credits, Regulation and State Action

After losing the centerpiece of his climate agenda just a week before heading to a major global warming summit, President Joe Biden intends to make the case that the United States has a new plan that will still meet its ambitions to sharply cut greenhouse gases that are warming the planet.

The administration’s strategy now consists of a three-pronged approach of generous tax incentives for wind, solar and other clean energy; tough regulations to restrict pollution coming from power plants and automobile tailpipes; and a slew of clean energy laws enacted by states.

Tax incentives means “hooking up his rich donors” while others pay through the nose. Regulations means “raising the cost of living for the middle and lower classes”. How does he plan to force states to pass “clean energy laws”, ie, helping out China which slams the market with undervalue products?

But chances for success are slim; the approach faces significant legal, logistical and political challenges. The process of crafting regulations could take years, and the conservative-leaning Supreme Court could overrule them, or a future president could simply roll them back. And relying on states to amp up their clean energy laws just shifts the fight to statehouses for environmentalists and fossil fuel interests to battle it out on the local level.

In other words, the law/rules/regulations could violated the Constitution

Speaking at a CNN Town Hall on Thursday night, Biden pledged that when he arrives in Scotland, “I’m presenting a commitment to the world that we will in fact get to net zero emissions on electric power by 2035 and net zero emissions across the board by 2050 or before, but we have to do so much, between now and 2030, to demonstrate what we’re going to do to get there.”

Accompanying the president to Scotland, in addition to a significant portion of his Cabinet, will be Biden’s top climate change advisers, John Kerry and Gina McCarthy, both veterans of the Obama administration. During that administration, Kerry and McCarthy traveled to multiple international climate negotiations, where Kerry promised that the United States would pass a tough climate law, which it never did, and McCarthy detailed tough pollution rules governing smokestacks and power plants, which were enacted but then rolled back by the Trump administration.

So, he’ll force you, or at least attempt to force you, to limit/give up your use of fossil fuels while he takes a fossil fueled flight to Scotland, with a backup jumbo jet, one carrying his limo, fighter jets, then a large convoy of fossil fueled vehicles.

Looming over that question is the shadow of former President Donald Trump, who relished dismantling Obama’s climate policies. The fossil fuel industry would almost certainly challenge new environmental regulations, which could end up before a Supreme Court with a conservative majority, including three justices appointed by Trump. The former president also appears to be weighing another run for the White House in 2024.

They just can’t quit him, eh?

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If All You See…

…is an Evil gas stove, causing the land to turn to sand, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is Dissecting Leftism, with a post on a COVID study from Yale on natural immunity.

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In Biden Economy, Democrats Say To Stop Shopping

Biden voters in 2020: elect Joe and things will be great!

Biden voters 2021: stop buying stuff like food and clothes!

Stop Shopping

The supply chain, as you know, is having a bad time. That’s been true since the pandemic began. Shortages in consumer goods have persisted far beyond analysts’ initial expectations, then beyond their subsequent revisions. At the moment, for most types of goods, shelves aren’t exactly bare yet. For the relatively well-off Americans accustomed to the astonishing abundance of big-box retail and grocery stores and the near-instant gratification of online shopping, it’s more a matter of having to settle for your third-favorite brand of Greek yogurt or wait six weeks for back-ordered jeans. But what’s already a genuine crisis for people who work in the global supply chain could very well turn into one for all of us; the manufacturing and distribution of necessities such as food and medicine require many of the same resources as the consumer economy’s various conveniences and diversions.

When you dig down into the numbers of just how much people are purchasing, the way that the supply-chain crisis gets talked about starts to feel a little uncanny. As the holidays approach, many people have begun to worry that shortages will worsen, not just for kids’ toys and other popular gifts, but for holiday decorations, seasonal clothing, and even food—the things that make the end of the year special. Despite those concerns, few seem willing to acknowledge that the record amount of stuff being brought into the country isn’t merely disappearing off store shelves. We know where it’s going, and we know who’s buying it all up. They—and maybe you—could simply knock it off.

This is actually an attempt to say that the Biden economy is good, that there are products, it’s just you people are buying too much. Really? Where? Are people over-buying talapia at the supermarket, so there’s almost none for everyone else? Are people buying 3-4 cars each, leaving none for others? These are also the same people claiming that you need to buy your Christmas presents now, because it’ll be pretty bad in December.

I’m not proposing that you or anyone else boycott commerce on a conceptual level. That would be impossible, and it would ignore how human life in this country works. It would also be the sort of killjoy self-righteous proposal that doesn’t gain much traction. Shopping is fun—novelty and possibility are fun—and it’s often how people access the tools and materials to do things that bring them genuine comfort or joy, which everyone needs. But even a quick glance at America’s credit-card statements begins to explain the mess we’re in. A lot of people buy things for the sake of it, stuff they don’t need or even particularly want and in many cases won’t use, as a salve for boredom or anxiety or insecurity. On the whole, consumer expenditures, which encompass both necessity spending (rent, gas, groceries) and discretionary spending (whatever you ordered from an Instagram ad after three glasses of happy-hour wine last Friday), account for about 70 percent of the country’s economy, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But that spending is not distributed equally. In a typical year, the most affluent 20 percent of people account for nearly 40 percent of the country’s consumer spending, and this wealthier group’s purchases are disproportionately discretionary.

If the economy was great, people would be able to do this at will (never minding that what people purchase is none of the business of The Atlantic or writer Amanda Mull), not be told to stop shopping.

It’s also whining at The Rich. Nothing unusual from Democrats, despite those same The Rich funding Democrat politicians.

As it stands, America’s central organizing principle is thoughtless consumption, acquiring things for yourself and letting everyone else pick over what you left behind on the shelves. You can decide you don’t like that. You can decide that people—your family, your friends, the people in your community, the port truckers and Amazon warehouse workers running themselves ragged—are more important to you than another box of miscellaneous stuff. You can take a bit of pressure, however tiny, off a system so overburdened that it threatens to grind everyone in it to dust. American shopping is a runaway train, gliding smooth and frictionless down the tracks toward God knows what over the horizon. Your brakes are small, but you can throw them whenever you want.

So, in order to get back to normal, you people have to just stop buying stuff. Because the #LetsGoBrandon economy is great!

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COP26 Focuses On Climate Crisis (scam) Funding

It’s almost like this has nothing to do with science, and everything to do with Modern Socialist ideals, like redistributing Other People’s money

Ahead of COP26, focus turns to climate finance

Climate experts have stressed that the upcoming UN climate conference, COP26, is the “last, best chance” for the world to come through with a plan to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 Fahrenheit) and help countries move to net-zero.

Don’t they say that every year? Besides, I thought the Paris COP was historic, the one that would Save The World? No?

Managing the green transition and heading off the worst effects of climate change won’t be an easy task either in terms of policy, or coming up with the necessary funds to make sure these promises have a chance of success.

“Finance is essential to accelerating the transition to net-zero and achieving the full ambition of the Paris Agreement,” said Mark Carney, the COP26 finance adviser for UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, in the lead-up to the pivotal summit. The COP26 website lays it out in stark terms: “To achieve our climate goals, every company, every financial firm, every bank, insurer and investor will need to change.”

Developing nations trying to transform their carbon-based economies and find ways to adapt will be looking for the world’s richest nations, which are responsible for most of the global carbon dioxide emissions, to make good on an overdue promise of $100 billion (roughly €86.2 billion) a year to help them fund climate finance. And that’s just the tip of the rapidly melting iceberg.

Negotiations at COP26 will be focusing on raising even more money after 2025 because $100 billion isn’t nearly enough, according to Pablo Vieira, global director of the NDC Partnership, which helps countries achieve their national climate commitments.

That’s weird, because most 1st World nations failed to abide by the pledges of their leaders to pony up their share of the $100 billion, and now they want more? Where’s the money coming from? The U.S. (and China and Russia now) already provides enough taxpayer funds to these 3rd World Shitholes Developing Nations, but, the point of climate funds is to give these nations money without strings, because the 1st World apparently owes them for being shitholes, er, Developing nations.

How much?

But as of 2019, the last year for which data is available, wealthy nations had yet to even meet their original goal, contributing just under $80 billion according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Estimates from the UN, World Bank and the OECD have shown it will take $6.9 trillion every year until 2030 to meet the world’s climate and development objectives. And that was published in 2018, before the COVID-19 pandemic.

Paris was supposed to give $100 billion per year, so far, it’s been a total of $80 billion, less than a fifth. Now they want to spend even more money? How about letting Warmists send checks to the fund, if they care so much? And what do Developing Nations think?

Last week, a coalition of 24 developing nations that work together on international negotiations issued a statement criticizing rich countries for proselytizing a universal goal of net-zero by 2050. “This new ‘goal’ which is being advanced runs counter to the Paris Agreement and is anti-equity and against climate justice,” the statement from the ministers of the Like-Minded Developing Countries (LMDC) Ministerial said.

The LMDC argued that its member countries should not be forced onto the same timeline to cut emissions as the industrialized world when they have done little to contribute to historic emissions and may want to use fossil fuels in their own economic development, as wealthier nations have.

Surprise! They want the cash, they don’t want to have to actually do anything.

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COVID Cult: Biden Admin Considering “Education And Counseling” For Unvaccinated, Particularly Police

Will this be by force?

CDC’s Walensky: Biden Administration Planning ‘Education and Counseling’ for Unvaccinated

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky said on this week’s broadcast of “Fox News Sunday” that the Biden administration has a plan for the “education and counseling” of essential workers so they are comfortable getting vaccinated.

Anchor Chris Wallace said, “Let’s talk about mandates for adults. President Biden was asked about the controversial mandates for essential workers at his town hall this week. Take a look at his answer.”

In a video, CNN’s Anderson Cooper asked, “Should police officers, emergency responders be mandated to get vaccines, and if not, should they stay at home or that go?”

President Joe Biden replied, “Yes and yes.”

Wallace continued, “Are you still full speed ahead on mandates for essential workers to get vaccinated?”

Walensky said, “We have seen that these mandates are getting more and more people vaccinated. Here’s what we know, the most disruptive thing that you can do to a workforce is to have a COVID outbreak in that workforce. That was definitely not only send people home but send people to the hospital, and some may pass. What we know from the police workforce is there have been more deaths from the coronavirus over the last year and a half than all other causes of death for that workforce combined. So we believe it is very important to get these people vaccinated. There is a plan, should these people not want to be vaccinated, towards education and counseling to get people the information they need so that they are feeling comfortable in getting vaccinated.”

How, exactly, will this work? Will they be required to come to a meeting room while on shift and be lectured and preached at? Will they send Democratic drones to talk to the officers while on patrol? Phone calls, emails, and texts? What are they going to say that most of the people, who are primarily vaccine hesitant, don’t already know? Will this end up looking like the Church of Scientology, with the non-vaxxed being followed around and watched all the time?

Obviously, Wallace was talking about more than police officers, but, let’s look at LEOs

DeSantis eyes $5,000 bonus for unvaccinated police to relocate to Florida

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) said Sunday that he is looking to enact legislation that will provide a $5,000 bonus to police officers to relocate to Florida, where they can avoid vaccine mandates.

DeSantis told host Maria Bartitomo on Fox News’s “Sunday Morning Futures” that Florida is “actively working” to recruit law enforcement officers from other states who are being fired for not getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

“We’re actually actively working to recruit out-of-state law enforcement, because we do have needs in our police and our sheriff’s departments. So, in the next legislative session, I’m going to hopefully sign legislation that gives a $5,000 bonus to any out-of-state law enforcement that relocates in Florida,” DeSantis said.

How many from NYC, LA, Seattle, Minneapolis, and other Democratic Party run cities will choose to leave for Florida, especially since they’ve also been treated like garbage since the George Floyd incident?

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