Shot And Chaser: Angela Merkel Is Bummed About U.S. ‘Climate Change’ (scam) Stance

Serendipidous news about Hotcoldwetdry in Germany today

Merkel says climate change is a fact, laments US stance

German Chancellor Angela Merkel took aim Tuesday at U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris accord, calling the move “very regrettable” at a time when the overwhelming majority of countries worldwide are trying to limit global warming.

“We know climate change isn’t a matter of faith,” she told an international climate meeting in Berlin. “It’s a fact.”

Trump announced last year that the U.S. will pull out of the accord negotiated by his predecessor unless he can “get a better deal.”

Merkel said Germany remains committed to the Paris climate accord fighting global warming but acknowledged that the country still needs to do more to curb emissions, particularly in the transport sector, if it wants to meet its own goals.

The long-time German leader urged the 178 countries that have ratified the 2015 Paris accord to agree by the end of the year on a rulebook for its implementation.

Chaser

Germany Flops on Climate Change Goals

State-sponsored ventures into renewable energy have hit a wall in Germany, the supposed leader of the war on climate change.

The Associated Press reports that Germany’s environment minister, Svenja Schulze, said that the country will probably not meet its carbon emission reduction goals for 2020. This follows the government’s official decision to abandon these goals in January.

Germany set out to establish itself as a leader in the international fight against man-made climate change by promising to cut carbon emissions by 40 percent by 2020 and up to 95 percent in 2050, relative to 1990 levels. The German government now says it will miss the 2020 target by eight percent.

Oops! This is a reminder that the vast majority of nations that signed on to the Kyoto Protocol failed to achieve their targets, and most did not even come close.

Moving towards cleaner, sustainable energy is certainly a noble goal, but Germany’s attempted green revolution doubled residential energy rates for consumers in the form of greater surcharges. This does little for lower income households who now face much larger electricity bills and much smaller disposable incomes. Furthermore, the higher costs take money away from more productive sectors of the economy, inhibiting innovation and production.

Surprise?

Also, Ireland, which has leadership that has been pushing hard for all sorts of ‘climate change’ garbage is not doing well on their tackling of ‘climate change’ (scam).

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Republican Woman Running Ad With Her Gun Makes Feminists Sad

Excitable Ashley Reese at the uber-InsaneFeminist Jezebel is Offended by an ad

Woman Casually Sitting With Gun Would Like to Be Your Senator

Meet Leah Vukmir, a Republican Senate candidate from Wisconsin who wants to bring her conservative know-how to Washington. She would like you to vote for her, and she would like to ask you to vote for her while sitting at a table with a gun placed at her side. Extremely casual.

Vukmir explains in the ad that she received death threats over her policy positions: busting up unions and defunding Planned Parenthood, among others. She will also fight for these things in Washington, she says. Also, a gun.

Casual.

Here’s the video

I’d vote for her. She seems badass. But, you know, she’s the wrong type of woman for the 3rd wave feminists, and she’s literally (Joe Biden style) like Hitler

  • There are three important visuals in this ad: the gun, the kitchen table, and the simple gold cross around her neck. The kitchen table and the plain gold cross (nothing ostentatious!) are like the visual form of those German words that have whole paragraphs of meaning – they are dog whistles that encapsulate all of religious conservatism.
  • 4 actually, you forgot the white skin on her face and hands.
  • A very Handmaid’s Tale vibe going on here. (everything seems to be a Handmaid’s Tale these days)
  • This is the creepiest thing I’ve seen this week, and I started watching The Handmaid’s Tale last night.
  • A cross and a gun…… Of course.
  • Ye Jezebel staff are getting real lazy and careless. Ye obviously mislabelled a trailer for the Handmaid’s Tale as an actual political ad.

And, remember, Democrats love the country, as this was down in the comments

  • Sadly I feel like this every damn day. I want to make it better and feel so defeated, but I refuse to give up.
  • I hear you. I 100% understand why civil wars happen now.
  • And revolutions, and the impulse to “kill them all.”

You stay classy, Dems.

You can follow her here on Twitter.

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People Seem Surprised That An Illegal Alien Was Detained In Hillsborough

This happens all the time. Because people are illegally present in the U.S. And just because they’ve been here for awhile doesn’t let them off the hook. There is no statute of limitations. Hilariously, this is actually linked to what’s going on at the border with separated kids. In literally the first line of the story

Immigration arrest separates Hillsborough family

A Hillsborough teen says she identifies with the immigrant families the U.S. government is separating on the Texas-Mexico border.

Ross Torres Enamorado, 18, watched in horror as U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents dragged her father off in handcuffs on April 10.

“It was devastating, so devastating. I couldn’t even comprehend what was going on at the moment. I kind of choked up, I really did,” Enamorado said Monday.

ICE agents said they were looking for a fugitive whose name and photo the family didn’t recognize, she said, but they took her father instead.

Edwin Enamorado, who fled violence in Honduras as a youth, has only a misdemeanor conviction from years ago, his daughter said. He’s now a pastor and works to support his wife and three children, she said.

“I’ve never seen my dad cry in all my life. He’s always been that strong person, and I’ve never seen him cry until that day,” Enamorado said. “It was so horrible. I could hear my baby brother crying. Everyone was crying. … It’s horrible how they can do that every day to a family who’s done nothing wrong to the community.”

Well, her anger and being choked up and stuff should be aimed where it belongs: at her dad.

ICE spokesman Bryan Cox Edwin Enamorado was the target of agents when they went to his home.

“Mr. Enamorado-Aguilar was ordered removed from the U.S. by a federal immigration judge in January 2007, and he has also has a prior criminal conviction from February 1999 in Durham County,” Cox said in a statement. “ICE is focused on removing public safety threats, such as convicted criminal aliens and gang members, as well as individuals who have violated our nation’s immigration laws.”

In other words, he exhausted all his legal options and blew off a judge’s ruling. Can’t do the time? Don’t do the crime.

Ross Enamorado said it’s almost as heartbreaking to see images of children crying after being separated from their parents and sent to detention camps in Texas.

“The United States can’t seem to understand they’re really breaking not only our hearts, they’re really breaking our minds, too,” she said.

We didn’t tell them to come to the U.S. illegally. We have laws against this. What is a nation without borders, and the means to control them, along with the means to determine who can and who can’t come to the country? Why should we import poverty? People who cannot survive without government assistance? People who can’t speak the language, have a limited education, do not seem to want to assimilate, and have limited working skills? And, then demand that we give them stuff, money, healthcare, housing, all while requiring that America change for them.

We didn’t break their hearts. Do we blame America if parents are busted for making meth, and the kids are taken from them? No. Illegal aliens put themselves and their families in this position.

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Global Warming Cooks Up A Different World Or Something

How dare the world change!!!!!!! And the train is in our living rooms! This is what the Associated Press considers to be “news” (included photo comes from the story, apparently what CO2 caused doom looks like)

Global warming cooks up ‘a different world’ over 3 decades

We were warned.

On June 23, 1988, a sultry day in Washington, James Hansen told Congress and the world that global warming wasn’t approaching — it had already arrived. The testimony of the top NASA scientist, said Rice University historian Douglas Brinkley, was “the opening salvo of the age of climate change.”

Thirty years later, it’s clear that Hansen and other doomsayers were right. But the change has been so sweeping that it is easy to lose sight of effects large and small — some obvious, others less conspicuous.

Earth is noticeably hotter, the weather stormier and more extreme. Polar regions have lost billions of tons of ice; sea levels have been raised by trillions of gallons of water. Far more wildfires rage.

Over 30 years — the time period climate scientists often use in their studies in order to minimize natural weather variations — the world’s annual temperature has warmed nearly 1 degree (0.54 degrees Celsius), according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. And the temperature in the United States has gone up even more — nearly 1.6 degrees.

Um. No. The Earth’s temperature has gone up 1.5 F since 1850. Slowly. But, even if we were to believe these numbers, which include a Pause, a time of statistically insignificant warming lasting over 18 years, it still doesn’t prove anthropogenic causation from greenhouse gases.

Warming hasn’t been just global, it’s been all too local. According to an Associated Press statistical analysis of 30 years of weather, ice, fire, ocean, biological and other data, every single one of the 344 climate divisions in the Lower 48 states — NOAA groupings of counties with similar weather — has warmed significantly, as has each of 188 cities examined.

The effects have been felt in cities from Atlantic City, New Jersey, where the yearly average temperature rose 2.9 degrees in the past 30 years, to Yakima, Washington, where the thermometer jumped a tad more. In the middle, Des Moines, Iowa, warmed by 3.3 degrees since 1988.

That’s called the Urban Heat Island effect, as well as land use.

“T-shirt weather in January, that never used to happen when I was a child,” Shook said. When Buel Mattix bought his heating and cooling system company 15 years ago in Salida, he had maybe four air conditioning jobs a year. Now he’s got a waiting list of 10 to 15 air conditioning jobs long and may not get to all of them.

There’s phrase for that: Indian summer. It’s been around for a long time. And, even if this happens more, it’s not proof of CO2 being the control knob.

“Thirty years ago, we may have seen this coming as a train in the distance,” NOAA’s Arndt said. “The train is in our living room now.”

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If All You See…

…is extreme weather caused by Other People driving fossil fueled vehicles, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is Moonbattery, with a post on what an unhinged person smeared on Trump’s Hollywood star.

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ZOMG: There’s A Trump Mural At An Illegal Alien Detention Center For Kids

This is like something a dictator would do (via Twitchy)

See? Dictator! Excitable Joy Reid wrote on Twitter “This is a must-read thread, and incredibly disturbing… a child “detention center,” in America, complete with a Trump propaganda mural on the wall…” And so many others were losing it. But, um

In fact, the 2nd to last paragraph of the LA Times article: “Each shelter wing was named for a president, with a mural of each and a quote, in English and Spanish. The tour passed Washington, Lincoln, Kennedy and Trump, whose face was pictured with the American flag and outline of the White House.”

Oh, hey, and for those freaking out about the detention of illegal alien kids under Trump

During the tour, similar to a press tour of emergency shelters for migrant youths at a Texas Air Force base in 2014, reporters were not allowed to photograph or film. (The Department of Health and Human Services later released photographs it had taken inside the facility.) No interviews were allowed of youths or staff members, except those leading the tour.

So, wait, President Trump was doing this all the way back in 2014?

There’s a very simple solution: when they are caught, they are immediately deported. As a family.

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Surprise: Warmist Study Claims Skeptics More Likely To Have Raaaaacist Beliefs

Who’s shocked that the Cult of Climastrology has generated a study making these claims?

Climate Deniers are More Likely to be Racist. Why?

People who don’t believe that climate change is real are more likely to be old, more likely to be Republican, and are more likely to be white. They are also more likely to have racist beliefs, according to a recent study published in the journal Environmental Politics. This correlation is a relatively recent phenomenon—one that occurred in the wake of Barack Obama’s election in 2008.

People who pushed Obama to take action on climate change often criticized him for being too cautious relative to the economic, environmental, and public health risks that climate change continues to pose. One example was the Keystone XL pipeline: while Obama rejected the permit to complete its northern section in 2015 (and used climate change as a justification), he  approved the southern half of it back in 2012 (citing a desire to “develop as much oil and gas as we can, in a safe way.”)

But the paper hypothesizes that however moderate his actions, the mere existence of our first Black president dropping climate change into the State of the Union Address, and joining the Paris Climate Accords, correlates with a significant number of white Americans deciding that they were done believing in climate change. This correlation has also been documented with regard to healthcare reform—after the Obama administration made it a priority, a subset of white Americans who had supported the issue during the Clinton administration suddenly switched their position.

See? It’s so easy! It wasn’t because Obamacare was a massive government takeover of the healthcare and health insurance sectors, nor that Obama’s ‘climate change’ pushes were meant to increase the cost of living on citizens while giving the government more power (all while Obama demonstrated he was a climahypocrite). Or that the 25+ years of spreading awareness was failing, especially when people were seeing that this was all about politics, not science. Nope! It was raaaaacism.

“There is the tendency to just read something like this and say “oh well maybe it’s not partisanship, it’s race,”  said Benegal. “But I think the important thing is to understand that racial attitudes and partisan identity are becoming more closely aligned, and go hand-in-hand for an increasing number of issues. We’re noticing the interactions between these factors more frequently. It’s important to understand how race and partisanship are tied together on so many issues.”

As a bonus, they get to claim that Republicans are raaaaacist. It’s all an attempt to marginalize those who refuse to believe that the Modern Warm Period is mostly/solely caused by Mankind, and that the solution is a tax and giving up freedom for government control.

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After Mass Shooting, NJ Governor Blames Guns, Not Gangbanger Released From Jail Early

Overnight Saturday, technically Sunday morning, fights broke out in Trenton at Art All Night, followed by a couple people pulling out their handguns and taking shots at each other and hitting citizens, including kids (what were they doing out at 3am?) So, of course

(Fox News) Less than 24 hours after the gunfire, [New Jersey Gov. Phil] Murphy — a former Goldman Sachs banker who served as President Barack Obama’s ambassador to Germany — began calling for gun control without addressing the other circumstances involved in the crime.

“It’s yet another reminder of the senseless gun violence, even having signed six stringent gun laws last week,” Murphy said at a news conference Sunday following a service at Trenton’s Galilee Baptist Church.

During the service, he said he “and many others around this state are committed to ending this scourge of gun violence” and urged the Congress to take action on guns “as a national matter.”

On Twitter, the governor also said the immediate aftermath is the time to speak about possible gun control.

“These are not inappropriate times to talk about gun policy,” he wrote. “These are the most important times to talk about gun policy.”

Tahaji Wells, who was shot and killed by police, had been released early from prison. He was sentenced in 2004 to 18 years in state prison after pleading guilty to aggravated manslaughter at the tender age of 17. He was sentenced to six more years after pleading guilty to a second-degree racketeering charge. Yet, he was recently release from jail, when he should have been there into the 2020’s. He was found to have a handgun with an extended magazine, already illegal in NJ. Everything points to this being gang related, in a neighborhood that is prone to gang violence, in a Democratic Party run city that is not known for being particularly safe. And yet

The conversations on the articles at NJ.com wondered when Phil would blame the guns, despite having signed 6 anti-gun measures that mostly affect law abiding citizen’s ability to defend themselves in a state that is one of the most gun restrictive in the nation. And is seemingly soft on crime.

But, hey, if Phil wants to talk about gun policy, let’s talk about the danger of him and all the elected officials being protected by people with guns. By their own talking points, that is dangerous. They should be disarmed, just like the law abiding population.

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Kids With No Adult Worries Totally Worried About ‘Climate Change’ (scam)

When you do not have to worry about real things, such as a job to put food on the table, clothes on your back, and a roof over your head, you have time to be concerned with fake things

Australian teens more worried about climate change than adults

While climate change has always been a problem during Ishan Ahmed’s lifetime, he said he’s worried about it having the potential to become more extreme.

“Climate change will get worse in future generations because I do think that humans have caused this by cutting down trees,” the year 7 student at St Mary MacKillop College said.

“Climate change it isn’t affecting us hugely right now, but it’s going to get bigger and get worse and we have to start thinking how we can do the little things to help.” (snip)

A recent study conducted by a team at the Australian National University found 12 and 13 year olds were more concerned about the threat of climate change than adults.

The team surveyed more than 460 year 7 students in both and Australia and Austria, with students in Vienna, Sydney and Canberra taking part in the study.

The results showed more than 86 per cent of students surveyed agreed that climate change was something they should be worried about.

Let them graduate and have to be adults, see how they feel. They may “care”, but it will be kinda like how people care about minor things. They mouth a few platitudes, drop a few tweets, then jump in their fossil fueled vehicles to go work at building powered by fossil fuels and nuclear, eating food transported by fossil fueled vehicles, and worry about where they’ll go on a vacation, going on fossil fueled planes.

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If All You See…

…is horrible carbon pollution created heat snow, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is Welcome To The Rightly Guided, with a post on the unbiased media’s narrative.

It’s snow week!

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