Economy and Climate Change

Not so sure... according to this (too morekaosy to fact check) oil is getting $7 trillion (with a T) in subsidies:

Nice made up number pulled out of Greta Thurnbergs butt….🤦🏽‍♂️😂😂😂🦄🌈

The vast majority of subsidies are implicit, as environmental costs are often not reflected in prices for fossil fuels, especially for coal and diesel.

Our analysis shows that consumers did not pay for over $5 trillion of environmental costs last year. This number would be almost double if damage to the climate was valued at levels found in a recent study published in the scientific journal Nature instead of our baseline assumption that global warming costs are equal to the emissions price needed to meet Paris Agreement temperature goals.
Bought and paid for…the Boy King will shill for masks or EV’s from China…whichever they are making today…Scams go round and round…🤦🏽‍♂️🦄🌈

Gavin Newsom Pimps Chinese Electric Car Company BYD, the Same Company He Awarded a $1B Mask Contract

.@GavinNewsom gets behind the wheel of @BYDCompany’s newest vehicle & checks out the self turning mode.

It’s a hybrid, that drives itself and can also float on water.

Price starts at $160,000. Available now in China. They hope to bring them to America soon. @FOXLA

— Elex Michaelson (@Elex_Michaelson) October 24, 2023

Great! With a $3,200 down payment and a new car loan at, say, 6.34 percent, your payment will be only $3200 - and that's without California sales tax. Then we have registration fees, some of which vary by county and city in the state. If you live in Santa Monica, you can expect to pay $17,357 in registration fees on top of that purchase price. THEN, figure out what you're going to pay to charge it - when there aren't rolling blackouts.

If you're still excited about this vehicle, perhaps because you believe Gavin's law about outlawing gas-powered vehicles sometime in the near future in California will actually come to pass, you then have to hope that it won't stall out when going uphill. That's the problem BYD's electric buses have historically had, including fleets provided to various California agencies. From a May 2018 Los Angeles Times investigative report:

Newsom's a continued fan, though. Since their electric vehicle business needed a little retooling, during the COVID-19 pandemic BYD switched to manufacturing PPE and landed a massive $1.4 billion contract with the State of California in April 2020. That contract was controversial because it was a no-bid contract, then BYD failed to get NIOSH certification in time and failed to deliver the masks as scheduled. Newsom could have canceled the contract due to that, but he didn't... he just wired them more money, and waited - while his state was locked down.
More self-inflicted collapse in the foolish pursuit of unicorns and rainbows…the scam runs headlong into reality…🤦🏽‍♂️😂🦄🌈

Siemens Energy shares slide 33% after company seeks support from German government

· Shares of Siemens Energy tumbled more than 33% on Thursday afternoon after the company sought guarantees from the German government.

· The wind power giant made headlines earlier this year, when it scrapped its profit forecast and warned that major setbacks at wind turbine subsidiary Siemens Gamesa could drag on for years.|
More self-inflicted collapse in the foolish pursuit of unicorns and rainbows…the scam runs headlong into reality…🤦🏽‍♂️😂🦄🌈

Siemens Energy shares slide 33% after company seeks support from German government

· Shares of Siemens Energy tumbled more than 33% on Thursday afternoon after the company sought guarantees from the German government.

· The wind power giant made headlines earlier this year, when it scrapped its profit forecast and warned that major setbacks at wind turbine subsidiary Siemens Gamesa could drag on for years.|
Even with massive subsidies green projects are mostly unprofitable. Look at the Hess deal - investing in 11 billion bbls in Guyana not renewables.
And the Green New Deal continues its morph into The Greed RAW Deal…at best misguided economic naiveté or flat out carnival barker scams…either way the collapse was inevitable…🤦🏽‍♂️😂😂😂🦄🌈

SolarEdge shares sink after company offers weak Q4 guidance

· SolarEdge’s stock plunged after reporting a miss on expected revenue for its coming fourth quarter.

· Earlier in October, the company warned Wall Street of its weak third quarter and soft fourth-quarter guidance.

· The solar sector is struggling amid weakened demand, weighed down by high interest rates.|
This transition is so smooth so seamless…I don’t even remember Ice vehicles anymore….🤦🏽‍♂️😂😂😂🦄🌈

Electric Bus Loses Power Going Up Hill, Rolls Backward and Crashes Into Line of Cars

Yay for green energy!!! Destructively eco-friendly!

— Colton Weeks🍊🗣🗣(@CMWeeks) November 6, 2023

“Lololol electric brakes are fun when you lose electricity,” another X user sarcastically wrote.

Lololol electric brakes are fun when you lose electricity.

— Helicopter Pilot 🇺🇸(@VTOL_Penguin) November 6, 2023

The electric vehicle issue has always struck me as simple. If you want one, purchase one. I wish you well.

But the people who push those vehicles with relentless ferocity also believe that we can alter the climate by giving more power to people like themselves. In short, they lie. And they enlist others — tech companies, establishment media and even local police — to amplify the lie.

Thus, when they demand that we all switch to EVs, their demand alone amounts to mathematical proof that we must not.
1990’s are also cool😂😂👍🏽😂
Women Say Most Attractive Quality In A Man Is Owning A 1980 Ford Bronco

SHREVEPORT, LA — According to a recent survey, women have confirmed what many have thus far suspected to be true: The number one quality they look for in a mate is, "Does he own a 1980 Ford Bronco?"
"While women generally lean toward men displaying masculinity, personal responsibility, physical prowess, and the ability to sacrifice Yoshi at key points in Super Mario World, topping the list is the need for her to look out the kitchen window and see a 1980 Ford Bronco in the driveway," said Chief Women Scientist Dr. Hal Malburg, "The Bronco doesn't even have to start."

They may as well take all the suckers money…..While we keep chasing Unicorns and rainbow….🤦🏽‍♂️🙄😂😂😂🦄🌈

Global oil demand to increase in 2024 – OPEC

LONDON (ICIS)–Total global oil demand is set to increase in 2024 after surpassing pre COVID-19 levels this year, with the bulk of consumption growth expected to come from China, India and the Middle East, OPEC said on Tuesday.

Total consumption is expected to hit 104.3m bbl/day next year from 102.1m bbl/day, the cartel said, with the pace of growth slowing slightly to 2.2m bbl/day compared to a projected 2.4m bbl/day this year.

The vast bulk of this demand is expected to come from Pacific and southern Asia along with the Middle East, set to comprise around 2m bbl/day of the total, with the remainder to come from the OECD, particularly OECD Americas.

Electric Vehicles No Magic Bullet For Curbing Oil Demand

Policymakers are counting on electric vehicles (EVs) to replace the traditional combustion engine and eliminate oil demand. But they desperately need a lesson in how the energy transition is playing out.

The truth is that data from countries with a high penetration of passenger EV sales do not show dramatic oil consumption declines.

The best evidence comes from Norway, where EVs accounted for 80% of total passenger car sales in 2021. At this rate, Norway could achieve nearly 100% EV sales by 2025.

But gasoline and diesel consumption rates have barely budged in the Scandinavian country.

Figures from Statistics Norway (SSB) show diesel and gasoline demand has declined only modestly since 2017. In the first half of 2023, road fuel sales hovered around 62,000 barrels daily, a 10% drop from the 70,000 sold between 2017 and 2019, well after the EV boom started.

Self inflicted wounds that cause mass suffering and make no difference whatsoever….🦄🌈🤦🏽‍♂️

Green Agenda Driving Inflation and Hurting Economic Growth, Admits Central Banker​

Net Zero agenda items pushed by the so-called Conservative party in the UK such as taxes on carbon and emissions trading schemes are increasing inflation and worsening the wallet crunch for Britons as companies pass along the costs onto average consumers, Catherine Mann, a member of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee has acknowledged.

like trying to fill a bucket with a huge hole in the bottom. Inflicting wounds on ourselves, with no real point is pointless….🤦🏽‍♂️🦄🌈

Beijing’s Coal Boom Is Here to Stay

News of record installations of so-called renewable energy electric generation in China may have kindled the hopes of those supporting the "green" agenda and hostile to fossil fuels. However, China is in no position to give up hydrocarbons, particularly coal.

During the first half of 2023, China approved 52 gigawatts (GW) of new coal power, which was more than all the approvals issued in 2021. These new approvals are in addition to the 136 GW of coal capacity that are already under construction. Together, these new plants represent more than 67% of all new approvals in the world.


"It’s time to limit how often we can travel abroad – ‘carbon passports’ may be the answer​

The idea of a carbon passport centers on each traveler being assigned a yearly carbon allowance that they cannot exceed. These allowances can then "ration" travel. ... Holiday makers should prepare to change their travel habits now, before this change is forced upon them."

The article states that the current average carbon footprint for a person in the US is over 16 tons. We can assume that this average not only includes travel but all other sources of carbon footprint in a person's life. Now, the goal apparently is to reduce the average to under 2 tons per person per year by 2050. The article further clarifies that 2 tons is approximately 2 roundtrip flights between NY and London (approx. 7900 flight miles roundtrip). That is approximately a little less than 16,000 miles per year. Contrast this to someone in Irvine making an annual trip to Asia (say LAX to Seoul). That would be approximately 10,000 miles which leaves 6000 miles for any other trips. There are many unanswered questions that this article raises. Would this scheme include work trips, will there be some type of cap or family maximum allowance, how about some type of annual decrease or will it always be 2 tons per year?

We see that google flights already shows you the carbon footprint for each flight. Some are closer to carbon neutral while others are quite high. So will the carbon footprint allowance be counted against you even if you fly on a flight considered almost carbon neutral? In other words, will the calculation be based solely on miles flown or based upon some type of measure as used for google flights. The article also states that such a limit on carbon footprint also applies to cruises. Other articles have suggested that some grocery goods already have carbon footprint information on their packages. Will the 2 tons annually be applied only to flights/cruises or anything else such as meats/grocery, etc.

On the bright side, if you travel extensively or plan to travel around the world after you retire, I am certain there will be some type of a carbon market where those in need will auction/sell off their carbon points and those who would like additional travel, etc., would be able to buy them. So expect to basically pay more to be able to do the things you are already doing now, and only if you can afford it. Everyone, start saving your Benjamins...
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Would Bezos, Leo DiCaprio also be under these mandates?🙄😡🦄🌈

Twelve billionaires’ climate emissions outpollute 2.1m homes, analysis finds​

Research shows impact from lifestyles and investments of likes of Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates and Elon Musk

Jeff Bezos’ superyacht produces 7K tons of carbon emissions per year: report​