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Birthstrikers – cancelling their future kids to advertise climate change?

Two hundred years from now anthropologists will marvel at a bizarre cult at the start of the third millennium that were so terrified of climate change that they vowed not to have children until the weather got perfect, or climate change “ended” or the Yeti appeared at their press conference.

This is the logical end point of where the self-hate civilization gets us.

 BirthStrikers: meet the women who refuse to have children until climate change ends

Elle Hunt, The Guardian

In just two weeks, 140 people, mostly women in the UK, have declared their “decision not to bear children due to the severity of the ecological crisis”, says Pepino. “But we have also had people get in touch to say: ‘Thank you for speaking out about something that I didn’t feel I could even talk to my family about,’” she adds. Many of these BirthStrikers are involved with Extinction Rebellion, which on Saturday threw buckets of red paint outside Downing Street to symbolise “the death of our children” from climate change.

So people involved with a group called “Extinction Rebellion” are rebelling against extinction by, wait for it, not having kids?

The irony ‘s so hot it’s almost nuclear.

Be aware, she realizes this won’t cool the planet. She’s cancelling her future children as an advertising campaign:

Pepino says that BirthStrike is distinct from the antinatalist movement (which says that having children is morally wrong because sentient life is so awful), and its aim is not to discourage people from having children, or to condemn those who have them already, but to communicate the urgency of the crisis. It is a “radical acknowledgment” of how the looming existential threat is already “altering the way we imagine our future”. “We’re not trying to solve it through BirthStrike,” she says. “We’re trying to get the information out there.”

Apparently they believe that if they went on a Birthstrike they could convince others to save the planet.  I think the theory is that their friends would see this “sacrifice” and go buy solar panels, electric cars or grow hydroponic soy beans instead? Good luck, eh?

BirthStrike, she says, “is about saying: ‘It is OK to make this choice, but it’s not OK to have to make this choice.’ We should never be in a situation where we are genuinely scared to bring life into the world.”

Oh. It’s also a handy therapy group for people who don’t want to have kids … I hope someone finds some peace there.

Seems pretty selfish to trade a future life for a political ad campaign.

UPDATE: There is an out clause:

Pepino, at least, takes a similarly optimistic view of BirthStrikers’ approach. It is, she says, “in a sense a very hopeful act. We’re not just making this decision, hiding it and giving it up. We’re politicising that decision – and hoping that will give us the chance to change our minds.”

Hopeful? Dear Ms Pepino, You’re 33 and you hope that the world will change energy sources, decarbonize and then cool, in time for you to have a baby?

Below Mudcrab points out that this is barely 140 people out of 11 million (being generous). A tiny sample. I reply:

Yes, but notice how little it takes to get a media story across the world if you are pushing the “right message”. 140 people sign something that no one checks, promising something that will cost them nothing, (which perhaps they were going to do anyway) and can be broken without penalty “by accident” any day and yet they get headlines everywhere.

The media IS the problem.

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185 comments to Birthstrikers – cancelling their future kids to advertise climate change?

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    ivan

    Don’t these fools realise that they are brainwashed and doing exactly what the UN Church of Climatology Cult wants – reducing the earth population and creating a pool of willing slaves? After all it is outlined in the UN Agenda 21 and 30 missives.

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      Roger

      There is an upside to it, the reduction of left wing ‘progressives’ in the future population mix.

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        Geoffrey Williams

        These woman should get recognition, an international award if you like, for their efforts to improve the human gene pool. Indeed why not go the whole hog and get themselves sterilized as the final solution !!
        And then afterwards go out and get themselves usefull jobs instead of throwing red paint all over the streets for others to clean up !! God these people are just so stupid !!
        GeoffW

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      Geoff

      Agenda 21
      From its inception in 1992 at the United Nation’s Earth Summit, 50,000 delegates, heads of state, diplomats and Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) hailed Agenda 21 as the “comprehensive blueprint for the reorganization of human society.”
      The 350-page, 40 chapter, Agenda 21 document was quite detailed and explicit in its purpose and goals.
      They warned us that the reorganization would be dictated through all-encompassing policies affecting every aspect of our lives, using environmental protection simply as the excuse to pull at our emotions and get us to voluntarily surrender our liberties.
      Section I details “Social and Economic Dimensions” of the plan, including redistribution of wealth to eradicate poverty, maintain health through vaccinations and modern medicine, and population control.
      To introduce the plan, the Earth Summit Chairman, Maurice Strong boldly proclaimed, “Current lifestyles and consumption patterns of the affluent middle class – involving meat intake, use of fossil fuels, appliances, air-conditioning, and suburban housing – are not sustainable.” Of course, according to the plan, if it’s not “sustainable” it must be stopped.
      In support of the plan, David Brower of the Sierra Club (one of the NGO authors of the agenda) said, “Childbearing should be a punishable crime against society, unless the parents hold a government license.”
      Leading environmental groups advocated that the Earth could only support a maximum of one billion people, leading famed Dr. Jacques Cousteau to declare, “In order to stabilize world populations, we must eliminate 350,000 people per day.”

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        Dennis

        1/16/2014
        Power: As evidence discredits global warming, resistance to such facts by green elites reveals their real aim is bringing socialism in through the back door. But don’t take our word for it. Listen to the climate change boss at the U.N.

        Christiana Figueres, with the lumpy title of executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), came right out and said it: Democracy is a poor political system for fighting global warming. The really good model is communist China.

        China is “doing it right,” she told Bloomberg News Tuesday. “They actually want to breathe air they don’t have to look at,” she said with a straight face.

        Maybe that’s because for her information, China had breathed air it can see for decades under its command economy. Hot Air’s Ed Morrissey points out that on the same day Figueres was praising China’s top-down political system and denigrating democracies, China’s capital, Beijing, was engulfed in a massive smog cloud that prompted authorities to order children, the sick and the elderly to stay inside.

        Communist China has had one pollution crisis after another for decades. It’s also the home to black rivers, polluted groundwater, destroyed lakes and some of the world’s worst food standards — all fruits of a command economy where the public has no right to complain about anything because government knows best.

        Morrissey notes that the same smog blighting China now was a problem five years ago, during the 2008 Olympics. Some sign of “doing it right.”

        The only thing clear here is the real motive of global warm-mongers. They’re less interested in cleaning up the Earth than in controlling human beings in the name of “the common good” — just as the Bolsheviks once did, first in Russia, and then in China, where the tyranny continues to this day.

        Global warming alarmists “want to change us, they want to change our behavior, our way of life, our values and preferences,” according to a man who knows a thing or two about communist regimes, former Czech President Vaclav Klaus. In a speech to Australia’s Institute of Public Affairs in 2011, he stressed:

        “They want to restrict our freedom because they themselves believe they know what is good for us. They are not interested in climate. They misuse the climate in their goal to restrict our freedom. Therefore, what is in danger is freedom, not the climate.”

        Klaus, who fought communists all his life, admitted he may be “oversensitive.” But “I am afraid that some of the people who spend their lives in a free society don’t appreciate sufficiently all the issues connected with freedom. So my oversensitivity is like an alarm clock warning about the potential development, which I am really afraid of.”

        He pointed out that as global warming falls apart as a theory, its proponents grow more strident because their claim to power grows ever more tenuous.

        “I feel threatened now, not by global warming — I don’t see any — (but) by the global-warming doctrine, which I consider a new dangerous attempt to control and mastermind my life and our lives, in the name of controlling the climate or temperature.”

        “They don’t care about resources or poverty or pollution. They hate us, the humans. They consider us dangerous and sinful creatures who must be controlled by them. I used to live in a similar world called communism. And I know it led to the worst environmental damage the world has ever experienced.”

        But that’s of no concern to Ms. Figueres, princeling daughter of a former Costa Rican president who’s lived a life of privilege since birth and is now badmouthing democracy and praising communist systems.

        She condemned as “very detrimental” Congress’ refusal to pass the U.N.’s climate change agenda even as evidence reveals global warming as a hoax and the U.N. agenda as a threat to America’s economic well-being.

        In the world she inhabits, the people’s interests don’t matter — neither in the United States nor in pollution-choked China. All that matters is control, her control. In modern times, the only ecosystem in which such people can effectively exist is a communist one.

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          OriginalSteve

          https://www.teaparty.org/ny-state-auditors-looking-bill-fleeing-states-high-taxes-350474/

          Occaisional Cortex’s own mother flees high taxing Socialist NY……

          “If you’re a high earner in New York and you move to Florida, your chances of a residency audit are 100 percent,” Barry Horowitz, a partner at the WithumSmith+Brown accounting firm, told CNBC. “New York has always been aggressive. But it’s getting worse.”

          Some states, like Florida, are particularly attractive to residents fleeing high taxes because the state does not impose an income tax on its residents.

          Even Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY) mother, Blanca, boasted about fleeing New York to live in Florida to take advantage of the state’s lower taxes.

          “I was paying $10,000 a year in real estate taxes up north,” Blanca Ocasio-Cortez told the Daily Mail on Monday. “I’m paying $600 a year in Florida. It’s stress-free down here.”

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        Interested

        Thank you Geoff.
        Yes, I’ve read about all the things you mention. They’re perfectly true.

        “From its inception in 1992 at the United Nation’s Earth Summit …”

        And my understanding is that Prince Charles was up to his ‘royal derriere’ in the organisation of that 1992 Summit as well – entertaining around 190 national representatives on the royal yacht ‘Britannia’ that same year, off the coast of Brazil. The representatives signed a MOU which has guided policies in their respective countries ever since. And none of us ever got the chance to vote for any of it.

        Ever since then, Prince Charles has been spouting environmental nonsense and making dire predictions of climate Armageddon at regular intervals.
        And his father, the Duke of Edinburgh, has expressed a desire to be reincarnated as a deadly virus in order to wipe out most of humanity – in keeping with Jacques Cousteau’s insistence that most of us simply have to be eliminated.

        It makes me wonder just how many of Britain’s Royal family are in agreement that at least 90% of the human race will have to go – although they probably haven’t put themselves on that extermination list.
        And if the British royals are heavily involved in this, at what political level does full knowledge of this terrible agenda begin? Ministerial level? Prime Ministerial level?

        So-called ‘Climate Change’, as I see it, is simply an extremely useful tool seized upon by a certain class of people to bring about societal changes on a scale so vast as to be all but invisible to most of us. And no one would believe it, even if it was pointed out to them.

        Australia’s LNP Coalition has failed to differentiate itself in any meaningful way from the Australian Communist (Labor) Party when it comes to Climate – the most critical policy of all.
        Do we ever ask ourselves why?

        At the highest level, could it be the LNP and the ACP are in fact the same party?
        And do we get what we’re given, no matter who we vote for?
        Interesting thought, isn’t it?

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        Bushkid

        Notice that Maurice Strong only wanted to eliminate the “affluent middle class”, not the wealthy upper class, nor the poor lower class.

        Clearly, Strong believed the wealthy should end up ruling the world, with the poor lower class being their vassals and slaves. The middle class were to be either eliminated or turned into poor lower class.

        B*stardry and dictatorship writ large. And it’s out there for all to see – if only they bothered to look!

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    Travis T. Jones

    If only the Birthstrikers parents were Birthstrikers, the planet would be saved by now, and weather would be just fine.

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    Gazman

    Where can I donate to their cause? This is the perfect antidote to being overrun by these fools, or at least their descendents and their stupid ideology. Can we nominate them for the Darwin Awards?

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    farmerbraun

    Gotta be a swag of PhDs in this for the population biologists. Superstition/imagination as a built-in population-limiting behaviour.

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      ColA

      They poor red paint in front of Downing Street to protest climate change and the environment – Really??

      The idiots didn’t consider how much damage that paint will do in the London sewers?

      But they will save the world by 140 of them not having babies – guess what? – with 7.7 billion in the world and 225,000 added EVERY DAY I can really see how devastating this campaign will be, no wonder the Poms can’t get Brexit right with brains like that polluting UK society!!

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    pattoh

    I thought that was all part of the plan.

    1. you make it too scary, expensive & challenging for real relationships that lead to nuclear families
    UN AGENDA 21/30/50

    2. you make politicians, policy & governments to promote allow or facilitate mass migration to keep demand, growth & “work forces” growing
    UN MIGRATION COMPACT

    3. you debase/ destroy the monetary system & enforce a Global Currency
    [ 1-2 Quadrillion $US of derivatives sitting over ~~ $250T of global debt]

    4. this creates a complete breakdown of society, community & culture

    5. Big Brother gets bigger & more global to “respond to the challenges of mankind”. [ all Hegellian]

    6. those that own Big Brother are in Hog Heaven & the other 99.99% of the people are slaves

    Enjoy your [multiple] “5 minutes of hate”@ 6:00 pm EVERY DAY!

    or stream it continuously on your iSpy Fondle Slab BUT never, never, never engage with the person at the bus shelter!

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      farmerbraun

      “iSpy Fondle Slab”.
      You’re not seriously suggesting that people engage with reality , are you?

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      OriginalSteve

      Correct.

      Mind you, if they are dim enough to deny a fundamental role of their womanhood in their lives, perhaps we are better off if they dont have kids that might ( and here is the irony ) do the same later…..

      Nuff said.

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      OriginalSteve

      Note that the data for this world ending(tm) nonsense only goes back to 1981…..

      The old saying goes – “Lies, damned lies and statistics…..”

      When the “panic” about “market failure” is bandied about, is the concept of rent seeking surfacing in a new industry?

      https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-13/climate-data-reveals-australias-worst-affected-regions/10892710

      “But the insurance industry is already on the brink of “dangerous market failure”, according to Karl Mallon, director of science and systems at climate analytics company Climate Risk.

      “If the industry doesn’t step up, we’ll all pay — both as taxpayers picking up the bill for the recovery … or because of the impact on our communities and our economies,” says Dr Mallon.

      “This is a cost that is avoidable and we shouldn’t be walking into this but we are. We absolutely are.”

      …….

      “The Actuaries Climate Index tracks changes in the frequency and duration of high temperatures, low temperatures, heavy rain, drought, strong wind and changes in sea level.

      Beginning in 1981, it compares each season to the long-term average (1981-2010) for that season, meaning summer is compared to previous summers, autumn to previous autumns, and so forth.”

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    Salome

    Saving the planet–but for whom?

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    Kinky Keith

    If we want a sane world, then all who want to be part of it need to accept a few things. Mutual obligations exist.

    Within society people must:

    Contribute a fair days work, or go hungry.
    Show restraint, or be restrained.
    Show respect for neighbours or be isolated.
    Manage politicians, or be enslaved by them.
    Gain education, but not at the expense of losing contact with reality.

    KK

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    Jeremy

    Natural Selection.

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    Ian Hill

    The end of climate change? That’s made my day!

    Many of them will end up having kids regardless.

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      Ted O'Brien.

      Two things have changed in the last 60 years. The excuses and the methods. 60 years ago the excuse was The Bomb.

      The goal hasn’t changed. That’s avoiding the work and responsibility of bringing up kids.

      When comes the time for aged care, send these recalcitrants to the back of the queue.

      Meantime, the biggest inhibiting factor on our fertility rate has been the fear of divorce. Which, as pattoh pointed out, is in the Marxist plan.

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    Bill in Oz

    Jo, sorry but this is a nonsense publicity stirring story from a bunch of very dopey extremists.
    Why give them more oxygen and publicity ?

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        OriginalSteve

        Has it been a full moon recently?

        A relative who is a plod recently mentioned the full moon seems to bring out the crazies….

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          el gordo

          Lunacy is a contentious issue.

          Their models see a cyclone developing, either in the Gulf or on the otherside of Cape York.

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            beowulf

            Yeah the MSM is already beating up a cyclone warning for Far N Qld based on an area south of Moresby and east of the Cape. There is heavy cloud there but it’s not organised, no rotation, 19kph wind gusting to 35kph, pressure 1011hPa. In other words ZIP. The BOM’s Meteye cyclone forecaster is showing nothing either. There is even less happening in the Gulf. Their crystal ball is in overdrive and looking well ahead I think.

            There is however an interesting rotational system WSW of Jakarta which might develop and make it to WA if it can dodge across the massive high to the south of it and drift east. It’s a very long draw of the bow though. It can just as easily disappear as they have been doing lately.

            How any of that meshes in with the monsoon front, I have zero idea.

            OriginalSteve. A looong time ago there was a study that tried to disprove lunar influences but ended up showing the reverse. There were higher rates of hospital admissions at full moons (can’t remember if it was due to internal factors or the result of brawls). It was also found that there were changes in blood chemistry such that haemorrhage was more common. I think it was in the 70s.

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            Ted O'Brien.

            Send it this way!

            About the lunacy. City lights hide it, but outdoors away from the city lights on a moonlight night is a fantastic world. Those who have never experienced it don’t know what they are missing.

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          Bushkid

          I find new moon brings out the most crazies and the worst driver behaviour on the road.

          If you consider that this is when the moon and sun are in alignment, and they have the most “tidal” influence on our planet and on our bodies which are predominantly water (and a few billion bacteria), if they’re going to have an influence, it will be stronger when the moon and sun are aligned.

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    Roy Hogue

    Let me see here. If you go on strike it’s supposed to be a threat of loss or harm of some kind to someone. If teachers strike, no school for the kids until the strike ends. If workers strike, no work and lost money for the boss until the strike ends. The strikers want leverage to help them gain something they want.

    At least I think it’s supposed to work that way or did I miss something along the way?

    So who is going to have any any loss or harm from these birthstrikers? Only the strikers. How do they gain any leverage that will help them force an end to climate change?

    I say let them strike and ignore them. If they wake up and realize it’s hurting them they have the power to stop the strike unilaterally.

    Any way you stack this there will still be plenty of children born so depopulation isn’t even a threat.

    I must be dreaming this. If not it’s better than the best joke Johnny Carson ever told.

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      Roy Hogue

      Quick, someone tell AOC. She’ll want to join this immediately. And that ends the threat of any little AOCs running around in the future.

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    TdeF

    So Darwinian selection at work, weeding out the fragile, the weak minded, the non competitive, the unsustainables, the fearful, the timid, the lazy. As always.

    Of course there are also a lot of people do not have children because they do not want the enormous expense, the sheer trouble and the endless sacrifices but now we have a new class of people who do exactly the same because they have a higher sense of moral obligation than others who selfishly and thoughtlessly have a family.

    Imagine how much easier their lives will be, the holidays, the new cars, the careers without being encumbered by looking after anyone else. That’s not why they do it of course. They are trying to save the planet. For whom exactly? The things lacking are plausibility and credibility.

    Windmills work the same way. Useless great things which do nothing to reduce CO2. After all the world now has half a million of the things and CO2 levels are completely unaffected, which was the entire point of building them. It’s not a worry really. They will all be broken within twenty years, as much use as Easter Island statues and with as much justification.

    However it works out as Darwinian selection either way. Dead end genes.

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      OriginalSteve

      I suspect the easter island statues dont shred birds and will definately outlast the ( allegedly ) CO2-preventing windmills….

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      My thought too, Darwinian Selection at work here.
      those who naturally succumb to guilt and fear,
      massages from their masters and won’t check the facts
      for themselves, Nature’s Award for getting it wrong is
      future oblivion. Down the memory hole with them.

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      farmerbraun

      I think that we are all carriers of this gene, so its survival is guaranteed. Certainly , non – breeders will do nothing to proliferate the gene.
      I think we have to look to epigenetics to find out what it is in the environment that has triggered this response e.g. overcrowding or other societal pressure.

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      Kinky Keith

      Perspective is always necessary and the fact that you say there are now half a million of them gives that.

      That many, surely is a valid experiment and we still have “the weather” harassing us just as it’s done for the last 8,000 years.

      Time to Stop These Things, but more importantly demand, design and build a Functional Democratic Model that serves all of us.

      The one we have is Totally Stuffed.

      KK

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      TdeF

      Or grandiose virtue signalling when in fact it represents selfishness, not virtue. Think of all the previous generations often in desperate brutal conditions whose survival against the odds and fight to bring up families safely brought them to a safe place where they could say it would end because it might be a tiny bit hotter? Luxury living.

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    Senex

    Why don’t they take this movement to its logical conclusion and off themselves now rather than spend the rest of their pathetic lives consuming resources that the productive people have more use for?

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    PeterS

    As some posters have indicated this is a good thing. The process of natural selection will mean these fools will become extinct albeit not soon enough. I say go ahead make my day. Stop having children because if they did have children I would feel very sad for the kids growing up with stupid people like them. We will be far better off without such empty headed people.

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    RickWill

    For those who have not seen Hans Rosling you may be surprised that the number of children across the globe reached its long term peak in 2000. It will rise a little in coming decades but is forecast to settle at the level reached in 2000 by 2100.

    If you have not seen the linked video it is entertaining and informing:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FACK2knC08E&t=131s

    By far the most effective birth control is eduction of young females. Birthstrike is arguably evidence of that but also shows what effective propaganda can achieve.

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    DMA

    I see in this as well as the children school strikers not so much a lack of intelligence as failure of society to value truth and expose lies. In my opinion both groups are evidence of abuse and misleading propaganda. In that analysis I see myself somewhat accountable for these poor folks’ consternation in that I and others with similar knowledge have allowed the misinformation to propagate. My efforts to bring light to this subject are too puny and I must do better. Thanks to those like Jo and Anthony that struggle against the lies by making truth available. The propaganda has become so powerful that I am shut out of even my local letter to the editor option and am by and large left only oral communication for my efforts.

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    robert rosicka

    OT , sea level rises in QLD over 100% and we’re all doomed going by this .

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-13/climate-data-reveals-australias-worst-affected-regions/10892710

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    Drapetomania

    Win win
    Halfwits connected to the fossil fuel powered grid and drive fossil fuel powered cars do not breed more halfwits..
    As a way of fighting the use of fossil fuels..
    I get it :)

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    Maptram

    Who will decide when climate change has ended and the weather is perfect so these people can have kids? And if the weather is perfect in their part of the world, will it also be perfect in other parts of the world at the same time?

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      Ian Hill

      97% of climate scientists do not want climate change to end.

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        Maptram

        One reason being that the energy from renewables works better with the some of weather conditions allegedly caused climate change. Hot sunny days for solar panels and solar powered steam turbines, windy days for wind turbines and floods for hydro power. Of course, climate change can also take away the energy provided by renewables, if floods from too much rain provide water for hydro power, but then it may be bad weather for solar power etc

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      RickWill

      Climate change is as certain as death and taxes. There is no end to it. It has evolved into the ultimate wealth transfer through government largesse. It begets big government and is self-sustaining. Believers are rewarded while deniers are crucified.

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    Huh!

    And when they get into their forties, these women will be desperately looking to IVF when they realise it’s finally too late to have that child they always longed for. You know, someone to look after them in their old age.

    Tony.

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    MudCrab

    So we can strike for everything and anything these days?

    The in-answered question is just how many of these 140 women were actually in a realistic position to start a family? Do we even have proof that all 140 honestly identified as straight? What is next? Drive-Striking? Refusing to use a motorvehicle until the government agree to return your driver’s license?

    Also 140? Seriously? Note the fine print; “Mostly women in the UK…” So this is 140 out of the entire population of the UK AND elsewhere. (also I just realised “Mostly women…” so many some of these people are men…) Female population of the UK alone is apparently 33 million. If we are generous and assume 2/3rds of that are either too old or too young then we are still left with less than 140 out of about 11 million. So roughly 10 parts per million, or about 1 per 100,000.

    Why did I just go ‘per 100,000′? So I can compare it to the England and Wales murder rate of 1.22 per 100,000.

    Yes, more people are committing murder than support this joke of a political statement. Muse on that one.

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      Kinky Keith

      Well done Mudcrab for putting this into its proper place on our Worry List.

      KK

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      Another Ian

      Rarer than CO2 molecules then?

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      YEs, but notice how little it takes to get a media story across the world if you are pushing the “right message”. 140 people sign something that no one checks, promising something that will cost them nothing, and can be broken without penalty “by accident” and they get headlines everywhere.

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        Greg Cavanagh

        After looking through the Birthstrike web page, and considering how wonderful it would be to be married to one of these girls; I’d say they’re likely to be successful (accidently or otherwise).

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    Kinky Keith

    There’s some irony in this. The person who e-mailed it to me is a True Believer.

    An Obituary

    Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years.

    No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape.
    He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:

    - Knowing when to come in out of the rain;
    - Why the early bird gets the worm;
    - Life isn’t always fair;
    - And maybe it was my fault.

    Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don’t spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge).

    His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place.
    Reports of a 6-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.

    Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children.

    It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer sun lotion or an aspirin to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.

    Common Sense lost the will to live as the churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims.

    Common Sense took a beating when you couldn’t defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault.

    Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot
    She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.

    Common Sense was preceded in death,
    -by his parents, Truth and Trust,
    -by his wife, Discretion,
    -by his daughter, Responsibility,
    -and by his son, Reason.

    He is survived by his 5 stepbrothers;
    - I Know My Rights
    - I Want It Now
    - Someone Else Is To Blame
    - I’m A Victim
    - Pay me for Doing Nothing

    Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone.

    If you still remember him, pass this on.

    If not, join the majority and do nothing.

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    jack

    Even a structure with strong foundations,
    whether a building or a Philosophy,
    if, allowed to be undermined,
    is bound to crumble.

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    Rod McLean

    Thank you Jo, what a laugh!

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    JohnM

    Throughout human history most children would die before reaching their teens, with average life expectancy about 30.
    A child born today in the developed world has a life expectancy of over 80 due in large part to the availability of cheap energy.

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    pat

    as with most things connected to XR, BBC is the source.

    Video has EXCLUSIVE at top of screen. two interviewees, Blythe and Alice Brown; at the end, Blythe mentions Victoria’s previous segment, apparently about individuals doing their bit for CAGW.
    on BBC website, only a 2min video is available of the Birthstrike segment:

    Youtube: 6min30sec: 4 Mar: BBC: ‘I won’t have children due to climate change’ – BirthStrike
    Victoria Derbyshire (show) BBC Birthstrike [04.03.2019]
    Comments are disabled for this video
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KASFz2k0WKA

    lots of madness in the comments below:

    4 Mar: Facebook: Extinction Rebellion: Coming up this morning in the BBC Victoria Derbyshire Show. BirthStrike: Brits decide to not have children due to fear of climate and ecological breakdown.
    Birthstrikers will be at our Extinction Rebellion Spring Uprising 16-17 March
    129 COMMENTS
    FROM THE COMMENTS:
    Emma Bayfield: There’s one thing that troubles me about this (and I and my husband have been very much grappling with this predicament ourselves)… Unintended consequences: those who care about these issues are sure to bring up a generation on conscientious children who will take the baton and continue to fight for climate & ecological justice themselves. If only people who DON’T care are having children… Well.. You can see the problem…
    https://www.facebook.com/ExtinctionRebellion/posts/coming-up-this-morning-in-the-bbc-victoria-derbyshire-show-birthstrike-brits-dec/345890602693721/

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    Jay Dee

    Is it still eugenics if the target participates willingly?

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    No doubt in an earlier age when the authorities removed the head from Ned Kelly’s corpse in order to examine it to determine a way to predict the behaviour of bush rangers, there were people so stupid and ignorant that they expected this to be possible.
    Unfortunately, we have not be come smarter since that time.
    Belief in the idiotic superstitions of “climate change” require even less intelligence.

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    David Maddison

    Subscribing to a Leftist ideology represents a cognitive defect dealing with information processing.

    Removing these defective genes from the gene pool can only be a good thing.

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    pat

    Tucker Carlson/Fox just had Blythe Pepino/Birthstrike on; ends with Tucker saying Blythe should have children to help solve some of the problems; Blythe says “we don’t have time.”

    TeleIndia likes it:

    12 Mar: Telegraph India editorial: On climate change, children are the adults in the room
    Children are bunking school, and young women have gone on a ‘birth strike’, to demand action on global warming
    PIC: School students at a climate change protest, in Brussels, on February 21, 2019.

    It is a topsy-turvy world. Adults are behaving like children and children are the ones taking mature action. Grown-ups in Britain are demanding to have their cake and eat it too and, in the United States of America, a septuagenarian has declared a national emergency to build a wall. As such, children have taken it upon themselves to sound the alarm about a crisis that is neither avoidable nor concocted: climate change. All over the world, children are bunking school to hit the streets to demand action to save the planet. Further, young women have gone on a ‘birth strike’, deciding not to have children in a world teetering on the brink of disaster. These demonstrations by the young are promising. But they are also an indictment of the selfishness of adults — those with power to affect change at the policy level — who have failed to protect the children’s future. Worryingly, a study published by the National Academy of Sciences shows that adult apathy and inaction could be a result of the “boiling frog” syndrome…

    It is ironic that a generation known for its self-absorption can see the signs that adults with the actual memory of less extreme weather fail to discern…Children have taken the lead, it is time adults followed.
    https://www.telegraphindia.com/opinion/on-climate-change-children-are-the-adults-in-the-room/cid/1686631

    12 Mar: Telegraph India: Species by the dozen moved north during marine heatwaves
    Temperatures in Northern California waters, which normally range from 50 to 55 degrees Fahrenheit, increased 3.5 to 7 degrees Fahrenheit
    By AP in San Francisco
    Dozens of species of sea slugs, jellyfish and other marine life from toastier southern waters migrated to the Northern California region over an unusually long two-year period of severe heatwaves, says a new scientific report…
    Not all the species stuck around, but the abundance of migration provides a glimpse of what the Northern California coast might look like in the future, said Eric Sanford, lead author and UC Davis professor…
    Larry Crowder, a professor at Stanford University’s Hopkins Marine Station who is not affiliated with the study, said the report is impressive in documenting how species respond to change differently and, in some cases, dramatically…
    Sanford doesn’t necessarily view the changes as negative, but migration will affect the ecosystem…

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      pat

      Birthstrike – what is the point?

      12 Mar: EconomicTimesIndia: Carbon capture and coal gasification can be a game changer for India
      by Atanu Mukherjee, MN Dastur & Co
      India today emits more than three billion tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) and is the fourth-largest greenhouse gas emitter after the China, US and the EU. Although on per capita basis, India’s emissions are still below the global average. India will continue see the biggest increase in fossil fuel CO2emissions. This is partly due to rapid economic growth, industrialisation, and efforts to bring electricity in rural communities. While renewables will certainly replace a part of the current energy mix, the country will be largely dependent on coal and fossil fuels for industry and electricity in the foreseeable future…

      India has about 300 billion tonnes of proven and unproven reserves, the majority of which is low-rank high ash coal. By enriching and exploiting Indian coal endowments through gasification and carbon capture a clean coal-based economy for power, chemicals, fuels, steel, oil, and fertilisers can enable a $50 billion direct increase in the gross domestic product (GDP) while creating employment for over half-a-million people, reducing imports by over $30 billion and cutting the current account deficit by 50 per cent…READ ON
      https://energy.economictimes.indiatimes.com/energy-speak/carbon-capture-and-coal-gasification-can-be-a-game-changer-for-india/3470

      8 Mar: BrookingsInstitution Report: Coal in India: Adjusting to Transition
      by Rahul Tongia and Samantha Gross
      Editor’s Note: This paper is part of a series from the Cross-Brookings Initiative on Energy and Climate (LINK). The paper’s executive summary follows. View the full series here (LINK).
      Coal provides about half of India’s commercial primary energy supply today and is the dominant fuel for power production in India…

      Coal India Limited (CIL) is the world’s largest coal mining company and produces 84 percent of India’s thermal coal. Most coal is sold to power producers, predominantly under fuel supply agreements, at administered prices. But, for years, CIL has not kept up with growing demand. The Indian government now allows end-users to produce their own coal and is moving toward allowing more private-sector mining. However, these changes do not address the underlying challenges of increasing domestic coal production—primarily, obtaining the necessary land and permits to expand production. India also imports coal, which is particularly used in coastal areas far from the coal mines of India’s east…

      The coal industry is knit into the fabric of the Indian economy. The central government owns a little over 75 percent of CIL, which provides significant revenue to the national treasury through dividend payments. CIL is also a major employer, and, in many parts of India, the largest one. Levies on coal are an important source of revenue for the central government and especially for coal-producing states, among the poorest in the nation. Finally, Indian Railways’ freight charges for coal subsidize passenger transport, and coal provides 44 percent of freight revenues, despite being only 40 percent of total freight tonne-kilometers…

      Coal faces headwinds globally and there are two main types of opposition to coal. First is the concern over coal’s externalities, both local pollution and greenhouse gas emissions with global consequences. Second is the belief that India doesn’t need as much coal, as renewables ***now provide a cheaper alternative, and coal represents a risky and expensive investment…

      Although coal use is growing, India is on track to meet its commitments under the Paris Agreement…
      In the meantime, India is focused on bringing electricity to 100 percent of homes, providing affordable power, and making utilities financially viable…
      Despite RE’s visibility and ascent, cleaning up coal, including through more efficient plants, is a more realistic goal than wishing it away.
      https://www.brookings.edu/research/coal-in-india/

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    pat

    WaPo has an agenda!

    Whites are mainly to blame for air pollution, but blacks and Hispanics bear the burden, says new study
    Washington Post – 15 hours ago
    Air pollution, the leading environmental cause of death worldwide, reflects the stark racial inequalities of American life…

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    Dennis

    One very young US Socialist Democrat has commented that she would not like to give birth to twins and be pregnant for eighteen months.

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    Brian the Engineer

    Good news indeed and an interesting and unexpected demonstration of Darwin’s theory of the survival of the fittest! If only all of the climate alarmist could be so persuaded……. to dream is to hope.

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    Penguinite

    Their numbers will, no doubt, soon be enhanced by [Snip 18c "a religion of peace"]!

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    Brian the Engineer

    Less mirthy was news from the CEDA conference yesterday, where it was noted that car manufacturers are phasing out internal combustion engines for electric by 2025.
    So at a time when we are ramping up the price of electricity in leaps of 100% per annum we are about to force everyone to connect to the grid at the time of peak demand in the evening!

    Make the population depended on electrons and use the access to it to control them!!

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      Dennis

      The longer term agenda after ICEV are no longer sold will be public transport only for citizens of no rank, local area transport only without a permit to travel beyond your home district.

      Post #1.2

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      Maptram

      As well, in Victoria at least, a few weeks ago, during a heat wave, the system couldn’t cope and we had blackouts. Going to all electric vehicles will mean, if there is no electicity, cars cannot be charged, so not only will people have no cooling, fridge, light, cooking (if they have all electric appliances), they probably won’t be able to go anywhere. Depends to what extent trains, trams and electric buses are affected by blackouts.

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    Rupert Ashford

    I think this is a great idea – encourage all greenies and cultural marxists to immediately sign up. We can be rid of all of them in one generation!!!! :-)

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    EternalOptimist

    Mother, what did you do in the Climate wars ?
    Mother ?
    MOTHER ?

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    Dennis

    Now the Reserve Bank of Australia is announcing its decisions will be based on climate change and related advice from other government departments …

    https://thewest.com.au/business/economy/reserve-bank-of-australia-warns-of-major-economic-shocks-if-climate-change-not-tackled-ng-b881133708z

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    pat

    all over FakeNewsMSM:

    13 Mar: HuffPo: Trump Parrots Anti-Science Misinformation As He Readies Climate Change Panel
    The president shared global warming skeptic Patrick Moore’s theories with his more than 58 million followers.
    By Hayley Miller, Chris D’Angelo
    President Donald Trump on Tuesday once again used his Twitter platform to share misinformation about climate change to his 59 million followers, quoting a “Fox & Friends” guest who falsely claimed global warming isn’t caused by man and could actually benefit many people.

    Former Greenpeace Canada President Patrick Moore, a longtime nuclear energy industry shill, denied that human activity fuels climate change and claimed the phenomenon doesn’t pose an imminent danger to life on earth, despite the mountains of scientific evidence that suggest otherwise.

    He dubbed the climate crisis as “fake news” and chalked up the catastrophic rise in global warming over the last few decades as simply “weather.”
    “Wow!” the president wrote in his tweet Tuesday quoting Moore’s Fox News appearance…TWEET

    Though Trump and Fox News described Moore as a co-founder of Greenpeace, a major environmental advocacy group that supports climate change science, the organization has long denied such a characterization…

    Trump’s reported pick to lead the committee is William Happer, a retired Princeton physics professor with no expertise in climatology…
    Also being considered for a spot on the White House panel is retired MIT professor Richard Lindzen. Lindzen is both on CO2 Coalition’s board of directors and a distinguished senior fellow at the Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank based in Washington, D.C., that is funded by the fossil-fuel billionaire Koch brothers.
    Moore took the opportunity during his Fox & Friends interview Tuesday to give a plug for the CO2 Coalition.
    “We believe that carbon dioxide is entirely beneficial to both the environment, to agriculture and forestry and to the climate of the earth,” he said, urging viewers to visit the group’s website.
    “We believe that carbon dioxide is entirely beneficial to both the environment, to agriculture and forestry and to the climate of the earth,” he said, urging viewers to visit the group’s website.

    Watch Moore’s appearance on “Fox & Friends” below around the 26:50 mark.
    https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/donald-trump-patrick-moore_n_5c87d504e4b038892f47b332

    12 Mar: Breitbart: James Delingpole: Trump Is Right, the Greenies Are Lying – Patrick Moore Did Co-Found Greenpeace
    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/03/12/delingpole-trump-is-right-the-greenies-are-lying-patrick-moore-did-co-found-greenpeace/

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      William

      I saw this at Delingpole’s site pat – how utterly appalling, and how clumsy is the attempt to airbrush Moore from the history of Greenpeace! I looked at the historical Greenpeace website and then at its current history – much the same except Moore has been removed from the committee and is now just listed as a crew member. Do they not know that nothing ever disappears from the internet?

      You know they are losing the argument when they need to rewrite history – rather like ACORN-2. Another indication that the AGW/MMCC myth is nearing its end.

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        William

        Also I see that the Leftist Snopes fact checker is parroting the new Greenpeace mythical history to say that Moore and Trump are lying when both claim that Moore was a Greenpeace co-founder.

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    Peter Fitzroy

    Advance Australia has raised almost $400,000 it will use to shore up the positions of key Liberal Party conservatives ahead of the federal election – including that of former prime minister Tony Abbott.

    The emerging grassroots organisation, which wants to be the conservative answer to left-wing activist group GetUp!, claims 27,500 members and a $395,000 war chest raised from 2000 “mainly small donations”.

    It will focus on the seats of Dickson, Deakin, Boothby and Warringah, held respectively by Peter Dutton, Michael Sukkar, Nicolle Flint and Mr Abbott.

    This should cheer everyone up. Mind you I’m not sure that all the money in China would be enough to save Abbott

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      Kinky Keith

      Itz time.

      XXXX

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      el gordo

      ‘Mind you I’m not sure that all the money in China would be enough to save Abbott.’

      A China built and funded Hele would save Abbott.

      If its discovered that Morrison lacks a backbone then Abbott will return as leader after the election, with Barnaby head of the Nats. In Opposition they would be formidable.

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        Peter Fitzroy

        yesterday’s men with yesterday’s solutions

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          AndyG55

          WRONG again, [snip].

          Abbott’s solutions for northern Australia were very much “tomorrow’s” ideas

          The building of HELE power stations is very much a look towards the future prosperity of the country

          It is the building of wind turbines, a half-arsed measure based on erroneous antiquated science, that is the real “yesterday’s” solution.. The one that [snip]. [avoid the ad hom.] AZ

          Wind turbines, solar farms and the renewable agenda will only impoverish society..

          The whole AGW agenda, and indeed most leftist ideals, will always lead to a base-level REGRESSION of society.

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          Leo Morgan

          What is this obsession with the calendar held by the loonie left?
          “It’s the 21′s century so we should have half the cabinet be female; don’t worry about competence.” (Justin Trudeau, paraphrased)
          “Yesterday’s men with yesterday’s solutions.” Young Peter Fitzroy speaking to his maths teacher about Euclid and Newton.

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        PeterS

        Not sure if all the money in China could save Abbott but one thing is almost certain. If we can’t turn things around and save Australia from the socialists in both major parties then China will do it for us. Funny how China is a communist nation yet they would happily build both coal and nuclear power stations here by the dozens if necessary if they were in control given the large reserves of coal and Uranium that we have at our disposal.

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    pat

    11 Mar: ABC FOX Montana: National weather experts say Montana just endured “life-threatening” historic cold snap
    by news staff
    Weather experts across the country say Montanans just endured one of the coldest winters on record, with some of the most extreme weather seen in the continental U.S. in modern history.

    Cold temperatures and heavy snow that struck in early February and stayed through March led to new records throughout the state.
    The Washington Post writes (LINK) that Great Falls bore the worst of it, with a record-setting streak of 32 days with the temperature below freezing.
    Montana also set a new record low for the month, with the temperature recorded at -46 in Elk Park, north of Butte, on a day in early March…
    https://www.abcfoxmontana.com/bozeman/national-weather-experts-say-montana-just-endured-life-threatening-historic/article_97504e62-444c-11e9-a4de-bf4718016ad8.html

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      Kinky Keith

      This must be a mistake.

      Did they check with the UNIPCCCCC before making that announcement?

      KK

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        PeterS

        If we do indeed end up having a mini-ice age it will be interesting to see how the data manipulators manage to keep to their global warming hoax. They will have to keep adjusting historical temperature data to below zero even in the middle of summer just to keep to their fake story. Otherwise they will have to adjust them upwards and claim that CO2 emissions are causing dramatic global cooling over the past 100 years. I look forward to seeing a lot of their leaders behind bars for life in the not too distant future for committing the biggest fraud of all time.

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        Brian the engineer

        Fear not, this mighty cold snap will be homogenised away before the thaw sets in.
        Rather like the messages on the barn wall in Animal Farm!
        Two legs are better than four.
        Two legs are better than four.
        Two legs are better than four.
        Two legs are better than four.
        Two legs are better than four.
        Two legs are better than four…………………………….

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    One more bit that I wrote last night but which didn’t make it into the post til just now.

    There’s an out-clause:

    Pepino, at least, takes a similarly optimistic view of BirthStrikers’ approach. It is, she says, “in a sense a very hopeful act. We’re not just making this decision, hiding it and giving it up. We’re politicising that decision – and hoping that will give us the chance to change our minds.”

    Hopeful? You’re 33 and you hope that the world will change energy sources, decarbonize and then cool, in time for you to have a baby?

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      pat

      jo, if Pepino does reverse her decision, you can be pretty sure the FakeNewsMSM will ignore her, just as they have ignored Jamie Shupe:

      38min58sec to 43min15sec: segment First “non-binary” American says it was all a sham – Jamie Shupe

      Youtube: The Ingraham Angle/Fox News 3/12/19
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gInC7IjLydk

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      Roy Hogue

      …and hoping that will give us the chance to change our minds.

      What minds will they change? It looks like they have none to change. But if they do change they should try to exchange what they have for a real one that works.

      Like I said above, this hurts only them. The rest of the world will ignore it except to laugh at them.

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      Another Ian

      They might check on that term in animal husbandry c.f.a.

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    original BBC headline:

    Brilliant Energy fails to live up to its name
    BBC News-11 Mar 2019

    changed to:

    11 Mar: BBC: Brilliant Energy becomes tenth energy firm to fail
    By Kevin Peachey
    Brilliant Energy – which supplied gas and electricity to 17,000 households – has ceased trading, marking the latest casualty in the sector this winter.
    The business, based in Gosforth, had boasted of providing a “straightforward” service at a “fair and stable” price.
    Its collapse means energy regulator Ofgem has had to step in again to protect supplies to customers…
    Ofgem has said there is “room for improvement” in the licensing regime so businesses are properly vetted before they start competing for customers.
    New, tighter rules are expected to come into force next month….
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47526126

    or was it 11th?

    13 Mar: ThisIsMoneyUK: Delays over energy bill refunds: Former Economy Energy customers still waiting after supplier went bust in January
    By Samantha Partington
    Former Economy Energy customers are still waiting for refunds after the supplier went bust in January.
    It comes as Brilliant Energy became the 11th supplier to fold in 12 months on Monday.

    A month before Economy Energy went under, Money Mail helped angry readers to get their money back.
    Ovo Energy, the new supplier for the 235,000 Economy Energy customers, says anyone who did not receive a final bill when they switched away has to wait for the administrator, Grant Thornton, to produce one…
    https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/bills/article-6801427/Former-Economy-Energy-customers-waiting-refunds-supplier-went-bust-January.html

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    pat

    12 Mar: ClimateDepot: Marc Morano: Report: Climate School Striking Teen Greta Thunberg is a ‘PR puppet of Swedish consultant’
    “Swiss magazine Weltwoche published a widely shared article entitled “We’re Making a Climate Icon“. The article claims that “their success is largely down to the Swedish PR expert Ingmar Rentzhog, who has good contacts in several propaganda organizations”. As evidence, Weltwoche reveals that shortly after Greta began her school strikes, her mother, a well-known opera singer, published a book. On the day of the book’s release, PR man Rentzhog published a picture of Greta on [school] strike on Instagram and published an article about her on Facebook. This triggered a “chain reaction” in the media.”…
    LINK GWPF
    More to Greta Thunberg phenomenon than meets the eye
    By Stefan Winterbauer, meedia.de…
    https://www.climatedepot.com/2019/03/12/report-climate-school-striking-teen-greta-thunberg-is-a-pr-puppet-of-swedish-consultant/

    Google translation from Wikipedia. I still maintain Stefan Rahmstorf might be another of the puppet masters:

    Wikipedia: Greta Thunberg
    Thunberg, now an icon of the climate protection movement, occurred in the aftermath worldwide at protest events, such as those of Extinction Rebellion. Climatologist ***Stefan Rahmstorf said, “Thunberg has realized more than most, what global warming means for the future of their generation.”…
    https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greta_Thunberg

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    pat

    11 Mar: Daily Signal: Geologist Accuses Apple of Political Bias in Removing App Countering Climate Alarmism
    by Kevin Mooney
    The app, called Inconvenient Facts, is available only to Android users through the Google Play Store. Since March 4, users of Apple’s iPhone no longer can access the app through the tech giant’s App Store.
    Why is that?

    Gregory Wrightstone, a geologist with more than three decades of experience, told The Daily Signal in an interview that he has his own opinion about what may have transpired inside Apple.
    Wrightstone is the author of the book “Inconvenient Facts: The Science That Al Gore Doesn’t Want You to Know,” which served as the basis for the information available from the app…
    He notes that former Vice President Al Gore, a leading proponent of the view that mankind’s activities propel dangerous climate change, is a board member of Apple…READ ON
    https://www.dailysignal.com/2019/03/11/inconvenient/

    39min43sec to 43min47sec: Laura interviews Gregory Wrightstone, author of “Inconvenient Facts”: segment Debunking Biggest Climate Change Myths.
    (the date for the following is accurate – earlier link to Laura in reply to Jo #43.1 was wrongly dated – should have been 11 March):

    Youtube: The Ingraham Angle on Fox News 3/12/19
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0z8fAlC9bC0

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    pat

    CAGW protest was what ***generated interest from the audience?
    shouldn’t that be generated interest from the CAGW-infested Press in the room, ABC?

    13 Mar: ABC: Michael Daley tells kids its OK to skip school and join climate change rally
    By Nour Haydar
    NSW Labor leader Michael Daley has used his National Press Club address to tell students its OK to skip school and attend a climate change rally, saying the world is at a “real crossroads”…
    However it was his comments on the upcoming global climate change protest, which is set for Friday, that ***generated interest from the audience.

    Mr Daley told the Press Club school children “don’t have a microphone” and “don’t have money like the big end of town”.
    “They do have a democratic right to assembly, they do have a right to protest,” Mr Daley said.
    “I support these young people and their action.”
    The global Climate Strike protest follows on from the November protest which saw thousands of school children across the country rally to demand action on climate change…

    The New South Wales Labor leader told the Press Club audience that younger generations were going to inherit a planet that was “at best precarious”…
    Climate change and environmental issues have traditionally been viewed by voters as a federal issue, but Labor and Liberal polling shows it is well and truly on the state political agenda in New South Wales.
    When questioned by a journalist as to why he would advocate a “breach of the law” by encouraging students to skip school so close to an election, Mr Daley said “you have to shake the tree a little bit” — even if it drew criticism.
    “I think there is a great opportunity for young people on Friday to realise their own personal power,” he said.

    “I might be criticised for backing them in but… we need them, we need their messages to be heard up the tree, so the grown-ups can listen to their disappointment and their criticism of our lack of leadership.”
    Mr Daley reiterated that if Labor is elected he will appoint the state’s first Minister for Climate Change to “to lead our state’s fight to protect the future of our children and their children”.
    “The people of New South Wales have a clear, unequivocal choice. They can vote for Labor, a party committed to tackling climate change, or they can vote for Liberals and Nationals, who dare not even speak its name.”
    Both Liberal and Labor polling shows environment as being among the top five topics for voters at the NSW election…
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-13/michael-daley-tells-kids-they-can-go-to-climate-rally/10896694

    as one:

    ‘Demonstration of young leadership’: Daley backs student climate strike
    The Sydney Morning Herald-2 hours ago

    NSW Opposition Leader supports kids wagging school for climate change strike
    The Australian Financial Review-1 hour ago

    Michael Daley says NSW schoolchildren have right to strike over climate change
    In-Depth-The Guardian-1 hour ago

    NSW’s Daley back climate rally students
    SBS – 2 hours ago

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      pat

      CAGW-infested FakeNewsMSM has shown no such interest in the Brian Fisher report, which I believe was updated recently. every Coalition politician should have been campaigning on it relentlessly yet, instead, they started a fight over coal!

      10min43sec to end: moves on to cost of electricity; Sloan: Labor says nice things like higher emissions target will lead to lower prices; another point in Brian Fisher report – in order to reduce emissions for transport, fuel excise tax would have to be increased by about 60 cents per litre – that will be popular too, won’t it?

      AUDIO: 13min02sec: 13h ago: 2GB: Labor’s push for minimum wage rise
      Michael McLaren with Judith Sloan
      https://www.2gb.com/podcast/labors-push-for-minimum-wage-rise/

      such a pity these two pieces are behind paywall:

      LABOR MEANS MAKING YOUR OWN ELECTRICITY
      Herald Sun – 11 Mar 2019
      The final report of independent modelling research conducted by former government scientist Brian Fisher shows the energy mix in 2030 under …

      Half coal plants to shut in ALP plan
      The Australian-10 Mar 2019
      Coal-fired power generation would fall by 60 per cent within the next decade to … by former government scientist Brian Fisher shows the energy mix in 2030 … The final report of the Fisher modelling, widely regarded among…

      for some reason, I believe this 4-page report has been added to in recent days:

      20 Feb: BAE Economics: BAE studies economic consequences of some alternative Australian climate policies
      With a Federal election expected in May 2019, it is timely to assess the economic impacts of alternative domestic policy approaches proposed by the two major political parties. This paper uses the BAEconomics global model to assess the economic costs of various policy options. This work is ongoing and will be updated as policy options become more clear.
      The report can be found here (LINK)…
      http://www.baeconomics.com.au/bae-studies-economic-consequences-of-some-alternative-australian-climate-policies

      BAE Economics: Dr Brian Fisher, Managing Director
      BScAgr (Hons I)
      University of Sydney
      PhD DScAgr (Honoris Causa)
      Brian is one of Australia’s most respected advisers on climate change, emissions trading and the economic impact of current and future climate and energy policies. He is a well known commentator on Australian agricultural, minerals and energy commodities. He previously held the position of Executive Director of the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ABARE)…
      Concurrently with his position at ABARE, in 1993 Brian was appointed one of the experts completing the socioeconomic assessment of climate change for the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Second Assessment Report. He played an integral role in the international climate change negotiations as economic adviser to Australia’s negotiating team in the lead up to, and at, the third Conference of the Parties in Kyoto.
      He again fulfilled that role at the fourth, fifth and sixth Conferences of the Parties of the UNFCCC and was engaged as one of the experts completing the IPCC’s Third and Fourth Assessment Reports…
      http://www.baeconomics.com.au/about

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        RickWill

        At least it is honest about prices going up under either party but Labor will do the greater harm to the economy.

        With fewer people actually consuming electricity as more households and businesses make their own, the remaining consumers will be carrying an ever increasing burden of those price increases.

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      Kinky Keith

      Is it really Leadership when you don’t have a clue about the topic which is the basis of the protest.

      It looks more like cynical manipulation of vulnerable trusting children.

      KK

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    Antoine D'Arche

    Meh…. we neither want nor need THEIR kids anyway

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    Geoffrey Williams

    140 people mostly women declared their decision not to have children because of climate change.
    Bet they are all horrers and doing mankind a favour! How stupid can you get ? Bring it on . .
    GeoffW Sydney

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    Phoenix 44

    So their threat is that unless I give up my car, they won’t have children. Either they are excessively stupid or excessively narcissistic. Either way, seems like them not having children is a good option for me.

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      PeterS

      We should ask them to have it in writing with a clause to say if they renege on their promise they go to prison for life.

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        AndyG55

        Would certainly be a strong case of child abuse if they did have children.

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          PeterS

          If they hate using fossil fuel so much why don’t they go completely off grid with or without children and stop bothering us with their demands to do the same. Since when is using fossil fuels a crime? If anything people who force us to stop using fossil fuels are the ones committing a crime against humanity and as such should be treated appropriately.

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    Rodzki

    Anyone who believes children born today will have a lower standard of living than their parents, grandparents etc, is doing the public a massive service by voluntarily removing themselves from the gene pool.

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    Hivemind

    This happened in the 60′s through to the 80′s. The world’s average IQ went up a noticeable amount.

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    Well, at least fewer men who wear scarves in summer will be breeding with fewer women who wear cheap, oversize ear-rings.

    Every cloud!

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    PeterS

    These people are just as silly and/or evil as the people in the US pushing the Green New Deal. With people likes these inside a nation who needs enemies outside?

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    cedarhill

    It just proves that some parts of Darwin are accurate.

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    UK Sceptic

    Climate alarmist SJWs upholding a personal, self-imposed non-proliferation treaty? Sounds like a win-win situation to me.

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    Maptram

    I’m not saying that increasing CO2 is the cause of climate change, but if it was, burning coal and other fossil fuels is not the problem. The problem is with all the appliances, technology and entertainment that we have now that we didn’t have 50 years ago, like air conditioners and computers, and the increasing population that uses them.

    As well, I don’t see anything from the warmists that they go without technology and entertainment to save CO2 from entering the atmosphere.

    I heard on a radio station a couple of days ago, that about 1000 tonnes of stuff has arrived in Melbourne by plane and ship for the Grand Prix. There’s a lot of CO2 going into the atmosphere just to get the equipment here, and the same to get it out again a few days later. Then there’s the CO2 emitted by the vehicles during the race. I expect a lot of the warmists, particularly politicians, (who probably get their costs paid by the taxpayer) would attend such an event.

    Or the taxpayer funded fireworks we see several times a year, $ millions, again a lot of gases going into the atmosphere. No one calls for them to be banned.

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    yarpos

    My usual thought is that these people are just helping the gene pool, but I think these pronouncements are about as real as all the “celebrities” that said they would definitely emigrate of Trump won in 2016 (as if it was automatic that anyone would accept them). Not aware of one that did anything.

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