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The Learjet liberals—the world’s wokerati—flew into Glasgow, Scotland, to plot against gasoline, goshawks (birdies) and you.

The annual “Conference of the Parties” (COP26), as well as Joe Biden’s plans for greenhouse-gas pollution reduction and clean-energy technologies demand the following reminders:

Gasoline is a glorious resource. Drilling for oil is the second most efficient, cheapest—and hence cleanest—source of energy. “It requires only a narrow hole in the earth,” explained the Wall Street Journal, “and is extracted as a highly concentrated form of energy”—it “is up to 1,000 times more efficient than solar energy, which requires large panels collecting a less-concentrated form of energy known as the midday sun. But even solar power is roughly 10 times as efficient as biomass-derived fuels like ethanol.”

The more efficient the source of energy, the less waste and pollution are involved in its conversion into energy. Think of the totality of the production process! The fewer resources expended in bringing a fuel to market, the cleaner and cheaper is the process.

State-sponsored “sexy” technologies in the West, moreover, have decidedly ugly outcomes for worker bees in the East. The Glasgow Crowd’s cravings must be sated, but not by despoiling California, if you know what I mean.

Enter the Chinese worker.

“You buy a Prius hybrid car and think you’re saving the planet,” divulged Lindsey Hilsum of PBS’s “News Hour,” “but each motor contains a kilo of neodymium and each battery more than 10 kilos of lanthanum, rare earth elements from China. Green campaigners love wind turbines, but the permanent magnets used to manufacture a 3-megawatt turbine contain some two tons of rare earth.”

Mining for rare earth metals is a filthy undertaking. Hybrid hypocrites prefer by far that it be done by the poor villagers of the Baiyunkuang District of Darhan Muminggan in Inner Mongolia, northern China. There lie the largest deposits of rare earth metals.

The Prius is packed with these toxins.

The Limousine and Learjet liberals who legislate “green” industries into being prefer to outsource all energy-related extraction. Leave it to the industrious Chinese to “meet 95 percent of the world’s demand for rare earth.” As most of the separation and extraction of rare earth metals is done in China, “the pollution stays in China, too,” reports Hilsum from Baiyunebo in Inner Mongolia.

The environmental problems include air emissions with harmful elements, such as fluorine and sulfur, wastewater that contains excessive acid, and radioactive materials, too.

And “local villagers whose farmland has been ruined by seepage from the lake pay the price.”

Laments one such farmer: “The Baotou Environmental Protection Bureau tested our water, and they concluded that it wasn’t fit for people or animals to drink or for irrigation. … Rare earth is the country’s resource, but small people like us need to eat, too. We live on farming, but the crops no longer grow, and we will go hungry.”

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Tough luck, you provincial little Chinese man. NIMBYs (not-in-my-backyard environmentalists) like Big Brother Joe and his Glasgow accomplices plan these screwy, skewed production lines, and in the process supplant sustainable industries and imperil livelihoods. To satisfy their “visionary,” voracious excesses—and do the dirty work for them—witless NIMBYs have unwittingly conscripted the Chinese Worker.

Michael Shellenberger, a researcher and author, has imparted a great deal of wisdom on the intractable problems renewables pose. Solar and wind farms, he explains, require huge amounts of land, are intermittent and unreliable. (“Ain’t no electricity when there ain’t no sunshine.”) Wind turbines, moreover, are the most serious new threat to endangered birds—hawks, eagles, owls, condors, bats, too. Building a solar farm demands clearcutting entire wildlife ecosystems. In order to produce significant amounts of electricity from weak, unreliable energy flows—massive amount of land needs to be appropriated and rendered barren.

Instead of relying on glorious, clean gasoline—gaseous President Joe Brandon prefers to clear cut land, to make way for that “apex predator,” the killer en masse of birds: the wind turbine.

Perhaps the biggest obfuscation in the gimmick-car racket—which all recent presidents have fallen for—has to do with the source of the energy. Whether a vehicle is propelled by hydrogen-powered fuel cells or electricity, both electricity and hydrogen don’t magically materialize in the vehicle. They must first be generated. Be it coal, natural gas, nuclear or a hydroelectric dam, these cars are only as clean as the original source of energy that generated the vim that powers them.

DAVID VANCE and I discuss these and other, post-election Hard Truths in this week’s broadcast (available on podcast, too):

The Wokerati Takes A Beating in US Elections; Learjet Liberals Plot Against Gasoline and Goshawks In Glasgow.”

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Ilana Mercer has been writing a weekly, paleolibertarian think piece since 1999. She’s the author of Into the Cannibal’s Pot: Lessons for America From Post-Apartheid South Africa (2011) & The Trump Revolution: The Donald’s Creative Destruction Deconstructed” (June, 2016). She’s on Twitter, Gab, YouTube & LinkedIn; banned by Facebook, and has a new Podcast

 
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  1. Hysteria aside, electric vehicles might be sensible so far as they allow pollution to be distributed away from cities. Other than that, have never understood the mystique.

    Have never heard a ‘climate change’ cultist positing or even acknowledging that harnessing energy from sun, wind, or waves might, uh… change the climate.

    • Replies: @Adam Smith
  2. Anon[205] • Disclaimer says:

    Thanks for the excellent article!

    May i also add the following:

    Message for Canada’s and Quebec’s politicians (currently in Glasgow, while accusing Canadians and Quebecers of being monstruous polluters with their ”media”):

    Top 10 reasons to defund the Canadian military

    https://yvesengler.com/2021/10/21/top-10-reasons-to-defund-the-canadian-military

    ”Canada’s armed forces have an immense ecological footprint. They’ve littered the landscape with tens of millions of bullets and shells as well as polluted dozens of lakes with ordnance. They continue to conscript animals in experimentsand during warfare. DND is far and away the largest emitter of GHGs in the federal government. DND represented 59% per cent of federal government GHGs in 2019-20. Incredibly, however, the armed forces’ emissions are exempt from current government GHG reduction targets.”

  3. roonaldo says:

    The unreliable, expensive, ecologically destructive “green” technologies pushed by the climate alarmists appear all the more ridiculous as benign, revolutionary technologies come to the fore.

    At e-catworld.com and aureon.ca, technologies that harvest energy from “exotic vacuum objects” (EVOs) are extensively discussed and are being investigated in many laboratories. Professor Garret Moddel has made an ingenious device that produces electricity from the Casimir force.

    Many inspired researchers are at work in spite of being ostracized and ridiculed by entrenched, jealous, small-minded scientists and ignored by dumb-as-dirt, corrupt, and greedy politicians seemingly hell-bent on crashing the world and crushing us underfoot.

    • Replies: @acementhead
  4. George 1 says:

    The electric vehicle BS was never about the environment. EVs will end up polluting more than conventional vehicles. It is about control. You won’t be able to go anywhere very distant with an EV. Want to go off road anywhere? No way my friend.

    To make EVs work, even minimally, in a mass transportation society would require tens of trillions in infrastructure spending and conversion which is not going to happen. I suspect the elites are not worried about that because they know that the population is going to be thinned out dramatically over the next few years. Yes?

    • Replies: @Getaclue
  5. Getaclue says:
    @George 1

    It’s all part of the “Elite” Depopulation Agenda as are the poisonous “vaccines”–the Peons are mostly too stupid and brainwashed to see it and cheer their own destruction on…it’s depressing to watch

  6. @schnellandine

    Good Morning Mr. Schnellandine,

    electric vehicles might be sensible so far as they allow pollution to be distributed away from cities.

    Why should urban pollution be distributed away from the cities?

    Have never heard a ‘climate change’ cultist positing or even acknowledging that harnessing energy from sun, wind, or waves might, uh… change the climate.

    While rare, it does happen…

    Build a giant solar farm in the Sahara and power the world? Here’s how that could hurt the climate instead

    Solar panels in Sahara could boost renewable energy but damage the global climate – here’s why

    • Replies: @schnellandine
  7. @Adam Smith

    Why should urban pollution be distributed away from the cities?

    It shouldn’t, but given the premise it’s at least a reason for supporting electric vehicles. The current reason is ‘magic’.

    While rare, it does happen…

    Thanks!

    • Agree: Adam Smith
  8. Why do you idiots who know nothing whatsoever about energy, alternative or non-alternative, feel qualified to pontificate.

    The way you can tell they are idiots is that they talk about one technology, all by itself, and then do comparison shopping with bogus information from some website or other.

    Energy production is not a one. It is a many. If you don’t talk about many, about all, energy production possibilities, all at once, and all their interrelations and combinations, then you are a phony shill or an idiot. Or possibly both, which seems impossible, but I am sure you can handle it.

  9. @roonaldo

    Andrea Rossi is 100% fraud and was proved years ago. LENR is fraud plus low IQ loons. “Exotic Vacuum Objects” – more fraud.

    Oh and of course em drive is another fraud. Postulated way it works is absurd and can’t possibly work, for the obvious reason, even if we ignore the fact of conservation of momentum.

    • Replies: @roonaldo
  10. roonaldo says:
    @acementhead

    Tell me how Montgomery Childs and aureon could not have done what they demonstrated at their website.

    Tell me how Professor Garret Moddel erred in his Casimir force device and theory and how the device cannot work as he shows.

    By the way, the above are not LENR devices, and the phenomena exhibited by EVOs have been observed for 120 years.

    Please enlighten us as to how A.G. Parkhomov’s reactor doesn’t work as advertised. Take your understandings to e-catworld.com, explain your knowledge and insights of these matters to Bob Greenyer and the others–they will appreciate being able to stop wasting their time on these pursuits.

    By the way, Rossi will demonstrate the SKLed and SKL Dec. 9th. He has produced numerous devices as has Mills–the difficulty is in making them reliable.

  11. I know nothing about “energy” but I know I love birds — so my enthusiasm for wind turbines is somewhat limited.

    • Agree: 36 ulster, ILANA Mercer
  12. 36 ulster says:

    Diamonds ain’t the only blood minerals.

  13. 5 gallons of 5% beer has 1 quart of ethanol. The barley in that beer must be grown and harvested by machines using diesel fuel. That barley must be malted and shipped requiring fuel and energy. At its destination the barley must be mashed which requires energy; afterwards it is boiled 45min to an hour requiring energy of course. The resultant liquor is then cooled and the yeast pitched in. Yeast piss ethanol and fart co2; lots of co2(fermentation). The sweet malt liquor has has now become beer. We now have 1 quart of ethanol in our beer(yum). To extract that 1 quart of ethanol we must now distill the beer into whiskey and then distill again to get that 1 quart of now precious ethanol. Distilling of course requires significant energy. That quart of ethanol might be able to power the ubiquitous Ford F150 about 2 blocks. We should just lower the tailgate and chug beer in the parking lot and feel good about thus saving the planet.

  14. Call me a “depopulationist” but every country on Earth is over-populated, if long-term ecological sustainability is of any concern.

    “Green energy” is no substitute for fossil fuels, that’s true.

    BTW, nukes are NOT “green” — any more than they are “fail-safe.” Future Fukushimas are inevitable; meanwhile (10+ years later) Japan’s world-class engineers still don’t know how to fix the last one.

    When fossil fuels inevitably disappear so will most of the metastasizing billions of humans they made possible.

    • Thanks: ILANA Mercer
    • Replies: @Gidoutahere
  15. @Pat Kittle

    I look forward to reports of your suicide.

    • Replies: @Pat Kittle
  16. @Gidoutahere

    Simply citing the absurdity of endless growth in a finite place typically provokes your kind of response, filed under the generic heading “What are we supposed to do, kill ourselves?”

    I expect more from commenters at the Unz Review. If I check out your Commenting History I hope I’ll find this example to be a momentary lapse of reason on your part.

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