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Boris’s Cop26 Glasgow climate con

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Let’s congratulate our young geniuses!

So, around 45% of all A Level candidates got A or A* this year. For private schools, I believe this figure was about 75%. Extraordinary how brilliant our young people have suddenly become.

I think we all understand that the last couple of years have been difficult for A Level students. But it’s also not fair to raise their expectations unrealistically high by inflating their exam grades.

If we look at the results of the PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) – a worldwide study by the OECD of over 500,000 pupils conducted every three years – we can see that the education systems in key Western countries are failing to provide a proper education:

Over the last eighteen years, for example, the UK has dropped from 5th to 14th in Science and from 9th to 17th in Maths compared to other countries.

As the TV news shows us clips of young, always multi-cultural totty jumping and squealing with joy as they get exam results demonstrating their own academic brilliance, I’m minded of something the wonderful Alan Jones from Sky News Australia once said, ‘you are “selfish, badly educated, ill-informed, virtue signalling little t**ds inspired by adults around you (and a Swedish teenager) who crave attention for some noble cause while you indulge in Western luxury and an unprecedented quality of life. Wake up, grow up and shut up!”.

Boris’s big climate bash

Sorry, but it’s climate catastrophe nonsense again today.

The BBC and C4 News hate Boris Johnson for almost giving us Brexit.  But over the next three months you’ll be seeing a big love-in between the main news channels and Johnson. In the first week of November, Boris will be hosting a massive 20,000-delegate climate conference to supposedly ‘save the planet’. Between now and then we’ll be bombarded by gushing media reports about how “Britain is leading the world” on “tackling climate change“.

In fact, behind all the hype there will be three main groups of countries at Boris’s big climate jamboree:

1. The industrialised countries of the West – the EU27, the UK, Biden’s USA, Australia and New Zealand – which seem to have taken the whole thing seriously. As they increasingly use unreliable and intermittent supposedly ‘green’ solar and wind energy, prices for energy in these countries are shooting up and will soon be 5 to 10 times as high as prices in industrialising countries with their cheap and reliable coal and gas-fired power stations. Some of these countries have even enshrined their CO2 reduction targets into law.  So, if any of the governments of these countries allow any new oil field or new power station, they can be sued by environmental activists for breaking their own laws. Duh!

2. Another group attending Boris’s climate gab-fest are the larger industrialising countries – China, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam etc. They are probably looking on with a mixture of amusement, amazement and delight as the rich West, through some perverted sense of guilt for its own success, gaily commits economic suicide. These countries have no intention of ever reducing their greenhouse gas emissions. On the contrary, countries like China, Indonesia, Vietnam, South Korea, the Philippines and Pakistan are busy building a lot more coal-fired power stations to provide their citizens and companies with cheap, reliable electricity. And most are probably looking forward to even more industries and jobs moving away from the energy-expensive industrialised countries to their part of the world. As for the millions of useless heat pumps we’ll be forced to install in the UK – they’ll all be made in China and Vietnam creating thousands of ‘green jobs’ in China and Vietnam.

3. Then there are the often impoverished Third-World countries, many of whose leaders are already billionaires thanks largely to generous foreign aid handouts from the rich West that they have looted to buy fleets of Mercedes, build palaces and stuff into already bulging offshore bank accounts. These countries are pantingly eager to get their hands on as much as possible of a proposed $100 billion-a-year fund, intended to run from 2020 to 2025, to supposedly help these countries adapt to and mitigate the disasters – rising sea levels, hotter temperatures, more storms and droughts etc etc – that the climate catastrophists predicted anthropogenic climate change would inevitably inflict on them. At UN-sponsored climate talks in Madrid in December 2020, the Maldives and other vulnerable countries pushed for concrete progress on fresh funding to help them deal with disasters and longer-term damage linked to climate change. That’s the same Maldives which has just built a third runway at its main airport to accommodate larger aircraft and which, in 2022, should be opening a new passenger terminal to increase capacity from one million to 7.3 million passengers a year.

I could go on. But hopefully you get the picture.

How to terrify your people into obedience

And finally, here’s a shortish (3 minutes) video a reader sent me explaining how our rulers are using fear to bludgeon us into obedience to their ever more totalitarian attempts to control us:

5 comments to Boris’s Cop26 Glasgow climate con

  • A Thorpe

    The use of statistics for the exam results has a lot in common with the statistics used to promote the Covid vaccine. By using its relative efficacy rather than the absolute efficacy, we are told 95% when around 1% is the efficacy we should consider. There’s been a relative improvement in exam results being celebrated, but in absolute terms the standards are declining compared to other countries. No wonder we welcome so many uneducated young men risking their lives getting here to help us out.

    I was wrong a few days ago saying that the IPCC takes a more reasonable approach. The media doesn’t seem to think so from the little I have read, but I noticed the report qualifies most views with likely or very likely. What does that mean? Nowhere could I find the affiliation of the authors or what they were paid.

    We wrongly assume that humanity makes continual progress, when for most of our existence nothing changed very much. China and Japan in the past both went backwards when they isolated themselves from trade with other countries. The west has found a new way of bringing about decline of its economy through the mass psychosis discussed in the video. Gad Saad discussed this in his book Parasitic Mind describing something like a parasite infecting our minds and preventing rational thinking.

    It is my belief that our hunter gatherer ancestors had to face reality and uncertainty otherwise they would not have survived. It was when we settled as farmers that the change took place. We became more efficient enabling excess food to be produced and cities established and for some to exercise control over the excess production and of course us. This is when our minds could wander into fantasies and we started to lose touch with reality.

    Religion is the greatest and longest surviving fantasy, with no evidence to support the existence of God. I have always been opposed to it, but now I think it might have had a positive effect because we believed in a powerful God and we lived in fear. With decline in religion we think we are powerful and now live in fear of ourselves. Madness does not even begin to describe the events and thinking of today – an assumed ability to control the climate being used to take more and more of our money to feed the rich, a virus created and released and used to take away our freedoms which most have been more than willing to give up, biology no longer determines gender. If there is a God now is the time for him to reveal himself.

  • Ed P

    There’s little to be gained by educating a generation destined to die in a few years, either from the delayed effects of “the jab”, or during the next war (thanks Xi).

    Line up for your poison, or sign up for a bullet, you’re doomed anyway, still clutching your A* diplomas.

  • William Boreham

    I read this in the Wall Street Journal:

    Solar panel installations are surging in the U.S. and Europe as Western countries seek to cut their reliance on fossil fuels.
    But the West faces a conundrum as it installs panels on small rooftops and in sprawling desert arrays: Most of them are produced with energy from carbon-dioxide-belching, coal-burning plants in China.
    Concerns are mounting in the U.S. and Europe that the solar industry’s reliance on Chinese coal will create a big increase in emissions in the coming years as manufacturers rapidly scale up production of solar panels to meet demand. That would make the solar industry one of the world’s most prolific polluters, analysts say, undermining some of the emissions reductions achieved from widespread adoption.
    For years, China’s low-cost, coal-fired electricity has given the country’s solar-panel manufacturers a competitive advantage, allowing them to dominate global markets.
    Chinese factories supply more than three-quarters of the world’s polysilicon, an essential component in most solar panels, according to industry analyst Johannes Bernreuter. Polysilicon factories refine silicon metal using a process that consumes large amounts of electricity, making access to cheap power a cost advantage. Chinese authorities have built an array of coal-burning power plants in sparsely populated areas such as Xinjiang and Inner Mongolia to support polysilicon manufacturers and other energy-hungry industries.

    Then I read this last Tuesday:

    China Restarts Coal Mines To Keep Up With Power Demand

    “Operations at 53 shuttered coal mines in China will once again come to life, as China struggles to keep up with increased power demand, according to a statement by the National Development Reform Commission in China.
    Last week, China announced it would restart 38 coal mines in Inner Mongolia. Now, China has announced it will resume operations at 15 more coal mines, in the regions of  Shanxi and Xinjiang. The mines will operate for a year and will produce as much as 44 million tons of coal, which China hopes will satisfy the growing calls for power amid an intense heatwave and tick up in industrial activity.”

    So China’s increasing coal consumption is enabling us to flaunt our lunatic commitment to zero emissions?

    As R Littlejohn would say: “You couldn’t make it up!”

  • A Thorpe

    I notice Charles Moore still does not mention your book, but in this week’s Spectator he recommends Unsettled by Steven Koonin. Apparently working for Obama is what really matters.

    Some good comments by William above. We also need to be concerned about the problems of disposal and recycling of both solar panels and wind turbines.

  • Is 1984 Becoming a Reality? –
    George Orwell’s Warning to the World –

    Another excellent video from the Academy of Ideas.

    The fortunate aspect of totalitarian setups before now was that they were extremely unstable due to being built on lies.

    This time around the totalitarian establishments
    must figure that if they not only have control of all of the means of communication but also have control of our DNA, which is now a possibility, then they can make totalitarian rule worldwide last forever.

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