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Climate Hustle 2 (‘Are They Trying to Control the Climate Or You?’)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- September 25, 2020

“Featuring leading scientists, politicians and policy experts, and hosted by actor Kevin Sorbo, [Climate Hustle 2] showcases many instances of Hollywood hypocrisy, financial corruption, media bias, classroom indoctrination, political correctness and other troubling matters surrounding the global warming issue.”

“This movie covers virtually everything that has ever been said or discussed about climate change. It gives a true perspective of just how hard the media and climate alarmists are pushing an agenda, and how equally hard climate skeptics are pushing back.”

“If you want rhetoric and doom, watch Al Gore’s movie. If you want a practical and sensible view of what is really happening with climate, watch ClimateHustle 2.”

“We really are being hustled by the left, and it’s depressing to see how much they want iron-fisted climate regulations put on us.”

These four quotations by Anthony Watts of WUWT, the most viewed climate website in the world, describe the new movie by Marc Morano, a Part II of his original Climate Hustle.

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Global Carbon Taxation for Redistribution (“last opportunity” for “game changing”)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- September 24, 2020

“The beauty of [a global carbon tax incentive fund] is that it penalises the richer nations for their profligate lifestyles, and it incentivises developing nations to avoid fossil fuels and to develop their energy infrastructure using low-carbon technologies.”

“… there needs to be a supplementary tax that penalises environmentally irresponsible governments such as Brazil’s, which seems to regard trashing the planet as a political accolade.”

Robin Russell-Jones, a dermatologist turned environmental activist, and currently chair of Help Rescue the Planet, has come clean on what is needed to phase-out fossil fuels. His article, “Will the Cop26 climate conference be a national embarrassment for Britain?” (The Guardian: September 7, 2020), advocates a massive global energy tax. And he advocates tax penalties (think global international trade tariffs) for the non-compliant.

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Remembering Fair Reporting on Climate (Houston Chronicle circa 2010)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- September 23, 2020

“Climate change, for many conservatives, is associated with fringe environmentalism and a political nemesis, [Al] Gore.”

“Climategate showed us what was behind the curtain,” said Robert Bradley…. There’s a whole lot of alarmism and a whole lot of scientific intolerance toward other views.”

– Eric Berger, Houston Chronicle, January 24, 2010.

Think back ten years ago, when a federal cap-and-trade bill passed the House and was before the Senate. And Climategate was just a few months old.

Today? Cap-and-trade remains dead as federal policy, and proposals for a carbon tax are not being pushed by Biden/Harris (Harris/Biden?) in the current debate. Climagate? Its ten-year anniversary last year brought forth numerous retrospectives, apologetic, critical, and harshly critical.


All this brings me to a January 2010 piece by Eric Berger of the Houston Chronicle, Climate Change Activists Work to Regain Momentum.

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Oil & Gas In History: Some September Remembrances (from Civil War tax to OPEC founding)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- September 22, 2020
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Bravo EU/UK Climate Realism Groups (DesmogUK pays its respects)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- September 21, 2020
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Jimmy Carter Was Right?

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- September 17, 2020
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‘The Value of Books’ (David Boaz, Alex Epstein on Oil, Gas, and Government: The U.S. Experience)

By -- September 16, 2020
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California’s Energy Vampire: Solar at Night (Silverstein misleads in Forbes)

By -- September 15, 2020
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LEEDCo on the Brink (freshwater wind’s eco-nightmare)

By Sherri Lange -- September 14, 2020
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Climate Action Tracker: Updating the Failure of Mitigation (adaptation rising)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- September 11, 2020
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