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313. Late Night Climate Night Was A Disaster

September 24, 2021

This week, the ITT crew talks about the painfully unfunny lineup of late night talk shows and their recent “Climate Night.” They discuss the failure of this event and discuss the climate and energy topics they neglected to bring up.

The Heartland Institute’s Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, and Chris Talgo present episode 313 of the In The Tank Podcast. This week, the ITT crew talks about the painfully unfunny lineup of late night talk shows and their recent “Climate Night.” They discuss the failure of this event and discuss the climate and energy topics they neglected to bring up.

 

OPENING CHIT CHAT

The shows have essentially become scripted propaganda
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LN1Z2uRGj8

Sometimes they literally have the same script
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HS4EzVaImc

Late Night Coordinates for climate action
https://twitter.com/colbertlateshow/status/1440415704503635968?s=21

Federalist - ‘Climate Night’ Was Just As Condescendingly Cringey As Expected
https://thefederalist.com/2021/09/23/climate-night-was-just-as-condescendingly-cringey-as-expected/

Trevor Noah had Greta Thunberg as a guest.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DW7NEdT45q0

Washington Post – At U.N., Biden calls for unity in addressing pandemic and climate change
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/biden-at-un-calls-for-unity-in-addressing-the-pandemic-and-climate-change/2021/09/21/6c8c2368-1ac3-11ec-bcb8-0cb135811007_story.html

 

WHAT THE LATE SHOWS WON’T TELL YOU

In The Tank ep205 – Wind and Solar Energy Are Terrible
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYSXThtRK8c&t=14s

Cost compared to reliable energy - https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/IER_LCOE2019Final-.pdf

“Days of 10-fold increases to efficiency are over” - https://www.manhattan-institute.org/green-energy-revolution-near-impossible

Land area and resource usage are high - https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/01/green-new-deal-renewable-energy-cannot-meet-needs/

Environmentally toxic – waste material - https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/renewable/solar/the-mounting-solar-panel-waste-problem/

Curbing CO2 in US will do nothing to reverse global levels – China’s output - https://www.americanexperiment.org/2019/06/china-building-89-shercos-coming-years/

Temp impacts of zero-emissions objective insignificant – AEI GND study = 0.173c by 2100. - http://www.aei.org/spotlight/green-new-deal/

Cost of energy for people - https://bfi.uchicago.edu/wp-content/uploads/BFIEPIC_WP_201962_v3.pdf

Reliability - https://www.texaspolicy.com/the-cost-of-renewable-energy-subsidies-in-texas/

Regressive nature of rising energy costs – hurts the poor - https://www.ocregister.com/2018/12/21/californias-energy-mandates-amount-to-state-legislated-energy-poverty/

Climate Change is an excuse for alarmists / Societal change - https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelshellenberger/2019/02/14/the-real-reason-they-hate-nuclear-is-because-it-means-we-dont-need-renewables/#21086894128f

Socialism – GND - https://www.heartland.org/publications-resources/publications/policy-brief-the-green-new-deal-a-grave-threat-to-the-american-economy-environment-and-freedom

WEF - Christine Lagarde on how to address COVID-19, climate change and inequality
https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2021/09/klaus-schwab-christine-lagarde-covid-19-climate-change-inequality/

The Hill - China seeks to extend critical minerals monopoly with help of Taliban
https://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/572932-china-seeks-to-extend-critical-minerals-monopoly-with-help-of

Yahoo Finance – Rare Earth Metals: A Testament to China’s Economic Power
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/rare-earth-metals-testament-china-194742145.html

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Donald Kendal is a graphic designer for The Heartland Institute, a research fellow for Heartland's "Stopping Socialism" project, and the host of Heartland's In the Tank Podcast and Stopping Socialism TV.
dkendal@heartland.org @InTheTankPod
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Jim Lakely is the Vice President and Director of Communications of The Heartland Institute.
jlakely@heartland.org @jlakely
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Chris Talgo is senior editor and research fellow for the Stopping Socialism project of The Heartland Institute.
ctalgo@heartland.org