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356. Why Are The Climate Change Solutions So Terrible?

July 29, 2022

Why is it that all the climate change solutions coming from any one of consequence on the left are terrible? From over-reliance on wind and solar to destroying our agricultural sectors, they never seem to run out of terrible ideas.

The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, and Chris Talgo present episode 356 of the In The Tank Podcast. Why is it that all the climate change solutions coming from any one of consequence on the left are terrible? From over-reliance on wind and solar to destroying our agricultural sectors, they never seem to run out of terrible ideas. Also, a new report from the World Economic Forum seems to bolster the globalist claim that “in the future, you will own nothing.” The ITT crew talks about these topics and more.

 

OPENING CHIT CHAT – REDEFINING TERMS

Washington Times - Biden administration desperately tries to ‘reimagine’ definition of recession
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2022/jul/27/biden-administration-desperately-tries-reimagine-d/

 

PRIMARY TOPIC – WORST CLIMATE CHANGE SOLUTIONS

CNN - US officials say 'biggest fear' has come true as Russia cuts gas supplies to Europe
https://www.cnn.com/2022/07/26/politics/us-russia-europe-gas/index.html

Bloomberg - European Power Jumps as Low Wind Is Exacerbating Energy Crisis
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-06-29/dearth-of-wind-power-risks-exacerbating-germany-s-energy-crisis

Fortune - There’s such a thing as too much sun for solar panels, and Europe’s solar industry is starting to buckle
https://fortune.com/2022/07/19/europe-solar-panels-lose-efficiency-in-high-temperatures/

Fox News - Rush toward green energy has left US 'incredibly' vulnerable to summer blackouts, expert warns
https://www.foxnews.com/us/rush-green-energy-has-left-us-incredibly-vulnerable-summer-blackouts-expert-warns

 

AGRICULTURAL SECTOR

Bloomberg - Trudeau Spars With Farmers on Climate Plan Risking Grain Output
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-07-27/trudeau-spars-with-farmers-on-climate-plan-cutting-fertilizer-grain-output

Governing - The Biden Administration Will Pay Farmers More Money Not to Farm
https://www.governing.com/now/the-biden-administration-will-pay-farmers-more-money-not-to-farm

UK Gov - How to apply for a lump sum payment to leave or retire from farming
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/apply-for-a-lump-sum-payment-to-leave-or-retire-from-farming/how-to-apply-for-a-lump-sum-payment-to-leave-or-retire-from-farming

 

SECONDARY TOPIC – IN THE FUTURE, YOU WILL OWN NOTHING

WEF - 3 circular economy approaches to reduce demand for critical metals
https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2022/07/3-circular-approaches-to-reduce-demand-for-critical-minerals/

WEF - Are cars an urban design flaw? Cities advance car-free zones
https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2022/02/are-cars-an-urban-design-flaw/

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Donald Kendal is a graphic designer for The Heartland Institute, a research fellow for Heartland's Socialism Research Center, 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 at The Heartland Institute and a research fellow for Heartland’s Socialism Research Center.
ctalgo@heartland.org