OPENING CHIT CHAT
Your thoughts on the ongoing dumpster fire that is the U.S. withdrawal of Afghanistan. (I know Jim has many)
AFGHANISTAN & CLIMATE CHANGE
Forbes – U.S. Climate Agenda In The Aftermath of The Afghanistan Withdrawal
CBS News – How climate change helped strengthen the Taliban
Breitbart – Taliban Vows to Help Fight Climate Change
AlJazeera – As US exits Afghanistan, China eyes $1 trillion in minerals
$3.5 TRILLION INFRASTRUCTURE BILL
ATR – List: Tax Hikes to Expect in the Dems’ $3.5 Trillion Plan
NYT – House Passes $3.5 Trillion Budget Plan for Vast Expansion of Safety Net
Eileen Griffin covers the biggest stories this week in the news.
Taxpayers Are Getting Ripped Off and Congress Does Nothing
Economic Freedom Best Path to Women’s Equality, Empowerment
'This Is Manifestly Not Saigon' and Our Society of Lies
Climate alarmists went into a full-court press this week presenting unethical climate lies designed to scare the populace into accepting the mythical climate crisis and its necessary ramp-up of government power. Coffee bean collapse, no more sushi, dead construction workers, and much more! Heartland Institute senior fellow H. Sterling Burnett and Heartland President James Taylor take apart this week's alarmist propaganda push.
Heartland Institute Policy Analyst Tim Benson and President James Taylor discuss the latest report from the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Find out what the report says, what it doesn't say, and the effects, if any, this report will have on policymaking.
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, and Chris Talgo present episode #308 of the In The Tank Podcast. The ITT crew talks about how the UN IPCC climate report quickly left the public discourse, how Biden is taking serious political hits from the unfolding Afghanistan debacle, and how inflation continues to rise in the United States of America.
OPENING CHIT CHAT
Axios – Biden’s climate communications challenge
Heartland Institute (press release) – Heartland Institute Reacts to ‘Alarmist’ UN IPCC Climate Report
Heartland Institute (video) – New IPCC Climate Change Report Released – Should We Trust It?
(Oct 15-17) 14th International Conference on Climate Change
Washington Post – Biden Blames other for swift collapse in Afghanistan defends his decision to withdraw troops
The Atlantic – Biden’s Betrayal of Afghans Will Live in Infamy
(video) Don Lemon: Biden Can’t Say the ‘Buck Stops with,’ if he won’t blame himself for Afghan Disaster
CNN – Democrats grapple with Afghanistan fallout afer Biden administration ignored their previous warmings
Reuters – Biden approval drops to lowest of 7-month presidency after Taliban takeover
NYP – Female Kamala Harris Allies Hold ‘Crisis Dinner’ on Veep’s Negative, ‘Sexist’ Press
(video) – Biden denies Taliban takeover of Afghanistan is likely
National Review – Biden Took Ownership of the Disastrous Afghanistan Withdrawal Months Ago
WSJ – Biden Wanted to Leave Afghanistan. He Knew the Risks.
INFLATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE
Washington Examiner – July inflation report is bad news for consumers - again
Townhall – As Inflation Concerns Rise, Democrats march Forward with Record Spending Bills
Washington Times – Democrats unveil largest spending bill in U.S. history
The Hill – Biden misunderstands basic economics
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In our seventh in this series previewing The Heartland Institute's 14th International Conference on Climate Change -- Oct. 15-17 in Las Vegas -- join us LIVE on YouTube Thursday, August 19 at 10:30 a.m. ET (9:30 a.m. CT) as Derrick Hollie, president of Reaching America, gives a sneak peek of his presentation. In this preview, Hollie will discuss "How Biden’s Energy Policy Harms the Poor."
An overwhelming share of the public (81%) believes that it is critical to maintain U.S. energy independence and not rely on foreign oil. Such an agreement is exceedingly rare in a polarized country. It is heartening to see Americans of all political stripes and ideologies embrace energy independence and reject reliance on foreign countries.
Unfortunately, the new Biden administration has taken every step imaginable to reduce America’s hard-fought energy independence – from canceling the Keystone XL pipeline, to banning oil and gas exploration everywhere it can. The result of Biden’s “green” energy agenda will be more California-style blackouts and higher prices to heat and cool your home, fill your gas tank, and purchase anything that needs to be shipped by truck (which is just about everything you buy).
Derrick Hollie has testified before Congress several times on the need for policies that counter energy policy, one of the least-talked about economic strains on the poorest Americans.
Learn more about the conference (including ticket information) here: https://climateconference.heartland.org/
Want proof you should ignore the mainstream media reports that we're nearing a climate catastrophe? Thanks to our friends at CEI, we've chronicled 50 years of failed reports claiming we're nearing a "crisis."
Eileen Griffin covers the biggest stories this week in the news.
2 House Conservatives Demand IRS Transparency in ‘Partisan’ Leak of Tax Records
9 Crazy Examples of Waste, Unrelated Pet Projects Snuck into Massive Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill
Infrastructure Bill as Political Plunder and Social Engineering
Harsanyi: Biden's Unprecedented Attack on the Constitution
Christina Herrin is joined by Dr. Tony Dale, founder and chairman of Sedera Health, to discuss his new book "The Cure for Health Care." The discussion focuses on free market solutions to our country’s greatest health care challenges and the need to reform our broken system. Health care should be affordable, accessible, and patient centered. Dr. Dale discusses how this can be achieved with free-market reforms.
Purchase "The Cure for Health Care"
The United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) on climate change earlier this week. The "Summary for Policymakers" section of the report continues to blame humanity for many observed climate trends.
Mainstream media sources have jumped on AR6 as reason to blame humanity for climate change. A CBS NEWS headline reads "Island nations react to devastating U.N. climate change report: 'We are on the edge of extinction.'"
H. Sterling Burnett is the host of the "Environment & Climate News" podcast for The Heartland Institute. He is also a Heartland senior fellow on environmental policy and the managing editor of Environment & Climate News.
Burnett brings on two more experts for the discussion. They are:
James Taylor - Taylor is the president of The Heartland Institute. He has presented energy and environment analysis on CNN, CNN Headline News, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Channel, MSNBC, PBS News Hour, PBS Frontline, CBS Evening News, ABC World News, and other TV and radio outlets across the country. He has been published in virtually every major newspaper in the country.
Anthony Watts - Watts is a senior fellow for environment and climate at The Heartland Institute. He has been in the weather business both in front of, and behind the camera as an on-air television meteorologist since 1978, and currently does daily radio forecasts. He has created weather graphics presentation systems for television, specialized weather instrumentation, as well as co-authored peer-reviewed papers on climate issues. He operates the most viewed website in the world on climate, the award-winning website wattsupwiththat.com. His work on climate issues, specifically the problems with temperature measurements via his surfacestations.org website, has been cited worldwide in books, studies and government reports.
The three experts discuss AR6 live and in video on August 13 at 11:30am CT.
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Chris Talgo and special guest Steve Milloy of JunkScience.com discuss the latest alarmist climate report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
The so-called "AR6 Report" is getting a ton of attention in the media, and all the coverage is gloom and doom. But is that really the case? What does the report really say, and is there a climate crisis caused by human activity? And, if there is, what can/should we do about it?
Alex Epstein Twitter Thread
Heartland Institute (press release) – Heartland Institute Reacts to Alarmists UN IPCC Climate Report
IS THERE A CRISIS?
Newsweek – Yes, the Climate Is Changing. No, It’s Not an Emergency | Opinion
CO2 Coalition – Observations Concerning the Newest IPCC Report
Climate Depot – Here we go again: New UN ‘IPCC report…
Climate At A Glance website
Climate Realism website
DEMS PLAN IS EXPENSIVE, DISRUPTIVE, AND INEFFECTIVE
Heartland Institute – The Green New Deal Means Monumental Disruption
Heartland Institute (Policy Brief) – The Green New Deal: A Grave Threat to the Economy, Environment, and Freedom
Heartland Institute (Policy Brief) – How the Green New Deal’s Renewable Energy Mining Would Harm Humans and the Environment
Heartland Institute (Policy Brief) – Protecting the Environment From the Green New Deal
Worldometers - CO2 Emissions by Country
In The Tank (ep196) – Top 5: Facts You Should Know About Climate Alarmism
Solar and Wind Energy is terrible
- 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/
- Bird killers - https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0006320713003522, https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/alexandria-ocasio-cortezs-green-new-deal-is-a-bird-pocalypse
In The Tank Podcast (e240) – Documentary Review: Michael Moore’s Planet of the Humans
EVEN MICHAEL MOORE AGREES THAT WIND AND SOLAR ARE TERRIBLE SOLUTIONS TO DEALING WITH GLOBAL WARMING.
A REAL PLAN FOR THE “IF” SCENARIO
Forbes – The Real Reason They Hate Nuclear Is Because It Means We Don’t Need Renewables
Human Events – Why Environmentalists Will Eventually Hate Renewable Energy
Forbes – If They Are So Alarmed By Climate Change, Why Are They So Opposed To Solving It?
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