Welcome to Sott.net
Fri, 09 Dec 2022
The World for People who Think



'Green' energy is a Scam. It isn't MEANT to work.

© Corbett Report/Substack
Good news, everybody! A new report from the eggheads at Oxford University assures us that switching to renewables will actually save us trillions of dollars!

You heard that right. It won't cost us trillions of dollars to build out a completely new global energy grid infrastructure based on technology that is still under development and then to switch the entire global economy onto it. No, don't be silly! It's going to save us trillions of dollars. TRILLIONS, I tell you!

Now, I know what some of you skeptical Corbett Reporteers out there are thinking: how can that be? After all, as The Manhattan Contrarian blog points out in a recent post on the "Cost of the Green Energy Transition," the disruption to the European gas supply caused by the Ukraine kerfuffle is already wreaking havoc on Europe's economy, with Germans bracing for a 13% rise in their regulated consumer gas bills this year and UK residents facing a near tripling of their own energy bills. And that's before the Great Resetters start shutting off the pipes for real and forcing the hoi polloi on to the wind/solar/unicorn fart "green" energy grid.

But why believe the actual economic pain you're experiencing (heating your own home this winter) when your Oxfordian overlords have big, fat reports (that no one will read) telling you how much money will be saved by switching over to a green energy grid? After all, the BBC and MSN and Nature World News are tripping all over themselves to repeat these findings unquestioningly, so who are you to bring up any of the pesky "facts" that contradict this comforting fairy tale?

Oh, OK, I'll drop the act. The latest Oxford study — along with the many similar pronouncements made in recent years that the transition onto the green energy grid will be painless (or even profitable) — is easily debunkable propaganda. But it is pernicious propaganda. It's designed to get the plebes to actively embrace their own enslavement in the name of saving Mother Earth, and — up to this point — it has been remarkably effective in that goal.

In truth, the green energy sustainable enslavement grid is a scam from top to bottom. But it is not simply a pie-in-the-sky pipe dream being sold to a gullible and ignorant public. It's worse than that. It is a carefully crafted lie that is designed to lead us into our new role as serfs on the neofeudal plantation in the coming green dystopia.

Want to know the details? Let's dig in.


Drone footage captures ongoing fires in wetlands near Rosario, Argentina

The wetlands of San Nicolas Eco Park in Argentina's San Nicolas de los Arroyos were in flames on Sunday with drone footage capturing the ongoing blaze.

The natural reserve of San Nicolas is only 80 kilometres away from Rosario where protesters earlier condemned what they described as intentional damage to the wetlands.


New wildfires rage in southwestern France amid record temperatures

The blazes have forced the evacuation of residents amid record temperatures for September.

The blazes have forced the evacuation of residents amid record temperatures for September.
Hundreds of people have been evacuated in southwestern France as new wildfires rage amid record September temperatures.

Around 1,340 people in the Gironde region have been moved from their homes since blazes broke out on Monday.

The flames have destroyed four houses, several other buildings and 3,500 hectares of land, authorities say.

The largest fire is currently burning near the town of Saumos, while a smaller blaze has broken out south of Bordeaux, near Dax, where temperatures reached 39°C.


Firefighters battle 11 major California wildfires, including Mosquito and Fairview

A firefighter battles the Mosquito Fire in Placer County, Calif., on Wednesday.
© Noah Berger / AP
A firefighter battles the Mosquito Fire in Placer County, Calif., on Wednesday.
Firefighters in California are making progress against 11 major wildfires, including the Mosquito and Fairview fires, according to a statewide fire update published Sunday.

More than 8,300 firefighters are working to contain the fires across the state, but they are bracing for more potential significant wildfires because of coming critical fire weather. So far this year, 325,083 acres have burned in California, according to the fire summary.

Potential critical fire weather includes a high risk for lightning in Northern California "in eastern areas on Sunday combined with very flammable fuels," it said. Breezy west and southwest winds at 25 to 35 mph will also develop through the San Francisco Bay Area coastal gaps, and south to southeast winds of 15 to 25 mph will extend up to the Sacramento Valley.


Scientists shine light on 66-million-year-old meteorite wildfire mystery

Impact Study
© compiled by Vellekoop et al
(A) location map of the study area. (B) paleogeographic reconstruction of Gulf of Mexico and Baja California Pacific margin taken from Stéphan et al, and Helenes & Carreño, with location of this study, Chicxulub crater, and impact-related slumps, faults, slides, and tsunami deposits.
The meteorite that wiped out Earth's dinosaurs instantly ignited forest wildfires up to thousands of kilometres from its impact zone, scientists have discovered.

The six-mile-wide meteorite struck the Yucatan peninsula in what is now Mexico at the end of the Cretaceous Period 66 million years ago, triggering a mass extinction that killed off more than 75 percent of living species.

Uncertainty and debate have surrounded the circumstances behind the devastating wildfires known to have been caused by the strike, with several theories as to how and when they started, and their full extent.

By analysing rocks dating to the time of the strike, a team of geoscientists from the UK, Mexico and Brazil has recently discovered that some of the fires broke out within minutes, at most, of the impact, in areas stretching up to 2500km or more from the impact crater.

Wildfires that broke out in coastal areas were short-lived, as the backwash from the mega-tsunami caused by the impact swept charred trees offshore.

Arrow Down

UK government's green energy policy is a 'national disaster'

Wind wash!
© Facebook
Net Zero Watch has condemned the Government's green energy policies as "a national disaster."

This follows the announcement that a major offshore windfarm will not activate an agreement to sell power at a much lower cost to the grid.

The Times has reported that the Hornsea 2 windfarm, which had a contract to sell power at £73 per megawatt hour, will instead sell in the open market, where prices have averaged £200 per megawatt hour this year, and reached £508 last week.

Britain's struggling energy consumers are likely to end up paying a billion pounds extra for Hornsea's electricity over the next 12 months.

The new Prime Minister should urgently look into the legal options for cancelling or revoking these poorly written contracts, the spirit of which are being grotesquely abused to the huge disadvantage to British consumers.


'Fire tornado' kills 38 at wildlife park in Algeria

Wildfires raging in the forests of eastern Algeria have killed at least 38 people and wounded hundreds of others

Wildfires raging in the forests of eastern Algeria have killed at least 38 people and wounded hundreds of others
A horror 'fire tornado' has killed at least 38 people in Algeria after it ripped through a wildlife park and incinerated 12 people trying to escape the flames in a bus.

Fanned by drought and a blistering heatwave, the blazes have left massive destruction in their wake, mostly in the El Tarf region near the eastern border with Tunisia that was baking in 48C heat.

A family of five was among the dead and at least 200 more people have suffered burns or respiratory problems from the smoke, according to various Algerian media.

A journalist in El Tarf described 'scenes of devastation' on the road to El Kala in the country's far northeast.

'A tornado of fire swept everything away in seconds,' he told AFP by telephone. 'Most of those who died were surrounded while visiting a wildlife park.'


Wildfire has already destroyed 10% of natural park of Serra da Estrela, Portugal

Over 1,500 firefighters battle through night; 13 firefighting helicopters and planes now in air

Thursday morning sees 1,500 firefighters backed by over 470 appliances and 13 planes and helicopters still battling the fire that began in Covilhã in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Reports locally attested last night to 9,532 hectares having been consumed by flames - taking this fire well into the 'record books'. It remains active even today (having dipped in and out of so-called resolution, meaning the total area consumed by flames will be even larger).

According to EFFIS (image used above) the burnt areas so far are equivalent to the entire borough of Lisbon. In percentage terms, they represent 10% of the Serra da Estrela natural park.


France battles 'monster' wildfire as heatwaves scorch Europe

A firefighting truck works to contain a fire in Saint-Magne, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, August 11, 2022.
© REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
A firefighting truck works to contain a fire in Saint-Magne, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, August 11, 2022.
A "monster" wildfire raged for a third day in southwestern France on Thursday, ravaging forests and forcing 10,000 people to evacuate their homes.

With no let-up in scorching temperatures likely before the weekend, firefighters backed by water-bombing aircraft battled on many fronts, saying the massive fire could change direction at any moment.

"It's an ogre, it's a monster," Gregory Allione from the French firefighters body FNSPF told RTL radio.

Wildfires have broken out across Europe this summer as successive heatwaves bake the continent and renew focus on climate change risks to industry and livelihoods.

Valentine Dupy took photos of her house with her phone before being evacuated from Belin-Beliet, at the heart of the Gironde region "just in case something happens".


Firenado filmed tearing through wildfire in Los Angeles

© The Guardian
Extraordinary footage shows a fire tornado ripping through Los Angeles County in Gorman on Wednesday.

Firefighters were dispatched to a wildfire, dubbed the Sam Fire, at 4:07 p.m.

Arriving on the scene, Los Angeles County Fire Department said an estimated four acres was ablaze, which they later categorized as a second-alarm brush fire.

Video published by local news site KTLA shows large quantities of air being sucked into a vortex-like fire tornado.