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As natural resources are slowly diminishing, future wars will be fought over those resources.

Wars to control oil will be nothing in comparison to wars of the future for water.

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It has been suggested that Greta Thunberg lives in the heads of conservatives, rent free....if you needed any more evidence:

 

https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/world/anti-greta-teen-activist-to-speak-at-biggest-us-conservatives-conference/ar-BB10o03q?li=AAggFp5

 

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A German teenager dubbed the “anti-Greta” – climate sceptics’ answer to the schoolgirl activist Greta Thunbergis set to address the biggest annual gathering of US grassroots conservatives.

 

Naomi Seibt, 19, who styles herself as a “climate sceptic” or “climate realist”, will this week address the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) near Washington, joining speakers including Donald Trump and Vice-President Mike Pence.

Seibt is in the pay of the Heartland Institute, a thinktank closely allied with the White House that denies established science showing humans are heating the planet with dangerous consequences.

CPAC will be the biggest stage yet for Seibt, a so-called “YouTube influencer” who tells her followers Thunberg and other activists are whipping up unnecessary hysteria by exaggerating the climate crisis.

“Climate change alarmism at its very core is a despicably anti-human ideology,” she has said.

The teenager, from Münster in western Germany, claims she is “without an agenda, without an ideology”. But she was pushed into the limelight by leading figures on the German far right and her mother, a lawyer, has represented politicians from the Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) party in court.

Seibt had her first essay published by the “anti-Islamisation” blog Philosophia Perennis and was championed by Martin Sellner, leader of the Austrian Identitarian Movement, who has been denied entry to the UK and US because of his political activism.

A Facebook post by the AfD youth wing names Seibt as a member and she spoke at a recent AfD event, though she has denied membership of the party.

In May 2019 she posted her first video on YouTube, reading out verses submitted for a poetry slam competition organised by the AfD.

The impact of the clip and its follow-ups put her on the radar of the Heartland Institute, which is based in Chicago. It has lobbied on behalf of the tobacco and coal industries but recently concentrated its efforts on challenging the scientific consensus on climate change.

Last December, as Thunberg addressed the United Nations’ Cop25 global warming summit in Madrid, Seibt gave the keynote speech at a rival conference organised by the Heartland Institute a few miles away.

In a sting operation carried out for German broadcaster ZDF and investigative outlet Correctiv, the Heartland Institute strategist James Taylor told journalists posing as potential donors his thinktank had signed up Seibt to record climate change sceptic videos for young people.

Seibt has admitted that she receives “an average monthly wage” from the institute. According to official figures, the average net monthly income in Germany is just under €1,900 (£1,590, $2,066).

The Heartland website features a low-budget video introducing Seibt, who speaks to the camera from what appears to be a home.

“I’ve got very good news for you,” she says. “The world is not ending because of climate change. In fact, 12 years from now we will still be around, casually taking photos on our iPhone 18s

“We are currently being force-fed a very dystopian agenda of climate alarmism that tells us that we as humans are destroying the planet. And that the young people, especially, have no future – that the animals are dying, that we are ruining nature.”

In another film, Naomi Seibt vs Greta Thunberg: Whom Should We Trust?, Seibt says: “Science is entirely based on intellectual humility and it is important that we keep questioning the narrative that is out there instead of promoting it, and these days climate change science really isn’t science at all.”

 

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I can see it now:

 

"Hey guys! I found a German kid on Youtube who says that the Swedish kid is wrong!" "Lets invite her to come and tell us that Donald Trump is right, that Climate Change is a Chinese hoax!"

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This story isn't going to garner a lot of sympathy for the Alberta Oil sector:

 

https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/canada/disgusting-sticker-of-greta-thunberg-linked-to-alberta-oil-shocks-canadians/ar-BB10umTx?li=AAggNb9

 

 

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Michelle Narang cried when she first saw a sticker of what appears to be a cartoon of Greta Thunberg being sexually assaulted and the name of an oilfield company printed boldly across the bottom of the decal.

Narang, who lives in Rocky Mountain House in west-central Alberta, is a proud supporter of Canadian energy. Her relatives earn a living in the oil industry, which also supports the non-profit she works for. She calls the investment that oil and gas companies make in communities, like her town, “beautiful.” 

“This is an industry Alberta is fighting for so desperately. This sticker is not something Alberta or Albertans need,” Narang told HuffPost Canada in an interview Thursday. 

Narang decided she couldn’t stay silent. As someone who knows survivors of sexual assault, she never wants her 13-year-old son to see the sticker, or be OK with violence against women. So, she posted the image to Facebook as a way to call it out: “This company represents everything that the O&G industry needs to fight against.”

 

“Silence never creates change,” Narang said. “It’s sad to me (the sticker) went through a supply chain of people, who thought about it, printed it and distributed it. It blows my mind anyone would think it’s funny.” 

A friend who works in the oil industry sent an image of the sticker to Narang. He spoke to HuffPost Canada on a condition of anonymity, fearing repercussions at his job. The sticker, reading “X-Site Energy Services,” was handed out recently as promotional material at job sites to be worn on hardhats, he said. 

Although the actual stickers weren’t distributed at his workplace, he said the graphic image was circulating among his colleagues on Wednesday. He said his company was asked if it would be interested in a similar sticker.

“It was completely disgusting and wrong,” he said. 

Narang said she called the general manager of X-Site, Doug Sparrow, asking him if he knew about the sticker that appears to depict the rape of a minor. He said he was aware of it, according to Narang, and his response was, “She’s not a child, she’s 17.”

Under the Criminal Codechild pornography is any visual representation of a person under the age of 18 engaged or depicted to be engaged in a sexual activity. 

 

Stay classy....<_<

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1 minute ago, RUPERTKBD said:

This story isn't going to garner a lot of sympathy for the Alberta Oil sector:

 

https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/canada/disgusting-sticker-of-greta-thunberg-linked-to-alberta-oil-shocks-canadians/ar-BB10umTx?li=AAggNb9

 

 

Stay classy....<_<

Yup that’s bad.  What the hell is wrong with some people?  

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Imagine that some supposedly grown man thought the best way to criticize a 17 year old girl would be to depict her being sexually assaulted. Then imagine actually having the image printed as stickers or decals and distributing them to other men to affix to their vehicles. Apparently the RCMP are investigating. Good. The actions of the very few are not representative of the greater population, but there sure seem to be a lot of grown men in Alberta who hate this girl with a passion bordering on obsession. I can think of three or four Wexiteers who probably have the sticker on their pickups, just above their truck nuts. 

 

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34 minutes ago, Curmudgeon said:

Imagine that some supposedly grown man thought the best way to criticize a 17 year old girl would be to depict her being sexually assaulted. Then imagine actually having the image printed as stickers or decals and distributing them to other men to affix to their vehicles. Apparently the RCMP are investigating. Good. The actions of the very few are not representative of the greater population, but there sure seem to be a lot of grown men in Alberta who hate this girl with a passion bordering on obsession. I can think of three or four Wexiteers who probably have the sticker on their pickups, just above their truck nuts. 

They view the girl as a threat to their way of life/livelihood. I have no issue with them feeling this way but its the way that some of them respond that is the problem. Blaring your horns at her, posting threats, making fun of her condition, self-interest brings out the worst in people. We haven't all evolved to the point where we can channel our emotions in a positive direction. The sad part is the drawing will probably come from a guy with his own family, with a daughter/mother/sister. Lets hope they find him so that it will teach the rest of the idiots that this is no longer acceptable in our society anymore. 

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I was going to lead off this excerpt from the CBC with some thoughtful remark but I'm not sure what I think about nuclear energy.

Full article at:             https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/bains-small-modular-reactors-net-zero-1.5763762

 

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The federal government says it's investing $20 million in the nuclear industry to help Canada meet its target of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

 

The investment in Oakville Ontario's Terrestrial Energy is meant to help the firm bring small modular nuclear reactors to market.

 

"By helping to bring these small reactors to market, we are supporting significant environmental and economic benefits, including generating energy with reduced emissions, highly skilled job creation and Canadian intellectual property development," said Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains in a media statement.

 

Small modular reactors — SMRs — are smaller than a conventional nuclear power plant and can be built in one location before being transported and assembled elsewhere.

 

Atomic Energy of Canada Limited says it sees three major uses for SMRs in Canada:

Helping utilities replace energy capacity lost to closures of coal fired power plants.
Providing power and heat to off-grid industrial projects such as mines and oilsands developments. 
Replacing diesel fuel as a source of energy and heat in remote communities.


The reactor that Terrestrial Energy hopes to have in production by the end of the decade is an Integral Molten Salt Reactor. The company says the reactor can provide additional utility power and power for industrial projects. 

 

The company says that the reactor can produce up to 195 megawatts — enough to power a city the size of Regina — likely making it too powerful for use in remote communities.


Bains said nuclear energy is part of the energy mix Canada must have to reach its climate targets. 

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Mini solar grids would be a better thought process.Wind farms would be a better use of time as well.

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15 hours ago, Violator said:

Mini solar grids would be a better thought process.Wind farms would be a better use of time as well.

I think a combination of all of the above would be the way to go. A diversified approach limits the demand on any one method of power generation. The trick is being able to tie all methods into the grid seamlessly.

 

Still, considering the technologies involved an all processes, I don't see it as that much of a barrier.

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On 10/18/2020 at 12:26 PM, RUPERTKBD said:

I think a combination of all of the above would be the way to go. A diversified approach limits the demand on any one method of power generation. The trick is being able to tie all methods into the grid seamlessly.

 

Still, considering the technologies involved an all processes, I don't see it as that much of a barrier.

We need to break utilities down so things like alternative energy can be more affordable.

 

The government essentially needs to buy every mineral that gets brought out of the ground.

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The Covid-19 epidemic has curtailed the climate protests that were gathering steam. 

 

"The Nature of Things" on CBC recently had an interesting documentary on the rise of the protests and the response during the epidemic:

 

https://gem.cbc.ca/media/the-nature-of-things/season-60/episode-1/38e815a-01356eb43e5

 

It also mentioned a group called "Fridays For Future" which I'd never heard of but they have some interesting commercials.  For instance:

 

 

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