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Mar 27Liked by Hannes Sarv

Going to be hard but I think I’m going to have to admit my dad was right. He’s been a long time “denier”. I do wonder why big oil and coal let this happen also other companies that will lose out if people buy less.

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Mar 27·edited Mar 27Author

I am not sure Big Oil or other big corporatist players stand to lose anything. It is interesting to look who is behind those big projects that supposedly catch CO2 from the air to store it somewhere or make stones out of it etc. Take a project called Northern Lights from Norway as an example: "Northern Lights was incorporated in March 2021 as a partnership between Equinor, Shell and TotalEnergies" (https://norlights.com/who-we-are/). They get taxpayer support of course. As do projects in the US - just last year US awarded 1.2 billion to 2 direct air capture projects. One is owned by Occidental Petroleum and the other one by Climeworks partly backed by Gates: https://www.freedom-research.org/i/136217809/us-hands-out-billions-to-climate-companies-bill-gates-among-the-beneficiaries And as there are a lot more subsidies planned, other big oil companies are also waiting to be financed. Exxon for example seems very enthusiastic: about their project https://corporate.exxonmobil.com/what-we-do/delivering-industrial-solutions/direct-air-capture-technology Somewhat ironic, isn't it?

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Mar 21Liked by Hannes Sarv

I watched it this morning; this deluded cultism is invading every corner of our lives now, cheered on by vested interests, activists and the magical groupthink which is steadily undermining our stability, cohesion and functionality.

Not only Nut Zero, but transgenderism, 'hate crimes', Open Borders and CRT and DEI:

https://andrewdoyle.substack.com/p/scotlands-new-authoritarian-era

https://europeanconservative.com/articles/news/leak-diversity-and-inclusion-policies-run-rampant-at-the-financial-times/

https://dailysceptic.org/2024/03/21/im-an-hr-professional-and-this-is-the-only-way-to-resist-the-growing-tyranny-of-dei-and-corporate-wokery/

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I thought this was a very poor film. A few talking heads with sound bites with cherry picked data. When I came to the piece with Willie Soon I stopped watching any more. I have heard him say complete nonsense that more CO2 means more life. He is part of a foundation funded by oil and coal producers, but there is not mention of this in the film, despite being a clear conflict of interest. Scientific opinion may have a consensus in opposition to the views of this film, but is massively outweighed by commercial interests of the petroleum and coal industries who can ensure nothing significantly affects their profits

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Ian, thank you for for your continued sharp comments! I think you should be more exact on that 'cherry picked data' you refer to. Then we could maybe discuss it. And are you referring to the claim that 99% of climate scientists agree on anthropogenic global warming when you talk about the consensus? I do not know if you are aware of that but this claim is based on a flawed research paper.

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