April 02, 2018

Media Party criticizes Catherine McKenna for the first time — and she panics

Ezra LevantRebel Commander


Catherine McKenna, the Liberal global warming minister, went on CTV over the weekend and spouted her lines — the same lines she has said a thousand times: “Clean tech.” “Pricing pollution.” 

But this time, the one asking the questions was Evan Solomon. I think he's a moderate liberal, but once in a while he asks a real question that the rest of the Media Party won’t.

Tonight I'll show you some of their conversation.

Solomon called McKenna out on a few things, and I think he got under her skin.

He asked her about Jason Kenney, Doug Ford and Brad Wall — three political leaders who are opposed to her carbon tax, and unlike 99 per cent of reporters, he didn’t drop it after one go. He pressed her on her talking points, and she started to look ridiculous.

So she lashed out, saying she "has no time for folks who are deniers."

She and other environmentalists use the phrase about anyone who denies that the globe is warming. But that should include the UN itself: Even they've noticed an 18-year hiatus, where the world’s climate has stayed the same. Or someone who notes that the globe has been slowly warming for 150 years, because we’re still emerging from the last Great Ice Age. Or who denies mankind has anything to do with it. Or who denies that we in the west have to do anything about it, because China is the world’s largest emitter.

Or someone who denies that putting a carbon tax on Canadians will have anything to do with any of the things I just mentioned.

Even Evan Solomon knows that’s arrogant and dismissive, as I'll show you.

We're getting sick of being told what we can think or say or do; that we’re deplorables, we’re deniers, we’re racists or whatever.

If you disagree with the Liberals, you’re not just someone with a different point of view. You’re a non-person.

Do you doubt that, soon, you will have to swear an attestation that you believe in the superstition of global warming before you can get service from the government...?

TONIGHT'S GUESTS: Author and columnist Barbara Kay joins me to talk about the latest in the Lindsay Shepherd saga:

A campus pro-life club has asked her to m.c. a debate on abortion, which Barbara will be moderating.

Then Sun columnist Anthony Furey and I talk about Liberal Finance Minister Bill Morneau calling a female Conservative MP a "neanderthal."

FINALLY: Your messages to me!

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commented 2018-04-06 03:06:33 -0400
Oh, and as of Friday, April 6th, weather forecasters from Victoria to Halifax can’t hide the fact that it’s again turning into a crappy, cold spring, like last year… Snow in Ontario and -20 temperatures still on the prairies… Some trees on Vancouver Island have as usual bloomed, but the bees are few and far between; so evidently another repeat of a late pollination season…
commented 2018-04-06 00:41:11 -0400
It is so insulting when they use extreme ‘weather’ events as proof of climate change(warming) or at least the fault of carbon dioxide, as if extreme ‘weather’ events just started happening. As you say Ted they will be blaming this slide into the next ice age on C02. I think Canadians are tiring of it, because when anyone actually looks at what they are saying, it makes NO sense.
commented 2018-04-05 18:50:57 -0400
Solar cycle 25 (and probably 26 and 27) will be anything but a heatwave, according to NASA, which has forecast it to be the least energetic sun in nearly 400 years. But the colder it gets on Earth, watch for the UN and MSM to keep telling us the cold is due to climate change caused by anthro CO2 in the atmosphere.

After the climate began cooling, they ditched the ‘global warming’ lingo in favor of ‘climate change’ that allows them to blame any kind of climate variation or weather on human-produced CO2. You have to hand it to the elite: they have run and continue to run one of the most successful scams ever perpetrated on ‘peoplekind’.
commented 2018-04-05 15:19:50 -0400
Climate changes. Then it changes back again. Then it changes. Then it changes back again…….
commented 2018-04-05 15:13:57 -0400
https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-sa6_kpoNRUA/VqRfuToSV6I/AAAAAAAAKuc/cx0k23lvxD8/w1200-h630-p-k-nu/ThamesFrostFair1684.jpg (1684)

The first recorded time people took to the frozen riv­er (Thames) for organised entertainments was 1309, when a fire was built on the ice, and hares were chased by dogs for sport.
http://melbourneblogger.blogspot.ca/2016/06/frost-fairs-on-frozen-thames.html

http://londonist.com/london/history/how-cold-can-london-get
commented 2018-04-05 03:33:13 -0400
By the way folks, lest anybody is tempted by the “man made CO2 B.S.”, the Maunder Minimum lasted from about 1645 A.D. to 1720 A.D…. Long before Chinese steel mills, European factories, Indian heavy industry, any Canadian carbon fuelled manufacturing, or one serious American “fire source” except for the occasional bourbon still in the Kentucky hills….
commented 2018-04-05 03:14:40 -0400
Dear Ms. Stephenson… The sun’s output has indeed changed enough in “quiet sun” episodes as evidenced by the likes of the Maunder Minimum… But it doesn’t happen overnight, if that is what you are offering as desperate “proof” for the CO2 phantom… As during the Maunder Minimum, it takes several, or even three or four of the 11.2 year solar cycles back to back, to launch the process… But it is inevitably the main dynamic that drives the ensuing decades of tangible climate change…(You did get that right? The Thames River froze over regularly during that time?) And, as I’ve posted previously, the only “positive” from this is, while everybody is freezing their butts off, tree rings grow denser so that the Stradivari of the world can harvest this wood and produce heavenly sounding violins in the later years…
commented 2018-04-04 22:54:49 -0400
Nobody believes that man can have any effect on what the climate has always done. Even the snake oil salesmen don’t believe it anymore. They have said as much. The carbon tax is just a money grab and an excuse for social engineering and global fuckery. What Canadians KNOW, is that the models are inaccurate and the math is wrong. No amount of guilting, shaming or mandating is going to change that. Its over, proceed if you dare(and I’m sure you will) but we have your number Mckenna.
commented 2018-04-04 19:17:41 -0400
In my last comment, ‘CIOUD’ should have read CLOUD (typos happen). CLOUD was an experiment conducted at CERN (about a decade ago) by scientist Henrik Svensmark to verify his theory that increasing and decreasing cloud cover caused by fluctuating solar wind is amplifying the sun’s effect on Earth’s climate, thereby rendering the usual false AGW claim (repeated by Andrew below) that “the sun’s output hasn’t changed enough to explain the temperature variation” scientifically invalid. The experiment was a success, in that it showed that cosmic rays do form charged particles in the atmosphere that form into cloud droplets.

Needless to say, the MSM buried this story, since it went against the AGW religion to which they have been converted by incessant propaganda from the international forces who are making out like bandits from the widespread acceptance of this new religion that is based on manipulated temperature data collection worldwide that has been progressively eliminating temperature data from cooler locations worldwide, thereby giving the appearance of warming when there is none, and steady temperature when it is in fact cooling. Don’t take my word on this. Check out what the former co-founder of the Weather Network, Joseph D’Aleo, says about it in his Youtube videos. There was also an MSM story (quoting D’Aleo) on this back in 2010, but it has gradually disappeared from websites worldwide. Try searching “Call it the mystery of the missing thermometers” and you might find a partial version of it somewhere on line. I haven’t seen the full article for some time.
commented 2018-04-04 18:39:55 -0400
Andrew Stephenson – I commend you on a good attempt at defending the AGW delusion, but it doesn’t change the fact that any attempt to do so is an exercise in denial of overwhelming evidence that the sun is the driving force behind climate change, and industrial CO2 is too weak to have effected it in any significant way. Also the climate is clearly cooling and will continue to do so as we enter solar cycle 25, which will greatly accelerate the current cooling trend, as it will be the least energetic sun at least since the Dalton Minimum, if not the Maunder Minimum, which brought on the Little Ice Age about 400 years ago. IF ONLY industrial CO2 would mitigate the coming freeze, but alas, it will hardly effect it in the slightest degree, unfortunately for ‘peoplekind’.

“Coal, no matter how you look at it, is a horrible fuel…”

Did you miss Fukushima? There’s a reason Germany is ditching nuclear and going back to coal in a big way.

“renewables have a huge advantage, and that’s no fuel costs.”

Really" How about the cost of natural gas and other fuels that are supplying every foolish wind turbine jurisdiction’s electrical power when the wind isn’t blowing?

“If you could put a solar panel on your roof and use it to charge your car… wouldn’t you do that?”

Have you done that yet? I think not. Why? Because unless you are only intending to drive to the end of your driveway and back, it doesn’t work.Why do you keep promoting solutions that aren’t solutions? It’s sheer insanity.

“that’s a cycle that lasts tens of thousands of years…”

There are solar energy output cycles of about 11 years, 100 years, and 206 years that Earth’s climate follows in lockstep. We need to concern ourselves with those cycles, since Earth’s decadal climate is driven by them. “It’s not cooling.”

It is cooling, since 1997, but since temperature data from cooler locations around the planet have been progressively eliminated (according to Joseph D’Aleo, co-founder of The Weather Network), it gives the appearance of not cooling. Include the data from those temperature stations, and the cooling would be quite apparent.

“Ice accumulation at the poles is due to increased precipitation.”

But I suppose ice depletion in glaciers and the Arctic was not due to decreased precipitation? Oh, Puhlease. The AGW cult has a cute excuse for every phenomenon that invalidates their scientifically-disproved theory.

“The sun’s output hasn’t changed enough to explain the temperature deviation.”

If you take into account the amplifying effect from increased or decreased cloud cover produced as a result of increased or decreased cosmic rays entering the atmosphere (forming more or less cloud cover) as the solar wind fluctuates (see Henrik Svensmark’s successful ClOUD experiment at CERN that the AGW media cult like to ignore) , then the temperature deviations on Earth due to solar activity make perfect sense.

Again, Andrew, I urge you to consider the possibility that you, and millions of others, have been the victims of an international scam intended to transfer wealth and power from the industrialized world to the developing world (the people of which, BTW, will suffer even more tha they already are, because (a) the West will have less resources to help them, and (b) the wealth and power being stolen from the West will not go to the people of the developing regions, but to the tyrannical kleptocracies that rule them; and © the people of those regions are being deprived of the very tools they need to lift them out of abject poverty, in order to combat non-existent CO2 climate change.) Of course, the climate is always changing; it’s just that the people of Earth are being misled as to the cause of that, and hoodwinked into thinking we can change it by impoverishing both the industrialized world and the formerly developing world, while the worlds’s elite rake in power and wealth from the suckers who have believed the climate BS they churn out based on manipulated temperature data.
commented 2018-04-04 11:37:48 -0400
“Ted Tadright commented 10 hours ago
Andrew Stephenson – You’ve been taken in by an immense scam started by Maggie Thatcher to break the coal miners union in Britain decades ago. ‘CO2 global warming’ was her excuse to convert Britain away from coal to nuclear energy”
Coal, no matter how you look at it, is a horrible fuel, if you’re looking at literally any parameter but price. It kills the people that mine it, and even with scrubbers it’s incredibly polluting to burn, which is one reason why it’s being phased out. Natural gas throws out NOx, but that’s the only pollutant, and because it doesn’t have grit in it, you can run combined cycle turbines and recover quite a bit more energy per unit input.

“It was later adopted by the globalists as the ideal vehicle by which to bamboozle the West out of power and wealth, and enslave the world to the UN” Actually, renewables have a huge advantage, and that’s no fuel costs. One of your biggest expenses to running your car is fuel, and the same is true of any fossil energy source. If you could put a solar panel on your roof and use it to charge your car, never buying a litre of gas again, woudn’t you do that? The capital costs of those solar panels are low enough now that that’s cost effective to do so, and continue to decline 20% or so a year.

“There is no CO2 global warming because CO2 is a very weak greenhouse gas and is a trace gas even at 400 ppm” We gain about 20 degrees of warming from the atmosphere. The radiative equiliibrium temperature of the earth is about -1C (which is the average surface temp of the airless Moon), vs the actual equilibrium of +18. About a fifth of that is due to carbon dioxide, and with a 50% increase in carbon dioxide since the industrial revolultion, you’d expect about 1.5 degree increase in temperature. That’s a bit more than actually observed, but not much more.

“The climate follows in lockstep with the sun’s energy output and if you compare the longer solar cycles with Earth’s climate the direct relationship is very apparent.” Partially. The actual variations in solar output are pretty small, on the order of a few tenths of a watt per square metre. The primary driver of climate variation is orbital eccentricity – when it’s more oval you spend more time further from the sun (because when you’re closer to the sun, you move faster. That’s why the first half of the year is shorter than the second, because Earth is closer to the sun in February than July, and moves faster. The total effect is to reduce total influx. However, that’s a cycle that lasts tens of thousands of years. Moreover, solar input has actually declined slightly in the last 50 years, even as global temperatures have increased. “Earth’s climate is currently cooling and will be for another 40 years. Every penny spent on reducing CO2 is wasted. I recommend you watch some of the videos I mentioned in my previous comments on this thread. "

It’s not cooling. Ice accumulation at the poles is due to increased precipitation. If you increase from -20 to -10 you’re still below freezing,but can get a lot more snow at the latter.

Fuel efficiency has benefits beyond mitigating climate change. As I mentioned earlier, if you could run your car without buying a drop of gas ever again, why wouldnt’ you? Carbon taxes are merely meant to tip that balance faster.

“Andy Neimers commented 8 hours ago
Ted Tadright.. To paraphrase Bill Clinton, of all people!, “It’s the SUN stupid!”… Anybody like Ms. Stephenson, posting the usual inanities, would negate themselves from future embarrassment by simply going to their favourite search engine and looking up “The Maunder Minimum”… Do we really, really not learn from our mistakes?? Intelligent people do… Which speaks volumes about our Climate Barbie in Ottawa.. "
The sun’s output hasn’t changed enough to explain the temperature deviation. Yes, it’s a contributor, but not the dominant one. Radiative forcing due to changes in solar flux amount to – as I mention above – a few tenths of a watt per square metre, while increased forcing due to carbon dioxide is about 1.5, or between 3-5x larger an influence.
commented 2018-04-04 03:49:26 -0400
Ted Tadright.. To paraphrase Bill Clinton, of all people!, “It’s the SUN stupid!”… Anybody like Ms. Stephenson, posting the usual inanities, would negate themselves from future embarrassment by simply going to their favourite search engine and looking up “The Maunder Minimum”… Do we really, really not learn from our mistakes?? Intelligent people do… Which speaks volumes about our Climate Barbie in Ottawa..
commented 2018-04-04 02:39:28 -0400
Sewer barbie approved 16 billion litres of raw sewage into the St Lawrence River with no environmental studies and delays, yup, it’s quebec, you go ahead and dump whatever. Here our oil and gas resources are protested, delayed, demonized and ridiculed to the highest degree and this arrogant, ugky,entitled witch mckenna is trying to shove this carbon tax down our throats. What an evil witch, these liberals and ndp are just pure evil.
commented 2018-04-04 00:52:09 -0400
Andrew Stephenson – You’ve been taken in by an immense scam started by Maggie Thatcher to break the coal miners union in Britain decades ago. ‘CO2 global warming’ was her excuse to convert Britain away from coal to nuclear energy. It was later adopted by the globalists as the ideal vehicle by which to bamboozle the West out of power and wealth, and enslave the world to the UN. There is no CO2 global warming because CO2 is a very weak greenhouse gas and is a trace gas even at 400 ppm. The climate follows in lockstep with the sun’s energy output and if you compare the longer solar cycles with Earth’s climate the direct relationship is very apparent. Earth’s climate is currently cooling and will be for another 40 years. Every penny spent on reducing CO2 is wasted. I recommend you watch some of the videos I mentioned in my previous comments on this thread.
commented 2018-04-03 17:25:57 -0400
Andrew Stephenson went to the hospital to see my dad on Sunday , elevators not working and one floor had no water, patients having to walk down stairs, we passed one lady getting helped by her daughter who was holding her walker and others struggling to go up and down the damn stairs. WHY THE HELL ARE WE PAYING MORE IN TAXES AND GOING INTO DEBT IN ALBERTA? What exactly is the government of the people doing for THE PEOPLE My hernia surgery a little over a year ago took so long to address that i needed EMERGENCY SURGERY to avoid death from a bowel blockage and months of pain filled days, my previous hernia surgery took all of 3 months from the day i saw my doctor, under the NDP it would have been almost a year if i made it to the scheduled date. YOUR COMMIE SCUM ARE NOT ABOUT THE PEOPLE , THEY ARE ABOUT CONTROL AND STRUGGLE FOR THE PEOPLE!
commented 2018-04-03 17:00:31 -0400
mutual dear scumbag. tired of the environmental lying movement babbling on with no facts or proof of their ‘science’. expect of course from pea brain ‘trudy’ and now more of the lying twits in cabinet babble on as well. carbon tax is a ridiculous statement as well. at least tell us it is a gas tax and nothing else. but truth from govt. impossible as always.
commented 2018-04-03 12:06:57 -0400
Im shocked to see the MSM finnally start asking real questions now whats she gonna do not take interviews from MSM as she did with The Rebel childish climate barbi its about dam time .I think she was hurt that she was pressed Im the Minster of the Enviroment how dare you ask pressing questions shes just like Treadeau she walks you around in a big circle and not asswer the question the only thing you end up with is your head is spinning and the question is not answered just like Treadeau stifling fool
commented 2018-04-03 11:37:18 -0400
The term “deniers” is unfair, of course – the likes of Brad Wall, Doug Ford, and Andrew Scheer are on the record as opposing the carbon tax itself, as a means of climate strategy. All three are on the record as acknowledging that anthropogenic climate change is a concern, and both the Sask Party and the federal Conservatives have alternative climate strategies.

The “pause” is a slowdown, rather than an absolute stop, and the world stopped arming out of the last ie age 6000 years ago – it was in a very long term, slow cooling trend until the industrial revolution.
commented 2018-04-03 11:36:58 -0400
Ron, that doesn’t mean they believe it or that the average Canadian believes it . Most Canadians realize that we have more pressing issues.
commented 2018-04-03 11:33:13 -0400
I note with glee the absence of Bob Rock aka Gordo Steele in this thread, quite obviously because there is nothing it could say to contradict what is being said, no way to logically and factually refute any of it, but then again, that has never stopped it before, so where is it? Maybe the left troll payers finally realized it was money very poorly spent.
commented 2018-04-03 10:57:17 -0400
We the deniers are the Canadian version of the Deplorables…….
commented 2018-04-03 09:47:33 -0400
Socialists just keep trying to make Socialism to work. Socialism does not work. It has never worked for the overall betterment of mankind. Anywhere. Yet so long as a socialist has access to your taxes they will continue to force their ideology upon you.
We’re now into June 9 for tax freedom day. You work 6 months of the year for people like McKenna and Butts to scold you for not buying into their schemes and beliefs.
McKenna and Butts would never be this intent if they were using their own personal hard earned income to invest into this hoax.
Quite frankly many liberals are finally getting bored of this movie. McKenna and Butts don’t come close to making sense. And Trudeau just follows along trying to sound half intelligent.
commented 2018-04-03 09:28:33 -0400
LIZA ROSIE commented, “I don’t think that many Canadians even buy the lie anymore.” Like Andrew Scheer who whipped his MPs in June 2017 to vote in support of a Liberal motion affirming the Paris Climate Accord?
commented 2018-04-03 09:08:43 -0400
It’s a toss up for me who is more brainwashed, “Climate Barbie” McKenna or Chrystia “Red Dress” Freeland!
commented 2018-04-03 08:15:39 -0400
Climate Barbie: “Me a valley girl? Whateverrrrrr.”
commented 2018-04-03 08:06:20 -0400
“Ezra…I am going to have to disagree with you on attributing Justin’s bullying to Pierre Eliott….Pierre and Margaret were divorced and Pierre had little input to his upbringing. "

Are you kidding, GLENN? When it comes to arrogance and bullying, turdo la doo is a clone of turdo la first. The really sad thing is that the sheep submit to this ridiculous little tyrant.
commented 2018-04-03 07:51:12 -0400
First…there is NO SUCH THING AS THE WOMAN"S VOTE….prove me wrong.

Second…Bill Morneau’s response to Lisa Raitt is a verbal elbow to the tit.

Third…this is a flakey religious cult….their tennant is that that which produces most of the CO2 in the air….fire….is not natural nor native to the earth….it was brought here by the evil Martian penisoids who came here to gang rape Gaia the man hating earth goddess of the Vestal Virgins from Venus….as evidenced by the term “MAN MADE” …..you will never be politically corrected for using THAT term.

Ezra…I am going to have to disagree with you on attributing Justin’s bullying to Pierre Eliott….Pierre and Margaret were divorced and Pierre had little input to his upbringing. Justin is Fidel’s cuckoo in the nest and that’s where he gets his arrogance and bullying and his admiration for dictators.
commented 2018-04-03 07:43:42 -0400
But imagine the sense of betrayal! And the indignity – being spanked in public by old friend Evan “Art-boy” Solomon. Tell you one thing, turdo la doo better come across with lots of media funding or things will get real nasty!
commented 2018-04-03 06:54:49 -0400
Muta Ween – Great point. The global migration northward in North America and Europe, facilitated by the likes of Obama, Merkel and Trudeau, is totally contrary to their deluded global warming ideology. But I guarantee that pointing that out to them would have no effect as far as stopping their facilitation of the northward migration.

This is especially ironic, because the sun is now cooling, and will very soon enter its coolest phase in about 400 years, causing northerners to use even more hydrocarbons to keep warm in the winters, probably for about the next 50 years at least. To learn more about this, I recommend John L. Casey’s videos on Youtube.