Last week, at a Congressional hearing on climate misinformation, experts falsely claimed that hurricanes would become more frequent and that New York was moving away from nat gas. Gas & oil increased from 77-89% of power (2020-21) and scientists forecast less frequent hurricanes.
A member of Congress claimed that there was no war on oil & gas because oil & gas companies are making record profits. But that's ridiculous. The reason for the record profits is due to high prices due to the shortage of supply, which is due to the war on oil & gas.
We are in the worst energy crisis in 50 years. Russia's invasion of Ukraine worsened it, but it has been underway since the summer of 2021. Rather than increase energy production, Democrats are actively seeking to censor their opponents.…
Meanwhile, Congressional Democrats and their expert witnesses, as the above videos prove, are actively spreading misinformation about extreme weather events, the electricity mix, and the cause of high energy prices & profits.
Biden officials frequently spread climate misinformation. Here's White House spokesperson John Kirby on July 19, 2022, falsely claiming "natural disasters... are getting worse because of climate change." He also wrongly attributes the war in Syria to climate change.
The same energy expert who falsely claimed New York was moving away from natural gas said she knew which nations were the largest producers of oil and gas, but she didn't. She was confident, however, that "We need to phase out fossil fuels to alleviate fossil fuel racism."
The other expert witnesses claimed to care about air pollution, but their war on nat gas has increased the use of coal, kerosene, and wood. Poor people are hurt the most. But the industrial and national security of the entire West is threatened by energy scarcity.
Biden, the Democrats, and their witnesses are effectively demanding that the US become as dependent on China as Europe became on Russia for energy. What's driving them is an anti-civilization religion. Playtime is over. Their pro-scarcity policies threaten our national security.

- Weather-related disasters *declining*

- Hurricanes anticipated to become *less frequent*

- No trend of increasing drought

- Europe produced more gas than Russia exported 15 years ago
Evidence for war on natural gas…
Case against Chinese solar panels…
Why renewables are inflationary…
My oral testimony and link to full (26 pages) written testimony which includes links and references to primary data and best-available peer-reviewed science (100+ references)…

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Sep 26
People think the energy crisis is just a blip in the transition to renewables, but it's not. Europe faces rapid de-industrialization & stagflation. Governments are taking over energy markets and politics is the realm of chaos. People who are in a trance need to snap out of it.
European nations are already in conflict

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U.S. & Canada won't help & winter is still 3 months away
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Apocalyptic environmentalism is a manifestation of exhibitionist narcissism. Adherents, like this young activist, demand to be recognized for their supposedly unique insight into the “climate emergency.” And they demand to be rewarded with cultural, economic, and political power.
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