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Pro-civilization : Time, "Hero of the Environment" : Bestselling author of "Apocalypse Never" & "San Fransicko" : Green Book Award : MD = my initials. Not a doc
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Dec 1 13 tweets 5 min read
Experts say people aren't at risk of being poisoned by open-air drug use, but a baby in an upscale San Francisco neighborhood park nearly died from fentanyl. The source remains unknown, but I discovered an open drug scene on the other side of the park.

michaelshellenberger.substack.com/p/baby-overdos… Multiple residents & people experiencing homelessness told me the baseball dugout & bleachers are an open drug scene. One homeless drug user showed me a large Ziploc bag of foil stained with fentanyl & said the bleachers were a good place to use drugs because the kids stayed away Image
Nov 30 6 tweets 2 min read
Image Signed and dedicated copies of both books now available as gifts!

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Nov 30 14 tweets 5 min read
Last year, Germany paid South Africa $800 million to stop using coal. Since then, German imports of South African coal increased eight-fold. Now, Germany is producing more carbon emissions per unit of electricity than South Africa. This is climate imperialism. One of the worst forms of imperialism is rich nations taking raw materials from poor nations and leaving behind poverty rather than development. That’s precisely what Europe is doing with Africa in the name of climate change.

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Nov 29 5 tweets 2 min read
Whew, good thing Europe doesn't have to rely on American deplorables to produce its natural gas! The Qataris, who are free of bigotry, have happily replaced the Russians. twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Wind energy to the rescue!

Nov 29 6 tweets 3 min read
Last year I published an article, "Why Wokeism Is A Religion," based on a Woke Religion Taxonomy I created with my friend @peterboghossian

I'm happy to announce that it's now a high-quality poster. It will make a perfect holiday gift. Check it out!

michaelshellenberger.substack.com/p/holiday-gift… While you’re at it, consider buying a signed and personally dedicated copy of "San Fransicko" or "Apocalypse Never" from the new "Store" page on my Substack publication!

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Nov 29 7 tweets 3 min read
The protests in China are the largest in 33 years. They've gone way beyond anger at covid restrictions. And they are growing in power.

But in order to remain shamefully silent, the Biden administration is now denying each of those facts.

nytimes.com/2022/11/28/us/… "Biden has cast the competition with China as the first example of what he calls a struggle between “autocracy and democracy”... But any encouragement of street protests would almost certainly be seen in Beijing as an effort to destabilize..."

nytimes.com/2022/11/28/us/…
Nov 29 8 tweets 3 min read
There’s more coral on the Great Barrier Reef than at any other point in the 36 years since scientists started measuring it, and yet United Nations bureaucrats still want to take control of it because they are power-mad lunatics. The U.N. is quickly turning into a Bond movie villain. In 2019, the UN hosted a meeting in the capital of Sri Lanka to push nations to cut nitrogen pollution in half. One month after the meeting voters elected a president who went on to ban fertilizer

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Nov 28 9 tweets 4 min read
Women and girls in China are risking their lives for freedom but instead of saying anything about them the Sec-General of UN is instead warning of the impact on women and girls from… climate change.

The narcissism of global elites is grotesque The courage of women and girls who refuse to be victims… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Nov 27 6 tweets 2 min read
In 2020, Biden promised to stand up for human rights in China, Saudi Arabia, & Venezuela. Instead, he drastically softened U.S. policy toward those dictatorial nations, putting the sectarian demands of the radical climate Left ahead of democracy.

michaelshellenberger.substack.com/p/biden-war-on… Biden yesterday lifted oil sanctions on Venezuela, which the U.S. State Department says is a dictatorship that uses the military and violent gangs to engage in “extrajudicial killings,” “forced disappearances,” and “torture and cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment.”
Nov 26 5 tweets 2 min read
If we feel gratitude, as we should, for our hard-won freedoms, then we should show solidarity with the people of China, whose protests were triggered by 10 fire deaths in Xinjiang, by finally banning the solar panels & batteries being made in by Uyghurs in concentration camps. Biden in early June declared an “emergency” and ordered that the U.S. continue importing Chinese solar panels and products, thereby skirting the law.

The progressive Democrats who condemn others of Islamophobia have been unconscionably silent.

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Nov 22 14 tweets 3 min read
People say not all cryptocurrencies are pyramid schemes, and they might be right. But not all pyramid schemes are fraudulent. And as long as cryptocurrency facilitates crime, it's far worse than the worst pyramid scheme.

michaelshellenberger.substack.com/p/why-cryptocu… Please consider reading the article before jumping to conclusions about what’s in it and then commenting ignorantly.
Nov 20 9 tweets 3 min read
People think it’s compassionate to just give housing, without conditions, to the homeless, but it’s not. Doing so encourages you to live on the street rather than deal with your addiction. Basic shelter should be a right and housing a reward for sobriety

wsj.com/articles/housi… “[C]ities must build ~10 homes to get 1 per­son off the street. That’s be­cause many such homes end up oc­cu­pied by peo­ple who would have found a place to live any­way…. Cal­i­for­nia can’t build a mil­lion free homes for the home­les at $700k a unit to build.” @JTLonsdale
Nov 18 19 tweets 4 min read
Biden officials say they had to grant immunity to the Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia, but that's simply false. He isn't the head of state, the King is. The real reason Biden granted immunity is to get the Saudis to pump more oil instead of us.

michaelshellenberger.substack.com/p/biden-caves-… No American president has ever condemned Saudi Arabia more harshly and consistently than President Joe Biden has. In a 2020 presidential debate, a moderator noted, “The CIA has concluded that the leader of Saudi Arabia directed the murder of US-based journalist, Jamal Khashoggi."
Nov 17 18 tweets 5 min read
Nine years ago, when crypto-fraudster @SBF_FTX was 19, his mother, a Stanford professor, wrote a very long article making the case that free will is a myth and that we should not blame people for committing crimes.

bostonreview.net/forum/barbara-… “[O]ur worldviews, aspirations, temperaments, conduct, and achievements—everything we conventionally think of as “us”—are in significant part determined by accidents of biology and circumstance,” she wrote in 2013.
Nov 17 30 tweets 6 min read
Many believe entrepreneurs can and should combine altruism with capitalism, but they shouldn't. In fact, doing so is often the basis for the kind of fraud that brought down the crypto-exchange FTX, and which increasingly threatens the future of ESG.

michaelshellenberger.substack.com/p/crypto-fraud… Bankman-Fried donated to many progressive causes allied with the “effective altruism movement,” eg pandemic response. He spoke at, and presumably donated to, the World Economic Forum’s Davos conference last May and the Clinton Foundation’s Clinton Global Initiative in September.
Nov 16 10 tweets 3 min read
Many say you can’t motivate an addict to quit, but that’s obviously wrong. Every year, thousands of addicts quit to avoid jail time. The people who deny the success of mandated treatment are pursing a radical de-incarceration agenda, not public health.

realclearinvestigations.com/articles/2022/… “Without sobriety, there is no mental or emotional stability for me and most other drug addicts, meaning homelessness was inevitable,” he said. “Half measures and coddling do not work. Period.”
Nov 16 6 tweets 3 min read
People think renewables are the future, but California proves there’re not. Electricity from zero-carbon energy sources *declined* by 10% from 2011-2021 despite massive expansion of solar. I explained why to @altifpodcast pod.fo/e/14e6bb
#renewableenergy #cop27
Nov 15 7 tweets 2 min read
They say we’re in a climate emergency. We’re not. They’re in a psychiatric emergency

Global elites seeking societal control are spreading climate misinformation that is creating and exacerbating anxiety disorders and exhibitionist narcissism

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Nov 15 4 tweets 2 min read
Climate activists say they aren’t hurting anybody by attacking art works like this Klimt just now, but they’re creating energy scarcity by reducing natural gas production, anxiety disorders in children, and multiple car accidents & at least 1 death.

Just Stop Oil ‘have blood on their hands’ after woman dies during Dartford protest ImageImage
Nov 14 17 tweets 9 min read
Biden & other elites claim climate change is catastrophic, threatens human existence, worsens floods, increases fires, threatens food supplies, and can be solved by renewables. That's false. I debunk those myths and exaggerations in a new video.

michaelshellenberger.substack.com/p/biden-un-eli… Climate and weather-related disasters are declining because disasters are defined as deaths + costs, both of which are declining. ImageImageImage
Nov 13 8 tweets 2 min read
UN climate talks aren’t about the rich helping the poor, they’re about the rich bribing corrupt leaders to leave their fossil fuels for them. Last year, Germany paid S. Africa $800M to not to burn coal. Since then, German imports of SA coal increased 8x.

michaelshellenberger.substack.com/p/imperialism-… Norway is increasing its natural gas exports while lobbying the World Bank to end its financing of natural gas projects in Africa, which would increase supplies and compete with Norway. It’s monopolistic imperialism dressed up as green altruism.