"All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when we are able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must appear inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near. Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak."

– Sun Tzu, The Art of War

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NATURE’S RESOURCES AS AN ASSET CLASS

The financialisation of nature's resources as an asset class in South East Asia has several manifestations, including carbon credits, green bonds, and other initiatives that promote so called “sustainable development and environmental conservation.” Within the altruistic trappings of tapping into humanity’s desire to “save the planet” and for the perpetual quest to attain “the greater good” mythos, this dystopian road paved with green gold, is nothing short of a giant Ponzi scheme.

The Energy Secretary, Claire Coutinho, warned recently that Labour’s plans to decarbonise the electricity grid by 2030 could lead to blackouts. It was a bit rich, given that her own party’s plans will have exactly the same effect, the only difference being five years later.

Unfortunately, neither party seems to have any understanding of how our energy system works, nor any policy for how to keep the lights on when the wind does not blow and the sun does not shine.

More electric vehicle drivers are thinking about switching back to internal combustion engine automobiles, according to new findings from the 2024 McKinsey & Co. Mobility Consumer Global Survey.

Forty-six percent of EV owners surveyed in the United States say they will likely return to driving gas-powered vehicles.

Globally, the survey of 30,000 respondents in 15 countries found that more than one-quarter (29 percent) of EV owners are likely to go back to driving gas-powered cars.

This is a call for help!

We need to get the word out about this because sunlight can often act as a wonderful disinfectant.

And nothing needs “disinfected” more than our Government, both at the Federal and State levels.

What’s happening is Idaho is horrific for many farmers who are now being told (ordered!) by their Government that they cannot water their farms.

My friend (more on that in a minute) Frank Vandersloot was on with Fox Business yesterday to explain the problem and put out an SOS to stop this madness and save these farmers….

(SQAUK) LAKE POWELL, Utah — A peaceful and sunny Friday afternoon at Lake Powell suddenly turned chaotic when an unexpected hailstorm hit the area. Boaters, enjoying the summer weather, were surprised by the sudden change in weather, which experts say is another sign of the worsening climate crisis.

(SQAUK) — The annual Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia led to the deaths of over 1,000 pilgrims due to an unprecedented heatwave. The soaring temperatures reached 51.8°C (125.2°F) in Mecca, creating hazardous conditions for the millions of faithful gathered for the religious event.

A new study shows that almost half of all electric vehicle (EV) owners regret their purchase and want to return to owning a regular, gas-powered car.

The BBC has a story today about the heatwave in May and early June the southwestern U.S. and Mexico. Apparently, a report by the World Weather Attribution (WWA) group has claimed that climate change made the heatwave 35 times more likely, though exactly what that means goes unexplained.

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