The Green War Archive – October 27, 2020

Compiled and annotated by Yutaka Yokoyama


October 2, 2020
BELIEVE IN THE SYSTEM
ProPublica:

Congress asked the IRS to report on why it audits the poor more than the affluent. Its response is that it doesn’t have enough money and people to audit the wealthy properly. So it’s not going to.

NOAA-ESRL/Scripps (“In-situ CO2 Data”):
October 2, 2020, CO2 411.25 ppm
October 2, 2019, CO2 407.84 ppm
October 2, 2018, CO2 405.47 ppm
October 2, 2000, CO2 366.27 ppm
October 2, 1980, CO2 335.14 ppm
October 2, 1970, CO2 324.12 ppm
October 2, 1960, CO2 313.36 ppm

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October 8, 2020
WRONG AGAIN
Rappler (Philippines):

Duterte’s performance rating rose to 91%, defying expectations ….

Note: The Rappler is a news website based in the Philippines, founded and edited by Duterte critic Maria Ressa, a favorite of U.S. liberal-left organizations.

NOAA-ESRL/Scripps (“In-situ CO2 Data”):
October 8, 2020, CO2 411.12 ppm
October 8, 2019, CO2 408.23 ppm
October 8, 2018, CO2 405.48 ppm
October 8, 2017, CO2 403.24 ppm
October 8, 2015, CO2 399.30 ppm
October 8, 2010, CO2 387.05 ppm
October 8, 2000, CO2 366.29 ppm
October 8, 1995, CO2 357.36 ppm
October 8, 1992, CO2 353.13 ppm (UNFCCC signed)
October 8, 1980, CO2 335.66 ppm
October 8, 1960, CO2 312.93 ppm

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October 11, 2020
PROGRESSIVE LEADERSHIP
Economist Dean Baker:

[I]t is very likely China will be mass producing and distributing a vaccine at least a month, and quite possibly several months, before the United States. This should make people very angry. Even a month’s delay is likely to mean tens of thousands of avoidable deaths and hundreds of thousands of avoidable infections. … because the Trump administration opted to pursue a route of patent monopoly research, as opposed to open-source collaborative research. … It is hard to understand how, not just mainstream Democrats, but even progressive leaders like Senators Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Representative Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, were not pushing for an open research response to the pandemic. This almost certainly would have given us a vaccine more quickly. …

NOAA-ESRL/Scripps (“In-situ CO2 Data”):
October 11, 2020, CO2 411.20 ppm
October 11, 2019, CO2 408.86 ppm
October 11, 2018, CO2 405.58 ppm
October 11, 2015, CO2 398.37 ppm
October 11, 2005, CO2 376.36 ppm
October 11, 1995, CO2 358.08 ppm
October 11, 1990, CO2 351.24 ppm
October 11, 1980, CO2 335.55 ppm
October 11, 1970, CO2 323.52 ppm

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October 14, 2020
TRY TO GET A COMMENT FROM DEMS ABOUT THIS
The Jerusalem Post:

“Majority of Israelis prefer Donald Trump over Joe Biden – poll … 63.3% of Israelis preferred the reelection of incumbent US President Donald Trump, compared to 18.8% who preferred former vice president and Democratic challenger Joe Biden.”

NOAA-ESRL/Scripps (“In-situ CO2 Data”):
October 14, 2020, CO2 411.16 ppm
October 14, 2010, CO2 387.02 ppm
October 14, 2000, CO2 366.96 ppm
October 14, 1992, CO2 354.03 ppm (year of UNFCCC)

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October 15, 2020
LIFE’S HARD (PART 1)
The Diplomat (India)/Dr. Dino Patti Djalal, former Deputy Foreign Minister of Indonesia and former Indonesian ambassador to the United States:

[1] “Why Trump’s Anti-China Policy Falls on Deaf Ears in Southeast Asia … There are several reasons why. … Xi has called for COVID-19 vaccines to be the ‘global public good’; the Trump administration has not. … Southeast Asian governments pragmatically see [that] China comes out as one of the very few countries in the region – indeed, the world – whose GDP growth had gone up, between the first and second quarters of 2020 …. They also see that China has been able to get COVID-19 under control …. Southeast Asia’s trade with China – around $650 billion dollars annually – is almost double its trade with the U.S. … To expect Southeast Asian governments to commit to a blanket opposition to China under these circumstances is totally unrealistic.”

NOAA-ESRL/Scripps (“In-situ CO2 Data”):
October 15, 2020, CO2 411.05 ppm
October 15, 2010, CO2 386.93 ppm
October 15, 2000, CO2 366.86 ppm
October 15, 1992, CO2 353.94 ppm (year of UNFCCC)

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October 16, 2020
CALIFORNIA WEATHER
San Francisco Chronicle:

“Several Bay Area cities are breaking daily temperature records as a heat wave scorches the region, after the hottest August and September on record in California. … San Francisco hit 92 degrees, surpassing its 1988 record of 90. Oakland got up to 94, breaking the mark of 90 in 1974. San Jose’s high of 95 on Friday eclipsed the 91 recorded there in 1961, weather officials said. Redwood City, at 93, also broke a 59-year-old record. … On Wednesday [October 14], Kentfield broke its daily record high of 92, set in 2015, with a temperature of 93. Napa, with a reading of 97, tied its previous record set in 1961. …”

NOAA-ESRL/Scripps (“In-situ CO2 Data”):
October 16, 2020, CO2 411.17 ppm
October 16, 2010, CO2 386.88 ppm
October 16, 2000, CO2 366.51 ppm
October 16, 1992, CO2 353.45 ppm (year of UNFCCC)

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October 17, 2020
GRETA AND THE HONG KONG ACTIVISTS
Greta Thunberg on Twitter:

“I’ve been nominated by [Marco Rubio and NED-backed] @joshuawongcf to join this campaign. …”

NOAA-ESRL/Scripps (“In-situ CO2 Data”):
October 17, 2020, CO2 411.16 ppm
October 17, 2019, CO2 408.78 ppm
October 17, 2018, CO2 406.03 ppm
October 17, 2017, CO2 403.04 ppm
October 17, 2016, CO2 401.63 ppm
October 17, 2015, CO2 398.54 ppm
October 17, 2008, CO2 382.86 ppm
October 17, 2005, CO2 377.05 ppm
October 17, 1995, CO2 357.65 ppm
October 17, 1992, CO2 353.31 ppm (UNFCCC signed)

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October 18, 2020
LIFE’S HARD (PARTS 2-4)
The Wall Street Journal:

[2] “Washington aims to entice countries in Africa and elsewhere away from Huawei and ZTE … [But] In Africa, for example, Chinese wireless-equipment makers dominate the market. … And U.S. officials say they appear outnumbered by Chinese counterparts offering developing countries too-good-to-resist loans. … Chinese finance agencies have typically offered below-market rates and repayment schedules that U.S. and European counterparts haven’t been able to match. …”

[3] “The State Department has instructed its diplomats to lobby allies to shun Huawei and ZTE gear. … [But, interestingly] … the U.S. lacks a major wireless-equipment maker to furnish the 5G equipment, [so] Washington would plan to finance deals with … Finland’s Nokia Corp., Sweden’s Ericsson AB and South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co. …”

[4] “The U.S. push [if that’s what you call this] is expected to last regardless of the outcome of next month’s presidential elections. ‘Discouraging America, our allies and all nations—developing or otherwise—from working with Huawei and ZTE is not just a Republican or Democratic mission,’ said Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger of Maryland, a leading Democratic voice on Chinese telecom equipment.”

NOAA-ESRL/Scripps (“In-situ CO2 Data”):
October 18, 2020, CO2 411.24 ppm
October 18, 2019, CO2 408.90 ppm
October 18, 2018, CO2 406.22 ppm
October 18, 2017, CO2 403.85 ppm
October 18, 2016, CO2 401.80 ppm
October 18, 2015, CO2 398.76 ppm
October 18, 2010, CO2 387.17 ppm
October 18, 2005, CO2 376.84 ppm
October 18, 2000, CO2 366.61 ppm
October 18, 1995, CO2 357.75 ppm
October 18, 1990, CO2 350.80 ppm

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