Friends of Science: Germany Teeters on the Brink of Energy Disaster – Global Food Crisis Looms

Posted: July 14, 2022 by tallbloke in Agriculture, alarmism, Analysis, Energy, greenblob, Politics, Shale gas, solar system dynamics, Treason


The Financial Post of July 09, 2022, reported that Canada will release a sanctioned, overhauled gas turbine to Germany, for use in Russia’s Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline, hopefully preventing a further collapse of Germany’s economy, says Friends of Science. Critics denounced the move as conflicting with Canada’s “Stand with Ukraine” policy. According to Canada’s international trade website: “Germany, with the largest economy in the EU and the fourth largest in the world … Germany is Canada’s largest export market in the EU…with two-way merchandise trade totaling $25.8 billion in 2021.”

Germany is heavily reliant on natural gas from Russia. DW reported on July 11, 2022, that Germany was preparing for possible total Russian gas cut-off which would mean economic collapse and social strife due to rationing of low gas reserves and a cold winter ahead.

EChemi reported in April 2022, Germany chemical giant BASF warned that it may have to shut down production: “there is no substitute for natural gas as a raw material or energy source (in Germany), and a shortage of natural gas will result in it not having enough energy for chemical production and lack of key raw materials for manufacturing products.” Many BASF products are familiar and important to the daily life of millions of people worldwide. About 39,000 people work at BASF’s Ludwigschafen chemical processing complex in Germany.

EU energy geopolitics expert Samuel Furfari explains in his July 12, 2022, Atlantico article, “Towards a gas cut: the moment of truth on our dependence on hydrocarbons has come,” oil and gas provide the ‘horse-power’ to make large scale food production possible, but they are also the source of fertilizer. Skyrocketing fertilizer costs and blocked wheat exports from Ukraine will create food shortages and famine.

The energy crisis is due to lack of investment in oil and gas after years of concerted efforts by the unelected, unaccountable UNPRI on divestment from fossil fuels. They push climate change as ‘our highest priority’, along with “ESG – Environment, Social, Governance” scores for corporations. UNPRI’s fiduciary guru is Al Gore.

Friends of Science Society’s 2016 report “Undue Influence – Markets Skewed” identified that ESG and ‘sustainable accounting’ manipulate markets and investments.

In 2019, the World Economic Forum issued a report promoting ESG standards, claiming that “Strong environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance has the power to unlock significant positive impact for investors, companies and wider society.”

A recent study for the European Corporate Governance Institute by Berg et al (2022) shows that ESG ratings of many firms have been subject to retroactive historical revisionism.

Steve Soukup, author of “The Dictatorship of Woke Capital,” has skewered ESG ratings, pointing to the Berg et al. study as evidence of fraud in ESG markets that only benefits the traders. He refers to Andy Kessler’s July 10, 2022 op-ed in the WSJ “The Many Reasons ESG Is a Loser” – ‘You’ll pay far higher expenses for a fund with similar stocks but worse performance.’

Friends of Science Society’s report “Climate Risk Reporting – An Exercise in Greenwashing” notes that since carbon dioxide is not the main driver of climate change, thus carbon trading, nature-based solutions, and ESG reporting is greenwashing that exacerbates the global energy crisis.

Friends of Science says it is astounding that the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) of Canada are embracing NetZero and ESG, as per their July 08, 2022, public statement. According to their mission statement: “CPA Canada enhances the influence, relevance and value …by acting in the public interest and …contributing to economic and social development.”

Prevention of an energy crisis and famine are in the public interest, says Friends of Science.

As Robert Lyman pointed out in his summary of the BP Statistical Energy Review, there is no energy transition occurring. NetZero is “Magical Thinking.”

Friends of Science Society is an independent group of earth, atmospheric and solar scientists, engineers, and citizens that is celebrating its 20th year of offering climate science insights. After a thorough review of a broad spectrum of literature on climate change, Friends of Science Society has concluded that the sun is the main driver of climate change, not carbon dioxide (CO2).
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E-mail: contact(at)friendsofscience(dot)org

  1. Jamie Spry says:

    Reblogged this on Climatism and commented:
    ‘Green energy’ poverty update…

  2. oldbrew says:

    NetZero is “Magical Thinking.”

    More magical than thinking.

    UK net-zero ambition is far from credible – study
    14 July 2022

    The UK must build the equivalent of Ireland’s energy system every year – five times its current build rate – to decarbonise its power sector by 2035, finds engineering company Atkins.
    . . .
    The UK must build 159–203GW of new generation by 2035 – equivalent to building the country’s entire energy system twice in less than 13 years.

  3. Phoenix44 says:

    The “brilliance” of Angela Merkel is rapidly catching up with Germany. A disaster akin to Blair, with all the vast negative consequences coning after she left power, just like Blair. If the German economy falls into severe recession Europe will rapidly follow.

  4. oldbrew says:

    Sometimes finding out the hard way is the only way…

    JUL 14, 2022.
    Germany’s Self-Inflicted Energy Catastrophe

    A reporter summed up German attitudes towards the Energiewende, writing, “Germans would then at last feel that they have gone from being world-destroyers in the 20th century to world-saviors in the 21st.”
    – – –
    What they don’t want to hear is that they won’t be saving anybody or anything because their climate ideas don’t make sense.

  5. Sunface says:

    Accountants or bean counters are one of the major problems now known as challenges. They simply rearrange or reallocate the the numbers to suit a narrative. I remember seeing a post “How to Lie With Statistics” on Gates’s desk. Numbers are stats in essence.

  6. oldbrew says:

    So much for the ‘energy transition’ 🙄…

    Germany Plans ‘Warm Up Spaces’ in Response to Gas Shortages
    Sports arenas to be used to help people who can’t pay skyrocketing energy bills.

    “Nobody can say exactly how dramatic the developments will be,” said Gerd Landsberg, the head of the Cities and Municipalities Association.

    Landberg urged local municipalities to create “heat islands” and “warm rooms, where people can stay, even during a very cold winter.”
    – – –
    Is Covid eradicated in Germany?

  7. oldbrew says:

    Germany Faces Coal Supply Crisis As Rhine River Waters Dwindle
    Jul 15, 2022

    Water level at key points too low for some fully loaded coal barges. Net zero electricity grid reliability beckons.

  8. oldbrew says:

    Saudi Arabia doubles discounted Russian fuel oil imports

    Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest oil exporter, more than doubled the amount of Russian fuel oil it imported in the second quarter to feed power stations to meet summer cooling demand and free up the kingdom’s own crude for export, data showed and traders said. [bold added]

  9. Paul Vaughan says:

    “Germany Teeters on the Brink of Energy Disaster – Global Food Crisis Looms”

    don’t want to see headlines like this (even if true)

    The lockdown & sanction ban is long overdue.
    Fault for the expensive error belongs precisely with individuals.

    For example Russian & Western elite appear to be colluding to financially destroy those with below-the-median income — careless groups looking to ease their commutes to work & recreation no doubt.

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