Global Warming is a “new kind of morality,” said scientists in the British documentary, The Great Global Warming Swindle. The dark side of that “morality” is seldom mentioned in the mainstream media and is virtually unknown to most Americans. But President Obama let the truth slip out – perhaps “unwittingly” – in his call for the international community to “save the planet” by fighting climate change via restrictions on carbon dioxide emissions. The climate-campaign’s dirty secret is the disastrous effect the Climate-savers’ anti-industrial plans would have on the poorest of the poor in the Third World – especially in Africa and Asia. And the new wrinkle is the strong political move in the same direction, here in the USA.
It’s already known that science is being prostituted by government-funding for climate-research which has a political agenda and a desired result. Scientists who disagree with the “settled science” (as super-environmentalist Al Gore calls it) on climate can find their funding withdrawn, their professional integrity questioned and even their lives threatened.
Canadian climatologist Dr. Tim Ball – a global warming skeptic – has received several death-threats. Dr. Patrick Michaels, a Cato Institute Senior Fellow for environmental studies, was falsely accused of being in the pay of the multi-national fuel interests. And the late Nigel Calder, a renowned science writer, who calls global warming “a religion,” has noted that people who raise a contrary voice to the so-called “consensus” on global warming and climate-change are called “heretics” and “flat-earthers.”
This perversion of scientific inquiry is bad enough, but the climate-crusade’s darkest aspect, by far, is its opposition to Third World industrial development. Western governments, including the USA, have agreed to block development in the Third World in order to retard CO2 emissions – ostensibly to “stop” climate change. This incredibly cruel objective redefines idiocy beyond anything the Three Stooges ever did.
Mr. Obama’s pitch at the United Nations, in which he asked poor countries to remain primitive in order to “save the earth,” met with a decidedly cool reception (so to speak). No African delegates were filmed rolling their eyes, but many were probably wondering what spaceship Mr. Obama flew in on. No sane Third World politician wants his country to remain primitive, undeveloped and dirt-poor.
Some 2 billion people in the world lack access to electricity. Most cook and heat with smoky, open fires – burning wood or animal dung in unhealthy atmospheres that cause deaths from respiratory ailments of over 4 million children every year. There is no electricity for lights, hot water, refrigeration, heat, or cooling. Industrial development is impossible. The modern life Americans expect simply does not exist.
One African official interviewed on the Global Warming Swindle video said the West cannot imagine how hard life is without electricity. He bitterly denounced “romanticizing” a primitive African existence that no westerner would tolerate for five minutes. (It hardly needs saying that this is truly racism at its ugliest, most degenerate level.)
Africa possesses vast resources of coal, oil and natural gas that could enrich the continent and improve the lives of its people. Official estimates put oil reserves in Africa’s top 20 countries at a trillion barrels – enough to supply the whole world for 100 years – and natural gas reserves at 484 trillion cubic feet. These estimates don’t even include possible shale-oil reserves, which have not yet been explored or estimated. Immense coal reserves are also suspected, but rough estimates are unavailable because of limited exploration. African nations need only western engineers and technicians to help them develop their resources and build their industrial bases. Some analysts say Africa could be the “China” of the 21st century. Its potential is virtually unlimited.
But environmentalists and western politicians oppose development of these resources. They want Africa to produce power only with solar panels and windmills, although electricity generated in these ways is unreliable and three times as expensive as electricity from coal-fired generating plants. Rich countries can afford the luxury of experimentation, observed the African official quoted earlier, while poor countries are expected to use the most expensive, inefficient forms of power-generation. The African dream is to develop, he said. You might power a light bulb with a solar panel, but you can’t run steel mills and factories with power generated in that way.
The ugly truth is that European leaders want to keep Africa undeveloped because they fear the economic threat which the huge resources and human potential of a billion work- and nutrition-starved people would pose to a Europe of declining populations, stagnant economies and high unemployment-levels. The competition of a resurgent Dark Continent would be an economic and political danger to Old Europe, so its leaders are united in their determination to stop that threat. This is the really (really!) dirty secret of the Climate movement.
Basically, the Climate movement is anti-human. Its strategists view people as “the problem,” not as contributors to prosperity. Their vision is a green, natural, non-industrial earth, sparsely populated by hunters, gatherers, and hand-tillers of the soil – with no one driving cars except possibly themselves. (Somehow, one doubts that stock-brokers, car salesmen, pro athletes, bankers and politicians will be found in that sparse, primitively housed population.)
Few ordinary citizens realize all this, having been led to believe that the climate-movement is benign – like the anti-pollution campaign of the past 50 years. Being “green” is the happening thing. Businesses cheerfully offer to help customers “save the planet” by charging extra for plastic bags. Climate-change warriors march from triumph to triumph on the political scene.
Climate politics are now so firmly entrenched in the USA that they seem invincible. Opposition is stomped, or simply ignored, as Big Media and pols gleefully ride the Climate Express at full-throttle. The danger is great because so many people don’t see the movement’s true objectives.
During his two terms in office, Barack Obama showed himself to be all-in on the stop-climate-change crusade. A skeptical Congress denied him the cap-and-trade carbon-control legislation he wanted – even when his own party controlled both houses. But he still issued far-reaching executive orders and EPA regulations designed to destroy the coal industry, send electricity rates sky-high, cripple the economy and impoverish our most vulnerable citizens.
Only the election of Donald Trump kept the American economy from going over the cliff. His reversals of Mr. Obama’s destructive “green” orders were met with hysterical political and media opposition. And his withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement placed him just below Diablo in the liberal “theology.” Nevertheless, despite determined opposition from legislators of both parties, Mr. Trump managed to knock down the obstacles to oil and natural gas production. He resuscitated the coal-industry and made the USA energy-independent, as he had promised desperate workers during his 2016 campaign.
By 2019 our economy was booming, and gasoline was selling at $2 a gallon. We had energy-independence for the first time in our history. Workers were toasting Mr. Trump as household incomes reached their highest levels ever. And the “let’s make a deal” businessman-president had brought warring Middle East factions to the table of peaceful cooperation. The future was bright.
Unfortunately, 2019 was the high-water mark for the economy. 2020 brought the COVID-19 virus, hundreds of thousands of deaths, lengthy shutdowns of businesses and schools, economic recession, and the election of Joe Biden. Good Old Joe promised to restore normalcy and “bring us together.” But the voters he fooled soon found out differently, as Joe undid our energy-independence, sent energy-prices sky-high, spent trillions of printed dollars to pay millions of workers to stay home, triggered galloping inflation, and brought us to the brink of war with nuclear-armed Russia.
The world is wracked with huge problems – including disease, hunger, and ignorance in desperately poor Third World countries. Barack Obama and Joe Biden haven’t mentioned these, except to promise more “aid.” But that borrowed money will just be poured down a bottomless hole. If we have any spare change, we should spend it to help those nations develop their copious resources so they can address these needs themselves – not waste it on silly attempts to stop climate-change that will do nothing except produce more poverty. And while we’re at it, we should restore Mr. Trump’s energy-independence and restore our own prosperity.
If backward places like Africa are ever going to pull themselves out of their primitive past, they – as well as ourselves – must use all the resources at their (and our) disposal. Modernization can never be achieved with windmills, solar panels, dirt-floor huts (with rats running around), and smoky cook-fires burning dried buffalo shit. This move to restrain Third World development to “save the planet” is downright immoral. I’m ashamed that America has been involved in it.
What’s worse, I’m embarrassed to see our own national leaders hurting people by driving us down the same road-to-ruin. With Al Gore, Joe Biden and the “medieval environmentalists” running things, we could all end up as dirt-poor as Africa.
So dust off that old bicycle. You’re going to need it. The inmates are running the asylum.
You can find the Great Global Warming Swindle film on-line. Here’s the link – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYhCQv5tNsQ
I’m 85 years old and I can remember many years ago these same idiots were running screaming, the sky is falling, we’re
entering another ice age. The glaciers are growing and getting bigger & bigger and the world is in grave danger of
turning into a frozen planet. Didn’t happen did it. We’re just in a warming cycle and it will soon start going the
other direction again.. Then those same stupid liberals will be screaming again, we’re all going to freeze.
They ought to make liberalism a crime punishable by death. It would make for a safer and cleaner world.
Trees and plants convert CO2 to O2, which we all breathe. Our existence is carbon based. The Leftist fools don’t believe in God so this fantasy is used as their religion. The Amazon has plenty of green; why don’t they move there? Because these Leftists would have to practice what they preach. Liars all.
In 1996 I was working at a Computer repair shop. The Apple Tech was a rabid greenie. He told me once that his dream was the earth’s population reduced to no more than 10 million hunter/gatherers. When I tried to debate the feasibility of that he was closed minded.
A few years ago, I thought all this climate hysteria might be based on science. Not anymore. It fits right with the COVID lies and vaccine disaster.
so you are ignorant on a number of fronts
The only one demonstrating ignorance here Martin, is you. Your snark and vitriol is beyond forbearance. I’ve known people like you all of my long life. You assert superiority as a means of self aggrandizement. It’s sad that you are so lacking in self-confidence that you must make these denigrating comments. I actually pity you.