It’s not just the Democrats. It’s the climate changed obsessed Green movement in general, it’s all politicians and high profile world leaders who are increasingly, either unwittingly, or knowingly, being sucked into this dangerous cult, who are advocating and in many cases implementing its insane policy prescriptions for averting an imaginary climate catastrophe.
The quote is from Oppenheimer of course, somewhat liberally translated from the original Sanskrit verse of the Bhagavad Gita when Krishna reveals his terrifying, magnificent, wondrous true form to his disciple Arjuna.
But it is terrifyingly apt. The Green movement is, literally, becoming death and the potential destroyer of this world of plenty. In supposedly trying to save the environment, it is degrading and destroying the environment; ‘our house is on fire’ says Greta and, quite literally, Greens are making sure it burns to the ground by implementing crazy environmental policies and opposing sane, practical measures which reduce the risk of devastating wildfires. Also, as Tony Heller notes, if we stop using fossil fuels, completely eliminate them from modern life, then we will die. It’s as simple as that.
The catastrophic Australian wildfires are the latest, terrifying example of what happens when Green ideologues are let loose, first to dictate what is ‘best’ for the environment, then to scream madly that climate change is destroying the very environment which they negligently failed to protect from a dangerous combination of foreseeable very dry, hot weather and an army of copycat psychopathic firebugs. Then they screech even more dementedly from the windows of their unassailable ivory towers in the media, in NGOs and in academia that it’s all the fault of the anti-climate big fossil fuel companies and their paid shills in government.
We’ve probably never had it so good as we have in the last decade, notes Matt Ridley:
Let nobody tell you that the second decade of the 21st century has been a bad time. We are living through the greatest improvement in human living standards in history. Extreme poverty has fallen below 10 per cent of the world’s population for the first time. It was 60 per cent when I was born. Global inequality has been plunging as Africa and Asia experience faster economic growth than Europe and North America; child mortality has fallen to record low levels; famine virtually went extinct; malaria, polio and heart disease are all in decline.
Efficiencies in agriculture mean the world is now approaching ‘peak farmland’ — despite the growing number of people and their demand for more and better food, the productivity of agriculture is rising so fast that human needs can be supplied by a shrinking amount of land. In 2012, Jesse Ausubel of Rockefeller University and his colleagues argued that, thanks to modern technology, we use 65 per cent less land to produce a given quantity of food compared with 50 years ago. By 2050, it’s estimated that an area the size of India will have been released from the plough and the cow.
Land-sparing is the reason that forests are expanding, especially in rich countries. In 2006 Ausubel worked out that no reasonably wealthy country had a falling stock of forest, in terms of both tree density and acreage. Large animals are returning in abundance in rich countries; populations of wolves, deer, beavers, lynx, seals, sea eagles and bald eagles are all increasing; and now even tiger numbers are slowly climbing.
Greens and the climate crisis doomers don’t see it like this. They see a world on fire, ravaged by storms, heatwaves, droughts, floods and rising seas, which will only get worse. In every bad weather event, they see confirmation of their pessimistic world view and the opportunity to ascribe blame to the capitalist, fossil fuel polluters who are ravaging the world with their selfish excesses. Not only are they exploiting these natural weather events and their impacts for political gain, but they are actively making their impacts worse with their ludicrous ‘environmental’ policies:
I don’t fully buy into Matt’s optimism because many iconic species are on the brink of extinction due to hunting, exploitation and habitat destruction, there are still millions living in poverty and facing starvation, death and disease because of political corruption, poor management and greed, but it is undeniable that today’s fossil-fueled, technologically advanced world is generally a vast improvement on even the world that existed 50 years ago. But undeniably, some things have got worse. Undeniably, climate change has not made things worse; it has very likely contributed in no small measure to making things better.
Climate crisis fanatics are cashing in big time on the real human misery and environmental catstrophe of the Australian bushfires. It’s quite a sickening spectacle, especially as it is Green policies which have contributed to this avoidable catastrophe.
Karen Stenner is a “political psychologist and behavioural economist” – putting her dubious talents to good use I see. Ali Milani is a “UK Labour Councillor and activist” – enough said. What these people are doing is propagating extremely damaging political propaganda and very possibly encouraging acts of environmental terrorism by arsonists and by mad Greens dictating insanely destructive Green policies. Because there is little doubt that Green policies are to blame for the severity of these wildfires and there is no doubt whatsoever that arsonists are responsible for lighting many of them. Bolsonaro even went so far as to accuse NGOs of deliberately lighting the Amazon fires earlier in the year, which climate activists also capitalised upon. Perhaps that was stretching it a bit, as no hard evidence seems t have been forthcoming, but it would not surprise me in the least if at least some of the psychopathic firebugs who have devastated the Australian landscape and its wildlife and burned peoples’ homes to the ground, even killed people, might have been tempted to do so to ‘prove a point’ about climate change. Look at XR. Some of those people are seriously unhinged, convinced that billions will die soon. So what’s a few lives now, a few million hectares burned to the ground when weighed against the loss of billions of lives and the incineration of the entire planet in a few years time?
If you look really closely, it’s not obvious at first, but you can see the resemblance of this gormless pair of environmentalists – pictured protesting against controlled burns in September – to the Goddess Kali who is another divine embodiment of Lord Krishna:
If you still can’t see the resemblance then remind yourself that the forest behind them is now completely, utterly incinerated for miles around, scorched earth, burned even down to the microbes in the soil. It will not recover for many years and there won’t be heard the sound of sweet little baby birds twittering for many springs to come. Because these jokers and others like them protested against controlled ‘cool’ burns.
One of the protestors is alleged to have said to the ABC:
“I’m more worried about climate change, and the impact the burns are having. I’m worried for my grandchildren.
“The mulch is the only moisture on the ground and we don’t want them to burn away that mulch.”
I don’t think I have ever felt so incensed by the stupidity of Greens.