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Climate Change Protesters Don’t Really Believe the End is Nigh

Brett Davis

Posted on September 25, 2019 14:57

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Alarmists who claim the dire effects of man-made global warming are almost upon us hardly act as if that’s the case.

Stridently precocious teen climate change activist Greta Thunberg did herself a PR favor by arriving in New York last week via a zero-carbon emissions sailing boat, completing a 15-day voyage from Britain to take part in a United Nations climate summit. Though it was obviously a one-off, jet-eschewing publicity stunt, Thunberg at least walked (or sailed) her talk on acting on climate change.

That’s not so much the case with the climate change movement as a whole. Certain high-profile Democrats and their allies may say humanity has only 12, 11 or 10 years to act to save the planet, but they have gone about business as usual since announcing mankind is on the road to doom in about a decade or so. Evidence abounds the vast majority of folks who make up the climate change movement don’t believe we’ve only got a few years left to settle the fate of the planet.

For one thing, participants at last week’s much-ballyhooed global climate strike seemed more interested in denigrating capitalism and promoting concepts such as reparations and social justice, rather than addressing climate change – that is, their top motivation appeared to be political, not environmental.

Meanwhile, all but two of the 19 remaining Democratic presidential aspirants turned out for the Polk County (Iowa) Steak Fry, where the sacred cow of fighting climate change apparently took a back seat to the political optics of flipping burgers and steaks.

This was a half-cooked idea in light of the fact several of the candidates – specifically vegan Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, Kamala Harris and Andrew Yang – have claimed meat consumption contributes to climate change and must be cut back.

Former President Barack “King Canute” Obama and his wife apparently plan to purchase a $15 million waterfront mansion on Martha’s Vineyard. Obviously, the Obamas don’t believe in the climate change their Democratic peers and others are pushing, lest they be making such a big investment on a small island that will soon be underwater.

Then there’s the fact the global warming crowd by and large rejects out of hand any pragmatic would-be solutions to the impending climate apocalypse they fervently claim is almost upon us.

When it comes to cutting carbon dioxide emissions via technology, nuclear power and free market mechanisms, the climate change movement just says no, presumably in favor of meeting mankind’s energy needs by harnessing the power of hypocrisy, smugness and the tears of frightened youngsters like Greta Thunberg.



The utterly unserious nature of the movement – demonizing America and the West, while giving China a free pass – is enough to make one think these alleged environmentalists out to save Earth are motivated by something other than meeting the challenge of anthropogenic climate change. After all, there’s a career to be had and money to be made in scaremongering, promoting fantastical non-solutions to the problem and advocating for more government control over our lives.

Brett Davis

Posted on September 25, 2019 14:57

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