… it is merely a tool for Political and Economic Change
By Ian Bradford
The global warming/climate change scare has absolutely nothing to do with the environment or “saving the planet.” Its roots lie in an environmental movement of the 1970’s. This movement realised that doing something about claimed man-made global warming would play to quite a number of the Left’s social agendas.
The Club of Rome (environmental consultants to the UN), made up of mainly European scientists and academics, used computer modelling to warn that the world would run out of finite resources if population growth were left unchecked.
They came up with the following statement:
“In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that ….the threat of global warming… would fit the bill.”
The Club of Rome produced “The Limits to Growth” in 1972. It predicted a dire future for mankind unless: “We act now.”
Margaret Mead and Maurice Strong
Margaret Mead, anthropologist, organised a 1975 North Carolina conference. The conference concluded that anthropogenic (human produced) Carbon Dioxide would fry the planet, melt the ice caps and destroy human life. The idea being to sow enough fear of man-made climate change to force cutbacks in industrial activity and halt third world development.
Then we had Maurice Strong founding UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme) and then the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change), under the premise of studying ONLY human CO2 driven causes of climate change. Here are two statements he made:
“Isn’t the only hope for the planet that the industrialised civilisations collapse? Isn’t it our responsibility to bring that about?” UNEP
“ Current lifestyles and consumption patterns of the affluent middle class- involving high meat intake, use of fossil fuels, appliances, air conditioning, and suburban housing – are not sustainable. –Rio Earth Summit
A physicist reacts
Here’s what Atmospheric Physicist, Richard Lindzen, had to say about the above: “For a lot of people including the bureaucracy in Government and the environment movement the issue is POWER. It’s hard to imagine a better leverage point than Carbon Dioxide to assume control over a society. It is essential to the production of energy, and it is essential for breathing. If you demonise it and gain control over it, you control everything. That can be used for a North-South redistribution, to energy independence, to God knows what.”
“ CO2 for different people has different attractions . After all, what is it?
- It’s not a pollutant.
- It’s a product of every living creatures breathing.
- It’s the product of all plant respiration.
- It is essential for plant life and photosynthesis.
- It is a product of all industrial burning.
- It is a product of driving.
If you ever wanted a leverage point to control everything from exhalation to driving this would be a dream. So it has a kind of attractiveness to bureaucratic mentality.”
Control CO2, control you
Energy rationing and the control of Carbon Dioxide, the direct product of cheap reliable hydrocarbon energy has always been the key to the Left’s agenda of depopulation and deindustrialisation (A Malthusian and misanthropic agenda).
This is a totalitarian ideology enforced through punitive emissions controls under the guise of saving the planet.
The motives of the UN and its affiliates are no different from those of the radical eco-zealots of the 1970’s. They despise capitalism, development, growth and freedom with the misguided fear of over-population, a principle driver. Their solution is to use the emotive issue of “climate change” to pursue a radical transformation in cultural, economic, and political structures across the globe.
This is what the UN climate change boss said at the 2015 climate conference in Brussels.
Note what the caption under the photos says: UN CLIMATE CHIEF SAYS COMMUNISM IS BEST TO FIGHT GLOBAL WARMING. It also states: THE UN’S REAL AGENDA IS A NEW WORLD ORDER UNDER ITS CONTROL.
The UN’s real agenda
Dr Ottmar Endenhoffer, a member of the IPCC said this at an interview in 2010.
“We (The UN/IPCC) redistribute the world’s wealth by climate policy. One has to free oneself from the illusion that international climate policy is environmental policy. This has almost nothing to do with environmental policy anymore.”
What then is the UN’s weapon of choice for rapid deindustrialisation? It’s called renewable energy but actually the name should be unreliable energy – wind and solar. Token gestures to the folly of green madness designed to force us backwards down the energy ladder to the days of human, animal and solar power.
Without access to fossil fuels, every tree on the planet would have been cut down by now to provide heating, cooking and industry.
Contrasts — Haiti and the Dominican Republic
The greatest threat to humanity is not affluence but poverty. The border between Haiti and The Dominican Republic is a prime example.
Guess which country contains eco-criminals that can afford to use fossil fuels, and which country contains nature lovers who are dependent on natural renewable organic biomass for energy?
Haiti is almost 99% deforested as they rely almost entirely on natural ‘biomass’ (wood) for domestic and industrial fuels and building materials. On the other side the forests of fossil fuel burning eco-terrorists- the Dominican Republic remain lush and green.
Embrace the UN’s draconian climate regulations by pursuing the mad rush into unreliable- wind and solar – and join Haiti in the race to energy poverty and environmental devastation.
Forest thievery in Germany
Germany’s Der Spiegel Online had the heading; Rising Energy Costs Drive Up Forest Thievery. With energy costs escalating, more Germans are turning to wood burning stoves for heat. This has led to tree theft in the country’s forests.
After hundreds of billions of tax payers hard earned money spent on harnessing intermittent and unpredictable sunshine and breezes, Germany’s Energiewende programme has been exposed as a catastrophic failure, with carbon dioxide emissions higher now than in 2009.
The ‘green’ dream is on ice in Germany as a coal frenzy grips Europe, and “unreliable sources” lose their attraction.
The poor will get poorer?
If the UN and fellow climate alarmists get their way on restricting Carbon Dioxide the poor will soon be getting poorer — very much poorer. This will be the case especially in places like Africa, Latin America, and large areas of Asia. It is hardly an exaggeration to suggest that millions could die of starvation, cold, and more.
Despite bogus promises of abundant government mandated ‘green’ energy, Europeans, Americans, Japanese and others who live in developed countries will suffer greatly too. The devastation will be particularly severe among the least well off.
The real UN agenda?
The Earth’s would-be rulers, however, do not seem to care. The radical UN plan to fight “climate change”, as outlined by the global body amid the implosion of its man-made global warming theory, would dramatically curtail available energy supplies. If adopted, nobody disputes the fact that the scheme would grant unprecedented powers over people, businesses, and governments to planetary bureaucrats. The multi-trillion-dollar ploy would also wreak havoc on the global economy.
On top of that, honest scientists say that the plan would have virtually no effect on climate. Indeed, all of the UN climate models have already been thoroughly debunked, as global warming, in defiance of hysterical predictions, stopped about 20 years ago.
BUT the agenda was never to stop ‘global cooling’, ‘global warming’, or even ‘climate change’, so it is hardly surprising to learn that the UN is nowhere near ready to give up on its vision of complete planetary dominance.
(Reference: Much of the above information comes from articles put out by “Climatism”)
Footnote: More and more evidence is coming through that the earth might actually be cooling. Certainly the Northern Hemisphere seems to be getting colder. The cold times are returning in line with historically low solar activity. It is clear that at least there has been no change in the temperature of the earth for about 20 years now. Meanwhile CO2 levels keep rising!!
Many places around the earth which invested in windmills and solar power now regret the move. To take just one example, in the USA, some groups in the state of Vermont are now “hostile to wind energy.” It has banned large wind facilities. Solar farms take up 450 times more land than nuclear plants and wind farms take up 700 times more land than natural gas wells. The new wind farm in Kenya inspired and financed by Germany, and other well-meaning Western nations is located on the flight path of migratory birds. Scientists say it will kill hundreds of endangered eagles.
In New Zealand, James Shaw, who obviously turns a blind eye to what is now happening overseas, is happily sending about $1.5 billion overseas each year to supposedly fight climate change, and the authorities are still building wind and solar farms.