Somebody once said that every seemingly good cause transformed into a business and ultimately degenerated into a racket. They could have shortened it by saying that every seemingly good cause becomes a religion. And that’s what the whole green movement is beginning to look like to me.
Anyone who disputes their dogma is howled down, children are brainwashed and inconvenient truths (as we saw with the University of East Anglia) simply ignored.
Nigel Lawson had a ‘denial’ book ‘Appeal To Reason’ turned down by almost every publisher. One of the world’s leading experts on polar bears was banned from the Copenhagen shakedown jamboree because he wasn’t singing from the approved hymn sheet. It also seems to gel perfectly with the whole intolerant peecee multiculti secular religion in having its main target the evil white men in ‘the West’.
Now where have we seen that kind of thing before?
I genuinely have – or had - an open mind. The planet is indeed warming up, but I don't know if it’s doing so dangerously, or whether man is responsible. My suspicions are strongly aroused though when contra evidence is forced from the public domain. And I seem to remember that we were being warned by scientists about thirty years ago that we were due to perish from a new ice age.
But of course there’s a second agenda – one that goes nicely with demonizing the evil West. And that is the shakedown from the ‘less well-developed nations’ - the usual parasites to you and me.
Listen to Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenari on his system in which rich countries would provide money to poor ones to help deal with the effects of climate change. ...
“Zenawi said he would accept $30 billion in the short term [isn't that generous of him?], rising to $100 billion by 2020. ... This was seen as a key concession by developing countries, which had previously spurned that figure ... as too low.”
Ah yes, Ethiopia.
Here’s its recent population history
1975 - 32.2 million.
1990 – 51.7 million
2008 - 80,713,434
That’s right folks, the population (remember that word) has more than doubled in thirty years.
And here’s what this population growth leads to
As the population increases, more and more land is deforested and over-farmed. Forest coverage has declined from 40 percent 75 years ago to only 3 percent today. People must travel farther and farther to find firewood, the principal fuel, which reduces time spent farming. Without firewood, many resort to burning animal dung, instead of using it to fertilize their depleted soil. Without trees to help hold it in place, the soil erodes from the steep highlands. As a result, many previously habitable areas have now been transformed into dry lands and deserts.
This vicious cycle exacerbates the effects of Ethiopia’s droughts, leading to severe and ever more frequent crises. The 2003 famine affected more than 13 million people, and at least 6 million people now suffer from permanent food insecurity. But drought is not entirely to blame: Ethiopia “faces famine when we have a bumper harvest and when we have drought” since the amount of arable land per person is so low (1/2 hectare for 8 people).
And that's it. That's the solution. If the ‘poor nations’ stopped breeding like rabbits (said rabbits, of course, fed by the evil white men in the West) most environmental problems would be solved automatically. It's obvious. Out of control population growth is what’s causing the forests to be cut down, wildlife wiped out, water resources to be used up and seas polluted. As well of course millions unable to feed themselves.
But the ‘P’ word never gets mentioned in all this hysteria, does it? Of course not, because to do so would divert the blame to where it lies. For the true believers who want to add another nail in the West’s coffin there’d be no joy, and for the green carpetbaggers there’s be no money.
So settle in for a long struggle.