Viv Forbes highlights the consequences of the highly damaging climate-change propaganda being pushed by people in influential positions.
This is an international scandal. The public needs to open its eyes to what is happening.
THE WAR ON CARBON FUELS
What great cause could unite Prince Charles, President Obama, the Pope, the Arab Oil sheiks,
the United Nations, the European Union, the Russians, the Chinese, Pacific Island Nations,
the most undeveloped countries, the glitterati of Hollywood, left-wing politicians, unrepentant reds,
government media, the climate research industry, Big Oil, Big Gas and the big NGOs?
The crusade uniting them all is the War on Carbon Fuels, focused mainly on getting rid of the cheapest fuel, coal.
The organisers of this war on carbon have no real interest in the facts or the science of global climate change. They see climate alarmism as an opportunity to create an unelected global government. They have laid out their plans in a document called Agenda 21. Look it up. It is being implemented, quietly, somewhere near you.
The group includes the United Nations and its subsidiaries, the EU, left-wing
politicians and all mainstream news media. At a news conference in Brussels recently, Christiana
Figueres, executive secretary of U.N.'s Framework Convention on Climate Change, said
that the goal of environmental activists is not to save the world from ecological calamity, but to
change the economic development model. This means to destroy what is left of free enterprise and private property.
The next big group of anti-carbon warriors is the anti-Western states who see their chance to enrich their countries with “climate reparations”.
Then there are the enviro-entrepreneurs looking for new ways to energise their
supporters and get the donations rolling in – Greenpeace, WWF, and other NGOs.
In the dark corner are the anti-human Malthusians and the Deep Greens who want to reduce the world population, personified by the rich and powerful. They know that carbon fuels support millions of people by cultivating, harvesting, transporting, processing and storing most of the world's food. Restricting fossil fuel use will achieve their goal of a lower world population.
Establishment news media like a scare story. Truth or logic does not matter, as long as they can
concoct a looming disaster. This motivates politicians to be seen to be doing something.
Then there are those who recognise that fighting carbon fuels also suits their pockets. As
someone said, “When placing a bet, the best horse to back is the one called ‘Self-interest’ – at
least you know he is trying”.
For example, Shell, with its massive gas interests, was caught recently campaigning against coal-fired
power. See Shell anti-coal campaign
The Chinese are supporters of green energy as long as it is installed elsewhere.
They supply the hardware (turbines and panels) and then welcome the factories forced from the
host country by soaring electricity prices.
Gas, nuclear and hydro power will gain most from the war on coal.
Initially they will be needed to provide base load and most of the rest. Then as green subsidies are withdrawn to appease tax payers, the green ornaments will fail and proper power stations will take over full time electricity production.
Finally, the government bureaucracy and the research grants industry have to justify their existence. One of the ways they can do this is by solving non-existent crises. They are in favour of The Climate Crisis because it can be blamed for any weather event anytime, anywhere. It cannot be solved; no matter how many dollars spent on it, a problem which does not exist can never be solved.
Opposing this coalition of climate alarmists and opportunists is an army of stressed tax
payers, electricity consumers and a scattering of sceptical scientists and media researchers.
But the alarmist empire is unstable. The globe has refused to warm, the
alarmist “science” is crumbling; their climate models are discredited; researchers have
been caught altering temperature records, and the costs of green electricity are becoming
obvious and onerous. The public is growing restive; governments can no longer afford the
climate industry. The ranks of sceptics are growing. Groups like UKIP in UK and the Tea Party in US have recognized the war on carbon for what it is, and have abandoned it. They realise it doesn't add up.