For a couple of decades, individuals and environmental groups around the world voiced the view that AGW (anthropogenic global warming), now referenced as “climate change”, was an upcoming catastrophic event, unless we humans curb emissions of CO2. An increase of earth’s average temperature of 1.5 degrees by the year 2100 forecast by the UNIPCC, would reputedly destroy mankind. Politicians around the world bought into the premise; it was mankind causing the climate to change!
Those politicians, inspired by eco-warriors insisted; we must stop using fossil fuels or we are doomed.
Those who weren’t completely sold on the “premise” (this writer included) as time went on, lost faith in the forecasts and the uptake of the pseudo-science the UNIPCC and others proclaimed. More and more evidence of their bad forecasts were slowly laid bare. The claims made; looked to be nothing more than a giant “Ponzi scheme” or simply ignorance among those screaming the loudest.
Politicians around the world however, bought into the claims! Those politicians agreed technology like; wind turbines, biomass, ethanol, solar cells, electric cars, etc. were a way to end fossil fuel usage and save mankind from the catastrophe. Politicians rushed to buy into the foregoing even though the technology associated with most of it was developed in the late 1800’s or early 1900’s. Legislation, regulations, mandates, etc. were passed with increasing frequency to achieve the goals set by the eco-warriors! Electricity rates and other fuel costs shot up in countries where government subsidies were mandated and taxpayers paid for them. Those actions have cost trillions of dollars globally!
Needless to say the push to discard fossil fuels in Canada reached an epiphany in the minds of the eco-warriors as Canadians elected a minority Liberal government last fall. Support would come from the NDP, the Green Party and the Bloc! The election results would surely deliver their objectives!
Suddenly however, Canada and the rest of the world were caught up in the Covid-19 pandemic and “climate change” was relegated to an issue well down the list of priorities. The pandemic however, didn’t discourage those eco-warriors as they joined hands and sent dozens of letters to parliament claiming “climate change” needed to be treated as the next major catastrophic event.
Even as government deficits climbed those eco-warriors and their corporate compatriots such as CanWEA joined together. Robert Hornung of CanWEA even had the gall to suggest on March 24, 2020 to “Bloomberg Law”* that: “Among possible renewable energy measures, the federal government could speed up the Canada Infrastructure Bank’s construction of green projects, Robert Hornung, President of the Canadian Wind Energy Association, said.” The group also suggested the government increase the amount of renewable energy it consumes.” The same article quotes Chris Severson-Baker, Alberta’s regional director at the Pembina Institute in respect to Alberta Premier Kenny’s ask of “the federal government to suspend any new environmental regulations, including any increase in a national carbon tax.” Kenny’s request upset Severson-Baker who said; “It’s total opportunism to talk about targeting those things”. Apparently, he believes it’s OK to tax us all while creating further unemployment in the middle of this economic meltdown while our governments spend our future taxes by the tens of billions of dollars and many companies lose their ability to survive.
Very recently eco-warriors have become totally silent, perhaps due to the recent release of Michael Moore’s documentary; Planet of the Humans on Earth Day (April 22nd). Since its “free” release, just four days ago on YouTube it has had almost 2.4 million views.
The documentary delves into the relationship between eco-warriors and certain capitalists such as Michael Bloomberg, Richard Branson, Al Gore, Jeremy Grantham, GM, Goldman Sachs, Koch Brothers, and several others. Along the way it discloses how both groups benefited by feeding false information to the media and to those of us absorbing the messages repeated by the MSM.
The film dispels the reputed benefits of industrial wind turbines, solar panels, ethanol fuels, biomass, EVs and their batteries and highlights either the incompetence and or lies spread by eco-warriors in their push to save the world. The film brings out the fact those sources of energy actually do more harm than good for the environment and have little if any effect on emissions.
The fact the film connects eco-warriors to the corporate elite suggests the collaboration is really about extracting monies from the general population more than it was about saving the planet. To this writer it certainly appears to have been one of the biggest “Ponzi schemes” ever perpetrated but will we ever know the truth?
*It is worth noting Bloomberg Law is a part of the Bloomberg Industry Group founded by Michael Bloomberg the former Democratic Presidential candidate and multi-billionaire, mentioned in Michael Moore’s documentary “Planet of the Humans”.