The City That Never Sleeps will drape its iconic landmarks with green this week to welcome the 10th annual Climate Week, an event that sees global leaders flying on aircraft that emit as much carbon dioxide per trip as the typical American household in a month. For seven days, politicians will sell fear, blame the proletariat, and discharge their own CO2 emissions from a place where the sun doesn’t shine to advance their climate objective. It’s a week-long prayer-fest of “do what I say, not as I do.”
New York City will host esteemed representatives, including New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden, Governor Jerry Brown (D-CA), and Haitian President Jovenel Moise, just as another worthless, mendacious, and hypocritical organization gathers: The United Nations General Assembly.
You can anticipate that Climate Week will be short on the facts but full on the hyperbole. Here are some early predictions: Taking a page out of The Washington Post, President Donald Trump will be blamed for Hurricane Florence. Aping the language of chief grifter Al Gore, attendees will fib that “every night on the television news now is like a nature walk through the Book of Revelation.” The rest of the crowd will virtue signal to the extreme – and then hop on a plane, eat a piece of steak, and cash their dividends check from one of those odious oil companies.
The truth will be absent, climate negativity porn will be on display, and officials will purport that they can solve global warming only if the people were taxed more.
There, we just saved you plenty of time that can be better used to re-watch the mockumentary, An Inconvenient Truth, with a bag of popcorn.
An Inconvenient Truth
Former Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-NY) once said, “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts.” This is an apt description of the Cult of Climate Change, consisting of a congregation that is ready to blame every single natural event on manmade global warming, from a raindrop to a typhoon.
Last year, President Donald Trump withdrew the U.S. from the Paris Climate Accord, a 2016 climate agreement aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Like other international pacts, it diminished national sovereignty and led to putrid results. Yet, the left endured a volcanic eruption of its own, shrieking that abandoning the Paris Accord would destroy the planet because Trump hates humanity – or something.
But it seems the U.S. is better off without the bureaucratic impediment to limiting its carbon footprint.
In July 2018, a study found that the U.S. became a world leader in cutting CO2 levels by 41.8 million tonnes between 2016 and 2017, beating almost every other nation in this file. This has been the trend for the last three years. Moreover, U.S. total CO2 emissions are at their lowest levels since 1992, despite surpassing Russia and Saudi Arabia as the world’s top crude oil producer.
Leftists may detest hydraulic fracturing, otherwise known as fracking, but it is doing more to realistically balance being environmentally-friendly and growing the economy than any policy proposed at a Green Party convention inside a coffee shop ever would.
While the rest of the world condemned the Trump administration for the bold move, they continued to increase their own CO2 emissions. Take Canada, for instance. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stated how “deeply disappointed” he was in the U.S., but masked by his insipid remarks is the fact that Canada quietly boosted its CO2 output by 17 tons in a two-year span.
We are still waiting for two things: nations to walk the walk, and pearl-clutching activists’ predictions to come true.
Earth is Doing Great
Despite the warnings of “rain bombs” and “flying rivers” emanating from the mind of Al Gore, the planet has yet to witness the apocalypse. Major hurricanes are less frequent, the Arctic Ocean has not been wiped out, the bees are not going extinct, there has been a pause in rising surface temperatures, and, no, chocolate will not vanish from your local supermarket.
Yes, the planet has experienced hiccups over the last 200-plus years. The industrial age has impacted species, oceans, and land. But the market has proven that it can reverse the damage. Capitalism saved the whales, phased out coal, and expanded the number of trees.
So, what’s all the fuss about? Well, global warming alarmism is about one thing: Control. The busybody supranationals want to tell the world what to do. They aim to eviscerate national sovereignty in favor of globalism, hence the international rebuke of Trump’s withdrawal. They desire to eliminate independent thought for mandated groupthink, hence calls for imprisoning so-called climate deniers. All the censorship, fake news, and Saul Alinsky rules will not succeed. On the contrary, they’re strategy is failing. We must remember the sage words of legendary 20th century pundit, H.L. Mencken, who wrote, “The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it.”
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