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Category: Environmentalism

Dec 04 2020

Only the Elite Will Own Cars in Utopia

The liberal elite cannot abide regular Americans owning guns. The same goes for cars, and for the same reasons. Like the ability to defend yourself, the ability to transport yourself wherever you choose to go whenever you choose to go there makes you independent. The independent individual is anathema to progressives. In utopia, only the elite will own vehicles.

According to the rhetoric, soon we will all drive electric cars. But we won’t, because as noted at Patriot Post, it isn’t feasible:

Last year, Professor Richard Herrington of the Natural History Museum in London sent a letter to the British government after he and his colleagues analyzed what it would take to convert that nation’s cars to electric vehicles (EVs) by 2050… They concluded that such a conversion would require, based on 2018 mining levels, the entire world’s production of neodymium, three-quarters of its lithium production, and at least half of its copper production to produce the required number of EVs — just for the UK.

“Conservative” ecomoonbat Boris Johnson promises to ban gasoline and diesel cars by 2030.

Now consider America:

“The U.S. has about 276 million registered motor vehicles, or roughly nine times as many vehicles as the U.K.,” explains columnist Robert Bryce. “Thus, if Herrington’s numbers are right, electrifying all U.S. motor vehicles would require roughly 18 times the world’s current cobalt production, about nine times global neodymium output, nearly seven times global lithium production, and about four times world copper production.”

The mining required would hardly benefit the environment. Neither would generating that much electricity. It’s a good thing for Mother Nature that most of us cannot afford electric cars, even with the subsidies. As Bryce observes, “EVs are still too expensive for low- and middle-income consumers.”

Soon we won’t be able to afford more efficient internal combustion engine (ICE) cars either.

Automotive expert Eric Peters sees the proverbial writing on the wall, noting that “by 2030 not much else that isn’t electric will be built,” and the few cars that aren’t “will have been driven off the roads entirely by regulatory fiat and extortionate/punitive gas and registration fees” by 2040.

In short, he sees a world where government-imposed “polluter taxes” raise gas prices to $10 per gallon, and/or ICE vehicle registration fees to $5,000 per year, making such a vehicle unaffordable for the vast majority of car owners.

If this sounds familiar, you could be thinking of Biden’s flagrantly unconstitutional plans to punish gunowners with special taxes. Democrats also propose punitive taxes on ammunition.

No worries. If we can afford neither efficient cars nor electric ones, we can always take the light rail to go where the planners have decided we should go, according to their schedule. Meanwhile, the ruling class will zip around in Teslas.

On tips from Mark G.

Nov 24 2020

The Green New Deal Song

There is at least one difference between the Green New Deal and the lunatic social engineering schemes the Khmer Rouge used to depopulate Cambodia. Pol Pot never thought to set his policies to music. Clap along with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as moonbats sing the Green New Deal Song:

The purpose of the event was to remind Joe Biden that radicals like AOC expect to call the shots within the Democratic Party. They have run roughshod over Nancy Pelosi. Steamrolling befuddled Biden should be child’s play — perfectly suited to their childlike mentality.

Just because these people are absurd doesn’t mean they can’t destroy the country.

On a tip from Dragon’s Lair. Hat tip: Not the Bee.

Nov 23 2020

Moonbats Reduce Human Bodies to Compost

Moonbats overflow with condescending reverence for the allegedly oppressed, but when it comes to respect, they have none for anyone. They don’t even respect the dead:

Washington State University helped to launch a startup that will turn human remains into compost for a fee of $5,500.

Recompose, which seeks to replace traditional funeral care with “natural organic reduction,” will open for business in November 2020. CEO Katrina Spade launched the concept in 2014, which has since raised $6.7 million in investment capital and convinced the state of Washington to become the first to legalize human composting.

From the leftist point of view, a human corpse is no different from horse manure.

Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee signed the bill into law.

That figures. Inslee has one position on everything: enviromoonbattery cranked to the furthest extreme. He actually ran for president on this platform. Still more amazingly, the nomination went instead to someone arguably even less suitable than Inslee.

The organization promises investors that their money will go toward helping to “reimagine our relationship with death,” “create a framework for ritual,” and “create healthy soils,” as well as to reduce toxins in the environment and greenhouse gases.

The History page at the Recompose website confirms that yes, these people are moonbats:

From its germination, Recompose has been a progressive company. We draw upon the work of queer feminist practices of inclusion and equity and are committed to advocating and protecting for the rights of BIPOC, religious minorities, and undocumented people.

Their “framework for ritual” must produce some truly exotic alternatives to a Christian funeral service.

Again and again, throughout the world, leftist ideology has led to massive quantities of dead bodies. When the corpses pile up as the Great Reset is imposed, progressives will know just what to do with them.

On a tip from Steve T.

Oct 28 2020

Open Thread

Only people with full stomachs become environmentalists. - David Brin
Sep 26 2020

Religion of Green

California cannot keep the lights on, unable to meet its energy needs due to green energy policies fancifully intended to alter the world climate. Governor Gavin Newsom responds to this alarming situation by announcing a ban on nonelectric vehicles with the same chimerical intention. This underscores that global warming zealots are not grounded in reality. Their creed is not so much an ideology as a false religion, comprised of fear, doctrine, superstition, apocalypse, and a priesthood. However, its objectives are ideological: authoritarian world government and the reduction of the human race.

PragerU investigates the pernicious doomsday cult currently known as Climate Change:

On a tip from KirklesWorth.

Sep 24 2020

Gavin Newsom Bans Conventional Vehicles

Never assume that Democrats will not follow up on an agenda item that is self-evidently insane. Where they have consolidated unchallenged power, there is no limit to the lunatic tyranny they will inflict. California is a case in point.

Only 10 years ago, California had a Republican governor (if you want to count Arnold Schwarzenegger as Republican). Only 45 years ago, Ronald Reagan was the governor. But due largely to demographic changes, Democrats will control the state for the foreseeable future, no matter how poorly they rule. So they rule like this:

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday signed an executive order to ban gas-powered cars and trucks in California by 2035…

Barks Newsom:

“This is the most impactful step our state can take to fight climate change. … Cars shouldn’t melt glaciers or raise sea levels threatening our cherished beaches and coastlines.”

No serious person could believe that banning cars in California will have a perceptible effect on sea levels.

Electric cars are mainly powered by fossil fuels anyway, since wind and solar generate nowhere near enough electricity, and leftists consider nuclear energy politically unclean. Manufacturing the batteries for electric cars is environmentally devastating.

Banning regular cars is economically crippling tyranny for its own sake.

Damage to the economy isn’t a bug; it’s a feature. The Great Depression and FDR would have kept each other going indefinitely if World War II had not intervened. The economic crash of 2008 swept Barack Obama into power; his policies stalled recovery for years. Trump was coasting to reelection until overreaction to COVID-19 caused the economy to crash again. What is bad for the economy is good for the Democratic Party.

Stand by to see if California Democrats ban electricity next. By then, these people could control the whole country. Already, a far-left California Democrat is running for de facto president.

On a tip from R F.

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