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Category: Environmentalism

Feb 24 2024

Moonbat Denounces Vegan Leather as Insufficiently Woke

Whatever people want, capitalism will provide — including opportunities for enviromoonbat virtue signaling. This is done through green-washing:

If you want to make the ultimate environmentally-friendly statement, you have to order an electric car with a vegan leather interior.

“Vegan leather” used to be known as vinyl or pleather.

One righteous moonbat is not fooled:

My annoyance stems from the sheer amount of greenwashing used to punt fake leather, now sold as an optional extra or the eco-friendly alternative. …

[J]ust because it’s vegan-friendly doesn’t mean it’s environmentally friendly. …

Basically, manufacturers are still using materials derived from good old-fashioned petroleum plastic.

Petroleum plastic — the greatest advance in materials science since bronze — is regarded as unclean in the moonbat religion.

Because cows will be killed anyway so we can eat them,

By opting for leather, you’re actually reducing global waste…

There is also this to consider:

I’m willing to bet a large percentage of people with eco-friendly interiors drive around in leather shoes.

That’s why everyone who truly believes in woke ideology goes barefoot.

Don’t be duped, moonbats! It is bad enough for the environment to foolishly buy an EV, let alone one with faux leather interior.

On a tip from Mike B.

Feb 19 2024

You Pay Government to Get You to Eat Trash-Fed Bugs

Would you eat bugs to signal subservience to ecomoonbattery? Would you eat bugs fed on garbage? Would you pay money to have the federal government get you to eat bugs fed on garbage? The answer to the last question is yes, in light of this grant from the US Department of Agriculture:

The $130,000 grant supports research that “addresses the need for more cost-efficient production of crickets as a sustainable protein source,” according to the listing. Specifically, the grant will support research into using municipal landfill waste to feed crickets that will later be harvested for human consumption.

“Sustainable” is Liberalese for “compliant with our antihuman ideology.”

Here’s why we can’t eat food anymore:

“Conventional protein production poses a substantial strain on the ecosystem, requiring unsustainable quantities of water, land, and feed as inputs,” the grant description reads. The grant description also calls “conventional” farming a “significant source of greenhouse gas emissions.”

By “greenhouse gas emissions,” they usually mean beneficial CO2, which causes crops to grow. But we won’t be needing crops in liberal utopia, because our rulers want us to eat bugs fed on garbage.

On a tip from R F.

Feb 15 2024

NYC to Restrict Laundry Detergent

Even without the second Civil War, America is splitting apart into separate nations, with different and incompatible populations, customs, values, and laws. The everyday products people use are becoming different in parts of the country that have succumbed to liberal micromanagement. New Yorkers will have to make do with different laundry detergent:

New York City could soon ban Tide PODS and other laundry-detergent packs under the latest “green” push from lawmakers. …

Fines for selling the pods would start at $400, double for a second violation and top off at $1,200 for flouting the rules more than twice, if the bill becomes law. The bill would also require education and outreach to businesses on the ban for the first year.

At least this might keep social media from coaxing kids into taking the Tide pod challenge. Unfortunately, banning pods will not sate bureauweenies’ lust for control; other laundry detergent will inevitably follow. It is offensive to the planet.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Jan 11 2024

The Enemy Is Taking Out Our Dams

Our enemies could do it the traditional way: with a bombing campaign. But that could provoke resistance. So they use a characteristically insidious tactic. They are destroying our infrastructure from within in the name of radical antihuman environmentalism and Cultural Marxism.

Moonbats are delighted at the ongoing project to destroy the dams many rely on to provide electricity:

Copco No. 2 was fully removed in October 2023, marking the first of four dam removals along the Klamath River. The other three dams on the Klamath River that are part of this project are slated to begin removal in January of 2024!

It is the largest dam destruction project in history.

For nearly 100 years, dams on the Klamath River have blocked salmon and steelhead trout from reaching more than 400 miles of habitat, encroached on indigenous culture, [yadda yadda yadda]. The time has finally come for the four dams – J.C. Boyle, Copco No. 1, Copco No. 2, and Iron Gate – built between 1908 and 1962, to come down.

What takes generations to build, it takes moonbats no time at all to destroy.

Estimated cost of the demolition: $500 million. This will be split between taxpayers and utility company PacifiCorp, which will presumably raise rates on whatever electricity it still has to offer to pay for it. The cost in terms of increased energy prices are unknown.

Dam destruction is not limited to California’s Klamath River:

In Ohio, a dam that was built a century ago to power a mill on the East Branch of Rocky River was removed in 2020, which quickly led to a thriving habitat for fish and other wildlife as well as native plants.

Allowing a thriving habitat for people is not on the agenda.

In the United Kingdom, projects big and small are drawing rave reviews. In 2022, 325 dams, weirs, culverts, and levees were removed, and Dam Removal Europe hands out an annual award for the best endeavor.

Leftists tell us that they have to restrict our access to electricity because carbon emissions offend their weather gods. Yet they are just as hostile to emission-free hydroelectric and nuclear as they are to coal and clean-burning natural gas.

On tips from Barry A.

Dec 27 2023

Ecosexual Has Erotic Relationship With Tree

If men can marry each other on the grounds that they have perverse erotic relationships, then Sonja Semyonova can marry a tree. After all, she is ecosexual:

Semyonova, 45, claims she connected with the tree during her lonely, solo walks in the summer of 2021. Those walks began in 2020, during the coronavirus pandemic. It was the same year that she moved to Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada.

Her feelings toward the tree are not entirely platonic:

The feeling of being tiny and supported by something so solid. The feeling of not being able to fall,” she said, further describing her “erotic” experiences with this tree, although she said she does not have physical relations with the oak.

Maybe there is still morality among moonbats, and she is waiting until after marriage.

“I would lie against it. There was an eroticism with something so big and so old holding my back,” she continued, asserting that there are major misconceptions about ecosexuality, which the environmental group the Sierra Club describes as “unabashedly queer.”

The website Here Come the Ecosexuals! defines ecosexuality, in part, as “a person that finds nature romantic, sensual, and sexy.”

Where sexual depravity meets envirolunacy — there you will find the future of moonbattery.

On a tip from Brian Brandt.

Nov 26 2023

Kamala Harris Sins Against Environment

According to Democrat dogma, gas stoves are offensive to the environment. That’s why the Biden Regime has been cracking down on them, as have authorities in places where Democrats have achieved single-party rule such as San Francisco and Berkeley. The objective, as with automobiles, is to incrementally make gas stoves unobtainable by hyperregulating those who provide them and driving up the price. Yet it appears that Kamala “Heartbeat Away” Harris might not regard the menace posed by gas stoves with appropriate gravity:

“From our family to yours, happy Thanksgiving,” Harris posted on X Thursday, including a photo of her next to second gentleman Doug Emhoff, a casserole and a gas stove.

Harris, 59, was roasted over the post, with many conservatives accusing her of “hypocrisy.”

“Wait…that’s a gas stove! The same kind Dems want to BAN you from owning,” Sen Ted Cruz (R-Texas) wrote on X.

Silly conservatives. Lifestyle restrictions are for little people, not the Liberal Elite.

New York State’s Kathy Hochul has moved to ban natural gas entirely because according to her ideology, it causes the climate to fluctuate, which is alleged to be problematic. She too cooks on a gas stove.

On tips from Barry A, Jack D, and Ed McAninch.

Nov 23 2023

Stealing Our National Parks

The USA has been falling under control by its enemies:

The entire universe envies the lush interior of the U.S. Increasingly empty, it is filled with a cornucopia of minerals, fiber, food, waters, extraordinarily fertile soil as well as well-ordered, educated, mostly docile people. Worth in the quadrillions, if one could monetize and trade it, financialize it, the way the market has financialized the future labor of Americans, well, it would be like golden coins raining from the sky.

On October 4th, the Securities and Exchange Commission filed a proposed rule to create Natural Asset Companies (NACs). …

NACs will allow BlackRock, Bill Gates, and possibly even China to hold the ecosystem rights to the land, water, air, and natural processes of the properties enrolled in NACs.

Hard to say which of the three is most sinister. BlackRock has been instrumental in inflicting ESG through major corporations and pension plans. Bill Gates is a creepy villain out of some tongue-in-cheek spy movie. His malevolent schemes include polluting the atmosphere with chalk so that sunlight is reflected back into outer space and cutting down and burying forests. Alarmingly, he has been buying up farmland. China’s communist dictatorship intends to exploit our current weakness to defeat and dominate us.

Each NAC will hold “management authority” over the land. When we are issued carbon allowances, owners of said lands will be able to claim tax deductions and will be able to sell carbon allowances to businesses, families and townships. In the simplest of terms, that’s where the money will be made. WE peons will be renting air from the richest people on earth.

People like Gates, Xi Jinping, and the termites running BlackRock.

Here’s what they may take control of:

National Parks, National Wildlife Refuges, Wilderness Areas, Areas of Critical Environmental Concern, Conservation Areas on Private and Federal Lands, Endangered Species Critical Habitat, and the Conservation Reserve Program.

If we let them, they will steal our country out from under us.

On a tip from R F.

Nov 13 2023

Papertarians Greenwash Paper

It used to be that paper products were unholy in the enviromoonbat religion. They entailed cutting down sacred trees. But now trees themselves are unholy, because they cause the climate to continue fluctuating the way it always has. Bill Gates has even devoted $millions to cutting down whole forests out of sheer environmental righteousness and burying them so that no carbon dioxide can escape to serve as a nutrient to other plants. Since they help save the climate from trees, paper products are now good. So say the papertarians:

Are you a papertarian? That is the focus of a new integrated advertising campaign aimed at informing how choosing paper-based products are a smart choice for our forests and the environment here in the U.S. and to encourage recycling. The campaign from the Paper and Packaging Board (P+PB) launched [in April] on streaming, traditional and cable TV, CTV, paid digital channels, magazines, podcasts and social media with celebrity Retta. She is a comedian and actress known for her roles on the Good Girls, Parks and Recreation and Ugliest House in America.

A papertarian is someone who lives a paper-based lifestyle. A Papertarian does right by the planet by making the choice to use products made from paper over other products because paper comes from trees, a sustainable, renewable resource not from fossil fuels.

In contrast, plastics are made from fossil fuels. That means they are bad. At least they are for people who produce and import paper packaging like the Paper and Packaging Board.

If the paper people put up enough money to buy the news media like Pfizer has, their propaganda campaign will get traction among weak-minded moonbats. Papertarians will exist outside the paper packaging industry. They will scream in your face if they see you buying something at the store that isn’t packaged in paper.

But then eventually paper will be bad again, just as the media will probably give up trying to make us afraid of nice weather and go back to shrieking about global cooling. As with all aspects of liberalism, there is no direct connection to objective reality. All that matters is to posture self-righteously.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Nov 01 2023

Enviromoonbat Killjoy Denounces Halloween

Let’s hope Blinken’s son hauled in plenty of candy while trick-or-treating dressed as the King of the Moochers, because it may have to last forever. Halloween could face cancelation now that Yahoo has revealed it to be “an ecological disaster”:

All those candy wrappers have to go somewhere. So do all the plastic pumpkins, plastic vampire teeth, plastic Harry Potter wands.

And where they go, for the most part, is into landfills and waterways, where they contribute to a plastics problem that has become a global challenge.

Plastic — the miracle material that makes modern life possible — is a synthetic polymer derived from fossil fuels. It is regarded as unholy in the moonbat religion.

Halloween furthermore oppresses animals:

Fake spiderwebs stretched over hedges or fencing are a common Halloween decoration. They are also a danger for birds.

If mudpuddles have rights in Milwaukee, surely we can grant birds the right to a world free of fake spiderwebs.

That’s not all:

Earlier this year, a young deer in Michigan had to be rescued after its head became stuck in a plastic Halloween bucket

Also, jack-o’-lanterns may end up rotting in landfills. We are told to believe this makes it be too hot outside, because decomposing vegetation produces methane, “a potent greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming.”

Clearly there can be no place for Halloween in liberal utopia.

On a tip from Lyle.

Nov 01 2023

Milwaukee County Bestows Rights on Water

Leftists attack our fundamental rights directly, assailing the First Amendment in the name of “disinformation” and the Second Amendment during hysteria ginned up over the maniacs they allow to run loose. In addition, they wage a more insidious campaign against rights in general by diluting the concept to the point of meaninglessness. A town in California recently granted rights to elephants. Now Milwaukee County, Wisconsin has bestowed rights on water.

The “Rights of Nature” resolution passed on Friday, issuing specific protections for bodies of water in the county. The resolution originated from a greater indigenous-led movement to ensure that nature has the same legal protections as humans. Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley said that the resolution was a means to both honor indigenous beliefs about nature and to more effectively execute conservation efforts.

It would be racist to oppose anything done to “honor indigenous beliefs” — i.e., out of politically correct obsequiousness toward the scarce descendants of the Stone Age savages who inhabited this continent a few centuries ago.

Like a lot of fundamentally depraved moonbattery, the notion that puddles have rights comparable to a person’s can be traced back to the UN:

The greater “rights of nature” movement believes that all of nature have the same rights as humans. The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) — established in 2012 at the behest of the United Nations — describes the rights of nature as a means to achieve environmental protections by affording ecosystems the same legal protections as people and corporations.

Putting a red face on the foolishness makes it easier to impose:

The Menominee Tribe of Wisconsin originally enacted the “rights of nature” in a January 2020 resolution, which Milwaukee County cited as a model for this latest resolution.

The point is to suppress economic development:

The tribe declared that its resolution was enacted to thwart a proposed open-pit metallic sulfide mine, the Back Forty Mine.

When the Rights of Nature are sufficiently honored, mines and farms will no longer inflict oppression on nonliving entities. People can make do by running around in loincloths chasing bison.

The rights of the Menominee River, as proclaimed by Indians, are extensive:

The tribe declared that the river had a right to naturally exist, flourish, regenerate, evolve; the rights of restoration, recovery, and preservation; the right to abundant, pure, clean, and unpolluted water; the right to natural groundwater recharge and surface water recharge; the right to a healthy natural environment and natural biodiversity; the right to natural water flow; the right to carry out natural ecosystem functions; the right to be free of activities or practices, as well as obstructions, that interfere with or infringe upon these rights.

This won’t stop with rivers. Now that even nonliving entities can be bestowed rights at our expense, it is only a matter of time until everything you can name is granted rights.

Consider letters of the alphabet. Why should A always come first, enjoying unearned privilege over the other letters? All letters have a right to come first. To establish utopia requires overthrowing the tyranny of the alphabetical order.

Smells will have rights too. If certain people have a right not to be offended, why not certain smells? When Eric Swalwell lets rip during an interview, those nearby who pinch their noses in disgust will be taken to task for offending the smell by marginalizing it as offensive.

On tips from MrRightWingDave and Franco.

Oct 22 2023

Let Them Eat Sawdust

The leftist war on meat continues. Nazi blitzkrieg tactics involved softening up the target with air raids and artillery; then came the tanks and infantry. With globalist moonbats, the softening up is accomplished by the media through propaganda campaigns:

One of the biggest drivers of the climate crisis, accounting for a third of the planet’s greenhouse gas emissions, is food production, with meat – particularly beef – at the top of the list.

What climate crisis? Before gullible readers have thought to ask, the alleged news item presses forward with a claim that 12% of Americans eat half of the beef consumed in the country.

“It may be that some of those 12% don’t realize the impacts that beef has on their health or the environment,” said study author Diego Rose, professor and director of nutrition at Tulane University. “The concern is, on a usual basis, are you eating a disproportionate amount?”

A disproportionate amount means more than your fare share.

Remember how Marxist moonbats used to bark about how much they hated the 1% during the Occupy Wall Street craze? It’s up to 12% now. Must be Biden’s inflation.

We are told that beef is 50 times more offensive to the weather than beans. No wonder environmentalists are so full of the latter.

Add eating beef to the long list of crimes attributable to the hated white race:

White people were among those more likely to eat more beef, compared with other racial and ethnic groups like Black and Asian Americans.

Assuming that not even liberal journalists are screwy enough to honestly believe eating beef makes it be too hot outside, this could be the real reason they oppose it:

“There’s this connection between meat consumption and masculinity,” said Joshua Specht, author of the book Red Meat Republic: A Hoof-to-Table History of How Beef Changed America.

Masculinity is bad enough. Worse still is colonization — i.e., the expansion of Western Civilization into savage wilderness:

Beef was first introduced in North America as European colonizers cleared Indigenous land and wildlife like bison. It became a core part of the nation’s identity in the late 19th century, with the expansion in the United States west.

Fortunately, we don’t have to give up meat completely to please our moonbat masters — at least, not for now:

Making a positive impact on the climate doesn’t necessarily mean giving up all meat – even reductions and substitutions can make a difference.

Substitute with what? How about sawdust:

Eating it is probably the last thing that comes into your mind, but that may be about to change thanks to one Estonian start-up.

ÄIO, set up in 2022, has created a way of producing fats and oils from industrial waste. …

The rosey red oil produced by ÄIO’s innovative process is ideal for making alternatives to meat, which often need a splash of colour to attract consumers away from their animal-based rivals.

Not to worry, if industrial waste isn’t to your taste, there are plenty of other options that meet with woke approval, including beetleburgers, cockroach milk, maggot butter, weeds, synthetic pseudofood, plastic trash, lentils, grass, crickets, larvae, wind turbine blades, mealworms, worm dogs, and seaweed.

On a tip from Lyle.

Oct 19 2023

Just Stop Stopping for Just Stop Oil

Enviromoonbats want civilization to come to a stop. To impose their will, they employ a twist on terrorist tactics by using themselves as hostages. This bus driver has the right idea regarding how to deal with them:

If the driver had given in to temptation and stepped on the gas, it would have been regarded as murder — never mind that the climate kooks explicitly asked for it. This hardly seems right. A few moonbats with tire tracks across their squashed skulls pale in significance compared to the mass starvation they want to inflict on the rest of us.

On tips from KirklesWorth and Occam’s Stubble.

Oct 12 2023

$100 Million Wasted on Tree Equity

You don’t run up a national debt of $33.5 trillion without finding imaginative ways to waste money — like $100 million flushed away in the name of “tree equity”:

The U.S. Forest Service is allocating more than $100 million for grants meant to achieve “tree equity,” according to a Daily Caller News Foundation analysis.

Even the $100 million is a small fraction of the waste:

The Forest Service announced on Sept. 14 that it had allocated over $1 billion toward expanding “access” to trees, including 17 grant proposals that promote “tree equity” with a total value of $101,096,371.

“Tree equity” means providing trees specifically to people who belong to politically favored identity groups.

The grants are funded through the Inflation Reduction Act, Biden’s signature climate law.

There is zero chance of the grotesque legislation affecting the climate in any measurable way, but it has helped keep inflation high, as wasteful government spending always does.

Tree equity entails spending our money to plant trees even where there are already plenty of trees:

While trees cover nearly half of Atlanta, the most coverage in the nation according to Trees Atlanta, the Forest Service approved a grant to the city for $10 million to “address issues related to tree equity” and develop a “sustainable, diverse nature-based workforce.” Similarly, San Francisco had 14,543 trees per square mile as of 2021, and the Forest Service allocated $14 million to plant more trees this year, the Daily Caller News Foundation reported.

With our liberal rulers, the issue is never the issue; the issue is always moonbattery:

A grant to the Oregon Department of Forestry worth $22,857,196, one of the biggest individual grants approved by the Forest Service, promises to use “Indigenous ecological knowledge” to train people in planting, maintaining and monitoring trees. Another grant to the Ebiil Society for $740,000 will also use “Indigenous ecological knowledge” to teach people about trees.

Biden’s ongoing tsunami of illegal aliens have not been forgotten:

Aurora, Colorado’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Open Space received $5,000,000 to plant trees in neighborhoods with “high immigrant and refugee populations” in order to “prioritize equity, social justice and sustainable urban forest management.”

Urban forests are suitable places to set up Third World encampments. Just don’t try walking through one alone.

Constitutional scholars will search in vain for the clause that grants the federal government authority to waste our money on this nonsense.

Thanks to formerly limited government, the USA’s economy has been mighty for generations. Spending it into total collapse hasn’t been easy. But Democrats are up to the job.

On a tip from R F.

Oct 07 2023

Corpses Rot at Green Funeral Home

Not even the dead are safe from the dysfunction that is inseparable from moonbattery:

The awful smell seeped from a neglected building in a small Colorado town for days, followed by a report that made police take a closer look at the “green” funeral operator’s storage facility. Inside, they made a gruesome discovery: At least 115 decaying bodies.

Investigators were tight-lipped Friday about exactly what they found inside the Return to Nature Funeral Home in Penrose, Colorado, but their plans to bring in teams that usually deal with airline crashes, coroners from nearby jurisdictions and the FBI pointed to a grim mess.

On the bright side, FBI agents inspecting rotting corpses at environmentally correct funeral parlors may be too busy to investigate Trump supporters.

On a tip from Chris Neilson.

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