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Category: Environmentalism

Jul 29 2021

Watch Robert Reich Dance

Watching former Democrat Labor Secretary Robert Reich participate in a dwarf-tossing contest would be even more fun if preceded by watching him dance:

Since Reich opposes the distribution of fossil fuels, he will make all future TikTok videos without using electricity or plastics. Otherwise, people might think he is a hypocrite and a contemptible fool.

On a tip from Jester.

Jul 25 2021

Let Them Eat Plastic Trash

Getting us to eat bugs for the sake of pretending to save the planet from variation in the weather sounds like a great idea, until you consider that according to moonbat ideology, it is anthropocentric not to think that bugs are people too. Some have suggested that we should eat weeds. But weeds absorb the harmless CO2 that liberals regard as politically unclean. If people are going to insist on eating, better that they should eat plastic trash:

Two U.S. scientists have won a 1 million euro ($1.18 million) prize for creating a food generator concept that turns plastics into protein.

The 2021 Future Insight Prize went to Ting Lu, a professor of bioengineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and Stephen Techtmann, associate professor of biological sciences at Michigan Technological University, for their project. It uses microbes to degrade plastic waste and convert it into food.

Merck sponsors the prize. No doubt it will position itself to make a fortune if food made out of plastic garbage one day becomes mandatory.

“The winners of this year’s Future Insight Prize have created a ground-breaking technology with the potential to generate a safe and sustainable source of food, while reducing the environmental harms associated with plastic waste and traditional agricultural methods,” said Belen Garijo, Merck CEO and chair of the executive board.

The food they create out of plastic waste could be almost as tasty as the synthetic meat that Bill Gates wants us to eat, and even more politically correct. Expect it on the menu at hyperwoke Burger King soon. It might be an improvement over the current offerings.

On a tip from Dragon’s Lair.

Jul 02 2021

Moonbat Exorcism for Lumber at Home Depot

It used to seem that leftism would hit peak insanity and then burn itself out. But moonbats have revealed that insanity has no peak. No matter how far progressives progress, they always progress further still, into realms of madness hitherto unimagined. Soon they will leave even this June 21 incident behind them:

Pennsylvania police claim they were called to a Home Depot on a report of “disorderly people having an exorcism” in the lumber aisle.

The exorcism was for the dead trees and the would-be wood exorcists were escorted out of the building, according to a now-viral post from the Dickson City Police Department.

When utopia is achieved, enlightened citizens will revile the memory of those who once lived in dwellings constructed of the flesh of dead trees. By then we will be back to living in live trees like squirrels.

On a tip from R F.

Jul 01 2021

Fined $18,000 for Clearing Trees to Build Home

As we have seen, shoplifting in California is effectively legal now, those in charge openly siding with criminals and against business owners. It sounds like anarchy, but the system of government imposed under single-party Democrat rule is better categorized as “anarchotyranny.” Yes, thieves and other sociopaths can do whatever they please, but it is a different story for property owners who clear trees to build something:

A couple who bulldozed and buried 36 Joshua trees to make way for a home were recently fined $18,000…

Imagine the havoc a Black Lives Matter rioter would have to wreak to get punished like that.

This is why the cost of housing keeps Californians poor. You can’t put up so much as a garden shed without violating forty-eleven regulations.

As in other forms of tyranny, not even Big Government can be everywhere, so informants play a crucial role:

An investigation into the destruction began Feb. 11, when a Morongo Basin resident saw his neighbors using a tractor to mow down dozens of the twisted, bristled trees and reported it to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife through a tip line, wildlife officials said.

East Germany’s infamous Stasi had about 189,000 informers. Deutsche Welle reports that “political ideals served as the primary motivation for people to turn in their neighbors, friends and acquaintances to the secret police.” Similarly, sheer moonbattery is enough to motivate liberals to rat people out. The State doesn’t even need to pay them rewards.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Jun 06 2021

Energy Industry Pushes Back Against North Face

The fossil fuel industry is second only to agriculture in importance. We rely on it not only to keep from freezing or dying from the heat, for transportation, for communication, and to keep the economy from absolute collapse, but for the petrochemical materials most everything around us is at least partially made of.

Yet leftists demonize this crucial industry. Biden’s handlers have been systematically choking the life out of it (e.g., here, here, and here). Posturing moonbats of the type who run companies like North Face sanctimoniously treat it as a pariah.

Finally, the industry is showing solidarity and pushing back against the liberal frauds who would have us freezing naked in the dark for the sake of their deranged and malevolent ideology:

That excellent video is only part of a countermoonbat campaign:

Chris Wright, the CEO of Denver-based Liberty Oilfield Services, is spearheading the campaign by putting up billboards around North Face’s Denver offices and launching a website and social media campaign, dubbed “Thank you, North Face.”

The idea for the campaign started after North Face denied an order of jackets to a Texas oil and gas company [i.e., Innovex] reportedly because the popular fleece maker did not want its outdoor brand affiliated with the fossil fuel business.

Whereas the world could very happily exist without moonbats, North Face could not exist for a day without the oil and gas industry.

Fossil fuels are needed to make the petrochemicals that are used in the plastics, nylon, climbing ropes and more that North Face sells, Wright says. Oil and gas products fuel the factories that manufacture the goods. And fossil fuels are the backbone for shipping North Face products around the world.

“Whom the gods would destroy they first make mad,” wrote Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Possibly inspired by these words, the leftists who have subverted every major institution including most corporations are destroying America by turning it against itself with their insane ideology. It is too late to play defense. We need to push back — hard, constantly, and with no apologies. Their conspicuous hypocrisy is a target painted on every progressive’s forehead.

On a tip from Mr. Freemarket.

Jun 03 2021

As Gas Prices Rise, Biden Shuts Down Alaska Drilling

When the price of lumber started skyrocketing, pulling the price of housing after it, Biden responded by doubling the tariff on Canadian lumber, diverting this precious product to our ChiCom adversaries. As an unsurprising result of his energy policy, gasoline prices are also climbing steeply. This inflates the price of everything. How would you expect Biden to respond? That’s right: by further restricting our oil supply:

The Biden administration on Tuesday suspended oil and gas leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge…

The move by the Interior Department, which could spark a major legal battle, dims the prospect of oil drilling in a pristine and politically charged expanse of Alaskan wilderness…

The “pristine wilderness” consists largely of frozen tundra — i.e., wasteland. It is no good for anything but oil drilling. Once in a while, a man-eating polar bear lumbers across it.

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, a leftist radical who supports the insane Green New Deal and whose qualification for office is that she is an Indian, has called a halt to all drilling activity so that leftist bureaucrats can conduct “a new, comprehensive analysis of the potential environmental impacts of the oil and gas program.” If they find that so much as a mosquito is inconvenienced, the oil will lie wasted in the ground as our standard of living declines.

As noted at Daily Wire,

The news comes as gas prices under the Biden administration have risen every month that he has been in office and are currently more than $.60 per gallon higher than in January.

Biden made his hostility to the energy industry obvious from the beginning by maliciously shutting down the Keystone XL pipeline. But evidently thanks to a generous lobbyist, Biden is okay with Russia building the Nord Stream 2 pipeline to make Germany dependent on it for the natural gas that it can no longer buy from us because he won’t let us produce it.

On a tip from Mr. Freemarket.

May 29 2021

Now We Are Supposed to Fret About Tree Farts

Progressives want to limit our access to meat, because according to their ideology, cow flatulence is offensive to the climate. At least we can still eat fruits and vegetables. Well, maybe not fruits that grow on trees, because it turns out that trees fart too:

Gases released by dead trees — dubbed “tree farts” — account for roughly one-fifth of the greenhouse gases emitted by skeletal, marshy forests along the coast of North Carolina, researchers report online May 10 in Biogeochemistry. …

A team of ecologists went sniffing for tree farts in ghost forests, which form when saltwater from rising sea levels poisons a woodland, leaving behind a marsh full of standing dead trees. These phantom ecosystems are expected to expand with climate change…

Where there is life or has been life recently, there is carbon dioxide. CO2 was previously viewed as an essential nutrient for plants. But now that CO2 has been revealed as environmentally unclean, plants are part of the problem.

The only way to heal the planet is to abolish all life. This will also serve to eradicate racism and capitalism.

On tips from Dragon’s Lair and R F.

May 17 2021

Open Thread

A developer is someone who wants to build a house in the woods. An environmentalist is someone who already has a house in the woods. - Dennis Miller
May 07 2021

New York State May Suppress Bitcoin Mining

The Biden Administration has been doing everything possible to create hyperinflation, intensifying interest in alternatives to potentially worthless fiat currency. Big Government’s predictable reaction — crackdown — has already begun. The pretext: BitCoin is offensive to the climate.

Via Gizmodo:

A new bill that hit the New York state senate on Monday is aiming to put a multi-year pause on crypto mining operations across the state until authorities can fully suss out what that mining is doing to the climate and local environment. …

Bitcoin mining has come under increasing scrutiny for the staggering carbon footprint tied to electricity use to keep operations running 24/7.

The bill would impose a 3-year moratorium on Bitcoin mining in New York state.

During that period, officials would try to measure the greenhouse gas emissions tied to mining as well as the impacts on local wildlife, water, and air quality.

If virtual mining for Bitcoin is suspected of all that environmental havoc, think what physical mining for gold and silver must do. Big Government might need to impose more moratoriums.

On a tip from Steve T.

Apr 28 2021

Human Reproduction as Environmental Vandalism

If you doubt that the ideology of the liberal establishment is antihuman, read the recent piece at Vogue titled “Is Having a Baby in 2021 Pure Environmental Vandalism?

Lowlights include:

For the scientifically-engaged person, there are few questions more troubling when looking at the current climate emergency than that of having a baby.

Those clinging with zealous faith to the science-corrupting global warming hoax love to praise themselves for being scientifically engaged. However, the “current climate emergency” exists only in their fever dreams.

Before I got pregnant, I worried feverishly about the strain on the earth’s resources that another Western child would add.

Leftists hate humans, but specifically, they hate Caucasians. The environment fares vastly better in the USA and Europe than it does in Third World countries. But that doesn’t penetrate the bubble of self-loathing dogma encapsulating the supposedly scientifically engaged.

The food he ate, the nappies he wore, the electricity he would use; before he’d even started sitting up, my child would have already contributed far more to climate change than his counterpart in, say, Kerala or South Sudan.

Yet the author didn’t move to Sudan so as to have her baby there and save the planet.

Note that progressives believe electricity to be inherently harmful. They won’t mind as leftist policies drive the price of it upward, although the economy will.

I also worried about the sort of world that I would bring my child into – where we have perhaps just another 60 harvests left before our overworked soil gives out and we are running out of fresh water.

Mark your calendars. Sixty years and we all die. Liberalism is a doomsday cult, similar to Heaven’s Gate except less plausible and more injurious.

Here’s why we don’t want more Americans or Europeans:

[P]eople living regular lives in economically developed countries like me are having a disproportionately high impact on the world. The way our food is farmed, the amount we buy, the way we dispose of our waste – all are far worse for the planet than those living in less consumerist and less economically developed societies.

They vote for leftist parties that confiscate an ever-growing percentage of the wealth we create, while telling us that poverty is good for the planet. Responding with a single finger is appropriate.

On a tip from Mr. Freemarket. Hat tip: Not the Bee.

Apr 10 2021

Moonbat Q-Tip Saves Planet

There are two main ways to separate foolish ecomoonbats from their money: (1) you can greenwash an existing product by pretending that it is environmentally correct, for example, by packaging it in a plastic bottle wrapped in paper and labeled “Hello, I’m Paper Bottle”; or (2) you can create a new product that only a moonbat would use, for example, a reusable Q-tip — namely, LastSwab:

According to the packaging, “There is no Planet B” and by wasting your money on a reusable swab that will get all gunked up with gross substances from inside your ear, “YOU JUST SAVED THE PLANET FROM UP TO 1000 COTTON SWABS.”

An ad promises that liberals will ban normal Q-tips anyway, so you might as well buy your LastSwab now and beat the rush.

Most everyone feels a need to be moral. Since moonbats have rejected meaningful morality, they attempt to compensate with displays of ideological devotion. The more disgusting and inconvenient the LastSwab, the greater the sacrifice on behalf of moonbattery, the more likely moonbats are to buy it.

Sensible people will instead throw their used Q-tips in the garbage rather than flushing them down the toilet, so that they will decompose in a landfill, causing no harm to the planet.

On a tip from Mitchell B.

Apr 09 2021

Greenwashing Phoniness: Paper Bottles

It’s called “greenwashing.” Everyday products are pitched as environmentally correct so as to separate fools from their money. This gives an idea how phony it is:

Innisfree, a cosmetic brand under Amorepacific, has been forced to clarify its eco-friendly “paper bottle” packaging after a customer’s complaint about plastic usage and a “misleading” label went viral online.

Misleading? That’s like calling Biden’s bald-faced lies misleading. “Hello, I’m Paper Bottle” is printed on the paper covering a plastic bottle.

Plastic is a miracle material that makes our lives better in countless ways. But plastic is morally unclean, according to enviromoonbat dogma.

“We used the term ‘paper bottle’ to explain the role of the paper label surrounding the bottle,” Innisfree said in a statement.

The paper label includes information on how to recycle the plastic bottle hidden inside, which saves the planet by being made of less plastic than other bottles. Just don’t set it down on the counter too hard or it might burst.

Despite its dishonesty, Innisfree is not the villain here. Customers who buy a supposedly green product are purchasing an illusion of liberal righteousness. The irate customer who pulled back the curtain spoiled the pleasant illusion for them by drawing attention to the phoniness. Only an idiot would think that buying something in a paper bottle would improve the climate. So don’t fault Innisfree too much for selling people what they want: symbolic eco-indulgences.

On a tip from Steve T.

Apr 05 2021

Buttigieg’s Phony Green Posturing Exposed

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg’s recent bike buy was a hypocritical farce, but not as phony as this:

Buttigieg seemingly “biked” to a high-profile cabinet meeting [last Thursday] as an eagle-eyed reporter caught the former presidential candidate exiting his SUV just blocks from the White House.

Watch and laugh:

Not even Buttigieg’s bicycle antics are as phony as looting the country for $trillions to be laundered through green energy boondoggles, then calling it “infrastructure.” Phonier still is anyone with an IQ above 60 who claims to believe that the weather is a problem and that people like Biden and Buttigieg can fix it with wasteful spending and virtue signaling.

On tips from Dragon’s Lair and ABC of the ANC.

Apr 04 2021

Moonbat Falls Off Chase Bank

No matter how repressively left-wing their posturing, major corporations will continue to be targeted by moonbats like Kevin Clarke, who unsuccessfully attempted to climb up the side of a Chase bank in Manhattan during a protest on Friday.

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes:

Clarke, 32, is screaming for pain meds and handcuffed to his hospital bed in Bellevue, his pelvis shattered from the caught-on-video, 30-foot plunge, sister Nicole Clarke said by phone from Los Angeles.

At least he gets to be famous for a few seconds:

No, moonbats don’t have black blood. The fluid leaking out is paint, with which he evidently intended to vandalize the bank.

Online observers billed the ersatz Spider-Man an “anti-capitalist protester,” but his sister insisted the next day that he had joined a protest group Extinction Rebellion because he wanted to fight climate change.

Like tax money given to Planned Parenthood but not for abortions, moonbattery is fungible. It doesn’t matter whether you hate capitalism, fossil fuels, white people, or civilization in general — the behavior is the same.

Chase was targeted because it “is the biggest funder of fossil fuel investments in the world,” she said.

Despite his moral opposition to businesses that use energy generated from fossil fuels (i.e., all businesses), Clarke was a business owner himself, though his sister would not describe its nature.

“What I can tell you is that he was a small business owner in Manhattan whose business was devastated by the COVID crisis,” she said.

If not for moonbattery, which caused both the draconian Covid lockdowns and his misguided foray into activism, Clarke could be running his business now, generating wealth and the sense of satisfaction that comes from not being a useless person.

On tips from Wiggins and ABC of the ANC.

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