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Jan 14 2021

Environmentalists: Treat Fossil Fuels Like Nuclear Weapons

Single-party Democrat rule will mean crazy people in charge of energy policy, because the environmentalist Left is truly insane. Fossil fuels keep us alive by making everything go. Enviroleftists consider these precious sources of energy to be as dangerous as nuclear weapons.

From Grist:

For decades, the potential for a nuclear catastrophe felt like a waking threat, just around the corner. Then, in 1968, many of the nations once responsible for pushing the world to the brink of nuclear war collectively agreed to reverse course, signing the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. …

Half a century later, the nations once stockpiling nuclear weapons are now stockpiling fossil fuels, which are already upending life on earth as we know it.

Progressives believe — or pretend to believe — that fossil fuels make the weather warm, and that warm weather is somehow a threat to life on earth, despite the climate having been far warmer in the past.

That’s why a group of activists, policy experts, and academics are beginning to push for a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty, modeled off its predecessor on nuclear weapons. Both treaties are rooted in the idea that “there are certain technologies and certain substances that pose such a global risk to humanity that we have an obligation to address that risk together,” explained Carroll Muffett, the president of the Center for International Environmental Law.

Only spittle-spewing maniacs who live under overpasses or work for irrelevant NGOs believe that natural gas is the equivalent of nuclear missiles, right? Wrong:

In mid-December, the New York City Council held a virtual hearing to consider endorsing a resolution for a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty. It could become the second city in the world to do so, following Vancouver, Canada — assuming another city doesn’t get there first. The Los Angeles City Council is poised to endorse the treaty… By adopting the treaty, cities could build momentum for a multinational agreement to wind down the dangerous production of fossil fuels — not just curbing emissions — in a similar approach to the global disarmament of nuclear weapons.

The same radicalized party that controls New York and Los Angeles will soon have control of the federal government.

The United States, the largest oil and gas producer in the world, is in a position to become a first mover. As President-elect Joe Biden moves to rejoin the Paris Agreement … he will also have an opportunity to put the country on a pathway to phasing out fossil fuels.

They don’t plan to replace fossil fuels with nuclear energy, but with wind and solar, which are capable of meeting only a tiny fraction of our energy needs.

What they are talking about is limiting electricity and modern transportation to the point that these will be luxuries to be enjoyed on a regular basis only by the elite. The rest of us will live like serfs in the Middle Ages, a way of life that could only support a much smaller population.

The effect on the economy would be total collapse, resulting in the starvation of millions. To progressives, this is not a bug but a feature. Like fossil fuels, human beings emit CO2 and thereby make the weather warm. The fewer of us, the better.

An ideology more conspicuously insane and evil would be difficult to imagine.

On a tip from Bill V.


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