Greens promote child slave labor and ecological destruction

“(Relying on) blatant double standards and mob rule, instead of on rational, cohesive, persuasive discussion.” … “Let’s hope the now-silent majority can restore law, order, civil debate, thoughtful reflection on our complex history.”
– Paul Driessen

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“Justice Clarence Thomas and the Supreme Court have ruled that the Forest Service may indeed issue a permit allowing the Atlantic Coast Pipeline to cross under the Appalachian Trail,” writes Paul Driessen. “The decision helps pave the way for finishing this important gas pipeline by 2022 – though the same radical environmentalist groups have promised to keep filing lawsuits to block its construction. They claim the pipeline will cause intolerable scenic, habitat and wildlife impacts.

“(This) article evaluates the many double standards these groups apply on a regular basis, to get what they want and block what they oppose. It also addresses environmental and child labor issues associated with “clean, green, renewable” energy – and examines even bigger issues that are coming to a head over our energy, environment, society and system of government.”
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Greens promote child slave labor and ecological destruction

Why don’t African black lives and ecological values matter? or impacts in and beyond Virginia?

Paul Driessen

The US Supreme Court recently ruled 7-2 to reverse a lower court ruling that had invalidated a permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, which will bring West Virginia natural gas to Virginia and North Carolina, for home heating, factory power, electricity generation and manufacturing petrochemical feedstocks.

Environmentalists had claimed the US Forest Service had no authority to issue the permit, because a 0.1-mile (530-foot) segment would cross 600 feet below the 2,200-mile-long Appalachian Trail, which is administered by the National Park Service. Justice Thomas’s majority opinion scuttled that assertion.

Pipeline project developers Dominion Resources and Duke Energy should receive the USFS and other permits relatively soon – and have the pipeline in operation by early 2022 – unless a Biden administration takes over in 2021 (with AOC as woke climate and energy advisor to Biden and Democrats) and imposes Green New Deal bans on drilling, fracking, pipelines, and eventually any use of natural gas, oil and coal.

Meanwhile, environmentalist groups plan more lawsuits. They insist the pipeline would put rivers and streams at risk of increased sedimentation, scar pristine landscapes, and harm sensitive species.

These plans and assertions underscore how inflexible they have become in opposing any US fossil fuel use. How incapable of recognizing or rationally discussing the far greater human and ecological impacts from energy systems they favor. How reliant on blatant double standards and mob rule, instead of on rational, cohesive, persuasive discussion.

Barely a few years ago, the Sierra Club and allied groups gladly took $187 million and more from Michael Bloomberg, natural gas producers and other financiers to wage their War on Coal. Having closed down most US coal mines and power plants, they then turned gas from a “climate friendly bridge fuel” to evil incarnate. Today they to end fossil fuel use nationwide. Via delusion, incantation and cancellation of debate, they have convinced themselves that wind, solar, battery and biofuel “alternatives” are somehow “clean, green, renewable and sustainable.” Reality says otherwise.

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline will be underground, mostly invisible beneath a grassy right-of-way. Any sedimentation will occur during short term construction operations, when some wildlife will be scared off or displaced for a spell. Any threat to sensitive species, even in the event of a leak, will be minimal.

In stark contrast, their preferred energy systems will have massive, permanent impacts – in Virginia and far beyond its borders. Virginia solar panels will blanket more than eight times the land area of Washington, DC. Hundreds of 850-foot-tall bird-killing wind turbines will create an enormous obstacle course for whales, ships and planes off the Virginia Beach coast. Many thousands of 1,200-pound batteries will provide backup power to replace coal and solar for a sunless, windless day or two.

Hundreds of miles of new transmission lines will soar into the sky and snake across the countryside. Just bringing wind-based electricity from West Virginia to Blacksburg, Roanoke and Lynchburg, Virginia – and solar energy from all those Virginia panels to Staunton and Harrisonburg – will require several new transmission lines across the Appalachian Trail. Not 600 feet below it; right across it.

But somehow, we and our courts are supposed to believe, all these enormous industrial facilities – and the blasting, tree clearing, machinery, noise and other impacts associated with building and maintaining them – will cause no stream sedimentation, landscape scarring or harm to sensitive species.

In reality, the radical greens, utility companies and Democrats promoting these projects under the Virginia “Clean” Economy Act will simply demand that courts ignore the arguments they raised and environmental laws they cited when they raged against coal and gas power plants and the pipelines and transmission lines associated with them. They’ll demand that citizen groups opposed to these monstrous wind, solar and battery complexes be thrown out of court. They’ll want the same double standards applied nationally.

Eliminating fossil fuels would mean America would have to replace 100% of its gasoline and all its oil and natural gas feed stocks for pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, paints, synthetic fibers, fertilizers – and plastics for cell phones, computers, car bodies, packaging, wind turbine blades, solar panel films and countless other products. That would require turning some 700 million acres of food crop and habitat land (four times the land area of Texas) into biofuel corn, sugarcane and canola plantations for ethanol and biodiesel.

More extreme versions of the Green New Deal would eliminate coal, gas and nuclear electricity and backup power, gas for home heating, coal and gas for factories, and internal combustion vehicles. We’d replace it all with wind or solar – and use wind or solar on good days to generate enough extra electricity to charge batteries for seven windless, sunless days. That’s 8.5 billion megawatts – twice what we used in 2018!

We’d need some 75 billion solar panels … or 4.2 million 1.8-MW onshore wind turbines … or 320,000 10-MW offshore wind turbines … and some 3.5 billion 100-kWh backup batteries. The concrete, steel, copper, lithium, rare earth elements, aluminum, cobalt, plastic and other materials to build them would require vastly more mining and manufacturing than the world has ever seen – nearly all of it with fossil fuels.

Environmentalists oppose almost all mining anywhere in the United States, and even by US companies operating overseas under rigorous Western rules. That means essential metals and minerals get mined and processed in places like Baotou, Inner Mongolia, Bolivia, and the Democratic Republic of Congo, mostly under Chinese control, under minimal to nonexistent labor, wage, environmental, reclamation, and worker health and safety regulations. The mining and industrial areas have become vast toxic wastelands.

For cobalt alone, over 40,000 Congolese children, as young as four years old, slave away alongside their parents in mines, for a dollar a day, risking cave-ins and being exposed constantly to filthy, toxic, radioactive mud, dust, water and air. That’s today – for today’s battery, solar panel and wind turbine needs. Imagine how many would be needed to serve the Green New Deal. 400,000 perhaps? 4,000,000?

China alone will soon have 200 times more coal-fired generation than Virginia will be shutting down. During 2020, says consulting company Wood Mackenzie, Europe and the United States will close down 22,000 megawatts of coal-fired power capacity – even as Asia opens 49,000 megawatts of new coal-fired power plants, on top of those it already has and in addition to its growing fleet of gas-fired units.

China is building or financing numerous coal and gas power plants in Africa and Asia. India already has hundreds of coal-fired units and is building or planning 400 more. China and India are also building or planning hundreds of new airports, and putting millions of new cars and trucks on their roads. That (plus the GND mining, processing and manufacturing) means, even if Virginia or the entire USA eliminated all fossil fuel use tomorrow – it wouldn’t make an iota of difference for global carbon dioxide levels.

These environmental and human rights travesties can happen only under a system of rampant double standards: the same kinds that excoriate and ban religious services and funerals, anti-lockdown protests and Trump rallies – while permitting, excusing and praising Black Lives Matter marches that have too often turned into anti-police mobs, riots, looting, arson, beatings, and murders of people like David Dorn and Patrick Underwood, whose also precious black lives certainly haven’t mattered much to this crowd.

They also require that the woke Campus Cancel Culture spread its intolerant, authoritarian rule to our cities, media, social media, and even legislative bodies and courts – to instill constant anger and anarchy, and silence, defame and punish anyone who dares to offer nuanced or contrarian viewpoints. Every victory brings new demands, with no accountability for the mayhem and destruction they inflict.

Why should rural, poor, minority and working class families and communities have to accept the ecological, health and economic damages inflicted in pursuit of this pseudo-renewable energy utopia? Why should Africans, Asians and Latin Americans have to accept slave status to advance this agenda?

The situation is coming to a head. Let’s hope the now-silent majority can restore law, order, civil debate, thoughtful reflection on our complex history, and rational resolution of these thorny problems.

Paul Driessen is senior policy analyst for the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow (www.CFACT.org) and author of books and articles on energy, environment, climate and human rights issues.


8 thoughts on “Greens promote child slave labor and ecological destruction”

  1. It’s all just part of the Great (Planned) Reset for the
    Great (Planned) Fourth (AI-transhuman) Industrial Revolution
    https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/globalist-elites-to-gather-in-swiss-resort-town-to-plan-post-covid-great-reset
    https://youtu.be/8rAiTDQ-NVY
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpW9JcWxKq0
    http://www.alanwattsentientsentinel.eu/english/currentEnglish.html
    https://www.cuttingthroughthematrix.com/

    Gene Drive Sterilization… and vaccines
    http://www.etcgroup.org/sites/www.etcgroup.org/files/files/cbd_cop_13_gene_drive_moratorium_briefing.pdf
    https://foe.org/news/military-revealed-top-funder-gene-drives-gates-foundation-paid-1-6-million-influence-un-gene-drives/

    Eugenics is the “Name of the Game” as we enter Solar Cycle 25 and the Eddy Grand Solar Minimum.
    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/284205134_The_Approaching_New_Grand_Solar_Minimum_and_Little_Ice_Age_Climate_Conditions

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8440531/University-College-London-renames-buildings-honouring-eugenicists-Karl-Pearson-Francis-Galton.html
    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/284205134_The_Approaching_New_Grand_Solar_Minimum_and_Little_Ice_Age_Climate_Conditions

    https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/9-things-you-should-know-about-eugenics/
    The term eugenics was first coined Francis Galton, a British geographer and statistician who popularized the notion that humanity could be improved by encouraging the “most fit” to reproduce more often and discouraging the least fit members of society from procreating at all. In 1869 Galton wrote a book, Hereditary Genius, in which he proposed that by arranging marriages between men of distinction and women of wealth humanity would eventually produce a gifted race.

    3. Galton is considered the “father of eugenics” because he developed the subject into a topic of serious scientific inquiry. In 1904 he endowed a research fellowship in eugenics at University College, London and, in his will, provided funds for a chair of eugenics at the school. In 1907 he founded the Eugenics Education Society (later known as the English Eugenics Society) to promote eugenicist views throughout the U.K. He also inspired the formation of the Galton Society of America (1918-1939), an organization that helped promote the prestige of eugenics in the United States.

    4. Galton had a considerable influence on his cousin, Charles Darwin, and was influenced by Darwin’s work on evolution. Herbert Spencer took the ideas of both men and combined them into the theory of “social Darwinism.” As Gene Veith explains, “To achieve social progress, according to Spencer, the fittest must survive and the unfit must die out. Efforts to help the ‘unfit’—charity for the poor, mental hospitals, government programs for the disadvantaged—actually interfere with social evolution and should be stopped. Meanwhile, unfettered economic and social competition will favor the ‘fittest,’ who will usher in the next stage of human evolution.”

    Eugenics is trending. That’s a problem.
    Any effort to slow population growth must center on reproductive justice
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2020/02/17/eugenics-is-trending-thats-problem/

    If THIS Short Clip of Bill Gates Talking Vaccines Doesn’t Wake You Up NOTHING Will – Wait Till the End
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQpQnNT_TYE
    https://www.typeinvestigations.org/investigation/2020/05/12/the-long-strange-history-of-bill-gates-population-control-conspiracy-theories/
    Brannon Howse of “Worldview Watch,” warned that Gates and the “medical globalist deep state” were using the crisis to regulate people’s fertility depending on their worldview, through “procreation tickets” and microchips.
    Certificate-Of-Vaccination-ID-1984 ~ COVID-1984

    What lowers fertility also lowers libido, free will and results in a failure to thrive. “We shall abolish the orgasm. Our neurologists are at work upon it now.” ― George Orwell, 1984
    In the U.S. alone, nearly a third of Americans say they’ll refuse a coronavirus vaccine. Coincidentally that happens to be right in line with the Deagel US population forecast for 2025. So it looks like everything should work out just fine… folks can now return to their regularly scheduled programming. (it really was funnier before they killed the humour)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoBTsMJ4jNk
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJUhlRoBL8M
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHTUKcniD2U

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  2. Great article! Will never be a topic of the MSM, extreme left, or green movement. I had read one time that women still cook with dung in Africa, which is a considered a health hazard … similar impacts to smoking. The simple solution would be to provide gasoline generators to villages, but that the U.N., prohibits fossil fuel solutions demanding that only solar or wind be used … therefore many still use dung! Of course all of this is ‘out of sight, out of mind’ to the snowflake ‘greenie’ crowd!

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  3. French kids return to post-COVID-19 schools that are run more like indoctrination camps (beware of the total state control of your children… again)
    https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/french-kids-return-to-post-covid-19-schools-that-are-run-more-like-indoctrination-camps?utm_source=blogger_articles
    But beyond the Kafkaesque rules and regulations aimed even at 3- to 5-year-olds, a system of surveillance and denunciation is already in place that openly encourage school personnel to trace “sectarian deviance” or talk of “conspiracy theories” regarding the COVID-19 crisis and its management by public authorities.
    The second document, on the same website, bears the title “COVID-19 and risks of sectarian deviance.” It speaks even more clearly about a possible change in students’ attitudes because of “exterior or family influence.”

    Taken together, the two sets of guidelines will establish a clear framework in which teachers in public schools and in state-funded private schools are clearly being encouraged to identify deviant opinions, thoughts and attitudes and even report families they suspect are questioning official propaganda on the coronavirus pandemic. In other words: thought police.

    https://www.tvo.org/transcript/2613666/will-covid-19-create-a-nation-of-snitches

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  4. That puts the greens in the same camp as commissars and robber barons…. Satan and his children would be proud of them.

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  5. Corona Virus, Meat and Solar Minimum Agenda
    It’s not about the FBFV… it’s about the food.
    Ice Age Farmer
    DEFUND MEAT The New Plan to End Meat by Stripping Credit Capital
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7AAbOP44wA
    Amazing AI – Amazing Ice Age Farmer Report
    ARCHITECTING THE BEAST SYSTEM: AI Control of Food Supply
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLMpJnTLH6I
    ^^^^ Amazing AI – Amazing Ice Age Farmer Report ^^^^

    New Documentary “Apocalypse Cow” Examines Meat Industry’s Damage on the Planet
    There’s a new documentary airing in the United Kingdom on January 8 called “Apocalypse Cow: How Meat Killed the Planet,” that looks at how meat has damaged the planet, synthetic meat and how agriculture could be changed for the better.
    George Monbiot, an environmental activist and vegan, made the film to expose the meat industry and share new methods for producing meat. According to the Daily Mail, Monbiot visits scientists in Helsinki that create food made from bacteria and water. The company, Solar Foods, claims they can supply protein to anyone. In his documentary, Monbiot claims livestock are killing the planet. Cows are simply “carbon-releasing machines” that take up far too much land that could otherwise be “rewilded” to conserve nature, promote carbon storage and become a home to long absent apex predators like wolves. (Rewilded cows to feed the wolves but not people – good vegan logic)
    It should be noted also that while very early experiments showed that rats did not seem to suffer from consuming bacterial proteins, humans did not react well. Gastrointestinal upsets, headaches, weakness and skin rash were linked to eating protein derived from hydrogen-munching Hydrogenomonas eutropha.
    https://www.organicconsumers.org/blog/save-planet-destroying-farming
    Apocalypse Cow
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNxaN77dcCk

    Total full spectrum AI information awareness and tracking… we are witnessing in real-time the Fourth Industrial Revolution – human resources are just one trackable cog or component in the blockchain/supply chain –

    The Technological Singularity—also, simply, The Singularity[1]—is a hypothetical point in time at which technological growth becomes uncontrollable and irreversible, resulting in unforeseeable changes to human civilization.[2][3] According to the most popular version of the singularity hypothesis, called intelligence explosion, an upgradable intelligent agent will eventually enter a “runaway reaction” of self-improvement cycles, each new and more intelligent generation appearing more and more rapidly, causing an “explosion” in intelligence and resulting in a powerful superintelligence that qualitatively far surpasses all human intelligence.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technological_singularity

    The Singularity is coinciding with an astro/ geophysical Age Now

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  6. ‘it wouldn’t make an iota of difference for global carbon dioxide levels.’ humans dont affect Co2 level s anyway. There has been no human contribution to CO2..Check Ed Berry on this.

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  7. The CDC Just Gave Us the Biggest Reason to End the Coronavirus Lockdowns.
    http://stateofthenation.co/?p=17229

    Do We Have a #Vaccine-pandemic ?
    While CDC statistics report the death rate for CV-19 in 0.26%, we somehow accept 0.6% as a death rate for FLUZONE, our most popular Flu shot. How can this be?

    The probability exists that more people could die from the Flu vaccine at 0.6% than from Covid-19 at 0.26%. Can the CDC quarantine a Flu shot?

    If 0.26% is the new normal fatality rate the Flu shot at 0.6% could keep us in a perpetual lock-down.

    In this video, Del Bigtree presents surprising data that makes us question whether the vaccine solution could be worse than Covid-19.

    The dark horse of the New World Order is not Communism, Socialism or Fascism. It is Technocracy. – Patrick Wood, Technocracy Rising: The Trojan Horse of Global Transformation
    Now that the Covid-19 virus is revealed more like a seasonal Flu, Bill Gates, Klaus Schwab and the technocrats boldly step forward to push The Great Reset as blueprinted at the World Economic Forum.

    The Great Reset Plan Revealed How COVID Ushers In The New World Order – Spiro Skouras
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6pzXrEBqR0

    Technofascist Takeover – Amazing Polly
    https://youtu.be/tGYx2-aYVHw

    The Strategy Of Technocracy’s Coup d’Etat – Patrick Wood
    https://youtu.be/h7hSS6BlXRM

    Diaspora Horror
    The GEORGE FLOYD Psyop is much bigger than anyone knows (Video)
    https://youtu.be/IdRcL6u2fZs
    http://stateofthenation.co/?p=17459

    The Real George Floyd Story: You were watching a movie with crisis actors and all (Video)
    https://youtu.be/jDlMR5QvhsQ
    http://stateofthenation.co/?p=17457

    George Soros: “Destroying America Will Be the Culmination of My Life’s Work” Posted on June 23, 2020
    http://stateofthenation.co/?p=17659

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