The Greens Think You’re Stupid

“The use of deliberate deception is a constant factor in environmental claims.”


The Greens Think You’re Stupid

By Alan Caruba

Every day EcoWatch.org sends me an email that features links to several articles on issues they regard as urgent and important. If I had no knowledge of science or much else, I would be spending my days in a state of panic and that would be just fine with the EcoWatch folks.

In late February, one of the articles to which one could link was “Top Earth Scientists Warn of Global Ecological Emergency” that was the epitome of everything that is wrong with the environmental movement in general and the machinery of the United Nations whose goal is to be the single global government with which to rule the Earth. Towards this end, the UN has an Environmental Program whose most recent gift to humanity has been three decades of lies about “global warming.”

Now the UN has its eyes set on “transforming” the world’s economic system in general and the destruction of capitalism in particular. That is what the upcoming Rio+2- Earth Summit in June is all about. Why anyone would believe anything these people have to say defies explanation.

“Ecological Internet (EI) reiterates is declaration of a planetary ecological emergency, first issued two years ago. Since then abrupt climate change has revealed itself in all its fury. Habitat loss and extinction have intensified, food and water have become increasingly scarce, and human inequity and injustice have grown.”

This kind of Chicken Little blather is the very lifeblood of environmentalism.

If individuals and nations cannot be driven to pay dearly for “carbon credits” in order to emit carbon dioxide, than some new scheme must be devised and driven by the same scare tactics and campaigns that worked for global warming until it became apparent that it was a complete fraud and those who advanced it little more than criminals with PhDs.

Parenthetically, it is precisely the Big Lie of carbon dioxide as a “pollutant” that is at the heart of the Environmental Protection Agency’s rule-making that would destroy the nation’s manufacturing and energy production sectors.

Americans and others around the world are largely unaware of the massive propaganda machine, aided and abetted by the news media and even Hollywood, that works relentlessly to shape public perceptions and opinion.

In just four day’s time, EcoWatch emails provided twenty-four links to stories, some of which had the following headlines:

“Who’s Funding Climate Change Denial?”

“Overfishing leaves Swaths of Mediterranean Barren”

“Water Scarcity Impacts at Least 2.7 Billion People Each Year”

“As Fracking Boom Hits Ohio, Deceptive Industry Practices Squeeze Landowners”

“10 Ways Monsanto and Big Ag Are Trying to Kill You—And the Planet”

“School Lunchrooms Put Planet and Kids at Risk”

“7 Dangerous Lies About Plastic”

There are common environmentalist themes in just these few examples. All corporations are evil, but those seeking to provide sources of energy are more evil than, say, those providing farmers the means to grow more crops to feed more people. Anything that might improve the economy or enhance the lives of Americans is vigorously opposed.

The use of deliberate deception is a constant factor in environmental claims.

The assault on America’s children continues unabated, especially in their classrooms where they are routinely taught that humans are to blame for destroying entire eco-systems, the climate, and everything else.

The latest abuse of young minds is “The Lorax”, an animated film that one critic said “all but shouts its disdain for capitalism” as the Lorax proclaims “I speak for the trees.” Another critique concluded that the film “is relentless in propagandizing how the use of natural resources to create consumer products is inevitably catastrophic.”

In sum, environmentalists, the vast matrix of eco-organizations, and the United Nations, all think you’re stupid. They are counting on it, but they are taking no chances as they overwhelm the news media, motion pictures, the Internet, and every other form of communication with their message that we must abandon common sense for their brand of Green slavery.

© Alan Caruba, 2012

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33 thoughts on “The Greens Think You’re Stupid”

  1. An idle brain is the devil’s workshop (french proverb). If the greenies and warm-mongers just wanted to kill themselves to save the “cutie polarbears” we wouldn´t have the problem we have today. They want to drag us ALL down the spiral of death.

  2. Today the MSM in Europe distributed the story
    that the Greenland icecap would melt completely within 50 years at a temperature-rise of 1,8 degrees Celsius . What a joke , but it is very sad that this fearmongering is believed by a large part of the European population and is used by reckless socalled environmentalists to advance further carbondioxide taxing .

    • If you TRULY believe that civilization and its “advantages” are so bad, may I ask WHY are you on the internet using blasphemous energy to push your opinion? Live your beliefs, I do. We’d both be happier then, wouldn’t we? Or is expressing your opinion more important than your actual opinion? That is, if, in fact you stated opinion has any meaning to you at all.

      • HOW this reply to Jeremywilliams ended up here is a mystery. Nonetheless, it did.

        Let me add this to William, my friend, when you can’t afford to go out and do anything because you have no money or job, there IS one thing that you still can do in your own home, isn’t there? Trouble is, you can’t afford to avoid the consequences, so hopefully that helps explain why all the bad news and still the population grows.

        • Even if I was that poor, I would still think of what I am doing and the concequences!
          You will only find these population growing in hard times among morons

          • The one thing homo sapiens will do regardless of the circumstances is breed. Even during times of famine and devastation people still make babies. Happened in the concentration camps, happened in the Japanese run internment camps, happened in 1980’s Ethiopia, is happening in North Korea. Are you saying all those folks were/are morons?

  3. No. Us “Greens” as you put it, KNOW you’re stupid.

    You ignore the vast scientific consensus. This is one of the funnier denier websites I’ve been to XD

    • Two points ,
      science isn`t about consensus , it`s about observations/data and constructing a hypothesis to fit the observations/data and said hypothesis must be falsifiable . If observations/data do not support the hypothesis it is falsified and hence discarded , If You continue to support a falsified hypothesis it ceases to be science and becomes religion .If You manipulate the data to fit the hypothesis it ceases to be science and becomes fraud .

      Second point if You`re a fan of consensus or “Argumentum ad Populum” to come up with Your opinions , You may want to consider that there were only 79 scientists out of 2000 that bothered replying in that infamous 97% poll and they were CHOSEN by the IPCC , it has all the statistical validity of asking members of a rugby club what the best game of football is . Have a look around this site , You will find links to a petition signed by 31,000 scientists who`s opinion is that AGW is false

      • No no, best meta4 is priests voting on the existence of god at a religious convention. Rugby is only a religion, be it bankrupt in NZ.

        • cgp
          I concur with part of Your statement ,rugby is indeed a religion in NZ but it`s not the only place it holds that status , some Cyrmri (Welsh) people I know would be very offended to have Wales left of the list of places where Rugby is practised as a religion (o:

    • FACT: In the 1996 report by the UN on global warming, two statements were deleted from the final draft. Here they are:
      1) “None of the studies cited above has shown clear evidence that we can attribute the observed climate changes to increases in greenhouse gases.”
      2) “No study to date has positively attributed all or part of the climate change to man–made causes”

      To the present day there is still no scientific proof that man-made CO2 causes significant global warming.
      (from friendsofscience.org)

      31,487 American scientists have signed this petition,
      including 9,029 with PhDs
      (petitionproject.org)

      Hardly a consensus among scientists. There is only a consensus among the side who shares your opinion that anthropogenicly produced CO2 precedes warming when in fact, increases in CO2 concentrations have long been known to rise after warming periods. This is a scientific fact. Who’s denying facts now?

      The planet has been warming since the last period of glaciation and will eventually return to another period of glaciation regardless of human activity. The fact that you only listen to one side of a “debate” is the reason you are the one who is stupid. Think about it…you’re guilty of doing what you’ve accused them of doing (it means your a hypocrite). I suggest you study up with an open mind and consider that the possibilty that you’ve been brainwashed. It might help you get beyond the brick wall of ignorance.

    • Concenses ????The Versailles consensus of 1918 imposed reparations on the defeated Germany, so that the conference that ended the First World War (15 million dead) sowed the seeds of the Second. The eugenics consensus of the 1920s that led directly to th…e dismal rail-yards of Oswiecim and Treblinka (6 million dead). The appeasement consensus of the 1930s that provoked Hitler to start World War II (60 million dead). The Lysenko consensus of the 1940s that wrecked 20 successive harvests in the then Soviet Union (20 million dead). The ban-DDT consensus of the 1960s that led to a fatal resurgence of malaria worldwide (40 million children dead and counting, 1.25 million of them last year alone).

      fact of a consensus does not in any way inform us of whether the assertion about which there is said to be a consensus is true.See More

    • Define scientific consensus. Give three examples of scientific consensus. Let me help, until the 16th century there was a scientific consensus that the earth was flat. Or maybe you could use the geocentric(Aristotelian Physics) model of the universe as an example of scientific consensus. It held sway for 1500 years until Keplar, Galileo, and Copernicus had the temerity to question it. Want something more recent? Until 2002 there was a consensus in the astronomical world that planets could not exceed the size of Jupiter. Any more mass and they would ignite into stars. That was until they found HAT-P-2b a planet 8 times the size of Jupiter. Never NEVER use the term “scientific consensus“. It is a dangerous myth.

  4. The entertaining bit about this is that Greens have displayed serious projection issues with their own character flaws :

    1)They accuse sceptics of being anti-science while constantly ignoring scientific methodology themselves

    2) They accuse sceptics of cherry picking data while they drop weather stations that show cooling , invert proxy data , tamper with historic data sets and forge documents

    3) They accuse sceptics of being funded by shadowy “Big Oil” while recieving billions of dollars in funding from “Big Green” and “Big Government”

    4)They accuse sceptics of not understanding the science and yet how often do You hear greenies claiming CO2 is toxic or being unable to comprehend the difference between correlation and causation

    5)They accuse sceptics of intimidating scientists while prominent greens and journalists have called for sceptics and openly sceptical scientists to be tattooed , jailed , gassed with carbon monoxide or drowned and have gone as far as making a splatterfilm ( 10:10`s “No Pressure” add)

    So going by their track record , I Have no trouble accepting the premise that “The Greens Think I`m stupid” because I see it as just one more example of psychological projection on Their part (o:

  5. Jeremyewilliams if you don’t like it here.Then why are you here then.For the Record Robert never stated that he does it think global warming does it exit.But what he stated is that it exits as a naturl cycle both warming and cooling.Changeing climate is not a new reatly climate has and will always changes as it always has been doing in the earth entirl history.

  6. And also once again the talks of the warm and snowless winter in the conusa was largely because of the Aritic and North Alantic Ossulations that were in a exstream postive mode.the last few winters we had a exstream negative AO/NAO couplet which produce very cold and snowey winters.Even in a cooling.You will still get some years like this winter.If the pattern is repersenting it self into one.Which is why we call these sort term Fluxulations and not long term.

  7. Alan, of course they think Americans are dumber than dirt, why shouldn’t they? We’ve given them every opportunity to believe that. It may not be true, but I for one, do not underestimate the GW Crowd (& their agenda), or their basic belief meme. It simply makes it harder.

  8. Most plants are 90% carbon. They need CO2, especially during extended day light hours. This is defined in the Calvin Cycle. They need the CO2 to complete photosynthesis. As taught in my life science class back in 1984, plants breathe in CO2 and exhale oxygen. Last I looked the process was unchanged.

    There was never a problem with the above process until politics got into the mix.

  9. Of course the UN thinks americans are as soft as crap and twice as stupid. Why wouldn’t they? The despots at the UN constantly beat us over the head and we turn around and pay 25% of the UN’s budget with tax dollars from hard working americans. Hell the foreign delegates at the UN won’t even pay the thousands of parking tickets they have received in New York City because they have diplomatic immunity.
    They literally tell the New York traffic courts to go straight to hell. They feel that americans should get use to being insulted and have spittle running down their faces. After over 60 years of abuse from these engrates I say enough is enough.

  10. The single greatest source of CO2 in our atmosphere, by far is not man made. Its not volcanism. Its not the hot air belching out in towering columns from our officials. It is caused by the respiration of trillions upon trillions of tiny little bacilli in the soil. This was proved by biosphere 2 back in 1991. The day after they shut the doors on the outside world and began their 2 year mission the co2 level shot up 45% over the outside to 521 parts per million. It just continued to rise after that. They had used super saturated soils collected from the bottom of a cattle muck pond. In the real world more co2 means more plant life. In the closed environment of biosphere 2 the plants couldn’t keep up.

    Discover magazine October 2010.

  11. That university wallpaper the greens have has given them a case of invincible arrogance that is also supported by the powers that be. They think they are always right about their pet theories even when they are mistaken. This is not the way of science, it is the way of a fanatical cult/ religion.
    I will enjoy hearing of them praying for global warming as a new ice age sets in. Inspite of the situation at the time the spectacle should at least be entertaining.

  12. i WILL take issue that the chemcos farm crap is at all needful. gmo food has never been tested properly and the fda rubberstamps its approval using comapny provided selected data.
    the evidence of roundups UNsafety as well as weed resistance to that and Gm Bt grows daily.
    the big giveaway is their using their chem crap in ads and pr spin trying to sucker idiots into thinking we cant grow food to feed the world without massive chemical and science tampering with food.
    in one respect theyre right:-)
    Monocrops produce far less per acre than a blend of crops and animals..
    and they promote monocrops that need high water chem and pesticide use.

  13. Byron says:
    March 12, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    3) They accuse sceptics of being funded by shadowy “Big Oil” while recieving billions of dollars in funding from “Big Green” and “Big Government”

    I am afraid that one is WRONG! The greens are the ones who are actually funded by big oil! (And big Banks)

    Joe Romm gets his money from George Soros. CRU gets its money from BP and Shell Oil. Jim Hansen gets money from natural gas interests and of course rigged US government grant money. Green Peace gets money from the various Rockefeller foundations. (Standard Oil and Chase Bank)

    A former Shell Oil exec and bank advisor, Ged Davis, writes sustainability scenerios for the UN IPCC. see: http://assassinationscience.com/climategate/1/FOIA/mail/0889554019.txt and http://www.iiasa.ac.at/Research/ENE/GEA/Council_members_bio.html

    CRU itself was founded in 1970’s by two Big Oil companies (Shell and BP) and the last I looked that hadn’t been removed from their Wikipedia page (yet):

    “…..Initial sponsors included British Petroleum, the Nuffield Foundation and Royal Dutch Shell.[5] The Rockefeller Foundation was another early benefactor, and the Wolfson Foundation gave the Unit its current building in 1986.[4]…. “

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climatic_Research_Unit

    Also see: http://www.cru.uea.ac.uk/cru/about/history/

    Then you look at what two agencies founded the IPCC, the WMO and UNEP. From there look at who founded the UNEP:

    “…..During December 1972, the UN General Assembly unanimously elected Maurice Strong to head UNEP. Also Secretary General of both the 1972 United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, which launched the world environment movement, and the 1992 Earth Summit, Strong has played a critical role in globalizing the environmental movement….”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_Environment_Programme

    Where did Strong get his start?

    “….Maurice Strong worked in Saudi Arabia for a Rockefeller company, Caltex, in 1953. He left Caltex in 1954 to worked at high levels in banking and oil….”

    [For more on Strong and the United Nations NGOs see my comment: http://wattsupwiththat.com/2011/12/07/ngos-its-worse-than-we-thought/#comment-821898 ]

    MORE:

    “….Born in Oak Lake, Manitoba, Strong had his start as a petroleum entrepreneur and became president of Power Corporation until 1966. In the early 1970s he was Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment and then became the first Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme. He returned to Canada to become Chief Executive Officer of Petro-Canada from 1976 to 1978….”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maurice_Strong

    Now we know that no UN official would use the UN to make money now would he…..OOPS:

    “….In 2005, during investigations into the U.N.’s Oil-for-Food Programme, evidence procured by federal investigators and the U.N.-authorized inquiry of Paul Volcker showed that in 1997, while working for Annan, Strong had endorsed a check for $988,885, made out to “Mr. M. Strong,” issued by a Jordanian bank. It was reported that the check was hand-delivered to Mr. Strong by a South Korean businessman, Tongsun Park, who in 2006 was convicted in New York federal court of conspiring to bribe U.N. officials to rig Oil-for-Food in favor of Saddam Hussein. During the inquiry, Strong stepped down from his U.N. post, stating that he would “sideline himself until the cloud was removed”. Since then Strong has not returned to his native Canada, and now lives in Beijing…”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maurice_Strong

    So lets see, you have a UN backed IPCC that is led by a man with extensive ties to Big Oil, the UN group backing the IPCC was founded by a man that has extensive ties to Big Oil and is tied to a UN scandal over Oil and they rely on data from a research unit that was founded by Big Oil and funded by Big Oil…. Those people have the gall to accuse people like us that are sceptical of the crap they spoon fed us to be “shilling” for Big Oil? Riiiiigggghhhhtt.

    And the icing on the cake is that when Pachauri was first being pushed to the top spot at the IPCC Tom Wigley and Phil Jones was after his guts because he was being pushed by GW Bush who after all has ties to Big Oil, but somehow in the passing years he has no problem with now.

    • why wouldn’t big energy be supportive, triple or quadruple the price of their product and extend the life of the resource by hundreds of years. It’s a nobrainer, they must be rolling on the floor on the boardrooms!

    • I said they ACC– USE sceptics of being funded by big oil ,I didn`t say We WERE , on the rest of it You`re completely correct and it does nicely illustrate My point about Greenies suffering from an extreme form of psychological projection .

  14. Hitler wasn’t provoked into starting the Second World War he was out to get a war and Geat Britain didn’t want Germany taking any more land it had no write to and decided to defend Poland and wage war on Germany so you could say that GB started the war and we ended it.

  15. Alan has it right when he says, ‘the goal of the UN is to rule the world’. If this comes to pass, there will be irreversible global tyranny. I say irreversible because now the dark side has the technology to conquer us non elites, and manage those left alive as livestock. Everything we hear from the Greens is the sound of them chipping away at our freedom.

  16. Have heart my friends, be patient, between abortion and contraception and other plans for non reproduction, as well as planned euthenasia and suicide, those who would rule will be without progeny and a future.

    They have already chosen to burn our food supply for fuel, and will be sitting in the dark when energy short states will force everyone to drive an electric car, with no reasonable way to recharge it, and discover the environmentally friendly cars have too little range to maintain commerce.

    The windmills will kill the birds (ever try to get a tour of a windmill site – plenty of tours at atomic power plants extolling the beautiful gardens with fruits and vegetables in season, which are safe to eat. even coal plants may arrange tours). Hydoelectric plants are some of biggest tourist attractions for their locations and natural beauty. Windmills. Stay away. No tours.

    It may be a little rough for a while, but in the end they will be no more.

    suggest everyone see a movie called “Idiocracy”

  17. I saw this on a bumper sticker this morning and couldn’t help but thinking of the whole AGW lie.

    A Lie is still a Lie even if everyone believes it.
    The Truth is still the Truth even if no one believes it.

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