If only we had listened to environmentalists 30 years ago how much better off we would be. Claiming that polar sea ice was at record levels and spring was coming two weeks late, they warned that urgent action was required to avoid another ice age. (Isn’t it funny how they now claim polar sea ice is at its lowest level, spring is two weeks early, and the planet is on the verge of burning up.)
Paul Ehrlich was making millions off his book “The Population Bomb” which stated mankind didn’t have enough food and resources to care for its exploding numbers. He claimed millions of people would starve to death in America by 1990. (He is now an active global warming enthusiast and still regarded as a visionary even though he’s never been right.)
Remember acid rain, nuclear winter, and other assorted looming disasters the environmentalist Left taunted us with. None of these events ever happened and now we no longer hear anything about them.
Regrettably, we did listen to them about DDT. Listening to the junkscience of Rachel Carson, and completely disregarding the scientific evidence compiled by his agency, EPA Administrator William Ruckleshaus banned the use of DDT. The result was a disaster that really did occur and is an ongoing calamity. Over 100 million people, mostly women and children, have died of malaria as a direct consequence of environmentalist lunacy. This massacre, the greatest from any cause in human history, was completely preventable.
The brutality of this eco-imperialism is ongoing. These misanthropists oppose any efforts to allow people in underdeveloped countries to improve the quality of their lives. They protest and threaten economic damage against any financial institutions that would lend money to help these poor nations build the dams or power plants that could provide electricity and clean water. This economic terrorism sentences poor people to drink contaminated water and use animal dung for heating and cooking. “Environmentalist compassion” traps these people in misery and prohibits them from changing the conditions of their impoverishment.
Meanwhile, these same environmental bishops think nothing of flying in jets several times a year to attend climate conferences in all corners of the earth. That’s okay because they care and know so much more than the rest of us. After all, they’re trying to save the planet. Conservation, sacrifice, and economic denial is a duty only to be borne by everyone else.
The modern environmentalist Left has been wrong in just about everything they’ve ever said and yet we’re supposed to do their bidding? I, for one, have heard quite enough from them. In the last century life spans have doubled, food production has quintupled, and the quality of life for ever-increasing numbers of people has never been greater. I trust in the individual freedom, capitalism, and technological development that makes all this possible.