You have to wonder what it is that makes extreme right-winger’s become pro-Pollutionists. Andrew Bolt, Tim Blair, Piers Akerman and other right-wing extremists of their ilk around the world have become obsessively intent on preventing the planet from becoming an environmentally nicer place for us all to live in. Not content with merely objecting to governments taxing their carbon producing big business net-worked clients, these people are actively pro-Pollution.
To prove the point – and how desperate is this – they even protest the introduction of power-saving light globes by scurrying around trying to find any smidgen of evidence to present to consumers that will deter them from using these energy-saving devices. Andrew Bolt in his column today got so desperate about these devices that he actually published a piece that attempted to deny that energy-saving light globes are not as good as they are cracked up to be on the packaging. The fact is; they’re probably not, but, despite Bolt’s ludicrous nonsense, they are still a lot better than the ones they’re replacing both in terms of economy and energy efficiency. But, if we had Bolt’s way, we wouldn’t have them at all.
These right-wing pro-Pollution propagandists are being paid to bring down the world-wide green-leaning movement. Instead of encouraging the development of renewable energy resources, they are actively discouraging it as a waste of time and money. They want us to continue using non-renewable resources like coal, oil and gas. They argue that the world’s economy revolves around these resources and that we should continue to enrich ourselves by mining them and selling them to the highest bidder. In order to substantiate their view that this practice continue, the pro-Pollutionists attempt to argue that, contrary to scientific opinion, the world is not experiencing any ‘climate change’ or ‘global warming’ that can be attributable to man’s excessive use of non-renewable energy resources and that, rather, any ‘climate change’ or ‘global warming’ that mankind is experiencing on the planet is actually due to natural phenomena.
One of the pro-Pollution propagandists other arguments for the world remaining Pollutionist are that the costs of researching and developing alternative renewable non-polluting energy resources are too prohibitive. They argue that the currently available renewable energy resources are nowhere near efficient enough to meet our ever-growing energy needs. They are, of course, in this regard, quite right. But is the answer simply not to bother continuing to develop alternative renewable energy resource systems and just carry on using non-renewable energy resources until it runs out? Regardless of whether or not using carbon-based energy resources are causing ‘climate change’ or ‘global warming’, there is absolutely no doubt that we are polluting the atmosphere with toxic fumes that are, at the very least, creating an unhealthy environment for life on our planet particularly those that live in or near cities. In other words, ‘climate change’ and ‘global warming’ are not just the only concerns we have about the planets future; our own health is at risk as we slowly choke ourselves into oblivion by the continued use of carbon fuels.
Ignored entirely by the pro-Pollutionists is the problem of what we do once the non-renewable resources actually do run out. Our use and reliance on coal, gas and oil has multiplied almost exponentially since mankind started seriously using it less than a couple of hundred years ago. Back then we believed we had an all-but inexhaustible supply of the stuff; now we’re battling to find enough to keep us going for today let alone for the future when our kidz and their kidz will be needing more and more of the stuff. As the world’s population increases, so our demand for energy will increase. There will come a point sooner or later, however, when there is simply none left and future man will be cursing their forebears for not having had the foresight to do something about it when they had the opportunity.
Some scientists and environmentalists are wondering if it’s not actually already too late and that we should have begun looking seriously at finding ways of using renewable energy resources when we first realised back in the second half of the last century that we don’t have an inexhaustible supply of non-renewable energy resources. Hopefully, it’s not too late and mankind will ignore the Pollutionists money-centric arguments about continuing to use resources that will inevitably run out one day, and that we will make a determined effort to find a way of living that doesn’t pollute and is sustainably limitless.
Regardless of the arguments about ‘climate change’ and ‘global warming’, going ‘green’ can be nothing other than good for all of mankind across the planet no matter what way one looks at it. The ‘live for today and to hell with tomorrow’ creed of the money-grubbing pro-Pollutionists should be ignored. The world collectively must re-organise itself to prepare for the creation of a sustainable planet and move away from the pseudo-nationalistic, money-centric, war-mongering, resource-squabbling, people-ignoring world that we live in today.
Whether you go along with ‘climate change’ or ‘global warming’ or not, or regardless of whether you think ‘carbon trading’ and ‘compensating polluters’ is a good thing or just another money-grabbing idea for big-business, we cannot afford to turn our backs on the reality of diminishing energy resources and a world which we are slowly but undeniably polluting to death. The world must change its fundamental outlook on life; the alternative is that mankind will ultimately be responsible for its own demise.
This entire article was posted at Blair's blog (as well as others) with little expectation of it being published. However, Blair did respond with this:
[Note: edited for clarity. Moderators]
Andrew Bolt, Tim Blair, Piers Akerman … have become … nicer. These people are … a lot better than the ones they’re replacing. They want us to … continue to enrich ourselves.
They are … good for all of mankind.
Damian Lataan of Verdun, SA (Reply)
It demonstrates just how utterly dishonest and gutless Blair actually is.
Oh well. What else could one expect from a Murdoch propagandist.