Three Ways Being “Green” is Deadly
Three Ways Being “Green” is Deadly
Being “Green” or environmentally friendly is one of the sacraments of the left. Along with abortion (#1) and any LGBTQLMNOP issue (#3), being green is a core tenet of the liberal belief system. In the Liberal Catechism, being green falls under Climate Change as an article of faith that may never be questioned.
Now, I am old enough (cough, giggle, snort) to remember when people were trashing the planet and smokes stacks were belching out poisonous gases. This ad narrated by the later actor William Conrad and featuring Iron Eyes Cody portraying a Native American was part of the Keep America Beautiful campaign begun in 1953. The single tear “Crying Indian” ad resonates today.
This is not the kind of being green we are talking about. Land sakes, use a trash receptacle.
Three bits of news this week underline how far the Fascist Priests of the Left are willing to go to make us all praise the gospel of Liberalism. And, these three news items point out how bad being green is for living things.
1. Wind Energy Kills: The Daily Caller reported that Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke was speaking at an event sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and rather graphically described how Wind Power kills birds.
“You know wind chops up around 650- or 750,000 birds a year,” Zinke said at an event hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Tuesday. “Wind comes at a cost. If you’re a fisherman, offshore wind isn’t particularly enamored with because it prevents you from fishing which is an important part of our economy.”
It’s not like this was unknown. U.S. News reported on December 14, 2016 that President Barack Obama’s administration expanded the number of birds that could be killed by these Wind Turbine Farms.
Then, on Friday, June 23, the Daily Caller reported that the carcass of a whale washed ashore in Rhode Island and the whale may have died because of the nearby wind farm.
Rescue workers and two veterinarians from a nearby aquarium collected samples from the dead whale, and suspect that the nearby Block Island offshore wind farm could be responsible for the whale’s death. Noise from the turbine allegedly hampers the sonar that whales use to navigate and communicate.
I had been led to believe by the Environmentalists that critters of all kinds were more important than humans. That is, I guess, unless they run a foul (fowl) of an article of faith in the Liberal Catechism.
2. It’s More Important to be Green than to Live: The U.K. Telegraph reported that green energy concerns may have contributed to the Grenfell Tower building fire in London.
An inferno which engulfed a tower block, killing at least 12 in what could become one of the biggest fire tragedies in British history, was a “disaster waiting to happen”, experts have said.
Fears were raised that green energy concerns were prioritised ahead of safety as it emerged that cladding used to make the building more sustainable could have accelerated the fire.
Green energy concerns were prioritized ahead of safety? Why yes. The cladding (outside stuff) of the building was more “sustainable”. Sustainability is to the environmentalists as Grace is to Christians. Sustainability is a gift.
And, the fire may have started with a HotPoint refrigerator. Great.
So, far 79 lives were lost in the Grenfell Tower Inferno.
What are people when compared to saving the entire planet?
3. Your Expensive “Electric” Car Is Not As Green As You Think: Breitbart.com reported that the Tesla Car Battery generates as much CO2 as an gas powered car driven for eight years, and that is in production. That is before the car hits the road.
This news, from a study by the Swedish Environmental Research Institute, will no doubt delight all those U.S. taxpayers who have been forking out billions of dollars to prop up Tesla’s share price having been assured by their government that subsidizing overpriced electric cars represents a vital step towards “combatting climate change.”
The report, commissioned by the Swedish Transport Administration and the Swedish Energy Agency, cannot easily be dismissed because it is a meta-analysis (ie a summary) of all the available studies on the subject.
This is the Swedes we are talking about here. The Swedes love anything green. Picture all of those smug Tesla drivers choking on the CO2 about from the production of their own car batteries. Bwa ha ha.
Not so fast, says Popular Mechanics:
To get to that figure, two of those assumptions must have been that the internal-combustion vehicle in question gets great mileage and isn’t driven very much. Oh, and while battery production incurs a carbon footprint in these statistics, the gasoline in the study magically appears in your tank and the only carbon emitted is from burning it (that is, the calculations ignore the carbon emissions created by producing and moving large quantities of gasoline). Those are nifty assumptions.
Since Popular Mechanics long ago bought into the man-made climate change hokum, I leave it up to you, dearest reader, to decide.
CO2 emissions, we were all told, were killing us and the planet. Think Progress reported that CO2 emissions “directly effect human cognition”. But, if your expensive Tesla, is saving the planet who cares if you are stupid.
In all three of these examples, the conventional wisdom of The First Church of Liberal Beliefs is shown to be untrue in real world examples. Don’t question the Liberal Beliefs. They shout at us “A woman’s right to choose”, “Transgenderism is real”, and “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”. Environmentalists lie and living creatures die.