Warmists have rejoiced at the recent study which show that the most evil of demographics, conservative, white males, are more likely to be skeptics. Of course this says nothing about who is right, I could just as well as say left-wingers are more likely to be duped by the global warming scam. Needless to say, the correlation with regards to this issue and the political divide has been obvious for decades now.
Anytime a skeptic makes the comparison between the environmental movement and communism or warmism and anti-capitalism, the claim is dismissed by the AGW crowd. The following links between environmentalism and far-left politics would suggest otherwise.
The current campaign by anti-capitalists to “occupy Wall Street” proudly links itself with the fight against climate change (because we can’t have the climate changing). Bill McKibben of 350.org preaches climate change at this event. The site proudly states “The Climate Movement stands with #Occupy WallSt”. A writer at The Guardian proclaims:
We pointed out that the deregulation behind the frenzy came at a price. It was damaging to labour standards. It was damaging to environmental standards. Corporations were becoming more powerful than governments and that was damaging to our democracies.
What climate change means is that we have to do this on a deadline. This time our movement cannot get distracted, divided, burned out or swept away by events. This time we have to succeed.
Let’s treat this beautiful movement as if it is the most important thing in the world. Because it is. It really is.
Czech President Vaclav Klaus knows communism better than most, having lived under such a murderous regime.
“Twenty years ago we still felt threatened by the remnants of communism,” Mr Klaus said. “I feel threatened now, not by global warming – I don’t see any – (but) by the global warming doctrine which I consider a new dangerous attempt to control and mastermind my life and our lives, in the name of controlling the climate or temperature.”
He said environmentalists had argued for decades that we should reduce fossil fuel consumption, using farcical ploys from the exhaustion of natural resources to the threat of “imminent mass poverty and starvation for billions”. He said those same environmentalists shamelessly talked now about dangerous global warming.
“They don’t care about resources or poverty or pollution. They hate us, the humans. They consider us dangerous and sinful creatures who must be controlled by them. I used to live in a similar world called communism. And I know it led to the worst environmental damage the world has ever experienced.”
Co-founder of Greenpeace, Patrick Moore:
The shift to climate being a major focal point came about for two very distinct reasons. The first reason was because by the mid 80s the majority of people now agreed with all of the reasonable things we in the environmental movement were saying they should do. Now when a majority of people agree with you, it’s pretty hard to remain confrontational with them. And so the only way to remain anti-establishment was to adopt
ever more extreme positions. When I left Greenpeace it was in the midst of them adopting a campaign to ban Chlorine worldwide. Like, I said, “You guys, this is one of the elements in the Periodic Table, you know. I mean, I’m not sure if that’s in our jurisdiction to be banning a whole element.”
The other reason that environmental extremism emerged, was because world Communism failed, the Wall came down, and a lot of peaceniks and political activists moved into the envi-ronmental movement bringing their neo-Marxism with them, and learned to use green language in a very clever way to cloak agendas that actually have more to do with anti-Capital-ism, and anti-globalisation, than they do anything with ecology or science.