Existential Madness

David Cavena06 Feb, 2024 2 Min Read
Is everybody nutty?

As America and the wider west daily are burdened with "climate change" propaganda, it’s important to study the choices made by our leadership to determine their priorities. For nearly two years, we have been told that the war in Ukraine, in the words of Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell is, "the single most important event going on in the world right now." He is also a true believer in anthropogenic "climate change," a theory which remains controversial among scientists, despite what you may have heard.

At the same time, former senator, Democratic presidential nominee, Secretary of State, and outgoing Biden "Climate Czar," John Kerry, tells us on the one hand that we must reduce our food intake to save the planet from an existential threat to humanity. But, on the other, he supports the continuation of the war in Ukraine. And as a senator, Kerry voted for the Iraq War as did then-senators (and climate cultists) Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden, by the way. (Man, our leaders sure love war.) Furthermore, the official E.U. perspective is that Russia's actions in Ukraine constitute an “existential crisis” and also that "climate change" is an “existential threat.”

Here’s the problem: Combat itself releases millions of tons of the very same greenhouse gases (GHG) we are constantly told are “destroying the planet.” If the climate is the existential threat -- a threat to our very existence -- that they contend it is, why are we going all in on foreign wars that will compound the problem?

The answer is: because we are spending hundreds of billions of dollars "remediating" the climate nonsense, and hundreds of billions of dollars shipping munitions to combat theaters, worsening what is insisted is the "cause" of the climate nonsense. Here are some stats from the Guardian on just the most recent major conflict:

The planet-warming emissions generated during the first two months of the war in Gaza were greater than the annual carbon footprint of more than 20 of the world’s most climate-vulnerable nations, new research reveals: 281,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide… equivalent to burning at least 150,000 tons of coal. [From Israeli actions]; 713 tons of CO2 which is equivalent to approximately 300 tons of coal. [From Hamas firing rockets into Israel].

Gaza has been ongoing only a few months. Ukraine, a much larger conflict, has been ongoing for two years. And, then, of course, there's the ratcheting tensions with Iranian proxies, and with China over Taiwan, on and on.

Let me put it into two simple questions: How many bugs must we eat to offset each 155mm artillery round? How many cows must we kill per ATACMS missile fired?

Not only are we being pushed into building electric cars and eating fake meat while expending millions of tons of ordinance, millions of gallons of gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, and bunker oil. We are ordering from the Military Industrial Complex the vehicles and munitions and fuel to replace what we are expending, the manufacturing of which (mining, refining, smelting, forming, assembling) requires massive amounts of petroleum and fossil fuel-generated electricity.

War is real. The climate hoax is not. And yet our leaders are leading a constant assault on liberties to reduce emissions "for the greater good," while actively pursuing policies which provoke or prolong foreign wars which kill real live humans, and destabilize regions the world over. It's absolute madness, but unfortunately it's likely to continue for the foreseeable future.

David Cavena is a native southern Californian exfiltrated to Arizona. An IT professional for 40 years, he has pushed cows in California, dudes and horses in Wyoming, and programmers in Los Angeles and Phoenix. An avid outdoorsman – skier, backpacker, water skier and scuba diver – David writes from Arizona.

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2 comments on “Existential Madness”

  1. If only one of these climate lunatics provided a single piece of evidence that climate stasis has ever existed on Earth at a global scale over an appropriate timeline.

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