When 'Environmentalism' Turns Deadly

David Cavena26 May, 2024 2 Min Read
Why are the "climate" kooks trying to kill us?

Here at The Pipeline, we’ve been pointing out for years the irreversible damage the climate cult is doing to the environment in the name of “saving” the planet. This includes their cutting roads into old-growth forests to clear-cut them for windmills which are, in turn, killing hundreds of thousands of (protected) migratory birds while turning carbon sinks pulling millions of tons of CO2 from the atmosphere into rotting wood which release those tons of carbon back into the atmosphere.

It includes planting solar farms into pristine desert wilderness, killing thousands of (protected) desert tortoises. It includes pouring millions of tons of CO2-outgassing concrete wherever they can on land and sea, killing (protected) whales to support turbines and their blades made of balsa being stripped from the Amazon rain forests, denuding those forests and destroying pristine ecosystems. It includes harming all mammals in range of their windmills, including humans, with VLF sound that attacks endothelial cells. And on and on.

On this topic, Robert Bryce has an excellent Substack post which hits the nail on the head, entitled Environmentalism in America is Dead. With chapter and verse, he lays out the damage being done by these “environmental” organizations – often using our own tax dollars -- via their lobbying for destroying wilderness flora and fauna and against the only true carbon-free energy source that can power a modern economy: Nuclear.

Rather than preserve wildlands and wildlife, today’s “green” NGOs have devolved into a sprawling network of nonprofit and for-profit groups aligned with big corporations, big banks, and big law firms. In the name of climate change, these NGOs want to pave vast swaths of America’s countryside with oceans of solar panels and forests of 600-foot-high wind turbines. They are also promoting the industrialization of our oceans, a move that could put hundreds of massive offshore wind turbines in the middle of some of our best fisheries and right atop known habitat of the critically endangered North Atlantic Right Whale.

The simplest way to understand how climatism and "renewable energy" fetishism have swamped concerns about conservation and wildlife protection is to follow the money. Over the past decade or so, the business of climate activism has become just that — a business. As I reported last year in “The Anti-Industry Industry,” the top 25 climate nonprofits are spending some $4.5 billion per year... the gross receipts of the top 25 climate-focused NGOs now total about $4.7 billion per year.

If the climate kooks believed in a net-zero future and “saving the planet,” they’d be doing the exact opposite of what they are doing. Which, again, demonstrates the point I've been making over and over again: this isn't really about the climate, is it?

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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3 comments on “When 'Environmentalism' Turns Deadly”

  1. While our country remains untainted with the principles and manners which are now producing desolation in so many parts of the world; while she continues sincere, and incapable of insidious and impious policy, we shall have the strongest reason to rejoice in the local destination assigned us by Providence. But should the people of America once become capable of that deep simulation towards one another, and towards foreign nations, which assumes the language of justice and moderation while it is practising iniquity and extravagance, and displays in the most captivating manner the charming pictures of candor, frankness, and sincerity, while it is rioting in rapine and insolence, this country will be the most miserable habitation in the world; because we have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.

  2. I know it's really hard for clear thinking patriots to believe, but "environmentalism" is just re-branded communism and socialism. It is an anti-human, nihilistic movement intended to destroy, not to save. And yes, they're doing it with our tax dollars because of like-minded weirdos in government positions that have access to federal funding.

    We won't be able to vote our way out of this.

  3. Lefties are able to communicate with " mother earth" and she explains to them her preferences about arrangement of elements and best temperature etc. They are nutz.

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