Who Wants to Live in Caves?

Brandon J. Weichert06 Dec, 2023 2 Min Read
Sultan Al Jaber speaks the truth, hysteria ensues.

To the total dismay of the latest gathering of world "climate" grifters, Sultan Al Jaber, the host of Cop 28, has declared there is "no science" behind radical "environmentalist" calls to ban fossil fuels. Further angering his Green colleagues at the COP28, the dignitary from the United Arab Emirates argued that the organization's proposed phase-out of fossil fuels would only work if "unless you want to take the world back into caves."

Amidst much merriment from sane people everywhere, caterwauling from the Global Left immediately ensued. “The science is clear: The 1.5 centigrade limit is only possible if we ultimately stop burning all fossil fuels. Not reduce, not abate. Phase out, with a clear timeframe," scolded U.N. General Secretary António Guterres. Another prominent environmentalist, Bill Hare, the CEO of Climate Analytics, described Jaber's comments as "verging on climate denial.”  Sir David King of the Climate Advisory Group said, "It is undeniable that to limit global warming to 1.5C we must all rapidly reduce carbon emissions and phase-out the use of fossil fuels by 2035 at the latest. The alternative is an unmanageable future for humanity.”

Really? Jaber, the UAE's minister of industry and advanced technology, heads its state-owned oil conglomerate. His country owes its entire existence to oil. He of all people knows the importance fossil fuels play in modern human society. His assertion that there is "no science" behind the climate "alarmism" of the U.N. crowd is true. There are only theories, embellished by years of fear mongering. Virtually every prediction since the 1970s has been proven wrong or grossly exaggerated, including former vice president Al Gore's well-chronicled, utterly fallacious, and personally enriching hysteria.

Jaber, an insider speaking out, noted he's not seen any proposal for reducing mankind's carbon footprint in the next few decades by an arbitrary 1.5 degrees centigrade that wasn't alarmist. Fear has fueled the climate cult since its inception. Ideological movements that lack scientific basis for their beliefs need to employ such tactics to get otherwise rational people to abandon reason and embrace ideology. Thus his conclusion that the global elite's ultimate goal of "phasing out" fossil fuels will only work if we "want to live in caves" is more than supposition on his part. It's the truth.

Rather than rationally address his concerns or even look for alternative solutions to a largely imaginary problem, bien-pensant "environmentalists," a quasi-religious cult, went into overdrive. But Al Jaber was right. The Green movement really does want us all living in caves -- except for them, of course.

Brandon J. Weichert is a former Congressional staffer and geopolitical analyst. He is a Defense & National Security Reporter at the National Interest. In 2023, Weichert had a syndicated column at MSN. His writings have appeared at The Washington Times, Asia Times, The American Spectator, American Greatness, and 19FortyFive.com. He is the author of Winning Space: How America Remains a Superpower (Republic Book Publishers), Biohacked: China’s Race to Control Life (Encounter Books), and The Shadow War: Iran’s Quest for Supremacy (Republic Book Publishers). His fourth book, A Disaster of Our Own Making: How the West Lost Ukraine is due out October 22, 2024, from Encounter Books. He can be followed via Twitter @WeTheBrandon.


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3 comments on “Who Wants to Live in Caves?”

  1. Let the Eco-Freaks go live in Caves all winter long without any heat to warm them at Night and cook their food it would scare the Garden Burger out of them

  2. All well said but I’d encourage everyone to stop using the phrase “fossil fuels” and instead use “hydrocarbons.” Fossil fuels implies that subterranean hydrocarbons (gases, liquids, or solids) strictly originated from the very slow accumulation of ancient life forms and that their abundance is finite and rapidly depleting (when measured on the scale of human civilization). In truth, no one really fully knows the source of subterranean hydrocarbons or the extent of their total abundance. Indeed, we actually have quite an abundance of observable concretes that suggests the opposite of “fossil fuels” (for example, methane in the atmospheres of the outer gaseous planets in the low percent range) or “peak oil” (for example, OPEC having to agree to cut production of a supposedly limited resource is a complete contradiction).

    1. We know what it means. It's a kind of journalistic shorthand, but whose meaning is contextually clear from out site.

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