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The Inconvenient Truth about the Environment

Alicia Colon

By Alicia Colon

Published April 27, 2016

Who would ever dream that the Hippy Dippy weatherman George Carlin would have more sense about our planet that Al Gore, Leonardo DiCaprio or any of the other irrational celebrity chicken littles? Carlin’s climate change screed is available on You Tube for those who don’t mind his blue language but I’ll just sanitize his most salient points.

"Save the trees; save the bees; save the whales; save those snails." And the greatest arrogance of all, "Save the planet." WHAT? Are these f^&%*g people kidding me? Save the planet? We don't even know how to take care of ourselves yet. We haven't learned how to care for one another, we're gonna save the f*&*g planet? I'm getting tired of that s*&*. Tired! I'm tired of f*&*&g Earth Day! I'm tired of these self-righteous environmentalists; these white, bourgeois liberals who think the only thing wrong with this country is there aren't enough bicycle paths. ”

Speaking of those self-righteous enviros, Leonardo was praised for his inspiring Earth Day speech by the mainstream press. “You know that climate change is happening faster than even the most pessimistic climate scientists thought decades ago,” he said.

I wonder if DiCaprio knows that one of the Earth Day activists, Ira Einhorn, is a certified psychopath who killed and composted his ex-girlfriend and is serving life in prison. Although he claimed to be a co-founder of the movement, that has been disputed. I suggest that before he makes another speech he should read Andrew Follett’s column in the Daily Caller that listed the seven 1970 Earth Day predictions that were dead wrong.

1: “Civilization Will End Within 15 Or 30 Years”

This warning was made by Harvard biologist, Dr. George Wald who had won the Nobel Prize in Medicine three years earlier. Dr. Wald passed away in 1997 but civilization is hanging in there.

2: “100-200 Million People Per Year Will Be Starving To Death During The Next Ten Years”

The brilliant Stanford professor Dr. Paul Ehrlich may have been thinking of the third world when he made that prediction because here in the Western World, obesity seems to be bit of a problem.

3: “Population Will Inevitably And Completely Outstrip Whatever Small Increases In Food Supplies We Make”

Dr. Ehrlich made this prediction as well shortly before an agricultural revolution that caused the world’s food supply to rapidly increase.

4: “Demographers Agree Almost Unanimously … Thirty Years From Now, The Entire World … Will Be In Famine”

Peter Gunter, a professor at North Texas State University, said ”By the year 2000, thirty years from now, the entire world, with the exception of Western Europe, North America, and Australia, will be in famine.” Sigh.

5: “In A Decade, Urban Dwellers Will Have To Wear Gas Masks To Survive Air Pollution”

Sorry but as a native New Yorker who remembers the smog days of the 1950’s, I have enjoyed the blue skies here in the Big Apple of the past few decades. If anyone is wearing a gas mask, it will be in China where people are actually buying cans of fresh air.

6: “Childbearing [Will Be] A Punishable Crime Against Society, Unless The Parents Hold A Government License”

David Brower, the first executive director of The Sierra Club made that asinine prediction. Do you know why Europe is welcoming refugees? The birthrate of several countries is so low; these populations are not being replenished. Heads up, people, zero population growth was a very bad idea.

7: “By The Year 2000 … There Won’t Be Any More Crude Oil”

Ecologist Kenneth Watt famously predicted that the world would run out of oil saying, “You’ll drive up to the pump and say, ‘Fill ‘er up, buddy,’ and he’ll say, ‘I am very sorry, there isn’t any.’ Well, isn’t that a good thing? Windmills and solar panels not quite doing the job, huh?

As dim-witted as these prognosticators proved to be, they are still regarded to be respectable prophets claiming we’re doomed as doomed can be. Once again, I will quote George Carlin summing up their arrogance and stupidity:

Compared to the people, the planet is doing great. Been here four and a half billion years. Did you ever think about the arithmetic? The planet has been here four and a half billion years. We've been here, what? A hundred thousand? Maybe two hundred thousand? And we've only been engaged in heavy industry for a little over two hundred years. Two hundred years versus four and a half billion. And we have the CONCEIT to think that somehow we're a threat? That somehow we're gonna put in jeopardy this beautiful little blue-green ball that's just a-floatin' around the sun?

If you live long enough, you’re not as likely to fall for the senseless demagoguery of those who are looking only to feather their own nests. Al Gore became an alleged billionaire selling carbon credits to morons who wanted to continue their lives of excess without guilt. I have always believed that we need to follow the money whenever anyone tries to sell us a bill of goods. Just because a product says it’s ‘green’ doesn’t mean it is but I guarantee it will cost more.

I’m a senior citizen and I was delighted to watch that video of Hollywood seniors including Ed Asner, saying,” Old People Don’t Care About Climate Change.” Unfortunately what I thought was a humorous take on the global warming hoax, the final statement the video made was that while old people didn’t care because they’re going to die anyway, everybody needs to care about this important issue so go to their website and drink the Kool-Aid.

America used to be a country where free speech was protected but when it comes to climate change, fascism turns its ugly head and our government is seeking to criminalize skepticism on this issue. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D., R.I.) called on the Justice Department to bring charges against those behind a “coordinated strategy” to spread heterodox views on global warming and urged using the R.I.C.O. statute against them. A group of 20 climate scientists wrote to President Obama and Attorney General Loretta Lynch encouraging them to heed Mr. Whitehouse and launch investigation targeting climate skeptics because we’re not doing enough on this issue.

An inconvenient truth about the environment is that it should primarily be about ensuring that our air and water is clean and safe. To the militant and government environmentalists, it has become a means to control how we live our lives.

What I can’t understand is how intelligent people can believe in such nonsense, unless the real inconvenient truth is that they do know it is nonsense but they can make millions from it and they have. Follow the money and you’ll find they’re not saving the planet, they’re using the Green Giant to fatten their wallets and empty ours.

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