Skip to comments.Top Green Admits: “We Are Lost!”
Posted on 05/04/2011 6:56:48 AM PDT by Lakeshark
George Monbiot of the left-leaning British newspaper The Guardian has a must-read column in which he admits that because of a whole series of intellectual mistakes, the global green movements policy prescriptions are hopelessly flawed.
Read the whole piece for a thoughtful and brutally clear expose of the intellectual bankruptcy of the green movement from one of the smartest people in it. This is what Ive been getting at for more than a year here: regardless of what is happening to Planet Earth, the green movement does not have coherent and workable solutions.
(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.the-american-interest.com ...
However, this shows the basic facts in one picture. Most "greenies" want to nibble around the edges with insignificant programs that do far more harm than good.
To the Green Freeaks: This is our economy. Last year we consumed 95 quads and produced 73 quads - the gap was filled by imports. So, given that we're already behind the game, tell us what you want to do without, and make it big enough to move the needle. Then go out and convince hundreds of millions of people that their standard of living needs to go down to make it happen.
The author is right- we're not going to give up our energy. And I'm not holding my breath for any magic either.
This conservative recognizes that man can have some effect. We need to do a better job of conserving resources. I am concerned about the future potential of damage to the ocean that will threaten the food supply. All that having been said, there is a balance between taking care of this planet and killing business, which will ultimately destroy everything.
Meanwhile, the electric company in western Massachusetts is building laughable recharging stations for the millions of electric cars they claim to expect. LOL!
Ya think? How about "Man made greenhouse gas emissions will have catastrophic consequences, and we must destroy the economies of the developed world to save ourselves"?
That counts as a pretty big "intellectual mistake" right there.
Yep. See “Red Hot Lies” by Christopher Horner. Spot on!
I think the more conservative approach appreciates our freedom to do better, our freedom to innovate, our freedom to enjoy the bounty the earth provides us and make our lives better. You can support a clean environment without being crazy as the warmist alarmists are, and you can be for conservation without hampering the genius of the free market and human ingenuity.
In a rational world, people aspiring to be politicians supporting “green” with other people’s money would either be laughed at into oblivion, or tried, convicted and executed for armed robbery under color of law.
Greenie = F’n moron!
You know what, this is all a fake-out.
The Greenies don’t care about planet earth.
They care only about furthering leftism, socialism, etcetera.
They will become vocal again if and when we have a Republican administration, or conservatism surges again in the world.
Then they blame AMERICA for destroying the environment of the whole, entire world!!
Right now, things are going their way, but they are like a sleeping snake.
They are a political movement, not an earth-saving, environmental movement.
Don’t be fooled.
Not only that, the invevitability of the environmental catastrophe that would follow their (and Obama’s) policies is apparent with but a moment’s reflection. They want to crush the economy, its output and the FIRST WORLD population. If these things happens, be sure that millions of hungry people won’t care a flash for the environment. They may die (which the lefties evidently want), but they’ll first destroy everything trying to squeeze a little food out of the proverbial turnip. I don’t much care for Michael Savage, but he’s right, “liberalism is a mental disorder” is a maxim and so appropos.
These Green fools don’t understand that the problem is not consumption, it’s capacity.
If you legislate consumption ‘over here’, it will thrive ‘over there’. Over there will probably be India or China.
Why not hit capacity head on and meet the challenge? Otherwise, will we allow these idiots to drive us to ruin? Really?
If you read the same article on The Guardian's site, it seems like the majority of comments from readers bray about the need for population control.
Good article. But the author's conclusion is wishful thinking.
The Green Movement has never been about "conserving the beauty and viability of our glorious home". Instead, it has been about destroying capitalism -- not saving the planet. And gaining raw power -- not seeking utopia.
If the Green Movement is at a dead end, they will re-direct their communism and it will re-surface in another movement.