Skip to comments.130 Environmental Groups Call For An End To Capitalism
Posted on 07/23/2014 12:31:16 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
Environmentalists have declared that global warming cant be stopped without ending the hegemonic capitalist system, saying that cap-and-trade systems and conservation efforts are false solutions.
The structural causes of climate change are linked to the current capitalist hegemonic system, reads the final draft of the Margarita Declaration, presented at a conference including about 130 environmental groups.
To combat climate change it is necessary to change the system, the declaration adds.
Environmental activists met in the oil producing, socialist country of Venezuela as part of a United Nations-backed event to increase civil engagement in the lead up to a major climate conference.
But environmentalists surprised U.N. officials by offering up a declaration that not only seeks to end capitalism, but one that also opposes U.N.-backed efforts to fight global warming namely, cap-and-trade and forest conservation programs.
Climate-change news analysis site RTCC reports that its unclear which groups signed onto the declaration, adding that it runs in the face of the green economy solutions to global warming backed by rich nations.
But many poor countries, like Venezuela, do not support a green economy solution to global warming, instead, arguing that rich countries should give poor nations cash payments and technology transfers.
Rejection of cap-and-trade and forest conservation programs also fly in the face of U.S. and European environmental groups, which back programs to limit and price carbon dioxide emissions.
In the U.S., environmentalists rallied behind the Environmental Protection Agency proposals to cut carbon dioxide emissions from new and existing power plants a plan that would force the shutdown of coal-fired power plants.
Climate disruption is the greatest challenge facing our generation, Michael Brune, the director of the Sierra Club, said in a statement in June. Until now, power plants have been allowed to dump unlimited amounts of carbon pollution into our air, driving dangerous climate disruption, and fueling severe drought, wildfires, heat waves and superstorms.
The EPAs plan to cut emissions from power plants has been attacked by the coal industry and Republicans who say it will harm the U.S. economy without doing much to help the climate.
EPA is setting up our states to fail our local economies to fail to deliver on the presidents promise that electricity prices will skyrocket all for immeasurable so-called climate benefits, Louisiana Republican Sen. David Vitter said in a Thursday hearing on the EPAs new rule. This rule is all pain and no gain.
The environmentalists who support the Margarita Declaration may have also been pleased to hear that Australia repealed its two-year-old carbon tax though Australia is still a free-market economy.
Australias conservative coalition government has been bucking the so-called climate consensus since their electoral wins last fall. Not only did Australia send no high level diplomats to the last U.N. climate conference, but they also plan to cut global warming and green energy programs by 90 percent over the next four years.
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They should look around Venezuela a little more before they encourage the world to be more like them
Yes because its worked so well everywhere its been tried.
At least they are now telling us what their agenda has been the entire time.
130 environmental groups can kiss my ass. Green on the outside red on the inside. Can you imagine the level of tyranny that the world would have to endure if these self righteous wanna be dictators got their way
ELF: SOS (Shoot on sight)
Nothing more than garden variety communists.
130 environmental groups say cap-and-trade is not a solution
It never was. But it did enrich a lot of environmental groups. States should sue the environmental groups for damages to their economy caused by malicious and intentional propaganda meant to enrich only the enviro-elites.
Oh yes. The Soviet Union and Eastern bloc promoted a pristine environment.
This tells me the ultimate goal of these radical environmentalists was communism all along. They can’t deny it after this.
Yet, so many refuse to believe that the NWO is real.
Says it all
Right - their thinking is to live off other people’s resources.
And I call an end to 130 mental environmental groups!
They must think that now there are enough low-information voters in a tizzy about globull warming that the mask can come off and the end game commence.
Wastin away again in Margaritaville. lookin for my lost container of Salsa.
Just think how “green” the world will be when ISIS has taken over.
Who will keep the lights on?