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?
The Soviet Union, and now communist China, are polluted cesspools. Do these idiots really think that communism is the solution?
Anyone with half a brain knows that.
Because as we can see from North Korea and the USSR, Communism works so much better for the environment.
Yes it is.
They created a system where all money went through government. Now every industry is owed billion and billions and the government cannot pay them.
I have no idea why foreign airlines are still operating there and why foreign cargo ships still go there (with waiting times of 3 weeks or more to unload their ships, which costs them real $$$ to sit idle)
What they want is corporate fascism.
Whatever the problem, I have little doubt that these idiots think it can be solved by massive money transfers from the US to whoever is claiming aggrieved status.
Paraphrasing Winston Churchill: Capitalism is the worst economic system... except all the others.
200 million capitalists call for an end to environmental groups.
My, my, who could have seen this coming? Rehashed Marxism on a stick.
It will work if it is just enforced by smart people.
And replace it with what? Communists in Russia used nukes to move earth for dams. The Chinese have terrible air quality and water pollution.
Which economies have the money to do eco-sensitive things? The rich, capitalist democracies!
Sad how many mixed up people there are in the world (who are getting media attention for it.)
Capitalism is the only economic system that actually protects the environment. All government socialist economies are enviro rapists. Check the record.
Demonstrating, once again, environmentalists are not interested in protecting the environment. They are attempting to gain control of the means of production and convert the world economy to a global tyranny.
130 capitalist groups call for the end of environmental groups.
130 capitalist groups call for the end of environmental groups.
Proving once and for all that none of this ever had ANYTHING to do with saving the planet.
Margarita Declaration..............wasted away again in Margaritaville..............
I call for an end to the UN and environmental groups. The only good red is a dead red.
They’ve got a Margarita Deceleration, well I’ve got a Bourbon Declaration and it kicks their tequila drinking butts any day of the week.
130 Communist Front Groups, you mean.
But bicycles require metal, and that means mining, which means machinery, which these Luddites are against.
I’m very well aware of all of that.
I declare, I would enjoy a Margarita right about now.
Marxism was created to rule the uneducated. Kind of like not teaching the people to read and then telling them what is in the Bible.
Is the EPA one of them?
There they go again. NOT a single byte of proof in support of what they have ever said about anything.
They expose their true goal in their demanding an end to capitalism, and where (Venezuela) they are in doing so.
These people are plain old Communists that shouldn’t be recognized as anything other than crackpots, and NOT allowed to utilize our court system for their unproven purposes. They are malicious vandals disrupting the system. They are not the heroic saviors of the World they imagine themselves to be.
I as a single capitalist call for the end of Communist environmental groups!
Global warming can’t be stopped without the systematic extermination of all undesirables and the total enslavement of the proletariat.
It’s the only way to be sure. /s
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