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Environmentalism “uber alles”?

While there are valid reasons to be concerned about environmental degradation, we’re now in a situation in which concerns over saving the environment are being co-opted to support an agenda in which people and nations are cast as enemies. Just look at what they’ve been saying:

Clear evidence of global warming? -- that's Great Britain without the Gulf Stream. Apparently the Gulf Stream was on vacation in Greenland last week. NASA photo via Boing Boing

“In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill …All these dangers are caused by human intervention and it is only through changed attitudes and behaviour that they can be overcome. The real enemy, then, is humanity itself.” – Club of Rome, The First Global Revolution, consultants to the UN.

“Isn’t the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isn’t it our responsiblity to bring that about?” Maurice Strong, former Secretary General of UNEP Continue reading

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