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“Follow the money!”

The old maxim is always sound advice when assessing the motives of those advancing bold agendas for the benefit of mankind.

Invariably, the newest progressive idea entails a transfer of wealth from the taxpaying classes of Western nations to our transnational, global and Third World elites.

For the masters of the universe, establishing justice and equality for the world’s poor are rewarding exercises in every sense of the word.

Consider the 2015 Paris climate accords.

Its declared goal: Save the planet from the ravages of climate change, which is caused by carbon dioxide emissions, which are produced by industrial nations with too many of the world’s factories, farms, ships, planes and autos.

Under the Paris accords, wealthier nations of the West were to set and meet strict national targets for reducing their carbon emissions.

Together, these reductions were to prevent any rise in the planet’s temperature of more than 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.

This was presented as the world’s last best hope of preventing a climate catastrophe in this century.

Among the warnings the climate has been sending us:

The melting of polar ice caps, killer hurricanes, droughts, wildfires such as we had this year in California, river floods in Europe, rising sea levels, and the swamping of coastal towns, cities and islands like the Maldives in the Indian Ocean.

With the apocalypse thus laid out if we failed to act, there arose the inevitable question: How much hard cash would the global elites and their Third World clients be needing from the West — to grant the West an absolution for its past sins of carbon emissions?

Answer: The rich nations would fork over \$100 billion yearly to repair damage done by climate change to the poorer nations and to compensate them for reorienting their energy dependence away from coal, oil and gas, to greener forms like sun, wind and water.

But in 2016, an inconceivable event aborted the Paris climate scheme. The Americans elected Donald Trump. Calling the Paris deal a rip-off of his country, Trump swiftly pulled the U.S. out of the accords.

Upon what grounds?

Put simply, America First. Under the Paris accords, the U.S. was to cut back carbon emissions annually and contribute the lion’s share of the \$100 billion annual wealth transfer for the developing world.

Meanwhile, China, the world’s number one polluter, if carbon dioxide is a pollutant, was to be permitted to increase its carbon emissions until 2030. Thus, today, China is responsible for 28% of world carbon emissions, while the U.S. contribution is half of that, and falling.

Came then President Joe Biden, who immediately reentered the Paris deal.

In April, he pledged to pony up \$5.7 billion as a payment on our share of the \$100 billion. At the U.N. last week, he pledged to double that contribution to \$11.4 billion. Congress has yet to appropriate either sum.

China’s game? Beijing is suggesting that it wants to stay cooperative. “China will not build new coal-fired power projects abroad,” pledged Chinese President Xi Jinping in prerecorded remarks to the U.N. General Assembly.

Yet, as the New York Times writes, in 2020, China “built more than three times more new coal power capacity than all other countries in the world combined, equal to ‘more than one large coal plant per week.'”

Yet there are trade-offs here.

ORDER IT NOW

Those Chinese coal-fired plants in poorer nations do contribute to global carbon emissions. But such coal plants also enable the peoples of Asia and Africa to enjoy the benefit such plants produce — electricity, heat, light. These can make life far better for 21st-century Asians and Africans, just as coal and oil made life better for 19th- and 20th-century Americans

In Glasgow from Oct. 31 to Nov. 12, the U.K.’s Boris Johnson will host the 26th U.N. Climate Change Conference of the Parties, or COP26.

There, new demands will be made on the Americans, both for more money and new reductions in carbon emissions.

A paradigm, a pattern, has been long set.

Brand the U.S. as history’s great producer of carbon dioxide. Depict the Second and Third Worlds as victims of American self-indulgence. And get on with the shakedown. Demand more money. Castigate the Americans by calling Biden’s \$11.4 billion a pittance, not enough.

One wonders: Among the climate elites, how many will be traveling to Glasgow on commercial and private jets, and how many will be battling climate change by arriving by boat, bus or bicycle?

If this New World Order crowd wanted both to set an example and cut the carbon footprint, why not do a virtual summit?

As for the Chinese, we should probably be prepared for one of those “offers they can’t refuse”:

“If you Americans want China’s cooperation on climate change, you might want to cut back your propaganda about the ‘Wuhan virus,’ Hong Kong, the South China Sea, Taiwan and those allegations of ‘genocide’ against the Uyghurs.”

Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of “Nixon’s White House Wars: The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever.”

 
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  1. If you want China’s co-operation stop spreading villainous lies about China, stop financing, training and propagandising for vicious separatist terrorists in Xinjiang and Tibet, Hong Kong and elsewhere. There-I fixed it for you.

    • Agree: GomezAdddams
    • Replies: @Getaclue
  2. Weaver says:

    Coal plants might be harmful for polluting the local air, but CO2 release is surely not significant.

    If all of the domestic and US foreign waste were cut, the US could probably afford to develop global mining capacity for greater solar, wind, tidal, hydro, and geothermal adoption. I believe there’s a lot of waste in the US due partly to lack of competition and government. How much has been lost during just Covid?

    If growing demands for more free stuff lead to Zuckerberg losing his private island, then maybe it’s worth it. Who even knows which butterfly wings will lead to long term improvement?

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  3. How many millions of miles of copper wire will be used to wire the armatures and fields of those hundreds of millions of electric cars of the future? And how much carbon-based energy will be required to smelt the copper? How much electricity? Because of the pressure this increased demand for copper will put on commodity prices, how much will the wire for your house cost? Your audio amplifier and speakers? A Cuisinart food processor? Vacuum cleaner? Somehow, I don’t think all these hidden costs have been factored into the optimists equations.

    And remember, those 2.7 billion Chines and Indians are expected to get all of this stuff too.

    • Replies: @Weaver
    , @(((They))) Live
  4. Weaver says:
    @ThreeCranes

    Deep sea mining. Maybe!

    • Replies: @nokangaroos
  5. Getaclue says:
    @mulga mumblebrain

    “Co-operating” with someone who fully intends to cut your throat at some point when they believe they have reached the place of power where they can do it most easily is insane. The ChiComs/Communists intend to take over the world (heavily aided by the NWO “Elite” fools) and all the useful idiots in the USA won’t be spared when they finally do so. Fauci et al NWO traitors enabled WuHan but the ChiComs once they knew it was out definitely decided to spread it worldwide, we are already in WW3 — Let the General tell you the plan which we now see unfolding:

    https://jrnyquist.blog/2019/09/11/the-secret-speech-of-general-chi-haotian/

    • Troll: d dan
    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  6. SteveK9 says:

    Pat buys climate catastrophism, so the rest is not worth reading.

    • Replies: @Rogue
  7. Patriot says:

    The millions of hours pontificaing about cimate change — the endless conferences, documentaries, and proclamations are worse than useless: they are actually COUNTER PRODUCTIVE.

    The reason is that they address symptoms instead of the cause, and thus distract us from actually solving the problem. It turns out that people cause virtually all non-natural environmental damage. Double the population and you more than double human-caused damage.

    We can all go vegan, drive electric cars, recycle, wear armbands and protest, but, meanwhile, if the world’s population quadruples, then environmental damage only increases.

    Remember humans not only cause climate change, but species loss, water pollution, air pollution, farmland loss, ocean dead zones, ozone depletion, heavy metal contamination, groundwater depletion, clear-cutting, over fishing, and a thousand other ennvironmental problems.

    ALL can be reduced by bringing the Earth’s population into a sustainable level.

    Note that nearly all White nations and Japan are alread at population decline except for massive, unprecedented immigration. i.e., all the Worlds population growth is comming from the 2nd and 3rd world.

    Recycling and electric cars are simply feel-good mastabatory virtue signaling. Stop treating symptoms. Attact the base cause. Solve the problem.

    Now, for you idiots out there. No, I am not proposing draconian governmental mandates. I propose gentle, but convincing worldwide programs along with economic incentives for people to reduce family sizes over the next 3 generations. We’ve seen this approach work wonderfully, back in the 50’s abd 60’s. Good God some countries have birthrates of 6+children. This is totally selfish and unethical.

    Also a 25-yr moratorium for immigration into Japan and the West, until we can fix our own environmental problems (America First).

    Imagine Earth with only 1 billion people. All environmental problems gone, revialized natural areas, cheap land, cheap housing, plenty of water, timber, fish and game. Everyone well fed.

    Lastly, a question for those incapable of thinking: How many humans do you want in your town, city, country or earth? 10 million? 10 billion, 100 billion? 1 trillion? When will your life be bettef when your city as 10 billion people? When is enough, enough?

    It’s our obligation and right to decide.

  8. @Weaver

    Sorry to have to break the news, ladies …

    even if the technicalities of deep sea vacuuming robots were solved
    (not as easy as it sounds), the manganese nodules are the metallurgical
    equivalent of lateritic nickel deposits i.e. they cannot be enriched by
    flotation, you have to start extraction with acid and go electrochemical
    from there; all hideously expensive and poisonous.

    The bulk analyses and estimated reserves sound great –
    until you get to the fine print 😉
    – The idea has been floated for half a century but no real breakthrough
    in sight.

    • Replies: @Weaver
  9. Y’all are gonna think the climate changed because the teperature in your house is going to be the same as the temperature outdoors. Because you can’t afford electricity. Because electricity is scarce and only Party Members can have it.

    The grid is groaning and crumbling now and they want us all to have electric cars!

    Best you be thinking about what your gonna do when the lights go out.

    • Agree: Jim H
    • LOL: nokangaroos
  10. Quizzler says:
    @Patriot

    Preach Patriot, LOL. I have been saying this for well over 10 years, maybe more. No one listens though. For some reason the mere thought of population going down to a more sustainable level terrifies people. I always have said that people are weak and fragile and the biggest mover of people are the emotions….especially FEAR. Ever watched House Hunters? I watch just to see the participants say the same things over and over and over. “Honey, the neighbors are sooo close!” “Honey the yard is too small”……never once do I get the impression that these people are against overpopulation but can’t figure out why they can’t find any affordable “privacy” and “space”. Don’t get me started on the fools that want to be in the middle of, say, London but wonder why it is so noisy…

  11. Athena says:

    ”The Roman Empire stretched from North Africa, Syria and the Mediterranean Sea to Germania and Britannia in the north. It ended at Scotland.”

  12. SafeNow says:

    Everyone going to the conference knows that it will come down to geoengineering. Misting (“albedo”) yachts is my guess, under the “do no harm” rule. Of course, the attendees dare not say this, or the world would throw in the towel on reducing emissions, because, hey, we’re going to get geoengineering anyway. And, the geo advocates would be destroyed for their unwokeness.

  13. TG says:

    “Climate change” is a fraud, just not the way you probably think.

    Consider California. In 1950 the population was about 10 million. Due mostly to the rich deliberately forcing the population up against the will of the American people, the population has been nearly quadrupled to about 40 million. Meanwhile, the trend for annual precipitation has remained constant for at least the last century.

    So the rich quadrupled the population, precipitation was constant, per-capita precipitation was cut to a quarter, and fresh water is running out, and the ability of the water storage system to level out the inevitable year-to-year variations has been gutted. Perhaps in the long run dumping all that CO2 into the air will be a bad thing, but the water shortages in California simply CANNOT be due to climate change – but saying that’s it’s a consequence of our abusive immigration policy is forbidden.

    Similar things have happened in Syria and South Africa – alway blame ‘climate change,’ never massive population growth that was encouraged/forced by the rich.

    As the rich force populations ever higher, the working class is going to be crushed underfoot, and the rich need to deflect popular anger away from themselves and onto something else – climate change, robots, white supremacy, whatever.

    And a big reason that US is not making even greater reductions in CO2 is all that continued forced population growth due to third world immigration. From 1970 to today, per casita energy consumption decreased by about 15% – but post-1970 immigration boosted the population by 40% and counting, more than wiping out per-capita reductions.

    Per capita, India is miserably poor compared to Canada, but overall, India is a massive polluter, and Canada is an example of man in harmony with nature. But the rich love cheap labor, so they are currently working very hard to make Canada more like India.

    • Replies: @Jim H
    , @Patriot
  14. TG says:
    @Patriot

    Kudos! Well said. Agree.

    Although population control does NOT generally require abusive government policies aimed at minimizing population growth. Population control requires STOPPING abusive government policies aimed at maximizing population growth!

    It gets little attention, but much – maybe most – population growth has been due to government/elite policies. You have massive immigration cancelling out the low fertility rates in the West, and this does not just move people around, mass immigration maximizes global population because every person escaping from a place like Bangaldesh just makes room for one more person to be born and survive to adulthood back hime. And you have ‘pro-natalist’ policies, like the one that generated that population explosion in Mexico (“to make Mexico bigger and better!” – hey, how’d that work out for the Mexican working class? And overall, the vile propaganda of Julian Simon and Milton Friedman and Paul Krugman, that people simply MUST breed like rodents – they MUST have they physical maximum number of children they possibly can without any consideration of consequence – or we will “run out” of workers and the sky will fall…

    Stop forced population growth, only encourage people to not have more children than they can REASONABLY support, and population, and the environment, will mostly take care of itself.

  15. @Patriot

    “Slowly exterminate everybody! Except me and my kin!”
    I like your style, sir!
    Would you perchance be a representative of a Certain Tribe? Those are their values, and traditions.

    • Replies: @nokangaroos
  16. Not to worry, in 16 months the GOP will take control of both houses of Congress and in a little over three years Donald Trump or another Republican will be back in the White House; Joe may die, become incapacitated or decide to resign sometime between now and 2025 though; either way the ‘Third World ” will not get a dime of American largesse.

  17. Jim H says:
    @TG

    ‘India is miserably poor compared to Canada, but overall, India is a massive polluter, and Canada is an example of man in harmony with nature.’ — TG

    Wow, sounds like utopia! Can we all move to Banff, become ski instructors, and bed naive co-eds?

    Actually, Canada is an example of ‘little England’ provincial socialism (with an admixture of French bloody-mindedness) transported to North America.

    And despite its over-the-top wealth of natural resources, polite and sterile Canada has achieved astoundingly little in the global scheme of things: ‘Failure to thrive,’ in medical jargon.

    MAD magazine nailed it decades ago: ‘Canada: the Retarded Giant to our North.’

    Savage, eh?

    • Replies: @Weaver
    , @Lev Myshkin
  18. Patriot says:
    @TG

    Great comments. Couldn’t agree with you more.

    In The West, most people want 0, 1, or 2 children. It’s only the governments, foreigners, cat ladies, Marxist, and religious fanatics who want massive unlimited immigration.

    It’s the elites driving immigration, not the citizens. Our own government is actually working hard to destroy America.

    Lower and Middle Class Americans are devistated by open borders. For example, in 1950 when California had only 10 million people, and lots of open land, a blue collar worker could buy a new 4 bd house close to the ocean for about 5x gross annual salary. Today a new 4 bd house close to the ocean costs about 40x a blue collar salary. Hence, working people can no longer afford to ever own a nice home.

    This is because massive foreign immigration filled California with 40 million people, all competing in a endless rat-race for ever diminishing land and houses.

    IMMIGRATION DESTROYED THE AMERICAN DREAM

    Imagine if suddenly California only had 2 million people: water, space, land in abundance. Clean air and water, no smog, beautiful nature, house prices would drop to almost nothing. No brownouts. But, instead our government is hell-bent to cram another 40 million immigrants into California.

    Think you’ve seen fires, smog, crowded freeways, high house prices and taxes and social dystopia???? Hahaha, wait until you see California with 80 million angry, complaining Third Worlders all scrambling to get “theirs”.

    • Agree: Max Maxwell
  19. Rogue says:
    @SteveK9

    Well, maybe if you read the whole article, you wouldn’t have come to your lazy conclusion.

    Why does anyone ever bother commenting when, by their own admission, they’ve “not read the article?”

  20. Rogue says:
    @Patriot

    Reducing population growth points a finger away from Whitey and towards blacks and browns.

    Therefore, an untouchable issue. Only blame-Whitey issues are to be debated (and agreed upon).

  21. Rogue says:

    The huge amount of plastic crud in the oceans is a far more serious issue than climate change – which is gonna change anyway, regardless of what decisions mankind makes.

    But Whitey, whilst far from blame free on the plastic pollution, is not the main culprit.

    So, no, only issues where Whitey is primarily to be blamed are allowed on the agenda.

    • Replies: @nokangaroos
  22. Weaver says:
    @nokangaroos

    Nautilus Minerals might well have been a scam, but it claimed to have completed several machines. It claimed to be close to beginning work, then ran out of money.

    However, it might have just been a scam.

    • Agree: nokangaroos
  23. Weaver says:
    @Jim H

    Canada is too cold. It’s like Russia but with some good areas.

  24. @Expletive Deleted

    What of it? Malthus is alive and kicking (well, mostly the latter 😛 ).

    None of what we see in Madagascar, the Sahel or the Amazon is caused
    by any stinking “climate” (and BTW rising CO2 and temperature should
    raise overall biological productivity and shrink deserts).
    Euros are so much better at forest and soil husbandry only because they
    ran into the problem earlier.
    The Green Revolution has bumped into the Law of Diminishing Returns,
    and when not if nitrogen fertilizer (from nat gas!) becomes prohibitively
    expensive things are going to turn vile.
    – Mussolini is still hated for having all goats in Sicily culled but it was
    the sensible thing to do; with reason now an endangered species it no longer
    matters what we do re: climate – the Sons of O´Bummer will lay
    it to ashes within the century.

    … once you have groked that you can learn to stop worrying and
    love the Crash.
    Did I mention the Black Death enabled the Renaissance and was overall
    the best thing to ever happen to the Euro peasantry?

  25. @Rogue

    North of 95% of the plastic in the oceans stems from the 10 most
    polluted rivers, none of which are in Europe or North America.
    (Well duh. Every drop the Rhine discharges into the North Sea has been
    utilized six or seven times).

    I´m as much for conservation and sustainability as anyone,
    but the Gretta zombie craze/crusade is a Soros scam.

  26. Corvinus says:
    @Patriot

    “I propose gentle, but convincing worldwide programs along with economic incentives for people to reduce family sizes over the next 3 generations.“

    So, in essence, socialism.

  27. Weaver says:
    @Patriot

    Social security not only taxes new workers but also entices society to bring in more workers to help support the burden.

    UBI is better than social security.

  28. Patriot says:

    Social Security in the USA is a Ponzi Scheme based on importing ever more taxpaying workers. But it is doomed to fail because too many of the low IQ immigrants they now import can’t work, pay no taxes, and drain the USA eonomy.

  29. reading says:

    Is climate Apocalypse the New Apocalyptic religion?
    The European Union as the new Pope?
    Is the carbon tax the new tithe? Is artificial meat the new indulgences?
    If the E.U. wants to promote the eco-friendly Church and make it a global tax. It has to be universal, otherwise it won’t appeal to the vast majority of the world. That is, it has to be broadly fair.
    If you just want to bully people. As a tool to oppress the pyramids. So this new religion has not even begun to take off before its jurisprudence collapses…
    If the EU wants to be Pope, it has to perform holy acts. Devotional devotion.. .Have holy deeds that people believe in. To pay for the future cardinals of the European Union. When the Pope elects the emperor. Enjoy the world’s environmental eleven tax. The family sells green indulgences.
    .Do you think buying and hiring a bunch of media preachers will secure your papacy? You guys don’t give a damn about sanctification and you start designating heresies before you have established papal authority. Kaffir began toying with choirboys.?
    Remember if the Church is too corrupt. Not universal. Then there will be an Episcopal Church… for the future prosperity of you environmental preachers… I urge you not to start out greedy. Everyone can be saved by promoting more trust in environmental protection. Instead of trying to scare people into paying taxes with environmental Armageddon. I’m playing with a little boy…
    Since it is universal.. Can you make up carbon breathing rights for everyone?
    Or did your scriptures designate you as God’s chosen people in the first place? All the carbon in the world is god’s promise for you to enjoy.. You graciously grant breathing rights to the remaining half-men.. To want more is a crime against the environmental constituency.. You have to pay for it?

  30. @ThreeCranes

    THERE IS NOT ENOUGH COPPER IN THE WORLD!!!!!

    Thats a new one, I remember when the claim was there is just not enough Lithium, then it was there is just not enough Cobalt. THERE IS NOT ENOUGH ELECTRICiTY IN THE WORLD !!!

  31. Global warming is real. It has zero to do with carbon dioxide.
    And result of it will be that 95% of humanity will die out.
    Only Canadians and Russians will survive.

    • Replies: @Patriot
  32. @(((They))) Live

    Very perspicacious comment.

    I’ll bet most readers didn’t suss out my secret meaning, as you did, when what I had said was that rising demand for copper would drive prices of many downstream things higher but what I really meant was that the world would run out of copper.

  33. Lisa J. says:

    – True: the electric grid is almost entirely obsolete and crumbling in America. That’s why the Department of Energy wants to implement a smart power distribution network connecting many small, ”independent” power generation sources. But this will take time, and for now human ressources are drained by NATO. Pathetic.

    – Europe does not seem to have sufficient knowledge on electric power generation and distribution to modernize their grid so that it becomes reliable and stable eneough to efficiently power hundreds of thousands of electric cars (!!) while also properly feeding millions of homes and industrial plants.

    0 This statement sounds strange: “The new [carbon dioxide] target for 2030 announced by Ursula von der Leyen will put the EU on track to meet its obligations under the Paris Agreement and make our continent the undisputed leader of global climate action,” said Kristian Ruby, secretary-general of Eurelectric.”

    (Ref.:https://www.ibtimes.com/europes-electricity-grid-slated-be-80-carbon-free-end-decade-renewables-surge-3046883)

    The important point here is that Quebec will be the main provider of electricity for New York and Wall Street, according to Quebec separatist François Legault. The fully incompetent (in science) wants the percentage of vaccinated people to be 100% (not 90 nor 95 or 99). So, again, an incompetent, as Justin Trudeau who will represent Canada (and for sure the interests of Power Corporation and SNC-Lavallin which was first contractor in Afghanistan).

    The following is a report on Maurice Strong, one of the ”fathers” of PowerCorporation and its ”green revolution”. Oddly enough, the corporation promotes the use of Monsanto’s GMOs in some of its publications like ”Terre de chez nous”. Strange..

    Interview 1131 – Elaine Dewar on Maurice Strong’s Cloak of Green

    See: https://www.corbettreport.com/interview-1131-elaine-dewar-on-maurice-strongs-cloak-of-green

    Meet Maurice Strong: Globalist, Oiligarch, “Environmentalist”

    https://www.corbettreport.com/meet-maurice-strong-globalist-oiligarch-environmentalist

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  34. @Getaclue

    ‘Secret speech’???It is to laugh!!! Every drooling word of your pathetic, psychopathic, hate spew was pure and simple projection, accusing China of your own crimes, repeated ceaselessly for nearly 250 years.

  35. @Lisa J.

    The Chinese manage, somehow. Corporate capitalism don’t seem so magically efficient in real life, does it?

  36. @(((They))) Live

    Hence the Club of Rome was correct, the poor billions will NEVER reach Western ‘standards of living’, and, therefore, are surplus to requirements. The ‘useless eaters’ are due to be removed before they become a threat to the parasite overlords.

  37. Patriot says:
    @Zarathustra

    “And result of it will be that 95% of humanity will die out.
    Only Canadians and Russians will survive.”

    The above statement is absoutely, 100% wrong. Climate change is real and it is largely man-made. It will alter temp and precipitation patterns everwhere and cause some coastal flooding. Some areas will become more desert like, others wetter. Some danger of altered ocean currents.

    The main economic effect is that agricultural zones will shift, such that best areas for each crop, and times of planting and harvest will move geographically. Local farmers will need to plant different varieties or change crops entirely. Local ag infrastructure (grain silos, etc.) will need to move.

    However, no human die-off; unstead some areas that are nice to live in, will become friggin miserable — super hot, rainy, high humidity, or snowy. But humans will survive.

    • Thanks: Zarathustra
    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  38. I only like to scare people.

  39. @Jim H

    Yer right. And I say that as I sit in the Great White North right now, Canuck born and bred. We had a chance to be a serious country years ago. Now we have a Drama teacher PM who brags about Canada being the first “post-national” state. But we have plenty of self-righteousness to export, even though we are NATO deadbeats.

  40. Bronfman, PowerCorporation a,nd Justin: READ this before going to Scotland for the meeting and threatening Canadians with your lies, poor clowns, liars, manipulators, WAR CRIMINALS:

    Canadian military wrecks the environment

    (excerpts)

    ”Canada’s armed forces have an immense ecological footprint. They’ve littered the landscape with tens of millions of bullets and shells as well as polluted dozens of lakes with ordnance. ”

    Now, the government is planning to spend hundreds of billions of dollars on new fossil fuel powered weaponry, which is incompatible with Canada’s commitment to reach net zero emissions by 2050. The government is expecting to spend \$82 billion on 15 new petroleum powered warships, which dump waste in the ocean, disrupt sea life and often spill oil. The full life-cycle cost of the surface combatants is expected to reach a mind-boggling \$286 billion partly due to their advanced weapons systems capable of decimating ecosystems.

    Concurrently, the military plans to purchase 88 new carbon-intensive fighter jets for \$19 billion (\$77 billion over their lifecycle). While mostly consumed in training, Canadian jets burnt 14.5 million pounds of fuel during the 2011 bombing of Libya. In that war NATO jets also destroyed natural habitat and killed many camels.”

    See:https://yvesengler.com/2021/08/24/canadian-military-wrecks-the-environment

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  41. @Weaver

    As long as the cancerous capitalist religion of endless growth continues, it won’t matter if all electricity, transport and agriculture etc are decarbonised-we will still destroy the planet’s life-support systems. In any case, it’s already too late, even if we decarbonised overnight. The denialist scum won.

  42. @Nein O'clock

    Canadian mining corporations are also responsible for horrendous ecological destruction, at home and abroad.

  43. @Patriot

    You plainly have NO idea what is coming down the road, straight towards us. The odious disaster downplaying form of denialism, working hand in glove with the hardcore deniers.

    • Replies: @Patriot
  44. Patriot says:
    @mulga mumblebrain

    Dear Mumblebrain,

    Please tell us exactly what is “coming down the road straight for us.”

    This is a serious question. Please include facts and reasoning.

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