BOGUS CRUSADERS: If The Left REALLY Cared About The Environment…

Written by Wes Walker on April 28, 2021

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Some of us have been around long enough to see how political footballs like the environment keep morphing to advance one political cause after another.

The math always looks the same — problem X is catastrophic. It requires solution Y, which can only be achieved through massive growth in government and regulations.

Global Cooling. Nuclear Winter. Acid Rain. Ozone layer. Y2K. Rain Forests. Carbon Credits. Hockey Sticks. Global Warming. Ice Caps. Polar bears. Climate change. Plastic straws. Green New Deal.

We are told we’ve got what, 10 years left before the world as we know it is over? Do the activists really believe that? Of course not.

Their policies don’t just conflict with their personal behavior, showing rank hypocrisy. Hypocrisy in lavish lifestyle, fancy homes, or extensive travel is nothing new from the high-and-mighty on the political left. They’ve always got a ready excuse for why they are the exception to the rule.

No. Let’s focus somewhere more specific — their policies and actions directly conflict with their stated goals.

Here are a few examples:

After using a dubious science experiment as the justification for pushing a switch to those nasty, useless plastic straws, you would think that Dems might be careful not to cede ground on any gains they’ve made from diverting plastic trash from the oceans.

Single-use plastics are evil, and a threat to our oceans. But COVID masks are worn by good and moral people, and anyone who does NOT wear them is the Devil himself.

Both things cannot be true at the same time.

Here’s another issue. One that comes especially close to home for the Democrats who have Big Tech standing by as a Big Brother ready to pound the daylights out of anyone who challenges their messaging.

Each time we send an email, search on Google, or watch a film on Netflix, carbon dioxide (CO2) is emitted because of the creation of the energy required to run your PC, phone or smart TV, and to power the ‘data centres’ that house the computers that make all of this work.

Emails produce between 4 g and 50 g of CO2, depending on how many people receive them and whether they carry an attachment. And technology market research group Radicati reckons we’re sending 320 billion every day.

According to online research company GigaOm, a tweet emits 0.02 g of CO2 — enough energy to power a 60W light bulb for 17 seconds — and 500 million are sent each day. And 0.2 g is generated by a single Google search, with 3.5 billion processed daily.

Last month, Netflix said streaming one hour of its content resulted in ‘under 100 g’ of CO2, or the equivalent of driving a (non-electric) car a quarter of a mile.

In 2019, the company said the average subscriber — of which there are more than 203 million — was watching two hours of content each day.

During the pandemic, that figure has risen to just over three hours. —DailyMail

If Democrats believed in the dangers that face us from warming they would be very concerned about all the time we spend online.

If additional computer use warms the planet, what about…

In-person schooling?

‘It’s difficult to be precise, but the energy needed for a one-hour call on a landline would have generated less than 5 grams of carbon dioxide,’ he says. ‘Using video over a laptop would be more like 170g.’– DailyMail

Keep that number in mind. Now multiply it out over the Zoom calls you’d need to keep this going:

How many students will attend school in fall 2020?

About 56.4 million students are projected to attend elementary, middle, and high schools across the United States (source). –NCES

So, 170 g of carbon, times that many students (and their teachers), times number of hours a day, times days a week, times weeks in a year.

That adds up quite a bit… and it doesn’t even count the homework or recreational computer use of those same students.

Rabidly Left-wing Google’s YouTube is (by their own logic) destroying the planet.

As mentioned earlier, more than two billion of its users—equivalent to nearly one-third of all internet users—log in each month. But that’s not all. YouTube viewers watch over one billion hours of videos on its platform every single day and are responsible for generating billions and billions of views (YouTube, 2021). — Oberlo

(Facebook is no better.)

What about Netflix — which is both owned and run by prominent personalities on the left. It is being used to advance the left’s preferred narratives while silencing ones they disagree with.

If the left really worried about global warming, they would be warning us to turn off Netflix (or Disney+ or the other streaming platforms).

In 2019, stats tell us Netflix, for example, had more than 1 billion hours of use. Since COVID came to town they have many more users averaging a significantly higher total daily use.

And when was the last time you heard a leftist denouncing the horrors of pornography?

Streaming online pornography produces the same amount of carbon dioxide as Belgium, according to a new report by French think tank The Shift Project. —Independent

Now that porn has joined the ‘gig economy’, with many ‘content producers’ setting up their own sites from home, that number is probably a lot higher.

The Left can denounce our cars and our beef all they want. But until they take a look at the mess their friends are making of the planet they claim is ‘on fire’… we know they aren’t even taking themselves very seriously.

How ironic that the guy they gave a Peace Prize to over his climate agenda is the same guy who takes credit for ‘inventing’ the internet.

What all this tells us is that their real agenda isn’t about the state of the planet at all… it’s a convenient mask for something else.

You probably shouldn’t look up ‘degrowth’ movement.

They wouldn’t like that at all.

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