I’m getting a bit tired of the so-called ‘Environmentalists’. They’ve become blinkered, dogmatic and mindless. Somewhere along the way they got confused and are now no different to me than the people who blow themselves up in the name of religion. Enviro-Fundamentalists.
Like all Fundamentalists, the Enviro-Fundies seem to want to send us back to a time in our mythical past where everything was ‘good’ and ‘clean’ (when exactly was that?). They insist that everyone view the world through their eyes and will accept absolutely *no* questioning or debate. Also, they have confused ‘energy’ with ‘pollution’ and seem to base all of their proclamations and demands on this mistake.
I have already stated that insisting that the only way we Humans can Save the Planet is by ‘Conserving Energy’ will be the end of our civilisation. I genuinely can’t see how conserving energy can be good. If we don’t continue exploring space and learning about the Universe, WE WILL DIE OUT. End of. As ‘they’ say: If the dinosaurs had a space programme, they’d still be here. Conserving energy is not the way to ‘boldly go’.
Let’s use the human body as an analogy. The Enviro-Fundie want us to be someone who eats only beans and pulses (solar and wind power only with no thought of a clean baseload energy source) and is therefore so weak that they can’t actually do anything other than sit indoors and tell each other stories lit by an ugly energy-saving light bulb. If they tried to go for a run, they collapse out of exhaustion within 10 minutes. So, they just sit indoors, wear jumpers and do pretty much nothing. Except maybe juggle by candlelight.
I, however, want us to be a person who had an unlimited amount of high quality fresh and varied food (a nuclear baseload with personal solar or wind sources so that people can cut their bills a bit), who is fit, runs 30 miles a week, has 2.4 kids and a gorgeous partner, sends their elderly parents to ‘warmer climes’ for the summer, takes their family on at least two big holidays a year, throws great parties AND is the CEO of a multi-national company. You can’t do that living off beans.
Conserving energy is for losers.
Now, I’ve got a question: why did everyone go so crazy over the heatwave in 2003 which killed 30,000 across Europe? It was seen as a ‘taste of things to come’ when Global Warming really takes hold. But every winter in the UK alone there are approximately 40,000 deaths due to the cold. Why are deaths due to heat in the summer deemed as far worse than the far more deaths due to cold in the winter? Oh yea. ‘Dying from the cold’ doesn’t fit in with their fundamentalist views of the risk of Global Warming…
I assume that Enviro-Fundies are equally concerned about preventing deaths due to cold, too, right? So I wonder how they propose to keep old people in the UK warm during the dark, cold winter months in order to keep them from dying? Solar power?