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Climate Cultists Will Do Anything To Save The Planet, Except Stay Home

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The green movement can make more money by jet-setting around the globe than staying home.

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Under President Joe Biden, the U.S. has spent more money than ever before in fighting so-called “climate change.” But climate activists continue to call for more. One wonders if it is ever possible to satisfy their demands.

The climate agenda is flush with incongruities and inconsistencies, a nicer way of saying “lies.” Decades of unrealized doomsday predictions do not prevent more doomsday predictions. Manipulated data uncovered by leaked Climategate emails and NASA whistleblowers do not stop climate activists from pointing to their fabricated “science.”

But perhaps the greatest falsehood of the climate agenda is a failure in simple logical deduction. Climate activists’ entire raison d’etre is ending fossil fuels. They claim fossil fuels are driving climate change; ergo, we must eliminate them. Strangely, though, to reinforce that position, anti-fossil fuel hypocrites use more fossil fuels than your average person.

Use more fossil fuels while forcing others to use none. It’s a central tenant of the climate agenda.

Last November, 80,000 people gathered at the anti-fossil fuel U.N. Climate Conference “COP28” in Dubai. The 28th of such conferences, which grows in size and scope each year, lasted more than two weeks. That’s airfare, hotels, cars, wining, and dining, all for a reduced footprint. Two weeks’ worth of meetings and not a single panel to admit the hypocrisy of the anti-fossil fuel crowd as they use the very fuels they bemoan.

There are dozens, if not hundreds, of global climate conferences, and you can guarantee the anti-fossil fuel elite will attend as many as possible. If you make a career trying to ban fossil fuels, you’re never more than a couple of weeks away from the next elitist party.

This month alone, the “Second Nature Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit” is in Long Beach, California; the “Climate and Clean Air Conference” is in Nairobi, Kenya; and the “International Financial Reporting Center Sustainability Conference” is in New York City.

The Aspen Ideas Institute has a climate conference in March, but not in chilly Aspen. No, everyone will be traveling to Miami Beach because why not? And while we’re traveling to Florida, the “European Conference on Renewable Energy” is holding its March conference in Orlando. If the New York Jets and Giants can play in New Jersey, then Europeans can have a conference in Florida. Ponce de Leon was European, after all.

March will bring some of our fearless climate change activists to the “World Impact Summit” in Bordeaux, France, while others will attend the completely different but similarly titled “Climate Chance World Impact Summit” in Bogota, Colombia. If you’ve lost track of all the parties, you’re not alone. Yet there’s much more.

Many milestones in climate conferences are forthcoming: The “8th International Conference on Climate Change” is in Sri Lanka and then the “16th International Conference on Climate Change” in Pau, France, in April. The “World Conference on Climate Change and Global Warming” in Madrid in April is only in its fourth year, and a similarly named “Fourth International Conference on Climate Change and Sustainability” will be in Paris this July. Let us not confuse that July climate conference with another July one, the “Conference on Global Climate Change and Sustainable Development,” in London. Would you like to bet several hundred climate activists will attend both and take a plane between Paris and London rather than the train?

I’d bet the farm, and I literally have a farm to bet.

While the “World Conference on Climate Change and Sustainability” will be held in Barcelona this October, the “Global Summit on Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability” will be in Rome, also in October. Paella and carbonara in the same week!

There are summits in every nation every month from now until the end of time, which the climate activists tell us, thanks to fossil fuels, is pretty close. Imminent, but not before I get global status on United Airlines, not for the champagne at take-off, but for the Earth.

Not one of these is virtual. Not one of these conferences is a Zoom call. No one will be at their boring desks in their boring homes. Exotic, international travel is essential to the anti-fossil fuel mission. The planet depends on it.

During the Covid pandemic, people stayed home, houses of worship and workplaces were closed, and our children took classes remotely because “science” told us human contact and proximity was a risk we could not take. Climate science tells us human use of fossil fuels is driving the crisis and end of the world, yet climate science enthusiasts refuse to wear the metaphorical mask.

That should not surprise you. Anger you? Yes. Surprise you?  No.

Remember how our elite were exempt from Covid lockdowns? Whether it was then-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi getting her hair done, California Gov. Gavin Newsom dining at the French Laundry, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham having jewelry stores open for her Christmas shopping, or former President Obama throwing a lavish birthday party, the ruling class did not have to follow the rules. Covid protocols are for the unwashed masses, as are gas stove bans and EV mandates.

“For someone like me, it is the only option,” said International Climate Envoy John Kerry when asked about his private jet travel to Reykjavik. Kerry could have easily flown commercial on one of the more than a dozen daily East Coast commercial flights to Reykjavik, but in his mind, Kerry is truly greater than the rules. So the protocols do not apply.

Manmade climate change is an unproven theory, a hypothesis that merits scrutiny and rigorous academic investigation. We get hysteria and profiteering, a maddening display of deeply unscientific activism that cheapens science and sews tremendous doubt into the public discourse. These very same hysterics led to people no longer believing the government on Covid, and the manipulation of science for political and economic gain explains why few believe “climate change” is even real.

Tens of thousands of lucky climate activists will attend these events, almost all of whom are in luxury hotels in glamorous cities. Would an “International Climate Conference” ever be held in Juba, South Sudan, or Port-au-Prince, Haiti? Of course not. There is no Mandarin Oriental, and the wine is terrible.

So long as the climate crew jet set around the world to listen to Al Gore tell stories, we can all rest assured that, as a planet, we are doing just fine. The green movement has plenty of green to make, and the cynic in me knows that is the actual purpose.


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