The United Nations is one of the most sacred political cows in the liberal media. This is especially true when they convene the global elites on the perils of “climate change.” The latest confab in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, began with the usual appeal to fear and panic from U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, formerly known as the Socialist Party prime minister of Portugal.
“Our planet is fast approaching tipping points that will make climate chaos irreversible,” Guterres warned. “We are on a highway to climate hell with our foot still on the accelerator.” If that AC/DC song echo wasn’t strong enough, he added, “It is either a climate solidarity pact, or a collective suicide pact.”
Journalists consider anyone who questions this my-way-or-hell viewpoint as not only a “denier” of science but an enemy of the people. Their standard practice is to sound like U.N. publicists.
NPR’s comically titled newscast “All Things Considered” ran a U.N.-boosting story on Nov. 7 that they headlined “U.N. climate conference opens with alarming warnings about the global climate.” There was no dissent allowed from the “highway to climate hell” talk.
Anchor Elissa Nadworny helpfully asked reporter Ruth Sherlock what the U.N. hoped to accomplish. Sherlock touted “developing” countries demanding “loss and damage” money, insisting “wealthier countries that are responsible for most of the carbon dioxide emissions should pay reparations to emerge economies.”
Conservatives are calling this the “Sharm el-Sheikh-down.”
The only dissenting note on NPR, naturally, was from the left of the U.N. establishment, from Greta Thunberg-style extremists who want to ban capitalism. Nadworny asked about Egypt hosting this conference since they do not typically tolerate much dissent.
In 2021, the U.N. Environment Programme complained, “Overall emissions reductions in 2020 likely reduced the annual increase of the atmospheric concentrations of long-lived greenhouse gases, but this effect was too small to be distinguished from natural variability.” Now they demand we reduce emissions by 45% by 2030. So imagine an ongoing crackdown worse than COVID shutdowns.
You can’t even debate the timing of their panic. The U.N. summit has a Climate Clock warning we only have six years and 253 days to avert certain doom.
Democrats in the midterms slammed Republicans who question the climate doom as “extremists.” The liberal media never questions whether the international climate consensus is extreme. They define that as the sensible governing center, with Greta Thunberg — Time’s 2019 Person of the Year — goading for more. Authoritarian extremism is painted as idealism.
Every democratic nation on Earth has to attempt to translate these demands into policy that doesn’t cause a voter revolt. The result is a whole lot of verbal deference to globalist demands, followed by policies that “fall short.” The media yelled at Team Trump for pulling out of the Paris Agreement. What they wanted was an insincere endorsement of environmental extremism, and then a policy that was far less severe than what the U.N. wanted.
For decades now, our so-called democracy-defending media has clamped down on any dissent from the climate cops. There can be no two sides — or it’s stacked as reason versus unreason, science versus quackdom, and humanity versus inhumanity.
When they complain the “Biden agenda” will be stopped, this is one crucial part of it. Democracy and climate are at odds.
Steven Brizel says
Climate change and its accompanying hysteria is one of the three core elements of American Marxism
Mo de Profit says
What do you call a church goer who claims that the world is ending?
A religious extremist.
What do you call an atheist who claims that the world is ending?
Credit to Dennis Prager.
Mo de Profit says
The illiterate leftist elites will claim that the image of the power station is all pollution.
Only one chimney is emitting anything the tallest one, the rest is water cooling.
Mark Sochor says
After this last election, I vote for collective suicide pact.
Spurwing Plover says
Noting that all those attending the COP 27 came in Private Jets 400 Private Jets and just think about their Carbon Footprints
I prefer to consider that their carbon jack-boot prints.
Well, the jackbooted powermongers tried with might and main to get their way with the chianeeeeeze vye russ, and got flummoxed in that endeavour. Tjis meme is merely a reboot of the same game, same players, same stakes.
I remember only too vividly the “new thing” that was released upon our consciousness back in 1968 and 9.
I was studying Geophysics and Planetary Physics at Scripps Institue at UC San Diego at that time. The new meme just being released into the public consciousness was the global COOLING and the any mnoth now impending ICE age. The theory was (I busted up laughing the first time I heard it…) concerned how global cooling would cause the polar and glacial ise to build up so rapidly the water necessary to form all that ice would lower the sea levels so drastically that most US seaports would be shut down because the openings to those seaports wold become too shallow to allow the big (then) ships to cross the bar and enter the shipping ports. San Francisco was the one West Coast exemption of note, San Diego being a distant second, Both seaports have very deep enrances. Seattle would also still be ccessible, however, consider that ALL the wharves would have to be dredged much deeper alongside the quays, and possibly those sharves even be rebuilt to be the twenty feet lower for proper unloading. All this was guaranteed to come upon us within the next ten to at most twenty years of that time, 1968,9.. As I recall from direct observation, the climate along the entire coast of California actually went a touch warmer on average over the next couple of decades. That’s sort of what prompted the cries for global WARMING, which also have never materialised.
We all thought the hew and cry over the coming ice age (I remember a VERY goofy film made up on this meme, a cruise ship jammed in the ice off Long Beach Harbour, those aboard starving and facing freezing to death as the ship’s main bunker tanks apprlached empty. Of course, had to have the sort of cute gurl and the skanky dood….. the promo clips revealed I did not need to waste the buckannahaff and hourannahaff to go see the silly thing.
Silly sensationalist liars…… same crew nowadays, only they’ve recruited some proffessional “help” to massage their message sufficently to make it palatable.
The tragedy is, as quickly as so many were duped by all the covidiocy flung upon us, I rather doubt there will be mush of a shortage of shills to stump for the lies being spewed forth.