Skip to comments.Why Environmentalists Will Eventually Hate Renewable Power
Posted on 04/13/2015 11:37:39 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum
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I would love to see some alternative energy source come out to replace our current dependence upon fossil fuels. Breakthroughs can happen at any time and aren’t always predictable. Let’s hope it happens so we have a huge burst in civilization’s growth!
Everyone else is supposed to die off except them.
Low-cost energy - from whatever source - is anathema to them.
If they hate humans so much they should just kill themselves.
Three candidates for early termination to help Gaia’s health: McKibben, Rifkin and Ehrlich.
Hey, if they’re sincere....drink the Kool Aid, boys.
“What if another energy technology is developed that supplies us with abundant and pollution-free energy? “
And herein lies the real agenda of the left. With pollution there is a cure. Stop polluting. But, and here is a big but, if they call it pollution, the global warming meme is shot. Billions going to leftist climatologists all go bye bye. The funding of the left which helps promote their ideology would be no more.
It would impact universities, businesses, politics. Every walk of life has been impacted by “global warming.” It’s pollution and that’s what the right needs to say and say it loud.
They think the human race is pollution.
Modern environmentalists are acolytes of a malthisan neo-luddite religion that seeks to eliminate human beings as a force on this planet.
Have you ever noticed the lack of support for new nuclear designs and fusion from the left? They know that would cut pollution without having to give up civilization, which is why they don't support it.
They think they are the only "real" humans.
would love to see some alternative energy source come out to replace our current dependence upon fossil fuels. Breakthroughs can happen at any time and arent always predictable. Lets hope it happens so we have a huge burst in civilizations growth!
We had it, nuclear power, and we pi$$ed it away. I guess if you are an “alchemist,” who thinks some how a way can be found to turn $hit into Gold, there may be a “breakthrough” on the horizon for you. But the reality is that there is nothing on the horizon except nuclear power, so get prepared for a cold, dark world in succeeding generations.
[ The environmentalist’s real goal is the depopulation of Earth.
Everyone else is supposed to die off except them.
Low-cost energy - from whatever source - is anathema to them. ]
You really have to wonder if they are actual aliens/demons/evil entities that are striving for the destruction of mankind.....
It would reall be a bigger piece of evidence FOR the existence Malevolent Aliens messing with us than some blurry pic of a flying disc....
[ If they hate humans so much they should just kill themselves.
They think they are the only “real” humans. ]
They think that they are “Evolved Humans” and the rest of us are just a bunch of “Wal-martians from flyover country” that can be disposed of...
[ We had it, nuclear power, and we pi$$ed it away. I guess if you are an alchemist, who thinks some how a way can be found to turn $hit into Gold, there may be a breakthrough on the horizon for you. But the reality is that there is nothing on the horizon except nuclear power, so get prepared for a cold, dark world in succeeding generations. ]
China will have power, they are working on Molten Salt Nuclear Reactors and will probably sell us energy fromthem once they perfect it from powerstations built in Mexico...
We could have had this tech as early as the early 70’s but cronyism from G.E. and other “Government Industial Complex” companies involved in the nuclear industy wanted to milk the government for fuel and weapons contracts....
Eisenhower was SPOT ON....
Our descendants will be shivering inthe dark or paying through the nose to china for heat and power....because we were to stuipid to see the long game....
“We could have had this tech as early as the early 70s but cronyism from G.E. and other Government Industial Complex companies involved in the nuclear industy wanted to milk the government for fuel and weapons contracts....”
Exactly! And that is the Achilles Heel of Free Enterprise as it has morphed here in the US. It’s why the Japanese took over the TV market because our vacuum tube mfrs. didn’t want to give up their buggy whip businesses. It was said at the time, if the transistor came with an octal base, our TV makers would have adapted to it, but they wouldn’t change their decades-old manufacturing processes to utilize the new technology.
And it’s likely the same situation in the “big Pharma” business. Innovative medicines and protocols are buried because the new stuff would take away particularly lucrative old medicines. It’s why you never hear of many of the “cancer break throughs” ever making it to market. The difference here, is that we may well be being kept from life-saving/extending stuff for the sake of profits. Today’s business “leaders” would be happy to see you die if they could get bigger bonuses by reason of more profits on old stuff.
Insofar as nuclear energy is concerned, as you point out the industry had the government as a “partner” in the withholding of progress. My best man worked for the old Atomic Energy Commission in their Berkeley Office. He left in disgust for the way the thing ran and that was in the early 1970’s. Now the NRC is staffed with people who are opposed to Nuclear Power.
Thanks for posting this. I agree with the writer that if and when renewable energy becomes cheap and abundant, environmentalists will oppose it. They already oppose solar power because it threatens the habitat of the desert tortoise, and wind power because it kills birds and bats.
It only makes sense that they should lead by example :)
I remember forty years ago when enviros were bawling about how power poles were spoiling the view of everything! They wanted all power grids underground!
Now look at what we have! Windmill generators everywhere spoiling the view! Now the wide open areas can only be enjoyed by seeing a CGI movie!
It seems that the renewable energy pipe dreams of the hippies from 45 years ago are coming to fruition in this generation with rotted fruit.
The article makes a lot of sense about how environmentalists would rue the day that renewable energy sources could replace fossil-fuels, BUT....
Democrats are not about energy independence or about doing away with fossil-fuels....
Democrats are about taking advantage of the issue, in order to advance their agenda of controlling the people and the economy. Liberals and socialists and communists, cannot have complete control of a country without getting control of the economy and the people after that.
To quote from one of the later Dune novels, revolutionaries are all closet bureaucrats; they expect to be in charge when the revolution is over, changing all the little things that annoyed them.
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