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Earth Day deluge

By Alan Caruba
web posted April 17, 2006

April 22 is Earth Day. I doubt that most people have any idea how vast the effort is to convince people around the world that the Earth is in peril due to industrialization and the human population in general. The amazing thing is how bogus the claims are, but when repeated endlessly, they become a “truth” simply from repetition.

The Earth Day Network has mobilized 13,000 “partner organizations” for a letter to the President “to champion specific, meaningful climate change solutions during his second term in office.”

What the Earth Day Network wants him to do is bring about “significant mandatory reductions in carbon dioxide emissions.” That translates as putting everyone on a bicycle. They also want “large scale investment and other incentives for renewable energy…” That means coast-to-coast fields of windmills and buildings covered in huge solar panels. And lastly “strong fuel economy standards.” Translate that to mean higher prices, via taxes, on the use of gasoline. It too is a lie. We have already reached the point where every bit of energy that an auto can squeeze from of a gallon of gas has been achieved.

The Network still claims—falsely—that, “scientists around the world have come to a near consensus on the climate change problem facing our planet. Weather patterns and temperatures are shifting, animals on land and in our oceans are dying, and food and water supplies are threatened.” This is pure sophistry. Of course weather patterns and temperatures are shifting. They have been doing that for billions of years. Species have been living and dying for millions of years. Ninety-five percent of all the species that ever lived on Earth are extinct, but countless species, as Darwin pointed out, still survive.

To keep these lies going, the Network is going to mobilize “nearly 100,000 teachers in the U.S. and thousands of local, grassroots groups in nearly every congressional district in the country to raise awareness and initiate immediate action to address the causes of global warming.” The catch is, of course, there is no global warming.

There will be some 20,000 “climate change events in the United States alone on Earth Day.” The Network expects “more than 2,000 Earth Day sermons” to be given in churches. The end of the world has long been a favorite topic of theologians. There will also be events in China and Kiev, and presumably lots of other places where people without a scintilla of knowledge about the Earth’s climate will gather to tell others that we’re doomed.

At this point, it should be pointed out that we are talking about the expenditure of millions of dollars to make all this happen. There’s no way Earth Day television programs, conferences, panels, parades and other events can occur without spending a lot of money. And it is all about a huge lie, a hoax concerning the “warming” of the Earth that is not happening.

A vast governmental bureaucracy has grown since the advent of the Department of Environmental Protection. The EPA has generated more federal laws and regulations than any other government agency. Fully a third of the Federal Register is devoted to so-called environmental concerns. Much of it is devoted to destroying the keystone of capitalism, private property. That said, there is no denying that those early programs to clean the nation’s air and water have produced some dramatic, useful results.

Today, however, the environmental movement remains polluted with an antipathy to the economic system that funds such programs. It remains tainted by its contempt for the Earth’s human population. It is indifferent to scientific truth and is a corrupting force in an endeavor that has produced the discoveries that have advanced and enhanced life.

Here is the curious fact about Earth Day that is not widely known. It is the birthday of Lenin, the icon of Communism who led the Bolshevik revolution that brought the Soviet Union into being. In 1955, the then Soviet Premier, Nikita Krushchev ordered that April 22 nd be designated a day to celebrate Communism.

Out of all the days in the year, the founders of Earth Day chose Lenin’s birthday. Coincidence? I think not.

In the past, the former Soviet Union spent billions to perpetrate the lie of Communism on the world. On May Day they would stage a huge parade in Red Square. The inner core of the environmental movement today would have celebrated that event with the same fervor they bring to the celebration of Earth Day.

This mass nonsense officially began in 1970 and I am patiently waiting and hoping to be around on the last Earth Day when a grand total of perhaps eight people with nothing better to do show up for its final event.

Alan Caruba writes “Warning Signs”, a weekly column post on the Internet site of The National Anxiety Center. © 2006 Alan Caruba

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