In case anyone still doubts that environmentalism is inimical to human life, says Per-Olof Samuelsson, they should take note of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s admonition to African political leaders at last week’s U.S.-Africa summit: Starving Africa Shouldn’t Build More Farms Because It Would Contribute to Global Warming.
This, while continuing to run his 500 foot diesel-powered yacht and 1 in 4 Africans suffer from chronic hunger. Kerrys “argument:’
Certain agricultural processes can actually release carbon pollution and actually contribute to the problem in the first place. It’s a twisted circle. Always complicated. But we also know that there are certain ways to change that.
For example, rather than convert natural areas to new farmland, a process that typically releases significant amounts of carbon pollution, we can, instead, concentrate our efforts on making existing farmlands more productive.
Or, as Daniel Greenfield points out, they can do both. And should.
Greens however care more about Carbon than people. That’s the sociopathic position on display here. The Greens respond to everything by touting more efficiency, meanwhile they run up the cost of the original product.
They’ve done that with energy in the West. Now they’re trying to do it with food in Africa.
There are senior citizens dying of Energy Poverty in the UK because the Greens pushed wind and solar subsidies. Now they would like to see children dying in Africa.
It may not be easy being green. But it’s hardly humane.