The Exxon CEO is a rare exception, with the courage to defend his company’s moral right to pursue its own interest: profitable production of fossil fuels.
There’s a lot more at stake in Times Square than the lights.
Environmentalism is, at its core, a religious fanaticism against technology, industry and progress.
What the religion of environmentalism really opposes is man’s nature, i.e., the fact that man must reshape the earth in order to survive.
Just as religious altruism pits man’s fundamental nature against him by demanding he be a self-sacrificial animal for God, so environmentalist altruism pits man’s fundamental nature against him by demanding he be a self-sacrificial animal for Earth.
Climate change predictions have been wrong for decades because they are not based on science but on government sponsored “research.”
The ultimate test of any theoretical model is not how loudly it is proclaimed but how well it fits the facts.
Environmentalists like Naomi Klein are intentionally unclear and misleading about the fossil fuel industry and capitalism, because it serves their purpose of taking away our freedom to live our lives and run our businesses the way we choose.
Instead of environmental regulations that actually save lives, we pay to subsidize politicians’ cronies and pet projects,
What the environmentalists are advocating—ending freedom via a socialist dictatorship—is a sure path to environmental disasters and human misery.
It is Greenpeace that we should watch and call out on, exposing its propaganda and plans to destroy human well-being. It is companies like Shell and Lego that we should defend and thank for providing us not only necessities of life but products that make our lives more comfortable and enjoyable.
The fundamental goal of environmentalism is not clean air and clean water; rather, it is the demolition of technological/industrial civilization. Environmentalism’s goal is not the advancement of human health, human happiness, and human life; rather, it is a subhuman world where “nature” is worshipped like the totem of some primitive religion.
This Earth Day, instead of attacking those who sell fossil fuels, I will applaud them for overcoming constant environmental hysteria — while providing affordable energy that will allow us to fight poverty, which is the real threat to the people of the world.
The lights of our cities and monuments are a symbol of human achievement, of what mankind has accomplished in rising from the cave to the skyscraper. Earth Hour presents the disturbing spectacle of people celebrating those lights being extinguished. Its call for people to renounce energy and to rejoice at darkened skyscrapers makes its real meaning unmistakably clear: Earth Hour symbolizes the renunciation of industrial civilization.
So let’s chill out about global warming. We don’t need more micromanagement from government. We need less.