New Leftist Agenda: End Global Warming and Die of Malaria

posted by Sandra Peterson - 

I hate to tell you this, but we’re all going to die.  And we are all going to die in the next 20 years if we don’t do something right this very second!!

You see the earth is in a crisis state, and we must take action today to stop climate change. 

We have to kill capitalism and quit eating meat.  We have to turn our very lives over to the brave scientists for them to tell us exactly what to do, or we are all going to die.

Now, to be fair, some of you are going to die anyway.  Frankly, the scientists probably can’t be bothered to tell farmers exactly what to plant, or what goods need to be produced.  They will leave that to the central planners left over from the old Soviet Union.  Those guys will still be around, unless they went to Cuba or Venezuela.  No food, you know, but the climate is better than Moscow in summer.

But trust the scientists.  They’re scientists.  Just because their funding is in danger because some other faux scientists are questioning their research, and governments and companies are questioning their investments in this new alchemy, doesn’t mean they don’t know what they’re doing.

The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) just released its latest report that demanded societies give up all fossil fuels, move to completely renewable sources of electricity, stop eating meat, and end the capitalist economic system.  They said that if we don’t do all those things in 20 years, we are all going to die.

The IPCC wants to limit warming to about 3 degrees Fahrenheit to “significantly reduce the risk of climate impacts such as water scarcity, flood and drought, extreme heat, tropical cyclones, biodiversity loss, and sea level rise,”.

The IPCC and climate alchemists’ biggest claim is that climate change is caused by using fossil fuels (coal, oil & gas) that that release greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide, which has warmed the planet to levels that cannot be explained by natural causes.  And that claim is complete BS. 

As readers of this blog know, NONE of the alchemists’ claims can be verified by other non-alchemists or even replicated by other alchemists. 

In short, what the UN is proposing is a complete surrender of your life, liberty, property, and happiness to a bunch of unelected bureaucrats who perform the equivalent of estimating the number of angels that can dance on the head of pin.

If we don’t adopt these measures, the alchemists say, we will see more severe weather, more illnesses from heat, smog and infectious diseases, and MORE DEATH!! 

Actually, the leading cause of death in this old world is not obesity or smog, it’s malaria.  Which is spread by mosquitoes.  The alchemists say that as the earth warms, we’ll have more mosquitoes and more people will die.

Malaria’s a serious thing.  It mostly affects people who live along the Equatorial Belt in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.  According to HumanProgress.org (fantastic website, I read it every day) “malaria seriously hampers economic development in poor countries. The disease reduces overall labor productivity, reduces agricultural output, discourages investment and tourism, and damages educational outcomes due to high degrees of absenteeism among both students and teachers.  Repeated bouts of malaria can also compromise the cognitive development of children.

The results are stark: researchers estimate that the economic costs of malaria range from 0.41 per cent of GDP in Ghana to a staggering 8.9 per cent in Chad. It is also estimated that if malaria and HIV were eradicated, foreign direct investment in the median sub-Saharan African country could rise by as much as a third, with all the potential for growth and economic opportunities that would entail.”

So, malaria is pretty serious, and between 1 and 2 million people die from it every year.

Except said death rate has been going down over the last 30 years, about the same time as these climate hysterics got going about the planet heating up.  In 1990, the death rate worldwide from malaria was 14.2 per 100,000 people.  In 2016, that rate had fallen almost 40% to 9.7 per 100,000.

Hmm. What changed?

Well, it wasn’t the UN screeching about climate change.

Between WW II and 1965, malaria was managed by the spraying of the insecticide DDT or taking quinine if you happened to contract it.  However, due to some extremely overblown environmental concerns (see Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring), DDT use was banned.  However, new medicines and insecticides, and the use of insecticide-treated bed nets became more popular. [SIDE NOTE—one of the most effective programs to date to stop new infections is former President Bush (43) charity that makes sure almost every schoolkid in Africa has new bed nets.]

None of these new medicines, insecticides, or even sterile mosquito intervention programs were driven by the UN or local governments.  They all came from the blessings of capitalism; either directly from companies or from charities like President Bush’s.

And you know the statistics that show the US has lead the way in reducing greenhouse gas emissions?  Yeah, those didn’t happen because the UN mandated it.  Those reductions happened because alternate energy sources like natural gas and clean coal became cheap and affordable.

And the government didn’t develop those technologies.  They all came from capitalism.

So, let’s all quit eating meat and become socialist serfs.  It’s the only way to save the planet. 

Just ignore the people dying from malaria.

 

Sandra Peterson
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