Every year, a new story from the main stream media proclaims the end of the world is near. Yet, we’re still all here.Climate change activists are like a socially acceptable cult that continuously miscalculates the end of the world.  (In fact, this BBC article claims the world is going to end within the next 18 months.)

Skeptical conservatives have been labeled as “climate change deniers.” But recently, one of their own confessed: it’s all a hoax.

Michael Shellenberger, a “lifelong environmentalist, progressive, and climate activist” has worked as an environmentalist for 30 years and a climate activist for 20. Congress once asked him to provide expert testimony. 

In his new book Apocalypse Never, Shellenberger details how the alarmist “climate crisis” narrative that environmentalists push is unhealthy and misleading. Recently, Shellenberger summedup some of the key facts in his book in an article called, “On Behalf of Environmentalists, I Apologize For The Climate Scare.”

  • Humans are not causing a “sixth mass extinction” 
  • The Amazon is not “the lungs of the world” Climate change is not making natural disasters worse 
  • Fires have declined 25% around the world since 2003 
  • The amount of land we use for meat — humankind’s biggest use of land — has declined by an area nearly as large as Alaska 
  • The build-up of wood fuel and more houses near forests, not climate change, explain why there are more, and more dangerous, fires in Australia and California 
  • Carbon emissions are declining in most rich nations and have been declining in Britain, Germany, and France since the mid-1970s 
  • Netherlands became rich not poor while adapting to life below sea level 
  • We produce 25% more food than we need and food surpluses will continue to rise as the world gets hotter 
  • Habitat loss and the direct killing of wild animals are bigger threats to species than climate change 
  • Wood fuel is far worse for people and wildlife than fossil fuels Preventing future pandemics requires more not less “industrial” agriculture
  • Factories and modern farming are the keys to human liberation and environmental progress 
  • The most important thing for saving the environment is producing more food, particularly meat, on less land 
  • The most important thing for reducing air pollution and carbon emissions is moving from wood to coal to petroleum to natural gas to uranium 100% renewables would require increasing the land used for energy from today’s 0.5% to 50% 
  • We should want cities, farms, and power plants to have higher, not lower, power densities 
  • Vegetarianism reduces one’s emissions by less than 4% 
  • Greenpeace didn’t save the whales, switching from whale oil to petroleum and palm oil did 
  • “Free-range” beef would require 20 times more land and produce 300% more emissions 
  • Greenpeace dogmatism worsened forest fragmentation of the Amazon 
  • The colonialist approach to gorilla conservation in the Congo produced a backlash that may have resulted in the killing of 250 elephants

Why have they lied for so long? 

“Environmental groups have accepted hundreds of millions of dollars from fossil fuel interests,” he revealed.

Of course they have.

No matter how loud the environmental cult screams, we are the ones who have science on our side. 

Thanks to Shellenberger for coming clean.  And see ya in nineteen months, environmentalists. 

Unless Jesus comes back, we’ll still be here.

Hat Tip: Environmentalprogress.org, BBC.com

Image Credit: Pikist

 

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Mark Meckler

Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at MarkMeckler.com, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.