Column: California wildfires to Florida hurricanes, how the rich game climate change
Cynthia McKinney and the Green New Deal, with some of the many celebrities who have signed on. (Courtesy Facebook)
While the California wildfires burned and destroyed homes and lives in the deadliest state, a similar outbreak has been raging in Louisiana over the past five days. As of Tuesday night, the governor was reporting three deaths, more than 1,200 missing, thousands of structures destroyed, and a state of emergency had been declared.
Like the California fires, the wildfires have been burning through a forest that was once pristine and largely destroyed in the last half century. The fires in the U.S. are burning at an unusually fast pace, too. In fact, according to the U.S. Forest Service, there were 1,890,000 acres burned in the U.S. last year, double the amount of acres burned in 2017 and triple the amount in 2016! Now, it’s been over 18 weeks since a wildfire in California started, and it’s been over a year since a wildfire in Texas started, and it’s been over half a year since a wildfire burned in Florida.
And when you look at the numbers, it’s not that hard to figure out that this is no coincidence. The rich and powerful of the world are on the march for a new kind of energy regime, and they are determined to move the world out of fossil fuels. If they succeed, they will have eliminated at least 50 years of mankind’s carbon emissions.
This is an ominous time for the planet, and the U.S. stands to be the first to bear the brunt of it.
What’s happening in California is just one example of how the rich are trying to shift the world to a new energy regime. Their goal is to “solve” climate change, but the real reason is to take our homes and replace them with gigantic solar and wind parks. The fossil fuel companies have been fighting back, through lawsuits and other means, trying to stop this effort. But with the U.S. government poised to pass the Green New Deal, it’s becoming increasingly likely we’ll see these kinds of policies.
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