Sunday 19 February 2023

AGW and the war in Ukraine, what's it all about?

At first sight, it seems hard to link the war in Ukraine with the theory of AGW (Anthropogenic Global Warming, now rebranded as Climate Change), however this article makes points that appear to put forward quite a compelling case.

The fact is that the resource base on which our world developed has now been severely depleted. And every year the situation will only get worse. The so-called “green” technologies that the West imposes on less developed countries by order will not help the planet’s ecosystem in any way without changing the paradigm of economic development of the whole world. This is most clearly described in the concept of “Planetary Boundaries”, based on the anthropogenic factor of human impact on the environment. Three processes have already gone beyond reasonable limits, provoking irreversible changes in the planet’s ecosystem in the near future:

- the extinction of species, depending on their habitats, began to occur 100-1000 times faster than it was before the industrial revolution 250-300 years ago;

- the degradation of natural freshwater reservoirs has begun: if 2.3 billion people do not have access to fresh water today, then in 30 years 4.5 billion people will not have access.;

- degradation of rural land, lack of irrigation water and acidification of the world’s oceans inevitably lead to a decrease in access to food in the world on a per capita basis.

Note that AGW is not there, and it seems to me that the reason for this is that the "green agenda", which the AGW myth is designed to promote, is about increasing the access of the developed nations of the West to energy and food resources. So, as the article shows, is the war in Ukraine. Neither is about countering a real threat, indeed the real threats to life on Earth, both geopolitically, geographically and economic, are almost never mentioned. Only the phony threats, those that serve the interests of the sort of people who go to Davos every year, are blazoned across our news media with monotonous regularity.


Lola said...

Amen to that. Except. The world is not 'running out of resources'. To all intents and purposes 'resources' are infinite. And the only reason for the shortage of water (which is highly debateable) is government failure.

Sackerson said...

But what will nuclear war do to the polar bears? And the habitats of the Great Crested Newt? And do we have enough stocks of coal to see us through the 'nuclear winter'?

Bayard said...

"And the only reason for the shortage of water (which is highly debateable) is government failure."

We are where we are. In Utopia, many things are possible that are not in the real world. In the real world, governments fail, all the time.

Lola said...

Bayard. Yes. But. We are living in an era of total government and bureaucratic failure (well, as far as the Man on the Clapham Omnibus is concerned - the failed govs and bureaucrats might think they are succeeding).