December 4, 2019

THE PURPOSE OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT IS NOT TO CLEAN UP THE PLANET: China DGAF, the left oblivious.

The wages of identity politics – “white man bad” and all that – is the obsessive focus on own society’s failings, the real, the exaggerated, the imaginary, while everyone else gets a free pass. Who are we, the privileged oppressors, to critics other people in other parts of the world?

And so, while the virtue signalers are banning plastic straws and single-use supermarket plastic bags to “save the planet”, “The amount of plastic polluting China‘s coastal waters has soared following a government drive to stop rubbish being dumped in the country’s rivers. More than 200 million cubic metres of waste was found floating off Chinese shores last year, up 27 per cent on 2017, according to the environment ministry.”

Huo Chuanlin, deputy director of the ecology and environment ministry’s marine environment department told journalists that “China is the biggest producer and exporter of plastic products, accounting for about 30 per cent of the world’s total, but that doesn’t mean China is a major marine plastic polluting country.” But even Independent newspaper is not buying it: “scientists say China is the world’s leading generator of plastic waste.” Indeed.

While the cheerleaders of Greta Thunberg and the Extinction Rebellion are thinking up ever new ways of shutting down the Western economies, dreaming up mad multi-multi-trillion dollar “renewable energy” schemes, and even the mainstream politicians are demonising fossil fuels and nuclear in favour of green energy, which is nowhere near sufficient to power our societies, China just keeps on pumping that CO2 into our sweet air.

Like I said the environmental movement isn’t about cleaning up the planet.

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