The ‘green’ movement has little or nothing to do with “the environment”. It is a left-wing socialist/communist movement to undermine the economies of Europe and the United States while saying little or nothing about the world’s worst polluter which is communist China.
The ‘greenies’ are constantly seeking to handcuff the American economy with more and more restrictions on oil, coal and natural gas, and on any type of pollution while China puts massive amounts of pollutants in the air with little international protest or coverage in the global media.
Here is one rare exception in a recent story from USA Today:
Chinese foam manufacturers are releasing an ozone-destroying chemical into the air that goes against an international agreement meant to fix the ozone layer, scientists announced in a a study Wednesday.
The chemical is a chlorofluorocarbon known as trichlorofluoromethane (CFC-11), which the world agreed to phase out starting in 2010. But just in the past six years, emissions of CFC-11 have increased by around 7,000 tons each year, and the source is eastern China, the study suggests.
Located up in the stratosphere, the ozone layer acts like a sunscreen, blocking potentially harmful ultraviolet energy from reaching our planet’s surface. Without it, humans and animals can experience increased rates of skin cancer and other ailments such as cataracts.
“It was unexpected when we saw that, starting around 2013, global emissions of one of the most important CFCs suddenly began to grow,” said study lead author Matt Rigby, an atmospheric chemist at the University of Bristol in England.
The new study said that two provinces in eastern China – Hebei and Shandong – appear to be a major source of the CFC-11 emissions. Researchers used air-monitoring equipment in Japan and South Korea to detect the Chinese emissions.
Question: Where is the international ‘green’ outrage?
Answer: There is none since communist China is the polluter.
Here is The Week website reporting about China with Nikitas3.com commenting after each excerpt:
The Week reports: Sixteen of the world’s 20 most polluted cities are in China. The air in some cities there is so bad that, at times, visibility drops to 30 feet, traffic slows to a crawl, and nearly everyone wears masks over their noses and mouths. In Harbin, a city of 11 million people, government officials recently shut down roads, schools, and the airport when air pollution levels hit 40 times the safe limit set by the World Health Organization (WHO). During the “airpocalypse” in Beijing earlier this year, the density of small, lung-penetrating particles reached 993 micrograms per cubic meter — a concentration normally not seen outside of forest fires. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers anything above 300 dangerous, and maxes out its scale at 500. The smog was so thick in Beijing — which English-speaking residents call “Greyjing” — that a factory building burned for three hours before anyone even noticed that it was in flames.
Nikitas3.com comment: Where is the ‘greenie’ outrage about this? Answer: It is nowhere. The ‘greenies’ are too busy badgering American industry over every particle of pollution.
The Week reports: Why is China’s air so polluted? It’s the result of two decades of runaway economic development unrestrained by strong air-pollution laws, a dramatic increase in car ownership, and China’s overwhelming reliance on coal. China’s cities were filled with bicycles as recently as the 1990s, but thanks to the explosive growth of the middle class, the Chinese now own more than 120 million cars and another 120 million motor vehicles of other kinds. Fuel standards, set by a government committee stacked with oil industry members, have not kept pace. Auto emissions, however, account for only about 25 percent of the problem. Most of the blame rests on coal. China burns almost as much coal as the rest of the world combined. Despite making large investments in renewable energy, China still depends on coal to meet nearly 70 percent of its power needs. While air pollution is almost always bad in northern China, it really soars after cities turn on their coal-fired collective heating systems for the winter “heating season.” Temperature inversions often trap bad air for days or weeks.
Nikitas3.com comment: So if “global warming” or “climate change” really exist then China is the leading culprit. But we never hear any such accusation from Al Gore and his left-wing friends or from all the maniacal millennials who think that the world is coming to an end. They are all too busy defaming the United States which has an amazingly clean and efficient economy. The US uses only 50% as much energy per dollar of GDP produced compared to 60 years ago.
The Week reports: What are the health effects? They’re widespread and severe. In 2010, air pollution contributed to 1.2 million premature deaths in China, according to a study. Hospitals in Harbin reported a 30 percent increase in patients with respiratory problems after air pollution spiked in the city. Lung cancer rates in China have climbed by 465 percent over the last three decades, despite there being no significant increase in smoking rates. Scientists say the pollution in northern cities is so severe that 500 million people’s lives will be shortened by an average of 5.5 years.
Nikitas3.com comment: You would think that one of these fanatical left-wing health groups in Europe or the US would have taken note of this health crisis. But no … After all, it is happening under communism.
Meanwhile look at this bizarre puff piece from Bloomberg News that makes arch-polluter China look like it is actually the good guy. Each Bloomberg excerpt is followed by a Nikitas3.com comment:
Bloomberg reports: China is cracking down on pollution like never before, with new green policies so hard-hitting and extensive they can be felt across the world, transforming everything from electric vehicle demand to commodities markets.
Four decades of breakneck economic growth turned China into the world’s biggest carbon emitter. But now the government is trying to change that without damaging the economy—and perhaps even use its green policies to become a leader in technological innovation.
Nikitas3.com comment: This is laughable pro-China media bias.
Bloomberg reports: The government’s war on air pollution fits neatly with another goal: domination of the global electric-vehicle industry. Elon Musk’s Tesla Inc. might be the best-known name, but China has been the global leader in EV sales since 2015, and is aiming for 7 million annual sales by 2025.
To get there, it’s subsidizing manufacturers and tightening regulation around traditional fossil-fuel powered cars.
Nikitas3.com comment: Electric cars are NOT ‘green’; they are worse than gasoline cars. Electric cars consume excessive amounts of energy since they are powered by electricity which is a highly “refined” resource. And the immutable laws of physics say that refining energy consumes energy. Nikitas3.com has calculated that it takes 2 to 10 times as much energy per mile to power an electric car than a gasoline-powered car.
It gets worse. In frigid weather electric car batteries can lose half of their power. Poof. Gone. This would put places with cold climates like Minnesota or New England or Russia or Canada at a severe economic disadvantage if cars and trucks were all electric.
Bloomberg reports: Worldwide, solar panel prices are plunging—allowing a faster shift away from carbon—thanks to the sheer scale of China’s clean-energy investment. It’s spending more than twice as much as the U.S. Two-thirds of solar panels are produced in China, BNEF estimates, and it’s home to global leaders, including JinkoSolar Holding Co. and Yingli Green Energy Holding Co.
Nikitas3.com comment: If solar energy is so great then why does it need endless subsidies? Answer: Because it is not great. Solar is very expensive, weak and diffuse. For instance solar panels in the Northeastern USA only produce power for 1,000 hours out of 8,760 hours in a year. So where will the power come from for the other 7,760 hours? Good question.
Bloomberg reports: But China isn’t stopping there. As well as wind and solar, it’s exploring clean energy technologies like hydrogen as an alternative to coal.
Nikitas3.com comment: Hydrogen fuel cells have been around for decades. They don’t produce any worthwhile power except in applications where cost is no object. They are more ‘green’ utopianism yet Bloomberg is reporting on them like they are the wave of the future. This is more media malpractice.
Bloomberg reports: The trend towards clean energy is poised to keep gathering steam worldwide. BNEF projects global investment in new power generation capacity will exceed $10 trillion between 2017 and 2040. Of this, about 72 percent is projected to go toward renewable energy, roughly evenly split between wind and solar.
Nikitas3.com comment: Yes, and if this happens we can expect every mountaintop in the world to have windmills and every meadow to be blanketed in black solar panels, i.e., environmental destruction.
Bloomberg reports: What’s more, China sees high-tech industries like electric cars and solar panels as its chance to lead the world, setting standards and cornering markets as they begin to build momentum.
Nikitas3.com comment: Solar panels are not “high tech”. Solar is an ancient energy source that mankind abandoned when coal, natural gas, nuclear power and oil became available. Electric cars are not “high tech” either. They have been around since the 1890s and nobody wanted them. They are selling today only because the ‘greenies’ have rigged government policies worldwide to give huge taxpayer subsidies to make electric cars feasible in the marketplace. When the subsidies are removed electric car sales plunge.
This whole article is a pro-China scam. This is typical Bloomberg News but it is no surprise. Company founder Michael Bloomberg is a far-left mega-billionaire. He hates the capitalist system that made him rich.
Conservative Win Big In European Elections
Conservative secure-borders parties won big election victories in the recent Europe Union elections. These were votes for the European Parliament which is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium. This is different from votes for national legislators in the separate countries but it is a sign of things to come.
This election marks a major shift for Europe just as president Trump won the White House largely on Americans’ anger over illegal immigration. Breitbart News reported:
Italy’s hard-line interior minister, Matteo Salvini, says the European parliamentary vote shows “that the rules are changing in Europe.”
Salvini told supporters at party headquarters in Milan early Monday that the results of Europe’s four-day vote show that “a new Europe is born. I will say to those who have sunk the European dream, transforming it into a nightmare, that I am proud that the League participated in this new rebirth of a sunken Europe.”
Voter projections showed the League won 33% of the vote in Italy, up from just 6% at the last European vote in 2014 and at least 10 percentage points ahead of the Democratic Party in second place. The League’s coalition partners, the 5-Star Movement, suffered a blow, finishing third with just 19% of the vote.
Meanwhile Fox News reported:
The European Union’s traditional center splintered in the hardest-fought European Parliament elections in decades, with the far right … gaining ground on Sunday after four days of a polarized vote.
Turnout was at a two-decade high over the balloting across the 28 European Union countries. The elections were seen as a test of the influence of the nationalist, populist and hard-right movements that have swept the continent in recent years and impelled Britain to quit the EU altogether. Both supporters of closer European unity and those who consider the EU a meddlesome and bureaucratic presence portrayed the vote as crucial for the future of the bloc.
Marine Le Pen is a French secure-borders advocate. Nigel Farage is the anti-European Union and secure borders candidate in Britain. Fox News reported:
In Britain, voters went for the extremes, with the strongest showing for Nigel Farage’s the newly formed Brexit party … In France, an electorate that voted Emmanuel Macron into presidential office in 2017 did an about-face and the party of his defeated opponent, Marine Le Pen, drew into first place. In Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s ruling coalition saw a drastic loss in support to the Greens and, to a lesser extent, the far right. Italy’s League party, led by Matteo Salvini, claimed 32 percent of the vote in early projections, compared with around 6 percent five years ago.
“Not only is the League the first party in Italy, but Marine Le Pen is first in France, Nigel Farage is first in Great Britain. Therefore, Italy, France and England: the sign of a Europe that is changing, that is fed up,” Salvini said.
… Le Pen’s far-right, anti-immigrant National Rally party came out on top in France with 24 percent in an astonishing rebuke of Macron, who has made EU integration the heart of his presidency. His party drew just over 21 percent, according to government results.
Breitbart News reports:
With almost all regions counted, the Brexit Party is in the clear lead after winning around one-third of the vote and projected to have gained 29 seats. In a distant second, the pro-Remain Liberal Democrats won 15 seats, while the new Change UK (CUK), established solely to stop Brexit, failed to gain a single seat.
“Never before in British politics has a party just 6 weeks old won a national election,” Mr Farage posted to Twitter Monday morning. “If Britain does not leave the EU on October 31st, these results will be repeated at a general election.
In Germany chancellor Angela Merkel was responsible for a massive muslim influx in 2015. Fox News reported about the recent elections:
Exit polls in Germany, the EU’s biggest country, likewise indicated Merkel’s party and its center-left coalition partner also suffered losses…
Turnout across the bloc was put at 50.5 percent, a 20-year high. An estimated 426 million people were eligible to vote.
In other words the European Union developed its static economy and open borders when voters were not paying attention. They are now paying attention. Indeed Europe is changing and it will never go back.
Update from Breitbart News about Sweden where a muslim influx is leading to terrorism and crime:
The left-wing Swedish Social Democrats continue their downward trend and although they won the overall European Parliament vote, they saw their worst performance in the party’s history.
… The all-time low election result comes only months after the Social Democrats scored another historic low in the country’s last national election in 2018.
While the Social Democrats saw a decline in their vote, the populist (conservative) Sweden Democrats (SD) saw the opposite, nearly doubling their European Parliament vote from 2014, finishing at 15.4 per cent and saw the most gains of any Swedish party.