Unlike most books on the subject of the great global warming hoax Steve Milloy’s Green Hell: How Environmentalists Plan to Control Your Life and What You Can Do to Stop Them doesn’t focus on the scientific arguments which as he points out are well documented elsewhere. In any case man-made global warming has been so thoroughly debunked that it’s hardly necessary to labour the point. The science is in, and man-made global warming is not happening.
Milloy’s focus is on the real agenda behind the scam and behind environmentalism in general. Environmentalism of course has nothing to do with science. It’s a political ideology, and a terrifying one.
Milloy documents the outrageous intentions of the greens, an agenda that will wreck economies and lead to lower standards of living throughout the West. In The Third World the consequences will be even more devastating. Green opposition to desperately needed development projects will condemn much of the world’s population to permanent poverty and even death (don’t forget that the green-inspired ban on DVD cost the lives of millions)
He points out many of the less obvious dangers. We all know the greens want to make driving a car more expensive but their policies will also making less safe since the smaller cars they are pressing people to buy have dismal safety records. So it’s a green policy that is already costing lives.
And of course there’s the insane green energy policies. These policies are particularly tragic for Americans since the US has enormous reserves of coal, oil, natural gas and shale oil. There need be no energy crisis in the US for centuries or even millennia, except for the energy crisis the greens are deliberately engineering.
Even more worrying are the incredibly intrusive plans that environmentalists have up their sleeves. Green Big Brother wants to monitor the energy usages of individuals. They already have the technology to do so. So in what used to be the Land of the Free the government will be watching you to see how long you spend in the shower and whether you’ve left your TV set on standby.
It’s important to realise that this kind of intrusiveness, these restrictions on individual freedom, are not just a side-effect. They’re what it’s all about, the creation of an Orwellian socialist nanny state. Social control is the aim.
And forget any fantasies about profitable green industries. Green industries cannot survive without massive subsidisation from the taxpayer. Of course these policies will be irreparable economic damage which as far as radial environmentalists are concerned is a bonus. You can’t bring in the green socialist utopia unless you first destroy capitalism. Amazingly a huge number of large corporations have been browbeaten by the greens into supporting the destruction of their own industries.
A depressing book but Milloy ends on an upbeat note, reminding us that the very tactics used by the greens can often be used just as successfully by their opponents.
An excellent book and highly recommended to anyone who values freedom and western civilisation.