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The tragedy of Net Zero for the world’s poor


IT HAS been calculated that the West spends half a trillion dollars a year on the futile attempt to ameliorate the non-existent effects of the global warming catastrophe hoax. I suspect that it is considerably more than that. Meanwhile all the world’s poor live shorter lives, struggle to put even basic food on the table, cook on open fires of wood and dung inside their homes where they inhale the smoke, walk miles to fill buckets with water to wash and drink and after sunset live in the dark with no electric lights. All this without even considering the availability of medical care which we take for granted and so often abuse.

In Africa alone almost half a billion people live in abject poverty. Add to these the slum-dwellers of India, Bangladesh and many South American countries and a picture emerges of intolerable living conditions in the 21st century for a large percentage of mankind. Many of us, nay, most of the rest of us, are unaware how awful this is and blissfully enjoy the comfortable, plentiful lives we lead.

The Net Zero zealots are certainly fully aware of this but they don’t care that Net Zero will prolong this situation, probably for ever. At least one group of green nutters has actually admitted this.

So the tragedy is that all this money has been gathered and disbursed by brainwashed governments, public and private organisations and individuals and is being squandered to deal with a delusion. This has been led entirely by the United Nations from the very beginning of the global warming ramp, which, shortly after the start of the evangelistic promotion of the fear, set up the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and both the previous and present Secretary Generals of the UN have strongly made endless calls for action.

Many people believe that all this is part of a conspiracy by the World Economic Forum, the Club of Rome, George Soros, Bill Gates and other influential people and organisations to take control of the world and run it by a permanent and unelected elite (rather like the European Commission) in the best interest of the population – the Great Reset when ‘you will own nothing and be happy’, to quote the sinister WEF founder Klaus Schwab. A lot of the comments on one of my previous TCW articles, in July 2022, which can be seen here, put this quite reasonable point of view. I don’t believe so. Although undoubtedly many people push the narrative because their lucrative jobs and businesses depend on the vast sums of money being hosed at anyone who mentions the words climate change, it is clear that a lot of intelligent, well-educated people in governments, big business, including even the oil industry (!) honestly believe this nonsense. Why? It can only be because they have swallowed hook, line and sinker, without any effort to look at historical climate data – (“The science is settled”), the pronouncements of the IPCC and its camp followers, duly parroted by the wholly on-board mainstream media (with a few honourable exceptions) and noisy minorities.

If only the UN could redirect even half of the billions it wastes on climate change fiction into alleviating world poverty this monumental tragedy could be turned into a success story.

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David Wright
David Wright
David Wright is a former Royal Navy engineer officer, then an expatriate senior manager in the Far East for many years before running his own business in the UK. He now lives in Australia.

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