Thursday, March 29, 2012

"Earth Hour's" Global Propaganda Campaign

By Alan Caruba

On Saturday, 8:30 PM local time, everyone will be invited to turn off all their electrical devices and presumably sit in the dark. According to the World Wildlife Fund, Earth Hour is intended to “encourage American cities to prepare for the costly impacts of climate-related extreme weather and reduce their carbon footprint.”

Earth Hour is an example of the enormous funding available to the Greens and of their continued assault on the world’s population to encourage and maintain its message that the Earth is imperiled by mankind’s activities, i.e., the use of energy. Earth Hour is a huge piece of international propaganda. Millions of dollars and man-hours have been expended to get the lights turned off from the Eiffel Tower to the Empire State Building, the Leaning Tower of Pisa to Australia’s Opera House.

You may have noticed there is no longer any reference to “global warming.” That’s because a growing percentage of Americans have concluded that global warming is a hoax. The same charlatans behind Earth Hour and the forthcoming Earth Day on April 22nd have mostly abandoned any reference to global warming and are now lying to you about “climate change” and, soon enough, will shift their message to “sustainability.”

On December 21, 2012, you will find the same people who have drunk deeply of the global warming Kool-Aid sitting on mountaintops waiting for the end of the world as predicted by a Mayan calendar. You will not find any Mayans there because that civilization is long gone.

More recently, Pastor Harold Camping predicted the end of the world in 1994 and then revised his prediction to May 21, 2011. People have been predicting the end of the world for a very long time. They have all been wrong.

Earth Hour fits into this pattern, but its insidious purpose to maintain the same levels of anxiety and fear that has driven the environmental movement since it began in earnest back in the 1970s when it was predicting an ice age would arrive. A decade later they switched gears and began predicting global warming, projecting the end over periods of time from a decade to fifty years or so.

Global warming—a dramatic rise in the Earth’s temperatures—did not occur for two reasons; (1) it was a hoax based on computer models created by charlatans and, (2) largely due to a natural cooling cycle that set in around 1998 as the Sun’s sunspot activity began its own natural cycle in which fewer such magnetic storms occurred. Scientists have long known that a reduction of sunspots has always been accompanied by cooling on Earth.

The Green’s claim that a build-up of carbon dioxide (CO2) would plunge the Earth into a period of warming is the greatest lie of the modern era. The Earth has had periods in which the level of CO2 was much higher. Vital to all life on Earth, CO2 is to all vegetation what oxygen is to all animal life.

The notion that “man made” CO2 portends disaster is false and is directed at forcing the reduction of the use of all “fossil fuels” for industrial and all other uses. It is the greatest scam ever perpetrated because the Greens use it to sell “carbon credits”, worthless pieces of paper that could be sold or traded in the same way as the “indulgences” that were sold as a way to buy a ticket into heaven.

I recommend that you read a short book that explains how and why the environmental movement is a huge scam and a hideous attack on mankind. “Roosters of the Apocalypse” by Rael Jean Isaac ($8.95) is published by The Heartland Institute and can be purchased from its website. In less time than it takes to watch “Dancing with the Stars”, you will learn everything you need to know about the global warming scam and all the ways you and everyone else are being robbed by the schemes tied to it, to “climate change”, and to “sustainability.”

Ms. Isaac tells the story of how, in today’s South Africa, the Xhosa tribe destroyed its economy in 1856. Based on a prophecy of a 15-year-old orphan girl, they killed an estimated half-million of their own cattle, ceased planting crops, and destroyed their grain stores. “By the end of 1857 between thirty and fifty thousand of them had starved to death—a third to a half of their population.”

Turning off all electricity during Earth Hour is no different from what the Xhosa tribe did and refusing to allow the drilling for oil and natural gas, or mining coal, all of which the United States has in sufficient abundance to make us energy independent and exporters of these energy reserves, is an act of national suicide; one that this international symbolism portends for any nation that abandons the energy that sustains economic growth and the welfare of millions.

The Earth is 4.5 billion years old. Human activity, mostly in the past five thousand years that we call civilization, has not had a thing to do with its existence, but some humans are foolish creatures, easily spooked by prophecies that do not come true or claims that they are responsible for its existence and future. Some of them will turn off their electricity on Saturday.

© Alan Caruba, 2012


TexasFred said...

Fred Witzell Turn on ALL the lights and fire up the BBQ grill... That's MY idea of a response...

Lime Lite said...

Alan, this farce relies on scaring people into believing. It's the same as when people believed the sky would fall on their heads - or that the earth was flat. Until the next scare comes along....However, this one seems to have staying power - nothing like having the smell of money to motivate you!

Drewski said...

"Earth Hour is an example of the enormous funding available to the Greens". .

What funds are required for Earth Hour?

LarryOldtimer said...

Frank Luther Mott (1941) defines yellow journalism in terms of five characteristics:

1.scare headlines in huge print, often of minor news

2.lavish use of pictures, or imaginary drawings

3.use of faked interviews, misleading headlines, pseudoscience, and a parade of false learning from so-called experts

4.emphasis on full-color Sunday supplements, usually with comic strips

5.dramatic sympathy with the "underdog" against the system.

About all the journalism we have today is of the yellow kind.

Ronbo said...


Thanks to objective and reason based authors, journalists and spokemen such as yourself, The Great Socialist Climate Hoax has went down in flames!

Clearly, the effort had it roots in the "Green Nazi" movement in the 1930s/40s which would have turned the clock back to the Middle Ages had the Nazis won WW II.

This would have been a horror planet where "Aryan Knights" whose word was law would live in castles all over world ruling illiterate "serfs" who existed only to serve The Blond Beasts of The Master Race.

Socialism is socialism - be it the national, international, democrtaic or the contemporary Obama flavor; be it today or yesterday; it is the same old wine in new bottles that always, ALWAYS becomes MORE oppressive as the years roll by and ends in tyranny, famine and mass murder.

Alan Caruba said...

@Drewski. Environmental organizations often have large memberships, all paying dues and make additional donations. They also get funding from major foundations. Other funding comes from governments.

BostonMaggie said...

I myself celebrated "Human Achievement Hour" by leaving lights on, using the TV and laptop at the same time and having ice in my drinks.

It was great!