Big Green has the 2016 election blues
The day after the presidential election the executive director of the Sierra Club glumly called the Donald Trump victory "deeply disturbing for the nation and the planet." Well, yes, if you're a climate change alarmist who hates fossil fuels, you're in for a bad four and maybe eight years.One reason Big Green lost is because they are losing the argument over global warming. By refusing to debate the issue and calling those who disagree with them deniers, they are losing. Voters put "climate change" near the bottom of their priorities and well below the economy and jobs, both of which would be put in the tank if their policies were put in place.
Greenpeace Executive Director Annie Leonard was even more apocalyptic, saying: "I never thought I'd have to write this. The election of Donald Trump as President has been devastating. … There's no question, Donald Trump's climate denial is staggering. He wants to shut down the EPA, cancel the Paris Cimate Agreement, stop funding clean energy research and drill baby drill." Ah, but if this is so crazy, why did he win?
The short answer is that Americans went to the polls and rejected environmental extremism among other things. The biggest loser on election night was the Big Green movement in America dedicated to the anti-prosperity proposition that to save the planet from extinction we have to deindustrialize the U.S. and throw millions and millions of our fellow citizens out of their jobs. Voters turned thumbs down on the climate change lobby and rightfully so.
It may seem an exaggeration to say that the radical leftist green groups want to throw working class Americans out of their jobs — but it isn't. They openly admit it.
The Sierra Club actually declared "victory" last year when it helped push several of America's leading coal production companies into bankruptcy.
Sierra Club spokeswoman Lena Moffitt took credit for destroying coal production in America, but she neglected to mention the tens of thousands of miners, truckers, construction workers and other blue collar workers who lost their jobs due to the Sierra Club campaign. What humanitarians these people are!
Ms. Moffitt promised that the Sierra Club will "bring the same expertise that we brought to taking down the coal industry and coal-fired power in this country to taking on gas in the same way. … to ensure that we're moving to a 100% clean energy future."
Wait a minute. There are an estimated 10 million Americans who are directly or indirectly employed by the oil and gas and coal industries. The left wants to put every one of these people out of a job? Will they use Stalinistic worker relocation programs to pull this off?