If I were to ask you, “What does the Green Movement mean to you?” Or alternatively, “Describe a member of the Green Party,” I suspect you would describe a person that drives a Volt, recycles, has anti-fracking bumper stickers on their car… and the list could go on interminably.
There are certainly enough “movements” and “parties” with the word “green” included (footnote). What do people in the GREEN Movements and the GREEN Parties want? Really? Do you need to think about it? THEY WANT A GREENER PLANET!
[Source: U.S. Falling Behind Rest Of World In Greening Of The Earth. Investors Business Daily Editorial Board]
A report says Earth is turning greener thanks to carbon dioxide emissions. But America isn’t doing its part. While other countries are pumping out more CO2, the U.S. has cut its output.
Carbon dioxide is the environmentalists’ bogey man. In their narrative, it is an evil gas that, when produced by man, heats the globe to intolerable levels. But CO2 is just part of nature — even when generated by human activities — and it is making the world greener.
According to the study “Greening of the Earth and its Drivers” that appeared in the journal Nature Climate Change, there is “a persistent and widespread increase of growing season integrated LAI (greening) over 25% to 50% of the global vegetated area.”
At the same time, less than 4% of the globe is browning. (Oh, the horror – RF.)
The authors, 32 of them from 24 institutions (they must not be among the 97% of climate scientists that state unequivocally that CO2 is the death knell of Planet Earth – RF), say that “factorial simulations with multiple global ecosystem models suggest that CO2 fertilization effects (man’s emissions) explain 70% of the observed greening trend…”
Despite the report about carbon dioxide emissions’ beneficial effects on our world, the study’s authors felt the need to adopt the environmentalists’ narrative (Oops! They are among the 97% of climate “scientists” that state unequivocally that CO2 is the death knell of Planet Earth – RF) Yes, Earth is greener thanks to CO2, they say in their news release. But they don’t want the global warming contrarians to use the greening to “argue against cuts in carbon emissions to mitigate climate change, similar to those agreed at the 21st Conference of Parties (COP) meeting in Paris last year under the U.N. Framework on Climate Change…”
Of course not! Why would one use “evidence” instead of “religious conviction.” After all, the climate must be perfect at this moment in Earth history. I mean Earth has been around for 4.5 billion years. But aren’t we the lucky ones – April 29, 2016 is the day of perfection! We wouldn’t want any changes after today!
And thanks to HP for sending this to me.
List of Green Parties
- Australian Greens(since 1992)
- Groen(since 1982)
- Green Party of Bolivia(since 2007)
- Green Party(since 1986)
- Green Party of Bulgaria(since 1989)
- Green Party of Canada
- Green Ecologist Party(since 2008)
Democratic Party of Greens (since 2009)
- Green Party(since 1989)
- Red-Green Alliance(since 1989)
- Egyptian Green Party(since 1990)
- Estonian Greens(since 2006)
- Green League(since 1987)
- Ecologist Greens(since 2002)
- Green Party(since 1981)
- Federation of the Greens(since 1990)
- Ecologist Green Party of Mexico(since 1993)
- GroenLinks(since 1989)
Papua New Guinea
- Civil United Green Alternative(since 1991)
- Russian Ecological Party “The Greens”(since 1992)
- Union of Greens of Russia(established 2005; in 2006 joined Yabloko)
- Green Party of Switzerland(since 1983)
- Greens and the Left Party of the Future(since 2012)
- Green Party (UK)(1972-1990), which split into:
- Green Party of the United States(since 1991)
- Green Eto-Ecologist Party(since 1987)