- The Washington Times - Monday, May 6, 2019

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

It’s bad enough America has the likes of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez running around and giving a 12-year countdown to gloom and doom and worldly destruction — and then, as if seeing and raising in a poker game, here comes Beto O’Rourke with the same-same predictions, only for 10 years’ time.

Now comes the United Nations with its latest, and perhaps stupidest, forecast.

As the BBC puts it: “On land, in the seas, in the sky, the devastating impact of humans on nature is laid bare in a compelling U.N. report. One million animal and plant species are now threatened with extinction. Nature everywhere is declining at a speed never previously seen and our need for ever more food and energy are the main drivers. … From the bees that pollinate our crops, to the forests that hold back flood waters, the report reveals how humans are ravaging the very ecosystems that support their societies.”

Really? Nothing good to report for the world’s air and waters and land? Nothing at all? 

The dark foreshadowing of earthly devastations comes courtesy the U.N. Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services’s newest — and at 1,800 pages, quite possibly, longest — diatribe to gain control of human activities, behaviors and governmental systems. And make no mistake about it. This report isn’t so much about protecting the earth from damage as it is about robbing humankind of individual rights, stripping nations of sovereignty and grabbing some quick oodles and boodles of cash in the process.



“Humans Are Speeding Extinction and Altering the Natural World at an ‘Unprecedented’ Pace,” warned The New York Times, in a headline about the IPBES report.

And from NPR: “1 Million Animal And Plant Species Are At Risk Of Extinction, U.N. Report Says.”

But would the United Nations have it any other way?

Climate change is very, very good for business. It’s been very, very lucrative for the godless environmental crowds — or, make that Environmentalism Is Our God crowds — that like to feign concern for clean air while chugging along congested roads in air conditioned caravans of SUVs, on route to the next rally to demand CO2 emission controls. Billions good, in fact. Not just millions, but billions. The Paris Climate Agreement alone is worth $100 billion from participating nations — and just days ago, in Bonn, Germany, climate conference attendees said another $300 billion is needed to fight for the environmental rights of all in the world.

The Government Accountability Office, meanwhile, reported in 2018 that climate change has cost U.S. taxpayers $350 billion-plus over the last decade — and is forecast to cost about $35 billion per year by 2050.

That’s just a tip of Big Green’s money pots.

So of course this latest U.N. report is “stark,” as The New York Times writes.

Of course lands from Africa to South America to all points north, east and west are being decimated by humans, pillaged by people. Of course the waters of the world are poisoned; the warming of the globe too alarming to talk about in polite company.

It has to be “stark.” Too many livelihoods depend on the starkness of the environment, the doom and gloominess of the climate.

Too many opportunities for control depend on the ability of the few to generate fear and fright in the many.

Power hungry elitists of the world learned long ago that environmentalism offered a surefire means of stealing sovereignty and robbing individualism through a mask of altruism. And nobody robs better than the globalists at the United Nations

• Cheryl Chumley can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter, @ckchumley.

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