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Fight for Green Justice Brings Yellow Vest Protests

movement of the yellow vests against high fuel prices in france

In Toulouse, France, mobilization of the movement of the Yellow Vests protesting against the rise of fuel prices. 2000 people demonstrated, according to the town prefecture, during the calm, until clashes with police broke out. (Sipa via AP) 

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Paris is burning. That's because French President Emmanuel Macron has bought into the message of climate change alarmism. Thus, his activities are wreaking all sorts of havoc on the earth. If we cut down on our consumption of fossil fuels and instead embrace "green justice," we have a fighting chance to curb the problem of climate change.

France is doing its part to fight against so-called climate change.

So France is imposing draconian taxes on the price of petrol. The yellow vest protests are the result of this excessive taxation. Thus, that country is now in its third month of riots against what amount to prohibitive tax increases — all based on a theory purportedly backed by science.

Meanwhile in our country, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., an avowed socialist, pushes — in the promoting of green justice — exactly what the farmers of France and others are pushing against.

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez wants to promote the admittedly radical solution of increasing taxes on the rich — as much as 70 percent — to fight for green justice.

But climate change alarmists can be found on both sides of the aisle. Just last week there a front page Wall Street Journal story, from an outgoing Republican congressman, said his party needs to fight climate change, otherwise they’ll lose all votes from millennials.

What very few people tell you about the fight for green justice is that even if all the nations were to reduce their carbon emissions, in line with the Paris Climate Accord, by the year 2100, the amount of temperature reduced would equal at most 0.17 degree centigrade — and that would be at a cost of $70 to $140 trillion dollars.

Those numbers would amount to catastrophe for all the economies involved.

Millions of human beings would suffer and possibly die. The hardest hit would be impoverished nations that are the supposed beneficiaries of green justice.

But, we are told, climate change is "settled science."

So we have to grin and bear it.

Well, what if that theory is wrong?

Listen to this dire warning from over 40 years ago: "There are ominous signs that the earth’s weather patterns have begun to change dramatically, and that these changes may portend a drastic decline in food production, with serious political implications for just about every nation on earth.

"The evidence in support of these predictions has now begun to accumulate so massively, that meteorologists are hard-pressed to keep up with it. Climatologists are pessimistic that political leaders will take any positive action to compensate for the climate change or even to allay its effects.

"The longer the planners delay, the more difficult will . . . will they find it to cope with climate change once the results become grim reality."

The science is in. It’s time to roll up our sleeves and fight against global warming, right? Well, that’s a quote from Newsweek, April 28, 1975.

The Newsweek story was discussing global cooling.

Am I to understand that the earth was getting so cold 45 years ago that we were facing catastrophic results if we did not act, but now, just decades later, the problem is the exact opposite?

My wife grew up in Norway and attended a university in that country in the 1970s.

She said the experts in those days were saying that humanity is facing a crisis because of global cooling and we need to implement three things to fight it:

1. Global governance,

2. Redistribution of wealth (i.e., socialism on a global scale),

3. Population control.

Today’s climate change alarmists essentially push for the same three things.

Ultimately, too many humans are the problem, according to the climate change alarmists of different eras. But the Bible says that human beings are the capstone of creation, and that God has made them the stewards of the earth.

Green justice is promoted, supposedly, on behalf of the global poor.

In reality, the poor would be doomed to a life far worse than they know now, if they are denied cheap energy for things like cooking and refrigeration.

Climatologist Dr. Roy Spencer, a noted meteorologist and author, observes that the earth goes through various cycles of cooling and warming of its own accord.

Even if man’s activity impacts it, it is not the dominant factor.

Dr. Cal Beisner, a Christian theologian and the spokesman for the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation, points out that God has made the earth, and it is basically stable, even as it goes through various heating and cooling cycles.

So the battle over green justice and yellow vests is ultimately worldviews in conflict.

In light of the leftist agenda behind the green justice movement, we could say that climate change alarmism is like a watermelon — green on the outside, red on the inside.

Jerry Newcombe is co-host/senior TV producer of Kennedy Classics. He has written/co-written 25 books, including "The Book That Made America, Doubting Thomas" (with Mark Beliles), "What If Jesus Had Never Been Born?" (With D. James Kennedy), and "George Washington's Sacred Fire" (with Peter Lillback). For more of his reports, Go Here Now.

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Climate change alarmists can be found on both sides of the aisle. Just last week there a front page Wall Street Journal story, from an outgoing Republican congressman, said his party needs to fight climate change, otherwise they’ll lose all votes from millennials.
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