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Does Climate Change Cause Terrorism?

Is Climate Change a Means of Terrorist Exploitation Or is it all a psy-op page from Orwell's1984?

Organizations in the United States. Organizations that have been accused of eco-terrorism in the United States include the Animal Liberation Front (ALF), the Earth Liberation Front (ELF), the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, Earth First!, The Coalition to Save the Preserves, and the Hardesty Avengers. Human-induced climate change is the largest, most pervasive threat to the natural environment and societies the world has ever experienced, although the political rhetoric is that the poorest countries are paying the heaviest price since they are mostly agrarian and have access to food not reliant on modern technology it is the nations in the so called first world that are seeing drastic reductions in population and high mortality rates!

In George Orwell's book 1984, the government uses physical and psychological control of its citizens through brainwashing and manipulating information and technology. IN 1984 the Government controls the citizens by controlling what gets said, written and broadcasted on any source of media. The Party maintains complete control over its citizens by heavily monitoring them with surveillance and by tapping into conversations.The French government on Wednesday de-legalized a movement of climate activists following violent clashes with police that left hundreds injured.

“No cause can justify the especially numerous and violent acts called for and provoked by this grouping,” said Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin. A day earlier, French police arrested 18 members of Les Soulèvements de la Terre (Earth Uprising) across the country.

The group, which has no clear leadership structure, vowed to battle the decision in court. It was set up in 2021 and counts more than 115,000 supporters, some of whom take radical action to raise awareness about climate change and environmental protection, targeting projects such as reservoirs, highways, and industrial agriculture.

According to Politico: Last weekend, it tried to block the construction of the Lyon-Turin railway tunnel — with a dozen police officers injured in clashes. In June, it demonstrated against sand mines; in May against a motorway interchange near Rouen that would destroy a forest; in April against a new highway between Castres and Toulouse in the south of the country that would damage farmland. More such actions are planned for this summer.

The highest-profile protest was against a dam in Sainte-Soline in western France in March, which led to violent clashes with police, leaving hundreds injured and two in comas. The interior ministry at the time accused the movement of “inciting and participating in sabotage and material destruction.” Darmanin called the activists “eco-terrorists” and threatened to disband the group.

Michel Forst, the U.N. special rapporteur for environmental defenders, warned at the time against making such comparisons, saying he found that the violent response by police to be “largely disproportionate.” The government of France has ordered the shutdown of the direct-action environmental group Earth Uprising, wielding powers that it previously used to outlaw far-right movements. The order came after the French interior minister accused Earth Uprising of carrying out “eco-terrorism” at several recent high-profile protests. The group responded in a statement, “Trying to silence Earth Uprising is a vain attempt to break the thermometer instead of worrying about the temperature.” The crackdown drew criticism from Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, who spoke Thursday from Paris.

Greta Thunberg: “All over the world we are experiencing this, not the least, for example, here in France just the other day, and that activists are being systematically targeted with repression and are paying the price for defending life and for the right to protest.”

Greta Thunberg was speaking at this week’s Summit for a New Global Financial Pact in Paris, where climate activists are demanding world leaders mobilize trillions of dollars to finance a transition to clean energy and a “loss and damage fund” to help the Global South deal with the worst effects of a climate catastrophe they did not cause. This is Ineza Grace, a youth climate activist from Rwanda.

Ineza Grace: “We have recently seen the flooding in Italy, the wildfire in Canada. But the developing world is hit the hardest because they have the least resources to cope. For countries like mine, business as usual is a death sentence.``Like Pharaoh in the old testament the more damage is done and the more people protest the harder the corporate and political machines become. Their concern always remains profits and power, never life and the toll their decisions will have on the planet. Like Rome's Senators in ancient times they would rather watch their city burn than allow the common people access to the true freedom from debt and reliance on the government that renewable energy offers! Radical environmental groups don’t help the situation, including the Earth Liberation Front and an associate network, the Animal Liberation Front, have been called "the No. 1 domestic terrorism threat" in America by the FBI. Their members include four of the Bureau's 11 most wanted homegrown terrorists.

The groups and their supporters said that in more than 1,100 acts of arson and vandalism, the members have never killed a single person, and the "terrorist" label is intended only as a scare tactic and means of augmenting the government's rolls of captured terrorists.But why feed into that narrative it makes no logical sense to destroy what you are supposedly trying to protect. Thus feeding into the misinformation and disinformation narratives.

This message is part of an ongoing international misinformation campaign, says Dave Anderson of the Energy and Policy Institute, a watchdog group. The aim is, "To keep alive the idea that we need large amounts of fossil fuels" to back up the grid, he says, despite the scientific consensus that the world must rapidly slow down and stop using them to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Politicians all over the world and organizations paid by gas and oil companies lie blatantly to the public and blame transitioning to renewable energy for outages usually caused by gas and oil shortages. Its a game of obscuring truth and obfuscation of facts. Technology exists now to make a renewable grid work better, says Shelley Welton, professor of law and energy policy at the University of Pennsylvania. Solutions like building transmission lines to connect power sources in different parts of a country are a policy challenge, not a scientific one.

Blaming renewables is a distraction, says Welton, "A way to forestall a transition that's underway, but needs to move faster than it is right now." Now that the affects of climate change are being felt in places like Canada, Italy and many major metropolitan cities businesses especially those run by Millennials are changing their tune. It’s been a widely accepted trend in financial circles for nearly two decades. But suddenly, Republicans have launched an assault on a philosophy that says that companies should be concerned with not just profits but also how their businesses affect the environment and society.

More than $18 trillion is held in investment funds that follow the investing principle known as E.S.G. — shorthand for prioritizing environmental, social and governance factors — a strategy that has been adopted by major corporations around the globe.

Now, Republicans around the country say Wall Street has taken a sharp left turn, attacking what they term as “woke capitalism” and dragging businesses, their onetime allies, into the culture wars where one side thinks that protecting the planet from destruction is actually more important than company profits!.

The rancor escalated this week as Congress entered the fray. Republicans used their new majority in the House on Tuesday to vote, 216 to 204, to overturn a Department of Labor rule that allows retirement funds to consider climate change and other factors when choosing companies in which to invest. Their hope is that social consciousness and justice never become the standard for investing money. That would be too much like being responsible adults. The Senate followed on Wednesday, as two on the fence Democrats, Senators Joe Manchin III of West Virginia and Jon Tester of Montana, joined Republicans in a 50-to-46 vote to send the resolution to President Biden’s desk.“Disappointing that President Biden is putting E.S.G. and woke policies above hard-working Americans’ retirement accounts!” wrote Mr. Pence, a potential 2024 candidate for the White House. “We will keep fighting until we put a stop to E.S.G. once and for all!”

E.S.G. investing has been routine on Wall Street for years. Most major companies issue extensive reports about their efforts to combat climate change and commitment to workplace diversity.

But in recent months, conservatives have increasingly attacked the practice, arguing that it promotes liberal priorities ranging from renewable energy to the Black Lives Matter movement.This is an attempt to equate environmental issues with blackness and feed into America’s virulent racist history that subconsciously motivates large numbers of voters. Which is why they called the Republican health care plan Obamacare when Democrats gained power. Ultimately the only ones losing in this battle are the poor and the failing white middle class inAmerica who would rather vote against their self interests than see Black and Bipoc people move into affluent neighborhoods!

And that takes us back to painting environmentalists as dangerous terrorists. The far right extremists and old school corporate concerns seek to vilify green culture in much the same way they made black people appear to be the world’s villains through movies and slanted media reports.The contemporary environmental movement arose primarily from concerns in the late 19th century about the protection of the countryside in Europe and the wilderness in the United States and the health consequences of pollution during the Industrial Revolution.


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