Let’s Pollute!

This is an interesting article the reveals some of the fatal flaws in the carbon trading scheme: A Nonprofit Promised to Preserve Wildlife. Then It Made Millions Claiming It Could Cut Down Trees.

Selling carbon credits will simply never work. One institution has credits to “sell”, so a polluter company can then offer to buy them. The pollution (greenhouse gasses) are still emitted. What’s to like about such a ridiculous scheme?

Well, the money. Companies like the Audobon Society of Massachusetts made a quick $6 million dollars playing the game.

This has nothing to do with preserving the global climate and everything to do with who can make money trading and selling carbon credits.

Here’s the deal: If EVER the carbon credit is “used”, this means that at least that much pollution in the form of greenhouse gas has been emitted. Which is the exact opposite of what should be happening.

Moreover, carbon trading / carbon selling simply means the end-user winds up paying the higher cost to the companies that had to buy carbon credits so they could produce their pollutive products. It’s not as if the companies will lose money, they won’t – you will.

So far, I have not seen a carbon scheme that I can support. Like “net zero” and “carbon free” and “clean energy” and all the other stupid buzzwords being bantied about, carbon credits are just another scheme to make more money and won’t do anything for the environment.

The only way to take steps to solve climate change is to STOP POLLUTING as soon as possible, which means for these companies to go out of business permanently. Swapping “who gets to pollute” coupons back and forth does nothing but permit endless levels of more pollution.

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12 thoughts on “Let’s Pollute!

  • May 11, 2021 at 2:57 am
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    Like all such scams, Carbon Trading not only fails to address the predicament due to excessive quantities of CO2 from burning fossil fuels ending up in the atmosphere and oceans but also Carbon Trading actually INCREASES total emissions, due to the electricity used to operate the scheme (scam) and the offices and other infrastructure needed.

    What is fascinating is the absurd notion so many people have that inserting the word sustainable into the description of something makes it so. It doesn’t.

    One of my pet hates at the moment is the term ‘sustainable development’, which is used to describe a plethora of activities which are most definitely not, by any stretch of the imagination, sustainable. What all these activities have in common are: they require fossil fuels to exist/function; they generate life-threatening emissions.

    • May 11, 2021 at 8:04 am
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      The only thing the people of the world get anymore is endless lies. Doesn’t seem to matter what the topic is either, it’s just lie after lie. I believe the reason is pretty simple: they don’t have any answers, being unwilling to change the economic model (at all) and lies are the only way to appease the growing discontent and concerns.

    • May 11, 2021 at 8:22 am
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      Consider this article that I read through this morning: Tech bros’ next move: Private cities without US government control

      This proposal is to create private ‘exclusivity’ of hand-picked ‘members’, which is no different then many other associations that have been instituted around the world. The report claims they want freedom from government, but what they’re actually all about it freedom from other people that don’t make the cut. So they lie about their selection process.

      Virtually all of the ‘news’ can now be broadly considered as pure propaganda. We get told little of what is really going on, and only what they want us to read.

      Here is another: Dozens of large companies “rigged” CEO pay during pandemic, study claims

      Did you catch the lies this article contains? Beyond the absurd payouts given to CEO’s and the absolutely enormous wage disparity that exist with the actual workers that provide the real work (and real wealth) to these companies, these companies simply lie about their justification for obscene payments received.

      • May 11, 2021 at 11:35 am
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        ‘The company said that excluding the adjustment, its CEO made $13.5 million last year, down 11% from 2019. Based on that lower number, Clark’s 2020 pay was 2,279 times that of median employees, up from up 2,077 times in 2019.’

        I guess you can buy a lot of ‘security systems’ and hire a lot of ‘security guards’ with that kind of money. He’s surely going to need both very soon. But then the problem becomes; who is going to watch the security guard? And will he do his job?

        Whenever there are revolutions, the first incidents involve ‘security forces’ injuring or killing those protesting at the outrageous conditions they are expected to endure, and then those very same ‘security forces’ deciding they are on the wrong side and opening up the gates to allow the seething masses into whatever property they they were guarding.

        It rather looks as though the Arabs/Palestinians living in Gaza and occupied territories have reached the ‘we’ve had enough of this shit’ stage, and Netanyahu has vowed to stamp out protest (annihilate the Arabs/Palestinians?) whilst attempting to fend off criminal investigations.

        We already know for certain this all going to end very badly for most people on this planet. We’re just not certain about the mechanism by which it all comes crashing down or blows up. But it does seem to me that the total collapse of the financial system will precede the total collapse of the environment by a decade or two.

        What is interesting is that during the metastable period of the 1950s to 1970s a typical boss earned three times to thirty times the average wage of his workers.

    • May 11, 2021 at 5:08 pm
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      Nope, neither do I. Wrote this years ago: The Fallacy of Gold – Some Truths About Gold

      It is indeed policy to “make money” with precious metals (or crypto currency) but there are limited options for getting rid of the stuff when you need to buy something you can actually use. I’ve never accepted crypto currency and probably never will.

    • May 11, 2021 at 5:40 pm
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      I stopped reading Zero Hedge years ago and have never gone back. The site authors use many different techniques of confirmation bias with their articles (and the articles they host). The article you linked is a prime example:

      Students as young as five are taught to obsess over the melanin content in people’s skin. They’re taught to identify as either victims or oppressors, and to find excuses everywhere to be outraged.

      This is bullshit and hyperbole. Students are NOT being taught to “obsess” over the melanin content of skin. They are being taught history.

      They’re taught that intellectual dissent results in censorship or social banishment.

      Being banned is not “censorship”. Virtually EVERYONE who has been banned (including me) still has our First Amendment Rights fully intact. We can bitch, moan and complain as much as want. Private platforms CAN exercise “social banishment” when deemed necessary, as it is their RIGHT to do so.

      These two claims make this article dishonest and deflective. But it goes on with the propaganda:

      They’re taught to subordinate themselves to authority and never ask any questions, no matter how absurd or ridiculous the decrees.

      More bullshit. Pure conjecture. Zero Hedge is really bad with this kind of thing. Assumptions, claims and erroneous conclusions drawn from speculation and fabrication.

      They’re taught that human beings, including themselves, are filthy disease carriers.

      Some humans ARE filthy disease carriers. Pretending that they are not is just stupid. It’s how COVID spread. Tuberculosis. Ebola and so on.

      They’re taught to respond to challenges by cowering in fear.

      Ridiculous hyperbole. Fabricated bullshit. This is clearly a pattern here.

      Meanwhile, 15+ months into COVID-19, we still have dictatorial governors playing God with people’s lives, telling them what they can/cannot do, what to wear, and how to live.

      More bullshit. More hyperbole. Nobody is “playing God” except the preachers lying to everyone. Requesting protective health measures in a global pandemic isn’t “dictatorial”. It’s fucking common sense. Nobody is telling people “how to live” either. This is just more extremist bullshit.

      And in its effort to give people more bread and circuses, the government is ready to spend $11+ trillion on every socialist program imaginable, at a time when the US national debt is already closing in on $30 trillion.

      Nobody is spending $11 trillion on “every socialist program imaginable”, more hyperbole, more bullshit. The national debt is, in all likelihood, irrelevant, but you won’t hear that very often. They’d bitch just as much of NOBODY received any money and everyone was left to flounder per pandemic results.

      The central bank is facilitating the excess by conjuring trillions of dollars out of thin air to loan to the federal government, and thereby creating the biggest inflation spike seen in years.

      And this is “news”? How? It’s been going on since the 70’s (at least) with the abandonment of the gold standard and fractional reserve banking. Was this author complaining then? Why not?

      This is distraction politics presenting itself as information – appeal to their base of idiots and fools and the confirmation bias to provide empty “validation” to an echo-chamber of right-wing idiots. The overall goal of course is to buy into the gold and silver propaganda by signing up. Now that they’ve got your information, they’ll then try to sell you useless information.

      This was written by Soveriegn Man, which is a propaganda site for people who can’t think for themselves. Zero Hedge decided to publish it because it fits their own method of propaganda. Present claims and assume they are facts, when they are anything but.

      • May 11, 2021 at 9:38 pm
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        Yes. I read such articles with a very critical eye and pick out the interesting factual stuff from the opinion and propaganda.

        Zero Hedge is really bad when it comes to Planetary Meltdown and gives denialists opportunity to spread denial under banners such as ‘climate alarmists say…’

        That said, I find it a good one-stop site to scan through and find things that I probably wouldn’t otherwise come across.

        For me, the interesting aspect of the article was the commentary about the decline and fall of the Roman Empire and the absurd antics the so-called leaders engaged in, and the parallels with contemporary society -sightseeing trips into space (maybe to the Moon), colonies on Mars, superyachts to big for most moorings etc.

  • May 11, 2021 at 6:08 pm
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    I read through another article from “Sovereign Man”. The author is a lying sack of shit. I’m angry at this kind of propaganda because he’s deliberately misleading people (for profit no less), which makes him a criminal in my book, and thus, a lying sack of shit. Took all of 12 seconds to verify his “facts”. He’s dead wrong (childhood deaths).

    • May 11, 2021 at 10:03 pm
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      A decade or so ago Ian Wishart made a substantial amount of money from his climate-change-denial book Air Con. It was shit from the first page on…I gave up after about page 4.

      George Monbiot said nearly 20 years ago: “Tell someone what they want to hear and you have a friend; tell them something they don’t want to hear and they’ll hate you.”

      The local council’s ‘plans’ for the future contain all the usual shit -‘sustainable development’, the ‘need to grow the economy’ blah, blah blah.

      I gave up on making responses to such crap in 2014. But this time I’m going to do one because I believe we are now into the last year or so of the system, maybe even the last months of the system, and this may well be the last opportunity to wake ANYONE before the biggest catastrophe in human history hits. (Not a mutation of Coivid-19, of course but the meltdown of the global Ponzi financial system and the lack of delivery of food and fuel that would accompany such a meltdown).

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