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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
NAACP says no racial justice without fighting global warming
The left is fond of trying to tie
unrelated issues to gender, race, or sexual orientation. A recent example is
Trump's description of some countries as "sh*tholes." His comment was
considered racist even though everyone knows there are many nations where no
one wants to live, or even visit. In this case, scoring the president for even
daring to mention some nations are better than others set off a firestorm of
So, it shouldn't surprise us that the
NAACP has taken two entirely different issues and has twisted logic into a
pretzel in order to connect them.
This Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the
NAACP wants man-made global warming to be seen as a civil rights issue, arguing
King’s vision of a society free of racial injustice can’t be achieved without
Global Warming, HIGH on his list of priorities
“We see climate change as a civil
rights issue,” Jacqueline Patterson, head of the NAACP’s environmental and
climate justice program, said in an online
radio spotfor the Yale Center for Environmental Connection.
Environmental activists have been
increasingly framing global warming as a matter of “environmental justice,”
since “minority and low-income populations are disproportionately affected by
global warming,” Patterson told Yale’s online radio Climate Connections.
Traditionally, such concerns focused
on traditional pollutants from factories or vehicles, but the NAACP is
expanding it to carbon dioxide, which scientists blame for warming the Earth in
The environmental movement has fretted in
recent years that it’s not diverse enough, and groups, like 350.org, have tried
parallels between global warming and alleged police brutality that
sparked riots in Ferguson, Mo., in 2014.
Huh? The police got so hot and
bothered due to global warming that they attacked innocent people? Sheesh.
It gets better:
Environmentalists say poor, minority
communities are the least able to adapt to rising global average temperature
and more frequent and intense extreme weather — despite there being little to
no evidence for the extreme weather bit.
The Obama administration used
“environmental justice” concerns to promote its Clean Power Plan, which aimed
to cut carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants.
“Carbon pollution standards are an
issue of justice,” former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told activists
in a teleconference call in 2014. “If we want to protect communities of color,
we need to protect them from climate change.”
The Trump administration has proposed
repealing the Clean Power Plan, largely on the grounds it would cost billions
of dollars for little benefit to the global climate.
No word about "protecting"
the rest of us. I guess that means the EPA doesn't mind if we fry.
John Lewis says: "Climate Change is RACIST," like everything else
The facts have been twisted in this
case beyond recognition. In fact, there are many examples of toxic waste and
air pollution sources being located in or near minority communities. But there
is no definitive science on the health effects on minority neighborhoods.
Incidents of cancer are higher in these areas but the environment may or may
not play a major role.
But global warming? The NAACP makes
it appear that these communities are in imminent danger - they're not. Besides,
we are told that the means to fight global warming - reducing CO2 emmissions -
actually raise utility rates, cost jobs, and lower the standard of living.
Hardest hit are the poor and minorities who can't absorb the increases in their
electric bills and lose their jobs when companies are forced to downsize.
But the NAACP doesn't mention that.
Instead, they try to piggyback the issue of global warming on to the issue of
race. It's a poor fit - illogical and disconnected from reality.
Which means we can expect a lot more
of this nonsense in the future.