The Bloody Record of the War Against Carbon—and the Green Movement Generally

By E. Calvin Beisner, Ph.D.
October 3, 2011


In recent weeks, news has surfaced about atrocities in Africa and Latin America perpetrated by organizations on quest for carbon credits in the international struggle to prevent global warming.

In Honduras, thirty-two peasant farmers, a journalist, and one other person were allegedly murdered between January 2010 and June 2011 by private security forces working for companies that own palm oil plantations in Honduras, according to the international fact-finding mission report “Human Rights Violations in Bajo Aguán,” released in July.

In Uganda in the last few years, according to The New York Times, over 20,000 people have been pushed off their land to clear the way for the British New Forests Company to plant trees to gain carbon credits. In one instance soldiers working on behalf of the company came into a village, firing guns and ordering everyone to evacuate, then set fire to huts. In one hut, a sick 8-year-old child, whose mother had gone out in search of medicine for him, was burned to death. […]

Highly visible as these instances are, they are the tip of the iceberg of the Green movement’s death toll among the world’s poor—a toll that dwarfs that of the Holocaust and Stalin’s pogroms and purges combined.

The effective banning of DDT—the least expensive and most effective way to control of malaria-spreading mosquitoes—in developing countries perpetuates high rates of malaria over 60 years after developed countries eradicated the disease by DDT’s widespread use. The result? Although the annual number of malaria deaths worldwide is declining, the disease still affects about 250 million people every year and kills nearly 1 million—after many years of a death toll around 2 million per year—about 90 percent in Africa, and mostly children. It’s likely that the West’s prevention of most DDT use in most developing countries from the 1960s onward has cost nearly 50 million otherwise preventable deaths. […]

Many developed countries now promote biofuels as an alternative to fossil fuels in the largely mistaken belief that doing so reduces carbon dioxide emissions. The policy of just one of those nations—the United States—has caused an estimated 192,000 excess deaths in developing countries every year since 2004 because diverting crops to fuels forces food prices up. In the past eight years, that amounts to about 1.5 million deaths. […]

You might think leading Greens would grieve over such death tolls. You might think again. […]

Such ideas—and such consequences—are what Dr. Charmaine Yoest, President of Americans United for Life, calls in a lecture in the video series Resisting the Green Dragon “The Green Face of the Pro-Death Agenda”.

It’s time for people who respect the sanctity of human life to recognize that the Green movement is one of its worst enemies.

[Emphasis mine]

2 thoughts on “The Bloody Record of the War Against Carbon—and the Green Movement Generally

  1. If you think abuse of carbon credits etc is bad, you should read this book! Things are a lot worse than you think!

    This recently published book is, as you will read, somewhat critical of the IPCC, but it is well researched and documented.
    “The Delinquent Teenager who was mistaken for the world’s top climate expert”

    Here is an excerpt : “Having morphed into an obnoxious adolescent, the IPCC is now everyone’s problem. This is because it
    performs one of the most important jobs in the world. Its purpose is to survey the scientific literature regarding climate change, to decide what it all means, and to write an ongoing series of reports. These reports are informally known as the Climate Bible. The Climate Bible is cited by governments around the world. It is the reason carbon taxes are being introduced, heating bills are rising, and costly new regulations are being enacted. It is why everyone thinks carbon dioxide emissions are dangerous. Put simply: the entire planet is in a tizzy because of a UN report. What most of us don’t know is that, rather than being written by a meticulous, upstanding professional in business attire, this report was produced by a slapdash, slovenly teenager who has trouble distinguishing right from wrong.”

    I would like to give you a link for the entire pdf but the author does deserve her USD$4.99.
    I thoroughly recommend you download for yourself.

  2. Thanks Roger.
    And I’m sure I’ll include citing your blog when debating [so called] Climate Change in the future.

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