Pursuing so-called green energy initiatives may force poor people in developing countries to remain in their conditions, including continuous exposure to pollution, which results in shorter life spans. That is the conclusion of a policy analysis issued by the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) on Friday.
Since environmentalists have pushed for policies based on human-induced climate change, environmentalist groups, like Greenpeace, have supported efforts to halt developmental project abroad and even methods of transport for oil and gas (like pipelines) in an attempt to halt the use of fossil fuels.
As impractical as it may be, the GWPF study states that the result of the green movement’s Keep It in The Ground campaign would result in more human deaths by pollution. By halting the production and use of fossil fuels developing countries would be unable to progress which depreciates higher standards of living and reduced carbon emissions.
The activists belonging to environmentalist organizations involved in efforts to stop the use of fossil fuel use in developing countries, in the end, will end up going back to their nice, comfortable, homes whose energy is provided via fossil fuel powered utility plants. Residences complete with all of their comfortable luxuries like electric heat and air conditioning. Meanwhile, people living in countries, like Africa and India, suffer and even die because of environmentalist efforts forcing the world’s poor to remain in destitute conditions.
Environmentalist attitudes toward developing countries is consistent with a recent manuscript revealing greens believe they have moral license to pollute. It is a lot easier to oppose energy production and productivity when you have a lot of money and think you can tell other people how to live. Besides, what do the lives of a few under class, colored people in developing countries matter to environmentalists anyway?