Climate change – the forces driving the religion

Guest post

I listened to a speech by President Trump the other day where he detailed the changes in the US energy potential that have occurred in the last five to ten years – fracking, efficiency gains in coal plants etc. – It got me to thinking.

What are the forces that drive the religion of anthropogenic global warming (AGW) now commonly referred to as climate change? What constrains us to pay a carbon tax via the Paris Climate agreement?

I think the answer is both complex and at the same time very simple.

Before we look at the answer, a little bit of a history lesson is in order.

Prior to the industrial revolution, energy was generated in very simply ways – the use of fire for heating, animals to shift heavier loads – in a very real sense “horse power” (HP) and wind to drive ships.

The industrial revolution changed the world with the invention of the steam engine and the rest is history.  

So what did this application of energy mean to the human race – the changes have been profound – the standard of living of most on the planet has increased by many many factors since the invention of the steam engine and today we reap the benefits of cheap energy (electricity, the combustion engine and natural gas) every second of every day of our lives.

In fact energy (or the lack thereof) was one of the main causes of the second world war. Japan went to war against the USA over the perceived threat to their energy sources in the South Pacific and the middle east – the US blockade over Japans invasion of China is cited as the major reason for the Pacific war.

A lot of Hitler’s ambitions were based upon securing cheap energy – the Romanian oilfields, and the oilfields in Southern Russia were particular targets.

In fact it could be argued that most war has economic goals underscored by access to energy – Bush’s war in Iraq was more about oil than anything else.

Although we use it every second of every day, most of us are oblivious to the impact energy has upon us and the impact it has on our economy – everything we eat, wear and use comes from an energy source that is not natural but man made or man enhanced – from fertiliser to irrigation and transport for our food, petrochemicals and machines for our wearables and cars etc. for transport.

So energy underpins our society – in fact one could say that energy is economics because it drives every facet of our lives.

What does this have to do with Climate change and the religion of AGW?


He that controls energy controls the world!

Let’s now look at the world and the various entities that are playing the AGW game.

At the forefront of the AGW cheer squad are the UN and the European Union (EU).

Let’s discount the UN for the moment – the internal politics of that organisation and the puppet masters driving that ideology would require many books to expose. Needless to say the UN wants “one world government” as a means to control the population.

The EU.

This organisation is the prime mover in the climate war. And the reason is very simple – economics.

Of all the National bodies in the world, the EU is the largest consumer of energy and virtually all of that energy has to be imported – whether it be natural gas from the East (Russia), Oil from the middle East and the rest of OPEC and coal from many sources.

I say it again – most of their energy is imported! This means their economies are totally dependent upon the supply and cost of that energy.

The rest of the World.

The countries of the world fit into two zones – the haves and the have nots. those who are energy sufficient and those who are energy dependent.

USA – Totally energy sufficient – has reserves to last hundreds of years – coal, oil, nuclear.

Russia – as with the USA.

China – has large unexploited reserves but currently dependent on external sources.

Japan – as for the EU

Korea – as for the EU.

NZ – our own case is interesting – mostly sufficient, but AGW is stopping us from exploiting our vast coal reserves and politics precludes the use of the cleanest energy source – nuclear. We are vulnerable to energy shocks – eg. The 1973 oil wars.

So why AGW?

The main reason is economic. The Paris accord is a mechanism to ensure that those countries that are energy sufficient – eg. The US, is constrained by carbon tax and the need to use “renewables” from exploiting their energy abundance. For the EU, their global competitiveness is tied directly to ensuring that countries like the US and NZ cannot use their cheap energy effectively.

AGW in its purest form is simply a method to constrain the economies of competitors – it is in effect economic warfare.

However there  are other (not so) hidden agendas involved with AGW and that is why it is also a complex issue. There is more than the agenda of ensuring competitiveness, there is also the push for globalisation and “one world governance” that ideologue’s like Gore, Obama and Clinton adhere to and is beyond the scope of this document.


– Rosco

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