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Leftists Plan to Reduce Global Warming by Lowering American Living Standards

Marion69 Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 8:21 AM
You left out the enviros push to end food production. They do not want cattle on public land, the want farm land saved for minnows, and on and on and on. After all why should we allow the messiness of producing fuel or food? There is plenty of food at the local grocery store, no need to produce any more. Just use wind and sun for energy and voila a perfect world!....Until they wake up and find it was all a dream.

Regular readers may remember last year when I shared some remarkably silly data from the “Happy Planet Index,” which supposedly showed the United States ranked below very poor nations such as Cuba, Albania, and Venezuela.

It turns out that nations got lower grades based on their energy consumption. And since energy usage is one of the key indicators of prosperity, that explains why the United States also trailed such global garden spots as Pakistan, Palestine, Iraq, Moldova, and Tajikistan.

Well, the authors of the Happy Planet Index are not the only ones who explicitly embrace stagnation and decline as a...

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