Bankers, Insurers and Activists Assault Our Freedoms – Watts Up With That?

The climate elites demand that we humbly and obediently accept their dictates and restrictions

Duggan Flanakin

Reportedly, oil giant ExxonMobil’s 12-person board of directors has two new members who are climate activists supported by investor “Engine 1”.

Under the heading “Shareholders tell Exxon to eat shit”, G / O Media and Earther “Reporter” Molly Taft happily ends paragraph 1 with: “Don’t get hit by the door on the way out !?” The widely read Journalist explained: “The bigger guys in the room [notably financial giant BlackRock] decided to go along, “which caused the” panicked “Exxon officials to suspend voting, but only after two of the four Engine 1 candidates (the three BlackRock-backed) were elected to the board. “What a shame, boys,” said Taft happily.

In truth, the battle to change ExxonMobil was over before the final stand began. Taft himself reported that Exxon had promised to add “other more climate-friendly directors” to its board to appease a few noisy investors.

Two weeks earlier, Canadian activist Seth Klein had declared that it was “time to stop being nice with fossil fuel companies,” which he sees as “villains” who have “lied about the truth of climate change for decades” and Working tirelessly to “delay and redirect the need for climate protection.” According to Klein, the fossil fuel industry “has become experts in exploiting our fears, concerns and wishes in the pursuit of its own financial self-interest and its preservation.”

Chasing our fears? You’d think we’re trapped in a burning building or being eaten by Godzilla if this entire climate pandemic is being driven by a desire to lower impending world temperatures by perhaps half a degree Fahrenheit – based on computer model predictions that are already way above, what was measured by satellites in the real world!

But in the same week that the once proud ExxonMobil hoisted the white flag of surrender to climate mythologists, 61% of investors backed Chevron Corp. a radical proposal to force customers to reduce their “emissions” of carbon dioxide. Chevron investors rarely blocked a claim reported by Chevron about how significant reductions in fossil fuel demand would affect its business at a time when fossil fuel demand was rising!

On the same day, a Dutch court ordered Royal Dutch Shell to cut its “emissions” by 43% by 2030. Previously, 30% of Shell investors had voted for a more ambitious climate (decarbonization) plan put forward by Follow This, a campaign group that also targeted BP and French oil company Total.

This may seem like a war on great oil and gas, but the reality is that the war is against citizens who value their vehicles, equipment, jobs, standards of living, and freedoms. Few of the loudest minds in the “green” movement have changed their lavish lifestyles, but the super-rich can’t stand “insoluble, deplorable” ordinary folks enjoying a ride to the country, a warm winter home, or a flight on vacation.

Climate elites influence the boardrooms not only of large oil companies, but also of large finance and insurance companies. In 2019, the European Investment Bank (EIB) announced that it would stop financing fossil fuel projects at the end of 2021. In 2020, major US banks refused to fund oil and gas wells in the tiny portion of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge that President Trump had opened up to drilling.

Also in 2020, Lloyd’s of London announced a decision to stop offering insurance to fossil fuel companies by 2030 Property claims services Strategist Tom Johansmeyer said: “Insurers and reinsurers around the world are addressing issues related to climate change and the impact of the energy transition on their portfolios. Some have made the same commitment as Lloyd’s, and others are likely to follow. “

Now the International Energy Agency has “demanded” an immediate end to oil and gas exploration – period! Otherwise, these elites predict a global catastrophe because “our” has failed to limit the global temperature increase to a maximum of 1.5 ° C by 2050. In order not to outperform, COP26 President-elect Alok Sharma calls for an end to international coal financing. “The days when coal was the cheapest form of energy are over, and they have to stay that way,” says Sharma.

Future Proof founder and editor Tim de Chant sees it this way: “If world leaders started doing the [IEA] Recommendations from tomorrow’s report, the most important – and immediate – impact would be the suspension of all new fossil fuel projects starting next year. Countries could continue to produce the oil, gas and coal they are currently producing, but they should not allow any new exploration, drilling or mining. “

Another report claims the world is already too hot to feed human life. Scientific American’s Andrea Thompson makes the absurd claim: “Even in the heavily air-conditioned United States, heat currently kills more people than cold, floods, or hurricanes.” Bunk bed. USA Today reported in 2015 that cold kills nearly 20 times more people than heat worldwide, and that even in the US, cold kills more than twice as many people as heat.

Meanwhile, reports Molly Taft, Russia’s state-owned oil company Rosneft has embarked on a huge project in the Arctic that officials say will produce 25 million tons of oil annually by 2024. Taft describes the project as “terrifyingly huge”, as Rosneft expects an export of 115 million tons of oil per year by 2030 through the construction of 15 completely new cities for an estimated 400,000 employees. Is it her own “blind rage” that she feels, adding, “Rosneft said the oil from the Vostok project is ‘green’” because the company plans to “wind turbine” its production?

What do ordinary people think of these grandiose plans – all made “in their best interests” by the enlightened ones? The British are less enthusiastic about a government contract to replace natural gas heaters with heat pumps, which costs up to $ 50,000 per home. Few Americans have invested in electric vehicles, and 20% of them bought an internal combustion engine after giving up their electric vehicle – despite direct bribery (large subsidies) to “encourage” the use of electric vehicles.

Given the high price and low environmental benefits of today’s electric vehicles, Carlos Tavares, CEO of Vauxhall, scoffed at the planners who were determined to get rid of the internal combustion engine. “I cannot imagine a democratic society where there is no freedom of mobility because it is only for the wealthy and everyone else uses public transport.” Vauxhall argued that personal mobility “should be seen as a fundamental right”.

The world’s leaders clearly know that human rights are prejudicial to their utopian plans. Without great opposition to these draconian mandates, planners will have little difficulty in extending their control over almost everyone. It’s a small step from prohibiting or simply refusing to finance or insuring the exploration and production of fossil fuels and the manufacture of new automobiles – to prohibiting or refusing to finance or insure the individual purchase of just about anything Elites should not think so. And they are already doing it.

Just as they lied for a year about the development and treatment of the coronavirus “COVID-19” “for our own good”, their claims about coming disasters due to “climate change” (no longer global warming) sound hollow. All of their solutions increase their power and wealth at our expense. But we are expected to “eat our broccoli” and accept pandemic disease while they dine at The French Laundry and fly to climate conferences in private jets.

Who the hell do you think you are? And why do we put up with their angry, ignorant, insulting demands? Are we all just turned into spineless worms?

Did it all start with global cooling / warming / climate change? With the anti-nuclear movement? Who came up with all this mishmash of demands, from the demolition culture to the climate catastrophe to antifa, critical racial theory and anti-racism? How have we been enslaved by the wicked?

We never voted for an all-electric society banning car racing, gas appliances, backyard barbecues, and swimming. Tell them to drop dead.

Duggan Flanakin is Director of Policy Research for the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow (www.CFACT.org).

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