In today’s Wall Street Journal article spotlighting the greens’ opposition to their own “solutions,” a spokesman for the World Wildlife Fund said that the only clean-energy options likely to matter are,
“large, centralized solutions… That’s the way it is… “We all grew up with this kind of mantra that small is beautiful… [But that] is not a model for a highly modernized, global world.”
There’s also a slight focus on green double-talk:
Late last year, the influential Natural Resources Defense Council helped sponsor ads ridiculing coal-industry ads boasting about progress toward cleaning up coal. “In reality, there’s no such thing as clean coal,” said a print version of the ad.
But last month, the NRDC, along with the Environmental Defense Fund, another prominent group, hosted workshops advocating more spending on clean-coal research. The rationale: Coal will remain a crucial fuel for decades, so it makes sense to try to clean it up.
“If NRDC had written all the ads by itself, we probably would have had a more nuanced ad,” says NRDC climate expert David Hawkins. “But it probably would have been a nuanced ad that doesn’t get noticed.”
If we let these people takeover, we’ll have earned the “final solution” they have in store for us.