Prominent environmentalist attacks the green movement and apologises for the scare campaign of the past 30 years. His new book, Apocalypse Never, educates those who are after only the facts.
‘Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All’
The words above are the sub-heading to Michael Shellenberger’s newly released book. It also perfectly sums up much of the problem with today’s environmentalists.
With radical groups such as Extinction Rebellion pushing apocalyptic narratives, it’s about time someone challenged their crap. Especially someone from within the movement.
Shellenberger has credibility in this field. For example, he helped save the world’s last unprotected redwoods. Shellenberger also helped create the equivalent to today’s Green New Deal. Finally, he spearheaded the push to keep nuclear power stations running to prevent an emissions spike.
In short, he is not your average un-contributing hippie with a cause. He is the real deal environmentalist, someone that does things other than being a nuisance.
Shellenberger’s now out to get the facts on the table and separate science from fiction. Importantly, he would like to quell anxiety and fear of the future for the younger generation.
He writes, “on behalf of environmentalists everywhere; I would like to formally apologise for the climate scare we created over the past 30 years.”
To be clear, Michael Shellenberger does believe the climate is changing due to human activity. But he doesn’t think it’s the biggest problem and definitely will not be a threat to our survival (as often claimed). Lastly, he is against many of the solutions put forth and says they exacerbate the problem.
He wrote a Forbes article back in 2019 where he attacked the push for renewables.
..no amount of marketing could change the poor physics of resource-intensive and land-intensive renewables. Solar farms take 450 times more land than nuclear plants, and wind farms take 700 times more land than natural gas wells, to produce the same amount of energy.”
Ultimately, he approaches the subject of renewables with science and understanding. And unlike some key players such as Greenpeace and Al Gore, he has no vested interest.
‘False Gods For Lost Souls’
Finally, he addresses the physiological make-up of environmental-nazis we all know and love—the ones on a ‘crusade’ to ‘save’ us from ourselves.
They bring prophecies of eradication lest we all repent for our sins against nature. And this is the crux of it all for many of these lost souls. A new religion that gives them a sense of purpose and like other fundamentalists, they refuse to see the facts. No matter what.