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In 2010, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change admitted a gross miscalculation in its claim that meat production produces more greenhouse gas emissions than transportation:
I find it hard to believe that the UN panel of allegedly highly qualified experts could make such an obvious miscalculation (regarding the GHG emissions of livestock operations) by honest mistake. If it was an honest mistake they are incompetent (typical for bureaucrats) and therefore untrustworthy. If not an honest mistake then it was deliberate or unconscious bias, again rendering them untrustworthy.
UN consists of unelected autocrats with a clear political agenda to be the centralized command and control- government - for the whole world. Politicians are prone to fraud to manufacture consent for their schemes and expansion of their power. (Remember Iraq's weapons of mass destruction which never existed). You can call me names for believing that politicians are corrupt and engage in deception on a mass scale via propaganda, but this is basic political "science " as already recognized by Machiavelli in his book The Prince in 1513.
Propaganda is used to convince the people that the sky is falling (Iraq's weapons of mass destruction, "glaciers could vanish within 25 years" oh no!). After manufacturing the problem, known as false flag, the gangsters promise they will protect you from the falling sky if you just give them more resources, give up more of your own liberty, and accept their decrees and an expansion of their reach, intrusion, theft and often murder (wars, executions). If you don't believe in their omniscience and omnibenevolence you are labeled an infidel ("X denier," "conspiracy theorist," etc.) to be ridiculed, imprisoned, or executed for your insolence. The gangsters even get the people to turn on one another in support of the gangsters.
It is historical fact that politicians are not trustworthy and have killed millions of people to advance their agendas and empires. There are no exceptions.
No private enterprise has ever done such, nor can force you to purchase any product or service, nor can send your sons or daughters to die in foreign wars, but via public education and control of the mass media, the gangsters have convinced (programmed) large numbers of people to believe that politicians are benevolent and private enterprise is malevolent. Of course that is part of manufacturing consent. The politicians fraudulently market themselves to the public as the defenders of truth and justice against the villainous private sector. Meanwhile the gangsters are transferring your heard-earned wealth to themselves through income taxes and inflation of the fake money supply (fiat currency) via fraudulent fractional reserve central banking, which is nothing but monopoly counterfeiting.
Their counterfeiting inflates the money supply thereby automatically devaluing the money bit by bit. That's your hard earned productivity going into the hands of the gangsters (only they get the benefit of counterfeiting). This is why is is so hard to get ahead...they are picking your pocket bit by bit, day by day.
Moreover, putting counterfeit fiat money into circulation creates boom and bust business cycles, and these drive irrational use and destruction of natural resources and consequently increases of pollution. When fiat money from fractional reserve lending enters the economy, it fuels an increased rate of consumption of resources, which consumption necessarily involves production of garbage and pollution. Sound money – gold – and competitive 100% reserve banking would link economic activity directly to our limited natural resource base, preventing this irrational economic and ecologic activity. Fractional reserve banking, not meat-eating, is the root cause of our ab-use of natural resources.
Government is not a protector of the environment. When you give politicians control of natural resources, they can do whatever they want with those resources whenever it suits them. As Vedran Vuk correctly notes:
"A government strong enough to give you everything is strong enough to take everything."......As Timothy Terrell explains, socialism is a religion, resting on faith in gangsters.
You can preserve millions of acres through political action and lose those same millions in the time that it takes to cast a few votes and shuffle papers around Congress.
"Certainly, socialism requires a great deal of faith in the abilities of central planners to collect relevant, nonquantifiable, up-to-date information about the desires of millions of remote individuals. It requires more faith to believe that a government can prescribe an efficient allocation of resources and methods of production to meet the most important of those desires."
A trip to socialist China should convince anyone that socializing environmental and natural resource property rights – putting these in the hands of the collectivist gangsters – leads to the worst environmental abuses. The way to protect the environment is to protect private property rights. Nations with the highest protections of private property and economic freedom have the best quality environments.
Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Private individuals and enterprises are the only existing check on the power of politicians. Governments and their central banking systems are the true drivers of irrational resource use and abuse.