Power not Poverty

By Viv Forbes

The past was green and fuzzy – the future is black and ominous. Richard Sebrof

The green fairy-tale is over.

Even the green cheer squad in the bureaucracy and the media can sense the change. The sudden end was signalled by rolling columns of Russian tanks, quickly followed by surging prices for oil, gas, coal, wheat and barley.

For decades, one-worlders and greedy industrialists have sung the green songs – lauding wind/solar energy, worshipping hydrogen, and condemning coal, oil, gas and nuclear. Their doomsday chorus was taken up by tweeting teenagers and trendy adults in the green leafy suburbs – most of them supported in soft-chair jobs in media, bureaucracy and big woke corporations.

John Kerry (a rich climate-obsessed American aristocrat) worries that the Ukraine war “could have a profound negative impact on the climate”. He is more concerned about beneficial emissions of life-supporting CO2 than about lethal bullets, missiles, and starvation.

Russia, China and India have focussed on developing and using their best energy resources, but Australia (following the Pied Pipers of Europe) has a bi-partisan policy to keep spreading the climate virus and subsidising more expensive green toys imported from China.

But, at long last, sanity is surfacing – Nigel Farage (the UK Brexiteer) has rung the full-time bell on climate alarmism with his new slogan against net zero madness –
“Vote Power not Poverty”.

Just one late snow storm in Berlin, a food riot in Cairo or a blackout in New York will start the green rout.

The world is becoming a cold, hungry and dangerous place. Food is not produced in green forests, electricity is not generated in big batteries, green hydrogen is a net consumer of energy, and we will not fight the next war with battery-powered tanks, wind-powered frigates or an air force burning bio-fuels.

Just two years ago, Biden promised: “we are going to get rid of fossil fuels.”

It’s time to drag green dreamers and climate alarmists into the real world where food, fuels, metals, electricity and defensive weapons are produced. This must start by cleaning the green horse manure from the “Net Zero” stables.

Putin’s tanks and missiles have started this process. Europeans now face the truth that coal, oil, nuclear and gas provide most of the power for their homes, factories, industry, transportation and agriculture. Without them, big cities will die.

We need more Hydrocarbon Power, more Nuclear Power, and less Un-reliables.

The world has changed. We can no longer afford “Net Negative Energy” or “Building Back Worse”.

Fuel for Thought:

In 2014, Nigel Farage warned the EU that they were moving towards war with Russia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uNsXEu8ljM

Europe Heading for a new Dark Age?

Nigel Farage launches “Power not Poverty” campaign:


Food prices are Rising:


John Kerry worries that war will divert attention from the “climate crisis”:

Germany turns back to coal and natural gas as millions of its solar panels are blanketed in snow and ice:


While the West went Green, Russia became the 2nd largest gas supplier on Earth:

Australia suffers from Self-inflicted Wounds:

3 thoughts on “Power not Poverty”

  1. The reason I and many other knowledgable people; love C02 is because it is heavier than air. Therefore, when coal combusts in a power station heat causes all the gases to rise and emerge from the chimney. But, as C02 is heavier than air, once it emerges, it cools and sinks towards the ground and is dispersed by the wind. Once there, it is essential for the survival of all ground level vegetation on planet Earth. The vegetation absorbs C02 and converts it to oxygen for all other forms of life on planet Earth to breath (photosynthesis). Look it up in Wikipedia,

    Carbon dioxide – Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Carbon_dioxide
    Since plants require CO2 for photosynthesis, and humans and animals depend on plants for food, CO2 is necessary for the survival of life on earth.

  2. I agree with Judy. But John Kerry, the climate envoy for the Biden administration, claims to know better how the greenhouse theory works: “Try and picture a very thin layer of gases – a quarter-inch, half an inch, somewhere in that vicinity – that’s how thick it is. It’s in our atmosphere. It’s way up there at the edge of the atmosphere. And for millions of years – literally millions of years – we know that layer has acted like a thermal blanket for the planet – trapping the sun’s heat and warming the surface of the Earth to the ideal, life-sustaining temperature”.
    The above is an excerpt from the Speech below made by John Kerry, US Secretary of State, Jakarta, Indonesia Feb, 16, 2014.

  3. Spot on Viv, the war in Ukraine highlights the dream world utopia in which the cultural marxists self propagate, and try to impose their flawed & selfish ideology upon the rest of us

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