The CIA’s probably largely behind the idea of manmade global warming as a means of keeping people in fear to make them more willing to give up their freedoms in exchange for a false sense of security. These days, people would rather live in the safe confines of a prison cell than face the risks and liberties of the outside world.
CIA Director John Brennan said that manmade global warming is behind much of the instability in the world. By extension, terrorist attacks like the one we saw in Paris, are due, in large part, to global warming, which as we all know is caused by SUVs, pumpkins, and bovine flatulence.
In his speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in D.C., Brennan said:
“Ongoing conflicts in Syria, Iraq, Ukraine, Yemen, Libya, and parts of Africa are clear examples. The human toll is reflected in the UN’s recent announcement that the number of refugees and internally displaced persons in the world is the highest it has been since World War II. And of course, all this localized strife gives rise to the persistent threat of international terrorism.
“When CIA analysts look for deeper causes of this rising instability, they find nationalistic, sectarian, and technological factors that are eroding the structure of the international system. They also see socioeconomic trends, the impact of climate change, and other elements that are cause for concern. ….
“In many developing societies, growing pessimism about the prospects for economic advancement is fueling instability. Regions with burgeoning youth populations, such as the Arab world, have been unable to achieve the growth needed to reduce high unemployment rates. Perceptions of growing inequality have resulted in more assertive street politics and populism. At the same time, slower growth has left these nations with fewer resources to devote to economic, humanitarian, and peacekeeping assistance to address these challenges.
“Mankind’s relationship with the natural world is aggravating these problems and is a potential source of crisis itself. Last year was the warmest on record, and this year is on track to be even warmer.
“Extreme weather, along with public policies affecting food and water supplies, can worsen or create humanitarian crises. Of most immediate concern, sharply reduced crop yields in multiple places simultaneously could trigger a shock in food prices with devastating effect, especially in already fragile regions such as Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia. Compromised access to food and water greatly increases the prospect for famine and deadly epidemics.”
Surely, Brennan and the rest of the CIA would include the Paris attacks in their discussion of growing global instability. They’re blaming terrorist attacks around the world on manmade global warming. If we didn’t have SUVs, the oil industry, the agricultural industry, coal, and natural gas, we’d have a lot less international terrorism. The world would be a safer place. If that means bankrupting huge sectors of the economy, impoverishing the poor even more, thereby furthering the divide between the super rich and the indigent, just to provide a false sense of security, then so be it. Ordinarily, they’d call that “social injustice.” But since it’s for a good cause in this case, they’d say it’s a sacrifice we should all be willing to make for a safer, cleaner world.