At Delta State University, Paul Driessen condemns “eco-racism”Adam HouserOctober 24, 2018
Paul Driessen introduces his subject of discussion via Skype to the students at Delta State.
CFACT Senior Policy Adviser Paul Driessen spoke about the issue of “eco-racism” to students at Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi. Driessen, who has authored several books and countless articles on how so-called “green” policies hurt the world’s least fortunate, gave many of the students their first exposure to the issue.
“This racism is subtle, but very real. Government policies inflict their worst impacts on the poorest among us, huge numbers of them minorities – while insisting that the gravest risks those families face are from climate change or barely detectable pollutants in their air and water,” Driessen explained.
The actions referred to by Driessen were enacted as recently as the Obama administration. At a speech to South Africans, Obama said “If everybody has got a car and air conditioning and a big house, the planet will boil over.”
Driessen answers questions that the students have in regards to climate change.
Student Ira Barger, who attended the talk, said: “It is because of the tendency of today’s universities to present increasingly narrow windows of acceptable opinion that the impact and the importance of this event and events like it are sorely needed. These students were presented with a viewpoint that directly opposes the de facto narrative that is constantly regurgitated in classrooms across the country. We need champions of free thought and purveyors of sanity and academic honesty now more than ever.”
Under Obama, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation opposed a gas-fired power plant that would have brought much needed electricity and reliability to Ghana. Additionally, when it came to whether the United States would support a loan from the World Bank to build the Medupi coal-fired power plant in South Africa, the United States “abstained” under Obama’s direction.
Delta State students listen to Driessen explain the serious consequences that radical green policies have on the world.
Meanwhile, environmentalists continue to oppose the use of DDT and insecticides to control malaria in African nations. Since DDT has been banned, malaria deaths have skyrocketed in Africa. Groups like Greenpeace have destroyed test farms growing GMO seeds and rice that would help bring much needed nutrition to malnourished children. A group of Nobel laureates condemned such actions as being anti-science. These activists force their agenda on starving, dying families, while the activists go home with full stomachs.
“Of course, legislators, regulators, lobbyists, eco-activists, crony capitalists, judges and celebrities are rarely affected. Their communities are far from those that bear the brunt of their edicts, so they’re shielded from most impacts of policies they impose,” Driessen went on. “They know what is happening, but are almost never held accountable for actions that are racist in their outcomes, if not in their supposed ‘good intentions.'”