Paris Climate Talks: No Respect for Victims

All of us are too aware of the recent tragedy that struck Paris on November 13. Terrorists, associated with ISIS, killed at least 130 people and injured over 300 more. We all stand with Paris, and with France. Many loved ones and those seeking to send their condolences held prayer vigils and set up candle light memorials.

With the Paris climate conference, COP21, now upon us, it is imperative to conduct these meetings in a safe and respectable manner. Unfortunately, many radical environmentalists have not put the victims’ memories and families above their own agendas.

First, a youth group called “Engajamundo” staged a die in near COP21 to highlight the urgency of saving our planet for future generations. A video shows dozens of young people lying in dead poses on the ground surrounding a large prop Eifel Tower, colored red. You can watch the disturbing video here.

Earlier in the week, protesters outside COP21 talks turned violent. France’s president had put a temporary ban on all protests following the terrorist attacks. When scaling walls and throwing bottles was not enough, radical greens started throwing and trampling the votive candles laid in honor of the terrorist attack victims. You can read about the protests here.

While many are wondering what France’s allies will do to help in defeating ISIS, president Obama seems to only want to focus on climate change, saying “In some ways, [climate change] is akin to the problem of terrorism and ISIL.” In his 2015 State of the Union Address, the President said “No challenge – no challenge – poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change.”

We hope that the left begins treating the victims with respect and dignity, and realizes what the greater threat to our freedoms is.