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Climate Expert: Young People Think The World Is Ending. There’s No Science For Any Of It.

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Michael Shellenberger has been an environmentalist for decades. But, he recently came to the realization that the hysteria surrounding climate change and the view of a looming apocalypse were overhyping and even mischaracterizing our ever-changing globe.

As a father to a young daughter, Shellenberger realized that young people were being fed a narrative that’s scaring them into thinking the world will end in a matter of years if there isn’t drastic change from humans.

The fear, Shellenberger told “The Sara Carter Show” Monday, is doing more harm than good.

“I became very concerned about this last year,” he explained. “My daughter is 14. She’s fine because I explain the science to her. But a number of her friends are very worried that they won’t live long enough to have kids… It’s become very anti-human story that’s been told there’s so much negativity. Apocalypse in there. There’s a science for any of it. The IPCC, which actually invited me to be an expert reviewer, that’s the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, invited me last year to be an expert reviewer. They don’t predict any deaths from climate change. So, you know, in one of the strategies that climate alarmists have used has been to confuse people into thinking natural disasters have gotten worse.”

There is, however, evidence, Shellenberger explained, that shows great progress with the environment such as a decreased number of deaths from natural disasters, which he describes in his new book, “APOCALYPSE NEVER: WHY ENVIRONMENTAL ALARMISM HURTS US ALL.” He also explains why nuclear power is the future of clean energy.

“The truth is, they’ve gotten better. We’ve had a 90% decline in deaths from natural disasters, that something we should celebrate, that hardly anybody gets killed by hurricanes or cyclones or floods anymore. And most of those problems are manageable. So what I wanted to do is write ‘APOCALYPSE NEVER’ to separate out science from science fiction.”

Shellenberger believes our planet is changing and that there are real issues to be solved, but they aren’t the issues getting enough attention. Moreover, they’re issues that have gotten lost in the hysteria.

Shellenberger said, “There are serious environmental problems in the world. Climate change is real. It’s not one of our most serious environmental problems. And I think we’ve really lost sight of the fact that we still have two billion people that are living in dire poverty that still use wood as fuel, and we’ve sort of forgotten about them.”

“And so one of the things I wanted to do with the ‘APOCALYPSE NEVER’ was to tell the story of of the aspirations of people in Africa and Asia and Latin America who still wanna live modern lives and deserve to and expose the ways in which so many of my colleagues have been trying to kind of keep people down in the very in various ways.”

The reason that positive information is suppressed is because of both financial and political interests, Shellenberger said,. He also explained that the recent environmental news shows progress, but “you just never hear it because there’s people that are trying to get control over the economy, over your over our lives, over our society. Most of them don’t have very good motivations, I’m afraid to report.”

“There’s financial interests here. There’s political interests. And I think there’s just a lot of lost souls, as I say, people that are trying to kind of construct a new religion when really what we need to be doing is just caring for the planet, caring for each other. It’s really simple things that make a difference in terms of improving our environment. We don’t need this kind of radical takeover of the economy.”

Because his views are unpopular among the environmentalist community, Shellenberger’s new book has been censored by both Forbes and Youtube for spreading “false information.” He’s chosen to not back down and his book continues to be a best-seller.

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TX farmers fight to block USDA from using race in distributing farm aid

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“When natural disasters strike, they don’t discriminate based on race and sex. Neither should the Department of Agriculture.” That’s the message from a group of farmers written in a court filing made public Monday.

Just The News reports on a group of white farmers in Texas who are asking a federal judge to block the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) from using race, gender or other “socially disadvantaged” traits to determine who gets disaster and pandemic farm aid and how much, arguing the agency’s current administration of eight emergency funding programs is unconstitutionally discriminatory.

According to Just the News, the USDA’s program appears to be rooted in an executive order that President Joe Biden signed. The lawsuit names the USDA and Biden Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. The farmers bringing the action include Rusty Strickland, Alan and Amy West and Bryan Baker, all of Texas.

The farmers, represented by the nonprofit legal firm called the Southeastern Legal Foundation, asked a judge to issue an emergency injunction from the U.S. District Court in Amarillo, Texas, to stop any additional awards from being made on the basis of race and gender or other liberal standards.

“Enjoining USDA from using race, sex, or progressive factoring when administering the programs is warranted because Plaintiffs are likely to succeed on the merits of their claims that: (1) the programs, as currently administered, are unconstitutional; (2) USDA lacks statutory authority to run the programs in their current form; and (3) USDA failed to adequately explain changes in calculating payments when implementing progressive factoring,” the motion stated.

The farmers said the Biden administration has taken roughly $25 billion in disaster and pandemic aid approved by Congress for farmers in eight programs and devised a system to make awards based on race, gender or other “socially disadvantaged” traits. Such decision-making violates the Constitution’s Fifth Amendment and the Administrative Procedures Act.

“The Constitution promises equal treatment to all Americans regardless of their race or sex,” the court filing also reads. “It also promises the separation of powers. USDA broke both promises through the disaster and pandemic relief programs challenged here.”

The farmers said they can prove that “USDA gives more money to some farmers based on” race, gender or other factors never approved by Congress.

“USDA does this by first defining farmers who are black/African-American, American Indian, Alaskan native, Hispanic, Asian-American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, or a woman as ‘socially disadvantaged,’” the court filing said. “Then, it provides farmers who qualify as socially disadvantaged more money for the same loss than those it deems non-underserved, along with other preferential treatment”

Just the News explains the request for an injunction relies in part of the Supreme Court’s landmark decision last year banning racial preferences in college admissions. It even quoted from the high court’s declaration that “eliminating racial discrimination means eliminating all of it.”.

“Disasters don’t discriminate and neither should USDA. In fact, the Constitution prohibits it,” the lawyers said in a statement. “That is why our brave clients – a group of Texas farmers that includes three white men who received significantly less money in disaster relief funds from USDA than if they had been of a different race or sex – filed this case and are asking the court to stop USDA’s blatant discrimination.”

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