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10/11/2017 / By David Armstrong
In a recent podcast Natural News founder/editor Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, takes aim at the so-called “green elite” — fake environmentalists who believe they’re living the green lifestyle just because they may donate some money to environmentalist organizations.
In a “Counterthink” edition of his podcast, Adams noted that with few exceptions, nearly all the “green elite” are total frauds who live with a massive CO2 footprint but try to buy off their guilt by giving money to “green causes.”
Meanwhile, he adds, they’re drinking water pumped over a mountain near Los Angeles through the use of massive pumps running on fossil fuels.
In reality, he says, such people are living entirely unsustainable lifestyles, mostly by consuming foods grown thousands of miles away that require transport to local stores via fossil fuel-consuming guzzlers in the form of 18-wheelers, trains, and even ships. At the same time, they are using air conditioners that work hard to cool their large homes while using non-renewable consumer products that wind up in enormous landfills.
“Nearly all the ‘green elite’ are total frauds who live with a massive CO2 footprint but try to buy off their guilt by giving money to ‘green causes,’” he says.
Counterthink, Adams notes, is a way of getting someone to think about things they do and believe in a different way — a more honest way, in fact. That’s especially necessary when it comes to environmental issues.
Adams said he began thinking about the issue in a different light after watching a television program written by a known Left-wing Hollywood director and producer who champions environmental causes.
“In this show, he portrays is himself and others always raising money for the NRDC,” which is the National Resources Defense Council, a major environmental group that has noble goals of protecting wildlife habitat, waterways, ecosystems, our air, and so forth.
“However, the contradiction I want to point out here — the counterthink — is that you’ve got these wealthy people in really nice, upscale homes that probably used to be called mansions, who are living an opulent lifestyle, they’re eating at fancy restaurants, driving expensive cars, wearing very expensive clothes, have servants and gardeners, maids,” he said. But, “in order to be socially acceptable, they’re all raising money for the NRDC, they’re going to NRDC fundraisers and giving donations” and so forth.
But these people are hypocrites, says Adams. Real environmentalist live in small homes, out in the country where they can practice being good stewards of the land, of the air and of the water. Giving money to “environmental causes” then living a lifestyle that produces a massive carbon footprint isn’t exactly living up to so-called ‘green standards,’ Adams points out.
“The ultimate expression of an environmentalist is someone who has a very, very tiny ecological footprint,” he said. “Someone who lives in a mud hut, who grows their own food, who doesn’t use air conditioning, who doesn’t import their food a thousand miles away just so they can enjoy something that is exotic.”
The Health Ranger has a healthy skepticism about many so-called environmentalists — like former Vice President Al Gore, who claims the world is going to burn itself up then does all he can to make it happen by creating an exceptionally large carbon footprint.
“The Paris climate accord is nothing but a big government scam concocted via a combination of junk science and outlandish greed on the part of globalists (such as Al Gore) who profit from climate change hysteria,” Adams wrote earlier this year, after President Donald Trump announced the United States would withdraw from the deal because it was harmful to the U.S. economy and would not achieve its stated objectives. (Related: Al Gore confuses TIDES with global warming ocean rise apocalypse, claims fish are “swimming in the streets” of Miami due to climate change.)
Adams says he is not at all against donating to environmental causes and organizations, but he adds it’s “more important to be authentic in how you live.”
There’s much more, including how Adams lives a very environmentally-friendly life. Click below to listen.