But blaming our dependence on fossil fuel for the might of Russia’s military is only half the story. The reason Europe especially became so dependent on Russian fossil fuel specifically, is green politicians like Joe Biden, Angela Merkel and Boris Johnson have done and are doing everything in their power to wreck Western extractive industries, with fracking and exploration bans, punitive taxes, and onerous environmental processes for drilling new wells and mines.
How did green politicians in the West manage to convince so many voters to support their anti-fossil fuel extraction jihad?
Dr Svitlana Krakovska, (Ukrainian Climate Scientist) in my opinion…
if you want to know who is really to blame for the might of Russia’s armies, try looking in the mirror.
The climate alarmism promoted by yourself and your colleagues gave green politicians like Biden, Merkel and Boris Johnson the voter support, scientific cover and political leverage they needed to wreck Western oil and gas extraction, forcing desperate Western consumers to turn to hostile fossil fuel providers like Russia.
Examination of the Soviet KGB files after the fall of the Soviet Union showed that a large line item in the budget of the KGB was the funding of the “Green” parties in Western Europe and the USA.
And it has paid off for the Russians big time in this war. Europe has few choices today to supply the energy they need to run their economies and keep their citizens from freezing. The Greens blocked the building of LNG terminals in Europe, preventing the shipping of LNG from the United States or Canada. “Fracking” is banned all over the EU. Coal plants are shut down and dismantled as are Nuclear Power Plants.
So the Nuclear Power Plant seized by Putin in the Ukraine today supplied huge amounts of electricity to the Western Europe power grid. Which further tightens the Iron Grip of Putin on the EU.
Coupled with the fact that there are no Green Parties allowed inside Russia itself.
You want to ‘fight the Russian assault’? Look no farther than the local Greenpeace or Friends of the Earth group in your own state. If you donated to either of them or voted for Biden, ‘It’s your war, Baby!’.
Personally I find it interesting that Putin has shelled Oil and Gas facilities in Ukraine, seized the Nuclear Power plants…
… But (Oddly?) hasn’t bothered with or attacked any Solar or Wind Farms???