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Now they’re targeting the food supply

Posted by M. C. on August 8, 2022

Over the past several decades (until just before 2020), the number of people living in what economists called “extreme poverty” has been cut in half. This is an astonishing achievement (though almost nobody even knows about it).

And here’s Dave’s point: the campaign against fossil fuels means those people go right back into extreme poverty. Possibly even death. That’s not even debatable. That’s what it means.

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These days we’re hearing stories from around the world of governments making food production much more challenging — even, for some farmers, no longer doable — in the name of fighting “climate change.”

(I covered the uprising among farmers in the Netherlands in episode #2159 of the Tom Woods Show.)

Now Canada’s Justin Trudeau is jumping on board, and other places are following suit.

Trudeau is asking for levels of fertilizer reduction that will obviously lead to much less food output, and at a particularly inauspicious moment at that.

Never forget: the “climate change” fight is an elite project. No normal person in a poor country is demanding “climate action.”

In a recent episode of his Part of the Problem podcast, Dave Smith made the kind of point almost nobody ever makes, and which the kids of people who push “climate change” policy prefer we not hear.

Over the past several decades (until just before 2020), the number of people living in what economists called “extreme poverty” has been cut in half. This is an astonishing achievement (though almost nobody even knows about it).

And here’s Dave’s point: the campaign against fossil fuels means those people go right back into extreme poverty. Possibly even death. That’s not even debatable. That’s what it means.

We keep hearing “conspiracy theorists” telling us that the elites want to whittle down the Earth’s population. All I can say is, if that isn’t what they want, they have an extremely strange way of showing it.

(I might add, by the way, that climate-related deaths declined by about 98 percent over the past century — in large measure thanks to fossil-fueled solutions.)

Some people look at our situation and conclude that it’s hopeless. The odds are stacked too highly against us. The elites will win, and there’s nothing we can do about it.

I’m sure you know someone like this. It’s all defeatism, all the time.

I don’t know about you, but I refuse to live like that.

In the vein of Harry Browne, I intend to find freedom in an unfree world — for myself, and for my children.

I invite you to join me (but in 48 hours the doors close):http://www.TomSchoolOfLife.comTom Woods

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