Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Ever wondered why the capitalists don't seem too bothered about climate change?

Have you ever been curious, dumbfounded even, about the ruling class indifference to climate change - something that effects all of us, including themselves? I was, for quite a long time. It's often put down to simple capitalist short-sightedness, but I think the main reason lies somewhere else.

What we have to remember about wealthy industrialists is that, generally speaking - mind the sarcasm - they are wealthy. They have lots of moneys. They have resources
. And they can use those resources to significantly curtail the effects of climate change on their own livelihoods. They can move away from effected areas, for example - and in many cases, areas more vulnerable to the freak weather conditions caused by climate change, such as floodplains, are already reserved for habitation by the rest of us who, apparently, are expendable. And rising food and fuel prices effect them far less than ordinary people because, frankly, they have the money to pay the increased prices - a loaf of bread has inflated by at least half in the past two years, and according to the Daily Telegraph is expected to grow further to around four times its current level by 2030 as a result of climate change... barely noticeable, to the likes of David & Fred Barclay, the owners of the Telegraph, or say Rex Tillerson (the CEO of Exxon Mobil). And if and when the air itself becomes unbreathable, the land unlivable, you can bet the richest 1% and their pet politicians will be nice and safe in their biodomes while the rest of us die miserably.

1 comment:

Benjamin Dumez said...

wow... very good point. Not only "biodomes" but also underground ventilated Bio/chemical safe structures. There are tones of these here in the US. While I take conspiracy theory with Jesse Ventura with a grain of salt his episode (that is semi-related to this blog is pretty interesting): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOWWIDT910I (I don't necessarily believe the 2012 end of the world stuff)


regarding H.A.A.R.P (which I feel has much to do with many climate change issues... I am not saying that climate change is staged).


http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=2522354075837339907# (best video quality version I could find)

(here is the sequel): http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8066925138937638623#

(here is an interesting companion video also from Nick Begich):

(if you want the "super exiting sensational version" lol... here is Jesse Ventura's. Only part 1): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZOt29NR0FY

I have not seen the episode titles climate change so I do not support it. I know I have given you a ton of information here so take your time. :)