There’s been talk recently about a new scare that environmentalists have come up with to replace the all-but-defunct AGW scare. The evil villains are, again, the very thing that have made our lives immensely better: INDUSTRY. The new scare is: industry is destroying biodiversity.
UN: Corporations Driving Ruthless Destruction of Nature
And both articles are almost identical, indicating they were likely press releases from the UN itself. According to Die Zeit:
Species, even complete ecosystems, are disappearing at an unprecedented speed. Companies refuse to protect nature, the damage is in the trillions of euros.
Species are dying 100 times faster than previously assumed. The environmental damage that is caused by the world’s 3000 leading companies is estimated by the UN to be 1.7 trillion euros, this from a study from the UN Environmental Program UNEP.
According to UN Environment Director Achim Steiner:
The natural capital of the planet is being destroyed on a massive scale.
Many economists are still blind to the enormous impact on the diversity of animals, plants and other forms of life and their role in the function of the ecosystem.
The UN study says that awareness for environmental protection is increasing the most in Africa with 50% of company managers viewing environmental pollution as a threat to their business, 45% in Latin America and only 20% in Europe.
The UN study will be made public at the International Conference for Species and Biodiversity on Tuesday in London.
Readers ought to recall how it’s the UN itself and government politics based on UN climate fear mongering are actually in large part responsible for their claimed massive destruction of nature. Read:
Europe’s Latest Green Megafolly. Burning Forests To Save The Planet!
And maybe the UN has realised that it wasn’t getting anywhere by nagging and blaming the citizens of the planet. Now it probably thinks it can get more support by demonising industry.