Sirius Blackstone wrote:OP, I'm genuinely curious, what are your issues with environmentalism?
Here's the most succinct way for me to put it: When environmentalists look at this picture, they fret over how bright it is, seeing all the light as a symbol of how we've polluted the environment and invaded pristine natural ecosystems. When I look at the same picture, my concern is over how dark it is. There's a billion people on the planet who lack basic access to electricity.
Millions of people die every year from respiratory illnesses because they have to cook over indoor fires. To them, coal-powered electrical plants would be a huge step towards "clean energy," but environmentalists are propagating an across-the-board stigma for all fossil fuels that is stopping governments and NGOs from supporting fossil-fueled development all over the world. The result is that poor countries stay poor, which means, among other terrible things, that the air they breath and the water they drink remain dirty. So I'm a bit tired of hearing environmentalists say they champion clean air and water; if they did, they'd champion economic development.
Malnutrition also kills millions every year, while GMOs have killed 0 people ever, yet many mainstream environmental groups are very successfully lobbying against GMOs.
The whole ideology is based on the idea that the human race is a bad thing, technology is a bad thing, and we need to shrink our population and be less wealthy. I frankly find it odd that the burden is on me to explain why such views are objectionable.