Remember when some environmental zealots were calling for the ban of gas stoves, not to mention other activities that would allegedly reduce carbon emissions?
While the term “zealot” is oftentimes used in the context of religion, notably Islamic terrorism, it turns out that ecoterrorism has drawn increased interest from researchers.
Rather than achieving religious goals through terror, ecoterrorists aim to achieve environmental goals through terrorist tactics.
Economics professor Paola Andrea Spadaro recently published a highly informative, deeply researched article on “science” political elitists certainly are not interested in hearing.
Especially since this article pertains to the very real threat of ecoterrorism, which has grown in recent years.
“Using open-source data, this article shows that environmental terrorism represents an increasing security threat, which in the future, might be worsened by the individual radicalization of marginalized environmental extremists,” Spadaro notes in abstract.
“Marginalized environmental extremists.” Sounds familiar … especially as governments themselves become more militant with regards to varied Green Deal initiatives.
Including initiatives that entail entertaining potential ecoterrorists.
An exclusive report from Fox News reveals that the White House hosted a rather interesting set of individuals within the past year, each of whom could arguably be one of the types of extremists warned about in the aforementioned article.
“White House climate czar Ali Zaidi, who also serves as an assistant to President Biden, privately met with three officials with the Colorado-based Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), an environmental group pushing gas stove bans,” the news outlet reported.
Remember the suggestion to ban gas stoves, which was quickly squashed?
Likely the origins of that one were laid in a meeting not exactly disclosed to the public.
“Zaidi met Jules Kortenhorst, RMI’s CEO at the time; John Coequyt, RMI’s government affairs director; and Sarah Ladislaw, RMI’s former managing director and U.S. program leader, on March 17, 2022, in the West Wing of the White House, according to visitor logs reviewed by Fox News Digital. The three officials have extensive records advocating for net-zero and climate policies weaning the U.S. off fossil fuels,” the report continued.
“Extensive records.” Which in and of itself could be indicative of extremism.
And, not surprisingly, RMI is directly associated with the call to ban gas stoves, apparently due to indoor air pollution.
“Across the United States, millions of homes and apartments rely on gas appliances for heating and cooking. Burning gas in buildings is not only a threat to climate action but also to human health, as these appliances are sources of indoor air pollution,” the RMI website proclaimed.
Of course, when confronted with questions about the suspect meeting with RMI officials, another barely plausible excuse was provided.
White House spokesperson Abdullah Hasan humorously claimed that the meeting apparently revolved around “manufacturing jobs.”
“This meeting was about adding to President Biden’s historic record of bringing more manufacturing jobs back to America and lowering energy costs, not a debunked conspiracy theory,” Hasan asserted.
Well, that’s interesting. Individuals obsessed with net-zero emissions are apparently well-equipped to give advice on bolstering manufacturing jobs, which are widely associated with carbon emissions? That’s interesting.
Though of course if one dares to question anything at all, they are dismissed as either a cynic or a conspiracy theory zealot of some kind.
“While the cynics try to serve up a story about Zaidi without sizzle or steak, he is working overtime to deliver substance – good jobs, cost savings, and a stronger American energy sector than ever before,” Hasan declared.
Hasan declined to detail exactly how environmental extremists from Colorado would achieve those goals, especially as they are clearly anti-energy.
What is clear, however, is that the individuals that the White House met with have direct links to China.
Fox News reported that RMI has “significant ties” to the Chinese Communist Party, kind of like the son of the current American president.
“[RMI] collaborated with the Chinese state agency National Development and Reform Commission to study net-zero pathways for the nation and is a member of the China Clean Transportation Partnership, a green group with significant ties to the Chinese government,” the outlet noted.
On top of that, a board member for RMI previously served as Chairman of a CCP-owned bank in China, the China International Capital Corporation.
Talk about getting a bit too close for comfort.
That proximity is even more troubling when accounting for Spadaro’s continued explanation of the various ways in which ecoterrorism may manifest.
“Climate change has been linked to two different forms of terrorism. First, eco-terrorism, where individuals used violence against properties and civil rights in defense of the environment or to direct changes in environmental policy,” Spadaro explained.
In other words, the temper tantrums thrown by the Antifa mob and others.
“Second, environmental terrorism, where the destruction of the environment, either through war or acts of terror, was used to exert fear in the population to achieve organizational aims,” Spadaro continued.
Well, that’s troubling, as the pandemic has shown (quite convincingly) how it is possible to “exert fear” in order to achieve “organizational aims” … Especially if one such aim is the continued destruction of freedom.
Author: Ofelia Thornton