Friday, February 14, 2014

Revealed: how green ideology turned a deluge into a flood

Somerset saw the floods coming. The Environment Agency should have, too.
Christopher Booker 15 February 2014
It has taken six long weeks to uncover the real hidden reasons why, from the West Country to the Thames Valley, the flooding caused by the wettest January on record has led to such an immense national disaster. Only now have the two ‘smoking guns’ finally come to light which show just how and why all this chaos and misery has resulted directly from a massive system failure in the curious way our country is governed……. But all this got markedly worse after 2002 when the Baroness Young of Old Scone….. became the agency’s new chief executive. Dredging virtually ceased altogether. The rivers began dangerously to silt up……. She was famously heard to say that she wanted to see ‘a limpet mine put on every pumping station’. The experts I was talking to had no doubt that this apparent wish to put the cause of nature over that of keeping the Levels properly drained was eventually going to create precisely the kind of disaster we are seeing today. Their message as to what needs to be done couldn’t have been clearer…… those EU directives which govern almost everything the Environment Agency gets up to — including two with which Baroness Young was already familiar when she presided over the RSPB — setting out the EU’s policy on ‘habitats’ and ‘birds’…..To Read More
My Take - The article goes on to state that all of this occurred due to the misanthropc Agenda 21 obsession with "doctrines of ‘sustainability’ and ‘biodiversity’ than by any practical concern for the needs of people, homes, businesses and farmland".... Once again the world has to be turned upside down to accomodate green initiatives and society has to pay the price for these irrational and morally defective goals.  Let's not delude ourselves, this is being practiced everywhere in the U.S. via the Endangered Species Act, National Wetlands Act, and more.  Currently California's agriculture industry is literally being destroyed via the ESA - because environmentalists want the fresh water that should be going to crops and fruit trees to go to the ocean to support the delta smelt - a bait fish.  We have lost our minds. They are destroying us with our own values. 

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