Collapse Of Ireland’s Green New Deal Is A Cautionary Tale Or Something

Ireland has long been on the forefront of pushing the climate change scam in the European Union and the world. They’ve passed all sorts of scam laws and rules. A past president, Mary Robinson, was a bigshot in the Cult of Climastrology, and pushed this hard, even working for the United Nations afterwards (and taking lots and lots of fossil fueled trips around the world). They were super enthused by the Paris Climate Agreement. Of course, Ireland is also a big hypocrite, often failing to practice what they preach, being nowhere close to their Paris commitments, and then this

The collapse of Ireland’s ‘Green New Deal’ is a cautionary tale for the United States

In May, Ireland became only the second country in the world to declare a “climate and biodiversity emergency.” A month later, Minister for Climate Action Richard Bruton announced a wide-ranging Climate Action Plan outlining a path to net-zero emissions by 2050 and the restoration of habitats that can absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Irish climate activists, who had been buoyed by Green Party gains in this spring’s European Parliament election, were warily optimistic. It appeared as if the teenagers who had followed Greta Thunberg in school walkouts, or “climate change strikes,” had scored a sudden success. Ireland seemed to be fulfilling the pledge by Leo Varadkar, the nation’s taoiseach (the equivalent of a prime minister), to become a leader on climate change.

But by July 4, that optimism was dead. So was the Climate Emergency Measures Bill that represented concrete action to address the crisis. This legislation included a moratorium on gas and oil exploration in Irish coastal waters, which would make Ireland only the fifth state in the world to keep its fossil fuels in the ground.

An arcane procedural mechanism called a “money message,” which had rarely been used in the past 50 years of Irish lawmaking, was unearthed and utilized by the current coalition government to sink the bill. A money message requires the taoiseach to sign off on any legislation that would cost the government money (i.e., through a loss of tax revenue from gas and oil companies), something Mr. Varadkar has refused to do. Presumably, neither of the major parties in the current government—Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil—are willing to pass higher energy costs onto the farmers and manufacturers who are part of their political base. As a result, the Climate Emergency Measures Bill was not even debated in Parliament.

In other words, many realized that this would skyrocket the cost of living for citizens, and wasn’t worth it. Doing Something about ‘climate change’ is popular in theory, not in practice.

The sense of anger and betrayal among Irish climate activists is raw, and their options include both peaceful protest and judicial litigation. (There is already a lawsuit by environmental activists seeking to force the government to come up with a more effective response to climate change.) But the setback should not come as a surprise. In his encyclical “Laudato Si’,” Pope Francis presciently warned,“the most one can expect is superficial rhetoric, sporadic acts of philanthropy and perfunctory expressions of concern for the environment, whereas any genuine attempt by groups within society to introduce change is viewed as a nuisance based on romantic illusions or an obstacle to be circumvented” (54).

The pope still takes lots of fossil fueled trips around the world, right? And he never tells people to stop taking fossil fueled trips to visit the Vatican, right?

But, see, this isn’t cautioning America that trying to pass a boondoggle like a Green New Deal is dumb and will harm citizens lives. Nope

But U.S. citizens, particularly Catholics, must ensure the future of their common home by holding their representatives to the delivery of binding legislation on decarbonization and the promotion of policies underlined by an integral ecology. While Ireland could still become an example to follow, it is now a cautionary tale about overestimating the extent to which governments will prioritize the common good over the politically expedient and economically profitable.

They want to caution climate cultists to make sure that they just jam it through, politics and citizens’ lives be damned.

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9 Responses to “Collapse Of Ireland’s Green New Deal Is A Cautionary Tale Or Something”

  1. Dana says:

    I took a fossil-fueled trip to see the Vatican, in June of 2016. Alas! my buddy Pope Frank never came out to see me! And I was so sure that he would!

  2. Doom and Gloom says:

    The reality of AGW is as all us deniers realize, a scare tactic by the left to gain power over the purse. The world has been on a slow roll to a new world order with several billionaires and many current and EX politicians from all over the world in strong support.

    The GREEN NEW DEAL was openly stated by the guy who wrote it that it was not about the climate at all but rather about taking over America’s economic model and changing it to one they approve of.


    Why doesn’t the world fix global warming without the USA?

    Well that would be 1. Its too Ff’ing expensive and 2. There is nothing you can do to change the weather. The reality is that the world wants the USA to pay for it like we pay for every other ff’ing thing. No thanks.

  3. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    “But U.S. citizens, particularly Catholics, must ensure the future of their common home by holding their representatives to the delivery of binding legislation on decarbonization and the promotion of policies underlined by an integral ecology.”

    To which TEACH concludes, incorrectly: They want to caution climate cultists to make sure that they just jam it through, politics and citizens’ lives be damned.

    Actually, they want to caution citizens to beware of political tricks, stunts and perfidy that thwart the will of the people.

  4. Kye says:

    “While Ireland could still become an example to follow,….”

    Hahahahaha. In all of it’s history Ireland has NEVER been an example to follow and being stupid about climate change won’t alter that fact.

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      “All right, we’ll give some land to the n*ggers and the chinks, but we DON’T WANT THE IRISH”. – Olson Johnson

      Should we also kick the Irish out of the US?

      • Liljeffyatemypuppy says:

        “I think one man is just as good as another so long as he’s honest and decent and not a nigger or a Chinaman. Uncle Will says that the Lord made a white man from dust, a nigger from mud, then He threw up what was left and it came down a Chinaman.”

        “(Uncle Will) does hate Chinese and Japs,”… “So do I. It is race prejudice, I guess. But I am strongly of the opinion Negroes ought to be in Africa, yellow men in Asia and white men in Europe and America.”

        — Harry S. Truman c.1913 in a letter to his future wife Bess


  5. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    The conspiracy theory that global warming is a hoax devised by the communist/progressives to establish a New World Order pervades the far-right, as do many conspiracy theories.

    The conspiracy now involves every gov’t, almost all corporation, all major religions, a majority of humans, all major scientific bodies/organizations, all national science academies… the deniers now are far-right conspiracy theorists who retain significant political power and strong will.

    Our Earth continues to warm rapidly from greenhouse gases that we add to the atmosphere. There’s little scientific argument left, so the argument is now a political one – what, if anything to do about it. We won’t do much until conditions get even worse.

    • Jl says:

      Actually, the rate isn’t statistically different than the rate earlier last century with CO2 lower. “There’s little scientific argument left…” Most often said when there’s all kinds of scientific argument left. “The earth continues to warm..”. Like many alarmists, J stops right there when his “argument” is only half-way home. That it’s allegedly warming? So what? It’s the effects of the warming that would matter. And there’s all kinds of scientific argument left on the effects of warming, seeing as the effects are simply computer model assumptions of the future.

  6. Kye says:

    Joe Biden The Democrat Front Runner (Hahahaha) after opining that “poor kids are just as smart as white kids” was asked how many “genders” there are and his response was “there are at least three”. Got that Elwood? You gotta be backing Slow Joe for president since you have so much in common. I wonder how many races he thinks there are? You science deniers amuse me.

    Trump 2020 Support the truth in sex and race.

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