It’s a completely illogical position.
People who cared about the environment used to be called ‘conservationists.’
The top advocates of the environment were those who lived closest to it, including rural Canadians, farmers, and hunters.
They lived out in nature, had a strong connection to it, and wanted to protect it.
Support for conservation was widespread across the political spectrum.
It wasn’t divisive.
It wasn’t political.
It wasn’t about destroying our economy.
Conservation led to many good ideas, including ensuring that large sections of the natural beauty of our country were protected and made available to future generations.
Yet, we don’t hear much about ‘conservation’ anymore.
Instead, we hear about ‘environmentalists,’ often funded by foreign countries, using foreign messages, and pushing for the complete reshaping of our society.
As I’ve noted before, the ‘environmentalists’ seem far more interested in control over our lives than they do with actually protecting the environment.
And that can be seen in how environmentalists – particularly in the Western world – promote large immigration increases.
The key cause of increased emissions is increased population.
That can be seen in the two countries with the largest emissions, China and India.
They have the largest populations, and thus the largest emissions.
Notably, countries like Japan and Germany – where population growth is either negative or very low – have stabilized or even reduced their emissions, even when their economies have grown.
Further, in the United States, emissions are declining, due to both technological innovation, and lower population growth levels over time.
It is simply an objective fact that the best way to reduce emissions in a country is for that country to keep population growth low.
So why don’t environmentalists support that?
Why don’t they advocate for lower immigration?
Why do they support Canada’s record immigration level increases?
Consider the fact that the Liberal government is pushing for more and more immigration, while imposing more and more taxes on Citizens in order to ‘save the environment.’
They are literally bringing in more and more people to raise emissions, than punishing people for those emissions going up by imposing taxes and increasing the cost of living.
Of course, that doesn’t work to help the environment, but it sure ‘works’ to give the government more control over our lives.
This is why we must push back against ‘environmentalists’ and reembrace conservationism.
We all have a connection to the earth, and we all want to pass on a healthy planet for future generations. But to do that, we must continue innovating, we must continue providing prosperity, and we must be realistic. And being realistic means recognizing that mass immigration and environmental protection simply don’t go together.
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