Sorry in case your Post didn’t get delivered Friday morning: Blame the loons who blockaded our printing plant within the identify of combating a “climate emergency” that doesn’t exist.
The protest additionally disrupted deliveries of The Wall Street Journal, New York Times and USA Today — which the Extinction Rebellion nuts claimed was punishment for the publications not being sufficiently hysterical about local weather change.
Which tells you ways excessive these idiots are, for the reason that Times’ information pages devotedly toe the climate-hysteria line.
Oh, and whereas the group is formally Extinction Rebellion NYC, a lot of the 16 arrested are hippies of their ’60s and ’70s who traveled from the likes of Vermont to dam the plant exit and stall the vehicles from delivering 100,000-plus newspapers.
Their rationale: “The climate and ecological crisis is already here — destroying people’s homes and livelihoods with extreme weather, droughts, and fire — yet governments and corporations, influenced by mass media corporations, are complacent by continuing to ignore the root causes of the crisis and the dire situation humanity is facing.”
That’s demented bull. Global warming is actual, however its affect isn’t remotely instantly disastrous. The world’s prime scientists, through the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, verify that warming will solely barely gradual world financial progress by way of the tip of this century.
But even when local weather change had been a dire menace, this isn’t the way to combat it. Stupid stunts (Extinction Rebellion have additionally blocked busy roads within the UK) and attacking press freedom is only a sure-fire technique to flip individuals towards you.
All such “action” does is present a moralistic buzz to the morons who bask in it.
For the report, newspapers are extremely recyclable. And our mum or dad firm, News Corp, is working to scale back its gas and electrical energy carbon emissions by 60% by 2030 and be net-zero-carbon by 2050; New Corp achieved a 36% lower simply final 12 months.
That’s being environmentally accountable, not like the privileged trustafarians and geriatric radicals of Extinction Rebellion.