ESG is part of the Green New Deal.
Whether we realize it or not, ESG is fundamental to the implementation of the Green New Deal that many of our elected leaders have suddenly declared necessary for the preservation of human life on this planet.
Various organizations have been working for years to provide a framework for scoring ESG results, with the most common being the World Economic Forum. Funny that most of us had never even heard the term ESG until very recently, though it seems as though plans for development have been in the works for a long time. WEF is an amalgamation of private and public groups and individuals that “engages the foremost political, business, cultural and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.”
Propagated around the world, ESG has now gone global.
Countries around the world have implemented Green New Deal restrictions, with high ESG scores and disastrous results.
Recently, the government of Sri Lanka collapsed after thousands of protestors stormed the president’s house. Acting on advice from the WEF, he had banned the use and importation of chemical fertilizers and pesticides in 2021, and ordered the country’s two million farmers to go organic. As a result, inflation soared and food prices nearly doubled. Gasoline became unaffordable. Cooking oil became scarce. The people were left without dependable electricity. But the country’s ESG score is 98.1, so the experiment should be considered wildly successful.
In 2019, the Netherlands signed a Climate Act that includes a 95 percent reduction of greenhouse gases below 1990 levels over the next 30 years. By 2030, the country plans to reduce the production of nitrogen oxide and ammonia by 50 percent nationwide despite the fact that, as the second largest agricultural exporter in the world, those activities would have to be aggressively slashed. This year, their producers were told to reduce livestock by 30 percent or face harsh penalties, which could include expropriation of their land. But it’s all for the greater good, though no one has yet explained how people will still eat under this new brilliant plan.
Farmers in the Netherlands are protesting and have been joined by others from Poland, Germany, Italy, and Spain. On the other hand, they’re doing great on the ESG front, with a pretty high score of 90.7.
Covid rules and rising energy prices triggered riots over a recent weekend in France, attributed to a government policy to derive 25 percent of the country’s energy from renewables. Demonstrators made a Canadian-style convoy to protest, blocking traffic in an attempt to blockade the city of Paris. But hey, they have an ESG score of 92.6.
Ireland is legally bound to reduce the country’s sheep and cattle population by more than 1 million as it complies with its new climate act, requiring drastic reductions of carbon and methane emissions by 2050. Climate advisors in the UK are recommending that the number of chickens be reduced by 5 million by 2035, as well. Is there a plan to replace the food production that is being forcibly removed from the equation? Or are politicians simply putting in place new metrics driven by something other than the actual needs of their communities?
Are esoteric and unmeasurable goals around climate change more important than actual food and energy?
Countries that have been important producers in the food supply chain for the world have now been convinced, by international interests and unelected bureaucrats, that they must stop doing what they’ve been doing to sustain life. Even if it costs lives. See how that works? And let's be honest, the planet has never sustained so many lives before in history as a result of energy production from fossil fuels - from the heating of our homes to the mechanization of our farms.
Shamefully, these projects have been executed on such a large scale that many millions have lost jobs, along with economic comforts and freedoms. The multinational organizations that made promises and guarantees should be held accountable but so should the local politicians who pushed these new standards.
These are not theoretical concepts discussed in some intellectual setting; this is actual human life. What does this world visualized by our world and national leaders look like by the time they're done? Might be nice to know before we gamble everything on a game planned and executed by politicians and unelected worldwide 'leaders of society,' with no safety net for failure.