Europe’s Self-Imposed Energy Crisis: Paying Homage to Gaia

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From Watts Up With That?

The Not-So-Strange Death of Europe: Cultural Sacrifice at The Altar of Gaia

In an excellent article penned by Tilak Doshi, he embarks on a journey detailing the tragic decline of Western Europe, particularly focusing on its transition from a powerhouse of economic and cultural vigor to a region hobbled by the very green policies it adopted. Doshi,

“The concern here is not related to the dire generational problems of mass immigration and ethnic and national identity… Rather, it relates to the present day consequences of West European left-of-center governments’ commitments to the radical Green agenda.”

The Unraveling of Germany’s Economic Machinery
Germany, once considered the very backbone of the Eurozone, finds itself in quicksand of economic regression. As Doshi says,

“Europe’s economic engine is breaking down” reads a Bloomberg headline published in May. The latest IMF forecast predicts that Germany will be the worst performing G-7 economy this year, the only economy expected to contract in the group.”

Indeed, once-reliable indicators of business confidence and investment have plummeted to disturbing levels.

But perhaps most revealing is the quote from the CEO Matthias Zachert of chemicals group Lanxess, who observed,

“de-industrialization has begun… This is seriously endangering German prosperity and social security for people in the medium and long term.”

A Price Too High: Europe’s Green Energy Burden
While it’s convenient for some to attribute Europe’s energy woes to outside influences like Russia’s geopolitical machinations, energy expert Professor Fritz Vahrenholt offers a more grounded perspective. To quote,

“The failed transition to green energies is responsible.”

Germany’s ambitions, as laid out in its Energiewende strategy, were inherently misguided. However, and the execution went as expected. Doshi mentions,

“The magical thinking of green ideologues in government expects intermittent solar and wind energy to fully replace its dependence on fossil fuels.”

What follows are soaring energy prices, pushing one in four Germans into energy impoverishment.

Cult of Climate Catastrophism
Western Europe’s self-inflicted wounds can’t merely be attributed to policy missteps. There’s a deeper cultural shift at play, echoing religious undertones. Doshi notes,

“Much as the medieval Christian mendicant… modern Western society has adopted what a recently published book calls a cultural narrative of climate catastrophism.”

Doshi cites the astute words of Michael Crichton:

“Today, one of the most powerful religions in the Western World is environmentalism… environmentalism is in fact a perfect 21st century remapping of traditional Judeo-Christian beliefs and myths.”

Conclusion: A Modern-Day Sacrifice
In a touch of morbid historical analogy, Doshi likens Europe’s self-sacrifice on the altar of green policy to ancient Aztec rituals. He concludes,

“In our so-called age of science, the modern climate priesthood is figuratively offering the still-beating heart of Europe’s once-mighty civilization to appease Mother Gaia.”

Given the compelling evidence presented, one can’t help but smirk at the silliness of such self-inflicted wounds. As Europe tries to navigate these turbulent waters, it’s vital to remember that not all sacrifices lead to salvation. Sometimes, they just lead to more pain.