Climate Change and Socialism

Climate Change and Socialism

The year 2019 is likely to see an effort to promote socialism and its related tenets. 

With that in mind it’s worth:

  • Recounting the history of socialism
  • How global warming, i.e., climate change, is being used to foster socialism

Brief History of Socialism

Socialism has been tried by many countries over the past one-hundred years.

However, adopting a few social programs is not Socialism. 

The primary difference between Capitalism, Socialism, and Communism is found by answering the question: 

Who owns or controls the means of production? 

  • In Capitalism, people own and control the means of production. Private property rights are largely inviolate under Capitalism. Free markets result in the most efficient use of resources, i.e., materials, labor and money.
  • In Socialism, the means of production are largely controlled by government, using regulations and legislation to effect that control. Property rights are discounted and superseded by regulations and legislation. Regulations and legislation determine the use of resources.
  • In Communism, the government owns the means of production and controls the use of resources.

Progressing from Capitalism, down the economic chain, to Communism, must lead to Fascism, because it requires big government to enforce the regulations and legislation that transforms Capitalism to Socialism and then to Communism.

Progressing down the chain results in progressively less and less freedom.

A List of countries that have adopted Socialism over the past one-hundred years is a pantheon of horrors: The Soviet Union, North Korea, Nazi Germany, Venezuela, Cuba, and China. And this list doesn’t include the countries of Eastern Europe which had Communism imposed on them.

Climate Change and Socialism

Fortunately, the leaders of the Climate Change movement have been forthright about their motives.

The leading proponents of Climate Change are the UNFCCC, the IPCC and the United Nations.

The United Nations Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was adopted at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro in 1992.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was established by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in 1988. The IPCC’s role was defined by the UN General Assembly as: Investigate therisk of human-induced climate change”.

It should be noted that the IPCC’s purpose was narrowly defined, i.e., investigate the risk of human-induced climate change, which excludes the IPCC from examining other causes such as the sun.

The leaders of these groups have stated publicly that they are attempting to change the capitalist system. They are promoting Socialism.

Here is a quote from Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the UNFCCC, who made this very clear when she said:

“This is probably the most difficult task we have ever given ourselves, which is to intentionally transform the economic development model, for the first time in human history. This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, to change the economic development model that has been reigning for the, at least, 150 years, since the industrial revolution.”

Earlier in 2010, Ottmar Edenhofer, co-chair of the IPCC Working Group III, said:

Climate policy has almost nothing to do anymore with environmental protection. The next world climate summit in Cancun is actually an economy summit during which the distribution of the world’s resources will be negotiated.”

(Emphasis added.)

Many others, such as Naomi Klein, have blamed Capitalism for Climate Change.

Or, as stated in this headline taken from the Internet:


The stage has been set for a confrontation between capitalism and socialism in 2019.

Climate change, i.e., global warming, will be an important contrivance used by Socialists as they attempt to impose their political vision on America.

The science is being corrupted toward that end. 


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Happy New Year.

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10 Replies to “Climate Change and Socialism”

      • It’s no surprise with the advent of technology and nobody reading books or walking for that matter people have changed. They’re lazy gullible and have been taught to be that way by the educational system which is totally corrupt. Real science needs to be taught before it’s too late

        • Thanks for your comment.
          Science and critical thinking need to be emphasized in our education system, as well as a factual history of our country and how it has played a unique role that has benefitted the world.

  1. Two other noteworthy examples:
    1: The Socialist Republic of Romania under Nicolae Ceaușescu
    2: The Khmer Rouge under Pol Pot

  2. A great summary of the differences between Capitalism, Socialism, and Communism. One of the problems the MSM has failed to report on the conditions in Venezuela. Even your quoted comment below is not reported to the citizens:
    “Climate policy has almost nothing to do anymore with environmental protection. The next world climate summit in Cancun is actually an economy summit during which the distribution of the world’s resources will be negotiated.”

  3. Regretfully your piece is somewhat lacking in historical accuracy. My use of the term “historical” is rather broad. The human race is “historically” a socialist venture. This is not to say that Stalinist communism is in any way beneficial to the welfare of those subjected to it’s nihilistic excesses, rather the socialist tendencies of human societies, in general, result in specific and significant improvement in the “living standard” of the human race. I agree that it is entirely justified to condemn the failed experiments of the Soviet Union, North Korea, Venezuela and so forth, however, in our divided and simplified mentality currently exemplified by the Trump Administration (and the new Trump/Republican Party), it is important to understand and appreciate the historical and current legacy and effect of socialism ,as practiced historically in the United States, in our history and current society.

    • Thanks for your comments.
      Historically we are dealing with the past 250 years. Prior to that, we had mercantilism and the formation of the modern nation-state beginning with the treaty of Westphalia. During the period in question, Socialism has had no successes and many failures.
      Socialism is distinct from social movements. Social movements became prominent with Teddy Roosevelt and his efforts to correct the excesses of Lassez Faire Capitalism. After the election of 1912 and the defeat of Eugene Debs, Socialism became less of a factor in the United States. We even had a fairly large communist faction in the 1930s and ’40s. Socialism has failed and will continue to fail because it goes against the human desire for freedom.

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