Failed liberal policies will have devastating long-term environmental consequences as so-called “sustainable energy” companies are engaged in massive deforestation.
Advocates for a radical change called the “Green New Deal” decried the rain forest’s destruction for decades. But the policies implemented during the Obama-Biden administration have drastically reduced once plentiful forests in the U.S. Vast metal and wire solar fields have replaced them.
The natural processing of turning carbon dioxide into clean oxygen has declined year-over-year. Deforestation for any purpose limits the natural reduction in Co2 emissions. In essence, clear-cutting trees to create solar farms results in increased greenhouse gases. Liberal short-sightedness is bringing about the worst-case scenario their sustainable energy policies claim to prevent. There appears to be no end in sight as Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are determined to only worsen this environmental debacle.
According to reports, only one-third of the country was considered forest land in 2015. The aftermath of the Obama-administration had liberals using a skewed sense of logic that claimed replacing forests with solar panels was better for the environment.
“We are excited about the fact that this project will reduce carbon emissions by 31 times more than the trees and shrubs that will be removed, and that we will become the world’s first solar-powered theme park,” Six Flags communication official Kristin Siebeneicher reportedly said in 2016. “This project is a positive for the environment and will not harm the habitats of threatened or endangered species, nor impair protected wetlands or watersheds.”
True environmentalists argued against commercial deforestation at the time. Even liberal organizations such as the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) tried to reason with liberal activists and politicians. They went on the record, explaining that deforestation is an inherently flawed way to shift to more environmentally-viable energy.
“Depending on their location, larger utility-scale solar facilities can raise concerns about land degradation and habitat loss,” the liberal UCS reportedly stated.
Needless to say, such warnings fell on deaf ears.
Like many liberal policies, solar farm data only looks at half of the equation. They calculate how much green energy will be produced and measure that against extreme emissions from the few coal-fired plants remaining in the country. The misleading data makes such green initiatives look like wins, and Democrats appear smart. Nothing could be further from the truth.
That’s because the negative factors such as deforestation, lost farmland, and other harmful processes are concealed. A troubling solar project at the tail end of the Obama years highlights this very issue.
The Buffalo Township near Lake Pulaski, Minnesota, was overrun as solar energy corporation got state-level approval to clear-cut hundreds of hardwood trees and installed a solar energy production site.
“These companies come in here and paint such a nice picture. And then you start seeing what they do to the land,” a resident reportedly stated at the time. “They’re going to be digging hundreds of holes to put the poles in, which is going to disrupt the soil. They don’t tell you they’re putting roads in all these fields, so they can get their equipment in and out.”
Cities such as Burlington, Vermont, boast about being powered by 100 percent solar but fail to articulate that entire hillsides and forests were leveled to allow them to make electric-powered lattes. Adding insult to injury, wealthy elites make billions in profit as solar corporations take over farm and cattle lands. Solar panels are now disrupting basic food production across the country. The result will be increased prices at the supermarket.
From afar, liberal policies seem like a tragedy. You know the story will end badly and are entertained as it unfolds. Unfortunately, liberal policies have tragic consequences everyday Americans will suffer. Continued deforestation and the left-wing Green New Deal will destroy the country’s natural beauty and air quality for a generation.