Rex Murphy: Spare us the yoga-mat mantras about the environment and the economy

…The economic justification for the oilsands was turned into a bludgeon by the warmists, proof that it was all just greed, greed alone, and that the industrial West was willing to purchase economic well-being for its pampered citizens, mindless of the mortal hazard to the entire planet. They worked a great sell of this very over-egged narrative. They used nature — the environment — as their umbrella for an utterly radical ideological agenda. And they relegated valid economic concerns — the creation of jobs, stability of government, preservation of prosperity — as mere plaster masks for ruthless capitalism. The economy is the enemy of the environment has been their absolute core message.

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