Is Man made Climate Change a Hoax
Channel: Abdurraheem Green
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slowly can brothers and sisters.
Normally today, on Mondays I do a talk with the streamer slump. And, you know, I, I've been going through this very interesting topic of
it seems that Facebook is tough.
And because of that we decided to delay it. So I wanted to talk about some other things that have been preoccupying my thoughts recently.
And a lot of it is to do with what is going on? What is going on with this pandemic?
Is it really all that it seems to be?
Not just that, how about global warming? Is it all that it seems to be?
So many things that are happening?
You know, we've had some pretty bad experiences in the past.
The Iraq war, for example, all started on basically a falsehood, even the war in Afghanistan. The reality is that, and it's well known that the Taliban, the original Taliban, under Mullah Omar, were always ready to hand over Osama bin Laden, just not on American terms, they were ready to hand Osama bin Laden over
to an Islamic court, in Saudi Arabia or Pakistan, that wasn't good enough for America, because basically, there was another agenda.
And it's just not me saying this has many other people saying this. It's not even radical anymore.
And it seems to me that we live in a world that many,
many things that are happening on the surface,
and not really
the true reality of what's taking place. It's almost as if we are being fed an illusion. And behind that illusion, there is some other agenda going on. Now, I know this sounds like conspiracy theories.
And, yeah, I suppose it is. That's exactly what it is. But there's lots of good reason to believe that there are conspiracies taking place. And I've named a few of them already, that we are told one thing, whereas something else was going on. And this is not new, it's not new in history. It's not new in the history of the world.
It's not new in the history of the modern world, it's just something that has happened again, and again and again,
that there are people who control information, who control resources, who control wealth, who have within their hands.
Ostensibly, the most amount of power.
And they are the ones who
want to project a particular image or particular idea, a particular viewpoint, a particular paradigm
of what's going on in the world. Now, I think I want to talk about global warming, because global warming, manmade global warming.
Because that's something I believe is happening. I do believe that
that the burning of fossil fuels
and not just fossil fuels, but many other things, fossil fuels, the increase in methane,
the CFCs that have been destroying the ozone layer, all these type of things.
I think they're real, I believe they're real. I don't think that that it's just, you know, some something that's fake. And the reason I mentioned this previously before, but, you know,
the reason I think that it is real, is because,
you know, I am old enough to remember when these topics were being talked about by a very small group of people
who are very vocal about it and warning everyone about it.
And there was no agenda there. There was no agenda. There was no money to be made. One of the things
that you can always do is follow the money, right? Follow the money if you
Want to see what's really going on? Follow the money. I'll give you a clue as to what's really happening.
Whether it's with the pandemic, follow the money. Right? And it'll start to give you a clue of what's really going on. Yeah, global warming, follow the money. Now, the interesting thing is with global warming follow the money. Well, you know, generally, if you follow the money, most of the money is being spent by climate change deniers, which are the major oil companies, they've spent masses and masses and masses of money in disinformation.
And that's not to say, however, that the whole issue of manmade climate change has not been used by governments, in order to tax us. It's been used by corporations to make more money for themselves. It's called greenwashing where they pretend to be environmentally friendly, they pretend to have environmental credentials, and they just use it as an actual way for you to be more fooled by what they're doing. And, you know, it's like, it's basically virtual virtue signaling from them, you know, they want to give this impression that they're so virtuous, and they care about the planet so much, and they care about us so much, which they don't, corporations care about one thing. And that
is making more money. And they have to, they don't really have a choice except where legislation is not only so effective, but the punishment for breaking those laws are so severe, that they are going to have to conform. But by and large, that's not the case, in many places, even where there is legislation to restrict the activities of corporations that are detrimental to the well being of human beings in the planet.
Those, the punishments and the consequences for breaking those rules are not severe enough to stop them. Because at the end of the day, for example, if I have a bunch of chemicals
that I want to get rid of,
and if I don't live into the river, and I get fined $10,000, and it's going to cost me $100,000, to dispose of them in a clean way, it's cheaper for me to dump it in the river. And that's what a corporation will do, they will just take the cheapest route, because they are actually legally bound by a law that was passed.
In the United States of America, this is particularly in the USA, where Henry Ford, who was the founder of the Ford Motor Company,
had made his company a public company, he had shareholders. But he you know, he wasn't interested in maximizing profits, he was interested in just making a decent profit his shareholders took took him to court. And basically, the court found the case in favor of the shareholders saying that no, his duty was to maximize profits for the shareholders, because they were equal shareholders in the company, which from our perspective, has a certain logic to it, but like some of the many of these things that human beings do,
shows that, you know, it shows the problem of human beings unfettered by
the channels of divine legislation.
So, then, essentially, basically, from this judgment, from that time corporations have, you know, they've been duty bound, legally duty bound to maximize the the making of profits. So that's what they'll do. They'll only be environmentally friendly and green, you know, and have green credentials in solve insofar as they feel that that can improve their bottom line or improve their profits. Now, one of the things that has happened, and by the way,
this is something that's happened purposefully Greenpeace for example, as far as I know, and but certainly there has been within the environmental within the environment, the genuine environmental movement, there was an idea, there was an idea that the only way to really bring about effective change was to get corporations on board, and to get them acting responsibly, responsibly towards the environment. And so what they began to do is they began to sell this idea
environmental responsibility as an avenue for revenue as a way of making money, that and so this is something we hear quite a lot, we hear it quite a lot is, you know, the new economy, the green economy,
that, you know, we're gonna rebuild America rebuild Britain with the green economy. And so they look at it all through the viewpoint of how can we make more money? How can we, you know, how can we use this to create another industrial revolution or another, because that's what they're looking at, essentially.
And it's, it's a really fundamental
Because the problem with the planet, the problem that we have,
is the whole structure of a society.
That is based on the idea of materialism, and consumerism, that itself is the problem, and you're not going to solve the problem.
By encouraging more of the very thing that has created the problem in the first place.
It's almost like, what is a bit like is you have someone who's a drug addict, and instead of trying to find, and instead of getting to the bottom of that person, and understanding Well, why you're drug addicts? Why do you take drugs? What is it that what? What is it that you're trying to get from taking drugs that you couldn't get from something else that doesn't have that harm on you, instead of doing that, you try to get them on other drugs that are just I guess, a little bit less harmful.
And, you know, it's just not the way to go is just, ultimately, it's going to cause more problems. And I think the real problem is, and this look, I've because I've been listening to some people who you know, that there are people who say, global warming, manmade, climate change is a hoax, right? And then often what they do, is they present things that are genuinely true.
And, and they present these things as an example to show Oh, this is why, you know, climate change is a hoax. Or they may take something that's, you know, only partly true, you know, so for example, they may talk about electric vehicles, oh, well, you know, electric vehicles, well, where do electric vehicles get their energy from? Where do you get the energy in order to charge the electric vehicle? Oh, well, it comes from a coal powered power station. That's what generates the electricity. So at the end of the day, your car is still being filled up by burning fossil fuels? Well, that's not necessarily true. For example, I have an electric car, and probably 90% of the
charge that comes from the electric car comes from the solar panels on my roof. Yes. So and that stuff that doesn't comes from a energy company, that all its electricity, it comes from sustainable sources. However, that's just me. Right? The argument is not totally invalid. However, it's not it's not true.
It's it's still more detrimental to the environment,
to burn petrol than it is to get electricity from a coal powered station. And yes, there are environmental issues with batteries. There's no doubt about that. The mining of cobalt, the treatment of workers in Africa, many precious metals and human rights abuses that, you know, and all sorts of terrible things happening. It's not any more or less though with oil. It's a problem, whether it's oil, whether it's, you know, batteries. This is a problem that is across the board. So I mean, look at the look at the war that I was talking about before the Iraq war in Iraq was all about oil. How many
1000s hundreds of 1000s of human beings died and are still dying.
the point being, the reality is, is that the problem is not about oil, or how we get our energy. The problem is about how much we consume. It's about how greedy we are.
How we are just engines of consumerism. That's the problem. Right? And the big challenge is that we have to learn to live differently. That is the really, really big challenge we do. We have to learn to live differently
It's interesting that in some ways, it seems that the pandemic is teaching us that
we, you know, a lot of people have not been able to fly, they haven't been able to go on holiday. Lots of people are just used to hopping on an aeroplane and flying somewhere for a weekend.
And from a personal from the level of personal responsibility from the level of what you personally are going to do,
in terms of taking your own personal responsibility, and although I would argue that
it's the problem of the of ma'am, the problem of manmade climate change is not really
so much about individual human beings and their behaviors, right?
Just if you look at the armed forces across the world, the amount of pollution that is spewed out by tanks and airplanes and producing all these weapons of war, the amount of pollution that is spewed out by industry, the amount of destruction of the environment that is caused by fishing, by these massive trawlers that are literally devastating our oceans, if you haven't seen the documentary, sea spirity, I definitely recommend that you take a look at that, to get an idea of how perilous the situation is right now. The terrible, terrible things that we are doing to our planet, and the horrific consequences is going to have I mean, this is what I really believe, is what we are on that
we are literally on the cusp, we are literally on the edge of something really horrifically catastrophic.
And, you know, the pandemic has taught us,
or is potentially has the potential to teach us that we can live differently. We don't have to live this, you know, mass consumer lifestyle. Now, there may be a question that, is this just a coincidence.
Because obviously, there are some people who are not going to change the way they live their life, and that is the elite, the rich are getting richer.
They're not going to fundamentally change the way they live.
And they would be happy to restrict more and more ordinary people's freedoms and more and more ordinary people's lives, of course, so that they can continue to go on living the way that they want. And the Pandora papers that have literally has just happened now gives us another glimpse into, you know, the life of
people who live like that. Now, to be honest,
I might be a bit hypocritical here, right.
From the point of view that previously, I know that
within my family, there are people who have done exactly that they have invested in, they've had shell companies put money offshore, all in order to avoid tax. And to be honest, I would argue that some of this tax is really oppressive, and it's wrong. But it again, all comes down to a problem.
The whole way we are governed the whole system of government, the whole system of taxation is fundamentally problematic. It really is. And it all simply comes back to that we are living
in a very unsustainable way, we are living in a way that the planet can't take it, we don't have enough resources on the planet. That's the reality. And there are some very valid points, you can build lots of wind turbines, you can churn out lots of solar panels, you can come up with many different solutions that you can think of for building nuclear power stations, all of these may seem in some degree, or some other degree, more or less possible solutions to
that the issue of fossil fuels, and the fact that we just can't continue to keep burning fossil fuels.
But the reality is, is that in order to produce all of these sources of energy, we need fossil fuels. So this is the irony. In order to produce wind turbines. We need fossil fuels in order to produce solar panels. We need fossil fuels in order to build nuclear power stations. We need fossil fuels, right? We need those fuels. Right. And it just seems that there's not enough is not enough.
You know, there's not enough fossil fuels for us to be able to create the same levels of energy that we need unless we come up with some totally different way of producing energy,
that we can't replace it. And that's the reality the whole world runs on cheap oil, because oil is cheap. That's basically what it comes from. And the whole global economy, the whole global economy, is running this whole world, the way it is right now is running the way is because of cheap fossil fuels. And there is there's nothing that can really replace that. The fact is, the only thing is that we have to learn to live differently. But how human beings going to do that,
to cut the whole conversation short,
you know, obviously, I could take this step by step bit by bit, and reach some conclusion. But I'm just going to cut straight to the chase, the only way to do it is by returning to our true spiritual roots. The reality is we have not been created by Allah by God, to be consumers. We have not been created by Allah, or by God
as just materialistic beings, and we will never ever find happiness. However much you eat, however much you drink, however many houses as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, If you give the son of Adam, right a mountain of gold, he'll be looking for if you've given them a value of gold, he will want another value of gold. If you give him a mountain of gold, he'll, nothing will satisfy the belly of the son of Adam looks at the dust of his grave. This is the problem. It doesn't have matter how much you have, you will never be satiated. That meaning that if you make that your end goal if you because we we were not created for this Earth, our natural abode is paradise. And in paradise,
you never feel thirsty, you never feel hungry, you don't feel fear. You don't feel jealousy, and envy and so on. You don't feel any of those things. Right? You feel peace and happiness and tranquility. And that comes from being spiritually fulfilled. The closest that we can get to that state in this life is by developing and forming that close connection with Allah. By seeking happiness, by feeding our soul
and giving life to our hearts, through knowing God and remembering Allah and worshiping Allah, that is what is going to give us contentment, that is what is going to give us true happiness. That is what is going to give us true purpose. And that's the reality. The reality is, nothing is going to solve this problem.
Except that we return to our true nature. And our true nature
is to know Allah. That's the reality brothers and sisters.
Is it going to happen? No, almost definitely not. However, we should be optimistic.
I see almost every one I say almost definitely not because it never really happened before in history. Except the only people
who accepted Islam when Allah sent a prophet to them was the people of Yunus. Yeah.
They were the only people they accepted Islam. And of course,
the people to whom Allah sent the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that is also us. And maybe Inshallah, we can hope that there is something if there is something that is going to make the blind, see if there's something that's going to make the death here, it's going to be the Quran.
And yet, it is, you know, if there's anything that is going to move the hearts and the minds of people is the book of Allah, which comes back to really something very important.
What are we doing?
You see, fundamentally as Muslims, our responsibility has to be to share this message with humanity. If people really care about the planet, and they really care about the future of their children and their children's children.
They're going to have to look
at this book because
we're the ones who have it. And we're the ones who need to share it. And we brothers and sisters, let's have a look at your comments. I was too busy too much, totally immersed
What is the instant healthy? I don't know. I have no idea. What Christians set were you when you were a Christian? I was brought up a Roman Catholic. Yeah. Which is not really I suppose it's a sector like that. I suppose you could say that all sects, but the Roman Catholic Church is the largest Christian denomination. So it is a second series from the point of view of
it's not the it's definitely not the original teachings of Isa at least Salaam. So yeah, it was a Roman Catholic.
Love you chef, love you to A salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakatu. Alikum. Slower to lower kettle.
Okay, lots of salaams nature has a way to heal itself. Men are making money or false claims. Yeah, nature does have a way to heal itself. That is true.
But you see, like I tried to say to people, is that
the way that planet is going to heal itself is by eliminating that which is causing the sickness, which is us. Yeah. So the point being is that, you know, that's the reality. It's us. So, you know, I know many Muslims say, oh, you know, this, all this talk about the environment. Yeah. Allah has set the balance. And this is what we do. We believe Allah has set the balance, there is a balance of all things and everything will return to balance and ice. I don't disagree. But that balance is going to be the horrific death and starvation of millions and millions of human beings. Now, is that what you want? I mean, it's extraordinary that, you know, subhanAllah every Ramadan, we get appeals
and appeals for people who are starving and people who are dying of thirst and build this well here and build this world there, we get our wallets and we mashallah Hamdulillah, it's a beautiful thing, and we want to help all those people.
And we should help them. Yet this impending is not even impending. It's happening right now, as we speak, this crisis that has been caused by manmade climate change is unfolding right in front of us. And we're not doing anything about it. It's just madness. This makes any sense at all. Right?
So if you care about human beings suffering or not suffering, and you, because that's the choice, either we find a way to fix ourselves, or you're right, the balance that God has put in this universe will fix it. And but that fixing it is going to mean that we are going to suffer on mass. Right? We may slaughter ourselves or the planet may slaughter us. So the point being, is that what you want, so we have to find another way, like at least we should try if you care about human beings, and their suffering. Hopefully, you would not want human beings to suffer unnecessarily. Right. So, yeah, we need to try and do something about it. I hope you get my point. Right.
Okay, guys, so
I have some philosophical questions that cause some doubts, but I don't have someone to ask for explanations. Can you help me out? Well, I can tell you who can help you out. And that is Sapiens Institute. If you go and google Sapiens Institute, they have something called Lighthouse mentoring. They are that's Hamza Sottsass, Mohammed hijab, Doctor of man, Latif and others. Literally, that is one of the reasons why Sapiens Institute exists. If people have these doubts and these philosophical issues,
you know, then they will,
you know, they will help you with those things. And they're much better equipped to do it than I am. So I suggest you get on with that. I watched the documentary on fishing using electric shock to kill the fish, which has long term damage to the fish. So inhumane. Yeah, I mean, it's, I mean, I don't know whether it's humane or not. But
yeah, I think the real problem is
this industrial level of
fishing, animal slaughtering animals. It's just, it's just not sustainable. It's not like people going out, you know, in their boats.
Local fishermen going out fishing, what they can get locally. Like you have these literally these massive ships.
that drag nets across the bottom of the ocean, devastating the ocean floor, where all the life the, you know, the, that's where you know all this the corals and the sea grasses and all the sea creatures they live and they breed and it's all part of the ecosystem and also by the way massive amounts of co2 is stored in those places is being turned to desert, like something like four times the size of Brazil, the Amazon rainforest, no one knows, watch that documentary spirity. And you'll see, I mean, it should be literally outright banned, you know, these these big trawlers should be banned, the only people should be allowed to fish, a local fishermen. And there should be clear
restrictions on that. But like I said, this is not the problem, we can put all of these we can try. And we should we have to do these things, we could put all of these restrictions in place. But the real problem is not that the real problem is we have stomachs that are never satisfied, we eat too much we drink too much we spend too much we consume too much. We have to think about living a different way, we have to think about being different in the way that we live. Right. And by the way, it's only a very, very small percentage of human beings that are causing this problem. The most of the world's problems in terms of the environment and consumerism, even in terms by the way of
wars and conflicts and famines
are caused by 18% of the world's population, a small number of human beings. Right? I'm sorry to say, basically, the West, the so called first world, right? Yes. I really liked your commentary regarding human humanitarian issues. Do you see a future? Where do we where we don't live in this capitalist? Hell? Yes, definitely.
I do see a future. And I think it's inevitable. The system is, is going to collapse. It's already collapsing. I mean, you know, there are many, many theories about what's really going on with this pandemic. And I'm not saying that
COVID is not real. I'm not saying that it's not real. I'm not saying that people have not died of it. And what's the origin of it as a different question? Is it a man made disease? That is a different question.
But like many, many other things, like the whole issue of manmade climate change, unfortunately, there are people who have power and who have money, who just can't resist using every opportunity to increase their power to increase their control, to increase their profits, even at the expense of the lives of other human beings, right? Whether it is producing so called cures for these diseases, that may, in fact, themselves be more detrimental and more harmful than the actual disease,
or at least,
would not pass any normal types of tests for those type of medications.
And, you know, there are so many issues, right? We could discuss about it, you know, how about the issues about just how about we live more naturally? How about we live more healthily? How about we take the issue of exercise more seriously, that we make sure that we eat the right type of foods? We I mean, this is the thing is that we have so much knowledge about
how we can protect ourselves as human beings and how we can make ourselves healthier in very, very natural ways that don't need any major medical interventions. And I'm not saying there is not a need for these things sometimes, right. But again, there's a lot of hyperbole, there's a lot of it's the same thing using something. There's clearly a problem, but using it for other issues. All this does is create more distrust, it creates more emnity.
But at the end of the day, you know, like as Malcolm X would say, it's the chickens coming home to roost and this is what we're fine finding. The chickens are coming home to roost. Unfortunately, the first world in order to feed its insatiable appetite, for consumerism for its luxurious lifestyle.
Most of the rest of humanity is suffering because of that.
Maybe not most, but lots of human beings have suffered. And it's just the way is the way God's created the universe. what comes around goes around
What you give out, you get back. And that's what it is, it's coming back, it's coming back home.
So I, you know, it's just inevitable and it always it's inevitable with any civilization, it doesn't matter whether it's, you know, any civilization has its endpoint, they're all going to sooner or later implode on themselves.
I just think, for example, even Islamic civilization with Islamic civilization, it takes a bit longer, because there are more. There are more barriers in the way there are more checks and balances, it's more inherently natural and in tune with the human condition. But that's just the reality of power. And that's just the reality of civilizations. When human beings get rich, they get complacent, and they get greedy. And unfortunately, they end up destroying their environment and themselves. And this is just what's going to happen. It's inevitable. I've got a book coming, which hopefully, I'll probably be commenting on this one, I've read that book, and it's called the death
of the I think it's called the death of the west or the death of Western civilization. I'll talk about it. One of the things I want to do is do a series of, you know, talks, going through some really interesting books that
that I've read, and just talking about them, there's many many of them so I think that'd be really interesting. No brothers and sisters that's it for me tonight. Thank you for all your comments. Thank you for listening. If you found this interesting stimulating a point of conversation do leave me a comment I will you know I will respond in shorter life. I mean here I've tried to respond to your comments live
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