The prophet Isaiah gave us a hint about how to know your nation is under God’s judgement. “And I will make boys their princes, and infants shall rule over them. And the people will oppress one another, every one his fellow and every one his neighbor; the youth will be insolent to the elder, and the despised to the honorable. Isaiah 3:4-5. The future rulers of Australia demonstrate this prophecy:
Tim Andrews, from Australia, had this to say on Townhall.com: “Not only will any new carbon tax do nothing to help the environment, it will carry a profound human cost borne by the most vulnerable in our society. I have seen this all happen before. Despite having the world’s richest deposits of coal and uranium, my native Australia has the highest power prices in the world as a result of strict environmental mandates.
“The human cost has been tragic. One in four Australian families are unable to adequately heat their homes, which, in the middle of winter, can be a literal death sentence. Retirees are unable to even afford to run their refrigerator and resort to using candles instead of electric lighting. The number of people who have had their power cut off is soaring. Blackouts are becoming increasingly common as “renewables” simply lack the reliability of traditional power. During heatwaves, hospitals are turning off lights and air-conditioning, issuing “Code Yellow Alerts” to ensure backup generators can power life support. Families don’t only suffer through higher utility bills. They also suffer via higher prices, as businesses face increased costs to bring an array of goods and services to market. Businesses large and small are increasingly being forced to shut down due to skyrocketing electricity bills, resulting in waves and waves of layoffs. Last year in South Australia, a plastics recycling facility was forced to shut down last year as their power bill soared from $80,000 to $180,000 in just 18 months.
“In Australia, the lowest income households in Australia spend more than 10 percent of their incomes on spiraling energy costs. Meanwhile, more affluent households spend less than 1.5 percent on energy. Any tax on carbon dioxide or any attempt to increase renewable mandates is nothing more than a regressive tax on the poor. It is an immoral move by those rich enough to afford moral grandstanding to penalize those worse off than they are. To make matters worse, all this suffering would do nothing to help the environment. Even if the United States eliminated all domestic greenhouse-gas emissions, it still wouldn’t be enough to offset the carbon pollution coming from the rest of the world. For example, China alone is currently building more coal power plants than the entire energy output of the United States.”
I think it’s safe to opine that the kids taking off school to protest are not from low income families.