World Cup Stadiums and the “Green” Movement Supports Exploitation of Cheap, Disposable Workforces.

To satisfy the desire for soccer entertainment, and the passion for a “green” society, world leaders silently support humanity exploitation and environmental degradation in OTHER countries.

Published November 21, 2022, at Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow

Ronald Stein

Ronald Stein  is an engineer, senior policy advisor on energy literacy for Heartland, and co-author of the Pulitzer Prize nominated book “Clean Energy Exploitations.”

The 2022 World Cup in Qatar kicked off on Sunday November 20 at the Al Bayt Stadium, but the “acceptable” toll on the cheap disposable workforce will provide viewers and participants with many lingering questions about our ethical and moral beliefs resulting from the grim toll of more than 6,500 migrant laborers who died between 2011 and 2020, many while helping build World Cup infrastructure including seven new stadiums. The low cost of stadium construction reflects the even lower cost of labor in Qatar.

Many of us had a chance to view the 2006 movie “Blood Diamonds” starring  Leonardo DiCaprio that portrays many of the similar atrocities that took place in Qatar to build seven new stadiums for the 2022 World Cup, and continues occurring today in the developing countries that are mining for the  “Blood Minerals” i.e., those exotic minerals and metals to support the “green” movement within wealthy countries.

Wealthy countries continue to silently support similar the exploitation of folks with yellow, brown, and black skin by supporting subsidies to procure EV’s and build more wind and solar when those subsidies are providing financial incentives to the developing countries mining for those “green” materials that promotes further exploitations of poor people in developing countries and environmental degradation to landscapes in “other” countries

Even President Biden’s expressed his recent shift on child labor when the Biden administration declared October 4, 2022, that batteries from China may be tainted by child labor, a move that could upend the electric vehicle industry while giving fresh ammunition to critics of White House climate policies.

The Department of Labor said it would add lithium-ion batteries to a list of goods made with materials known to be produced with child or forced labor under a 2006 human trafficking law. The decision was based on many batteries using cobalt, a mineral largely mined in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where children have been found to work at some mining sites.

The department released the list in the form of a report that excoriated “clean energy” supply chains for using forced labor. It grouped Chinese batteries together with polysilicon — a key material used in solar panel cells — made in the Chinese province of Xinjiang.

Biden’s 2022 declaration occurred one year after the book Clean Energy Exploitations – Helping Citizens Understand the Environmental and Humanity Abuses That Support Clean Energy was nominated for a 2021 Pulitzer Prize.

The book does an excellent job of discussing the lack of transparency to the world of the green movement’s impact upon humanity exploitations in the developing countries that are mining for the exotic minerals and metals required to create the batteries needed to store “green energy”. In these developing countries, these mining operations exploit child labor, and are responsible for the most egregious human rights’ violations of vulnerable minority populations. These operations are also directly destroying the planet through environmental degradation.

Whatever the plan to satisfy our sports entertainment values, and our attempts to address climate challenges, we best not forget that have ethical and moral responsibilities to continue to address the materialistic needs of those eight billion now on this planet.

Ronald Stein, P.E.

Ambassador for Energy & Infrastructure

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November 21, 2022 11:52 am

This is wrong. The number 6500 came from a UK paper, but the number is actually the number of all cause immigrant mortality over a decade. Not “excess due to the world cup”, but all cause, and over a 10 year span.

It also originated from the Guardian, which is nicknamed “Graudian” for its frequent errors.

This thread goes into detail. I do disagree with his characterization of The Guardian as “usually reputable”.

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November 21, 2022 12:49 pm

Lawyers and MPs raised concerns about charitable status of Global Warming Policy Foundation
The Charity Commission has confirmed that it is reviewing a complaint about the Global Warming Policy Foundation after lawyers and MPs formally raised concerns about its charitable status.
GWPF exists to question policy around the climate crisis, and was set up by former Conservative chancellor Nigel Lawson, who has said that climate change is not a threat, but “happening very gently at a fraction of a degree per decade, which is something we can perfectly well live with”.
The thinktank has produced reviews – at odds with mainstream science – that claim the climate emergency is not happening.

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Reply to  vuk
November 21, 2022 10:23 pm

That’s funny.

So Greenpiss, Rothschild and all the other green charities are not campaigning and using “money from the charitable foundation is funding non-charitable lobbying work by its campaigning arm.”?

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Dr. Bob
November 21, 2022 1:32 pm

There are problems with banning use of items that are not produced using child labor or from illegal materials (e.g., Palm Oil from new plantations). If you ban the use of a raw material from one source and get it from an allowed source, there is still demand for that RM which the illegal source will provide so in reality no net change in child labor or use of illegal feedstocks occurs. The EU and others banned the use of Palm Oil from recently reclaimed forest lands but they still clear forests for palm plantations. The oil just goes to other uses and the EU pays more for compliant palm oil. Unless there is a decreased demand for the RM (Palm Oil in this case, or Cobalt/silica for solar panels, etc.), there will be a continuation of the undesirable practice. Child labor will continue until the country allowing it to happen puts a stop to it. And that won’t happen soon as it is most probable that the government materially benefits from this practice.

Frank from NoVA
Reply to  Dr. Bob
November 21, 2022 4:12 pm

‘Child labor will continue until the country allowing it to happen puts a stop to it.’

You’re assuming that children historically used to spend their days ‘skipping through the meadows’ until evil capitalists put them to work in factories, fields and mines. The antidote to child labor is a workforce that allows productive adults to support and educate their children. And that takes more capital and less government.

November 21, 2022 2:52 pm

Lithium batteries cannot be recycled ….. too costly and dirty a process….so a green house built on a lithium foundation is going to fail sooner or later…..and the landfills will be huge.

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AGW is Not Science
November 22, 2022 3:44 pm

“Directly destroying the planet?” Come on, don’t go with the hyperbole like the Eco-Nazis. More like “causing REAL pollution.”

The planet will be just fine.

November 23, 2022 7:36 am

What a nasty piece of BLM propaganda. Very disappointing to see this here. The author is at pain to find suffering among the laborers and uses bogus claims by a media with a record of lying. Even if a small numbers of laborers died they face much bigger threats in Congo than in Qatar. They went there on their own because working in Qatar is much better and safer than staying in Congo.

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