we want you to keep!"
And yet global green campaigners endlessly spend money trying to
prevent Africans from using fossil fuels, promoting renewable energy and
trying to sell us little solar ovens. But this great generosity does
nothing to address the horrible realities of people dying now –
day after day, year after year. Greens worry constantly about Africans being exposed to insecticides. We worry about dying from malaria.
We don’t need enemies of humanity. What we need is financial and
political support to conquer malaria, lung diseases and intestinal
parasites. We need clean water and affordable, reliable electricity in
our villages and cities. We need modern hospitals.
We need environmental activists to realize how important fossil fuels
and hydroelectric plants are to having decent, healthy living
standards, lights, computers, the internet, clean hospitals, clean
water, and everything else modern countries have.
We need them to support us Africans in preventing malaria in the
first place – which means we need more than bed nets. We need
campaigners to recognize that we have the same rights as people in
modern, rich, industrialized countries to decent living standards and