Oh the Green New Deal. It really is a maniacal attempt at control
Remember, the original release of the Green New Deal included
We set a goal to get to net-zero, rather than zero emissions, in 10 years because we aren’t sure that we’ll be able to fully get rid of farting cows and airplanes that fast.
And then AOC and staff walked this back after the release, claiming it wasn’t the real document meant to be released (it was, and that link has links to the initial document), and the liberal media provided cover.
But, was it real? Consider this piece by the very left leaning UK Guardian, which is not shy about showing its biases, especially on ‘climate change’
What the Green New Deal will mean for your hamburger
Amid the various critiques of the proposed Green New Deal, few capture the alarmism of the American right quite like Sebastian Gorka’s now viral claim that the deal’s proponents “want to take away your hamburgers … this is what Stalin dreamt about but never achieved”.
While it is debatable whether Stalin would have rejoiced in a vegan United States, it is true that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s proposal for a low-carbon economy would require a major reduction in livestock production. But there doesn’t need not be an either/or choice between the Green New Deal and meat consumption: the solution to the Green New Deal’s hamburger problem lies in Silicon Valley’s “clean meat” startups.
Cellular agriculture technology can already produce meat that is virtually identical in genetics and flavor to industrially produced meat, and it can do so without harming any animals. Last week, the UK thinktank Chatham House released a report urging EU policymakers to promote rapid regulation of and investment in this new technology. The United States needs to do the same. Government investment in scaling up alternative proteins should form a backbone of the Green New Deal’s commitment to job creation, industrial innovation and food security.
Every year over 9 billion land animals are slaughtered in the United States. Beyond being a nightmare for animals, industrial agriculture contributes 14% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Cows make up 41% of that, and the United States is home to just under 100 million of them. Reducing our carbon footprint must entail abandoning industrial agriculture, but changing people’s minds about eating meat is difficult, and getting them to actually eat less meat in even harder.
Yeah, no thanks
William Teach has the golden idiocy of the Notorious AOC
On premiere of ‘Desus & Mero’ show, Ocasio-Cortez explains ‘farting cows’ reference in ‘Green New Deal’
U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., defended the Green New Deal after the recent rollout of the New York Democrat’s policy proposal got a lot of attention over “farting cows.”
In an appearance Thursday night on the premiere of Showtime’s late-night “Desus & Mero”show, the comedy pair hosts of the program asked the freshman congresswoman why she thought the initial reaction focused on “cow farts.”
“In the deal, what we talk about, and it’s true, is that we need to take a look at factory farming, you know? Period. It’s wild,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “And so it’s not to say you get rid of agriculture, it’s not to say we’re gonna force everybody to go vegan or anything crazy like that. But it’s to say, ‘Listen, we gotta address factory farming. Maybe we shouldn’t be eating a hamburger for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Like, let’s keep it real.”
Also, she’s admitting that the farting cows thing was meant to be in the GND resolution. It was yanked out after being laughed at, of course.
“But we have to take a look at everything,” Ocasio-Cortez continued, “and what we need to realize about climate change is about every choice that we make in our lives, you know?”
Ah, there it is, the poison pill of Leftism taking a look at “everything”
And therein lies the problem with the Cult of Climastrology and Modern Socialism: they want the Government involved in everything. I’d say “right now it’s farting cows. Next week it could be your use of natural gas in your house and the energy efficiency of your home”, but, they’re already coming after that.
Is there a more sincerely disingenuous person than Schumer? I know, silly question
Pirates Cove takes notice
It’s almost like Democrats don’t want to vote on their big idea
If we are endangered by climate change why wouldn’t Senator Ferret Dick NOT want a bill that will stop it voted on? HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM
Isn’t “Congress needs to act” part of voting on the Green New Deal?
What if you could not afford electricity?What if you could not afford electricity?
The Electro-pyre conflagration escalates.
The cost of electricity on Thursday in two states of Australia reached a tally of $932 million dollars for a single day of electricity. Thanks to David Bidstrup on Catallaxy for calculating it.
As Bruce of Newcastle says ““Three days and you could buy a HELE plant with the money wasted.” That’s a power plant that could last 70 years, and provide electricity at under $50/MW. (Forget all the high charges for 30 years to pay of the capital (in red below), we could just buy the damn thing outright, paid off in full from day one.)
In Victoria, per capita, that means it cost $110 for one day’s electricity. For South Australians, Thursday’s electricity bill was $140 per person. (So each household of four just effectively lost $565.) In both these states those charges will presumably be paid in future price rises, shared unevenly between subsidized solar users and suffering non-solar hostages. The costs will be buried such that duped householders will not be aware of what happened. Coles and Woolworths will have to add a few cents to everything to cover their bills, and the government will have to cut services or increase taxes. No one will know how many jobs are not offered or opportunities lost. This is the road to Venezuela.
This folks, is what morons like Ocasio-Cortez think would be great for America. Never forget, leftism destroys everything it touches
Via Pirates Cove
Oh look FREE MONEY! What in the world could possibly EVER go wrong?????? William Teach sees the real aim
In essence, he and the others are admitting that this will drastically skyrocket the cost of living for low and middle income Americans. So Government gives money to citizens, which makes them more reliant to Government, and more under the thumb of Government. Funny how that works.
Apparently, getting serious about ‘climate change’ means artificially increasing the cost of living, hosing the middle and lower classes, and increasing the power and scope of the federal government.
Pirates Cove uncovers the latest effort to hide the truth about the cost of Leftism
First, members of the Cult of Climastrology are super excited to agitate for carbon taxes/fess on Other People. Next, they’re super excited to make sure that citizens do not find out that those same taxes/fees are costing them
GREENPEACE REPORTEDLY FIGHTING TO STOP DRIVERS FROM LEARNING ABOUT CARBON TAX COSTS
Greenpeace is reportedly challenging the placement of stickers on gas stations that notify drivers of higher fuel prices due to the implementation of a carbon tax.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford, who has embarked on a pro-energy agenda in his province since entering office, will execute a number of measures to fight back against Canada’s nationwide carbon tax. Besides challenging the carbon tax initiative in court, the conservative politician is looking to include item breakdowns on gas receipts and heating bills, informing customers of how much the carbon fee is costing them.
The Ontario government is also looking to include stickers at gas pumps across the province, informing customers of the fee.
However, Ford’s sticker program is already running into opposition.
Greenpeace — an international environmentalist organization — reportedly announced its intention to mount a challenge. The group is arguing the stickers are deceptive because they do not include the price of inaction on climate change.
In short, they do not want an informed public because knowledge is inconvenient for the left. Smart people will reject leftism, so, dumbing people down is better for those pushing leftism
Oh John Kerry H/T Moonbattery
John Kerry’s moonbat antics are not always as serious as illegally colludingwith America’s most devoted enemy, Iran. Sometimes they are even good for a laugh, as when he suggested suing Donald Trump over lives lost due to severe weather, presumably on the grounds that Trump could stop hurricanes but chooses not to, no doubt out of sheer malice.
What used to be called acts of God are now apparently acts of Trump.
Seriously, Hanoi John is that insane. Monday evening at the Carnegie Center for International Peace he barked,
“I wish I could find legal standing to bring a case against Donald Trump for the lives that will be lost and the property that will be damaged and the billions of dollars because of his decision on climate change. This is life and death.”
Stupid on steroids