Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo blamed climate change for damaging floods in upstate New York, and claimed that natural disasters didn’t happen before climate change.
“Ali, anyone who questions extreme weather and climate change is just delusional at this point,” Cuomo told MSNBC anchor Ali Velshi. ” We have seen in the State of New York and we have seen — it is something we never had before.”
The treat William Teach takes us on a journey, a journey into the future. But not just any future, oh no, this future is a super-duper, green sustainable future. Be afraid
You won’t feel a thing. It won’t affect you at all. Everything will be awesome and perfect!
By 2030, your CO2 emissions will be greatly reduced. Meat on your dinner table will be a rare sight. Water and the air you breathe will be cleaner and nature will be in recovery. The money in your wallet will be spent on being with family and friends, not on buying goods. Saving the climate involves huge change, but it could make us much happier at the same time.
See? No change
Right now, we are losing the fight against climate change – but what would winning look like? What is life like in a green world?
Here’s one version of a “CO-topia”:
You walk out of your front door in the morning into a green and liveable city, where concrete has dwindled and green facades and parks are spreading. If you choose to call a car, an algorithm will calculate the smartest route for the vehicle and pick up a few other people on the way.
Since the city council’s ban on private cars in the city, lots of new mobility services have arrived. It is cheaper for you not to own your own car, which, in turn, reduces congestion so you arrive at your destination more easily and quickly and don’t have to spend time looking for somewhere to park. You can also choose to travel by bike, scooter or public transit.
(many more things which are supposed to be awesome, skip to the end)
If we consider what the future could be, picking up the mantle against climate change may not seem so bad after all.
In other words, your liberty, is sacrificed. This is what leftism always leads to. Oh, and you damn greedy asthma sufferers might need to, you know, not get so worked up about breathing
Even those who care deeply about the planet’s future can slip up now and then. Tell us: Where do you fall short in preventing climate change? Do you blast the A/C? Throw out half your lunch? Grill a steak every week? Share your anonymous confession with NBC News.
Remember, the truth is meaningless to the Left
Pirates Cove take a look and asks a great question about those “elites” who lecture everyone else on climate change
Michael Shellenberger writes
British Royal couple Prince Harry and Princess Meghan Markle triggered widespread outrage recently after lecturing the world about climate change while flying around the world in private jets.
“With nearly 7.7 billion people inhabiting this Earth, every choice, every footprint, every action makes a difference,” the Duke of Sussex said on Instagram a few days before jetting off with the Duchess to Ibiza, Spain and then to Nice, France.
BBC calculates that those two flights alone produced six times more emissions than the average Briton does each year and over 100 times more than the average resident of the African nation of Lesotho.
Friends of Harry and Meghan rushed to the couple’s defense. “I’m calling on the press to cease these relentless and untrue assassinations,” said Elton John.
“Imagine being attacked” tweeted Ellen, the comedian, “when all you’re trying to do is make the world a better place.”
But their celebrity defenders only added fuel to the fire. “So stop lecturing us on how we live our lives and live by example,” responded one Briton.
So why the disconnect in their rhetoric and their behavior? Maybe because they are special? Rules? Morals? Consistency? Bah! They are special!
But was the couple’s ostentatious display of climate hypocrisy really accidental? After all, celebrities have been hypocritically moralizing about climate change and other environmental issues for decades. And, now, a growing number of celebrities are getting into the act. (snip)
A simpler explanation for the hypocrisy of celebrities who moralize about climate change is that it is a way of flaunting their special status.
Hypocrisy is the ultimate power move. It is a way of demonstrating that one plays by a different set of rules from the ones adhered to by common people. Hypocrisy demonstrates how unaccountable one is to conventional morality.
Nailed it! William Teach also notes that their hypocrisy extends well beyond preaching to everyone else about climate change
When they are calling for higher taxes (which won’t hurt themselves), gun control (while not giving up their own firearms and/or armed security), or, worse, a complete control of everyone’s lives and raising their cost of living (which won’t bother them) while being hypocrites themselves, it becomes a problem. They’re preaching, advocating, and this would all make Other People’s lives worse.
Yep! They are the elites, don’t you know?