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Democrats Discredit “Climate Crisis”
If you believe we’re in a “climate emergency” or a “climate crisis” then wouldn’t you support doing whatever it took to end it?
The Democratic Party says we’re in a “climate crisis,” but acts like we aren’t.
They sign toothless international agreements to relieve the political pressure of having to actually do something meaningful.
The Paris Agreement was a charade, for those truly concerned about climate change. As in many other cases, international agreements provided the semblance of addressing major issues, giving national politicians something to take credit for, but made no discernible real-world difference. — John Bolton, The Room Where It Happened
They preach about the importance of the environment while attacking those doing the most for it.
(Tesla wasn’t invited to the White House’s EV event because it’s a “non-union shop,” i.e. the Democratic Party cares more about rewarding its big union auto donors than fighting the “existential threat” of climate change.)
They are against raising the federal gas tax, which hasn’t been raised since 1993.
They cancel the Keystone Pipeline even though it’s a better and safer way to transport crude oil and then go ahead and waive sanctions on Russia’s oil pipeline (and when Senate Republicans tried to override the waiver Senate Democrats used what they call the “Jim Crow” filibuster to block it).
They are against oil subsidies in theory, but then increase oil subsidies and oil drilling. The Democratic Party is in favor of “green” subsidies, but even Elon Musk who could be on the receiving end of some of them in BBB says, “don’t pass it” because he sees it for what it is: cronyism.
The Democratic Party is against natural gas, even though it’s much cleaner than other fossil fuels.
They are against nuclear energy, which is the single best way to reduce CO2.
They tend to live and govern from concrete jungles (would adding a few more parks and trees be so much trouble?) as they fly around in private planes.
And they rather fear-monger over a “climate crisis” as it helps them win elections instead of uniting in a genuine bipartisan effort to reduce pollution.
Let’s terminate pollution… If we get rid of pollution caused by fossil fuels we’ll get rid of a lot of the other problems. So why are we not talking about pollution? Why are we always talking about climate change? Pollution is the very thing that kills 7 million people every year. That’s millions more than the coronav*rus has killed. It’s not climate change that’s killing 7 million people, it’s pollution. — Arnold Schwarzenegger, terminator and former governor [R]
Actions speak louder than words (Joe Biden takes ‘85-car’ motorcade to Pope meeting days ahead of COP26).
The Democratic Party wants to keep a “winning issue” an issue for as long as possible no matter how many people die from pollution because inside the beltway the goal isn’t protecting the environment but winning elections; not change, but control.