Last month President Joe Biden declared that climate change had reached “code red for humanity. This is an emergency, and I will look at it that way,” the president said during a speech in Massachusetts. “I’ll use my executive powers to combat the climate crisis in the absence of congressional action.”
The president continued, “It is literally – not figuratively — a clear and present danger.”
After having his climate agenda rejected in Congress, Biden pledged to use the full powers of the executive branch and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 50 percent by 2030.
It’s about time the Biden administration stood up and accepted the blame for its mistakes.
In the decade before Biden took office, carbon emissions in the United States declined. In his first year in office, they rose. You heard that right. During the booming Trump economy — and the end of the Obama Presidency — carbon emissions in the United States declined.
Between 2014 and 2020, the United States led the world in reducing emissions by 22 percent.
When Biden took over, emissions increased. Biden can take credit for part of this increase.
Environmentalist Michael Shellenberger explains: “In 2021, emissions in the U.S. increased mostly because of increased coal use, *not* because of higher econ growth. Why? Because nat gas became more expensive. Why? Because of inadequate supply. Why? Chronic ‘under-investment in production & pipelines, thanks to ESG & climate activists.’”
Conclusion: Biden’s war on fossil fuels helped make natural gas more expensive, and consequentially coal became a better alternative for power generation.
This is not the first time climate “alarmists” have used scare tactics to fool the public. They have been making apocalyptic predictions for 50 years. Not once have they been correct.
Climate alarmist Al Gore — who has made millions promoting climate change — told us that we had just ten years left to reduce greenhouse gases or the world would reach a “point of no return.” That was 16 years ago.
Do you remember the mascot of the climate alarmists? It was the polar bear. We saw countless commercials full of propaganda predicting the polar bear’s end. This is one of the reasons Greta Thunberg started protesting outside the Swedish parliament in 2018 when she was only 15. She bought into the scare tactics.
Interestingly you don’t see any commercials featuring polar bears anymore. The reason is simple. The polar bear catastrophe never happened. Polar bear experts, such as Susan Crockford, have documented at length how polar bear populations are increasing.
Climate alarmists have also predicted that the Great Lakes’ water levels would significantly lower due to global warming. They did this in 1996, 2000, 2007, 2009, 2013 and 2017. We were told that scientists all agreed and the debate was over.
But, as you can guess, water levels did not go down; they went up in 2019. The media then found an expert that said this was due to climate change.
Water levels in the Great Lakes constantly change; this is nothing new.
Mark J. Perry, professor emeritus of economics at the University of Michigan, published a list online in 2019 of 50 doomsday predictions that failed to come true. Those who make these predictions never apologize. As David French said in National Review, “Being a climate hysteric means never having to say you’re sorry.”
If Biden wants to lower emissions, two things are proven to help: cut regulations on drilling for natural gas and stop John Kerry — our climate czar — from flying around the world in his private jet. In fact why not make everyone fly commercial? I can answer that. Most of the millionaires and billionaires are big Democrat contributors. You see, the Democrat party is not the party of the working class, but the party of the rich.
On another note, actress Nichelle Nichols passed away on Sunday at the age of 89. She portrayed Lieutenant Nyota Uhura on Star Trek in the original show and in the six Star Trek films from 1979 through 1991.
Nichols is credited for breaking stereotypes for black actresses. As a young Trekee growing up in the 1970s, sheltered from racial tensions, she was just part of the show I loved. May she rest in peace.
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