Skip to comments.Actually, the Corona Virus Is Exactly Why We Shouldn’t do The Green New Deal
Posted on 04/14/2020 11:57:50 AM PDT by Starman417
A recent headline in the dead tree edition of the Opinion section inThe Washington Post bore the ominous headline, "Coronavirus is Killing You, but Climate Change is Killing Us!" I figured this would be an entertaining read, and of course it did not disappoint. When I searched for the ones and zeroes version for blog purposes, the title didn't come up. I finally found it, with the changed title of "Politicians blew off Gen Zs climate goals. The coronavirus shows we can act fast." What is it with Lefty rags having to changing idiotic titles of their stories? Out of curiousity I did a quick search for the same issue on Conservative publications but came up empty. Hopefully our Lefty troll pals can be constructive and provide some examples - genuinely interested!
Back to the story. This post is just short enough that I can go blow by blow through the article. It starts off with:
By Jamie MargolinFirst off, I'm sorry that you went through high school without any parents in your life. To clarify, for all I know you may have been raised by your biological mother and father, they just haven't been parents to you for the last four years. When you could have been developing life skills, enjoying your youth, and maybe getting an education, you've been instead following this crazed death cult that's been calling for the Apocalypse in 5-10 years for, what, a half century now? And how do I know you haven't had an education? I'm impressed that in four years of high school you haven't had an English teacher who taught you about that mysterious, exotic thing known as the adverb. Between the title and opening paragraph you've already made two grammatical errors - you should be calling for us to move/act quickly. Save the adverb!
Jamie Margolin, an 18-year-old Colombian-American climate justice activist, is a founder of the international youth climate justice organization Zero Hour, and author of the upcoming book, "Youth to Power: Your Voice and How To Use It."
Im 18 years old. In the four years Ive spent fighting for climate justice, Ive constantly heard the same excuses from the leaders who are supposed to protect me, my future and the future of generations to come: We just cant do that. We cant transform our economy. We cant change that fast.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi mocks the Green New Deal as the green dream or whatever. President Trump dismisses the idea that the United States should ditch fossil fuels: Im not going to lose that wealth. Im not going to lose it on dreams, on windmills, which frankly arent working too well. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, who unrolled a middle ground climate plan last May, instructs critics who want more drastic action, like a refusal to replace old natural gas pipelines, to go vote for someone else. When I testified in Congress last fall, Rep. Garret Graves (R-La.) told me that the United States shouldnt take urgent action because other countries arent doing their share to reduce emissions. These climate proposals simply arent realistic, I keep hearing.Maybe part of the reason people aren't feeling a sense of urgency to adopt The Green New Deal is beacuse one key component missing from it is... the impact it will have on the climate. Yes, unlike you I actually read the entire bill, and you might want to do the same. This drek was such a powerful message that Democrats actually got offended when Cocaine Mitch called for a vote on it.
Well, the coronavirus pandemic has blown their cover. It has exposed how government leaders, and the American public, actually can make immediate, dramatic behavioral changes even when those changes have serious consequences for the economy and our quality of life. Its just that, until now, they havent been willing to.In Ron Howard's Arrested Development Narrator Voice: "Actually, it didn't." The biggest difference between the two issues? The Kung Flu Virus and the Boogie Wuhan Flu is real.
Dont get me wrong: I am strictly following public health guidelines. I am staying indoors and self-isolating. I canceled all the events and travel that I had planned for the next few months. I am doing all my schoolwork, socializing and activism online. I gave up my freedom of movement and my ability to fully pursue my passions, and I did this immediately and gladly, because I will make sacrifices to keep us all healthy. Im encouraging all my friends and peers to do the same. I do not want to catch the disease or transmit it to older and more vulnerable people.Excellent on all counts, and good on you! Note that the big difference between the two crises is that the Corona Virus is calling for temporary changes (although plenty of Democrats want them to be permanent). You're demanding we permanently surrender our freedom. As appealing this may sound in your drum circle, this one is a hard sell with the Normals.
But the way the coronavirus disproportionately affects older people is the exact way the climate crisis disproportionately affects young people. According to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the coronavirus fatality rate is as high as 11 percent among people between the ages of 65 and 84, but 0.1 percent for those between the ages of 20 and 44. In China, more than 80 percent of deaths occurred in adults older than 60; in Italy, that proportion is more than 96 percent. While those in my generation are indeed at risk of getting the virus, and no age group is safe from covid-19, older generations have the highest risk of dying from it.Remember that part about the continuously moving target of how the end is coming in ten years for a few decades? Your case isn't helped by the smartest president in American history bought a $15 Million mansion that's going to be underwater in a few years.
When it comes to the climate crisis, most of the statistics are flipped: Young people will suffer the most. A United Nations study estimates that countries have roughly 10 years to take unprecedented actions to cut carbon emissions, before its too late. In a decade or two, many of todays most influential politicians wont even be around. But my generation will be. And we will be suffering and dying in massive numbers from the countless harms of the climate crisis: air pollution permanently damaging our lungs and immune systems; more pandemics of infectious diseases; severe and frequent natural disasters, droughts and famine; a projected 150 million people displaced by sea level rise.
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It’s as if the left will be convinced.
Someone should ask this schmuck if there is anything, ANYTHING, in his house (or hovel) that was produced by the government; anything that came from the government in his refrigerator or medicine chest.
About time someone championed this concept...
This whole shutdown business and wrecking the world economy is precisely what they wanted to do to us with the “Global Warming Hoax......
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