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Life Under The Green New Deal ^ | October 3, 2020 | Paul Driessen

Posted on 10/03/2020 7:19:39 AM PDT by Kaslin

During the nasty September 29 presidential “debate,” candidate Joe Biden proclaimed “I am the Democratic Party.” He is in charge, he insisted, and his views will be Democrat policy. Others aren’t so sure – about that, about what his views actually are, or about how far to the left he would be pushed, prodded and pressured by Kamala Harris, AOC, Bernie Sanders, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Antifa mobs, and coastal and blue city governing, academic and technology elites.

Mr. Biden has pledged to eliminate the Trump tax cuts but has refused to say whether he supports single-payer nationalized healthcare, Second Amendment self-defense, packing the Supreme Court, eliminating the Senate filibuster, or adding Puerto Rico, Guam and Washington DC as new (Democrat) states.

Like Nancy Pelosi on ObamaCare, he wants us to vote for him, so we can find out what his positions are.

When he’s in California or Manhattan, he says he’ll ban fracking– which he claims to support when he’s in Ohio and Pennsylvania, where he needs rural and blue-collar voters who support and benefit greatly from it. However, Mr. Biden says he will put controlling Earth’s climate at the center or US foreign policy and has strongly supported the Green New Deal (GND), which would completely replace fossil fuels with “clean, green” electricity and biofuel energy by 2035.

The GND would turn our Midlands – what elites denigrate as flyover country – into vast energy colonies. Millions of acres of farmland, wildlife habitat and scenic areas would be blanketed by industrial wind, solar and battery facilities, and power lines to electricity-hungry towns and cities. Windswept ocean vistas and sea lanes would plagued by towering turbines. Birds, bats and other wildlife would disappear.

With mining still under assault in the USA, the metals, minerals, components and equipment would come fromChina or Chinese companies in Africa, using vast quantities of fossil fuels, under minimal to nonexistent environmental, workplace safety, fair wage and child labor laws. This smells of slavery and racism – making us complicit in perpetuating it, and making it increasingly difficult for the United States to criticize or challenge China on human rights, pollution, military aggression or territorial expansion.

The GND would also mean ripping out, and throwing out, the natural gas appliances you now have, replacing them with electric models, and installing rapid charging systems for your cars. That will likely mean upgrading household, neighborhood and national electrical systems, to handle the extra loads.

Oil and natural gas are also feed stocks for pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, paints, synthetic fibers, fertilizers, and plastics for computers, wind turbine blades, solar panel films and countless other products. Under the GND, we’d have to shut down those US-based industries, import feed stocks for them, or turn hundreds of millions of acres into biofuel plantations.

Up to 10 million high-pay petroleum, petrochemical and manufacturing jobs would be lost – with many replaced by low-pay, temporary or short-term jobs hauling, installing, maintaining, dismantling and landfilling wind turbinessolar panels and batteries.

GND ringleader California wants the entire country to emulate its policies. Its families and businesses already pay the highest electricity prices in the continental USA – and are getting hammered repeatedly by blackouts. Now the state has mandated electric cars, cooking and heating. No more natural gas. How its legislators expect to generate all that extra electricity and avoid more blackouts, no one knows.

Families, factories, hospitals, schools and businesses used to paying7, 9 or 11 cents per kilowatt-hour for 24/7/365 electricity better brace themselves for rude shocks. Under the GND, you’ll be paying 14, 18, 22 cents per kWh, as they do in green US states – or even 35 US cents per kWh, as they do in Germany. You’ll also be using twice as much electricity, and probably experiencing repeated power interruptions.

Get used to having electricity when it’s available, rather than when you need it, however “essential” your business services or family needs might be. How you will survive, whether your job will disappear, whether you will join the ranks of those who must choose between heating and eating, is anyone’s guess.

A week of cloudy weather will really reduce your solar output – and wind turbines generate roughly zero electricity on the hottest and most frigid days. Be careful where you live or need to recharge your EV.

As to all those electric vehicles, a basic $39,000Model 3 Tesla sedan has a battery module that weighs some 1,200 pounds and gets around 250 miles on a charge. Just don’t use the heater or AC, don’t take long family trips, and don’t get caught in a blizzard, or a traffic jam trying to escape a roaring forest fire.

How many tons of batteries a bus, semi-truck or mining excavator would require, where you’d put them, and how many hours a day you’d waste recharging them, are other important considerations. Perhaps Joe Biden or AOC have the answers.  

The Obama Administration sent a heavily armed SWAT team intoGibson Guitar offices over a phony Endangered Species Act violation. Democrats refuse to condemn BLM and Antifa mob violence, arson and looting. How a Biden Deep State and its allies might respond to organized or even spontaneous resistance to Green New Deal diktats and impacts is an open question.

Keep in mind, too: This entire GND energy, economic and living standards “transformation” is justified by claims that we face a “climate emergency” and “ongoing ravages of climate change.”

It’s all a gigantic Climate Hustle. There is no climate emergency. Humans cannot control Earth’s climate and weather. Carbon dioxide is not a pollutant; it is the miracle molecule that makes plant, human and animal life possible. Climate change and extreme weather have been “real” throughout history.

Green New Dealers would bring us, our country and our planet enormous pain for no gain – except more money, power and control in their own hands.

TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: climatealarmism; greennewdeal; joebiden

1 posted on 10/03/2020 7:19:39 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

There are larger elephants in the room.

2 posted on 10/03/2020 7:56:56 AM PDT by doc maverick
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To: Kaslin

Try making steel with solar or wind power.

Try making glass with solar or wind power.

3 posted on 10/03/2020 7:57:33 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: ridesthemiles

Try making solar panels with solar panels.

4 posted on 10/03/2020 8:00:03 AM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (With age comes wisdom or well practiced ignorance)
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To: Kaslin
Joe Biden proclaimed “I am the Democratic Party, ” the old codger insisting he is in charge of Democrat policy.
We can't be sure about how far to the left he would be pushed, pressured by the power-crazed leftie axis:
Kamala, AOC, Bernie, Pelosi, Schumer, Antifa mobs, big city types, and the MSM, academic and technology elites.
5 posted on 10/03/2020 8:03:16 AM PDT by Liz ( Our side has 8 trillion bull 2 tbl unsalets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.)
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To: Kaslin

Binge watch The Flintstones in preparation

6 posted on 10/03/2020 9:45:32 AM PDT by joshua c
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To: Kaslin

I don’t think the libs will allow all the trashing of the environment. I think they will not allow us all to have cars, electric or not. I think they want us in high rises, not in private homes, and without power. Probably without plumbing. There will be an insurrection and it will be us.

7 posted on 10/05/2020 2:32:47 AM PDT by buffyt (If you are lucky enough to live in TEXAS, then you are lucky enough!)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

Good One

8 posted on 10/05/2020 2:33:12 AM PDT by buffyt (If you are lucky enough to live in TEXAS, then you are lucky enough!)
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To: buffyt

Are we trashing the environment?

9 posted on 11/03/2020 1:21:15 PM PST by Osage Orange (TRUMP!!!)
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