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In pursuing historic climate change agenda, Biden may find surprising ally
NBC News / Comcast ^ | December 26, 2020 | By Adam Edelman

Posted on 12/26/2020 4:37:18 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer

President-elect Joe Biden has made no secret that tackling climate change will be one of his top priorities. But to enact his platform to reduce global warming he may find an unexpected ally: Republicans.

Biden campaigned on the most ambitious climate agenda in history: one that included plans for pioneering green energy and infrastructure projects and proposals to address environmental racism. Large chunks of his "Build Back Better" economic agenda are explicitly tied to climate-related policies.

Biden has said he will re-enter the U.S. in the Paris climate accord on his first day in office and will prioritize undoing dozens of environmental regulatory rollbacks put into place by President Donald Trump — all via execution action.

But what comes after that will be the hard part: trying to implement his climate agenda through legislation.

And that's where he may find a partnership with Republicans on Capitol Hill.

While some in the GOP remain in steadfast denial that human-caused climate change even exists, dozens of Republican lawmakers have acknowledged that the time has come to address the crisis and have put forward policies that have gained some degree of bipartisan traction.

Interviews with lawmakers from both parties and climate advocacy organizations on both ends of the political spectrum suggest the appetite in both parties for climate change policy is robust, making the topic a likely, even if unexpected, area for bipartisan cooperation under the new president.

The Growing Climate Solutions Act, sponsored by Sens. Mike Braun, R-Ind., Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., focuses on capturing carbon technologies in the agricultural sector, while Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and Whitehouse have put together another bipartisan bill focused on increasing carbon capture methods that occur naturally within ocean and coastal ecosystems.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: dementia; election2020; fraud; globalwarming; hoax; propaganda; socialism; vote

1 posted on 12/26/2020 4:37:18 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Biden ain’t gonna be doing sh*t

2 posted on 12/26/2020 4:38:03 AM PST by Mr. K (No consequence of repealing obamacare is worse than obamacare itself)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Your persistent reference to Comcast is very much appreciated!

3 posted on 12/26/2020 4:45:58 AM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Paging Dan Crenshaw, Mitt Romney, Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski..

4 posted on 12/26/2020 4:48:38 AM PST by dmam2011
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This will do more to mess over the economy than anything else Biden does.

5 posted on 12/26/2020 4:51:45 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer


Effing liars

This was all hacked backroom deals and planned corruption

Fake news fake grass root

6 posted on 12/26/2020 4:59:20 AM PST by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security in hates:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: FreedomPoster

Destroying Economy and Environment in the pursuit of a imaginary problem!

7 posted on 12/26/2020 4:59:30 AM PST by AZJeep (
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Say it often enough

8 posted on 12/26/2020 5:04:40 AM PST by Nifster (I see puppy dogs in the cloudso)
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To: Mr. K

His ChiCom masters certainly aren’t doing sh!t; they are the primary polluters. He will pursue the true agenda of “climate change”, which is forcing a lower standard of living on Westerners to avoid having growing middle classes in Asia demand the same things (private cars and homes, families, etc.).

9 posted on 12/26/2020 5:11:23 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The Chinese are being aggressive in order to secure oil.

The Chinese government knows more than its Delaware puppet.

Turkey is also risking war with Greece to secure hydrocarbons.

10 posted on 12/26/2020 5:26:23 AM PST by Brian Griffin
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

How are the Arabs going to pay for things such as food and medicine if they can’t sell oil?

What are the Ukraine and Russia going to do if they can’t sell natural gas?

11 posted on 12/26/2020 5:29:43 AM PST by Brian Griffin
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To: Brian Griffin


AUDIOS: 4 Dec: BBC: The Reith Lectures 2020: From Moral to Market Sentiments
The Reith Lectures 2020: Mark Carney - How We Get What We Value
Episode 1 of 4
Mark Carney’s Reith 2020 Lectures chart how we have come to esteem financial value over human value and how we have gone from market economies to market societies. He argues that this has contributed to a trio of crises: of credit, Covid and CLIMATE. And the former Bank of England Governor will outline how we can turn this around.
In this lecture, recorded with a virtual audience, he reflects that whenever he could step back from what felt like daily crisis management, the same deeper issues loomed. What is value? How does the way we assess value both shape our values and constrain our choices? How do the valuations of markets affect the values of our society?
Dr Carney argues that society has come to embody Oscar Wilde’s aphorism: “Knowing the price of everything but the value of nothing.”

From Credit Crisis to Resilience
Episode 2 of 4
Mark Carney, the former Governor of the Bank of England, takes us back to the high drama of the financial crisis of 2008, which ended a period when bankers saw themselves as unassailable Masters of the Universe...

From Covid Crisis to Renaissance
Episode 3 of 4
Mark Carney, the former Governor of the Bank of England, observes that the pandemic has forced states to confront how we value health, wealth and opportunity. During the first few months of the crisis, most states chose to value human life more than the economic well-being of the nation-state. But if that seems to be changing how do we assess value in this sense? ...

From CLIMATE CRISIS to Real Prosperity
Episode 4 of 4
Mark Carney, the former Governor of the Bank of England, argues that the roots of the climate change threat lie in a deeper crisis of values. He suggests that we can create an ecosystem in which society’s values broaden the market’s conceptions of value. In this way, individual creativity and market dynamism can be channelled to achieve broader social goals including, inclusive growth and environmental sustainability.

Wikipedia: Mark Carney served as the Governor of the Bank of Canada from 2008 until 2013 and the Governor of the Bank of England from 2013 to 2020. He holds Canadian, British and Irish citizenship and was Chairman of the Financial Stability Board from 2011 to 2018. Prior to his governorships, Carney worked at Goldman Sachs as well as the Canadian Department of Finance...

Carney was appointed as United Nations special envoy for climate action and finance as he prepared to step down as governor of the Bank of England in March 2020. In January 2020, UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, appointed Carney to the position of finance advisor for the UK presidency of the COP26 United Nations Climate Change conference due to take place in Glasgow; at that time the conference was scheduled for November 2020 but was later postponed to November 2021.
As of 26 August 2020, Carney is vice chairman at Brookfield Asset Management where he will lead the firm’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) and impact fund investment strategy...
Carney warned many times that Brexit was expected to negatively influence the UK economy...

In his 23 August 2019 speech delivered at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s 2019 annual Jackson Hole Economic Symposium at Jackson Lake Lodge, entitled “The Growing Challenges for Monetary Policy in the current International Monetary and Financial System”, Carney said that the “widespread use of the US dollar—the dominant currency pricing—in “trade invoicing, in place of the currency of either the producer or the importer” has had a “destablilizing” effect on the global economy, according to Reuters...

Speaking only hours after U.S. President Donald Trump had posted on Twitter that he blamed the Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s policies creating fears of an economic recession—and then threatened China with more retaliatory tariffs—Carney urged central banks to work together to replace the US dollar as reserve currency. He cautioned against choosing another new hegemonic reserve currency like the Renminbi and suggested instead, a “new Synthetic Hegemonic Currency (SHC), such as ***Libra, which could potentially be provided “through a network of central bank digital currencies,” that would decrease the US dollar’s “domineering influence” on trade worldwide...

Carney has taken a leading position on the need for climate action...
In 2020 Carney launched the Taskforce on Scaling Voluntary Carbon Markets—an initiative to increase trading of voluntary carbon offsets with Bill Winters as Group Chief Executive. The TSVCM is sponsored by the Institute of International Finance. Taskforce members include more than “40 leaders from six continents with backgrounds across the carbon market value chain”, including representatives from the Bank of America, BlackRock, Bloomberg’s New Energy Finance, BNP Paribas, BP, Boeing, Goldman Sachs, Tata Steel, Total, IHS Markit, and LSE. In a December 3, 2020 Financial Times article, Carney said that the voluntary global carbon offset market was an “imperative” to help reduce emissions. The Times article cited Carney saying London would likely be the host of the new “new pilot market for voluntary carbon offsets” which could be “set up” by December 2021...

Carney met his wife, Diana Fox, a British economist specializing in developing nations, while at the University of Oxford. She is active in various environment and social justice causes...

Wikipedia: Diem (formerly known as ***Libra) is a permissioned blockchain-based payment system proposed by the American social media company Facebook, Inc...
The currency and network do not yet exist, and only rudimentary experimental code has been released. The launch was originally planned to be in 2020.
The project, currency and transactions are to be managed and cryptographically entrusted to the Diem Association, a membership organization of companies from payment, technology, telecommunication, online marketplace and venture capital, and nonprofits...
The project was formerly known as Libra and the name was changed to “Diem” in December 2020...

In a meeting with top Senate Democratic leaders on September 18, 2019, Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg told lawmakers that Libra would not be launched anywhere in the world without first obtaining approval from United States regulators...
The new currency is projected to launch in January 2021. As of December 2020, Diem Association has 27 members...



12 posted on 12/26/2020 5:52:21 AM PST by MAGAthon
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This guy and his ideas were blown up seventy five years ago.

His mentor successfully survived WWII and has never stopped lying.

If I had a picture I’d post it. His mentor is the father of lies.

The father of lies has lots of little helpers all ate up with climate change, global warming, CO2 bad, carbon capture, sustainable agriculture, rising sea levels, man is the cause, God never inters the picture, and his little devils must be the solution to God’s failure.

All brought to you to some degree by Joe Biden the squad and maybe forty million morons and hangers on willing to continue the efforts to destroy what God created, including this Republic.

Freedom to destroy. That’s got to be found in the Bill of Rights somewhere. Just like Democracy is found in the Constitution.

13 posted on 12/26/2020 5:53:31 AM PST by wita (Always and forever, under oath in defense of Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Bush League Republicans are only too happy to meet the Democrats half-way on destroying the country.

14 posted on 12/26/2020 6:00:39 AM PST by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizens Are Born Here of Citizen Parents|Know Islam, No Peace-No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

When bammy and lurch sell their ocean front property and scale down their homes to around 1200 sq ft and are solely powered by solar/wind then we can talk.

15 posted on 12/26/2020 6:44:06 AM PST by ealgeone
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

If you have money in stocks, this might be a good time to cash out.

I see way too many things coming for the market to stay up, and the rumblings concerning new virus variants means there will be no tourist season again this year. There’s no way this can be calmed down in six months. From talking to friends overseas, they’re not receptive to the idea of strangers anytime soon, and even after the official restrictions are lifted there’s not going to be the same enthusiasm for visitors nor the infrastructure left to support them.

Will this be the end of international vacation travel?

An acquaintance is excited that she’s gotten the first vax shot and she’s booked a cruise this summer. She says ‘everyone will be tested and vaxed before launch. Well okay, but that means no port calls, I’m assuming. Sounds like fun.

And by 2022, most people will just accept it and stay home. Besides, the cost of energy and fuel will shoot up and make flying and just moving around expensive no matter how you do it.

Or so sez me...

16 posted on 12/26/2020 7:27:03 AM PST by Not_Who_U_Think
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To: Lurkinanloomin
Exactly! There's nothing surprising about seeing the likes of Linda Graham and Murkowski collaborating with the RATS. That's why getting those two Georgia Senate seats won't mean much because you can count on Romney, Sasse, Toomey, Murkowski, Graham, and Collins, at a minimum, bending over to be bipartisan.
17 posted on 12/26/2020 8:52:45 AM PST by Dahoser (Not separation of church and state, but of media and state.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

GOP Baker will look to get his carbon credit scheme passed.

18 posted on 12/26/2020 9:29:41 AM PST by headstamp 2 (Socialism- Institutionalized Deprivation)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Hasn’t Romney already been passing gas from cow farts each time he speaks?

19 posted on 12/26/2020 10:49:15 AM PST by CarolinaReaganFan
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Why not, they partnered to give Biden the 2020 Election.

20 posted on 12/26/2020 3:21:21 PM PST by DoughtyOne (foreign collusions did happen, it just wasn't 2016 when it happened)
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