Skip to comments.On climate change, Biden $3.5T plan making up for lost time
Posted on 09/28/2021 1:39:28 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
WASHINGTON — As President Joe Biden visited one disaster site after another this summer — from California wildfires to hurricane-induced flooding in Louisiana and New York — he said climate change is “everybody’s crisis” and America must get serious about the “code red” danger posed by global warming.
In many ways, the president is making up for lost time.
“This is a ‘Code Red’ moment, but Democrats are answering the call,” said Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Florida, chairwoman of a special House committee on climate change.
Included in the massive legislation is a nationwide clean-electricity program that is intended to eliminate climate-damaging fossil fuel emissions from U.S. power plants by 2035 — catching up to requirements already set in some states.
The proposal would spend billions to install 500,000 electric vehicle charging stations and upgrade the power grid to make it more resilient during hurricanes and other extreme weather events that are increasing and intensifying as a result of climate change.
The measure also would create a New Deal-style Civilian Climate Corps to unleash an army of young people to work in public lands and restoration projects.
Overall, the Biden package aims to provide more than $600 billion to tackle climate change and lower greenhouse gas emissions, funded in large part by taxes on corporations, the wealthy and other fees, keeping to Biden’s pledge not to raise taxes on anyone earning less than $400,000 a year.
One alternative for raising revenues would be to impose a carbon tax. Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, said Monday he is developing legislation “that would make polluters pay for the costs of the climate crisis.”
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If it weren’t for lazy, ignorant uninformed fools a Democrat could never be elected.
They didn't elect Biden..
We're where we are because of of inner-city APES stealing our election.
The AP reports read 100% like straight from the Biden White House public relations screeds.
Only 3.5 trillion? Could we cool the planet even more with 7 trillion?
Wow. The AP has gone full enviro-nazi again. No real surprise.
Don’t give then ideas, or we’ll be buying millions of air conditioners!
Read the children’s fairy story “Chicken Little”. It reads like the history of the “Climate Change Hoax and Hysteria”. Perhaps one of these idiots will connect the dots, and realize they have been had, big time!
“climate change” alone should be reason for everyone to vote for Trump in 2024.
I am salivating at the thought of us walking away from all this crap and RE-exiting the pro-china(aka “Paris”) accords.
Maybe that ugly 85 IQ brat from Scandinavia will just plotz once and for all.
I was hoping for big freezers to make new icebergs
Must be holding out for a hundred and eleventy billion dollars
“The AP reports read 100% like straight from the Biden White House public relations screeds.”
You can tell when you are being lied to when the language becomes metaphorical and idiomatic. The latest IPCC report was announced with the statement that “alarm bells are ringing”. In 2007 we were told that “the arctic is screaming” and Fox news said “we may have passed the tipping point”. In this post Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Florida says “This is a ‘Code Red’ moment, but Democrats are answering the call”. What these statements don’t have is any reference to actual facts. Nothing is “red” in the climate, nothing is “screaming”, nothing is “tipping”, no “bells” are “ringing”. What has happened is that global average temperatures have risen about .4 degrees Celsius over the last 40 years. Temperatures outside my house will change by more than that in the next 30 minutes. The temperature upstairs is a few degrees different than it is downstairs. The temperature in the sun is 5 to 10 degrees warmer than it is in the shade.
Well yeah, why not? Easier than actually doing work, just rework PR releases. Seth Borenstein has been doing it for years.
It’s the tail end of September, and our weather has changed a
Heavens, the end is near...
Foolishness on a grand scale.
So much propaganda to be found in this pile of dreck.
Our press is pathetic.
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