Green New Deal etc....: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has made her position very clear to Americans, while Republican attacks have only become more surreal (Sen. Mike Lee below). AOC also appealed to farmers and urban voters alike to join in, ask questions, and be a part of the solution:
"We talk about cost—we’re going to pay for this whether we pass a Green New Deal or not. Because as towns and cities go underwater, as wildfires ravage our communities, we’re going to pay. And we have to decide whether we’re going to pay to react, or pay to be proactive."
“This is not an elitist issue — this is a quality of life issue. You want to tell people that their desire for clean air and clean water is elitist? Tell that to the kids in the South Bronx, which are suffering from the highest rates of childhood asthma in the country ... Call them elitist. You’re telling them, that those kids are trying to get on a plane to Davos? People are dying! They are dying! And the response across the other side of the aisle is to introduce an amendment five minutes before a hearing in a markup? This is serious! This should not be a partisan issue.”
Republican Resistance-fighting against "fossil fuel discrimination"...not racial discrimination? Making one of the silliest cases ever, one guy is pushing that idea only because of his very close ties to Trump and his huge campaign contributions:
(Billionaire) Texan Andrew Beal, 66, is betting that he can turn back the inroads of alternative energy. He is arguing before federal regulators that California policies discriminate against generators powered by fossil fuels like natural gas and coal as the state promotes sources like solar and wind power.Speaking of Trump, our international embarrassment, check out his amazingly stupid take on wind energy. I especially love it where his rambling includes "...where lots of problems come about." Huh?
The juvenile lunacy we're now seeing from Republicans has hit a new low. Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah has his own solution to climate change; having babies? Yes, because the next generation will bring about change and innovation their way, unlike the ridiculous change and innovation proposed by the adults of today? The following was a letter to the editor:
Mike Lee, Republican Senator from Utah, gave one of the most embarrassing and juvenile speeches about climate change that I have ever witnessed. The Republican Party has no plan to deal with climate change other than just attack the people looking for solutions. This is the same strategy they employed in dealing with healthcare. My only advice to them is that they should be wary of another extinction event.
Creature from the Black Lagoon Environmental an Activist? Check out the person in the back, and it's reaction. It's one of the great visuals ever.
A pair of Greenpeace activists brought attention to President Trump's “swampy” nominee to replace Ryan Zinke as interior secretary:
Pro-Life Trumpian Republicans and their phony one issue anti-choice organizations will never explain away their support for fossil fuel pollution and the denial of life supporting health care for all Americans. The video should, but will never, change their Trump dependent minds: