The left has tried every trick in their “global warming” bible to convince the majority of Americans that climate change is not only real, but it’s also urgent. Or, as Special Presidential Envoy for Climate [ROFL emoji] John Kerry and other “climate change” loons love to say, with great drama: the existential threat of mankind.
Considering that “existential” refers to existence (hence, the very existence or extinction of mankind), climate change loons like world-renowned climatologist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — who has literally said, “The world is going to end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change” — continue to run around frantically, tilting at windmills [pun intended] that do not exist.
The question is, how’s all of that hyperbolic hysteria working out? The answer is: it isn’t.
Moreover, as observed by David Horowitz and John Perazo in a Frontpage Mag column titled, Rigging the War on Fossil Fuels, America’s taxpayers are being screwed in the process. But first, let’s check in with a few polls to see how well the Democrats’ climate change/green new deal scheme is playing out.
As noted by Horrowitz and Perazo, with the 2022 midterms quickly approaching, a New York Times/Siena College poll found that just one percent of registered voters view climate change as a “top priority” — far from the “existential threat” hysteria of the left.
“Top priorities” identified were inflation concerns, the economy as a whole, record and ever-worsening crime rates, and the humanitarian crisis purposely created by the Biden Border Crisis™. Significantly, even among voters younger than 30, the demographic that is typically most fired up about environmental policy, the number was just three percent.
In a summer-of-2020 Pew Research Center poll, climate change ranked 11th in a list of registered voters’ top concerns, well behind the economy, terrorism, national security, the COVID-19 pandemic, health care, education, race relations, gun policy, crime, abortion, and immigration.
And in September 2020, a Gallup poll also found that climate change ranked 11th in a list of registered voters’ top concerns – again, well behind the same items listed in the Pew poll.
Clearly, the Democrats’ scare tactics have failed miserably. But, still? The war on fossil fuels continues.
Via Frontpage Mag:
So obsessive is the focus of Democrat leaders on the alleged “existential threat of climate change,” that a centerpiece of their policies to oppose it is a war on fossil fuels, beginning with the canceling of the Keystone pipeline, the shutting down of the ANWR oil field in Alaska, and the refusal for more than 17 months to sell oil-and-gas drilling leases on federal lands.
An economic consensus that includes such influential voices as former Obama Treasury Secretary Larry Summers, has singled out the war on fossil fuels as the chief driver of rising gas prices and the record inflation in the economy as a whole.
Yet, despite the lack of public support, and the immediate destructive consequences of the anti-climate change policies, the radical leadership of the Democrat policy is adamant in pursuing them.
According to Bernie Sanders, a lifetime supporter of communist dictators and bankrupt socialist regimes, “the climate crisis is not only the single greatest challenge facing our country,” but “is also our single greatest opportunity to build a more just and equitable future,” by which he means a bankrupt, socialist dictatorship.
Horrowitz and Perazo go into great depth about the Democrats’ “Green New Deal,” announced in February 2019 by Democrat Senator Ed Markey and the aforementioned congresswoman, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Interestingly, as noted by Horrowitz and Perazo, the ridiculous scheme was already supported by 600 leftist organizations, as well as 67 House Members and 11 U.S. Senators — all Democrats. Go figure.
Among the myriad of Green New Dealt pipedreams, as noted by Horrowitz and Perazo:
The Green New Deal would also mandate: (a) trillions of dollars in inflationary public expenditures on government-approved, energy-saving “upgrades” and “retrofits” of all existing homes and businesses in the United States, and (b) zero-carbon standards for all new building construction.
So, where would the trillions of dollars come from, you ask? In addition to taxpayer subsidies to left-wing university institutions, noted the authors, the IRS has already granted tax-exempt status to a vast number of 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and charitable foundations that seek to permanently institutionalize the Green New Deal and its agendas — agendas that are never going to happen.
The bottom line:
Meanwhile, Joe Biden, AOC, John Kerry, Bernie Sanders, Lizzie Warren, and the remainder of the radicalized Democrat Party continue to try their damnedest to scare the bejesus out of sensible Americans, while poll after poll continues to show a vast majority of us no longer give a damn.
Assuming, of course, we ever did.
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