BY TYLER O’NEIL
On Tuesday, former Vice President and current 2020 candidate Joe Biden unveiled his climate change plan, which he calls the “Clean Energy Revolution.” To a large degree, his plan is a repackaged Green New Deal: calling for the same extreme goals but with more pro-America and pro-worker messaging. In his launch video, Biden also works hard to show he was a leader on climate alarmism long before any of the other candidates.
Even the beginning of Biden’s “Clean Energy Revolution” launch video is upbeat: “Nothing gives me more hope for the future than seeing my five grandchildren challenge expectations. They see breakthroughs in technology we can’t even yet imagine, but the only way they’re going to get a chance to fulfill all that potential is if we take drastic action right now to address the climate disaster facing the nation and our world.”
Naturally, the video does not address the long history of climate alarmist’s failed predictions, from concrete temperature claims to the prophecy of the Maldives sinking beneath the waves (2018 came and went, but the Maldives are still here). Instead, alarmists like Biden merely point to storms and fires as “proof,” as if the predictions didn’t even exist.
As the video goes on, Biden lays out a drastic plan to address the issue, taking pointers from the Green New Deal proposed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.). “Biden believes the Green New Deal is a crucial framework for meeting the climate challenges we face. It powerfully captures two basic truths, which are at the core of his plan: (1) the United States urgently needs to embrace greater ambition on an epic scale to meet the scope of this challenge, and (2) our environment and our economy are completely and totally connected,” the plan says.
Yet Biden lifts more than just these from the Green New Deal. He also adopts the goal of achieving net-zero emissions by the year 2050. “We’re going to invest $1.7 trillion in securing our future so that by 2050, the United States will be 100 percent clean energy economy with net-zero emissions,” the candidate says in the video.