COVID lockdowns to morph into climate lockdowns: Biden’s VP pick Kamala Harris seeks Green New Deal so ‘we can change human behaviors’


By: - Climate DepotAugust 11, 2020 7:55 PM with 0 comments

Joe Biden has selected climate activist and Green New Deal devotee Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate. (See: Biden picks California Senator Kamala Harris as VP nominee)  Harris has been a staunch advocate for climate change and a big booster of the Green New Deal.

In 2019, Harris promoted the Green New Deal as a way “we can change human behaviors.”

“It is a fact that we can change human behaviors without much change to our lifestyle and we can save the future generations of our country and this world,” Harris said.

Harris has also injected identity politics into the climate debate. See: Kamala Harris, Ocasio-Cortez Push ‘Climate Equity Act’ To Be Scored Based On How Much They Impact Black People – Sen. Kamala Harris of California and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York are teaming up on a proposal requiring lawmakers who introduce climate bills to consider the impact such legislation will have on black people and poor communities.

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Former Vice President Al Gore is happy with the pick of Harris for VP. Biden “has selected an extraordinary running mate in Kamala Harris. Kamala has made climate and environmental justice a top priority in her career in public service.,” Gore wrote.

FLASHBACK: Sen Kamala Harris Supported Eliminating Senate Filibuster To Pass Green New Deal – California Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris said in 2019 that she would consider ending the Senate filibuster as president if Republican lawmakers refused to embrace legislation addressing what she and other Democrats believe is a climate crisis…“If they fail to act, as president of the United States, I am prepared to get rid of the filibuster to pass a Green New Deal,” Harris said, referring to potential Republican opposition to climate legislation. Her remarks were the first time Harris expressed support for ending the filibuster, a procedural requirement that any legislation get 60 votes to end the Senate’s unlimited debate.

Gore said in a tweet that Kamala Harris “has made climate and environmental justice a top priority” in her political career, and he said she’d be a “strong advocate in the White House.”

The Sierra Club’s Michael Brune called Harris “a true leader who recognizes that climate action does not exist without climate justice. The Biden Harris 2020 is the strongest environmental ticket ever.”

Related Sen. Harris on climate change: 

Kamala Harris: Fossil Fuel Workers Can ‘Transition’ To Installing Wind Turbines And Solar Panels

Kamala Harris laughs about paper straws quickly collapsing, but still wants to ban plastic straws

Biden’s Green Dreams Are About Controlling You, Not The Climate – His Green New Deal will NOT improve the environment; ‘it will only decrease your standard of living’

Biden’s Green Dreams Are About Controlling You, Not The Climate – His Green New Deal will NOT improve the environment; ‘it will only decrease your standard of living’

Watch: Morano testifies at Congressional Hearing On The Green New Deal as AOC Backs Out: The Dem Party has shifted ‘into serious, unscientific, nutty territory’

Watch: Morano on Fox & Friends on CNN’s 2020 Democrats Climate ‘Crisis’ Town Hall – They seek to be ‘the masterminds of our economy, regulating every aspect’