Morano: "It doesn't matter what China does in any human rights violations and any other policy all that matters is that we save the planet. So, in doing so, we are going to completely kneecap the United States by continuing to shut down our energy and then turning it over to China, which by the way is building the equivalent of one new coal plant a week as America shuts down our energy. This is bonkers but this is going to the American foreign policy because the Sunrise Movement, Union Concerned Scientists, are heavily involved."
Full segment. Fox News Primetime – Broadcast July 9, 2021
Marc Morano: Biden is going to kneecap the US on climate agenda with China
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“Green Fraud” author Marc Morano joined “Fox News Primetime” to discuss progressive’s pressuring President Biden to go soft on China’s human rights abuses in favor of a climate agenda.
Host Mark Steyn: Marc Morano is the author of the book Green Fraud, for which I wrote the foreword. But don’t worry, there’s just a couple of pages, and after that, the pace of the book really picks up and is quite excellent. Marc, tell me if you can, the precise connection between facing down, China, and global warming.
MARC MORANO: Well these activists, and by the way, make no mistake Biden is going to cave on this, right now the White House is posturing themselves as hawks they are not going to give in, but essentially the Earth is facing such a climate catastrophe that it doesn’t matter what China does. It doesn’t matter what China does in any human rights violations and any other policy all that matters is that we save the planet. So, in doing so, we are going to completely kneecap the United States by continuing to shut down our energy and then turning it over to China, which by the way is building the equivalent of one new coal plant a week as America shuts down our energy. This is bonkers but this is going to the American foreign policy because the Sunrise Movement, Union of Concerned Scientists are heavily involved. What’s going to end up happening is they will get some kind of verbal or written concession from China to do better and they will say well, we held strong, and then they are going to go through and kneecap the U.S. on this climate agenda with China.
Even as we go to the solar and wind mandates and electric car batteries, cobalt Chinese-owned factories in Africa are being run by these Chinese companies with human rights abuses allegations of underage laborers. So this is not just human rights abuses in China but looking at them in Africa as China essentially is buying up Africa now.
Rough automated transcript:
Mark Steyn: So they don’t actually care that the Yangtze is a color that no river in human history has actually been it’s more polluted than anything there their theory is that, who cares if Hong Kong becomes a prison state because if Biden focuses on China, there isn’t going to be a Hong Kong because it’ll be fried or submerged or whatever. So even if China does take over the planet. It’ll only be for 72 hours or so.
Morano: That’s right. And even as we go to the solar and wind mandates and electric car batteries, cobalt, Chinese own factories in Africa are being run by these Chinese companies with major human rights abuses. Allegations of underage laborers. So, this is, not just human rights abuses in China but we’re looking at him in Africa as China essentially is buying up Africa now and China becoming, it has become. This is It’s bonkers is I want to say that again because there’s no way you could look at this is he’s bought he’s co opting Donald Trump’s phrase and twisting it to make China, Great Again because that’s all, Joe Biden’s doing here is he’s, he’s literally going to hand them everything on a silver platter. When it comes to the climate agenda and China is poised to benefit even the UN Paris pact, China has doesn’t have to do a thing for another decade as the United States is now falling all over I suppose to cut out to cut our energy.
Steyn: You know, I’m glad you reminded me of Africa, because I’m basically a 19th-century imperialist century passed my cell by day, and back in the good old days they used to talk about the scramble for Africa The fascinating thing this time is there was no scramble China just took over the whole thing. Basically, in nothing flat and none of these left the activists going on about colonialism and every American Campus has a word to say about China’s Neo-colonialism in the service of polluting the planet.
Morano: They say nothing and again we are going from under President Trump, this is important, the first time since Harry Truman was president we had American energy dominance more energy exports and imports more energy production than consumption. Now, for the first time ever Russian oil imports have gone record levels, Biden is employing OPEC to increase oil production, he’s shutting us down, so we can get more foreign sources of energy, and be more reliant on China, that’s the whole renewable energy thing is going to give China, complete mining monopoly on all these rare earth metals, it is just incredible that we’re all sitting back here and watching this happen in six, seven months since January. And it’s, I don’t see any real opposition in Washington to this at this point.
Steyn: I can’t get past that word, you just use OPEC, because I don’t think I’d heard it in the last decade or so, yeah. Thank you. Thank you so much Mark. That was great stuff. Have a terrific weekend.
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Global Energy Monitor (GEM) and the Center for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA) report: “Over 73 gigawatts (GW) of new coal power projects were initiated in China, five times as much as in all other countries, while construction permits for new coal projects also accelerated.” …
“Researchers from Bar-Ilan University say pandemic-related health policy guidelines remind them of conditions that existed during the Holocaust. This includes long periods of isolation and separation from family members…The survey reveals levels of PTSD and loneliness are much higher in Holocaust survivors. Over 50 percent of Holocaust survivors reported feeling lonely.” …
“China now has 247 GW of coal power under development (88.1 GW under construction and 158.7 GW proposed for construction) – a 21% increase over end-2019 (205 GW), and nearly six times Germanyʼs entire coal-fired capacity (42.5 GW).”
‘The Green New Deal has at its core an impossibility in physics’ – USA to swap energy independence for dependence on China & Russia
Excerpt from Green Fraud:
Sunday Times of London in 2019. “Exploited by Chinese firms, workers as young as nine risk their lives to feed the world’s growing hunger for cobalt,” reporter Christina Lamb wrote. “Last year about 70% of the world’s supply came from the Democratic Republic of Congo, one of the poorest, most violent and corrupt places on Earth. Much of its cobalt comes from around this town.” “Without Democratic Republic of Congo there is no electric car industry and no green revolution,” said Anneke Van Wouden- berg, head of Rights and Accountability in Development (Raid), a UK-based group.
2019: Why Is China Building Africa?
” Most of these projects are designed to lock African countries into a long-term political and diplomatic relationship with China rather than to make money.”
Excerpt: Trump-approved Keystone XL pipeline. Some 11,000 high-paying jobs, many unionized, vanished.
Canceled the Trump-approved Keystone XL pipeline. Some 11,000 high-paying jobs, many unionized, vanished.
Russian President Vladimir Putin cheered. By trapping Canadian oil underground, Keystone’s cancellation curbed long-term supplies of crude oil.
The Colonial Pipeline’s operators shut it down
Biden then rewarded the Kremlin for its acquiescence (or worse) in the Colonial caper by scrapping sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline between Russia and Germany. Journalists asked Biden why he took this step.
“Because it’s almost completely finished, number one,” he replied. Biden then babbled on. “The idea that anything that — and it’s not like I can allow Germany to do something they’re not.”
Instead, Germany will burn Russian natural gas.
So, by speeding Nord Stream 2, Biden will have combusted 74 percent of the anti-global-warming “benefit” that he created by junking Keystone.
Environmentalists should be enraged.
“Nord Stream 2 would enable the Putin regime to further weaponize Russia’s energy resources to exert political pressure throughout Europe,” four bipartisan U.S. House members warned Secretary of State Antony Blinken in a February 17 letter.
Amplifying strategic concerns about Nord Stream 2 is the fact that its CEO is Matthias Warnig. He was a former officer in the Stasi, East Germany’s answer to the KGB, for the latter of which Putin spied.
Deutsche Welle described Warnig as “Putin’s friend from East Germany.”
Now, Germany will become addicted — not to U.S. liquefied natural gas, but gas from the very adversary that NATO was designed to defeat.
Joe Biden’s Climate Plan Will Make Us Even More Dependent on China – Steve Milloy: Joe Biden’s climate plan will put America at the mercy of its superpower rival, China. … The technologies involved in wind and solar power and electric vehicles are much more reliant than their conventional alternatives on metals and minerals including copper, lithium, nickel, manganese, cobalt, graphite chromium, molybdenum, zinc, rare-earths and silicon. …
Wind and solar technologies require about three to eight times more of these materials per megawatt of electricity than coal and natural gas plants. Electric cars require about five times more of these materials than conventional cars. Joe Biden’s climate agenda involves replacing the coal and gas plants powering our electrical grid with wind and solar farms. He also wants to replace gasoline-powered cars, buses and trucks with electric vehicles.
The IEA reports that China is one of the top three locations for the mining of copper, nickel, rare-earths and lithium. When it comes to mining rare-earths, China is responsible for 60% of global extraction. But there’s more to these essential materials than mining; they must be processed as well. When it comes to processing the ores, China is the leader for all of them plus cobalt, the latter of which is mostly mined in the Congo. China processes about 35% of the global nickel supply, 40% of copper, 55% of lithium, 65% of cobalt and 85% of rare-earths.
Watch: Morano on Fox and Friends on Biden’s climate summit: ‘China could not be happier’ – Morano: “It’s all going to mean literally all pain for zero gain to the climate. There’s no criteria by which they say, Okay, we’ve now done this, we’re going to expect less bad hurricanes, less tornadoes, that’s not even on the table. In fact, in 2015, John Kerry and many of the same people with Biden administration declared victory after the UN Paris climate pact was signed and they said this was an unparalleled moment that we’ve solved the climate crisis. This never ends. This is the starting point for literally a remaking of American society for absolutely no benefit and what I mean by that is it’s going to be more reliance on Chinese energy, Chinese mining we’re going to offshore emissions. And all we’re going to do is impoverish Americans and that’s what, that’s really what the climate agenda is about it’s not going to change the climate at the end of this, that we’re not going to have a better climate, there’s no, there are no criteria to measure that there’s just going to be more climate measures and mandates coming down the line more.”