"In February 2019, Pelosi called Ed Markey the night before he was scheduled to help roll out the Green New Deal. She asked him to hold off. She wanted more substantive policy. The politics weren't good right then. Don’t give the platform to Ocasio-Cortez, she urged, anxious about the new congresswoman's notoriety becoming actual power," Dovere writes in the book.
"This is false. No such call was made," Pelosi's spokesman Drew Hammill told Fox News regarding the book's claim. He added that Pelosi's team plans to ask Dovere for a correction.
Morano said, "If you actually cared about the environment the most, you would do the opposite of what the UN and the Green New Deal want to do. You would want free markets, economic prosperity, technological revolution, and wealth because those are the cleanest environments." ...
"COVID and climate are merging now," says Morano. "COVID lockdowns are going to morph into climate lockdowns. Every major climate figure praised the COVID-19 government lockdowns around the world."
Morano: 'We already have Park Service, all sorts of government agencies doing exactly what this program is claiming to do. This is just a big political patronage effort...This is how you do favors in politics, this is how you get loyal voters. And again, this is not something that, that is needed because it's already duplicating what we have.
The real question is given they've gone after hamburger eating and even owning dogs and cats in the climate agenda, are they going to lose the 'R' in 'Climate Corps' and become 'Climate Cops' and start admonishing people, knocking hamburgers out of their mouth at a park or telling them they shouldn't own a pet dog?
This could go in a whole bunch of different ways. But bottom line, this has nothing to do with the climate. It's not going to stop the Biden administration from trying to push the UN Paris Agreement on us. It's just another nonsense, government job instead of actually creating wealth and giving people real opportunities.'
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other progressive lawmakers are calling for the creation of a 1.5 million-strong group of civilians to work on federally funded projects addressing climate change as part of their sweeping Green New Deal legislation. Members of the Civilian Climate Corps would receive on-the-job training and work with community groups on initiatives to "reduce carbon emissions, enable a transition to renewable energy, build healthier and more resilient communities, implement conservation projects with proven climate benefits, and help communities recover from climate disasters." ...
At least 50% of the funding would be reserved for "environmental justice" communities, which would also provide at least 50% of the Civilian Climate Corps members. Another 10% of funding would be reserved for tribal communities.
Biden asked for $10 billion to jumpstart the CCC, an amount that Mark Paul, an assistant professor of economics and the environment at the New College of Florida, says is far too low. According to his calculations, that could fund somewhere between 150,000 to 200,000 workers. In comparison, the AOC and Markey bill would employ 1.5 million people over a span of five years, increasing the program’s scope nearly 10-fold.
Equity: Another unique aspect of the plan: It calls for half of the climate service projects to be based in low-income communities and communities of color,
“The climate crisis is a crisis born of injustice, and it is a crisis born of the pursuit of profit at any and all human and ecological cost,” the New York Democrat said as she again pushed the Green New Deal.
“Which means that we must recognize in legislation that the trampling of indigenous rights is a cause of climate change, that the trampling of racial justice is a cause of climate change,” she insisted to clapping. “Because we are allowing people … to deny ourselves human rights and deny people the right to health care, the right to housing and education,” AOC said.
AOC: “We’ve heard a lot of, frankly fantastical, stories about what we would do if we actually commit to saving our planet. “We have heard that it is a socialist conspiracy takeover to bring down climate emissions below the IPCC report of 1.5 Degrees Celsius. “We have heard that it will cause electricity bills to skyrocket and prompt families to pay hundreds of dollars a month in their normal electricity bills But, that doesn’t actually compare – while we see these statistics and studies by Republican and conservative and pro-lobbyist think tanks develop these theoretical ideas about what nightmares could potentially await us if we actually stewarded our future. They fail to acknowledge what is happening right now.”
Many of the world’s leading models are now projecting warming rates that most scientists, including the modelmakers themselves, believe are implausibly fast. In advance of the U.N. report, scientists have scrambled to understand what went wrong and how to turn the models, which in other respects are more powerful and trustworthy than their predecessors, into useful guidance for policymakers. ... Climate models used by next month’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report project more warming over an 1850–1900 baseline than those in a 2013 report. Scientists are using recent observed warming to rein them in.