Washington Times: “What happened in Texas is a preview of what the climate crisis will look like — coast to coast — if we fail to make transformational infrastructure investments now,” said Lori Lodes of Climate Power. “President Biden knows we have to build back better and work together towards a clean energy future.”
Not buying it was climate change skeptic Marc Morano, founder of the ClimateDepot.com. “The proponents of the Green New Deal are desperately trying to push the theme that the more green energy fails, the more green energy must be mandated,” Mr. Morano said. “But there is no scientific, economic, or energy reason to expand wind power even more in Texas.”
“The data, studies, and even the UN IPCC have proven that extreme weather is on no trend or declining trends on climate time scales,” said Mr. Morano, whose book “Green Fraud” will be released March 23. “There is no scientific way they can blame the bad weather in Texas on ‘climate change,’ so they instead choose political and pseudoscientific ways to link cold and snow and ice to ‘climate change.’”
Wolf on February 20, 2021: "Time to re-watch this expose of what is really in the Green New Deal....we read it, both versions. And I WANT a ‘green new deal’. This one is a straight up power grab."
Wolf in 2019: "I like it (GND), as an outcome, I know we probably need it, but it is definitely short-circuiting one of the pillars of our democracy, which is that the bill gets to be drafted by people’s representatives, and passed by the people’s representatives, and these 15 people [making up the committee] and Nancy Pelosi don’t get to say what’s in the bill, right? That’s kind of called Fascism."
"I love local solutions but this is a federal bill and it's a federal action and so this is a gigantic power grab to intervene in how local communities do business and maybe the climate crisis has led to a situation which we just need to suspend local municipalities right to make their own municipal laws -- I don't think so." ... The Green New Deal s like "The Bush people” declaring “that the war on terror was going to go on for 99 years."
"I really want to stress we need a Green New Deal yesterday but the drumbeat really has all the hallmarks of a campaign that is coordinated with a great deal of sophistication and yet made to look like a grassroots campaign...So just because someone seems really cool and you know young (AOC) and non-traditional and is fantastic on Twitter -- she may be as awesome as many people think -- I certainly respect a lot of things about Ocasio-Cortez -- however it doesn't mean that the old guard DNC isn't perfectly capable of essentially constructing what looks like a two-pronged action where there's the challenger and there's the resistant establishment representative. It seems like a conflict but in the end, you get the same old power elite owning everything."
Eric Holthaus: "Declaring a climate emergency under the National Emergencies Act would give President Biden nearly everything he needs to begin radically reshaping the economy of the United States for a zero carbon world and steer American society toward an ecological future. It would be Biden’s best way of launching a Green New Deal."
"They fully intend for the federal government to intervene, on a perpetuated emergency basis, into virtually every aspect of the American economy."
Rep. AOC: We are out of time and excuses. Our country is in crisis and, to address it, we will have to mobilize our social and economic resources on a massive scale...we have to start by calling this moment what it is, a national emergency."
Sen. Bernie Sanders: "Climate change is a national emergency."
"We just can’t get enough of the Commie congresswoman from The Bronx. Her real political power is still blessedly minimal, yet the space she occupies in our conversations is infinite. ... We should challenge bad ideas, to be sure. But ignore AOC the rockstar."
“The last debate, I thought, was very good and focused everything. And you can see from the debate, that this is a very clear choice.
“Biden's campaign is terrified at the moment, because you have Ohio, Pennsylvania, all these energy producers, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Michigan — all these states that rely on the energy economy... the campaign is terrified he'll be painted as an AOC squad member [like] Bernie Sanders.”
The most vocal supporter of the Green New Deal, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, recently said, “I think, overall, we can likely push Vice President Biden in a more progressive direction across policy issues. … Our main priority is to make sure that the vice president is successful and victorious in November so that we can have those kinds of conversations in the first place from a more effective stance with him in the White House.”
From 80,000 to 12,000 years ago, when CO2 concentrations lingered near or below 200 ppm, many new or recent studies suggest that when directly comparing region to region, it was as much as 6°C warmer than today even during this ice age period. This has prompted some scientists to “exclude atmospheric pCO2 as a direct driver of SST [sea surface temperature] variations”.
Sean Sublette, a meteorologist at Climate Central, who pointed out that the 1960s through 2010s saw between one and three storms each decade before the June 1 start date on average. It might be tempting to ascribe this earlier season entirely to climate change warming the Atlantic. But technology also has a role to play, with more observations along the coast as well as satellites that can spot storms far out to sea.
“I would caution that we can’t just go, ‘hah, the planet’s warming, we’ve had to move the entire season!’” Sublette said. “I don’t think there’s solid ground for attribution of how much of one there is over the other. Weather folks can sit around and debate that for awhile.” Earlier storms don’t necessarily mean more harmful ones, either.