“We see real challenges in getting to the goals that have been set in the original Virginia Clean Economy Act, and my opponent wants to accelerate them and destabilize our entire energy grid,” Youngkin said of the law passed last year by the Democratic-controlled Legislature and signed by Gov. Ralph Northam (D).
“We’ve seen what happens in California when, in fact, you don’t have a reliable energy grid,” he continued. “So if you like what you just heard from my opponent, get ready for blackouts and brownouts and an unreliable energy grid.”
Politico: The more confrontational elements of the climate left are in public freakout mode. The youth-oriented Sunrise Movement, which gave Biden’s initial climate plan an F-minus grade during the Democratic primary but praised his initial infrastructure plan for its climate ambition, protested his negotiations with Capito and other Republicans outside the White House last week. Sunrise executive director Varshini Prakash warned on Tuesday that “anything less than a robust jobs and climate package is a death sentence for our generation.”
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.”
2021 Scare: "Imagine seeing the Lincoln Memorial surrounded by churning Potomac waters, or only being able to access the Pentagon by boat...The Pentagon, accessible by boat...The Lincoln Memorial would eventually be on an island in the Potomac River, if world keeps burning fossil fuels."
In his 2019 memoir, A Promised Land, he admits to the unfortunate optics of his trip to the 2009 UN global summit on climate change in Copenhagen. “Has anyone ever considered,” he reportedly asked an aide on the flight to Copenhagen, “the amount of carbon dioxide I’m releasing into the atmosphere as a result of these trips to Europe?” The aide quipped, “You might not want to mention that in your speech tomorrow.” ...
Koonin said atmospheric CO2 will continue to increase whatever draconian solutions governments impose on their citizens, with the poor everywhere suffering most. A fan of mankind, Koonin believes that adaptation to a gradual global warming will allow us to prosper. “This is not at all an unmitigated disaster as people would have you believe,” said Koonin. “We’ll learn to take advantage of whatever changes happen rather than simply tolerate them. That’s what humans do, and we’re pretty good at it.”