Biden's Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo answered questions from Congress about the budget for Fiscal Year 2023.
Virginia congressman Ben Cline asked: "A 24% increase over FY21 levels for NOAA doesn't really help families put food on the table or clothes on the back at a time when inflation is at a forty-year high. Can you talk about how this massive allocation of funds helps to combat inflation, or deal with supply chain issues that you say are so important?"Sec. of Commerce Gina Raimondo: "Look, we believe climate change is an existential threat," Raimondo replied, "so, you know, children won't–forget about clothes on their back, they're not gonna be able to have a life if we don't deal with climate change." "My constituents can't forget about the need to put clothes on their kids' backs right now," Rep. Cline said, and climate change, as you say, being an existential threat, is not going to solve the problem of making sure that kids are clothed and fed and off to school."
Paper: Covid has combined with climate change to wrought another dimension of grimness – older women, some even grandmothers, being pushed into prostitution. ...
“It was difficult to find minor girls during the lockdown as they were locked in their homes so traffickers moved their attention to older women who were in need of money to keep the sex trade going." ... “We are still in the process of realising the complete impact that COVID-19 brought in this region already battling climate change effects,” Social activist Pampa Ghosh said.
Several areas in the Sundarbans have been washed away due to the rise in water levels, displacing a large number of people who were then forced to migrate due to financial insecurity and vulnerabilities.
Silicon Valley venture capitalist John Doerr, an early investor in Google, Amazon and other leading tech companies, and his wife, Ann, have agreed to donate $1.1 billion to Stanford University to set up a new school devoted to the study of climate change and its solutions. The gift, announced Wednesday, is the largest in Stanford history. It ranks as the second largest donation to any university in American history...
It will be called the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability. “Stanford is making a bold, actionable, and enduring commitment to tackle humanity’s greatest challenge" ... The university will add 60 faculty over the next 10 years, hiring experts in energy, climate science, sustainable development and environmental justice. ...
“I don’t see how giving a billion dollars to a rich university is going to move the needle on this issue in a near-term time frame,” David Callahan, author of “The Givers: Wealth, Power, and Philanthropy in a New Gilded Age” told the New York Times
"Climate change is creating a new ageof infectious dangers." Climate Change Could Spark Future Pandemics - "The research, published in Nature, uses modeling to map how climate change could shift the geographic ranges of 3,100 mammals species and the viruses they carry by 2070. ... The findings suggest that climate change could “easily become the dominant [human] driver” of cross-species virus transmission by 2070, the authors say."
Marc Morano: "They want to keep both climate and COVID fears humming along to push their so-called solutions, so what better way than to merge the two issues!? Worried about COVID-19, then support the UN Paris climate pact, the Green New Deal, carbon taxes, etc. or else you are a gramma killer!"
Joel Kotkin: "The dependency of the expanding serf class is also supported by green-advocacy groups, which have little interest in single-family-owned housing. In the UK, the government’s Climate Change Committee is putting forward proposals that would make it impossible to sell single-family homes — including those built mere decades ago — that do not meet stringent energy standards. ...
These tough economic conditions could stiffen the resolve of the next generation, but to a large extent, this generation seems emotionally crippled. Thanks to the pandemic and alarm about climate change, young people are bombarded by fearmongering. Alarmist messages are pushed by social media and academics more interested in political agendas than critical thinking. Many have been persuaded, largely by the relentless and well-funded green lobby — now openly paying for “journalists” at places like the Associated Press — that the future will become a nightmare of food shortages, devastated coastlines, endless droughts and irreversible poverty. ...
The demands for draconian climate policies or enforced “equity” require a more centralized, quasi-Stalinist mindset."
Note: Morano's one-on-one interview with The Dartmouth Review was conducted in person the same day Morano was a featured speaker on campus. For video of speech see here:
Morano: "This is what’s so shocking. It’s now 2022. The Green New Deal was introduced in Congress. What happened? It fizzled. There was no debate. There were no hearings. There was no scheduled vote. There were no town halls. There were no AOC infomercials. What happened? Very simple. They made a decision. And when I say they, I mean the climate activists, the Sunshine Movement, the people that helped Biden get elected. They were going to essentially try to implement the Green New Deal without a vote of Congress. And that’s what’s occurring right now. The Biden Administration in early 2021 announced that they are going to implement the climate agenda through every cabinet agency. It’s become an administrative state thing. ... They don’t want to hear from Congress. They don’t want cable news and talk radio and town halls and people flooding their offices. They don’t need these things. They’re achieving the Green New Deal the same way they did COVID. They’re not dumb."
The Climate Psychology Alliance provides an online directory of climate-aware therapists; the Good Grief Network, a peer support network modeled on 12-step addiction programs, has spawned more than 50 groups; professional certification programs in climate psychology have begun to appear. ...
As for Dr. Doherty, so many people now come to him for this problem that he has built an entire practice around them: an 18-year-old student who sometimes experiences panic attacks so severe that she can’t get out of bed; a 69-year-old glacial geologist who is sometimes overwhelmed with sadness when he looks at his grandchildren; a man in his 50s who erupts in frustration over his friends’ consumption choices, unable to tolerate their chatter about vacations in Tuscany.
The real significance of the Pandemic Treaty is that its passage is a ratification and approval of everything the world has experienced over the past two years during COVID-19. ... Terrified by this surge of deaths and the psychological terror campaigns deployed by governments on their own people, populations across the western world proceeded to impose an ever-darker swathe of illiberal mandates including forced masking and digital vaccine passes for everyday activities. Young children, who were at virtually no risk from the virus, lost years of primary education, and many were forced to wear masks for hours each day.
By signing onto the Pandemic Treaty, our leaders are signaling their approval for all this—and more—to be done again.
Throughout this “pandemic” we have been fed an unending series of lies, distortions and disinformation by the media, the public health officials, medical bureaucracies (CDC, FDA and WHO) and medical associations.