MARC MORANO (CLIMATEDEPOT.COM): It's been called the most expensive treaty in world history with a price tag of upwards of $100 trillion, a global cost of $1 to $2 trillion annually, and, again, you mentioned this two degree thing, and I actually point out this was -- the authors of this two degrees target actually admit it was, quote, pulled from thin air, the scientists in the United Nations admit this. So -- and then even The Washington Post has acknowledged that, even if you're afraid of global warning, the U.N. Paris Agreement would basically do nothing, has no impact on the climate. This is medieval witchcraft to think that we can all come together with some treaty, make a bunch of pledges, and have a temperature a hundred years that's different.
Statement of Terry O’Sullivan, General President of the Laborers’ International Union of North America, On the “Green New Deal”:
"It is exactly how not to win support for critical measures to curb climate change...It is difficult to take this unrealistic manifesto seriously, but the economic and social devastation it would cause if it moves forward is serious and real...threatens to destroy workers’ livelihoods, increase divisions and inequality, and undermine the very goals it seeks to reach. In short, it is a bad deal."
Marc Morano on Fox & Friends - Broadcast February 8, 2019 - Brian Kilmeade and Ainsley Earhardt
Morano: 'This plan is plagiarism pure and simple. They borrowed it from the 1960s and 1970s. In my book, I detail how different environmental scares -- over population, resource scarcity, even global cooling -- had the same solutions: wealth redistribution, central planning, sovereignty limiting, and just a massive government intervention.'
Anchor Brian Kilmeade: The Green New Deal l"ooks like something that was put out by a 10th grader?"
MORANO: "Actually 10th is being very, very generous."
KILMEADE: "Let's go seventh."
MORANO: "I would go as low as third grade. I mean, this is a -- just a big bowl of crazy wish list of everything you could imagine.
Government will provide, “safe, affordable, adequate housing”
Economic security” for all who are “unable or unwilling” to work.
Will end all traditional forms of energy in the next ten years. The Green New Deal is “a 10-year plan to mobilize every aspect of American society at a scale not seen since World War 2 to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions.”
Climate change skeptic Marc Morano, the founder of the non-profit Climate Depot, said that Naomi Klein believes that free markets and the Earth's climate cannot co-exist. In a response to Klein, Morano, a conservative, tweeted, “Yes! Cheered! It was awesome! Let me guess, you think capitalism is incompatible with a livable climate!? I guessed your views correctly." "Your new idea is to stop calling climate skeptics ‘deniers’ and instead call them ‘climate arsonists’?!" said Morano. "Have fun with that Naomi!”
On his website, Morano noted that the Los Angeles Timeslikened Trump to an arsonist. In a 2018 story, the newspaper ran the headline, "As global warming continues, Trump wants to burn fossil fuels with an arsonist's glee."
Wash Times: Czech physicist Lubos Motl, who called the extreme-weather narrative a “pseudo-scientific scam” in a Tuesday post, while Climate Depot’s Marc Morano argued that record cold “does not disprove ‘global warming,’ but it certainly did not cause it.” “Predictions of less snow were ubiquitous by global warming scientists,” Mr. Morano, author of “The Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change.” “But once that prediction failed, the opposite of what they predicted became — what they expected. So no matter what happens, the activists can claim with confidence the event was a predicted consequence of global warming.” ...
Roger A. Pielke Sr., senior research scientist at the University of Colorado Boulder’s Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, said the polar-vortex phenomenon isn’t new. “These southward movements of part of the vortex have always occurred,” said Mr. Pielke in an email. “With respect to climate, a strong polar vortex occurs when it is particularly cold at higher latitudes. The colder the troposphere at the higher latitudes, the stronger is the polar jet stream. So if anything, these extreme Arctic outbreaks suggest global warming has little effect on them.”