"Why eat less red meat when India has more than 300 million cows — the most of any country in the world and three times that of the United States — and lets millions of them roam at will because that nation’s Hindus consider them sacred? And what about China, which now has more cattle than the United States? Climate activists praised China’s 2016 dietary guidelines for recommending a 50 percent reduction in meat consumption, but Chinese per capita consumption of meat has continued to grow. Chinese beef consumption alone rose by 11 percent in 2019. And this doesn’t even address beef-hungry nations in South America, where per capita consumption equals or exceeds America’s."
Jason Isaac: "The best solution for preserving the natural beauty of our nation, contrary to the president’s pontificating, is to fully embrace domestically produced energy. Long-term environmental quality is a product not of big-government mandates, but of freedom and economic prosperity...Energy is a necessity, not a luxury; because of this, even the most draconian federal emissions rules won’t exterminate fossil fuels. The American people won’t stop using the resources that give us 80% of our energy. They’ll just be forced to import more from overseas, ceding economic and political power to unstable nations instead of supporting responsible American energy producers.
Ironically, this means Biden’s emission mandate will actually increase, not decrease, global carbon dioxide emissions. American energy companies have developed such rigorous emission controls that natural gas shipped to Europe from the United States produces far less greenhouse gas emissions than gas imported half the distance from Russia — or even a quarter of the distance from North Africa."
"If President Biden really wanted to protect our environment — plus fight poverty and boost our economy — he would embrace, not penalize, American produced fossil fuels."
"America isn’t leading the world in environmental quality despite our use of fossil fuels — we’re leading because of them."
James Taylor: "A warmer world has always been a better world for human health and welfare, and this is not going to change in the foreseeable future.The notion of an imminent climate crisis is a carefully crafted delusion, plain and simple. The more that objective science has debunked alarmist climate claims, the more that climate activists and their media allies have ratcheted up their rhetoric and sought to deflect attention away from real scientific evidence."
Lomborg: "Biden is talking about -- as you also saw with Kerry -- that this will cost about half a trillion dollars a year. That's 1500 US dollars per person in the US, per year. The average person in the US, says they're not even willing to pay $24."
'A violation of everything it means to live in a free country'
'In addition to changing the kind of cars we drive and how we heat our homes, Biden’s plan may force Americans to limit our consumption of red meat...In Biden’s version of America, you might have to cut your consumption of red by a whopping 90 percent. According to a study from Michigan University’s Center for Sustainable Systems, to meet the changes proposed by Joe Biden, Americans would only be allowed to consume four pounds of red meat annually. To put that in perspective, your red meat consumption would be limited to one typical hamburger per month." ...
"Imagine being limited to one burger a month, and not being able to eat red meat. Will the government require us to have Red Meat Passports to ensure we don’t go over our quota of red meat?... If government officials think they can control your behavior based on whether you’ve been vaccinated, what’s to stop them from using the same idea to limit our consumption of red meat because of “the environment”?"
Now Democrats are pivoting to climate “science” to justify sweeping government controls over American life.
Like coronavirus, the regulation of carbon dioxide emissions grants politicians enormous power because the greenhouse gas is the byproduct of virtually all daily activity including travel, food production, and construction.
By hyping catastrophic weather events as evidence of warming, the climate establishment hopes to keep the US population in the grip of fear. The Biden administration’s national infrastructure tour, for example, has turned into a climate fear tour as the administration pushes its Green New Deal taking over large sections of the economy.
Tony Heller of RealClimateScience.com: "This warming trend since 1970 does not exist in the thermometer data, so where does it come from?
There has been a large decrease in the number of stations reporting data over the past 30 years. But in the final adjusted data set, they use temperatures for all 1,218 stations regardless of whether or not there is actually any thermometer data.
In other words, they are simply making up data. More than 40% of the data in the final data set is now fabricated.
NOAA US temperature graphs are completely fraudulent, and they are being adjusted upwards to track CO2.