In confronting climate change, Biden won’t have a day to waste: “There’s a lot he can do quite quickly, but what he can do quickly is not nearly enough,” one ally says
Warmist Sen. Whitehouse disses Obama's climate legacy!
Despite President Barack Obama’s support for climate action, said Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), it involved nowhere near the political determination required to curb climate change.
“After eight years, we were left with nothing. No statute, no regulation, no treaty,” Whitehouse said. “A whole different order of magnitude of seriousness and determination is required. The placid and often disinterested approach of those days is no longer an option.”
"As the U.S. stops drilling and fracking, it becomes more dependent on foreign adversaries for its energy and on China for rare-earth chemicals."
"The ecological damage to the Earth will be massive if politicians pushing any version of the green new deal get their policies enacted. The already-full landfills would be burdened with hundreds of millions of worthless cars, trucks, planes, trucks, busses, farm equipment, road equipment and all other machinery and tools powered by efficient gas combustion engines."
" Democrats pretend they care about income inequality, but all of their policies seek to confiscate a greater share of income, wealth and freedom from the private sector and transfer it to the greedy, powerful government."
2000: John Passacantando, surprisingly, is not overly concerned about them. With oil prices rising and more attention being focused on vehicular safety issues, he ultimately expects the trend to pass. "I view the SUV trend as a bad stylistic choice," he says. "They're like bell-bottoms. They'll go away and we'll laugh at them. Ten years from now we'll see them in retro movies."
"In my opinion, the markets are going to take care of that," he adds. "These vehicles are unstable and wickedly unsafe and to drop $80 at the gas pump to fill your Suburban will at some point be either financially impossible or downright embarrassing to most people."
The former commander-in-chief recounted a press conference he gave more than a month into the oil spill, saying that his public comments did not adequately express how he truly felt.
The only way to truly prevent another catastrophe, like the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Obama says, “was to stop drilling entirely.” “But that wasn’t going to happen because at the end of the day we Americans loved our cheap gas and big cars more than we cared about the environment, except when a complete disaster was staring us in the face,” he writes.