How Much Warming Would The Democrats “New Green Deal” Stop?

It must be a lot, right? Right?


(BTW, it’s not really just hers, she’s just the public face of it)

Democrats are increasingly lining up behind New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s call for a “Green New Deal,” but few, if any, have talked about its actual impact on global warming.

Even if all the Green New Deal’s goals were achieved, it would have a negligible, and likely immeasurable, impact on projected global warming, according to climate model simulation provided by a libertarian think tank.

“I seriously think the effect would — at best — be barely detectable in the climate record,” Patrick Michaels, a climatologist with the Cato Institute, told The Daily Caller News Foundation.

Cato developed its own “Carbon Tax Temperature-Savings Calculator” to estimate the amount of warming that might be averted through reducing greenhouse gas emissions, like carbon dioxide.

The carbon calculator is based on the so-called “MAGICC” climate model simulator, developed by the National Center for Atmospheric Research with funding from the Environmental Protection Agency.

So, how much warming would a “Green New Deal” avert by the end of the century? Slightly under 0.14 degrees Celsius, according to Cato’s temperature calculator.

If the climate sensitivity is on the low end of 1.5C, then the NGD would only stop 0.08C of warming. And this all assumes that the Cult of Climastrology is correct in that mankind is mostly/solely causing the slight increase in global temperatures.

And all for a cost that is not fully known, but most estimate it to be quite a lot, because it includes all sorts of other things, like a universal basic income

(Quartz) The program would of course be very expensive. It’s hard to estimate how much it would cost, as the details are still murky. Green Party leader Jill Stein estimated that her version of the Green New Deal, which is less ambitious than the one presented by Ocasio-Cortez, would cost $700 billion to $1 trillion annually. Ocasio-Cortez says hers would be funded by debt spending and tax increases.

That doesn’t even include the cost of the national carbon tax they also want, which would require at least a trillion dollars in tax increases, which will lead to rising consumer costs. Not too mention all the things in the NGD, such as new home standards, which would skyrocket consumer costs. Which would hurt the middle and lower classes, and make them more dependent on government. Surprise?

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5 Responses to “How Much Warming Would The Democrats “New Green Deal” Stop?”

  1. Jethro says:

    Both TEACH and the Daily Caller lied about the source of the calculations, which resulted from a Cato Institute (and denier Pat Michaels) not from the EPA.

    Why lie?

  2. Jethro says:

    Just did, little girl.

    • Jethro says:

      My apologies. I should have said “little lady”, not “little girl”. You know, because of the dress thing. You have to admit, it was funny!

  3. Jl says:

    Doesn’t matter if it would work-it’s a new tax!

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