Washington Post: Trump And Comrade Sanders Are Ignoring Reality Of Hotcoldwetdry

According to Wikipedia, “Frederick Samuel “Fred” Hiatt (born April 30, 1955) is the editorial page editor of The Washington Post. He also writes fake news for the page, as well as a biweekly column that appears on Mondays.” Huh, someone stealth edited the Wiki. Anyhow, Fred is rather vexed

How Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders both reject the reality of climate change

The survival of our planet as we know it is in danger.

We have at hand a bipartisan, rigorous plan to address that danger.

And now it is more than possible that we will end up with two presidential candidates who reject that plan in favor of two varieties of utter unseriousness.

The first is the denialism of President Trump. He either believes or cynically pretends to believe that climate change is not a threat. His administration has gravely aggravated the threat, for example by recklessly relaxing regulation of the super-warming gas methane.

The second version is the fantasy extremism of Sen. Bernie Sanders. He would prosecute oil executives “for the destruction they have knowingly caused” (he “welcomes their hatred”) and phase out carbon-neutral nuclear power. The Vermont independent would ban the fracking of natural gas, which is — if you control the methane emissions — a useful transitional fuel from dirty coal to clean wind and solar.

As though by magic, Sanders’s proposals will “dramatically decrease the cost of energy storage” and (why not?) make electricity “virtually free” after 2035 (though, sadly, we would still have to pay for “operations and maintenance costs”). All fossil fuels will be gone by 2030, the renewable energy that takes its place will be “publicly owned,” and — not to worry — the plan “will pay for itself over 15 years.”

Fred’s not impressed by Sanders waving his magic wand, therefore, Comrade Bernie is ignoring reality. What is reality according to Fred, who, remember, is the guy in charge of the opinion page at the Washington Post

Which brings us back to the plan, put forward this month by the Climate Leadership Council, that would actually work. Supported by energy companies (including Total) and environmental groups alike, it would impose a steadily rising tax on carbon. That would lead to reduced consumption and increased innovation in alternatives, including battery storage for solar and wind power. To get buy-in from industry, the plan would do away with a lot of regulation — but only so long as emissions were, in fact, going down.

The plan itself would also place a carbon tax on imports. Magically, the cost of living due to increased cost on all these goods and fuels is not mentioned.

Fossil fuels companies wouldn’t be pimping a carbon tax unless they thought something was in it for them. They won’t be paying it: the cost would be passed on. I suggest that every company and rich person/politician that pushes a carbon tax should have it apply directly to them. Let’s make the whole news sector part of this. Would Fred and the rest of the people in the opinion pages (as well as straight news) at the Washington Post be so glib about introducing a carbon tax if it was going to be placed directly on the operations of the WP?

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5 Responses to “Washington Post: Trump And Comrade Sanders Are Ignoring Reality Of Hotcoldwetdry”

  1. Jl says:

    If they are so alarmed by climate change, (for those who believe in the dire consequences of it) then why are they so opposed to solving it? They oppose fracking and nuclear power, both of which would solve their “problem”. That they rather tax tells you all you need to know that it’s a giant scam

  2. Chumpchange says:

    So NOW BERNIE is a CLIMATE DENIER TOO!!!

    And a RUSSIAN AGENT.

    What next. WHITE MAN BAD. BERNIE DERANGEMENT SYNDROME.

    I thought this was America where even Commies got to say what they want. I mean Teach lets Elwood speak here a 100 times a day without Shutting him up.

    Either way, the down ballot REPS who are DESPERATE TO GET THEIR SIX YEARS IN OFFICE so they can get a lifelong pension and Cadillac health insurance policy are bemoaning Sanders and communism as what will defeat them in 2020.

    THEY SAY: We will concentrate on local issues hard, and ignore the national stage. AND THEN WHEN WE HAVE LIED OUR WAY BACK INTO CONGRESS WE WILL DO WHAT WERE TOLD BY PELOSI EVER VOTE……OUR BRAIN WILL ABANDON US. OUR PROMISE TO REPRESENT YOU WILL BE REPLACED WITH A PROMISE TO REPRESENT QUEEN NANCY.

    That is what votes for the Democrats get you. More plantation poverty, more votes to impeach Trump. More of NOTHING while the left runs willy nilly left and right hating on all of America in order not to be PRIMARIED.

    GOD SAVE AMERICA!!

  3. alanstorm says:

    This is what’s called a “target-rich” environment”.

    “The survival of our planet as we know it is in danger.”

    No, it’s not. You could perhaps argue that the biosphere is in danger, but for some reason no one does.

    "We have at hand a bipartisan, rigorous plan to address that danger."

    Rigorous? No. Can’t use that term for something that’s never been tried and is not reasonably certain to work.

    "The first is the denialism of President Trump. He either believes or cynically pretends to believe that climate change is not a threat."

    What’s their point? If it’s not a threat, treating it as one is lunacy. A perfect fit for leftists.

    “His administration has gravely aggravated the threat, for example by recklessly relaxing regulation of the super-warming gas methane.”

    Why not? We keep being told that CO2 is the ultimate evil substance. Also, guess which nation has reduced its so-called “carbon footprint” substantially recently, without massive government intervention?

    "The second version is the fantasy extremism of Sen. Bernie Sanders. He would prosecute oil executives “for the destruction they have knowingly caused” (he “welcomes their hatred”) and phase out carbon-neutral nuclear power. The Vermont independent would ban the fracking of natural gas, which is — if you control the methane emissions — a useful transitional fuel from dirty coal to clean wind and solar."

    Everything Bernie proposes is fantasy.

    "As though by magic, Sanders’s proposals will “dramatically decrease the cost of energy storage” and (why not?) make electricity “virtually free” after 2035 (though, sadly, we would still have to pay for “operations and maintenance costs”)." All fossil fuels will be gone by 2030, the renewable energy that takes its place will be “publicly owned,” and — not to worry — the plan “will pay for itself over 15 years.”

    If you believe any of the above, do NOT vote or breed.

    “Which brings us back to the plan, put forward this month by the Climate Leadership Council, that would actually work.”

    Now, THAT’S funny!

    “Supported by energy companies (including Total) and environmental groups alike, it would impose a steadily rising tax on carbon.”

    Why? I keep being told that carbon dioxide is the problem.

    “That would lead to reduced consumption and increased innovation in alternatives, including battery storage for solar and wind power.”

    This is known as “wishful thinking” – a staple of liberal thought, but not generally something to base policy on.

    To get buy-in from industry, the plan would do away with a lot of regulation — but only so long as emissions were, in fact, going down.”

    You mean, “go down” like they already are?

    Every article by warmist reads like a combination of a bad dystopian novel and Panglossian optimism. They have been predicting gloom and doom for 20 years or so, and NONE of their predictions have come true. That’s not science, it’s religion.

  4. Chumpchange says:

    “The second version is the fantasy extremism of Sen. Bernie Sanders. He would prosecute oil executives “for the destruction they have knowingly caused”

    This is what communists do. They PURGE those they disagree with. In Bernies Case he would put in prision those who do not believe in Climate Change and PROFESS TO THE GOVERNMENT THEIR UNDYING ALLEGIANCE LEST THEY BE JAILED.

    Its what communists do. One only has to look at China dragging people from their homes. WELDING THEM INSIDE so they cannot leave and they are now STARVING TO DEATH because no one is going to bring them food.

    Make no mistake. Bernis is a communist. His followers are communists. The progressive left would dismantle America and reshape it in a way that Stalin and Lenin would approve because of the MASSIVE AGW CRISIS that needs THEM.

    WE NEED THE COLLECTIVE TO SAVE US. That is there message. Always has been. Its why even the rational left in the Democratic party are shitting their pants.

    • Kye says:

      You nailed it, Chumpchange. The Democrats allowed every nut job in America into their “Big Tent” and turned it into a mess. The Democrat Party (if there still is one somewhere) is shitting its pants because all they have are crazies who want our guns, believe we need to digress three hundred years to save the planet, think queers and perverts should teach the children, felons should vote, illegals should drive, and hate speech should be punishable by prison. It’s a fukin’ freak show.

      Trump 2020 Keep the freaks out of DC

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