You Know What Can Solve The Pandemic? A Green New Deal

The climate cultists just won’t give up, will they? I wonder if the UK Guardian, which published this, realizes that a Green New Deal would restrict their ability to use fossil fuels to gather and disseminate the news? Or that solar and wind wouldn’t be able to power their operations? Since they are also against nuclear, will they hand-crank the servers? How about the two writers? Do they realize how much a GND will restrict their own lives and take their money?

Climate crisis will deepen the pandemic. A green stimulus plan can tackle both

The Covid-19 epidemic is ravaging our tattered healthcare system and shredding our economy. In the past month, over 22 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits, compounding the fear that unemployment could breach 32% absent massive public action. This is an unmitigated human disaster, recalling the horrors of the Great Depression. And it gets worse. We’re also facing the climate emergency. Immediate relief is necessary – but not sufficient. To tackle all these crises at once, we need a Green Stimulus that creates jobs and lifts up communities in ways that also slash carbon pollution, increase resiliency, and develop a just, modern economy.

The world economy right now looks like a world with a GND. Why have Warmists not made their own lives carbon neutral if they really believe?

Climate change is about to supercharge the coronavirus emergency. In April, California’s wildfire season will start. Restrictions on work caused by the pandemic will make it harder for firefighters to conduct controlled burns that steer fires – and smoke – from homes. Californians’ lungs could face Covid-19 and unusually intense smoke at the same time. A third of the country also faces serious flood risk through the spring. And in summer and fall, forecasters predict “above average probability for major hurricanes making landfall along the continental United States”. We’re already seeing this catastrophic convergence elsewhere: In Ecuador, a muted government response to flooding in indigenous communities, for fear of spreading the virus; in Fiji, devastated by Cyclone Harold this week, 19 confirmed coronavirus cases are casting doubt on how to rebuild.

Hurricanes have always happened. Some periods are up, some are down. Nothing out of the ordinary. Funny, though, because Warmists did dismiss the long periods between landfalling hurricanes, both major and minor, as an aberration. Or blamed it on ‘climate change.’ Most of the wildfires were caused by humans, either by accident or on purpose. Not a tiny uptick in CO2.

Here in the US, green stimulus is easily the best way to create good jobs through public investment. According to a 2011 World Bank study, $1m invested in the oil and gas in the United States creates just five jobs, compared to 17 jobs per million dollars invested in energy-saving building retrofits, 22 jobs for mass transit, 13 for wind, and 14 for solar. Kammen’s research and that of other institutes all concur that investment in a modern green economy is a more efficient job creator than the fossil sector.

In other words, those jobs do not pay as well.

For these reasons, we recently joined nine other experts in social and climate policy to write a letter to Congress outlining a menu of policy options for a Green Stimulus. Our proposals span eight sectors of the economy. But fundamentally, a Green Stimulus is about mobilizing massive public funds – say, $2tn to start – in specific green investments to create high-quality jobs and improve the quality of life, especially in low-income communities, communities of color, and indigenous communities, which have suffered the most disinvestment and pollution in recent decades.

It’s almost like this is really about controlling people, not science.

  • Daniel Aldana Cohen is assistant professor of sociology at the University of Pennsvylania, where he directs the Socio-Spatial Climate Collaborative, or (SC)2, and a senior fellow at Data for Progress @aldatweets
  • Daniel Kammen is professor at the University of California, Berkeley, coordinating lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and former Science Envoy for the United States Department of State @dan_kammen

So both have a vested interest in keeping this scam going. Surprise?

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7 Responses to “You Know What Can Solve The Pandemic? A Green New Deal”

  1. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    TEACH: The world economy right now looks like a world with a GND.

    That’s just not supported by any evidence at all. No reputable economist has claimed that the transition to renewable (non-CO2 producing) energy sources will cause 20% unemployment, tens of thousands of deaths, and require borrowing 25% of Federal spending, increasing the debt by several trillion dollars. In addition, the current actions being taken by both GOPhers and Democrats are a tourniquet on hemorrhaging workers not an investment.

    If TEACH had a reasonable argument to make without lying, he would make it without lying.

    TEACH: In other words, those jobs (non-CO2 energy source jobs) do not pay as well.

    Non-sequitur. How well are so many jobs paying right now?

    We get it. Connies hate change. Since they hate the idea of progressives criticizing fossil fuels, Connies deny global warming and create lies about intolerable costs, both economic and social.

    The question is, “Do you wish to make America better?” – that’s all. (apologies to Charles Dodgson).

    • formwiz says:

      By “reputable”, he means Paul Krugman.

      If TEACH had a reasonable argument to make without lying, he would make it without lying.

      No, that’s your thing. You like people out of work.

      Non-sequitur. How well are so many jobs paying right now?

      They were paying quite well until the Lefty traitors crashed the markets and imposed an unnecessary lockdown.

      We get it. Connies hate change. Since they hate the idea of progressives criticizing fossil fuels, Connies deny global warming and create lies about intolerable costs, both economic and social.

      No, we just have to look at how you really feel about freedom vs government control to see what you want.

      The question is, “Do you wish to make America better?” – that’s all. (apologies to Charles Dodgson).

      Whoever that is.

      But, if you do, vote straight R this Fall.

  2. John says:

    Teach the reason that 1 million dollars only provides 5 jobs is not because workers in green industries are paid less than their highly unionized oil and gas workers (please verify by googling “most unionized industries”) but because of the high capital costs of deep well drilling for diamond bits, pipe, and derricks. Most of the cost does not go to paying labor most of the cost is for capit outlays for equipment
    Active drilling rigs are down 30% from one year ago and THAT is going even lower now as oil prices are now fown below zero in the USA got some grades
    Yes that is right some producers must PAY to have customers agree to take their oil and natural gas prices are also dropping. Say goodbye to Mr Coal. As of March 1 there were only 49,500 people working in the coal mining business
    When Obama left there were 51000
    Trump did not make 10s of thousands of new coal jobslike he promised and like you believed. And those job losses were before Covid 19

    • KlemDadidlehopper says:

      Really John?

      In the misdst of a global economic shut down your spouting numbers to try and make Obama look good?

      Really John?

      Your entire post is laughable and anyone with an IQ above 10 understands why oil prices are down, oil rigs are down and coal jobs are shutting down.

      Anyone with an IQ period also understands why the democrats want to keep the economy on lock down. You don’t care how many people in the world die as long as Trump gets voted out of office in November.

      If he legit loses I don’t care but I am not all about killing 100’s of millions from riots and starvation just to get someone out of office. Not Even Pelosi or Shurmur. They can take all the credit they want. You can elect the Mafia king of NY as the next pres.

      Just get the world back to work and feed the people.

    • formwiz says:

      IOW such industries aren’t cost-efficient.

      Yes that is right some producers must PAY to have customers agree to take their oil and natural gas prices are also dropping. Say goodbye to Mr Coal. As of March 1 there were only 49,500 people working in the coal mining business

      You like that.

      When Obama left there were 51000

      A vote for the Demo market crash.

      Trump did not make 10s of thousands of new coal jobslike he promised and like you believed. And those job losses were before Covid 19

      Prove it.

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