There’s A Nexus Between ‘Climate Change’ And Democracy Or Something

But, hey, don’t tell me this is not all about science, folks

The nexus between the climate change and democracy crises

he crises the U.S. is facing regarding global warming and representative democracy are similar in some ways. Both have been serious problems for several decades, but have taken on new urgency in the past five years. In both, the Republican Party is a key barrier to progress or the instigator of regress.

Both now place the U.S. increasingly at odds with our allies in Canada and Western Europe. Beyond those similarities, the two crises also are linked: To address climate change effectively requires addressing the democracy crisis.

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One would think the Very Smart People at Yale would understand the way our federal system works, but, nope, they’re indoctrinated

Over the past 50 years, Democratic and Republican administrations have not heeded findings of climate science and have failed to respond with adequate climate policies. But currently, the Democratic Party shows substantial interest in a rapid energy transition and other ambitious greenhouse gas mitigation policies, while the Republican Party does not. Recently, even the reinstatement of Obama-era methane regulations, which was supported by the major oil companies, attracted only scant Republican support on Capitol Hill.

Nope, not political at all. I still say that Republicans have missed a big chance to propose legislation requiring all those who vote in favor of climate crisis (scam) legislation to be restricted from taking fossil fueled trips on the taxpayer dime. Keep their office AC no lower than 78. Heat no higher than 65. No meat for them in the cafeteria. Sure, it would never pass, but, it would put the Warmists on display as hypocrites

And much stronger policies are needed to meet the United States’ nationally determined contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Climate Agreement, which requires a 50% cut in emissions over the 2005-30 period. Republicans consistently and forcefully oppose ambitious policies or any form of carbon pricing, and Republican-nominated federal judges are hostile to the Environmental Protection Agency’s use of its administrative authority to regulate emissions. As the Republican Party has moved to the right on climate policy, climate change has become a defining issue separating the parties and their base voters.

Of course, every time there is a poll asking U.S. voters if they are willing to practice what they preach in their own lives, turning the theory into practice, most say “no.” Remember this?

(The Hill) Another emerging theme from the survey is that people do not want to spend their own money to combat climate change. Thirty-seven percent do not want to pay any additional taxes, and only 14 percent are willing to pay even $1 more a month.


(Washington Post) For example, while nearly half of adults say they would be willing to pay a $2 monthly tax on their electricity bills to help combat climate change, just over a quarter say they are willing to pay $10 extra each month. And while two-thirds support stricter fuel-efficiency standards for the nation’s cars and trucks, increases in the gas tax remain deeply unpopular.

Instead, clear majorities say they would prefer that climate initiatives be funded by increasing the taxes on wealthy households and on companies that burn fossil fuels.

They aren’t willing to pay themselves, they want Other People to pay, failing to realize that the added costs will trickle down.

The rest of the Yale climahysterics piece is simply hating on Republicans for daring to uphold the Constitution and the wishes of their voters.

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