NY Times Says ‘Climate Change’ Is Not Negotiable Or Something

Not sure about you, but, I’m still waiting for the big shots on the Editorial Board to announce that not only have they given up their own use of fossil fuels for travel and home energy, but, that they are going to push the NY Times to stop using fossil fuels for their operations. To turn keep the AC no lower than 78 and heat no higher than 65. Stop allowing meat in the building. Use renewables. Plus, send big checks to the government

Climate Change Is Not Negotiable

It’s a very silly climate cult NY Times graphic with temperature compared to toast

The American West has gone bone dry, the Great Salt Lake is vanishing and water levels in Lake Mead and Lake Powell, the two great life-giving reservoirs on the Colorado River basin, are declining with alarming speed. Wildfires are incinerating crops in France, Spain, Portugal and Italy, while parts of Britain suffocated last week in temperatures exceeding 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

Yet the news from Washington was all about the ability of a single United States senator, Joe Manchin, to destroy the centerpiece of President Biden’s plans to confront these very problems — roughly $300 billion in tax credits and subsidies aimed at greatly expanding wind, solar, electric car batteries and other clean energy technologies over the next decade. Had it survived, this would have been the single biggest investment Washington had ever made to combat the ravages of a warming climate.

This was more than another setback for Mr. Biden, who had already seen his climate ambitions threatened by the Supreme Court and rising oil and gas prices. It undercut American competitiveness in the global race for cleaner fuels and cars, and made a mockery of Mr. Biden’s efforts to reclaim the leadership role on climate change that Donald Trump squandered.

If those cannot survive and thrive without massive subsidies from the government at the expense of the taxpayer, then they’re doing it wrong. Of course, the problem with the legislation was that it forced American citizens to pay a whole lot more for energy and was an attempt to force them into expensive electric vehicles. Even the hyper-Warmist Miami Herald has noticed that this would be a raw deal for Americans (except for the rich), and that the government should slow its roll

In the long run, efforts to slow global warming will cause massive disruptions around the world and, especially, in the lives and lifestyles of the many Americans for whom the automobile means freedom.

So, to keep Mother Earth habitable and prevent Miami from being engulfed by the Atlantic Ocean, the climate goal now — and as the technology evolves — must be a soft landing achieved by moving at a pragmatic pace that gets the job done with the least harm done.

Back to the Times

Mr. Biden made bold promises to America and the world in his early months in office, designed to honor, at long last, America’s commitment at the Paris climate summit in 2015 to keep global temperatures from rising 1.5 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels. That is the threshold, scientists believe, beyond which wildfires, floods, biodiversity loss, rising seas and human dislocation become significantly more devastating — and just a few tenths of a degree hotter than the world is today.

Interestingly, the NYTEB fails to recommend that Biden stop using so much fossil fuels himself for what is essentially personal travel almost every weekend. That he put up a ton of solar panels on the White House, and put some of the smaller sized wind turbines on the grounds.

The NYTEB then makes all sorts of recommendations which will increase the cost of energy for Americans, which will increase the cost of food and everything else. Increasing CAFE standards will increase the cost of vehicles, which are already high, and cause problems with the supply chain more. Ending with

That, as they say, is not nothing, but it’s nowhere near enough to meet Mr. Biden’s pledge to the world. For that, we will need a huge infusion of federal money, which in turn means a concerned and engaged Congress. The threat posed by climate change to Americans’ lives and livelihoods is urgent and severe, and it requires significantly more commitment from those who are elected to protect them.

Well, see, Senators are supposed to represent their states, as Joe Manchin did, putting their wishes over party and outside interests. Representatives are supposed to represent those in their districts, not the national party and all those outside interests giving them money. If their constituents are against this stuff, that’s the way they vote. That’s how the system works. If all these Big Companies like the Times want a huge infusion of money, why don’t they spend their own?

Meanwhile, also at the Times

Yup, they care more about the mythical anthropogenic climate change than sick kids.

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2 Responses to “NY Times Says ‘Climate Change’ Is Not Negotiable Or Something”

  1. Like Eduardo Porter, who wants President Biden to force gasoline prices back above $5.00 a gallon, the Editorial Board are loaded up with well-to-do people who won’t be seriously hurt by the costs of doing whatever it is they want the government to do to fight global warming climate change. They simply cannot comprehend that many, if not most Americans are living paycheck-to-paycheck, and are more concerned with being able to pay their mortgage or rent, their utility bills, and keep food on the table this coming month than they are with what the temperature might be fifty years from now.

    Inflation was 9.1% year-over-year in June, while average wages rose 5.1%; Americans became roughly 4% poorer over the last year, but the New York City elites don’t care.

  2. Jl says:

    Apparently the crack research team at the NYT didn’t know that the Western US has been much drier, and for much longer periods before now. And one has to love their “logic”- wildfires and heatwaves are proof that CO2 causes wildfires and heatwaves. https://realclimatescience.com/2018/02/science-man-made-california-droughts/

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