Young Climate Cultists Demand More After Passage Of “Historic” IRA Bill

It’s always interesting that any bill or executive order from Democrats is “historic”, eh? Is the Inflation Reduction Act historic because it has virtually nothing to do with inflation reduction, and, instead, is mostly about climate scam measures, increasing the size of the IRS, and taxes which will hit the working and middle classes? It hasn’t even been signed by Let’s Go Brandon (who’s on vacation again) and the youths want more (paywalled NY Times piece here)

As Historic Climate Bill Heads to Biden’s Desk, Young Activists Demand More

For the septuagenarian lawmakers who wrote the historic climate bill that Congress passed Friday, and the 79-year-old president who is about to sign it into law, the measure represents a “once-in-a-generation” victory.

But younger Democrats and climate activists crave more. They look at the bill as a down payment, and they worry a complacent electorate will believe Washington has at last solved climate change — when in fact scientists warn it has only taken the first necessary steps.

“This bill is not the bill that my generation deserves and needs to fully avert climate catastrophe, but it is the one that we can pass, given how much power we have at this moment,” said Varshini Prakash, 29, who co-founded the Sunrise Movement, a youth-led climate activism group.

Prakash became aware of climate doom at the age of 11 when a tsunami from the 2004 Indonesian earthquake, which, of course has zero to do with any sort of climate change, so, she’s working off false info

Christina Tzintzun Ramirez, 40, president of NextGen America, which is focused on young voter participation, said it was not lost on her that the climate deal was crafted largely by older men and included some concessions to the fossil fuel industry.

“We are very clear that it took so long because our Congress and Senate doesn’t look like the American people,” said Ramirez, whose group is working to elect more young progressives committed to attacking global warming. “The climate crisis is going to unfold on the majority of young people. Most of these congressional representatives will be dead by the time we face the consequences of their inaction.”

She’s as far left as AOC, and doesn’t seemed to have restricted her own use of fossil fuels, traveling around quite a bit. She’s also 40, so, not exactly a “youth”. Anyhow, the article doesn’t offer any ideas from these “youths” or their Progressive (nice Fascism) groups, but, the uber-Warmist NY Times writes offer

To reach his 2030 goal, Biden would still have to impose new regulations on emissions from power plants, vehicle tailpipes and methane leaks from oil and gas wells. State and local governments would have to set new standards to compel the rapid adoption of electric cars, wind- and solar-powered electricity, and energy-efficient buildings to make up the last percentage points.

For the far heavier lift — essentially eliminating the nation’s fossil fuel emissions in the next two decades — Congress would need to enact even more ambitious legislation than the historic bill just passed by a razor-thin majority, experts said.

To zero out emissions by 2050, Congress would have to take on the politically difficult burden of taxing, penalizing, banning or phasing out the coal, oil and gas pollution that is driving global warming.

Climate cultists can give up their own use of fossil fuels voluntarily, right?

Rep. Pramila Jayapal of Washington, 56, who leads the House progressive caucus, said in addition to deeper cuts in emissions, young and racially diverse climate advocates want new provisions that also protect low-income neighborhoods and communities of color, which are disproportionately affected by climate impacts.

“They’re really talking about it from this integrated perspective of jobs, justice and decarbonization,” she said.

OK, let’s put all sorts of restriction in Democrat run cities, see how they like it. And when does Jayapal stop taking fossil fueled flights and car trips? She can buy an EV and drive from Seattle, or take the train.

Celinda Lake, a Democratic strategist, said she believes the political support for a carbon tax could grow, particularly as millennial and Generation Z voters enter office.

Let’s start by putting one on all the Gen Z and Millennials, see how they feel about it.

Rhiana Gunn-Wright, 32, director of climate policy at the Roosevelt Institute, a liberal think tank, and an architect of the Green New Deal, said she is worried a sense of complacency will settle in after passage of the climate bill.

“Over the next seven or eight years, there will still, unfortunately, be extreme weather events, and we still need to keep pointing out the cause of those: carbon emissions. And from where? Fossil fuels,” she said.

Over the next 7 to 8 billion years, a point at which real scientists think our Sun will die, there will be extreme weather events. If Gunn-Wright is so concerned, she should advocate for all the Warmists to give up their own use of fossil fuels. Practice what you preach. It is interesting that everything these climate cult groups push all require Government force and will hurt the working and middle classes, while almost none of the activists mention the measures they’ve taken in their own lives.

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14 Responses to “Young Climate Cultists Demand More After Passage Of “Historic” IRA Bill”

  1. H says:

    Those darn kids!with their good health and dreams of a better world, doncha just hate them?
    And SEX!!Why do they get all those hot chicks?

    • Dana says:

      H asked:

      And SEX!!Why do they get all those hot chicks?

      You want the answer? It’s only wealthier people who can afford to worry about global warming climate change emergency, and wealthier people tend to be better looking, because better looking people make more money.

      Thus their daughters turn out to be better looking, hot chicks.

      Fortunately, better looking people eventually wind up more conservative, so we winnow down the hot chick liberals a bit, but yeah, when they’re in their late teens and early twenties, they are still susceptible to demonstrating with the left.

      Part of what happens is that these hot girls, eager to be all woke, wind up f(ornicating) the men males in their movement, and discover that liberal men males really aren’t very good in bed, so they end up scoring some conservative men on the side, and realize that hey, conservative men are better in the sack, so the women move that way themselves.

  2. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    How dare these young people worry about their future!?!

    They should trust the old folks with investors and donors to protect and satisfy.

    • James Lewis says:

      Dear Hairy and dearer Elwood:

      “If you’re not a socialist before you’re twenty-five, you have no heart; if you are a socialist after twenty-five, you have no head.”

      Often attributed to Churchill.

      Of course the facts of the matter is t…….

      Childhood is waisted on the young. They haven’t the brains to enjoy it.

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:


        What is YOUR definition of socialist?

        Clearly Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, unemployment payments, SSI, Agriculture Support, public education, state colleges, FDA, USDA, FEMA, police, fire protection, public defenders, nutrition support, housing support, TSA, FBI, public parks, libraries, museums, CDC, NIH, NASA, medical residency programs, roads, highways, EPA… probably missed several. Our military is a special case since we are collectively obligated to protect the nation, but it has the social aspect of employing millions of Americans even when we’re not at war, and of course we transfer billions of tax dollars to defense contractors every year!

        Social Security, Defense, Medicare, Medicaid and interest on the debt make up some 80% of our expenditures. What should we eliminate to stop the socialist onslaught?

        Do American conservatives feel that most Western European nations, and other advanced nations, e.g., Israel, Japan, S Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Canada are socialist?

        • david7134 says:

          Yes, all of that is socialism and we are compelled to use the programs to get our money back or as there is no other alternative. Collectively they have robed us of freedom for little benefit, ie TSA. And some things you threw in are not socialism, such as museums, etc. but you are very stupid and love to throw in crap.

          Other things you did not include are stealing elections, FBI raiding the home of a previous president for no reason as well as his close associates. Then there is the chronic welfare that helps no one, forcing people to accept the psychotic concept of transgender, continually pushing racism when none exist, seuzing control of the banks when a worldwide economic disaster is caused by Barney Frank, seizing control of doctors and hospitals for a minor virus, weaponizing all Federal agencies that you named, record debit, high taxes. The list is long .

          The countries you list are socialized. Add England, France, etc.

          • david7134 says:

            Sorry Jeff,
            The big one is if response to climate change hoax is communism or socialism.

          • Elwood P. Dowd says:

            Government supported museums are not socialism?? But you are stupid, even for a cunnie.

            When the Red Storm hits in the next couple of years will the Red House, Senate and Trump finally start ridding America of all those commie socialist programs forced on the people?

            So socialism includes false claims of “stealing” elections and legally searching the premises of an American suspected of stealing govt property? Got it.

            Your list of complaints IS long, but all cunnies do is complain and hate, so… stupid.

            England, France etc are typically included in Western Europe.

          • david7134 says:

            The commenters have established who is hateful, racist and mentally challenged, go look in the mirror and you will see the guy.

          • david7134 says:

            Oh, note that most of the “advanced” socialized countries are supported in one form or another by what is left of the free US, but Biden the pretender is working to snuff out what is left of the US. If you are defending the actions of the FBI with Trump then you really are pathetic.

          • drowningpuppies says:

            Rimjob can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I know.

            Apologies to Abraham Lincoln.

          • david7134 says:

            I am always amazed how he can distort. He hates so much how can others be around him.

    • Dana says:

      When their parents are trying to keep food on the table and a roof over their heads, yeah, maybe they should trust the old folks.

  3. Jl says:

    “..became aware of climate doom…..”. What climate doom? There will never be an answer, of course

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