The other day GM pledged to sell only electric vehicles by 2035. no doubt virtue signaling to the new corrupt or not very bright leaders in the federal government. Some actual experts view this a pure fantasy. First off, the CO2 footprint of electric vehicles from creation to end of use is greater than combustion engine cars. So they do nothing to address “climate change”. Second, new fossil fuel or nuclear powerplants will have to be built to provide the electricity necessary, something the greenies oppose. Finally there is the battery problem. Car batteries require large amounts of lithium and other rare earth metals to function. These materials are RARE (thus the name), expensive to mine and cause tremendous environmental damage. So, massive fleets of EV’s will never come to pass. When the leftist elites say they want a “clean energy” future what they really mean is that only those with the power and money (like themselves) will be allowed to have cars, travel extensively or fly on planes. Modes of transportation will be dramatically restricted through government fiat or expense all in the name of “saving the planet”. This is the leftists Utopia: freedom for the elites and misery for all others.
A formerly credible Canadian newspaper ran an opinion piece stating that your lawn is a sign of racism and colonialism. Just when I thought leftists couldn’t get any dumber someone comes up with this.
My only consolation is that this came from Canada, though I am sure there are numerous Marxist environmentalists in the US thinking, “yeah man!” Fortunately, most Canadians do not seem to be this nutty or stupid, as the comment section is brutal. It is deliciously ironic that they same people decrying “climate change” and who believe that by banning fossil fuels we can control the Earth’s environment believe that taming the weeds in your yard is bad. Hypocrisy, double-think and insanity…the ways of the left.
If there are two more annoying, loathsome people than Greta and Vedder I would like to see it. Please, make it stop!
I guess “climate change” also caused the bubonic plague in the Middle Ages, the smallpox and polio epidemics in the 1800s and 1900s, the Spanish Flu in 1918, and every other pandemic in history. No, your Popeness, Chinese people eating bats caused this. Unfortunately the Pope is a leftist, and he is also not very bright. But I repeat myself. It is painful to say that.
Normal people are getting fed up. These worthless wannabe terrorists need to receive more of this. Force is all the understand.
Highest poverty rate in the nation. #4 in homeless rate. Millions without power. Highest taxes in the nation. Filthy cities. Third-world diseases. Corrupt state-run boondoggles. These are just a few of the symptoms of a leftist-borne crisis. Leftist politicians and special interest groups are destroying California. I have traveled to many places around the world, including Bangkok, Jakarta and Sao Paulo. What you see there is fabulous wealth and very close to it abject poverty. Right now I would say California has much more in common with those cities and countries than it does its fellow American states. California is failing and it will soon be a crisis.
The lie/con that is global warming has been supported by bad data for years. Sloppy science or outright fraud by self-interested “scientists” looking for government and NGO dollars has led them to falsify data, make wild projections and in many cases place instruments where they are sure to show “warming” (think black-top roof). Now it is being exposed.
This is no secret in the scientific community. Of course, corrupt left-wing media ignores it.
More PC virtue-signaling by a company run by leftists. Plastic in the world’s oceans IS a HUGE problem. Here is an unfortunate fact: 93% of ALL trash that ends up in the ocean comes from just 10 rivers in Africa and Asia.
When we try to tackle environmental problems, let’s take steps that actually accomplish something, like working with third-world nations to deal with their polluting. In many less developed nations rivers are the sewers and trash disposals mechanisms for waste. Simply banning this or that disposable product in the US will do nothing to prevent pollution and the harm it causes to wildlife.
It is shocking that the home of Silicon Valley and much of the nation’s GDP is tops in poverty rate, but this is what happens in most leftist Utopias: you have a few haves and many have-nots.
Three key policy decisions made years ago in California has caused this. First, California has a huge entrenched government bureaucracy that has created incentives to put and keep people on assistance: that is what big-government does. Next, California has millions of undeveloped acres of land but has become beholden to rich, corrupt environmental groups and thus has some of the most restrictive land-use regulations in America. The result is very expensive real estate. Finally, these same corrupt environmentalists have successfully enacted draconian “clean” energy regulations, making the cost of energy higher in California than any place else in the country. For people on the lower end of the income spectrum housing and energy make up their biggest expenses and in California those are unaffordable. Economics 101, and California is failing. Failed leftist policies always hurt the poor the most, and California is no exception.
Leftist states like those in the Northeast and Left-coast are trying to move to “clean energy” full-time. Problem: when the calendar turns to winter, solar power is of little use. Even worse, when it gets really cold wind power becomes less efficient. The result is that certain New England states are now finding their electrical grids taxed as power needs have increased, causing them to resort to burning less-efficient oil just to keep the power on with a resultant spike in prices. Stupid leftists. Oh, and how about that “global warming”?