His environmentalism grows more ludicrous.
By George Neumayr | 17 September 2020
THE AMERICAN SPECTATOR — Even as demagogic campaign rhetoric goes, Joe Biden’s speech earlier this week about Trump as a “climate arsonist” was exceptionally absurd. He blamed Trump in effect for not controlling the weather, implying that a Biden presidency would eliminate extreme weather events. Barack Obama famously said that he could stop the rise of the oceans. Biden is making similarly grand claims. Apparently we won’t suffer wildfires anymore once he becomes president.
“If we have four more years of Trump’s climate denial, how many suburbs will be burned in wildfires, how many suburban neighborhoods will be flooded out, how many suburbs will be blown away in superstorms?” said Biden. “If you give a climate arsonist four more years in the White House, why would anyone be surprised if we have more of America ablaze? If you give a climate denier four more years in the White House, why would anybody be surprised when more of America is under water?”
In his desperate pandering to the far Left, Biden’s apocalyptic rhetoric grows more and more ludicrous. Should Biden win the presidency, he will possess no power to control the weather, but he will wield powers with which to cripple the economy. What would throw America into crisis is not the environment but Biden’s environmentalism.
He is proposing trillions of dollars in new spending for his “Green New Deal,” a program based upon the most extreme form of climate change alarmism that will even exceed the job-crippling policies of the Obama administration. Biden will knock down one of the pillars of the economy, the energy sector, eliminating countless jobs for coal miners and others. To Biden, that is no big deal. He has cavalierly told coal miners, “Anybody who can go down 3,000 feet in a mine can sure as hell learn to program as well…. Anybody who can throw coal into a furnace can learn how to program, for God’s sake.” […]