Biden Expands Oil Exploration in Bid to Slow Climate Change

Biden Expands Oil Exploration in Bid to Slow Climate Change 1

Jerri-Lynn here.  The Biden policy offshore oil exploration discussed in the post below  in this post reminds me of the Vietnam War, when we had to kill those villages in order to save them.

To be sure, the Supreme Court has dealt the administration a major blow to any attempt it might make to address climate change in its West Virginia v. EPA decision. But I agree with Neuburger, the Biden administration isn’t even trying to do anything. Except for flooding my in-box with pleas to send them money so that Democrats can ‘fight for’ something or other.

Contrast that to the Republican m.o. They tell us what they’re going to do – which is usually odious – and then they do it. One must respect their honesty, and their follow-through. I mean I loathe their agenda, and I especially loathe their results, but I acknowledge their competence.

Whereas Democrats are forever ‘fighting for’ something or other – and achieving nothing. Name for me please the last time Democrats managed to deliver on any element of their professed agenda. Doesn’t really matter whether they’re hapless or deeply corrupted, the result is the same.

Biden’s climate change agenda? As with all his other campaign promises, he’s achieved bupkis. Squat. Bugger all.

By Thomas Neuburger. Originally published at God’s Spies

Before we begin, take a minute to read the text in the tweet above. It doesn’t matter whether you start from the bottom, with the Washington Postheadline, and read up, or from the top, with the comment, and read down. The absurdity is almost too on-the-nose to have come from the real world.

The Post article says what you think it says: new drilling ahead. “The proposed program for offshore drilling between 2023 and 2028 would ban exploration off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts. But by leaving the possibility for new drilling in parts of the Gulf of Mexico and off the coast of Alaska, the announcement falls short of Biden’s campaign promise to end federal fossil fuel leasing for good.” (emphasis added)

There are several things to note in this article.

First, John Podesta, head of the 2016 Clinton campaign, wants us to appreciate the powerlessness of the (Democratic) president:

“The Supreme Court just put a lead ball around his ankle with regard to his executive authority,” said John Podesta, a former chief of staff to President Bill Clinton and a former senior adviser to President Barack Obama. “If you don’t get reconciliation, together with the constraints that the Supreme Court has put on, I think there’s no way you can get the [U.N.-pledged] 50 percent reduction by the end of the decade.”

You certainly don’t get a reduction in emissions if you don’t try. Biden is not trying, even though he still has choices.

Second, the Post writers, while acknowledging that the consequences of continued global warming are “enormous for humanity,” define those consequences this way: “If left unchecked, global warming may stall headway on combating hunger, poverty and disease worldwide.”

“Stall headway on combating hunger”? For starters, there is no headway. Global hunger is increasing, not decreasing:

The number of people affected by hunger globally rose to as many as 828 million in 2021, an increase of about 46 million since 2020 and 150 million since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic (1), according to a United Nations report that provides fresh evidence that the world is moving further away from its goal of ending hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition in all its forms by 2030. (emphasis added)

One can guess at the reason: The world’s super-wealthy are too busy adding to their own happiness to worry about the misery of others, or in many cases, worry about causing it:

“This report repeatedly highlights the intensification of these major drivers of food insecurity and malnutrition: conflict, climate extremes and economic shocks, combined with growing inequalities,” the heads of the five UN agencies (2) wrote in this year’s Foreword. (emphasis added)

But more importantly, the consequences of global warming are “enormous” because it will collapse humanity’s 5,000-year-old greatest accomplishment (or its original sin) civilization, stable cities supported by agriculture. Is the Post afraid to acknowledge this fact? Perhaps it is, considering that its owner is Jeff Bezos, America’s predator-in-chief.

 

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