Dr. Cecilia Martinez, Senior Fellow, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

Biden Senior Director for Environmental Justice Blames “Systemic Racism” for Climate Change

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

h/t The Blaze; Introducing your new government; NYT is celebrating the appointment of visionaries like Dr. Cecilia Martinez to Biden’s climate team. But Martinez has some interesting ideas of why climate action has made so little progress to date.

First the NYT piece praising Biden’s new team;

A ‘Nerve Center’ for Climate in the Biden White House

President Joseph R. Biden Jr. brings with him the largest team of climate change experts ever assembled in the White House, and action on global warming is expected quickly.

By Lisa Friedman
Published Jan. 19, 2021
Updated Jan. 21, 2021

WASHINGTON — Joseph R. Biden Jr. assumed the presidency on Wednesday, bringing an expansive team of climate change experts to staff a White House that is preparing to focus on global warming in a way no other administration has done before.

Mr. Biden enters office with the largest team ever assembled inside the White House to tackle global warming and has installed policy experts at the State Department as well as the National Security Council, the president’s top advisory body for all foreign policy decisions. The Treasury Department, the Transportation Department and the office of Vice President Kamala Harris all will have dedicated climate policy staff, with more hires expected in the coming days throughout the government.

Cecilia Martinez, a prominent advocate for addressing racial inequality in environmental policies, will serve as senior director for environmental justice at the Council on Environmental Quality. Tarak Shah, a former Energy Department official under Mr. Obama is also expected to be chief of staff to Jennifer Granholm, the nominee to be Energy Secretary.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/19/climate/biden-climate-change.html

What Cecilia had to say about systemic racism and climate change;

Dr. Cecilia Martinez, Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Center for Earth, Energy and Democracy 

“For too long, systemic racism and injustice have disproportionately exposed economically disadvantaged communities, tribal communities, and communities of color to the highest levels of toxic pollution. As the current COVID-19 crisis demonstrates, the interconnection between environmental and health risks has created crisis conditions for communities already battling toxic pollution that causes respiratory and other illnesses. Unless intentionally interrupted, systemic racism will continue to be a major obstacle to creating a healthy planet. The only path forward is to design national climate policies that are centered on justice. CEED welcomes the Select Committee’s climate policy report, which is centered on equitable climate solutions that will build an inclusive, just and pollution-free economy that works for all people. The report supports many of the policy priorities in the Equitable and Just National Climate Platform, including ensuring a healthy climate and air quality for all, and access to reliable, affordable, and sustainable electricity, water, and transportation for every community. In particular, CEED welcomes the report’s recommendations to ensure that all communities share the benefits of expanded investment in energy efficiency improvements and renewable energy and a prosperous and vibrant clean economy.”

Source: 2019 Equitable and Just Press Release (PDF Copy)

The house committee plan Cecilia praised is available here.

Cecilia appeared on Time Magazine’s 2020 list of the 100 most influential people.

It will be fascinating to see how Cecilia progresses her ideas for eliminating systemic racism, to drive forward climate action. No doubt the efforts of Cecilia and other members of Biden’s team will produce newsworthy hi-lights in the years to come.

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Zig Zag Wanderer
January 24, 2021 6:03 pm

access to reliable, affordable, and sustainable electricity

I’m pretty sure that’s what she is actually advocating against, while pretending ti advocate for it.

Reply to  Zig Zag Wanderer
January 24, 2021 6:07 pm

+42×1042

DonM
Reply to  Zig Zag Wanderer
January 25, 2021 11:32 am

We already have all that (“access to reliable, affordable, and sustainable electricity”) and they know it … everyone knows it.

The interpretation of the statement that you left out ” … ensuring a healthy climate and air quality for all … ” is the ephemeral propaganda wording that will force us to loose the reliable, affordable, and sustainable electricity that we already have.

(What the hell is a ‘healthy climate’, AND how do we ensure that we have it?)

Mark Pawelek
Reply to  DonM
January 27, 2021 1:22 pm

I imagine their best and brightest are brainstorming into the night trying to figure out how they can use the term “virus” in the context of climate. To make sure they can give us a “virus-free healthy planet”. Perhaps they’ll invent a meme associating fossil fuels with viruses?

Sara
Reply to  Mark Pawelek
January 27, 2021 1:37 pm

If you find out how they plan to eliminate viruses, just about the simplest life form there is (RNA, not DNA), would you please let me know? I’m awash in anxiety about viruses right now. (/s)

Reply to  Zig Zag Wanderer
January 28, 2021 6:56 am

Those are vague words, ‘affordable’ is an opening for control, ‘sustainable’ is a fallacy which works against affordable and reliable. (Unless one believes that ‘alternative energy’ sources are realistic. But hey! people on the mid-wet [sic] coast of North America will do well with their hydro-electric power (albeit capital cost of dams is far higher than people think), and people in other places like Butan.)

(Butan BTW is a neo-Marxist scam these days, supposed ‘surveys’ rank it very high in ‘happiness’ but omit that it is an oppressive country – try praising other than the state religion and see what happens to you.)

Reply to  Keith Sketchley
January 28, 2021 7:02 am

Alex Epstein is offering advice to pro-freedom elected officials, via Energy Talking Points on Demand – Alex Epstein, which requires registration.

Via http://www.industrialprogress.net he describes Harris/Biden’s Paris Accord plan as far more costly than earlier attempts.

Tom Halla
January 24, 2021 6:07 pm

Damn! Ms Martinez was able to work most woke buzzwords into one paragraph. A true social justice warrior!

Mr.
Reply to  Tom Halla
January 24, 2021 8:42 pm

Back in 1990s corporate life, we used to play “buzzword bingo” at meetings.
The more things change . . .

StephenP
Reply to  Mr.
January 24, 2021 11:42 pm

We used to call it bulls**t bingo.

Doug Huffman
Reply to  Mr.
January 25, 2021 5:45 am

Take a shot of ones favorite internal disinfectant with each buzzword. Soon one will be pure as the driven (white) snow, but, hey, WHO cares.

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Paul of Alexandria
Reply to  Mr.
January 25, 2021 6:52 pm

Look carefully at most teleconference programs like Zoom. It’s built in!

Reply to  Mr.
January 28, 2021 7:03 am

There’s a book with a title like ‘Fad surfing in the boardroom’.

Robert of Texas
January 24, 2021 6:12 pm

How about “Systemic Stupidity?” for believing that mankind is causing catastrophic climate change? How do they think the climate changed in the past?

Pauleta
Reply to  Robert of Texas
January 24, 2021 6:41 pm

Cavemen? Dinosaurs? Cavemen and dinosaurs?

EOM
Reply to  Pauleta
January 24, 2021 7:22 pm

Cavemen drove pickup trucks and voted Tea Party. Dinosaurs farted.

Klem
Reply to  Robert of Texas
January 24, 2021 9:43 pm

Sleepy Joe is obviously filling his staff with leftist loons in preparation for the swearing in of President Harris.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Klem
January 25, 2021 12:49 am

Sleepy Joe isn’t doing ANYTHING of the sort. This has all been carefully prepared for him ever since the plan was hatched to steal the election and install a demented old fool. He can’t be trusted to initiate anything. Note how closely he’s being “accompanied” by his “Dr.” wife.

RayB
Reply to  Rory Forbes
January 26, 2021 1:02 am

Talking of Dr… This one must also be demanding to be called Doctor even if she never did anything related to science… no, political science is not science folks.

“Martinez attended Stanford University where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in political science in 1979. She then attended New Mexico State University, where she received her Master of Public Administration degree in 1982. She then continued on to the University of Delaware to pursue a doctoral degree in Urban Affairs and Public Policy, which she received in 1990.”

Harry Passfield
Reply to  RayB
January 26, 2021 4:24 am

I wonder if she bumped into Law Professor Davide K. Clements at NMSU.
He’s done a good video on gatewaypundit about the stolen election. He’ll probably lose his job over it…
https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/update-big-lie-law-professor-confirms-election-fraud-evidence-significant-cases-dismissed-process-grounds-not-merit/

Reply to  RayB
January 28, 2021 7:05 am

Despite having a professional licence I view use of titles as an attempt to intellectually intimidate. (A version of ‘argument from authority’.) I’ve been smeared by the president of a professional engineering licensing body when he couldn’t counter my arguments – he FAILED the code of ethics he supposedly supported.)

Pauleta
January 24, 2021 6:18 pm

“Ph.D. from the University of Delaware’s College of Urban Affairs and Public Policy”

I don’t think that’s STEM. Also, the “institute” she presides is 100% womxn, I don’t see a lot of inclusivity regarding Y chromosome. Also, I don’t know why she does indigenous studies when she has a patriarchal surname, brought to NA by conquistadores from Spain.

Sounds quite shoddy

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  Pauleta
January 24, 2021 6:37 pm

I don’t see a lot of inclusivity regarding Y chromosome.”

That’s all part of the Biden Unity and Liberal Sustainability Hallmark of Institutionalized Technology. The acronym for which is BULSH… Oh, that’s unfortunate.

Scissor
Reply to  Jeff Alberts
January 24, 2021 6:49 pm

If it makes you feel any better…

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  Scissor
January 24, 2021 7:01 pm

Oh thanks! Thanks a LOT! I’ll be vomiting from the still image for weeks!

Mike
Reply to  Scissor
January 24, 2021 7:01 pm

And the erosion of Western civilization continues…….

Dave Fair
Reply to  Scissor
January 24, 2021 9:36 pm

If this is the model of transgendered women, I’m not so worried about men competing in women’s sports.

Rod Evans
Reply to  Scissor
January 25, 2021 12:17 am

Is it just me or does that nominee look like Micky Mann with a wig? The clue is the nominee for Health comes from Penn State. He hasn’t been transitioning as well as beating on his hockey stick has he?

Ron Long
Reply to  Scissor
January 25, 2021 1:57 am

Bad dog, Scissor! You should put a warning on that before someone accidentaly sees the picture. If they see the picture and go ahead and watch the video they are on their own.

JeffC
Reply to  Scissor
January 25, 2021 3:18 am

I think Matt Lucas has found a new job!

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Doug Huffman
Reply to  Scissor
January 25, 2021 5:47 am

That is not(!) a breeder, is it? Thank God and goodness.

Mumbles McGuirck
Reply to  Scissor
January 25, 2021 7:09 am

Come on, man! You were all thinking of this…

BrentSpiner.jpg
Reply to  Mumbles McGuirck
January 25, 2021 7:31 am

The first time we saw it on TV last year, my wife and I turned to each other and said, “Doctor Okun!”

Joel O'Bryan
Reply to  David Middleton
January 25, 2021 11:30 am

That’s Commander Data.

Ron Long
Reply to  Pauleta
January 25, 2021 2:02 am

Pauleta, all 3 of her degrees are in Social Science or public policy administration. However, she made her early ¨fame¨ fighting against radiation poisoning of poor people living near nuclear reactors. The health of persons actually working inside the complex of the nuclear energy reactor is closely monitored, and the potential for escaping radiation is also monitored (easy to do, you can’t hide radiation). But somehow the poor people living near nuclear reactors get selectively contaminated? BS from the git-go. Stand by for some more of the same.

Michael 63
Reply to  Ron Long
January 25, 2021 3:52 am

Well, I’ll take the appointment of a social “science” doctor to deal with climate as implicitly admitting that climate action is required for sociopolitical rather than scientific reasons.

RayB
Reply to  Michael 63
January 26, 2021 1:05 am

They can keep their “Doctor”….

Michael in Dublin
Reply to  Ron Long
January 25, 2021 6:34 am

Ron

I remember a nuclear scientist telling me years ago that someone living in a city with elevation of 1500m (5000 ft) – which applies to many cities in the world – that the inhabitants are exposed to more radiation than someone living near a nuclear plant at sea level.

Ron Long
Reply to  Michael in Dublin
January 25, 2021 7:14 am

Michael in Dublin, I don’t personally know the numbers of cosmic radiation, but my experience flying commercial with a dosimeter in my pocket generally confirms this. At cruising altitude in southern Argentina my pocket dosimeter went off for over-dose numbers (as did that of the other geologist traveling with me). The stewardess told us to turn them off, but you can’t because it is a safety device. So we wrapped them in coats and put them in the overhead bins where you couldn’t hear them. Problem solved?

Joel O'Bryan
Reply to  Ron Long
January 25, 2021 11:32 am

Argentina is now being engulfed by the slowly westward expanding South Atlantic Anomaly. The weakened magnetic field strength there is allowing more GCRs and energetic protons from the Van Allan Radiation belts to intercept the Earth’s surface there.

RayB
Reply to  Ron Long
January 26, 2021 1:07 am

And that’s how they will fix Climate change.. just cover our eyes with falsehoods.

pigs_in_space
Reply to  Ron Long
January 26, 2021 6:22 am

Living in one of the most radiactive countries in Europe made me buy some tools.

I routinely carry a geiger counter with me on flights.
The hostesses always ask and find it fascinating to see just how high the radiation goes at FL30 where most aircraft cruise.

More’s the point it can often be a little suprising sitting on the ground.

Lots of runways are made of concrete liberally filled with the clinker from coal fired power stations. It’s the perfect way to fill the concrete with lots of nice natural uranium and thorium.

Warsaw airport was one of the most radioactive I saw, the geiger counter background actually fell when we took off!

Eugene S. Conlin
Reply to  Pauleta
January 25, 2021 5:24 am

Womxn??? Bolleaux!

a happy little debunker
January 24, 2021 6:19 pm

I’m pretty sure that Climate Change policies will impact the poor no matter what their ‘intersectionality’.
The only ‘systematic’ aspect is the application of those policies…

Curious George
Reply to  a happy little debunker
January 25, 2021 4:43 pm

It depends on the definition of “poor”. All the money has to come from the pockets of the working people – and many of them are poor. On the other hand, it will benefit the welfare class.

RayB
Reply to  a happy little debunker
January 26, 2021 1:11 am

I live in a developing country. People here don’t give a damn. They will still use a ton of plastic bags for their food and drink (and a straw of course) and burn their garbage, use their oh so polluting scooters, and pump all the water from under the city to make it sink further then blame ocean rising and collect western cash. No amount of education or white guilt will fix that. This is how they live and better not tell them to change their ways.. it’s racist to do anyway, right?

CD in Wisconsin
January 24, 2021 6:21 pm

“The report supports many of the policy priorities in the Equitable and Just National Climate Platform, including ensuring a healthy climate…”

Exactly what is this woman’s definition of a “healthy” climate?

“….and sustainable electricity, water, and transportation for every community.”

How is water not currently “sustainable”? I’m at a loss for words.

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  CD in Wisconsin
January 24, 2021 6:39 pm

I’m at a loss for words.”

That’s ok, she’s got plenty of them, and they all mean the same thing.

Pat from kerbob
January 24, 2021 6:31 pm

Well, on the bright side, Canada no longer has the most ideological, woke, idiotic government on the planet.

Thanks Joe, I can sleep easier now

MarkW
Reply to  Pat from kerbob
January 24, 2021 6:59 pm

We’re number one. We’re number one.

Pat from kerbob
Reply to  MarkW
January 24, 2021 7:25 pm

Thanks for taking the crown
At least I’m no longer alone in embarrassment.
I’m no Trump fan, but if Americans decide they like this stuff then it’s all over

MarkW
Reply to  Pat from kerbob
January 24, 2021 8:18 pm

sarcasm meter in the shop?

Eric Vieira
Reply to  Pat from kerbob
January 25, 2021 12:46 am

Even if Americans decide they don’t like this stuff: if they can get away with transgressing Federal laws, corrupting the Justice system and rigging elections, there’s nothing left to really stop them is there?

Pat from kerbob
January 24, 2021 6:35 pm

It’s all basically leftist truthspeak end to end.

Climate change “policy” is racist and prejudiced against the poor.

She should be dropped into Africa and forced to defend policies explicitly designed to perpetuate poverty.

Green energy unfailing forces the poor into energy poverty, including here in canada, in Ontario and comes soon to us all with $170 carbon tax.

How can adults actually think and talk like this?

4 Eyes
Reply to  Pat from kerbob
January 24, 2021 10:43 pm

Justice hey? Didn’t OBama say electricity prices would of course skyrocket

Eric Vieira
Reply to  Pat from kerbob
January 25, 2021 12:50 am

Dropped? With or without a parachute?

Eric Vieira
Reply to  Eric Vieira
January 25, 2021 1:02 am

I have to add: The parachute was invented by Leo Da Vinci, a non-woke old white man. Using it would be cultural misappropriation…

Pauleta
Reply to  Eric Vieira
January 25, 2021 8:07 am

At one point Leonardo was young, but yes, I understand what you are saying.

Richard Page
Reply to  Eric Vieira
January 25, 2021 2:47 am

Remember that everything is airdroppable. Once.

James Stagg
January 24, 2021 6:36 pm

Why are Democrat women so ugly? Transgender?

Scissor
Reply to  James Stagg
January 24, 2021 6:51 pm

That’s it!

Walter Sobchak
Reply to  Scissor
January 25, 2021 11:17 am

Not a woman. A dude in a dress.

Pat from kerbob
January 24, 2021 6:39 pm

And finally

Biden is doing what Trudeau has done since 2015.
Appointing cabinet based on color and the junk between legs
Ability does not count
Reap what you sow I guess

Jeff Labute
Reply to  Pat from kerbob
January 24, 2021 8:20 pm

Trudeau is paying the price. Three woke-hired ministers have been junked. Payette the Governor General astronaut, her actual best friend Assunta Di Lorenzo Secretary Governor General who abused their staff, and Navdeep Bains – relative of a potential airline bomber caught in a real-estate scam. Doesn’t get more progressive than that, yet.

Richard (the cynical one)
Reply to  Pat from kerbob
January 24, 2021 11:12 pm

Forget Justin’s cabinet appointments – look at the disaster of his Governor General appointment having to quit in disgrace. And remember back to how he dealt with his Attorney General, Jody Wilson-Raybould, when she refused to break the law as he wished.
Joe B is going to have to up his game if he wants to out-scandal our JT.

Mumbles McGuirck
Reply to  Richard (the cynical one)
January 25, 2021 9:45 am

Once Harris takes over from Biden (in 3 to 6 months), she will give him a run for his money, eh?

Pat from kerbob
Reply to  Richard (the cynical one)
January 25, 2021 6:51 pm

There is no one on here that can tell me something new about our moron PM

opus
January 24, 2021 6:39 pm

The houses near the railroad tracks have always been inhabited by blue collar folks that historically worked there. Nothing to do with race, but dipsticks like this woman are educated idiots with an ahistorical mind set. The backlash in two years will be large, the Prog thousand year reich may end with more of a whimper than a bang.

Sambar
Reply to  opus
January 24, 2021 10:09 pm

Robert MacLellan
Reply to  Sambar
January 25, 2021 3:23 am

30 years, 5 or 6 elections (federal and provincial),20 out of 67 miles of track completed, it was a truly great boondoggle.
The only thing that ever ran the length of it was ATVs a century later when it became part of the transcanada trail system.

Gregory Woods
Reply to  opus
January 25, 2021 3:17 am

Ojala

ozspeaksup
Reply to  opus
January 25, 2021 3:45 am

its not a woman
the amount of lipstick on a pig doesnt change the fact its a pig

Doug Huffman
Reply to  ozspeaksup
January 25, 2021 6:12 am

… or tattoos.

eck
January 24, 2021 6:42 pm

What a blinkered idiot. “Elections have consequences”. Yeah, but didn’t expect it to be this bad. Silly me.

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  eck
January 24, 2021 7:03 pm

Or, if you’re Chuck Schumer, “erections have concequences”.

Scissor
Reply to  Jeff Alberts
January 24, 2021 8:17 pm

No problem. Think Nancy Pelosi.

fred250
Reply to  Scissor
January 24, 2021 8:52 pm

Just don’t let Biden near young girls !!!

He seems to have petting fetish. !!

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Doug Huffman
Reply to  fred250
January 25, 2021 6:13 am

Learn the correct OldSpeak language – PARAPHILIA.

DonM
Reply to  Doug Huffman
January 25, 2021 12:06 pm

osphresiolagnia

per Freud

MarkW
January 24, 2021 6:46 pm

I’m sure the first step will be to send all whites to re-education camps.
They will not be released until they admit that whites are responsible for every problem that has ever existed , including those that occurred before the rise of homo sapiens.

Alexy Scherbakoff
Reply to  MarkW
January 24, 2021 7:52 pm

Only the males.

Tim Gorman
Reply to  MarkW
January 25, 2021 4:58 am

Anyone that thinks this is fantasy isn’t paying attention. It’s already happening in both state and federal government!

Doug Huffman
Reply to  MarkW
January 25, 2021 6:14 am

From my cold dead hands works for me.

MarkW
Reply to  Doug Huffman
January 25, 2021 1:42 pm

One reason why the Democrats want to get rid of the fillibuster is they have a lot of gun control laws they want to pass.

Mike
January 24, 2021 6:58 pm

”Senior Director for Environmental Justice Blames “Systemic Racism” for Climate Change”
Limbo down! How low can you go!!?

Joel O'Bryan
January 24, 2021 6:58 pm

Biden’s using many of the reprobates from the Obama Admin. Obama’s top WH insider steering Dementia Joe and keeping her real boss appraised is Susan Rice, the Benghazi Sunday morning talk show serial liar. A skilled and polished serial liar himself, Obama was so impressed with Susan Rice’s ability to repeatedly lie with a straight face to the talk show hosts that he made her his National Security Advisor in his 2nd term. Now she’s his top mole to keep Dementia Joe on his leash.

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markl
January 24, 2021 7:19 pm

“…senior director for environmental justice….The only path forward is to design national climate policies that are centered on justice…” The United States of America is officially garnered third world status. Ooops, I’m sorry, is it OK to say third world now or does it hurt their feelings?

BobM
January 24, 2021 7:28 pm

I am just flabbergasted that people like this exist, let alone how they get into our government.

Chris Hanley
January 24, 2021 7:59 pm

Every person on the planet, black brown yellow white and pink, has a right to the opportunity to enjoy the same standard of living through sustainable electricity as, for instance, Nancy Pelosi.

Doug Huffman
Reply to  Chris Hanley
January 25, 2021 6:16 am

All are born equal, naked, squalling, stupid. After that it’s dog-eat-dog (a la Ayn Rand) competition, and the the Devil has marked the hindermost as HIS. (Only a dog would eat that ^^^)

ResourceGuy
January 24, 2021 8:12 pm

This is part of the package for when you give up on making things and even trying to be competitive in the world. The star is collapsing under its own weight.

Big E
January 24, 2021 8:14 pm

Surely she recoginzes that higher cost energy driven by renewables and elimination of low cost natural gas will impact the poor more than any other group!
Nothing like pursuing misguided policy as some sort of virtue signaling.
Too bad Biden hasen’t included anyone who has a contra position based on facts. Science is not consensus, consensus is not science.

Lrp
Reply to  Big E
January 24, 2021 9:18 pm

She does, and she wants middle America to pay for it.

Waza
Reply to  Big E
January 24, 2021 11:33 pm

Big e
I’m pretty sure she couldn’t spend 1/2 doing the maths or debating the issues.
After five minutes it would all be white mans fault.

Reply to  Big E
January 24, 2021 11:33 pm

You still seem to be suffering under a naive misapprehension that Left policy reflects left virtue signalling.

In reality most party politicians are owned by the same people, who are there to feather their own nests.

All that changes is the nature of the lie used to sell the same policy to you.

They think people are stupid enough that they don’t notice.

They are, in this respect, correct.

Art
January 24, 2021 8:45 pm

Just another nutcase in an administration absolutely LOADED with nutcases.

sky king
January 24, 2021 8:52 pm

If you are human garbage you have a place in the Biden regime.

I am 70 years old, my father would be 104 this month and grandfather would be 134. During theirs and my lifetime fossil fuel has provided affordable, reliable and sustainable electricity and can do that for centuries to come.

Roger
Reply to  sky king
January 25, 2021 1:39 am

I’ll wager that your father and grandfather voted Democrat last year.

January 24, 2021 9:31 pm

I looks like it’s time for Biden to get all those Rain Dancers out and busy again.

Peta of Newark
January 24, 2021 9:31 pm

The only racists there are, are The Ones Who Notice


n.n
January 24, 2021 9:49 pm

She’s right. Diversity (i.e. color judgment), not limited to racism, is a progressive condition.

lackawaxen123
January 24, 2021 10:43 pm

ironically her assumptions about whites are the very definition of racist … much more of this and people might start thinking women of color can be ignorant racists … even ones with “Dr” in front of their names …

Geoff Sherrington
January 24, 2021 11:04 pm

How often do we read of officials able to influence climate policies in various countries having partners who are already tagged as extremists?
In the more frequent celebrity cases the partner is female by admission or appearance.
How many more are there acting quietly without publicity?
Is there a newish faction in society giving us fresh ulcers lately?
If there is, how do we cater for it?

January 24, 2021 11:10 pm

“A lie doesn’t become truth, wrong doesn’t become right, and evil doesn’t become good, just because it’s accepted by a majority.”
– Booker T. Washington 

In plain English – this woman’s hypothesis lacks any semblance of intellect, reality or common sense.

I could use even plainer English, but that would be just rude.

Hokey Schtick
January 24, 2021 11:40 pm

Ok, the new look website is waaaaay too heavy on advertising. Just now I got a pop-up asking me if I want to invest in carbon credits. Can you please dial back the ads a bit, or at least let google know that this is not the demographic for shilling carbon credits?

Waza
January 24, 2021 11:48 pm

IMO
I think sooner rather than later the Biden Administration will make a really stupid policy decision that even the majority of Democrats will be shocked at. I was the thinking something like closing a nuclear power plant which then caused immediate blackouts.
However, sadly I think it could be worse.
If Biden employs nuffy decision makers like this to run intelligence or military, the World could be in real trouble.

Smart Rock
January 25, 2021 12:10 am

I really wanted to comment, but I just can’t find any words. It’s beyond my capacity to imagine what the world looks like to this nutbar.

Climate believer
January 25, 2021 12:16 am

“Cecilia appeared on Time Magazine’s 2020 list of the 100 most influential people.”

Never heard of her.

Pauleta
Reply to  Climate believer
January 25, 2021 8:13 am

When was the last time you read Time? I know.

David Guy-Johnson
January 25, 2021 12:42 am

And here was I thinking that Trump was a fruitloop who appointed a load of fruitloops to his government. He was just an amateur idiot compared with this guy

Richard Page
Reply to  David Guy-Johnson
January 25, 2021 2:54 am

Makes Trump look, sound and act like any other regular Joe Public by comparison doesn’t it?

Rory Forbes
January 25, 2021 1:01 am

The US is presently trying to win the prize for the most regressive government on the planet and thus the laughing stock of the entire world. The fiasco of November 3rd 2020 is not going to end well for the world. That much incompetence, stupidity, spite and hate, not to mention open corruption, unleashed on the world might turn 2021 into a worse mess than 2020.

Richard Page
Reply to  Rory Forbes
January 25, 2021 3:01 am

MIGHT? What do you mean, might? I really don’t think there’s any need to sugar coat this. Expect resources allocated by obscure woke principles, vaccines allocated along racial and gender lines and all manner of interesting times. 4 years is really going to seem like a life sentence in the Neue Republik.

Hatter Eggburn
January 25, 2021 1:06 am

White people reduce the planet’s albedo while black folks increase it. So people of colour are warming the planet. All environmentally conscious people of colour will follow the example of the late environmental visionary Michael Jackson and whiten their skin.

Hatter Eggburn
Reply to  Hatter Eggburn
January 25, 2021 1:54 am

OK other way round (albedo)

Paul Kolk
Reply to  Hatter Eggburn
January 25, 2021 1:54 am

I presume that there is a typo in the first line of Lisa Friedman’s article: surely expensive, not expansive?

ColMosby
January 25, 2021 3:01 am

Rachel Levine, needs more transgendering – she still looks like Richard Levine. She manages to be as stupid as she is ugly.

Gregory Woods
January 25, 2021 3:10 am

Una sola palabra: Pendeja

Joseph Zorzin
January 25, 2021 3:34 am

“A VISION FOR AN EQUITABLE AND JUST CLIMATE FUTURE”https://ajustclimate.org/

ozspeaksup
January 25, 2021 3:52 am

from now on its not god bless america
its god SAVE america
oh boy you have 4 yrs of this?? and worse to come;-(

Hervé Girard
January 25, 2021 6:01 am

Systemic cognitive desease.

Doug Huffman
January 25, 2021 6:17 am

Thanks for the Two Minutes Hate for today. MOving on…

Dave
January 25, 2021 6:19 am

Th next extinction event is likely t be American jobs.

Tony Rome
January 25, 2021 6:33 am

Thank God I never went back to get my PhD, it would have cost me 100+ IQ points!! But I could have been qualified to be on Joe’s team. I thought criminals were smarter than this.

observa
January 25, 2021 7:23 am

“It will be fascinating to see how Cecilia progresses her ideas for eliminating systemic racism, to drive forward climate action”

Does that mean looting is fine but no more burning at the racial justice demos?

SAMURAI
January 25, 2021 7:25 am

Whenever Leftists put an adjective before the word “justice”, “justice” actually means revenge:

racial justice= racial revenge
economic justice= economic revenge
social justice= social revenge
climate justice= a climate myth used to obtain economic/political/social revenge

CAGW has always been a Leftist political phenomenon, not a physical one. it’s simply one of many Leftist tools designed to destroy capitalism and functioning societies to impose Neo-Marxism on a global scale.

As the proverb says, if you go on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.

JonasM
Reply to  SAMURAI
January 26, 2021 11:30 am

Ayn Rand called these “anti-concepts” – concepts designed to destroy the meaning of the root concept. Thus, racial justice, economic justice, etc are concepts designed to destroy actual justice.
I think she was right.

Sweet Old Bob
January 25, 2021 7:43 am

So … she thinks that the Chinese are racists because they pollute more than Africans ?

Does she not realize how much that will piss Joe off ?

Beta Blocker
January 25, 2021 7:45 am

The name of the game here is to create an artificial energy shortage which produces higher energy prices on less energy production.

It’s a consciously designed policy where both the government and the energy corporations cooperate behind the scenes to manipulate the energy markets in ways which maximize their share of the action while promoting a public image of environmental responsibility.

We should expect to see an increasing number of environmental regulations being placed on all fossil fuel energy production facilities. The added regulations will reduce the supply of carbon fuels while increasing their price. The new regulations will be designed in such a way as to insure that carbon taxes and corporate profits either remain the same or even expand.

The energy consumer will pay the bill. If the government’s public relations campaign is successful, everyone will be happy to know that when they are paying a larger fraction of their income for using less and less energy, they are doing their part to save the planet.

Gordon A. Dressler
January 25, 2021 7:53 am

Two back-to-back sentences from Cecilia Martinez’s statement quoted in the above article: “Unless intentionally interrupted, systemic racism will continue to be a major obstacle to creating a healthy planet. The only path forward is to design national climate policies that are centered on justice.”

Notice the sleight-of-hand trick performed right there. She conflated all previous discussion about environmental health concerns and racism into the need to address climate change. That simply does not compute.

I never knew until reading this article that climate possessed the human traits/concepts of justice or injustice. Maybe Martinez’s Council on Environmental Quality will henceforth summon Mother Nature to stand before a grand jury on charges of endangering select groups of hominids (the racism and injustice parts) for at least the last million years or so by allowing a variable climate on Earth. The penalty might be as high as forfeiture of all tropical storms for the next 100 years.

In addition, Martinez makes the claim—scientifically unproven, to the best of my knowledge—that human susceptibility to contracting the COVID-19 virus is directly correlated to exposure to “toxic pollution.”

Sure, let’s “follow the science”, Joe. Great early pick!

Last edited 4 months ago by Gordon A. Dressler
eyesonu
January 25, 2021 8:30 am

She looks much like Alfred E. Neuman from Mad Magazine fame! It’s a mad Mad world 2.0 driving full speed into reality.

Jean Parisot
January 25, 2021 8:38 am

I think systemic racism will be easier to measure than anthropogenic CO2’s effects, well least the math will be easier.

Meab
January 25, 2021 8:50 am

As energy becomes more expensive under the Biden administration the poor will be hit disproportionately hard. Duh. Just another case of “progressive” policies that are actually regressive. You might actually be able to make the case that it’s Biden’s policies that are, in-fact, racist.

Olen
January 25, 2021 8:59 am

What is missing in his cabinet and appointments are good looking women with a sense of how the air works. And maybe some smart enough to know you can’t sell climate with social justice.

Reginald R. Muskett, Ph.D.
January 25, 2021 8:59 am

Grand Inquisitor Talk’m’out’t’a Proclaims, “The Light Of The ‘Son’ Is Produced By … Systematic Racism!”

Let’s face it … You can’t Talk’m’out’t’a anything. Mel … Queue the ‘Girls’ … Orchestra … Los!

https://youtu.be/LnF1OtP2Svk

😀

John Kelly
January 25, 2021 8:59 am

Frightening.

beng135
Reply to  John Kelly
January 25, 2021 9:24 am

Yes indeed, beginning w/that alarming visage.

Bruce Cobb
January 25, 2021 9:26 am

Oh Cecilia, you’re breakin’ my heart.

beng135
January 25, 2021 9:30 am

Cecilia, you’re breaking the bank,
You’re tanking the economy daily.
Oh Cecilia, we’re down on our knees,
We’re begging you please — go outside & freeze.
Oh oh oh.

ht /Simon and Garfunkel

Last edited 4 months ago by beng135
Bruce Cobb
Reply to  beng135
January 25, 2021 10:39 am

Come on, man! That’s just racist!

ResourceGuy
January 25, 2021 9:44 am

Will her jet be parked with the others at Davos?

Walter Sobchak
January 25, 2021 9:58 am

Putney Swope:

Putney Swope, the only black man on the executive board of an advertising firm, is accidentally put in charge after the sudden death of the chairman of the board: prevented by the company by-laws from voting for themselves, in a secret ballot, most board members voted for the one person they thought could not win: Putney Swope.

Walter Sobchak
January 25, 2021 10:01 am

Wokeism and “Climate Science” are equally nonsensical. So package them together. Sort of like V8 juice.

Walter Sobchak
Reply to  Walter Sobchak
January 25, 2021 11:24 am

Another blast from the past: Harmonic Convergence.

Harmonic Convergence is a supernatural phenomenon that occurs once every ten thousand years. When the planets align, spiritual energy is greatly amplified, causing the spirit portals at the North and South Poles to merge, while an aura of spirit energy envelops the Earth.

Wokeism + “Climate Science = Idiocracy

DonM
Reply to  Walter Sobchak
January 25, 2021 7:02 pm

The current moronic convergence … occurs intermittently, when times are good, food is plentiful, and leisure time is abundant, allowing those with lessor mental prowess to merge together in the cities (and to a lessor extent the rural areas), then like herd animals, all clamoring together and running in the same direction.

They either go over the cliff together or get tired & hungry and stop to rest after stampeding over friends and foe alike.

Ghowe
Reply to  Walter Sobchak
January 27, 2021 3:35 am

Once we get rid of all the V8 motors w their harmonic balancers, maybe. Dawn of the age of aquarius, I heard.

SC Joyce
January 25, 2021 11:05 am

“Biden Senior Director for Environmental Justice Blames “Systemic Racism” for Climate Change”
Actually, I think it is the Climate Change Hoax and its “fixes” that are significant sources of “systemic racism”.

fred250
January 25, 2021 11:45 am

Interesting that not one of the libtard trolls has come out in defense of these utterly moronic appointments.

Richard Page
Reply to  fred250
January 25, 2021 1:18 pm

Some things are just universally stupid. I’m guessing more than a few are scratching their heads and asking themselves if this is what they were really voting for.

January 25, 2021 12:52 pm

So if we all just stop being racist, climate change will be fixed? No money needed?

Done. Fixed. No more climate change. We are all saved.

u.k.(us)
January 25, 2021 2:25 pm

That cackling sound you hear in the recesses of your reptile brain…
They are there for a reason.

Doonman
January 25, 2021 3:35 pm

Why would anyone self proclaim an organization named “Center for Earth, Energy and Democracy”? Sounds phony to me.

ResourceGuy
January 25, 2021 6:47 pm

A picture says a thousand words:

I got mine, now you get your own.

Paul of Alexandria
January 25, 2021 6:51 pm

We are so screwed. So is the environment.

huls
January 26, 2021 2:13 am

Biden Senior Director for Environmental Justice Blames “Systemic Racism against Lesbians with a Disability and shoesize IQ” for Climate Change.There fixed it for ya

Matthew Sykes
January 26, 2021 6:26 am

access to reliable, affordable, and sustainable electricity” This isnt going to happen with renewables.

Tom Abbott
January 26, 2021 3:23 pm

Systemic racism does not exist in the United States. It’s a myth created by the racist Democrats.

Racism is an individual choice.

There is no government rule specifying that certain groups should be discriminated against. That would be the case if there were systemic racism.

Systemic racism is just another tool in the radical Democrats toolbox. It’s just another way for them to call people who oppose them racists.

January 27, 2021 2:32 pm

So taking affordable portable energy away from poor people in Africa must be racial discrimination by she and Biden et al, since most people in Africa are brown or black-skinned?

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