Essay by Eric Worrall
If only President Biden was a dictator? According to Yahoo, the USA’s “chokepoint filled federal system” is threatening to derail Biden’s radical climate change agenda.
Biden’s on the verge of losing on climate change
Sat, 11 June 2022, 5:30 am
Despite assuming office with what activists describe as the most ambitious climate change agenda in history, Biden has experienced a series of setbacks that threaten to leave him with little progress on the issue, showing just how hard contending with climate change can be in a chokepoint-filled federal system, such as that of the United States.
The president is facing backsliding on almost every front in his fight against climate change: His clean energy proposals are stuck in the Senate, surging oil and gas prices have even Democratic state governments cutting gasoline taxes, and the need to wean America’s European allies off Russian fossil fuels has led the administration to propose boosting gas exports. Also, a bill passed by the House of Representatives could get in the way of offshore wind energy expansion.
Meanwhile, the president’s broad power to regulate under existing laws is being constricted: One federal court ruling forced him to sell new fossil fuel leases on federal lands and waters; and the Supreme Court is on the verge of limiting the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ability to regulate carbon dioxide, the most prevalent greenhouse gas causing global warming.
Climate policy wonks are hopeful that Congress will pass climate legislation before Republicans likely gain control of the body in the midterm elections, but they admit that failure would be devastating.
“Give Sen. Manchin credit for trying the bipartisan route, which is always his preference, and we’re going to hold hope that in the face of those talks petering out, that the place to go is back to the framework that’s centered on a big old package of climate and justice,” Pierce added. “I can’t imagine that Democrats are gonna go into the fall without having passed a package of significant investments on climate.”
If a climate bill doesn’t pass the Senate this year, Pierce said it would constitute “a monster failure.”
…Read more: https://au.news.yahoo.com/biden-losing-climate-change-193010788.html
The one thing which is missing from this big green lament is an effort to meaningfully respond to people’s objections – not one ounce of compassion for all the people their climate push is hurting.
Why are “Democratic state governments cutting gasoline taxes”? The reason is people can’t afford gasoline. Greens would love people to switch to electric vehicles, but most people can’t afford electric vehicles either. Even if people could afford EVs, EVs have serious limitations, like a massive drop in range in cold or hot weather, when power is diverted to heating or cooling. And you better leave your EV on charge if you park it in the frost.
Yet instead of pausing to reflect, to ask whether there is anything which can be done to alleviate these problems, greens treat objections as obstructions, and pin their hopes to ramming through their agenda before ordinary people have an opportunity to express their policy direction preferences at the midterms.
Even mild alleviation efforts, such as some less committed “Democratic state governments cutting gasoline taxes”, are seen as backsliding.
The sad part is there are ways greens could meet us halfway, and make real progress towards their goal of reducing CO2 emissions. If greens ditched their insistence on useless renewables, left gasoline vehicles alone for now, and focussed on replacing coal and gas with zero carbon nuclear power, like France did in the 1970s, I would write positive stories about how reasonable greens were being lately, and the massive CO2 emissions reductions they had achieved without messing up anyone’s life. But I think an outbreak of green sanity like that is as unlikely as me witnessing a flock of flying pigs pass my window.
The inability of deep greens to compromise even slightly is their undoing. The total inability of greens to empathise with and try to help the people they hurt is their downfall. That is the real reason “Biden’s on the verge of losing on climate change”.
Even cheaters lose sometimes.
They are called “checks and balances”, you ignorant quasi fascist. Slowing silly proposals is how the system is supposed to work, and indignant people doing a group chant should only draw derision.
The framers of the constitution were bloody brilliant.
Our educational institutions should be studying the Russian invasion of the Ukraine in detail.
One big takeaway is the respective governments’ attitude to their people. The Ukrainians stopped the Russians in their tracks because individual Ukrainians could pick up a rifle and a MANPAD and head for where the Russians were. They even had at least one fifteen year old kid using his personal drone to locate Russian vehicles so the artillery could bombard them. The people make your country great if you just get out of their way.
The Russians, just like the Soviets, use their conscripts for cannon fodder.
Marxists don’t actually like the people. They just like theories.
It blows my mind that our universities are heavily infested with Marxists. BTW, any program with ‘Critical’ in its title is explicitly Marxist … literally, not figuratively.
Defund the universities.
Washington Starts Blame Game Over Defeat In Ukraine
So it begins.
Three cheers for our Founding Fathers, er Founding Mothers and Fathers…I mean Founding Birthing and Non-birthing Persons who gave us our “chokepoint filled federal system”!
Delay is the deadliest form of denial. A bureaucrat’s motto.
My son once said in his teen years that Rolling Stone called the current Congress the “least effective” in some arbitrary period of time because they had passed few bills. I startled him when I told him that was a good thing. I said roadblocks slow down the Congress’s tendency to meddle in things that should not be meddled with.
My mother said something not the same but in the same vein. ‘Conservative times are tough times’; but she latter clarified that by saying it’s because they have to fix all the problems caused by previous Liberal governments.
Just because we have a legislature doesn’t mean we need more legislation. In fact, the need for removal of anachronistic and damaging laws is far more urgent than the need for new laws.
> “…limiting the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ability to regulate carbon dioxide, the most prevalent greenhouse gas causing global warming.”
Ummm, no. Water vapor hands down.
Anyway, the EPA flat out ignored 00s of thousands of thoughtful comments when proposing CO2 be classified a pollutant under their purview. That’s what is being challenged.
You beat me to it.
Is a flat out lie, but your average reader of the Yahoo article wouldn’t know that. They probably believe that the only GHG is CO2.
The average Yahoo reader can barely read and is still finishing the Depp/Heard stories.
(Chuckle) not trying all that hard though, eh? Love it.
This line jumped for me too.
I really hope this is just ignrance.
“Just” ignorance is sufficient to sink us. I’m currently debating in my own mind whether Democrat’s destruction of the United States is solely the result of ignorance, or actually the result of willfull intent. No winner has been declared yet.
roaddog, I’m leaning toward intent. Ignorance would get something right simply by accident now & then.
Once is happenstance; twice is coincidence; three times is enemy action.
Ben Adler, Senior Climate Editor for Yahoo News (whatever that is), with a Bachelor of Arts in Government, and a history of writing negative reviews of Conservative events, is certainly not my go-to person for anything rational. And herein he proves it.
It appears he hasn’t even heard of water vapour.
He probably thinks all of that white vapor pouring out of the stack at a coal plant is smoke or CO2. It IS a greenhouse gas, but not the one he thinks.
Yes, but it looks SCAAARRY!!!, so that’s what matters.
The Big Joke of course is the hysteria about Methane. Since atmospheric measurements began METHANE is still not quite 2 parts per million in the atmosphere.
1.8/1,000,000. So scarce they measure it in Parts Per BILLION.
The Big Joke of course is the hysteria about Methane.
Yes, we are constantly told that pound for pound Methane is 86 times more powerful at trapping heat than CO2 but we are never told how that translates into an increase in global temperature. For practical purposes, it doesn’t.
Unfortunately, it’s not a joke. Various governments around the world are gearing up to regulate methane emissions from cattle and other domestic animals.
Yes, ole Jug-Ears ‘imself (May the Queen live to be 150!) is endorsing masks for cattle.
lots of old bull married to old cow.
Luckily the offspring popped out of Di.
“Di the death” the undertaker U know boyoh!
“we are constantly told that pound for pound Methane is 86 times more powerful at trapping heat than CO2”
That may be true under laboratory conditions, using dry air. As you probably know, methane’s absorption spectrum is swamped by water vapour which is present in the real atmosphere at typical concentrations 10 – 20,000 times that of methane.
My God! Pubs around the world are in dire danger!
And it has been going to cross the 2ppm level for decades and probably won’t have crossed it by 2100. Another Biden admin and “skyrocketing” natural gas prices will be economic to to produce from the atmosphere.
They talk it’s a bad thing.
How Was This Missed?
Huge victory for scientific truth, and empirical proof for scientific fraud…
The revised Second Law of Thermodynamics, where ‘back radiation’ (the foundation upon which ‘climate change’ stands) is present in the Earth’s Energy Budget…
But missing is the ‘back radiation’ on the left side of the graph for the incoming radiation (77.1 Wm2) that’s directly absorbed by the atmosphere. Opps!
NASA’s earlier graph of the ‘Earth’s Energy Budget’ affirms the Second Law of Thermodynamics by omitting ‘back radiation’…
How is it that you keep spamming threads with irrelevant drivel? Hugh Victory indeed.
“How is it that you keep spamming threads with irrelevant drivel? Hugh Victory indeed.”
Notice, only Marxists are replying with non-reply replies to NASA’s gaffe in excluding ‘back radiation’ for the incoming 77.1 Wms that’s absorbed by the atmosphere, and MODs’ silence proves Watts Up With That is a Marxist, ‘false opposition’, site.
As my favorite philosopher used to say to Norton, “You are a mental case!”
F#*@ Hugh Victory!
The best thing that could happen would be for the SC to strike down the CO2 endangerment finding completely. Higher CO2 is actually net beneficial for the environment and life on the planet. Over the geologic ages, CO2 has been creeping lower and lower… from over 4000ppm to barely over 200. At 200ppm, plant growth is severely stunted. At 150ppm, most plants die off which means so do animals. Luckily man-kind increased it to a more safe and beneficial 400ppm, although likely 800ppm would be even better. Without our intervention, at the next glaciation, CO2 likely would have dropped to 150ppm… we averted real planet wide catastrophe.
I don’t believe man-kind increased CO2 much. I think it was primarily natural forces that increased CO2 and we just happen to be around at an opportune time.
We suddenly started super-scrutinizing everything, and became alarmed at things that have always happened.
If there really are deep ocean lakes of liquid CO2 the amount of CO2 in the ocean hence atmosphere may depend on deep water temperatures.
And what about those CO2 fairies?
Can you provide some documentation to support this fantastical claim?
The amount of fossil fuels that have been burnt were capable of increasing CO2 levels by twice what we have seen.
(Which BTW, is further proof that the natural sinks are huge and capable of growing. It also helps to prove that the residence time of CO2 is short.)
It doesn’t feel opportune.
I think it is a very fine time that is being ruined by political forces mired in evil intentions.
Currently, about half of the CO2 produced by human processes remains in the atmosphere. The other half is being used to increase plant uptake both on land and in the oceans. Alcheson’s post above is spot on and needs to be understood by more people.
Biden’s on the verge of losing on controlling his bowels. He never stood a chance on the Green New Deal.
On the verge? Didn’t he take a dump in his pants while visiting the antipope last year?
Greens are delusional fanatics. You can’t meet them halfway.
We are seeing the results of “The Green New Deal” that Biden just relabeled “The Biden Plan” during the campaign.
Brandon has the big stick (executive orders) but he has faced little or no opposition from the Dems. (Until now that the midterms are getting closer.)
People get the government they elect, poor dummies. Let’s see how many Americans have sufficient IQs to understand the cause and effect of electing evil Democrats this November.
The problem is the presumption that CO2 is a threat, and not a net benefit. The dollars flowing into the Green agenda are beginning to cause pain for consumers.
It always amuses me when people state that they can’t understand why the green devils can’t see how much they are hurting people. The green devils don’t give a wit about people, people are the problem, there are to many of us. We want everything that that they don’t want us to have. Net zero is their way of punishing us and lowering our number would be a beneficial side effect in their view.
Watermelons—green on the outside, red on the inside.
Dunning – Kruger sufferers.
And the useful idiots don’t realize that they will be culled as well…
As you probably see/know, the “Great” Reset is all about dictatorship. Biden is in a corner. The US Military CANNOT win against Russia since Russia’s hypersonics are unstoppable, at least for now. Make no mistake. COVID (which includes the destruction of socializing and wearing masks so we all look like criminals or just not people we want to be with), Green Luddites, and now the enrichment of the Military Industrial Congressional Racketeers (MICR) Nazis in the Ukraine, and the grain/fertilizer shortage, they are all planned, planned to kill people in great numbers. So a tactical, nuclear war is more and more probable. The US is providing real time satellite data so the Ukrainian can use the few GPS controlled 155mm rockets to KILL Russians. That is an act of war. Putin could, legitimately shoot down those satellites – which the US would spin into a Russian sneak attack.
The Russians invaded Ukraine. That is an act of war. The Ukrainians, with help from friends, defended themselves. Calling the latter an act of war, while keeping quiet about the former, is an act of distortion.
I’ve heard both countries are bad actors.
Ukraine is known to be one of the most corrupt places in the area, supposedly more than Russia.
Ukraine was fighting a civil war with Russian sympathizers and Russia thought they would give them a hand.
I don’t condone acts of war but, the Russian response should not be surprising.
So you got the basics then it should not be a surprise the west arming Ukraine … They have a right to defend themselves and if you can fight your enemy in a war without losing your own troops it’s a bonus. Bad actor is a subjective evaluation which probably says more about you then you think.
Based on some of the posts of yours I have read concerning this war I don’t believe you can adjectively judge anything about it or the comments made on it.
I have no special view on it .. it’s a long way away and has little relevance besides the economic fallout. Neither side is going to back down so countries are going to align behind one or the other .. that is a fact and is what is and has happened. Complaining about it I find amusing.
“I have no special view on it .. it’s a long way away and has little relevance”
thanks for the admission basically “I don’t have a f..cking clue what I am on about but I’ll add to the noise and BS anyhow”?
Any idea why you type anything apart from”nobody knows I’m a dog”?
Ukraine is one of the most corrupt nations in the world. The Biden administration therefore has a natural affinity for them, juxtaposed with a president who has the worst foreign policy record of anyone in Congress. Afghanistan? Afghanistan?
There are a lot of people with Mexican ancestry in the southwest US. Lets suppose that those people started agitating for those lands to be returned to Mexico. Let us also suppose that the Mexican government had a decades long program of encouraging Mexican citizens to move to the US and was also actively supporting and supplying these agitators.
How do you suppose the US would react to these provocations?
Why do you condemn the Ukraine for doing what the US would do?
What you are stating is the goal of La Raza. It’s been going on for decades. The U.S. has not done much to deter them because, once here, most Mexicans realize that keeping the U.S. borders intact is better for them. Although our government is corrupt, it is not as bad as Mexico.
With Ukraine, there is a different set of circumstances. Both countries are corrupt and reportedly, Ukraine was actively bombing eastern citizens of their own country.
I can see the pushback on Russia’s invasion just to discourage their expansion by force. I don’t agree with extended support of a bad actor that will deplete our treasury and resources for little tactical benefit.
We have other bad actors that we will have defend against that we need the resources for.
Besides that, we are already spending money we don’t have. The government should be cutting expenses, allow our economy to re-attain energy independence, and return manufacturing to our country.
Exactly right. We just borrowed another $40 billion from China to fund a disagreement that is in Europe’s backyard. That is nonsensical.
Nope. There is no invasion. War has rules as does international protection. Russia invoked art 51 of the United Nations charter which COMMANDS all nations to defend autonomous territories if they are under attack or otherwise in serious danger. Ukraine government has been bombing the people of the Donetsk and Luhansk autonomous regions since 2014.
Ukraine never followed up on the Minsk agreements which were meant to stop the murdering of thousands of Ukr civilians in those regions.
Stop listening to the MSM and seek out the facts.
Russia is the good guy here.
US, specifically Victoria Nuland (F*ck the EU is her idea of diplomacy) are putting gasoline on this proxy war fire. Ukr will be devistated because of US and EU.
“Ukraine government has been bombing the people of the Donetsk and Luhansk autonomous regions since 2014.”
And you live there you f..cking liar??
There seems to be a serious problem with the up and down votes today. Each time I’ve attempted to agree with someone, the counter hasn’t changed and I’ve been sent a message that I already voted, when I absolutely had not.
The OSCE established a “Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine” after the Minsk-2 accords.
If you go to their “Trends and observations” webpage (direct link), you can download for yourself a “Poster” (as a PDF file) of a summary of the “2021 Trends and observations from the Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine”.
In the bottom-right of that “Poster” you will observe a “Civilian casualties” box, with figures in the embedded “by year” bar chart ranging from 400+ in 2016 and 2017 to 91 in 2021.
NB : There is no distinction in that box between Ukrainian army shells killing civilians and Russian separatist shells killing civilians.
I have seen claims of 80% to 90% of the total being caused by the former, but cannot confirm this.
The Ukrainians are not “100% pure of heart and noble in spirit” and the Russians are not “100% evil”.
They are both “fallible human beings”.
The Russians are not “100% pure of heart and noble in spirit” and the Ukrainians are not “100% evil”.
They are both “fallible human beings”.
It’s impossible to know the facts because all reporting is biased for Ukraine. You may be wrong, but I see the conflict exactly as you do,
The only thing holding Russia back is the stupidity of Russia’s leaders.
Russia could have asserted itself over Europe, US sanctions and Great Reset proponents by leaving Ukraine alone and simply insisting on Rouble payments for gas.
As the rest of the world fights inflation, Russia is frantically cutting interest rates to prevent their currency rising so high their exports are no longer economical. This low interest rate environment should have triggered a surge of investment, of nation building, which would have revitalised their economy, triggering an Asian miracle style renaissance.
All Putin had to do was sit back, keep things stable, and he would have had the Russia of his dreams. In time Ukraine would have been knocking on Russia’s door, begging for the opportunity to participate in the Russian economic miracle.
Instead they invaded a neighbour and made themselves a pariah state.
Compelling logic Eric. Want a job? You can have Boris’ one but go easy on the amber nectar parties
Since the green agenda, now like a cancer which has fully corrupted the western democracies is guaranteed, (and planned?), to cause mass global starvation and a totalitarian takeover of the remains of society, maybe the best outcome of the Ukraine conflict would be a nuclear war which might kill half of humanity ( me and mine included)
This would be a much fairer “Great Reset” than that planned by the Club of Rome Greta Thunberg, Klaus Schwab, and the Davos crowd, and the shattered remains of society, being wonderful human beings would rise to the challenge of rebuilding.
Are Nukes survivable? Chernobyl is a thriving nature reserve. Hiroshima and Nagasaki are rebuilt and even populated by some survivors who lived to a ripe old age.
When Volcanoes blow we are told about the violence in x number of Hiroshimas, yet the nuclear winter effect is transient.
Stalin said one death is a tragedy, a million deaths is a statistic. The cuddly green lobby say a billion deaths is good news for the planet. Is nuclear holocaust a worse solution than the one espoused by the greens.
On the other hand we could shut up about saving the planet, let nature take its course and rely on human ingenuity to enable succeeding generations to prosper – or not
I doubt Greta has ever planned anything in her short life.
“The Earth has cancer and the cancer is
– Club of Rome, Mankind at the Turning Point
“The US Military CANNOT win against Russia since Russia’s hypersonics are unstoppable”
what f…ckwit cr..p are you on about??
Since when did the speed of nukes actually effect the unuseable crapomatic stunning expense of something patently useless?
why are you repeating that sh..thead propaganda from somewhere in the loony kremlin palace?
Pootin is a TV star and not even a good one.
I prefer Galkin, if you want to know…but he just had to leave.
I’m not going to cooperate with those Fascists on anything! CO2 is not harming or altering the global environment and in fact is absolutely necessary for life. They have and are damaging this country and many others in fundamental ways effecting national defense, energy security, food security, and academia.
Just think of what REAL environmental problems could have been addressed with the huge amount of funds spent subsidizing renewables and funding academia to pump out their disinformation presented as “science”.
Nope! I’m not cooperating with Fascist Criminals that I believe should be locked up!
Watch Australia the same shit is going down there
Yes it is rather humerous watching the new government trying to walk thru a minefield.
The Yahoo! article mentions the term ‘clean energy’ seven times but, as always, the writer does not define what he means by it.
It’s because there is no such thing as “clean energy”
The expanded graph of atmospheric CO2 at Moana Loa shows the sawtooths to have an idiosyncratic shape. Even this is not disturbed by the Thunbergian reduction caused by COVID, still less the actual rate of rise. Why is not more made of this? It seems fundamental that human contribution is very small.
There is no compromising with the Enviromarxists. They are determined to kill most of us off.
They must be beaten back to the ash heap of history and only referred to in texts under the heading of scams.
Hopefully future generations will learn a cautionary tale of this saga, if we can survive it.
The fanatics might be unreachable, its the fringe followers I’m hoping to reach. Peel off enough followers and it won’t matter what the core cadre thinks.
Quite right! Most of the deluded are not in on the scam. When they come to the conclusion that the reason that they can’t afford to drive and eat is due to self-dealing scam artists, there will probably be a shortage of rope (and empty lampposts).
Well, fortunately both can be recycled 😉
For the sake of humanity, let us hope Biden is finally shown on prime time TV for the clown fake that he is.
There are some serious issues facing the world. Those issues require a sensible cognitive leadership of western governments. Biden does not meet the requirements. The huge problem the USA faces, apart from terminal decline in political leadership is this. The next in line to be President if Joe goes in the next few months is Kamala Harris!!! We know Biden is not firing on all cylinders. Unfortunately we also know Harris is even less capable than old Joe. How incredible is that?
It is inconceivable that Harris would be granted control of anything more important than collecting the staffer’s tea money…..
Who is going to take over the White House if Biden is carted off to the old peoples home?
That is the issue we must face up to.
Rod, if Dementia Zhou does go, the exact same traitorous criminals will continue to pull the marionette strings and operate the teleprompters and talk into the hidden earpieces as are doing so today. Dontchathink?
The Manchurian Candidate has been brain dead for quite some time. If the Ditz takes his role in the play, the word salad will still be “it’s time for us to do what we have been doing and that time is every day.”
There is no climate crisis. There is no need for Net Zero at all. There is no need for CO2 reduction, full stop. Mankind will never be able to crank up atmospheric CO2 to 800 or 1000 ppm, because the biosphere will go bonkers in gobbling it up, and at those levels it has a marginal effect on the energy balance of the planet.
Greens do not do compromise because they are ignorant but brainwashed into thinking they have all the answers.
I’m a little disappointed: I was expecting to see a slightly longer headlong rush into the cess pit of climate change “action”.
Most of this has got nothing to do with climate change. They should read the dictionary if they don’t understand English.
I don’t want greens to “meet us halfway”, I want them to go away. We’re winning. Take no prisoners. Nuclear doesn’t need help from the Carbon Cultists. It just needs them to get out of the way.
“and the need to wean America’s European allies off Russian fossil fuels has led the administration to propose boosting gas exports.”
“Once you take off the taxes and the costs associated with delivery to gas stations, the relative economics of selling petrol the UK and the US start to look very different — different enough to make it attractive to ship the fuel across the Atlantic to a market that appears to offer far lower prices.”
This needs highlighting and shoved in the face of the green activists:
The one thing which is missing from this big green lament is an effort to meaningfully respond to people’s objections – not one ounce of compassion for all the people their climate push is hurting.
Build back better actually is code for: “eliminate fossil fuels and start new with diffuse, unreliable, anti environmental, anti economic growth, inflationary and impossible/fairy tale projections violating the principles of energy and common sense”
“The sad part is there are ways greens could meet us halfway, and make real progress towards their goal of reducing CO2 emissions.”
No! there is no point meeting these dogmatic, petulent, ideologues ‘halfway’, and trying to is both futile and destructive.
For a start there is no need at all to reduce CO2 emissions, so making compromises serves no other reason than getting some peace and quiet from the greentard’s incessant bleeting. And if ‘meeting them halfway’ meant only eschewing coal in favour of gas, afflicted grids will still suffer increased energy prices.
Worse though is that for dogmatic ideologues, more is never enough; so compromising by needlessly switching thermal power generation from cheap coal to more expensive (and versatile) gas is simply letting in the thin end of the wedge and before long, you’ll still find yourself facing demands for whirly gigs and dodgem cars or not eating meat or ventilating your clothes instead of washing them, or who knows, maybe holding your breath outdoors. Just ask any oil company how ‘meeting them halfway’ worked out when attempting to greenwash their operations with a few whirlygigs or extolling the virtues of gas a ‘bridging fuel’ (hint, greentards still want all oil companies to go broke and disappear)
The best approach to ideolgues is an assertive offense right from the beginning of hostilities. In the case of climastrologists and their save-the-planet useful idiots, the only course of action is to ceaselessly hammer the point that the gullible warming religion is bovine excrement refuted by physical evidence and what few ‘solutions’ they offer are even less credible.
There can be no compromise with totalitarians, it would be like meeting a serial rapist halfway by agreeing to let him only put the end of it in.
Exactly right. Republicans have been attempting to meet Democrats halfway for decades, and where’s it gotten us? There is no compromising with fanatics.
Nowhere in Mr Adler’s lamentation is the concept of free markets. These people have completely abandoned the entire concept of freedom. Democrats don’t even bother to pay lip service anymore.
Conservatives need to point this out. Moreover, most Americans know that all this pain at the pumps is unnecessary. They know America was an net exporter of energy and that gasoline was $2 when Trump left office. No amount of blaming it on Putin is to be accepted. Biden did that. Most also know that reducing FF use will not do jack $&*! toward “saving the planet.” They know that CC as an existential crisis is bunch of bull.
The Greens don’t compromise because their goal isn’t “climate control” or energy availability, it is global tyranny.
An item I haven’t seen in these EV discussion is the need to provide transportation to the people in the midwest. I live on the outskirts of a small mid-west town. If I cannot have my ic car then how am I going to get groceries? The first thing that the greenies need to show me is how will I get around. Show me the plans for a bus routes that serves all of these small and diverse areas. This would be a massive undertaking. Show me the cost of this system. Rather than shove this down my throat show me the option.
Much of the population can’t charge a BEV at home, making owning one expensive and inconvenient.
Did Yahoo itself write that, or was it an op ed?