Democrat Joe Biden can’t win. His is not striking a chord with the American people anywhere. According to one writer, the progressives in DC, who tend to favor Communism, are not happy with what we are being told is his Climate Policy victory.
“The Real Reason Biden’s Climate Agenda Is Failing Is Because It’s Anti-Nuclear, Malthusian Progressives Downsized Democrats’ Climate Ambitions,” reported Michael Shellenberger.
Shellenberger identifies himself as “Best-selling author of Apocalypse Never”:: Time Magazine “Hero of Environment” :: Green Book Award winner :: Forbes Contributor :: Invited IPCC Reviewer : Founder and President of Environmental Progress.”
First of all, mystery solved! What do ‘Malthusian Progressives’ believe?
According to Wikipedia:
“Malthusianism is the idea that population growth is potentially exponential while the growth of the food supply or other resources is linear, which eventually reduces living standards to the point of triggering a population die off.”
So, protecting their perception of a quality of life is the motivation behind Progressive Communists pushing such bizarre laws and public policy that actually reduce the quality of life for everyone but the elite at the top. OK! That is noteworthy! Now read the following.
“Progressive Democrats are angry at how tiny Biden’s climate mitigation investments are, but it’s their own fault. Biden attempted to dial-up support for nuclear energy in the legislation, but Natural Resources Defense Council, Sierra Club, and environmental justice experts within the Biden White House successfully nixed even a modest lifeline for existing nuclear plants on the brink of closing down due to heavy federal and state subsidies for renewables.
The underlying reason for the failure of Biden’s ambitious climate plans is that progressives remain dogmatically pro-renewables and anti-nuclear. After I and a handful of others spent much of 2019 criticizing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for her anti-nuclear Green New Deal, she said in May of that year that she would “keep the door open” on nuclear power. But in October, she advocated the closure of New York’s Indian Point nuclear plant. When the plant closed earlier this year, natural gas use and carbon emissions increased, as my colleagues and I had long predicted.
Had Biden advocated the increase of nuclear power from today’s 19 percent to 50 percent of America’s electricity by 2050, he would have won Republican support, and America would be on a path to significantly reduced emissions. The climate infrastructure compromise legislation Biden announced yesterday does so little that it will be impossible to measure any impact on the energy mix, much less overall emissions. And U.S. emissions will rise this year, thanks to the closure of Indian Point and a booming post-COVID economy.
That’s in stark contrast to the fracking revolution, which is the source of America’s energy independence, and the main reason our pollution declined more over the last 20 years than any nation’s emissions have ever declined in recorded history. US emissions declined 22% since 2005, which is five percentage points more than President Obama had promised to under his Clean Power Plan proposal.”
So Progressive Communists are anti-fracking, which benefits America in many ways because it is going to hurt their elite quality of life. That is what American voters need to really understand when they allow the Democrat Party to become as far left as it has become. Their elitism is what gives rise to a Populist movement as we saw with President Donald J. Trump, who defended the quality of life for all Americans.
Biden is a complete disaster, and his climate change nonsense is headed nowhere because the Progressives are having a hard time with him too. That is ironic.
In closing, Shellenber wrote:
“In the end, the collapse of Biden’s big climate plans discredits the progressive agenda on climate, as promoted by Greta Thunberg, AOC, and the progressive caucus. The 100% renewable, anti-nuclear agenda reveals that the loudest climate activists care more about renewables as a path to harmony with nature through degrowth than about reducing emissions and toxic waste.”
A total disaster.
Kari is an ex-Community Organizer who writes about Cultural Marxism, grassroots activism, music, IndyCar racing and political campaigns. @Saorsa1776