By: Brian Evans
Last week, on NPR’s ‘Morning Edition’, 2020 Presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke vowed that if the American people elect him President of the United States, he would take Executive Action to reverse President Trump’s accomplishments of making America Energy Independent, as he would end new oil and gas leases on federal lands, and would replace the Texas oil industry with wind turbines!
Much of the interview’s transcript between ‘Morning Editions’ Steve Inskeep and O’Rourke was omitted on the left-wing taxpayer-funded NPR’s website, likely for fear it hurting his approval with the public! Regardless, they noted that O’Rourke said he would help America to “free ourselves from fossil fuel”, and use similar resources as America used to get a man to the moon!
Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep asked O’Rourke if he would be asking Americans to make sacrifices, as he said…
“When you talk to scientists about what would be necessary to get to zero carbon emissions, they often talk about people having to change their daily behaviors — drive an electric car; that’s not such a bad change. Live in a smaller house. People might feel uncomfortable with that. Have fewer children. Eat less meat. Are you not going to demand any kind of sacrifice from anyone in order to get to zero carbon emissions?
O’Rourke alluded to the fact that Americans will have to suffer, to implement his plan, as he responded by stating…
“Yeah, we’re going to have to make an investment as a country. It is not going to necessarily be easy. Here is the opportunity to meet a true existential threat of this moment, and I’m confident that it’s going to bring out the absolute best in us. It’s nothing to be afraid of — something to meet head-on and to overcome and to do it together.”
In other words, O’Rourke says that Americans will have to change their daily behaviors, switch to electric cars, live in smaller houses, eat less meat, and make countless other sacrifices! After all, Beto has signed onto the radically unrealistic and nation crushing ‘Green New Deal’ that the nutty Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (D-NY) has proposed, which will leave Americans broke and without reliable power sources… if any! He has signed onto an agreement that will take Americans homes away, as they are forced to move their families into much smaller homes, without the comforts that they have taken advantage of for so many years! He has signed onto the ‘Green New Deal’, which says Americans must have fewer children, and instead have our population replaced with illegals who flood across the border! He has signed onto a ‘Green New Deal’ that demands Americans give up meat because as they put it, cow farts are increasing global warming! THAT IS HARD TO SAY WITH A STRAIGHT FACE!
“As president, I’m not going to tell you what kind of home that you live in or what you’re going to have for dinner, but I hope to inspire you to do everything within your power to meet the greatest challenge that we have ever faced with the knowledge that if we fail to do that — to make every use of American innovation and service and yes sacrifice over the next ten years. … Then the fires and the storms and the droughts that we see right now will pale in comparison to what our kids and grandkids experience.”
However, O’Rourke would do just that! He would end the American dream across the nation, and all for a manufactured narrative called ‘Climate Change’! Progressive-Marxists can call it what they want! They can change the terminology from ‘global warming’ to ‘climate change’ when the climate doesn’t sync with the name. They can hide the fact that they have become filthy rich off of the poor and middle classes in America and around the globe, and all in the name of ‘climate change.’ They can buy off scientists and gain tainted and distorted documentation in order to prove the so-called ‘climate change’ as the disaster that awaits mankind and the earth, but the most recent evidence shows that their facts are far off base!
Don’t get me wrong, climate change is a real thing. It has existed since the beginning of time. In fact, our climate continually shifts and changes over the years, but not due to CO2 gasses. The planet temperatures have risen and fallen, and the oceans have risen and fallen as well. Not only do weather patterns change, but climates do as well, over time. Many ‘global warming’ alarmist’ stated that CO2 levels resulting from fossil fuel consumption have been causing a greenhouse effect resulting in rising temperatures. However, in recent years the earth has been cooling. As a result, they re-coined the name ‘global warming’ to ‘climate change.’ In reality, CO2 actually causes a greening of the earth due to the fact that plants thrive on CO2 gasses. Also, Oxygen levels increase as greening occurs, since plants take in CO2 and expel O2. , Also, CO2 levels actually decrease in the atmosphere due to global greening increasing the number of plants and thus the amount of CO2 consumption. This makes the “global warming” or “climate change” theory contradictory to actual science. Therefore, why would the progressive/socialists be so determined to push “climate change”? Why have the European Union, United Nations, China, and other global leaders been behind the push for “climate change”? Truthfully, it all has to do with politics, elitism, and communism, and Beto O’Rourke and the whole of the Democrat Party field has embraced the Elitist Globalist, Climate Change narrative, for two reasons… POWER AND RICHES!
Furthermore, O’Rourke fails to note how his plan, that he vows to implement’, would bankrupt a prosperous oil-producing state like Texas, as he forces them to abandon their most lucrative industry, in exchange for unreliable wind turbines, which produce far, far, far less energy! In fact, according to Forbes, in 2018, Texas oil production totaled a record 1.54 billion barrels (bbl) in 2018, surpassing a previous record of 1.28 billion bbl set in 1973. Experts credit President Trump’s policies which freed up federal lands for oil production.
Regardless of the facts and reality, Beto O’Rourke said…
“My state’s big industry is going to have to transition into its other big industry,” O’Rourke said. “We generate more wind power than any other state in the union. As we free ourselves from that dependence on fossil fuels, we’re going to see more of my fellow Texans and fellow Americans transition into renewable energy jobs —high demand, high skill occupations – and I think it’s really important that we invest in the training to make sure that we have the skilled workforce that’s ready to take on this global challenge”
However, study after study, and analyst after analyst, they have found that solar and wind power are exorbitantly expensive, unreliable, and ineffective as primary power supplies, even according to an Obama Administration Advisor! Forbes reported…
Solar panels and wind turbines are making electricity significantly more expensive, a major new study by a team of economists from the University of Chicago finds.
Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) “significantly increase average retail electricity prices, with prices increasing by 11% (1.3 cents per kWh) seven years after the policy’s passage into law and 17% (2 cents per kWh) twelve years afterward,” the economists write.
The study, which has yet to go through peer-review, was done by Michael Greenstone, Richard McDowell, and Ishan Nath. It compared states with and without an RPS. It did so using what the economists say is “the most comprehensive state-level dataset ever compiled” which covered 1990 to 2015.
The cost to consumers has been staggeringly high: “All in all, seven years after passage, consumers in the 29 states had paid $125.2 billion more for electricity than they would have in the absence of the policy,” they write.
Solar and wind require that natural gas plants, hydro-electric dams, batteries or some other form of reliable power be ready at a moment’s notice to start churning out electricity when the wind stops blowing and the sun stops shining, I noted.
And unreliability requires solar- and/or wind-heavy places like Germany, California, and Denmark to pay neighboring nations or states to take their solar and wind energy when they are producing too much of it.
My reporting was criticized — sort of — by those who claimed I hadn’t separated correlation from causation, but the new study by a top-notch team of economists, including an advisor to Barack Obama, proves I was right.
Previous studies were misleading, the economists note, because they didn’t “incorporate three key costs,” which are the unreliability of renewables, the large amounts of land they require, and the displacement of cheaper “baseload” energy sources like nuclear plants.
The higher cost of electricity reflects “the costs that renewables impose on the generation system,” the economists note, “including those associated with their intermittency, higher transmission costs, and any stranded asset costs assigned to ratepayers.”
But are renewables cost-effective climate policy? They are not. The economists write that “the cost per metric ton of CO2 abated exceeds $130 in all specifications and ranges up to $460, making it at least several times larger than conventional estimates of the social cost of carbon.”
Last year, Beto’ O’Rourke also diminished the sacrifice that so many American WWII soldiers gave their lives on the beaches of Normandy, as he told Iowa residents that those who come up with green policies are heroes like…
“those who were on the beaches of Normandy.”
Therefore, Beto, like most Democrats today, WILL PUSH THEIR AGENDA, AT ALL COSTS! Beto told Inskeep that Democrats have to act now on climate change…
“Because we don’t have time to waste!”
However, O’Rourke isn’t concerned or talking about the time our planet has due to so-called ‘Climate Change’, but instead Beto, like most left-wing Progressive-Marxists, see the pendulum swinging, as America and the rest of the world, are beginning to realize that their “Climate Change” narrative is purely fictional, and designed to destroy free society and enrich and empower the Elitist political, economic, and social classes!
Ultimately, the Democrats are now pushing for the same ideals, the same ideology, and the same twisted and perverted values that Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, and Mau Zedong embraced…Socialism, whether it is Marxist Socialism, Fascist Socialism, or Fabian Socialism! After all, they all may start off the same, but they all end in the same place, with the Elitist Political, Social, and Economic Class at the top, and everybody else at the bottom, begging for their scraps and for their freedom!