From left, Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro, Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., Andrew Yang, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio are introduced before the second of two Democratic presidential primary debates hosted by CNN Wednesday, July 31, 2019, in the Fox Theatre in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
The fires in the Amazon are still a mystery, as is their reported destructiveness, but Democrat presidential candidates can at least find one silver lining: the story of potential damage to “the lungs of the world” will no doubt justify their latest torture which comes in the form of a 7 HOUR — you read that right — televised discussion on climate change.
Ever been to a 7 hour lecture? Well now you can watch one from the comfort of your own home!
Look, I’m not trying to denigrate efforts to care for our environment and take care of our home, this wonderful little orb that is so generous with her gifts. I’m just saying Democrat candidates would rather talk — for half a day apparently — about how you can donate to the cause than get busy doing the hard work of governing on climate change (or anything else for that matter. Almost 4 years of Russia collusion nonsense and little else…)
The details of this snoozefest, per CNN, follow:
Ten Democratic presidential hopefuls will appear in New York at back-to-back town halls on Wednesday, September 4, taking audience questions about their climate plans as scientists sound the alarm about global warming.Along with the candidates, the network also announced the CNN journalists and the approximate appearance times for the presidential hopefuls during the seven-hour, live event.
- Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro will be interviewed by CNN’s Wolf Blitzer at 5 p.m. ET
- Businessman Andrew Yang, who will also be interviewed by Blitzer, will come on at 5:40 p.m.
- California Sen. Kamala Harris will be interviewed by CNN’s Erin Burnett at 6:20 p.m.
- Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, who will also be interviewed by Burnett, will appear at 7 p.m.
- Former Vice President Joe Biden will be interviewed by CNN’s Anderson Cooper at 8 p.m.
- Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who will also be interviewed by Cooper, will be on at 8:40 p.m.
- Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren will be interviewed by CNN’s Chris Cuomo at 9:20 p.m.
- South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who will also be interviewed by Cuomo at 10 p.m.
- Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke will appear with CNN’s Don Lemon at 10:40 p.m.
- New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker will also be interviewed by Lemon and will come on at 11:20 p.m.
There is actual work being done to implement clean energy standards, some of it even in the evil oil refinery industry (but you’re not likely to hear about it next week on CNN).
One example is that of Meridian Energy, fighting to build a cutting-edge oil refinery, called The Davis Refinery, in Western North Dakota near Theodore Roosevelt National Park. As you can imagine, despite the CEO of Meridian claiming that traffic into the Park will ultimately produce more pollution than the new refinery thanks to new techniques it plans to use, the Davis Refinery is having a hell of a time getting past regulators and activists.
The Davis Refinery will produce “less pollution than the cars visiting the park,” Prentice claims. “The park generates more pollution than the Davis Refinery will.”
I can’t verify that claim, but I believe him when he says the project will move the ball down the field when it comes to cleaner use our oil and gas resources.
Unfortunately Meridian’s progress toward building it has been beset by legal and political activism from the usual suspects, so blinkered by their apocalyptic ideologies they can’t believe the path to good environmental stewardship may lay through new and improved ways to develop oil resources.
Not one but two legal challenges to the Davis Refinery are headed before the North Dakota Supreme Court.
This columnist notes that the left has begun to treat their climate alarmism as an eschatology — “An end-of-the-world doctrine shouted from the pulpits of power, not at all unlike the prophecies of rapture purported by Christian evangelicals.”
Which is more or less what you should prepare yourselves to hear if you turn on CNN at any point during the evening of September 4.