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"Middle-of-the-Road" Climate Plans From Centrist Democrats Won't Save Us, Warns AOC at Green New Deal Rally

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"Middle-of-the-Road" Climate Plans From Centrist Democrats Won't Save Us, Warns AOC at Green New Deal Rally

Julia Conley, staff writer

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez issued a rebuke on Monday to longtime members of Congress and presidential candidates who claim incremental measures will solve the climate crisis and vowed not to allow Republicans or centrist Democrats to hamstring the push for a Green New Deal.

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I think she talking to you Joe.

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Do you mean Hillary Biden?

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Joseph Robinette Biden-Clinton, “Give me a break ,I voted for War and I’ll do it again, Maduro you thug!”

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She may be talking to Joe, but Joe doesn’t hear a word she says.
He’s another old, rich, white career politican. He’s too set in his ways to change now.

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And neither will her middle of the road #GreenNewDeal

#ExtinctionRebellion #RebelForLife #ClimateEmergency

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Level 1: Is this catastrophic climate change thing real? A few people are still in utter denial.

Level 2: Do you have a pulse? “Maybe tomorrow.” Most lung cancer fatalities were planning to quit smoking but they were never getting around to it. We’re facing a nonzero risk of morbidity to your own grandchildren, but something else might be more important right at this moment (and for forever too).

Level 3: Are you being effective in your activism? Lots of people are grousing or are personally reducing their own gasoline use a bit. What skills would make you more effective in the longer term? Who does the planning? Where are the climate plans to inhibit and reverse the Arctic meltdown? Where are the climate plans to replace our strangled freeway system? I like AOC’s stance a lot better than Joe Biden’s, but even AOC doesn’t have specific plans and demands out there.

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Uncle Joe took a bow when we signed on to the Paris Accords, one of the most laughably toothless “CYA” agreements ever written. How toothless? Since its inception, not a single country has met its emissions reduction goals. In fact, emissions went up last year and they’re on track to rise again this year. Joe also took a bow as US oil production reached record highs during the “all-of-the-above” Obama years.

So yeah, Joe, lots of people have “been more consistent about taking on the environment and the green revolution.” Unless by “consistent,” you mean consistently taking bows while feedback loops engage. But keep weasel-wording your way through a career, Dude, because you’ll be too dead to hear people in misery cursing your name.

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AOC is addressing Biden, of course - but really, the Democratic Party.

Biden doesn’t think for himself, he doesn’t have positions independent of the right liberal wing of the Democratic Party.

Biden is a company man, above all in his candidacy - from ‘anti-Trump’ roll out to talking points to cosmetic surgery, his entire campaign has been designed and vetted - and will be tightly managed - by the dominant, right liberal, establishment wing of the Democratic Party he is the official rep. of.

And that includes his party’s ‘incrementalist’ position on climate change action.

You can bet that behind the scenes the establishment Democratics will be handling the sh_t out of Biden to keep this weak, flap-jaw, gaffe-prone, baggage-encumbered candidate ‘on point.’

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Computers can win at Jeopardy, GO, drive cars and outperform doctors and lawyers. AI is learning at exponential rates. It won’t be long before it will run the government the way it’s supposed to.

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A good opportunity for Bernie to score points on Biden arrives in late July in Detroit. The Sunrise Movement is mounting what will hopefully be a big protest rally outside the Dem debate there – and Bernie can ask uncle Joe why he’s content to throw the d-party base marching just outside the building under the bus to make his corporate overlords a few more billion on the road to climate chaos.

But I’m sure we’ll hear about those union jobs in drilling, mining, fracking, and refining Joe is saving. The future just called, Uncle Joe, to say you’re an idiot.

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Exactly - She’s calling out both Joe and the Dem ‘leadership’. and all the other ‘centrists’.

Keeping this in mind when we say “centrist”

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Remember that They Put him there to protect their own interests, certainly not ours!

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What Climate Plans? A bit too late on this BS.

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Take a good look at Grampa Joe… and they call Bernie old?

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“Take a good look at Grampa Joe… and they call Bernie old?”

That was pre-makeover, Guitman - in the primaries he’ll be wearing tight, torn jeans.

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Lets throw some new ideas in the pot: tell candidates to support a bottom-up Worker Co-op Economy to replace the top-down, worn-out capitalist regime! Truly free-enterprise from the bottom up!!!

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I think we passed the point-counting stage several years ago. There IS no “middle-of-the-road” for climate action, only action or inaction, and the only thing that qualifies as even a STEP TOWARD action is a bill along the lines of the GND resolution but explicitly spelling out what the federal and state governments will do in the first two years, passed by both houses of Congress and signed by a president.

What they must do is a hell of a lot, starting with a total ban on new fossil fuel projects of any kind and abandonment of projects begun but not completed. The industry and its owners should by all rights take the hit, as they have had plenty of time already, but if we have to buy them out it should be for about 20 cents on the dollar paid without interest over the next century if there is one.

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The Fourth National Climate Assessment, 2017, said " (https://www.globalchange.gov/nca4) of 2017 states in its executive summary, “The global atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration has now passed 400 parts per million (ppm), a level that last occurred about 3 million years ago, when both global average temperature and sea level were significantly higher than today. Continued growth in CO2 emissions over this century and beyond would lead to an atmospheric concentration not experienced in tens to hundreds of millions of years. There is broad consensus that the further and the faster the Earth system is pushed towards warming, the greater the risk of unanticipated changes and impacts, some of which are potentially large and irreversible.”

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You have to add the 85 ppm of Methane in the atmoshere to get a real figure.

https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/confirmed-southern-hemisphere-co2-level-rises-above-symbolic-400-ppm-milestone-20160515-govfq7.html

It’s under the picture of the olar bear about half way thru the article.

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