Excerpts from the Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry, and National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy, January 27, 2021
The stakes on climate change just simply couldn’t be any higher than they are right now. It is existential. We use that word too easily, and we throw it away. But we have a big agenda in front of us on a global basis, and President Biden is deeply committed — totally seized by this issue, as you can tell by this executive order and by the other — the initiative for getting back into Paris immediately. That’s why he rejoined the Paris agreement so quickly, because he knows it is urgent.
[OCS: The Paris Climate Accord is a non-binding agreement that will serve as a raison d'être for implementing a progressive socialist democrat agenda in the United States while the three largest global polluters and producers of carbon dioxide, China, India, and Russia, all enjoy economic benefits of cheaper energy and industrial growth. It is a Democrat plan to grab political power, allow international incursions into our sovereignty, and a massive wealth redistribution scheme.]
He also knows that Paris alone is not enough — not when almost 90 percent of all of the planet’s emissions — global emissions — come from outside of U.S. borders. We could go to zero tomorrow, and the problem isn’t solved.
[OCS: The administration’s acknowledgment highlights the sheer idiocy of the scheme that even if we kill our economy, the problem remains.]
So that’s why today, one week into the job, President Biden will sign this additional executive set of orders to help move us down the road, ensuring that ambitious climate action is global in scope and scale, as well as national, here at home.
[OCS: Translation – we will redistribute the wealth of the American taxpayer to foreign governments, organizations, and individuals to incentivize “meaningless” actions.]
And it sets forth a process for us to develop an ambitious new Paris target, as well as a U.S. climate finance plan, both of which are essential to our being able to bring countries of the world together to raise ambition and meet this moment when we go to Glasgow for the follow-on agreement to Paris.
[OCS: The climate finance plan is nothing more than soak the American taxpayer on behalf of the wealthy. – Taking money from individuals in rich countries and giving it to rich people in poor countries. If the Paris framework is not complete or producing results, why go to Glasgow other than to provide another “high living” experience for diplomats and bureaucratic functionaries on the taxpayer’s dime.]
Well, we didn’t come here to put anybody on notice, except to the seriousness of President Biden’s intent to do what needs to be done to deal with this crisis, and it is a crisis.
With respect to those workers, no — no two people are more — in this room, are more concerned about it. And the President of the United States has expressed, in every comment he has made about climate, the need to grow the new jobs that pay better, that are cleaner, that —
I mean, you know, you look at the consequences of black lung for a miner, for instance, and measure that against the fastest-growing job in the United States before COVID was solar power technician. The same people can do those jobs, but the choice of doing the solar power one now is a better choice. And similarly, you have the second-fastest-growing job pre-COVID was wind turbine technician.
[OCS: What effin world does Kerry live in? Both solar and wind are costly, not reliable, subsidized, and represent another burden on the American people. There simply is not enough land for all of the solar panels and wind farms to provide energy to America. Has this schmuck not seen the bankrupt solar and wind projects that were failures from inception? Has this schmuck not noticed that subsidized imports decimated the solar panel industry and that a tariff is just another tax on American consumers?]
This is happening. Seventy-five percent, seventy percent of all the electricity that’s come online in the United States in the last few years came from renewables, not — you know, coal plants have been closing over the last 20 years.
[OCS: These declines do not come from free-market forces of energy companies investing in cheaper, more efficient energy – it comes from government mandates and special interest schemes.]
So what President Biden wants to do is make sure those folks have better choices, that they have alternatives, that they can be the people who go to work to make the solar panels — that we’re making them here at home. That is going to be a particular focus of the Build Back Better agenda.
[OCS: Making the taxpayer pay for expensive union-produced solar panels is tyranny – taxation without representation.]
And I think that, unfortunately, workers have been fed a false narrative. No surprise, right? For the last few years, they’ve been fed the notion that, somehow, dealing with climate is coming at their expense. No, it’s not. What’s happening to them is happening because of other market forces already taking place.
[OCS: I call bullshit. The forces do not originate with the market; they originate with the government. Not one person stood up and challenged Kerry’s assumptions and assertions. Both of which contain “ass,” the perfect description of John Kerry.]
And what the — what the — what the financiers, the big banks, the asset managers, private investors, venture capital are all discovering is: There’s a lot of money to be made in the creation of these new jobs in these sectors. So whether it’s green hydrogen that is going to come, whether it is geothermal heat, or whether it — whatever it’s going to be, those are jobs. <Source: White House>
[OCS: None of these people directly make their money from creating jobs. Their money comes from financial engineering and market manipulation. With the exception of people like Elon Musk, few of these people affect our industrial base, preferring to invest in big-tech, medical, and other white-collar companies.]