The Earth Day was over. New York Times still insists the Democrats can ride to victory on the issue of climate change – or at least the party is doomed if it doesn’t embrace extreme measures touted by…a high school student?
That was environmental reporter Lisa Friedman’s spin in Saturday’s edition, “Frustrated by Inaction, Climate Activists Plan Rallies Across Country.” Friedman warned that pollution was “dangerously heating the planet” and made other frightening, confident, unsubstantiated assertions to try and turn environmental extremism into a winning issue for Democrats.
Joe Biden was not Vincent Vertuccio’s first choice for president. As a Long Island high school student, Vertuccio organized many young people to vote for him. He was motivated by one issue, climate change.
On Saturday, the day after Earth Day, Mr. Vertuccio expects to be outside the White House at one of dozens of “Fight for Our Future” rallies planned in cities across the country to press the government to cut the pollution that is It is dangerously heating our planet.
Yes, yet another supposedly “broad coalition” composed solely of the far left for the TimesCelebrate.
The event organizers have assembled a large coalition of young activists, labor unions, civil right groups, mainstream environmental organisations, to push the president, Congress, state legislatures, and Congress to adopt aggressive climate actions.
It wouldn’t be the Times without the same environmental doomsaying it’s been undertaking for decades (shouldn’t we all have perished by now, if the Timesa correct assessment of its fears?
They worry that time is running out — both for the atmosphere, which is rapidly warming to dangerous levelsFor legislative action to reduce the harm. Many supporters believe that after Memorial Day, Washington’s focus will shift to the November midterm elections, making it nearly impossible for lawmakers to negotiate major legislation.
Inaction will have undoubtedly political consequences for Mr. Biden’s party. It could jeopardize support from young voters, who are expected to vote in record numbers to ensure Democrats win control of Congress and the White House in 2020.
“Young people elected Joe Biden to take action,” Mr. Vertuccio said. “If we do not see climate action taken, I think that will be a massive betrayal from the Democratic Party to young people.”
Interviews with over a dozen climate activists revealed that many are feeling discouraged by their colleagues.
Friedman once again portrayed climate risk in a maximalist and UN-approved way.
As all this took place, the United Nations released a landmark report in which top scientists from around the world warned that time is running out for countries to pivot away from fossil fuels or face a future of climate catastrophe.
Rob Sherrell, an oceanographer and professor at Rutgers University, said he has been talking to students about the threat posed by climate change, including that of rising seas, wildfires and extreme storms, since the 1980s….
Are you still around in the 1980s? It’s amazing we’re still around. Friedman borrowed from her resources to incite enthusiasm.
Climate change was overwhelmingly the top issue among young voters. [Tufts’ Abby]Kiesa said….
That’s overstating things. The Tufts study found that “Climate Change” was the third most important issue for Biden voters aged 18-29, at a whopping 12 percent, far behind “coronavirus” (42%) and “racism” (21%). It was 3 percent according to Trump voters of the same age.