On the Left coast, a new business is making awfully loud noises about climate change (previously called global warming). The rich irony is that this business is housed in the Climate Pledge Arena – sitting atop Uneven floor of iceThis is the address. It’s the playing home of the National Hockey League’s new expansion team, the Seattle Kraken.
It’s no wonder the Kraken are so passionate about the dubious and alarmist hysteria of so-called climate change. They stink at hockey – with just one victory in their first six games.
The name of Seattle’s arena was inspired by “The Climate Pledge,” a joint effort in 2019 by Amazon and Global Optimism seeking signatories who would commit to “net zero carbon across their businesses by 2040—a decade ahead of the Paris Agreement.”
The Paris Agreement was a legally binding international treaty on climate change adopted by 196 parties meeting in 2015 which “entered into force” in November of 2016. Its goal was to “limit global warming to well below 2, preferably to 1.5 degrees Celsius, compared to pre-industrial levels.”
In a tug-of-war between conservatives and leftists, former President Donald Trump withdrew the U.S. from the Paris Agreement in 2017. On President Joe Biden’s first day in office, he rejoined the agreement.
The Climate Pledge Arena’s official website has little to say about professional hockey. You can find a lot of information about climate change on its official website:
“The naming rights for Climate Pledge Arena was secured through a partnership between Amazon, Oak View Group, and Seattle Kraken. The arena will be the first in the world to have a net zero carbon certification. It also uses the power of entertainment and sport to help address the global climate crisis. … Our goal is to be the most progressive, responsible, and sustainable arena in the world. It might sound ambitious—but that’s the point.”
Climate nonsense arena is protected by a roof that was recycled from Seattle Center Coliseum/Key Arena. This venue used to be home to the Seattle SuperSonics before their move to Oklahoma City. This will allow the arena “to consume less embodied carbon than most other new arena construction projects and while reducing landfill waste.”
Seattle climate enthusiasts are naturally concerned about the amount of fossil fuel that the stadium’s fans use just to reach it. The arena website states: “Our goal is to be the leader for responsible, efficient, multi-model transportation choices. To do so, we’re working to ensure our guests have access to a diverse set of transportation choices that will reduce our emissions and improve access to the arena.” Could a diverse, emissions-reducing mandate for Kraken fans be around the corner for this so-called “progressive” project in Seattle? It wouldn’t be surprising.
Bike riding is one of those alternative transportation options. “Climate Pledge Arena has many protected bike lanes nearby,” the arena website boasts. There are 170 temporary bike racks located in the Arena plaza. A scooter can be used to get you to and from the arena. There’s nothing like the experience of taking a bike or scooter to a hockey game in the cold, driving, winter rain in Seattle come December and January.
Seattle hockey fans can expect a treat this season.