White House national climate adviser Gina McCarthy took leftist censorship a step further by suggesting tech companies must end talks challenging the government’s energy narrative last Thursday.
“Tech companies need to stop allowing certain people to spread disinformation over and over again,” McCarthy said in an interview with Axios.
Let’s play with McCarthy’s hypothesis, in which “disinformation” means the facts and opinions not specifically fed to Americans by the government. Here are six truths about the environment that the Biden administration would likely censor.
1. The Green New Deal could harm the environment.
The left’s plan to “deploy a World War II-style mobilization to confront the grave threat of climate change” is not only too radical to garner widespread support, but also poses problems for the ecosystem. Except for the $5 trillion it would cost to switch from coal and nuclear to 100 percent renewable energy.
Policies that would drastically reduce domestic fossil fuel production would not halt global consumption of those fuels. Alternatively, production of these fossil fuels will continue to take place in places where standards are not as high as in the United States, resulting in more toxins being released into the environment.
In addition, so-called “green energy” requires rare earths and other components currently controlled by countries that destroy the environment for political and economic gain, such as B. China. Components of wind farms and electric car batteries contain many important toxins and require enormous amounts of energy to assemble and get online while providing poor quality energy in return.
2. A mass shift towards fuel-efficient cars is only immediately feasible for the wealthy, never for transportation.
Electric vehicles (EVs) are around $10,000 more expensive than the average car, and the costs don’t stop there. Installing a charging station at home can cost anywhere from $300 for extremely basic charging hardware to $35,000 for more advanced chargers. Additional costs also include additional costs for household utility bills, special EV permits, and special renovation costs.
And where do unthinking environmentalists think the generation of electricity to power these cars comes from? Sometimes coal, sometimes gas. Certainly not reliable from wind farms.
while Biden Expectations “The typical driver saves $80 a month” by switching from a gas-powered car to an electric vehicle, his statement neglects the high cost of ownership and ownership of EVs, which makes them an unrealistic choice for most Americans. It also ignores that electric work trucks, farm vehicles, semi-trailers and the like are totally impractical. Even if they were to be mass-produced in the future, their components encounter all the energy and rare-earth problems of other electric vehicles.
What “green” energy really means is “low energy”. And a low-energy society is a poverty-stricken one.
3. Not all fracking is harmful.
Fracking natural gas as a form of fossil fuel is one way America has harnessed our natural resources without emitting excessive carbon into the atmosphere. It has also helped boost our economy by creating hundreds of thousands of jobs in the industry.
However, President Biden did promised time and again to eliminate fracking and plans to eliminate fossil fuels through a costly switch to completely “clean” energy.
4. Chemical abortion introduces hazardous waste into water systems.
Home abortions that chemically starve, decompose, and expel unborn babies from the womb have environmental implications in addition to their obvious moral issues and health risks. In the final stages of the abortion, when the decomposed flesh and bones of the unborn child are expelled from the uterus, abortion advocates at Planned Parenthood advise women to treat the remains as a “heavy, spasmodic period” and flush the toilet down.
Kristan Hawkins, President of Students For Life, notes that with chemical abortions accounting for nearly 40 percent of all abortions, there is growing concern about the dangers that flushing human remains into our water systems introduces.
With the FDA’s decision to allow abortion pills to be shipped, this environmental side effect of the chemical abortion pill would certainly be silenced.
5. Intermittent energy is not ready to replace fossil fuels.
Around 1.2 million megawatts of wind and solar power have been installed over the past 10 years, but the world still runs on 80 percent fossil fuels. Why? This is mainly due to the unreliability of intermittent forms of energy.
Consider the many factors that affect the energy capacity that these renewable resources can actually produce: fickle winds, the angle and power of the sun, and other factors. While those 1.2 megawatts were installed, only a fraction was actually generated from these renewable sources.
While Biden promises a full shift to renewable energy sources, the reality is that these sources are not as reliable as fossil fuels, and replacing fossil fuels completely with “green energy” will have a devastating impact on our country and the world. A low-energy economy means more starving Americans, worse medical care, worse education, and more.
6. Disposable masks are toxic to the environment.
The number of masks produced since the start of Covid-19 is well into the tens of billions, and many of them have found their way into our oceans. Harmful toxins such as lead, copper and antimony have been found to be released from these masks when they come into contact with water. Additionally, it is estimated that it will take around 450 years for this wave of discarded face masks to dissipate.
That fact does not bode well for the Biden administration’s maintenance of the Covid panic, most recently with claims that a third of Americans are in areas with a high incidence of cases. Despite her acknowledgment that this isn’t as bad as the Omicron variant, her call for Americans to continue to dress up only upholds the environmental damage caused by masks.
Elise McCue is an intern at The Federalist and a graduate student at Virginia Tech majoring in multimedia journalism and professional and technical writing. She is an opinion and lifestyle writer for the Collegiate Times and reports on the Southwest Virginia music scene for The Roanoke Times. You can follow her on Twitter at @elisemccue or contact her at email@example.com.