Thursday, February 21, 2019

Bee, Noah, and Meyers examine the Green New Deal to deal with climate change, the real emergency

Two days ago I posted Noah and Meyers take closer looks at what Colbert calls 'the national emergency we didn't need'.  Today, I return to the comedy/late-night talk show host well to look at the latest version of an idea I examined only once, the Green New Deal, which Jill Stein proposed when she visited Detroit in 2016Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is advocating for the latest version and the reaction is about what one would expect, utter horror from the fossil fools.

Samantha Bee had first crack at the proposal and its reaction last week in Green New Deal | February 13, 2019 Act 1 | Full Frontal on TBS.

The Green New Deal has sparked a second red scare among the typically Christmas-loving Fox News crowd as they race to batten down their cows and protect their private jets.
As I mentioned in Colbert, Noah, Meyers, and Bee take on the State of the Union Address, Bee has probably the most distinctive sense of humor about issues; this time I can't attribute her originality to having more time.

Trevor Noah attacked the subject next in Conservatives Slam Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal | The Daily Show.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has released the ambitious Green New Deal to curb climate change, and Fox News obviously hates it.
Noah is the most skeptical of the three comics whose videos I'm embedding today.  He raises good questions about the practicality and cost of the proposals, then notes that the Republicans aren't raising them.  Instead, they're scare-mongering.  I'm not impressed.

Finally, Seth Meyers compared climate change to the national emergency to build the border wall, in last night's Closer Look, declaring The Real National Emergency Is Climate Change in .

Seth takes a closer look at President Trump and his allies freaking out about a Democratic plan to fight climate change.
I don't think all or even most of Ocasio-Cortez's goals are achievable in ten years, but that doesn't mean that they shouldn't be tried.  I think they should.

Also, I've seen all of this panic over an environmental goal before.  Many of the same people were freaking out over Agenda 21 six years ago, when I wrote "Agenda 21 is the new black helicopter" and Green is the New Red.  It's time to be a good environmentalist and recycle the manatee.

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