Greta Thunberg, the favorite green darling of the progressives, is scheduled to testify before Congress today—Earth Day. Thunberg, who appeared before the United Nation’s Climate Action Summit in New York in 2019, went viral after she scolded world leaders in her fiery “How dare you!” speech.
The House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Environment, which has jurisdiction on global climate change as well as energy policy, extended the invitation to the Swedish activist.
Notably, the young self-named climate realist, Naomi Seibt, who took to the stage at CPAC in 2020, wasn’t invited to speak.
In contrast to Thunburg’s climate Marxist messaging, which insists on enacting global governmental policies to eliminate all fossil fuels in order to reduce CO2 emissions, Seibt admits she doesn’t believe that human activity affects the environment that much. Instead, she encourages people to question these ideas and do their own research as she has.
Following its September 2020 hearing exploring solutions to the climate crisis—including federal mandates to push a green economy–the committee released its COR Climate Change Agenda, that proposed a set of six bills based on recommendations from the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis:
H.R. ____, the Federal Agency Climate PREP Act, introduced by Chairwoman Carolyn B. Maloney and Subcommittee on the Environment Chairman Harley Rouda, requires climate change adaptation planning and coordination at all federal agencies.
H.R. 8174, the Carbon Pollution Transparency Act, introduced by Representative A. Donald McEachin, requires federal agencies to use consistent, science-based figures in their rulemaking and purchasing decisions to quantify the long-term costs of greenhouse gas emissions.
H.R. 5142, the Green Energy for Federal Buildings Act, introduced by Representative Julia Brownley, requires the federal government to increase its use of renewable energy to 100% by 2050.
H.R. 7969, the Postal Vehicle Modernization Act, introduced by Representative Jared Huffman, Chairwoman Maloney, and Subcommittee on Government Operations Chairman Gerry Connolly, requires the Postal Service to upgrade its fleet to electric or zero-emission vehicles by 2040.
H.R. 932, the Renewable Energy Certainty Act, introduced by Representative Peter Welch, authorizes federal agencies to procure renewable energy and energy from cogeneration sources for up to 30 years.
H.R. 4347, the Preparedness and Risk Management for Extreme Weather Patterns Assuring Resilience and Effectiveness (PREPARE) Act, introduced by Representative Matt Cartwright, enhances federal planning and preparation for extreme weather and disseminates best practices to help regional, state, and local efforts to develop their plans to respond to extreme weather.
President Biden will also be holding a virtual climate summit with world leaders today.
According to the Washington Post, “President Biden will convene dozens of world leaders this week for a virtual climate change summit, marking not only an effort to restart the global push to address the rising threat but also the new president’s first grand gesture as a world leader.”
While America burns and Israel strikes Syria, Biden’s “first grand gesture” according to WaPo is addressing the “Climate Crisis.”