In the news Academia bolsters the Green New Deal’s policymaking by make-believe

Discussion in 'Political Outhouse' started by LYKUNO, Mar 30, 2019.

  1. LYKUNO

    LYKUNO Well-Known Member

    Feb 16, 2018
    Heard about this recent Washington Examiner article by Casey Given while listening to a Dan Bongino podcast this morning. The article mentioned Stephen Wheeler, a landscape architecture and environmental design professor at the University of California Davis, who wrote a 2012 article envisioning a future where some of the Green New Deal's proposals would be a reality. Here's an excerpt from the article:

    First, on reducing the use of airplanes, Wheeler’s green utopia has a universal cap on how much citizens can travel by plane, as other transportation options such as high-speed rail have supplanted the “wasteful” 20th-century mode of transportation:

    "From time to time an airplane appears in the skies overhead, but these are also rare. Since there was no real way to make air travel carbon neutral, the guide says, it has been greatly curtailed. Everyone is now allowed two round-trip flights during their lifetimes. These are usually taken as part of years abroad for young people, since it is such an important educational experience for them to see other parts of the world. Otherwise, there is little need for air transport. Flying halfway around the world for a short vacation is seen as incredibly wasteful — a feature of the consumption-oriented lifestyles of the industrial age when few considered their responsibilities toward the planet."

    The article continues with a discussion of "plus energy" buildings, ones that generate more energy than they consume, etc. See the link above for the full article, which is worth the read, and will offers insight into the kind of environmental nonsense is being taught to our impressionable youth in our schools and universities.
     
  2. Colorado Sonny

    Colorado Sonny Deo Volente Supporting Addict

    Sep 25, 2015
    Thanks for the info! I still can't give it a like if you know what I mean.
     

  3. Kip

    Kip Sir Kip Esquire

    Apr 12, 2016
    Puts a damper on air support.
    These idiots are the ones wrecking OUR oxygen.
     
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