• Whaddya Think? Texas Tragedy Backs ‘Green’ Energy Enthusiasts Against the Wall

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    Surge Summary: Historic winter cold and snow in Texas are forcing reconsideration of some of the smug tenets of the “green agenda” that most on the political Left simply accept as self-evidently sensible. There is much to be learned from this weather-oriented crisis – but the pertinent question is: Will progressives pay attention?

    by Gary Bauer   

    Our prayers are with people of the Midwest and Texas who are suffering through a terrible winter storm.  President Biden, who wants to be known as the environmental president, has apparently solved global warming in three weeks!  But this really isn’t a joking matter.

    Democrats say never let a crisis go to waste, which is very cynical.  I say we should learn from this crisis and there are lessons to be learned.

    For example, the state most known for energy is suffering through rolling blackouts right now.  More than 4 million people are without power and heat as temperatures in the Lone Star State have plummeted to below zero.

    While Texas is known for its oil and natural gas, it has also embraced so-called “sustainable energy sources” like wind power.  But the giant wind turbines froze in the Texas plains, and that’s one major reason why the state’s energy grid is on tilt.

    Wind and solar can be part of our energy future.  But this fiction that we can end the use of carbon-based fuel in 10, 20 or 30 years will end up killing people and our economy.

    By the way, there are other alternatives, but the left opposes those too.  The left has scared people away from nuclear power.  We have abundant natural gas, but President Biden has effectively declared war on that.

    Consider what he has done in his first days in office:  He canceled the Keystone pipeline.  Left-wing activists are demanding that more pipelines be shut down.  Biden suspended drilling on federal lands.  And he rejoined the Paris Climate Accord, which will destroy the American energy industry if it is ever fully implemented.

    The environmental extremists and politicians like Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have already cost America tens of thousands of jobs.  Now environmental extremism is costing lives in places like Texas.  We should learn from these mistakes, rather than repeating them all over the country.

    Many people seem to think that younger generations are smarter than we are, but they are like fish in water.  They think the things we have always had will always be here.

    But they have no idea what had to be done to develop the abundant energy that fuels America’s great economy.  We must explain to them all the progress that was made possible by carbon-based fuels before they wake up one day and wonder where all the heat and food went.

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    Originally Posted here.

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    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.

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