As they say, never let a crisis go to waste. In addition to calling “climate change” a problem, she also said that it was an opportunity – “an opportunity that smart, innovative people…can address by creating new businesses and jobs.”
She made these comments before an audience at Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale. Here’s what she said:
“I have set five big goals: We need more good paying jobs and we need to provide more opportunities for hardworking Americans. So we are going to invest in our infrastructure, our roads, our bridges, our tunnels, our airports, our electric grid, our water systems. And we are going to be the clean-energy super power of the 21st Century. Unlike Donald Trump, who thinks climate change is a hoax, we think it is an opportunity as well as a problem. An opportunity that smart, innovative people in Virginia—particularly young people–can address by creating new businesses and jobs.
“I want to grow the economy so we have greater prosperity. And I particularly want to pay attention to those parts of our country that are not as fortunate as others: coal country, Indian country, inner city neighborhoods. I want us all to rise together. This is now just about some people, it needs to be about all of America.
“And while we grow together we will become fairer, too. That’s why I want to raise the minimum wage so people working full-time are not left in poverty.”
Global warming proponents are frequently calling “climate change” a business opportunity of some sort.
Last year, EcoWatch reported that Al Gore – who had spoken at a film festival – “focused on the need to punish climate-change deniers, saying politicians should pay a price for rejecting ‘accepted science.’” In his speech, he also mentioned investors and “market trends”:
Gore said forward-thinking investors are moving away from companies that invest in fossil fuels and towards companies investing in renewable energy. “We need to put a price on carbon to accelerate these market trends,” Gore told the Chicago Tribune, referring to a proposed federal cap-and-trade system that would penalize companies that exceeded their carbon-emission limits. “And in order to do that, we need to put a price on denial in politics.”
“Forward-thinking investors,” huh? So this is what this whole global warming thing is about. Everyone knows it’s not science. It’s about money and “market trends.” It’s not a problem. It’s a business opportunity. But in order for young people to be incentivized to take advantage of the opportunity, they have to be made to believe that it’s a problem, and that the only answer is in the “green” industry.