Saturday, July 4, 2020

Green New Deal Guru: Holocaust Small Potatoes to Climate Change

Friendly reminder: the Holocaust killed some six million Jews – the vast majority in a two-and-a-half year span.

That unfathomable number constituted 67 percent of Europe’s Jewish population at the time. 

Those figures don’t matter much to the lead architect of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ Green New Deal.

Mediaite’s Caleb Howe reports:
 

The lead policy “guru” on the Green New Deal, Rhiana Gunn-Wright, talked with MSNBC’s Ali Velshi on Thursday and made more than one eyebrow-raising comment during the relatively short exchange, including comparing climate change to the Holocaust and asserting a daily pollution death toll. None of her claims were challenged, or even followed-up on, by MSNBC news anchor Velshi in the daytime segment. [emphasis added]

“So in the issues that you just brought up, climate change is one of the main drivers of our public health. So the difference between, say, 1.5 degrees of warming — which is the least that folks think that we can get — to 2, you are talking about 150 million deaths,” said Gunn-Wright. “That’s 25 holocausts, right? So how is that not a health issue? How is that not about health care?”

“So even the issues that you outline, all of them are affected by climate change and how you decide to deal with climate is how you decide to deal with all these other issues,” she said.

“Let’s talk about cost,” said the MSNBC journalist, ignoring the Holocaust comparison for some reason. He said he’s “troubled” that people worry about how much it will cost to implement the Green New Deal but no “math on the other side” for what it will cost to not do the Green New Deal.

 
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