Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took a lot of heat this week for a quickly-deleted tweet in which she appeared to celebrate news that the price of oil had dropped below $0 a barrel, despite the havoc that could wreak on the fossil-fuel industry and the thousands of American workers who depend on it. But AOC, as dumb and short-sighted as she is, is far from the only leftist who sees a silver lining in the coronavirus pandemic and its various deleterious effects on our global economy. Indeed, officials for the United Nations think this is a prime chance to push forward a climate change agenda that would “relaunch economies on low-emission, climate-resilient trajectories.”
One can only imagine what that might look like.
As obtained by Sky News, a new document from the Green Climate Fund – a UN-funded wing of the Paris Climate Agreement – urges the international community to take advantage of the “opportunity” provided by a virus that has killed tens of thousands of people around the world.
“While COVID-19 is causing untold suffering, the international response to this unprecedented health crisis in modern times offers an opportunity to direct finances towards bolstering climate action. GCF will continue to make critical investments in climate-resilient water resource management, health care facilities, agriculture and livelihoods – all of which are essential to subduing and overcoming the pandemic,” the group wrote.
“Similarly,” the document continued, “we will step up our efforts to catalyse green investment to relaunch economies on low-emission, climate-resilient trajectories. The Green Climate Fund is confident that only a united approach – bringing together determined efforts and innovation – will provide lasting solutions to both the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change.”
Uh-huh. We’re sure that your green-energy initiatives will have a huge impact on a virus that spreads person to person through respiration. Do these climate nerds ever actually read what they write down?
The report from Sky News went on to highlight the hypocrisy of the UN group:
A Sky News special investigation last year revealed the GCF squandered $3.7 million flying staff around the world for climate change conferences.
The bureaucrats which run the GFC were paid $65 million in wages – a figure that has been steadily ballooning each year.
It can also now be revealed that the fund sent $157.5 million (AUD) to China in December despite the country planning on increasing emissions by several thousand mega tonnes of CO2 by 2030.
China escaped having to pay a cent towards the climate change fund by hanging on to its “developing nation” status even though it is a global superpower with the world’s second largest economy.
Well, if they weren’t lecturing the world on what to do while doing the exact opposite, they wouldn’t be globalist liberals, now would they?
When are we going to stop listening to these idiots?