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Fri Mar 1, 2019, 02:42 PM

 

New Presidential Candidate Making Global Warming #1 Priority

Good for him. He's seeing the big picture. Hats off if Warren, Booker, Harris or Sanders also prioritize the jobs-climate equation (the Green New Deal and its variants). We MUST simultaneously address the extreme wealth divide and our civilization-killing addiction to oil. We can only heal this country by taking such an integrated approach. FDR lives! Rachel Carson (Silent Spring) lives! Dr. Robert Bullard lives! (Dr. Bullard is the African American “father of the environmental justice movement.”)

Jay Inslee Officially Launches Historic 2020 Bid Centered On Climate Change

“I’m running for president because I’m the only candidate who will make defeating climate change our nation’s No. 1 priority.”

Alexander C. Kaufman Huffington Post

https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5c7887f3e4b087c2f294b12e

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday became the first major candidate in history to officially launch a White House bid centered entirely on combating climate change, entering a crowded field of Democrats vying to challenge President Donald Trump in 2020.

In a video that opens with shots of storm clouds gathering over the Seattle skyline, Inslee, 68, vowed to transition the nation to 100 percent renewable electricity and generate “millions of good paying jobs” in “every community across America.”
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Reply New Presidential Candidate Making Global Warming #1 Priority (Original post)
DemocracyMouse Mar 2019 OP
at140 Mar 2019 #1
DemocracyMouse Mar 2019 #2
at140 Mar 2019 #10
Garrett78 Mar 2019 #12
appalachiablue Mar 2019 #15
InAbLuEsTaTe Mar 2019 #17
StevieM Mar 2019 #3
DemocracyMouse Mar 2019 #4
StevieM Mar 2019 #11
Nanjeanne Mar 2019 #5
DemocracyMouse Mar 2019 #7
at140 Mar 2019 #14
IluvPitties Mar 2019 #6
DemocracyMouse Mar 2019 #8
IluvPitties Mar 2019 #9
forklift Mar 2019 #13
oasis Mar 2019 #16
freedom2020 Mar 2019 #18
marble falls Mar 2019 #19
ehrnst Mar 2019 #20
StevieM Mar 2019 #21
lunatica Mar 2019 #22
DemocracyMouse Mar 2019 #23
Persondem Mar 2019 #24

Response to DemocracyMouse (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2019, 02:48 PM

1. Go Elizabeth Warren

 

Smartest candidate with correct financial agenda.
She will not take any donations from ultra rich donor class who are controlling the country. Those top 1% received lions share of tax cuts and other legislative favors.
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Response to at140 (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 1, 2019, 03:42 PM

2. I'm desperately trying to awaken the Baby Boomers on DU...

 

...to what the Millenials already know: this planet is toast if we don't address global warming. Has Warren, whom I also prefer, made the Green New Deal an organizing vision? Her laudable economic policies need to be hitched to green infrastructure or her vision is only half-baked. Maybe she's already there, but I want to see the plan.

May we save ourselves from our foolish addiction to oil and shallow thinking.
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Response to DemocracyMouse (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 1, 2019, 05:39 PM

10. As much as we wish, use of oil will stop only when

 

it runs out, which it will sooner or later. It is just too cheap to pump out in places like Saudi Arabia and Iraq. I recall reading it costs Saudi $2/barrel of oil to pump out, some years back. Even if it is now $10, it is way cheaper than any other energy source. People world over will not give up their old gasoline cars. Electric cars are only good if the power plant uses solar or nuclear power. Otherwise we are just transferring the fossil fuels burned from the cities to the power plant location.

I was in China 3 years ago, and the smog there from burning coal is horrible. China was building 1 NEW coal fired power plant every week for 20 years. I think they have finally slowed that pace down because the smog situation in cities is embarrassing.

I won't visit my country of birth India, any more because the air quality is intolerable. We can make all fossil fuels illegal in United States, but unless the 3000 million people in China and India do the same, global warming here we come. You will niot believe how bad car traffic is in Mumbai & New Delhi.
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Response to at140 (Reply #10)

Fri Mar 1, 2019, 08:53 PM

12. The EROEI will hit zero before oil runs out. The low hanging fruit is gone.

 

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Response to DemocracyMouse (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 2, 2019, 04:34 AM

15. The dangers to all life and the planet from our fossil fuel

 

dependence and gross neglect of the global climate crisis couldn't be clearer. Inslee's bold new entrance into the large field with so many promising candidates is another very promising development. And recently there have been more positive actions on the climate front involving determined young people whose lives and futures are at stake. So we'll see.

~ Boomer and child of workers in the field of energy and fossil fuels.
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Response to DemocracyMouse (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 2, 2019, 05:36 AM

17. Already woke here!!

 


Bernie & Elizabeth 2020!!!
Welcome to the revolution!!!
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Response to DemocracyMouse (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2019, 03:45 PM

3. I like Jay Inslee and I was planning to support him back in 2017

 

when I was contemplating candidates to support.

I am deeply troubled by a bill he signed concerning surrogacy. I worry about the potential for exploitation that I fear it will enable. This bill has me rethinking whether I can support him.
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Response to StevieM (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 1, 2019, 04:40 PM

4. Thoughts about making global warming a priority?

 

The surragacy thing aside, Inslee seems to want to deal with that elephant in the room the over-40 set seems oblivious to: our suicide pact with Big Oil
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Response to DemocracyMouse (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 1, 2019, 08:49 PM

11. I think it is great the Inslee wants to be a candidate whose campaign

 

revolves around fighting climate change. I expected him to do that years ago, if he ever ran. That is why I planned on supporting him.

But I am having trouble setting aside his position on surrogacy. It may cost him my support and my vote.
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Response to DemocracyMouse (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2019, 04:43 PM

5. I remember during the debates when Sanders said the biggest threat to the world is . . .

 

Climate Change.

Oh, how the media and others laughed and jeered. No one wanted to equate climate change with famine and territory fights etc.

I'm glad people aren't laughing any more.

Inslee is a great spokesperson for this extremely serious threat to the world.
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Response to Nanjeanne (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 1, 2019, 05:01 PM

7. Thank you, Nanjeanne, for getting it!

 

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Response to Nanjeanne (Reply #5)

Sat Mar 2, 2019, 01:09 AM

14. LA has been cooler than average in February, probably hotter summer coming

 

https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-cold-february-20190228-story.html
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Response to DemocracyMouse (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2019, 04:45 PM

6. I like this guy Inslee. I like Amy K.

 

I like Biden so much I decided to jump on his bandwagon... I like all of our candidates except Gillibrand and Bernie, so I feel lucky.
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Response to IluvPitties (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 1, 2019, 05:05 PM

8. Is Biden/Amy serious about global warming, Green New Deal and other integrated solutions?

 

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Response to DemocracyMouse (Reply #8)

Fri Mar 1, 2019, 05:20 PM

9. I know Inslee is for sure. I look forward to hear Biden and Amy on those issues.

 

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Response to DemocracyMouse (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2019, 09:55 PM

13. Global warming is a winning issue

 

It has the potential to turn Florida reliably blue.
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Response to DemocracyMouse (Original post)

Sat Mar 2, 2019, 05:26 AM

16. If Inslee manages to make some headway in the debates, I can see

 

him as a top contender for th nomination.
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Response to DemocracyMouse (Original post)

Sat Mar 2, 2019, 06:35 AM

18. the only way to be serious

 

is to impose massive taxes on the use of fossils fuel.

This means massively increased gasoline taxes and carbon emissions taxes.

The only way to change people's behavior is to make it hurt.

Oh and transition to nuclear energy.

He needs to make it very clear that all this is necessary.

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Response to freedom2020 (Reply #18)

Sat Mar 2, 2019, 03:46 PM

19. You had me up to "transition to nuclear energy." Nah.

 

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Response to freedom2020 (Reply #18)

Thu Mar 7, 2019, 01:05 PM

20. "The only way to change people's behavior is to make it hurt" ??

 

Are you familiar with the soda tax?

Do you know what happened to it?

Are you familiar with the carrot being more effective than the stick?

And why Nuclear energy?



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Response to freedom2020 (Reply #18)

Fri Mar 8, 2019, 02:36 AM

21. Welcome to DU!! (eom)

 

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Response to DemocracyMouse (Original post)

Fri Mar 8, 2019, 05:19 AM

22. It's my #1 priority because if we don't do something

 

about climate change nothing else will matter for much longer.
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Fri Mar 8, 2019, 11:30 AM

23. Oil industry is given tax breaks. Take that away and solar's increasing efficiency (and popularity)

 

will make it a better solution than coal, oil or nuckear. Those last three are already more expensive than solar when you calculate their longterm costs to the planet.

Solar, like universal healthcare, is LESS expensive than the old systems.

A general lack of education is ultimately what will kill us.
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Response to DemocracyMouse (Original post)

Sat Mar 9, 2019, 10:39 AM

24. I agree, obviously :) ..... thank you for posting this. K & R nt

 

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