Gina McCarthy earns another round of flaming criticism for her approach, which is not based on science but green justice activism.
The last time we checked on Biden’s climate-activism advisor Gina McCarthy she was chortling over 100 new rules the administration plans to impose on appliances.
Now she is demanding Big Tech silence all dissent on the progressive-approved climate crisis orthodoxy.
During an Axios event on Thursday, Gina McCarthy, the White House’s climate adviser, said tech companies need to crack down on the spread of false and misleading information about the climate crisis. While flat-out climate denial has waned, McCarthy said misinformation on major social media platforms persists in a different but “equally dangerous” form.
“The dark money is still there,” she said. “The fossil fuel companies are still basically trying their best to make sure that people don’t understand the challenge of climate.”
Specifically, she said a small but vocal group of users are repeatedly using tech and social media platforms to sow doubt about the feasibility of the energy transition.
Her argument is banal and based on the crisis approach to government that started in the Obama era and has gained steam in the wake of covid.
“We need the tech companies to really jump in,” she said, because highlighting the costs of green energy is “equally dangerous to denial because we have to move fast.” Got that, Mark Zuckerberg ?
Merely pointing out technical limitations of lithium-ion batteries could be “disinformation.” Asked whether climate disinformation posed a threat to public health, Ms. McCarthy replied “absolutely” while adding hilariously that “President Biden doesn’t focus on, and neither do I on, bashing the fossil-fuel companies.” The Axios interviewer smiled and nodded along.
Her approach has received enough hot criticism to raise global temperatures.
“Gina McCarthy is urging a frightening end-run around constitutional free speech protections, and Big Tech happily colludes with government for this illegal purpose. It’s time for the American people to denounce and protest this assault on our democracy,” said James Taylor, president of the Heartland Institute.
Gregory Wrightstone, geologist and executive director of the CO2 Coalition, said, “Climate czarina Gina McCarthy is advocating further censorship of any and all criticism of planetary doom linked to a false climate crisis. They don’t want the public to know that our ecosystems are thriving and that humanity is prospering precisely owing to modestly increasing temperature and more carbon dioxide.”
And Frank Lasee, former Wisconsin state senator and former member of Gov. Scott Walker’s administration, said, “It is un-American to censor those that question the Democratic Party or government narrative. That is something that dictatorships and communist China do to opponents of the regime. It shouldn’t ever be done here in America.”
As a reminder, McCarthy was Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency head when EPA bureaucrats fumbled the Animas River environmental disaster, which resulted in the release of millions of gallons of heavy-metal-containing wastewater into a scenic Colorado River. No censorship will erase the fact that she and her team have done more damage to the environment than any other entity that she would now accuse.DONATE
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