Joe Biden Pushes Climate Change Agenda By Comparing It To Coronavirus Response

(ConservativePeak.Com)- Last week, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden called the COVID-19 pandemic an “opportunity.”
At a town hall event, Biden said the recovery that will be needed to get the country back on its feet was an “opportunity to fundamentally change the science relating to global warming.”
He intends to do this, he said, be investing “billions of dollars” for projects that would help the environment, such as battery technologies as well as solar and wind energy. He said:
“The way you deal with recovery is you think much bigger than we have before. I think we have an opportunity now to significantly change the mindset of the American people. Things they weren’t ready to do even two, three years ago.”
Biden isn’t the only one to link to the coronavirus pandemic and climate change in relation to recovery or change. Arthur Wyns, an advisor on climate change to the World Health Organization, recently said:
“The 2020 coronavirus pandemic may lead to a deeper understanding of the ties that bind us all on a global scale and could help us get to grips with the largest public health threat of the century, the climate crisis.”
Wyns specifically pointed out how the COVID-19 outbreak has forced people to dramatically change their normal behaviors, almost overnight. He said:
“This temporary shift of gears could lead to a long-term shift in old behaviors and assumptions, which could lead to a public drive for collective action and effective risk management. Even though climate change presents a slower, more long-term health threat, an equally dramatic and sustained shift in behavior will be needed to prevent irreversible damage.”
Margaret Klein Salamon, the leader of The Climate Mobilization, an advocacy group, said something very similar:
“What is possible politically is fundamentally different when lots of people get into emergency mode — when they fundamentally accept that there’s danger, and that if we want to be safe we need to do everything we can. And it’s been interesting to see that theory validated by the response to the coronavirus.
“Now the challenge is to keep emergency mode activated about climate, where the dangers are orders of magnitude greater. We can’t think we’re going to go ‘back to normal,’ because things weren’t normal.”
No matter where you stand on climate change and what needs to be done — if anything — it’s hard to deny a connection between people’s response to the coronavirus pandemic and what would be needed to act on climate change. Ultimately, it’s a dramatic change in how people behavior that will affect a change on a global level.
That being said, it’s also interesting how Biden and climate change activists are using this time of crisis to push their viewpoints on people. It seems that they are pulling at the heartstrings of people when they are vulnerable, using fear (in a way) as a tactic to try to push their point across.
There’s never a time that isn’t a good time to push an agenda for Biden.