Joe Biden’s campaign is unveiling a ‘Climate Engagement Advisory Council” aimed at mobilizing voters who prioritize climate change and environmental justice. November’s election is a stark contrast between Biden, whose platform goes much further than Obama-era policies, and President Trump, who largely dismisses the problem, and is rolling back his predecessor’s initiatives. 1
Joe Biden has picked Carol Browner as a climate adviser. Browner was the Clinton EPA chief and Obama energy and environment czar.
President Obama’s climate czar, Browner
As President Obama’s climate czar, Browner told lawmakers to embrace the Green New Deal, and later suggested they start by codifying the Obama regulations that President Trump was trying to undo. 2
Browner’s remarks came a few hours after lawmakers unveiled their resolution for the Green New Deal, which would transition the US economy entirely away from fossil fuels within ten years while simultaneously providing federal jobs and health care guarantees. It would also, according to proponents advance ‘social’ economic, racial, regional and gender-based justice and equality and cooperative public ownership.
“Let’s just take a moment to, like, say this is a good thing. This is a big challenge, and it deserves a big response. A lot of the details we’ll need to work through and sort out, but today’s a good day. We took a big step forward. And it’s only through aspiration and vision that we make progress, so I’m excited,” she said. 2
Steve Milloy reports, “Carol Browner was a commissioner in Socialist International. This revelation has been ignored by the mainstream media and blithely dismissed by her supporters. Socialist International is precisely what it sounds like—a decidedly anti-capitalistic political cause. Founded in 1951, its organizing document rails against capitalism, asserting that it ‘has been incapable of satisfying the elementary needs of the world’s population..unable to function without devastating crises and mass unemployment..produced social insecurity and glaring contrasts between rich and poor..(and) resorted to imperialist expansion and colonial exploitation..” Socialist International also asserts.” 3
According to its own principles, Socialist International favors the nationalization of industry, is skeptical of the benefits of economic growth and wants to establish a more ‘equitable international economic order.’ In true Marxist form, it asserts that, “the concentration of economic power in few private hands must be replaced by a different order in which each person is entitled—as citizen, consumer or wage earner—to influence the direction and distribution of production, the shaping of the means of production, and the conditions of working life.”
“Do you guys think of it as a climate thing? Because we really think of it as how do you change the entire economy thing,’”
Steve Milloy concludes, “You know, one might get the impression that there’s actually something wrong with, and embarrassing about a key White House adviser advocating the undermining of a basic principle of our economic system.” 3
All of this sounds like the words of Green New Deal Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s proponent’s chief of staff Saikat Chakrabarti, who admitted recently that the true motivation behind the Green New Deal is to overhaul the ‘entire economy.’ “Do you guys think of it as a climate thing? Because we really think of it as how do you change the entire economy thing,’” he said. 4
- Ben Geman, “Biden rolls out team to boost climate vote,” axios.com, July 3, 2020
- Adam Aton, “Copy Obama to kick-start ‘Green New Deal’”, eenews.net, February 8, 2019
- Steve Milloy, “Browner: redder than Obama knows,” junkscience.com, January 15, 2009
- Jack Crowe, “AOC’s chief of staff admits the green new deal is not about cliamte change,” nationalreview.com, July 12, 2019