The truth about Democrats’ climate debate

The truth about Democrats’ climate debate, by Miranda Devine.

Poor Kamala Harris was visibly uncomfortable as she waved her arms around desperately as the answers were extracted.

“Will you commit to implementing a federal ban on fracking your first day in office, adding the United States to the list of countries who have banned this devastating practice?” she was asked.

“There’s no question I’m in favor of banning fracking, so yes,” Harris replied.

CNN’s Erin Burnett asked Harris if she would “reduce red meat specifically” if she were president.

“Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. I would,” said Harris, dancing around the stage like a cat on a hot tin roof.

“Plastic straws?”

“I think we should, yes.”

“Offshore drilling?”

“Yes.”

Her voice barely above a whisper at the end, you could almost see her political future flash before her eyes.

Banning everything is not a recipe for electoral success.

Pete Buttigieg tried to explain sacrifice was necessary because the climate “crisis” is “on par with winning World War II … perhaps even more challenging than that.”

America’s prosperity is built on the cheap, abundant fossil fuel under our feet and offshore, and yet green zealots want to force us into an energy crisis by banning coal, fracking, offshore gas exploration, even the export of fossil fuels: “Absolutely,” said Cory Booker.

Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and Andrew Yang want to impose a carbon tax on all of us — effectively a tax on electricity, which will send energy bills through the roof.

Sanders vowed to spend a staggering $16 trillion on the “emergency” and force the country onto 100 percent renewable energy for electricity and transport by 2030. He says the money will magically materialize from gutting the defense budget and taxing all the rich people he imagines will sit around like fat geese waiting to be plucked.

Just ask Bill Shorten. His inevitable victory was derailed by a few factors, but prominent among them was that he had not costed Labor’s climate commitments and he said that any price was worth paying! Idiot. And that’s in addition to not doing due diligence on the carbon dioxide theory of global warming.