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WindDancer13

The schedule:

5 p.m. Eastern: Julian Castro will be interviewed by CNN’s Wolf Blitzer
5:40 p.m.: Andrew Yang who be interviewed by Blitzer
6:20 p.m.: Kamala Harris will be interviewed by CNN’s Erin Burnett
7 p.m.: Amy Klobuchar will be interviewed by Burnett
8 p.m.: Joe Biden will be interviewed by CNN’s Anderson Cooper
8:40 p.m.: Bernie Sanders will be interviewed by Cooper
9:20 p.m.: Elizabeth Warren will be interviewed by CNN’s Chris Cuomo
10 p.m.: Pete Buttigieg will be interviewed by Cuomo
10:40 p.m.: Beto O’Rourke will be interviewed by CNN’s Don Lemon
11:20 p.m.: Cory Booker will be interviewed by Lemon

per CNN Climate Town Hall Schedule & Live Stream: How to Watch Online

WindDancer13

Yang: The Rainman Cometh

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang explained on Wednesday why he supports combating climate change by investing heavily in unproven technological advancements like cloud seeding.

Cloud seeding is a technology that has been around for years, but its ability to combat climate change is more speculative. The practice involves spraying chemicals into the atmosphere to make it rain or snow, a practice that could help with extreme drought.

Yang said on Wednesday that “all solutions have to be on the table.”

“We’re here together because we can this is a crisis,” Yang said. “If you were attacking on one side, you should be researching various alternatives on the other. That, to me, is just responsible management and responsible leadership.”

Yang’s website says that he, as president, would “invest in any idea that has the potential to reverse the damage done to the environment.”

CNN

orlbucfan

Yin-Yang-Yung, this guy is a fruitcake. No experience and running a purely vanity campaign. Cripes, what a joke!

polarbear4

behind paywall.

WindDancer13

You can see the clips here: https://www.cnn.com/politics/live-news/climate-crisis-town-hall-august-2019/index.html?adkey=bn

Just do not click on the top video as you will only gt 10 minutes of video, and I am saving that for Bernie. The others I just refresh to see the synopsis.

LieparDestin

not sure how long this will last

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XI96lglFYWY

LieparDestin

Seems like that was just Biden.

he is totally not fit for office.

LieparDestin

You can now listen to it here: (also not sure how long this will last)

https://youtu.be/VFrT-mM5Tf4

WindDancer13

Cool. except Warren is now on.

Thanks!

polarbear4

thanks!

WindDancer13

I do not have TV service, so I cannot use any of the ways this is put up.

Thanks, tho.

polarbear4

thanks 🙏

WindDancer13

Klobuchar:

Sen. Amy Klobuchar said said that one way to get people to use less energy is to send out electric bills with a neighborhood ranking because it comes with a sense of competitive accomplishment.

I already get those where I live. And I have to laugh at them as I am always way below the average. But then I live in the dark. A reverse take on “Keeping up with the Joneses”?

polarbear4

Spectacularly awful idea—some people have five kids, etc. etc. What we don’t need right now in America is more competition, unless it’s how fast can we build our own factories to make the things we need to transition.

wi61

Just Hangin here till Bernie time 🙂

WindDancer13

Bernie scheduled for 8:40. Afterward, I will go look for the Biden Blooper reel.

WindDancer13

Biden:

“I’ve never made that choice. My whole career. Simple. I mean, look, I got involved back in 1986. I introduced a climate change plan that was said to be a game changer. I’ve been involved in everything from making sure we go with back in the ’90s, everything I’ve done has been done to take on the polluters and take on those who are, in fact, decimating our environment. I mean, it’s been my career.”

I would say partially true.

Was Joe Biden a climate change pioneer in Congress? History says yes

“It’s significant insofar as Biden has been more or less on top of the issue since the mid ’80s. But let’s not stretch the intent of the bill and suggest that this was a comprehensive plan for reducing emissions or adapting to the consequences of climatic change,” he said. “It was a plan to make a plan. Which, of course, neither Reagan nor Bush ultimately did.”

polarbear4

in fact, history says no.

WindDancer13

Well, he did write a bill, and it did pass, and it was 1986. The fact that the bill didn’t do anything is the bigger part of the picture. Besides, he was just trying to copy Gore who was on global warming (cc of that era) way ahead of him, along with others.

WindDancer13

Biden:

Hmmm, experienced deal maker . . . where have I heard those words before? Such a deal he made on Iraq, on NAFTA, on TPP, etc!!!

The former vice president pitched himself as an experienced deal-maker on the national and international stages.

“What we have to do is we have to understand that you need to be able to bring people and countries and interests together to get anything done. Plans are great, but executing on those plans is a very different thing,” he said.

wi61

deleted WD13 got the video I was trying to post on uncle joe– Bernie time!!!

WindDancer13

This one?

Love that last comment: “I think it is pretty accurate.”

wi61

yes

WindDancer13

Okay, chocking on the fumes now:

Biden:

Former Vice President Joe Biden suggested he might reconsider a fundraiser scheduled for Thursday after being confronted and told about its host’s connections to the energy industry.

Andrew Goldman is a co-founder of Western LNG, a company whose biggest project is a floating liquified facility for natural gas off the coast of British Columbia, Canada. He has also worked a Biden adviser in the past.

“I didn’t realize he does that,” Biden said, citing SEC filings, when asked about his decision to join Goldman for a fundraiser. “I’m going to look at what you just told me and find out if that’s accurate.”

Immediately after the exchange, Biden spokeswoman Symone Sanders disputed the description of Goldman, claiming he “isn’t a fossil fuel executive. He’s not involved in the day to day operation. He’s not on the board of the company, nor the board of the portfolio company.”

She also echoed Biden, in a subsequent tweet, denying that the former vice president has not violated his pledge to reject donations from fossil fuel executives.


From the Intercept:

Andrew Goldman, a co-founder of Western LNG, a natural gas production company based in Houston, Texas, is co-hosting one of two high-dollar fundraisers Biden will attend in New York on Thursday. Western’s major project is a floating production facility off the northern coast of British Columbia designed to provide Canadian gas to markets in northeast Asia.

Goldman and Biden have deep ties: Goldman served as an adviser to Biden while he was in the Senate and was the northeast director of finance for Biden’s 2008 campaign. He’s also an executive at the investment banking firm Hildred Capital Partners. He and his partner at the firm, David Solomon, along with their wives Renee and Sarah, will host a private fundraiser for Biden at the Solomon house, CNBC reported. Goldman also co-founded De Cordova Goldman Capital Management, which invested in “natural resources and energy.”

According to the company’s website, Western deploys “innovative floating liquefaction technology at inland locations, specifically those that have existing pipeline access to natural gas basins.” The group says it’s “opening up markets for these resources, which are stranded behind burgeoning shale production.”

And let us skip the obvious, right? Who else will be there?

WindDancer13

What happened to I can make things happen because I can work across the aisle???

Biden:

Former Vice President Joe Biden said he would not support a nationwide fracking ban on Wednesday — in part because he doesn’t believe any measure banning fracking could pass — but the Delaware Democrat said he does support stopping all “oil drilling or gas drilling on federal lands.”

Biden’s position is the most common Democratic position, but other candidates in the race — like Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker — have pushed for a nationwide fracking ban.

Biden, in response to a question about fracking in Pennsylvania, said on Wednesday that the federal government has “less latitude in what we say we can and cannot do” on state lands.

“I think we should in fact be looking at what exists now and making a judgment whether or not the those in fact that are there, those wells that are there, whether or not they are dangerous, whether or not they have already done the damage,” Biden said.

Biden said the federal government “could pass national legislation” but that he doesn’t believe there are enough votes “to get it done.”

WindDancer13

Wow!! This is just too stupid for him to say!

WindDancer13

Okay, it must have been a gaffe or a lapse of memory or something. Details don’t matter.

WindDancer13

Hey, this guy has a plan . . . a real one. And better yet, he beleives in it!

WindDancer13

wi61

So far so good for Bernie. The only bad thing is Waren has a chance to study Bernie and Bidens responses and re formulate hers.

WindDancer13

She can lie like Biden, but can she speak from the heart like Bernie?

WindDancer13

WindDancer13

Bernie:

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders was asked on Wednesday whether he would roll back Trump administration plans to overturn requirements on energy saving lightbulbs. He delivered an emphatic answer.

“Duh,” the senator explained with a slight smile.

Sanders added: “Look, one of the great things that’s happening and gives us some hope is that there has been an explosion in technology in many, many areas that if we have the political will to utilize that technology, we can maybe save the planet.”
Donald Trump’s administration lifted energy efficiency regulations for several common types of light bulbs on Wednesday, which critics believe is the administration’s latest assault on efforts to combat climate change and energy use.

Sanders pivoted from the lighthearted answer and made the case for making climate change an international issue.

“Maybe, just maybe, instead of spending a trillion and a half dollars every single year on weapons of destruction designed to kill each other, maybe we pool those resources and we work together against our common enemy, which is climate change,” Sanders said.

WindDancer13

WindDancer13

Loving Bernie’s snark.

WindDancer13

WindDancer13

Checked the list, no one else I care to hear from. I am going to go play.

jcitybone

Yeah the wealthy cofounder of a liquefied natural gas production company is just the person to host a fundraiser the day after a climate change town hall. Who cares if he sold his interest?

https://www.nytimes.com/live/2019/democrats-climate-town-hall/bernie-sanders-climate-change

Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden was hit with what was probably the toughest question of the night: How can he be trusted to stand up to fossil fuel companies when he has plans to attend a fund-raiser tomorrow hosted by Andrew Goldman, a co-founder of Western LNG, a liquefied natural gas production company.

Mr. Biden appeared caught by surprise at the CNN climate forum on Wednesday night and countered, “He’s not a fossil fuel executive” before pivoting to his history of fighting corporate polluters. Pressed about Mr. Goldman’s role, Mr. Biden said “I didn’t realize he does that” and said he would look into whether the fund-raiser violated his pledge not to accept money from fossil fuel companies. The Intercept, a political news site, first reported the fund-raiser hosted by Mr. Goldman.

“I was told by my staff he doesn’t have any responsibility related to the company,” Mr. Biden said. “If that turns out not to be true, then I will not, in any way, accept his help.” Mr. Biden’s campaign said that Mr. Goldman has no current responsibilities at Western LNG or its board. And Mr. Cooper reiterated that point at the end of the segment.

jcitybone

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/biden-defends-campaign-fundraiser-with-natural-gas-investor/2019/09/04/40616d5c-cf7f-11e9-a620-0a91656d7db6_story.html?utm_source=reddit.com

Joe Biden is defending himself against criticism that the co-founder of a liquefied natural gas firm is hosting a fundraiser for him despite his pledge not to accept fossil fuel money for his 2020 bid.

The former vice president said Wednesday during a CNN climate town hall series that he’s not violating his pledge because, according to Federal Election Commission records, Andrew Goldman “is not a fossil fuel executive.”

Some environmental leaders who encouraged Democratic candidates to refuse fossil fuel money say Goldman’s involvement in Thursday’s fundraiser violates the spirit of Biden’s commitment.

Goldman is managing director of the investment firm Hildred Capital Partners. But he’s also co-founder of Western LNG, a firm developing a Canadian natural gas facility.

Biden’s campaign notes Goldman isn’t involved in Western LNG’s day-to-day operations.

jcitybone

A Bernie supporter laid the ambush.

https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/09/04/cnn-climate-forum-biden-228035

But for former Vice President Joe Biden, it was a not-quite debate with an unhappily familiar quality: a well-planned attack that left him grasping for an explanation. As with other criticisms of Biden, it may or may not have been fair. But the Democratic front-runner remains a continuing target of opportunity that he seems ill-prepared to defend.

The question came from Isaac Larkin, a doctoral student at Northwestern University and a Bernie Sanders supporter, who began by referencing a study that demonstrated a 40-year history on the part of fossil fuel giants like ExxonMobil and Gulf to hide the baleful effects of carbon on global temperatures. Then he asked: “How can we trust you to hold these corporations accountable when you are holding a high-dollar fundraiser held by Andrew Goldman, a fossil fuel executive?”

As Biden began to answer the question, CNN moderator Anderson Cooper interjected. Cooper quoted at length from the report denouncing the fossil fuel companies, and then read from Goldman’s bio. Hours earlier, The Intercept had reported: that “Andrew Goldman, a co-founder of Western LNG, a natural gas production company based in Houston, Texas, is co-hosting one of two high-dollar fundraisers Biden will attend in New York on Thursday. Western’s major project is a floating production facility off the northern coast of British Columbia designed to provide Canadian gas to markets in northeast Asia. Goldman and Biden have deep ties: Goldman served as an adviser to Biden while he was in the Senate and was the Northeast director of finance for Biden’s 2008 campaign.” (Seemingly, the Biden campaign either did not see the Intercept story or did not realize that it would likely be an issue at a climate town hall.)

The Sanders campaign posted a screen grab of Larkin’s question and proclaimed flatly that Biden was lying and had violated his pledge not to take campaign funds from fossil fuel executives.

It was left to Cooper, not Biden, to offer a clarification: Goldman had no executive responsibilities with the company, but was rather an investor.

This issue can’t be separated from the broader fact that Biden’s appearance at the town hall was less than impressive. He repeatedly interrupted himself to jump from one thought to another. When he was asked whether he would ban fossil fuel exports—an issue on which other candidates had disparate but relatively clear views—Biden instantly pivoted to a long account of his efforts on behalf of high-speed rail.

Even the shallow matter of what we now call “optics” went badly for Biden. He chose to sit through his appearance—Harris, Sanders, and Warren all stood—and by the end of it, a burst blood vessel in his left eye was noticeable.

WindDancer13

“Ambush” doesn’t sound like something Bernie would do. Some of his supporters may have been a bit enterprising, but still the question needed to be asked, didn’t it?

Goldman founded a second energy corporation also. Has he divested from that one, too?

Might he be planning to start another investment operation that deals with energy? He seems to like those types of operations.

Who else will be at that fundraiser?

humphrey

CNN filters the questions!

WindDancer13

Good point! Also, didn’t Cooper have prepared notes on the fundraiser that he used for a follow up question?

jcitybone

jcitybone

WindDancer13

He has had two surgeries for brain aneurysms. Two separate incidents that is.

OzoneTom
OzoneTom

It is like he has become a physical representation of his party.

WindDancer13

The classic Picture of Dorian Grey. Yeah, it fits.

jcitybone

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/fracking-ban-polling_n_5d701602e4b09bbc9ef95ef9

A plurality of registered voters support banning fracking, a new poll has found.

Nearly 46% of respondents said they’d back restrictions to prohibit the controversial oil and gas drilling technique, according to a survey by the progressive pollster YouGov Blue. Of that figure, 32% said they “strongly” favored a ban.

Meanwhile, just over 33% of voters polled opposed banning fracking, with slightly more than 22% saying they were “strongly” against the idea. Nearly 12% neither supported nor opposed a ban, and just over 9% said they were “not sure.”

The partisan divide was more pronounced. Democrats supported the ban most, with 63% in favor, 19% against and another 19% unsure. Among independents, 44% supported a ban, 36% opposed it and 21% were undecided. Just 26% of Republicans backed a ban, while 24% were unsure and 50% opposed it.

humphrey

humphrey

Not sure how long it will stay up.

Senator Bernie Sanders Climate Change Town Hall

humphrey

Warren wants “tough rules,” not public ownership of utilities

https://www.cnn.com/politics/live-news/climate-crisis-town-hall-august-2019/index.html

Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Wednesday rejected Sen. Bernie Sanders’ plan to move energy utilities toward public ownership.

Asked if she would back that piece of the Vermont senator’s climate plan, Warren questioned whether it would have the desired effect.

“Gosh, you know, I’m not sure that that’s what gets you to the solution,” she said. “I’m perfectly willing to take on giant corporations, I think I’ve been known to do that once or twice. But for me, I think the way we get there is we just say (to fossil fuel companies), sorry guys, but by 2035 you’re done.”

Warren sought to redefine the problem, saying that she was open to enterprising private companies making money off innovative new technologies — but not in a way that endangers public safety

humphrey

orlbucfan

The YUPPIE strikes again……..yawn.

humphrey

The Biden team denies it but it is getting publicity.😁

jcitybone

https://www.vox.com/2019/9/4/20850323/joe-biden-fundraiser-fossil-fuel-andrew-goldman

Still, Larkin’s question hits at a deep distrust among voters about how money influences politics and policy. The leaders of youth climate group Sunrise Movement soon blasted Biden for the fundraiser.

“Holding this fundraiser clearly violates the spirit of the No Fossil Fuel Money pledge that Biden signed,” Sunrise cofounder Varshini Prakash said in a statement. “If Biden is serious about taking on the power of the fossil fuel lobby, why is he going to a fundraiser hosted by the co-founder of a natural gas company? If Biden wants to be taken seriously on climate change, he needs to cancel this fundraiser.”

humphrey

Here is one opinion of Joe’e performance.

https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/09/04/cnn-climate-forum-biden-228035

CNN’s Climate Forum Went Badly for Biden

It was a new subject for a cable news town hall but a familiar result for the Democratic front-runner, who struggled to defend his record.

By JEFF GREENFIELD September 04, 2019

But for former Vice President Joe Biden, it was a not-quite debate with an unhappily familiar quality: a well-planned attack that left him grasping for an explanation. As with other criticisms of Biden, it may or may not have been fair. But the Democratic front-runner remains a continuing target of opportunity that he seems ill-prepared to defend.

The question came from Isaac Larkin, a doctoral student at Northwestern University and a Bernie Sanders supporter, who began by referencing a study that demonstrated a 40-year history on the part of fossil fuel giants like ExxonMobil and Gulf to hide the baleful effects of carbon on global temperatures. Then he asked: “How can we trust you to hold these corporations accountable when you are holding a high-dollar fundraiser held by Andrew Goldman, a fossil fuel executive?”

This issue can’t be separated from the broader fact that Biden’s appearance at the town hall was less than impressive. He repeatedly interrupted himself to jump from one thought to another. When he was asked whether he would ban fossil fuel exports—an issue on which other candidates had disparate but relatively clear views—Biden instantly pivoted to a long account of his efforts on behalf of high-speed rail.

Even the shallow matter of what we now call “optics” went badly for Biden. He chose to sit through his appearance—Harris, Sanders, and Warren all stood—and by the end of it, a burst blood vessel in his left eye was noticeable.

humphrey

Not sure if this is photoshopped.

humphrey

humphrey

humphrey

humphrey

This is kind of related.

https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/460014-top-trump-interior-official-joins-oil-company-in-alaska-after

Joe Balash
JOSEPH (JOE) BALASH, a former official with the U.S. Department of the Interior who pushed for expanded drilling in Alaska’s Arctic, has landed a top position at an oil company that operates in the state and is seeking to increase production, The Washington Post reports.

Balash, who served as an assistant secretary at the office until his resignation on Friday, told the national paper that he had been tapped to become senior vice president for external affairs at Oil Search.

According to The Post, the company, which is based in Papua New Guinea, currently runs drilling on lands not far from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska. Both the refuge and the reserve are places where the Trump administration has made steps toward allowing oil and natural gas drilling.

The publication reports the company has been “aggressively” increasing its production in the state.

humphrey

WOW!

JOE BIDEN HAS SECOND-WORST POLICY ON CLIMATE CHANGE AMONG DEMOCRATIC CONTENDERS: GREENPEACE EVALUATION

A bit dated but Joe can’t change his stripes.

https://www.newsweek.com/joe-biden-second-worst-climate-change-greenpeace-1439346

The environmental advocacy organization released a scorecard Thursday evaluating the climate change policies of presidential contenders. Biden was given a D-, only outranking John Hickenlooper among Democrats. The former vice president also outscored Republican candidate Bill Weld and President Donald Trump.

Biden’s fellow Democratic polling leader Senator Bernie Sanders received the second-best evaluation in the ratings, below only Washington Governor Jay Inslee.

“We are in a climate emergency. Yet for the last several elections, even the majority of politicians who claim to care about our future have done little more than say they believe the climate crisis is real,” Janet Redman, the climate campaign director for Greenpeace USA, told Newsweek in an email. “That doesn’t cut it anymore. In 2020, true climate leadership means nothing less than saying ‘yes’ to a Green New Deal and ‘no’ to fossil fuels.”

Greenpeace ranked contenders by asking questions on two broad issues: support for the Green New Deal and endorsement for replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy sources. Inslee, who has designed his campaign around climate change, was given the best score and received an A- grade. Sanders, who is polling in second place among presidential contenders, behind Biden, received a B+. Cory Booker was ranked third on the Greenpeace list, receiving a B+; Kirsten Gillibrand came in fourth, receiving a B; and Elizabeth Warren came in fifth, also earning a B.

orlbucfan

T and R, mags!! Too worn out from hurricane stress to stay up.

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