Geologist and author of “Inconvenient Facts”
Utopian statists and dreamy true believers have latched onto the ludicrous notion of green new deal without a moment’s thought to the costs and implications.
My wife and I are proud of our daughter, who is a full-time stay-at-home mom taking care of our nearly two-year-old granddaughter. She is able to devote herself 100% to the little darling because her husband Todd has a high-paying job as lead engineer on a crew working in the oil fields of West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. It is hard work, with him away from the family for extended periods, but it has allowed them to focus on their daughter and purchase a home.
Todd will be losing his job in the not too distant future if the proposed Green New Deal (GND) is enacted into law. This proposal has been embraced as a serious alternative to the energy status quo by many left-leaning Democrats on Capitol Hill. It requires a transition away from non-renewable energy sources (no nuclear) to technologies such as wind turbines, solar cells, tidal power, and geothermal energy. This transition is mandated to occur by 2030.