Hawaii Democrat Sen. Mazie Hirono thinks Americans ought to fundamentally change the way they think about climate change, arguing that climate change should be thought of as a “religion” rather than a “science.”
“Believe in climate change as though it’s a religion, it’s not a science,” Hirono encouraged.
At today’s DACA prayer breakfast, Sen. @maziehirono says we need activists “committed to human rights and environmental rights, climate change — believe in climate change as though it’s a religion (it’s not it’s science).” pic.twitter.com/0j7IU6apcP
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) November 12, 2019
The comment came during remarks the senator was delivering in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, making the case that citizens should be more active in leaving one’s comfort zone to be more assertive on left-wing demands.
Hirono’s bizarre line about climate change being framed as a religion over science falls in line with the direction that Democrats have been pushing the issue, ramping up calls to take an aggressive approach to combat environmental pollution.
Many 2020 Democrats chasing the party’s presidential nomination have signed onto the “Green New Deal,” a broad socialist proposal championed by freshman congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York promising to wreak havoc on the global economy pledging “economic security” to those “unwilling to work.”
Ocasio-Cortez has previously compared climate change to World War II, calling for a World War II-scale movement to combat the impending destruction of the planet.
“So we talk about existential threats, the last time we had a really major existential threat to this country was around World War II, and so we’ve been here before and we have a blueprint of doing this before,” Ocasio-Cortez said last year.
What we had was an existential threat in the context of a war. We had a direct existential threat with another nation, this time it was Nazi Germany, and the Axis, who explicitly made the United States as an enemy, as an enemy. And what we did was that we chose to mobilize our entire economy and industrialized our entire economy and we put hundreds if not millions of people to work in defending our shores and defending this country. We have to do the same thing in order to get us to 100 percent renewable energy, and that’s just the truth of it.
The Green New Deal, the congresswoman’s solution to the problem includes provisions to completely abandon fossil fuels and renewable energy. The proposal also calls for the elimination of air travel, a ban on 99 percent of cars, and a prohibition on meat.
Ocasio-Cortez said she wonders if it is, “OK to still have children?” in a climate-ravaged world. A growing population control movement, calling themselves “birthstrikers” are choosing not to reproduce because of climate change.
However, the devotion to climate change activism does not end with policy proposals. In fact, the movement even has it’s own figures of worship like Ocasio-Cortez and Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg. A towering mural of Thunberg herself was recently painted on a building in San Franscico.
Tristan Justice is a staff writer at The Federalist focusing on the 2020 presidential campaigns. Follow him on Twitter at @JusticeTristan or contact him at Tristan@thefederalist.com.
Author: Tristan Justice
Source: The Federalist: Democrat Sen. Mazie Hirono: ‘Believe In Climate Change As Though It’s A Religion’