Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer called for the creation of a ‘Civilian Climate Corp’ this week as part of the Democrats’ massive Infrastructure proposal; saying the group can “confront the climate crisis” and create “millions of union jobs.”
“I have made addressing the Climate Crisis in a bold and strong way the primary focus of our debate on Infrastructure. We’re working this week to make that happen,” said Schumer.
“That’s why I’m using my power as Majority Leader to ensure that the Civilian Climate Corp will be included in the reconciliation package. I will fight to get the biggest, boldest CCC possible!” he added.
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— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) July 20, 2021
“We need a well trained work force to protect our communities and our health,” concluded the Senator
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GREEN NEW MEAL! Bill Gates Says USA Must Switch to ‘100% Synthetic Beef’ to Fight Global Warming
Billionaire Bill Gates urged all Americans and residents in other “rich countries” Tuesday to switch to “100% synthetic beef” to combat global warming and climate change in the years ahead.
“Impossible and Beyond have a road map, a quality road map and a cost road map, that makes them totally competitive,” Gates said, referencing popular plant-based meat corporations. “As for scale today, they don’t represent 1% of the meat in the world, but they’re on their way.”
— The Hill (@thehill) February 16, 2021
“Eventually, that green premium is modest enough that you can sort of change the [behavior of] people or use regulation to totally shift the demand,” Gates said. “So for meat in the middle-income-and-above countries, I do think it’s possible.”
“I do think all rich countries should move to 100% synthetic beef,” concluded the Microsoft founder. “You can get used to the taste difference, and the claim is they’re going to make it taste even better over time.”
Read the full report here.
GREEN NEW MEAL! California Restaurants to Implement ‘Optional’ 1% TAX to Combat Climate Change
Restaurants across California are poised to introduce an “optional” one percent tax to help patrons offset their carbon emissions and negate other harmful environmental impacts caused by their personal dining experience.
“The Restore California Renewable Restaurant program will give diners the opportunity to pay the voluntary fee as an addition to their check,” reports The Hill. “The money will go to a public fund run by the California Air Resources Board that helps farmers who use sustainable practices to reduce carbon emissions.”
The program officially kicked-off last Tuesday and is available to any restaurant throughout the Golden State that chooses to participate.
“Restore California closes the economic loop between producers and consumers, creating a renewable food system,” the website states.
Read the full report at The Hill.