“I admit that I couldn’t actually get through an entire episode, but I listened to about a third of the one about the climate bank and how it’s a dumb thing. Jason Isaac— representing the Texas Public Policy Foundation, catastrophizes the fact that investment in renewables are growing, even going so far as to say that banks are making “bad” investments in renewables. Daily herself echoes this bizarre and quite preposterous notion that companies aren’t actually driven by profit. (I guess the 300,000 jobs in the renewables sector and the billions in profits are just... what, smoke and mirrors?)
Anyway, there are a few things I thought were at least worth *thinking* about— but there was so much cognitive dissonance that it wasn’t worth killing more brain cells to finish. TPPF comprises some utterly rabid climate change deniers, and Isaac himself thinks that climate change is but alarmism, given the fact that plants need CO2 to survive and he enjoys a Topo Chico (actual quote). He also erroneously says that a warming climate doesn’t pose a threat by misleadingly saying that extreme cold events are a more immediate threat than heat events.
Most puzzling is just the idea that we should somehow chase after socially conservative investments. Daily herself pushes this through some hokey organization that rates organizations and companies by how conservative their values are. The top-scoring candidates are almost all nonprofits. The bottom-scoring candidates are all— wait for it- Fortune 100 companies. What a weird world to live in.”
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