Mike Lee Leaves Biden’s Energy Sec Flummoxed With Simple Question About Climate Agenda

Mike Lee Leaves Biden’s Energy Sec Flummoxed With Simple Question About Climate Agenda

  • April 16, 2024

Nick Pope, Daily Caller

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm struggled to answer a basic question from Republican Utah Sen. Mike Lee about the effects of the Biden administration’s massive climate agenda on Tuesday.

The Biden administration has a stated goal of having the entire American economy reach “net-zero” emissions by no later than 2050 to fight global climate change. Lee asked Granholm how much the administration’s “net-zero” agenda will bring down global temperatures over time if realized in full, but Granholm could only manage to describe the broader purpose of the “net-zero” agenda rather than specific projections for changes in global temperatures.

“Perhaps I’m not understanding your question,” Granholm responded. “I think I have answered that, and the whole point is to prevent these extreme and accelerating weather events. We have had year after year of record heat, we’ve had year after year of increased extreme weather events just in this country.”

While it is unclear if Granholm was referencing the federal “billion dollar disasters” dataset as evidence that climate change is intensifying, the statistic is frequently cited by the Biden administration to substantiate its climate agenda. However, Protect the Public’s Trust, a government watchdog group, has filed a scientific integrity complaint with the government over the dataset earlier this month, alleging that it is generated using opaque and atypical accounting practices.

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