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Hey, Who Wants to Watch CNN’s 7-Hour Long Climate Town Hall?

CNN revealed Tuesday night the details of its upcoming climate town hall with 10 Democratic presidential candidates.

Former Vice President Joe Biden will be one of several candidates who will appear in New York at back-to-back town halls Sept. 4, taking audience questions but not delving deeply into any debate surrounding the science of climate change. CNN announced the schedule of the town hall, which will begin at 5 p.m and conclude around 12 a.m the next day.

Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro will kick off the night and take questions from CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. He will be followed by businessman Andrew Yang, who announced his version of a Green New Deal Monday. His plan is expected to cost roughly $4.9 trillion plan and will include taxes against fossil fuel candidates.

Biden will appear at 8 p.m. and be interviewed by CNN’s Anderson Cooper, who will also discuss climate change with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders at 8:40 p.m. Sanders, a self-avowed socialist, introduced his version of the GND on Aug. 22, which he says will create 20 million jobs.

Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey will bring up the rear as he faces questions from CNN’s Don Lemon at 11:20 p.m. Each candidate will have 40 minutes to speak. CNN has not responded to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.

The town hall comes as a fissure is erupting within the Democratic Party. Moderates in the party want to take a more cautious approach toward climate policies while left-wing firebrands support nothing less than eliminating all fossil fuel production within the next decade.

Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, for example, want to move the U.S. to 100-percent green energy, federal job guarantees for workers forced out of their fossil fuel jobs, guaranteed minimum income and universal health care. Analysts warn the Green New Deal could come with a monster price tag.

Eliminating fossil fuels and transitioning to a 100-percent renewable electric grid could cost as much as $5.2 trillion over two decades, according to a 2010 study by the conservative Heritage Foundation. That’s about $218 billion to move the grid away from coal and natural gas.

Mainstream Democrats are hesitant, especially those who remember the party’s failed carbon tax experiment in 2010, which ultimately helped thrust them into a political wasteland after the GOP won both houses of Congress that year.

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  1. Let me introduce you to my favorite BS detector-Michael Crichton. May he rest in peace:

    “I want to pause here and talk about this notion of consensus, and the rise of what has been called consensus science. I regard consensus science as an extremely pernicious development that ought to be stopped cold in its tracks. Historically, the claim of consensus has been the first refuge of scoundrels; it is a way to avoid debate by claiming that the matter is already settled. Whenever you hear the consensus of scientists agrees on something or other, reach for your wallet, because you’re being had.

    Let’s be clear: the work of science has nothing whatever to do with consensus. Consensus is the business of politics. Science, on the contrary, requires only one investigator who happens to be right, which means that he or she has results that are verifiable by reference to the real world. In science consensus is irrelevant. What is relevant is reproducible results. The greatest scientists in history are great precisely because they broke with the consensus.

    There is no such thing as consensus science. If it’s consensus, it isn’t science. If it’s science, it isn’t consensus. Period.” – From Aliens cause Global Warming Speech, Michael Crichton climate change hoax

    What I cannot understand is how the left thinks that a nation with about 5% of the entire population on this planet is responsible for 100% of “man made climate change”!!

    These CLOWNS believe that we are solely responsible and despite what China India and all the third world polluters do only American can fix things.

    Seems to me these idiots are Stupid being born to Stupid parents into an ever increasing society who is Stupid, they live the life of Stupidity, and will eventually die Stupid.. So for them Stupidity for is the norm. Thus indoctrination can be called education, hypnotism can be called entertainment, criminals can be called leaders, and lies can be called truth because their minds were never truly their own!!

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