Jane Fonda has been a political activist for the better half of her career. Now, she’s jabbing Joe Biden to do something about climate change. If we listen to the Hollywood actress, we’ve only got 11 years before there’s a full catastrophe on our hands. She’s not convincing anyone, though.
On Tuesday’s “View,” actress Jane Fonda joined co-host Joy Behar to issue some serious warnings about climate change. Fonda is urging people to protest in the streets. She tells people that “scientists are kind of nerdy ” though even they are saying that we will not be able to turn things around. As for where she came up with the 11 years until the catastrophe, she hasn’t said.
Behar is happy to join in the chaos, warning that the United States is going to turn into Flint Michigan one of these days as a result of Trump rolling back some of the Obama-era regulations. She also complained that the media is talking more about impeachment than climate change.
Fonda’s appearance came shortly after being arrested several times during demonstrations focusing on climate change. The protests are designed to keep the issue on everyone’s minds.
The actress made the claim that humans have “never” faced an issue like the threat being posed by climate change. She said that we are the last generation capable of making a difference between life and death of earth and whether the planet remains habitable. Whoopi Goldberg was quick to agree with her.
Fonda also talked about how the United States should have started addressing climate change three decades ago when “the science was known.” She said that if things had been done back then, it would have been a more incremental transition off of the muscle fuel dependency. What she fails to mention is that climate change affects the entire planet – not just the United States. Until other countries such as India, China, and others do their part, the United States isn’t where the issue truly lies.
Jane Fonda has made her comments known as 2020 presidential candidates begin to propose multi-trillion-dollar climate change plans. Although none of them have come out with how they plan on coming up with all this money, they are quick to endorse the “Green New Deal.” This ambitious plan has been criticized as being unrealistic, though Fonda praises it, calling it the framework that will lead to a “wonderful future.” The problem with this is that all of the political candidates have a slightly different version of what the Green New Deal would focus on. Renewable energy and resource efficiency are great. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Andrew Yang, however, have talked about the need for everyone to go vegetarian because of having to get rid of cows since the methane that they release is damaging to the environment. This is a bit too far left for most people to digest, which is why so many people are hesitant to support the deal.
Former VP Biden has endorsed the framework but isn’t progressive enough on climate change. Jane Fonda, therefore, takes a jab at him when Joy Behar asks if she supports Biden. That’s when Fonda decided that she wasn’t going to name names. She also made a comment about how it’s too late for moderation, which says all that she feels about Biden without using his name.
Jane Fonda was arrested four times already this month because of climate change demonstrations happening on Capitol Hill. At 81-years-old, this is probably not the last time she plans on getting arrested, either. She defends being arrested and doesn’t plan on changing her approach. Instead, she believes that engaging in civil disobedience is the way to “up the NT.” She also understands that there is a risk of getting arrested – and she is willing to take that risk if it means telling people more about climate change.
According to the actress, we only have 11 years before catastrophe hits. However, it’s unclear as to why 2030 is the year that we truly need to be worried. No scientists have been coming forward to let everyone know that there is a little over a decade to improve things. If that were the case, the EPA and other associations would be moving forward in order to identify what actions need to be taken immediately. That’s not the case, which only makes Jane Fonda look like a lunatic. Knowing how she sits politically in terms of being a progressive Democrat, that may not be too far off.