Because we watch Trumpland TV so you don’t have to, today we learned that Newsmax TV host Brett Winterble believes that fighting climate change, via Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY) Green New Deal, would be an anti-Hindu hate crime.
In a Thursday segment on climate change, Winterble claimed the agriculture-related goals of the deal—which, by the way, would only apply to the United States—would lead to the wholesale slaughter of cows in India held sacred by the Hindu religion.
How do we know we’re doing the right thing to manage the climate? We don’t know until we do it. And by then we’ve wrecked our economy and killed all the cows. Somebody tell me how the Indians are supposed to do this. How are people in the subcontinent of India supposed to handle the cows? They’re sacred animals in the Hindu tradition, what are we supposed to do with the cows over there? You guys want to commit an anti-Hindu hate crime? Good luck. As for me, I’ll stick with the science.
Here’s the actual science: The U.S. agricultural sector, which includes livestock, produced nine percent of greenhouse gas emissions in 2016, a number that has increased by 17 percent since 1990, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. The proposed solution to this, as laid out in the Green New Deal, would be to support and invest in family farming and build a more sustainable food system. Not kill cows in India.