New Senate Bill for Farmland Carbon Trading; Vilsack Expands Land Set-Aside
April 23 , 2021 (EIRNS)—A new bill in the Senate for U.S. farmland carbon-credit trading was introduced April 20, by a bipartisan gaggle—including everyone from Marco Rubio (R-FL) to farm state senators from Iowa, North Dakota, Nebraska, etc., who “don’t know no better.” It calls for setting up the federal mechanisms to make the trading happen, the way that the Emissions Trading System (ETS) in Europe has functioned, for rip-offs and for shutting down modern electricity generation. It is titled the “Growing Climate Solutions Act.” If you, the farmer, sign up in the program, to have data kept on what you do, then you “can be rewarded for climate-smart practices,” said Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN) who introduced the bill, along with Michigan’s Debbie Stabenow (D), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI). This is part of the stampede to set up more swindle opportunities for green finance, at the expense of farmers and food, and in complete mockery of millions dying of famine.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack steered clear of mentioning farmland carbon credit trading April 22, when he co-chaired the first breakout session at Session 3 of Biden’s Leaders Summit on Climate today. He also avoided using the term “30 by 30,” which refers to the Biden Executive Order to have 30% of land and seas set aside, out of productive use, by 2030. However, Vilsack announced that the U.S. Conservation Reserve Program will be expanded by 4 million acres a year (from its present 20 million acres) to start the process of taking land out of food production, in various ways.
Today, the State Department announced that the U.S. and U.A.E. and other nations, including Denmark, Israel, Australia, Brazil, Singapore, Uruguay, and others, will conduct a new international effort, “Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate,” or “AIM for Climate,” which Vilsack praised in vague terms as backing R&D for “science-based solutions to mitigate and adapt to climate change.” The State Department said that AIM for Climate will be pushed at the UN Food Systems Summit in September, and “launched at COP26 in November,” which means that their intent is to advance financial swindles, scientific fraud, famine and death.