Visiting Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, on Friday “to see vital climate science work,” Vice President diversity hire Kamala Harris asked NASA at one point if it could use its satellites to track trees “by race” in various neighborhoods as part of “environmental justice.”
That’s not satire from the Babylon Bee.
Harris, who serves as chair of the National Space Council, met with scientists and engineers and received a firsthand look at how the climate is studied by the space program as well as how it provides data concerning planetary changes and their impacts. “I truly believe space activity is climate action,” the intellectually-challenged political hack declared.
“Can you measure trees — part of that data that you are referring to, [and it’s an issue of] EJ, environmental justice — that you can also track by race their averages in terms of the number of trees in the neighborhoods where people live?” Harris is seen asking in a video clip that went viral on social media.
“This woman is a complete hack – and if this is not an act, she is also a moron…,” wrote retired senior intelligence operations officer Tony Shaffer on Twitter.
“I can’t get over the fact that ‘environmental justice’ and ‘tree equity’ are real phrases Democrats use,” wrote GOP strategist Matt Whitlock. “Reads like parody.”
“This clip illustrates perfectly the worth of diversity,” wrote Darren Beattie, a former Trump speechwriter.
“For the confused, the CRT argument here is that urban centers have less trees and are warmer than less urban areas, which the left translates into privilege,” wrote conservative writer and commentator Chad Greene. “White people have the ‘privilege’ of more trees, cooler temps and cleaner air,” he added. “Wala. Environmental Justice.”
“Too many White (Supremacist) Pines, not enough gender neutral Black Walnuts!” wrote another Twitter user, adding the hashtag, “#BlackTreesMatter.”