During a speech on Friday promoting renewable energy, Vice President Kamala Harris had another embarrassing slip-up. As per her modus operandi, Kamala once again stated something stupid; this time, she declared the United States needed to “reduce population” to tackle climate change.
Harris discussed the need to “build a clean energy economy” at Baltimore’s Coppin State University in her recent commencement address.
Harris lauded President Joe Biden’s “ambitious goal” of halving U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and having the U.S. economy attain net zero emissions by 2050. She said this would occur with or without Congressional permission. The “climate crisis,” she said, is one of our most pressing matters in terms of urgency.
She said we “must act” because the clock is not just ticking; it’s “banging.”
Harris said that when we invest in electric vehicles, clean water, and reduce population, more children can breathe clean air and drink clean water.
By Saturday morning, the phrase “reduce population” was among the top trending topics on Twitter. Many people saw that slip of the tongue as evidence that the government plans to implement population control to combat climate change, a common conspiracy idea.
Conservative Kentucky lawmaker Thomas Massie questioned, “Are you the population she wants to reduce?”
Harris misspoke, and the vice president meant to say “pollution” instead of “population,” as the White House website hastily clarified. Harris’s explanation of AI was derided only days before Friday’s linguistic mishap.
The first thing to be said about this is that AI is a relatively advanced concept. For starters, it’s not one but two words. At a roundtable conversation held on Wednesday in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C., Harris said that while AI is the buzzword, machine learning is the real game changer.
Harris made another odd remark on Tuesday.
Kamala said, “The core of the transportation problem is ensuring people can go where they need to. It’s so elementary.
Earlier this month, Harris’s concept of culture was called a “word salad,” drawing widespread criticism.
Harris’ net approval rating last month was the lowest ever recorded for a vice president in an NBC News survey.