It’s not enough for the leftist climate activist elites to promote their climate agenda in Big Tech company policies alone. Now Amazon has decided to infuse its climate agenda into the naming of a stadium to shove it into sports fans’ faces.
Big Tech giant Amazon.com Inc. bought the naming rights to Seattle, Washington’s KeyArena, “the new home for the city’s expansion hockey team and the WNBA’s Seattle Storm,” Bloomberg News reported June 25. The venue will be given the cringe name “Climate Pledge Arena,” in a “nod to Amazon’s push to get companies to have net-zero carbon emissions by 2040.” [Emphasis added.] Leftist extremists in corporate America are attempting their own take on a utopian Green New Deal.
Sports arenas are meant to be apolitical venues for those wanting to take a break from the venom of politics, not echo chambers for the leftist agenda.
Amazon founder and CEO and liberal Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos proclaimed with glee in an Instagram post that the stadium “will be the first net zero carbon certified arena in the world.” To make things even more cringe, Bezos said that the arena will be using “reclaimed rainwater in the ice system to create the greenest ice in the NHL.” [Emphasis added.]
In September 2019, the company released a report headlined “The Climate Pledge,” where it called “on signatories to be net zero carbon across their businesses by 2040—a decade ahead of the Paris Accord’s goal of 2050.” The Big Tech company doubled down in a sustainability blog on June 23, 2020: “We are all in on The Climate Pledge: net zero carbon by 2040.”
Bezos also pledged in February that he was going to bleed through $10 billion to fight climate change in an effort called the Bezos Earth Fund, which ABC’s, CBS’s and NBC’s morning shows had slobbered over at the time.
Apparently his climate agenda also included turning sports arenas into eco-extremist paradises.
According to Bloomberg News, “The site was developed in partnership with Oak View Group and the as-yet-unnamed Seattle NHL franchise.” Bloomberg News continued: “The team is slated to take the ice in the 2021-2022 season. The arena, which first opened in 1962, is being extensively renovated -- in part to make it eco-friendly.”
Oak View Group co-founder and CEO Tim Leiweke reportedly told Bloomberg News that “Everyone loves to talk about being carbon-neutral, but it’s really hard and really expensive. We’re spending tens of millions of dollars on this. We’re trying to set a precedent others will follow.”
“Leiweke said he was inspired by musicians such as Billie Eilish, who have pushed for arenas to reduce their carbon footprint by reducing plastic and embracing renewable energy,” according to Bloomberg News. You know, the same Billie Eilish who wrote the disturbing song “All the Good Girls Go to Hell.” The song begins with the words: “My Lucifer is lonely.”
This dark song [All the Good Girls Go to Hell by Billie Eilish] is touted as a rant against climate change, but it carries the message that Heaven is a prison. 'Pearly gates look more like a picket fence once you get inside ’em / Got friends but can’t invite them.' She paints God as a woman who desperately needs the Devil. 'All the good girls go to Hell cause even God herself has enemies,’ she sang. ‘And once the water starts to rise and Heaven’s out of sight, she’ll want the Devil on her team.’
Ah, so one of the groups spearheading the “Climate Pledge Arena” is taking its cues from an out of touch Hollywood leftist who uses satanist aesthetics to push her climate change zealotry. Nice.
Contact Amazon at (206) 266-1000 and tell Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to get his eco-extremist politics out of sports.