ou couldn’t make this stuff up if you tried. Update to this story.
ou couldn’t make this stuff up if you tried. Update to this story.
Oh those goofy Leftists, always claiming some imagined right they insist exists in our Constitution. the latest “right”? Why good weather of course!
In a new study, I and my co-authors make indisputably clear what the world’s scientists have increasingly warned: Our climate is changing, and the impacts are growing. The changes harm humans and threaten other life on the planet.
Our study, published in the prestigious peer-reviewed science journal PLOS-ONE, was written in support of a lawsuit against the federal government. The plaintiffs are young people, those to whom we are handing an increasingly warmer and destabilized planet.
Climate change is altering people’s lives right now. … It is as clear and present a danger as we’ve ever seen.
They argue that they have a constitutional right to a safe climate, that they have a right to receive from us a planet that supports all life, just as our forebears gave us. It is correctly a legal argument, but it relates to a fundamental moral question.
REALLY? That is in our Constitution? Wow, who knew, besides delusional Leftists of course, no one knew because that “right” is not there. But seriously folks, can’t the Left be more creative when they invent rights? Hell man, go for the gusto! Here are rights I would invenent
The right to go on vacation three months out of the year
The right to have whatever job I want, say a roller coaster critic, or maybe a movie and restaurant critic.
The right to date whoever I want. Let’s see now, what is Tamron Hall’s phone number.
The right to have my own radio show. Hell, I would be a lot better than most on air today anyway.
The right to be rich, I would be GREAT at being rich!
Did I mention the right to date any woman I wanted to? So many NFL cheerleaders, so little time….
The right NEVER to hear Kanye West’s name again.
The right to confront any MSNBS host I wanted to on air. Yes, uncensored!
The right to go to any gun range, anytime, and to take any gun I wanted.
The right to take pictures of Alec Baldwin just to piss him off, let’s see him bully me.
The right to date any woman I wanted, I may have mentioned that one before I know, but, Minka Kelly is, well have you seen her?
All kidding aside, rights are precious as our Founders knew, and the manner in which the Left trivializes natural rights is depsicable
Of course she is, show me one member of Team Obama that isn’t.
Via CNS News:
Ahead of her upcoming trip to China, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy told a liberal advocacy group in Washington on Monday that she has dedicated her life to protecting the environment: “And I really see no greater issue and no more urgent threat to public health than climate change.”
McCarthy said the goal of her trip is to support the Chinese “in meeting their air pollution challenges,” and she said China has much to learn from the United States.
“Climate change is not just a public health and safety issue,” McCarthy told the Center for American Progress. “I consider it to be one of the greatest economic challenges of our time as well, which is why I’m really looking forward to the trip and why I was very excited back this summer when President Obama spoke so eloquently and so comprehensively about the urgency to act on climate change when he spoke at Georgetown University.”
BS! It is all about redistribution folks. Green is the new RED!
FEDERAL cabinet has ruled that Australia will not sign up to any new contributions, taxes or charges at this week’s global summit on climate change, in a significant toughening of its stance as it plans to move within days to repeal the carbon tax.
Cabinet ministers have decided to reject any measures of “socialism masquerading as environmentalism” after meeting last week to consider a submission on the position the government would take to the Warsaw conference.
Love this story
Via Beltway Confidential:
Global warming alarmists, Al Gore, we need to talk.
Well, this is awkward. A leaked report by the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says that the world is not warming but is actually cooling, and will continue to get colder until the middle of the century.
You remember the IPCC, right? It’s the group whose 2007 report on global warming said that snow would disappear from everywhere but the highest mountains, icebergs would melt causing sea levels to rise, deserts would spread, people would die in heat waves and pretty much the earth was going to end if we didn’t immediately destroy our carbon-fueled economy with job-killing government regulations.
Well, that’s not happening. In fact, the Arctic ice caps have grown by 60 percent since 2012.
About time for Gore’s cult-like followers to start screaming about us freezing to death if we do not act.
Not a single person showed up at the Georgetown waterfront Tuesday for a climate change agenda event put on by Organizing for Action, the shadowy nonprofit advocacy group born out of President Obama’s 2012 campaign, the NRCC wrote in its blog.
The event page for the “Climate Change Day of Action Rally” disappeared after rainy weather appeared to drive away whatever people planned to attend. The embarrassing showing follows the news that only one volunteer stayed for an OFA Obamacare event in Centreville, Va., last week to work the phones:
ZERO PEOPLE at the OFA rally at the Georgetown Waterfront this morning. OMG CLIMATE CHANGE IS SUPER IMPORTANT… unless it rains.
— Phil Kerpen (@kerpen) August 13, 2013
The NRCC blog added:
Now that I’ve had Phil Kerpen write half my post for me, here’s the other half: it should surprise nobody – including the, ah, enthusiasts over at OfA, bless their hearts – that global warming doesn’t have nearly the same bite to it that the Left desperately wants it to. The polling is consistent: global warming – or climate change, or whatever the latest buzzword is/will be – is at the bottom of any list of things that people worry about, or prioritize. It is thus unsurprising that an admittedly unpleasant sudden rain shower would stop people in Georgetown from attending: after all, OfA doesn’t really want to talk about global warming at all. It’s just that the two things that they should be talking about – the economy, and health care – are also two things that OfA does not dare talk about, largely because President Barack Obama clearly has no idea how to go about repairing the damage that he’s caused to either.
Bob Belvedere leads us off with his Rule 5 Saturday
Donald Douglas is a bikini expert
Reaganite republican has a look at some vintage HAWTNESS
Proof Positive has a look at more vintage sexiness
Randy has a peek at Chrissy Teigen
90 Miles From Tyranny has a very sexy lady
Miss K likes Redheads
Wine, Women AND Politics goes very NSFW
Kurt has BOOBIES of all sorts
Fritz has Sinbad’s women
Act Well Your part, new to our blogroll, has Hot Chicks, NSFW
Angry Mike, why IS he angry? Has Girls + Guns and we know what that equals
EBL has vintage stewardess pics
Pitsnipes has a tribute to, well…….
Last Tradition has the classic beauty of Ava Gardner
Theo Spark has Totty
Stacy McCain has Women for Boner Control
Right Way has his Friday Babe
Double Trouble has some random hotties
Wirecutter has your good morning gal
Feral Irishman has a cat and a hot girl doing, ah, well………..
Rio Norte has a thing for gals with lots of ink
Conservative Hideout has Gals with Guns
Look for updates later
U.S. Senate candidate Rush Holt said his claim made Monday that “millions will die” if something isn’t done to address global warming was reality, not hyperbole.
“I think it’s no exaggeration at all to say that millions will die. And in fact there’s pretty good evidence that millions already have died because of climate change,” Holt, a congressman from central New Jersey who’s seeking the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate, said in a Star-Ledger editorial board meeting this morning.
Is it just me or are Leftists not the most unpleasant people to be around, doom, gloom, pessimism, the sky is falling, and on and on. Note that I have said before that Leftism is an , they just cannot get enough bad news.
In a Senate hearing Thursday, environmental scientist Roger Pielke of the University of Colorado said it’s “incorrect” to claim that global warming is spurring more extreme weather disasters.
“It is misleading and just plain incorrect to claim that disasters associated with hurricanes, tornadoes, floods or droughts have increased on climate timescales either in the United States or globally,” Pielke said in his testimony before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. “It is further incorrect to associate the increasing costs of disasters with the emission of greenhouse gases.”
“Hurricanes have not increased in the U.S. in frequency, intensity or normalized damage since at least 1900,” Pielke added. “The same holds for tropical cyclones globally since at least 1970.”
Senate Democrats pointed to the increase in extreme weather events like hurricanes and tornadoes as evidence of global warming. California Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer said that “climate change is real” and human activities were the cause, adding that people can “look out the window” to see evidence of it.
“Heat waves, droughts, wildfires and floods – all are now more frequent and intense,” said President Barack Obama in his State of the Union address.
Pielke, however, notes that U.S. floods have not increased in “frequency or intensity” since 1950 and economic losses from floods have dropped by 75 percent as a percentage of GDP since 1940. Tornado frequency, intensity, and normalized damages have also not increased since 1950, and Pielke even notes that there is some evidence that this has declined.
Pielke noted in his testimony that droughts have been shorter, less frequent, and have covered a smaller portion of the U.S over the last century. Globally, there has been very little change in the last 60 years, he said.
“The absolute costs of disasters will increase significantly in coming years due to greater wealth and populations in locations exposed to extremes,” Pielke added. “Consequent, disasters will continue to be an important focus of policy, irrespective of the exact future course of climate change.”
Senators sparred over predictions and claims made about man-made global warming. Democrats argued that the effects of global warming can be felt today and Republicans argued that evidence of human-induced warming is thin.
“I would note that it has not been titled ‘Global Warming: It’s Happening Now,’” said Louisiana Republican Sen. David Vitter. “Maybe that would have been too ironic given the Earth’s stagnant temperature for the past 15 years, a fact that is currently confounding climate scientists and modeling experts who predicted otherwise.”
Oklahoma Republican Sen. James Inhofe, a longtime critic of global warming claims, pointed to a set of Obama administration talking points on the “do’s and don’ts” when talking about global warming.
The talking points suggested not leading with economic arguments, not talking about scientific consensus surrounding global warming, and instead focusing on extreme weather.
Prior to the hearing, Republicans on the committee released a report that called into question many past global warming claims made by Democrats, as well as Obama administration policy proposals.
This didn’t deter Senate Democrats who continued to argue that global warming could be seen today. Rhode Island Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders, who caucuses with the Democrats, both pushed for taxing carbon emissions.
Republicans criticized the lack of White House testimony at the hearing.
“It is unfortunate we don’t have any witnesses here from the Obama administration,” Vitter said. “Just weeks ago, President Obama announced a sweeping climate action plan, which will undoubtedly tighten the federal government’s grip on our economy.”
“If the president is going after greenhouse gases, he won’t stop at coal,” said Wyoming Republican Sen. John Barrasso.
Boxer, who chairs the committee, said no one from the administration was invited because they would be called in for future hearings on global warming.
The latest from the Al Gore
Church Cult of Climate Change Via Pirates Cove
One of the bad parts about having a heavy interest in the whole anthropogenic global warming debate, what Warmists call “climate change” in order to blame everything on Mankind, is that it is often like being in an airport full of Hari Krishna’s, Jehovah’s Witnesses, or Occupiers who just won’t stop their insanity (which might not be fair to the first two) (via Tom Nelson)
The records of melting ice in September 2012 showed that ice is disappearing at an unprecedented rate in Arctic sea. But on the other side, a record high of ice formation has been recorded in Antarctic sea.
After such results, scientists want to know that if nature is playing an equivalent game negating all the speculations that global warming is due to human intervention.
And the recent studies done in this regard shows that the answer to this speculation is `no’ and suggests that human activities are mainly responsible for the change in weather throughout the globe which includes lessening of ice in one ocean and thickening in other. The records of the ice formation on Antarctic sea reveals that the summer melt of land ice on Antarctic Peninsula have increased 10 times in last 600 years which is highest level in last 1000 years.
In related news, there were thunderstorms here tonight. Apparently, thunderstorms have NEVER EVER occurred before and right wing bloggers or “climate change deniers” if you prefer, are to blame. Yes, that is sarcasm, and no it is not too far removed from the BS the Left spews.
Here they come folks, the tragedy pimps, using the Oklahoma tornado to push their global warming BS. As Limbaugh said on his show today, global warming, or climate change, is not at all about science, it is all about politics. And to moral retards like Barbara Boxer, all is fair in politics
Via Daily Caller:
California Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer blamed the tornado that devastated Oklahoma on global warming during a Senate floor speech Tuesday, using the opportunity to push her own plan to tax carbon dioxide emissions.
“This is climate change,” Boxer said. “This is climate change. We were warned about extreme weather: Not just hot weather, but extreme weather. When I had my hearings, when I had the gavel years ago — it’s been a while — the scientists all agreed that what we’d start to see was extreme weather.”
Of course, wild fires, hurricanes, and tornadoes are not new, they have been happening for a long long time, but, I guess these cretins will say anything as long as they can raise more revenue.
“Carbon could cost us the planet,” Boxer added, plugging her own carbon tax bill, co-sponsored by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. “The least we could do is put a little charge on it so people move to clean energy.”
See! Tornadoes will be sweeter and kinder if we all pay more for “clean energy”. Horse shit!
Speaking of great piles of feces, David Sirota is blaming the GOP for the tornado
With GOP-backed cuts to forecasting agency, experts warn future storms will go undetected and more lives lost.
Was the severe weather system culminating in yesterday’s Oklahoma City tornado intensified – or even created – by climate change? That question will almost certainly bebatted back and forth in the media over the next few days. After all, there is plenty of scientific evidence that climate change intensifies weather in general, but there remainlegitimate questions about how – and even if – it intensifies tornadoes in specific.
One thing, however, that shouldn’t be up for debate is whether or not we should be as prepared as possible for inevitable weather events like tornadoes. We obviously should be – but there’s an increasing chance that we will not be thanks to the manufactured crisis known as sequestration.
As the Federal Times recently reported, sequestration includes an 8.2 percent cut to the National Weather Service. According to the organization representing weather service employees, that means there is “no way for the agency to maintain around-the-clock operations at its 122 forecasting offices” and also means “people are going to be overworked, they’re going to be tired, they’re going to miss warnings.”
Summarizing the problem, the American Institute of Physics put it bluntly: “The government runs the risk of significantly increasing forecast error and, the government’s ability to warn Americans across the country about high impact weather events, such as hurricanes and tornadoes, will be compromised.”
See, it is all fair game for playing politics. EVERYTHING is to be blamed on your political opposites. No wonder ass hats like Sirota are always so nasty.
Several House Democrats are calling on Congress to recognize that climate change is hurting women more than men, and could even drive poor women to “transactional sex” for survival.
The resolution, from Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) and a dozen other Democrats, says the results of climate change include drought and reduced agricultural output. It says these changes can be particularly harmful for women.
“[F]ood insecure women with limited socioeconomic resources may be vulnerable to situations such as sex work, transactional sex, and early marriage that put them at risk for HIV, STIs, unplanned pregnancy, and poor reproductive health,” it says.
Climate change could also add “workload and stresses” on female farmers, which the resolution says produce 60 to 80 percent of the food in developing countries.
The chances for regional conflict also increase with climate change, the resolution says, because changing weather patterns could lead to migration and refugee crises. It said these sorts of potential conflicts over land will have a disproportionate impact on “the most vulnerable populations including women.”
More broadly, the resolution says climate change will hurt “marginalized” women, such as refugees, sexual minorities, adolescent girls, and women and girls with HIV. It also cites Hurricane Katrina as evidence of how climate change can affect women, noting that the storm displaced “over 83 percent of low-income, single mothers” in the region.
In a statement to The Hill, Lee said women are critically underrepresented in the development of climate change policy.
“My resolution will affirm the commitment to include and empower women in economic development planning and international climate change policies and practices,” she said. “This will help communities adapt to climate impacts, and embark on a path towards clean and sustainable development.”
The resolution calls on Congress to recognize the effects on women, and to use “gender-specific frameworks in developing policies to address climate change.”
It says Congress recognizes the need for “balanced participation of men and women” in climate change adaption efforts, and that Congress will support women who are vulnerable to climate change.
Finally, it encourages the president to “integrate a gender approach in all policies and programs” related to climate change, and to ensure these policies “support women globally to prepare for, build resilience for, and adapt to climate change.”
Ezra Levant discusses the Cult of Climate Change Craziness
Democratic Sens. Bernie Sanders and Barbara Boxer will hold a news conference on Thursday to announce new legislation that would put a fee on carbon dioxide emissions to help fund green-energy projects such as wind, solar, geothermal, and biomass.
The legislation would also compensate consumers for higher energy bills.In his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, President Obama threatened to use his executive authority if Congress failed to act on climate change.
“But if Congress won’t act soon to protect future generations, I will,” Obama added. “I will direct my Cabinet to come up with executive actions we can take, now and in the future, to reduce pollution, prepare our communities for the consequences of climate change, and speed the transition to more sustainable sources of energy.”
I wonder where these geniuses think they will get the money to help us with the higher energy bills? The higher taxes ALWAYS soak the middle class and poor the most
[A]s usual, and in keeping with the high-minded tone of his speech, there were few policy specifics. (The Washington Post’s Brad Plumer has a good rundown of what might be feasible in the president’s second term.) What was interesting was how he framed the issue: not just as one of responsibility to future generations, but as one of responsibility to God. Here’s what he said:
“We, the people, still believe that our obligations as Americans are not just to ourselves, but to all posterity. We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations. Some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science, but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging fires, and crippling drought, and more powerful storms. The path towards sustainable energy sources will be long and sometimes difficult. But America cannot resist this transition; we must lead it. We cannot cede to other nations the technology that will power new jobs and new industries — we must claim its promise. That is how we will maintain our economic vitality and our national treasure — our forests and waterways; our croplands and snowcapped peaks. That is how we will preserve our planet, commanded to our care by God. That’s what will lend meaning to the creed our fathers once declared.”
If Bush, or any Republican had said that, the Leftists heads would be exploding. Odd how they do not mind when a fellow Leftist mentions God.
Of course, they will also be told that global warming, or climate change is a theory, which it is, and urged to explore it themselves, in other words, to think. That has the Left outraged! School is not for thinking, or encouraging kids to evaluate anything. I mean you teach kids to think and the next thing you know, they are doing crazy things. Like thinking before voting.
Students in Nebraska are getting new standards for social studies curriculum, after weeks of intense debate. The state Board of Education reached agreement on two items of controversy this week: whether to include “American exceptionalism” and how to teach about climate change, the Lincoln Journal Star reports.
The fight had been over whether to explicitly teach the idea of American exceptionalism, as one board member proposed, and whether to include information about climate change, which the current standards do not mention. The board approved the standards after making some changes:
The words “American exceptionalism” do not appear in the final draft, but the concept does. In the sixth- through eighth-grade U.S. history standards, one of the “indicators” — examples of what to teach — is the “unique nature of the creation and organization of the American Government, the United States as an exceptional nation based upon personal freedom, the inherent nature of citizens’ rights and democratic ideals.”
This is what the Left hates apparently examples of what to teach — is the “unique nature of the creation and organization of the American Government, the United States as an exceptional nation based upon personal freedom, the inherent nature of citizens’ rights and democratic ideals.”
In other words they are going to teach about the founding, the government, the, GASP, constitution, and that there is, brace yourself, liberty in America! Come on man! The Left is trying to turn out good little brain dead Marxists, and Nebraska schools might get in the way of that! Oh, but it gets worse for the Left.
Likewise, climate change appears in the sixth- through eighth-grade geography standards, but is presented as a theory, not as fact, asking students to evaluate “recent global climate change theories, and evidence that supports and refutes such theories.”
What? You cannot tell these kids that a theory is a theory! And instructing them to evaluate evidence on BOTH sides of the debate? OUTRAGEOUS! How dare Nebraska encourage open mindedness. I mean the Left has been trying to
educate indoctrinate our kids for decades now. Stories like this scare them. Just peruse the comments at the link, the stupidity and hate will stun you
Wow, what can you say about Rachael Maddow’s less masculine little brother? Is he insane, or just educated beyond his hat size? Tim Graham at News busters brings us this Hayes rant, which is further evidence that his descent into the Pit of Eternal Leftist Stupidity is gaining speed.
“There is something simultaneously awful and exhilarating about those moments when normalcy is suspended,” he proclaimed, and he must have tingled as he declared it essential that we need “a crash program right now to re-engineer the nation’s infrastructure” and “and an immediate aggressive transformation” of the nation’s economic system, before climate change kills more Americans. He insisted a vote for Obama and liberal Democrats was the only choice in a “you’re with us or against us” formulation on climate change casualties:
The story of civilization is the long tale of crusaders for order battling the unceasing reality of chaos, and it is a kind of miracle that we have succeeded as much as we have, that airplanes fly through the air and roads plunge underneath the water, and the entire teeming latticework of human life exist in the manifold improbable places it does.
But it’s the grand irony that imposing this improbable order on the world we’ve released millions of years of stored-up carbon into the atmosphere which is now altering the climate and threatening the very monuments of civilization we so cherish. We absolutely have it within us collectively to beat back the forces of chaos once again, but we must choose to do so, and the time for choosing is now. You are either on the side of your fellow citizens and residents of this planet, or you are on the side of the storms as yet unnamed. You cannot be neutral. So, which side are you on?
I would ask Chris what planet he is on? But, maybe we can nominate Chris Hayes to go out on the plains of Kansas to negotiate peace with the next tornado. Perhaps he will volunteer to parachute into the next hurricane, to see how we make peace with it? I know, Hayes can go out West, to meet with the next big forest fire, and see what we can do to prevent future fires. Obviously, Chris Hayes has no grasp of reality, or of history. That must be it, he rants and raves like storms, are something new. Something that never happened to earth before. Good grief, not to be crass but could this boy be any more inane? He is educated sure, but wisdom? Reason, the ability to think? He has none of those qualities.
Chris is the walking definition of a useful idiot. He buys into the illogical arguments that climate hucksters like Al Gore pedal, he buys in lock stock and barrel. Of course, anyone who watches Hayes much realizes he buys into all the other Marxist lies the Left pushes too. Call him a perfect example of an indoctrinated mind, call him a useful idiot, call him whatever you wish, I think I will just refer to him as STORM BOY from now on!
I am sure some will be outraged, maybe even outrageously outraged that I would write such a thing. But, let me make the case here. We know that Democrats have made a habit of race pimping. If you doubt me on that, just turn over to MSNBS for five minutes. We know they gender pimp, their invented “War on Women” for instance. We know they are tragedy pimps. They have never failed to play politics with any school shooting have they? I could go on, but now is the time to expose the newest pimpin’ going on in the Democratic party. Weather pimpin’! Every tornado, forest fire, volcano, earthquake, and yes hurricane is pimped to argue that global warming ah climate change, will kill us all unless we embrace Communism, a lower standard of living, and OF COURSE, pay higher taxes. William Teach hammers the members of what I call the Al Gore Cult of Climate Change better than anyone else. So sit back, have fun with his latest!
First off, let’s define exactly what’s going on, via the Toronto Sun’s Lorrie Goldstein
Climate alarmists are great at linking single weather events like Hurricane Sandy to man-made climate change, a propaganda tactic otherwise known as climate porn.
Mike Honda provides his own bit of completely off the rails, bat guano insane climate p0rn
(The Politico) The devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy along the East Coast highlighted several tragic trends that will continue if not actively and aggressively addressed. First, the super storm showed us how powerful jet stream winds were able to box Sandy in along the coast and exacerbate the damage the storm caused. These blocking patterns have appeared with greater frequency and intensity in recent years, which scientists have attributed to the loss of Arctic sea ice as a result of global warming.
“Greater frequency”? When was the last one, Mike? Care to point it out? Second, the part about “blocking” is a baseless talking point unsupported by actual science that just cropped up within the past 7-10 days.
We need a president with the courage to pledge to cool the planet by cutting carbon emissions because, at the current rate, they’ll boil the planet. The first eight months of 2012 were the hottest on record since record-keeping began in 1895. The months of June, July and August produced the third-hottest summer ever recorded, the impact of which is killing our agricultural economy. This summer, 40 out of 50 states had drought-designated counties with conditions severe enough to be eligible for federal aid. Almost two-thirds of the nation experienced moderate to severe drought conditions, a 30 percent increase from last year, when one-third of the country witnessed such conditions.
OMG, like, you know, dude, we’ll boil the planet!!!!! Hysteria much, Mike? I guess you miss the part where the average global temperature is the same as it was 16 years ago. And, while you make a lot of hay about hot US temps (it was still hotter in the 1930′s, as well as the previous warm periods), you forget to mention that much of the rest of the world experienced much cooler than average temps.
After that there’s a lot of blamestorming of evil fossil fuel companies (hey, Mike, how do you get from California to D.C.?), Republicans, and more about backing Obama because of his climate change policies (which he never talks about and rarely does anything about). What’s missing is what Mike’s plans are, and how he has changed his own life to one that is carbon neutral. Warmists always forget that part. Even when the planet is in danger of boiling.
Yes indeed! Mayor Nanny Bloomberg looks up to Obama, well, actually, Bloomberg looks up to almost everyone, even some midgets but, that is another story
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg endorsed President Obama Thursday, citing climate change as his primary motivation.
“Our climate is changing,” the mayor writes in an op-ed on Bloomberg View, part of his media empire. “And while the increase in extreme weather we have experienced in New York City and around the world may or may not be the result of it, the risk that it might be — given this week’s devastation — should compel all elected leaders to take immediate action.” Obama, he says “has taken major steps” to deal with climate change.
Now before you chalk this up to one Statist endorsing another read the statement from Bloomberg. He says that “climate change” may or may not be behind the storm that hit New York, that it might be a risk, but all elected leaders should take immediate action. So, we should take action, not even knowing if there is a threat? And if we do not know there is a threat, how can we possibly know what actions to take? Good grief, how do idiots like Bloomberg ever get elected to anything?
Oh Good Freaking Grief! These mental midgets act like hurricanes are new
Oh no, here comes Rep Henry Waxman aka Nostrilsaurus Rex calling for hearings on Hurricanes and climate change.
The top Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee is urging Republicans to hold a hearing in the lame-duck session on links between climate change and Hurricane Sandy.
Rep. Henry Waxman’s (D-Calif.) letter to the committee’s chairman, Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.), makes Waxman the latest of several Democrats to cite the massive storm when calling for tougher action to battle global warming.
Wednesday’s letter argues that regardless of what happens at the ballot box in November, “the election should be a time to return to fact-based policymaking.”
“Hurricane Sandy is exactly the type of extreme weather event that climate scientists have said will become more frequent and more severe if we fail to reduce our carbon pollution. That is why we are writing to request that you hold a hearing on the storm and its relation to climate change in the lame-duck session,” Waxman and Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.), a top lieutenant on the committee, wrote.
All I can ask is what monetary stake does Rep Waxman have in pushing this BS?