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Let’s all worry about Climate Change, and not notice major federal malfeasance by The Elephant's Child

The Democrat controlled House of Representatives is aiming to pass the “Climate Action Now” bill which is designed to prevent the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accords. The bill is known as the Climate Action Now Act. Nancy Pelosi called William Barr a liar on Thursday. She even accused the Attorney General of committing a “crime”when he testified to Congress about a memo he issued outlining the main conclusions found in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report. Well, no he didn’t, and Mueller said that everything Barr reported was accurate, he just wished that he had included more. The Wall Street Journal said:

The real reason for Mrs. Pelosi’s slander is what else Mr. Barr said the last time he was before Congress. He said that spying on a political campaign was a “big deal,” that he thought the FBI did spy on the Trump campaign in 2016, and that he intends to find out what happened and why. Democrats want to intimidate him to drop this or discredit him before he can release his findings. …

There are also criminal referrals from Congress. These include one regarding dossier author Christopher Steele from Senate Judiciary Members Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa) and Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.); one on former Fusion GPS contractor Nellie Ohr from the House Oversight and Reform Committee’s Mark Meadows (R., N.C.); and another from Rep. Devin Nunes (R., Calif.) of the House Intelligence Committee that includes eight people whose names are not public because the referral involves classified information.

Also potentially illuminating will be a pending report by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz into possible Justice and FBI abuses of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrants.

There are layers and layers of deception and cover-ups and political prospects for the 2020 election involved. Democrats remain furious that Trump won the election, and they can’t seem to reverse it, or annul it, or change it. One would think that by now they would grasp that the people are a little dubious about letting one party stay around too long. They even regard the federal bureaucracy as something of a problem rather than our “ruling class,” as they seem to think of themselves. Democrat leaders on the left coast and in New Mexico and Colorado, by contrast, have enacted or are considering legislation to tax fossil fuel use; restrict coal, natural gas, and oil development; or mandate ever-greater amounts of renewable energy be imposed on ratepayers. On the East Coast, Democrat leaders in Massachusetts and New York have erected government roadblocks to new natural gas and oil pipeline construction. Democrats in these states are in the grips of climate change fever, passing legislation that will cost their states jobs and revenues, increase the price of energy for residents and businesses, and undermine Trump’s push for U.S. energy dominance (perhaps their true goal), all in the vain hope of controlling the weather 100 years from now.

Alexandria Ocasia-Cortez got a lot of media attention with her Green New Deal proposals, which seemed to be important because she got a lot of media attention, so all sorts of politicians have jumped on the proposals. New York Mayor DeBlasio is going to turn New York City into a Green New Deal City (good luck with the blackouts and soaring costs) and Beto O’Rourke said that we don’t have 12 years until it is all over—but only 5 years to Armageddon. So there you are. Heartland noted that:

Democrat leaders on the left coast and in New Mexico and Colorado, by contrast, have enacted or are considering legislation to tax fossil fuel use; restrict coal, natural gas, and oil development; or mandate ever-greater amounts of renewable energy be imposed on ratepayers. On the East Coast, Democrat leaders in Massachusetts and New York have erected government roadblocks to new natural gas and oil pipeline construction. Democrats in these states are in the grips of climate change fever, passing legislation that will cost their states jobs and revenues, increase the price of energy for residents and businesses, and undermine Trump’s push for U.S. energy dominance (perhaps their true goal), all in the vain hope of controlling the weather 100 years from now.

The climate has been changing for millions of years. It has been much warmer in the past and there have been ice ages as well. Warmer is better, as CO² and sunshine make the plants we depend on for food grow. There was the Little Ice Age from around 1300 to 1850 in two stages.

Eighteen hundred and froze to death”was the saying. 1816 was a year in which famine occurred in New England, remembered as “the year without a summer”, and “the poverty year”— a year in which average global temperatures were estimated to decrease by 0.7º F. -1.3ºF.  James Madison was president.  In April of that year, Mount Tambora errupted in a series of explosions that were heard hundreds of miles way.  A volcanic column of ash, pumice and debris shot into the air and fell to the earth, killing around 10,000 people. That was not caused by “climate change.” Nor was “climate change” responsible for the forest fires in Northern California this last year. That can be blamed on PG&E and poor forest control.

The CO² levels are currently the highest in the past 3 million years, but it hasn’t affected temperatures at all, as it is actually cooling, and we are entering another minimum with fewer sunspots.


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