The implosion of Obamacare must have frustrated President Obama’s bureaucracy fetish, so now he’s ordered the creation of a Council on Climate Preparedness and Resilience.
As usual, Obama’s gone off the map of common sense in an effort to win the praise of liberals and soothe his preening narcissism.
His environmental agenda has been beaten or stalled in Congress, so the presidential order is Obama’s fall-back position. By using the executive order, he can have agencies adopt rules changes and policies that have the same effect as if he’d done things the legal way.
The global warming hypothesis has been clearly shown to be a bunch of hogwash as the past decade has showed no warming at all, despite increased CO2 creation by China and other Third World polluters.
Recently, climate scientists have begun fretting about “global cooling” and whether we’re entering a short ice age. (Shades of the ’70s.) These scientists have discovered that the climate on planet Earth is linked — wonder of wonders — to the sun and its cycles.
None of that deters the power-hungry global warming crowd, though. And it is the disproven warming they’re talking about, not just “climate change,” despite their verbal trickery.
According to the presidential order: “The impacts of climate change — including an increase in prolonged periods of excessively high temperatures, more heavy downpours, an increase in wildfires, more severe droughts, permafrost thawing, ocean acidification and sea-level rise — are already affecting communities, natural resources, ecosystems, economies and public health across the nation. The federal government must build on recent progress and pursue new strategies to improve the nation’s preparedness and resilience.”
It’s a laundry list of bogus scientific claims. There is no increase in high temperatures, heavy rains, melting permafrost or any of the other fantasy problems Obama cites.
In fact, the past few years have been remarkably lacking in hurricanes. Rather than warming, unusually cool summers have been the case in much of the globe.
But global warming was never about science so much as photo ops. Take a picture of polar bears on an ice floe in the middle of some water and voila, the ice caps are melting and polar bears are drowning. Forget for the moment that polar bears are classified as marine mammals capable of swimming for hundreds of miles. We’ve listed them as an endangered species even though they seem to be doing as well as or even better than they’ve ever been.
The new council will have powers to regulate, control and intervene pretty much wherever it can justify an “enviromental issue.” And with the help of a task force of state and local leaders, including several governors, the council will be able to micromanage even on a community level.
Obama’s goal is reduction of “greenhouse gases,” by which he means CO2, by 17 percent by the year 2020. In pursuit of that, the EPA is working on more rules to effectively shut down the coal power industry.
As people refuse in droves to sign up for Obamacare, the Man Who Would Be King hopes to extend his power through exploitation of global warming fears. It’s a desperate power play from an increasingly desperate petty tyrant.