Global warming, climate change, or global cooling? These so-called scientists can’t seem to make up their mind. About a month ago the Washington Post reported that “Antarctic sea ice hit 35-year record high Saturday.” Around the same time, ahead of the U.N Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, TheBlaze released a report which revealed how “climate change scientists struggle over how to address recent slowdown in global warming.” But of course none of these facts will slow down Obama from spending more money that the U.S. does not have to address a problem that does not exist.
“Obama uses executive order in sweeping takeover of nation’s climate change policies,” Fox News, November 1, 2013:
Through the stroke of a pen, President Obama on Friday used his executive powers to elevate and take control of climate change policies in an attempt to streamline sustainability initiatives – and potentially skirt legislative oversight and push a federal agenda on states.
The executive order establishes a task force of state and local officials to advise the administration on how to respond to severe storms, wildfires, droughts and other potential impacts of climate change. The task force includes governors of seven states — all Democrats — and the Republican governor of Guam, a U.S. territory. Fourteen mayors and two other local leaders also will serve on the task force.
All but three of those appointed are Democrats. The task force will look at federal money spent on roads, bridges, flood control and other projects. It ultimately will recommend how structures can be made more resilient to the effects of climate change, such as rising sea levels and warming temperatures.
“We’re going to need to get prepared. And that’s why this plan will also protect critical sectors of our economy and prepare the United States for the impacts of climate change that we cannot avoid,” Obama said last June, when he first launched a Climate Action Plan.