From Bridget Johnson at PJ Tatler:
President Obama just issued an executive order “to prepare the Nation for the impacts of climate change by undertaking actions to enhance climate preparedness and resilience.”
“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. These impacts are often most significant for communities that already face economic or health-related challenges, and for species and habitats that are already facing other pressures. Managing these risks requires deliberate preparation, close cooperation, and coordinated planning by the Federal Government, as well as by stakeholders, to facilitate Federal, State, local, tribal, private-sector, and nonprofit-sector efforts to improve climate preparedness and resilience; help safeguard our economy, infrastructure, environment, and natural resources; and provide for the continuity of executive department and agency (agency) operations, services, and programs,” the order states.
The Order doesn’t say what type of climate change we are to prepare for, warming or cooling, but I have no doubt that it will cost us money. Recent evidence may be pointing to a Maunder Minimum-type change, but the Administration continues to promote greenhouse gas disaster blaming.
C’mon guys, why are we continuing to pretend that “the science is settled”, and disaster is imminent if we do not immediately cripple our economy?