The Totalitarian Left is outraged again, this time because Mitch McConnell and the evil Koch Brothers are threatening to challenge the EPA’s illegal power grab:
Conservative political leaders and their polluting funders have declared their intention to do everything possible to seize control of state governments in 2016 and block climate action. The Koch brothers have pledged to raise an unprecedented $889 million just for this election cycle.
Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has not merely urged states to ignore the law’s requirement for them to put forward a state implementation plan to meet the EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan standards. In one of the most shocking statements ever issued by any U.S. political leader, McConnell actually admitted publicly that his goal is to stop a global deal to avert catastrophic climate change.
What Mitch McConnell and other conservatives are threatening to do is challenge the EPA’s regulatory power grab in the courts. This isn’t diabolical. This isn’t sinister. This isn’t shocking. It’s what happens when government does something that it isn’t authorized through statutes to do.
The EPA is set to issue regulations that were supposed to be part of cap and trade legislation that the Democrats wanted to pass in 2010. Because he didn’t sign it into law in 2010, President Obama is now attempting to accomplish the same thing through an end run around the Legislative Branch.
Listen to the Totalitarian Left’s frantic breathlessness:
It is immoral for one generation to destroy another generation’s vital soil, or its livable climate. Hence it is unimaginably immoral to Dustbowlify their soil and ruin their livable climate irreversibly for many centuries if not millennia. But that will be the outcome if McConnell and the Kochs succeed in blocking or seriously delaying action at the state (and international) level.
The Totalitarian Left can’t prove that global warming is real, much less that it’s harmful or that it’ll have the impact that they’re predicting it’ll have. This time, they’re relying on a picture that shows tropical Florida and Central America stricken with severe drought while the Great Plains State are modestly dry and the northern tier of Canada has above average rainfall.
It’s one thing to predict severe drought in the desert southwest. It’s another to predict that tropical Florida will experience a severe drought.
Here’s how the global warming activists are selling this:
Climate change is creating an “unprecedented” risk of severe drought in the Southwest and Central Plains. Rising temperatures and decreasing rainfall mean that future drought could be more extreme than any drought seen in at least the past 1,000 years and the effects could reverberate for urban dwellers and farmers across the regions.
The 1930s Dust Bowl created post-apocalyptic conditions for the Central Plains, but Lisa Graumlich, who heads the University of Washington’s College of the Environment, said that the severe drought that plagued the Southwest from 1100-1300, “makes the Dust Bowl look like a picnic.”
If the climate alarmists had to pay a fine for each time their predictions were off by orders of magnitude, their great-great-great grand children’s great-great-great grand children would still be bankrupt. These alarmists’ predictions aren’t accurate. Why treat them like they’ve got any credibility?