- to global warming and 'climate change' research and indoctrination.
Along with all the other things in the federal budget wish list for 2011 are millions to be spent on climate change (actually, billions ed).
It helps to understand how obscene this is if you pause to consider (1) there is not one damn thing anyone can do about climate change, (2) climate change has been researched and studied since the late 1980s, enough to fill an entire wing of the Congressional Library to hold all the reports, and (3) the only climate change Americans really need to know about is what the weather will be tomorrow.
With a tip of the hat to Climatequotes.com and the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s (AAAS) report on “research development, fiscal year 2011”, let me share just a few of the ways
- the Obama administration intends to squander your money.
The figures cited all come from chapter 15 of the AAAS report and you can access it via Climatequotes.com
NOAA’s total budget request is for $5.6 billion, an increase of 17%. It intends to devote $437 million for climate research funding, an increase of $77 million over last year.
Over at the National Science Foundation (NSF), its budget of $7.4 billion (that’s a lot of science!) includes a request for $480 million for Atmospheric and Earth Sciences, $765.5 million for NSF’s Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability program and $19 million for a joint program with DOE “to promote education in clean energy research. An additional $10 million would fund
- “Climate Change Education” in the nation’s schools.
- It’s not education, it’s indoctrination.
- maybe, June.
- will be forced to raise its prices. In short, everything.
- However, DOE is set to receive $28.4 billion in 2011 and
- $2.4 billion for energy research and development.
- not found in the “atmosphere”, but rather were extracted from deep within the Earth.
- And DOE intends to waste $627 million on more modeling.
The Environmental Protection Agency, gearing up to regulate all utilities that produce carbon dioxide and all other industries that do the same,
- has zero authorization to do so under the Clean Air Act.
Despite this, EPA has requested $169 million “to reduce greenhouse gas emissions”, with $43.5 million in new funding for
- “regulatory efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions” through the Clean Air Act.
Even the Department of Agriculture wants $159 million for “climate change research”, an increase of 42% and $179 million for renewable energy, to “help farmers.” Farmers are heavy users of fossil fuels to operate the machinery needed to till, plant, and harvest crops. They need reliable energy, not "renewable" energy.
The Recovery Act of 2009 has managed to blow more than $600 million on climate change research and
- billions on greenhouse gas mitigation.
- not benefit a single taxpayer,
- generate any new jobs except for those in government agencies,
The “scientists”, “regulators”, and “administrators” feasting off this federal largess should be handed a shovel to earn a living on one of those “shovel ready” projects we were told about.
Beyond that, if Congress was really intent on cutting back on spending, they could begin by defunding or shutting down the
- Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Energy, and all the other federal grifters with their snouts rooting around in the climate change trough."
- 12/21/10, "1 in 7 rely on food stamps," CNN/Money, Aaron Smith
- 12/21/10, Washington, D.C. leads the nation, with 21.5% of the population on food stamps.
article by Alan Caruba
- via Climate Depot