With the newly released 1,656-page National Climate Assessment in hand, Democrats are throwing down the gauntlet in their championing of “climate change” (aka global warming) with their new House majority in January. The report purportedly demonstrates that “many lines of independent evidence demonstrate that the rapid warming of the past half-century is due primarily to human activities,” and Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL) is now claiming, “Climate change is not debatable, and no region of our country and no sector of our economy will be spared.” He continued: “While the Trump administration and congressional Republicans continue to deny that climate change exists, Democrats will use our new House Majority to take aggressive action to reduce climate pollution and help communities build their resilience to the impacts of climate change.” So a bunch of bureaucrats got together and spent a bunch of taxpayer dollars to argue what they had already been arguing: raise taxes. Funny how that works.
Here’s more from PJ Media…
WASHINGTON — Democrats vowed that they’ll use their new House majority next year to force action on climate change in the wake of a new report from 13 federal agencies that paints a bleak picture of the current and expected effects of global warming.
The National Climate Assessment released Friday is an interagency effort including more than 300 experts guided by a 60-member federal advisory committee. The report was then subjected to peer review and studied by federal agencies and a panel of the National Academy of Sciences.
“Climate change, once considered an issue for a distant future, has moved firmly into the present,” began the report’s introduction. “…This National Climate Assessment concludes that the evidence of human-induced climate change continues to strengthen and that impacts are increasing across the country. Americans are noticing changes all around them. Summers are longer and hotter, and extended periods of unusual heat last longer than any living American has ever experienced. Winters are generally shorter and warmer. Rain comes in heavier downpours.”