The global warming toolkit is here just in time for the freezing weather!
You’ve got to love irony. The White House just released their climate action plan, a global warming “toolkit” that will supposedly help elected leaders combat the effects of global warming, one of which is “record heat waves,” during a time in which we’re experiencing very cold weather.
The White House says its “resilience toolkit” is an extension of Obama’s “Climate Action Plan” released last year which created the “State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience” to help battle pollution and “record heat waves.”
According to Reuters, “After announcing two major global initiatives on climate change last week, the Obama administration pivoted on Monday to American towns and cities to help them adapt to the impacts of global warming.”
A recent Gallup poll finds that just two percent of Americans rate “environment/pollution” as a top concern.
The announcement on the White House website stated:
Last year, as part of his Climate Action Plan, the President established the State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience, which recognizes that even as we act to curb the carbon pollution that drives climate change, we must also improve our ability to prepare for the climate impacts we are already seeing across the country. The Task Force comprises Governors, Mayors, county executives and Tribal leaders from across the country who are experiencing climate change impacts ranging from more severe droughts and wildfires to record heat waves and damaging storms. Task Force leaders have taken bold action to protect their communities by investing in more resilient infrastructure, updating building codes, adjusting the way they manage natural resources, and planning for rapid recovery from extreme weather events.
Their premise that we’re experiencing “record” droughts, wildfires, and heat waves is false. If anything, we’re experiencing record low numbers of those weather events. And even if we were experiencing an increase in those extreme weather events, they couldn’t tie it to us or the energy industry.