By Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow
President Biden, seeking to “greenwash” his failing energy policy, delivered a speech at COP 27, the big UN climate conference in Egypt.
The President falsely attributed a host of natural weather events to climate change and then went on to detail a massive laundry list of wasteful climate spending and destructive regulation.
The President said that:
In the United States, we’re seeing historic drought and wildfires in the West, devastating hurricanes and storms in the East.
Here in Africa — here in Africa, home to many nations considered most vulnerable to climate change, food insecurity [and] hunger follows four years of intense drought in the Horn of Africa.
Meanwhile, the Niger River in West Africa, swollen — swollen because of more intense rainfall, is wreaking havoc on fishing and farming communities.
In Nigeria, flooding has recently killed 600 people; 1.3 million more are displaced.
Seasonal livestock migration routes have been used for hundreds of years are being altered, increasing the risk of conflict between herders and local farming communities.
President Biden is wrong.
All of this is natural weather. Government policy can help people suffering the impacts of extreme weather, but nothing on this list was meaningfully caused by our use of energy.
Floods, droughts, fires, storms, even African “livestock migration” are historically normal and not your fault.
President Biden’s media office, joined by Climate Envoy John Kerry, released a lengthy U.S. climate “fact sheet” that summarizes Biden’s climate spending and regulation since he took office and their plans for the future.
Here’s a sample:
- Double U.S. contributions to the UN “Adaptation Fund” from $50 to $100 million this year.
- $150 million for “climate resilience in Africa.”
- $20 million for small island states
- $5 million to the Migration Multi-Partner Trust Fund to support “climate-affected vulnerable migrants.”
- Launching a “Climate Gender Equity Fund”
- $250 million for power generation in Egypt
- Severe clampdown on methane emissions by American energy producers with $20 billion in spending
- Close to $4 billion on “Green Shipping” initiatives
- Require federal contractors to publicly disclose their greenhouse gas emissions and comply with government mandated emissions reductions
- Commit U.S. national government operations to be “net zero” no later than 2050
- Quadruple U.S. climate finance to over $11 billion a year
- More than $65 billion in climate finance through the U.S. Trade and Development Agency and U.S. Export-Import Bank
In addition to Biden, Friday saw a presentation at COP 27 by the Republican “Climate Caucus,” who many see as “useful idiots” playing into the hands of the climate-Left.
As CFACT’s Adam House posted to CFACT.org: “by participating in this ‘Decarbonization Day,’ these Republican lawmakers have legitimized the UN’s message of collectivism, massive taxes and government spending, corrupt and alarmist science, and centralized power. In their attempt to be part of the conversation, they have only eroded the conservative message.”
President Biden’s climate and energy agenda is based on unsound science, would lead to massive erosion of national sovereignty, individual liberty, and prosperity that will weaken the free world and empower its adversaries.
This cannot stand.
Yet what lies in store for those of us with the courage to marshal the facts and correct the record on climate?
Take a look at this photo Marc Morano posted of a climate radical calling for the “death penalty” for “climate deniers” to CFACT’s Climate Depot.
If world leaders go on shamelessly egging them on, could climate radicals go from attacking great works of art to attacking people?
Craig Rucker is a co-founder of CFACT and currently serves as its president.
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