Brace yourselves for the howls from environmental justice warriors
President Trump continues the shaking up of his administration.
Last week, White House advisor Steve Bannon returned to Breitbart after tendering his resignation two weeks prior.
This week, the federal advisory panel on climate change is getting iced out:
The Trump administration has decided to disband the federal advisory panel for the National Climate Assessment, a group aimed at helping policymakers and private-sector officials incorporate the government’s climate analysis into long-term planning.
The charter for the 15-person Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment – which includes academics as well as local officials and corporate representatives – expires Sunday. On Friday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s acting administrator, Ben Friedman, informed the committee’s chair that the agency would not renew the panel.
The National Climate Assessment is supposed to be issued every four years but has come out only three times since passage of the 1990 law calling for such analysis.
Those who follow the climate change antics will pay attention to the charge that past of the reason for this decision may be that assessment, which asserts that global temperatures are increasing, is due out shortly and reports are that the President is not happy with the conclusions.
The group worked on the National Climate Assessment, the mandated quadrennial report that was leaked last month as a draft. The report is due to be released in 2018, but The New York Times reported that scientists working on it worried the Trump administration would try to bury some or all of its conclusions and may have leaked it for that reason.
The report concludes that Americans are already feeling the effects of climate change and says it is “extremely likely” that the majority of global temperature increases in the past 60 years are partially due to human influence.
The White House is in the process of reviewing a final version of the assessment.
However, it is known that a number of global temperature data sets have been manipulated. Cap-and-trade programs are failures, and carbon credit scams have been reported and prosecuted. Predictions such as “no more snow” have fallen short (e.g., late-season snow in the Rockies and Sierras).
Richard Wright, the past chair of the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Committee on Adaptation to a Changing Climate, has been working with the federal advisory panel to convey the importance of detailed climate projections in next year’s assessment. The society establishes guidelines that form the basis of building codes across the country, and these are based on a historical record that may no longer be an accurate predictor of future weather extremes.
“We need to work on updating our standards with good estimates on what future weather and climate extremes will be,” Wright said Saturday. “I think it’s going to be a serious handicap for us that the advisory committee is not functional.”
Implementing those codes and standards-based on politicized science who have cost Americans billions of dollars needlessly. Trump has probably determined it’s a “bad deal”, and it makes sense the panel would meet the same face as the “Paris Accord”.
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