“‘He can do many, many things under the emergency powers … that he could do without legislation.”
Several years ago, “experts” proclaimed that “snowfalls were a thing of the past.”
Since then, the dire predictions of extreme global warming have failed to materialize. Glacier National Park had to remove its “Gone by 2020″ signs.
More recently, ice covered parts of the Sahara Desert for just the fourth time in 50 years.
In the Sahara Desert of northwestern Algeria, just outside the town of Ain Sefra, sand dunes were streaked with ice crystals as far as the eye could see. Local photographer Karim Bouchetata captured the unusual weather in pictures and videos that have since made headlines around the world.
…Snow and ice accumulation in the northern Sahara is unusual, but not unprecedented. Tuesday’s dusting marks the fourth time in 42 years that Ain Sefra has seen snow, with previous occurrences in 1979, 2016 and 2018. Those past snowfalls were much heavier than this week’s display; in 2018, some areas of northwestern Algeria saw up to 15 inches (40 centimeters) of snow, while the 2016 blizzard dumped more than 3 feet (1 m) in select regions, Live Science previously reported.
An incredible sight, a mixture of sand and snow, the Sahara Desert – Algeria pic.twitter.com/o4de5lfS8r
— Arab world (@Arabbeau) January 20, 2021
In Southern California, typically warm and sunny Malibu recently experienced a rare dusting of snow.
Officer Stephan Brandt of the California Highway Patrol said shortly after 5 p.m. his department had received a report of multiple drivers stopping and parking near the Malibu Canyon Tunnel.
“They were playing in the snow,” said Brandt, who advised such activities were “dangerous” and unwise.
MALIBU SNOW: Saturday's SoCal storm brought a rare sight to a part of LA better known for its beaches and surfing https://t.co/SSJMphOiq0
— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) January 24, 2021
The “experts” have been wrong. The list of climate-prediction fails is vast, and I suspect that I will be adding to it over the next four years.
Even though the models are flawed, and numerous, dire predictions have been wrong, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer suggested that Biden consider declaring an emergency on climate change on Monday.
“It might be a good idea for President Biden to call a climate emergency,” the New York Democrat told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow.
…”He can do many, many things under the emergency powers … that he could do without legislation,” the Senate leader said.
Great to have @SenSchumer on @maddow joining the call for President Biden to declare a climate emergency. "Trump used it for a stupid wall, which wasn't an emergency. If there ever was an emergency, climate is it." pic.twitter.com/UDevVEzOu4
— Senator Jeff Merkley (@SenJeffMerkley) January 26, 2021
Payback for President Donald Trump keeping a signature campaign promise that was popular among his supporters, addressed an immigration crisis and helped the US achieve historic employment rates before the pandemic appears to be the motivating factor behind this recommendation.
“Trump used this emergency for a stupid wall, which wasn’t an emergency. But if there ever was an emergency, climate is one,” Schumer added.
Declaring a national emergency would give Biden more leeway on combating climate change, including being able to direct additional funding.
Schumer’s suggestion is what many Republicans feared would happen the next time a Democrat was in the White House after Trump used the emergency declaration to get more funding for the border wall in the face of congressional opposition.
The difference is that eco-activist policies undercut the economy and are detrimental to the American people. Furthermore, as we have seen in California, forcing companies to address fraudulent emergencies (e.g., too much carbon dioxide) limits their resources to address real ones (fire prevention).
So, unless an asteroid is headed our way or a super-volcano is about to blow, there is no “climate emergency.”
There is a myriad of other problems with Schumer’s guidance:
New: @SenSchumer called for Biden to declare a national climate emergency. Doing so would grant Biden a host of sweeping new authorities — none of which was conceived of for dealing with climate change. https://t.co/JykJMNwGFw
— Anthony Adragna (@AnthonyAdragna) January 26, 2021
Chuck Schumer is playing with fire. By calling on @POTUS to declare a climate emergency, he is trying to muzzle Congress. @SenSchumer wants the president to go it alone & produce more punishing regulations, raise energy costs, and kill even more American jobs.
— Sen. John Barrasso (@SenJohnBarrasso) January 26, 2021
— VinmanNY (@vinniefish) January 26, 2021
Based on the available data, I will forecast the next four years: Expect a steady stream of meaningless distractions and endless political Kabuki. Hopefully, so little will get done that our economic climate won’t be destroyed.DONATE
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