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Friday, September 08, 2023

No Joke

My last two posts (here and here) have discussed the faux science and media propaganda that are used to intentionally fuel climate hysteria. The intent, it appears, is to set the stage for authoritarian "climate emergency' policies and regulations. The anonymous cabal that rules the country (Joe Biden is cognitively-disabled) has decided that (1) rising gas prices;(2)  the destruction of energy independence (something we had achieved in 2019); (3) the reliance on sketchy regimes (think: Saudi Arabia and Venezuela) for oil, and (4) the enabling of Vladimir Putin to continue his aggression in the Ukraine by propping up Russian oil prices are all working because ... "climate crisis!!!"  They. Are. Idiots.

But idiocy can be forgiven. What can't be forgiven is a total disregard for the unintended consequences of their climate preening. Consequences that will impact lives and livelihoods today, not in 100 years when their inaccurate and scientifically indefensible models "predict" that the East and West coasts will be under water.

Like the oh-so-moral activists who glued themselves to the tennis stadium at the U.S. Open yesterday—all in the name of banning fossil fuels—the Biden administration has decided that meaningless gestures are needed as it continues its war on the middle class. The editors of the Wall Street Journal report:

The Interior Department on Wednesday canceled seven oil and gas leases in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) and moved to limit development on 13 million acres in the state’s National Petroleum Reserve. “President Biden is delivering on the most ambitious climate and conservation agenda in history,” Secretary Deb Haaland boasted ... 

She points to “insufficient analysis under the National Environmental Policy Act, including failure to adequately analyze a reasonable range of alternatives and properly quantify downstream greenhouse gas emissions.” NEPA doesn’t require a climate analysis. The Administration has written new requirements into NEPA to scotch fossil-fuel projects.

Speaking of deficiencies, Ms. Haaland says the Administration’s actions are “based on the best available science and in recognition of the Indigenous Knowledge.” Last year the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy issued a memo directing agencies to “include Indigenous Knowledge as an aspect of the best available science.” No joke.

Draining our strategic petroleum reserve to tamp down rising oil prices is "no joke." Destroying our country's energy independence is "no joke." Making us dependent on bad actors is "no joke." 

The only joke is the Biden administration—a Team of 1s developing energy policy that appears to be designed to increase economic dislocation and make life more miserable for working people. And really, that's "no joke" either.