The US Department of Agriculture designated 31 counties in Hawaii as primary natural disaster areas due to damages and losses from drought in 2012.
Hawaii has 5 counties. One would think that a president who was raised there might know that. But, then, he thinks there are 58 States.
Anyhow, from the White House blog, apparently written by a 14 year old (see the photo)
On Tuesday, President Obama laid out his comprehensive plan to cut carbon pollution, prepare our country for the impacts of climate change, and lead global efforts to fight it.
We aren’t talking about “carbon”, we’re discussing CO2, so, they start with unscientific mumbo jumbo, and CO2 is not a pollutant.
Climate change impacts — ranging from more frequent and severe storms, floods, heat waves, and wildfires, to increased risk of asthma attacks and longer allergy seasons – are already affecting our security, our economy, and our communities. In 2012 alone, the cost of weather disasters exceeded $110 billion in the United States, and climate change will only increase the frequency and intensity of these events. Today, we already set limits for arsenic, mercury and lead, but we impose no limits on how much carbon pollution our power plants release– despite the fact carbon pollution is one of the largest drivers of climate change.
Because none of those things ever happened before, but, hey, if we’re worried about mercury poisoning, then we should ban compact florescent lighbulbs.
As the President explained yesterday, we have a moral obligation to leave our children a planet that’s not polluted or damaged, and by taking an all-of-the-above approach to develop homegrown energy and steady, responsible steps to cut carbon pollution, we can begin to slow the effects of climate change so we leave a cleaner, more stable environment for future generations. The President’s plan is a comprehensive approach to cutting the pollution that causes climate change and threatens public health, setting us on a path to make our communities healthier, safer, and more resilient.
CO2 will not pollute anything, it’s a trace gas necessary for life. Obama was never able to scientifically link the warming since the end of the Little Ice Ace, or since 1979, to Mankind, except through “consensus”, which is not science. That’s part of the top 5 lies he told.
Anyhow, Anthony Watts takes a look at his home state of California, I’m taking a look at North Carolina
Recent incidents provide a reminder of the impacts to our public health and costs due to extreme weather in North Carolina. Although we cannot say that climate change is responsible for any individual event, climate change is already increasing our risks from these events.
North Carolina experienced seven billion dollar weather events in 2011 and 2012, including Hurricane Irene and Superstorm Sandy.
Seventy one percent of North Carolina’s coastline is at high or very high vulnerability to sea level rise.
In North Carolina, there were over 10,100 hospital admissions for asthma in 2011, with an average charge of over $13,600 for each stay.
That’s the best they can do? Neither Irene nor Sandy were hurricanes when they made landfall. And the Outer Banks has been experiencing tropical systems for thousands of years.
Of course the coast is vulnerable to sea rise. Because it is low level and, you know, at the sea.
Asthma? Can the White House prove the link between AGW and asthma?
Sea level rise, dangerous storm surges and intense hurricanes already pose serious threats to coastal cities in the Southeast, and climate change will intensify these impacts. The Southeast experienced two billion dollar extreme weather events in 2012. Decreased water availability is very likely to affect the region’s economy as well as its natural systems. By the end of this century, much of the Southeast will experience more than 100 days above 90°F, which in the absence of adaptive actions is expected to lead to more heat stress related illness and deaths, decreased agricultural production, and negative impacts on fish and wildlife. Warmer temperatures accelerate formation of smog in urban areas, exacerbating respiratory problems such as asthma.
Still waiting for the proof that this is anthropogenic, and, certainly, PBO missed that there has been a pause in warming. But, he wants to implement draconian and costly policies that will raise the cost of living and reduce the availability of inexpensive energy. And then Obama flies off to Africa on a trip that will put out more “carbon pollution” than many African nations put out in a year.