A bit of a follow up to Friday’s story regarding Obama’s release of an EO on “climate change”. Mother Jones is really thrilled, and seems to devolve into the typical fascistic cheer-leading
Doesn’t seem too much like the authoritarianism Leftists like (for everyone else), eh?
We might not be able to stop climate change, but at least we can try to prepare for it. That’s the grim logic behind President Obama’s latest executive order on global warming. It’s intended to help “prepare the Nation for the impacts of climate change by undertaking actions to enhance climate preparedness and resilience.” To do so, Obama has created two new agencies—the Council on Climate Preparedness and Resilience, and the Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience.
Oh, good, more Government.
Several sections of the order bear close scrutiny though. For anyone taking a holistic view of the situation, there are clear implications for energy policy, approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, and reform of fossil fuels subsidies. There’s room to reassess past actions in these areas and decisively change course, provided that we can stiffen the national resolve to tackle the problem head on.
Thanks to MJ writer Mat McDermott for highlighting a deep core issue with the EO, namely that Obama is going to look for more ways to cause the price of energy to spike.
The first test will be if the President, the Council, and the Task Force take an appropriately broad view of the situation, and then Congress follows through on the recommendations, the data, and the information created.
Sorry to tell you, Mat, Obama will, at best, attend a short meeting or two, have his peeps sound out a few directives, and then this whole thing will be relegated to the dustbin of Obama pivots. He won’t be involved. He won’t get briefings. If he can barely take an interest in his signature legislation, Obamacare, what makes you think this is more than a passing fancy, part of which is meant to get the leftist base excited?