Hooray! Obama Takes Long Fossil Fueled Flight To Announce $1 Billion Climate Slush Fund

Yes, the man with the Largest Carbon Footprint In The World (41K metric tons) did actually do this

(Washington Post) FRESNO, Calif. — President Obama said here Friday that he will propose a $1 billion fund in his fiscal 2015 budget to help communities prepare for the effects of climate change and to fund research and technology to protect against its impact.

The president announced the “climate resilience fund” during a meeting with farmers and ranchers in Fresno, Calif., who have been severely affected by a drought in the state’s San Joaquin Valley.

Obama is expected to release his proposed 2015 budget in early March. The prospects for the climate fund are uncertain in a Republican-controlled House. But Obama, who made preparation for climate change one of the major themes of the climate action plan he released in June, will continue to press for the need to adapt, according to the White House.

Let’s take a step back from the argument regarding the causes of the changes in climate, namely, is it mostly or solely caused by Mankind, particularly fossil fuels usage, or is it mostly solely natural? The very fact is that changes in climate can cause real world issues within the environment and mankind. Of course, throughout time people and life have either adapted or died out. One of Darwin’s fundamental points. When the dust bowl occurred in the American mid-west, many people picked up and moved, particularly to California. There will always be changes. So, having plans in place to deal with these changes is not a bad idea.

Of course, how will this all work out, considering that hardcore Leftists are the ones pushing it?

(Reuters) Funds would be used to research how to better prepare for climate change-related effects like rising sea levels and extreme temperatures and encourage local initiatives. Other investments would include “breakthrough technologies and resilient infrastructure” such as building sea walls and more resilient electricity delivery systems to protect vulnerable cities and towns.

So they won’t actually be really doing much more than spreading money around to Warmist/Progressive friendly groups to do research, along with probably sending money to companies that will fail, much like with his “green energy” idiocy via The Stimulus.

The concept of the fund is based on a recommendation made in December 2012 by the think tank Center for American Progress.

Let’s not forget that the founder of CAP is John Podesta, now a senior adviser to Obama. CAP is an extremely left wing group, and you can bet the money would go to left leaning groups and companies, especially donors.

The problem is not so much any changes in weather, because weather always has, and always will, happen. The problem is more people living more modern lifestyles and dependent on infrastructure. The last thing we need is a guy who has a massive carbon footprint yammering on about the need to spend Other People’s Money on “climate change”, though.

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