Man With World’s Largest Carbon Footprint Releases Climate Change Initiatives

Obviously, none have to do with him taking a break from all that massive fossil fueled travel to campaign and play golf

(NY Times) President Obama will announce a series of climate change initiatives on Wednesday aimed at guarding the electricity supply; improving local planning for flooding, coastal erosion and storm surges; and better predicting landslide risks as sea levels rise and storms and droughts intensify.

The actions, involving a variety of federal agencies, were among the recommendations of the president’s State, Local and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness, a group of 26 officials who have worked since November to develop the proposals.

Good thing there are no other pressing concerns in the country and world, wouldn’t you say?

Anyhow, this is all about spending lots and lots of taxpayer money while giving The Central Government more and more power within states and local communities. For instance

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today launched a Green Infrastructure Collaborative among government agencies, NGOs, and other private sector entities to advance green stormwater infrastructure.  Green infrastructure, such as urban forests and rooftop gardens, can be used as an important tool for building resilience to climate change impacts such as increased precipitation and heat island effects. Federal agencies will provide funding assistance in at least 25 communities across the country for green infrastructure projects, technical assistance to create integrated green stormwater management and hazard mitigation plans, and recognition and awards programs for innovative green infrastructure projects. Agencies will also add guidance on green infrastructure to existing Department of Transportation (DOT) and Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) peer-to-peer exchange and training programs. The partnership will also provide a platform for conducting research on increasing affordability and effectiveness, sharing best practices, and developing actionable planning tools that decision-makers have been seeking.

Anyone think that this won’t create massive mission creep, as the EPA demands and requires certain actions? Then there’s this

Accounting for Climate Change in Hazard Mitigation Planning.  To ensure that States are preparing for the impacts of climate change, FEMA will release new guidance for State Hazard Mitigation Plans that calls upon States to consider climate variability as part of their requirement to address the probability of future events in state planning efforts.

Many states, such as North Carolina, refuse to play the Warmists game, and this would further encroach on the 10th Amendment rights, continuing to make states subservient and controlled by Los Federales.

Despite the pushback from coal country, Mr. Obama hopes to build political support for the plan by highlighting the local damage that climate change is expected to cause.

Good luck with that. First, Obama’s method of building support is to insult, denigrate, demean, and just generally be a jerk to those who do not agree with him. Second, few people care.

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2 Responses to “Man With World’s Largest Carbon Footprint Releases Climate Change Initiatives”

  1. david7134 says:

    Lets interpret what the statement really says. The Federal government will take a greater part in power plants and take the issue out of state and local jurisdictions. Then the concept of ownership of private land will be very much curtailed as the Feds will take over any hill, any area that has in grade. For those with flat land, they will be considered a flood risk. Any city on the cost or a river will have their authority subjugated to the Feds. In short, more and more control.

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