Today President Trump confirmed that a key element in his work to “Make America Great Again” is standing up to the “Greenists'” agenda who want to hamper the U.S. economy with their “climate change” propaganda.
According to the Washington Post:
The Trump administration has decided to disband the federal advisory panel for the National Climate Assessment, a group aimed at helping policymakers and private-sector officials incorporate the government’s climate analysis into long-term planning.
As The Hill explains:
The panel — the Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment — is a 15-member panel made up of academics, corporate employees and local officials charged with simplifying findings from the National Climate Assessment for those inside and outside of the federal government.
The suspicion among numerous voices in the mainstream media is that Trump ended this panel to blunt a report that is scheduled to be released in 2018 which will warn that the “average temperature in the United States has risen rapidly and drastically since 1980, and recent decades have been the warmest of the past 1,500 years.”
This contradicts the view of the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, who argues “I think that measuring with precision human activity on the climate is something very challenging to do and there’s tremendous disagreement about the degree of impact, so no, I would not agree that it’s a primary contributor to the global warming that we see.”
The reaction to this disbanding has been predictably mixed.
On Twitter, for example, we see this from conservative investigative attorney Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch:
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) August 20, 2017
However, Obama foreign policy advisor Ben Rhodes, perhaps best known for boasting about lying to the American people about the Iran deal which gave the terrorist state a clearer pathway to nuclear weapons, ironically frets about how “morally repugnant” disbanding the National Climate Assessment panel will look to our children:
Decisions like this are going to look morally repugnant and inexplicable when we and our children face devastating impacts of climate change https://t.co/CnVdkwFjti
— Ben Rhodes (@brhodes) August 20, 2017
This is not the first time Trump has taken on Greenists.
The president has most notably withdrawn from the Paris Climate Accord, which provoked much national and international outrage.
But according to Bjorn Lomborg, president of the environmental think tank Copenhagen Consensus Center, the Paris Climate Accord would have cost $1 – $2 trillion dollars every year but only would have reduced global temperatures by 0.3 degrees Fahrenheit by 2100.