Starting from the widely ridiculed premise that the essential-to-life gas carbon dioxide exhaled by humans is “pollution,” the Supreme Court upheld most of the Obama administration’s radical EPA executive decrees regulating various industry sources of atmospheric CO2.
Self-styled “environmentalist” groups and Big Business both declared victory after the controversial ruling. Common sense, the scientific method, the separation of powers, and the Constitution, however, suffered another brutal defeat at the hands of Washington, D.C., and the high court. The poor, meanwhile, will suffer the most as the added costs of Obama’s anti-carbon crusade are passed on to consumers.
Even in a federal bureaucracy infamous for squandering taxpayer dollars, the massive sums of public wealth burned up paying for and preparing for absurd “global-warming” scenarios still stick out. Now, the Defense Department is dealing with ridicule and strong criticism over an embarrassing “climate” report produced by consultants a decade ago that was wrong about literally everything. Lawmakers, too, are getting fed up with the “climate” antics, with the House voting to prohibit any more Pentagon spending on Obama’s global-warming alarmism.
EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy announces Obama's complex and costly new power plant CO2 regulations that supporters favorably compare to ObamaCare and critics say will bankrupt coal plants and drive energy rates skyward.
The recent case of meteorologist Lennart Bengtsson, one of Sweden’s leading climate scientists, shows that Climategate-style censorship of skeptics continues.