When the Obama administration failed in its bid five years ago to have the Democrat-controlled Congress create an unconstitutional cap-and-trade regime targeting carbon dioxide to fight “global warming,” it waited a few years, then imposed the radical scheme by executive decree. Rather than foisting it directly on businesses and individuals, Obama’s new presidential edicts purport to commandeer state governments for the purpose. The “regulations” even “graciously” offer states what the anti-CO2 zealots in the administration and its EPA describe as a “menu” of “policy options” they can “choose” from to comply with the edicts. Now, though, states are fighting back using everything from nullification to lawsuits.
Climate scientists and noted researchers from a variety of disciplines will receive awards and present the latest evidence at the Heartland Institute’s 9th International Conference on Climate Change.
Yale Center advises a return to using “global warming” to stir more fear for political uses, as public concern fades and data show no warming over past 17 years.
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.