Obama Admin Official Helped Prepare Dire National Climate Assessment


President Trump should have fired all of these deep state leftwing ideologues as soon as he took over.

I doubt anyone will argue that over time, climate does change. Ample evidence exists showing that. But the sticking point is thinking that humans spending billions of dollars will have an effect on climate positively or negatively. That’s just monumental arrogance to think that it would.

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The report should have been completely vetted before they released it.

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Washington Times:

A former Obama administration official with ties to a liberal advocacy group funded by Democratic megadonors George Soros and Tom Steyer helped prepare the Fourth National Climate Assessment, whose dire predictions have since been attacked as overblown.

Andrew Light, who worked on the 2015 Paris accord negotiations as a senior adviser to the U.S. Special Envoy on Climate Change under Secretary of State John F. Kerry, served as a review editor for the assessment, overseeing the pivotal final chapter that concluded under a worst-case scenario that global warming could wipe out as much as 10 percent of the U.S. economy by 2100.

Now a senior fellow at the World Resources Institute, Mr. Light also spent five years as senior fellow and director of international climate policy at the Center for American Progress, which was founded and now led by longtime Democratic insider John Podesta. The center is also financed by liberal billionaires such as Mr. Soros and Mr. Steyer.

The involvement of Mr. Light and other figures known for their climate change advocacy has raised questions about the credibility of the report, which has been widely depicted as a politically neutral, scientific document prepared by disinterested specialists from 13 federal agencies.

Roger A. Pielke Jr., University of Colorado Boulder environmental studies professor, criticized the decision to bring in Mr. Light, as well as the report’s reliance for the 10 percent figure on a 2017 study funded in part by Mr. Steyer’s Next Generation and Bloomberg Philanthropies.

“The question remains, whose idea was it to have John Podesta’s climate adviser and Obama political appointee be in charge of the review of the most important chapter, which leans heavily on Tom Steyer research?” Mr. Pielke said in an email.

Mr. Light directed questions about his role to the U.S. Global Change Research Program, which is required by Congress to prepare a new assessment no less than every four years. The program did not immediately return messages requesting comment.

“I was appointed in my capacity as a professor at George Mason University, where I have worked since 2008,” Mr. Light said in an email. “Any questions about decisions on who was or was not appointed to one of the chapter author teams should be directed to the U.S. Office of Global Change Research, because that is the office that put together those teams.” More

The report says that climate change will cost 10% of GDP by the turn of the century. On the other hand, if the warm-mongers enact all of their anti-fossil fuel laws the cost to the taxpayer will be more like 30%. Affordable, abundant energy is key to a strong economy. When the leaders artificially raise the price of energy, they are stealing wealth from their citizens.

If these climate change alarmists would spend half as much time creating valuable goods and services as they do trying to come up with justification for new taxes on the productive members of society they would be rich!

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