From George Will’s syndicated column yesterday:
Obama says “the debate is settled. Climate change is a fact.”
When a politician says, concerning an issue involving science, that the debate is over, you may be sure the debate is rolling on and not going swimmingly for his side. Obama is, however, quite right that climate change is a fact. The climate is always changing: It is not what it was during the Medieval Warm Period (ninth to 13th centuries) or the Little Ice Age (about 1500-1850).
Climate alarmism validates the progressive impulse to micromanage others’ lives — their light bulbs, showerheads, toilets, appliances, automobiles, etc. Although this is a nuisance, it distracts liberals from more serious mischief. And conservatives incensed about Obama’s proposed $1 billion “climate resilience fund” — enough for nearly two Solyndra-scale crony capitalism debacles — should welcome an Obama brainstorm that costs only a single billion.
If Obama stopped after that single Billion we’d have to agree with George Will. But Obama views a single billion as chump change. Barely a good start on his quest to bankrupt America and everyone in it.
Read the whole thing. Will confirms (and extends) what I said in my letter to the editors of the Jackson Hole News & Guide, see next post below.