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March 23, 2015

FEMA to Punish Climate Skeptics

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is cracking down on Republican governors who don’t agree on the supposed impacts of man-made global warming: Embrace the alarm and draft precautionary plans to combat “the challenges posed by climate change, such as more intense storms, frequent heavy precipitation, heat waves, drought, extreme flooding, and higher sea levels,” or prepare to have emergency funding withheld. Michael Bastasch of The Daily Caller says the sanctioning will begin in 2016, when FEMA “will start denying disaster funding to states that don’t incorporate global warming into their emergency preparedness plans.” Natural Resources Defense Council attorney Becky Hammer praised the policy amendment, asserting, “If a state has a climate denier governor that doesn’t want to accept a plan, that would risk mitigation work not getting done because of politics. The governor would be increasing the risk to citizens in that state.” The federal government is willing to block potentially life-saving disaster relief because of a politician’s personal views, yet leftists want to accuse Republicans of bringing politics into the debate? This is typical Orwellian guile: Adopt a viewpoint advocated by a fraudulent “scientific consensus,” or suffer the consequences. Also known as totalitarianism. More…

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