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Defund Climate Change Hysteria to Pay for Pre-Existing Conditions

Joe Bastardi · May 8, 2017

Here’s a novel idea.

Take the billions of dollars that are going toward what supposedly is a settled science issue — climate change — and use it to create a pool for pre-existing conditions. It is our duty to help those less fortunate and for the government to provide a safety net. So let’s form that safety net by dealing with a known problem today, not a ghost that may or may not be there tomorrow — especially since human progress has skyrocketed in the age of fossil fuels. Do you think medicine would be where it is today absent the fossil fuel era?

The rest of the nation would be in the free market for insurance. And combined with tort reform and portability, we may be able to bring the price down.

What has it cost to fight climate change? Check out this article in Forbes.

All that money … for what? A few molecules of CO2 when the established temperature-CO2 record shows no linkage?

We can’t run from the problems of today, nor can we run from the record of the past. People are much more valuable than a few molecules of CO2.

I doubt the American people approve of billions of dollars being spent on researching whether or not the earth is flat (no offense to Kyrie Irving) or other forms of “settled science.” So for the sake of those suffering from pre-existing conditions, why don’t we take the grant money allocated for climate change research and give it to those who really need it? If it’s “settled science,” then give up the money. You can’t have it both ways! What about investing in our inner cities? Do climate change researchers need the money more than our sick, poor and needy? I think not. I know not.

Joe Bastardi is chief forecaster at WeatherBELL Analytics, a meteorological consulting firm, and contributor to The Patriot Post on environmental issues.

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