Okay which one of you guessed global warming is the next squirrel? Sara B? You win!
Cleverly disguised as an “Executive Order” Big Guy, with the stroke of a pen, “dicktates” the following:
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to prepare the Nation for the impacts of climate change by undertaking actions to enhance climate preparedness and resilience, it is hereby ordered as follows: …
Hehe; that’s really a good one! “By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution” - since Article I Section I unambiguously states that the President doesn’t have the power to order that state and local building codes be changed to address “climate impacts” and that infrastructure projects be “made more resilient.”
Even the Brits are laughing at us.
Obama's plan would be put in place through executive order, bypassing Congress, which has stalemated over climate legislation in recent years.
Butt as I understand it, as long as everyone just looks the other way – “oh look a squirrel!” – Barry will be able to dictate things that, up till now, only Congress could dictate: what kind of light bulbs you can use to illuminate your Congressionally mandated low volume toilet.
Pretty funny, huh?
“The impacts of climate change — including an increase in prolonged periods of excessively high temperatures, more heavy downpours, an increase in wildfires, more severe droughts, permafrost thawing, ocean acidification and sea-level rise — are already affecting communities, natural resources, ecosystems, economies and public health across the nation,” the presidential order said. “The federal government must build on recent progress and pursue new strategies to improve the nation’s preparedness and resilience.”
Hey wait; I thought Barry promised to make the oceans recede!?
Well, maybe his new task force is how he intends to do that:
The White House is also setting up a task force of state and local leaders (All Democrats, aside from the Republican governor from the U.S. territory of Guam) to offer advice to the federal government.
Goodness, I don’t think this is very timely since it now looks like we may be moving into another mini-ice age.
First the bad news:
Lockwood thinks there is now a 25 per cent chance of a repetition of the last grand minimum, the late 17th century Maunder Minimum, when there were no sunspots for 70 years.(snip)
The Maunder Minimum coincided with the worst European winters of the little ice age, a period lasting centuries when several regions around the globe experienced unusual cooling.
…and now the good news:
But Lockwood says we should not expect a new grand minimum to bring on a new little ice age. Human-induced global warming, he says, is already a more important force in global temperatures than even major solar cycles.
The precise extent to which solar cycles influence global temperatures is still debated, including whether the recent decline may have helped cause the current hiatus in the pace of global warming.
Hmmm. Funny,isn’t it, how natural solar system activity can explain a decrease in global warming, butt not an acceleration?
Anyway, all you need to know is that Big Guy is shouldering the awesome responsibility of imposing the accepted precepts of global warming including the the rationing of CO2 on all you little people who are too stupid or too selfish to do the right thing without being coerced into it. Just like with Obamacare:
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to prepare the Nation for the mandatory use of new, green, low-flow toilets, I order the following:
Cross-Posted on Patriot Action Network