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US Government *only* spent $70 billion on climate since 2008

Remember the fear of global warming is falling because skeptics are well organized and well funded by vested interests and, after all, the US government is only spending ten thousand times more than Heartland. How could they compete?

The Congressional Research Service estimates that since 2008 the federal government has spent nearly $70 billion on “climate change activities.”

Oklahoma Republican Sen. James Inhofe presented the new CRS report on the Senate Floor Thursday to make the point that the Obama administration has been focused on “green” defense projects to the detriment of the military.

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Hello to all the fans of global warming who know they are right because no matter how reasonable JoNova appears to be, no matter how convincing those graphs are, she “must be paid by Big-Energy”*. I know this post won’t make the slightest, infinitesimally small difference to you, because it was never about evidence anyway, was it? There’s no evidence skeptics were well funded, just like there is no evidence of that positive feedback in the models.

But sometime, somewhere (it’s coming) the world will wake up and realize that climate cash was not just a moneystream but an ocean. Climate funding is so large, there is not just a flow but currents, waves and tidal ebbs. Not to mention the sharks.

Seventy billion dollars and in just four, that’s “4″, years. What could possibly go wrong?

UPDATE: Table 5. Budget Authority for All Reported Climate Change Programs

FY2008 through FY2012

(in millions of nominal dollars)

2008 Actual ARRA Enacted 2009 Enacted 2010 Enacteda 2011 Enacted 2012 Enacted Total FY08-12
Department of Agriculture 268 271 147 574 75 83 1,418
Department of Commerce 280 222 392 381 338 319 1,932
Department of Defense 150 139 261 226 0 0 776
Department of Energy 5,873 25,288 4,711 4,570 5,689 5,693 51,824
Department of Health and Human Services 4 0 5 4 4 4 21
Department of the Interior 34 0 45 199 64b 59 572
Department of State 41 0 55 202 125 0 422
US Agency for International Development 115 0 222 306 398 0 1,041
Department of Transportation 20 100 45 128 1 1 295
Department of the Treasury 46 0 46 432 296 292 1,112
Environmental Protection Agency 124 0 129 154 133 119 659
NASA 1,223 268 1,205 1,247 1,431 1,390 6,764
National Science Foundation 228 123 293 346 351 363 1,704
Smithsonian Institution 6 0 6 7 7 8 34

Totals

8,412

26,411

7,562

8,775

8,913

8,330

68,402

The Congressional Research Service (CRF) Report in PDF form.

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Hat Tip: Climate Depot

*No. I’m not funded. Net, the blog has cost our family a considerable amount. Thank you to those who donate. It does help. – Jo

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