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.
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|
|National Science Foundation||228||123||293||346||351||363||1,704|
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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