The NYTimes reports that the National Climate Assessment study was prepared by a “large scientific panel overseen by the government and received final approval…” The White House released the report May 6.
The White House “wants to maximize its impact to drum up a sense of urgency among Americans about climate change — and thus to build political support for a contentious new climate change regulation that President Obama plans to issue in June.”
Mr. Obama wants to drum up urgency about climate change and build political support for [his] new climate change regulation.
Mr. Obama didn’t introduce it with a Rose Garden speech, though, because that would (a) give him only one shot at marketing it and (b) would give the people who understand the actual science yet another major opportunity to demonstrate how political this is. Instead, Mr. Obama “spent Tuesday giving interviews to local and national weather broadcasters on climate change and extreme weather.”
Don’t want to take my word for it? Read what climatologist Roy Spencer has to say. Before becoming a Principal Research Scientist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, Dr. Spencer was a Senior Scientist for Climate Studies at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center. Climate Confusion is his popular book on global warming.
For the record, there are still 975 days until Inauguration Day, January 20, 2017, so there is little doubt among our liberal friends that LAX will be underwater before the next President takes office.