Shouting hysterical lies doesn’t work with everyone. The hardcore climate deniers may have to be persuaded by extortion. Via the ecomoonbat site Inside Climate News:
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is making it tougher for governors to deny man-made climate change. Starting next year, the agency will approve disaster preparedness funds only for states whose governors approve hazard mitigation plans that address climate change.
Where do our federal overlords get the money for disaster preparedness funding? From people who live in the states. Once again the cancer in Washington is bribing us with our own money — or rather extorting us.
We aren’t talking peanuts. FEMA hands out $1 billion per year for disaster preparedness.
What’s next after requiring governors to pretend they believe in the global warming hoax? An oath of personal fealty to Obama may not be far in the future.
“This could potentially become a major conflict for several Republican governors,” said Barry Rabe, an expert on the politics of climate change at the University of Michigan. “We aren’t just talking about coastal states.” Climate change affects droughts, rainfall and tornado activity. Fracking is being linked to more earthquakes, he said. “This could affect state leaders across the country.”
Apparently meeting energy needs in violation of leftist ideology by fracking could also jeopardize federal funds.
Every penny of money coming out of Washington is attached to a string. Dance when the strings are pulled or you don’t get your money.
As for where the American public fits in this:
The new federal rules don’t require public involvement in the creation of states’ disaster preparedness plans, eliminating the opportunity for environmental groups and concerned citizens to submit comments or concerns about the assessments.
That is, our role is limited to paying our taxes and doing as we are told. At the federal level we are not represented but ruled.
On a tip from R F. Hat tip: Downtrend.com.