Let's Blow a Hundred Trillion Dollars

© 2019 Jim Spence - We need a New Green Deal according to every Democrat running for president. Most versions of their “deal,” demand that U.S. citizens spend about 100 trillion dollars over the next ten years to combat what Democrats rather whimsically refer to as, "catastrophic global warming." Of course global warming has been re-branded more vaguely as “climate change” by most Democrats since the body of temperature data stopped cooperating with their, "We are all going to fry," predictions more than fifteen years ago.
The abject stupidity of the Democrat's New Green Deal proposal is tough to over-state. However, the fact that this idea is absurdly stupid has not stopped Democrats from pretending it isn’t.
In the meantime, the reality of Mother Nature is imposing itself. As of 8:00 am yesterday, the Denver, Colorado metro area had officially received the most snow measured this late in the season, since May 29, 1975. Denver also tied the record low temperature for May 21st when the official thermometer for the city dropped to 31 degrees Tuesday morning. The high temperature on Tuesday was, for the second day in a row, between 30 and 35 degrees below normal. Additionally, the record “coldest maximum temperature” for May 21st was established 128 years ago in 1891. That record low high temperature was broken yesterday when temperatures never got out of the 30's.
Picture taken in Parker, Colorado on May 21, 2019
Of course, one need not bother presenting long term secular data points like those listed above to a Democrat. Their argument will go something like this: “Don’t talk to me about temperatures when we are discussing climate change. Temperatures are just normal fluctuations in weather.”
The point here is simple. Anytime the “weather” is hot somewhere, this is solid "proof" of global warming/climate change in the Democrat's own fantasy world. However, anytime cold temperature records that have lasted 128 years are shattered, this new low temperature data point is sure to be characterized as "irrelevant noise" that should be ignored.
After awhile, the relentless fact-dodging techniques employed by Democrats and their partisan pals in the media seem clear. Only data that supports the Democrat's anti-fossil fuel rants are relevant. Or put another way, only some facts matter. When weighing evidence on global warming, facts are to be cited selectively. Sorry folks, this is NOT science, this is anti-fossil fuel politics pure and simple.
Having planted my vegetable garden in pots earlier this month, the current temperature data has been exceedingly relevant this week. In fact, so relevant was the temperature data we had to move all of our vegetable plants into the garage with a dolly on Monday to keep them from freezing to death.
As uncomfortable as it might seem, recognizing the scientific realities of plants freezing to death is inescapable. And the prospect of plants freezing to death raises an interesting question. Since Democrats have decided to stick with their contrived climate crisis narrative, a narrative that attempts to convince Americans that everything is way too hot, one must wonder if these same Democrats left their own garden plants to freeze to death in Colorado yesterday, while they were calling for Americans to spend $100 trillion over the next 10 years to cool things off even more.
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