White House blocks own intelligence agency from submitting data about devastating effects of climate change to House Intelligence Committee.

By |2019-06-08T08:45:36-08:00June 9th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |3 Comments

Why is this administration trying to kill us?

Courtesy of WaPo:

White House officials barred a State Department intelligence agency from submitting written testimony this week to the House Intelligence Committee warning that human-caused climate change could be “possibly catastrophic.” The move came after State officials refused to excise the document’s references to federal scientific findings on climate change.

The effort to edit, and ultimately suppress, the prepared testimony by the State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research comes as the Trump administration is debating how best to challenge the fact that burning fossil fuels is warming the planet and could pose serious risks unless the world makes deep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions over the next decade. Senior military and intelligence officials have continued to warn climate change could undermine America’s national security — a position President Trump rejects.

Officials from the White House’s Office of Legislative Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, and National Security Council all raised objections to parts of the testimony that Rod Schoonover, who works in the Office of the Geographer and Global Issues, prepared to present on the bureau’s behalf for a hearing Wednesday.

The document lays out in stark detail the implications of what the administration faces in light of rising carbon emissions that the world has not curbed.

“Absent extensive mitigating factors or events, we see few plausible future scenarios where significant — possibly catastrophic — harm does not arise from the compounded effects of climate change,” the document said.

You know it is one thing to summarily reject the findings of an outside investigative agency, still wrong by the way, but this administration is literally suppressing vitally important data from its own damn scientific investigations. 

And in the meantime, the planet just continues to get hotter, the weather continues to get more extreme, and people continue to suffer. 

On the bright side maybe Trump will suffer heatstroke and collapse on that walk from the White House to his helicopter. 

One can only hope. 

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3 Comments

  1. The Bern June 9, 2019 at 7:50 am - Reply

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/elizabeth-warren-plans_n_5cfad50fe4b02ee347770b45

    “she unveiled a $2 TRILLION “green manufacturing” proposal.
    Michigan is among the politically critical states Donald Trump won narrowly in 2016. This was Warren’s way of saying that she can win there by seizing one of his signature issues: bringing factory jobs back to the U.S.
    She rolled out her opioid plan in West Virginia and Ohio, two states ravaged by the epidemic, and introduced a plan to protect public lands during a swing through Colorado and Utah. When it was time to sketch out a scheme to increase affordable housing, Warren toured low-income neighborhoods in Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee.
    a recent Economist/YouGov survey found 42% of Democratic voters were at least considering Warren for the primaries. It was the second highest of any Democrat, just behind Biden and just ahead of Sanders. (Over the weekend, a new Iowa poll produced strikingly similar results.) At this early stage of the primary campaign, with so many voters still tuning in for the first time, that means a lot.”

  2. OT? June 9, 2019 at 9:06 am - Reply

    https://thinkprogress.org/university-of-alabama-returns-21-5-million-donor-who-called-for-boycott-abortion-ban-f002597c5146/

    “It has been painful to witness administrators at the university choose zealotry over the well-being of its own students,”
    When Gov. Kay Ivey (R) signed the bill into law last month, Culverouse said he could not stand by and watch.

    His attorney, Lawrence Kellogg, was quoted by Florida Politics as saying that a boycott could work. “Sixty-six percent of the students at Alabama pay out-of-state tuition,” “A boycott by them could certainly be effective.
    Hugh also strongly believes that out-of-state and international businesses should not be doing business in a state that discriminates against women.”

  3. Anonymous June 9, 2019 at 10:37 am - Reply

    Notice that the lower 48 sees the most extreme weather. No matter how far into the sky the tonoados blow their houses. No matter how many extreme hot summers, cold winters they just ignore it. Chocking it up to end of times. Like the chinese with their uncensored factories no one wants a clean world if it means an inconvenience to their instant gratification.

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