If it's an emergency, then where's the action?

Thursday, July 11, 2019
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Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com)

Earth from spaceSenator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) has joined two House Democrats in calling for a resolution to declare a climate emergency in the United States, but one leader in the fight against junk science says it's just "posturing."

Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-Oregon) said in a press call Tuesday that "the inspiration for this resolution" came to him in February in the midst of President Trump's "unjustifiable moves to declare a national emergency on the border" after Congress refused to fund the border wall.

"Heavens, the national emergency is not the border; it's the climate." Blumenauer told reporters.

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York) agreed.

"We have less than 12 years for us to fully enact a global solution that will draw down carbon in a way that will preserve our way of life," she said. 

Senator Sanders called it a moral imperative.

"We are going to have to take on the greed of the fossil fuel energy and the ignorance of Donald Trump and transform our energy system in a very bold way," Sanders stressed.

Milloy, Steve (JunkScience.com)Author, Fox News contributor, and JunkScience.com founder Steve Milloy, however, says this is just posturing.

"Democrats own the House of Representatives, and if climate is really important, why don't they pass a bill mandating emissions cuts, and let's get on with it rather than wasting time with these ridiculous resolutions that don't require anyone to do anything," Milloy poses. "If it's a real emergency, then pass a bill that requires someone to do something, and then we'll debate it. But they don't want to do it. They just want to posture on climate."

In March, when Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) brought up the Green New Deal for a vote, Senator Sanders joined many Democrats in voting "present."

"They should have had a debate in the Senate," says Milloy. "They say this is a planetary emergency. AOC has said there's 12 years left."

Speaking of AOC, she made headlines earlier this week for tweeting about flooding in the D.C. area.

Bernie Sanders angry June 2017"Floods that were once rare ['100-year floods'] are now expected to happen more regularly," AOC tweeted.

Milloy thinks she should check the records.

"We had more intense rain in 1871, 1872, 1905, 1969, 1970 -- all many, many parts per million CO2 ago," he explains. "There's always something going on with the weather some place, and alarmists have developed this habit now where any bit of unusual weather is climate change, and the whole thing is just nuts. It's gotten way out of hand, but since the media is not going to restrain her, they get away with it."

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