Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Waxman blames CO2 for wildfires in Colorado and floods in Florida

EPA, Dems cheer climate ruling - The Hill's E2-Wire

“I am pleased that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit found that EPA followed both the science and the law in taking common-sense, reasonable actions to address the very real threat of climate change by limiting greenhouse gas pollution from the largest sources,” Jackson said.

...Waxman, the top Democrat on the Energy and Commerce Committee, called the decision a “resounding victory for science.” The court found that EPA “relied on a substantial record of empirical data and scientific evidence.”

The California Democrat used the ruling to criticize the GOP's efforts to nullify EPA’s climate rules.

“Today’s ruling is a message to Congress that it’s time to stop denying science. Extreme events like the wildfires in Colorado and the floods in Florida are going to get worse unless the Republican-controlled Congress changes course soon,” Waxman said in a statement. 


Anonymous said...

Politicians! Well, Waxman is kind of correct - according to National Geographic, over 90% of wildfires are caused by humans (the rest, lightning). :-) Weather, even extreme weather, cannot be directly related to climate change.

Anonymous said...

If there was more CO2 then there would not be as much O2 to fan the flames--but now there is much more CO2 in the air because of all the trees that burned--but the people who lost their houses will need to move into town, thereby reducing CO2 from their SUV's--but more people in town will cause more urban heating--but they will be able to take mass transit--but--but--but.....maybe the fire was arson, as is suspected by law enforcement. Maybe the culprit has "CO2" tattooed on their arm.