PRESIDENT OBAMA ANNOUNCED A SERIES OF EXECUTIVE ACTIONS TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE ON TUESDAY, DURING A SPEECH TO THE UNITED NATIONS CLIMATE SUMMIT IN NEW YORK CITY.
“Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail, Which I have reserved against the time of trouble, against the day of battle and war?” Job 38:22,23
Originally it was called Global Warming, and that ploy worked pretty well until people Googled it and figured out that the earth was in a 20-year cooling trend. So “global warming” was out, and like magic Climate Change was born as the new threat to mankind. This one is pretty good because the climate is always changing, yes?
Somewhere, PT Barnum is snickering.
Obama ordered all federal agencies to begin factoring “climate resilience” into all of their international development programs and investments. The action is expected to complement efforts by the federal government to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to the White House.
Obama is also expected to release climate monitoring data used by the federal government to developing nations.
The NOAA will also begin developing “extreme-weather risk outlooks” for as long as 30 days in advance to help local communities to prepare for damaging weather and prevent “loss of life and property,” partnering with private companies to monitor and predict climate change.
“This effort includes a new partnership that will draw on the resources and expertise of our leading private sector companies and philanthropies to help vulnerable nations better prepare for weather-related disasters, and better plan for long-term threats like steadily rising seas,” Obama said during his speech at the United Nations Summit.