House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman was interviewed by MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell about Minority Leader John Boehner’s comments that the cap-and-tax bill was a “pile of s–t.” In alleging that Republicans are “rooting against the country” and also “against the world,” Waxman has apparently either disregarded, or didn’t hear about, the warning/strategy embraced by most other alarmists to avoid the term, “global warming.” Waxman’s comments, from the interview:
…the world needs to get its act together to stop global warming….
Some Republicans doubt the whole science of global warming, even though the consensus is overwhelming. They don’t want to believe it. They don’t want to do anything about it. And meanwhile the evidence is mounting faster and faster that we’re suffering already from carbon emissions.
Global temperatures are no higher than they were ten years ago. Consensus is a myth, like global warming itself. It’s no longer an issue that anyone between the coastal elites take seriously, except for how much it will devastate the economy.
It’s hard to believe that Waxman is unaware of the current data and scientific opinion. Even most extreme alarmists I don’t think could say, presently, that “evidence is mounting faster and faster that we’re suffering already….” So can this be described as anything other than a devious, naked power grab grounded in an issue that is no longer powerful enough to pull it off?