Right now climate alarmists are apoplectic that #Donald Trump won the presidential election. Believing that Hillary Clinton would skate into the White House under the protective blanket of media coverage, they couldn’t fathom that a global-warming skeptic would occupy the oval office.
Ongoing climate talks in Marrakech, Morocco, are under a heavy cloud of despair as they churn out gigawatts of air conditioning, boatloads of plastic bottles, and banners that read only the United Nations can “save the world.” If it wasn’t so ridiculous it would be ludicrous. And our taxpayer dollars are funding a large part of it. Secretary of State John Kerry is a keynote speaker, despite it having no diplomatic value (like his recent trip to Antarctica).
As it stands, President #Obama’s administration has used executive orders and agency rules to issue more regulations than the last five presidents combined. From increased fuel standards that make vehicles less safe and add $3,000-5,000 to the price tag to the taxpayer-funded subsidies that have raised the amount of renewable energy from three to five percent.
— The Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) November 16, 2016
Billions more have been spent on clean energy research, swaths of land and ocean have been cordoned off under the Antiquities Act (which has infuriated local populations), drilling and exploration have been curtailed on federal lands, and the abrupt killing of the Keystone pipeline that cost an estimated 40,000 jobs all fueled Trump’s win. And still the media weeps.
Trump can now select jurists and change the face of the Supreme Court for a generation. One reason that Obama chose Merrick Garland to replace Antonin Scalia is that Garland has come down on the side of environmental regulations even though he is a center-right judge. Obama nominated him to ensure his #Climate Change legacy remained intact, and the Senate has successfully blocked his nomination.