Friday, June 28, 2013

Don't Swallow The Cap

Backing up his Boss, The Pickle talked to the press about the “Climate Action Plan” (CAP) President Obama unveiled Tuesday (Planet Earth).

Vilsack mentioned the 2012 drought and blamed the over 21,000 forest fires in the country on “climate change.” 

The 2012 drought?

It was just about a year ago that Vilsack refused to answer questions about the connections between climate change and the drought.

Citing the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the administration highlighted Iowa’s average temperature last year was the second-warmest on record since the government began collecting data more than a century ago.

According to NOAA, the warmest year was 1931; 1987 was 3rd; 1921 was 4th and 1998 was 5th.

However, 6 of the top 10 all took place before 1945.

As for the forest fires Boo-Boo, the Forest Service is under Vilsack and cut its budget 5.2 percent and Wildland Fire Management cuts total $125 million because of the President's sequestration.

In addition, the federal government is spending less and less on its main program for preventing blazes in the first place and President Obama has proposed a 31 percent cut for the fiscal year that begins in the fall.

Federal firefighting officials say there is no question the program prevents some fires and makes others less dangerous to homeowners and firefighters alike. 

It looks like someone needs to put a gag on the Ag Secretary and the scientific community is united in that fact.


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