Skip to comments.Obama to pitch $1B climate change 'resilience fund' in Fresno, CA
Posted on 02/14/2014 10:15:14 AM PST by Sub-Driver
February 14, 2014, 06:39 am Obama to pitch $1B climate change 'resilience fund'
By Laura Barron-Lopez
President Obama will pitch a new $1 billion climate change resilience fund during a visit Friday to California.
The fund, which would need to be approved by Congress, is intended to help communities dealing with negative weather that's the result of climate change.
Obama is touting the fund during a trip to California, which has been devastated by a drought that is threatening the Central Valley's agriculture production and has led Gov. Jerry Brown (D) to call on Californians to conserve water.
During a call with reporters on Thursday evening, the assistant to the president on science and technology, John Holdren, said, without any doubt, the severe drought plaguing California and a number of other states across the country is tied to climate change.
"Weather practically everywhere is being caused by climate change," Holdren said.
The administration's fund would invest in research to gather data on the impacts of climate change, help communities prepare for them and support innovative technologies and infrastructure to ready the country "in the face of a changing climate."
"Recent events have reinforced our knowledge that our communities and economy remain vulnerable to extreme weather and natural hazards," the administration said in a statement on Thursday.
Obama will propose the fund Friday after visiting with farmers in Fresno, Calif.
The new fund separate from Obama's climate agenda announced in June will be detailed in the president's 2015 budget, set for release next month.
While Obama has said he will use his executive authority to push his climate agenda and other policies during what he dubbed his "year of action," the president would need approval from Congress for the fund.
When asked if talk of climate change tied to extreme weather events, like California's drought, by Obama would become more frequent, Holdren said it already has been a recurring talking point for the president.
Holdren added: "You can expect the president will talk about the connection between increasing frequency in the intensity of drought and climate change on Friday" and in the future.
It isn't even fiat. There's no cap on the budget for over a year. He can just issue an executive order and print the money.
If this idea isn’t DOA I’ll be PO’d.
So. My main question is, “where in the Boehner/McConnell utter-capitulation budget” does this particular partisan expenditure fall?
The bigger Question is who gets the funny money?
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So, which California elected whores get to line their pockets with this cash?
This is so stupid on the surface, I think I lost 20 IQ points just reading it. I assume the next thing we will hear is that the climate is better in wealthy areas so we need to pay our fair share to help poor neighborhoods where the weather is bad.
He’s the Pied Piper of OPM.
He can do anything he wants.
“$1B climate change fund”
AKA, 2016 Dem party campaign fund. This money will be marked for “outreach”, “promotion”, “communication”, etc. All of which boils down to leftist advertising.
I guarantee it.
I wish someone had the guts to say that in a news conference.
Multi-Year Droughts of Large-Scale Extent Since 1900: 1918-1920, 1923-1926, 1928-1935, 1947-1950, 1959-1962, 1976-1977, 1987-1992, 2000-2002, 2007-2009 — Source (www.water.ca.gov)
If this idiot can convince Americans we are facing “Global Warming” after this winter, he is in the wrong job. He could do much better selling using cars and real estate.
End Climate Inequality!
Some places have too much heat and others too much cold!
Some places have too much rain while others have little!
Redistribute the meteorological wealth!
Sounds like a slush fund for Washington approved senate candidates.
The California payoff.
Thanks for posting.
The last EO, #2014-666 entitled "The EO to end all EO's" states that EOs are no longer needed and the executive POSOTUS can just rule by edict.
Obungu is going to approve the Keystone. The nonsense mentioned here (global warming resilience fund) is a sop to the eco-wackos. It will be money tossed down a rat hole but will keep some Federal slugs (workers) busy and might even hire some more from “the community” to administer it
What's threatening agriculture production is diversion of fresh water to sloughs in the Sacramento River delta for the benefit of the delta smelt.
The guy sure likes insurance fraud and insurance fraud accessories
Oh goody, yet ANOTHER slush fund for Democrat cronies and hangers-on.
He can just say it is so and it is so.
Thank you. I was just going to post that other than 3 years in Spain, I've lived my 64 years in SoCal and seen one drought after another. SoCal is basically a desert, even the greater Los Angeles basin. The genuine problem now is the population explosion over the last decades.
Solution: desalinization plants. But no, the hippie/socialist/environ-whackos won't allow it. Recently read Israel has constructed so many that they now have a surplus of water that they are selling.
It would be a slush fund. The aid would go to government “partners” hiring at “prevailing” union wages. Or worse, yet, professional firms like CGI, which don’t produce any results at even higher prices.
I got an brilliant idea! Lets elect more Republicans who will do absolutely nothing to stop Barry.
NO MATTER WHAT!
You know...cuz they’re a lesser evil!
Whose with me?
“dealing with negative weather that’s the result of climate change....”
They should have to prove they’re dealing with negative weather DUE TO CLIMATE CHANGE.
I just finished shoveling 12” of global warming off my sidewalk.
Money laundering. Another impeachable and imprisonable offense.
People in NJ are still waiting for FEMA to get some of that gov flood insurance to them after hurricane Sandy. Another slush fund for politicians that claims to be help for weather damage is absurd.
I think that a, ‘Proclamation’, is in order.
This is one Loony Tune administration if there ever was one.
You hit the nail on the head. This will probably be another one of those “funds” that’s controlled by Biden. More people being paid off.
- We could load the snow on that bullet train Oh -
The only way to stop this guy is to completely shut down the government. The gop could get 100 senate seats and it’s doubtful they could remove him from office.
Yep, sop to the enviros ...
But also a pretty sly move to peg as hypocrites any/all “Denyers” who take the money.
This is a variation on what he’s doing with having the IRS force businesses into silence on using Obamacare impacts for staffing decisions. In this case many natural disasters will be pegged as “global warming related” and people who want to argue over the cause don’t get the $$$$.
Wouldn’t matter how many ‘Republicans’ we send as long as people keep sending RINOs. We have a majority in the house NOW filled with them and just passed a blank check, stripped vets of earned benefits and are fighting to open the borders.
Is rain negative weather, and sunny days are positive weather?
In California, we need the rain, so rain is positive weather.
In the midwest when it floods, rain is negative weather, right?
And then... how do you link negative rain to "climate change," but not positive rain?
I'm so confused...
As he runs the national debt up to over $17 trillion.
A trillion here, a trillion there and pretty soon we’re talking big money.
The bullet train from nowhere to nowhere was approved by referendum on the CA ballot. It wasn't the dipsh*t Legislature, but the petitions from the morons who thought if CA sold more bonds and built such a boondoggle, all would benefit. Idiots all.
If Californians had any sense, they would have approved a bullet train to Las Vegas! Imagine how many who don't like to fly or drive using that quick system to party in Sin City. Entrepreneurs would pop up out of the wood work. So many jobs would be created, not just to build and maintain the train, but the quick stops along the way would benefit.
Hate to say, but I'm just waiting for my father-in-law to pass - we all do. Then we're out of this socialist State. Either Reno, Nevada with no income tax or Arizona with their liberal gun laws.
I remember when this was the "Golden State". I've watched it decline for some 64 years due to socialist policies.
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