Skip to comments.FEMA to deny funds to warming deniers
Posted on 03/23/2015 12:25:14 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is making it tougher for governors to deny man-made climate change. Starting next year, the agency will approve disaster-preparedness funds only for states whose governors approve hazard-mitigation plans that address climate change.
This may put several Republican governors who maintain that the Earth isn't warming due to human activities, or prefer to take no action, in a political bind. Their position may block their states' access to hundreds of millions of dollars in FEMA funds. In the last five years, the agency has awarded an average $1 billion a year in grants to states and territories for taking steps to mitigate the effects of disasters.
"If a state has a climate denier governor that doesn't want to accept a plan, that would risk mitigation work not getting done because of politics," said Becky Hammer, an attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council's water program. "The governor would be increasing the risk to citizens in that state" because of his climate beliefs.
The policy doesn't affect federal money for relief after a hurricane, flood, or other disaster. Specifically, beginning in March 2016, states seeking preparedness money will have to assess how climate change threatens their communities. Governors will have to sign off on hazard-mitigation plans. While some states, including New York, have already started incorporating climate risks in their plans, most haven't because FEMA's 2008 guidelines didn't require it.
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Citizens can't (or don't) own antitank weapons, but with proper planning and resources can set fire traps and cook the contents.
I would be all in on writing this plan. “Hazard mitigation” implies, well, mitigating or reducing the impact of, in this case, climate change. What is to argue about that? Is it getting warmer? Colder? Dryer? Wetter? Windy-er? Pick one and reap federale dollars to cope with it.
That the climate is changing is not refutable. I would write a plan that would make FEMA’s head spin. Conservatives problem is that we would refuse to play the game. But games can be fun if played properly.
It does not say write a plan to prevent climate change.
You’re doing a heck of a job, “Brownie”.
That’s what W said to his FEMA director during Katrina.
Let’s blow up the logic of “settled science”.
If the models where correct there would be only:
1. One model
2. It would be 100% accurate.
1. There are many climate models.
2. Not one of then is even close to being correct.
It’s not about science except to have the word “science” used as a cover page for a political maneuver.
Sounds like an excellent opportunity to finally take Globull Warming to court.
Congress holds the purse-strings, defund FEMA and put a legitimate agency in and deny help to all states that have kooks running it that believe in the Global Warming Scam!
Note to the Socialist Loonies:
“Turnabout is fair-play”
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