Our Senator at work - Patty Murray

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How she got into the Senate is beyond me - she is really not that intelligent.

It seems that her staff put together a large memo covering their Anthropogenic Global Warming talking points. Pity they are not based on fact.

From The Daily Caller:

Leaked Memo Gives Away Dems’ ‘Extreme Weather’ Talking Points
Democrats are working hard to convince the public that regulations to limit carbon dioxide emissions are necessary to avoid economic and ecological catastrophe, according to a memo obtained by The Washington Post.

The memo from Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray, a Washington Democrat, tells members how to talk about global warming’s budgetary impact. The memo details how “disaster relief; transportation and infrastructure; national security and agriculture” will all be affected by global warming, reports the Post.

“Climate change, if left unaddressed, will both weaken economic growth and impose additional direct budgetary costs on the federal government,” Murray wrote in the memo sent out Friday. “As a result, climate change poses an increasing threat to the federal government’s already challenging long-term fiscal outlook.”

Murray’s memo puts a lot of focus on budgetary impacts due to “extreme weather” — a major talking point of President Obama during his second term. Murray argues that global warming will increase extreme weather events, like hurricanes and droughts, therefore increasing disaster relief, infrastructure and other types of spending.

“Without action, climate change will undoubtedly affect our country’s ability to produce goods and services, costing jobs and weakening growth,” Murray wrote. “These effects are already being felt due to events such as Hurricane Sandy—which was estimated to have caused $65.7 billion in economic damage—as well as the massive droughts gripping parts of the country.”

Reading through the memo (16 page PDF) is an exercise in bad citations. It cites early IPCC publications, not the later revised ones. It cites the fringe model-makers, not the observed data. The data has been carefully cherry-picked to present one ideological viewpoint.

Yes, Hurricane Sandy caused a lot of damage but New York has been hit by 84 large storms before and the worst on record was the New England Hurricane of 1938. Sandy was only a Cat1 storm when it made landfall. It is people's own responsibility to choose where they want to build and to play the odds with the weather. Sure, I would love to have a house on the coast but I know we get intense storms from time to time. I am currently living at the base of an active volcano and about ten miles from a geological fault-line. We all take our chances.

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