On Friday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s acting administrator, Ben Friedman, notified the 15 members of the Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment that their charter, which expired on Sunday, would not be renewed. The role of this committee was to
nag nanny advise everyone on how to best incorporate climate change into long-term planning.
What this committee effectively did, other than burn up federal money on its activities–and thereby contribute to global warming–and a comfortable sinecure for an elite group of leftists, was to provide political top cover to the man-caused-climate-change scam. If a climate change report is issued and EPA or some other agency balks at taking it seriously, this advisory committee provides the headline of “White House’s own committee says this report is serious.”
To give you a flavor of the real purpose of this committee, let’s look at this graf from the Washington Post coverage of this national tragedy:
The committee was established to help translate findings from the National Climate Assessment into concrete guidance for both public and private-sector officials. Its members have been writing a report to inform federal officials on the data sets and approaches that would best be included, and chair Richard Moss said in an interview Saturday that ending the group’s work was shortsighted.
“It doesn’t seem to be the best course of action,” said Moss, an adjunct professor in the University of Maryland’s Department of Geographical Sciences, and he warned of consequences for the decisions that state and local authorities must make on a range of issues from building road projects to maintaining adequate hydropower supplies. “We’re going to be running huge risks here and possibly end up hurting the next generation’s economic prospects.”
If you go to Moss’s LinkedIn profile you find that he’s wired into all manner of organizations which depend upon climate change for funding. Indeed, Moss’s career seems to be climate change.
But they aren’t about to stop:
The committee was established in 2015, but its members were not appointed until last summer. They convened their first meeting in the fall. Moss said members of the group intend to keep working on their report, which is due out next spring, even though it now will lack the official imprimatur of the federal government. “It won’t have the same weight as if we were issuing it as a federal advisory committee,” he said.