by E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow and Founder Steve Milloy
As appearing on RealClear Energy

Most Americans likely reacted with shock, sorrow and compassion upon hearing about the deadly tornados that tore through six Midwest states last Friday night, killing 90 as of the date of this column. But not the White House. There, the initial reaction was heavily flavored with “How can we exploit this tragedy to advance what’s left of our climate agenda in the Build Back Better bill?”

What came out of Joe Biden’s mouth at a Saturday press conference was pure word salad but you get the drift of what he’s trying to say: “All I know is that the intensity of the weather across the board has some impacts as a consequence of the warming of the planet and climate change. The specific impact on these specific storms, I can’t say at this point. I’m going to be asking the EPA and others to take a look at that. The fact is that we all know everything is more intense when the climate is warming. Everything. And obviously it has some impact here, but I can’t give you a quantitative read on that.”

Biden’s director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) was much crisper: “This is going to be our new normal, and the effects that we’re seeing from climate change are the crisis of our generation.”

These are bold statements from people who have no expertise in weather or climate.

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