Last winter, as biting winds whipped snow around the federal capital, chilling news on energy was released. The moratorium on coal fired power plants, combined with a number of forced closures, would force energy prices to rise 70 to 80 percent. The Obama Administration last week tried to cushion the blow of higher prices with an apocalyptic prediction of climate destruction.
Ignoring Congress, the EPA manufactured a regulatory interpretation that allowed them to force plants to use sequestration technology to capture carbon. This technology does not even exist. Enforcing this rule will start shutting down plants whose output was necessary to maintaining power levels in the Northeast during the record cold winter.
This is, of course, done to prevent global warming.
The Heritage Foundation's Stephen Moore and Joel Griffith researched all of the climate claims used as "proof" of climate catastrophe. Every single weather phenomenon was debunked by the article. Temperatures have neither increased, nor dropped on average in ten years. Tornadoes do not happen with any increasing frequency. Hurricanes have actually happened less often.
Moore and Griffith also examined Jimmy Carter's own apocalyptic climate report, predicting oil shortages and starvation in 2000. None of the fearsome claims made by the scientists of the 1970s ever came to pass.
And they wonder why Americans view politicized science with more skepticism now.