ROHRABACHER: Presidential snow job on global warming

A congressman sets the record straight

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Despite our current severe conditions in California, there is less global drought now than “average.” All climate models predict a wetter California in a warming world, not a drier one.

No aspect of the weather or climate currently being blamed on people is outside our planet’s recent natural variability. The same cannot be said for your suggested increases in America’s regulatory burden.

Current, credible calculations show that under the EPA’s carbon-dioxide mandates, by 2100, 19 million jobs will be lost and more than $4 trillion in U.S. tax dollars spent just to achieve a reduction in average temperatures of 0.032 degrees Fahrenheit.

That breaks down to 224,000 lost jobs every year (a bleak scenario for the graduates you addressed), a cost of an additional $51 billion annually, and $3,400 in higher energy costs to the average American family just to achieve a pointless reduction in warming — a warming that has not shown its face in 17 years.

Mr. President, the word “hoax” does begin to define what you just tried to pass off on our university graduates.

Zot!

Yours faithfully,

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher,

48th District, California

Dana Rohrabacher is vice chairman of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee.

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