We knew this crap would happen.
Many Most of the Trump followers are climate change deniers. Followers such as the big corporate farmers that grace the local landscape with whatever crop suits them. Where I live, it’s mostly Almond Trees. We are still mired in a four year, going on five year drought in California, and these harvesters of water hogging almond orchards want their water.
Drought? Not in their vocabulary. Climate Change? Not around these parts. It’s just all one big California conspiracy to deny them the water they need so that we can have Almond Joy bars from now until the end of eternity. I even saw one farm with a big sign blaming Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi for not turning on their secret spigot, even though Republicans hold control of both the House and the Senate. Well, I guess you have to blame somebody.
But now that Donald Trump is president, I have no doubt that they expect he will turn on the big heavenly water spigot in the sky and all will be right with the world. Uh…huh. How does that Joni Mitchell song go?
Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got
Til its gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot
With the harvest from one particular local farm bringing in 20,000,000 dollars, I guess it pays to keep denying the obvious. Trump has taken his first step in giving them a helping hand by doing what we all knew he would do.
Gut the EPA and fill it with Climate Deniers so that he and all his other buddies can drain the fuck out of Lake Meade so they can take a shower in their Vegas Hotel Suites. Remember the name when you go to flush your toilet and that turd just sort of lays there kind of helpless like: Myron Ebell.
From Scientific America:
In a biography submitted when he testified before Congress, he listed among his recognitions that he had been featured in a Greenpeace “Field Guide to Climate Criminals,” dubbed a “misleader” on global warming by Rolling Stone and was the subject of a motion to censure in the British House of Commons after Ebell criticized the United Kingdom’s chief scientific adviser for his views on global warming.But whatever. So I guess Climate change isn't real, and with the GOP will be in control, I'm sure they'll be turning on those super secret water hoses they have stashed away at the White House just in time for spring. Meanwhile, here's Joni Mitchell while we wait. But just remember this: It's the stupidity, Stupid.
More recently, Ebell has called the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan for greenhouse gases illegal and said that Obama joining the Paris climate treaty “is clearly an unconstitutional usurpation of the Senate’s authority.”
He told Vanity Fair in 2007, “There has been a little bit of warming ... but it’s been very modest and well within the range for natural variability, and whether it’s caused by human beings or not, it’s nothing to worry about.”