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Hooray for Trump on Climate! July 25, 2016 11:00 AM | Tagged as Climate, Energy, Trump

WSJ May 31, 2016 (online version) – Trump Makes Sense on Energy by Holman W. Jenkins, Jr.

Donald Trump has made The Biz Bucks Guy a friend. For all the blather, for all the pomp, for all the cartoon-esque narcissism, Mr. Trump is making sense on a few issues. While The Biz Bucks Guy loathes his positions on tariffs (see my March 16, 2016 post) and a few other issues, his energy speech a few weeks ago showed he will move America in the right direction on energy and the environment.

Trump says he is for “clean air and clean water.” That makes it simple. While the socialists use climate alarmism as a vehicle to add more government control to our lives, Trump is counter punching effectively and with common sense.

As Jenkins opines, “As for the $100 billion spent on climate research, it has yielded one certainty: A human impact is hard to disentangle from a welter of natural variables.”

In The Biz Bucks Guys opinion, climate alarmism is a concocted fraud. It is aimed to get us to buy into more and more government control. Neither the scientists who think mankind causes climate change -- nor the scientists who don’t think we uniquely cause climate change -- believe in the catastrophic effects of climate. Only the politicians, the radical environmentalists and the media buy into the sky-is-falling scenario. If you have not subscribed to Prager University, The Biz Bucks Guy suggest you do and view the five minute video by Richard Lindzen called “Climate Change: What Do Scientists Say?”.

Another good read is Mark J. Perry’s piece on the “18 Spectacularly Wrong Prophecies from the First Earth Day”, published by the Foundation for Economic Education on April 22, 2016. Perry, a professor of economics at University of Michigan (Flint) relates the many doomsday scenarios that went with first Earth Day some 46 years ago. They were all wrong. The professional alarmists are always wrong. Their batting average is “0 for life”. Why should anyone believe them now?

And to his credit, Trump doesn’t.  Read his 100-day action plan on energy at: https:// www.donaldjtrump.com/press-releases/an-america-first-energy-plan.

Did anyone notice the first day of Teresa May’s administration in the UK? She closed the Department of Energy and Climate Change. Now we’ll see if Trump can trump that!

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