August 29, 2014

Obama EPA chief: "Fighting global warming is about protecting communities of color"

From the news of "Doesn't Surprise One Damn Bit," Boss Obama's EPA chief -- Gina McCarthy -- says that

"Carbon pollution standards are an issue of justice ... if we want to protect communities of color, we need to protect them from climate change.”

She goes to claim

“In just the first year these standards go into effect, we’ll avoid up to 100,000 asthma attacks and 2,100 heart attacks — and those numbers go up from there.”

“These standards are also doing more than to just address public health. By the time these standards are fully in place in 2030, the average household will also save $8 a month on electricity and create thousands of jobs that can’t be shipped overseas.”

First, how in the hell can McCarthy make such predictions? Given just about everything else related to health in this administration, you can most probably take that 100K and 2,100 figure with a grain of salt.

Second, a whole eight dollars in 2030? By that time you'll be saving -- per month -- the price of a cup of coffee! WOW!

Echoing McCarthy, Deirdre Smith of the enviro-nut group 350.org says that it wasn't hard to make a connection between -- wait for it! -- the events in Ferguson, MO and climate change:

To me, the connection between militarized state violence, racism, and climate change was common sense and intuitive.

"Common sense and intuitive," huh?

Lord help us.

Posted by Hube at August 29, 2014 10:09 AM | TrackBack

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