U.S. Dems ask NFL, NBA for advice on climate change

by CalWatchdog Staff | February 1, 2013 7:46 am

Feb. 1, 2013

By Katy Grimes


Reader warning: Only read this story if you have low blood pressure; this could make your head explode.

If you were on-the-fence about man-made climate change, this should finally knock you off and bring you back to reality.

The Hill reports A new Capitol Hill climate task force[2] has appealed to a vast array of groups, “including energy companies, green groups, sports leagues and plenty in-between, to submit suggestions for federal actions to battle global warming.”

Really. This is not a joke. These knuckleheads sent a letter asking for help.

“We can’t delay action any longer. We want to jumpstart action by seeking recommendations[3] on what every part of government can do now,” said Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), the top Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, in a statement.

The Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change has discovered “prospects for climate legislation on Capitol Hill are bleak, although it also asks for recommendations on congressional action.”

In other words, Democrats in Washington D.C. are desperately searching for ways to promote climate change, despite all of the evidence showing that it is not a man-made problem, or even a problem, for that matter. Democrats are actually soliciting unions and business for anything the federal government can do, any program it can create, to “reduce carbon pollution and strengthen our resiliency to climate change.”

“Washington is gripped in a barricade of special interests on the urgent issue of climate change,” said Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., one of the leaders of the task force, the Hill found[4].

“That’s why we want to break the Beltway barricade and ask a broad array of businesses, non-profit organizations, and academic institutions to share their ideas about actions the federal government can take. Climate change is already affecting all of us, and we want to get all ideas on the table to address it,” he said in a statement.

Waxman’s website[5] has the letter displayed, as well as this summary:

The organizations whose ideas are being solicited include:

• The five largest domestic oil companies
• The five largest natural gas companies
• The five largest U.S. coal companies
• The five largest electric utilities
• The five largest financial services companies
• The five largest U.S. auto manufacturers
• The three largest U.S. defense contractors
• The top two U.S. and global reinsurers
• Labor unions representing over fourteen million American workers
• Leading environmental and public health organizations
• Universities and think tanks


Maybe Democrats should just ask former Vice President, and global warming zealot Al Gore, what to do. Although, most people are finally realizing that the climate change hoax has been debunked now that Gore sold his failed television network, Current TV, to oil producers in Qatar, and Al Jazeera, for $500 million.

This week, television host David Letterman, and Today Show host Matt Lauer called Gore out for his hypocrisy.

“On ‘Today,’ Matt Lauer pressed [7]the climate-change activist on whether it was hypocritical for him to sell Current to a network financed by fossil-fuel money,” the Los Angeles Times reported. “And last night it was noted interrogator[8] David Lettermanholding Gore’s feet to the flame. Letterman asked about the stigma attached to Al Jazeera, which particularly during the early years of the Bush administration was seen by many as a platform for anti-American sentiment.”

This is just more proof that America’s elected representatives are out-of-touch windbags, who live in carefully protected bubbles, far away from reality and constituents.

Send a letter or email [9]to Henry Waxman, or call his Congressional offices:  (202) 225-3976, or in Los Angeles, (310) 652-3095 / (323) 651-1040. Express yourself!


  1. [Image]: http://www.calwatchdog.com/2013/02/01/u-s-dems-ask-nfl-nba-for-advice-on-climate-change/images-24/
  2. A new Capitol Hill climate task force: http://thehill.com/blogs/e2-wire/e2-wire/279037-waxman-whitehouse-launch-bicameral-climate-effort-urge-obama-to-use-authority
  3. seeking recommendations: http://democrats.energycommerce.house.gov/sites/default/files/documents/Bicameral-Task-Force-Letter-1-Waxman-Whitehouse-2013-1-31.pdf
  4. found: http://thehill.com/blogs/e2-wire/e2-wire/280351-dems-ask-nfl-for-ideas-on-battling-climate-change#ixzz2JexC3Nr3
  5. Waxman’s website: http://waxman.house.gov/press-release/bicameral-task-force-asks-best-ideas-address-climate-change
  6. [Image]: http://www.calwatchdog.com/2013/02/01/u-s-dems-ask-nfl-nba-for-advice-on-climate-change/attachment/6/
  7. Matt Lauer pressed : http://video.today.msnbc.msn.com/today/50624835#50624835
  8. noted interrogator: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/tv/showtracker/la-et-st-david-letterman-kim-kardashian-kanye-kris-humphries-20130117,0,425765.story
  9. letter or email : https://waxman.house.gov/contact-me

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