As has been pointed out here many times before, Democrats wail about hurricanes, blizzards, tornadoes and nor’easters when they’re happening, and blame it on global warming.
When those natural phenomena disappear, however, and that’s pointed out, they (see Bill Weir’s tweet, top, e.g.) go absolutely stark raving nuts, howling that “weather is not climate!” No shit, numb nuts .
Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray (D-Wash.) is sending a memo Friday to her Democratic colleagues urging them to start talking about how climate change will hurt the federal budget and how to do so.
The memo, obtained by The Washington Post, details how global warming impacts will affect four key sectors of the federal budget: disaster relief; transportation and infrastructure; national security and agriculture. It comes three days after the Budget Committee held a hearing on the subject, and the White House published an economic analysis saying that delaying carbon emissions cuts will cost the U.S. billions.