Skip to comments.Congresswoman: Global Warming 'Will Destroy' Maryland
Posted on 02/16/2013 7:55:48 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
(CNSNews.com) A group of House Democrats labeling themselves the Safe Climate Caucus held a press conference today to warn that if Congress does not address global warming, the country could face dire consequences, including detrimental effects to California wines and an end to Vermont skiing.
One Democratic representative even worried that global warming could destroy the state of Maryland.
If we do nothing about what is happening, it will destroy our economy, it will destroy our state, and it will have a broad impact not just here in this country but around the world, Maryland Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.) said at a press conference on Capitol Hill on Friday.
Representative Jared Huffman (D-Calif.) feared that global warming could damage the ancient forests and vineyards in his district.
Climate change is going to impact my coastal district not just in terms of coastal communities and infrastructure but also the health of our oceans and coastal fisheries, Huffman said.
It will impact the great ancient forests in my district [and] it will even threaten to impact the world-class quality of the wine produced in Sonoma and Mendocino counties, he said.
Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) worried there might not be any skiing in Vermont and that the states famous maple trees could also be threatened by global warming.
In introducing Vermont Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.), Blumenauer said Welch comes from the state of Vermont that climate change is going to have there will no longer be skiing and even the maple trees will be threatened.
Despite the dramatic claims, Rep. Edwards insisted that she and her colleagues were not alarmists.
The fact is that those of us who are here are not alarmists, we are not eco-hystericals, were not socialists, she said. We care about our climate and we want to do something about it.
Destroying MD as we know it is a bad thing?
I did read something one time that global warming had it in for Maryland.
We care about our climate and we want to do something about it.
I think this will be my new tagline. It has a nice ring to it.
Global Warming will destroy Maryland? Bring it on!
Maryland “Freak State” PING!
There may be a tiny bit of truth to this. We are already seeing the extinction of the Pachyderm Party. Last time “climate change” hit, we lost the woolly mammoth.
Good point, especially if there’s collateral damage to DC.
But what I can’t understand is, why “we” even allow “global warming” and “climate change” to be uttered without challenge. If, every time some loon says crap like this they were challenged, laughed-at, and ridiculed - we’d have won this debate.
Next time you hear a liberal say “climate change”, just imagine you were a liberal who’d just been told that Sarah Palin was the smartest woman on the planet — and react as they would.
It is obvious that being a House Democrat requires no real intelligence. I mean, who cares about the economy? Fraudulent “Global Warming” and banning gun are more important.
They must have pissed off Earth somehow, that is a pretty specific threat
Yeah, with them, it’s the same old, same old. Still funny as hell, thought.
We can live without it.
I can't find a down side to it, actually.
A Red State can give Dr. Ben Carson asylum. MD can then be replaced by Puerto Rico.
It will be a blessing if it gets Baltimore!
The only way to really fight moonbat leftists like this, is to distribute flyers in predominantly democrat areas, in cartoon format like Jehovah’s witness or mormon literature, with pictures of modern Detroit and Hiroshima, and explains to the reader that liberal policies have destroyed more cities than nuclear weapons.
Oooh, now Chris Matthews will say that "House Democrat" is a racist code term, like house slave or something...
Takoma Park will be first to go.
My thoughts exactly. Could we also get rid of Massachusetts while we are at it?
If they want to do something about the climate, maybe they should try talking to God for a change.
Yes, you are.
"we are not eco-hystericals,"
Yes, you are.
"were not socialists, she said."
Right. You're Stalinists.
But think of all the great tans we’ll get plus with global warming people wiull spend more time outside and then we can cure childhood obesity.
Move over Sheila Jackson Lee WE HAVE A NEW WINNER FOR DUMBEST FEMALE BLACK DEMOCRAT IN KONGRESS!!! Do all black democrats all have their brains sucked out so they can run for public office Or are they just born that way and represent the majority of their stupid lazy constituency naturally?
A day or two ago another poster calculated the sum of IQs of the members of the Congress’ Colored People’s Caucus and reported coming up with a number under three digits.
Okay democrats, quick... suicide is the only way out.
And that's supposed to get me OUT of my SUV??? Hell, I'm thinking about leaving idling in the driveway 24/7 now! ;)
That stock photo of Sheila Jackson Lee shows her has presumably a normal and intelligent person. It makes me want to ask her why she has chosen to use race as a political bargaining chip, and if that bothers her ethically. Then go on to suggest that she could help her constituency by honest means, instead of the using the race card.
the picture is Edwards, not Lee, and I don’t think she looks particularly intelligent - kind of smug and pleased with herself
Honey, Global Warming is so yesterday. Tipper Gore ran off after Al accused her nethers of Global Cooling.
Get over it. Global Warming is a bunch of BS. Commie Control powers like yourself are headed out.
Everything that happens in Maryland will be the fault of climate change and, good or bad, it will also be bad. Bad because its man's fault.
All worldwide leftist politics and all worldwide political correctness really does destroy the entire world.
DESTROY US BY WHEN? PLEASE LET US KNOW SO THAT WE CAN DROP THE PRETENTIOUS CRAP AND MOVE ON. Hey...if it’s that dire, you must “live OFF the grid”, right? You have scientists smart enough to explain how to “reverse it”, right?
Sounds like those Dems are having al-Goregasms!
I’m sorry but for some reason, I have the feeling that this person must be related to that idiot from Atlanta that thought Guam might get too many military personnel assigned to it and flip over. When they were born, they left the hospital before getting into the line to pick-up a brain. Its unbelievable to me that someone so stupid could actually function in everyday life, let alone get elected to Congress. But wait...I take that back. Apparently it happens all the time.
To paraphrase and bastardize Mark Twain (who did not really say this), “Everybody talks about the weather but NOBODY CAN DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT.”
The meteorite that hit Russia hit in the wrong country.
“Do all black democrats all have their brains sucked out so they can run for public office”
I think it’s a requirement just to register as a D regardless of race.
In 1999, the Vermont ski industry was worth about $0.8 billion. Let’s say it’s $1.2 billion today.
Even if global warming were true (which it’s not), does it make any economic sense to spend $10,000 billion or $20,000 billion to save a measly $1.2 billion industry? It would be far cheaper to give every person who wants to ski in Vermont a government voucher to go ski somewhere further north.
Besides, what’s wrong with a warming climate? A warmer climate would prevent thousands of people per year the horror of freezing to death. It might even make Vermont habitable.
May it suffer.
I had been more or less ignoring the XL Pipeline issue, except the demonstrations scheduled on the issue in DC this weekend brought it to my attention again. I decided to do some research on the issue and was surprised to discover, that this is not just another pipeline like so many others we have. It is in fact far more likely to have breaks than pipelines carrying normal crude.
It pumps a substance, diluted bitumin (dilbit) which is about 70% tar sand bitumin and 30% volatile diluting substances. These are trade secret compounds that the companies will disclose which means in case of a spill, clean up crews and neighbors have no idea what kinds of poison might be in and air and water. The pressure, high sulfur content, acidity and quartz grain (sand) composition cause much more abrasion inside the pipes and greatly increase the rate of breaks.
Here are questions that need to be answered about this type of pipeline in an upcoming report. I particularly want to know the answers to the second and third issues.
Apparently the cost of clean up for a dilbit leak in water is around $29,000 per barrel, whereas conventional crude costs about $2,000 per barrel to clean up. The Kalamazoo River at Marshall had a major leak from an Enbridge pipeline. Two years later they are still cleaning. The cost at least 1/2 $billion, right up there with Solyndra. The article below explains technical details of the problems. The clean up industry had no experience with this kind of spill. Since this is for export, rather than US use is this really worth it?
At least the MD governor is trying to get permits for off shore wind energy. Unlike those lace curtain wannabees up in Massachusetts who are distressed that they might actually have to see wind turbine blades several miles off shore. There are other states like VA, NJ, NC, SC and FL which might also like to be able to do off shore wind, and these are mostly Republican states.
No more Blue Crabs at Camden Yards...
But ya can beat Duke in the last game ever at Comcast...
If those Congresswomen and Congressmen are delusional enough to make those statements, they are too delusional to hold public office in any capacity.\