US Republicans vote down funding for global climate fund 

Posted: July 13, 2016 by oldbrew in climate, Politics



The Buy-a-Climate delusion gets the thumbs down in the US. H/T GWPF

The House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday voted down a Democratic push to allow federal spending on an international climate change program.

Rep. Nita Lowey (N.Y.), the ranking Democrat on the panel, proposed an amendment to the House’s State Department and foreign operations spending bill that would let the federal government contribute to the United Nations’ Green Climate Fund (GCF). Republicans have looked to block that funding.

“Preventing the U.S. from making a contribution is short-sighted because we cannot solve climate change alone. It requires multilateral partnerships,” Lowey said. “The Green Climate Fund is the only multilateral institution that supports clean, resilient development around the world. It is an institution we should be leading.”

Lowey’s GCF measure was tucked into a broader amendment restoring funding for a wide variety of Democratic foreign affairs priorities, including refugee admissions, policies toward Cuba and funding for other United Nations offices.

Rep. Kay Granger (R-Texas) opposed the entire amendment and said the Green Climate Fund “amendment would strike language preventing the administration from carrying out its harmful climate change policies.” The measure failed on a 20-29 vote.

Source: US Republicans Vote Down Funding For Global Climate Fund | The Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF)

  1. I can confirm that “very cold” is very cold. For most of one year I lived in a mining town about 50 km inland from the north shore of Lake Superior.

    A medical professional told me that the accident and emergency department at the local hospital was usually packed full on Saturday nights in winter with frostbite cases.

    Miners ignored advice not to urinate outdoors as they made their way home full of beer.

  2. Climatism says:

    Reblogged this on Climatism and commented:
    “The Buy-a-Climate delusion gets the thumbs down in the US.”

  3. oldbrew says:

    Climate-crazed crackpots complain about anyone who points out their ‘science’ is hugely flawed.

  4. oldbrew says:

    More feeble claims from the climate crew.

    Ordovician Co2 Problem

  5. rishrac says:

    As a US citizen I fully support getting the UN out of the US.

  6. Common sense at last.