Delingpole: Christmas is here, everyone! EPA officials are ‘Leaving in droves’

Posted: December 23, 2017 by oldbrew in government, humour, opinion, Politics

JD has started celebrating already.

EPA officials are “leaving in droves”, reports the New York Times. Marvellous news to ease us into the festive Christmas spirit, eh readers?

Why, it’s like the final scene in A Christmas Carol where Scrooge repents of all his miserliness, his nephew Fred gets a big fat turkey, Bob Cratchit gets a pay rise and Tiny Tim declares “God bless us, every one!”

Not, of course, that this is quite the way the New York Times sees it.

It wants us to believe that this is an attack on both science and the environment.

Within the agency, science in particular is taking a hard hit. More than 27 percent of those who left this year were scientists, including 34 biologists and microbiologists; 19 chemists; 81 environmental engineers and environmental scientists; and more than a dozen toxicologists, life scientists and geologists. Employees say the exodus has left the agency depleted of decades of knowledge about protecting the nation’s air and water. Many also said they saw the departures as part of a more worrisome trend of muting government scientists, cutting research budgets and making it more difficult for academic scientists to serve on advisory boards.

Actually, though, what it really is is #winning.

EPA administrator Scott Pruitt is achieving what President Trump appointed him to do. He is draining the swamp.

Continued here.

  1. GEORGE LET says:

    They are leaving because they can’t ride the man-made climate change scam anymore.

  2. Timo Soren says:

    One lead story had a 20+ year LEAD researcher leaving because of low moral. When in reality it would have been nice if they had been leaving because of low LEAD, say in Flint.

    There are entire divisions there that are in-ept, in-effficient, and in-consolable that their wild left of left policies are now being swept away.

  3. As I’ve argued before, the EPA has always had less to do with protecting the environment – Colorado gold mine, anyone? – than it does with killing business.

    Essentially, it is a communist sleeper cell introduced to the heart of the U.S. government system by Richard Nixon in the mistaken belief that paying Danegeld to your enemies will make them leave you alone.
    Do you really believe this absolute tosh?
    What a depressing way to end the year
    oldbrew says: December 23, 2017 at 4:29 pm
    You would really support trump who believes blackmail should rule the UN??
    oh! Dear!

  4. Brett Keane says:

    thefordprefect (@thefordprefect) says December 23, 2017 at 8:53 pm: Trump is merely saying that if you support genocidal maniacs and hate those who have paid your, and UN’s, bills, okay. Just don’t expect the USA to pay your huge bills.
    In other words, put your money where your mouth is. Us deplorables have been paying too long. Sayonara fools.

  5. oldbrew says:

    The Danegeld (“Danish tax”, literally “Dane tribute”) was a tax raised to pay tribute to the Viking raiders to save a land from being ravaged. – Wikipedia
    – – –
    EPA to end Obama-era ‘sue and settle’ practice

    “The days of regulation through litigation are over,” Mr. Pruitt said. “We will no longer go behind closed doors and use consent decrees and settlement agreements to resolve lawsuits filed against the agency by special interest groups where doing so would circumvent the regulatory process set forth by Congress. Additionally, gone are the days of routinely paying tens of thousands of dollars in attorney’s fees to these groups with which we swiftly settle.”

    Sue and settle, which became commonplace during President Barack Obama’s tenure as his EPA developed tight-knit relationships with top environmental groups, essentially is a way to circumvent the formal rulemaking procedures. Not surprisingly, green organizations on Monday blasted Mr. Pruitt’s move and cast it as a method of avoiding compliance with environmental law.

  6. Anoneumouse says:

    Merry Christmas

  7. stpaulchuck says:

    well, it’s a good start!

  8. Zeke says:

    oldbrew says:
    December 24, 2017 at 10:19 am
    Gov’t Website Claims Santa Will Move To The South Pole To Escape Global Warming

    The real threat to Santa, according to Why Not Wind Power:

    (: Merry Christmas to all.

    (Except twitter, who just took down Julian Assange’s account!)

  9. ren says:

    To calculate a sea surface temperature (SST) anomaly, we first needed to know the long-term mean SSTs globally. We took almost 10 years of NOAA polar-orbiting satellite SST measurements and calculated the mean SSTs in each month for every ocean pixel around the world. These monthly means are called the SST “climatology” and are available on our website. We use the SST climatology to calculate the twice-weekly 50-km SST Anomaly product, which identifies where the SST is different from the normal conditions for that day of the year.

  10. ren says:

    Chicago, Illinois temperature.
    Partly Cloudy
    Feels Like: -26°
    Wind Chill: -26° Ceiling: NA
    Heat Index: -17° Visibility: 16.09k
    Dew Point: -22° Wind: 18kph
    Humidity: 64% Direction: 290°WNW
    Pressure: 1034.54mbar Gusts: NA

  11. ren says:

    The frost moves to the Great Lakes.

  12. ren says:

    Current temperature (C).

  13. oldbrew says:

    No global warming in this region today…

    Weather Update – December 26 – Extreme Cold Continues
    Posted 26 December 2017

    THUNDER BAY – WEATHER – For most of Northern Ontario the Extreme Cold Warning is still in effect. Environment Canada is calling for Wind Chill values from minus 40 to minus 43 this morning in Thunder Bay. [bold added]

    For those headed out for Boxing Day deals, bundle up and make sure that your vehicle is up to the task.

    Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:

    City of Thunder Bay
    Nipigon – Greenstone – Beardmore
    Atikokan – Fort Frances
    Kenora – Dryden – Vermillion Bay
    Ignace – Upsala – Raith – English River
    Red Lake
    Sachigo Lake
    Fort Severn
    Sioux Lookout – Pickle Lake – Savant Lake

    Extreme cold puts everyone at risk.

    Watch for cold related symptoms: shortness of breath, chest pain, muscle pain and weakness, numbness and colour change in fingers and toes.

    On 10 January 1982, the local temperature in Thunder Bay dropped to −36.3 °C (−33.3 °F), with a wind speed of 54 km (34 mi) for a wind chill temperature that dipped to −58 °C (−72.4 °F). As a result, it holds Ontario’s record for coldest day with wind chill.

  14. ren says:

    Pressure over North America will now be like over the Antarctica.

  15. oldbrew says:

    Date: 26/12/17 The Times

    Universities must “open minds, not close them” and face tough new penalties if they do not promote freedom of speech, Jo Johnson will warn today.

  16. ren says:

    You need to see how the polar vortex in the stratosphere works. It is important to understand that the polar vortex pattern is extremely durable (with constant solar activity).,59.21,298

    [mod] link problem

  17. ren says:

    Does galactic radiation and the Earth’s magnetic field influence the distribution of ozone in the mesosphere? I think so. Below is the distribution of ozone at the top of the stratosphere.

  18. oldbrew says:

    53 inches of snow

    A Christmas storm has dumped a record amount of snow on Erie, Pennsylvania, and surrounding areas. The National Weather Service office in Cleveland says Monday’s storm brought 34 inches of snow, an all-time daily snowfall record for Erie. Another 19 inches fell before dawn Tuesday, bringing the total to 53 inches, the greatest two-day total in commonwealth history. The previous record was the 44 inches that fell in Morgantown in March 1958.
    – – –
    Seattle Ties Mark for Snowiest Christmas in 100 Years
    December 26, 2017

    The 1.0 inches of snow that fell Monday tied 1965 for Seattle’s second-snowiest Christmas on record. Only Christmas of 1909, with 1.8 inches, was snowier.

    Monday’s snow also tied 1965 for the most on Christmas in Sea-Tac Airport history. Sea-Tac opened in 1945. Prior to that, weather records were kept at the Federal Building in downtown Seattle.

    It was just the 9th time since weather records began in 1894 that measurable snowfall (0.1 inches or more) was recorded on Christmas.

    Three of those snowfalls have occurred in the past ten years (2007, 2008 and 2017).

  19. oldbrew says:

    Symptoms Of Global Cooling And Global Warming Are Identical
    Posted on December 27, 2017 by tonyheller

    Temperatures west of the Rockies are well above normal, and temperatures east of the Rockies are record snow and near record cold. This is identical to the weather of January 1977 – which was blamed on global cooling. The current weather pattern will of course be blamed on global warming.

  20. oldbrew says: