US EPA To Become The Environmental Justice Agency.

How EPA employees feel about themselves with the release of the report.

Roger Caiazza sent me the email below. It speaks for itself.

Subject: EPA Report Shows Disproportionate Impacts of Climate Change on Socially Vulnerable Populations

U.S. EPA Office of Public Engagement

EPA Report Shows Disproportionate Impacts of Climate Change on Socially Vulnerable Populations in the United States

WASHINGTON (Sept. 2, 2021) — A new EPA analysis released today shows that the most severe harms from climate change fall disproportionately upon underserved communities who are least able to prepare for, and recover from, heat waves, poor air quality, flooding, and other impacts.  EPA’s analysis indicates that racial and ethnic minority communities are particularly vulnerable to the greatest impacts of climate change. Climate Change and Social Vulnerability in the United States: A Focus on Six Impact Sectors is one of the most advanced environmental justice studies to date that looks at how projected climate change impacts may be distributed across the American public. 

“The impacts of climate change that we are feeling today, from extreme heat to flooding to severe storms, are expected to get worse, and people least able to prepare and cope are disproportionately exposed,” said EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan “This report punctuates the urgency of equitable action on climate change. With this level of science and data, we can more effectively center EPA’s mission on achieving environmental justice for all.”

EPA’s new, peer-reviewed report shows the degree to which four socially vulnerable populations— defined based on income, educational attainment, race and ethnicity, and age—may be more exposed to the highest impacts of climate change. The report quantifies six types of impacts, including those to health from changes in air quality and extreme temperature, disruptions to weather-exposed workers, and flooding threats to property.

Key findings of the report include:

  • That Black and African American individuals are projected to face higher impacts of climate change for all six impacts analyzed in this report, compared to all other demographic groups. For example, with 2°C (3.6°F) of global warming, Black and African American individuals are:
    • 34% more likely to currently live in areas with the highest projected increases in childhood asthma diagnoses. This rises to 41% under 4°C (7.2°F) of global warming.
    • 40% more likely to currently live in areas with the highest projected increases in extreme temperature related deaths. This rises to 59% under 4°C of global warming.
  • That Hispanics and Latinos have high participation in weather-exposed industries, such as construction and agriculture, which are especially vulnerable to the effects of extreme temperatures. With 2°C (3.6°F) of global warming, Hispanic and Latino individuals are 43% more likely to currently live in areas with the highest projected reductions in labor hours due to extreme temperatures. With regards to transportation, Hispanic and Latino individuals are about 50% more likely to currently live in areas with the highest estimated increases in traffic delays due to increases in coastal flooding.

This significant study represents an important milestone in understanding the future impacts of climate change on different American populations, especially under resourced communities. Due to data and modeling limitations, this study is limited to the contiguous U.S. Future work will enhance both the coverage of other important areas, such as Hawaii and Alaska, and will explore additional impact sectors and measures of social vulnerability.

Today’s analysis will help further efforts being taken by the Biden Administration across the Federal government to advance environmental justice and to address the disproportionate impacts that climate change is having on vulnerable communities. During his first weeks in office, President Biden issued Executive Order 14008 on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad, which established the first-ever White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council, the White House Environmental Justice Interagency Council, and the Justice40 Initiative. Through the Justice40 Initiative, the Federal government is, for the first time in history, working to ensure that at least 40-percent of climate and clean energy investment benefits flow to disadvantaged communities.

Access the report: https://www.epa.gov/cira/social-vulnerability-report

Information about climate change: https://www.epa.gov/climate-change

Information about environmental justice: https://www.epa.gov/environmentaljustice


 

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September 5, 2021 2:26 am

Look how happy the girl is feeling in her smock and jeans
Look how happy the boys are, feeling in her smock and jeans…

Scissor
Reply to  Leo Smith
September 5, 2021 6:19 am

And so obviously photoshopped too!

Pflashgordon
Reply to  Leo Smith
September 5, 2021 9:12 am

She looks like a white supremacist to me, happy to be worshipped by people of color.

Jim Whelan
Reply to  Leo Smith
September 5, 2021 11:23 am

I think that’s Daenerys Stormborn of House Targaryen, “the First of Her Name, Queen of the Andals and the First Men, Protector of the Seven Kingdoms, the Mother of Dragons, the Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, the Unburnt, the Breaker of Chains”

H.R.
Reply to  Jim Whelan
September 5, 2021 4:32 pm

So… just some blonde roller derby chick, eh? That’s how they usually promote the star skaters.

Noam Sayen
Reply to  Leo Smith
September 5, 2021 12:07 pm

You gents have never seen “Game of Thrones”?

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Noam Sayen
September 5, 2021 12:39 pm

Nope … and damned proud of it, too.

Pamela Matlack-Klein
September 5, 2021 2:29 am

Environmental Justice? WTF does this even mean?

Ken Irwin
Reply to  Pamela Matlack-Klein
September 5, 2021 2:37 am

It means that they will apply measures to save Gaia that will hit the very people they purportedly wish to save – the hardest.

“Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.” ― Groucho Marx

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Duker
Reply to  Ken Irwin
September 5, 2021 2:50 am

It means nothing unless it’s allowed for in the EPA legislation. In fact the EPA has to decide it’s findings more rigoursly than the Supreme Court does without hearings and late night 1 paragraph rulings.

MarkW
Reply to  Duker
September 5, 2021 6:23 am

And socialists are never wrong and Trump is the personification of evil.
We’ve heard your spiel before.

Bill Powers
Reply to  Duker
September 5, 2021 11:32 am

Your head is so far up your backside its in Griff’s Colon.

griff
Reply to  Ken Irwin
September 5, 2021 4:26 am

It means the people at the bottom of society, in the less developed countries, the ones which contribute least to climate change, suffer the most from climate change and it is up to us to redress that.

michael hart
Reply to  griff
September 5, 2021 4:31 am

You actually got something right, Griff!

The poor always suffer most. Well duhhh….

Current policy is “Let them eat cake, while we make energy (and thus everything else) more expensive”.

steve
Reply to  michael hart
September 5, 2021 4:38 am

He got it partly right…. The poor will suffer as they always have, but in future, they can enjoy even further suffering under ridiculous policies based on fraudulent science that will not change the weather or the climate one tiny discernible bit. Expect much more of the Yellow Vest scenarios…IMO.

Pflashgordon
Reply to  michael hart
September 5, 2021 9:03 am

Except that nobody is “suffering from climate change.” Most are benefiting from the mild recent warmth and attendant improved, less stormy weather. Many folks ARE suffering from globalist policies, including energy poverty.

As others have asked Griff, with no answer, would you rather live in today’s world or in the depths of the little ice age?

Reply to  griff
September 5, 2021 5:06 am

It means the Peoples Court will be established with John Kerry as the Chief Judge. There will be no appeals…Justice will be swift and decisive …somewhat similar to the Peoples Courts in the Peoples Republic of Korea and the Peoples Republic of China. The Peoples Court will make no ruling on the best temp or CO2 level for earth.

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Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  griff
September 5, 2021 5:28 am

it is up to us to redress that

YOU

It is up to you to redress that, since you believe it. We don’t.

Stop trying to rule the world.

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LdB
Reply to  Zig Zag Wanderer
September 6, 2021 1:25 am

Yes somehow Griff declares it’s our problem and usurps our countries sovereignty.

MarkW
Reply to  griff
September 5, 2021 6:15 am

So we are going to address them by taking away the one thing that might have lifted them out of poverty, low cost, reliable energy.

Reply to  griff
September 5, 2021 7:05 am

So, why do you feel so guilty about it that you’re willing to destroy Western economies to the benefit of China just to feel better about yourself? None of this green garbage will have the slightest effect on the climate, so the only possible motivation for promoting this nonsense is guilt.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  griff
September 5, 2021 9:11 am

While “people at the bottom of society” may have smaller ‘carbon footprints’ per capita than the richer, they still have a large impact in aggregate. I can’t think of any so-called environmental problems that wouldn’t be eliminated, or at least significantly reduced, with a much smaller population.

bill Johnston
Reply to  Clyde Spencer
September 5, 2021 9:26 am

Maybe first we should correctly define “environmental problems”.

nickc
Reply to  bill Johnston
September 5, 2021 11:06 am

Well then lead the charge to a smaller population!

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Clyde Spencer
September 5, 2021 12:48 pm

Populations will naturally shrink as their affluence grows. Most “environmental problems” are a mythological construct of collectivist politics.

Reply to  Clyde Spencer
September 6, 2021 3:02 am

You fool – a larger population will provide MORE PEOPLE SOLVING PROBLEMS such as you falsely see everywhere.

Reply to  griff
September 5, 2021 9:36 am

Progressive policies always end up creating the very thing they claim as intent to avoid.

Making affordable energy expensive only hurts the poor further. India understands this. That’s why the Indian government is pursuing a rapid build of coal fired electrical generation. They have the clarity of mind to understand what the climate scam is really about. They aren’t fooled by the bad science of the climate scam and by energy policies meant to impoverish most of the world except an elitist ruling class.

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Bill Powers
Reply to  griff
September 5, 2021 11:47 am

What poor countries need is fossil fuel (or Nuclear plants) to electrify their environment, deliver fresh water to their home and remove excrement like you griff from in house toilets. But the faceless cultural elite wealth holders don’t want them using up all their richbich power on demand. So they continue to suffer.

A big shout out to your central authoritarian saviors, Griff. The United Nations and WHO banned DDT, on the advice of that cultural elite (racist) Rachel Carson, to provide an assist to the mosquitos delivering malaria to African villages. That is one way to preserve natural resources. Let them die of disease and blame Global Warm…ahhh we really meant climate change all along.

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  griff
September 5, 2021 12:10 pm

How much of your payday are you willing to sacrifice in the name of climate change?

LdB
Reply to  Carlo, Monte
September 6, 2021 1:25 am

You know him … none … you have to pay it all.

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  LdB
September 6, 2021 7:32 am

A question he will never face honestly.

doc
Reply to  griff
September 5, 2021 12:19 pm

The denial of electricity in those underdeveloped countries prolongs their poverty. The underdeveloped countries will stay underdeveloped because of the false narrative on carbon caused climate change.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  griff
September 5, 2021 12:45 pm

The poor have suffered far more from “climate change” politics than from any minor changes in their climates. “Climate change” economics has caused even more damage than the politics.

Lrp
Reply to  griff
September 5, 2021 2:19 pm

More socialist garbage. The poor don’t need more patronising you moron. Give them the means to lift themselves, access to energy, health and education and they’ll look after themselves

Pat from kerbob
Reply to  griff
September 5, 2021 2:25 pm

Always wrong Griff. A correction.

“The poor are always the hardest hit by climate change policy.”

An undesirable fact.

Jim G.
Reply to  griff
September 5, 2021 2:57 pm

So the policies in a progressive state, such as California, should be the most beneficial to low income. Like high gasoline prices so it costs more to go to work. High electricity prices to heat or cool their homes.

Progressives have always held up the poor as the ones they wish to help, then establish policies which enrich themselves while they continue to hurt the poor.

Jim Whelan
Reply to  Jim G.
September 5, 2021 6:32 pm

Subsidize anything and you get more of it. Subsidize poverty and guess what?

Alan the Brit
Reply to  griff
September 6, 2021 12:25 am

This being based upon the unsubstantiated claims that evil wicked Free-Enterprise Capitalism has caused something terrible to happen, if you believe the UN Griffy-baby you’ll believe anything!!! Oh how are those little green men on Mars getting along??? You are as green as they come, gullible, naive, foolish, ideological, wanting to change the world, just like a teenager!!! (most of who have no idea what life is!!!)

LdB
Reply to  griff
September 6, 2021 1:23 am

Your last bit is totally wrong … “it is up to us to redress that”.

They don’t live in my Country and hence definitely not my problem by definition. If you are altruistic you may feel guilt about it but most of your fellow countrymen likely won’t.

Even at the last COP meeting the idea of reparations got cut with China leading the push. You may wish to ponder why China would do that.

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  Ken Irwin
September 5, 2021 5:26 am

“Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.” ― Groucho Marx

So much more intelligent than Karl

MarkW
Reply to  Zig Zag Wanderer
September 5, 2021 2:17 pm

Groucho made the world a better place.
Karl destroyed wealth on a scale not seen since Genghis Khan, and ended up killing at least as many.

Alan the Brit
Reply to  MarkW
September 6, 2021 12:34 am

He loved his champagne picnics in Hyde Park on Sunday afternoons, at least!!! The wealth re-distribution was not for the likes of his good self, only for the peasants & anyone who disagreed with his views!!!

Tom Abbott
Reply to  MarkW
September 6, 2021 8:34 am

I heard someone say this morning that Stalin said that Marx told the Russians how to destroy their previous society, but Marx didn’t tell them how to govern the new society.

Marx and marxism are all about destruction of the status quo.

Jim Whelan
Reply to  Tom Abbott
September 6, 2021 2:13 pm

but Marx didn’t tell them how to govern the new society.

I think Marx saw the ultimate Communist society as being completely self governing. The people would just behave properly because the society completely met their needs.

Marx never understood reality or human nature. That’s why his prescriptions fail so abysmally and why lies must be told to put the ideas in place.

dave g
Reply to  Ken Irwin
September 5, 2021 6:55 am

Politics is the art of Authority without Merit. — PJ O’Rourke

Derg
Reply to  Pamela Matlack-Klein
September 5, 2021 3:13 am

Obama shakedown 3.0….it’s how they use government to fleece the plebes.

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  Derg
September 5, 2021 12:13 pm

Ciaramella and Vindman are listening to your phone calls…

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Derg
September 6, 2021 8:38 am

I wish fleecing the plebes was all the radical Democrats were doing. That used to be the way they operated, but now they have added destroying the American society and our personal freedoms to their agenda.

Reply to  Pamela Matlack-Klein
September 5, 2021 3:17 am

It doesnt mean anything. It just combines two words that have been given kneejerk positive virtue ratings.

Think ‘sustainable feminism’ or ‘transgender ecology’ or ‘blue lights matter’

MarkW
Reply to  Pamela Matlack-Klein
September 5, 2021 6:14 am

It doesn’t mean anything. That’s why it’s so useful as a slogan.

doc
Reply to  MarkW
September 5, 2021 12:22 pm

Their claims are so incoherent that there is almost no possible rebuttal

Scissor
Reply to  Pamela Matlack-Klein
September 5, 2021 6:20 am

Environmental Justice means, two for me and one for you.

Robert Hatton
Reply to  Pamela Matlack-Klein
September 5, 2021 9:12 am

let us make their life harder with more laws, rules, regulations. Let raise their taxes , take away their jobs and enslave them. Let us show the how much we care for them.

doc
Reply to  Robert Hatton
September 5, 2021 12:24 pm

Take away their income and help them with approved benefits.

Bill Parsons
Reply to  Pamela Matlack-Klein
September 5, 2021 10:12 am

Infrastructure?

Doonman
Reply to  Pamela Matlack-Klein
September 5, 2021 2:15 pm

Environmental justice means returning the earth to is natural state that has only been corrupted by the presence of humans.

Alan the Brit
Reply to  Pamela Matlack-Klein
September 6, 2021 12:20 am

Give us lots of money……….NOW!!!!! It’s just a green version of Socialism!!!

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Pamela Matlack-Klein
September 6, 2021 8:24 am

“Environmental Justice? WTF does this even mean?”

It means the EPA is promoting causes that will increase the EPA budget. They will need more money to address these non-existent inequities they have created from their fevered imaginations.

B Clarke
September 5, 2021 2:39 am

This reads like the beginning of implementation of agenda 21, focusing on vulnerable populations, (at first) hints of restricting agriculture, paying a down tools subsidiary wage, output suffers,”costal flooding” = move em out, so are white Americans immune not to mention native Americans, or are you just indirectly effected ie your taxes and freedoms to pay for ethnic protection, I always thought America was the land of the free and to a certain extent all are welcome ,thereby offering the greatest protection anyone can offer.

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  B Clarke
September 5, 2021 5:33 am

This reads like the beginning of implementation of agenda 21

It doesn’t just read like it, it is agenda 21/agenda 2030/the great reset.

Reply to  Zig Zag Wanderer
September 5, 2021 9:40 am

The Democrats in US have a new term for it, “Build back better.”

It is meant to give them license for radical changes that will guarantee them one party rule.

spangled drongo
September 5, 2021 2:46 am

They forgot to mention how much better off poor [all] people will be in our beautiful modern climate compared with the murderous cold of the recent past.

griff
Reply to  spangled drongo
September 5, 2021 4:27 am

Except in the heatwaves, droughts, fires floods and flash floods…

Reply to  griff
September 5, 2021 4:52 am

Weather pattern always change as ever, in both directions.

John Larson
Reply to  griff
September 5, 2021 5:04 am

You actually believe such things didn’t happen in the cooler recent past? Or are you just pretending?

Gregory Woods
Reply to  John Larson
September 5, 2021 6:26 am

or are you just that stupid?

Rich Davis
Reply to  John Larson
September 5, 2021 6:45 am

Isn’t it obvious that he’s lying?

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Rich Davis
September 5, 2021 9:17 am

Demented people will often utter complete nonsense that they actually believe.

bill Johnston
Reply to  Rich Davis
September 5, 2021 9:29 am

Nope. Just delusional.

John Larson
Reply to  Rich Davis
September 5, 2021 1:47 pm

(I’d put money on it ; )

But I’d also wager that his intent is to provide some pushback, to what is generally presented here, which reinforces the consensus narrative, so to speak. Such that those “we” hope will happen by, will be reminded of the dangers “we” have been portrayed as ignoring/not taking seriously, which recent/current events have been portrayed as “verifying”.

So, I asked a question that would be counterproductive to answer, and then a question that would highlight the lack of an answer, in a way that provoked suspicion that griff is lying.

Reply to  John Larson
September 5, 2021 9:55 am

He believes in hockey stick and the erasure of inconveniences like the Medieval Warm Period. A time before Mankind became fossil fuel burning sinners and CO2 levels were lower and the Earth was a Garden of Eden of no suffering.

Reply to  griff
September 5, 2021 5:24 am

The troll griffter refuses to go to Tony Heller’s Youtube channel where Tony has researched weather of the past which includes …flood in China in 1930s may have killed 2 million prople. Today’s weather seems almost benign compared to what has occurred in the past…while CO2 was at a lower level.

Reply to  Anti_griff
September 5, 2021 5:53 am

So it should. A warmer world is supposed to be a calmer world. And nobody has yet provided a shred of evidence that increased CO2 levels from the dangerously low 280ppm of the Little Ice Age (not to mention the better temperatures) have been anything but beneficial.
More people better fed from less land than ever in mankind’s history.

Mike Maguire
Reply to  Anti_griff
September 5, 2021 9:07 am

“The troll griffter refuses to go to Tony Heller’s Youtube channel where Tony has researched weather of the past which includes …flood in China in 1930s may have killed 2 million prople. Today’s weather seems almost benign compared to what has occurred in the past…while CO2 was at a lower level.”

Anti_Griff,
This is true!

Worst floods in World History/US +rain records

Started by metmike – May 4, 2019, 11:56 p.m.

https://www.marketforum.com/forum/topic/29362/

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Anti_griff
September 6, 2021 8:43 am

“Today’s weather seems almost benign compared to what has occurred in the past”

That’s true.

We can learn a lot from reading history. Alarmists should try it some time.

Sara
Reply to  griff
September 5, 2021 5:31 am

Oh. Griffypoo, there hasn’t been a heat wave around here in a while. Could you please send one my way? Two weeks of 80F in August do not a summer make.

i’m more and more concerned about the closet you live in, Griffypoo. You should get out once in a while… go to a tavern and lift a cold one…. something like that.

Alan the Brit
Reply to  Sara
September 6, 2021 12:44 am

Do you refer to him as “Griffypoo” simply because he lives in that darned closet???

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  griff
September 5, 2021 5:35 am

Except in the heatwaves, droughts, fires floods and flash floods…

You mean all those events that have happened before, and the IPCC state cannot be attributed to Global Warming?

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Rich Davis
Reply to  Zig Zag Wanderer
September 5, 2021 7:00 am

Yes, yes. That’s what he’s selling. Denying IPCC science.

Robert Hanson
Reply to  Rich Davis
September 5, 2021 11:23 am

You misspelled IPCC Scientology.

Rich Davis
Reply to  Robert Hanson
September 5, 2021 5:04 pm

yeah my bad

MarkW
Reply to  griff
September 5, 2021 6:17 am

There have always been heatwaves, droughts, fires, floods and flash floods.
Those that have been happening over the last few decades are well within the range of what has happened over the last few centuries.

Alan the Brit
Reply to  MarkW
September 6, 2021 12:46 am

Centuries??? You sure you didn’t mean millenia???

MarkW
Reply to  Alan the Brit
September 6, 2021 6:23 am

I should have mentioned that I was referring to the period that is covered by written records.

Rich Davis
Reply to  griff
September 5, 2021 6:37 am

It’s utterly transparent that your marching orders are to hype every weather event on earth as being unprecedented and linked to CO2 emissions.

The reality is that we have gone through a long period of low hurricane and tornado activity, possibly associated with the slight warming that has occurred. Now if we are seeing a somewhat more active hurricane season, more in line with what was seen in the period from 1950 to 1975 when the climate was in a cooling trend, an honest and rational person might hypothesize that it’s a clue that the trend is reversing again toward cooling. But not you griff, dishonest, irrational ideologue that you are.

In order to actually believe that kind of crap, you’d have to be severely demented. I don’t rule out that you’re demented, griff, but my suspicion is that you’re more than willing to lie to push your Bolshevik agenda.

You won’t answer honestly but in which time period would you prefer to live your life?
[__] Benign low CO2 1675-1750
[__] Dangerous CO2 1950-2025

BobM
Reply to  Rich Davis
September 5, 2021 6:48 am

Everyone should completely ignore griff until he answers the question.

Pamela Matlack-Klein
Reply to  BobM
September 5, 2021 10:47 am

Better yet, everyone should completely ignore Griff, whether he answers the question or not. If no one responds to his foolish comments, eventually he will sulk away. And the same goes for Loydo and Simon.

DON’T FEED THE TROLLS!

Rich Davis
Reply to  Pamela Matlack-Klein
September 5, 2021 11:09 am

Perhaps in an ideal world that would be nice Pamela, but the reality is that griff always posts and almost never reacts to any reply. He will most assuredly not sulk away if he is ignored. He would prefer that his rubbish stands unchallenged.

The purpose of replying to him is more for the sake of countering his propaganda so that the casual reader is not deceived than any attempt to communicate with the numb nuts.

Just as it’s bad advice to ignore a bully in the hope that they lose interest and move on, it’s bad advice to let troll comments stand unchallenged and have casual readers potentially think that their arguments are unassailable.

Pamela Matlack-Klein
Reply to  Rich Davis
September 5, 2021 1:52 pm

Rich, I never thought of it in those terms. I agree, he does need to be rebutted when he spouts off some of his hilariously wrong statements about wind turbines and solar panels or the ice coverage in the Arctic. Forget I said anything.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Rich Davis
September 6, 2021 8:49 am

“He would prefer that his rubbish stands unchallenged.”

Oh, yeah!

All alarmists would prefer their rubbish stand unchallenged.

Thought Criminal
Reply to  griff
September 5, 2021 6:49 am

The sun does all that without our help

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Derg
Reply to  griff
September 5, 2021 7:45 am

Simon?

MarkW
Reply to  Derg
September 5, 2021 8:01 am

griff doesn’t come off as a pseudo-intellectual.

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Rich Davis
Reply to  MarkW
September 5, 2021 8:47 am

More a pseudo-psychotic. Well, not so pseudo, I guess.

Pflashgordon
Reply to  griff
September 5, 2021 8:46 am

Earth, water, air and fire. So Griff, you and the “new” scientists basically are bringing about the rebirth of medieval alchemy. Hey, everyone, note that this is the new, improved Griff (apologies to laundry soap marketers). His new fixation on “attribution,” to sum it up, is simply repetition of the new lunatic fringe script.

They failed to scare us into blind obedience with fake hockey sticks, implausible emission scenarios, unrealistic models, calving glaciers, polar bears that wouldn’t die, etc., so the “new normal” is hyping every weather event, good, bad or indifferent, as signs of approaching thermogeddon.

Notice now that every time Griff comments, unlike the old Griff, he repeats the litany of false attributions – droughts, floods, hurricanes, and wild fires (alchemy’s Earth, water, air and fire). What a maroon.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Pflashgordon
September 6, 2021 8:54 am

“so the “new normal” is hyping every weather event, good, bad or indifferent, as signs of approaching thermogeddon.”

That’s exactly right.

Happily, skeptics have history to fall back on to refute such nonsense.

Mike Maguire
Reply to  griff
September 5, 2021 9:00 am

“Except in the heatwaves, droughts, fires floods and flash floods…:

Right Griff,
Those are some scary words and those things really do exist.

Why don’t we look at the actual observations, using the bigger picture and even model projections for an increase in greening from this modern climate optimum, if it continues.

https://www.marketforum.com/forum/topic/69258/

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Clyde Spencer
Reply to  griff
September 5, 2021 9:16 am

A workman who only owns a hammer sees all problems as a nail. Your limited view of the world likewise restricts your thinking, such as it is.

Reply to  griff
September 5, 2021 9:49 am

Griff,
any inspection of the Old Testament finds all of those things thousands of years ago. Then they were invoked by religious authority as Wrath of God stuff to instill belief in a religion and obeisance to that religious authority.

Nothing about human behavior has changed in the thousands of years since biblical days of end of times claims. And today we still have the floods, the droughts, the heat waves and cold and storms as our ancestors had in biblical times before we started burning fossil fuels. The religion now invoked is simply the pagan climate scam. CO2 is the demon, and we are all sinners in need of saving and redemption from our fossil fuel sins.

John Larson
Reply to  Joel O’Bryan
September 5, 2021 2:20 pm

Then they were invoked by religious authority as Wrath of God stuff to instill belief in a religion and obeisance to that religious authority.”

I see little in the Book to substantiate your theory, and some things which seem to me to virtually falsify it. For example: (Ecclesiastes 9:2)

All things come alike to all: there is one event to the righteous, and to the wicked; to the good and to the clean, and to the unclean; to him that sacrificeth, and to him that sacrificeth not: as is the good, so is the sinner; and he that sweareth, as he that feareth an oath.”

For the most part, what we tend to think of as “natural catastrophes” and such, are treated as just that in the Book, it seems to me. And, it was very risky business to claim one was “speaking for God” without proper Authorization, so to speak ; )

doc
Reply to  griff
September 5, 2021 12:26 pm

Those are predictable and not new events,

Pat from kerbob
Reply to  griff
September 5, 2021 2:42 pm

Again

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Alan the Brit
Reply to  griff
September 6, 2021 12:40 am

Which we ALL know have never, ever, happened in the four & a half billion year history of the planet called Earth!!!

Tell me Griffy-baby, have the icecaps on Mars stopped shrinking yet, after all it’s atmosphere is 95% CO2???

lee
September 5, 2021 2:49 am

“For example, with 2°C (3.6°F) of global warming, Black and African American individuals are:

  • 34% more likely to currently live in areas with the highest projected increases in childhood asthma diagnoses. This rises to 41% under 4°C (7.2°F) of global warming.
  • 40% more likely to currently live in areas with the highest projected increases in extreme temperature related deaths. This rises to 59% under 4°C of global warming.”

Ah RCP SSP8.5 strikes again.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  lee
September 6, 2021 9:15 am

The minorities can relax for now. The Earth is currently 0.5C cooler than five years ago.

Sparko
September 5, 2021 2:53 am

Zealotry inevitably leads to tyranny. Once you have belief, the sophistry to justify your decisions soon follows.
Think these people need to read lord of the flies again.

Rod
Reply to  Sparko
September 5, 2021 3:30 am

Sophistry should at least have a veneer of reasonableness, so I’m not sure if their “reasoning” even rises to the level of sophistry.

Sparko
Reply to  Rod
September 5, 2021 4:17 am

Sophistry is applied to oneself. It doesn’t have to be reasonable to others

Ron Long
September 5, 2021 3:33 am

So, the real test of the validity of the EPA’s “Environmental Justice”, as regards the “Black and African Individuals are projected to face higher impacts of climate change…” would be to offer them a free ride back to Africa where they could start over and make living standard decisions for themselves. Same for Hispanics returning to Latin America. I have no doubt who would take the EPA up on this idea. Nobody.

Andrew Wilkins
September 5, 2021 3:46 am

looks at how projected climate change impacts may be distributed across the American public. 

Check the language – it’s all supposition. It’s an excuse to wield power over the little people without having any concrete proof of the reasons to do the power-wielding.

Dave Fair
Reply to  Andrew Wilkins
September 5, 2021 11:20 am

Lies, damned lies and bureaucrats.

Chaswarnertoo
September 5, 2021 4:00 am

Leading beyond authority, again. Stuff the lyin bs.

mike macray
September 5, 2021 4:05 am

An excellent example of white privilege !
Well done Charles.
Cheers
Mike

Joe
September 5, 2021 5:03 am

Does anyone remember the good old days when the EPA actually did good things?

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  Joe
September 5, 2021 5:37 am

Jeez! How old are you?

2hotel9
Reply to  Joe
September 5, 2021 5:39 am

When was that? I remember when EPA did not exist, I have no recollection of them ever doing anything good for anyone other than themselves. Greedy, lying sh*tbags is all they have ever been.

Reply to  2hotel9
September 5, 2021 7:28 am

Early on, the EPA focused on real pollution, which needed to happen at the time, and when that was mostly solved, they needed something else to justify their existence. Whining from the political left pushed it to falsely consider CO2 a pollutant rather than the base of the food chain which transformed it from a useful organization into a useless bureaucracy hell bent on destroying our economy for no other reason than to make the political left feel better about themselves.

Derg
Reply to  co2isnotevil
September 5, 2021 7:47 am

Yep but like all political institutions they got larger and larger 🙁

Like the rest of the 3 letter agencies

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Derg
September 5, 2021 9:28 am

Three-letter agencies have an unfortunate tendency to evolve into four-letter words.

ATheoK
Reply to  co2isnotevil
September 5, 2021 8:07 am

A video surfaced in the early 1990s. Where someone surreptitiously recorded a EPA official instructing EPA staff that his (their) method was to find someone to make an example of for other companies.
That they would use the weight of Federal Government to prosecute selected that would cause other companies to appear to do good just to avoid the attention of the EPA.

A role model that several other Federal Agencies have taken to heart.

i.e. it was unofficial policy of the EPA to wrongfully punish companies they investigate so that other companies would be frightened of crossing the EPA and EPA regulations.

EPA regulations all too often have nothing to do with legislation. The EPA was given authority to issue new regulations as they see fit. All they have to do is publish the new regulations in the Federal Register.

From all appearances, it has only gotten worse for America.
EPA feels fully justified issuing regulations for continuous incremental demands for using less water, energy and emissions.

It’s why you can no longer smell bread baking and other cooking down the street from businesses. Those odors are the result of volatiles.
It’s why toilets no longer eliminate wastes.
It’s why plumbing for water no longer allows homeowners to get water volume they need.
It’s why a whole range of products, dishwashers, washing machines, vacuum cleaners, etc. take three times as long to perform their duties.

I do not remember the EPA ever performing good for America. EPA was a parasitic agency right from their creation that focused on harming select business…

State regulations were core to reducing real pollution. State regulators were the ones who force cities to address their storm drains. Storm drain designs that formerly allowed cities and urban areas to empty raw wastes into rivers, bays and estuaries.

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2hotel9
Reply to  ATheoK
September 5, 2021 9:05 am

That was EPA doctrine from it’s inception, find one company/person and crucify them. All the while they have been lying a$$wipes who have created “laws” outside the bounds of our Constitution. Congress and State Legislatures create laws, EPA usurped that authority from the very first day of it’s existence, and NONE of them have every been held accountable for it.

2hotel9
Reply to  co2isnotevil
September 5, 2021 9:11 am

EPA has always been a massive mistake, just as DeptEd has been. EPA has zero concern for environment or clean water and air, they exist totally to weild authority over people and destroy their lives as examples to others, all while making themselves rich off our tax dollars. Not a single person working for EPA could hold a real job in the real world, that is why they work for government. Parasites and scumbags.

MarkW
Reply to  2hotel9
September 6, 2021 6:26 am

The DeptEd was designed as a pay off to the teacher’s unions, and it has performed it’s designed function with skill and excellence.
(Of course it’s designed function has nothing to do with educating children.)

Joe
Reply to  co2isnotevil
September 5, 2021 10:22 am

agree 100%

Joe
Reply to  2hotel9
September 5, 2021 10:21 am

I seem to remember they were involved in cleaning up the Great Lakes right after the agency was created. After that not so much. I live in MI and am 65.

2hotel9
Reply to  Joe
September 5, 2021 10:34 am

As I recall it was the states bordering Great Lakes that did all the actual work involved, EPA came in and grandstanded and stole the credit for what everyone else did. That is all they do, besides stealing our tax dollars.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Joe
September 5, 2021 9:27 am

I had already graduated from college when the EPA was founded. I don’t remember that the “EPA actually did good things.” The origin of the EPA was founded on hyperbole and unsubstantiated claims, not unlike what happened with the ‘Ozone Hole’ and AGW.

Joe
Reply to  Clyde Spencer
September 5, 2021 10:35 am

Copy that. Also in no way shape or form am I in favor of what the EPA has become. I do remember them set some type of standards to help the Great Lakes. A also recall a time when the EPA would make regulatory suggestions to congress and a debate would ensue. Now they seem to just right rules and are never challenged.

Repeal EPA authority I say.

fretslider
September 5, 2021 5:10 am

34% more likely to currently live in areas with the highest projected increases in childhood asthma diagnoses. This rises to 41% under 4°C (7.2°F) of global warming.

40% more likely to currently live in areas with the highest projected increases in extreme temperature related deaths. This rises to 59% under 4°C of global warming.

Really? How do they know all this?

Step 1: Estimate the sector-relevant climate hazard from climate models.

Step 2: Calculate the relevant sector specific impact measure.

Step 3: Categorize the spatial data into three groups: high, medium, and low impact locations. 

https://www.epa.gov/system/files/documents/2021-09/appendix-c_inputs-and-projections.pdf

As Appendix C puts it:

Given that this report estimates impacts under increasing degrees of future warming,
RCP8.5 was chosen to allow for analysis of the widest potential temperature range in the modeling approaches, while limiting the number of total scenarios necessary for running through sectoral impact models. RCP8.5 provides projections for the full range of plausible 21st century temperatures

In short, it’s total junk. It definitely isn’t plausible.

Sara
September 5, 2021 5:20 am

IF – and I use that word advisedly – these gubmint desk occupiers are so very worried about black and Latino populations and how they are affected by normal weather, I would very much like to know why these same desk occupiers are not addressing the more egregious effects of cold weather on those same population groups.

People tend to be outside enjoying fine warm weather, especially when it gets hot. Not everyone is huddled indoors next to an air conditioner, despite what seems to be a misunderstanding by the authors of that piece, of how seasonal weather changes affect all population groups. It is FAR more likely that in fall and winter, when the COLD season begins and sticks around, that these same population groups will be huddled indoors next to a steam radiator (if they live in an old Chicago apartment building and the landlord actually keeps it in good shape), and particularly in the kitchen because that’s where the food is. And frankly, anyone who lives in Chicago (as an example) can buy an air conditioner and set it up in a window.

Really, the people who put these things together should spend some real time in the real world of places like the south side of Chicago in Englewood and along the Dan Ryan. When the wind blows through the city in gusts right off Lake Michigan, it is the COLD that people pay attention to, especially if they’re living in those areas.

It is obvious that these very earnest prognosticators have never had to spend even one minute at a bus stop on a bitter cold winter night, wondering where the hell the bus is and what will a taxi ride cost to get home.

So this article is totally bogus, man!

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September 5, 2021 5:39 am

The troll griffter has announced that he is leaving us…going to Africa…for CHJ…Climate Hustle Justice. The grifter will be a Mother Theresa type figure…mainly raising millions of dollars …the poor?….not so much

fretslider
Reply to  Anti_griff
September 5, 2021 6:14 am

I thought he was in for his end of summer briefing – for griff (alone) it was such a hot one.

2hotel9
September 5, 2021 5:42 am

Climate harms those too stupid to adapt. We are able to adapt to conditions, when government shuts the f**k up and leaves us alone. EPA kills more people every year than the climate ever has. EPA is enemy of America and the human race and we need to treat them as such.

MarkW
September 5, 2021 6:12 am

No matter what it is, it’s going to impact women and minorities the most. That’s been the line since at least the 60’s.

H.R.
Reply to  MarkW
September 5, 2021 6:33 pm

“World ends at 8:49 pm tonight. Women and minorities hardest hit. Film at 11:00”

Mark
September 5, 2021 6:14 am

Bad joke on the country. Just global warming activists in govt. Solved air and water pollution years ago, yet the budget for this leviathan just keep growing. Disband EPA.

Gregory Woods
September 5, 2021 6:21 am

What a wagonload of horse puckey…

Capitalist-Dad
September 5, 2021 6:27 am

Looks like the despots think their standard charge of “racism” can be used to advance their Marxists goals using energy/environment as an excuse. Not a surprise. Lairs are going to lie.

Thought Criminal
September 5, 2021 6:40 am

So the climate change cult uses taxpayer funds to….what?
Im certain this violates the Establishment Clause of the United States Constitution, but who cares as long as federal employees can feel good about themselves, suckle at the Taxpayers teat and Witness for Gia and Baal.
I smell Class Action in the water.

fretslider
September 5, 2021 6:52 am

Latest climate model runs suggest left-handed people will be affected worse…

That’s because left-handed people are more likely to live in poverty than right-handed people, have less access to basic human rights like the ability to freely move and acquire land for the left-handed, and face systematic violence that escalates during periods of instability. 

Sinister stuff.

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  fretslider
September 5, 2021 2:11 pm

Sinister stuff.

I see what you did there!

dennisambler
September 5, 2021 6:57 am

There is nothing new in this, EPA and “Environmental Justice” go back before the Clinton presidency.

An article in 1998 by David Friedman entitled The “Environmental Racism” Hoax, described the background, (The American Enterprise. vol. 9, no- 6, November/December 1998)

“Environmental justice” entered the activist playbook after a failed 1982 effort to block a hazardous-waste landfill in a predominantly black North Carolina county. The General Accounting Office (GAO) was asked to investigate whether noxious environmental risks were disproportionately sited in minority communities. A year later, the GAO said that they were. Superfund and similar toxic dumps, it appeared, were disproportionately located in non-white neighborhoods.”

With the advent of the Clinton-Gore administration, Al Gore’s former staffer Carol Browner was brought in as EPA Administrator and the issue of “Environmental Justice” was given full prominence. In 1994, Clinton issued an executive order, directing that every federal agency make environmental justice part of its mission.

Fast forward to the Obama administration and the mantle was taken up by Lisa Jackson, although Carol Browner was there as Director of the White House Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy to point her in the right direction.

Soon after taking office, Jackson spoke at the annual conference of the National Association of Black Journalists, “It’s necessary, she said, to make clear to people suffering immediate economic distress the relationship between “traditional civil rights and social justice issues” and environmental justice.”
In January 2012, In a speech at the EPA Observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, she said, Today we continue to take direct inspiration from Dr. King, especially in our fight for environmental justice. Environmental justice is one of my top priorities for my time at the EPA, and it is something we are working to include in each and every initiative and decision the agency makes.”

Now the EPA Is Back…

Check out “Lisa P Jackson – EPA Administrator: Fulfilling the UN Mission”
http://scienceandpublicpolicy.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/epa_un_mission.pdf

Olen
September 5, 2021 7:28 am

The P should be removed from the EPA.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Olen
September 5, 2021 9:34 am

Urine right!

MarkW
Reply to  Olen
September 5, 2021 2:29 pm

And the first 7 letters from Environmental

Mumbles McGuirck
September 5, 2021 7:34 am

By this reasoning these same vulnerable communities also suffer disproportionately from higher taxes, more intrusive government, lack of policing, and COVID-19 lockdowns. But those are all policies favored by leftists. Sauce for the goose is also sauce for the gander.

Thomas Gasloli
September 5, 2021 7:46 am

It has repeatedly been demonstrated that “environmental justice” gets the correlation backwards. Polluting industries do not locate where minorities live, rather since housing prices are lower near polluting industries, minority populations whose incomes are lower live where the housing is cheaper and hence live where the industry already exists.

Also, the relationship between asthma and air pollution is flawed because asthma has increased as air pollution has decreased. It us also ridiculous to correlate asthma to a CO2 increase. This isn’t even bad science.

Rich Davis
Reply to  Thomas Gasloli
September 5, 2021 8:42 am

It doesn’t even need to correlate for halfwits like griff to claim causation.

The griff process:
1) observe something unfortunate
2) scream that climate change is unquestionably causing unfortunate event, which even if it is not as severe as similar events in living memory must always be referred to as unprecedented.

Pflashgordon
Reply to  Thomas Gasloli
September 5, 2021 11:30 am

Agreed, Thomas. It’s called gravity. Water flows downhill. So the down-gradient side of most cities is the side with wastewater treatment plants, landfills, scrap metal recyclers, auto salvage yards, gravel pits, scrap tire heaps, petroleum terminals, greater flooding risks, and, yes, much of the heavy industry. In early times, that industry put up company housing for its workers just outside the plant gates, homes that now, if they still exist, are old and dilapidated.

Result? Low property values. Low income neighborhoods. Limited city services. Little economic development. So the poor themselves migrate and choose to locate in these down-gradient areas because that is what they can afford at the time. Neighborhoods with rampant crime, burglar bars and razor wire.Then they complain about the conditions into which they knowingly chose to live and scream “environmental justice!” It’s like moving to the final approach to Chicago O’Hare airport and then complaining about the airport noise.

Because of “environmental justice,” heavy industry has for many years been buying up these older neighborhoods and bulldozing them to provide a buffer or setback from the complainers. New industries, as part of their incentives from city “leaders” to locate there, are negotiating “no-development” and “no-housing” zones around their plant sites. Toyota’s relatively new San Antonio truck assembly plant has a 3 mile “no-housing” radius in all directions built into their concessions from the city.

But people have choices, and they have opportunities. They can blindly choose to live or continue to live there, or they can grasp the opportunity for change and improvement, as hard as that might be to accomplish.

By the way, all measures of pollution (CO2 is NOT a pollutant) have been continually improving for decades, including in these down-gradient “armpit” areas. Social engineering is NOT the legislated mission of EPA.

I have been working for, with, or against EPA for over 40 years. They lost sight of their mission and have been failing for more than 35 of those years. Every regulatory program, often starting on the high ground, eventually matures, bloats, then rots like a dead corpse. Witness the battle over “waters of the U.S. (WOUS). EPA, in their quest for power, wants to regulate every mud puddle in a farmer’s field as a WOUS, when Congress really intended to protect truly navigable rivers, lakes and oceans.

MarkW
Reply to  Pflashgordon
September 5, 2021 2:35 pm

It’s a fairly common occurrence for people to move near to commuter airports because the land is cheap. Then immediately start petitioning the local government to shut down the airport because planes are noisy.

TonyG
Reply to  MarkW
September 5, 2021 3:50 pm

That reminds me of when I was at March AFB (CA) – there was a guy who bought a home in one of the primary training flight paths. He would call the Base Commander every week to complain about the jet noise.

September 5, 2021 8:15 am

“Black and African American individuals are projected to face higher impacts of climate change for all six impacts analyzed in this report.”
No actual impacts observed? All projections? And we pay for this “work”?

How nice from the EPA which refused to pay $1.2 billion for poisoning Animas river in 2015.
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/gold-king-mine-spill-colorado-rivers-epa-claims/

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garboard
September 5, 2021 8:30 am

Mother Nature ought to be sued for discrimination

Paul Johnson
September 5, 2021 8:34 am

What the EPA has missed is that southern states tend to have larger Black and Hispanic populations. Any warming will increase heat-related deaths in southern states while reducing cold-related deaths in northern states, creating disparate racial impact. In pursuit of “environmental justice”, the EPA is confusing demographics with discrimination.

Pat from kerbob
Reply to  Paul Johnson
September 5, 2021 2:29 pm

Except it’s not getting hotter.

It’s getting less cold at night and in winter

That is not the same as getting hotter but it’s presented that way

CD in Wisconsin
September 5, 2021 8:49 am

“That Black and African American individuals are projected to face higher impacts of climate change for all six impacts analyzed in this report, compared to all other demographic groups. For example, with 2°C (3.6°F) of global warming, Black and African American individuals are:..

  • 34% more likely to currently live in areas with the highest projected increases in childhood asthma diagnoses. This rises to 41% under 4°C (7.2°F) of global warming.
  • 40% more likely to currently live in areas with the highest projected increases in extreme temperature related deaths. This rises to 59% under 4°C of global warming.”

***********

I forget where I heard this argument, but it goes like this:

The ancestors of African Americans came from a tropical climate in West Africa, did they not? Meanwhile, the ancestors of Whites came from a cooler non-tropical climate in Europe.

Why then would African Americans be more detrimentally affected by a warming climate than Whites? What is/are the determining factor(s) involved here regarding environmental justice (assuming there actually is even a need for such a thing)? Politics?

I am not a racist. However, I wonder if I am seeing a logic problem here with the basis or premise for the environmental justice argument

Steve Richards
September 5, 2021 8:53 am

So the EPA is ‘Racialising’ the climate discussion. Perhaps because the classic AGW meme is not working. Folks are quite used to ‘cancelling’ people on the ‘other side of the argument’. Perhaps we will see more of this.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Steve Richards
September 6, 2021 9:30 am

“So the EPA is ‘Racialising’ the climate discussion. Perhaps because the classic AGW meme is not working.”

I think it has more to do with the radical Democrats raciallizing everything. The EPA is just one of many government entities promoting this type of propaganda.

The radical Democrats have the aim of dividing Americans one from another and using racism is one of their methods.

Robert of Texas
September 5, 2021 9:10 am

“That Hispanics and Latinos have high participation in weather-exposed industries, such as construction and agriculture…”

Last I checked, they are allowed to seek other jobs if they want so they are exposed voluntarily. I guess you could argue that we should stop all future immigration (legal and especially illegal) of Hispanics and Latinos in order to protect them.

Stop using “skin color” to type-cast people. Use economic data if you must, but a poor person is just as important no matter their skin color.

September 5, 2021 9:27 am

Environmental Justice is just a term to invoke victimhood. The roots of this sickness lies in Marxist ideology.
Marxist ideology invokes a two class struggle – the oppressor and the oppressed class. In classical Communist-Marxism these were the bourgeois and the proletariat. In the racist Critical Race Theory it is White Privilege (you are an oppressor merely by the color of your skin, which is patently racist) and everyone else who’s nonwhite are the oppressed victims. So anytime these libs put “Justice” after some descriptor it is this soft Marxist ideology at play of invoking an oppressors and victims setup. It is meant to provide license to socialists to impose cultural revolutions as remedies to then provide “justice.” Environmental Justice warriors divide society along a mentality of “polluters” and the “victims of pollution”. Invoking such constructs is meant to give the Left license to pursue radical change. This is totalitarian change which concentrates political power in the hands of a few and destroys individual rights and liberties, including personal property rights.

Robert Hanson
Reply to  Joel O’Bryan
September 5, 2021 12:05 pm

So very well said !

n.n
September 5, 2021 9:59 am

Another selective, opportunistic,
relativistic religion (e.g. Pro-Choice, ethics), when combined with the Twilight faith, is subject to conflation, obfuscation. That said, environmental justice anywhere is injustice everywhere.

Dave Fair
September 5, 2021 10:58 am

Actually, this is a good development. The more visible these combined politicized racial and climate memes become, the sooner the average American will realize both (especially intermingled) are just ideological and cash-grabbing scams.

Jim Whelan
September 5, 2021 11:16 am

EPA’s new, peer-reviewed report (emphasis mine)

Can we please dump this “peer-reviewed” adulation. “Peer-review has never been anything but an editorial convenience and has become full blown dogma enforcement. It says nothing of value about a paper, especially in a politics laden discipline.

Tombstone Gabby
September 5, 2021 1:31 pm

Lets say you want to start a new industry in town. Dirty, smelly, noisy, but (you hope) profitable. (Think steel mill, oil refinery et al)

City Code says “Not in town”. So you buy land way out on the outskirts of the city. The business starts up. The value of the surrounding property goes down. Who wants to live there?

People who can’t afford to live elsewhere.

Egg/Chicken? Cart/Horse?

MarkW
Reply to  Tombstone Gabby
September 5, 2021 2:44 pm

It’s not so much that the value of the land goes down. Land substantially outside city limits has always been less valuable.
What happens is that people want to live close to where they work, but not so close that they have to suffer from pollution or noise.

Because of it’s proximity to the factory, land closest to the factory increases in price by the least, so it’s bought by those who can’t afford better.
Get a couple of miles from the factory, and land prices go up more, so those who can afford a longer commute and more expensive land move there.

The ultimate solution is not to punish those who have the wherewithal to afford better housing, but instead to allow the free market to increase the wealth of those who in the past had no choice but to look for the cheapest housing, no matter how bad.

Tombstone Gabby
Reply to  MarkW
September 5, 2021 7:38 pm

G’Day MarkW

Thank you for expanding on my comment – I agree 100%.

I was going to add something about ‘company’ towns, using Caliente, Nevada as an example. It was a Division Point for the Union Pacific railroad. As you make the turn in town to go north towards Pioche – on the right hand side – a row of identical houses side by side for employees, or at least management.

Of course, the other thing about housing close to a ‘dirty’ industry – landlords who move in and throw up cheap houses or apartments.

(When I was typing the original comment I was distracted – a thunder storm. There’s two web sites that I follow for drown strikes during storms. I was spending time jumping from one to the other. Nearest strike – about 500 yards away.)

Pat from kerbob
September 5, 2021 2:25 pm

“The poor are always the hardest hit by climate change policy.”

Fixed it

LdB
Reply to  Pat from kerbob
September 6, 2021 1:28 am

“The poor are always hardest hit by any change” because they live a precarious balance.

Sean
September 5, 2021 2:53 pm

How do the sell this nonsense with a straight face? The effects of climate mitigation won’t be detectable for decades IF models are correct. Meanwhile two generations of the poor will pay higher energy prices and see their best blue collar job opportunities exported to Asia.
The Biden administration want to make the country more like California where fresh water for agriculture is dumped in the sea, farm workers driving 10 yr old pickups subsidize electric vehicle for wealthy tech workers in Silicon Valley, and they pay exorbitant electricity prices to subsidize rooftop solar for wealthy home owners. Perhaps a more correct moniker for the EPA would be ESA for Environmental Serfdom Agency.

Stephen Skinner
September 5, 2021 3:36 pm

EPA Report Shows Disproportionate Impacts of Climate Change on Socially Vulnerable Populations in the United States
Rubbish.

markl
September 5, 2021 3:50 pm

More social justice crap to demonize some people and victimize others to gain political advantage through identity politics.

Truth Be Told
September 5, 2021 5:20 pm

Can’t the vote fraud results be acted on already so we can push this home-wreaking regime off the cliff?

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Truth Be Told
September 6, 2021 9:34 am

Unfortunately, no.

Ruleo
September 5, 2021 9:24 pm

A string of buzz words. Nothing actually meant anything.

Rasa
September 5, 2021 10:19 pm

Please. Bring on the Mid Term Elections so we can shut down this Geriatric/Demented/Ahlzheimer “government”

Alan the Brit
September 6, 2021 12:17 am

Slightly disturbing how they adoring crowd are raising their right arms in a neo Nazi salute to her!!! Maybe it’s just me!!!

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