With timing that could not possibly be coincidental, the Trump administration’s EPA removed several climate change-related web pages on Friday…less than 24 hours before thousands of protesters were expected to march in Washington’s Climate March.
The changes inspired panic from environmentalist liberals, who are still running around like a legion of Chicken Littles, telling everyone who will listen that Donald Trump will lead the world into the next ice age if he isn’t stopped.
In their story on the changes, the Washington Post quoted several of these Chicken Littles:
“The EPA’s climate site includes important summaries of climate science and indicators that clearly and unmistakably explain and document the impacts we are having on our planet,” said Katherine Hayhoe, a climate scientist at Texas Tech University.
“It’s hard to understand why facts require revision,” she continued.
And then there was David Doniger of the Natural Resources Defense Council, who went full SKY IS FALLING:
“Cleansing has begun,” he tweeted Friday. “EPA website scrubbed of pages on ‘so-called’ Clean Power Plan. Now only alternative facts.”
Of course, there is nothing to panic about, even if you think – like former President Obama – that climate change is the greatest threat facing the United States. Because although the site has temporarily removed some of the climate change pages, it has provided links to the old site, where all of the Obama-era nonsense is still there for anyone to see.
The updates are merely to reflect the fact that the Trump administration is rolling back the Clean Power Plan and to reflect the climate change views of the new president and his EPA chief.
“As EPA renews its commitment to human health and clean air, land, and water, our website needs to reflect the views of the leadership of the agency,” said a spokesperson for the EPA in a statement. “We want to eliminate confusion by removing outdated language first and making room to discuss how we’re protecting the environment and human health by partnering with states and working within the law.”
Working within the law! What a novel concept!
To listen to these liberals, you would think that the fate of the world depends on the structure of the EPA’s website. In reality, it has nothing to do even with the agency itself. And most of those who really, REALLY believe in the catastrophic effects of man-made climate change already know this in their hearts.
But when your entire ideology – and, in many cases, your career – depends on making it seem like goodhearted environmentalists are locked in a war with the evil Republican Party, you have to play the role whenever you get the chance.