Galileo was punished in the 17th century for siding with science rather than dogma.
The predatory left has long maintained that free market capitalism is the cause of global warming, or more recently called "climate change." Now that the federal government is firmly held by the far left's clinched fist, it is refusing to release disaster preparedness funds to states whose governors are "climate change deniers."
Governors who refuse to capitulate to the flat-earth logic of global warming are accused of putting their citizens at risk. That, in turn, could result in voters supporting liberal Democrats on election day to gain access to federal funds.
The FEMA ploy demonstrates the reason many Americans support states rights and oppose punitive federal taxation. Those Americans are demonized as racists.
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Governors seeking billions of dollars in U.S. preparedness funds will have to sign off on plans to mitigate effects of climate change.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is making it tougher for governors to deny man-made climate change. Starting next year, the agency will approve disaster preparedness funds only for states whose governors approve hazard mitigation plans that address climate change.
This may put several Republican governors who maintain the earth isn't warming due to human activities, or prefer to do nothing about it, into a political bind. Their position may block their states' access to hundreds of millions of dollars in FEMA funds. Over the past five years, the agency has awarded an average $1 billion a year in grants to states and territories for taking steps to mitigate the effects of disasters.
"If a state has a climate denier governor that doesn't want to accept a plan, that would risk mitigation work not getting done because of politics," said Becky Hammer, an attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council's water program. "The governor would be increasing the risk to citizens in that state" because of his climate beliefs.
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