‘There Is Not A Climate Crisis’ – White House’s BLM
Trump administration pushes for Arctic drilling by arguing 'there is not a climate crisis'
Rebecca Beitsch, September 30, 2019 (The Hill)
“…The Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) environmental impact statement, released this month, is the last step before drilling leases can be sold on a piece of wilderness in Alaska that House Democrats have sought to protect…[The BLM document contains language] that spells out the administration's response to opponents who argue drilling in the Arctic will hasten climate change…[It argues that the proposed development is not] ‘inconsistent with maintaining a livable planet (i.e., there is not a climate crisis)’…[and that the] ‘planet was much warmer within the past 1,000 years, prior to the Little Ice Age, based on extensive archaeological evidence’…
…[It adds that the earlier warming] ‘did not make the planet unlivable; rather, it was a time when societies prospered’… [Brenda Ekwurzel, director of climate science for the Union of Concerned Scientists, called this arguments ‘shockingly out-of-step with what mainstream science tells us’ and ‘nothing more than a coordinated disinformation effort by the administration to deny the science, roll back climate policies, and actually drive up carbon emissions at a time when urgent cuts are needed’…BLM favors the option to offer lease sales across 1.56 million acres of Alaska’s coastal plains… before the end of the year.” click here for more