Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) seized on the portion of the decision that upheld EPA’s “endangerment finding” that greenhouse gases are a threat to human health and welfare.
Waxman, the top Democrat on the Energy and Commerce Committee, called the decision a “resounding victory for science.” The court found that EPA “relied on a substantial record of empirical data and scientific evidence.”
“Today’s ruling is a message to Congress that it’s time to stop denying science. Extreme events like the wildfires in Colorado and the floods in Florida are going to get worse unless the Republican-controlled Congress changes course soon,” Waxman said in a statement.
Waxman is a typical global warming idiot. Colorado just went through a decade of unusually low fire activity, and had record snow in the mountains at this time last year. Florida is currently experiencing the longest period on record without a hurricane landfall.
US CO2 emissions are on the decline, while Chinese emissions are increasing. Even if you believe the climate models, there is no indication that there is anything the US could do to have a significant impact on climate, much less directly impact Colorado fires or Florida floods.