(cross-posted to Utah Legislature Watch)
Utah must look really crazy to the world right now. Members of a House committee passed a non-binding resolution to keep federal global warming laws out of the state.
ksl.com has posted a piece on the action today:
The committee plans to take the resolution to the full House for a vote.
There are also many conservative Republicans who strongly believe global warming is a conspiracy to do something that would harm Utah. The resolution reflects this theory with strong words and a strong message.
For example, it claims perpetrators of “Climategate” often “incorporate “tricks” related to global temperature data in order to produce a global warming outcome.” The end result is what the resolution calls a climate change “gravy train.”
Along with scientific evidence, one only needs to look at things like the Hardiness Zone Map to see the the changes in climate over a period of years. (Oh, but wait! The Arbor Day Foundation are some of those “conspiracy theorists”!).
Global Warming is a very controversial issue with conservatives. The denial of global warming comes from the fact that the extraction industry would be heavily taxed and the profits would no longer be realized. The rich would become less rich and that just isn’t acceptable.
That’s the bottom line, and at the expense of our planet and all its life.