Detroit – Record cold continues to grip the northern United States — Michigan has recorded record low temperatures of -14 degrees Fahrenheit and record January snowfalls. The Winter from Hell is an exclamation point on over a decade of declining global temperatures. The cold has caused one death here in Detroit and 16 total across the region with public-service warnings alerting residents to stay inside. In addition to thousands of dollars spent by local charities to help the homeless cope with the chill, the Michigan Public Service Commission is urging that tax money be budgeted for programs to help low-income Michigan residents pay their energy bills. “Utility bills will reflect this winter’s brutally cold temperatures,” MPSC Chairman John Quackenbush told ABC News Radio.
So naturally, America has sent $7.5 billion overseas in the last three years to help developing countries cope with global warming, according to a federal report to the United Nations.
Why? Because on Planet Washington, Secretary of State John Kerry says it’s “a truly life-and-death challenge.” And because President Obama says we have to act “with more urgency because a changing climate is already harming western communities struggling with drought, and coastal cities dealing with floods.”
Your tax dollars at work.