BEHRENS: The Beginner’s Guide To Blaming Everything On Climate Change

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I’m not a lawyer, but I have an idea on how Hunter Biden received that sweetheart deal from his dad’s Department of Justice: he blamed everything on climate change. It is the perfect defense, not just for potential legal trouble, but just about anything. 

Admittedly, that’s a stretch, but not a very far one.

The hot-take kings over at Time Magazine are pointing their finger at the climate boogeyman for the recent bridge collapse on I-95. They argue since gas tankers carry gas, they are hazardous when they are on the road because of…the gas. Put more simply, if we didn’t use fossil fuels, we wouldn’t need gas tankers and I-95 would still be intact. 

To drive their point home, they even quote someone who calls gas tankers “rolling bombs.” However, to step even further into their clueless hypocrisy, go ahead and search the article for the word “pipeline.”  No matter the direct cause of the event, the cause is always climate change.

Climate Rule: Forest fires are always started by climate change, especially when they’re not.

In 2022, the Calf Canyon/Hermits Peak wildfire became the largest wildfire in New Mexico’s history. It would take more than three months to extinguish, burning 534 square miles and causing over 15,000 households to evacuate. 

Often left out of the broader discussion is one inconvenient fact: the federal government started the fires. The Forest Service started good fires in order to prevent bad fires, but then things got out of control. Now over a year later, climate is blamed as the driving force for these fires. The news media dubbed it the worst drought in 1,200 years and the state’s governor proudly declared, “We know that these fires were intensified by extreme weather brought on by climate change.” Climate change narrative secured.

As the government-kindled fires in New Mexico burned, parts of California were on fire, too. Elected officials and their friends in the media pointed to climate change as the arsonist behind the Oak Fire. They were wrong. For those who are more interested in the truth, a California man is now facing charges for starting the fire. He was also spreading money around to Democrat causes and candidates. Which brings us to the next climate rule…

Climate rule: When facts prove your narrative wrong, just ignore those facts.

The tweets, the stories and the quotes blaming these events on climate are readily available despite the evidence disproving the theory. Being an adherent to the climate cause means never having to say, “I was wrong.” 

Case in point, Greta Thunberg.

It may be hard to remember the summer of 2018. Gas cost $2.97 a gallon and pandemics were relegated mostly to faraway places or science fiction plots. It was also the same month climate darling Greta Thunberg tweeted, “A top climate scientist is warning that climate change will wipe out all of humanity unless we stop using fossil fuels over the next five years.” 

Half a decade later, humanity has survived. Greta won’t apologize, she won’t explain, she won’t even admit anything is wrong. She just deleted the tweet and went right back to her climate crusade.

Climate rule: When you’re fighting for the climate, you’re never wrong. Never, never, never.

When it’s hot in the summer, blame climate change. Cold in the winter? Climate change. Damaging storms never existed before the industrial revolution, so each one must be climate change. All the while you can demand more government control and more money turning each crisis into your cash cow. When your finger-pointing and predictions are proven wrong, not to worry. There is a dutiful media at your disposal.

Talk about a sweetheart deal.

Larry Behrens is the Communications Director for Power The Future and is the author of the new book, “Sabotage: How Joe Biden Surrendered American Energy Independence.” He’s also appeared on Fox News, Newsmax and One America News. You can find him on Twitter at @larrybehrens or email at larry@powerthefuture.com

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