Yesterday I saw a news story that demonstrates the kind of corruption that global warming propaganda can produce. CNS News reported,
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) plans to spend up to $450,000 in taxpayer dollars to teach Native American tribes in the Great Basin region ”climate adaptation plans” for their hunting, fishing and gathering activities.
“Due to climate change, the natural landscapes are becoming impacted,” and the “traditional practices for hunting, fishing, and gathering for ceremonial purposes” can potentially create further impacts,” according to BLM’s Cooperative Agreement announcement.
“It is important to educate those who are engaging in these gathering activities to reduce impacts on public lands. If tribes are able to develop adaptation plans for their gathering activities, they would have a process to follow that could reduce negative impacts on the landscape,” the Request for Applications (RFA) explains. (See RFA Template MLR (1).doc)
The applicant “will focus on climate change impacts in the Great Basin region,[and] target tribes from the region to attend,” the grant application stated. “The course is intended for tribal environmental and natural resource professionals who expect to be involved in climate change adaptation planning.”
So we have here a cascading list of people who get free money in the name of climate change. First, the BLM has a new way to spend money. This means they have an excuse to lobby for more money from Congress.
Then there are the consultants who are supposedly going to help the tribes “adapt” to the climate change. Did these people have lobbyists to help them win contracts? It would be great if we could trust the media to find out.
Finally, I have to wonder if any of this money is going directly to the tribes themselves or to key leaders in the tribes? Is this a way of buying support for the climate change story?