Graph of the Day for March 30, 2010

"Bush administration slashes funding for global warming research... The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration faces debilitating budget cuts for fiscal year 2005 thanks to the Bush administration's reluctance to combat global warming... Scientists and politicians alike have criticized the proposed budget cuts... The budget cuts also appear to contradict the Bush administration's global warming priorities...  ‘On global warming, the Bush administration fiddles with the funding as the world burns,' said David Doniger, policy director of NRDC's climate center."  National Resources Defense Council, 2004.

Source:  Congressional Budget Office.

Hoven's Index for March 30, 2010

Percentage increase in federal funding (adjusted for inflation) for climate change from 2000 (President Clinton's last year) to 2008 (President Bush's last year):  45%

Costs of various "climate change" technology projects under the ARRA stimulus in 2009:

Weatherization assistance:  $5.0 billion.

"Green Buildings":  $4.5 billion

Electricity delivery and energy reliability:  $4.2 billion

Fossil fuels:  $3.2 billion

Total:  $35.2 billion

Source:  Congressional Budget Office.

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