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Jerome Corsi on his latest book: The Truth about Energy, Global Warming, and Climate Change.

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There Is No Climate Crisis: History Shows Us That The Earth Has Seen Far Worse

Climate science has been so suffocated by ideological zealotry it’s becoming difficult just to find normal objective analysis these days.  Any piece of data that contradicts the man-made climate change narrative is surrounding by a spin machine that either dismisses the information or obscures it in a deluge of global warming propaganda, inoculating the reader well before they get a chance to digest the news that maybe climate change is not all it’s cracked up to be.Whenever high temperatures are reported in the US or Europe the news is hyperinflated into wild theories of climate Apocalypse by the media, but weather history suggests that the panic is fabricated rather than justified.  In fact, any hot weather event you can pick out in recent years is likely overshadowed by a much worse event decades or centuries before “man-made carbon pollution” was ever a thing.    For example, the media is frantic over the current drought and “record temps” in Europe this summer, warning that it could become the “worst drought” in 500 years.  Of course, this claim opens the door to a question that climate scientists and propagandists don’t want to answer:  What happened 500 years ago? A similar level of global warming hysteria was present during a heat wave in Europe in 2003, as well as in 2018.  The few climate scientists still not bought and paid for by governments and the UN have had to point out that these droughts are nothing compared to the living hell that was the drought of 1540.  This event is often termed a “mega-drought” because the region suffered historically hot temps while receiving almost no rain for a year.Temperatures that year averaged 5°C to 7° C  above average temperatures in Europe in the 20th century.   In US terms, that means daily summer temps of around 104° F.  Hundreds of historic accounts written at the time describe around half a million deaths, along with vast wildfires and a winter in Italy that “felt like July.”  Keep in mind that carbon levels in Europe in 1540 were 30% LOWER than they are today, yet, the region suffered perhaps the worst warming event in its recorded history. Today’s climate data is based on records held by the NOAA and other institutions, and these records only go back to 1880.  So, whenever you hear the mainstream media rant about record temperatures, they are using a tiny sliver of global weather history going back a little over a century.  Any honest scientist in this field will tell you that the Earth’s climate record is vast compared to the limited data used by global warming ideologues, and the majority of destructive weather crises have occurred well before man-made carbon emissions.   It certainly wasn’t carbon pollution from cars, farming and industry that caused the crisis in 1540.Try doing any research on the 1540 event and you will be buried in a pile of mainstream articles that acknowledge the disaster but then try to use it as an example of why we must comply with carbon restrictions and climate authoritarianism in 2022.  They say “Look at what happened to Europe in 1540.  You don’t want that to happen again, do you?”  Of course, humanity had no say or control over the weather in 1540, just as we have no say or control over the weather today.  There was no carbon based global warming back then, and there is no carbon based global warming now.  Scientists still have no idea what caused many of the warming events of the past including the crisis of 1540, so why should we have blind faith in their claims that carbon is the cause of warming in recent years?  In fact, the NOAA and other climate research institutions still offer no concrete proof of a relationship between carbon emissions and rising temperatures.  Their argument is that they have excluded all other possible causes, leaving only carbon as the remainder.  This is not science, this is haphazard guesswork.  If there was ever a field that defies the logic, reason and analysis commonly associated with the scientific method, it is climate science.   Set aside the fact that billions of dollars in funding are paid out to climate scientists every year, but only those scientists that operate from the assumption that climate change is caused by human beings.  That is to say, there are numerous incentives for scientists to discount other causes for global warming.  They are not scientists, they are paid political activists.  Luckily, temperatures are not that high.  The NOAA’s own data shows that the average temperature of the Earth has risen less than 1°C in the past century.  This is nothing, so why all the panic?Let’s just say that carbon controls are a powerful tool for micromanaging the population and justifying authoritarianism in the name of the “greater good.”  If the public is convinced to accept false climate change narratives, then government would have the ability to control every aspect of daily life, from the amount of electricity we use, to the food we eat, to the businesses we can run, to the level of production and the size of the population.  This is not fiction this is reality, and it is happening much faster than many people realize, all in the name of saving the planet from a threat that doesn’t exist.    

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Study Claims More Kids Are Fat And Unhealthy Because Of Global Warming

Authored by Steve Watson via Summit News,A study published in the journal Temperature has claimed that there is a correlation between rising temperatures and children becoming fatter and more unhealthy.The study claims that climate change is causing more children to stay inside, eat more, and be generally less active.CBS Mornings covered the “findings” this past weekend, noting that almost a third of kids are less fit than they were a generation ago.It also notes that fewer children are engaging in physical activity for 60 minutes a day.The core argument of the study concerns “heat stress assessment” and claims that it is more ‘dangerous’ and less fun for children to be active if it’s warmer outside.Today’s children are 30% less aerobically fit than their parents were at their age, a new study found.The study points to climate change and rising temperatures adversely affecting childhood obesity, as children spend less time exercising outdoors. pic.twitter.com/26WehoLK9I
— CBS Mornings (@CBSMornings) August 13, 2022Critics have noted that the study uses stats recorded during the COVID lockdowns, and as such it may be skewed.It notes “Climate change will not only exert direct effects like higher ambient temperatures in many regions but it will also be responsible for indirect effects that can independently affect child physical activity habits, for example as observed during the Covid-19 global pandemic.”Perhaps the fact that children are becoming obese and unhealthy is more to do with the fact that their parents increasingly feed them unhealthy (more affordable) food, coupled with the fact that society encourages, protects and even celebrates unhealthy lifestyles.This point was recently amplified by Bill Maher, who noted that “It’s Orwellian how often positivity is used to describe what’s not healthy!”[embedded content]*  *  *Brand new merch now available! Get it at https://www.pjwshop.com/ In the age of mass Silicon Valley censorship It is crucial that we stay in touch. We need you to sign up for our free newsletter here. Support our sponsor – Turbo Force – a supercharged boost of clean energy without the comedown. Also, we urgently need your financial support here.

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UN Caught In Climate Change Cover-Up

If the “experts” were right, I should be writing this article from a dingy while floating down an overfilled White River. I’m not. In fact, the river is so low I can’t put a dingy in it.Perhaps even lower is the integrity of the scientific “experts” surrounding the global warming/climate change catastrophism they’ve been pushing onto the people of Earth since former Vice President Al Gore nominated himself the climate tsar for the world. One might recall the bold and devastating claims he made in his “Inconvenient Truth” documentary, which included:
Extinction of the polar bear population
Sea levels rising high enough to bury Manhattan
All arctic ice would melt away by 2013
The great coral reefs would disappear
So far, he’s batting a solid .000 on these predictions, which isn’t just embarrassing for him. It is for the rest of the world who bought into it as well as buying a Prius or a designer set of recycling bins off Etsy to do their part. Global warming, like with COVID-19, only moves policy if you can sufficiently scare the crap out of a maximum number of people willing to believe the doomsday mantra “we’re all in this together.” Only some of us have known it wasn’t a methane problem but a steaming pile of cow pies since the beginning.
The polar bear population, rather than dying off, has exploded to the point of threatening the native Inuit population in Canada. However, experts desperate to save face insist their encroaching southward isn’t due to their increase but thanks to climate change.
How about those sea levels in Manhattan? Rather than admit his error, Gore does what any corrupt expert would do to save face. He simply changes his claim, you know, like how the climate changes. I imagine he couldn’t stomach the thought of being cornered by little Greta Thunberg crying, “how dare you!”
What about that arctic ice recession? How about this quote from the Danish Meteorological Institute:
“The year 2020 is now all-but upon us, Al, and we have clear evidence that the ice at the poles is now not only not melting, it is in fact once again growing, in both thickness and extent (DMI).”
Oops!
The Great Barrier Reef is also not only not dying but is getting greater by the year. Australians are proud to be its stewards and are even more proud of their efforts to keep it healthy, which they have. Maybe the climate changes backward down under? Who knows.
The real inconvenient truth is that global warming is not taking place. Nor are the schizophrenic weather phenomena of climate change. Storms, tornadoes, and hurricanes have all decreased steadily over the past one hundred years. This makes sense since these atmospheric occurrences are needed to cool the earth and oceans, neither of which have gotten appreciably warmer.
As a result, the catastrophism that animates the global green movement is no longer theoretically viable – it’s definitively been proven false. The honest scientists are admitting as much. However, the UN’s International Panel on Climate Change just had to admit the earth has not warmed in 15 years. This admission wasn’t followed up with contrition toward a world that had upended itself to stop the spread of global warming only to find out it was based on, at best, erroneous scientific theorizing, at worst bald-faced lies. No, the collective embarrassment of the panel found scientists around the world, mostly the European countries who have gone all-in on going green, following Al instead of the science and simply changing the data to suit the narrative.
Science relies on falsifiability, which is different than saying it is open to lies. It’s not. It is by its very nature the pursuit of that which is true for the purpose of giving mankind insights by which to guide how we live faithfully among each other and nature. Those behind and out front of the global warming turned climate change movement don’t understand either the boundaries set by scientific philosophy or the laws that actually keep us safe as a human race.
It appears the same hubris that believes humans are capable of fundamentally transforming the Earth’s climate is in operation of those who believe they can fundamentally transform science to suit their political manipulation of people.
If anything needs to change, it’s that.

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What We’re Reading: Trump Raid Blowback, Bad Climate Forecasts, Afghan Disaster . . . And More

Some headlines that caught our eye.

FBI Trump Raid’s Political Fallout

Merrick Garland looks set to indict Trump — despite his glaring conflict of interest — New York Post

14 FBI Whistleblowers (and Counting) Can’t Be Wrong: There’s a Problem at the Bureau — PJ Media

Trump Accused of Lying Over FBI-Seized Passports, Then He Dropped the Receipts — RedState

Understanding Why the Deep State Is Terrified of Trump’s Documents — Gateway Pundit

Merrick Garland Weighed Search of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago for Weeks — Wall Street Journal

It’s Inevitable: Trump Will Be Indicted — American Greatness

Klimate Konfusion . . .

Doomsday Climate Predictions Meltdown: Arctic Sea Ice Extent Reaches 12-Year Mid-August High — Watts Up With That?

Why eco-alarmists are wrong about almost everything — Spiked!

Biden Administration Climate Policy Replays Jimmy Carter in 1979 — American Thinker

The Basic Math Problem that Undoes Global Warming Hysteria — American Thinker

Biden Administration’s Successful War on American Energy Industry — Legal Insurrection

Nuclear Makes A Comeback?

California to consider keeping last nuclear plant open — Ars Technica

Germany Denies WSJ Report Of Climate-Change Flip-Flop Over Nuclear Plants — Zero Hedge

An Unjustified Fear Of Nuclear Energy Is Holding The Industry Back — OilPrice.com

Greens should embrace nuclear microreactors — American Thinker

Anniversary Of A Disaster: Afghanistan

One Year After Biden’s Afghanistan Debacle — Lidblog

Why the Afghanistan Withdrawal Was the Perfect Storm of Bureaucratic Incompetence — Townhall

Haley: Biden’s Bungled Afghanistan Withdrawal a ‘Slap in the Face’ to All Combat Vets — Washington Free Beacon

White House Tries Afghanistan Debacle Rewrite — Victory Girls Blog

No, Inflation Isn’t Going Away

Grocery prices in July had largest price increase since 1979 — with one food staple rising by 38% on the year — MarketWatch

Americans Are Dipping Into Savings To Weather Bidenflation — Washington Free Beacon

Economics Experts Believe True Inflation Rate is Much Higher than the Government’s Official Figures — Big League Politics

Woke Wall Street Gets Its Comeuppance?

Wall Street Does Damage Control After GOP Targets Woke Capital — Daily Caller

ESG Poses Biggest Threat to Capitalism and Democracy in America: Vivek Ramaswamy — The Epoch Times (subscribers)

Anti-ESG Fund Rakes In Millions After Two Days On The Market — Daily Caller

Our Bleeding Border

Record Numbers of Migrants Arrested at Southern Border, With Two Million Annual Total in Sight — Wall Street Journal

Joe Biden’s 2022 Migrant Flood Breaks Records — Breitbart

Elon Musk: It’s strange the Biden border crisis receives ‘very little attention in the media’ — Hot Air

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Energy & Environment — Major climate bill becomes law

President Biden signed a major climate, tax and health care package into law. Meanwhile, states in the West failed to reach a water-sharing agreement.  

This is Overnight Energy & Environment, your source for the latest news focused on energy, the environment and beyond. For The Hill, we’re Rachel Frazin and Zack Budryk. Someone forward you this newsletter? Subscribe here. 

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Biden signs Inflation Reduction Act into law

President Biden signed into law a sweeping bill to lower health care costs and address climate change on Tuesday, sealing a legislative victory more than a year in the making.  

The $740 billion bill was significantly slimmed down from the original$3.5 trillion package some envisioned last fall but nevertheless represents an undeniable win for Biden and Democrats in Congress. It includes some of Biden’s key campaign promises and makes the largest investment in federal climate programs in history. 

“With unwavering conviction, commitment, and patience, progress does come,” Biden said in the State Dining Room as he prepared to sign the legislation. “And when it does, like today, people’s lives are made better, and the future becomes brighter and a nation can be transformed.” 

Biden was introduced by House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) and Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.). Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), who negotiated with Schumer to move the package forward, sat in the front row at the signing and was the only other senator in attendance. He received a round of applause when Schumer credited him with getting the legislation across the finish line.

Biden said he looked forward to signing the bill for 18 months and was flanked by lawmakers when he did so, handing the first pen dramatically off to Manchin.  Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan, deputy national climate adviser Ali Zaidi and Reps. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-N.J.) and Kathy Castor (D-Fla.), among others, attended the event at the White House.  

The room gave a long standing ovation for Biden when he got to the podium. He wore a mask in the room when he wasn’t speaking because first lady Jill Biden tested positive for COVID-19 earlier on Tuesday.  

A refresher: The bill passed through party-line votes in the Senate and House in recent weeks; no Republicans voted in favor of the package. 

By 2030, the law is expected to bring U.S. planet-warming emissions down to between 32 and 42 percent lower than they were in 2005 through many of its provisions to promote the deployment of clean energy, according to several recent analyses. It also contains provisions that boost fossil fuels, which were included to secure the support of Manchin.  

Democrats view the climate change provisions in particular as game-changing investments.  “It will make the U.S. a global clean energy powerhouse and very likely we will look back on this as the start of a clean energy economic revolution in the same way we look back at the early 1990s as the IT revolution,” said Josh Freed, leader of the climate and energy program at centrist Democratic think tank Third Way. 

Read more here from The Hill’s Alex Gangitano and Morgan Chalfant. 

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Feds cut Colorado River allocations as talks fail 

States along the Colorado River have officially missed a federally imposed deadline to develop a new water-sharing agreement, and the federal government on Tuesday announced new water allocation reductions, including nearly 25 percent in cuts to Arizona.  

The Colorado River basin serves seven states — an Upper Basin of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming, and a lower one of Arizona, California and Nevada — and its waters are allocated based on the terms of a century-old agreement from when there was substantially more water in the river. Meanwhile, the region is facing a 20-years-and-counting drought, the worst in centuries. 

In June, the Interior Department gave the states 60 days to agree on a new allocation plan for an additional 15 percent reduction on top of expected federal reductions before the federal government stepped in. That period expired Tuesday.  

The cuts: In a news conference Tuesday, federal Bureau of Reclamation officials announced cuts to the yearly water allocation to Arizona and Nevada, as well as Mexico, which is also party to the compact. The bureau will withhold about 21 percent of Arizona’s yearly water allocation next year, as well as 8 percent of Nevada’s. 

California will not see its allocation affected, and no immediate changes are planned for the Upper Basin. 

“Everything blew up” in negotiations last week, Kyle Roerink, executive director at the Great Basin Water Network, told The Hill in an interview.   “You had some parties bringing a good chunk of water to the table. Others didn’t even want to be bothered with coming to the table with anything meaningful,” Roerink said. As a result, as of Monday evening, the states had not reached an agreement “as the nation’s largest reservoirs rapidly deplete themselves.”  

In January, Lake Mead will be at the level required for a Tier 2 shortage, 1,050 feet below sea level, for the first time ever, according to federal officials.  

Roerink called the breakdown a microcosm of the poor relations among stakeholders on the river. The major players, whom he dubbed the “water buffaloes,” have “touted their ability to collaborate and coordinate and negotiate in a civilized manner, but if the last week is any indicator, folks are not singing ‘Kumbaya,’ they are sharpening their knives,” he said.   

Rather than negotiate towards a mutually beneficial agreement, he said, parties have been focused on reaching an arrangement that benefits them at the expense of others. 

Read more about the lack of an agreement here. 

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OFFICIALS NEARLY DOUBLING ELECTRIC BUSES ON THE ROADS

The Biden administration said on Tuesday that it is nearly doubling the number of zero-emission buses on the road through funding from the bipartisan infrastructure law.  

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced $1.66 billion in grants to transit agencies, territories and states that will facilitate the purchase of 1,800 new buses. Of those, 1,100 will be zero-emission vehicles and will nearly double the number of zero-emission buses on the roads, the FTA said in a press release.  

“With today’s awards, we’re helping communities across America – in cities, suburbs, and rural areas alike – purchase more than 1,800 new buses, and most of them are zero-emission,” Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said in a written statement.  

The funds represent the first of five years of investments that will total $5.5 billion. 

Transportation is the greatest contributor to climate change in the U.S., representing 27 percent of the country’s total greenhouse gas emissions.  

Read more about the announcement here.  

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WHAT WE’RE READING

Oil output in Permian to rise to record high in September -EIA (Reuters) Central Idaho’s Mackay Dam is an ‘accident waiting to happen,’ officials say (The Idaho Statesman) A historic climate-fueled drought in Europe revealed ominous, centuries-old ‘hunger stones’ warning of hardship (Business Insider) Falling Oil Prices Defy Predictions. But What About the Next Chapter? (The New York Times) California Braces for 109-Degree Heat That Will Test Grid (Bloomberg) 

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Leonardo DiCaprio’s environmental group used charity funds to support climate lawsuits: emails

Tue Aug 16, 2022 – 6:34 pm EDT

(LifeSiteNews) – A nonprofit headed by Hollywood powerhouse Leonardo DiCaprio funneled grants through “dark money” group Resources Legacy Fund (RLF) to bankroll lawsuits against oil companies over climate change, according to a new report.
The Titanic and Inception star’s Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (LDF) announced in October 2017 that it was awarding $20 million in grants to over 100 environmental groups “for wildlife and habitat conservation, to aide in the defense of indigenous rights, and to support innovative grass roots efforts aimed at combating climate change and solving complex environmental issues.”
Included in the since-deleted announcement was an unspecified amount to RLF “to support precedent-setting legal actions to hold major corporations in the fossil fuel industry liable.”
Fox News reported that it has reviewed an email correspondence from months before that announcement, obtained by watchdog group Government Accountability & Oversight (GAO), between philanthropist Dan Emmett and University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) climate professor Ann Carlson (now a member of the Biden administration) detailing their work with law firm Sher Edling to raise money to lodge climate nuisance suits against oil companies all over the United States, on behalf of state and local governments – with the help of DiCaprio’s group.
Sher Edling director of strategic client relationships “Chuck Savitt, who is heading this new organization behind the lawsuits, has been seeking our support,” Emmett wrote in the emails. “Terry Tamminen in his new role with the DiCaprio Foundation [he was CEO at the time] has been a key supporter.”
“Wanted to let you know that we filed the first three lawsuits supported by the Collective Action Fund on Monday,” Savitt tells Emmett in another message. “These precedent-setting cases call on 37 of the world’s leading fossil fuel companies to take responsibility for the devastating damage sea level rise — caused by their greenhouse gas emissions — is having on coastal communities.” The Collective Action Fund was managed by RLF at the time.
At issue is the funneling of supposed charitable contributions to a nonprofit group toward litigation by a for-profit law firm that is already paid for its services in successful cases. By ensuring that Sher Edling gets paid regardless of whether it wins, the funding makes it easier to file more frivolous suits the firm is less likely to win on the merits.
“Can a non-profit funnel donations to a for-profit law firm that has already determined a different form of compensation?” asked George Mason University law professor Michael Krauss. “May a law firm, which could be fabulously enriched on a contingent basis, ethically accept funding that is paid whether or not the client prevails?”
“If legislation through litigation is bad, what to make of legislation through litigation subsidized by taxpayers through charitable donations?” Krauss added. “We don’t have all the answers to these questions yet. I think we deserve them.”
At the heart of LDF, RLF and Sher Edling’s activities is the narrative that anthropogenic global warming (AGW) — the view that human activity, rather than natural phenomena, is primarily responsible for Earth’s changing climate — is an established phenomenon and a cataclysmic threat to humanity. But a full view of the scientific evidence paints a dramatically different picture.
Activists claim there is a “97 percent scientific consensus” in favor of AGW, but that number distorts an overview of 11,944 papers from peer-reviewed journals, 66.4 percent of which expressed no opinion on the question; in fact, many of the authors identified with the AGW “consensus” later spoke out to say their positions had been misrepresented.
Further, contrary to claims that people are dying due to climate change, data from the International Disasters Database show that “climate related deaths” (i.e., deaths due to floods, droughts, storms, wildfires, and extreme temperatures) have dramatically and steadily declined since the 1920s.
AGW proponents suffered a blow in 2010 with the discovery that their leading researchers at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, East Anglia Climate Research Unit, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration had engaged in widespread data manipulation, flawed climate models, misrepresentation of sources, and suppression of dissenting findings.
In March 2019, Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore called AGW alarmism a “complete hoax and scam,” a “kind of toxic combination of religion and political ideology” that is “as bad a thing that has happened to science in the history of science.”

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Biden signs expansive health, climate bill into law

President Biden signed into law a sweeping bill to lower health care costs and address climate change on Tuesday, sealing a legislative victory more than a year in the making. 

The $740 billion bill was significantly slimmed down from the original $3.5 trillion package some envisioned last fall, but nevertheless represents an undeniable win for Biden and Democrats in Congress. It includes some of Biden’s key campaign promises and makes the largest investment in federal climate programs in history.

“With unwavering conviction, commitment, and patience, progress does come,” Biden said in the State Dining Room as he prepared to sign the legislation. “And when it does, like today, people’s lives are made better and the future becomes brighter and a nation can be transformed.”

Biden was introduced by House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) and Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.). Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), who negotiated with Schumer to move the package forward, sat in the front row at the signing and was the only other senator in attendance. He received a round of applause when Schumer credited him with getting the legislation across the finish line.

Biden said he looked forward to signing the bill for 18 months and was flanked by lawmakers when he did so, handing the first pen dramatically off to Manchin. 

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan, deputy national climate adviser Ali Zaidi and Reps. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-N.J.) and Kathy Castor (D-Fla.), among others, attended the event at the White House. 

The room gave a long standing ovation for Biden when he got to the podium. He wore a mask in the room when he wasn’t speaking because first lady Jill Biden tested positive for COVID-19 earlier on Tuesday. 

“Joe, I never had a doubt,” Biden said, referring to Manchin, to laughter from the room. 

“He’s very optimistic,” Manchin told reporters after the bill signing in response to Biden’s comment. The senator also said that it was a “very nice gesture” that Biden handed him the first signing pen.

The bill passed through party-line votes in the Senate and House in recent weeks; no Republicans voted in favor of the package.

By 2030, the law is expected to bring U.S. planet-warming emissions down to lower than they were in 2005 through many of its provisions to promote the deployment of clean energy. It also contains provisions that boost fossil fuels, which were included to secure the support of Manchin. 

The bill became tailored to focus on bringing down health care costs and addressing climate change throughout negotiations over the past year. It will allow Medicare to negotiate prices for some drugs and shore up health insurance subsidies, giving Democrats a victory over a pharmaceutical industry that has long opposed such measures.

“In this historic moment, Democrats sided with the American people and every single Republican in the congress sided with the special interests,” Biden told the room. 

Manchin, after the bill signing, praised the legislation and credited Biden’s involvement, saying a bill of “this magnitude” doesn’t pass without the president “knowing what’s going on.”

“In any other atmosphere, this would be a bipartisan bill,” the senator said. “I truly believe I’ve never seen a more balanced bill.”

The White House has pointed to the bill as a way to lower costs for American families during a period of high inflation, though some of the provisions of the bill that will ultimately lower prescription drug costs will take years to go into effect. 

Still, Democrats view the climate change provisions in particular as game-changing investments. 

“It will make the U.S. a global clean energy powerhouse and very likely we will look back on this as the start of a clean energy economic revolution in the same way we look back at the early 1990s as the IT revolution,” said Josh Freed, leader of the climate and energy program at centrist Democratic think tank Third Way. 

In introductory remarks, Clyburn declared that the bill would “lead to transformative change in this country.”

Schumer declared it the “boldest climate bill ever.”

“If the last two months could be summed up in a word, it would be persistence,” Schumer added.

Biden’s signing of the bill is expected to kick off a multistate tour to promote the legislation and other administration accomplishments, with less than three months until the November midterm elections. 

Biden, who is headed home to Wilmington, Del., on Tuesday night for the remainder of his summer vacation, is scheduled to attend a Democratic National Committee event in Maryland next Thursday. The president is also expected to host another event early next month to celebrate the passage of the bill. 

Through the end of August, Cabinet members like Vice President Harris, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Labor Secretary Marty Walsh, are expected to take 35 trips to 23 states to discuss the benefits of the new law with the public. 

The bill would pay for climate and health measures by introducing new taxes on large corporations with the package’s tax plan involving a 15 percent minimum tax on the income that big companies report to shareholders.  The tax would exempt companies taking advantage of accelerated depreciation, a popular deduction that helps pay for capital investments, which was included to secure the support of Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.).

The bill also places a 1 percent excise tax on stock buybacks. And it includes a boost to the IRS to go after high-income Americans who are paying less in taxes. The IRS will receive $80 billion to increase enforcement and another $15 million to fund a task force on determining how the IRS can deliver a “direct e-file tax return system.” 

Manchin rejected GOP criticism that the bill gives too much funding to the IRS, saying it would bring staffing at the agency back to levels from the 1990s. He also pushed back on Republicans claiming that it’s misleading to call the measure the Inflation Reduction Act.

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“If I can get your utility prices down, that’s fighting inflation,” he said, adding that the package will also help lower gas prices and that it gives $4 billion to fight the western drought.

“Maybe just the politics of the day,” he said on why Republicans don’t like the bill.

—Updated at 5:17 p.m.

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