It seems that there are some people who care about this bee, which is native to north America. Some government authorities don't want to see it disappear, which is incomprehensible to Paul Driessen of CFACT.
Paul whined at WUWT (archived here) that Trump administration officials didn't stop the listing of the rusty patched bumble bee as endangered under the Endangered Species Act, which happened on 21 March this year. He wrote:
Whatever the reason, Trump’s Interior Department opened a real can of worms when it let the Obama Administration’s last-minute endangered species designation for the rusty patched bumblebee (RPB) take effect March 21 – exactly 60 days after President Trump issued his regulatory Executive Order.
The designation has serious adverse implications for Mr. Trump’s ambitious plans for infrastructure improvements, economic growth, job creation, and reining in regulatory abuse and overreach.
Yes, according to Paul, this endangered bee is going to all but stop any and all tarring and cementing of the USA in its tracks. He's outraged that the efforts to make the rusty patched bumble bee extinct have hit a set back.
Paul Driessen and CFACT should be grateful that Trump's actions means that this little at-risk bee won't stop bad coal companies from polluting streams and waterways. Nor will it stop car manufacturers from polluting the air and keeping the cost of running vehicles high - presumably just the way Paul Driessen wants to keep it (for his oil company mates). Paul has indicated in the past how he hopes to bring back smog.
He will, no doubt, be delighted that baby bears in Alaska can once again be killed while they are blissfully unaware - during their hibernation. (Well, it's a bit more complicated than that, but Trump and the GOP won't lift a finger to stop this practice.)
Here's a little native bee that's on the verge of extinction, and here's Paul Driessen apoplectic that efforts to save this small creature will slow down the destruction of nature in the USA.
What an abominable man.
From the WUWT comments
Most, but not all, people at WUWT want to get rid of all life species except humans, apparently so ignorant that they don't know that we humans cannot survive without other species.
Walter Sobchak expresses that view. He wants to kill everyone who likes the natural world.
April 8, 2017 at 10:24 pm
The only species that needs to be destroyed is the “environmentalists”.
Not Chicken Little is also ignorant, and doesn't know that swamps are a very important part of an ecosystem. (She or he has been spending too much time at Trump rallies, and prefers the Goldman Sachs'/retired generals' swamp to the Washington politics swamp.)
April 8, 2017 at 7:55 pmcharles nelson is sticking up for the humble bumble bee and seems to be claiming to be a member of the Environmental Movement with capital letters, presumably the breakaway group that wants the world to burn and nature to be destroyed along with it.
Eternal truth: Government is not the solution – government is the problem. Drain the swamp!
April 8, 2017 at 8:02 pm
Just because someone is skeptical about CAGW doesn’t necessarily mean they are happy about wanton destruction of species, habitats or environments.
I think that the greatest crime perpetrated by the Warmists was that they discredited and split the real Environmental Movement.
References and further reading
Rusty Patched Bumble Bee (Bombus affinis) Status: Endangered - notice on the website of the US Fish & Wildlife Service
From the HotWhopper archives
- Paul Driessen and CFACT want to send Americans back to the Smog Age - November 2014
- Paul Driessen and CFACT promote climate "hoax" conspiracy theories at WUWT - January 2017
- Climate Feedback pounds the facts, Paul Driessen and CFACT pound the table at WUWT - May 2016
- More articles featuring Paul "destroyer" Driessen of CFACT