As R. Emmett Tyrrell explains regarding Hurrican Katrina:
So where did Al choose to deliver this critical compendium of misjudgments, hyperbole, and error? In San Francisco, of course, where on September 9 he said, "The warnings about global warming have been extremely clear for a long time. We are facing a global climate crisis. It is deepening. We are entering a period of consequences." And he urged that "the leaders of our country be held accountable" for the flooding of New Orleans. Unfortunately he was addressing the Sierra Club, which was not the best place to bring up the flooding of New Orleans.So there you have it. The next time some blockhead blames G.W. Bush for the levies failing just point out that it was actually the Sierra Club that must accept responsibility.
The very day he spoke a congressional task force reported that the levees that failed in New Orleans would have been raised higher and strengthened in 1996 by the Army Corps of Engineers were it not for a lawsuit filed by environmentalists led by who else but the Sierra Club. Among those "leaders of our country" to "be held accountable" for the flooding of New Orleans, would Al include the Sierra Club? How about the Save the Wetlands stalwarts? According to a recent report in the Los Angeles Times, a 1977 lawsuit filed by Save the Wetlands stopped a congressionally funded plan to protect New Orleans with a "massive hurricane barrier." A judge found that New Orleans' hurricane barrier would have to wait until the Army Corps of Engineers filed a better environmental-impact statement.
And being the clueless bunch of twits that they are the Sierra Club now has a Gulf Coast Environmental Restoration Project in place. Fitting since they're basically responsible for most of the mess.
And as a slight deviation here, why is the Sierra Club wasting it's time trying to clean up the environment along the Gulf Coast. You'd think they would take pride in Mother Nature's handiwork.