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Opening Arguments

Back off, sports

I guess meddlers can't keep from meddling:

Democratic legislators from the Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change announced on Nov. 20 that they will host major sports league officials in "a closed-door discussion," Nov. 21. Representatives from Major League Baseball, the NFL, NBA/WNBA, NHL and Olympics are expected to attend.

That will be followed by press availability. Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) are expected to "discuss the effects of climate change on sporting activities and the work these organizations are doing to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions," according to the task force website.

The Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change, formed in January 2013 to combat climate change, previously asked the five leagues, and the United States Olympic Committee, among 300 groups, for policy suggestions to combat climate change. In a letter to these organizations, Waxman and Whitehouse warned that the "window to prevent catastrophic climate change is rapidly closing."

That damn window casn't close fast enough for me. Maybe then they'll shut up. These nuts have co-opted the press, infiltrated our schools, infected our religion and all but destroyed the meaning of science. Can't they at least leave our sports alone, for pity's sake?

Hey, maybe they're just in search of a good sports metaphor. It's third and long for our efforts to fix climae change. It's the bottom of the ninth. It's in the third overtime. What the puck is going on?