He puts a thrill up Al Gore’s leg, and all the climastrologers who are mostly interested in bigger government taking more money from Other People while enforcing more Big Government control of people and the private sector
(Politico) After years of talking about it, we are finally poised to control our own energy future. We produce more oil at home than we have in 15 years. We have doubled the distance our cars will go on a gallon of gas, and the amount of renewable energy we generate from sources like wind and solar – with tens of thousands of good, American jobs to show for it. We produce more natural gas than ever before – and nearly everyone’s energy bill is lower because of it. And over the last four years, our emissions of the dangerous carbon pollution that threatens our planet have actually fallen.
Those “green” jobs are virtually nowhere to be seen, because they cost a whole lot more and so many of the companies have gone out of business while others are just kinda idling away. As for for “dangerous carbon pollution”, if he can’t even use the correct scientific terms, we surely understand that he’s interested in politics. It’s CO2. Carbon is something different. And CO2 is necessary for life on earth. It’s also down because so many people are not working and/or can’t afford to really go anywhere during their vacation time. Oh, and everyone’s energy bill is going up. Gasoline has been perpetually above $3.00 gallon, and are expected to stay high. Energy companies keep asking for rate hikes as their costs go up.
But for the sake of our children and our future, we must do more to combat climate change.
This from a man who keeps the thermostat high during the winter months and takes lots of long fossil fueled flights to make short speeches, and surely has one of the highest “carbon footprints” of anyone on this planet. Besides, he isn’t too concerned with the plight of our children as he keeps spending more and more and has added over $6 trillion to the debt.
Yes, it’s true that no single event makes a trend. But the fact is, the 12 hottest years on record have all come in the last 15. Heat waves, droughts, wildfires, and floods – all are now more frequent and intense. We can choose to believe that Superstorm Sandy, and the most severe drought in decades, and the worst wildfires some states have ever seen were all just a freak coincidence. Or we can choose to believe in the overwhelming judgment of science – and act before it’s too late.
You can choose to believe whatever you want. But, if you aren’t willing to practice what you preach, you’re a hypocrite and just talking mule fritters. And, as Climate Depot points out during a point by point rebuttal
Obama is ignoring the climate elephant in the room. Global temperatures have essentially been flat lining for 16 years now. The halt in global temperatures has shown up in multiple data sets and peer-reviewed literature.
And the trends in drought, wildfires, and floods is not going up. Sandy was not a result of “climate change”, and even most responsible Warmists will tell you it was a freak storm, and freak storms happen.
The good news is, we can make meaningful progress on this issue while driving strong economic growth. I urge this Congress to pursue a bipartisan, market-based solution to climate change, like the one John McCain and Joe Lieberman worked on together a few years ago. But if Congress won’t act soon to protect future generations, I will. I will direct my Cabinet to come up with executive actions we can take, now and in the future, to reduce pollution, prepare our communities for the consequences of climate change, and speed the transition to more sustainable sources of energy.
Emperor Obama Has Spoken. He wants a cap and tax program, and, despite not actually offering to provide a plan, if Congress, which is made up of lots of people who disagree with Obama’s vision, doesn’t Do Something, Obama will screw the country by executive fiat. Obama always seems to forget that this is a not a dictatorship and he doesn’t always get his way. Let’s not forget that Obama couldn’t get a cap and tax bill through Congress when Democrats controlled both the Senate and the House.
Oh, and then there’s this
Bing Pulse: Obama “bottomed out” on climate change with Independents and Republicans.Flat line at -100% negative.
— Ryan Maue (@RyanMaue) February 13, 2013
Bing Pulse saw 12.9 million votes, and here’s how it looked during the hotcoldwetdry portion
It may not be fully 100% negative, but damned close.