UK Guardian Notes That Obama Should Practice What He Preaches On “Climate Change”

I might have expected this more from The UK Telegraph, not the vastly left leaning Guardian

Barack Obama should practise what he preaches about climate change

Grand speeches on fighting global warming are meaningless if US keeps blocking EU’s efforts to cut carbon emissions

When President Barack Obama gave his long-awaited climate change speech in June, many US environmentalists bought the notion that a green giant was awakening in the White House.

“Sticking your head in the sand might make you feel safer, but it’s not going to protect you from the coming storm,” Obama warned climate laggards then.

Here’s a problem though. One environmental foot-dragger President Obama could have addressed this comment to is … President Obama.

On Wednesday, the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (Icao) is expected to approve a US-backed text that would restrict Europe’s efforts to make airlines pay for their emissions under its carbon trading scheme, and stall global efforts to charge airlines for their pollution until 2016 or later.

Oh, wait, writer Aurthur Neslen isn’t talking about Obama’s massive “carbon footprint”, estimated to be at least 41,000 metric tons, while the average of world citizens is around 2 metric tons. Heck, the average US citizens is just above 19mt. He’s worried about airplanes

Airlines are the fastest growing source of global greenhouse gas output. Already responsible for 5% of the world’s annual global warming, by 2030 their emissions are projected to double from 2005 levels.

Sure they are. And there’s Obama running all over the US and world in fossil fueled travel. I wonder how many private fossil fueled planes will be flown to the up-coming IPCC conference in Poland?

Say, I wonder if Obama will purchase carbon offsets for any airstrikes on Syria?

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4 Responses to “UK Guardian Notes That Obama Should Practice What He Preaches On “Climate Change””

  1. Wonderful_Gumballs says:

    Airlines are the fastest growing source of global greenhouse gas output. Already responsible for 5% of the world’s annual global warming

    What in the hell? What the…??1!?!

    I… I’m. …. …

    First off, really? airplanes are the largest source of GREENHOUSE GAS emissions? I thought it was cars?

    And, what is 5% of 0.14 degrees? How does one even measure that?
    Good GOD almighty …………..!!!!

  2. Gail Combs says:

    It is WORSE than we THOUGHT!!!

    Black American citizens file “Articles of Impeachment” against Obama!
    We, black American citizens, in order to free ourselves and our fellow citizens from governmental tyranny, do herewith submit these Articles of Impeachment to Congress for the removal of President Barack H. Obama, aka, Barry Soetoro, from office for his attack on liberty and commission of egregious acts of despotism that constitute high crimes and misdemeanors….

    [LONG list of reasons]

    Our vision is that black Americans will become power players in the political arena so that they can seize control over their own destiny and move into our ownership society through small business and home ownership….

  3. gitarcarver says:

    What may be worse is that a bunch of people who have no authority to draw up or draft a legally binding “Articles of Impeachment” did so and then advertised their ignorance or stupidity.

  4. DrEvil007 says:

    Its delusional to think that charging a carbon tax or whatever they are calling their scheme this week will have any impact on the environment. The main purpose of this is for governments to extract cash from producers which they will then proceed to waste on all sorts of projects which benefit primarily the politicians.