Man With Largest Carbon Footprint In The World Says There’s No Plan B On Climate Change

Let’s remember, this is a guy who took a big fossil fueled auto convoy to Andrews to play a round of golf, then jumped in a fossil fueled helicopter to get to a fossil fueled plane. This was just this past weekend. This is a guy who has taken separate flights from his family for vacations. A guy who flew in his dog on a separate plane. A guy who had to be browbeat to put solar panels up on the White House. A guy who is known for keeping the White House extra toasty (using lots of energy). A guy who takes lots and lots of fossil fueled flights across the country for short official speeches, followed by multiple fundraisers, all of which require huge fossil fueled auto convoys

(The Hill) President Obama on Monday rolled out a historic rule that imposes the first-ever federal limits on greenhouse gas pollution from power plants.

An emotional Obama argued climate change already affects the “reality we’re living with every day,” adding that it would be “shameful” if the U.S. waited any longer to address its causes.

“We only get one home. We only get one planet. There is no plan B,” he said at the White House. “I don’t want my grandkids to not be able to swim in Hawaii, or not to be able to climb a mountain and see a glacier, because we didn’t do something about it.”

So, Plan A is to implement rules that will drastically increase energy costs, will which increase the cost of almost everything else, which will harm the lower and middle classes, all while doing nothing for the climate. Even the NY Times had to admit that this will accomplish nothing, unless all the other countries in the world do the same.

The Environmental Protection Agency regulation demands that power producers cut their carbon emissions 32 percent below what they were a decade ago by 2030, and is designed to encourage use of cleaner alternatives.

But Republicans and industry groups have vowed to fight the rule in Congress and the courts, arguing that it could kill jobs in coal-producing areas, drive up power bills and cause the electric grid to become unreliable.

The NY Times’s Editorial Board notes that this Plan A will shut down hundreds of coal fired power plants: there is no possible way, at least in Reality Land, that this can lead to lowering the cost of energy.

Obama announced he will be the first president to travel to the Alaskan Arctic, where he will highlight the negative effects of climate change. He’ll also promote clean energy sources during an event this month in Las Vegas.

So, he’s going to take a very long fossil fueled flight, accompanied by a backup plan, plus all the fossil fueled vehicles that travel with him, to highlight the dangers of “climate change”? It really doesn’t get much more hypocritical.

He assailed “the special interests and their allies in Congress” who claim the rule will “cost jobs, kill jobs, destroy the coal industry, and hurt low-income and minority community.”

What of the special interests pushing this job killing plan that will hurt the low-income and minority community? In fact, the majority of the people in these groups are lilly-White liberals. It is a very non-diverse movement.

“We’ve heard these same stale arguments before,” he said. “Every time America has made progress, it has been despite these kinds of claims.”

“If you care about low-income and minority communities, start by protecting the air that they breathe,” he added.

400ppm (parts per million) of CO2 is absolutely no threat to anyone, except in the fevered minds of Cult of Climastrology members. Most raw data shows that, despite the rise in CO2, the earth is not warming or has only warmed in a statistically insignificant manner since the last big El Nino in 1998.

Unsurprisingly, this plan gives the federal government massive new power and control over the energy sector and states. And that, right there, is the main point. Expect lots and lots of lawsuits.

Crossed at Right Wing News.

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6 Responses to “Man With Largest Carbon Footprint In The World Says There’s No Plan B On Climate Change”

  1. John says:

    Teach the total volume of ice on the planet is decreasing. Do you think that indicates a warming planet ?
    Last year was the hottest year on record. This year will probably break that record.
    Teach actually the government will LOSE control of energy IF solar is installed on people’s houses. Solar is the future, coal ist the ancient past. Even the Arabs know that solar electricity generation is the future.
    Solar costs are expected to fall another 40% in the next 2 years.
    Coal is dead. No one wants to risk 2 billion on a new coal plant with a service life of 30-50 years

  2. John says:

    Teach if YOU had your own solar panels generating power how would that give BIG GOVERNMENT more control?

  3. Liam Thomas says:

    Coal is dead. No one wants to risk 2 billion on a new coal plant with a service life of 30-50 years

    Your an idiot John. Its obvious your just trolling Teach to try and make him mad. You obviously dont have any facts only alinsky statements.

    FACTS: More than 1,000 new coal plants planned worldwide, figures show
    World Resources Institute identifies 1,200 coal plants in planning across 59 countries, with about three-quarters in China and India

    Source…..the AGW Patsy The Guardian.

    Coal is only dead in America where we are actually about the only country that tries to keep coal fired power plants as clean as is possible.

    1000 Pinochio’s for john comments.

  4. Liam Thomas says:

    Panels to fall in price to $US0.50/watt

    Average usuage of a home is In 2013, the average annual electricity consumption for a U.S. residential utility customer was 10,908 kilowatthours

    OR 10,908×1000 equals……10,908,000 WATTS.

    Multiply 10,908,000 times .50 cents and what do you have.

    Yes….has anyone ever called to get a quote on installing a solar system on their home to completely cover the cost of their electricity.

    Well I have……The last quote I got was 838,000.00 Dollars minus and estimated 343,000.00 in Government subsidies bringing the price to just under 500k installed to make my home Carbon neutral.

    Do you seriously believe this is in the cards anytime in the future John?

    The price certainly keeps falling but you hardly see fossil fuels shaking in their boots over Wind and solar replacing them anytime within the next 50 years.

  5. Teach the total volume of ice on the planet is decreasing. Do you think that indicates a warming planet ?

    That is immaterial to the debate, John we arent arguing warmi nc, but causation.

    Since you think it is mostly/solely makings fault, John, don’t you think it is incumbent on you to give up your own use of fossil fuels and make your life carbon neutral? You obviously think Obama’s climate change plans are awesome, even though they won’t make any difference in global temps. They are feel good rules, at least for Warmists. So, shouldn’t you do the same for your own life?

  6. Obama never heard of nuclear winter?

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