Man With Largest Carbon Footprint In World Says He Should Have Acted Sooner On “Climate Change”

On the bright side, he’s not taking a long fossil fueled trip this weekend, as China’s president is in town

(The Hill) President Obama says he should have “moved faster to a nonlegislative strategy” to address climate change after Congress killed cap-and-trade legislation in 2009.

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Obama criticized “folks like John McCain,” who he said once backed cap-and-trade proposals but reversed their position and undermined congressional efforts.

Interestingly, he didn’t push Congress to use the same type of shenanigans they used to force Obamacare through, over the objection of the majority of Americans. Obama’s really letting his inner dictator show.

Obama said the conference would be a success if it leads to major industrial nations agreeing to “aggressive-enough targets” to lower carbon pollution.

But he said any agreement is likely to fall short of what “science requires” to avoid the most drastic consequences of climate change.

“I’m less concerned about the precise number, because let’s stipulate right now, whatever various country targets are, it’s still going to fall short of what the science requires,” he said. “A percent here or a percent there coming from various countries is not going to be a deal-breaker.”

“The key for Paris is just to make sure that everybody is locked in, saying, ‘We’re going to do this,’ ” he added. “Once we get to that point, then we can turn the dials.”

I love how Warmists always talk about “we”, when most refuse to take any more than minor steps in their own lives to reduce their own big carbon footprints. Changing a few lightbulbs and turning the lights out for an hour a year aren’t even token measures.

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5 Responses to “Man With Largest Carbon Footprint In World Says He Should Have Acted Sooner On “Climate Change””

  1. drowningpuppies says:

    “… what the science requires,” he said

    WTF?

  2. Dana says:

    Would that be the cap=and-trade program killed by a Congress controlled by the Democrats?

    Cap-and-trade is about the dumbest Idea of which I have heard. Under C&T, an industry under its assigned carbon targets can sell that underage to another industry which is above them. Thus the higher polluting agency can buy credits for less than it would cost them to clean up, as opposed to having to clean up. Can someone tell me how that helps the warmists?

  3. drowningpuppies says:

    Another winning nonlegislative strategy.

    AMERICAN-trained rebels in Syria have allegedly betrayed the US and handed their weapons over to al-Qaeda as soon as they returned to the country.

    http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/607830/Division-30-America-Troops-Rebels-Syria-ISIS-Anas-Obaid-al-Qaeda-Jabhat-al-Nusra

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