Man With Outsized Carbon Footprint Says Paris Is A Turning Point In Fighting ‘Climate Change’

Mr. Obama’s carbon footprint was once reckoned to be 44,000 metric tons a year. Compare that to the average for Americans of around 19mt a year. The global average is around 3mt. His Earth Day flight to Florida put out more “carbon pollution” than 17 cars driving for a year. This is a man who will take a cross country flight on a jumbo jet, accompanied by a backup jumbo jet and several fighter jets, followed by a large fossil fueled convoy of SUVs while he rides in a low MPG limo, all for a brief official appearance followed by multiple fundraisers, and maybe golf.

He’s now in Paris (fossil fueled flights and SUV convoys), along with most world leaders and 40,000 other people, a goodly chunk who took fossil fueled travel methods. How many private jets were flown? A lot, we can easily assume. Pictures and videos show tons of attendees walking around with world killing plastic water bottles. The carbon footprint of the Paris COP21 is estimated at 300,000 metric tons. So, of course, we get this kind of silliness from Obama

(Washington Post) President Obama joined leaders from 150 nations on Monday in pledging action against climate change, kicking off a historic two-week gathering that Obama called a “turning point” in the battle against one of humanity’s gravest threats.

If only they cared about walking the talk. And real environmental issues. Heck, real issues, like ISIS and radical Islam.

Obama, speaking a few miles from the site of the Nov. 13 terrorist attack in the French capital, called for urgent action against a challenge that he suggested was greater even than the fight against terrorism.

“The growing threat of climate change could define the contours of this century more dramatically than any other,” Obama said in a speech at the Le Bourget conference center in Paris’s industrial outskirts. “What should give us hope that this is a turning point, that this is the moment we finally determined we would save our planet.”

Once again, let me point out that ‘climate change’ tends to come in last or next to last when placed against virtually every other real world issue.

Obama said that “the United States not only recognizes our role in creating this problem, we embrace our responsibility to do something about it.” But he stressed that all nations must act “right now.”

A man who lives a massive 1%er 1st World lifestyle made possible by the advancements of the United States, and is supposedly the President, loves to smear his own country.

“We have broken the old arguments for inaction,” Obama said at the plenary session Monday. “We have proved that strong economic growth and stable investment no longer have to conflict with one another.”

Except, what we have really seen is that economies stagnate when they are pushing hard to “stop climate change”. Which is why many European nations are scaling back their Hotcoldwetdry plans. We also see unintended consequences, like increased deforestation as Europeans attempt to find affordable methods to provide power, especially when the harsh winters prevalent the last 7 years occur.

At the end of the day, this is all about redistribution of wealth, mostly from the average taxpayer, while giving government more power over citizen lives. The cost of living increases, along with the increased taxes, won’t affect rich 1%ers like Obama. It’s surprising that the Left, always whining about income inequality, Wall Street, big companies, etc, fail to notice that the solutions tend to help the same people and companies they are against, while hurting the middle and lower classes.

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One Response to “Man With Outsized Carbon Footprint Says Paris Is A Turning Point In Fighting ‘Climate Change’”

  1. Phil Taylor says:

    This comment is from Powerline:

    “One of the problems of the sheer sprawling nature of climate change science and policy is that it became something of an all-purpose issue on which advocates could attach their pet ideas and concerns. The idea of climate adjustment assistance has revived at the UN an old idea from the 1970s—what was called then the “New International Economic Order.” The premise of the New International Economic Order, as explained at the time by West Germany’s Chancellor Willy Brandt, was that there needed to be “a large scale transfer of resources to developing countries.” This was back in the hey-day of post-colonial Western guilt, and it came to an abrupt end in the 1980s when President Reagan forcefully repudiated it at a UN summit in, coincidentally, Cancun.”


    “What prompted this conclusion was a candid admission from a UN official closely involved with the climate negotiations, German economist Ottmar Edenhoffer: “But one must say clearly that we redistribute de facto the world’s wealth by climate policy. Obviously, the owners of coal and oil will not be enthusiastic about this. One has to free oneself from the illusion that international climate policy is environmental policy. This has almost nothing to do with environmental policy anymore.”

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