Man With Largest Carbon Footprint In World Says Everyone Else Has More Work To Do

Obama’s sitting pretty up in Martha’s Vineyard, having take a huge fossil fueled trip to hang in an energy hog home. Meanwhile, he uses his weekly address to tell citizens he plans on raising their cost of living by executive fiat

(White House) Hi, everybody. One of the most urgent challenges of our time is climate change. We know that 2015 surpassed 2014 as the warmest year on record – and 2016 is on pace to be even hotter.

Hundredths of a degree is not particularly scary. Heck, if Obama cut down on his fossil fueled travel to attend fundraisers, vacations, and golf he could have erased it.

When I took office, I said this was something we couldn’t kick down the road any longer – that our children’s future depended on our action. So we got to work, and over the past seven-and-a-half years, we’ve made ambitious investments in clean energy, and ambitious reductions in our carbon emissions. We’ve multiplied wind power threefold. We’ve multiplied solar power more than thirtyfold. In parts of America, these clean power sources are finally cheaper than dirtier, conventional power. And carbon pollution from our energy sector is at its lowest level in 25 years, even as we’re continuing to grow our economy.

All those failed companies which left environmental messes and the taxpayer on the hook for the “loans” sure worked out. As far as “kick down the road”, well, why not? He did that with Iran’s nuclear weapons ambitions.

We’ve invested in energy efficiency, and we’re slashing carbon emissions from appliances, homes, and businesses – saving families money on their energy bills. We’re reforming how we manage federal coal resources, which supply roughly 40% of America’s coal. We’ve set the first-ever national standards limiting the amount of carbon pollution power plants can release into the sky.

OF course, in reality, energy prices are rising, so the cost of everything else rises to match. And the cost of appliances are rising due to these regulations.

There’s still much more to do. But there’s no doubt that America has become a global leader in the fight against climate change. Last year, that leadership helped us bring nearly 200 nations together in Paris around the most ambitious agreement in history to save the one planet we’ve got. That’s not something to tear up – it’s something to build upon. And if we keep pushing, and leading the world in the right direction, there’s no doubt that, together, we can leave a better, cleaner, safer future for our children.

Yet, most nations haven’t bothered to sign that agreement, one designed specifically to avoid allowing the duly elected United States Congress have a vote. You know, the lawmakers who represent We The People?

Funny, though, he wants America to be the world leader in this, yet, he won’t cut his own massive carbon footprint. And, on virtually everything else on the international stage, including the fight against Islamic terrorism, he wants America to lead from behind.

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15 Responses to “Man With Largest Carbon Footprint In World Says Everyone Else Has More Work To Do”

  1. drowningpuppies says:

    So we got to work, and over the past seven-and-a-half years, we’ve made ambitious investments in clean energy, and added another $10 trillion to the national debt…

    So suck it, peasants, I got mine.

    –Barry

  2. John says:

    Teach you do realize that our carbon footprint in the USA stopped going up in 2015 don’t you ?
    And Teach Obama’s carbon footprint ? That is actually determined by many others
    I gont think the Secret Service would allow him to fly coach class on a commercial airline
    Or
    Turn off all the lights in the White House
    Or many other things that ordinary people regularly do

  3. Dana says:

    John wrote:

    I gont think the Secret Service would allow him to fly coach class on a commercial airline
    Or
    Turn off all the lights in the White House
    Or many other things that ordinary people regularly do

    He’s their boss: if he tells them to do something, they have to do it.

    Now, I don’t begrudge the Obumbles their vacations, though I do think that they could have saved the taxpayers a bit of money, by doing radical things like not taking separate airplanes.

    However, our second worst President, Jimmy Carter, managed to do a few things, like dim lights and turn down thermostats in federal buildings; our worst ever President could do the same thing. He could order reductions in executive travel, increasing the use of videoconferencing, he could order reductions in hard-copy paperwork, just a whole host of relatively minor, but still significant in the aggregate things.

    President Obama could lead by example; too bad he doesn’t.

  4. Hoagie says:

    Teach you do realize that our carbon footprint in the USA stopped going up in 2015 don’t you ?

    I don’t believe that comrade John. Where are you getting this idea? Where do you get the figures? Prove it.

  5. drowningpuppies says:

    CO2 emissions down worldwide.

    Terrorists attacks up worldwide.

    Gotta be a correlation there, amirite?

  6. john says:

    Nasa said that 2015 was a whopping 23/100s of a degree warmer than the record breaking 2014
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2016/01/20/its-official-2015-smashed-2014s-global-temperature-record-it-wasnt-even-close/?utm_term=.baf4e0c38bd9
    that rate which no one reasonably expects to continue we would be 23 degrees warmer in 100 years
    When you give only a vague “few hundreths of a degree” you KNOW I am going to look it up and rub your face in it. So why do it ?

  7. Jeffery says:

    our worst ever President could do the same thing

    George W. Bush

  8. david7134 says:

    Jeff,
    I never had much us for Bush, he had only two significant talents, he was not Gore and he was not Kerry. Now, the worst president by far is clearly Obama. Taking the scientific method that you and John use, prove different.

  9. Jeffery says:

    dave,

    By one measure, indictments, Reagan was much, much worse than Obama. By job recovery Obama was much better than Reagan. By wrong countries invaded based on misdirection, W. Bush was worse than Obama. Reagan doubled the debt during what he claimed was a period of prosperity.

    An aggregate rating of all presidents puts Obama at 17, Reagan at 15, W was 34. The worst were Buchanan, Harding, Pierce, Andrew Johnson and Harrison.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historical_rankings_of_Presidents_of_the_United_States

    This refutes your hypothesis.

    It IS true that Obama is the Blackest President, which in many conservative minds is the same as being the worst.

  10. Dana says:

    Barack Hussein Obama is the worst President of my lifetime, and my lifetime includes Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon and Jimmy Carter.

  11. drowningpuppies says:

    Once again the little guy who exaggerates often tries to demean and defame Reagan and his accomplishments.

    Reagan who lead the country into the greatest peacetime economic expansion in modern history.
    Try and refute that.

    Obama isn’t even close, little guy.

  12. Liam Thomas says:

    Quite honestly the AGW crowd has done their due diligence. CO2 is down….this is much like the Acid Rain and massive smog that was hitting the NE and California respectively in the 70’s.

    The country rolled up their sleeves and fixed the problem…..

    The same is happening with Co2 emissions. The world has gone to work…..and will continue to work on reducing co2.

    However the facts remain for me……

    I do not care if we are producing food/power via Squirrels in a cage….as long as we have viable and affordable alternatives to fossil fuels….I do not care at all. Period.

  13. Jeffery says:

    boyz,

    Stomp your little feet all you want. By no measure known to man is Obama the worst president, even in your lifetimes. At least according to all the professors, think tanks and institutes that study such things.

    Your feelings ARE important. Mr. Reagan made you feel good, but your gut feelings are leading you astray on this.

    largest peacetime expansion blah blah blah: The highest unemployment rate in my lifetime occurred in Nov/Dec 1982, 10.8%, intentionally caused by Mr. Reagan and the Fed. They sharply raised interest rates, throwing many millions of working class Americans out of work, causing a deep recession, to lower the rate of inflation. And when they cut the interest rates the economy recovered – GDP quickly, jobs slowly. It’s like saying he dug the deepest hole in history and then experienced the greatest peacetime expansion of hole filling. My beef with Reagan isn’t his handling of the economy, it’s the tax cuts for the wealthy, tax increases on workers, corporate deregulation and corruption (based on indictments, convictions and high level investigations – don’t forget Iran-Contra and the S&L collapse and scandals).

    It is clear that we now have the worst Congress in history.

  14. john says:

    Obama has approval polls 300% higher than Bush had in his last year in office. Obama also has polls 3 times higher than your GOP majority Congress.
    Isn’t it the job of Congress to write jobs bills? In Nov let’s throw those bums out.

  15. Jeffery says:

    Hey Donald,

    Hafiz Sayed Khan, ISIS’s top guy in Afghanistan, was recently killed by a U.S. drone strike.

    Either Obama is the worst ISIS founder ever or he’s just eliminating the competition so he can take over the leadership once he leaves office.

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