People With Giant Carbon Footprints Warn There’s No More Time For People To Be Allowed To Have Opinions

Let me posit a hypothesis: if you say you believe in anthropogenic global warming/climate change, yet have a carbon footprint well beyond most citizens on the planet, are you, in fact, denying your own beliefs?

Obama And Leonardo DiCaprio Warn There’s No Time Left For Climate Change Denial

President Barack Obama on Monday warned that Republicans in Congress who deny climate change contribute to a growing problem that he hoped to give more political urgency by emphasizing moral issues.

“Climate change is happening even faster than five years ago or 10 years ago,” Obama said. “What we’re seeing is the pessimistic end of what was possible, the ranges that had been discerned or anticipated by scientists, which means we’re really in a race against time. We can’t put up with climate denial or obstructionist politics for very long, if we want to leave for the next generation beautiful days like today.”

If by faster and more pessimistic he means “a more stable climate system with fewer severe storms”, well, alrighty then.

That said, it’s rather disturbing, to say the least, that the POTUS is essentially saying that people should not be allowed any belief, even when based on Science, that disagrees with the beliefs (not based on Science) of the Cult of Climastrology. Seems rather fascistic, does it not?

Monday’s panel at the White House “South by South Lawn” festival preceded the U.S. premiere of DiCaprio’s climate change documentary, “Before the Flood,” which will air on the National Geographic channel later this month.

The Oscar winner opened the panel by explaining that he planned to release the documentary before the November election to highlight the political importance of the issue. Like Obama, DiCaprio had strong words for climate change deniers.

Which means it should be considered an in-kind contribution to Hillary, and treated accordingly by the FEC and IRS, among others.

“If you do not believe in climate change, you do not believe in facts, or in science, or in empirical truths, and therefore, in my humble opinion, should not be allowed to hold public office,” DiCaprio said.

If you are an utter hypocrite on the subject, you shouldn’t be allowed to dissemble on the subject. And, let’s see, since Obama is an utter hypocrite, it must mean he doesn’t actually believe in ‘climate change’, and shouldn’t have held office. The same goes for Hillary Clinton.

Patterico’s Pontifications touches on Leo’s climahypocricy, based on a Hill story: “And you thought we were against religious tests…”.

Twitchy has more.

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12 Responses to “People With Giant Carbon Footprints Warn There’s No More Time For People To Be Allowed To Have Opinions”

  1. JGlanton says:

    Not only did he have the uneducated Leonardo DiCaprio,, he also had the shrill alarmist climate scientist Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, who overreacts to any weather event by calling it “the new normal” even as the opposite weather condition is taking place.

    This clearly reflects Obama’s agenda and ignorance. It’s as stupid as if he held a conference on the origins of the universe and the primary speakers were Big Bang Theory actress Kaley Cuoco and Bill Nye “The Science Guy”

  2. drowningpuppies says:

    Oh, noooooo!

    James Lovelock, inventor of Gaia Theory and godfather of the modern environmental movement, has finally renounced the green religion.

    …ascribes the dramatic change in his once fervently alarmist beliefs to the fact that he has “grown up.”

  3. john says:

    The same people who denied that smoking caused cancer (such as VP nominee Mike Pence) are the same ones that now deny that CO2 levels and cause climate change

  4. Liam Thomas says:

    I think people who believe that women should lie on a table and have instruments shoved inside of them to murder unborn babies………SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO HOLD OFFICE.

    I think people that believe that boys who think they are girls should be able to go into any girls bathroom and disrobe….SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO HOLD OFFICE.

    I think people who Believe Police are evil SHOULD NOT BE ABLE TO HOLD OFFICE.

    I think people who Believe that There is no GOD SHOULD NOT BE ABLE TO HOLD OFFICE.

    We can all play this game…..

    DiCaprio is off my list….I wont buy, watch or rent another thing the dirtbag does.

    He wants to play politics…..good for him…its his right……..Time for the Right to say goodbye to DiCaprio and NOT support him or his movies or his career in anyway…..let the left do it….Im sure they can figure out how to get our tax money and pay him every year.

  5. Jeffery says:

    Regardless of the idiotic pronouncements of Leonardo and Laim, there are no belief requirements for public office in America, thank goodness.

    Would I campaign against someone so ignorant as to not understand the basics of global warming? Of course. Would I oppose someone who proclaimed that a god created humankind several thousand years ago? Of course. On the other hand I have voted and supported politicians who claim to believe in gods and demons although I don’t.

  6. Hoagie says:

    john, the same people who believe that CO2 levels and cause climate change believed this:

    “We have about five more years at the outside to do something.”
    • Kenneth Watt, ecologist

    “Civilization will end within 15 or 30 years unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind.”
    • George Wald, Harvard Biologist

    “We are in an environmental crisis which threatens the survival of this nation, and of the world as a suitable place of human habitation.”
    • Barry Commoner, Washington University biologist

    “Man must stop pollution and conserve his resources, not merely to enhance existence but to save the race from intolerable deterioration and possible extinction.” • New York Times editorial, the day after the first Earth Day

    “Population will inevitably and completely outstrip whatever small increases in food supplies we make. The death rate will increase until at least 100-200 million people per year will be starving to death during the next ten years.”
    • Paul Ehrlich, Stanford University biologist

    “By…[1975] some experts feel that food shortages will have escalated the present level of world hunger and starvation into famines of unbelievable proportions. Other experts, more optimistic, think the ultimate food-population collision will not occur until the decade of the 1980s.”
    • Paul Ehrlich, Stanford University biologist

    “It is already too late to avoid mass starvation.”
    • Denis Hayes, chief organizer for Earth Day

    “Demographers agree almost unanimously on the following grim timetable: by 1975 widespread famines will begin in India; these will spread by 1990 to include all of India, Pakistan, China and the Near East, Africa. By the year 2000, or conceivably sooner, South and Central America will exist under famine conditions….By the year 2000, thirty years from now, the entire world, with the exception of Western Europe, North America, and Australia, will be in famine.”
    • Peter Gunter, professor, North Texas State University

    “Scientists have solid experimental and theoretical evidence to support…the following predictions: In a decade, urban dwellers will have to wear gas masks to survive air pollution…by 1985 air pollution will have reduced the amount of sunlight reaching earth by one half….”
    • Life Magazine, January 1970

    “At the present rate of nitrogen buildup, it’s only a matter of time before light will be filtered out of the atmosphere and none of our land will be usable.”
    • Kenneth Watt, Ecologist

    Stanford’s Paul Ehrlich announces that the sky is falling.
    Stanford’s Paul Ehrlich announces that the sky is falling

    “Air pollution…is certainly going to take hundreds of thousands of lives in the next few years alone.”
    • Paul Ehrlich, Stanford University biologist

    “We are prospecting for the very last of our resources and using up the nonrenewable things many times faster than we are finding new ones.”
    • Martin Litton, Sierra Club director

    “By the year 2000, if present trends continue, we will be using up crude oil at such a rate…that there won’t be any more crude oil. You’ll drive up to the pump and say, `Fill ‘er up, buddy,’ and he’ll say, `I am very sorry, there isn’t any.’”
    • Kenneth Watt, Ecologist

    “Dr. S. Dillon Ripley, secretary of the Smithsonian Institute, believes that in 25 years, somewhere between 75 and 80 percent of all the species of living animals will be extinct.”
    • Sen. Gaylord Nelson

    “The world has been chilling sharply for about twenty years. If present trends continue, the world will be about four degrees colder for the global mean temperature in 1990, but eleven degrees colder in the year 2000. This is about twice what it would take to put us into an ice age.”
    • Kenneth Watt, Ecologist

    They were wrong then and they’re wrong now.

  7. Hoagie says:

    BTW john, those predictions were all in or around 1970. How did they pan out?

    Experts built the Titanic, a novice built the Ark.

  8. JGlanton says:

    Hoagie, you could have filled a whole list of zingers just by Dr. John Holdren, who currently serves as Obama’s Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy.


    “We are not, of course, optimistic about our chances of success. Some form of ecocatastrophe, if not thermonuclear war, seems almost certain to overtake us before the end of the century. (The inability to forecast exactly which one – whether plague, famine, the poisoning of the oceans, drastic climatic change, or some disaster entirely unforeseen – is hardly grounds for complacency.)”

    – John Holdren and Paul Ehrlich, ‘What We Must Do, and the Cost of Failure’, in Holdren and Ehrlich, Global Ecology, p. 279

    Paul Ehrlich cites Holdren in his 1987 book “The Machinery of Nature”, noting that: “As University of California physicist John Holdren has said, it is possible that carbon dioxide climate-induced famines could kill as many as a billion people before the year 2020.”

    We must stop advancement:

    “Only one rational path is open to us—simultaneous de-development of the [overdeveloped countries] and semi-development of the underdeveloped countries (UDC’s), in order to approach a decent and ecologically sustainable standard of living for all in between. By de-development we mean lower per-capita energy consumption, fewer gadgets, and the abolition of planned obsolescence.”

    – John Holdren and Paul Ehrlich, “Introduction,” in Holdren and Ehrlich, eds., Global Ecology, 1971, p. 3.

    Oh and he’s a One World Marxist Order guy:

    “organized evasive action: population control, limitation of material consumption, redistribution of wealth, transitions to technologies that are environmentally and socially less disruptive than today’s, and movement toward some kind of world government” (1977: p. 5).

    He was an integral part of the consensus that man is causing global cooling:

    “Many observers have speculated that the cooling could be the beginning of a long and persistent trend in that direction—that is, an inevitable departure from an abnormally warm period in climatic history.”

    “I believe that increasing global air pollution, through its effect on the reflectivity of the earth, is currently dominant and is responsible for the temperature decline of the past decade or so.”

  9. Liam Thomas says:

    Regardless of the idiotic pronouncements of Leonardo and Laim, there are no belief requirements for public office in America, thank goodness.

    Are you kidding us?

    What Leonardo is an idiot? Thanks for confirming what we all now know.

  10. Jeffery says:

    You fail to recognize that humanity DID make changes to reduce polluting our air and water. You fail to remember that we solved the problem of acid rain. The forgot that humanity unified to stabilized the ozone layer.

    Left unchecked many (but hardly all) of the predictions you ridicule would have come true.

    Regardless, the current evidence is overwhelmingly in support of the theory of AGW. What Paul Ehrlich said about famine is not related to AGW, but nice try.

  11. Liam Thomas says:


    If even ONE thing they predicted that was dire would come true they would convert a lot of people….but this is nothing more then Alinsky tactics used on AGW…..Throw a thousand things daily at the wall and hope some of their shit sticks.

    Hit them from all sides….never let up……the problem is they are arguing a crystal ball…..and thats pretty hard to convince people that were all gonna die when nothing they say comes true…..

    Im pretty sure that if you go to a fortune teller and nothing she says ever….in 40 years comes true your pretty much gonna stop believing anything she says…….

    Well guess what……for 40 years the AGW crowd tried to convince us first we were all gonna freeze to death…when that didnt pan out they put thermometers in asphalt parking lots then tried to convince us the temperature was going up drastically…..

    When that didnt work they then SAID its CO2 thats making the earth warm up….the problem is that it was not warming up other then 4/10ths of 1 degree in 47 years…so it was back to the drawing board….

    If they would just predict one thing and it came true they might gain some credibility…and then when things are not working out for them…………a ton of emails were released from climate scientists dishing their own research as not panning out…..

    And gee they didnt understand why.

    Remember AGW is more about population control and the punishment of a world that is a consumer rather then a producer……

    This is why I suspect that sometime in the near future some whack job at the CDC or Russia or China is going to unleash a biological storm on the world… his bid to reduce population to more manageable levels……

    That is what I fear more then Rising co2.

  12. Jeffery says:

    “They” predicted if we didn’t clean the air, we would suffer. We cleaned the air.

    “They” predicted if we didn’t clean the water, we would suffer. We cleaned the water.

    “They” predicted if we didn’t eliminate acid rain, we would suffer. We eliminated acid rain.

    “They” predicted if we didn’t stop dumping chlorofluorocarbons we’d lose the ozone layer. We stopped dumping chlorofluorocarbons.

    “They” predicted if we didn’t increase crop yields people would starve. We developed high yield crops and improved cultivation practices saving millions from starvation.

    All of these efforts were based on solid science and were accomplished over the objections of other interests.

    You see, sometimes corrective actions can keep predictions at bay.

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