American voters were faced with Hobsons’ choice in this election as far as global warming was concerned. McCain the loser was on board for many years with the false notion that humans can affect climate change. The country elected as the next president someone who harbors the same or more extreme views on the subject. Since Democrats envision an all powerful government with greater control, it is not surprising that President Barack Obama will carry the torch for this phony ideology to new heights.
So there is no doubt where the incoming president will lead us, this is what Obama has said:
"Few challenges facing America -- and the world -- are more urgent than combating climate change."
Apparently Obama fears global warming more than other conditions facing the United States.
How about collapsing domestic and international markets and their very real potential to spark a worldwide depression? Or assuring the denial of weapons of mass destruction to terrorists and rogue nations? Or evading the strangle hold our dependency on oil from the Middle East allows enemies of our country to leverage over us? Or our deteriorating confidence in the safe containment of a nuclear weapons arsenal already in the hands of an Islamic State with a dedicated intent on the destruction of Israel? Or achieving a successful outcome of the wars currently waging in Iraq and Afghanistan? Or resolving our increasingly tenuous relationship with Russia? Or the "poorly secured nuclear material in the former Soviet Union or secrets from a scientist in Pakistan that could help build a bomb that detonates in Paris", which Obama himself spoke of in his July "fellow citizen of the world" speech in Berlin?
Obama says "The science is beyond dispute and the facts are clear." Global warming by man cannot be debated.”
The truth is very little science is beyond dispute, especially Climatology. Many scientists have come forward at a risk to their careers to point out the obvious with actual scientific data; humans cannot cause climate change. And considering the thousands of media-ignored-or-demeaned scientists disputing the conventional dogma each and every day, Obama diminishes any credibility he might have on the subject by echoing Al Gore.
Nonetheless, though this is not what Obama means, he is quite correct in stating that the facts are clear. Although, not as he sees them. Here are just a few facts to be considered:
Warming stopped in 1998 and the planet has been cooling for over a year now while atmospheric CO2 levels continue to rise. In fact, the 2009 Old Farmer's Almanac includes an article by IceCap editor Joe D'Aleo making the case in its subtitle that "Some scientists believe that an extreme cooling episode, potentially a mini-ice age, is imminent. Others think that it may already be under way."
Over long time periods, global temperature anomalies appear to correlate not to CO2 levels, but rather a combination of natural forces, particularly solar activity and sea surface temperatures. The erroneous Supreme Court decision notwithstanding, CO2 is not a pollutant but a gas as essential to plant life as O2 is to us. Global climate has always and will always change independent of the actions of man. Policy makers should realize that entities such as the IPCC - from which their "scientific" beliefs are taken - are directed by their paymasters, government and non governmental organizations, to deal exclusively with human influence on the climate and have no motivation to find any natural explanations.
Meanwhile, as falling temperatures continue to dispute public acceptance what has become conventional wisdom, the dogma furthers existing economic problems by adding useless green-burdens; it is the alarmists and congress that deny the facts. Recently IPCC chairman Rajendra Pachauri told a large group at NSW University that "we're at a stage where warming is taking place at a much faster rate [than before]". And at a Brussels Climate Conference just last week, Johan Rockström, executive director of the Stockholm Environment Institute, took it a step further, warning that "the world is in even ‘more dire straits' than the worst predictions set out by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC)." Imagine the audacity of such baseless nonsense.
Higher sea levels are said to be an example of the newly discovered global warming however sea levels have been rising at varying rates since the end of the last ice age over 10,000 years ago. Obama spoke of shrinking coastlines during his introductory speech to the world in Berlin while ignoring the planet’s history.
Obama also said "We've seen record drought, spreading famine" but the June 2008 U.S. Climate Change Science Program assessment report disagreed.
"Averaged over the continental U.S. and southern Canada the most severe droughts occurred in the 1930s and there is no indication of an overall trend in the observational record, which dates back to 1895."
Another claim by Obama is that "Storms are growing stronger with each passing hurricane season."
If Obama is referring to North Atlantic hurricanes, he's wrong again. A chart from the Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies shows 2008 to be above average but only the 10th highest since 1978, not the 2nd. And between it and the worst year ever, 2005, which included Katrina and six other major hurricanes, there were two years with very few such storms.
In his Berlin speech Obama used only fifty words to announce eight material untruths and misrepresentations.
But that’s not all; Obama has promised that his presidency “will mark a new chapter in America's leadership on climate change.” “Starting with a federal cap and trade system we will establish strong annual targets that set us on a course to reduce emissions to their 1990 levels by 2020 and reduce them an additional 80 percent by 2050.”
In short, Obama promised the country he would use the leverage of the Democrats' majority in both houses to inflict policies on us which the facts show to be disastrously ineffectual on every level in every country affecting both our economy which conventional wisdom says it is in the most precarious state of our lifetime and our way of life.
"Now is the time to confront this challenge once and for all. Delay is no longer an option. Denial is no longer an acceptable response" says our president-elect but he is wrong again. "The stakes are too high. The consequences are too serious", says Obama.
Sorry, Mr. President-elect, but the science actually disputes your premises and you and your side are perpetrating a hoax on the American public by ignoring and covering up the facts.