Seven years into his presidency Barack Obama finally found his mojo and declared war!
Americans were astonished that within three weeks of the bloody Paris attacks, the U.S. leader dropped everything to jet to the city where the carnage occurred and, after laying a rose at the Bataclan Concert Hall, spoke persuasively to150 world leaders.
This usually mild-mannered man was extraordinarily forceful when he urged those assembled to “take action” in order to save the world against a growing threat that “could define the contours of this century more dramatically than any other.”
Obama did not mince words when he warned nations large and small that “there is such a thing as being too late!”
Our 44th president astonished those present when he boldly proclaimed, “The United States not only recognizes our role in creating this problem, we embrace our responsibility to do something about it!”
What clarity! What decisiveness!
Unfortunately, this call to arms was not against the Islamic State that is gobbling up land in the Middle East at an alarming rate and sending its followers to the west to wage war on the civilized nations of the world. It was, alas, alas, against an unproved theory of global warming.
And while the threat from ISIS is real, the threat from global warming is highly in doubt. In fact, satellite temperature measurements, which are the most accurate, show there has been no warming of the earth’s atmosphere in almost two decades, a fact that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) conveniently omits from its monthly reports and projections, relying instead on temperatures from ground-based stations.
It is widely understood that ground-based measurements are subject to what is known as a “heat island effect.” Most reporting stations are in developed areas. As these areas grow, there is more concrete and other materials that hold heat. Any reasonable person knows that, on any given day, the temperate is warmer over concrete than it is over bare land — thus the importance of the satellite data.
But don’t take my word for it. When Lamar Smith, the chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology took testimony from NOAA’s deputy administrator, Manson Brown, he confirmed it. Brown told the committee that NOAA’s ability “to deliver environmental intelligence starts with keeping the pulse of the planet, especially the atmosphere and the ocean, and this is the central capability where space-based assets come into play.”
So why does NOAA leave out this important data when making its projections? It appears the nation’s premier environment intelligence agency has been highly politicized in order to generate alarming headlines that further Obama’s extreme climate change agenda.
In fact, earlier this year when NASA, another highly politicized agency, announced that 2014 was one of the hottest years on record, it was a subject of ridicule. As it turns out only 38 percent of the scientists who produced this report were sure it was actually correct, yet this was the stuff that was fed to the American public by an adoring mainstream media.
Even now, a group of scientists meeting in Wales are predicting a decades long mini ice-age as a result of a decrease in solar activity. History bears this out: The sun has a far greater effect on the earth’s temperature that man ever could.
Does Barack Obama truly believe what he is peddling? If he does, he would appear to be the world’s biggest hypocrite. It is estimated that travel to and from the summit by these world leaders produced over 300,000 tons of CO2, 803,880 pounds for Obama alone. Anyone ever hear of “Go to Meeting” via the internet?
While Parisians were encouraged to peddle bicycles to power lights along the famous Champs-Elysees, Obama and his entourage where whisked to and from this gathering in elaborate motorcades to the tune of some $800,000. If Obama is so concerned about our carbon footprint why not lead by example? What’s wrong with a few buses that could accommodate the whole crowd?
Let’s face it: These international summits are simply an excuse for the world’s most powerful to gather in order to have a vacation and feel good about themselves. They stay in 5-star hotels. (Obama’s tab was over $100,000.) They are wined and dined on fare fit for kings, not the public servants they claim to be.
Meanwhile, Obama is proposing draconian regulations that will drive up the cost of basic transportation and heating homes for those who can least afford it.
It’s little wonder most Americas are sick of politicians.