Obama Tries To Revive Global Warming Debate As Advisers Warn Him'Avoid Economic Arguments'
by Ian R Thorpe
In another keynote speech filled with 'soaring rhetoric' (more cliches and banalities punctuated with personal pronouns, YAWN) President Barack Hussein Obama tried to revive the great global warming scare and thus divert attention from the stituation in Syria and the numerous scandals that have engulfed his administration recently.
Obama's fear - and panic mongering speech which compared the serious scientific debate among serious environmental scientists about the statistical frauds and pseudo science that the global waming scare was built on as a meeting of the flat earth society, Obama repeated that old 'The Science Is Settled" lie and them having stated opposition to his plans to save the planet by stuffing his billionaire cronies pockets full of taxpayers money he delivered a speech devoid of scientiticic evidence and big on emotional blackmail.
In keeepinmg with the Obama administration's recent track record on competence or lack of it, in advance of the speech a memo from an environmentalist group advising The President's speech writers how to frame the fear - and - panic case was leaked to the media. It advised that the speech should steer clear of specifics and concentrate on emotional appeals to peoples' fear. Here's an extract:
The memo, obtained by National Journal, includes a “do’s and don’t’s” list of phrases to use (and not use) when advocating for action on climate change. “Do discuss modernizing and retooling power plants and innovation that will create green jobs…Don’t try to suggest net job increases,”
“Do inform audiences about the nature of the problem, who is at fault, and what can be done…Don’t debate the increase in electricity rates. Instead pivot to health & clean air message.” Another one says: “Do use ‘cutting carbon pollution from power plants’…Don’t use ‘regulations to control greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.’reads one part of the memo.
In other words fill them with fear about environmental catastrophes that will only occur if the worst case scenario is multiplied by ten but don't mention how much it is going to cost to save the planet from this imaginary disaster.
Ken Berlin, chair of the Energy & Environment Team, a group of national, state and local energy and climate leaders, distributed the memo to his group of about 1,300 people who have organized around these issues for the Obama campaign.
Berlin said the memo was written by the Climate Action Coalition, a new coalition of most major environmental groups. He added the umbrella group is coordinated in part by Kevin Curtis, who is also affiliated with The Climate Reality Project, an advocacy group founded by environmentalist and former Vice President Al Gore.
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President Obama’s climate speech on Tuesday was grandiose even for him, but its surreal nature was its particular hallmark. Some 12 million Americans still can’t find work, real wages have fallen for five years, three-fourths of Americans now live paycheck to check, and the economy continues to plod along four years into a quasi-recovery. But there was the President in Georgetown, threatening more energy taxes and mandates that will ensure fewer jobs, still lower incomes and slower growth.
Mr. Obama’s “climate action plan” adds up to one of the most extensive reorganizations of the U.S. economy since the 1930s, imposed through administrative fiat and raw executive power. He wants to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 17% by 2020, but over his 6,500-word address he articulated no such goal for the unemployment rate or GDP. …
The higher costs will ripple through the energy chain, which is precisely Mr. Obama’s goal. Only by artificially raising the cost of carbon energy can he make even heavily subsidized “renewables” competitive. …
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