Obama's climate change falsehoods
Obama envokes climate change falsehoods and God to justify restricting energy
By Gretchen Randall
Date: January 22, 2013
In his second inaugural address Obama had this to say about climate change and green energy: “We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations. Some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science, but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging fires, and crippling drought, and more powerful storms. The path towards sustainable energy sources will be long and sometimes difficult. We cannot cede to other nations the technology that will power new jobs and new industries – we must claim its promise. That is how we will maintain our economic vitality and our national treasure – our forests and waterways; our croplands and snowcapped peaks. That is how we will preserve our planet, commanded to our care by God.”
First, “overwhelming” agreement of scientists that storms, fires or drought are caused climate change simply does not exist; rather, reputable scientists believe these are simply examples of normal weather cycles. While the U.S. Midwest suffers under one of the coldest spells in two years without any snow, the U.K. has had more snow than normal for the last few years. Scientists also acknowledge that the earth has been cooling since about 1998.
Secondly, we agree with the president that the road to alternative energy sources is long, difficult and, might we add, expensive. In fact it is wastefully expensive. We all know about the wasted stimulus money on companies such as Solyndra. It can be dnagerous, too. Now we see that the lithium batteries used in Boeing’s Dreamliner 787 plane are the cause of the fires that lead to its grounding by the FAA. They are essentially the same kind of batteries used in the “shunned-by-consumers” Chevy Volt. The battery is also unnecessary. We have plenty of oil and natural gas, if liberals let us use them, and they don’t harm the environment.
The administration should encourage more exploration of natural gas and oil in the shale areas and instead of trying to limit or regulate fracking it should work to advance that technology We have a vast resource in shale that can lead to even more jobs and exports if allowed to flourish.
And finally, God did leave man in charge, but God is obviously a mixed use kind of guy. The relevant quote from Genesis, Chapter I, verses 27-30 (King James Bible) reads:
“So God created man in his own image; in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
“And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful and multiply and replenish (fill) the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
“And God said. Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat (food).
“And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life,
I have given every green herb for meat (food):and it was so.”
If you are going to play with God’s words Mr. President, get it right. We know you think you are He, but you are not.
Links: It’s snowing and it really feels like the start of a mini ice age” at http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/columnists/borisjohnson/9814618/Its-snowing-and-it-really-feels-like-the-start-of-a-mini-ice-age.html More good reading: “The Coming of a New Ice Age” at: http://www.winningreen.com/site/epage/59549_621.htm
or “Real scientists’ real fear: the coming ice age” at: http://www.winningreen.com/site/epage/59588_621.htm
Contact: Gretchen Randall