Obama still believes in climate change

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The Hill reported today that President Obama has not wavered in his commitment to reducing carbon dioxide levels and fighting man-made climate change:

Activists with President Obama’s campaign are trying to dampen criticism from environmentalists who say global warming has been given short shrift in the 2012 presidential race.

An email sent to environmentalists Sunday evening, obtained by The Hill, tallies numerous instances of Obama talking about climate change on the stump.

The compilation notes 15 mentions of climate change spread across a dozen speeches and remarks since July 23. For instance, the memo quotes a blurb from Obama’s speech in Mount Vernon, Iowa, on Oct. 18, when the president attacked Mitt Romney’s call to end a major tax credit for wind power projects.

“My plan will keep these investments, and we’ll keep reducing the carbon pollution that’s also heating the planet, because climate change isn’t a hoax. The droughts we’ve seen, the floods, the wildfires — those aren’t a joke. They’re a threat to our children’s future. And we can do something about it. That’s part of what’s at stake in this election,” Obama said.

So don’t think President Obama has softened his position since 2009, when he attempted to ram a cap-and-trade bill through Congress that would have required draconian cuts in carbon dioxide emissions and caused electricity rates to skyrocket. Apparently he still believes that droughts, floods, and wildfires can be banished by legislative fiat — that he can set the global thermostat by substituting unreliable wind and solar power for coal and oil.

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  • http://twitter.com/SimonFili Simon Filiatrault

    I also believe in climate change, natural ones that is… I don’t like those title… Climate Change is there, day in day out… right… CAGW is another matter… I am sure anthropogenic CO2 has an influence on the planet… this poor planet… Like make plants grow faster! Seeing is believing http://www.co2science.org/education/truthalerts/v13/cowpea.php

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  • jfreed27

    When you or your family has a serious health
    crisis, and your life, or your kid’s life is in the balance, do you wait till
    all the bloggers and politicians agree on the diagnosis and your best
    treatment? Or do you follow the advice of your doctor IF he specializes in your
    problem, IF he is the best around.

    We don’t rely on the average amateur’s “hunches”, but on the years of professional training of the physician. and the science behind it. It is the best chance we have to survive.

    We, in deciding about the health of our Nation,
    our future, should have standards at least as high. It may be suicide to delay any longer.

    Instead of trying to convince or placate the Last Skeptic
    (we don’t have that much time) let the next President convene a panel of our
    very best minds, even only Nobel Laureates – in climate science, meteorology, chemistry,
    physics, biology, economics, agriculture, engineering etc. I assume Nobel Laureates come from both
    political parties. No political agenda, please.

    Ask the panel: What does our best science say? What are the dangers, the
    consequences for the health and economy of our country, the best solutions,
    the costs vs. the benefits, and the magnitude of the corrections necessary to
    save our climate (ourselves) . Ask, “how much time do we have to take
    your advice?”

    And, then, Mr. President give it your best shot.

  • jameshrust

    The global climate alarm group have their annual meeting in Qatar this November 29 to December 6. Let us see how much of America’s wealth will be given away at that meeting by President Obama. They may try for a Kyoto II treaty.

    • http://www.cfact.org/ CFACT

      They certainly may try at COP 18 in Qatar. And win or lose, President Obama will have nothing to lose by pushing for a binding agreement.

      Fortunately, we are sending a crack team to the conference whose mission will be to stop any such treaty by exposing their plans and speaking truth to power.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dill-Weed/100000216524046 Dill Weed

        Who Monckton? Or rather, Lord Monckton

  • http://www.speakthewordnow.com Karen Rose

    Obama still believes…no these people who talk about climate change, all know that it is a phony business…but they are all looking for the BIG MONEY TO BE MADE…

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dill-Weed/100000216524046 Dill Weed

      The oil and coal business aren’t about greed? On its face renewables are far better than these… they require no fuel, they don’t pollute anywhere near as much as oil, coal and natural gas.
      Remember the command to be good stewards of the earth? Watch Trinkets and Beads.

  • Eckenhuijsen Smit

    The following remarks are proof of the total stupidity and/or malicious ignorance of Barack Obama:
    “My plan will keep these investments (a major tax credit for wind power projects), and we’ll keep reducing the carbon pollution that’s also heating the planet, because climate change isn’t a hoax. The droughts we’ve seen, the floods, the wildfires — those aren’t a joke. They’re a threat to our children’s future. And we can do something about it. That’s part of what’s at stake in this election,” as Obama said.