The climate consensus may be “crumbling” as John Fund recently put it at NRO, but that just causes the alarmists to ramp up their rhetoric.
One such alarmist is the leader of the free world, Barack Obama, who took the opportunity to ramp up his rhetoric at the UN Climate Summit in New York City, Tuesday.
…Mr. Obama said he’s made climate change a central focus of his administration because the world simply can’t wait any longer and is looking for the kind of leadership that only the U.S. can provide.
But the president also offered tough words to nations such as China, the planet’s largest emitter of carbon and also one of the world’s fastest-growing economies. Mr. Obama said that as China grows, it should ignore the example set by the U.S. and forgo the use of coal and other “dirty” fuels.
Of course, no Obama speech in front of an international audience would be complete without an indictment of his own country.
“This is hard. But there should be no question the United States of America is stepping up to the plate. We recognize our role in creating this problem. We embrace our responsibility to combat it. We will do our part. And we will help developing nations do theirs.
One of the few times Obama uses the pronoun, “we” as opposed to “I” is when he’s assigning blame to his fellow countrymen.
Words you’ll never hear from this president:
“This is hard. But there should be no question the United States of America is stepping up to the plate to defeat ISIS. I recognize my role in creating this problem. I embrace my responsibility as Commander in Chief to combat it. And I promise all nations joining the coalition – we will not do this in politically expedient half measures, cutting and running as soon as it is politically feasible. My aim is to save the Western world from a growing Islamofascist threat. We are in it to win it – no matter how long it takes.”
* FYI: this post is filed under “politics” and not “science” because public global warming/climate change warnings have become so politicized they can no be taken seriously as science.