Skip to comments.Missing from Obama’s big energy tour: not a single word about GHGs or CO2 or climate
Posted on 03/27/2012 9:29:12 AM PDT by Starman417
Obama's first big energy-policy speech was to the United Nations in 2009 when he boldly told the entire world that it had to get off of fossil fuels because: "the threat from climate change is serious, it is urgent, and it is growing." "Rising sea levels threaten every coastline," blah, blah, blah, but to the true believers, it was lines from a psalm:
More powerful storms and floods threaten every continent. More frequent drought and crop failures breed hunger and conflict. All the largest emitters of greenhouse gas pollution [must] act together. Wind turbines and solar panels and batteries for hybrid cars. Loan guarantees and tax credits. A future that is worthy of our childrenNow, not a single word about climate or CO2. Guess that makes it official. Greenhouse gases and global warming are no longer a motivating concern for U.S. energy policy. Quick, tell the EPA, whose war on CO2 is already shutting down its first tenth of the grid. Not needed anymore guys. CO2 is no longer even worth mentioning. Can we hold Obama to it?
The President did repeat "clean energy" a bunch of times in his Nevada speech, but there is NOTHING unclean about CO2, so that doesn't count. CO2 is the essential nutrient from which all life on the surface of the earth is constructed. Animals get their carbon building blocks from plants which get it from atmospheric CO2 through photosynthesis, and current levels of CO2about 0.039 percent of the atmosphereare alarmingly close to the minimum required to sustain life.
From Lawrence Livermore Labs CO2 "fact sheet":
Carbon dioxide is necessary to sustain life in concentrations of about 0.04 percent of the earth's atmosphere ...The biosphere craves more of this healthful gas, not less.
The ONLY concern about CO2 is the idea that its greenhouse warming effect might be dangerous, and no such concern is being voiced by Obama. Apparently it is off the table, which ought to clear off all of his green energy plans as well, because their explicit rationale has been the greenhouse threat from CO2.
"Climate" was why, in Obama's 2008 words, electricity prices would have to "necessarily skyrocket." It was all about capping CO2 in order to save the planet from global warming:
(Excerpt) Read more at floppingaces.net...
Means absolutely nothing (though I am sure you know that)
They are as dedicated to Global Warming as they have ever been, and are doing all they can to push anything related to it, they just aren’t advertising it.
Because they KNOW it is a losing issue and are avoiding it like the plague. Not that anyone will call him and the administration on the carpet for it.
They are continuing behind the scenes to destroy the energy sector.
Not to worry
He’ll be more flexible (to take down the US energy industry) after his re-election
I am ashamed of him.