Skip to comments.Obama Affirms Climate Change Goals
Posted on 11/18/2008 2:06:52 PM PST by reaganaut1
WASHINGTON President-elect Barack Obama confirmed on Tuesday that he plans to stick to the aggressive targets he had set earlier for fighting climate change and for spurring the development of clean-energy technology, saying, Delay is no longer an option.
The remarks were striking for being made in what was billed as a surprise taped statement, before a bipartisan conference on climate change in Los Angeles that included governors who have battled the Bush administration by trying to pass stricter pollution standards than federal guidelines require.
Officials from at least 10 other countries were also present, and Mr. Obama addressed his comments to them when he said, Solving this problem will require all of us working together. He said he had asked lawmakers who will attend a climate-change conference next month in Poland to report back to him.
Mr. Obamas remarks were sure to be welcomed by Europeans and others who have been urging the administration to take tougher measures ever since President turned his back on the Kyoto Protocol on climate change in 2001.
Now is the time to confront this challenge once and for all, Mr. Obama said.
Denial is no longer an acceptable response, he added. The stakes are too high. The consequences, too serious.
Perhaps with those considerations in mind, Mr. Obama cast his planned energy-development measures as vital to economic revival, by generating an estimated five million green jobs, as well as critical to national security, by reducing United States dependence on foreign oil.
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I want Barack Hussein Obama to give me a calendar with the optimal temperatures for each region of the country for the end of time so we can know if we are meeting the criteria.
Note: the temperatures should NOT have any fluctuations over the centuries, we are attempting to CHANGE the climate so we must overcome any natural fluctuations up or down to maintain the OPTIMAL climate that Obama, Gore, and others insist we must continue to thrive at.
Damn the Science, Full Speed Backwards. The Messiah should also pass a law making Pi an even 3.0. that will make the new global warming inventions even easier.
There are no stakes involved believing or not believing in mythology.
Everything this guy knows is wrong. He is an economic nightmare. What an imbecile.
RFK Junior called anyone who denied the "reality" of global climate change a "traitor". I fully expect Barack Obama to carry this same rhetoric forward. And kids will be tested on it and expected to parrot the lie.
Meanwhile, the Chicoms build a new coal-fired power plant every week.
I hope the FReeper who was selling Carbon Credits for $1 in Boulder, CO knows about this. He stands to make millions.
I think this charlatan is actually going ahead with his plans to destroy the US economy for this, the greatest hoax in history.
We are so screwed.
The Dow should reach 2000 under a psychotic Obama regime.
So what's the punishment for denying? Because I deny!
I can hardly wait for my green government kit with it’s little propellers and solar cells that mount on the roof of my car or, are we supposed to throw our “gas guzzling” cars away and buy hybrids?
We are going to be the next Zimbabwe. Economic activity in the USA will cease in five years. Last business out please turn out the wiggly flourescent lights.
Even Obama the Great can’t do one damn thing to affect the climate. He can, however, really screw up the country.
A very close friend of mine who was in Congress from 1996-2000 told me that to implement global warming plans then being discussed ( THESE ARE MORE DRACONIAN) would cost the economy 1 to 1.5 GDP points. This, more than raising taxes, will do BHO in.
Did NASA really admit that the 1930’ were the warmest on record? Any cite for this? I read it in the Telegraph.
So is an Obama presidency.
Re-education camp for you.
Like Mark Levin says, we’re gonna get it, right in the neck.
Only one thing is certain when it comes to the science of so-called Global Warming. Whatever manufacturing is left in the U.S. will be leaving as soon as a cap-in trade bill is passed. They cannot and will not operate with both the huge expense and all the new regulations. China’s economy will overtake the U.S. economy. And most of us will be left without a job. The end is near im afraid.
What a complete waste of our money and time.
In a couple of years, all cars will run solely on HOPE.
Is the President-elect aware of the fact that Africa and Asia contribute more to air pollution than the United States does? Is he aware of the fact that we may have to spend trillions of dollars to achieve incrementally tiny improvements in air quality?
That isn’t funny; confiscating the land from the Brits and redistributing it took that country from a net exporter of agricultural products to a country that is starving. Its coming to a country near you.
Were the Kyoto goals based on total national emissions or per capita emissions? If it is total, then every new baby born or new immigrant (legal or illegal) divides the pie of allowed energy production into even smaller slices.
By the time the cap and trade program is up and running, we will be heading into the next ice age. This is going to be a severe winter and global warming stopped in 1998.
That may be the solution: immigration. Japan has a population density 10 times that of the U.S. which means we can increase our population to 3 billion to equal Japan.
This is what happens when you have a lawyer in charge of science, an affirmative action lawyer, no less. It is not a matter of denial, but seeking the truth based on science and supported by facts. There is simply no real basis for claiming that the current global warming is caused by mankind, particularly carbon dioxide emissions. Global warming is caused by the Sun. Furthermore, we very well may be at the end of the recent global warming period and moving into something else in connection with our climate change.
While it is important to conserve energy, going overboard because you think that mankind is causing global warming demonstrates specious reasoning, and a disordered mind. This lack of ability to reason is insane, and will destroy our country.
What we have here is the result of the cumulative affect of affirmative action on our entire system. For years across the institutions of America we have been meeting quotas instead of hiring the best person for the job. We have dumbed down our institutions and system of government to the extent that we may be beyond repair.
To disprove global warming, all you need is a thermometer and a farmer’s almanac.
LOL! I thought I had a snappy quip on how Obama was ignoring real science in favor of (and with full support of our tax dollars) the snake oil salesmen touting global warming, but, lol, you said it!!
There must be some carnival hawkers and snake oil salesmen from a hundred years ago spinning in their graves over their missed opporutnity!
No problem, let's eliminate all industry, and go back to the stone ages. Now that's real change.
And 100% of the blame for the economic disaster will be placed on Bush and the GOP with MSM concurrence. After all, he inherited such a mess.....
Actually, this economic crisis should pretty well take care of the industry in this country.
But we must do more. Especially those who are so committed to Obama.
I think all of the folks who voted for Obama should stop exhaling.
Sigh....that's the third time now since the election and the guy hasn't even been sworn in yet.
IT’S OFFICIAL! The chosen one can control the weather! All you have to do is follow him blindly, and give him all your money! After all, the Obamanator weather control machine is powered by feeding it Dollar bills!
They’ll need the energy to keep from freezing.
Mid-November here in the Thumb area here of Michigan used to be cold and rainy. As of today, the forecast calls for temps in the low 30’s for the highs, and down in the teens for the overnight. Global warming my ass. I’ll burn everything that I can to stay warm this winter. It’s gonna be a cold one.
Buy bicycle stock.
Thank God! Finally someone not just talking about the weather, someone gonna do something about it!
Lead by example Senator Obama! I want to see the White House thermostats on 60 in winter and 80 once the temp outside reaches 70. Ditto for congressional offices/buildings. Better yet, close down the government for the summer like they did in the old days.
Better start learning Chinese, they will buy the Earth.