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Obama Affirms Climate Change Goals
New York Times ^ | November 18, 2008 | Brian Knowlton

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. Obama’s 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.

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“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.”

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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.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 111th; agenda; antiamerican; bho2008; citizenoftheworld; climatechange; depression; economy; envirowhackos; globalwarming; globalwarmingscare; nationalsuicide; obama; obamatransitionfile; rainman; recession; scam; starkravingsocialism; suicide
How much will Obama's plans cost the country in higher energy bills if they are passed? Republicans should hammer this issue, and it should be easier now that McCain, who largely agreed with Obama on this issue, is no longer the defacto head of the party.
1 posted on 11/18/2008 2:06:52 PM PST by reaganaut1
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To: reaganaut1

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.


2 posted on 11/18/2008 2:09:40 PM PST by weegee (Global Warming Change? Fight Global Socialist CHANGE.)
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To: reaganaut1

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.


3 posted on 11/18/2008 2:09:59 PM PST by norwaypinesavage (Global Warming Theory is extremely robust with respect to data. All observations confirm it)
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To: reaganaut1

There are no stakes involved believing or not believing in mythology.


4 posted on 11/18/2008 2:10:01 PM PST by omega4179 (1-20-2013)
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To: reaganaut1

Everything this guy knows is wrong. He is an economic nightmare. What an imbecile.


5 posted on 11/18/2008 2:10:48 PM PST by johniegrad
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To: omega4179
“Now is the time to confront this challenge once and for all,” Mr. Obama said. “Denial is no longer an acceptable response,”

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.

6 posted on 11/18/2008 2:12:01 PM PST by weegee (Global Warming Change? Fight Global Socialist CHANGE.)
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To: reaganaut1

Meanwhile, the Chicoms build a new coal-fired power plant every week.


7 posted on 11/18/2008 2:12:03 PM PST by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: reaganaut1

I hope the FReeper who was selling Carbon Credits for $1 in Boulder, CO knows about this. He stands to make millions.


8 posted on 11/18/2008 2:12:39 PM PST by American Quilter (I'm in mourning for my country.)
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To: reaganaut1

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.


9 posted on 11/18/2008 2:13:18 PM PST by FormerACLUmember (When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.)
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To: reaganaut1
Denial is no longer an acceptable response

So what's the punishment for denying? Because I deny!

10 posted on 11/18/2008 2:15:23 PM PST by Domandred (Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.)
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To: reaganaut1

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?


11 posted on 11/18/2008 2:17:18 PM PST by boxer21
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To: FormerACLUmember

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.


12 posted on 11/18/2008 2:18:58 PM PST by henkster (It's time for a conservative "long march through the institutions.")
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To: reaganaut1

Even Obama the Great can’t do one damn thing to affect the climate. He can, however, really screw up the country.


13 posted on 11/18/2008 2:19:18 PM PST by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: reaganaut1

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.


14 posted on 11/18/2008 2:19:31 PM PST by uscabjd ( a)
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To: reaganaut1
“Denial is no longer an acceptable response,” he added. “The stakes are too high. The consequences, too serious.”

So is an Obama presidency.

15 posted on 11/18/2008 2:20:34 PM PST by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: Domandred
Because I deny!

Re-education camp for you.

16 posted on 11/18/2008 2:21:39 PM PST by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: reaganaut1

Like Mark Levin says, we’re gonna get it, right in the neck.


17 posted on 11/18/2008 2:25:26 PM PST by TenthAmendmentChampion (Don't blame me, I voted for John McCain and Sarah Palin. Well, for Sarah Palin, anyway.)
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To: norwaypinesavage

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.


18 posted on 11/18/2008 2:25:48 PM PST by dbrew2u
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To: reaganaut1

What a complete waste of our money and time.


19 posted on 11/18/2008 2:26:27 PM PST by avacado
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To: reaganaut1
We'll meet all of the climate change goals.

In a couple of years, all cars will run solely on HOPE.

20 posted on 11/18/2008 2:27:25 PM PST by SIDENET (Hubba Hubba...)
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To: reaganaut1

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?


21 posted on 11/18/2008 2:33:02 PM PST by popdonnelly (Don't lose sight of your conservative principles.)
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To: henkster

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.


22 posted on 11/18/2008 2:40:55 PM PST by boxer21
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To: reaganaut1

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.


23 posted on 11/18/2008 2:44:12 PM PST by KarlInOhio (11/4: The revolutionary socialists beat the Fabian ones. Where can we find a capitalist party?)
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To: reaganaut1

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.


24 posted on 11/18/2008 2:45:36 PM PST by kabar
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To: KarlInOhio

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.


25 posted on 11/18/2008 2:47:46 PM PST by boxer21
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To: reaganaut1
“Denial is no longer an acceptable response,” he added. “The stakes are too high. The consequences, too serious.”

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.

26 posted on 11/18/2008 2:56:07 PM PST by olezip
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To: uscabjd
Did NASA really admit that the 1930’ were the warmest on record? Any cite for this?It's been colder ten years in a row, with last winter being the coldest in 50 years. The 30's were warmer than the 90's, long before the increase in human CO2.

Nasa stats link


News story explaining it

28 posted on 11/18/2008 3:20:48 PM PST by T. Jefferson
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To: T. Jefferson

To disprove global warming, all you need is a thermometer and a farmer’s almanac.


29 posted on 11/18/2008 3:21:27 PM PST by T. Jefferson
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To: norwaypinesavage
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.

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!

30 posted on 11/18/2008 3:23:33 PM PST by fortunecookie
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To: reaganaut1
"Mr. Obama repeated his campaign vow to reduce climate-altering carbon dioxide emissions by 80 percent by 2050,"

No problem, let's eliminate all industry, and go back to the stone ages. Now that's real change.

31 posted on 11/18/2008 4:46:43 PM PST by FocusNexus
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To: FocusNexus
No problem, let's eliminate all industry, and go back to the stone ages. Now that's real change.

I have a better idea. All Democrats are now forbidden from using automobiles, home electricity, and natural gas.
Walk, huddle, and starve, you bastards.
32 posted on 11/18/2008 4:49:51 PM PST by aWolverine
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To: johniegrad
Everything this guy knows is wrong. He is an economic nightmare.

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.....

33 posted on 11/18/2008 4:50:12 PM PST by SteamShovel (Global Warming, the New Patriotism)
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To: FocusNexus
"Mr. Obama repeated his campaign vow to reduce climate-altering carbon dioxide emissions by 80 percent by 2050," No problem, let's eliminate all industry, and go back to the stone ages. Now that's real change.

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.

34 posted on 11/18/2008 5:01:15 PM PST by exit82 (It's all Obama's fault. And Biden is still a moron. They are both above their paygrade.)
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To: mlocher
Re-education camp for you.

Sigh....that's the third time now since the election and the guy hasn't even been sworn in yet.

35 posted on 11/18/2008 5:04:01 PM PST by Domandred (Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.)
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To: reaganaut1

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!


36 posted on 11/18/2008 5:38:33 PM PST by factoryrat (Better living through American Industrial Might.)
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To: bassmaner

They’ll need the energy to keep from freezing.


37 posted on 11/18/2008 5:41:05 PM PST by factoryrat (Better living through American Industrial Might.)
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To: T. Jefferson

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.


38 posted on 11/18/2008 5:50:24 PM PST by factoryrat (Better living through American Industrial Might.)
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To: reaganaut1

Buy bicycle stock.


39 posted on 11/18/2008 6:18:21 PM PST by razorback-bert (Save the planet...it is the only known one with beer!)
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To: reaganaut1; Delacon; According2RecentPollsAirIsGood; TenthAmendmentChampion; calcowgirl; Horusra; ..
 




Beam me to Planet Gore !

40 posted on 11/18/2008 7:50:21 PM PST by steelyourfaith
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To: reaganaut1

Thank God! Finally someone not just talking about the weather, someone gonna do something about it!


41 posted on 11/18/2008 7:57:38 PM PST by Eagle Eye (Obama's Marxism--Chains you can believe in)
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To: reaganaut1

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.


42 posted on 11/18/2008 9:07:50 PM PST by petitfour
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To: bassmaner

Better start learning Chinese, they will buy the Earth.


43 posted on 12/25/2008 9:39:37 AM PST by Soothesayer (The United States of America Rest in Peace November 4 2008)
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