Skip to comments.President Embraces Flat Earth Science... and Economics
Posted on 06/27/2013 7:41:12 PM PDT by neverdem
On Tuesday President Obama joined the Flat Earth Society.
Thats not how he put it, of course. Just the opposite. He said, We dont have time for a meeting of the Flat Earth Society, i.e. those not prepared to join him in embracing radical anti-fossil fuel policies.
Put another way, he meant forget about Congress. Congress has repeatedly rejected legislation to authorize what Mr. Obama announced yesterday he would do anyway, essentially by decree. For example, the administration backed a cap and trade bill in 2010. Designed to limit the use of coal and oil, it was so unpopular in that years overwhelmingly Democratic Congress that Majority Leader Harry Reid ultimately withdrew it. The issue was not overcoming a filibuster. Reid knew that the bill would have lost an up and down vote on the Senate floor.
Of course, the president was also saying that opponents of anti-climate change legislation are so ignorant of science that they arent worth talking to. Who is the truly ignorant one?
Hasnt anyone told the president that the average global temperature has not increased in fifteen years? As Pacific Research Institute senior fellow Steven Hayward reported recently in The Weekly Standard:
After two decades of steady and substantial global temperature increase from 1980 to 1998, the pause in warming is causing a crisis for the climate crusade. It wasnt supposed to happen like this. The recent temperature record is falling distinctly to the very low end of the range predicted by the climate models and may soon fall out of it, which means the models are wrong, or, at the very least, something is going on that supposedly settled science hasnt been able to settle...
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All quite consistent with the 7th Century ROP.