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'Climate change is a fact,' Obama declares
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Posted on 01/30/2014 2:20:50 PM PST by Sub-Driver

anuary 28, 2014, 09:42 pm 'Climate change is a fact,' Obama declares

By Laura Barron-Lopez

President Obama said the debate over climate change is settled during his State of the Union speech on Tuesday evening.

"The shift to a cleaner energy economy won’t happen overnight, and it will require tough choices along the way," Obama said.

"But the debate is settled. Climate change is a fact."

"And when our children’s children look us in the eye and ask if we did all we could to leave them a safer, more stable world, with new sources of energy, I want us to be able to say yes, we did," Obama added emphatically.

The comments were met with a standing ovation from the majority of Democrats. But Democratic Senator Joe Manchin (W.Va.), who represents a coal-producing state, didn't join in, and Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-Minn.) was spotted shaking her head.

The president has made tackling climate change a priority of his second term. The centerpiece of the effort is new regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency that will limit carbon emissions from new and existing power plnats.


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KEYWORDS: climatechange; fraud; globalwanking; globalwarming; hoax; manbearpig
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Another Proclamation.........
1 posted on 01/30/2014 2:20:50 PM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

I just can’t take anymore of this.

Go Broncos.


2 posted on 01/30/2014 2:23:36 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Support Free Republic!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

That...uh...that is, after all, what climates tend to do. All liberals have left to cling to here is the desperate straw man that anyone’s denying that climates change. He might as well be saying “moving trees make the wind blow. You’re denying that the wind is blowing. It’s a fact.” Pathetic.


3 posted on 01/30/2014 2:24:15 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Sub-Driver

“”But the debate is settled. Climate change is a fact.”
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Yes..Princess Summer-Fall-Winter-Spring is alive and well.


4 posted on 01/30/2014 2:24:50 PM PST by AlexW
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To: Sub-Driver

“But the debate is settled. Climate change is a fact.”

______________________________________________

No Obama there, Sherlock.

The climate changes from cold in the winter to hot in the summer. All the time.

Even Biden could have told him that.


5 posted on 01/30/2014 2:24:57 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

‘islamism is as islamism does, Sir.’


6 posted on 01/30/2014 2:25:27 PM PST by onedoug
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To: Sub-Driver

What happened to “Global Warming?”


7 posted on 01/30/2014 2:26:09 PM PST by luvbach1 (We are finished)
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To: Sub-Driver
[Obozo] "But the debate is settled. Climate change is a fact."

KMA, you Communism-pushing poseur.

The entire Rio agenda was nothing but a warmed-over Communist Party platform. No wonder the Gorebot went for it; his daddy was joined at the hip with American Communist billionaire Armand Hammer.

8 posted on 01/30/2014 2:26:42 PM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: Sub-Driver

Eh. Climate change is a fact...and probably irrelevant to any of his follow-on statements.

My tree is growing...I need a new car.

It snowed last week...and I need to do the laundry tonight.

Spring is coming...and Obama wants to play more people for fools.


9 posted on 01/30/2014 2:26:59 PM PST by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: lepton

Yup. Just look at how the forecast changes every few hours in Atlanta. Climate change is real. Define climate.


10 posted on 01/30/2014 2:28:43 PM PST by petitfour
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To: Sub-Driver

And when my children’s children look me in the eye, they are going to be asking about why did we borrow so much money from China, so that they are bogged down in taxes for their entire lifetimes, just so we could buy more crystal for the State Department or give 0bamaphones to the “needy” or make sure that kids could get 2 or 3 meals a day at school in addition to their food stamps.


11 posted on 01/30/2014 2:29:38 PM PST by NEMDF
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Indeed, hope the old guy wins!


12 posted on 01/30/2014 2:30:21 PM PST by refermech
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To: Sub-Driver

Climate change has always been a fact.

Anthropomorphic climate change of any significance?

Not so much.


13 posted on 01/30/2014 2:30:59 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: luvbach1
What happened to “Global Warming?”

Well......about that. It doesn't seem to be a fact anymore.......so we will change it to climate change, after all who can prove or disprove that.

14 posted on 01/30/2014 2:31:08 PM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: Sub-Driver

It’s called the four seasons basketball - baseball - football and hockey


15 posted on 01/30/2014 2:31:44 PM PST by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: lentulusgracchus

And you are violating the Constitution daily. The debate is settled, you are a traitor to this country, it’s a fact.


16 posted on 01/30/2014 2:31:44 PM PST by Lets Roll NOW (A baby isn't a punishment, Obama is)
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To: Sub-Driver

Climate changes.

We should not pay a tax because we breathe.

The logical conclusion to EnviroNazis is eugenics. Massive eugenics.


17 posted on 01/30/2014 2:32:25 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: Sub-Driver

“But the debate is settled. Climate change is a fact.”

So was the flat earth around the 1400’s.....


18 posted on 01/30/2014 2:32:49 PM PST by GraceG
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To: Sub-Driver
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19 posted on 01/30/2014 2:33:02 PM PST by Zeneta
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To: Sub-Driver

“But of course, my liege. Climate change is a fact. Would my lord care to consult the Court Phrenologist at this time?

Today is Thursday your majesty, is roast unicorn still your desire for supper?”


20 posted on 01/30/2014 2:33:27 PM PST by RinaseaofDs
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To: Sub-Driver
Just like Obama, tackling something amorphous, with no real definition or way to measure as a goal that can neither be proved or disproved. Kind of like Pelosi when she was speaker saying she was busy trying to save the world with her environmental crackpottery.
21 posted on 01/30/2014 2:33:30 PM PST by oldbrowser (Obamacare is Obama's Great Leap Forward)
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To: Sub-Driver

“Climate change is a fact.”

That is quite true. The climate is not, nor has ever been, a static system. Of course, Hussein means something different.


22 posted on 01/30/2014 2:34:57 PM PST by EEGator
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To: Sub-Driver
Climate change is a fact.

The climate changes. There are long periods where the average is lower...and periods where it is warmer.

The little ice age had a colder climate. We are warmer today because we are coming out of LIA. If the sun has its way...we're headed for another LIA.

23 posted on 01/30/2014 2:35:45 PM PST by NELSON111
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To: Sub-Driver

He is using the Newspeak definition of “fact,” (synonym for “science.”)

Defined as:

“Any statement uttered by a liberal that has no verifiable connection with observable and/or measurable reality.”


24 posted on 01/30/2014 2:35:48 PM PST by Maceman
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Wonder if he’d pay my heating bill for this month?


25 posted on 01/30/2014 2:35:57 PM PST by Sub-Driver (Proud member of the Republican wing of the Republican Party)
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To: Sub-Driver

Climate change is a fact....... there can be no argument.

Climate is never static but always in a state of flux.

What is at issue is can governments have any effect on altering the change.

The answer is no.


26 posted on 01/30/2014 2:36:03 PM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: Sub-Driver

” a safer, more stable world, with new sources of energy”

Care to share what these “new” sources of magic energy are?


27 posted on 01/30/2014 2:37:03 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Sub-Driver

>>> ‘Climate change is a fact,’ Obama declares <<<

Obama hasn’t been right about one thing is the last five years, so that probablly signals the end of the Global Warming scare.

Once Obama jumps on board you know that an issue has jumped the shark.


28 posted on 01/30/2014 2:37:09 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Sooner or later everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences." - Robert Louis Stevenson)
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To: Sub-Driver
Obama got his ass laughed at in India for his Globull climate agenda speech.
The MSM will not tell us that truth. IT's convenient for America to be the evil
nation killing other countries so they can leach our Treasure for their socialism.
When our money runs out, their vacations are over.

Every IDIOT you hear talking and supporting this Hokus Pokus ding dong idiocy
needs to be shut down and embarrassed in public. That's the only way to end this Crap.

End the Climate Theology.

29 posted on 01/30/2014 2:37:55 PM PST by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: Sub-Driver

der Fuhrer says it, so it must be so.


30 posted on 01/30/2014 2:38:23 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Sub-Driver

Of course climate change is “fact”. But of course he can’t say that the entire theory of man heating up the globe by our activities is complete baloney.


31 posted on 01/30/2014 2:40:01 PM PST by DouglasKC
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To: Sub-Driver
when our children’s children look us in the eye and ask if we did all we could

Our children’s children will be downtrodden serf's in a socialist police state. Those who look anyone in the eye, and those who ask uncomfortable questions, will be sent to camps.

32 posted on 01/30/2014 2:40:44 PM PST by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: AlexW

If you call a dog’s tail a leg, how many legs does a dog have?

The correct answer, of course, is four. Calling a dog’s tail a leg doesn’t MAKE it a leg.

Calling climate change “settled science” doesn’t make it “settled science”, either. There is no such thing as “settled science”, if the scientific process is being applied as it was meant to be.

There are accepted hypotheses that stand up to repeated tests of a limited variety, but a new and different test of the hypothesis may cause repeated failures to attain a reproducible result, and a new hypothesis must be constructed to account for the disparity.

You cannot know what could go wrong, in any newly developed system, until after it has gone wrong.


33 posted on 01/30/2014 2:40:54 PM PST by alloysteel (Obamacare - Death and Taxes now available online. One-stop shopping at its best!)
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To: Sub-Driver
"And when our children’s children look us in the eye and ask if we did all we could to leave them a safer, more stable world, with new sources of energy..."


34 posted on 01/30/2014 2:41:40 PM PST by Libloather (Embrace the suck)
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To: Sub-Driver
So let it be written.
So let it be done.
35 posted on 01/30/2014 2:42:43 PM PST by Oratam
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To: Sub-Driver

I believe man has had an effect on the climate. But that effect is so infinitesimal that it falls into, and cannot be separated from the “noise” in the data. Those jerks say something like 95% of scientists agree man has had an effect. But I’ll bet if you asked those scientists about it, a HUGE percentage would say, “It’s infinitesimal and nothing to be concerned with at all!”


36 posted on 01/30/2014 2:42:56 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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Well, he's right. Climate change *is* indeed a fact.

Antarctica used to be a lush rainforest, for example.

37 posted on 01/30/2014 2:43:23 PM PST by The KG9 Kid
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To: Sub-Driver

Climate change IS a fact. It’s been happening for 4 billion years and it will continue to happen for another 4 billion years. Mankind didn’t cause climate change and there is nothing that mankind can do to stop climate change. It is inevitable. Get over it and enjoy it.


38 posted on 01/30/2014 2:43:40 PM PST by Labyrinthos
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To: Sub-Driver

Just curious. Was the term “settled science” ever used before the global war— I mean, climate change topic arose? Seems like an odd concept, anyway, since the history of science is man continually proving himself wrong.


39 posted on 01/30/2014 2:44:39 PM PST by william clark (Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: petitfour
Define climate.

As determined by climatologists, climate is an average of 30 years of weather.

The problem for climatologists who are pushing AGW, however, is that for the last 17 years, or more than half of a period of time they determined was a measure of climate, the Earth hasn't been warming as they have been predicting. The climate is indeed changing, but not in the manner they have been preaching.
40 posted on 01/30/2014 2:45:56 PM PST by rottndog ('Live Free Or Die' Ain't just words on a bumber sticker...or a tagline.)
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To: Sub-Driver

He’s right on this one.. climate change is fact and happens every day and would happen if humans inhabited the planet or not... it’s been changing for 4+ billion years.


41 posted on 01/30/2014 2:45:57 PM PST by maddog55
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To: Sub-Driver
"But the debate is settled. Climate change is a fact."

Nupe, "climate change" is contrary to the scientific method, as it is essentially an untested hypothesis.

BTW, climate change is based on modeling, and models can be easily persuaded to produce a desired result (it's all in the assumptions and defaults.)

I have never heard of scientific debates that have been "settled", and that's as it should be.

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42 posted on 01/30/2014 2:45:57 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Sub-Driver

It’s called the SEASONS!


43 posted on 01/30/2014 2:47:04 PM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: luvbach1

they “pivoted”


44 posted on 01/30/2014 2:47:22 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Sub-Driver

Barack Hussein Obama is a serial liar.

That is a fact.


45 posted on 01/30/2014 2:48:29 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Sub-Driver

“Climate Change is a fact”
Barry Soetoro, Muslim in Chief, US, 2014

“The earth is the center of the universe.”
Copernicus

“There is nothing new to be discovered in physics now. All that remains is more and more precise measurement.” Lord Kelvin

“We will never make a 32 bit operating system.” — Bill Gates

“There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.” — Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp. (DEC), maker of big business mainframe computers, arguing against the PC in 1977.

“The idea that cavalry will be replaced by these iron coaches is absurd. It is little short of treasonous.” Comment of Aide-de-camp to Field Marshal Haig, at tank demonstration, 1916


46 posted on 01/30/2014 2:49:08 PM PST by Darteaus94025 (Can't have a Liberal without a Lie)
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To: Billthedrill
That...uh...that is, after all, what climates tend to do. All liberals have left to cling to here is the desperate straw man that anyone’s denying that climates change.

And these are the very same people who preach evolution.....

47 posted on 01/30/2014 2:49:35 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron ("Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism" Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Sub-Driver
Sure, and this is a map of the Earth....


48 posted on 01/30/2014 2:49:57 PM PST by Regulator
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To: Sub-Driver

Well, yes, climate change is a fact. It’s been happening for millenia.

But anthropomorphic climate change?
No.

And can we do anything about it?
No.

0bummer is a snake.


49 posted on 01/30/2014 2:50:07 PM PST by Westbrook ()Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: william clark

I think they stole it from the abortion crowd who loved saying Roe v Wade was “settled law” back during the Alito and Roberts confirmations. Of course law is never any more “settled” than science.


50 posted on 01/30/2014 2:54:01 PM PST by Hugin
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