Skip to comments.Ahead of power plant push, Obama ties climate change to health hazards
Posted on 05/31/2014 4:42:00 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
President Barack Obama kicked off a campaign to promote new restrictions on U.S. power plant emissions on Saturday by tying the fight against climate change with efforts to promote better health for children and the elderly.
In his weekly radio address, Obama said the United States had to do more to reduce carbon emissions so that children suffering from asthma and other related ailments did not face further problems as a result of polluted air.
Obama said the new guidelines would reduce smog and soot that threaten vulnerable populations such as the young and the aged and he said up to 100,000 asthma attacks and 2,100 heart attacks would be avoided in the first year the standards went into force.
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Not one coal family should ever vote Democrat again. Obama and the EPA Gestapo are taking the food off their table.
Let me first say I don’t believe in this climate change crap, and frankly wouldn’t care even if it was true, because if it is true WE ARE NOT THE PROBLEM...countries like China are.
Government central planning for power plants is like government central planning for veteran’s health (VA).
The global warming stuff is irrelevant to me in these types of discussions.
I’ve just never understood why everyone isn’t outraged about companies polluting air and water that ends up harming America’s citizens and shortening our lives.
If a company gets caught knowingly dumping toxins into the air and/or water they should suffer enormous consequences.
Asthma is way up over the last 50 years years, although part of the blame for this must be placed on our overuse of antibacterial products, such as hand sanitizers.
We could have had nice superclean American coal to burn, but BJ Clinton took that offline in exchange for a campaign contribution.
Obamacare is far and away a bigger health hazard to Americans than “climate change”..... too bad he’s not interested in doing away with that.
The US has the cleanest burning coal, best burn technology and massive power distribution infrastructure. Barry would like to louse this up like he’s done with our health care.
You have to give the radical leftist President the credit for pushing his stupid agenda ever forward. I wish we could get a conservative president who will push just as hard.
Well...the corn bit has harmed the feed market. I can’t even afford an occasional good cut of meat. Am reduced to buying beef they use for hamburg when it’s on sale.
About Fast and Furious..HE LIES!
About Solindra...HE LIES!
About the IRS... HE LIES!
About Bengazi...HE LIES!
About the VA... HE LIES!
About domestic spying...HE LIES!
About Global Warming HE LIES!
About Healthcare HE LIES!
About Illegal Immigration HE LIES!
About gun control HE LIES!
About the EPA HE LIES!
About anything About everything...HE LIES!
OK!! Everybody pay attention!
Lesson for today:
1. The sun is 1,300,000 times as big as the earth.
2. The sun is a ball of fire that controls the climates of all its planets.
3. The earth is one of the suns planets.
4. The earth is a speck in comparison to the size of the sun.
5. Inhabitants of the earth are less than specks.
Study Question: How do less-than-specks in congress plan to control the sun?
Obama & the EPA are taking food off of EVERY ONE’s table. The carbon dioxide is a basic requirement for plants to grow.
You can’t fool Mother Nature.
I am still waiting for the community organizers who advocate that human activity is causing meaningful changes to the climate to show what the average climate is, and whether our present climate is below or above this average. But alas, there appears to be no appetite for this key metric.
This should not come as a surprise especially when it is recalled that the vast majority of demands, suggestions and recommendations that accompany what passes for climate science all rapidly converge on statism, collectivism and the destruction of personal liberal and the resulting suppression of prosperity. This madness is not science, it is a form of gaia worship. It is a shame that so many otherwise brilliant and supposedly secular people are so duped by the oldest religion in human experience.
The government doesn't eat its own cooking - but YOU do.
“Obama said the new guidelines would reduce smog and soot that threaten vulnerable populations such as the young and the aged and he said up to 100,000 asthma attacks and 2,100 heart attacks would be avoided in the first year the standards went into force”........But isn’t this the same guy who told us we could keep our current doctor & health insurance plan if we wanted?
Like a laser.
We have CLEANER air than ever before in this country...asthma is more likely tied to food intake.
Read a report the other day that blamed Global Warming on infidelity in some Dating Magazine in Miami. Guess the blame has moved from George Bush to Global Warming for everything
How will they regulate all the smoke from the death camp ovens when it comes time?
1st qtr, 2014 U.S. economic growth was at .01% or less indicating that the economic goal of “Sustainable Development/Agenda 21” as adopted by the U.S. has largely been met. This also fulfills the machevellian wish of Maurice Strong, UN Chairman of UNCED aka The Rio Earth Summit where in 1992 he articulated the veiled intentions of the “Plan for the 21st Century- Sustainable Development/Agenda 21” by saying this in regard to our “unsustainable” high consumption of natural resources which is, according to them destroying the Earth; “...isen’t it our responsibility to bring about the collapse of the industrialized countries?” Now, to become truly as “Sustainable” as Bangladesh, more vital work is quickly needed to further collapse and “Degrow” the economy. This will be accomplished by more draconian restrictions on business and energy use which will be mandated by arbitrary regulations spawned by the bogus hype to save the planet from the dread effects of antropogenic Global Warming aka Climate Change aka Climate Disruption.
There is a lot of evidence connecting anti-bacterials, such as hand sanitizer, with asthma, as well as causing other health problems.
The air is cleaner. The water is worse.