Thursday, December 10, 2009
Climate change yes, global warming not so sure!
Pres BO is headed to Copenhagen and he is likely to disappoint all of those "euros" who thought that they were getting "hope and change".
Pres BO may not say it but the Democrats back here are in no mood for a climate treaty that ties our industry's hands.
Check this headline: Does world expect too much of Obama?
"But Obama really can’t commit the United States to much in Copenhagen because the senators he needs to pass a climate bill aren’t on board with the kind of greenhouse gas restrictions that the EU and others expect."
Can you say Pres Clinton and The Kyoto Treaty in the late 1990's? It reminds me of those wonderful days of yesteryear when a Dem president spoke of climate change but couldn't get 10 Dems to ratify the treaty. In the end, it died because it lacked votes, specially Dem votes!
Prof Walter Williams has a good article about the global warming fears:
"The fact of the matter is an increasing amount of climate research suggests a possibility of global cooling."
Sarah Palin has an article today, too:
"Our representatives in Copenhagen should remember that good environmental policymaking is about weighing real-world costs and benefits -- not pursuing a political agenda."
There is evidence that "cooling" is back and that Copenhagen is about politics not the environment.
Let's slow down, count to 10 and have a rational debate about climate change.
In the meantime, let's hope that factories in Michigan start running, and polluting the air, because we need jobs!
P.S. Dick Morris reminds us of what the US has accomplished even though we did not sign The Kyoto Treaty:
"The worst nightmare of the left is about to come true:
The United States is about to achieve the carbon emissions goals set by the 1997 Kyoto Accords.
Once seemingly beyond reach, the United States is already halfway toward meeting the stringent Kyoto goals for reduction in carbon emissions without a cap-and-trade law or a carbon tax or carbon dioxide being declared a pollutant."