President Obama made addressing climate change the most prominent policy vow of his second Inaugural Address on Monday, setting in motion what Democrats say will be a deliberately paced but aggressive campaign built around the use of his executive powers to sidestep Congressional opposition.
“We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that failure to do so would betray our children and future generations,” Mr. Obama said, at the start of eight full sentences on the subject, more than he devoted to any other specific area. “Some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science, but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging fires, and crippling drought, and more powerful storms.”
Climate Change Prominent in Obama’s Inaugural Address – NYTimes.com
Unfortunately he has already run out of time. According to James Hansen, his last day to save the planet was yesterday.
President Obama ‘has four years to save Earth’ | Environment | The Observer
David Appell says not to worry though. He seems to have avoided Obama’s “devastating impact of raging fires, and crippling drought, and more powerful storms” which no one can avoid.
Frankly, I can’t think of a single instance in my entire lifetime where I considered climate change in any of my decisions about anything. Anything.
Didn’t Obama’s investment in the Solyndra scandal already save the planet?
Jeebus xmas, he looks like the guy in the movie that you KNOW is going to turn up about halfway through as the chainsaw-wielding clown.
As we know all too well by now, the best way to ensure no progress whatsoever on something is for the Obama Administration to make it a priority. Laser beams anyone?
Obama gave lip service to his fawning constituents, but after today he will go back to sleep for the next four years, except for when he plays golf.
I’m afraid America is out of time, Barry has another 4 years to destroy this country. The only reason we survived the first term is because he is inept, and an idiot.
I think you’re being premature saying we survived the first term. He left us two gifts that will extract their toll in the coming years – the healthcare law and $6 trillion in new debt. Wait make that 3 long term gifts – the last one being a final push at erosion of the American work ethic with a huge expansion in government dependency.
Correct. All funded by a brand new carbon tax – the “income tax” of the 21st century.
That’s why I said I am afraid we are out of time. Time will tell…
“We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that failure to do so would betray our children and future generations.”
Speaking of betraying future generations …
… the unfunded liabilities are now over $122 trillion.
But it’s easier to solve imaginary problems than real ones.
Especially “climate change”. If the temperature keeps going up, it requires more money to fix the problem. If the temperature goes down, lie about it and keep spending. That was easy! 😉
To late for that. Now it does not matter which direction temperature moves, they will want to spend money to fix it! 🙂
Surprised kBO didn’t totally disrespect MLK by saying, “I have a dream…about controlling climate change.” kBO = our worst nightmare!
I think that they’re doubling down on the climate-con now even in the midst of the climate-con being publicly discredited because #1 Donk sugar daddies are demanding it. (like Soros and Heinz-Kerry) and #2 BHO has his stooge judges in place now so it can be legislated from the bench.
The next Rebublican (or TP) Prez has to use the time between election day and inauguration setting up annulment of all damaging Executive Orders so on his first day he can go from the podium to the Oval office and sign all of his own Executive Orders annuling Bambi’s.
Are you sure there will be Republican presidents in the future? With changing US demographics you might end up with a political process closer to that of Venezuela.
With the possibility of Moochelle in 2016 (and again in 2020), America could be facing 12 more years of Obama rule …ugh!
Meanwhile, the London temperatures are falling down….
An excerpt from the JNova article on the spate of cold London winters:
Mark the moment. This is unusual.
Firstly, it’s not just anyone, but Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, personality, and potential Tory leader in the UK… Secondly, he’s confident, brazen and unapologetic, saying:
This is exactly the kind of “emperor has no clothes” article which will cut through… He is staring straight at the people who say “warming causes cooling” and saying “I don’t think so.”
What ever happened to that little kid who pointed out that the emperor had no clothes? Was he sent to a mental asylum or was he imprisoned?
He started his own network…
Why don’t they get that man back on Fox?
It’s about time.