Obama talked briefly about climate change the other day. He seemed tired, and he certainly didn’t show any command of the issue. Here is the video:
- Reason 1: It isn’t just conservatives
Obama starts off by saying “When the conservatives…” Yes, lots of conservatives are skeptical of climate change, but to imply that all conservatives are skeptics or that all skeptics are conservatives is false.
- Reason 2: Snow doesn’t disprove climate change, but lack of snow proves climate change
Obama claims that the five feet of snow in DC shouldn’t be used as evidence against climate change. He then uses the lack of snow in Vancouver as evidence for climate change. Oops
- Reason 3: The earth isn’t currently warming
Obama said “I want to just be clear that the science of climate change doesn’t mean every place is getting warmer — it means the planet as a whole is getting warmer.” Except, it isn’t. As Phil Jones recently admitted, the world hasn’t warmed significantly in 15 years, and it has actually cooled (slightly) the last 8 years.
- Reason 4: Obama is just as qualified as his opponents to talk about climate science
Obama ends by saying “That’s just one aspect of the science that I think everyone should understand.” Maybe you disagree, but I certainly don’t understand any aspects of climate science more clearly than before Obama explained it. Why does Obama believe he is more qualified to talk about climate science than those crazy conservatives? I’d wager that the majority of those in the climate-skeptic blogosphere understand climate science far more than most politicians.