Thursday, May 8, 2014

New Federal Climate Change Study: The Need To Take Urgent Action?

This week, the Obama Administration presented a new Climate Change study which the White House science adviser, John Holdren, says is "the loudest and clearest alarm bell to date signaling the need to take urgent action."

Now, I don't know about you, but when I hear the words "urgent action" it tells me we must act immediately.  But, here's the thing.  The report that Holdren is referring to took less than a year to write and was publicly released in draft form in January 2013.  From then to now, almost a year and a half later, it was supposedly being peer reviewed and tweaked until the final version was released May 6.

If there was so much urgency, why did it take so long to say we need to act immediately?  Maybe Politics?  It's an election year and the Democrat base needs to be energized.  Obama is not about saving the planet.  He is about saving the Democrat-controlled Senate from defeat in the Fall and, while I can't prove it, the release of the report was obviously politically timed. Obama's been in office for more than 5 years -- two of which he had supermajority control of both Houses of Congress -- yet, only now, is he planning to "unilaterally" do something about climate change. This from a President who has logged more carbon polluting air miles than any other in the history of this country.


Federal report: Warming disrupts Americans' lives:

Podesta: Congress Can’t Stop Obama On Global Warming:

Obama on Climate Change: Do As I Say, Not As I Do:

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