President Obama, Al Gore, and many others such as billionaire Democrat Tom Steyer, would have us believe that we need to do more to fight global warming. They like to claim that 97% of scientists "agree" that climate change is man-caused and needs to be controlled. However, that theory is based on only 79 scientists who responded to an online poll in 2009. But, when it comes to priorities Americans wants our government to tackle, climate change finds itself just one-up from the bottom:
With none of the doomsday predictions coming true, it is becoming increasing difficult for Americans and others around the world to believe that fighting global warming is worthwhile.
Just last week, Australia became the first industrialized country to dump its emission tax; and, South Korea seems poised to delay its 2015 implementation of their carbon taxation system. Both of these countries may just be the tip of the proverbial iceberg when it comes to cooling attitudes on global warming. For example, earlier this year, the European Union signaled that it may relax its compliance with its own carbon reducing mandates.
So this begs the question. Why is President Obama so hell-bent on controlling carbon when the rest of the world seems to be going in the opposite direction? Controlling carbon is not a go-it-alone option. Even if we reduced all of our emissions, the rest of the world would easily make up for it with their increased activity. This is especially true when you look at the massively increasing carbon output of countries such as India and China as they attempt to become more affluent.
The simple fact is that many are no longer buying into the climate change hysteria and wildly predicted disasters that just aren't happening. Apparently, the alarmists have never heard about "Chicken Little". And, in this country, we have a President who is now siding with a minority by still treating climate change as a national priority.
The Myth of the Climate Change '97%' - Wall Street Journal: https://www.google.com/search?q=The+Myth+of+the+Climate+Change+%2797%25%27&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&channel=sb
Australia abolishes tax on carbon emissions: http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/d852822a-0d67-11e4-bcb2-00144feabdc0.html#axzz37vNhvKsL
S.Korean finmin says planned carbon market flawed, wants delay -paper: http://af.reuters.com/article/commoditiesNews/idAFL6N0PT3CZ20140718
Europe, Facing Economic Pain, May Ease Climate Rules: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/23/business/international/european-union-lowers-ambitions-on-renewable-energy.html?_r=0