Will Obama Moderate His Green Initiatives?
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  • Andrew Allison

    Let’s cut to the chase: the data have demolished the “settled science”, US emissions are at 20-year lows and, given what’s happening in the rest of the world, it’s time to stop wasting money futile efforts to slow the growth of atmospheric CO2 and start think about how to live with climate change.

  • Corlyss

    Surely you jest. Whenever he runs into resistance, he doubles down. His announced regulatory agenda will be every draconian measure he couldn’t get thru the Congress while the Republicans are too feeble to pull the funding on any of it.

    • Nick Bidler

      You brought this on yourself:
      “I am serious, and don’t call me Shirley.”

      • Corlyss

        LOL I get that a lot.

    • ojfl

      The problem of Republican opposition is that they have to embrace the disdain Corlyss. How many times a week do you hear or read in the news the term “extremism” associated with the Republicans? That is the reason they are cautious but they should have been convinced by now they will never have the approval of this media.

  • Kavanna

    There was never “settled science” on “climate change” — it was always a manufactured consensus driven by mostly extra-scientific motives.

    What’s left? There’s no such thing as the “temperature of the Earth” — there are many (an infiinity of) temperatures. The “temperature average” usually trotted out has no physical meaning.

    Temperature trends over the globe have, for the last 15 years, been mainly flat to down.

    The big supposed “smoking gun,” the “hockey stick,” was not only wrong, but a fraud. Redone with correct methodology, nothing appears but the multi-century trend already in place: nothing unusual about the last 60 years.

    The core of the warming case, the key things that should be happening, steeper temperature lapse rate by altitude and warming at the poles, are not happening. Antarctica is the same or colder every year since the late 1970s.

    From the start, this has been a corrupt, greedy crusade of the power-hungry and cynical. The skepticism domestically has grown enormously in the last decade, while the pushback from elsewhere has gone from almost nothing to dominating the international politics.

    What is left?

  • ojfl

    The president will not moderate. That is not in him. Besides he needs a distraction and a fight to paint the opposition as not caring.

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