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Obama to Launch Major Global Warming Effort

Well, there goes Recovery Summer.

Just when the economy was starting to show signs of life, President Obama is set to launch a big new effort to curb global warming, according to the New York Times. And guess what? It doesn’t involve Congress!

From the piece

President Obama is preparing a major policy push on climate change, including, for the first time, limits on greenhouse gas emissions from new and existing power plants, as well as expanded renewable energy development on public lands and an accelerated effort on energy efficiency in buildings and equipment, senior officials said Wednesday.

Heather Zichal, the White House coordinator for energy and climate change, said the president would announce the new policy initiatives in the coming weeks. Another official said a presidential address outlining the new policy could come as early as next week . . .

Ms. Zichal suggested in her remarks that a central part of the administration’s approach to dealing with climate change would be to use the authority given to the Environmental Protection Agency to address climate-altering pollutants from power plants under the Clean Air Act. She said none of the initiatives being considered by the administration required legislative action or new financing from Congress.

In his Berlin speech today, Obama warned of Biblical consequences if he doesn’t act.

The grim alternative affects all nations — more severe storms, more famine and floods, new waves of refugees, coastlines that vanish, oceans that rise. This is the future we must avert. This is the global threat of our time. And for the sake of future generations, our generation must move toward a global compact to confront a changing climate before it is too late. That is our job. That is our task. We have to get to work.

First of all, if all this stuff is going to go down, I want my weapon handy to ward of the “new wave of refugees” headed my way from the coast. And not something that takes only two shots and I gotta reload, Biden.

Second of all, the earth’s temperature has not risen for 15 years. I’m just saying.

Third of all, can we please get back to saying global warming instead of the relatively recently fashionable climate change. You may have noticed that once the earth did indeed stop warming, people started talking about “climate change” so they could blame greenhouse gases for hurricanes, tornadoes AND EVEN FOR COLD WEATHER.

And finally, would one of you monarchs from the G-8 countries please hand Obama a scepter while he’s in Europe since he has decided to continue ruling by fiat. If he’s going to ditch his signing pen, he needs a scepter right away. Thank you.

96 thoughts on “Obama to Launch Major Global Warming Effort”

  1. “…coastlines that vanish, oceans that rise.”

    Didn’t Mr. Obama campaign on being the solution to these problems?

    Maybe that nasty old Mr. Sun decided to get his own “revenge” and heated up Obama’s TelePrompTer to slow Barack’s own global warming.

  2. This is beginning to look like the sort of monomaniacal devotion to some Sacrosanct Idea that has led to most of the worst mischief in human history.

  3. Well now that’s we’re about to pay 60 to 100 million to make sure the
    Obama’s are happy and rested how about this. Instead of giving the IRS
    that bastion of honesty their bonus money use that to pay for
    Obampalooza? Ok Barry pick one the IRS or opening the White House for tours and stay home with the wife and wee wons like the rest of American families!

  4. As my mother-in-law used to say (quite frequently), “Who’s going to pay for it?” Let Bloomberg pay for it.

  5. Next to Death Valley, my neighbors and I live in one of the hottest areas in the US, the deserts of Arizona. It’s no hotter here now that it was last year or thirty years ago. We’re hoping for the next el Nino (or the other one) to bring us some beautiful rain, but other than that, we’re just chugging along as always.

    Yes, some of the ice pack is melting, but it’s been melting for tens of thousands of years. Washinton DC used to be under a one-mile thick glacier, then it melted. ooooo, global warming, ooooo.

    All this blather from MrO is going to lead up to the disaster of cap & trade taxation, and the misery of most of the U S persons. The blame for this kind of thing lays right in the laps of Congress who allowed agencies to operate without any oversight. They just do whatever they feel is the right thing to do and the public be damned.

    1. oops.
      Out here in the wild West, we’re more worried about the Yellowstone Park caldera, and California falling into the sea after a major earthquake. If the Yellowstone volcano blows, the earth will cool down withing three months, everything will die, and the earth will be covered with ice within 10 years again.

      If California drops into the Pacific, millions of Americans will perish, and the resulting tsunami will wipe out all of the Pacific Islands, Japan, and most of Asia.
      We worry about important things out here in flyover county.

      1. Just read your comment on another thread about Obama referring to “US persons” as opposed to Americans or US citizens. Surely this is to include the illegals in the mix.

    2. Oh dear, at my age, a “hot” lifestyle is no longer an option. We have our HVAC guys on speed dial because we pay them to be here in a flash :) Kinda like the mafia protection, so worth it :D

  6. Recently, NYC changed it’s Flood Zone Evacuation map, which includes most of lower Manhattan. Some people noticed, it didn’t include the 200+ year old original coastline. Yes, fill dirt has been added over centuries to make lower Manhattan “wider”. Ms. Hurricane Sandy proved that. It’s not global warming, it’s manmade clusterf**ks.

    Taxpayers giveth, Mother Nature taketh away ;)

  7. The facts are that there is no empirical evidence that can be pointed to that supports the CO2 AGW theory, only models.… Models that have been proven to be rigged to show warming when there was none.… The fact is as empirical evidence invalidates the CO2 AGW theory more and more scientists are abandoning the CO2 AGW theory and are now saying it looks like the globe is going into a cooling phase.

  8. I believe in the Gaia theory that, like us, the earth is an organism which was born, flowered, is aging, and one day will die. Any changes which occur over time are not because of some well deserved punishment from God, but on the other hand, there is not a thing man can do about it either. Global warming or climate change, call it what you will, is a big scam. Like Y2K.

  9. Obama’s Brandenburg speech illustrates one of the most distinctive characteristics of how he speechifies: He yaks about the past and the future, but rarely speaks about the present. He emphasizes the past (it’s Bush’s fault, previous administrations, the way it was before I got here, how awful the past was, etc) and the future (man-made global warming will kill us, I will propose such and such, the future is going to be great if you vote the way I want you to vote, etc). He spends very little time on is the present moment, the present conditions, the current crisis he’s created–Fast and Furious, Benghazi, the IRS and NSA scandals, etc. Very odd. But certainly understandable in his case.

    1. Great analysis — something to watch for in future talks.

      Since he only deals with past and future, why does he have such a knack for voting “present”?

      1. I meant to add—-I watched the movie All The King’s Men recently. Watching Willie Stark (Broderick Crawford) make a campaign speech promising “free medical care” and other preposterous promises in order to get elected was spooky. He sounded (and even used some of the same phrases!) Obama used in his campaigns. Worth watching it to get some insight in how Obama and company operate today.

    2. Well said, Marcus. Maybe it’s the Limbaugh Theorem – he can’t be seen as governing. If he is seen as tackling any of the current and numerous problems that face America, the useful idiots (with the exception of the gimmedats who want free stuff) will become disillusioned with him and wake the heck up. Just know if something doesn’t happen soon, this regime in cahoots with the ruling class, will snuff out the last vestiges of freedom and liberty in America.

      1. Susan…someday a great writer will expose this entire adminstration from top to bottom. Finally, those who are still politically asleep will understand how Obama was selected out of nowhere to be the designated Judas goat to move this country into the darkness. The international global connections, the enabling role of the MSM, union leadership, 1960’s radical radical hangers on, and assorted other trash will all be exposed for all to see. I just want to live long enough to see it.

    1. Because we now have a 4th branch of government. The regulatory branch and until the Republicans take back the Senate there is nothing Congress will do to constrain it.

      Best we can hope for is some lawsuits and injunctions.

      OR the House finally grows a pair if he goes completely overboard and they impeach him for the “high crimes and misdemeanors” of destroying the greatest economy the world has ever seen over a flawed political ideology.

      1. Don’t count on anybody in Washington “growing a pair”. They only grow ‘debt’ and cultivate destruction.

        A chicken sexer would spend his/her entire career looking for the elusive pair.

  10. I am fast getting to the point that if anyone dare admit to me they voted for this A-hole I’m afraid I’m going to punch some sense into them first and worry about the bail money later.

    Conservatives warned he would unleash with no regard to the “people’s” wishes now all those blind idiots who voted for this idiot will finally see once and for all how to destroy the worlds largest economy.

    1. They know what they’ve done, don’t let their protestations fool you.
      We don’t see it here much, but on other sites where comments are allowed, the Obama supporters are almost hysterical in their defense of the indefensable. Obamacare is a disaster for all, and they know it, butt feel obligated to defend the President’s legacy.
      Somehow, somewhere, politics became a my team vs your team, even though we all suffer the same consequences or enjoy the same benefits.
      It’s hard to admit that “your” guy is not what you believed him to be.

    2. I moved to Santa Fe, NM this year. It is the hotbed for lesbians, gays and far left voters. Nearly every car had an Obama sticker when I moved here in June of 2012. It is clear that a lot of those stickers have been removed. It seems very noticeable that they have disappeared during the past 60 days. Could even the leftists be waking up?

    3. I quit a reading group I quite enjoyed last September when the Benghazi story broke. I found out how idolatrous the other members of the group were of Our Dear Leader and Our Future Lady, So I left before I could lose my cool. Used the excuse that I don’t like to drive in the dark anymore. It’s pointless and not worth it. I know that if I went back to it today, it would still be the same.

  11. And finally, would one of you monarchs from the G-8 countries please hand Obama a scepter while he’s in Europe since he has decided to continue ruling by fiat. If he’s going to ditch his signing pen, he needs a scepter right away.


    Will Michelle get the crown?

  12. Why is it no one very talks about the polluting China is doing. Time from time there will be a TV program about China showing so much smog and smoke one can barely see 200-300 yards. Most everyone is wearing a face mask.

      1. Henrietta said that she met a friend online and was suprised that they were making

        $2500 a month. Just PART TIME. It’s a work at home job and she works on the

        internet. Did you see the website?

      1. One more and I’m done: I would have as much respect for his edict if he said he was going to ask scientists to develop a special fiber rope so that he could lasso the next tornado. -Just as freakin’ plausible as this mumbo jumbo.

        1. Progressives rely on imagery. A crying Indian circa 1970, bloodied baby seals and the latest imagery is “Chicken Little” – the sky is not falling, it’s hot, it’s cold, it’s raining, it’s pouring – in a word “fear”.

  13. Not Nabob the Knothead

    When Obama opens his pie hole my internal temperature rises. That’s why I love the on/off button.
    Big Thanks to : Granville T. Woods, the “Black Thomas Edison”

  14. (Unedited) If Obama takes this to the extent it must be taken, he will do the most important act ever done for all of mankind. This is not about a planet heating up, this is about the ongoing lives of homo sapiens. If this global thing isn’t done, we are fooling ourselves thinking there’s going to be a second chance. Jesus is not going to save us, God is not going to intervene, Christians and not going to bolt to heaven, we will simply cook. Distractions like Syria, Israel, Iran, North Korea, Afghanistan, etc., and immaterial, no brainers like Mexicans flooding into the country is a non-event, This insane habit of ignoring what industry is doing to us, the planet, and their political patsies, is the first step. The Christians aren’t going to do anything except pray, but they are sheep, and sheep will go in whatever direction they’re led. Two factions have top cooperate, oddly enough, the psychopaths who are causing most of the problems since we’ve adopted their mindset, and the 10% who make up the true caring elite and aristocrats. Don’t look for help from the likes of Warren Buffett or Bill Gates,. all they think about is money and aren’t that bright to start with. Both lack the energy or intelligence to really do something for the world. It is the industrial nations who are causing the problems, mostly men. Men don’t have something women have, it’s called serotonin, and women have an abundance in their frontal lobes, men have nil to none and if they have any it’s minute by comparison to women. Men can no longer be trusted when it comes to dong what needs to be done. Men will go to war and make matters worse, women will make love and the two are opposite in every way. We don’t need to be taxes by the states or the Feds, for that keeps us hopping and racing to work to pay what we perceive as our obligations. It is no such thing. Taxes stem from a criminal mentality, it is evil and it is the core ingredient of stress, of having to work of being in debt, of escalating to the point of oblivion, and oblivion is a hair-breathe away. We know that industry has polluted the oceans, the air, the soil, our food, our cosmetics, our water, our clothing, and we think that’s the way it has to be. It doesn’t and it cannot go on. This isn’t a thing of, “Unless we change things are going to get very bad.” No, this a thing of, “Things are very bad right now, 120,000,000 of Americans are obese and the AMA now classifies obesity as an illness. 75,000,000 are mentally ill; 70,000,000 are pre-diabetic (most of the obese are in that category, another 35% are overweight, which means another 116,000,000, half of us will die of cancer and there are a million new cases each year. Heart disease is rampant, autism has increased by 700% or more in 15 years, arthritis affects 40% of our population, 50% of people over 60 are on prescription drugs, drugs that keep them in a semi-drugged state; we’re the least healthy of all developed nations, we have 7,000,000 people in prison or on probation, we use more illegal and legal drugs than any other nation in the world; we spend more on health that any other nation yet we are the least health of any other industrial nation, we have more cops, more military, in fact, we have military bases in over 60 countries; we see shrinks by far more than any other country, men are become less educated and women more educated, we don’t understand what’s wrong with the male of the species, but you’d think after a few thousand years we might be able to figure it out. CEO’s make 10,000,000 per years but earn none of it unless they’re being paid because they are called the CEO. If they died tomorrow and weren’t replaced the company would do fine and they could hire one of their own for 100,000 dollars per year and divvy up the 10,000,000 they paid an unneeded mound of flesh that felt entitled. Then we have the African American and Hispanic getting more jail time, more arrests, less education, less nourishment, less support, and more time in jail for crimes related to drugs while few of the drugs kill anyone while major drug company drugs kill thousands each year. Doctors don’t heal people, least it be surgery, they simply drug patients but they aren’t trained to heal, only to drug. We fancy ourselves to be the greatest country on the planet. we are not! We’re the most overworked, most corrupt, most wasteful, most ill, most crime ridden other than a very few, most polluted, and we get most of our food, actually non-food, the gut doesn’t recognize as food and then we wonder why we get heartburn, indigestion, and sick. Politicians are like teen age boys given the key to the family car and a case of whiskey as sustenance and beverage. They are not adults, they are a façade, they are in business for themselves and they are selling out the nation, especially speaker of the house. Then we had Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld, a motley crew of screw us that will cost us 4,300,000,000,000 dollars for the Afghan and Iraqi war, and what is Iraq doing today? Blowing each other up. We must concentrate on saving the environment, and after that’s done and the boys with their binky’s, that is, their guns, are tucked into bed after saying their prayers and they can dream of conquering nations, the women can relate what sanity is, what needs to be done according to a brain that recognizes danger and squelches it before it is kills all of us. What is needed is a world country, with all kinds of religious beliefs that are nobody’s business but those who believe. What this thing is called holy wars is purely a gimmick, and excuse to kill somebody. Those who want to kill and are inclined in that direction need to be programmed, sent off to Siberia or some like place, while the grownups put this humpty dumpty broken world back together again. I don’t wish Obama luck, but that we all join in and support him in his work. Michelle Obama has spoken and Barrack has listened.

    1. “…buy that we all join in and support him…” Yes, Forward, always Forward.
      “… and support him in his work…”
      No thanks. He’s destroying the U.S. quite well on his own.

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  17. N.B. to Obama:

    ‘Man-made CO2 doesn’t appear physically capable of absorbing much more than
    two-thousandths of the radiated heat (IR) passing upward through the atmosphere.

    And, if all of the available heat in that spectrum is indeed being captured by the current CO2 levels before leaving the atmosphere, then adding more CO2 to the atmosphere won’t matter a bit.

    In short, the laws of physics don’t seem to allow CO2 it’s currently assumed place as a significant “greenhouse gas” based on present concentrations. The other “greenhouse gases” such as methane, nitrous oxide, tetrafluoromethane, hexafluoroethane, sulfur hexafluoride, trifluoromethane, 1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane, and 1,1-difluoroethane exist only in extraordinarily smaller amounts and aren’t even up for serious discussion by any segment of the scientific community. And, since the other components of the atmosphere (oxygen, nitrogen, and water vapor) aren’t materially affected by human activity, the “greenhouse effect” is essentially a totally natural phenomenon, unaffected by human activity. We could repeat the spectral analysis and calculations for Oxygen, or O2 ( The percentage of oxygen in the atmosphere remains exactly the same at all heights up to about 85 km, and is about 20.9% by volume ) and Nitrogen (N2) which is the whopper at 78.1% – but we won’t. We’ll leave that as your homework problem now that you know how to do it. Just look up the atomic absorption spectra for both, and do the math. You’ll discover that Oxygen and Nitrogen aren’t even “greenhouse gases”, so that leaves the principal greenhouse gas… you guessed it…. Water Vapor. Curiously enough, the UN IPCC reports don’t even mention water vapor, since it is technically not a “gas” in the atmosphere. Dr. Roy W. Spencer has one of the best comments we’ve read on this subject:

    “Al Gore likes to say that mankind puts 70 million tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere every day. What he probably doesn’t know is that mother nature puts 24,000 times that amount of our main greenhouse gas — water vapor — into the atmosphere every day, and removes about the same amount every day. While this does not ‘prove’ that global warming is not manmade, it shows that weather systems have by far the greatest control over the Earth’s greenhouse effect, which is dominated by water vapor and clouds.” ‘

    Worth reading. Of course, it isn’t about “the climate” at all, any more than Obamacare was about heath.

    It’s about controlling people and accruing power.

    Once the Government controls the air you breathe AND the lungs you breathe it WITH, doesn’t leave a lot for YOU, does it?

    Now take your birth control and shut up, your betters will decide what’s best for you…

  18. This asshole cannot do anything even remotely complicated. His community organizer training served him well to be a doofus.

  19. Obama is back to base one, idiocy on parade, the only
    warming is on the hot seat he has made for himself. He
    has nothing left to cover skinning alive the taxpayers
    and jacking up energy rates to make more cash for his
    interminable campaigning and financial support of
    Democrats. His crown should have four large letters in
    tinfoil, OBBS…………………….William

  20. Anyway, anyhow, by any means necessary this evil destructive enemy of America intends to destroy this nation. Wake up, people. We’re at the end of America as anything other than a dreary, East German style police state if we do not stop this man and his communist cadres.

  21. A recent NASA report says CO2 reflects the solar heat back into space. Fact #1 CO2 is used in greenhouses to increase plant growth, up to 4000ppm, however humans can only servive in the greenhouse when CO2 is 2000ppm or less.
    Fact #2 H2O emitted by the cooling towers of nuclear plants contribute more to the greenhouse warming effect then any other gas.
    Fact #3 78% of the atmosphere is nitrogen, 20% is oxygen, 2% is all other gasses of which less than 1% of 2% is CO2.
    Fact #4 if all human production of CO2 stopped today only 0.25% of a gas that is less than 1% of the atmosphere will go away the 0.75% of the CO2 that will continue to be in the atmosphere comes from Volcanoes, cows(animals), and rotting vegetation.
    Fact #5 any attempt to curb human CO2 production will put thousands more out of work, and bankrupt the US treasury.

  22. Leave it to Obama. In order to stop the discussion of his various major scandals he intends to initiate another scandal.Billions of dollars wasted on the global warning menace embraced by millions of idiots, cretins and all sorts of low life including politicians and heads of state.

  23. Just for once it would be nice to see our President stay in the White House and take care of business.With all these scandals he and his bunch have caused it sees as if he would stop and get this crap straighten out. Americans should see this Liberal Communist Muslin thinks he is the true Pharo of America. He will never get out of the Presidency until hell freezes over if we don’t stop him Now

  24. Global warming is the list of our problems at the current time. This is nothing but a distraction maneuver of Obama to detract from all the scandals surrounding the Obama Administration. The only hot air endangering us and the Global community is what’s coming out of the White House.

  25. Another distraction attempt by Obama so we are not talking about Benghazi, the IRS, et. al.
    The US is going to have to look at the problem of executive orders and provide some structure in our checks and balances concept of government.

  26. This president is so full of hot air maybe we could can and sell it . At this rate the country will fall apart and we will have no one to blame except ourselves for electing him to a second term. Wasn’t one term enough? NMarko

  27. Obama is showing his true colors now and they’re not Red White and Blue; they’re the traditional colors of LOSERS – YELLOW!.
    He won the election by fraud and his communist cabinet are all deserting hm in their lies. Now he is being GORED on the biggest scam of all, GLOBAL WARMING – what a crock of you know what.

  28. If Congress is so upset why don’t they grow a pair and defund the damn EPA and or issue new statutory reductions iin the scope of their delegated authority? They created the damn thing they can destroy it too!!! All this is smoke and mirrors!! Obama wouldn’t be able to “regulate a damn thing if Congress would just step up and stop allowing the Feds to create these behmonth administrative agencies?! Me thinks they complain to much and do nothing!!!!

  29. Global Warming / Climate Change?
    If you are worried about storms and flooding try maintaining the drainage. It also reduces the available moisture that storms need to grow.

  30. First of all, I don’t really believe in all this global warming stuff that the liberals have been preaching about. They’ve been preaching it for years and none of that stuff has turn out to be true. And second of all, when I really think about, if those types of calamities really do come to pass, I’d be much better off living through them than I would be living under Obama’s policies and his idea of America. I’m hoping that the next president won’t be as bad as he is. It’s embarrassing to feel this way about him.

  31. Efking would be dictator.. what the efk.. another executive order coming from the Socialist Party, slime buckets. Well.. as to say they want communism for everybody but themselves.. We need a revolution in this nation, sooner than later. i say clean house in the Senate, starting with the wormy Reid and continuing until all of these communist Idi Amin totally ignorant anti-American sleeze balls are eliminated.. All of them.

  32. If you could only shut the Big Mouth Liberal Alarmist’s with their Hot Air Hoax’s that they get rich off of can you imagine how much less Global Warming would be. Obama and company are the only true forms of Terrorism we have in the USA Today. I keep questioning why the American Public tolerates this runaway government now in power.
    With continuous lawless act’s of tyranny against the American people, Our Constitution and the very American way of life with no remorse should be charged with Treason in a time of War and appropiately punished under the rules of law

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