Our economy stinks. Unaccompanied illegal immigrant children are overwhelming our public schools. ISIS is killing innocent people by the droves. Russia, China and Iran are playing us for suckers. Our federal government looks more and more like our worst enemy.
So, where does President Obama focus his laser-like gaze and unending blather? On climate change.
Why? Well, first let’s get a few things straight. “Government Climate Change Policy” and “Climate Change Science” are two completely different things. “Policy” is something that politicians create as a roadmap for some kind of governmental action. That policy may or may not be supported by some kind of “Science.”
Policy Trumps Science in Liberal Circles
Since Al Gore first hitched his money wagon to the global warming star and replaced Chicken Little as hysterical-idiot-in-chief of the modern age, policy has always come before science.
Policy distorts, perverts, obscures or ignores science when it gets in the way of policy or limits the agenda that Gore, Obama and their ilk are pushing at the moment.
The liberal media have conveniently divided us into two camps: “Climate Change Advocates” (people they consider smart, forward-thinking humanitarians) and “Climate Change Deniers” (idiots… in other words, all the rest of us).
These labels create a mindset they want to substitute for reasonable arguments in liberal circles. They try to make people think that the policy is supported by the science.
Policy Wins, Americans Lose
What are the end results of the carbon emissions policy being promoted by Gore, Obama and the rest? They are designed to cut American energy production, to slash American industry and to increase federal governmental power and control.
All this at our expense, with no guarantee that our enemies and competitors (who look to be a lot smarter than we are) will follow suit.
And a convincing argument can be made that this is not just fallout from the policy but also its intended consequences. Look where the policy is being developed and where the latest ObamaDrama is playing out – the United Nations, an outfit that has outlived its usefulness (if it ever had any) and that is run by our enemies, on our soil and on our dime.
Where is the science? Is world climate changing? Duh, yeah. No denying that. That’s what climate does and what climate has always done. Does human activity on the planet affect climate change? Probably. But how much has human activity affected the climate? In what way does it affect the climate? Can any bad effects be reversed through human activities?
Real Issues Getting Ignored
Science doesn’t have the first clue. They keep pointing to the Arctic zone and talking about how there is less ice there now than ever before. They completely ignore the fact that there is now MORE ice in the Antarctic than when we first started measuring it in the late 1970s.
Obama rages on and on about climate change because he has proven himself completely incapable of successfully tackling any other global problem, including ISIS. Forcing climate change regulations on U.S. companies has done nothing other than continue to diminish us in the eyes of the rest of the world.
If his goal is to bring the American Dream to an end, he’s getting dangerously close to succeeding.