Obama Unhappy Global Warming Was Missed at Debates

Obama has for the most part stayed away from the subject of global warming during his campaign for re-election. The President has only infrequently broached the subject on the campaign trail, but on Friday, October 26, in an interview with MTV, Obama delved into climate change more than at any other time to date during the campaign.

The President told MTV that he was “surprised” that global warming didn’t come up during the debates and warned that “we’re not moving as fast as we need to” in order to head off the problems he perceives will soon befall the planet.

Obama said global warming is a “critical issue” and that the subject presents a “huge contrast” between himself and GOP nominee Mitt Romney. “I am surprised it didn’t come up in one of the debates,” the President said.

As The Hill notes, however, even as the President assured the MTV audience that he felt the issue was important and that he wanted to talk about the subject during the debates, he never took the time to mention the issue himself during his encounters with Romney.

Still, Obama warned the MTV audience of impending global warming doom. “I believe scientists, who say that we are putting too much carbon emissions into the atmosphere and it is heating the planet and it is going to have a severe effect,” Obama said.

Curiously, the President did not mention the thousands of scientists who dispute that claim.

President Obama has largely failed to get any climate change legislation passed during his four years in the White House and has relegated himself mostly to using his powers to regulate as a backdoor effort to force climate change rules on the American people.

During the MTV interview, President Obama also expressed the need for “technological breakthroughs” to help solve climate change.

“In order for us to solve the whole problem though, we are going to have to have some technological breakthroughs, because countries like China and India, they are building coal-fired power plants, they feel that they have to prioritize getting people out of poverty ahead of climate change, so what we have to do is help them, and help ourselves by continuing to put money into research and technology about how do we really get the new sources of power that are going to make a difference.”

The President has been a big fan of pumping millions upon millions of tax dollars into so-called “green” companies since becoming President. Many of those companies have failed with at least 18 of them having filed for bankruptcy after taking millions from the taxpayers.

Despite the constant failure and the good tax dollars after bad, Obama has several times announced his desire to double down on his crony capitalist policies already perpetrated on the “green energy” industry.

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Posted by on October 30, 2012.
Filed under 2012 Presidential Race, Barack Obama, corruption, Culture Of Corruption, Economics, Global Warming, Hurricane Sandy, Hurricanes, Liberals, Media, Natural Disasters.
Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's BigGovernment.com and BigJournalism.com, RightWingNews.com, CanadaFreePress.com, RightPundits.com, StoptheACLU.com, Human Events Magazine, among many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs to discuss his opinion editorials and current events.He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the new book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on amazon.com. He is also the owner and operator of PubliusForum.com. Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions, EMAIL Warner Todd Huston: igcolonel .at. hotmail.com"The only end of writing is to enable the reader better to enjoy life, or better to endure it." --Samuel Johnson

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  • retired.military

    You know things are rough when the dem candidate has to try to strengthen up the global warming base.

  • GarandFan

    “The President has been a big fan of pumping millions upon millions of tax
    dollars into so-called “green” companies since becoming President.”

    Sure has. Just ask his campaign bundlers, like George Kaiser.

  • herddog505

    Well, then the obvious answer is to cut some commercials. Tell the American people that, if he gets a second term, he’ll continue to “invest” in green energy firms like Solyndra and A123. He’ll continue to block development of the Keystone pipeline, drilling in Alaska and the Gulf, and construction of coal-fired powerplants. He’ll raise the CAFE standards again, and promise (pinky swearz!) to have a million electric cars on the road by 2020.

    Yep, that’s all he needs to do. So, c’mon, Barry! Get these cameras rolling! Get those AGW commericals on the air. Time is running out… to COMPLETELY beclown yourself.

    • Walter_Cronanty

      Excellent! Go ahead, Barry, tell ‘em what you’re going to do.

  • Carl

    Sandy.

    • http://opinion.ak4mc.us/ Scribe of Slog (McGehee)

      I named mine after a kid I knew in school: Peter Johnson.

      Oh, that’s not what you’re talking about? I just figured, it being you…

      • jim_m

        You name your hemorrhoids?

        • Sky__Captain

          He’s either self-identifying as a dumbass, or trying to distract from criticism of the SCOAMF.

          • Carl

            Giving the rubes something to talk about.

        • http://opinion.ak4mc.us/ Scribe of Slog (McGehee)

          No, but if I did they’d all be named Carl.

          • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

            Pustulent, eh?

    • THM

      In the late 1950s there were 6 or 8 large hurricanes that hit the East coast in about an 8 month period. Sandy is/was a hurricane, a natural weather pattern.
      You can look it up on your own, but this has nothing to do with climate change or global warming.

  • jim_m

    Perhaps it’s because obama doesn’t want to admit the truth about who he has been taking his advice from.

    Environmental activist Bill McKibben played an integral role in the White House’s decision to block the Keystone XL pipeline….

    McKibben’s website makes his case clearly enough: “We can burn 565 more gigatons of carbon and stay below 2°C of warming — anything more than that risks catastrophe for life on earth … Fossil fuel corporations now have 2,795 gigatons in their reserves, five times the safe amount. And they’re planning to burn it all — unless we rise up to stop them.”

    This was his advice to the hundreds of millions of Americans that use their cars to commute to work: “If you carpooled [six miles per day], you’d have about three pounds of CO2 left in your daily ration — enough to run a highly efficient refrigerator. Forget your computer, your TV, your stereo, your stove, your dishwasher, your water heater, your microwave, your water pump, your clock. Forget your light bulbs, compact fluorescent or not.”

    This the alternate food reality McKibben wants for America: “Local, labor-intensive, low-input agriculture.” And this is how he sells it: “You’ll be standing guard over your vegetable path with your shotgun, warding off the marauding gang that’s after your carrots.”

    According to McKibben’s twisted math, the poorer we are, the better for the planet, because “one-seventieth the income means one-seventieth the damage to the planet.” And he doesn’t just want to shrink our incomes. He’s also looking to shrink the size of human civilization overall. As he’s put it, his environmental vision
    means “the human population would need to get gradually smaller.”

    obama is also advised by neo-Malthusian Jon Holdren, who believes that forced sterilization may be necessary to control human population growth. I’m sure that if reelected, obama will feel he has more flexibility to implement the advice of his crackpot advisers.

    • herddog505

      There’s just something creepy about this kind of thing…

  • Sky__Captain

    Does 0bama even realize that if he thought “global warming” was such a hot issue, he could have brought it up in the debates himself?

    Probably not. That’s a feature of being an unprecedented SCOAMF.

  • Phoenician Romans

    Curiously, the President did not mention the thousands of scientists who dispute that claim.

    Perhaps because he’s more interested in dealing with reality rather than bullshit wingnut propaganda?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oregon_Petition#Criticism

    —-

    In 2001, Scientific American took a random sample “of 30 of the 1,400 signatories claiming to hold a Ph.D. in a climate-related science.”

    Of the 26 we were able to identify in various databases, 11 said they
    still agreed with the petition —- one was an active climate researcher,
    two others had relevant expertise, and eight signed based on an
    informal evaluation. Six said they would not sign the petition today,
    three did not remember any such petition, one had died, and five did not
    answer repeated messages. Crudely extrapolating, the petition
    supporters include a core of about 200 climate researchers – a
    respectable number, though rather a small fraction of the climatological
    community.[26]

    —-

    You’ll note that that was 12 years ago.

    And – http://www.skepticalscience.com/news.php?n=158

    Now let’s see – the Summer 2012 North American heat wave just killed at least 82 people. It led to thunderstorms and tornados that left millions of Americans without power. In March, over 7,000 daily heat records were broken around the country. The resulting drought affected EIGHTY PERCENT of the contiguous United States, and isprobably the costliest natural disaster EVER to affect the US.

    And you bozos want to pretend nothing funny is going on?

  • Phoenician Romans

    Curiously, the President did not mention the thousands of scientists who dispute that claim.

    Perhaps because he’s more interested in dealing with reality rather than bullshit wingnut propaganda?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oregon_Petition#Criticism

    —-

    In 2001, Scientific American took a random sample “of 30 of the 1,400 signatories claiming to hold a Ph.D. in a climate-related science.”

    Of the 26 we were able to identify in various databases, 11 said they
    still agreed with the petition —- one was an active climate researcher,
    two others had relevant expertise, and eight signed based on an
    informal evaluation. Six said they would not sign the petition today,
    three did not remember any such petition, one had died, and five did not
    answer repeated messages. Crudely extrapolating, the petition
    supporters include a core of about 200 climate researchers – a
    respectable number, though rather a small fraction of the climatological
    community.[26]

    —-

    You’ll note that that was 12 years ago.

    And – http://www.skepticalscience.com/news.php?n=158

    Now let’s see – the Summer 2012 North American heat wave just killed at least 82 people. It led to thunderstorms and tornados that left millions of Americans without power. In March, over 7,000 daily heat records were broken around the country. The resulting drought affected EIGHTY PERCENT of the contiguous United States, and isprobably the costliest natural disaster EVER to affect the US.

    And you bozos want to pretend nothing funny is going on?