Those in mourning in Paris should feel comforted to know that it was only terrorism. Global warming would have been worse.
In the Democrat debate on Saturday night Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) warned that climate change is worse and, “… is directly related to the growth of terrorism.”
On 22 occasions President Barack Obama has insisted that global warming was worse than terrorism. Parisians must think we’ve gone mad.
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Let the rest of the world wonder who is next to be savaged by the jihadists, our president is headed for the Paris Climate Change Summit prepared to lead – on the weather.
(This is the point at which warmist zealots will accuse me of confusing weather and climate. I am not confused. Weather is what you see out the window today. Climate is what you expect to see out the window next July. Over time and space there is no difference. But I digress.)
Forty years ago the scientific consensus was that our burning of fossil fuels was increasing the CO2 to dangerous levels and we were facing a catastrophic cooling that would destroy the planet unless governments acted.
Governments didn’t act on that consensus and it soon turned 180 degrees. Computer modeling began to predict that our burning of fossil fuels was increasing the CO2 to dangerous levels and we are facing a catastrophic warming that will destroy the planet unless governments act.
Eighteen years ago America embraced the Kyoto Protocol binding those nations to reduce CO2 output to prevent further warming. That agreement exempted 80 percent of the world from compliance including China and India.
President Bill Clinton never submitted that treaty to the Senate for confirmation, but a bipartisan resolution was offered in the U.S. Senate to advise the president not to commit the United States to its terms. That resolution passed 95-0.
One fact ignored in the current discussion is that the temperature stopped rising almost 19 years ago and has remained level ever since. For one-half of this warming crisis there has been no change in temperature at all.
Frankly, President Obama must know that computer models that cannot predict the weather 10 days from today cannot predict weather 100 years from today.
But he is off to Paris to make good on his commitment to “transform” America.
The Paris Climate Summit is intended to move us one step closer to removing political power from sovereign nations and giving that power to an international body.
Indeed, “global cooling” and “global warming” have both served as scare tactics for what is really behind the movement – global governance under new economic rules.
In 2000 French President Jacques Chirac said in a speech at The Hague that the Kyoto Protocol represented “the first component of an authentic global governance.”
Former Vice President Al Gore spoke at Oxford in 2009 on the need to change how we live to save the planet. He said one of the ways to “drive the change is through global governance and global economics.”
United Nations International Panel on Climate Change leader Dr. Ottmar Endenhofer said in 2010 that the real goal in global warming is to redistribute the world’s wealth. “This has almost nothing to do with environmental policy anymore,” Endenhofer said.
Last year 130 environmental groups signed on to the Margarita Declaration agreeing that global warming cannot be stopped without ending “the hegemonic capitalist system.”
Speaking in Brussels last February the top United Nations climate official, Christiana Figueres, admitted that the goal of environmental activists is not to save the world from ecological calamity but to destroy capitalism.
“This is probably the most difficult task we have ever given ourselves, which is to intentionally transform the economic development model, for the first time in human history,” Figueres said.
Pope Francis said at the White House in June that this moment requires us to rethink democracy as a global mechanism for enacting policy for and by the planet.
The final word comes from the wealthiest man in the world who, having enjoyed capitalism for himself is less enthused about it for the rest of us. Commenting on the challenges facing the world, particularly global warming, Bill Gates says, “If there were such a thing as a world government, we would be better prepared.”
The president has forfeited our role on terrorism to Russia. In Paris he is prepared to forfeit our control of our own energy production to the U.N. How long will it be before others control our borders?
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