This week President Obama addressed world leaders at the United Nations for the Climate Summit 2014. Lucky New Yorkers. As though it’s not enough that Obama and other world leaders caused gridlock in NYC, climate activists organized what they hoped was “the largest climate march in history” and left, in the height of hypocrisy, a more-than-sizable carbon footprint. According to one news report, it was shocking to see the “piles of garbage strewn across the marching route.”
But before following Mr. Obama’s siren song “to galvanize and catalyze climate action,” the Cato Institute’s Paul “Chip” Knappenberger lays out some inconvenient truths: all those computerized climate models that predicted, large, accelerating warming were wrong. That’s right, wrong.
For environmentalists scaremongers, global warming is not going as planned. The hockey stick is not real. Mr. Knappenberger points out, “The climate appears less sensitive to our emissions of greenhouse gases than expected. The urgency to grant the government the authority to limit energy choice is not justified.”
Furthermore, Mr. Obama often brags of his progress in restricting greenhouse gas emissions. As Mr. Knappenberger argues, “The president’s touted ‘successes’ in restricting greenhouse gas emissions have come through Environmental Protection Agency regulations and executive orders, actions that have bypassed our representatives in Congress. This shows he is largely acting on his desires, rather than those of Americans at large.”
Read from Chip Knappenberger why climate models are unreliable and why Mr. Obama’s foundation for climate alarm (and a carbon tax) is unfounded.