President Obama went to a children’s hospital to tape his weekly address. The subject this week was his climate agenda, and who better to use to push that agenda than sick kids?
Hi, everybody. I’m here at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., visiting with some kids being treated here all the time for asthma and other breathing problems. Often, these illnesses are aggravated by air pollution – pollution from the same sources that release carbon and contribute to climate change. And for the sake of all our kids, we’ve got to do more to reduce it.
Earlier this month, hundreds of scientists declared that climate change is no longer a distant threat – it “has moved firmly into the present.” Its costs can be measured in lost lives and livelihoods, lost homes and businesses; and higher prices for food, insurance, and rebuilding.
That’s why, last year, I put forward America’s first climate action plan. This plan cuts carbon pollution by building a clean energy economy – using more clean energy, less dirty energy, and wasting less energy throughout our economy.
Blah, blah, blah. Notice how he talked about “carbon pollution” and not carbon dioxide? William Teach noticed.
So, right off the bat Obama discards any notion of science by terming it “carbon” and “carbon pollution”, rather than the proper name of carbon dioxide. There is a difference. And CO2 is a trace gas necessary for life on earth. It’s cute that he dives right in to the meme of asthma being aggravated by anthropogenic climate change. There is virtually no honest science on that, nor any honest science proving that the current rise in temps since 1850 has been caused by Mankind. (Read More)
Obama even mentioned the “investments” he made with the American Recovery Act, or as I like to call it, Porkulus.
Obama asserted that in their first year in effect, the rules will prevent up to 100,000 asthma attacks and 2,100 heart attacks. In fact, scientists have said there’s no direct connection between greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide and asthma attacks or other respiratory illnesses.
Oh well, at least he didn’t spend any more time talking about sports injuries. As if that’s something the leader of the free world needs to be concerned with.