Man With Largest Carbon Footprint In World Says Everyone Else Has More Work To Do

Obama’s sitting pretty up in Martha’s Vineyard, having take a huge fossil fueled trip to hang in an energy hog home. Meanwhile, he uses his weekly address to tell citizens he plans on raising their cost of living by executive fiat

(White House) Hi, everybody. One of the most urgent challenges of our time is climate change. We know that 2015 surpassed 2014 as the warmest year on record – and 2016 is on pace to be even hotter.

Hundredths of a degree is not particularly scary. Heck, if Obama cut down on his fossil fueled travel to attend fundraisers, vacations, and golf he could have erased it.

When I took office, I said this was something we couldn’t kick down the road any longer – that our children’s future depended on our action. So we got to work, and over the past seven-and-a-half years, we’ve made ambitious investments in clean energy, and ambitious reductions in our carbon emissions. We’ve multiplied wind power threefold. We’ve multiplied solar power more than thirtyfold. In parts of America, these clean power sources are finally cheaper than dirtier, conventional power. And carbon pollution from our energy sector is at its lowest level in 25 years, even as we’re continuing to grow our economy.

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All those failed companies which left environmental messes and the taxpayer on the hook for the “loans” sure worked out. As far as “kick down the road”, well, why not? He did that with Iran’s nuclear weapons ambitions.

We’ve invested in energy efficiency, and we’re slashing carbon emissions from appliances, homes, and businesses – saving families money on their energy bills. We’re reforming how we manage federal coal resources, which supply roughly 40% of America’s coal. We’ve set the first-ever national standards limiting the amount of carbon pollution power plants can release into the sky.

OF course, in reality, energy prices are rising, so the cost of everything else rises to match. And the cost of appliances are rising due to these regulations.

There’s still much more to do. But there’s no doubt that America has become a global leader in the fight against climate change. Last year, that leadership helped us bring nearly 200 nations together in Paris around the most ambitious agreement in history to save the one planet we’ve got. That’s not something to tear up – it’s something to build upon. And if we keep pushing, and leading the world in the right direction, there’s no doubt that, together, we can leave a better, cleaner, safer future for our children.

Yet, most nations haven’t bothered to sign that agreement, one designed specifically to avoid allowing the duly elected United States Congress have a vote. You know, the lawmakers who represent We The People?

Funny, though, he wants America to be the world leader in this, yet, he won’t cut his own massive carbon footprint. And, on virtually everything else on the international stage, including the fight against Islamic terrorism, he wants America to lead from behind.

Crossed at Pirate’s Cove. Follow me on Twitter @WilliamTeach.

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