by William Teach | March 11, 2016 7:11 am
You might remember me referring to Obama as “Man with world’s largest carbon footprint” numerous times. Obama admits I’m correct
(Weekly Standard) President Obama once “ruefully” admitted to staff that he personally is the planet’s largest source of carbon emissions, according to an anecdote published in The Atlantic.
The brief aside was mentioned by author Jeffrey Goldberg in a passage about the burden of Obama’s worldwide travel arrangements.
With that, Obama stood up and said, “Okay, gotta go.” He headed out of his office and down the stairs, to the red carpet and the honor guard and the cluster of Malaysian officials waiting to greet him, and then to his armored limousine, flown to Kuala Lumpur ahead of him. (Early in his first term, still unaccustomed to the massive military operation it takes to move a president from one place to another, he noted ruefully to aides, “I have the world’s largest carbon footprint.”) (WT: emphasis mine)
You know what they say, the first step to fixing the problem is admitting to the problem. Of course, Obama failed to follow through on fixing his problem. He’ll still take a helicopter flight over to Andrews AFB to jump on his giant fossil fueled jumbo jet, accompanied by a backup jumbo jet and multiple fighter jets, for a cross country flight, which is followed by numerous movements of large fossil fueled vehicle convoys, all to give a short official speech followed by multiple fundraisers, maybe a party, maybe golf. And, sometimes, those fundraisers aren’t even in the same city as the speech, which necessitates another fossil fueled flight.
But, he does want to change your use of fossil fuels, hence we end up with things like his so-called Clean Power Plan. And he’s more than willing to give your money away to the United Nations to be spread to dictators via their Green Climate Fund. And reward his donors with taxpayer money for failed solar projects. This is the same guy who fought against put solar panels on the White House.
And, yes, much of the footprint is just a part of doing the job of President. But, he’s taken almost no steps to reduce that footprint in his own life and his presidential life. That is what’s called “hypocrisy”. It’s a “do as I say, not as I do” attitude. Which is prevalent throughout the Cult of Climastrology.
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