By Thomas Brewton
The president manifestly is an ignoramus with regard to economics, as evidenced by his deficit-spending stimulus programs and other economic interventions that have produced the longest major recession and debauching the dollar since FDR’s Great Depression in the 1930s.
He suffers the same deficiency regarding science.
In his inaugural address, and on many other occasions, Obama cites consensus among climate study fraudsters as more worthy of consideration than the simple, unavoidable fact that there has been no global warming for at least the most recent dozen years.
Nonetheless, Obama continues his pursuit of uneconomic, and often destructive, “green” policies, including bankrupting the coal mining industry. As the fraudulent “scientists” of global warming admit themselves, global warming has always been nothing more than a panic lever to push us toward a world socialistic government in order to redistribute wealth on a global scale.
Read In Their Own Words: Climate Alarmists Debunk Their ‘Science’ on theForbes website.
IPCC official Ottmar Edenhofer, speaking in November 2010, advised that: “…one has to free oneself from the illusion that international climate policy is environmental policy. Instead, climate change policy is about how we redistribute de facto the world’s wealth…”
…subordinating climate science to ideology, however well intentioned, have proven to be incredibly costly.
The U.S. Government Accounting Office (GAO) reports that federal climate spending has increased from $4.6 billion in 2003 to $8.8 billion in 2010 (a total $106.7 billion over that period). This doesn’t include $79 billion more spent for climate change technology research, tax breaks for “green energy”, foreign aid to help other countries address “climate problems”; another $16.1 billion since 1993 in federal revenue losses due to green energy subsidies; or still another $26 billion earmarked for climate change programs and related activities in the 2009 “Stimulus Bill”.
Virtually all of this is based upon unfounded representations that we are experiencing a known human-caused climate crisis, a claim based upon speculative theories, contrived data and totally unproven modeling predictions. And what redemptive solutions are urgently implored? We must give lots of money to the U.N. to redistribute; abandon fossil fuel use in favor of heavily subsidized but assuredly abundant, “free”, and “renewable” alternatives; and expand federal government growth, regulatory powers, and crony capitalist-enriched political campaign coffers.
[Editors note: This article first appeared in the View from 1776 blog.]