From The Pirate’s Cove:
By William Teach | September 1, 2015 – 8:26 am
So, in order to fix this, he took a long, long fossil fueled flight to Alaska, accompanied by a backup jumbo jet and military fighter jets, followed by multiple huge caravans of fossil fueled vehicles
(USA Today) President Obama made an ever-more-urgent plea for nations to take action to address climate change Monday, repeatedly telling representatives of Arctic nations meeting in Alaska that “we’re not moving fast enough” to address the challenge.
Kicking off a three-day Alaska trip meant to focus attention on how the Arctic climate affects the rest of the world, Obama used near apocalyptic imagery to drive home his call to action. The result of inaction will be catastrophic in economic and security terms, he said, as more drought, wildfires, floods, leads to more refugees, more conflict and scarce resources.
In Alaska, he said, raging wildfires are helping to thaw the permafrost, releasing carbon dioxide trapped underneath into the atmosphere — “a negative feedback loop, a cycle, warming leading to more warming, that we don’t want to be a part of,” Obama said.
There’s little point in attempting to rebut this, as hysterics caught up in cult-like talking points will never ever listen and see the reality. Nor will they modify their own behavior to match their talking points.
As he has done over the past week, Obama also escalated his criticism of “people who are denying the science of climate change.”
“The time to heed the critics and the cynics and the deniers of climate change is past,” he said. “The time to plead ignorance is surly past. Those who want to ignore the science are increasingly alone. They’re on their own shrinking island.”
There’s a bit more at the link.
The money line:
Nor will they modify their own behavior to match their talking points.
And that’s why so many people do not and cannot take the warmists seriously; they do not behave as though they believed their own words.
When the President travels, there will always be a huge entourage. That’s necessary, because of the security required and the requirement that he always have command authority over our nuclear deterrent. But we have only one President, and we ought to expect to see the warmists below that pay grade acting like they believe their own words.It’s the 21st century; we have all sorts of communications tools ready for meetings. It’s not like videoconferencing is unknown. Yet the Federal Reserve took everybody out to Jackson Hole for a retreat, and has called in all sorts of economic “experts” to help with decision taking concerning the FOMC’s September meeting, as though the Fed’s own headquarters building on Connecticut Avenue wouldn’t have served. Experts who lived in New York could have taken Amtrak to DC is necessary, and then the Metro to a couple of blocks away, if videoconferencing wasn’t good enough, but did the President ask or require the Fed to cut their travel — to say nothing of their spending — so as not to spew more CO2 into the atmosphere?
Let’s face it: changing your behavior to address climate change is for the Little People, not for Our Betters.