What’s he blathering on about, now?
If you can’t stomach it, feel free to skip ahead to 10:00 min. in to where Obama stops talking, and Megyn Kelly sums up:
“A failure to act will lead to irreversible catastrophe”….hm. When have we heard that before?
“A failure to act, and act now, will turn crisis into a catastrophe and guarantee a longer recession, a less robust recovery, and a more uncertain future,” he said. “That’s why I feel such a sense of urgency about the Economic Recovery and Reinvestment Plan.”
“We know what a failure to act would bring: More of the same,” Mr. Obama said. “More of the same exploding costs. More of the same diminished coverage. If we fail to act, the crisis will grow.”
Obama, today on climate change:
“A failure to act will lead to irreversible catastrophe”..
Never let a crisis go to waste…even a totally made up, bogus hoax like global warming climate change.
“Unease is no excuse for inaction”?
How about near unanimous rejection that there’s even a crisis?
Can that be an excuse for inaction?
We should be so lucky.
Energy Secretary Steven Chu says no biscuit for you….what do you know?
“The American public…just like your teenage kids, aren’t acting in a way that they should act,” Dr. Chu said. “The American public has to really understand in their core how important this issue is.”
Have Obama and Chu given any thought, (like we have) to other theories about how weather changes?
the sun’s recent activity, or lack thereof, may be linked to the pleasant summer temperatures the midwest has enjoyed this year, said Charlie Perry, a research hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey in Lawrence.
The sun is at a low point of a deep solar minimum in which there are few to no sunspots on its surface.
In July through August, 51 consecutive days passed without a spot, one day short of tying the record of 52 days from the early 1900s.
As of Sept. 15, the current solar minimum ranks third all-time in the amount of spotless days with 717 since 2004. There have been 206 spotless days in 2009, which is 14th all-time. But there are still more than 100 days left in the year, and Perry expects that number to climb.
Perry, who studies sunspots and solar activity in his spare time, received an undergraduate degree in physics at Kansas State University and a Ph.D in physics and astronomy at The University of Kansas. He also has spent time as a meteorologist.
A sunspot, Perry explains, is a location on the sun’s surface that is cooler than the surrounding area. When there are more sunspots, the sun’s surface becomes more dynamic and an opposite effect takes place, releasing more heat and energy when other parts of the sun become hotter.
A solar minimum is when the amount of spots on the sun is at a low and the reverse is true for a solar maximum. The complete solar cycle is about an 11-year process. Perry says the current solar minimum could continue into 2010.
“There’s a fair chance it will be a cooler winter than last year,” Perry said.
Perry said there is a feeling from some in the scientific community the Earth may be entering into a grand minimum, which is an extended period with low numbers of sunspots that creates cooler temperatures. The year without a summer, which was 1816, was during a grand minimum in 1800 to 1830 when Europe became cooler, Perry said. Another grand minimum was in 1903 to 1913.
Perry said there is anecdotal evidence the Earth’s temperature may be slightly decreasing, but local weather patterns are much more affected by the jet stream than solar activity.
However, Perry said snow in Buenos Aires and southern Africa, the best ski season in Australia and a cooler Arctic region are some of the anecdotal evidence for a cooling period.
So, Perry said, sunspots may have a far greater impact on weather than previously thought.
Perry is a proponent of the cosmic ray and clouds theory as opposed to the CO2 global warming theory to explain recent global warming trends.
I guess we should ask: Can this info be used to impose, “Sweeping but Necessary Change”.
If the answer is no, the science is not terribly useful to the Statists, now is it?