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President Obama tries one more time to make global warming cool

by Washington Post

Obama Global WarmingPresident Obama’s globalist rhetoric captured hearts at the United Nations but it will take more than hot air to make global warming cool with anyone but the easily fooled. Like the rooster that thinks his cock-a-doodle-doo makes the sun rise, Mr. Obama touts the notion that the president of the United States can command the forces of nature that made the planet hospitable before the human race was born. He knows he can’t do that, but he might pick the pockets of the prosperous to pay for a fantasy.

Nobody talks like Mr. Obama, and he did his Sunday best at the United Nations, and again on Monday, to promote the U.N.’s 2030 Agenda for Sustained Development. Only the heartless were unmoved by his lamentation that “some 800 million men, women and children are scraping by on less than $1.25 a day.” And “when 11 boys and girls die every single minute from preventable causes,” as the president said they do, who would stand to oppose fighting childhood diseases?

The president unveiled the climate change agenda of his globalist manifesto in all its unwrapped purple. “All of our countries will be affected by a changing climate, but the world’s poorest people will bear the heaviest burden from rising seas and more intense droughts, shortage of water and food. We will be seeing climate change refugees.”

In tones purple and plaintive, Mr. Obama compared the threat of global warming to a crisis of epic proportions — the tidal wave of refugees from Syria that is now washing over Europe. With millions on the move by land and sea to escape war and poverty in the Middle East, little elicits more dread among the world’s haves — including those with compassion for their fellow man — than to be inundated by its have-nots.

Apart from computer models that have proved notoriously inaccurate, there is little evidence that the earth’s climate is changing in ways that will trigger the sort of mass migration that the dictators and warmongers have compelled. Now that more than 18 years have passed since global temperatures have budged even an inch, it is clear that “sustainable development,” the keystone of a “green” utopia, is not dependent on the earth’s weather climate but rather on its political climate.

The president argues that carbon-dioxide emissions will bring on climate change catastrophe and he has obligated the United States to enact his Clean Power Plan. Emissions-reducing rules are expected to reduce global temperatures by only 0.03 degrees Fahrenheit by the turn of the next century, at an annual cost estimated to range between $5 billion and $41 billion. In similar fashion, the U.N., which has none, is attempting to shame the developed nations into paying $100 billion a year into its Green Climate Fund for redistribution to poor countries for renewable energy projects. Just as a savvy used car salesman burdens a lemon with bells and whistles to move it off his lot, Mr. Obama disguises the cost of his global climate change agenda by putting it together with schemes to help the world’s halt and the lame.

King Canute demonstrated to his fawning admirers that his authority was limited to the affairs of men, that he had no power to hold back the rising tide. If a king can’t do that, can a mere president discipline the sun?