Yesterday during his second Inaugural Address Barack Obama promised to blow billions of taxpayer dollars on more global warming junk science projects.
Via Watts Up With That:

After all, his donors have to get paid.  Eighty percent of Obama’s green energy “investments” his first term went to committed donors.

Much of the money was lost.  During his first term over 19 of Obama’s green ventures went belly-up after receiving billions of dollars. But that won’t stop him from committing more of your cash to this failed cause.

Yesterday, James Delingpole at The Telegraph tossed cold water on Obama’s reckless statements on climate change.

The first sentence is a blatant untruth. Concerted global action so far to deal with the threat of climate change has resulted in: higher energy prices; more deaths from fuel poverty; more intrusive regulation; the destruction of rainforests and the squandering of agricultural land on biofuels; higher food prices; famine and food riots – as a result partly of the drive for biofuels; the entrenchment of corporatism and rent-seeking to the detriment of free markets; the ravaging of the countryside with ugly solar farms and even uglier wind turbines; the deaths of millions of birds and bats; the great recession. How any of this has in any way benefited either our children (who are going to find it far harder to find a job) or future generations is a complete mystery.

The second sentence is a devious combination of the junk factoid and the non sequitur.

That “overwhelming judgement of science” is a reference to the comprehensively discredited Doran survey: the one where the “97 per cent of climate scientists” turned out to consist of just 75 out of 77 climate scientists who could be bothered to reply to two silly and dubious questions.

As for the idea that “science” ever has such a thing as an “overwhelming judgement”: this would be news to Galileo, Newton, Einstein and indeed all the great scientists of history, all of whom made their names by advancing theories which completely overturned the “overwhelming judgement” of their contemporaries.

It’s probably true, up to a point, that “none can avoid the devastating impact of raging fires, and crippling drought, and more powerful storms”. But only if you accept that everyone lives in a region susceptible to fires, drought and powerful storms, which not everyone does.

What Obama is presumably trying to slip into that weasel sentence is the notion that “science” is overwhelmingly of the view that raging fires, crippling drought and more powerful storms are increasing as a result of “climate change” (note incidentally how he’s careful not to say whether or not it is man-made, thus enabling him to cover all eventualities). But if this is the case, I’d dearly love to see the evidence that this is a) anthropogenic b) controllable or c)historically unprecedented. Certainly, according to this graph at Watts Up With That?, there is nothing particular weird or alarming about recent weather activity. On an index of “Extreme Weather” in the US since 1910, last year – 2012 – ranks a very modest 54th.

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  1. This is the Obamaite money laundering system. Give govt loans to green companies who in turn donate a large part of that money back to the dem party. Do this for a year or so then go bankrupt and the bunglers retire to Belize.

  2. Exactly cavt, that money was never “lost”. It came right back into Obama’s coffers with billions in interest.

  3. How long innocent people duped by environmentalist who aren’t caring for environment.

  4. http://weaselzippers.us/2013/01/22/obama-gives-shout-out-to-our-comrades-in-arms-serving-in-afghanistan/
    Are you joking currently Socialist Democrat Commie Traitor in Chief calls soldiers in Afghanistan as comrade unless they are implementing Socialist Democrat Commie ruling.

  5. What happened to “piercing the corporate veil”? These companies tha blow thru billions should be hauled in to account for the where-abouts of the money. In “piercing the corporate veil” doctrine the presence of a corporation does not make you invulnerable.
    It is up to DAs and courts tosort this out. It is up to the GOP to take some action .
    Gop? …GOP-take action!..hello? Buehler? Buehler? Buehler?…Crickets.

  6. It’s always about the money. Always.

  7. ++

    just as the Moon is the Father of Islam, so it is written that Obama is
    the Son of Mother Gaia, Caliph of all Muslims, and ENMOD Commander
    in Chief..

    more here, in connecting links and threads..

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  8. ++

    re: #10 January 22, 2013 at 2:13 pm bg

    Prophet Mohammed: A Pioneer of the Environment

    [And yet a closer reading of the hadith, the body of work that recounts significant events in the Prophet's life, reveals that he was a staunch advocate of environmental protection. One could say he was an "environmentalist avant la lettre", a pioneer in the domain of conservation, sustainable development and resource management, and one who constantly sought to maintain a harmonious balance between man and nature. From all accounts of his life and deeds, we read that the Prophet (SAW) had a profound.......connection to the four elements, earth, water, fire and air.]

    btw, some schools are already teaching children that
    Muslims discovered America, and that ‘Allah is God’..

    Muslim 7 year action plan on Climate Change 2010 – 2017 summary

    [There are 1.4 billion Muslims worldwide. In Istanbul in July 2009, more
    than 50 religious scholars from across the Muslim world endorsed this
    long term plan for action on climate change. This support was led by Dr
    Youssef Al Qaradawi, the President of the International Union of Muslim
    Scholars.

    It was also supported, among others, by the Mufti of Egypt, Dr Ali
    Jumma; the Mufti of Palestine, Dr Ekrama Sabri, Dr Salman Alouda,
    a prominent Saudi Arabian scholar, and Said Ali Mohamad Hussein
    Fadlallah, the Lebanese Shiah scholar, as well as by ISESCO (the
    Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation), Al Fatih
    University in Turkey and representatives of Ministries of Environment
    and Awqaf of Islamic countries from Kuwait, Bahrain, Morocco,
    Indonesia, Senegal and Turkey.

    The plan has been drawn up by Earth Mates Dialogue Centre (EMDC)
    a non profit NGO (non-governmental organisation) based in the UK,
    in co-operation with the Kuwaiti Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs.]

    The Ruling on Dispossessing the
    Disbelievers wealth in Dar al-Harb

    [First of all there is no Islamic leadership authorized to enter into
    covenants with the nations of disbelief in the present day. This is
    because the governments of the Muslim world have lost their
    legitimacy for many reasons, among them:

    Governance according to manmade laws.

    Taking the disbelievers as allies.

    Fighting the awliyā' of Allah.

    Therefore any agreements or treatise between the governments of the
    Muslim world and other parties are considered to be bāţil (illegitimate).

    Second: Any nation that enters into war with the Muslims, or
    participates in invading a Muslim land has by de facto become
    dār al-ĥarb. Therefore all of the Western nations that have an
    active participation in the occupation of Afghanistan or Iraq or
    any other Muslim land are considered to be dār al-ĥarb.

    The answer to the second question:

    This is a critical issue and therefore would be covered in a separate
    paper, In Shā’ Allāh. However, my conclusion on this matter is that
    Muslims are not bound by the covenants of citizenship and visa that
    exist between them and nations of dār al-ĥarb.

    It is the consensus of our scholars that the property of the disbelievers
    in dār al-ĥarb is halal for the Muslims and is a legitimate target for the
    mujahidin. Again this is a matter of consensus so there is no need to
    elaborate further on this point.

    In the encyclopedia of fiqh it states that: "The property of the 'people
    of war' and their blood is halal for the Muslims and none of that is
    protected. Muslims have the right to take their lives and their belongings
    by all available means, because they do the same to us. This is an issue
    of consensus among the scholars."

    In the past, Muslim armies would march into the lands of the
    disbelievers and would then confiscate their wealth and distribute
    it according to the rules of shari’ah: If the wealth was taken after
    fighting, it is ghanīmah and if it was taken without fighting it is fai'.]

    [click on connecting links & scroll threads for more]

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