During a July 2013 Senate hearing on Climate policy, not one of the liberal experts called in to testify agreed with Obama’s statement that warming has accelerated during the last ten year.
They even tried to change the subject.
At a recent fundraiser, the President’s call to action was: “We also know that the climate is warming faster than anybody anticipated five or 10 years ago.” But he was referring to U.S. temperature anomalies. As climate scientists know, global temperature trends are composed of regional highs and lows. And, in fact, the globe stopped warming back when Obama was teaching law school.
Global warming “paused” more than 15 years ago. A global-cooling trend has beendiscerned since 2002. And if there is not global warming, how can there be climate change associated with global warming?
Facts are stubborn, and even the President’s allies are ducking. At a recent congressional hearing, Senator David Vitter asked a panel of experts — including some handpicked by Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer — if “they agree with Obama’s statement that warming has accelerated during the past 10 years?”
Not one did. After an extended, awkward silence, panelist and climate activist Heidi Cullen tried to change the subject.