Obama brings massive carbon footprint for his visit to Yosemite to hector us over global warming


By Thomas Lifson writing at American Thinker

President Obama and his family are enjoying Father’s Day in Yosemite National Park, a place of stunning natural beauty that refreshes the mind, the heart, and the soul. But of course, Obama being Obama and America needing constant correction of the evils of our ways, the trip became yet another opportunity for Obama to lecture us on why we should never emit CO2 the way he does, because all that CO2 will warm up the planet, according to computer models that haven’t predicted anything correctly.

Oh, and it will also make the planet greener, literally, by providing the CO2 that plants need. But that is not what the president told us:

Obama remarked not just on the beauty of the parks but also the threats they’re under from climate change. He said officials at Yosemite told him climate change has already forced some bird habitats to move further north and long-standing wetlands have begun to dry up. Across the country, Obama said rising seas threaten everywhere from the Everglades to New York’s iconic State of Liberty.

“That’s not the America I want to pass on to the next generation. That’s not the legacy I think any of us want to leave behind. The idea that these places that sear themselves into your memory could be marred or lost to history, that’s to be taken seriously. We can’t treat these things as something that we deal with later,” Obama said. “On this issue, unlike a lot of issues, there’s such a thing as being too late.”

In addition to two helicopters, President Obama had a 40 car motorcade. If President Obama really thought that human CO2 emissions are a real problem, he would have found a more air saving way to visit the park. I will reassess my position on AGW when our leaders act like it is a real problem, until then is just a power grabbing scheme with very very small or no environmental consequences.

About Russ Steele

Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.
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