Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Will President Obama Tell the Truth in Copenhagen?

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Senator Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma, ranking Republican on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, says it is "dishonest" for the President to go to Copenhagen and make his planned announcement.

Here's why.

On November 26, the White House announced that President Obama would personally attend the Climate Summit on December 9. Then, they changed his schedule saying he would attend on December 18.

The White House also said the President will announce that the US intends to reduce it's carbon dioxide emissions by the year 2020 to 17% below what they were in 2005.

The 17% is the amount mandated by the "cap-and-trade" passed by the House----but not by the Senate.

Senator Inhofe says if the President makes his planned announcement in Copenhagen, he will not be telling the truth, and he and his administration knows it.

Inhofe says the bill will not even get a vote in this Congress. I have linked a CNSNEWS video interview with the Senator.

Honesty does not seem to be an important element in the global warming discussion.

Alan Caruba has written an excellent non scientific article on this matter of integrity and global warming, titled "Climategate: A Willful Ignorance," in which he quotes the highly respected Richard Lindzen of MIT who has said, "Future generations will wonder in bemused amazement that the early 21st century's developed world went into hysterical panic over a globally averaged temperature increase of a few tenths of a degree, and, on the basis of gross exaggerations of highly uncertain computer projections combined into plausible claims of inference, proceeded to contemplate a roll back of the industrial age."

Columnist George Will is also quoted: "On such (climate) models we are supposed to wager trillions of dollars---and substantially diminished freedom."

Caruba's column is worth reading.

Willful ignorance may well be more dangerous than inconvenient truths, that are ultimately found to not be true at all.

Gary Randall
Faith & Freedom

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