Amidst the continuing unfolding of the IRS scandal, Fast and Furious gun running, NSA surveillance, mismanagement of funds and targeting of conservatives by the IRS, and continuing debate over the Gang of Eight immigration bill and effects of Obamacare, the President, if you can call him that, is set to announce his plans for "climate change" this week. According to the Daily Caller, Obama said, "This Tuesday, I'll lay out my vision for where I believe we need to go – a national plan to reduce carbon pollution, prepare our country for the impacts of climate change and lead global efforts to fight it." One has to pause and consider if his "vision" for where the US needs to be on climate change is the same as his famous "fundamentally change America" ideas.
The Washington Post reported the announcement will focus on the intention to "limit greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants, increase appliance efficiency standards and promote renewable energy development on public lands in a speech Tuesday outlining his plan to use executive powers to address climate change."
The New York Times indicated:
Mr. Obama's decision to use his executive authority to regulate utilities reflects a determination that he has no prospect of passing such sweeping policies through Congress. But while the Supreme Court validated the power of the executive to regulate carbon emissions without further legislation, the president's move may draw lawsuits and other challenges from industry and Republicans citing the economic costs.
The administration has already moved to curb emissions of new power plants, but expanding regulation to existing utilities would be among the most consequential decisions the president could make. More than a third of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States are produced by electric power facilities.
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— The White House (@whitehouse) June 22, 2013
It should be noted that major environmental lobby groups support the immigration bill even though immigrants are expected to increase the about of carbon dioxide emitted by the United States and expand urban development. Let's not forget that the major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions are cow farts and belches and China now emits more greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere than the United States and by 2015, that emission will surpass the US by more than 50 percent.
In order to understand the peril of climate change and why drastic measures are needed to control greenhouse gas emissions by executive order, which is a usurpation of power by the President with Supreme Court blessing, much research was conducted to find the consensus of the scientific community regarding climate change and the effect greenhouse gases on the climate. After all, the scientific method used by scientists would prove or disprove the dangers of climate change and greenhouse gas emission. Two days of research produced the conclusion that the scientific community studying climate change and the effects of greenhouse gas emissions cannot agree on how much influence man-made emissions have contributed to global warming. Scientists agree man-made emissions have had some effect on global warming but cannot definitely attribute those emissions as the single, undisputed cause.
All the data collected and how it is analyzed is written in what I term, "scientific-ese," a language used by a certain sect of science whereby they are the only ones who can understand it, leaving the common individual to take their word for the summation of findings. A wise professor once said to me, "25 cent words are nice but why use them when the 5 cent word is one everyone understands." To bore anyone with a lengthy read, the following lists only some of the sources reviewed on climate change and greenhouse gas emissions:
- Catholic Online interview with Dr. Roy Spencer;
- NASA data blow gaping hole in global warming alarmism;
- a host of articles at Climate Depot;
- and, a reading of material from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA) and any article regarding this topic entered into a search engine.
The information overload would cause the sanest person to pull their hair out; but, what was increasingly clear is the scientific community studying this phenomenon cannot produce an exact computer model or paleo-climatology computer system to predict climate change and greenhouse gas emissions. By their own admission, scientists do not know every variable as they still do not understand everything about the earth or its workings and models predicting dire consequences for the current time failed in their predictions leaving scientists scratching their head.
What does all this mean? It appears to be just another money pit this administration is willing to strap to the backs of the American public in the continued usurpation of power history involving big government. You can bet your bottom dollar government incentives for green energy and renewable energy sources will pour forth from the administration along with dollars to assist energy companies to reduce carbon emissions: All being done, not on definitive scientific proof as scientists can't agree, for some hidden reason by the administration as I doubt altruism is in the dictionary in Washington. One need only follow the money when these plans are announced and participators determined to see what transpires.
There is another plan afoot here as well and unless this Congress is willing to rein in this out of control usurper and do what is mandated by the Constitution, the legacy left behind will be unrecognizable.Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook, Google Plus, & Twitter. You can also get Freedom Outpost delivered to your Amazon Kindle device here.