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A Response to the President's Comments on Global Warming

By Joe Bastardi · Nov. 15, 2012

During President Obama's press conference on Wednesday (his first in 8 months), he said, “We can't attribute any particular weather event to climate change. What we do know is the temperature around the globe is increasing faster than was predicted even 10 years ago.”

I must admit, it is refreshing to see the president discard some of the hysteria surrounding Hurricane Sandy and its link to global warming. Anthropogenic global warming activists will attribute every extreme weather event to global warming, which has now been termed “climate change” since the earth has stopped warming.

However, the rest of his comments are certainly a byproduct of what I opined about in my August article, “Mr President, Tear Down This Wall.” He is surrounded by a wall that does not allow the truth about climate change, or at least the light of debate, to ever come forth.

Let us avoid a thousand words by using one picture to quickly debunk the president's statement on the global temperature:

Not only is the temperature no longer rising, but one can also see the disconnect with CO2.

As far as the temperatures rising faster than forecasted, a couple of points:

1.) The only way that could happen is if they were being forecasted to fall, since they are not rising.

2.) When you compare the observed temperatures of the past 10 years against all the climate model predictions, the result should do more than raise eyebrows about how much taxpayer money is being wasted on climate science that is proving to be wrong:

Before we adopt carbon policy that can hurt our already struggling economy, there needs to be an unbiased debate about what is actually driving our climate. A leader truly interested in the good of his nation would allow the lifeblood of the economy, which is still fossil fuel energy sources, to flow freely while cultivating the alternative energy sources in a way where someday they can compete and drive down prices further. If the president is serious about doing what is in the best interest of the nation, then he will acknowledge the reality of the AGW situation: It has paused, and in the coming years will be proven to be cyclical in nature as cooling becomes more established.

Joe Bastardi is chief forecaster at WeatherBELL Analytics, a meteorological consulting firm.

© Copyright 2012 The Patriot Post


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Abu Nudnik in Toronto said:

"What we do know is the temperature around the globe is increasing faster than was predicted even 10 years ago."

It's absolutely untrue. And the islands supposedly under water? Where are they? I note the recession has hurt prices in Key West but not to the degree one would expect if this hokum were true. What I can't figure out is their end game? What's the purpose of this mass hysteria or is it just that? Is it a perverted form of religion? "We've been bad, therefore we'll burn?"

Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 12:05 AM

Rick in Gainesville, GA replied:

We can't find the island cause they're under water :)

Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 11:43 AM

JTG in Indiana replied:

The end game is easy to figure out. The politicians are running out of things to tax and this would be a huge tax increase, probably the largest in hiostory if allowed to be taken further. The democrats are about hoax and change. This is the greatest hoax perpetrated on the USA and ranks right up there with Obama being our president.

Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 4:49 PM

chris in annapolis,MD said:

Except that everything you say is false.

Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 6:37 AM

BlueShadowII in Texas replied:

I trust your comment is addressed to the pResident.

Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 7:10 AM

Rod in USA replied:

It better be addressed to the President: Bastardi proves his assertions with factual data. Obozo spews non-sense without a shred of evidence and expects people to swoon.

Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 4:00 PM

ImStillaYankee in Tampa said:

For those who don't understand why a person in a position such as the President could make such laughable statements (and not be challenged on them by anyone in the media) I've been saying it for more than 10 years---follow the money! If you've noticed, Al Gore is back making news again. How much money has he made off of this sham? After the 2000 election he was almost broke, now he's worth a couple hundred million. Obama may not be making money off it yet, but you wait. After he's out of office watch his bank account and where his investments flow. With any luck they'll go to companies like Solyndra but if he keeps handing out money like he's printing it (oh wait, he is!!!) to prop up these flailing companies he may make enough before they all go under to satisfy himself. Gore and Obozo were on the board of the Chicago Climate Exchange from the get go and here they are trying to prop it up through lies and political pressure and favors. If the media would just stop their love affair with these 2 morons, ask for a divorce and finally do the proper investigative reporting they're supposed to be doing then AGW will finally be put to rest as the greatest and costliest hoax ever perpetuated in human history. Until then, the AGW crowd will stop at nothing to get their way.

Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 8:03 AM

Rick in Gainesville, GA replied:

Where are the investigative reporters when we need them?

Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 11:46 AM

pete in CA replied:

Watching obama since he began way back when and never saw him lose. Except that once and she wasn't looking then.

Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 2:05 PM

Richard Rayburn in Brooklet,Ga said:

The bumper sticker on truck states "I believe in Climate Change"
Spring ,Summer,Fall and Winter" Anything else is a scam.

Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 8:09 AM

Rick in Gainesville, GA said:

Global warming is a myth. The climate changes all the time, has since the beginning of history. Probably be an ice age soon. Aren't we over due for one? There's too much of this fear mongering going on, pushing false data and playing on the fears of the uninformed to line the pockets of the chosen few.

Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 11:42 AM

Denver Bandit in Denver, CO replied:

When I was in college in the early 70's that was exactly what the fear mongers were preaching - new ice age coming. What can we do to prevent it. They even started some moronic projects like dumping silt on cold mountain sides to try to "save us from it all". Sheesh!

Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 1:01 PM

pete in CA replied:

Their "repair" worked wonders. Perhaps a good lesson to us all not to fool with Mother Nature.

Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 2:06 PM

Trudy in Alabama said:

Wait, wait, wait--I thought it was the USA that was underwater......

Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 2:27 PM

Wayne in Hinesville, GA replied:

Trudy, It is underwater money wise and getting deeper everyday.

Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 3:47 PM

BJ in St. Cloud, MN said:

There was a Time mag in the 70's that cover story predicted an ice age.
10,000 years ago there was an ice shield 3/4 mile thick right where I'm sitting, hence the 10,000 lakes of MN from the ice melt.10,000 years is a mere blink in the time of the planet and I wish the next four years were over, I'd also like the last four to be forgotten. Now, I do like the squirrels in my yard and protect my nuts.


Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 3:51 PM

WillyK in Lebanon PA said:

It only all begins to make sense when you realize it was never about saving mother nature at all....just a big money and power grab. Take this one away and they'll find another one to foist upon us.

Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 4:14 PM

MindPicker in Philippines said:

In a way, I believe in climate change. We had created a lot of changes in this world. It should have impact in the world, including the weather.

Still, even if I believe it, it could still be used as a cover, so good for you to be cautious politically, as it should be.

"We've been bad, therefore we'll burn" - not exactly, but there is a result. I don't like the extreme actions but I don't like insufficient actions either.

Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 9:43 PM

Robinius in Broomfield, Colorado said:

I found this article of 10/4/12 interesting as to Algore's honesty:
Al Gore Walks Away From Green Energy.

Friday, November 16, 2012 at 12:04 AM

John Detwiler in Hoquiam said:

This narcissistic demagogue thinks he is an authority on anything. His Green Energy fixation has already cost the taxpayer billions and he will seek more.He makes false claims of Global temperature, that has already been proven to be untrue. He was actually in the ready room in real time when the terrorists killed our Ambassador, but he proclaimed for weeks that is was a spontaneous attack resulting from a movie that hardly anyone had seen, and he even instructed his aids to propose the same. Then erupts in a phony tirade when he selection of his lying underling Rice is proposed for an advancement that she is not fit for. This guy is to much and it is almost unbelievable that there were enough uninformed voters to let him continue the downfall of our United States. Hang on folks, we are in for a very bumpy road, that may very well lead to full bloen depression.

Friday, November 16, 2012 at 11:06 AM

ConservaDave in Connecticut said:

The fact that Obama is telling even a bigger lie than the global warming fraudulent "scientists" are is deeply disturbing. Obviously, he is counting on the enemies of truth in the mainstream press to unquestioningly carry his lies to the generally easily manipulated American public. This lie will be used by the dictator-in-chief to increase burdensome taxes and regulations, and further destroy our freedoms as he methodically, with very little resistance by Republicans, dismantles this once great country. God help us.

Friday, November 16, 2012 at 11:09 AM

Joe in Virginia said:

Al Gore "fudged" his graphs to support his claim that atmospheric carbon causes temperatures to rise. He jumped to the conclusion that Carbon dioxide produces a "greenhouse effect." However, a more careful review (see the results of the Vostok ice core, for example) shows that the temperature rise throughout Earth's history actually *precede* the rise in carbon dioxide levels. In other words, the indication is that Al got it backwards--it is the temperature that causes the carbon levels to go up. This, coupled with recent studies that indicate that the "greenhouse effect" does not actually operate as billed when applied to an unconfined air space (such as our atmosphere). The carbon-loading/climate affect has been thoroughly debunked, but the politicians will not let that stop their headlong rush to use "climate change for redefining the world power structure.

Another fact that gets ignored by the climate change zealots is that we are currently near the end of the warmer portion of the earth's 130,000-year (give or take) climate cycle. One would expect the earth to begin cooling, and in about 20,000 years from now, average global temperatures will be about 8°C cooler than they are today.

The only solution to the nonsense is education. We have to realize that the 'scientists" who are supporting the "climate change" hoax are grossly wrong, and they have forfeited any right to be considered legitimate practitioners of science.

Friday, November 16, 2012 at 11:19 AM

james huddlestun in FL said:

Who can believe the Dictator is serious about doing what is best for this nation?

Friday, November 16, 2012 at 12:52 PM

Paul Ashley in Wheaton, IL said:

Obama does not care about the truth of "climate change"; he cares about power and anything that frightens non-thinking people into ceding more of their freedom, and thus power, to him, he will use to his advantage, regardless of the truth.

Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 12:16 PM