In Paris to attend the U.N.’s latest climate change conference, President Obama essentially dismissed the threat of terrorism, insisting that the dangers the world faces from ISIS are trivial compared to the “threat” of global warming.
As Breitbart News reports, Obama told the world leaders gathered at the COP21 summit that global warming “could define the contours of this century more dramatically than any other.”
Obama also said that fighting global warming is a higher calling than fighting terror saying, “What greater rejection of those who would tear down our world than marshaling our best efforts to save it.”
The President went on to impart his now well worn predictions of doom for the planet if global warming isn’t addressed.
“It was a preview of one possible future–a glimpse of our children’s fate if the climate keeps changing faster than our efforts to address it,” Obama warned. “Submerged countries. Abandoned cities. Fields that no longer grow. Political disruptions that trigger new conflict, and even more floods of desperate peoples seeking the sanctuary of nations not their own.”
Further playing down the threat of terrorism, Obama insisted, “One of the enemies that we will be fighting during this conference is cynicism that notion that we can’t do anything about climate change.”
As he wrapped up his comments, Obama misused the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., by saying, “I believe in the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that there is such a thing as being too late and when it comes to climate change–that hour is almost upon us.”
Finally, Obama crowed that the U.S. is going to be a leader in fighting global warming. “The United States not only recognizes our role in creating this problem, we embrace our responsibility to do something about it,” he said.
Meanwhile, during the same week that Obama was promising to squelch the American economy in the effort to stop “climate change,” long-time science magazine Scientific American was publishing a piece noting that it will be “a long time” before climate change might turn “dangerous” for the planet.
In a November 27 piece, the magazine noted that while climate change may be “man-made,” it won’t be dangerous for a long time.
The magazine, noted for its dedication to real science and not prone to wild pronouncements or science denial, said that we have many decades to address the issue and that as technology improves we should be able to easily solve the “problem” of man-made emissions that are warming the planet.
Scientific American isn’t alone in noting that global warming isn’t an immediate threat. Scientists also recently noted that the sun is going into a period of lower solar activity which could lead to a mini ice age like that experienced in the 17th and 18th centuries.