Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Obama, climate change and the polls...

...the jibe that a politician is "out of touch" is slung around at every opportunity by political activists. Sometimes the jibe is deserved and the aloof politician suffers the consequences of his/her disdain and arrogance at election time. Election time however for US voters is 3 years away, yet the issue of the day for this blog (and for the international green/left) is the battle for hearts and minds over catastrophic climate change. The battle has now been raging for over 2 decades and the forces on the left have used the multi-billion dollar MSM and entertainment industry to wage it. The result ? Note the most recent poll at left.
Meanwhile, here is the text of a speech President Obama gave to the UN yesterday.
...Did anyone mention hubris?

...Good morning. I want to thank the Secretary-General for organizing this summit, and all the leaders who are participating. That so many of us are here today is a recognition that the threat from climate change is serious, it is urgent, and it is growing. Our generation’s response to this challenge will be judged by history, for if we fail to meet it — boldly, swiftly, and together — we risk consigning future generations to an irreversible catastrophe.
No nation, however large or small, wealthy or poor, can escape the impact of climate change. Rising sea levels threaten every coastline. More powerful storms and floods threaten every continent. More frequent drought and crop failures breed hunger and conflict in places where hunger and conflict already thrive. On shrinking islands, families are already being forced to flee their homes as climate refugees
...more here...

2 comments:

Mark Brentano said...

Ayrdale? Not much has made me howl with laughter lately, but thanks for that Johnny Rottenborough song. Is that his? Regards, Butch

Ayrdale said...

Don't know Butch, his site doesn't allow comments, but the song is an absolute delight, on a par with the best of Eric Idle (in fact it may be Eric Idle.) Johnny's certainly a bloke to watch...