President Obama made 15 bold assertions about the climate last night. The only one that was accurate was when he said, “I’m not a scientist.”
It shows. What he said might have been politically correct, but it wasn’t even close to scientifically accurate.
Obama: “2014 was the planet’s warmest year on record.”
Facts: No, it wasn’t. It was the the most dishonest year on record. NASA ignored it’s own and others satellite data (the best there is) because they show no warming. Obama’s appointees have used far dodgier thermometer data, and even after they got done “adjusting” it, the most they could come up with was two little hundredths of a degree of supposed warming – an insignificant number way below the margin of error.
Even if it were true, the computer models the whole warming scare is predicated upon call for much warmer temperatures than we have experienced. The models, and the President along with them, have yet to be right on temperature.
Obama: “… we’ll continue to see rising oceans, longer, hotter heat waves, dangerous droughts and floods.”
Facts: Scientific and historical data show the oceans barely rising (3 mm per year), just as they’ve been doing since before the industrial revolution. Science shows heat waves (and cold snaps) to be historically normal and driven by natural variability, not people. Droughts and floods are not only at normal levels today, but actually down in frequency.
Obama: “The Pentagon says that climate change poses immediate risks to our national security.”
Facts: This would be true only if computer model projections were correct. So far they’re wildly off. The computer models that project these so-called “immediate risks,” inspire even less confidence than those used to project future temperatures. The last thing we need is a politically correct Pentagon in a dangerous world.
Obama: “In Beijing, we made a historic announcement: The United States will double the pace at which we cut carbon pollution. And China committed, for the first time, to limiting their emissions.”
Facts: This China deal is bogus. The Chinese merely agreed to build coal plants as fast as they can and then maybe think about emitting less CO2 in 2030 — the year they projected their emissions would peak anyway! Soon after this “historic” agreement China promptly announced that it would never allow outside verification of its global warming pledges. The satirists at The Onion got their headline perfect when they wrote, “China Vows To Begin Aggressively Falsifying Air Pollution Numbers.”