September 22, 2009

Contradictions

President Obama at the UN today:

“We understand the gravity of the climate threat. We are determined to act. And we will meet our responsibility to future generations," he said.

Obama warned that a failure to address the problem could create an "irreversible catastrophe." Obama said time is "running out" to fix the problem but that, "we can reverse it."

That wasn't nearly enough to blunt the criticism directed at the United States by European and Asian leaders.

He was immediately followed on stage by Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed, who criticized the West for "complacency and broken promises" on climate change. . . .

John Bruton, head of the European Union delegation in Washington, also issued a statement ahead of Obama's speech blasting the U.S. Senate.

Meanwhile, we're still -- ridiculously -- saying "screw you" to nuclear power. Oh, and check this out from the NY Times: Emissions of CO2 Set for Best Drop in 40 Years. Of course, this is due to the recession, after all, which the current administration will probably keep us in for the foreseeable future.

The UN -- and Obama -- concern themselves with something (climate change) that is still far from a given, being that it has so many variables involved in it (like this, for instance). Meanwhile, as Cliff May notes,

... those gathered at the U.N. and the media covering them avoid talking about Islamist terrorism, genocide in Darfur, brutal suppression in Iran by a regime that is attempting to acquire nuclear weapons, and similar unfashionable topics.

Which may explain why Obama has such an affinity for the UN!

Posted by Hube at September 22, 2009 05:50 PM | TrackBack

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I wish i could remember the channel or the name of the show, but the point made was the most honest one about global warming. Too many people. Basically, the whole argument was situated on the simple premise that the best way to combat global warming is contraception.

Posted by: arthur at September 23, 2009 09:11 AM