Obama: The planet will boil over…

Goodness grief. I thought the environmental groups moved from “global warming” to “climate change” to cover the fact the world really is not warming and will supposedly be experiencing “extremes.” Now I guess we’re back to the possibility of the world “boiling over.”

From WhiteHouse.gov, and President Obama’s remarks at a town-hall styled meeting at the University of Johannesburg.

We’re going to all have to work together to find ways in which collectively, we reduce carbon but we make sure that there’s some differentiation so that countries that are very wealthy are expected to do more, and countries that are still developing, obviously they shouldn’t be resigned to poverty simply because the West and Europe and America got there first.  That wouldn’t be fair.  But everybody is going to have to do something.  Everybody is going to have to make some important choices here.  And I expect that it’s going to be your generation that helps lead this, because if we don’t, it’s going to be your generation that suffers the most.

Ultimately, if you think about all the youth that everybody has mentioned here in Africa, if everybody is raising living standards to the point where everybody has got a car and everybody has got air conditioning, and everybody has got a big house, well, the planet will boil over — unless we find new ways of producing energy.  And tomorrow, or the next day, when I visit Tanzania, I’m actually going to be going to a power plant to focus on the need for electrification, but the need to do it in an environmentally sound way.

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Steve McGough

Steve's a part-time conservative blogger. Steve grew up in Connecticut and has lived in Washington, D.C. and the Bahamas. He resides in Connecticut, where he’s comfortable six months of the year.


  1. Eric on July 2, 2013 at 9:21 am

    These people are absolutely nuts Steve. ?Unwilling to accept the reality that our climate isn’t changing at all, they’re more than willing to “prepare” data to backup their “studies” which show that the Earth is doomed to a perilous end if we don’t immediately change our lifestyle, move back into caves and start living off the land the way our ancient ancestors did? or pay a massive fine instead. ?I’m sure the fine will somehow offset our “carbon footprint”? another misnomer! ?I’m convinced now that these people have chosen to remain clueless? but happily so! ?You know I’ve never gotten one of these ‘warmies’ to actually write down the mean temperatures for a given locale ?for the past ten years, to prove their theory. ?They refuse to show how they’ve come to the silly conclusions they have. ?Just write down the monthly average temperature for New York City for the past ten years. ?They can’t bring themselves to do it. ?They won’t do it. ?That’s because it will burst their balloon! ?You can see right through these whackos! ??

  2. Plainvillian on July 2, 2013 at 10:24 am

    Why do delusional totalitarians seek to bloviate constantly in order to sustain the illusion they actually accomplish something of benefit, even in the face of contrary evidence?? Stalin, Mao, Castro, the Kims of North Korea….. Chavez….. Obama?

  3. Don Lombardo on July 2, 2013 at 11:38 am

    The only thing boiling over are the never ending scandals of this administration.

  4. PatRiot on July 2, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    Barry knows we are catching on, so he takes his show global and can blame his mistakes as a loss in translation.

  5. JollyRoger on July 3, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    I’m sill waiting for the Next Ice Age- or at least for Guam to tip-over! ?They can barely predict the weather beyond 5 days, but climate change is settled science? ?I’d love to know when all of this temperature data was backed by NIST traceable equipment and uniform collection methods!

  6. SeeingRed on July 10, 2013 at 8:43 am

    He’s just incompetent.? No more than when he voted present.? No less either.

  7. Dimsdale on July 10, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    I realize we will never know, because all of ?bama’s grades are locked in a vault, but I wonder if he even got a better grade than the D- Al Gore got in science……..


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