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Obama promises to stop storms. Labor is so broke that Combet asks skeptics for money to help.

Thank God for Barack Obama and Greg Combet. For they have The Gift. They can change the weather.

Welcome back to another Golden Era of Climate-Hype.

Obama’s State of the Union speech and all-new legislation in the US is ramping up the debate again. Greg Combet (Australian minister for the weather) is getting so excited at the news, he’s sending out emails to all the skeptics who’ve ever written to him:

“For years climate sceptics have argued the United States is not acting, so nor should Australia. Can you share this video and show them that’s not true?

Does Combet think that this will change skeptic’s minds? Is he serious? Does he have any idea why we are skeptics? Does he listen?
He even asks skeptics to send him $10 to help. The tax you already are forced to pay is not enough. Is Combet an activist or a government minister?

PS. Can you help us defend the carbon price from Tony Abbott by chipping in $10? We can’t afford to fall behind the rest of the world on this issue.

Obama’s spinified climate statements

When shale gas is good we call it “natural gas” (don’t mention the “frack” word):

Obama: “We produce more natural gas than ever before – and nearly everyone’s energy bill is lower because of it. And over the last four years, our emissions of the dangerous carbon pollution that threatens our planet have actually fallen.”

So frakking is a good thing then. Why didn’t you say so before? What took you so long?

Our records are a tiny 150 years of a 4,500,000,000 year history. But we can milk those records for all their scary PR value:

“But for the sake of our children and our future, we must do more to combat climate change. Yes, it’s true that no single event makes a trend. But the fact is, the 12 hottest years on record have all come in the last 15. Heat waves, droughts, wildfires, and floods – all are now more frequent and intense.”

Isn’t Obama forgetting something?

“We can choose to believe that Superstorm Sandy, and the most severe drought in decades, and the worst wildfires some states have ever seen were all just a freak coincidence. Or we can choose to believe in the overwhelming judgment of science – and act before it’s too late.”

OR, we can choose to believe it’s a natural cycle that’s happened countless times before. Look at history: Floods. Storms. Sea levels. Heat.

The polls show US citizens don’t want legislation, and voted for a congress that doesn’t want it either. But Obama will do it anyway:

The good news is, we can make meaningful progress on this issue while driving strong economic growth. I urge this Congress to pursue a bipartisan, market-based solution to climate change, like the one John McCain and Joe Lieberman worked on together a few years ago. But if Congress won’t act soon to protect future generations, I will. I will direct my Cabinet to come up with executive actions we can take, now and in the future, to reduce pollution, prepare our communities for the consequences of climate change, and speed the transition to more sustainable sources of energy.

What is it about this issue that is so very important to them? Blow off democracy and electors, we know what is best. The science is ludicrously wrong, yet they plow on regardless, against the electors wishes. First in Australia we had Gillard promising not to have a carbon tax in a close election, then breaking her promise and doing it anyway. Now Obama mainly fails to mention global warming in a close election, then goes all out with his “climate change” agenda after the election — with no mandate. (What, he suddenly discovered his passion for this after the election? Or did he tacitly conceal it beforehand?)

The PR spin is hyped to meaninglessness.

Four years ago, other countries dominated the clean energy market and the jobs that came with it. We’ve begun to change that. Last year, wind energy added nearly half of all new power capacity in America. So let’s generate even more. Solar energy gets cheaper by the year – so let’s drive costs down even further. As long as countries like China keep going all-in on clean energy, so must we.

China is going all-in on clean energy? Everyone knows China is going all out for coal, and it only likes “green energy” because it’s  selling those useless windmills to the rest of the world.

China is proposing more new coal plants than anywhere else in the world.


Combet asks for money to help

I’m getting reports lots of skeptics have recieved this email below. It appears Combet has sent emails to everyone who ever complained about the carbon tax to him.

Does Combet thinks he can send emails to skeptics about the Carbon Tax, and they will want to send him $10? It’s as if one of his senior advisors was the GetUP team. He runs a multimillion dollar department with advertising budgets in the millions.

From many readers:

 Dear ____,

Have you had the chance to catch up on President Obama’s State of the Union Address today? Here’s what he had to say on climate change. President Obama called on Congress to put in place a market-based mechanism to deal with carbon emissions. That means President Obama is calling for a price on carbon. Just like we have here in Australia thanks to this Labor Government.

From our experience, we know it won’t be easy and that the President will meet tough opposition.

For years climate sceptics have argued the United States is not acting, so nor should Australia. Can you share this video and show them that’s not true?

The President also pointed out that China is going full steam ahead on moving to renewable energy sources and the United States has to do the same.

These shifts on the international stage make it more important than ever that Australia continues to act on climate change. We must not go backwards.

You can check out some handy facts on China’s action on climate change by clicking here.


PS. Can you help us defend the carbon price from Tony Abbott by chipping in $10? We can’t afford to fall behind the rest of the world on this issue.

Thanks to Peter Lang, David, Anne-Kit, Wayne and others….

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