The president is back in con artist mode

By Tom Quiner

The president is aggressively peddling his global warming climate change religion.

The Des Moines Register ran his editorial this morning where the president makes the case for gutting the coal industry. An excerpt:

“This plan will cut the dangerous carbon pollution that contributes to climate change. For years, groups like the American Lung Association have warned us that carbon pollution threatens our health and the air our children breathe. We limit the mercury, sulfur, and arsenic in our air and water, but today, there are no federal limits on the amount of carbon pollution that power plants can pump into the air. That’s not safe. So we’ll work with states and businesses to set new standards that put an end to this limitless dumping of carbon.”

Let’s clarify a few points.

Climate Change evangelists have maintained that it is carbon dioxide, NOT carbon, that is causing the warming of the earth.

The president, though, is now trying to broaden the debate to include “carbon pollution.” That is the new term being touted in the president’s PR campaign.

And yet carbon dioxide isn’t toxic, as is mercury, sulfur and arsenic.

The president is back in con artist mode.

He told us the American Lung Association (ALA) backed his draconian reduction in coal because “carbon pollution threatens our health and the air our children breathe.”

He added in the word “children” to give the manipulation more impact.

However, he is blowing smoke. The ALA supports Obama’s war on coal for global warming reasons, NOT pollution reasons. And here is where Barack Obama’s arguments fall apart.

Global warming data isn’t cooperating.

It appears the earth isn’t warming. Writing in the liberal New Republic, Nate Cohn admits:

“Since 1998, the warmest year of the twentieth century, temperatures have not kept up with computer models that seemed to project steady warming; they’re perilously close to falling beneath even the lowest projections”.

In other words, science does not clearly support global warming doomsday scenarios. It takes a leap of faith to believe in it.

It’s more of a religion than a science.

And yet the president asks us to lower our standard of living by paying higher prices for energy, MUCH higher prices, to satisfy the cult of Climate Change.

How much will our life styles be reduced?

According to research by the Heritage Foundation, the death of coal is going to hit us hard. It will

• Destroy more than 500,000 jobs,

• Cause a family of four to lose more than $1,400 in annual income, and

• Increase electricity prices by 20 percent.

 The president says we will be judged by our response to the challenges of climate change. He’s right. We’ll be judged as suckers if we succumb to his con.


  1. John Rozycki on July 2, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    Nice work, Mr. Quiner! Refreshing!

  2. JoeC on July 3, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    Almost all scientists agree that we are looking at some major climate changes in the next 50 years. How much of that is caused by man? I don’t know.

    • quinersdiner on July 3, 2013 at 1:23 pm

      “Almost all scientists” do not agree with that statement. Even more, those that do agree are not necessarily convinced it is caused by man. Even more, those that do believe it was caused by man are not sure much can be done about it, or if the cost is worth it.