President Obama read from his teleprompter before the United Nations General Assembly today. As you’d expect from the head of state of a powerful country, his speech contained many important and interesting statements. Some of them may even have dealt with reality. Among those that didn’t, however, was this whopper:
“I am proud to say that the United States has done more to promote clean energy and reduce carbon pollution in the last eight months than at any other time in our history.”
It wouldn’t be an Obama speech without some attempt to make himself look good by misrepresenting the record of his predecessor. The plain fact is that the President’s statement is a lie. Whether born of ignorance or intent, I don’t know, but a lie it is. The truth is the United States in 2005 and 2006, working through the private sector and in ad-hoc partnerships with other nations and under the eeeevvviiillll, Gaea-murdering BushChimpHitler and Darth Cheney regime reduced carbon dioxide emissions without relying on the liberal internationalist statism beloved by the watermelon crowd and their dupes. That is, through pro-growth policies that didn’t require degrading lifestyles or crippling economies, but instead emphasized new technologies and the intelligent exploitation of natural resources.
The Anchoress has the full scoop. Be sure to read her post.
And if I may recommend a good book….
Perhaps I should buy the President a copy.
ADDENDUM: No, I’m not endorsing the idea that CO2 results in global warming climate change. My opinion is unchanged: the theory of Anthropogenic Global Warming is incorrect, verging on scientific fraud. My concern here was with the cock-and-bull story the President told.