POSTED: Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 8:30pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 11:30am
Tyler, TX — Yesterday, at the first news conference the president had in 8 months, he was bombarded with questions.
I mean, he had to be. It may be a year before he ever has another news conference.
During the exchange with reporters, the president was asked his thoughts on climate change.
What he said was-- yawn -- predictable and in my opinion, untrue.
The president said, "the temperature around the globe is increasing faster than was predicted even 10 years ago. We do know that the Arctic ice cap is melting faster than was predicted even five years ago. We do know that there have been extraordinarily - there have been an extraordinarily large number of severe weather events here in North America, but also around the globe."
Funny, the president must have been so busy he missed this bit of news.
The UK news, which by the way is not afraid to call out American news makers like all the the mainstream media.
the UK reported this: The world stopped getting warmer almost 16 years ago, according to new data released last week.
The figures, which have triggered debate among climate scientists, reveal that from the beginning of 1997 until August 2012, there was no discernible rise in aggregate global temperatures.
This means that the 'plateau' or 'pause' in global warming has now lasted for about the same time as the previous period when temperatures rose, 1980 to 1996. Before that, temperatures had been stable or declining for about 40 years.
So much for not letting a made-up crisis go to waste.
That's my point of view, what's yours?