That is why I felt it necessary to read the recently released IPCC WGII AR5 Summary for Policymakers and chapter 26, which deals specifically with North America.
Which is why obama's commencement address at West Point this past week was a little disturbing.
Forget that he reworded prior GWB talking points and was more than generous with the exaggerations of foreign policy "success". It is the statement on climate change that should have you worried.
First let's take a look at the IPCC report.
It is a consortium of scientists whose published works support the theory of climate change. Basically a culmination of all the 'data' and possible projected outcomes over the next decades based on some of the data used.
Unfortunately it is all still theory and anthropogenic, or human, participation in creating climate change is not measurable and hypothetical.
Even the most definitive statement, found at the very beginning of the report : Human interference with the climate system is occurring (1), and climate change poses risks for human and natural systems, has the caveat (1) - A key finding of the WGI AR5 is, "It is extremely likely that human influence has been the dominant cause of observed warming since the mid 20th century."
There is the rub. Every statement is prefaced with descriptives as to potential likelihood. A snapshot of the Earth - less than 1/5000000 in time is used as the basis for conjecture. Man's contribution is not measurable or does not fit the hypothesis and therefore becomes exaggerated.
At the end of the report it is stated that more investigation is needed to be done to see what, if any, impact we have or can have in changing climate.
The report is the outline of many of the B movies of the fifties, man messes with nature, nature gets even, man must learn lesson or face repeating mistakes.
The problem is that obama has no problem repeating mistakes. In typical knee jerk fashion he has embraced this report and is acting on his own interpretation of its sociological points. Key points within the report repeatedly cite wealth distribution, migration and government structure as responses to climate change.
So what is actually changing?
obama is releasing his carbon initiative this week, looking to crack down on the evil coal companies. obama stated long ago that we should expect energy prices to soar during his tenure. But it is more than simply cost of energy at issue. It will become the availability of energy as well.
If obama gets his way and coal becomes too expensive, brown outs and black outs will become the norm in many regions. What typically occurs when there are repeated outages?
The ethanol initiative has been proven to actually increase the carbon footprint rather than decrease it, causing food prices to increase and diverting food to more expensive, wasteful use. So why is obama doubling down on it?
Those hurt the most by higher energy and food prices are the poor, lower and middle class. Why is obama targeting them?
There has been a massive influx of illegal aliens, and now obama minions are calling for some of them to be allowed to join our military. Where will the sympathies for these individuals lie?
This is the part of obama's address to the West Point Grads that caught my attention:
That spirit of cooperation needs to energize the global effort to combat climate change, a creeping national security crisis that will help shape your time in uniform, as we are called on to respond to refugee flows and natural disasters, and conflicts over water and food, which is why, next year, I intend to make sure America is out front in putting together a global framework to preserve our planet.
Are the refugees obama speaks of the illegal aliens he has permitted, he has beckoned, to cross the borders into the US?
Are the conflicts obama speaks of those that will grow from the tensions that he himself puts on society through his lopsided and damaging policies?
Do you think that obama will not use Martial Law after the next major natural disaster or policy driven riot and turn the military on the citizens of the US?
obama will use 'climate change' to force a political change in the US. The winds of socialism are greater than any hurricane we have ever witnessed and more devastating than any war.
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius may have been right, we may only have 500 days or so to avert climate chaos, but it isn't Mother Nature's climate, it is our own political climate that we need to be wary of.