Well, that's it. He did it, guys. President Obama successfully reversed global warming and saved the Earth from a cataclysmic environmental disaster. And he did it all in the course of a single year.
You might be saying, "Hey, wait a minute. I thought climate change was still a pressing ecological issue." Well, you're wrong. Because if it were, President Obama definitely would have mentioned it at least once in his annual Earth Day proclamation. But he didn't…
Last year's proclamation was pretty rousing on the issue of global warming:.. "Today, our world faces the major global environmental challenge of a changing climate. Our entire planet must address this problem because no nation, however large or small, wealthy or poor, can escape the impact of climate change."
But this year's proclamation contains no mention of "global warming" or "climate change." Obama did, however, use the phrase "cut greenhouse gas emissions," but…
[T]here is nothing there about why 'cutting greenhouse gas emissions' would be something that anyone should be concerned about on Earth (or any other or, well, more accurately, every other) Day.
President Obama is just taking a page from the GOP playbook. Don't mention global warming, and boom, it's not a major problem anymore. Don't mention poor people, and poof, they no longer exist!
In Obama's defense, this is an election year. And he has to appeal to undecided independents who can't be bothered with trivial things like "facts" and "science." If Obama mentioned global warming once or twice, he'd run the risk of sounding like that boring Al Gore guy.
And boring is more of a Mitt Romney thing.
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Tags: Barack Obama, Climate Change, Environment