April 09, 2015

Obama: Global warming threatens "public health" and "national security"

Rebel Staff
 

"Climate change is having a impact on our public health," Obama said Wednesday at an event at Washington, D.C.'s Howard University.

Citing "nurses," "primary care physicians" and "moms" as some of his sources, he told his audience, "what we know is that the temperature of the planet is rising. And we know that in addition to the adverse impacts that may have when it comes to more frequent hurricanes, or more powerful storms, or increased flooding, we also know that it has an impact on public health."

Obama added:

"The Pentagon has already said that climate change is a primary national security threat that we’re going to face, and we are working with the Department of Defense to start preparing for that and mitigating for that.  And a lot of our international policy and national security policy is centered around the very real concerns that that’s going to raise."

His remarks inadvertently harkened back to his 2008 victory speech after winning the Democratic Party nomination, when he famously said, "This was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal."

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commented 2015-04-10 15:09:26 -0400
Funny how since being elected he has more then doubled the output of the refineries and fracking and add more coal fired electric generators. Speak loud and carry a wet noodle Obama since we know your words only amount to squat at the end of the day! The last thing you care about is the American people.
commented 2015-04-10 02:03:47 -0400
Here he goes again. You know, I get quite tired of the Left constantly flinging accusations of fear-mongering at the Right, especially since spreading irrational fear and hysteria is what the Left does best. When their public support levels take a dip or they become irrelevant, they always resort to their strength. Unfortunately there are still a few people out there that buy into this crap. “Moms” and “nurses” as sources for the proposition that, not only is anthropogenic global warming occurring, but that it is a threat to public health? Give me a break.
Global temperature isn’t rising — period, let alone due to human factors. Global sea level isn’t rising — period, but is rising and falling in localities all over the world, and observed rises are often the result of the land sinking, not the water rising. Hurricanes and extreme weather events aren’t increasing in frequency or intensity — period. The theory of global warming itself predicts fewer extreme weather events due to rising global temperatures, and several former IPCC lead authors quit in protest after the UN altered these conclusions (google Dr. Christopher Landsea, for example — best-named meteorologist/hurricane expert, ever). As for public health issues, if global warming was happening, it would likely have an overall positive net benefit for human beings — warmer weather = longer growing seasons = greater agricultural production = fewer deaths by starvation and cold. Worried about malaria? You shouldn’t be, just ask Dr. Paul Reiter:
“Future changes in climate may alter the prevalence and incidence of the disease, but obsessive emphasis on “global warming” as a dominant parameter is indefensible; the principal determinants are linked to ecological and societal change, politics and economics. There is a critical need for cheap, effective control campaigns, as were implemented during the DDT era. A creative and organized search for new strategies, perhaps based on new technologies, is urgently required, irrespective of future climate change." (from Malaria Journal 2008, 7(Suppl 1):S3)
Global warming is not science — it’s a political issue tinged by moral fanaticism bordering on the religious. Just as Obama cites mothers and nurses, many ill-informed leftists cite Obama as the source of their belief in man-made global warming.
commented 2015-04-10 00:06:46 -0400
Obama is a pathological liar and quite delusional. There have been many ice ages before humans and they weren’t melted away by man made cars or human activity. Doing some digging, I have found some interesting facts. That during the Cretaceous period (hotter period — new species emerged), 145-66 mil yrs ago…the CO2 content was 1700 pts /mil – 6 times higher than industrial period of mankind. Apparently today, the carbon dioxide level is only around 400 pts /mil.

There’s new scientific research available and most intriguing are studies revealed by John L. Casey, President of Space and Science Research Corporation, former White House space and program advisor, Consultant to NASA headquarters, and Space Shuttle Engineer. He is the author of “Cold Sun” and his new book and documentary “Dark Winter” on global cooling. He states the changes are explained by the measurable effects of the cycles of the sun. Mr. Casey says, “we’re about to fall off a global climate temperature cliff into the new cold era”. A 30 year cold spell. He also calls “man made” climate change “the greatest fraud in the history of science”. “There is an average line of 18 years long where there’s been no effective increase in global temperature,” he explained.

In short, it’s all about massive funding, about 30 billion dollars, to support the notion of fake “global warming” and nothing to expose the real scientific facts and data. All about control of a political movement to tax you to death. Notable, Australia is scrapping carbon taxes after years of failure and negative economic effects. They were early implementers and found out how hellish it was. In time, many would eventually be left unable to afford sufficient heating and energy costs. It’s a plan that will bankrupt us.

To begin with, here is a sampling of his presentation… “John L. Casey: Climate Change FRAUD” — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjGPxZUm52A

Hope you enjoy it!
commented 2015-04-09 17:01:01 -0400
Climate change? we have it 4 times a year in tune with the seasons changes. We are either putting more warm cloths or taking them off.
I think of this as a means for scientists to drum up business and fill their coffers. Sometimes we are too hot and sometimes to cold. That has been going on for a vast amount of time and will continue no matter what we do.
I will get a tan this summer and lose it over the winter. No science will ever change that.
We will not kill this world. We can only screw with it until we pay for it and then the world will begin again. That wont happen in mine or your lifetime unless we do it with a bang.

It took months to travel to the new world. Today it takes hours to make the same trip. Hardship met the Pilgrims and 5 star hotels await us now.
China has a family control agency and that works and Is what is needed for the world not just one country.

Muslims prey too much. I call that conditioning. I’m waiting for the first stoning in North America. How about the rest of the world?

Keep your eye on Obama. He is divided.

Time for lunch.
commented 2015-04-09 16:15:51 -0400
Poppycock! Obama is running a fever and is delusional with his rhetoric!
commented 2015-04-09 14:25:38 -0400
Barack Obama is the #1 threat to America’s national security. Then comes a long list of other threats, with climate change dead last on the list. That’s because Obama and the other threats are real, while supposed man-made climate change is a hoax based on doctored temperature data over decades. Don’t buy into it, it’s an expensive scam. Do the following search: Call it the mystery of the missing thermometers (type all of that into your search engine) and then click on the National Post item, an article by Richard Foot in 2010. Read it and understand how the hoax began and how it operates.
commented 2015-04-09 14:07:08 -0400
I guess he hasn’t been listening to the scientists at NASA … but it is more likely he is taking money from lobbyists to position himself for retirement.
commented 2015-04-09 12:40:38 -0400
The biggest threat to ‘public health’ and ‘national security’ is FUBARack Obama and his minions!
Too many people mistakenly think Obama and the Democrats and other lefty/liberals, who appear at the top of the visible hierarchy, are stupid. The last thing these people are is stupid, they know exactly what they are doing, just as their masters know. Your lack of understanding of what their agenda really is, is what causes you to assign stupidity to their actions!
The sociopathic, socialist elite and their low information voter/useful idiot dupes are running this and every other Western country into complete ruin, in every respect.
Why are We The People letting them!?
commented 2015-04-09 12:26:30 -0400
Hey Joan just a point on preparedness,one good thing having ptsd as I do is that you expect disaster and prepare for disaster all the time, drives my wife nuts at times , God bless her, but all this Obama idiot is doing here is deflecting from real issues he’s a master at it or so he thinks. It’s like I’m waiting for the next arch duke to be shot, if you know what I mean
commented 2015-04-09 11:11:15 -0400
Clearly the one thing that is threatening “public health” and “national security” is OBAMA! How about writing to Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, Greg Rickford, and Environment Minister, Leona Aglukkaq, asking them to extract Canada from this ongoing insanity?
Minister.Ministre@NRCan-RNCan.gc.ca
Minister@ec.gc.ca
commented 2015-04-09 10:39:45 -0400
There has been no global warming in 18 years. Who is he kidding? Oh I forgot, those Democrat Hottentots who are invested in “green” energy schemes and all the EPA union members dependent on them
commented 2015-04-09 10:21:03 -0400
1970’s: Catastrophic Global Cooling
1980’s: Catastrophic Acid Rain
1990’s: Catastrophic Ozone Layer holes
2000’s: Catastrophic Global Warming
Today: All rebranded to “Climate Change” because all of the above are proven WRONG.
So an imaginary climactic phenomenon (man-made) ‘climate change’ is a threat to American society, yet, complete economic ineptitude, disastrous foreign policy and alienating America’s friends is considered ‘business as usual’ in the Obama White House.
Astounding.
commented 2015-04-09 10:20:48 -0400
Peter Netterville – “the temperature of the planet is rising”. Well it isn’t.”
Of course it isn’t, but some politicians and all “climate change” scare mongers think most people are sheep who believe anything they’re told. Certainly those on the Left of the political spectrum do, but those of us on the Right prefer to do our own research to find answers.
The reason we’re called “RIGHT” is because we usually are.
commented 2015-04-09 09:50:23 -0400
You know what will really affect climate change? Nuclear war. A magnetic pulse attack.

Our DND advises we prepare for natural disaster. That’s actually good advice. The world is becoming increasingly unstable. Disaster could strike any time.

I am not prepared. Are you?
commented 2015-04-09 09:16:19 -0400
Freethinker. You really need to re-assess what your definition of ‘free thinking’ is, because right now it looks like ‘free thinking’ means accepting any drivel you can pick off u-tube.
commented 2015-04-09 09:12:21 -0400
“…we know is that the temperature of the planet is rising.” – No rise in temperatures for over 18 years.
" …more frequent hurricanes…" Statistically proven to be false.
" …impact on public health." – Absolutely no reliable data to back up this claim.
Three completely unsupported, agenda driven lies from this fool. Lies, that even the U.N cannot support. It is now clear that Obama will lie to push his personal agenda of man made global warming onto the people of the United States regardless of the damage he will do to the country in the process. It has been clear that this man was not too bright for some time. Now it is frighteningly obvious.
The Obama reign of terror is littered with his policy failures. From the shambles that represent his foreign policy, to his failed economic recovery; from his sophomoric, failed ‘green’ initiatives to his personal racist, divisive statements that have set American racial communities at each other’s necks, Obama has, without doubt, been the worst President in the history of that country.
commented 2015-04-09 08:37:55 -0400
" … and the pieces have all been put together."
With who’s flavour of “truth”? Information arranged in a certain way, etc. I don’t believe in conspiracy theories. Anyone can arrange the “facts” as they wish to make anything convincing. But you are right on one thing for sure, this is off topic.
commented 2015-04-09 08:33:28 -0400
Why are there so many dupes?

Obama outright lied when he said, “what we know is that the temperature of the planet is rising”. Well it isn’t. The data sets used by the IPCC measure the mean temperature of the planet indicate that, and the IPCC itself reluctantly said that there has been no warming for 18 years.

I get so tired of politicians and climate change extremists pushing this lie.
commented 2015-04-09 08:28:36 -0400
Kind of off topic but new information and research about the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001has now been brought to light, New evidence has been gathered and the pieces have all been put together. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SP_Ezjm7xDg It is extremely convincing.