The Climate Clown Conference has kicked off in Paris, and in an effort to drum up more hysteria, our fearless leader is helpfully recycling discredited fearmongering and gloom and doom predictions. He knows the media won’t even notice this stuff so he just regurgitates whatever’s on his teleprompter.
— John D. Sutter (@jdsutter) November 30, 2015
Why, that sounds familiar:
“Submerged countries. Abandoned cities. Fields no longer growing. Indigenous peoples who can’t carry out traditions that stretch back millennia,” he said. “Entire industries of people who can’t practice their livelihoods. Desperate refugees seeking the sanctuary of nations not their own. Political disruptions that could trigger multiple conflicts around the globe.”
We’re so old we remember Obama warning us about giving in to hysteria.
“What we’re seeing now is not an ‘outbreak’ or an ‘epidemic’ of Ebola in America,” Obama said in his weekly video address. “This is a serious disease, but we can’t give in to hysteria or fear.”
Just two weeks ago he called Republicans offensive and hysterical for not wanting Syrian refugees.
Obama, speaking in the Philippines where is attending a regional summit, said: “We are not well served when, in response to a terrorist attack, we descend into fear and panic. We don’t make good decisions if it’s based on hysteria or an exaggeration of risks.
Hysteria or an exaggeration of risks. Like, say, submerged countries, abandoned cities and fields that no longer grow?
Speaking of hysteria, here’s yet another dire prediction that looking back is utterly laughable:
I see that the world is being saved again, because important officials are gathering in Paris for climate talks. I had a memory — of August 2009.
Ban Ki-moon, the U.N. secretary-general, said, “We have just four months. Four months to secure the future of our planet.”
Now, what did he mean? He meant that climate talks were going to be held in Copenhagen in December.