President Obama has put salvation from dreaded climate catastrophes on his action agenda hot list. During his inaugural address he said: <em>“We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations.” </em>He went on to shame anyone who disagrees with this assessment, saying, <em>“Some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science, but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging fires and crippling drought and powerful storms.”</em>
This sort of scary presidential prognostication isn’t new. He previously emphasized at the Democratic National Convention that global warming was “not a hoax”, referred to recent droughts and floods as “a threat to our children’s future”, and pledged to make the climate a second-term priority.
As much as I hate to nit-pick his doomsday scenarios, it might be appropriate to correct a few general misconceptions before getting back to that “overwhelming judgment of science” stuff.
Read the rest at: Forbes