Barry the Liar’s “legacy” includes OKing Arctic drilling, more oil drilling in the Gulf of Texaco, and his speech back in 2009 when he bragged that the U.S. had greatly expanded its efforts to become “energy independent” by more coal, fracking and oil extraction. He also shook hands (no binding agreement) with the Chinese leaders to reduce our CO2 emissions to 2005 levels by 2025. Ooooh, wow, that should take care of it. Now, our grandchildren are saved.
Meanwhile, the actual planet is burning. Hundreds of fires in California, a very large fire in the Olympic RAIN Forest west of me and hundreds of fires in British Columbia which turned the ski here yellow-brown for days. Also, the state meteorologist of Alaska recently stated that the weather systems over Alaska are “broken”.
All of this with less than a 1 degree C change in overall global temps and we are trying to achieve no more than 2 degrees C which climate scientists say is highly unlikely with the positive feedback loops that have been set into motion.
Obummer represents no real threat to any of the vested interests that are making billions off of this plunder. He is the “more effective evil” and he has done his job well. He will also clean up big time when he leaves office and starts schmoozing in front of corporate get togethers, just like the Clinton did. This isn’t the bold, courageous leadership we need. It is the same old dog and pony show. Let’s get to the truth of it -
The hundreds of billions of profits to be made by energy corporations are more important to the Powers That Be than the future of the planet. An energy corp exec was asked last year what we should do with the estimated 75% of energy “resources” that are still in the ground. His answer? “Burn it all.”