You know it’s time for another snowstorm in Washington D.C. when
the president talks about the “overwhelming scientific” evidence
in favor of man-made global warming theories. These remarks come
at a home when “climategate” continues to gain momentum and the
crediblity of United Nation’s reports going all the way back to
1998 are now called into question.
“We are witnessing the Berlin Wall moment in the global warming
regime,” Climate Depot’s Marc Morano
said today. “The statist cabal that has ruled the climate
debate since the UN IPCC’s inception in 1988 is now tumbling down
before our eyes. The so-called ‘gold-standard’ of scientific
review turns out to be counterfeit.”
But even if you are not moved by the science, it makes sense
economically to move forward with so called “clean energy”
initiatives Obama declared tonight in his State of the Union
Address. By this he means green jobs.
Obama has cited Spain as model for the clean energy economy of
the future. But here again, facts and economic realities
intrude. Gabriel Calzada, an economics professor at Universidad
Rey Juan Carlos in Spain, has produced a new
study that shows green jobs are mostly temporary, heavily
subsidized and subtract away from economic performance.
Democrats who are running for re-election in the nation’s most
industralized states should not be permitted to avoid
discussing the scientific and economic objections that have
been raised against Obama’s regulatory proposals.
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Kevin Mooney is an investigative reporter with free market think tanks associated with the Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity. He has also written for the Daily Caller, the Washington Times, the Washington Examiner, NetRightDaily.com and NewsBusters.
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