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.