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Barack Obama, Superstar

Is this for real, or is this the plot of the new Amazing Spider-Man comic?

Barack Obama has only four years to save the world. That is the stark assessment of Nasa scientist and leading climate expert Jim Hansen who last week warned only urgent action by the new president could halt the devastating climate change that now threatens Earth. Crucially, that action will have to be taken within Obama’s first administration, he added.
Hansen said current carbon levels in the atmosphere were already too high to prevent runaway greenhouse warming.

This is a propaganda piece, full of untruths.

  • The US is not the world’s greatest carbon emitter. China became the biggest 18 months ago. This was noted in an article carried in …. the UK Guardian. A June 2008 article in the New York Times reported that China had increased its lead.
  • Sea ice is back to 1979 levels.
  • The alleged White House campaign to "silence" Hansen is an urban legend (scroll down a bit at link).

Ignoring the classic timing of this article, appearing as it does in the middle of the coldest winter in the last decade, it’s important to see the piece for the scaremongering it is. Barack Obama’s choice as global warming czar, Carol Browner, was, until two weeks ago, a leader of Socialist International, a group that advocates global governance. That is the point behind the climate change hysteria: we got ours, the rest of you freeze.

So prepare to hear that we Americans will need to adapt to a lower standard of living in order to save the world. Within the next four years.

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