Column: Obama attempts to eliminate global warming debate




He got cute the other day, President Barack Obama did. Making a speech about global warming and people who don’t see solutions his way, he said the judgment of science is conclusive, all objections have been vanquished and “we don’t have time for a meeting of the flat-earth society.”

Obama himself is a flat-earther. How else would you describe someone who ceremoniously overlooks three years’ worth of scientific study watched over by a goodly portion of the federal government and summed up in eight volumes of precise, explicit, verifiable detail?

He did that, listening not to the findings of research on the Keystone XL Pipeline that said, “look, this project is safe,” or to the State Department that had been principally in charge. It said, go ahead, let’s lay these pipes from Canada to Texas, thus helping secure a reliable energy future.

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