Obama’s Global-Warming Folly

Conservation by from The Washington Post, July 4, 2013

The economy stagnates. Syria burns. Scandals lap at his feet. China and Russia mock him, even as a “29-year-old hacker” revealed his nation’s spy secrets to the world. How does President Obama respond? With a grandiloquent speech on climate change.

Climate change? It lies at the very bottom of a list of Americans’ concerns (last of 21 — Pew poll). Which means that Obama’s declaration of unilateral American war on global warming, whatever the cost—and it will be heavy—is either highly visionary or hopelessly solipsistic. You decide.

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