A costly climate gesture

07/08/2013
When the President of the United States acts to raise energy costs by limiting commercial supply, he should provide more than a gesture as a reason for sacrifice. Yet a gesture is all Barack Obama could offer in his June 25 speech at Georgetown University on climate change. After cycling through unnecessary reminders that US weather has been hot, the president resorted to this canard of climate-change activism: "So the question is not whether we need to act. The overwhelming judgment of science—of chemistry and physics and millions of measurements—has put all that to rest. Ninety-seven percent of scientists, including, by the way, some who originally disputed the data, have now put t...
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