Thomas Lifson
January 28, 2014

As President Obama prepares to deliver his State of the Union address, a long list of public schools and agencies are closed today in the nation’s capital owing to extreme winter weather. This comes on the heels of what is shaping up to be the coldest winter in recent memory. So will President announce unilateral administrative actions designed to “combat” the “threat” of “global warming”? If so, he will continue to erode his own credibility, for the American public has largely concluded that global warming predictions are not to be taken seriously.

Roger L. Simon, writing at PJ Media, makes the interesting point that Obama risks coming across as anti-science – precisely the mirror image of the intent of the original global warming hoaxers, who slurred skeptics as anti-science deniers:

Word is that President Obama is going to ignore the freezing weather and say something about “global warming” or “climate change” or “stormy weather,” or whatever the euphemism of the moment may be, during the State of the Union address Tuesday night.

It’s a sign of desperation – fewer people believe in this now than ever – an attempt to change the discussion and a sop to his left wing. Also, it’s a power grab, in concert with his desire to circumvent a supposedly do-nothing Congress.

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