President Obama's comments in his inaugural address about
climate change continue to raise eyebrows.
On Monday the president said that "we will respond to the threat
of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray
our children and future generations" -- adding that that is how
society will preserve the planet, "commanded to our care by God."
The president also said that "some may still deny the overwhelming
judgment of science, but none can avoid the devastating impact of
raging fires and crippling drought and more powerful storms."
Marc Morano, executive director and chief correspondent of ClimateDepot.com, takes exception to the chief
"He's implying that every bad weather event we've
had is some kind of proof of man-made global warming, and that
Republicans and skeptics and others deny this evidence," he tells
"We're not denying anything," continues Morano. "In fact, if you
look at the latest peer-reviewed literature, there is no trend in
floods, storms, hurricanes, droughts; and any trends we do see are
actually less trends, particularly when you're talking about
hurricanes or tornadoes."
While the president wants to continue pushing alternative
energies, Morano says it is the cheaper and more efficient
carbon-based energies like coal, oil, and natural gas that have
improved living situations around the globe.
"If you want to invoke God and you want to invoke religion,
that's what you want to be promoting -- coal, natural gas, oil," he
suggests. "This was a low moment for the presidency of the United
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