Obama’s ‘low point’: Invoking God in climate change debate

Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com)

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 executive's suppositions.

Morano, Marc (Climate Depot)"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 OneNewsNow.

"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 States."

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