PAT BATEMAN – When Obama was president it was easy to forgive the size of his carbon footprint because of the demands that come with protecting the president while he is discharging the obligations of his office.
His disregard for the size of his carbon footprint since he left office however, tells us a lot about what he really knows about the causes of climate change. After all, actions speak louder than words, don’t they?
To his followers Obama is a very decent man who truly cares about the issues he claims are vital to the interests of everyday folk and that he asks, nay demanded while he was in office, the rest of us to live by. There’s simply no way such an honest man would continue damaging the world’s ecosystem when he no longer needed to.
That’s why Obama’s recent trip to Italy has eased my conscience that Obama, in possession of all of the official data, doesn’t believe that man can affect the climate to any significant degree.
The former president and his wife Michelle arrived in Tuscany aboard a private plane. They were escorted to a military base by six fighter jets. Upon arrival they were accompanied by a 13-car motorcade that escorted their entourage to a private villa that normally costs $15,000 per night.
Obama was in Italy to give a political speech at the Seeds and Chips Global Food Innovation Summit in Milan at which he continued the lie of man made global warming and how the nutritional demands of the burgeoning world population is exacerbating the problem.
The villa he bedded down in is more than 200 miles from the site of the conference where he gave his speech. That’s not only inconvenient but adds an unnecessary level of travel for someone so concerned about the environment.
Surely such a conscientious world leader wouldn’t cause so much environmental distress if he really believed in what he was preaching.