This is quite some headline on E&E’s Climatewire this morning. I’d call it “unprecedented”.
Unfortunately, the story is behind a paywall, so we can’t read why they think this way.
But it underscores the desperation that is permeating the mainstream climate community…they have come to realize that climate has become a taboo political subject, one almost guaranteed to be political suicide this year.
Add the fact that the Goreacle has fallen off the radar…
And Romney got a standing ovation at the RNC for this line mocking Obama’s “healing the planet” speech…
“President Obama promised to begin to slow the rise of the oceans,” pausing for the audience to laugh at the absurdity, “and to heal the planet. My promise … is to help you and your family.”
I think we can safely say that global warming as a campaign issue for the left is dead.
We’ll see tonight if Obama needs the money that bad:
Oh, and then there’s this:
UPDATE: Tom Nelson has this worth sharing:
One of five Obama quotes that you may not hear in his speech tonight: “As we speak…cars in Boston and factories in Beijing are melting the ice caps in the Arctic, shrinking coastlines in the Atlantic and bringing drought to farms from Kansas to Kenya.”
[Obama] I often find myself trapped by the questions and thinking to myself, ‘You know, this is a stupid question, but let me … answer it.’ So when Brian Williams is asking me about what’s a personal thing that you’ve done [that's green], and I say, you know, ‘Well, I planted a bunch of trees.’ And he says, ‘I’m talking about personal.’ What I’m thinking in my head is, ‘Well, the truth is, Brian, we can’t solve global warming because I f—ing changed light bulbs in my house. It’s because of something collective’.”
[Obama] “This was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow, and our planet began to heal.”
Barack Obama: “Under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket.” (January 2008)
obama oregon May 17 2008 “We can’t drive our SUVs and, you know, eat as much as we want and keep our homes on, you know, 72 degrees at all times…and then just expect every other country is going to say OK…”
“As we speak,” Obama said in Berlin, “cars in Boston and factories in Beijing are melting the ice caps in the Arctic, shrinking coastlines in the Atlantic and bringing drought to farms from Kansas to Kenya.”
h/t to Geoff Simon for the ClimateWire story