The EPA is poised to officially declare carbon dioxide a public danger this week. Such an “endangerment” decision is necessary for the EPA to move ahead early next year with new emission standards for cars. It can also lead to a governmental stranglehold on large-scale CO2 emitters such as power stations, cement kilns, crude-oil refineries and chemical plants would have to curb their greenhouse gas output.
According to The Wall Street Journal, the pronouncement was obviously timed to provide President Obama some apparent legitimacy during the climate summit in Copenhagen:
Senior EPA officials said in November the agency would likely make a final decision in December around the time of the summit. Joe Mendelson, Global Warming Policy Director for National Wildlife Federation, said the endangerment decision, would happen at absolutely the right time. “With House legislation passed, a bipartisan Senate bill in the works, and strong EPA action a virtual certainty, the president goes to Copenhagen with a very strong hand to play,” Mr. Mendelson said.
It will be truly fascinating to watch an oblivious Obama advance his global warming agenda in light of the crushing ClimateGate scandal. His advancement of the waning theory in the face of devastating evidence to the contrary may damage his reputation in other countries. Even with this fabricated “endangerment” declaration from the EPA, the President runs a grave risk of exposing himself on an international stage as the one-world globalist many in this country have figured out.
The fatal mistake Mr. Obama is making is he truly believes the rest of the world views him as an international leader. While he does not necessarily try to lead other nations, he absolutely governs the United States of America with the interests of the world over those of his own country. But skepticism about global warming has increased dramatically across the world and the ClimateGate crisis is far more serious than Obama realizes. Even though millions across the world do embrace globalists, the sheer evidence against the global warming farce may prove to be a gigantic international embarrassment for Obama.