Australia’s government fell in part due to its commitment to economy deadening commitments to limit energy use to fight global warming. The new government ran an “Economic Progress first, Climate scaremongering last,” campaign and shortly after it took power ditched the previous government’s climate plans.
Japan, a global leader in the push to rally support for strict greenhouse gas limits, stunned the world and the UN Climate summit late last year when it ditched its commitment to greenhouse gas cuts.
While the world comes around to the previous U.S. position on climate change — carbon cuts are just to harmful to people and the economy while doing little good for the environment — the Obama administration is wildly rushing like a lone lemming towards the cliff of ruinous carbon restrictions (a suicidal nightmare that the rest of the world has just woken up from).
Sadly, as in so many other areas of policy, President Obama seems oblivious to economic truths and common sense with regards to climate change.