Why did President Obama change his mind about attending the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen? For several weeks he and his spokespeople have been saying that there was little benefit to be had for him to attend. In fact it was widely acknowledged that very few if any of the World leaders would attend because there was little likelihood of achieving anything substantial. Further it was expected that the meeting would be postponed until sometime in the spring of 2010.
Well your guess is probably as good as mine but it looks like Climategate may be the reason. One would think that in view of the serious questions about the validity of man-made global warming based upon reading the email hacked from Climate Research Unit (CRU) files, a prudent person would not attend. Rather, the leader would wont a through review of the man-made global warming theory before committing their country to huge taxes and vast new levels of regulation of fossil fuels.
Ah, but there’s the rub. These leaders love the man-made global warming theory. It is the road to more tax revenue and more regulation. It has nothing to do with science. What Obama will attempt is a cover up; to see that the only story is about the 17% cut in US emissions that he plans commit and take Climategate off the radar screen.
We know the mainstream media will be happy to support Obama’s plan. But let’s hope you don’t let Climategate be forgotten. Call your Congresspersons. Tell them about Climategate. Write letters to the editor. Be proactive.