Climate expert: Obama missed memo on growing ice #climatechange #hoax
President Obama went to Alaska for three days to tout his climate-change agenda, intending to use the picturesque state as a backdrop, but a prominent climate scientist says the facts tell the opposite of story of the one Obama is presenting.
A summertime trip to Alaska made for a useful visual for the president’s call for urgent action to combat climate change.
“President Obama will travel to Alaska on Monday to call for urgent and aggressive action to tackle climate change, capitalizing on a poignant tableau of melting glaciers, crumbling permafrost and rising sea levels to illustrate the immediacy of an issue he hopes to make a central element of his legacy,” wrote the New York Times before his trip on Sunday.
While the Times may accept the administration’s narrative for what’s happening in Alaska, Tim Ball, former University of Winnipeg climatology professor, isn’t buying it.
“The premise you set for your debate sets the stage and when you set it falsely, then you can say whatever you want,” said Ball, who notes that global temperatures have been dropping since the turn of the century, thus the change in terminology from “global warming” to “climate change.”