Upon the ash heap of history.
Why, these historians will wonder, did Obama choose to stake his reputation – in his second term especially – on an issue so relatively trivial and so liable to blow up in his face as new scientific evidence emerged (eg the fact that there has been no “global warming” since 1998)?
Because Obama is a radical ideologue, actual facts and reality matter little, just look at everything thing he gets his hands into, his approach is utopian (and imperial).
U.S. MID-TERMS, TOM STEYER AND THE DEATH OF ‘CLIMATE CHANGE’ AS A SERIOUS POLITICAL ISSUE
There are many reasons to celebrate the Republican party surge in the US mid-term elections but for me they boil down to two words: “Tom” and “Steyer.”
If you had to pick one person who embodied everything that is most irritating and wrong about the Obama administration – the Solyndra-style crony capitalism, the war on free markets, small business and cheap energy, the hypocrisy, the injustice, the dogged pursuit of suicidal leftist causes – then liberal billionaire Tom Steyer is your man.
And this is what is so good about the US mid-term results. Not only did they personally cost Steyer many millions of dollars in wasted campaign expenditure – nearly $75 million of the funding for his Nextgen Climate superPAC came out of his own pocket: think how many tartan ties you could buy with that! – but they represented the US electorate’s comprehensive repudiation of the notion that “climate change” is the most pressing political issue of our age.
No it isn’t. It really, really isn’t. Anyone with half a brain could have told you that the economy, for a start, is much more important. The idea that anyone should ever have thought otherwise – especially people as eminent and influential as the President of the USA and his Secretary of State John Kerry (who considered climate change at least as great a threat as Islamic State) – will surely remain one of the greatest puzzles to future historians of the Obama administration.