Apparently, there is no whopper too big for President Obama and his climate change alarmist allies to resort to using when trying to sell their message that the sky is falling and the ice caps are melting.
At this point, conservatives should be used to the absurd apocalyptic pronouncements regularly made by the environmentalist left, often involving dubious warnings that major cities and landmarks will be submerged or otherwise destroyed lest we heed their advice. It speaks volumes about the veracity of their arguments that they feel the need to utilize a trope commonly used in science fiction movies to illustrate the nature of the “threat” we face.
But it says even more about the state of the nation that a sitting president has engaged in such rank fear-mongering.
Speaking during yesterday’s weekly address, Obama urged Americans to take action against climate change, or else – the Statue of Liberty will sink!
Even when speaking about something as inoffensive and uncontroversial as America’s national park system, Obama cannot resist the temptation to bring his global warming fantasies into the mix, guilt-tripping Americans for something that they in all likelihood have no control over:
“As President, I’m proud to have built upon America’s tradition of conservation. We’ve protected more than 265 million acres of public lands and waters – more than any administration in history. We’ve recovered endangered wildlife species and restored vulnerable ecosystems. We’ve designated new monuments to Cesar Chavez in California, the Pullman porters in Chicago, and the folks who stood up for equality at Stonewall in New York – to better reflect the full history of our nation. And we’ve got more work to do to preserve our lands, culture, and history. So we’re not done yet.
As we look ahead, the threat of climate change means that protecting our public lands and waters is more important than ever. Rising temperatures could mean no more glaciers in Glacier National Park. No more Joshua Trees in Joshua Tree National Park. Rising seas could destroy vital ecosystems in the Everglades, even threaten Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty.
So in the coming years and decades, we have to have the foresight, and the faith in our future, to do what it takes to protect our parks and protect our planet for generations to come. Because these parks belong to all of us. And they’re worth celebrating – not just this year, but every year. Thanks everybody. Have a great weekend. And see you in the parks!”