President Obama was in New London, Connecticut on May 20, 2015 to deliver the keynote address at the United States Coast Guard Academy commencement. During the graduation speech, Obama warned graduates that denying manmade catastrophic global warming or refusing to deal with it is negligence and “dereliction of duty.”
“If you see storm clouds gathering or dangerous shoals ahead you don’t just sit back and do nothing,” President Obama said Wednesday. “You take action to protect your ship, to keep your crew safe. Anything less is negligence. It is a dereliction of duty. So too with climate change.”
“Denying it or refusing to deal with it endangers our national security.”
Such shreeks of hysteria have now become all-too typical among the ruling class. But according to satellite and weather-balloon data, the earth has been cooling slightly for some 18 years. The south-polar icepack has been growing, and is at or near its highest levels on record. Ice has been building in Greenland and elsewhere, and glaciers appear to have been slightly growing at Glacier National Park and in the north-polar regions. Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has essentially doubled in recent decades and now hovers around 400 parts per million.