By The Editors National Review Online, www.nationalreview.com June 26, 2013
It is remarkable that when the scientific consensus on global warming is at its
weakest state in years, President Barack Obama has decided to make the issue a
new focus of his troubled presidency — and, indeed, that he intends to use the
issue as the launching pad for a radical extension of federal power even more
significant than his health-care takeover.
President Obama campaigned as a man of science, though he himself has no
scientific training. He lambasted his critics as being anti-science Luddites
and even enjoyed an endorsement from Bill Nye the Science Guy, who allowed his
name to be associated with dishonest and unfair attacks on Republicans. Barack
Obama, of course, is not a science guy. For example, he has flattered far-left
conspiracy theories about common vaccinations, saying, “The science right now
is inconclusive,” which is a position about as scientifically defensible as
claiming that the dinosaurs went extinct because Fred Flintstone ordered too
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