Obama Urges Bailed-Out Students Recant Their "Climate-Change Skepticism"

Tyler Durden's picture

While handing out tax-paying citizens' cash to less tax-paying (but still voting) citizens in his latest bailout (of the student loan bubble) may seem to some just big-hearted, the quid pro quo appears to have just been unleashed. In a commencement address yesterday to graduates of UC Irvine, Bloomberg reports that Obama delivered one of his feistiest critiques of lawmakers; calling on Americans coming of age to demand that politicians respond more aggressively to climate change, comparing those skeptical about man-caused alterations to the environment to a belief that the moon is “made of cheese.”


As Bloomberg reports,

In a commencement address yesterday to graduates of the University of California at Irvine, Obama delivered one of his feistiest critiques of lawmakers who, in objecting to environmental regulations he’s pushing to reduce carbon emissions, question the need for such action.


Obama said rising temperatures and sea levels and intensifying storm patterns define “one of the most significant long-term challenges that our country and our planet face.”




“The question is not whether we need to act” on climate change, Obama said. “The overwhelming judgment of science, accumulated and measured and reviewed over decades, has put that question to rest. The question is whether we have the will to act before it’s too late.”




“When President Kennedy set us on a course for the moon, there were a number of people who made a serious case that it wouldn’t be worth it,” Obama said. “But nobody ignored the science. I don’t remember anyone saying the moon wasn’t there, or that it was made of cheese.”


Today’s Congress, “is full of folks who stubbornly and automatically reject the scientific evidence,” he said. “They will tell you it is a hoax, or a fad.”

Obama also had harsh words for those who “duck the question” of climate change.

He said they say, “Hey, look, I’m not a scientist.”


Said Obama: “I’ll translate that for you. What that really means is, ‘I know that man-made climate change really is happening, but if I admit it, I’ll be run out of town by a radical fringe that thinks climate science is a liberal plot.”




While Obama didn’t provide any names, he added: “One member of Congress actually says the world is cooling. There was one member of Congress who mentioned a theory involving ’dinosaur flatulence’ -- which I won’t get into.”

In conclusion: I'll bail you out... if you spread my good word.

Perhaps President Obama should listen to the real questions that graduating students are asking... as summed up by John Boehner:

“Americans are still asking, ‘Where are the jobs?,’"

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atomp's picture

Global cooling!

gh0atrider's picture

Climate change is a load of shit.  Even a stupid gh0at can see that!

Boris Alatovkrap's picture

New USSA presidential scandal - "Cheesegate".

Skid Marks's picture



All Things Obama = Nausea

AIDS is a virus, Obama is a curse from God

kaiserhoff's picture

It takes a lot of planning to create a major clusterfuck disaster every week.

Forward Soviet!

Anusocracy's picture

Obongoloid is an example of Global Moroning.

aVileRat's picture

You mean to tell me not a single handler or speech writer in the last 3 years has googled this:


And bothered to clue in on the metajoke of that phrase....

Fuck, this begs to question: Maybe the staff have so little respect for him, maybe they just let him fall flat on his face for the lulz.

Now I'm starting to feel bad for Barry, thats unpossible (sic).


MrSteve's picture

I was told the moon was made of green cheese and you can even see the holes in it from the earth!

the reason we did the Apollo Project was to verify that the gorgonzola came from the earth during fly-by meteor strike.

this is real earth science!

logicalman's picture

If you think the moon's made of cheese, you are crackers :-)

kaiserhoff's picture

Sometimes, I think Barry can't possibly be that stupid,

but yeah, he is, and getting stupider.

XitSam's picture

He's not stupid. This is according to plan.

MeelionDollerBogus's picture

We can measure it so it can't be bullshit.

RevRex's picture

Climate (THE WEATHER) (Google it) has always changed, and now dumbfuck Demotrash want to raise your taxes because of it.



Yep, Republicans did the same thing, so "both parties are the same"..... right LiberTARDian voters?



Deathrips's picture

Do you have a learning problem?... you seem disabled. If you dont like the people here..why the fuck are you here?


Let me try again.


This isnt Fight Club to show up and throw random punches at everyone here. Thats a mosh pit.

This is a place to figure out facts and debate about whats occuring.....


Why the fuck are you here again?



Anusocracy's picture

Of course the Repugnantcunts want to raise taxes for a never-ending number of other reasons.

logicalman's picture

Just because something is used as an excuse for a new tax, doesn't mean it ain't happening.

The earth's climate changes. Not to prepare for it in some way would be stupid, whatever causes it.

Humans must, now, be having some effect. They've fucked up the land and the sea, why should the air be exempt?

The belief that humans know enough to even contemplate controlling it is hubris beyond belief.


vie's picture

Problem with humans is our egos cause us to consistently assume that the world/universe revolves around us.  They're using our ego-centric thinking and collective guilt against us to consolidate power under the UN, simple as that.

Yes, we're all collectively f'ing the environment for future generations.  But that's a non-sequitor with global warming and CO2.  If they really want to make policy changes that will solve the problem they will end the Fed and debt based fiat monetary systems that are the primary drivers of over-consumption and unsustainably wasteful use of the world's resources.

“I had the privilege of being fired by Al Gore, since I refused to go along with his alarmism....I have spent a long research career studying physics that is closely related to the greenhouse effect....Fears about man-made global warming are unwarranted and are not based on good science. The earth's climate is changing now, as it always has. There is no evidence that the changes differ in any qualitative way from those of the past.”

-- Will Harper, Princeton University physicist, former Director of Energy Research at the Department of Energy



Flakmeister's picture

I don't strongly disagree with you, clearly a new paradigm is required...

BTW, it is Happer...

Happer is more than welcome to perform research that demonstates an alternative explanation of climate. And given his dearth of publications in this regard, we may safely accuse you of the fallacy of "appeal to authority"...

He is a classic example of "gone emeritus"....

vie's picture

Just to be clear, I did not add the quote to prove the point, but rather inspire people to look into the matter more deeply.  There is no "appeal to authority" here, I'm just not about to lay out the argument for the impact of the solar cycles and other space weather phenomenon on climate change.  At some point people have to look into things for themselves.

What I do know is the climate has changed long before humans were ever around, and it'll change long after.  That alone should tell you enough.  Realizing that other planets in the solar system are also undergoing even more significant climate change than Earth, should drive it home.

Flakmeister's picture

Yes it has changed, for different reasons at different times and people should start here if they really want to learn about it


And if you don't want to be called a Hedgetard, best to drop the nonsense about climate change on other planets untill you demonstrate that you sort of understand what is going on on this one..

vie's picture

You can call people "Hedgetard" all you want.  Because what's important is what random people on the internet think of you... bread and butter of shills though isn't it. Why do I get the sense this is what you do all day?

That book may be worth a read but I've already seen enough objective evidence to know anthropogenic global warming is bunk with a purely political agenda behind it, and people like you are paid to convince people otherwise.  We've got plenty of other real problems to deal with, we don't need giant heaps of bull to add to it.


Flakmeister's picture

The term Hedgetard is seen as a badge of honor by those upon which it is bestowed...

What is important to me is reality and truth...

To demonstrate that you you full of shit, please describe "objective evidence"....

We are *all* ears.....

vie's picture

Objective evidence, as in information based on facts that can be proven through analysis, measurement, observation, and other such means of research.

Looking at historic global tempuratures for instance, not just the cherry picked data promoted by the scientists the IPCC champions that violates their own standards.  The fact the alarmist models championed by the IPCC have been consistently incorrect over the past few decades, and not by any small margin.

The objective evidence that other models based on solar cycles have been much more accurate at predicting the direction and magnitude of global climate changes.

Not to mention the simple fact that correlation does not imply causation.  A correlation between tempuratures and CO2 doesn't mean one causes the other --as demonstrated by the extreme divergence between CO2 levels and global tempuratures over the past 100 years or so.  That is known as a Questionable Cause logical fallacy, but I'm sure you already knew that...

Shill on...

Flakmeister's picture

You have displayed nothing but tired old empty rhetoric based on discredited memes....

Do you understand the difference between objective and subjective? Based on the above you clearly don't...

If you don't think we understand the temperature record, chew on this 



which links to 


So stop make shit up and lying to yourself...

Face it you are a Hedgetard....

vie's picture

NO, you're a stupid lying HEDGETARD. ;)  (What do I win?)

Distort reality all you want, you're pretty obviously a shill ... and if you're not getting paid, you should be. ;)

Shill on!

Atomizer's picture

They don't know about spaceweather and cannot control the sun. They do know how to regulate taxes under fraudulent assumptions. 

Matt's picture

If the actual goal was to reduce CO2, they could simply raise royalties on hydrocarbon fuels, based on carbon content.

If they are proposing a new tax and regulations, they are actually working to create more government and more government jobs.

If they are proposing Carbon Credits, they are really working to create more trading revenues to skim off for people like Goldman Sachs.

If they are proposing feebates or any kind of program, it is to line the pockets of their favourite corporation.

There is no need to build a new government department and create thousands of pages of new rules and hire tens of thousands of new government employees, or to create more trading desks, or to funnel more money from people to corporations.

Andre's picture

It you want to reduce CO2, plant more trees (photosynthesis). Oh, and people might want to stop putting farmland under concrete.

Funny thing. Without CO2 we'd all be dead.

Matt's picture

Yeah, if only we could plant bamboo in the sahara and suck up excess CO2.

vie's picture

Supposedly the algea in the ocean is by far the most significant consumer of CO2.

MeelionDollerBogus's picture

Funny thing, with too much or too little CO2 we'd be dead equally.

Industrialization requires log-it-burn-it-pave-it.

Deathrips's picture

Climate Tax...stop breathing.



MeelionDollerBogus's picture

Very little CO2 comes from HAARP. Zero long-term heating comes from HAARP. It just doesn't work that way.

Atomizer's picture

Follow my carret on stick. Desperate progressive measures for desperate times.

spinone's picture

Lets get this straight - a student loan bailout is to the BANKS, not the students who were delinquint already.  The banks know they won't be paid.

vie's picture

I've been doing some work in this area recently.  Interesting how by "forgiveness" they mean, we'll take 10% of your paycheck FOREVER.  Interesting to see how they're working that scam.

buzzsaw99's picture

manbearpig is fearsome

Meat Hammer's picture

I put a "NO CLIMATE-CHANGE ZONE" sign in my yard.  I'm good.   

kaiserhoff's picture

Well done, yet some critters still challenge the efficacy of urban planing;)

Miffed Microbiologist's picture

I'm so done with this Climate change malarkey! Let's just be done with it.

I propose we build a giant dome in the Arizona desert, place plants, animals and insects inside, seal it for two years so it will be free of man made activity. Obviously, all will work in harmony and we will prove beyond a doubt there will be no build up of greenhouse gases. All the insane amount of money we will spend will be worth it just to find the answer.

On second thought, maybe it's wiser just debating it.


Flakmeister's picture

Ah, the sweetest Hedgetard of them all...

The 'tardness runs deep as this one appears to be in denial of the changing C02 levels...

vie's picture

No one is denying CO2 levels... They are rejecting that CO2 levels, which diverged from global tempuratures during the industrial revolution, have much to do with "global warming".  Probably because the IPCC models have failed to become anywhere close to accurate, yet continue to be extremely alarmist --even with a track record that is so poor they would pretty much have to be outright fraudulent to be that wrong.  

Flakmeister's picture

I take it back, you are indeed a Hedgetard, albeit a polite one...

Making shit up is real bad form, for one, the IPCC doesn't have its own models....

vie's picture

I'm open to listening to counter points.  Ad-hominems and distortions of reality... not so much.

Shill on...

Flakmeister's picture

Here is a free textbook... let me know when you are done:


Starts from the very beginning...

SmittyinLA's picture

I wonder did Irvine threaten the students with withholding of diplomas if they spoke out against the parasite Kenyan during his speech?

Or did they just submit?