American Elephants

Obama wants Doctors to warn their patients that global warming could make your health worse. by The Elephant's Child

Americans generally trust their doctors, so the White House wants these trusted medical professionals to help out in the administration’s propaganda campaign to convince the people to support Obama’s global warming campaign.

We also need doctors, nurses and citizens, like all of you”President Obama said in a taped speech presented to medical professionals gathered at the White House, “to get to work to raise awareness and organize folks for real change.

The EPA has long tried to cloak their power grab and excessive regulation under risible claims that carbon dioxide is a dangerous pollutant and must be eliminated. As Alan Carlin explained:

The much maligned carbon dioxide is not a pollutant, as EPA and Obama claim, but rather a basic input to plant photosynthesis and growth, which is the basis of life on Earth. Decreasing atmospheric CO2 levels would decrease plant productivity and therefore the food supply for the rest of the ecosystem and humans, and vice versa. Further, attempts to reduce it will prove enormously expensive, futile, harmful to human welfare, and in the longer run, to environmental improvement. It is now increasingly evident that efforts to reduce CO2 emissions by governmental coercion will have important non-environmental adverse effects in terms of loss of freedom of scientific inquiry, economic growth and development, and the rule of law.

Obama’s summit included the U.S. Surgeon General, top administration officials, and public health experts from around the country telling doctors nurses and other conference goers how to talk about global warming with their patients.

The central message: doctors should warn their patients that global warming could make their health worse. Uh huh.

As if doctors weren’t busy enough. The Surgeon General also wants them to ask their patients if they have any guns in the house. You’ve probably noticed that the inevitable paperwork you have to fill out is getting increasingly nosy. And with everything computerized, your entire medical record is open to any hacker who is interested.

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If a doctor tried telling me that, I would hand him back his thermometer, take off the one-size-fits-all gown, and go find another doctor. And of the many doctors I encounter on the golf course (hey, my Dad plays with three – I think you should always have a doctor in your foursome), they couldn’t imagine passing on such stupid information (one doctor told me, “Getting warmer? Dress lightly and drink more water.”).

People I know have asked me my opinion on global warming since I own a house on the Outer Banks in North Carolina (feigning concern about rising ocean levels); my usual response is to tell them I’ve bought shares in Bayer (which owns Coppertone) and that I spend more days on the beach looking at bikinis (hey, I’m a single guy… don’t judge me!).

With this speech, Obama shows another problem with not only his global warming agenda, but with Obamacare; he will use any leverage he has at his disposal to try and get what he wants, and doesn’t particularly care how he does it (or even if it’s true!). People who have tried to tell me that Obama “isn’t ideological” usually have a hard time continuing what they’re saying, because of the loud and prolonged laughter coming from me.


Comment by Lon Mead

You mean some people actually believe Obama not to be ideological? I saw the EPA case this morning, which contained the usual number of future deaths from asthma, and large numbers of deaths from other diseases. I can’t find it right now, but they shouldn’t be allowed to get a way with that crap. We cannot predict the future, and when we attempt it — we’re very bad at it. Alan Carlin who was the only scientist at the EPA has a new book out “Environmentalism Gone Mad,” sounds good.


Comment by The Elephant's Child

Yes, there are still supporters of his (particularly in DC) who still try to persuade me that he’s a pragmatist or a populist (sometimes I wish people would actually learn what those words mean).


Comment by Lon Mead

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