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Published On: Thu, Jun 27th, 2013

President Obama insults climate change skeptics and Flat Earth Society with comment

During President Obama’s speech on climate change, discussing White House initiatives on energy, the President insulted skeptics.

 obama-on-climate-change“Nobody has a monopoly on what is a very hard problem, but I don’t have much patience for anyone who denies that this challenge is real.  (Applause.)  We don’t have time for a meeting of the Flat Earth Society.  (Applause.)  Sticking your head in the sand might make you feel safer, but it’s not going to protect you from the coming storm.  And ultimately, we will be judged as a people, and as a society, and as a country on where we go from here.”

 Check out some of the President’s other comments and full transcript here 

Flat Earth Society is a real group, and its president says he believes climate change is real. He also doesn’t like being used as an example of backward thinking on the issue.

“For what it’s worth, the Flat Earth Society doesn’t have an ‘official’ position on climate change. That falls a bit outside our remit,” Flat Earth Soceity President Daniel Shenton told Business Insider in an email from England.

“Personally, though, I believe the evidence available does support the position that climate change is at least partially influenced by human industrialisation.”

Shenton said that Obama should refer to more mainstream groups — like the American Enterprise Institute — the next time he needs a joke in a speech.

“So if President Obama wants to reference people that actively deny anthropogenic climate change, he’d probably be better served by citing groups like the American Enterprise Institute rather than the Flat Earth Society,” Shenton said.

 

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