- Democrat Senator Jim Webb warns Obama not to side with UN shakedown artists in Copenhagen (or "Hope-en-hagan" as little children begged in a public service announcement this week. It didn't mention the trillion dollar carbon trading market owned by Goldman Sachs and others):
- intending to commit the United States to a nationwide emission-reduction program,"
- Mr. Webb wrote in a letter to the president.
"As you well know from your time in the Senate, only specific legislation agreed upon in the Congress, or a treaty ratified by the Senate, could actually create such a commitment on behalf of our country."
- Some prominent skeptics are going further, arguing that Mr. Obama should not attend the summit at all.
"Every time he attends, he will give something away," said Fred Singer, a professor emeritus of environmental science at the University of Virginia.
- "He is expected to bring presents. If he doesn't attend, less will be expected of us, and that is better," Mr. Singer said.
- "My hope is that the U.S. Senate will not approve any kind of treaty obligation."
Referring to the British e-mails, he said, "We finally have proof of what we have always suspected - that these guys have been fudging the data. My hope also is that there will be an independent science panel who will go over their data and methods and come up with a report that will set the matter straight.""...
- from Washington Times article, "Skeptics Press Obama on Climate Summit," by Andrea Billups, 12/5/09