If the jury was still out on President Barack Obama's climate policy accolades (a huge “if”), consider the verdict now in, and from a surprising character at that: Marc Morano .
Morano jubilantly referred to the President as “George W. Obama” in an interview with Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman at COP17, stating:
They [the Obama administration] have kept the exact same principles and negotiating stance as President George Bush did for eight years. Obama has carried on Bush’s legacy. So as skeptics, we tip our hat to President Obama in helping to crush and continuing to defeat the United Nations process. Obama has been a great friend of global warming skeptics at these conferences.
Morano is the executive director and chief correspondent of ClimateDepot , a project of the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT)—a conservative D.C. think-tank. The crew from CFACT, including Morano and “Lord” Christopher Monckton, parachuted onto the beaches of Durban earlier this week in a stunningly awkward stunt that didn't exactly make them look good.
Among other items on his resume, Morano worked as a producer for the Rush Limbaugh Television Show from 1992 to 1996 and is a regular speaker at the Heartland Institute ’s annual International Conference on Climate Change. He is also listed on Heartland’s website as a “global warming expert.”
When a fossil fuel industry funded, science denying shill is ringing the praises of the President's climate negotiating stances and happily referring to him as “George W. Obama,” we are in a world of trouble. Things are not looking bright at the Durban proceedings, to say the least.
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