"Obama Attacks Republicans for Appeasing Climate Deniers"

"President says members of congress are feigning ignorance of science because they fear backlash from 'fringe elements'."

"Barack Obama has turned up the political heat on climate deniers, making fun of Republicans in Congress for catering to 'a bunch of fringe elements'.

In a speech to environmental activists in Washington, Obama suggested Republicans were playing dumb on climate change to avoid a backlash from ultra-conservative Tea Party elements.

Republicans actually recognised climate change was real, Obama suggested, but were afraid to admit it in public.

'They ducked the question and said 'Hey I'm not a scientist,' which really translates into 'I accept that manmade climate change is real but if I say so I will be run out of town by a bunch of fringe elements,'' Obama said.

'So I am just going to pretend like – I don't know – I can't read.'"

Suzanne Goldenberg reports for the Guardian June 25, 2014.

SEE ALSO:

"President Obama Says Only in Congress Do Folks Say Climate Change Is a 'Hoax'" (New Orleans Times-Picayune)

"Obama Rallies Support For The 'Generational Project' Of Dealing With Climate Change" (Huffington Post)

"Climate Campaign Can’t Be Deaf to Economic Worries, Obama Warns" (New York Times)

Thursday, June 26, 2014