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President Barack Obama is in Alaska today, experiencing the effects of “Climate Change” firsthand, as part of his push to make a carbon-reduction agenda the hallmark of his second term. According to the White House, Obama will take a “carbon tour” of sites that he considers to be deeply affected by global warming, in an effort to demonstrate to the public that climate change has dire consequences, and is a problem in need of urgent, executive attention in the form of his Clean Power Plan.
Unfortunately for the President, he will be greeted by Alaskan “summer snows” rather than a receding glacier, the result of unseasonably cold temperatures. Alaska is experiencing a temperature shift – not unusual for a such an “extreme weather climate” – known as the Pacific Decadal Oscillation, “a 60 year cycle which affects the atmospheric steering currents in Alaska, determining whether cold polar air or warm Pacific air tends to win out as the two air masses continually battle for control over Alaska weather.”
Unfortunately, also, for the President, as he lectures about human activity as a contributory factor in climate change, he will be the most contributory human.
President Barack Obama has announced he will be traveling to Alaska at the end of the month to visit the Arctic and other parts of the state which he claims is being ravaged by global warming.
Ironically, his trip to Alaska will  emit 161 metric tons of carbon dioxide, the very gas he blames for global warming. That’s equivalent to the annual emissions of driving 33 cars and the annual electricity use for 22 homes.
Obama would have to burn 173,000 pounds of coal to emit the same amount of CO2 as a one-way trip to Alaska would emit, according to EPA data.
The President will, of course, be taking Air Force One, traveling 3,361 miles into the wilds of Alaska, to Alaska’s Elmendorf Air Force Base, where Air Force One will refuel for the return trip. That means, he’ll be burning 16,805 gallons of fuel, emitting that 121 metric tons of carbon dioxide.