After Climate Change Speech, Obama Jets to Palm Springs for Golf

June 15, 2014

President Barack Obama arrived in Palm Springs, California on Saturday via Air Force One to spend Father’s Day playing golf. Hours earlier, he had lectured graduating students at University of California, Irvine, about the need to “do something” about climate change, mocking those who questioned that policy goal. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) encourages reducing unnecessary air travel to minimize carbon dioxide emissions. Golf courses are also frequent targets of environmentalists–especially in southern California, where a severe drought has placed a spotlight on golf courses’ use of scarce water resources. In his address, Obama told graduates they had a personal obligation to act on climate change: “You need to invest in what helps, and divest from what harms.  And you’ve got to remind everyone who represents you, at every level of government, that doing something about climate change is a prerequisite for your vote.” The golfing trip to Palm Springs is Obama’s second so far this year. In February, he golfed in Palm Springs after delivering a speech in the drought-stricken Central Valley about his efforts to help affected farmers. He moved a meeting with Jordan’s King Abdullah to Palm Springs instead of Washington, D.C. to facilitate his golfing

3 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • cb says:

    The hipocracy of this individual is infinately without end. The Democratic Party should be paying for all of his travel expenses on America’s credit card. This would stop the fligts in mid air, hopefully improving the state of our nation. He’s on the golf course while the world crumbles and he can’t see it , Oh, Just a Minute he’ll hear about it on CNN and then tell another LIE.

    1. Bobnstuff says:

      It would have been worse for the climate if he had driven. The traffic jam when he drives produce more greenhouse gas the a jet plus the lost man hours. If he never left the white house you would say he was out of touch. If you think he could stop the world from crumbling by sitting in the white house you give him to much credit. Yes he plays golf, GW played rancher Bill Clinton ran.. Ronald Regan rode horses, Eisenhower played golf so what’s the big deal. If he was the CEO of a large company he would have a membership at the club and all of his travel would be covered by the company plus he would be paid much better. The republicans think the country should be run like a business until it’s run like a business.

  • Joan Neighbors says:

    Isn’t he aware he, himself, is contributing to the “greenhouse effect” by flying simply to play golf? “Do as I say — not as I do”!

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