Last week, in an attempt to boost his failed climate proposals,President Biden took a trip to a defunct coal-fired power plant in Somerset, Massachusetts, to deliver a speech on climate. In this speech, he claimed that climate change is a “clear and present danger” to the American people and an existential threat to all of humanity. But is this true?

I come here today with a message: As President, I have a responsibility to act with urgency and resolve when our nation faces clear and present danger. And that’s what climate change is about. It is literally, not figuratively, a clear and present danger.
President Joe Biden

Mostly false or misleading. Significant errors or omissions. Mostly make believe.

The climate is changing. But this reality should not be a cause for alarm nor is it  a “clear and present danger.” We actually know how to deal with the effects of climate change and are developing  a host of innovative technologies to minimize our environmental impact. This includes advanced extractive processes like horizontal drilling, expanding the reach of LNG, the development of small modular reactors and integration of carbon capture and utilization technologies.

In true doomsday fashion, President Biden’s speech is full of hyperbole. He starts by referencing a recent UN report, which was described as “Code Red for Humanity.” Serious scientists cringe at this type of activist rhetoric. Further, it is a well-known fact that the titles of these UN reports are designed to generate clicks and media attention and often do not match the reasoned scientific analysis within them. The president’s speech took a similar tactic—embracing activist talking points instead of scientific analysis. 

The president’s speech is the latest attempt to scare the American people into accepting bad policies and distract attention from the consequences of his damaging policies that have led to record-breaking inflation, expensive gas, food shortages, and weakness abroad.