"The science is settled," President Barack Obama insists in defense of his scheme to wreck the coal industry.
Well, no. It is not.
Obama argues the threat of global warming requires drastic new curbs on industrial emissions. Coal-burning power plants have been a primary target of the Environmental Protection Agency.
Unless discharges of carbon dioxide into the air are reduced dramatically, the planet faces severe changes in climate, Obama, the EPA and supportive liberals have maintained.
But a new study on the issue is out. It has been published in the online journal "Science." And guess what? The international team of scientists involved in the study concludes cutting emissions of soot and methane - not CO2 - is the key to slowing global warming.
That is hardly settled science. Members of Congress, who have the power to stop Obama and his EPA, should be furious. Clearly, they and the American people have been misled.