So was I. A lot of people were not just surprised, I was shocked and appalled. But hey, I think this is the most important issue facing the human race. I'm glad President Obama thinks it's important as well.
“We are not moving as fast as we need to, and this is an issue that future generations, MTV viewers, are going to have to be dealing with, even more than the older generation is,” Obama said in an interview on MTV Friday afternoon.But the media, not so much.
“And so this is a critical issue. And there is a huge contrast in this campaign between myself and Governor Romney. I am surprised it didn’t come up in one of the debates,” the president said.
Climate change, I had that question. All you climate change people. We just - you know, again, we knew that the economy was still the main thing, so you knew you kind of wanted to go with the economy, maybe the gas prices again was something that hadn't come up. So - that was part of it. Part of it was kind of a variety of questions that were important but had not yet been kind of fully aired at least in this large of a forum."You Climate Change People".
Really? When something as far reaching as a global warming, a change in our weather on a planetary level, we should all be "Climate Change People". Especially when we use this as a means to grow our economy, save energy, resources and push for a real growth in our research and development by investing in our Universities with meaningful funding!
I heard some talking heads discussing the stimulus that rebuilding would create and thought, why are we always cleaning up and not preparing? Granted, I will never say that such a devastating storm could have been prevented and I hope no one would go so far as to say such a thing. But we need to deal with the reality of such a future and start preparing.
But just as Romney won't answer questions regarding his elimination of FEMA, do you think he really would want to discuss Global Warming and Climate Change?
I highly doubt it. Romney is too busy running away from reality right now, the reality that President Obama is handling the situation just as he should be, showing true leadership by admitting the reality of Climate Change and the true need for FEMA and how it can work!
Romney collects items the Red Cross doesn't need and doges questions. The President does his job.
Romney's energy plan says it all as to what he would do about Climate Change. Nothing.
The words "climate change" and "global warming" are nowhere to be found in the 21-page document. The term "greenhouse gas" appears just once, in a passage decrying the Obama administration's efforts to curb noxious emissions from the nation's coal-fired power plants.And how he would roll back any investment in alternative energy and regulations. Not what we need.
I wrote about how the debates were missing something, The Debates: The letter that was missing, E for Environment, at least President Obama recognizes this. I hope we will all push for more discussions about climate change and all the other important environmental issues directly related to global warming.