Bill Clinton laid out the issue of the differences betweeen Mittens and President Obama when it comes to climate change and the risk to the United States from extreme weather events like Frankenstorm Sandy:
I was actually listening closely to what the candidates said in these debates. In the first debate, the triumph of the moderate Mitt Romney. You remember what he did? He ridiculed the president. Ridiculed the president for his efforts to fight global warming in economically beneficial ways. He said, ‘Oh, you’re going to turn back the seas.’ In my part of America, we would like it if someone could’ve done that yesterday. All up and down the East Coast, there are mayors, many of them Republicans, who are being told, ‘You’ve got to move these houses back away from the ocean. You’ve got to lift them up. Climate change is going to raise the water levels on a permanent basis. If you want your town insured, you have to do this.’ In the real world, Barack Obama’s policies work better.
From health care to immigration to Climate Change,
“in the real world, Barack Obama’s policies work better.”
Hat tip Buzzfeed and to RL Miller (who let me know about the comments).
Some posts that might be of interest:
Hurricane Sandy speaks: http://hurricanesandyspeaks.com/
Is mother nature revving up an October Surprise with human thumbs on the scale? (A Siegel) http://getenergysmartnow.com/2012/10/25/is-mother-nature-revving-up-an-october-surprise-whuman-thumbs-on-the-scale/
Ostrich heads in the Sand(y): Does your meteorologist break the climate silence? (A Siegel) http://getenergysmartnow.com/2012/10/29/ostrich-heads-in-the-sandy-does-your-meteorologist-break-the-climate-silence/
Has Climate Change created a monster? http://www.climatesciencewatch.org/2012/10/26/has-climate-change-created-a-monster/
What you need to know about Frankestorm Hurricane Sandy: http://scienceblogs.com/gregladen/2012/10/28/what-you-need-to-know-about-frankestorm-hurricane-sandy/
Obama and Romney’s record: climate silence when disasters strike http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2012/10/29/1101441/obama-and-romneys-record-climate-silence-when-disasters-strike/
Climate of doubt as superstorm Sandy strikes http://www.readfearn.com/2012/10/climate-of-doubt-as-superstorm-sandy-crosses-us-coast/