Campaigners say Obama’s re-election, superstorm Sandy and New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg’s endorsement – predicated on climate change – put climate change back on the domestic agenda.
Opinion polls suggest public concern in the US about climate change was rising even before Sandy. Campaigners argue Obama needs to engage on climate, if he wants to safeguard his legacy as president.
“President Obama’s re-election provides him with an opportunity to seal his legacy as a truly transformative leader, but he needs to address climate change,” said Andrew Steer, president of the World Resources Institute. “I think history will judge any president from now onwards not to have succeeded if he doesn’t really grapple with this issue seriously.”
It is time for Obama to get serious about stopping hurricanes and heat waves. If he is half as successful at bad weather prevention as he has been at deficit reduction and job creation, then we should expect to see four more years of nothing but unmitigated high cost bullshit out of Washington.
It is wonderful having a government controlled by, and elected by, complete morons.