President Obama will be rolling out a new initiative to battle climate change Monday, and as usual, Republicans won’t like it.
Not only does the plan use those horrible “climate change” words Republicans loathe, the video preempting the plan points out some very simple facts about the growing dangers of man-made climate change and some statistics about how many scientists are on board.
Republican science denial serves only one purpose: profit. If climate change is a “hoax,” energy companies and big business would be allowed to take the cheapest and most profitable way out of disposing of the carbon they create. No regulation would be necessary, and the trillions upon trillions of tons of carbon dumped into the atmosphere could go unchecked.
Climate change is real. Nobody profits from it being real. The notion that it’s been invented by scientists in some desperate attempt to keep their jobs is preposterous. That’s the beauty of scientists. They can always find something to study. They study climate change because they can, because it’s real, and because we need answers.
As the President points out, power plants are allowed unmitigated exhaustion of carbon, which is one of the leading causes of climate change. Republicans won’t like it, because it’s a direct “attack” on energy companies, their biggest campaign donors.
As with immigration, health care and anything else the president can accomplish while side-stepping the obstruction of the most useless congress in history, he really just doesn’t care what they think.
The video is a mere 2 1/2 minutes long and the message is extremely important. The country needs to be ready for the pushback that is inevitable from the right. Give it a like and a share for your president, your party and your planet.
“The United States government just asked us to save the world. Anyone want to say no?” ~ Harry Stamper
Watch the President get the country ready for the epic battle of good vs. Republican that’s about to take place over climate change.
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