Another Record Hot Month – Trump And Carson Have No Plan
Last month, Donald Trump was complaining about how cold it was, making jokes about how a big frost that would come to New York City at any minute would disprove global warming. Well, that frost still hasn’t arrived in New York City. Current forecasts go all the way to one month past the average date for a first frost, and still not even a prediction of a light frost is coming forward.
If he really was feeling cold, maybe Trump should go to see a doctor. His circulation may be slowing down.
Globally, last month was the hottest October for ever recorded on Earth, say the scientists at the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration. Unlike Republican presidential candidates, these scientists actually look at evidence before making statements about climate change.
It is now virtually impossible for 2015 not to be the hottest year on record.
Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, and Jill Stein each have a plan for how to confront the growing crisis of climate change.
The Republican frontrunners, Donald Trump and Ben Carson, have no plan.
With more than a generation of warning about the problem, Trump and Carson never bothered to prepare.
Their strategy is to simply pretend that nothing is going on.
They’re betting that they can win by catering to a constituency that doesn’t care about global warming. Most prominently, that includes corporations bankrolling their campaigns that profit from the continued burning of dirty fossil fuels.
Those of us who are aware of what’s going on, who aren’t willing to bluff and bluster our way into the future, have one advantage: We can vote.
Unless we stand up and get out to the polls, we will see another 8 years of more warming and little action.
The stakes are rising along with the temperature. It’s time to get active.