Planet Earth Suffers Hottest Year Ever Recorded: How Presidential Candidates Reacted
It’s official: the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration has crunched the numbers and confirmed that yes, 2015 was the hottest month on record, and last month, December 2015, was the hottest single month ever recorded. What’s more, last year’s record-breaking global warmth was warmer than the previous hottest year by a larger degree than any previous warmest year.
So, the oil industry’s “global cooling” propaganda turned out to be totally bogus. All indications are that our planet is undergoing a massive ecological crisis, which is already triggering human suffering around the world.
How have the Republican Presidential Candidates Responded to this News Today?
Donald Trump announced that his campaign has been endorsed by the state treasurer of Arizona.
Ted Cruz declared his intent to support the right of people to carry around deadly weapons in public.
Marco Rubio revealed that he will appear on a late night celebrity talk show tomorrow.
Chris Christie congratulated pop singer Adele for selling a lot of copies of her album.
Rand Paul complained that the federal government spends money too quickly, then bragged that he has taken in more than $26 million, all of which he plans to spend by the end of the year.
Jeb Bush began a contest, the winner of which will recieve a baseball signed by his brother, George W. Bush.
What did the Democratic Presidential Candidates Say about this News?
Bernie Sanders released the following statement: “The debate is over. Sixteen of the last 18 years have been the hottest ever recorded. Climate change is real and is caused by human activity. This planet and its people are in trouble. Unless we get our act together, we will see in years to come more droughts, more floods and more extreme weather disturbances. It is absolutely vital that we act boldly to move our energy system away from fossil fuels. That’s why I have proposed a comprehensive plan to put people before polluters and reduce carbon emissions 80 percent by 2050 by putting a tax on carbon and making aggressive investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency.”
Hillary Clinton said, “Climate change is real. It’s hurting our planet and our people. We can’t afford a President who ignores the science.“