What was heard about climate change in the presidential debates? Nothing. It is an issue that has caused considerable political division and neither Romney nor Obama feel that they can score any points on it so they ignore it. As one of the biggest hurricanes ever hits the East Coast, Sandy is reminding the U.S. that climate change matters.
Is climate change responsible for Sandy? That is impossible to tell. What is known is that climate change is real and humans are having some impact. The negligence of making this a campaign issue is the fault of both the Romney and Obama campaigns, but also the media. None of the moderators dared to ask the question during the debates. It is a terrible omission.
This video from al-Jazeera lays out the differences between the two candidates on energy but also notes the absence of climate change on the campaign trail. Unfortunately, the video only lays out the candidate’s positions between oil and coal and renewables. America’s abundant natural gas reserves are ignored. Natural gas far cleaner than coal. Nuclear power is also ignored. If getting serious about climate change means cutting greenhouse gases as fast as possible, those two options can’t be ignored. Renewables are great, but they are expensive and not as efficient as they need to be.
Of course, the lack of discussion at the national level hasn’t stopped those who ignore the science behind climate change to convince themselves that there is another reason for the nasty weather — the gays. Here’s Pastor John McTernan:
“Twenty-one years breaks down to 7 x 3, which is a significant number with God. Three is perfection as the Godhead is three in one while seven is perfection.
“It appears that God gave America 21 years to repent of interfering with His prophetic plan for Israel; however, it has gotten worse under all the presidents and especially Obama. Obama is 100 percent behind the Muslim Brotherhood which has vowed to destroy Israel and take Jerusalem. Both candidates are pro-homosexual and are behind the homosexual agenda. America is under political judgment and the church does not know it!”
The reference to 21 years is the length of time since the 1991 “Perfect Storm” that hit the East Coast.
All I can say about this is that at least it’s good that McTernan learned how to do math in school. Too bad he didn’t pay attention during science class. Yet why worry about science when the problem is the homosexual agenda? Don’t you just yearn for the days when there were no gays and the weather was always sunny and pleasant?