Not Overblown, but Not Important to Congress

Via Sierra Club, the Daily Kos has a break down on the top presidential candidates–Republican and Democrat–and their responses to a Katie Couric question: Is Global Warming Overblow.

The answers are interesting. Fred Thompson’s response was a joke–electing him would be like electing Bush again for a third term. The other Republican candidates, at least are willing to admit there is a problem.

What I don’t understand, though, is if the presidential candidates think the problem is serious, then why does the energy bill, which is a start at addressing the problem, lying on the Congressional cutting room floor? Scientists are now saying arctic ice could be gone in less than ten years, and all the candidates are talking about solutions cutting emissions in 2050. “Thinking Green”, as if the solution can be found in a viral ad campaign.

Why stop at the candidates. If the environment is a Democratic thing, tell me something else: why are there are just as many Democrats driving gas guzzlers, as Republicans?

The problem of global warming isn’t political, it’s personal. And with recent news from the scientists, damn personal.

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2 Responses to Not Overblown, but Not Important to Congress

  1. Doug Alder says:

    Ah I think you must have overlooked Huckabee’s rather inane comment

    And we ought to declare that we will be free of energy consumption in this country within a decade, bold as that is.

    There are stupid people, there are idiots, and then there’s Huckabee in a class all by his little ol’ lonesome.

  2. Elaine says:

    I was home sick yesterday and listening to NPR most of the day. One of the shows had a whole thing on Huckabee gaining in the race…that guy really freaks me out.