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Here a link to this must see 1.50 minute clip of President Obama admitting that he sometimes feels like "going off" on congressional climate deniers.

I'd pull all the stop Mr. President. We will stand behind you and help. Or, even in front of you. All around you. Give these stupid morons some "schooling" they desperately need and let see how vast they all start retreating like Speaker John Boehner and Governor Rick Scott of Florida did after they saw Senator Marco Rubio get trashed after his stupid remarks.

We must show politicians there is some minimum floor level of stupidity, they can not go below without the American people rejecting them as Luddites.

Link to Showtime interview video, if you can not see the embedded on below)

I'll post a transcript in an update as soon as I can retrieve it.

11:50 AM PT: Jane C. Timm of MSNBC reports ‘Science is science,’ says frustrated Obama on climate change, in an interview with Thomas Friedman's Year of Living Dangerously which will broadcast tonight, (Monday), on Showtime.


But Congress is Congress, too. So, Friedman asks, do you ever want to just go off on members of Congress who deny that climate change is man-made and destructive?

“Yeah, absolutely,” he said with a laugh. “Look, it’s frustrating when the science is in front of us…We can argue about how. But let’s not argue about what’s going on. The science is compelling… The baseline fact of climate change is not something we can afford to deny. And if you profess leadership in this country at this moment in our history, then you’ve got to recognize this is going to be one of the most significant long-term challenges, if not the most significant long-term challenge, that this country faces and that the planet faces.”

“The good news is that the public may get out ahead of some of their politicians,” Obama said, suggesting that as people see the effects of weather disasters like hurricanes and droughts, they might begin to change their minds.

“Those start multiplying, then people start thinking, ‘You know what? We’re going to reward politicians who talk to us honestly and seriously about this problem,’” he said.

“Part of my job over these next two and a half years and beyond is trying to shift public opinion. And the way to shift public opinion is to really focus in on the fact that if we do nothing our kids are going to be worse off,” he said.



Originally posted to SciTech on Mon Jun 09, 2014 at 11:40 AM PDT.

Also republished by Climate Hawks.

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