Bill Clinton brought Climate Change to the forefront of the campaign by shredding Mitt Romney's obscene attempt to slam the President for taking Climate Change seriously. During his acceptance speech at the Republican Convention Romney attempted to ridicule President Obama's climate policies with this red meat for the Right: "President Obama promised to begin to slow the rise of the oceans,"... "my promise is to help you and your family."
Today Bill Clinton shot back, and how!
Clinton swipes at Romney on climate changeOn a day when millions of Americans are struggling to find a way back toward normality following a Storm Surge approaching 14 feet, Mitt Romney's RNC applause line sounds even more hollow and misguided than ever.
By BYRON TAU
"In the real world, Barack Obama’s policies work better," Clinton said at a campaign rally in Minnesota.
Clinton said that Romney mocked Obama's position on climate change during the first presidential debate, although the topic didn't come up.
"He ridiculed the president — ridiculed the president for his efforts to fight global warming in economically beneficial ways. He said ‘Oh, you’re going to turn back the seas,’" Clinton said "In my part of America, we would like it if someone could’ve done that yesterday."
Brand new from the New York Times:
Did Global Warming Contribute to Hurricane Sandy’s Devastation?
By JUSTIN GILLIS
The ocean is rising relentlessly, and scientists say this is a direct consequence of global warming. Warm water expands, just as warm air does, and the warming of the ocean is one factor behind the rise. Another is that land ice the world over is starting to melt as the climate grows warmer, dumping extra water into the ocean.
Over all, the ocean rose about eight inches in the last century. The rate appears to have accelerated recently, to about a foot per century, and some scientists think it will accelerate further, so that the rise between now and the end of the century could exceed three feet. The problem will be exacerbated in places where land is also sinking, such as the mid-Atlantic region of the United States and southern Louisiana.
The likely effect, Dr. Emanuel said, is that coastal flooding on a scale that once happened only once or twice per century — the scale of Sandy, in other words — will become much more commonplace within the coming decades.