With unprecedented climate change-fueled floods pummeling the United Kingdom, conservative Prime Minister David Cameron stood in front of the media Tuesday to insist that, despite appointing a climate science denying environment secretary to gut flood preparation and ignore climate threats, he is in fact aware that climate change is happening:
Q: Is climate change a factor?
Cameron says he answered this in the Commons recently. (He said he thought it was a factor.)
Q: Does your environment secretary believe in climate change?
Cameron says his view about climate change, as expressed in the Commons, is the view of the whole government.
It's yet another reminder of how completely conservatism has failed humanity on global warming. Scientists have been warning of man-made climate change for more than a half century and of ongoing and potentially catastrophic climate change for more than a generation. Yet all these later, conservatives like Cameron remain paralyzed in the face of this ongoing disaster by their anti-tax zealotry.
And compared to today's Congressional Republican leadership, Cameron is Al Gore.
Conservatism has no answer to climate change - that's why they demand to debate science, not solutions:
Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) told WABC-AM that he was initially intrigued when former Vice President Al Gore began warning about human-induced climate change but became skeptical after discovering that environmental regulations might prove costly to business.Their Koch-backed bamboozlement strategy has worked great at convincing David Gregory, Wolf Blitzer & friends that climate change isn't a pressing problem. But unfortunately for their fellow humans, our atmosphere isn't buying a word of it.
h/t Duncan Black