Perhaps the Republicans might now be willing to admit that they should believe in climate change. Here’s my simple argument for why they should finally recognize the need to do something about it. Our warming planet helped Obama win the election. Hurricane Sandy, which many have pointed out was bigger and more nasty because of our new climate paradigm, showed Obama’s presidential qualities and the importance of good government.
Yes, his numbers were on the upswing prior to Sandy but Obama’s strong showing during and after the storm certainly aided him and helped make people realize the short sightedness of Romney’s statement about FEMA. So I conclude that the election was the silver lining on climate change. We can only hope that everyone now bands together and tries to address this critical issue.