President Barack Obama is urging Americans to make climate change a political litmus test, asking them to declare they won’t vote for any politicians who don’t protect future generations from environmental devastation.
Obama says Americans are already paying the price for climate change, including in lost lives and hundreds of billions of dollars. He says America will be judged as a people and a nation by how it responds.
“If you agree with me, I’ll need you to act,” Obama says, appealing to Americans to spread the word to their family, friends and classmates.
“Remind everyone who represents you, at every level of government, that there is no contradiction between a sound environment and a strong economy – and that sheltering future generations against the ravages of climate change is a prerequisite for your vote.”
Do you suppose any of the low information voters have realized if Obama is successful here it will drastically increase their energy costs?
Or, are they just hoping the rest of us will pay for that, too?