Skip to comments.Floods. Wildfires. Yet Few Candidates Are Running on Climate Change.
Posted on 10/02/2018 1:57:30 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Dan McCready is a boyish ex-Marine, a solar energy entrepreneur and a favorite candidate of national Democrats hoping to nab a Republican seat in their battle for the House.
His company, Double Time Capital, says its mission is to hasten our countrys important transition to clean energy because of climate change.
But as a candidate in a conservative-tilting battleground district, Mr. McCreadys environmental message is much more muted. Climate change is not directly named among 13 top issues on his website. And though his latest TV commercial features solar panels and boasts that the 35-year-old, first-time candidate helped make North Carolina a leader in solar power, the ad highlights Mr. McCreadys ability to balance a budget and meet a payroll. It does not mention environment or climate change.
In an election year that has included alarming portents of global warming - record wildfires in the West, 500-year floods in the East, a president walking away from a global climate accord - the one place that climate change rarely appears at all is in the campaigns of candidates for the House and Senate.
The vast majority of Democrats and Republicans running for federal office do not mention the threat of global warming in digital or TV ads, in their campaign literature or on social media.
Environmental activists and political scientists say it is a reflection of the issues perpetual low ranking among voters, even Democratic voters, and of the intense polarization along party lines that has developed around global warming, even as the science of human-caused warming has become overwhelming.
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Ask the journo what is a “500 year flood” and does man’s activity provoke them every 500 years?
Global warming is way down the list of voter’s concerns.
So probably few are talking about it because only the most liberal pay attention to it. And those folks are already voting Democrat anyway.
Floods. Wildfires. Yet Few Candidates Are Running on Climate Change
Floods. Wildfires. Yet Some Candidates Continue to Blame Climate Change.
If you believe Hurricane Florence was created because I drove my truck last month...you might be a Democrat. :)
Climate change is either not even present or at the bottom of every requested list of American citizens’ worries.
The Pseudo science of climate change is mostly garbage in, scary-garbage out computer models.
If man could model 100 years of climate, it should be able to tell me with >51% certainty whether it is going to rain at my house or not, 7 days from now. It cannot.
Our ancestors built dams to control the flood waters driven by heavy rains that come periodically, but without warning.
We build dams to have nice lakes for boating and fishing and keep them full because it looks nicer than a large muddy ditches that would reduce flooding when needed.
Heh. 6 years ago we experienced what was classified as a 500 year event of high water runoff through our river valley.
Everybody thought that was really something.
The next year we experienced what was classified as a 1,000 year high water runoff.
No homes were flooded in either case.
I remember when we didn’t have fires or floods or hurricanes. Good times. Stupid humans!!
Because man-made climate change is a nothing issue, and global warming is a myth. We have deeper concerns than that, like preventing the destruction of our Constitution.
“Ask the journo what is a 500 year flood and does mans activity provoke them every 500 years?”
Where are the records that show it flooded only once 500 years ago and 500 years before that.
500 year flood
I believe the 1976 Memorial Day flood in Tulsa OK was a 500 year flood. We got caught in it.
Eight years later it hit again. Memorial day, 1984.
Because even the libs know that this vein of gullibility is just about all played out.
OK!! Everybody pay attention!
Lesson for today:
1. The sun is 1,300,000 times as big as the earth.
2. The sun is a giant nuclear furnace that controls the climates of all its planets.
3. The earth is one of the suns planets.
4. The earth is a speck in comparison to the size of the sun.
5. Inhabitants of the earth are less than specks.
Study Question: How do less-than-specks in congress plan to control the sun?
Keep telling yourself that, Trip. Those dumb voters just don't understand the "overwhelming" evidence. It will give you something to wring your hands over at the next cocktail party you attend. Throw in a sneer at Red State voters when you do.
If I am elected, I will stop the rotation of the Earth so it will be daylight all the time!
Maybe people are wising-up about the Democrats’ ludicrous appeal, “Vote for us and the weather will improve.”
That would be because floods and wildfires have always occurred.
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