Glaciers are melting, drought hitting areas with devastation and over 200 scientists informing the world that global change is here and will increase, but to members of the Republican party we are still back in the age of our Founding Fathers. When asked to comment about climate change, this was the response of John Boehner:
“Well listen. I’m not qualified to debate the science over climate change. But I am astute enough to understand that every proposal that comes out of this administration to deal with climate change involves hurting our economy,and killing American jobs. That can’t be the prescription for dealing with changes in our climate.” Actually, the last words are accurate. We must change job structure and begin the process of ending our current approach to coal. Yes, John, we will kill jobs. But, we also will create NEW jobs that are consistent with our new 21st century economy.
Frankly, it is amazing that one who leads the House of Representatives actually claims not to have access to modern scientific knowledge. If ignorance is a virtue,then John Boehner is guaranteed a place in Heaven with the other saints!