A few weeks ago, I asked a good friend of mine, Alex Palombo, to be a guest writer for my blog. Alex is very knowledgeable in politics and is currently the Director of Online Strategies for a political consulting firm. In addition, she is a writer for the Huffington Post, Scholars and Rouges, and Daily Kos. I asked her to write about the presidential candidates from an environmental standpoint (or, in my own, more biased words, why Mitt Romney sucks). If I had written this post, it would have been one long, Romney-bashing novel, but Alex did an excellent job and her insight is fair and truthful, so I urge you to read her post and make a choice for yourself about who will do a better job of protecting the environment.
But frankly, and excuse me if I am pushy about this (and I am), if you don't want more storms of this intensity to occur, I don't see how you could make a conscious choice to vote for Romney.
Alex has cleverly called her post "Go Green, Vote Blue." And I have not-so-cleverly stolen the name for my post to make it catchy. Here is the link to it on Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alex-palombo/climate-change-politics_b_2060068.html. But for convenience, I have also posted it below. Please also click where it says "warrant discussion" and watch the videos about what people are saying about climate change and this storm, especially the one from Chris Matthews. Because I really want you to watch this video, I'm even posting the link right here: http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2012/10/31/1115261/watch-television-news-starts-covering-the-link-between-climate-change-after-superstorm-sandy/. Can you tell I really want you to read this? And now, "Go Green, Vote Blue..."
"My view is that we don't know what's causing climate change on this planet, and the idea of spending trillions and trillions of dollars to try and reduce CO2 emissions is not the right course for us."