Heard today: “If one good thing comes from Hurricane Sandy, it’s that politicians will have to listen to those meteorologists whose science on this storm was so right, and finally get serious about doing something about climate change.”
Not with one of the two major parties full of people who deny that humans have had any impact on the world’s weather or that we can do anything about it. Events like this won’t budge them off that stance, just as they didn’t pause for a minute to consider changes in gun laws after a supposedly tide-turning incident like a United States Congresswoman being shot in the head.
Before an adult conversation about climate change can occur, there will have to be a change in the American political climate, with a tsunami of reality washing away the deniers. Don’t hold your breath.