The other day I posted that President Obama would be taking questions from young voters on MTV.
He did just that. (Reminder: ) And because he did, we finally got to hear some discussion about climate change. Not that Baked Earth is a concern that was worthy of mention in any debate or anything. Not that our future depends on the world’s ability to take on the most enormous challenge possible, stat.
But at least someone finally brought it up.
Thank you MTV college person. Via Livewire:
“We’re not moving as fast as we need to,” Obama said. “This is an issue that future generations, MTV viewers, are going to have to be dealing with even more than the older generation is. So this is a critical issue — and there’s a huge contrast in this campaign between myself and Governor Romney. I’m surprised it didn’t come up in the debates.”
Obama said Romney ”says he believes in climate change….but he says he’s not sure that man-made causes are the reason” As for his own views, “I believe scientists who say we’re putting too much carbon emissions into the atmosphere and it’s heating the planet and its going to have a severe effect.”… However, given China’s and India’s current reliance on coal, he added that “in order to solve the problem though, we’re going to have to have some technological breakthroughs.”
Is it hot in here, or is it just me?