- Balloon Juice » Blog Archive » Romney Claims to Sidestep Abedin Controversy, but Meets with a Pro-Bachmann McCarthyite (Romney meets with extreme right wing nuts Gary Bauer, James Dobson and Lt. General William Boykin)
Mitt Romney was asked to weigh in on Chick-fil-A and on the McCarthyite campaign against Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin, and he refused, telling reporters, “Those are not things that are part of my campaign.” However, I see he’s hanging out with some folks who aren’t quite as shy about expressing opinions on these issues: (read the complete article…)
- Romney Now a Windbagger. In Battleground Iowa, That’s a Problem « Climate Denial Crock of the Week
Mitt Romney hasn’t made his position clear on a lot of things, but he’s come out quitestrongly now as an enemy of renewable energy and wind power in particular.
In Iowa, more than 20 percent powered by wind – with over 80 percent approval by the people that know this energy best – being a Windbagger may not be good politics.
The Obama campaign video above picks up on this issue. (read the complete article…)
More on Wind in the real world below:
- Romney’s Biggest Gaffe: A Lack of Heart-to-Heart – 2012 Decoded
- Daily Kos: Michele Bachmann hopes to team up with … wait, with Keith Ellison?
Climate & Climate Politics
- Climate change is here — and worse than we thought – The Washington Post (James Hansen writing an op-ed for the Washington Post)
When I testified before the Senate in the hot summer of 1988 , I warned of the kind of future that climate change would bring to us and our planet. I painted a grim picture of the consequences of steadily increasing temperatures, driven by mankind’s use of fossil fuels.But I have a confession to make: I was too optimistic.
My projections about increasing global temperature have been proved true. But I failed to fully explore how quickly that average rise would drive an increase in extreme weather.
In a new analysis of the past six decades of global temperatures, which will be published Monday, my colleagues and I have revealed a stunning increase in the frequency of extremely hot summers, with deeply troubling ramifications for not only our future but also for our present. (…read the complete article…)
- MIA on Climate Change – Amy Harder – NationalJournal.com
Neither Obama nor Romney wants to talk about global warming. But the next president will have to address it, no matter who wins in November.—
This year’s unremitting heat waves, droughts, wildfires, and freak storms have thrust climate change back into the spotlight. But even with the issue fresh in people’s minds—not to mention in media coverage andWashington’s echo chamber—climate change hasn’t made it onto the priority list that matters most: the presidential campaign trail.
President Obama and presumptive GOP opponent Mitt Romney seem to have “reached a point of détente on the issue,” said Dirk Forrister, who worked on climate issues in the Clinton administration and now heads the International Emissions Trading Association. “Neither of the presidential candidates seems to want to talk about it, and yet it is an issue that both of them would have to deal with.”
Other issues will force the election’s winner to deal with climate change regardless of what he or his supporters might prefer. (read the complete article…)
- Climate science still trumps skeptics – latimes.com
- Hansen Breaks the Taboo | Planet3.0
- Farming on the frontlines of climate change | Grist