Despite unequivocal evidence that we're responsible, those most able to make changes to reduce emissions are failing to act. Some openly deny that climate change exists while others have a vested interest in allowing polluting industries to continue their destructive practices.
In light of this, Bill Clinton blasted GOP presidential contenders last week, saying the United States refusal to acknowledge climate change makes them "look like a joke."
The Clinton Global Initiative meeting where the former president was speaking has support from other heavyweights like President Obama, high-powered business leaders as well as celebrities including Sting, Barbra Streisand, Ben Stiller and Jeff Gordon."If you're an American, the best thing you can do is to make it politically unacceptable for people to engage in denial""I mean, it makes us — we look like a joke, right? You can't win the nomination of one of the major parties in the country if you admit that the scientists are right? That disqualifies you from doing it? You could really help us there," Clinton said last week. He called the lack of debate in the U.S. on climate change "really tragic."
The issue has stagnated in the US, mainly because of a dysfunctional political system. Last month, Texas Gov. Rick Perry called climate change "a scientific theory that has not yet been proven," and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney said he didn't know if global warming was "mostly caused by humans." What a couple of morons!