What’s the greatest threat facing Grays Harbor? Oil by rail? Coal trains? Unemployment? Decaying infrastructure? Road levy shifts? A shortage of O-rings at Humdinger’s?
How about the greatest threat facing the country? ISIS/ISIL? Political instability? Porous borders, skyrocketing debt or a foreign policy that looks like amateur night at the Bijou?
Naw. According to President Obama, it’s none of the above.
Speaking before more than 120 world leaders at the United Nations Climate Change Summit in New York on Tuesday, Obama said climate change is our greatest threat. Delivering a message for cooperative action on the topic, the Man Who Would Be King said that large economies – read: the United States – have a special responsibility to lead the fight against global warming. Read: foot the bill.
Climate change, Obama said, promises to define the next century more dramatically than any other global threat, including terrorism, political instability, inequality and disease. “No nation is immune” to its damaging effects, the president added. “The alarm bells keep ringing” said Obama. “Our citizens keep marching. We cannot pretend we do not hear them. We have to answer the call.”
Like he’s *answering* the calls to come clean on Benghazi, Lois Lerner and *lost* email?
Whew. For a minute there, I thought President Fore! might be serious about something besides his next tee time. Maybe his “all in” focus on the horrendous effects of climate change explains his teaspoon air strike approach in Syria? Or why our “greatest threat” may be voting DemoLib?