Bummer: Climate Change Pretty Much Ignored During SOTU

This has made many members of the Cult of Climastrology Very Upset. Many are freaking out on Twitter and other social media, as one would expect. Then there are the articles, like this rant by Robinson Meyer at The Atlantic

Trump Doesn’t Mention Climate Change in His State of the Union

President Donald Trump didn’t mention climate change or global warming in his State of the Union address on Tuesday night.

(lots of whining)

Indeed, the president came about as close as possible to mentioning climate change—without saying the magic words. “We have endured floods, and fires, and storms,” he said early in his speech. “We saw the volunteers of the Cajun Navy racing with their fishing boats to save people from the aftermath of a totally devastating hurricane.” Later, he praised Americans’ ability to “push the bounds of science and discovery.”

Those passages would have been sharper, more accurate, and more befitting the scale of the problem if the president recognized the single issue uniting them. But saying the name of that problem is now verboten—a sacrifice to a particularly Republican form of political correctness. And so the country winds into another year, with a federal government that can utter the name of any number of threats to Americans—except the one that is already inundating its shores, scorching its homes, and shaping the lives of its children.

We used to call this “weather” and “nature” before some people decided to use it to blame Mankind and attempt to institute taxes, fees, and Big Government policies that control the lives of citizens.

But, hey, it wasn’t just Trump who ignored Hotcoldwetdry

(HuffPost) The Democratic Party omitted any mention of climate change in its rebuttal Tuesday to President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address.

In his speech, Rep. Joe Kennedy (D-Mass.) didn’t bring up global warming, sea-level rise or the surge in global greenhouse gas emissions, which threaten to become worse as the Republican White House ramps up fossil fuel production to unprecedented levels.

People paid more attention to his Chapstick.

Even the State of the Union statement issued by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), considered one of the most hawkish Democrats on climate issues, snubbed climate change. He did, however, rail against the Trump administration’s plans to open nearly all federal waters to oil and gas exploration, nothing that the proposal put “the local commercial fishing industry and the Ocean State’s coastal economy in harm’s way.”

However, Comrade Bernie, who had an official position on his presidential campaign website to “bring climate deniers to justice”, a rather ominous call to infringe on the rights of citizens for Wrongthink, did mention it

“How can a president of the United States give a State of the Union speech and not mention climate change?” he said in his own rebuttal. “No, Mr. Trump, climate change is not a ‘hoax.’

Says the guy with three homes who takes lots of fossil fueled trips. Anyhow, there could be a good reason why most ignored the “issue”

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One Response to “Bummer: Climate Change Pretty Much Ignored During SOTU”

  1. Trish says:

    No mention of Loch Ness Monster or Big Foot either. It’s like Trump doesn’t believe in these things!

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