Nobama! (Romney is just as bad)
Late November 6th it was clear the President Obama would be re-elected. Many people were ecstatic and threw parties. However, when one person wins another must lose. Those supporting Mitt Romney were frustrated and worried America’s future. Then there was another group of people, underpublicized, but never the less passionate about their cause. This was the group of people that didn’t just care about their future, or America’s, but the whole worlds. These were the people that saw that a raise in sea level, or temperature rise, is far more important than a new healthcare or who won a senate spot in a remote corner of America. While campaigning Obama and Romney covered everything from abortion to foreign policies, but not once did they bring up the issue of global warming. If the President wrote down his top ten biggest issues right now, I can confidently say that none of those issues are more important that saving the world.
Hurricane Sandy was something like no one had ever seen before. Katrina was the closest storm. But, Sandy hit New York City. That changes the game. When New Orleans got hit, it was as if America got shot in the arm, when Sandy hit, it was as if America had been shot in the heart. People were lost; power was out for over a week, it was like a clip from an apocalyptic movie. Then out of the ashes rose Republican Governor Chris Christie, and by his side, President Barack Obama. But wait! Chris Christie was supposed to be supporting Romney! However, he recognized that something are bigger than who wins the presidential election. One of those things, is saving the lives of the people of New Jersey, his people.
In the movie An Inconvenient Truth there was the analogy about the frog in boiling water. Hurricane Sandy was the scare people needed to focus on the climate. Funny enough, Hurricane Sandy really had nothing to do with climate change, but when Mayor Bloomberg of New York City tied Sandy to global warming people started thinking about it. Then of course with the election a few days away and Obama making himself appear to be somewhat of a hero, he won the election. But here is my question, will Obama really do anything about global warming, or did he just seem worried along with Mayor Bloomberg to win a few more crucial votes. I just wish I could pound one thought into the Presidents head- “YOU CAN’T HAVE AN ECONOMY, FORGIEN POLOCIES, HEALTHCARE OR EVEN PEOPLE WITH OUT THE EARTH!!!”