Saturday, May 10, 2014

Margaret Thatcher and the U.S. Climate Assessment

As most know, the U.S. Climate Assessment report came out this week.  Take a look at it here if you haven't seen it.  It demonstrates that we are already feeling the impacts of global climate change.

In the midst of its release, it was attacked by the climate change denial crowd.

I urge my conservative friends to take a look at this video of Margaret Thatcher in 1989.  In it, she is urging international action on global climate change.  In 1989.  Let me say that again.  In 1989.

It has been 25 years since this conservative leader spoke on climate change.

Since then, North Carolina has banned making sea level rise predictions and national columnists call climate change a superstition.

If you are a conservative, please look at what Margaret Thatcher had to say about the issue.  In 1989.  Then tell me if our country has been served by its leaders who denied the science of climate change over the last 25 years--and those who continue to deny.

I'll have more to say about the U.S. Climate Assessment report soon, but in the mean time, enjoy this speech by Lady Thatcher.

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