Obama throwing down on climate change.

I’m not the President’s biggest fan (though I certainly don’t regret my vote).  However, stuff like this makes me a happy Panda (and makes me not regret my vote a little more).  At a fundraiser the other day Obama said:

President Barack Obama said Wednesday at a Democratic fundraiser in Chicago that he’s willing to work with Republicans to improve the environment, but he doesn’t have “much patience” for those who refuse to accept the scientific consensus on climate change. 

Obama warned donors that the climate is warming at an accelerated rate, and that while the dangers may not be readily apparent, they are still severe.

Why…that’s the kind of reasonable, we’re-going-with-the-evidence approach to leadership that makes…sense.

What is the world coming to when our leaders acknowledge the conclusions of science and ignore the people who say the scientists are wrong with no evidence?  I like it.

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • Rogier van Vugt

    I’m not an american, but I wouldn’t regret voting for Obama. I would regret having no better choices than him.

    • aoscott

      Very well said!!

    • Artor

      I chose not to vote this last cycle. I have been accused of apathy, but that’s not the case. I voted for Obama his first time around, but after his first term, I couldn’t bring myself to do it again. I didn’t, “not vote,” I voted for, “None of these options.” Nader was the only candidate I ever eagerly voted for, but I’m afraid I would have been disappointed had he won anyway.

      • Nate Frein

        I wouldn’t call it apathy. I voted for Jill Stein because I agreed with her ideals and I wanted to help get her enough votes to get the Green Party federal money.

        Granted, since I was not in a deadlocked state, I didn’t need to play the “lesser of two evils” game.

  • Jeff Schmidt

    He said it at a fund raiser, so the cynic in me says it’s just to get the donors to open their checkbooks wide. I’m a bigger fan of watching a politicians actions rather than listen to their words. I’ll reserve my praise until I see some forward movement and not just rhetoric. Obama has burned supporters of his rhetoric with horrible action many times before…