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.

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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.