Economy And Global Warming

While reading a recent article by Tom Friedman in the New York Times titled The Market And Mother Nature I concluded our leadership is doing a poor job communicating to the American people. In a democracy, doing what is right will not occur unless the people believe it is the correct thing to do.

Therefore, it is the responsibility of those elected to educate the populace as to what is best for the country given the circumstances of the country and the world and then make it happen.

The science exist to substantiate much of global warming is caused by human behavior that can be reversed. Our financial problems are man made and therefore can be corrected. Our leaders must explain these problems and consequences and we are running out of time.

The outcome of global warming is catastrophic. This is easy to comprehend. It is the responsibility of the President to make sure the population understands that much of the warming problem is man made and there are solutions to reverse the trend.

Further, our financial condition must  not be swept under the rug. This again requires the President  to help the public understand we must get our debt under control or we will be aiding and abetting China becoming the dominant economic power sooner than later. The National Intelligence Agency is already predicting this will happen in a mere 17 years. ( )  If we continue our present course it may happen sooner.

Leaders must lead. The President must step back from the fray in Washington and explain the gravity of our problems to the people. Based on the last election, his campaign staff has the skills to assist him in delivering the message. Put them to work on the most important campaign confronting us. It is a campaign for the survival of our way of life.


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