Hurricane Sandy was brutal, and our hearts go out to those that lost their homes, towns, and unfortunately — family members. Many things should come from this, including people beginning to take future warnings seriously, better preparation, and hopefully we'll be seeing the aftermath support and clean-up meet the challenge.
Director Oliver Stone wants something else to come from it too. He wants President Obama and Mitt Romney to stop ignoring the problems and turn their stances around on climate change to face it head on.
Here's what he said:
"I was a little disappointed at the third debate when neither of them talked about climate control and the nature of the situation on earth. I think there's a kind of a weird statement coming right after it. This is a punishment. Mother Nature cannot be ignored. That's all I thought about. The storm will pass. The campaign will pass. But unfortunately the nature of this present world situation will not."
We agree that regardless of stance, this is something that should be discussed. Unfortunately we think it's probably too late to include it in the election discussion, when it should have been talked about all along.
Also, when it comes to climate change, it shouldn't matter who is right or wrong if it results in looking into alternative and renewable energy sources. Even if somehow tons of scientists are wrong about how we're negatively effecting our planet's climate, wouldn't you want to take care of the Earth anyway?
It might be nice to live somewhere cleaner! Ha!
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