Some are hot under the collar about global warming. In an open letter to “the presidential candidates” on May 19, AccuWeather.com’s senior meteorologist Joe Bastardi told White House hopefuls:
“Mr. Obama, can Al Gore as an advisor on the environment. Mr. McCain, quit succumbing to pressure because you want to look nice or moderate. Both of you, get the people that can give this debate its true merit in front of you. Hillary, if you are elected, the same thing.”
“Within the first 100 days of office, get the top five scientists on both sides of the issue in front of you in the Oval Office and let them argue it out. No cameras, no press, just you, your closest advisors, and the people that are qualified to do this. Have trusted members of both sides of the aisles, but get the politics out of it.”
He continued, “It is not a matter of feelings. It is a matter of science and facts and educated men squaring off and displaying their knowledge. A non-conclusive answer in this matter is no answer at all, and no mandate to perhaps send us on path that could affect the chance for the very people we should have the most compassion for, to improve their lot.”
His letter was published at Accuweather’s Web site.
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