While obviously intended to be satirical, the following video does pose an interesting question: can we lay “blame” for climate change and increasing weather extremes at the feet of politicians who have blocked mitigation efforts?
Note the video has over 1 million views. It clearly has struck a nerve.
Of course we can’t blame Andrew Bolt, Rupert Murdoch, Tony Abbott, James Inhofe etc. for Hurricane Sandy.
But can we accuse them of negligence and misleading the public?
Can we say they’re actions helped create policy inertia and this unfolding tragedy?
The answer is yes.