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Washington Post blames electoral college on climate change

Washington Post blames electoral college on climate change

Todd Cort recently wrote an article published by the Washington Post titled The electoral college is thwarting our ability to battle global warming.  The article starts off with a portrait of everyones favorite jet setting climate alarmist, Al Gore, standing in front of a giant hurricane view from space.  Yes that's right, in front of a giant hurricane with his hand out like an all powerful climate god.  Not a word of text but a giant picture of Mr. Climate Hypocrite himself, here it is:

(AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

(AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Mr. Cort then goes on to give a elementary school education on the electoral college system. He then makes the jump that David Brearley and the electoral college are responsible for climate change.  And that:

Because over the course of the last 200 plus years, the electoral college, which provides for stronger voting power per person in more rural and less populated states, has elected four U.S. presidents who clearly lost the popular vote (1876, 1888, 2000 and 2016). Two of those elections have occurred during the period in which we have known about the causes and impacts of carbon dioxide emissions and climate change and in both cases, the impacts of those elections have very likely had profound impacts on our actions to address the challenge.

Mr. Cort states "very likely had profound impacts", but fails to provide direct and concrete examples.  Mr. Cort then goes on to speculate that perhaps Mr. Gore would have achieved more than Mr. Bush did.  We note that Mr. Cort is very cautious in his wording here, which we can understand why considering Mr. Gore's Inconvenient Truth movie losing in court on 9 false claims from the film that could not be shown in schools.  Ah yes, we all remember "crazy uncle Al" claiming that a sea-level rise of up to 20 feet would be caused by melting of either West Antarctica or Greenland "in the near future" about a decade ago.

Mr. Cort then goes on to lament about the unknown future of climate change policies under Donald Trump.  We would hope in Mr. Cort's next article, he can focus on direct examples on how he, the Washington Post, and its owner and owner's other businesses have all collectively taken the lead to climate change austerity by example. 

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