Inslee uses cheap political moves to create fear about climate crisis
Jul 26, 2022, 2:54 PM
Gov. Jay Inslee went on CNN Tuesday to talk about the current heat wave rocking Western Washington. In the interview, he warned about the various dangers of climate change including the record-breaking hot weather from last year.
Inslee says that the country isn’t doing enough to prevent these disasters and needs to do more to stop climate change.
“We’ve all got to accelerate our game,” Inslee said. “Look, this is just a foretaste, you were just covering these horrendous fires in California, unbelievable rainstorms that shut down Yellowstone National Park, and record rains in St. Louis the other day. This is just the cutting edge of what’s heading our way in this avalanche.”
He claims that because the federal government isn’t doing enough to stop polluters, it is a broken system, and the culprit: Republicans.
“Look, the federal government is a system that’s broken between the filibuster and gerrymandering and the Republican Party, all of whom have refused to act on climate change,” Inslee said.
Cliff Mass, a professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington, says that he’s misrepresenting the science to create political leverage.
To Mass, the fear-mongering around climate change is just a cheap trick used by media and politicians to get their voter base worked up. This can be more dangerous than any damage the increased weather can do, he continues.
“What really disturbs me is how some of the media, like the Seattle Times, is constantly hyping every single heatwave or weather event, and I think that’s very damaging,” Mass said. “First, it doesn’t reflect the science, but then, on the other hand, it also gets people fearful, paranoid, and anxious.”
Inslee shows his true colors at the end of his interview when he shamelessly begs for voters to stop the Red Wave in November.
“This destiny is in our hands. And I know people feel despair about this. But the antidote to despair is action,” Inslee said. “And I hope everybody will take some action in the upcoming weeks and months starting by voting in November.”
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