Governor Bobby Jindal, who hopes to one day grow up to be president, sent a letter to President Obama telling him that he better not mention climate change during his visit to New Orleans for a Katrina event.
From Jindal’s letter:
While you and others may be of the opinion that we can legislate away hurricanes with higher taxes, business regulations and EPA power grabs, that is not a view shared by many Louisianians.
I would ask you to respect this important time of remembrance by not inserting the divisive political agenda of liberal environmental activism.
Furthermore, the people of Louisiana have already agreed upon a pragmatic and bipartisan approach to preventing and mitigating the damage of future weather systems.
What. A. Tool.
Jindal argues that bringing up an issue like climate change would distract people.
“It would distract from the losses we have suffered, diminish the restoration efforts we have made, and overshadow the miracle that has been the Louisiana comeback,” Jindal wrote.
Meanwhile, the coasts of Louisiana are being overtaken by the sea. In an in-depth feature, ProPublica investigated the effects of climate change on the Louisiana Gulf Coast and found:
In 50 years, most of southeastern Louisiana not protected by levees will be part of the Gulf of Mexico. The state is losing a football field of land every 48 minutes – 16 square miles a year – due to climate change, drilling and dredging for oil and gas, and levees on the Mississippi River. At risk: Nearly all of the nation’s offshore oil and gas production, much of its seafood production, and millions of homes.
But by all means, Bobby Jindal, advise the President of the United States that speaking about the subject of climate change may be “divisive.”
Obama ignored the ignorant Governor’s request and talked about climate change anyway.
Read Jindal’s full letter to President Barack Obama below.