At the end of his acceptance speech Thursday night, Mitt Romney mocked Barack Obama for his concern over rising seas:
President Obama promised to slow the rise of the oceans and to heal the planet…My promise is to help you and your family.Big laugh line. Big laugh from the floor.
But how funny is it tonight near New Orleans? Or to the north, where the flooding is headed?
Are the insurance companies laughing? With facts and science on their side, they've been warning against rising sea levels for years because they have billions and billions of dollars of property insured along threatened coastlines.
Rising seas, melting Arctic ice, extreme and changing weather, fires, drought, and crop losses are all related and are not getting too many chuckles from Central Wisconsin to the plains to fire-riven Colorado and Texas.
Romney can make fun of science, but the joke is lost on the rest of us.