Hurricane Sandy might have helped Obama win the elections, some argue
The news just broke that Barack Obama is to continue being the President of the US, despite the fact that Mitt Romney put up quite a good fight and managed to secure the votes of numerous Americans.Presently, there are many who claim that Barack Obama got some help in winning the elections from hurricane Sandy, the Frankenstorm that recently hit the US East Coast.
More precisely, the heavy rain and the powerful winds brought forth by this storm made it clear that issues such as climate change and global warming must be dealt with as soon as possible.
Thus, it was pointed out that the new melting pattern of the Arctic sea ice fueled the aggressiveness of hurricane Sandy.
Because of this, many US citizens reached the conclusions that it would perhaps be best to vote for somebody who was a tad more willing than his opponent to address the effects of climate change on American economy and security.
During his acceptance speech, Barack Obama wished to make it as clear as possible that one of his main goals was that of making sure that the American nation was no longer “threatened by the destructive power of a warming planet,” Tree Hugger reports.
Meanwhile, Mitt Romney chose to keep his silence on this topic, is spite of one American's crashing one of his rallies and openly asking him what he plans to do in order to deal with this pressing issue.
It is to be expected that, working closely with the US Environmental Protection Agency, President Obama will push for higher fuel economy standards, and will also invest in sustainable agriculture and technologies which harvest renewable energy.
For the time being, American citizens can only hope that Obama will own up to the promises he made during his candidature acceptance speech:
“My plan will continue to reduce the carbon pollution that is heating our planet – because climate change is not a hoax. More droughts and floods and wildfires are not a joke.”