WATCH ABOVE: President Barack Obama discusses climate change at commencement speech.
TORONTO – If your child was sick and you took him or her to 100 doctors and 97 of them told you to do one thing, would you do what the remaining three doctors suggested?
This was one of the scenarios President Barack Obama presented in a commencement speech at the University of California, Irvine on June 14 while discussing the divide between his country’s two parties over climate change.
He likened the situation to when president John F. Kennedy proposed going to the moon, saying “I don’t remember anyone saying the moon wasn’t there, or that it was made of cheese.”
“Today’s congress…is full of folks who stubbornly and automatically reject the scientific evidence about climate change. They will tell you it’s a hoax or a fad,” the president said.
The Obama government supports scientific evidence that points to the changing state of our planet’s climate and the role humans play in it.
Obama also mentions one congressman’s statement that “dinosaur flatulence” could be linked to climate change (this statement was made by Republican Dana Rohrabacher in 2007).