Libertarian: Burn it all. In 4 Billion Years it Won’t Matter.
September 23, 2016
Comforting news for your children from Libertarian Presidential candidate Gary Johnson.
In 4 billion years the sun will expand to engulf planet earth, so why worry about climate change?
Don’t laugh – I hear versions of this argument all the time.
Millenials, you might want to review your support for this guy. There’s such a thing as smoking too much weed.
Libertarian candidate for president Gary Johnson believes that humans aren’t being shortsighted by ignoring climate change, but are simply taking the “long-term view.”
“In billions of years, the sun is going to actually grow and encompass the Earth, right? So global warming is in our future,” the former New Mexico governor said during a 2011 National Press Club luncheon event.
In a 2011 clip, surfaced by Mother Jones, Johnson discusses his “long-term view” on climate change and his stance on government spending to combat climate change.
His thoughts: if the world is going to meet a fiery end, why throw money at the problem now?
Johnson notes in the 2011 speech, he does not believe the United States should be involved in cap and trade taxation, and should instead lend “certainty” to the energy fields.
“When you look at the amount of money we are looking to spend on global warming — in the trillions — and look at the result, I just argue that the result is completely inconsequential to the money we would end up spending,” he said. “We can direct those moneys to other ways that would be much more beneficial to mankind.
I hear all the time from these “God’s eye view” idiots. Technically, it’s true the sun will one day die by expansion, (See Below), this is meaningless to all that human beings will ever know, experience, or love. Your grandchildren will not be impressed by your cosmic view, Gary.
Finally, if you haven’t had enough, here’s more Johnson weirdness.