Climate-Trolling Beto, Cruz remains Ever-Clueless

September 6, 2019

If you haven’t seen the 2016 vid above, worth your 8 minutes.
At least, the right wing net-rag Breitbart thought it was worth their time to publish a panicked non-responsive response immediately after I posted it.

Senator Cruz remains the gift that keeps on giving for denial debunkers.


During CNN’s Thursday night climate town hall event for Democratic presidential candidates, O’Rourke said that his hometown of El Paso “will be uninhabitable, will not sustain human life along this current trajectory unless something dramatically and fundamentally change.” Replying to a video of the moment, Cruz tweeted, “Um, El Paso is land-locked.” He followed with a GIF of Kevin Costner in Waterworld, captioned, “Beto next year in El Paso.”

Of course, O’Rourke never said that rising water levels would imperil El Paso, a city that has seen record-breaking heat in recent summers and that is undertaking efforts to fill its taps with recycled sewage water as droughts become more severe. And it’s more than a little alarming that Cruz, veteran climate science denier though he may be, doesn’t seem to even be aware of the effects experts say the changing climate will have on Texas—the state he represents in the U.S. Senate. 
Luckily, Twitter users were happy to enlighten him.

8 Responses to “Climate-Trolling Beto, Cruz remains Ever-Clueless”

  1. Gingerbaker Says:

    Dim bulb re the wet bulb.

  2. rhymeswithgoalie Says:

    “Um, El Paso is land-locked.”

    I bet a lot of Midwestern towns thought they were land-locked, too…until this past spring.

    [Yes, I know….]

  3. rhymeswithgoalie Says:

    In Austin, 27/31 days of August 2019 hit ≥ 100°F.

  4. Robert Nagle Says:

    A few weeks ago, Chuck Schumer tweeted that “July 2019 was the hottest month ever, of any month, on record. Climate change is the greatest threat facing our planet. It’s about our kids. It’s about our health. It’s about the future. We must act.”

    John Cornyn tweeted in reply, “It’s summer, Chuck.”

    I have a lot of Texas GOP friends who deliberately make asinine trolling remarks like that.

  5. redskylite Says:

    I can’t get no satisfaction at all this painting it black. Listen to the legacy lead singer of the group that gathers no moss.

    “I am so glad that people feel so strongly about that that they want to protest. I’m absolutely behind that. I’m glad they’re doing that because they’re the ones who are going to inherit the planet.”

  6. jimbills Says:

    A more than worthwhile read here:
    The New Yorker: What if We Stopped Pretending the Climate Apocalypse Can Be Stopped?.

    • redskylite Says:

      Excellent article from the New Yorker – many thanks for including.

      “If you’re younger than sixty, you have a good chance of witnessing the radical destabilization of life on earth—massive crop failures, apocalyptic fires, imploding economies, epic flooding, hundreds of millions of refugees fleeing regions made uninhabitable by extreme heat or permanent drought. If you’re under thirty, you’re all but guaranteed to witness it.”

      I’m over 60 and can see the start of the authors list of misfortunes occurring, and his logic is sound. Just wish we could rewind and have done better. Still we need to do all we can to prevent the worst case scenario from happening. Time to be positive and act.


      Fires in the Amazon rainforest will likely become more severe, frequent and widespread in future unless action is taken to stem rising deforestation and climate change, scientists warned ahead of Friday’s regional summit aimed at tackling the problem.

      “We have a very small window to reverse the actions that are happening today. The world is running out of time.”


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