Apparently Carly Fiorina believes she has the Republican US Senate nomination locked up, because now she’s going after Barbara Boxer in this ridiculous ad airing on TV stations across California.
The ad features Carly Fiorina saying “Terrorism kills – and Barbara Boxer’s worried about the weather.” In other words, Fiorina thinks global warming is nothing more than mere weather, that its potential to flood part of the Bay Area, devastate our wine and agricultural industries, worsen fires, and produce statewide water shortages is just mere weather.
Fiorina’s attack is intended to mock Boxer’s statment that climate change is a national security issue. But do you know who else sees climate change as a national security issue?
The National Intelligence Council, which produces government-wide intelligence analyses, finished the first assessment of the national security implications of climate change just last year.
It concluded that climate change by itself would have significant geopolitical impacts around the world and would contribute to a host of problems, including poverty, environmental degradation and the weakening of national governments.
The assessment warned that the storms, droughts and food shortages that might result from a warming planet in coming decades would create numerous relief emergencies.
“The demands of these potential humanitarian responses may significantly tax U.S. military transportation and support force structures, resulting in a strained readiness posture and decreased strategic depth for combat operations,” the report said.
Fiorina’s attack shows not only that she is anti-science and apparently supportive of the crippling effects of global warming on California’s economy – but that she is also totally delusional about the threats facing this country. She is, in short, as unfit to be in the US Senate as she was unfit to be the CEO of Hewlett-Packard.
She’s Silicon Valley’s Sarah Palin. No wonder the former Alaska governor endorsed Fiorina.