Secretary of State John Kerry said he thinks any elected official who aren’t willing to act on climate change isn’t fit for public office. He said:
But when I hear a United States senator say, “I’m not a scientist so I can’t make a judgment,” or a candidate for president for that matter, I’m absolutely astounded. I mean, it’s incomprehensible that a grownup who has been to high school and college in the United States of America disqualifies themselves because they’re not a scientist when they’ve learned that the Earth rotates on its axis but they’re not a scientist; where they’ve learned that the sun rises in the east and sets in the west and it does so 24 hours a day; and you can run the list of things that we know science tells us happens, and we accept it every single day. And to suggest that when more than 6,000-plus peer-reviewed studies of the world’s best scientists all lay out that this is happening and mankind is contributing to it, it seems to me that they disqualify themselves fundamentally from high public office with those kinds of statements
Y’know, I feel the same way about politicians who question the science about when life begins and it really ticks me off to hear any elected official say things like deciding when life begins is “above my page grade.”
So yeah, I feel ya’ John.