Three-Year Old Educates Ted Cruz on Climate Change
3-year old Julie Trant sets Ted Cruz straight on anthropogenic global warming
In a startling remark following Ted Cruz’s comment about how the “failed Obama-Clinton foreign policy” [has left] the whole world … on fire” to a New Hampshire audience, three-year old Julie Trant tells junior Texas Senator Ted Cruz that his metaphor would be more appropriate describing man-made global warming.
Demonstrating that even a three-year old knows that climate change poses a threat to her generation the young kindergartener explained how the green house gases now exceeding natural limits in the atmosphere are a result of humans burning vast amounts of carbon-based energy sources like coal, oil and gas, while eliminating natural carbon sinks as forests are being destroyed for commercial purposes.
When Cruz tried to tell the small child that global warming has abated over the last 18 years she merely giggled and said, “Silly man. As the earth’s albedo is reduced from melting glacier and polar ice much of the sun’s radiation that would go back into space or get absorbed by atmospheric CO2 is actually going into the oceans, overheating them and killing off marine life that is essential to our survival.
“Further more” Miss Trant informed the stunned Texas congressman, “as that ice melts it releases the methane trapped below centuries of permafrost which escapes into the atmosphere. Methane is also a green house gas that is some 35 times more capable of trapping heat than CO2 is.”
Cruz stood up and exclaimed he didn’t know what to tell the young girl.
“Just tell me that you’ll listen to the climate science consensus on this issue sir”, the small lass replied. “Failure to do so will mean that the world you were able to experience as a child will be seriously altered when I reach your age now. What kind of adult allows that to happen to children?”
Visibly frustrated from this encounter with a 3-year old as he left the assembly hall Cruz could be heard muttering to one if his aides. “Clearly that child has not been educated in Texas.”