Republican U.S. Senate candidate Robert Flanders is going on the air with his first TV ad, featuring an actor portraying climate activist Democratic Senator Sheldon Whitehouse -- who has given over Senate 200 speeches on climate -- as a climate obsessed "doofus." In the ad, Sen. Whitehouse responds with only the words "climate change" to every single question he gets asked -- "including what speed he was driving."
The ad concludes: "If climate change is your only issue, Sheldon Whitehouse is your senator," the narrator says, before an elderly woman calls Whitehouse 'kind of a doofus.'"
Watch Video: Geography Prof. Danny Dorling of the University of Oxford: 'Climate change is the biggest threat we are facing. And we are partly facing it because we are allowing the greedy people in our societies to carry on being greedy and we are not controlling them for the good of everybody...The poor buy more in the United States than the poor buy anywhere else in the rich world...In societies which are more equal, the overall level of pollution is much lower in the rich world.'
'The greedy do not know how to control themselves.'