Mayor Richard Harvey of Nipigon, Ontario: 'My first thought was, Canada is cut in half.'
'Bridge heaves in the cold'
Ironically, climate activists have previously sought to blame bridge problems on 'global warming'.
See: Flashback 2007: Ex-Clinton Official Joe Romm Ties Minneapolis Bridge Collapse to 'Global Warming': Romm: 'Some may object to even asking the question, "Did climate change contribute to the Minneapolis bridge collapse?" My guess is those are the same people who deny that global warming is caused by humans or that it is a serious problem...I think it is a legitimate question to ask....But given that a remarkable 70,000 other bridges in the country are also structurally deficient, we should seek to learn whether such troubled bridges can take the ever-growing stresses generated by global warming.'
"For you to believe that there's somehow a taint being created, you have to believe that Holocaust deniers are somehow a lot worse than climate science deniers," said Joe Romm, a climate communicator and fellow at the Center for American Progress. "I don't believe that." (Note: Romm was former Acting Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy during the Clinton Administration.) Romm, who is Jewish, notes that Holocaust deniers are both rare and marginalized. But those who dispute climate change, he said, are still consulted by the mainstream media and elected officials and thus constitute a threat that could affect future generations. "If people who deny climate science continue to be successful in thwarting climate action," Romm said, "then it's going to be a catastrophe beyond imagining."