Unlike many Republicans, Jeb Bush at least recognizes climate change is a reality. He won't say what he thinks is causing it. He won't say how large of a problem he believes it to be, but in an interview with the New Hampshire Union Leader, he did offer his vision of how the climate change problem will be solved.
“Ultimately, there’s going to be a person in a garage somewhere that’s going to come up with a disruptive technology that’s going to solve these problems, and I think markets need to be respected in this regard," he said.
“I think it’s appropriate to recognize the climate is changing and invest in the proper research to find solutions over the long haul, but not be alarmist about it,” Bush tells the paper
. “Not say ‘end is near,’ not de-industrialize the country, not create barriers for higher growth, not just totally obliterate family budgets.”
So, basically, we're just sitting around waiting for someone in a garage somewhere to fix all of this — while, locally, we pray Miami Beach isn't swallowed by the sea.
Sure, a lot of companies got their start in garages: Apple, Microsoft, and Hewlett Packard in the tech sector, plus Disney, Barbie, and Nike.
Of course, all of those companies started with the ultimate aim of making money, not solving major world problems. Jeb seems to think the the person who fixes climate change will end up making lots and lots of money. Granted, that's a fairly common Republican way of thinking.
However, because of today's real-estate climate, we wonder if this theoretical hero could even afford a place with a garage (unless this person were living in a garage) and if he/she has enough free time while not working to pay off student debt to devote to world-saving extracurriculars. We can only hope that our garage savior does. Please, person in a garage, save us. You're our only hope.