Obama tells Africans that contaminated water is a smaller problem than global warming

While speaking in Johannesburg, South Africa, President Obama said that global warming was “the biggest challenge we have environmentally” and that it was worse than “dirty water, dirty air.”

However, according to the World Health Organization, while global warming kills 140,000 people each year, air pollution kills 3 million people per year.

According to UNESCO, each year, contaminated water causes 4 billion cases of diarrhea, 120,000 cases of cholera, 300 million cases of malaria, 12 million cases of typhoid, 6 million cases of trachoma, 200 million cases of schistosomiesis, and more than 1 billion incidents of intestinal parasites.

You know what’s worse than global warming? How about living your entire life without ever having access to a toilet?

The World Health Organization says that dirty water is “the leading cause of disease and death around the world.”

That Obama would downplay these problems shows how scientifically illiterate he is.

That he would do so while giving a speech in Africa, which has the highest rate of water borne illness of any continent, shows how thoughtless and insensitive he is.

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July 3, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Barack Obama, Environmentalism, Health care, Science.

2 Comments

  1. Edward replied:

    Politics is about hiding the truth and garnering power after all 🙂

  2. jespasinthru replied:

    Obama has the largest carbon footprint in the world. His numerous vacations and jaunts squander more resources than some entire nations. Then he goes to Africa and tells the people that they should live in mud huts, drink filthy water, and watch their children die of curable diseases. Because that would “save the planet”. Such stunning hypocrisy is positively evil. His way of thinking reveals a serious mental illness.

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