Henniker, NH — Earlier today, Renee Boschert, whose home was severely damaged by record floods last summer in Wimberley, TX, posed a question to Senator Ted Cruz on climate change during a campaign event in Henniker, NH.
“I followed you from Wimberley TX... My home was one of those destroyed in the flood,” Said Boschert. “I wanted to ask you again about our request to talk about it because you called climate change a political football. It’s not a political football, it’s a personal nightmare.”
Cruz responded by saying, “I understand that there are scientists with political agendas... We’ve got 18 years with no warming.”
Boschert attended today’s event after numerous requests to meet with Cruz, all of which were rejected. Last June 25th, Sen. Cruz’s staff informed news outlets that he was “always happy to welcome constituents into the office” in response to a letter delivered by Boschert and nine of her neighbors, but several subsequent requests for a meeting were also refused.
Cruz denies that climate change is occurring, despite the many conclusions of more than 99% climate scientists. According to the National Climate Assessment, warmer atmosphere and warmer ocean surface temperatures are making heavy precipitation and flooding more severe across the U.S. In response to the Wimberley flooding, Texas State Climatologist John Nielsen-Gammon told the Texas Tribune that "We have observed an increase of heavy rain events, at least in the South-Central United States, including Texas… And it's consistent with what we would expect from climate change."
A video of the encounter is available at: https://youtu.be/MM-E0etjz7g
A copy of the June 25, 2015 letter is available at: http://bit.ly/cruz_letter
A petition in support of Renee and her neighbors is available at: http://act.climatetruth.org...