Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot
Container City: Shipping containers, indispensable tool of the globalized consumer economy, reflect the skyline in Singapore, one of the world’s busiest ports.
New Gingrich believes Hillary Clinton should not be president because she no longer drives a car.
Presidents famously do a lot of driving, so Gingrich has a point. (Just kidding, he does not have a point.)
Gingrich made the comment in an effort to frame Clinton as out of touch with regular people. Gingrich considers himself — a wealthy television host and many-times-over failed presidential candidate — one of these regular people.
“Here’s a woman whose effort to get back in touch with us doesn’t involve driving across America — or even driving to the grocery store,” he said on CNN Monday night. “It’s being chauffeured to the national auto dealers convention to tell them, quote, ‘I wish I could drive one of your cars’?”
Gingrich even proposed a slogan, “Keep Hillary off the road, vote Hillary for president.”
After taking Clinton’s self-deprecating humor and turning it into some kind of indicator about her ability to lead, he accused her of “relating to foreigners” because she noted during her appearance at the National Auto Dealers Association that she understands how the rest of the world views the United States because of her time as secretary of state.
Watch Gingrich bloviate here:
Man Covering His Mouth: A shepherd by the Yellow River cannot stand the smell, Inner Mongolia, China
Angry Crowd: People jostle for food relief distribution following the 2010 earthquake in Haiti
“Black Friday” Shoppers: Aggressive bargain hunters push through the front doors of the Boise Towne Square mall as they are opened at 1 a.m. Friday, Nov. 24, 2007, Boise, Idaho, USA
Suburban Sprawl: aerial view of landscape outside Miami, Florida, shows 13 golf courses amongst track homes on the edge of the Everglades.
Toxic Landscape: Aerial view of the tar sands region, where mining operations and tailings ponds are so vast they can be seen from outer space; Alberta, Canada
Ice Waterfall: In both the Arctic and Antarctic regions, ice is retreating. Melting water on icecap, North East Land, Svalbard, Norway
Satellite Dishes: The rooftops of Aleppo, Syria, one of the world’s oldest cities, are covered with satellite dishes, linking residents to a globalized consumer culture.
Child Brides: Tahani, 8, is seen with her husband Majed, 27, and her former classmate Ghada, 8, and her husband in Hajjah, Yemen, July 26, 2010.
Megalopolis: Shanghai, China, a sprawling megacity of 24 Million
Big Hole: The Mir Mine in Russia is the world’s largest diamond mine.
Clear-cut: Industrial forestry degrading public lands, Willamette National Forest, Oregon
Computer Dump: Massive quantities of waste from obsolete computers and other electronics are typically shipped to the developing world for sorting and/or disposal. Photo from Accra, Ghana.
Oil Spill Fire: Aerial view of an oil fire following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil disaster, Gulf of Mexico
Airplane Contrails: Globalized transportation networks, especially commercial aviation, are a major contributor of air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. Photo of contrails in the west London sky over the River Thames, London, England.
Fire: More frequent and more intense wildfires (such as this one in Colorado, USA) are another consequence of a warming planet.