If there is one thing that Oliver Stone wishes would come out of the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, it is the hope that President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, will start paying more attention to climate change.
According to the Huffington Post, Stone argued that neither Obama nor Mitt Romney tackled climate change in a substantive way. Stone said:
“I was a little disappointed at the third debate when neither of them talked about climate control and the nature of the situation on Earth. I think there’s kind of a weird statement coming right after … this is a punishment … Mother Nature cannot be ignored. That’s all I thought about.”
According to Today, Stone predicted that the increasing climate crisis would continue to rear its ugly head well beyond the current election.
Stone continued to express his opinion by saying, “That’s all I thought about. The storm will pass. The campaign will pass. But unfortunately the nature of this present world situation will not.”
Despite being critical of the Obama administration, Stone admitted that he had already pre-voted in support of the president’s re-election. Stone’s main reasons for casting his vote in Obama’s favor were based on the president’s ability to think rationally and perform “brilliantly” in the context of debates.
Even though Stone predicted that Obama would win, he humored HuffPost Live host Alyona Minkovski with a guess at what a Romney presidency would look like.
“It certainly means more militarism … there’s no talk of cutting back,” Stone forecasted.
Enjoy this video of the interview with Oliver Stone.