Tonight I watched the U.S. Vice Presidential debate. Tom Kaine was annoying with his constant interruptions. I could barely stand to watch. I don't like some of the items on the Democratic agenda. I do like some of the items on the Republican agenda. But what I found most compelling to me -- shocking even -- was Mike Pence's repeated rhetoric of ending the "war on coal". If there is a war on coal being perpetrated by the Democratic party, then there is a war on science and a war on the future of humanity being perpetrated by the Republican party. When choosing between coal or the future of humanity, I think the choice is clear. Climate change is based on science. And science never loses. If Republicans continue to push this anti-science climate change denying agenda, there are only two possible outcomes. Either Republicans lose, or we all do. As long as this is the status quo, it is my duty as a citizen of humanity to help ensure the Republicans lose every time. I'm with her. Republicans -- if you want to win me back, grow up, respect science, and come up with plans to address the threat of climate change in a way that is consistent with conservative ideology. Being the petulant child who doesn't want to do his chores is not acceptable.