It’s appalling seeing the goons laugh at the GOP convention at the mere mention that saving the planet might be a priority of any President. It’s not as if Barack Obama has been the “change” agent on this front, but you’d think he was a tree hugger if you listen to Mitt Romney.

This devastating ad really says it all about the contempt Romney and the GOP have for the realities climate change.

Mitt Romney: “President Obama promised to begin to slow the rise of the oceans (makes sarcastic face, audience laughs)…and to heal the planet (another sarcastic face). My promise is to help you and your family.”

Audience cheers, whistles, loudly as we see images of Sandy’s destruction:

And this…

Is Mitt joking now as people face economic and personal devastation? And how about the pile up of trash  that threatens to cause disease, as the northeast faces more bad weather?

On Saturday, the City of New York’s Sanitation Department announced that it’s continuing citywide storm debris and trash collection. It also told concerned Staten Island residents on Twitter that trucks were out on the island, but filling up fast.