Former President Barack Obama attacked Americans on Tuesday during a conversation with author Dave Eggers at the Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago for not embracing efforts to reduce carbon emissions.
"Climate change, we're going to have to come up with some new technologies to solve the problem as much as we need to," Obama said. "Although even on something like that, right now I could take off the shelf existing technologies, we could reduce carbon emissions by let's say 30 percent, without any, you know it's not like we would have to go back to caves and you know live off, you know, fire."
"We could have electricity and smartphones and all that stuff which would buy us probably another 20, 30 years for that technological breakthrough that's necessary," Obama continued. "The reason we don't do it is because we are still confused, blind, shrouded with hate, anger, racism, mommy issues."
"We are fraught with stuff and, and so if that's the case, the single most important thing that we have to invest in is not all, and look I'm a huge supporter of science and technological research and social science and evidence-based learning, all that good stuff, I'm, I',m people call me Spock for a reason," Obama rambled on. "I believe in reason and logic and all these enlightenment values."