We have temporarily detoured off Route 50 to head for the annual Green Party National Convention in Durham, North Carolina, toward the end of the month. I told a reporter Tonia Rose of The Morehead News in Kentucky today that I believed global warming is real, an imminent threat (as many scientists are now indicating), and that we have to act aggressively to reverse it — “…so there’s a world for our kids to grow up in.” I also told Ms. Rose that when it comes to reversing global warming, the Green Party — by far — has the best platform to do this… While in Morehead, I also talked with Al Evans. He was in the military and stationed at a nuclear missile base in New Mexico. “Was it White Sands Missile Base?” I asked. “No,” he said. “It’s so secretive, I still can’t tell you where it is.” (He was there in the height of the Cold War.) In regard to the current tension with Iran, Evans said he sees their nuclear posturing as merely “saber rattling.” Note: We have thousands of nuclear missiles aimed all over the world. As president, I would scale this back significantly and take some of the savings and earmark them for humanitarian aid into Iran. Number one, they need the help. And two, if you start to help a neighbor you’re fueding with, well, this often helps ‘disarm’ the tension. Common sense.