Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Democrats: CO2-induced bad weather is slowing economic growth (and the solution is to reduce CO2 emissions by slowing economic growth)?

Republicans Turn Up Heat on Energy Policy -
"Someone needs to point out that it's having a detrimental impact on economic growth," said Rep. Ed Whitfield (R., Ky.), chairman of the panel holding Wednesday's hearing. Environmental Protection agency chief Gina McCarthy and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz are scheduled to testify.

Democrats contend the costs of climate change are already being felt through severe droughts and storms, and paint the GOP as the party of climate-change denialism.
2008: What Did Bill Clinton Mean By “We Just Have to Slow Down Our Economy” to Fight Global Warming? - ABC News
Former President Bill Clinton was in Denver, Colorado, stumping for his wife yesterday.

In a long, and interesting speech, he characterized what the U.S. and other industrialized nations need to do to combat global warming this way: "We just have to slow down our economy and cut back our greenhouse gas emissions ’cause we have to save the planet for our grandchildren."

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