Fri Sep 21, 2012, 01:36 PM
beachmom (15,238 posts)
Grist interviews John Kerry about Climate Change
I think they liked his speech at the DNC!
John Kerry on why we need fossil fuels (for now) and climate action (for real!)
The interview is at the link. Sadly, it does not look all that hopeful that anything can be done about climate change with how little support there is to do it.
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Fri Sep 21, 2012, 02:01 PM
MBS (5,533 posts)
1. thanks-this is really good
really substantive, and diplomatic yet remarkably frank, remarks.
I took special pleasure in his concluding remarks on Mitt:
Q. As governor of your state, Massachusetts, Mitt Romney made progress on clean energy and climate change. Can you share any insights about his former life as an advocate of global-warming solutions?
A. Barely perceptible. He went along because the legislature pushed it. He never led on it. We had environmental activists in the state, we had a Democratic legislature, and they led the fight, but he’s never been an advocate. I’ve never heard his voice on it.
Q. So his flip-flop on this issue–
A. He’s flip-flopped on everything. No one really knows what he really believes.
I also liked the figure legend : " John Kerry, climate hawk and potential future secretary of state" ( I would rather have him stay as senator, but he'd also be a very fine SoS)
And, most of all, you could just feel the respect of the interviewer.. a refreshing change from the usual.. XXXX