Clinton on climate deniers

by Milan on September 21, 2011

in Climate change, Climate science

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton recently spoke out about the problem of conservative politicians in the United States denying the reality of climate change:

Former president Bill Clinton on Tuesday lambasted the field of Republican presidential contenders for their resistance to climate change science – and argued that their skepticism on the topic was making America look like “a joke.”

The former president, speaking at an event kicking off the Clinton Global Initiative’s seventh annual conference in New York City, urged Americans to force the collective acknowledgment of climate change among conservative politicians.

As I have argued before, if we are to succeed in dealing with climate change, it cannot be an issue that is taken seriously by the political left but ignored by the political right. It needs to become post-partisan.

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. September 21, 2011 at 12:32 am
curtis morrison September 21, 2011 at 5:22 pm

Post-partisan…good word.

Milan September 21, 2011 at 7:59 pm

Unfortunately, modern conservatism has an uneasy relationship with science – in fields ranging from evolutionary biology to psychology to climate science.

That is something people in right-wing parties really need to work on, if they want to improve their policy-making. When your ideology makes predictions that are not supported by careful observation of the world, you need to adjust your ideology.

. September 21, 2011 at 8:25 pm

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