Sept 21, 2011
Republican presidential candidates who question climate change and its causes make the United States “look like a joke,” ex-President Bill Clinton told the Clinton Global Initiative’s annual meeting in New York.
“If you’re an American, the best thing you can do is to make it politically unacceptable for people to engage in denial” about global warming, said Clinton, speaking at the initiative’s opening session.
“I mean, it makes us — we look like a joke, right? You can’t win the nomination of one of the major parties in the country if you admit that the scientists are right? That disqualifies you from doing it? You could really help us here.”
The former president’s remarks were first reported by Politico.
Clinton was apparently directing fire at GOP presidential frontrunner, Gov. Rick Perry of Texas, who says he doesn’t believe in climate change and has charged — without producing evidence — that climate scientists have “manipulated data” to keep the money rolling in.”
This article was posted: Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at 5:59 am