Mitt Romney Urges Leaders to Take Action Against Climate Change

Mitt Romney Urges Leaders to Take Action Against Climate Change

( – Political debate continues to surround climate change, its origins, and what sort of policies to adopt to protect the environment moving forward. Republican administrations tend to take a more guarded approach to climate policy than Democratic ones in deference to business concerns regarding moving too quickly. Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) recently broached the topic during a Senate Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy meeting.

Romney, the committee’s ranking member, warned history would not favorably view a failure to take the appropriate measures to prevent global warming due to politics.

On July 21, Romney told the committee when people look back to his generation of political leaders 50 years from now, they’ll look unfavorably at the failure to prevent global warming. History would view lawmakers’ decision to let “political winds” determine the planet’s future instead of science and technology as “an extraordinary lapse in America’s judgment.”

Continuing, Romney said it was time to set aside differences, come together, and find solutions that will help protect Planet Earth for future generations. He readily conceded climate change was a global issue but asserted climate conditions in the United States have a global impact.

Sen. Romney concluded his remarks by warning about the importance of understanding China’s ongoing role in climate changes and learning to work together to reduce global CO2 emissions.

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