“Clinton Names Climate Envoy”

by thoughtfulconservative

Via the Green Inc. Blog at NYTimes.com

Citing the “complex, urgent and global threat of climate change,” Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton today appointed a special envoy for climate change, who will lead the United States in international climate negotiations.

Yes, one person in charge of negotiating.

The appointment [of Todd Stern] caps off a day of aggressive environmental moves by the Obama administration.

We’re going green!

Mr. Stern called for a new multilateral agreement on climate change.

“A new day is dawning in the U.S. approach to climate change and clean energy,” he said.

Not so fast.

The centrist Democrats who urge a slower-paced approach represent states that are crucial electoral battlegrounds and that stand to lose the most from such regulation. They say they believe that global warming is a serious threat and they will support legislation to address the problem — but not at the expense of their already-strained workers and industries.

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4 Comments to ““Clinton Names Climate Envoy””

  1. Sounds like the Democrats have some disagreement.

  2. I’ll tell you one thing: if even half of the Republicans in Washington took global warming seriously it wouldn’t matter one bit if Democrats from states heavy with energy interests had reservations.

  3. But if Democrats have reservations, why should Republicans buy into it?

    And I think scientists have quit being scientists about the whole subject, thus making me, for one, suspicious of motives.

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