Take a closer look at what the VP and Presidential candidates were saying about climate change issues during the last few debates [not yesterday’s, though]. Courtesy of EON….
“That’s fundamental economics. We’ve got to drill offshore, my friends, and we’ve got to do it now, and we can do it.” – John McCain
It’s okay, he’s our friend. We can trust him.
“I’m not one to attribute every man — activity of man to the changes in the climate”
The chant is “drill, baby, drill.” And that’s what we hear all across this country in our rallies because people are so hungry for those domestic sources of energy to be tapped into.” – Sarah Palin
Is oil what you’re hungry for?
I’m hungry for renewable energy!
“I favor nuclear power as one component of our overall energy mix.” – Barack Obama
“Look, I — I was on Navy ships that had nuclear power plants. Nuclear power is safe, and it’s clean, and it creates hundreds of thousands of jobs.” – John McCain
Nuclear energy may be safe, but it always produces hazardous waste that we have to dump on someone else.
Barack Obama and John McCain both support clean coal.
“Clean” is not a word that normally leaps to mind for a commodity some spoilsports associate with unsafe mines, mountaintop removal, acid rain, black lung, lung cancer, asthma, mercury contamination, and, of course, global warming. And yet the phrase “clean coal” now routinely turns up in political discourse, almost as if it were a reality.
-Richard Conniff, Yale Environment360
“My record for 25 years has supported clean coal technology”
– Joe Biden
Fact: Clean Coal’ really means burning dirty coal and pretending that some time in the future you’ll put a cap on the smokestack.
“But there are real changes going on in our climate. And I don’t want to argue about the causes. What I want to argue about is, how are we going to get there to positively affect the impacts?” – Sarah Palin