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November 01, 2012

Bill Clinton Exposes Romney's Dangerous Ignorance on Climate Disruption

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Former President Bill Clinton had some strong words for Mitt Romney’s dismissive stance on climate disruption. Speaking to students in Minneapolis on Tuesday, Clinton reminded them of what Romney said in the first debate, noting that Romney “Ridiculed the president for his efforts to fight global warming in economically beneficial ways. He said, ‘Oh, you’re going to turn back the seas.’ In my part of America, we would like it if someone could’ve done that yesterday.”

While criticizing Romney’s climate denial and opposition to tax credits for the wind and solar industries that provide “good, middle-class jobs,” Clinton declared, “In the real world, Barack Obama’s policies work better.” Although Governor Romney has held a number of photo-op donation drives for Hurricane Sandy, that may actually be counterproductive to relief efforts, he has done little to address growing criticism of his refusal to support clean energy jobs, and his unwillingness to acknowledge an issue for which Hurricane Sandy and other chaotic weather events provide a dangerous reminder: the catastrophic consequences we face from climate disruption.

--Devin Castles, Sierra Club Media Team Intern

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