Jeb Bush Takes Positions on Climate Change

Fortunately, Governor Bush returns from the edge of the cliff by noting emissions are way down and that is not due to government intervention, but by American enterprise. So, he manages to maintain a balance, even though he tipped in with the environmentalists at the start.
Here is a section of the Bloomberg BNA interview:
Is climate change occurring? If so, does human activity significantly contribute to it?

Bush: The climate is changing; I don’t think anybody can argue it’s not. Human activity has contributed to it. I think we have a responsibility to adapt to what the possibilities are without destroying our economy, without hollowing out our industrial core.
I think it’s appropriate to recognize this and invest in the proper research to find solutions over the long haul but not be alarmists about it. We should not say the end is near, not deindustrialize the country, not create barriers for higher growth, not just totally obliterate family budgets, which some on the left advocate by saying we should raise the price of energy so high that renewables then become viable.

U.S. emissions of greenhouse gasses are down to the same levels emitted in the mid-1990s, even though we have 50 million more people. A big reason for this success is the energy revolution which was created by American ingenuity—not federal regulations.
Read the entire piece here.
The former Florida governor may still be landing lots of money, but his near “RINO” (Republican In Name Only) outlook may deeply hurt him in the long run with voters.

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