GOP ex-Gov Kasich: Our party can’t just stay in denial that climate change is a problem

  • Published on February 27th, 2019

Former Ohio Governor John Kasich thinks its time for Republicans to stop being the party of climate change denial and to start formulating policy solutions, according to a speech he planned to deliver last night at the University of British Columbia. In an interview with Axios highlighting his remarks, he called climate change a “call to arms for me” and implored conservatives to “have a discussion instead of being in denial that this is a problem. You can’t just be a science denier.”

Former GOP Gov John Kasich says republicans need to get out of denial and deal with climate change

By Chelsea Henderson
EcoRight News/ RepublicEN

“We all evolve,” he said in the interview, pointing to the Fourth National Climate Assessment issued by the Administration last year.

“As I see more and more evidence, especially from our government and scientists, you learn more. Let’s step it up.”

He plans to lay out a “centrist” policy map, but did not provide specifics. “it’s not enough to say you don’t like [the Green New Deal] and not have something you can be for.”

We will report on the full speech shortly. But so far we like what we are hearing.

(Re-posted from RepublicEN, an organization committed to growing U.S. conservative climate leadership.)

 

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