04 Jan '12, 7am

Where does Mitt Romney stand on climate change and energy issues?

Where does Mitt Romney stand on climate change and energy issues?

Mitt Romney. Photo: Gage Skidmore Where does Mitt Romney stand on climate change and energy issues? Brace yourself: He doesn't have that flip-flopper reputation for nothing. Then Romney used to be one of the more sane Republicans when it comes to climate change. He would play up uncertainty and use weasel words, but he still acknowledged global warming as a problem. In his 2010 book No Apology: The Case for American Greatness , Romney wrote: I believe that climate change is occurring -- the reduction in the size of global ice caps is hard to ignore. I also believe that human activity is a contributing factor. I am uncertain how much of the warming, however, is attributable to factors out of our control. In June of 2011, he went so far as to suggest that we should actually do something about climate change . Do what ? Well, definitely not cap-and-trade , but, you know, some...

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