24 Apr '11, 11am

Polar explorer who worked with Pawlenty "baffled" by his "reckless" flip-flop on climate threat

Polar explorer who worked with Pawlenty "baffled" by his "reckless" flip-flop on climate threat

Polar explorer who worked with Pawlenty “baffled” by his “reckless” flip-flop on climate threat April 24, 2011 Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R) was once a champion of policies like cap-and-trade to combat global warming pollution, but he now calls his past climate leadership “stupid ” and a “disaster .” The polar explorer who worked with Pawlenty to “convince the skeptics” and find solutions to greenhouse pollution from oil and coal, Will Steger , is now “baffled” by Pawlenty’s reversal. Brad Johnson has the story . In an interview with Mother Jones , Steger says that he believed “morally we were on the same level” when they met in 2006, and praised the governor’s acts of leadership in 2007 to build “unity in this community” around a clean energy economy. Now, however, Steger — who has conquered both the North Pole and Antarctica — feels defeated by Pawlenty’s “reckl...

Full article: http://climateprogress.org/2011/04/24/pawlenty-flip-flop-...

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