30 Jul '15, 5pm

Hillary Clinton takes my advice on dealing with climate science deniers

Hillary Clinton takes my advice on dealing with climate science deniers

Hillary Clinton is taking the fight to climate science deniers. And she’s doing it with an appealingly edgy sense of humor. Clinton first previewed the theme in her campaign kick-off speech in New York City last month. Immediately after criticizing Republicans for “promising lower taxes for the wealthy and fewer rules for the biggest corporations,” Clinton segued into a jab at the pathetic new Republican line on climate change: “Ask many of these [GOP] candidates about climate change, one of the defining threats of our time, and they’ll say: ‘I’m not a scientist.’ Well, then, why don’t they start listening to those who are?” She then returned directly to her broader complaint about the GOP’s zeal for deregulation, saying, “They pledge to wipe out tough rules on Wall Street, rather than rein in the banks that are still too risky.” This was a shrewd way of framing the issue....

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