27 Jul '13, 3pm

GOP Elder Statesman George Shultz Urges Strong Action on Climate Change - via @zite

GOP Elder Statesman George Shultz Urges Strong Action on Climate Change - via @zite

George Shultz , who served as Ronald Reagan’s Secretary of State from 1980 through 1984, is urging strong action on climate change and urging the US to move away from oil. In an interview in the July 24 issue of Scientific American magazine, Mr. Shultz said that dependence on oil weakens US national security; u sing coal for electricity ‘gets us nowhere’; u sing solar power is better than coal and natural gas; and that t he US should increase funds for renewable energy research and development. Mr. Shultz, saying he wanted to ‘walk the talk’, said he installed solar panels on his own roof six years ago – and the savings on his electric bill since then have payed for the initial investment. He also said that he drives an electric car (a Nissan LEAF), saying “I have a charging device in my garage so I figure I'm driving on sunshine, and it's free. It doesn't cost me anything...

Full article: http://www.desmogblog.com/2013/07/27/gop-elder-statesman-...

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