Politics: Mitt Romney on global warming

I’ve already posted on Rick Santorum’s views on global warming (click here). This post covers examines one candidate….and future posts will examine others. 

Activists in Massachusetts have pushed the state in recent years to address global warming. Mr. Romney was very much a global warming advocate…..In June 2011, Romney is reported as saying:

“But I believe the world’s getting warmer. I can’t prove that, but I believe based on what I read that the world is is getting warmer. And number two, I believe humans contribute to that.” click here 

Romney opposed cap and trade, but apparently changed his position on climate change in Oct. 2011……click here 

Candidates and elected officials may certainly adopt any position on climate they so choose and change it later based on new information. However, a candidate reveals his or her core values by the positions and views the candidate takes regardless of the personal cost. A candidate not guided by core values and science will be pushed here and there on climate, and tend to change positions based on the way the political wind blows.

Of more importance, such candidates prefer to act based on political expediency, rather than acting on principle. We need principled elected officials if we are to find a sustainable path on climate and other issues facing us.

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