Gingrich Cosponsored 1989 Climate Change Bill With Pelosi

“Alongside Pelosi, several other pro-choice advocates sponsored the bill [which included population control measures], including John Conyers, Barbara Boxer, Barney Frank, and Chuck Schumer.”

From the New American:

The synergetic bond between former House Speakers Newt Gingrich and Nancy Pelosi extends well beyond the 2008 climate-change commercial that has stirred heated criticism among conservatives, as the GOP presidential hopeful has cosponsored 418 bills in Congress with Pelosi. Such a revelation, particularly when coupled with Gingrich’s Freddie Mac connections, liberal-leaning views on illegal immigration, and support for an individual healthcare mandate, underscore Gingrich’s waning support for true conservative principles…
While much of the legislation Gingrich and Pelosi cosponsored was non-divisive — such as approving an award for Mother Teresa and granting a Congressional Medal to former President Gerald Ford — his sponsorship of the Global Warming Prevention Act of 1989 is the likeliest to stir controversy among Republican voters.

The legislation, which never made it out of committee, professed that climate change was “a major threat to political stability, international security and economic prosperity.” The bill’s title asserted the following:

To establish national policies and support and encourage international agreements that implement energy and natural resource conservation strategies appropriate to preventing the overheating of the Earth’s atmosphere, known as the “greenhouse effect”.

Further, the 1989 bill established two goals:

(1) that the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere be reduced from 1987 levels by at least 20 percent by the year 2005 through a mix of Federal and State energy policies; and (2) the establishment of an International Global Agreement on the Atmosphere by 1992. Requires the Secretary of Energy (the Secretary) and the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to report to the Congress within two years regarding whether a higher level of carbon dioxide emissions reduction is desirable after 2005, together with any necessary policy actions and their costs and benefits.

The Global Warming Prevention Act should also draw pro-lifers into the controversy, as it used language about access to “family planning services,” and advocated a form of population control, affirming that “curbing world population growth will be critical to achieving the goals”…

Read the New American article.

2 thoughts on “Gingrich Cosponsored 1989 Climate Change Bill With Pelosi”

  1. I think those of us on the right would best be served if we stopped slashing at the candidates for the republican nomination and left that to the democrats. Let’s face it, next year millions of Americans are going to walk in the voting booth and vote ABO (anyone but Obama) and hope that the damage he has done to our country can be reversed. Hey before I did further research I thought we would be in an ice age by now when I wrote a college paper world famine in the 70’s. I based the paper on the nutcase Erlich’s premise and by the time I was done had to re-write the paper from a skeptics viewpoint. I’m sure Newt will be open to input that rebuts the Climate KoolAid Clubs claims and their phoney agenda.

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