No doubt that’s why everyone still burns fossil fuels for electricity and transportation.
The Hill reports:
Former President Clinton said Wednesday that confronting climate change and protecting the environment are “going to be the only way to have a sustainable economy” this century.
“That is what the whole 21st century world is going to be about for the next 30 or 40 years,” he said in remarks at a Washington, D.C., ceremony during which the Environmental Protection Agency’s headquarters was officially renamed after the 42nd president…
The former president recalled putting the Kyoto Protocol before the Senate for ratification in 1997. The international climate treaty would have committed the U.S. and other industrialized countries to slash greenhouse gas emissions but exempted big polluters, such as China and India.
The Senate unanimously rejected the treaty, citing concerns about the competitive position of U.S. firms against those in China and India, who wouldn’t need to adhere to the accord.
Much has changed since then, Clinton asserted.
“In the late 90s, everybody believed that you could not get rich, stay rich or grow rich without putting more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere,” he said. “Nobody believes that anymore.”