Obama in SOTU: If You Still Dispute Climate Change, ‘You’ll Be Pretty Lonely’ in That
President Obama talked a lot about American scientific achievements and our “spirit of discovery” tonight, but he got in a few jabs at Republican climate denial during his State of the Union tonight.
“Look,” Obama said, “if anybody still wants to dispute the science around climate change, have at it.”
But, he continued, anyone who does that will be “pretty lonely” on that score. He touted how the U.S. military, much of corporate America, “the majority of the American people, [and] almost the entire scientific community” are on the same page here.
And yes, he even invoked that historic climate deal that roughly 200 nations agreed to just weeks ago.
The president even attempted to argue that climate change should be important regardless of record temperatures because “why would we want to pass up the chance for American businesses to produce and sell the energy of the future?”
Watch above, via CNN.
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