Jeb (Bush) has finally made it official. Not only is he running for president, but he's also revealed his extreme energy agenda. Jeb has let it be known that he wants to build the Keystone XL pipeline and increase fracking and oil drilling.1
But Jeb is not sure where he stands on climate change -- or is he? Last month in New Hampshire, Jebbie said that he was "concerned" about climate change and urged the United States to work with other nations to find solutions.2 He even committed to lead a discussion in the Republican party about solutions to climate change. But just when it seemed like Jeb was going to be a voice of reason in his party, he did an about face just a week later. Not only did Jeb deny that humans are causing climate change, he said anyone who believes the science of climate change is "arrogant."3 It makes you wonder who Jeb has been talking to since his trip to New Hampshire. Could it be Big Oil tycoons like the Koch Brothers, who have promised to spend nearly $1 billion to ensure a climate denier takes the White House in 2016?
Well, now that Jeb has decided to make his run for Oval Office official, we need to send him a message: "Changing your stance on climate change does not change the reality of it." Will you click here to make sure he gets the message?
As the former governor of a state that already faces climate impacts including rising sea levels, higher insurance rates and even racial tensions,4 Jebbie should know better. But not only has he flipped his position, he is now making outrageous statements that defy reality.
President Obama recently laid out the national security risks of climate change in a speech to the United States Coast Guard Academy. Jeb's reply was pure science fiction: He praised fracking as a solution, when in fact fracked gas is a more potent global warming pollutant -- not to mention its impacts on our air, land and water5 -- and said that when it comes to climate change conservatives should, "embrace innovation, embrace technology and embrace science." But how can he embrace science while denying climate change?
Jeb may be trying to hide his last name on his campaign materials,6 but he can't hide his true denial when it comes to climate change.
Ramana Maharashi once said, "Your own self-realization is the greatest service you can render the world." But Jeb doesn't seem ready to embrace the reality of climate change. That's why we need to let him know that as long as he denies climate reality we're going to stay out of the bushes. Click here to send that message.
Thanks for taking (environmental) action,
Anthony and the Environmental Action Climate Crusaders
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