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Actor Robert Redford calling on President Obama to have the courage to act on climate change.
This comes as a new report reveals that oil production in the US had the biggest gain in our history last year and biggest in the world for that year -- fact.
So try to put all that together I guess exactly right the former New Jersey Governor Christie Todd.
But of course headed up the EPA is with the siren studios could -- governor thanks very much.
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-- Comments he's not wrong and -- now is -- time to take action but the other side of it is equally true that because of the boom in shale gas particularly.
It's going to be that much more difficult to do it although the presumption when you say that is that somehow you can't address the issue without.
Killing the economy and those that's just not true.
You can find that balance there are ways to start reducing our carbon output we already have -- we already have we have seriously until emissions absolute right then that we've shown we've lived it we can do -- ice -- we've shown we can do this and we need to continue it.
If only because you look out the window here and you see the storms were having today.
No credible scientists will say that this particular storm was due to climate change but every scientists will tell you that what happens of climate change more frequent more severe storms droughts.
Tornadoes hurricanes all those kinds of things and and we need to prepare for them but they're happening so fast now because of all our activity.
That we can't prepare for the united mother nature do you feel as though -- still pushed back to those types of ideas within your own part within the Republican Party oh absolutely.
Absolutely without question I mean.
-- -- What really offended me the other day was when Jim and Hoff took off after Nancy close to that part didn't offend me that's fine.
She made a comment.
Talking about that the -- the tornadoes in Oklahoma and said could be.
Due to climate change that you can argue whether on her facts you can argue -- on the science but inhofe said it was immoral.
To make that connection it's not about morality it's about science and it's about people.
Are you -- facts and the don't call the -- you say it's immoral you can't reach any kind of a consensus.
Don't you feel like environmentalists wanted all they want and now only right that they don't have a -- -- without -- -- what about -- a good -- -- -- that Obama administration has what doubled the fuel efficiency standards on cars and -- they haven't done other things that the left want but again do you think that they are targeting in the right way in order to avoid crippling the economy well I think they are.
Taking steps that they haven't taken enough and there's more than they can do but you're actually right about many of the environmental groups and number of them really do want to solve problems and are working on -- but there are those out there that.
Make their money off showing -- -- dirty air and pipe spewing garbage into our water.
And they don't want to solve that problem but -- as they wanna have it to president.
-- go back to the point you just made or did pick on it take it apart a little bit more from a Republican former head of the EPA to say the president could do a little bit more -- -- don't think the presence and enough he has and he's not now he talks about it from time to time than he lets it -- I mean for instance I would like to see him do more on energy.
And talk about and be really a leader on clean green energy that opening the portfolio -- all sorts of clean green energy not.
Picking one or two things that are going to win but.
Do -- on all of it talk about.
The debacle conversation where do we where -- we -- rebuild.
How do we rebuild what kind of standard should we put it did in order to force Jason green energy -- -- -- the easiest way to do it is through attacks abroad tax whether it's on gasoline and that's not -- any politician -- now unfortunately today at.
I was always a believer in cap and trade but that hasn't shown that it can work terribly well and it's complicated it can work but with carbon it's more difficult so it's clearly -- carbon tax is.
The cleanest most equitable way to go I don't see that happening.
And current weather -- the rain stop so hurry up get out of here get the car and -- well thanks that's okay.
You don't get any get caught a downpour we won't not look out the window and laughing AM -- -- ballot slips inside out which we were doing with other people and that's -- -- -- governor Thanksgiving we will.
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