As previously reported, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush addressed his position on climate change at a town hall meeting in New Hampshire this week. More details have emerged from that meeting, as well as video footage of the discussion.
“The first thing that I think we have to do is to adapt, to create policies of adaptation, to recognize that if the climate is to change, we have to have an insurance policy,” Bush said in response to a question on climate change.
“Secondly, the proper role for government in this is to spend more money on basic research to identify the next disruptive energy sources that will be competitive with all the others we use now,” he added.
“Investing in these long term things and creating an environment where competition forces down cost and change creates the desired effect and that’s the intersection of where we need to be. Solving problems and growing our economy at the same time.”