Wondering what was said on climate change of interest to the ecoright this weekend? Check out these these newsy items.
Mais, oui? Secretary of State Rex Tillerson indicated the U.S. could remain a party to the Paris Climate Agreement “under the right conditions,” despite President Donald Trump’s stated intent earlier this summer to pull out of the international accord. “The president said he is open to finding those conditions where we can remain engaged with others on what we all agree is still a challenging issue,” Tillerson said. He elaborated that economic advisor Gary Cohn is considering “other ways in which we can work with partners in the Paris Climate Accord. We want to be productive. We want to be helpful.” National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster made similar remarks on ABC’s This Week. “[Trump] left the door open to re-entering at some later time if there can be a better deal for the United States,” McMaster said. “If there’s an agreement that benefits the American people, certainly.”
Climate realism rises: In a Morning Consult/Politico poll conducted as Hurricane Irma was battering Florida, 57 percent of GOP registered voters said they were concerned about climate change and its impact on the environment. This is up seven percent from a similar poll taken in April.
We need to talk: Republican political commentator and Floridian Ana Navarro took to twitter to express frustration with the GOP’s unwillingness to discuss climate change in the aftermath of a major storm.
Some of my GOP brethren said talking climate change w/Irma about to hit US, wasn’t right timing. Is in between hurricanes the right time? https://t.co/3FF9dmjYHO
Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) September 17, 2017