Ohio Gov. John Kasich campaigned in Massachusetts yesterday, where the 60 degree weather felt balmy in the waning days of winter. At a town hall meeting, a voter asked the obvious question: given the weather, what would Kasich’s approach be on climate change and how did he feel about the international agreement struck by nearly 200 nations in Paris last December.
“They should have been over there talking about ISIS,” Kasich initially responded before assuring voters, “I do believe we’re affecting the climate.”
“We’ve seen the glaciers shrinking,” he said, referring to several trips his family has taken to Glacier National Park in Montana. He called for a pragmatic, business-friendly approach to climate change.
“I know we need to develop all the renewables, and we need to do it in an orderly way.”
Massachusetts is one of the 11 states casting primary votes today.