Energy Secretary: U.S. Does Not Need ‘100 Percent Certainty’ To Act On Climate Change; Last Year Said ‘Somehow We Have To Figure Out How To Boost The Price Of Gasoline To Levels In Europe.’


Spoken like a true Socialist.  Climate Change is nothing more than wealth redistribution, regulation, and market manipulation.

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 U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu had a message for climate change skeptics during his speech at the National Press Club on Monday saying the U.S. does not need “100 percent certainty” in order to act on climate change. 

The moderator asked Chu, “Among the Republican majority in the House are several fairly vocal climate change skeptics. Given the increasing vocal voices on the climate change debate and criticism of climate change science, do you anticipate that you will be going back to fighting the climate change debate itself rather than pushing for solutions to it?”

“Well, I hope not. I think that if anything, over the last half dozen years the evidence has gotten more compelling but the issue but; I think sometimes you get a little bit sideways on this debate if you say, ‘have you proven with 100 percent certainty that this is happening and some bad things as you, what you say, what the climate scientists are saying, are happening,” Secretary Chu responded.

“I maintain, you don’t need 100% certainty. You know, 80, 90 percent, and maybe if half the bad things that happen with 80 or 90 percent certainty is enough to say, ‘Okay, how do you want to plan your personal life?’”

Chu was also asked if he is “concerned that the economics for fixing the climate are now impossible” given that Congress will likely not be able to pass legislation that would set a price on carbon.

Last year, Chu said,  ‘somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe.’”

Reported By The Heritage Foundation:

How does $8-a-gallon gas sound? Few Americans would want to see that happen. Unfortunately, President-elect Barack Obama’s choices for the government’s two highest energy posts have expressed a surprising level of comfort with sky-high gas prices. Sen. Ken Salazar, Colorado Democrat and Mr. Obama’s nominee for interior secretary, was on record as opposing lifting the offshore moratorium even if gasoline were to reach $10 a gallon. Energy Secretary-nominee Steven Chu. Last September, he told the Wall Street Journal that ‘somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe.’” READ MORE


Climate Change, that will do it.

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