Watch a GOP 2016 hopeful actually get real about climate change


We have a breakthrough.

Today in New Hampshire, Jeb Bush, who everyone is pretty sure is running for president, acknowledged that climate change is real, man-made, and must be addressed.

“The climate is changing, and I’m concerned about that,” he said.

He goes on to say that he is more concerned about the “hollowing out” of the U.S. economy, and that the American shale “revolution” will help.

He continues: “And then, simultaneously with [the ‘revolution’], be cognizant of this climate change issue.” To do address it, Bush said, the U.S. should “negotiate with the rest of the world to reduce carbon emissions.”

The first part of that paragraph seems jumbled. But it arguably reflects the mind of someone who’s realized the real difficulty of tackling climate change (as opposed to the difficulty of deciding whether it’s happening and who’s causing it). While everyone needs a healthy economy, it can’t come at the expense of environmental catastrophe.

Yet this is the situation the world…

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