JOHN KASICH, CNN CONTRIBUTOR: Look, there is no way we should put our heads in the sand. We -- I work with John Kerry -- with my great buddy Arnold Schwarzenegger to try to develop a consensus in this country that we can't just sit still. And, right now, we're not making great progress, but if we keep at it and keep at it -- develop renewables, do research into batteries -- we can get to a point -- support electric vehicles. I drive a Tesla or it drives me -- I can't figure out which. But that is a critical issue.
Kimmel then jumped in to observe: "I don't feel like you're a Republican at all."
“So would you take legislative action?” Kasich’s response: “Let’s not get carried away.”
Kasich: "I happen to believe there is a problem with climate change,” he told The Hill. “I don’t want to overreact to it, I can’t measure it all, but I respect the creation that the Lord has given us and I want to make sure we protect it.” But don’t mistake him for a climate warrior. He holds the dubious distinction of making Ohio the first state to freeze its renewable portfolio standard (RPS), which, before being frozen, had created 25,000 jobs and spurred at least $1 billion in private sector investment.
Dr. Happer and Dr. Lindzen summarize: “Misrepresentation, exaggeration, cherry picking or outright lying pretty much covers all the so-called evidence marshalled in support of the theory of imminent catastrophic global warming caused by fossil fuels and CO2.”
Wash Post: An entire supply chain of rare minerals, semiconductors, batteries and financing has to fall into place before Americans give up their combustion engines. ... And some money will go to projects that never materialize or fail altogether. The 2009 stimulus bill, the largest investment in clean energy before the new bill, created a clean energy loan program that infamously funded the failed solar start-up Solyndra, which became an embarrassment for the Obama administration. And it poured billions of dollars into a high-speed-rail system in California that has still not come to fruition.