'I think we need to address greenhouse gas emissions. But I try to get involved in issues were I see a legislative result…So why should I waste my time when I know the people on the left are going to reject nuclear power?'
McCain: 'Why should he talk about climate change when we have got 130,000 people in Syria killed?' "John Kerry and the president, they could be hitting the trifecta here. Gross failure on all three. So he has to go over to Asia and talk about climate change and say it's the most important issue? Hello? On what planet does he reside?" he said Tuesday. McCain coauthored cap-and-trade bills in 2003, 2005, and 2007, but later moved away from focusing on climate and voted in favor of thwarting EPA's greenhouse gas regulations.
- 'Particulate aerosol pollution reductions...led to an increase in surface radiative forcing'
It has been assumed COVID lockdowns and their associated reductions in human CO2 emissions would be a “step in the right direction” with regard to climate change mitigation. But a new study finds the particulate (aerosol) pollution reductions from less industrial and transportation activity in Europe during the months of March to May (2020) actually led to an increase in surface radiative forcing ~65 times greater than from business-as-usual CO2 emissions.