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Climate Change and Paul Ryan: Romney's VP Pick Irks Environmentalists

Aug 13, 2012
(Huffington Post)

"Unilateral economic restraint in the name of fighting global warming has been a tough sell in our communities, where much of the state is buried under snow..." Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney's vice presidential running mate, argued in a 2009 op-ed.

The Wisconsin congressman's lack of support for clean energy and climate change programs has led many environmentalists to react with outrage over Romney's pick. (Romney himself has reversed stances on man-made global warming, declaring, “we don’t know what’s causing climate change.”)

As 350.org co-founder Bill McKibben tweeted, "Meet Paul Ryan--it snowed in my district, so let's not do anything about climate change."