02/08/2013 03:31 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Climate Change Chatter, 3rd Edition

A continuing series on what folks in the public sphere have been saying about climate change this week.

Several items for the "Things that make you go Hmm ..." file.

"[The United States has] reduced carbon emissions in this country more than any other country in the world in the last 10 years."

-- House Energy & Commerce energy and power subcommittee Chair Ed Whitfield (R-KY), arguing in the House on Tuesday that there's no need for action on climate

"I understand people say there's a significant scientific consensus on that issue [climate change], but I've actually seen reasonable debate on that principle. But beyond it the secondary question is, is there anything government can do that will make a difference?"

-- Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), in an interview with Buzzfeed

"If the world were to follow a more European model of work, we would expect fewer hours, less output, and lower emissions of greenhouse gases."

-- Economist David Rosnick, quoted in USA Today

"Seychelles is flooding, Mali is parched, Kiribati is eroding and the one bright spot would seem to be the fact that the United States president finally uttered the words 'climate change.'"

-- Joanna Zeiman, HuffPo Green editor in article for the site

"She is an expert on the energy and climate issues that are going to shape our future." 

-- President Obama, introducing his nominee for Interior secretary, Sally Jewell -- a mechanical engineer, who has been an oil exec, a banker and the CEO of REI (See video below, ~5:46 in)

Related Links

• Climate Change Chatter, Issue 1

• Climate Change Chatter, Issue 2

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