Inslee on climate change


“The public sentiment is moving very rapidly on [climate change]. And the reason is not because of my eloquent speeches, it is because people are now seeing, in real terms, the real destruction in their real lives. It’s hard to be knee-deep in Hamburg, Iowa, and watch the ashes of Paradise, California, and not think we should do something about this. So, the public now is changing fairly dramatically on this. And I would suggest we need a couple things. We need presidential leadership. And I’ve seen what that means having listened to the call of John F. Kennedy to go to the moon. I’ve seen what presidential leadership can do to spark a latent power in the American public. That counts for something. We do need some more votes in the Senate to have a majority of Democratic senators to get this job done.”