In this short clip watch Joe Lucas, spokesperson for the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, either reveal his entire ignorance of even the most basic parts of how global warming is happening, or entirely dodge the question of whether the industry he represents has any responsibility to reduce emissions. Neither option is a good one. I'm tempted to think his approach is the latter. Come on Joe! As the Reality Blog points out, you don't have to have much more science knowledge than you picked up in high school to grasp the most basic ideas behind global warming. (Granted, the complexities of the science require much more...) Surely you can come up with a better dodge for (inter)national TV than, "I don't know, I'm not a scientist."
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