During the question-and-answer session
following George Mitchell’s speech at the Schoodic Institute
on Tuesday, I asked Sen. Mitchell to explain why climate change
and global warming had become politically partisan issues.
His response was extensive, but the gist of it was that the Republicans
whom he knows in Congress accept that climate change and global warming are happening and that human activity is responsible, especially due to increased CO2 emissions into the atmosphere. .. .. ..
.. .. .. George Mitchell ended his talk by urging every Mainer to
congratulate Sen. Susan Collins for her principled stand against
the repeal of Obamacare. He is right to showcase this particular
profile in courage and I for one am happy to oblige.