May 28

Isn’t this exactly what we were afraid of? Not much need for commentary here, as the quote speaks volumes for itself.

AP has the story:

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urged Beijing on Thursday to cooperate on climate change, calling a safe environment a basic human right.

Speaking at Beijing’s elite Tsinghua University, Pelosi continued the theme of her five-day China trip — that combating global warming represented a new challenge that both governments must tackle jointly.

“We are all in this together,” Pelosi told an audience of about 200 students and faculty who applauded enthusiastically throughout the 45-minute session. “The impact of climate change is a tremendous risk to the security and well-being of our countries.”

“I do see this opportunity for climate change to be … a game-changer,” she said at Tsinghua. “It’s a place where human rights — looking out for the needs of the poor in terms of climate change and healthy environment — are a human right.”

To achieve this, Pelosi said governments would have to make decisions and choices based on science.

“They also have to do it with openness, transparency and accountability to the people,” she said. “Everyone has to have their situation improved by it.”

In answering a question from a student about how Pelosi was going to get Americans to cut back on their carbon emissions, the leading Democratic lawmaker said it was important to educate children on how to conserve energy and for citizens to build more environmentally friendly homes.

“We have so much room for improvement,” she said. “Every aspect of our lives must be subjected to an inventory … of how we are taking responsibility.”

Hat tip: Drudge

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One Response to “Pelosi: “Every aspect of our lives must be subjected to an inventory….””

  1. Brian G Valentine says:

    Friends in China – I had nothing to do with sending her to visit you. Nothing at all. I would never have approved her visits anywhere if I had the authority to make such a decision.

    When a business delegation came at the behest of the Governor of California, Mr Schwartzenegger gave the delegation a tour of Hollywood.

    Among other thinds, the Governor asked his friend the actor, Mr Rob Lowe, to entertain the delegation.

    Mr Lowe’s “entertainment” consisted of a “chinky-chink Chinaman” routine.

    I apologize for all Americans who were digraced by that and it is not how people in this country normally conduct themselves.

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