Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Thatcher and Climate Change

There's been quite a bit of interesting discussion over Margaret Thatcher's legacy in Britain.  Not being well-tuned to British politics, I'll leave the discourse to those who know better.  However, it's worth pointing out that Margaret Thatcher was one of the earliest and most vocal proponents of action on global climate change--back in the 1980's!  As time went by, she ended up being critical of the international approaches advocated by people like Al Gore and felt that the issue was too dominated by the politics of the left. You can read about it here and here

She is certainly a complex player on this issue, but the speach posted here serves as one of the great cases for action on global climate change.  It's long but worth a full listen.

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