As Climate Summit Begins, U.S. Labels Mark Ruffalo an “Eco-terrorist”

by Will Potter on November 30, 2010

in Government Priorities

alyona show climate change summit will potterAs a new study warns that estimated global temperature increases in our lifetime would cause catastrophic food and water crises, and as nearly 200 nations are gathered at the climate summit in Cancun, how is the United States responding?

By labeling actor Mark Ruffalo a “terrorist” for attending a screening of the movie GasLand. (This is according to Ruffalo, and hasn’t been confirmed by the Pennsylvania DHS. But that branch of DHS, as you recall, also compared Rainforest Action Network and the Ruckus Society to Al-Qaeda and monitored local groups opposed to gas drilling.)

Well, that’s not all, of course. The U.S. is also pointing fingers at China. And even if U.S. delegates agree to a binding plan to reduce carbon emissions at Cancun, nutty members of Congress are determined to stop any substantive reform.

I was on the Alyona Show last night talking about these inverted priorities. Here’s the the video.

What do you think? Is it possible for the United States to take a leading role on climate change?

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