Video: Fred Krupp on Global Warming and Leadership

Fred Krupp, EDF’s president, is the newest star of the Washington Post‘s power-broker video series “On Leadership.”

In it, Fred talks about what it will take to get a clean energy bill passed in Congress, the need for Presidential involvement, and “putting together the recipe that wins.” He says:

  • “What we’re working on is the biggest most awesome threat to the future of humanity, maybe save nuclear weapons, that I know of.”
  • “I think a lot of far-sighted business people …see a future where we’re going to have to do things in a new way.”
  • “The leaders who are resistant [to change] are usually the ones who don’t see it coming. They can’t see over the horizon.”
  • “If we work hard enough … we can get 60 votes for doing something that’s in everybody’s interest and is truly transformational.”

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  1. Posted August 29, 2009 at 6:15 am | Permalink

    Official government measurements show that the world’s temperature has cooled a bit since reaching its most recent peak in 1998.

    That’s given global warming skeptics new ammunition to attack the prevailing theory of climate change. The skeptics argue that the current stretch of slightly cooler temperatures means that costly measures to limit carbon dioxide emissions are ill-founded and unnecessary.

    Proposals to combat global warming are “crazy” and will “destroy more than a million good American jobs and increase the average family’s annual energy bill by at least $1,500 a year,” the Heartland Institute, a conservative research organization based in Chicago, declared in full-page newspaper ads earlier this summer. “High levels of carbon dioxide actually benefit wildlife and human health,” the ads asserted.