“The greenhouse effect” was raised in the national vice-presidential debate in 1988. It is interesting to consider the response of the Republican candidate.
While I was waiting for the ,” You’re no Jack Kennedy line,” there was an actual question about……ready….”The Greenhouse effect”
I guess that’s what they called it back then, before Global Warming and Climate Change became popular….One of the moderators ( there was a panel back then) asked Dan Quayle, ” What do you propose to do about the “GreenHouse Effect”. There was no, do you think it is real, or anything like that. I mean the question was asked in a matter of fact way as if it was accepted fact. EVen more to my surprise, Quayle answered that a Bush/Quayle administratin would work hard to combat the problem. I couldn’t beleive my ears!!
As the linked article concludes, “Every once in a while you have to look back just to see how far you haven’t come.”
Have there been comparable retreats outside the English-speaking world? Will there be?