were we not complaining

Bracken Hendricks:

Too often in the United States today, we are having the wrong public debate about global warming.

We are asking important questions about pollution caps and timetables, carbon markets and allocations, but we have lost sight of our principal objective: building a robust, prosperous clean energy economy.

This is a fundamentally affirmative agenda.

Moving beyond pollution from fossil fuels will involve exciting work, new opportunities, new products and innovation, and stronger communities. Our current national discussion about constraints, limits, and the costs of transition misses the real excitement in this proposition.