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Sep
07

Terry Tamminen on Lateline

On Lateline last night Tony Jones talked to Environment consultant Terry Tamminen, who said: 

This country alone has spent almost half a trillion dollars on that misadventure [Iraq]…Of course, [Alan Greenspans] right, just nominally that if the United States takes action on climate change but these emerging economies don’t, well, of course, he’s right nominally that their emissions may outweigh our reductions.

But that doesn’t mean we should do nothing, because obviously if we do nothing and they do nothing they’ll be twice as bad and the consequences will be twice as bad. But again I think we need to look at the fact there are far more worse consequences already going on around the world today.

You know it’s interesting that a couple of years ago when President Bush started talking about hydrogen vehicles the American petroleum institute came out and said, “Well, wait a minute Mr President it would cost $140 billion to build a fuelling infrastructure in the United States that would have access to everyone for hydrogen vehicles – $140 billion is about what we spent invading Iraq in one and a half years.”

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