The two Minnesota House members who attended the recent climate change summit in Copenhagen are back home and report that they consider the conference a good start.
Politics in Minnesota notes that while some staunch environmentalists were disappointed with the meager progress at the summit, state Reps. Jeremy Kalin and Kate Knuth see a bright side through the hazy carbon-emissions-filled air.
“I think politically it’s turning the ship in a really positive way,” Knuth told reporters at the Capitol. “From a scientific perspective, there’s a lot more we need to do.”
Said Kalin: “For a long time we’ve heard the argument that the United States and Minnesota shouldn’t act without the developing countries of China and India at the table. Well, we have an agreement.”