NET's Clapp talks IPCC, expresses concern over Sen. Bingaman's emissions bill
As the House prepares to hold hearings on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's fourth assessment, climate skeptics continue to disagree with environmentalists on the findings of the report. During today's OnPoint, Phil Clapp, president of the National Environmental Trust, responds to critics of the report saying the climate skeptics no longer have a leg to stand on. Clapp looks ahead to what the IPCC findings may mean for climate legislation in the United States and expresses support for Rep. Henry Waxman's (D-Calif.) emissions legislation. Clapp says he is "concerned" about Sen. Jeff Bingaman's (D-N.M.) proposed legislation and says NET does not support that measure. He also addresses how other major industrialized nations may pressure the United States into acting on climate change.