Sen. Mitt Romney is reportedly at the center of discussions among Senate Republicans who are seeking to craft legislation to address climate change.
Romney reportedly said to the group about global warming, “We better hope it’s man-made because if it’s not we’re in trouble.”
The Hill reports Romney, along with Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander and South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham are looking for a market-based response to climate change. The group is considering a federal program to incentivize businesses to produce new technologies to reduce carbon emissions.
“There’s no question that we’re experiencing climate change and that humans are a significant contributor to that,” Romney told The Hill. “In my view, the course forward is going to require innovation and technology breakthrough because nothing I’ve seen is going to reverse the warming trend other than that.”
“We’ve spoken about some ideas as to how we might encourage that,” Romney said of his conversations with GOP colleagues.