Clinton: Denying Climate Change Makes U.S. 'Look Like a Joke'

The Clinton Global Initiative fired up their seventh annual meeting in New York City on Tuesday, and Bill Clinton had a few opening remarks. "If you're an American, the best thing you can do is to make it politically unacceptable for people to engage in denial," Clinton said to a crowd that will hear from over fifty heads of state in the next three days. "I mean, it makes us -- we look like a joke, right? You can't win the nomination of one of the major parties in the country if you admit that the scientists are right? That disqualifies you from doing it? You could really help us there."

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