Gov. Schwarzenegger on ABC's Good Morning America
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger says world policymakers don’t have to choose between a clean environment and economic growth.
Interviewed by ABC's "Good Morning America" from the Copenhagen conference today, Schwarzenegger says you can do both at the same time.
"We in California have proven it over and over that you can protect the economy and also protect the environment. For instance in California the biggest job creation is in green technology. We have seen an increase there by 36%.”
Schwarzenegger said he thinks world leaders may be risking setback by pushing so aggressively for an accommodation on curbs to heat-trapping emissions.
He said that people worried about climate change should pay more attention to companies, universities and "ordinary folks" and not put so much emphasis on a multi-national consensus. He said that type of thinking is "setting yourself up for failure."