I wonder if the recall has something to do with Kasich's flip, or if somone gave this dumbass a whiff of smelling salts? In any event, welcome to the real world John. Kasich comes clean on Global Warming By Stephen Lacey on Apr 10, 2012 Speaking to a group of Republican political donors last week, Ohios conservative Governor John Kasich called for action on climate change, saying he was all for developing clean energy At a time when climate change denial has become a de facto national platform for the Republican party, Kasichs comments are a notable break from GOP rhetoric. The Columbus Dispatch reported on his statement to fellow Republicans: This isnt popular to always say, but I believe there is a problem with climates, climate change in the atmosphere, Kasich told a Ross County Republican function on Thursday. I believe it. I dont know how much there is, but I also know the good Lord wants us to be good stewards of his creation. And so, at the end of the day, if we can find these breakthroughs to help us have a cleaner environment, Im all for it. Kasichs comments came during a talk about his all-of-the-above energy plan. However, that plan, which does support efficiency, wind and solar, still relies heavily on fossil fuels particularly coal and shale gas. Meanwhile, scientists warn that we are hitting tipping points that could soon force unstoppable global warming. Given this reality, squaring aggressive support for fossil fuels with the need to address climate change is virtually impossible. The fact that Kasichs comments are news shows how dramatically Republicans have turned around on climate change. Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, once said that now is the time to take action toward climate protection and called for a no regrets approach to dealing with the problem. Today, Romney says we dont know whether humans are causing climate change even though97% of climate scientists actively publishing in the field say human influence is the primary driver of a warming planet.