The former governor of California — also known for his roles as "The Terminator" and "Kindergarten Cop" — took to the podium at the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit
in California, demanding that leaders end the “false debate of climate, to stop assuming China will provide new green tech cheaper and faster than the United States and to stop pretending that global warming won't affect people for decades,” according to a TechNews Daily report.
Many in Schwarzenegger’s party deny
the overwhelming scientific evidence that man-made activities are causing changes in the Earth’s weather patterns. Perhaps Schwarzenegger still can win over some on the right, namely the action-hero wing of Republicans. No, he didn’t say it’s time to terminate carbon emissions (though he probably has at some point); instead he quoted one of his wisest characters, Conan the Barbarian.
“Conan was asked, 'What is best in life?' He answered, 'To crush your enemies, see them driven before you and to hear the lamentations of the women.' Now, my views have evolved since. But my point is that Conan was not big on philosophy or navel-gazing. He was big on action, just like you.”
There you have it, folks: the argument that could spark a clean energy revolution.