Former Vermont Governor Pete Shumlin recently visited Wesleyan University to reflect on his career and discuss ways to combat climate change.
“What I’ve learned is talk more about the economic benefits than the environmental benefits,” Shumlin told students. “I hate to say it, but when we Wesleyan graduates talk about environmental benefits, to most of America, they say, ‘Well there they go again, those lefty wackos.'”
Shumlin graduated from Wesleyan in 1979 with a degree in government.