George Shultz

Former U.S. Secretary of State

It was a Republican president that created the EPA. It was a Republican president that did the Montreal Protocol. It was a Republican president that did the cap-and-trade system that dealt with acid rain, so we’re the party that has done something.

George Shultz has seen that it's hard to keep a movement going once the crisis has passed. In his former position as the United States Secretary of State, Shultz has had a distinguished career in government, in academia, and in the world of business. He is one of two individuals who have held four different federal cabinet posts; he has taught at three of this country’s great universities; and for eight years he was president of a major engineering and construction company. Alarmed by a video of the vanishing Arctic sea ice, Shultz has become a powerful voice in fighting climate change.

He is the author of Issues on My Mind: Strategies for the Future and The Nuclear Enterprise: High-Consequence Accidents. Shultz holds honorary degrees from Notre Dame, Columbia, Loyola, and many other universities.

George Shultz's Simple Shift

When I'm driving my electric car, I produce way more solar electricity than I use in that car. I'm driving on sunshine and guess what? It's free and there's plenty of it.

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