Arnold Schwarzenegger knows environmental leadership

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger makes it sexy.

“I think that I have the talent of speaking the language in such a way so that the world understands it rather than making it complicated,” he said.

But don’t expect to see Schwarzenegger touring an Al Gore-style scientific slideshow. The governator’s version of environmental leadership hinges on avoiding mention of the words climate change or greenhouse gas emissions, which he thinks are a turn-off for some people. “People get stuck and fall in love with their slogans and with their little agendas,” he said. “You’ve got to make it hip. You’ve got to make it sexy to be part of this movement.”