Not only is Schwarzenegger leading California to many firsts in climate policy, he's also leading the way when it comes to talking about global warming. Any savvy politician knows you can't get policy on the books without first winning over your colleagues and constituents. And Arnie is surely one of the savviest politicos around. Here's how he's doing it: First, he taps into Californian pride and shared American values, stressing leadership, innovation, and a call to make history: Our innovation, our science, our knowledge, our creativity is unequaled on the face of the earth ... I propose that California be …
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Anna Fahey is a senior communications strategist at Sightline Institute, a Seattle-based research and communications center working on sustainable solutions for the Pacific NW.