Romney says climate change presents a big challenge to US

SHARE Romney says climate change presents a big challenge to US

AP file

SALT LAKE CITY — Mitt Romney says one of the biggest challenges facing the country is climate change and that global solutions are needed to combat it.

In a speech to an investment management conference Wednesday night in Salt Lake City, the Republican nominee for president in 2012 said that more needs to be done to deal with poverty in America. He told about 3,000 people that the education system needs help too, and that teacher pay should be higher.

Romney said last week that he’s seriously considering running a third time for president. He didn’t talk about a potential campaign in 2016 during his Salt Lake City remarks, but he did use his appearance to criticize President Barack Obama and other leaders in Washington for not doing enough about climate change and education.

MICHELLE L. PRICE, Associated Press

The Latest
Coach Billy Donovan will continue using different looks and schemes to help fill the void at a very thin four spot on the roster, but at the end of the day a lot of the responsibility will fall on Caruso playing big.
A 35-year-old man was going northbound in the 1400 block of North Clark Street before 6 p.m. Sunday when a person in another car fired at him, police said. He was hospitalized in serious condition.
The Cubs and Bellinger agreed to terms on a three-year, $80 million contract, sources confirmed Sunday.
A 19-year-old woman was killed in the shooting at Pottowattomie Park just after 3 p.m. Three others were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. Ald. Maria Hadden called the attack “targeted.” The shooters fled; no one is in custody.
Stories of Chelios’ equally legendary on-ice accomplishments, off-ice training and away-from-the-rink antics were shared with many generations of Hawks fans during his jersey retirement Sunday.