Obama Throws Down on Climate

January 21, 2013

This is the headline. This is the only news that counts.

The challenge has been stated in such a way there is no going back.

Get popcorn.

UPDATE:

Joe Romm responds at ClimateProgress:

We will soon see if these words have any meaning whatsoever — since approving the Keystone XL pipeline would utterly vitiate them.

UPDATE 2:

Andrew Sullivan:

Then the big surprise: climate change. I didn’t think he’d put such a strong emphasis on it so emphatically, when the carbon energy industry is thriving, and when the economy remains depressed. But I think he realizes, as we all do, that future generations may look back on us entirely through this prism of our collective failure to conserve the very planet we live on through a mass rush for global wealth whose consequences are unknowable and yet whose power continues to pummel the earth we once knew. I have no idea what this would mean – in my dreams, a carbon tax in tax reform? – but it was heartening to see Obama return to it.

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27 Responses to “Obama Throws Down on Climate”

  1. ahaveland Says:

    Made my day!
    Anthony, go home!


  2. [...] This is the headline. This is the only news that counts. The challenge has been stated in such a way there is no going back. Get popcorn. UPDATE: Joe Romm responds at ClimateProgress: We will soon …  [...]

  3. andrewfez Says:

    An author calls out the investing community on their skepticism on climate change, and of course you guys know what comes next in the comments field:

    http://seekingalpha.com/article/1101351-sense-and-nonsense-about-climate-change-what-do-investors-need-to-know

    Seeking Alpha is a pretty big operation, with bigwig financial managers, etc. writing articles on the world of stock investing. I’ve been a reader for a year or two, and there is a notable lack of concern for climate change and peak resources; in fact most folks there have only one belief: that the economy will grow to infinity and they will all get rich from it.


  4. [...] This is the headline. This is the only news that counts. The challenge has been stated in such a way there is no going back. Get popcorn. UPDATE: Joe Romm responds at ClimateProgress: We will soon …  [...]

  5. MorinMoss Says:

    Nice words. Now let’s see some action and smackdown on the obstructionist deniers & cooligans that have made the Capitol a confederacy of dunces.

    Unless concerted and dogged action is taken soon, the only rise in the South will be the drought index.


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  7. [...] During a short trip to DC early this week, I had the chance to interview Chris Mooney, above, on how Washington is processing President Obama’s sudden change in tone on climate change. [...]


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