This guest post comes from DWG.
President Obama made a strong call for action on climate change in his inaugural address. As in the past, he described the potential for economic growth in the transition to energy sources with a much smaller carbon footprint. He also framed the issue in moral terms.
“We will respond to the threat [...]
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January 31st, 2013 · No Comments
This guest post comes from DWG.
January 22nd, 2013 · 1 Comment
President Obama’s inaugural address is being accounted for as one of his most progressive statements (certainly to a national audience) as President of the United States. Engaging in ‘climate spotting’, the paragraphs directly discussing Climate Change make it a true centerpiece of this (relatively) short inaugural address.
We, the people, still believe that our obligations [...]
January 12th, 2013 · 1 Comment
This guest post comes from James Wells.
When you think of “?growth”,? what comes to mind? Progress? Improvement? Prosperity? Is the concept of growth a pleasing one?For many people, it is all those things. But this pleasing image might pose a very serious problem, a mental and emotional obstacle to even considering whether traditional economic growth [...]
January 10th, 2013 · No Comments
With 1998 either being the hottest or one of the hottest (dependent on which temperature record set one works with) years in recorded history, a constant refrain has been “there has been no warming since …” (or, for awhile, since 1998 was such a peak (aberration), ‘there has been cooling’). That number has been extending [...]
September 23rd, 2012 · 1 Comment
Over the next several days, what might be the most important Federal government conference on energy and climate issues this year (with the sad GAO last-minute cancellation of GovEnergy) will occur in Washington, DC. The GreenGov conference, co-sponsored by the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) and the Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO), provides [...]
September 7th, 2012 · 4 Comments
Last night, in his speech at Charlotte, the President spoke directly to climate issues. With a direct slap at Mitt Romney’s sad climate joking to anti-science cheering, the President said:
And yes, my plan will continue to reduce the carbon pollution that is heating our planet – because climate change is not a hoax. More [...]
“Responsibility. Patriotic Pride. Accountability.” Pillars for effective climate change political communication.
September 6th, 2012 · 3 Comments
Climate Solutions for a Stronger America is a communications “guide for engaging and winning on climate change & clean energy” intended for politicians and others regularly engaged on debate. This guide, driven by the work of Betsy Taylor, lays out an effective communications path for politicians who want — amid all the other issues of [...]
September 3rd, 2012 · 10 Comments
For too long, the Democratic Party “machine” has been eerily silent when it comes to the scientific consensus on climate change and the risks that catastrophic climate chaos creates for America and Americans. While much has been said and heard on ‘clean energy’ and ‘green jobs’, the words “climate change” and “global warming” have [...]
August 15th, 2012 · 2 Comments
Have to say that “Weather Gone Wild” sounds all too close to tasteless (and discomfitting) late-night advertising during repeats of old B movies on obscure cable channels (happily not seen for a long time). This could easily be the title for much of The Weather Channel’s programming. In fact, this is the cover story and [...]
August 9th, 2012 · No Comments
Once upon a time, there were two major parties in the United States who both agreed that it mattered to protect Americans’ health and the ecosystems that enable our robust nation to prosper. While not in perfect harmony, once upon a time, these two parties would come together to agree on solution paths to address [...]