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The President’s Climate Speech: Everyone will exaggerate costs, understate benefits

June 25th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Today, the President will be giving a speech at Georgetown University on climate change issues, with announcements of initiatives that will be taken leveraging the powers of the Administrative Branch because the Congress is unable (and, to a large extent, unwilling) to take meaningful action to address climate change: whether mitigation or adaptation.
There are two [...]

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Tags: Obama Administration · President Barack Obama · analysis · climate change · political symbols · politics

#ObamaEnv: Steps for Presidential Action in light of Inaugural Address

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 [...]

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Tags: Energy · Global Warming · Obama Administration · President Barack Obama · climate change · environmental · political symbols

Fiscal Cliff molehill vs Climate Cliff crevice

December 31st, 2012 · 4 Comments

The Washington Post’s Tom Toles well deserved the Pulitzer Prize that he won 22 years ago. And, since then, Toles has regularly demonstrated why he should be in the running for another one year after year … as per yesterday.

As with so many other of his cartoons, Toles demonstrates the power of an excellent political [...]

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Tags: Global Warming · Post Watch · Washington Post · climate change · political symbols

President Obama speaks re climate, crowd cheers, ‘The Village’ notices

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 [...]

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Tags: 2012 Presidential Election · Global Warming · Obama Administration · President Barack Obama · climate change · environmental · political symbols · politics

“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 [...]

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Tags: Energy · Global Warming · climate change · environmental · political symbols · politics

Pres. Obama: “those who have looked at the science of climate change are scared”

July 20th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Increasingly, it seems, we need to look to ‘a-traditional media outlets’ like John Stewart and Stephen Colbert for (the most) truthful discussion about the nation’s challenges and opportunities. Rolling Stone, when it comes to catastrophic climate chaos, ranks among the nation’s best media outlets. As, for example, in the recent Bill McKibben powerful piece [...]

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Tags: 2012 Presidential Election · climate change · political symbols · politics

Can you “Connect the Dots”?

April 14th, 2012 · 1 Comment

While the Cherry Blossoms peaked in Washington, DC, well before the Cherry Blossom festival peaked (and maple syrup production plummeted) while Texas experienced four-foot high ‘drifts’ of hail, while Alaska had near record snowfall while the lower 48 states broke 15,000 temperature records in March, 2015, with temperatures over 8 degrees Fahrenheit hotter than normal, [...]

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Tags: Global Warming · climate change · environmental · political symbols

Obama’s Four-Letter Words and Cushing, Oklahoma

March 22nd, 2012 · 5 Comments

President Barack Obama is barnstorming the nation promoting his “all-of-the-above” energy policy.
Watching this parade reinforces that ‘Climate Change’ and ‘Global Warming’ (let alone climate chaos or catastrophic climate chaos or …) appear to be banned four-letter phrases in the Obama Administation lexicon.
Yesterday, the President was in Boulder City, Nevada, standing in front of a solar electricity facility speaking [...]

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Tags: Global Warming · Obama Administration · President Barack Obama · anti-science syndrome · catastrophic climate change · climate change · climate zombies · political symbols

Steve King revels in wasting taxpayers’ money

February 13th, 2012 · No Comments

At the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Representative Steve King (R-IA-5) made it very clear not just that he purposefully wastes taxpayers’ money but that he takes joy in doing so.
King referred to the House office building janitors during Pelosi’s time as speaker as her “Stasi troops” — referring to oppressive secret police in East [...]

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An election about science

January 13th, 2012 · 9 Comments

When it comes to the November 2012elections, few people identify science as the core issue. Economic concerns (JOBS! JOBS! JOBS!), fossil-foolish fueled anger at government, passions over the role of government, the Occupy Movement (what is happening to the 99% while the 1% profit?), and otherwise are among the many “core” issues.  A hidden element [...]

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Tags: 2012 Presidential Election · Obama Administration · President Barack Obama · political symbols · politics · republican party · research · science