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

Being arrested in front of White House: Another Tar Sands Externality

February 13th, 2013 · 1 Comment

The morning after the President actually discussed climate change in the State of the Union address, a group of prominent people are heading to the White House to risk arrest in a call on the President to live up to those words on the need to act on climate change. The Keystone XL pipeline, [...]

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Pres Obama Hits High Notes in State of Union

February 12th, 2013 · 3 Comments

After several years of essentially ignoring Climate Change in the State of the Union address, President Obama spoke forcefully about climate change and clean energy in the speech. While there are some significant problems embedded in the discussion, such as praise for natural gas, there is significant material worth cheering, supporting, and building on.
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Tags: Energy · President Barack Obama · barack obama · climate change · renewable energy

#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

NY Times reporter asks President question that NY Times deems not newsworthy

November 14th, 2012 · 5 Comments

President Obama held a press conference earlier today. Perhaps due to coming from a city still reeling from a climate disruption fed disaster, Hurricane Sandy, the New York Times White House reporter asked a strong question on climate change.  Here is Mark Landler’s interaction with President Obama:
PRESIDENT OBAMA:  Just going to knock through a couple [...]

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MTV Shatters Climate Silence w/serious question to President Obama … and Obama gives a serious response

October 26th, 2012 · 3 Comments

While far from the ‘breaking news’ MTV created with a “boxers vs briefs” question to Bill Clinton, MTV interviewer Sway Calloway did what journalist moderators at the three presidential and one vice-presidential debates were unable (unwilling) to do: ask a quite serious question about climate change.
Until this year global climate change has [...]

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Tags: 2012 Presidential Election · President Barack Obama · climate change

OFA asked for feedback … In three words: End Climate Silence!

October 22nd, 2012 · No Comments

Obama for America (OFA), the Obama-Biden reelection effort, asked for feedback in an email likely sent to millions.  I expect that many provided substantive feedback.  Below the fold is mine.

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Tags: 2012 Presidential Election · Global Warming · Obama Administration · President Barack Obama · barack obama · politics

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

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

TPM Mangles Reporting on Presidential Comments

March 15th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Earlier today, at Talking Points Memo, Benjy Sarlin authored Obama Mangles U.S., World History In Energy Speech. While Sarlin’s article provides some interesting nitpicking about President Obama’s excellent speech, a basic point: Sarlin mangled the reporting in a way that boosts the strength of his points via rather questionable journalism. 

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Tags: 2012 Presidential Election · President Barack Obama · truthiness