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 […]
Entries Tagged as 'President Barack Obama'
June 25th, 2013 · 1 Comment
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, in […]
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. Amid […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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 been discussed […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.