Feb 7, 2011

Behind Obama's Clean-Energy Strategy: newyorker.com

Is Denial still an acceptable response? Political insights worth noting from the New Yorker...

Writing in Foreign Affairs in 2007, Obama called climate change the “epochal, man-made threat to the planet.” In his July, 2008, Berlin speech, he warned of “a world where the oceans rise and famine spreads and terrible storms devastate our lands.” Just after the election, at a meeting on global warming convened by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, he said, “The science is beyond dispute and the facts are clear. Sea levels are rising. Coastlines are shrinking. We’ve seen record drought, spreading famine, and storms that are growing stronger with each passing hurricane season. . . . Denial is no longer an acceptable response. The stakes are too high, the consequences too serious.”
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Behind Obama's Clean-Energy Strategy: newyorker.com

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