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Obama Addresses Climate Change as “An American Issue”

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Climate Change is an American Issue
Climate Change is an American Issue

Haters gonna hate” no matter what they hate, including the Obama administration’s initiatives on climate change.

The Obama White House approach to climate change has been attacked as a Republican vs Democrat debate, pretty much going nowhere in the process. Obama was able to pass some landmark legislation reducing carbon dioxide emissions in the light vehicle fleet, but that’s only part of the whole carbon dioxide story. Obama is hoping to turn things around in his second term with a little less extreme climate change legislation.

Perhaps the problem was the strength of the execution, with talk of taxing carbon emissions and strict regulations that, either way, would be expensive to implement and maintain. Reducing carbon dioxide emissions to curb climate change is necessary, but the Obama administration is looking to take it down a notch and take out the carbon tax, which should make Republicans happy. Obama said in a speech, “Carbon emissions have come down, but we know we have to do more, and we will do more.”

Still, the issue of climate change remains a highly political debate. Heather Zichal, deputy assistant to the president for energy and climate change, said that something Obama is working on is to depoliticize the debate. While most Americans favor climate change regulations, the politicians that, *cough* represent them, have yet to get that message.

Zichal reflected on this when she said, “Washington needs to catch up to the rest of the nation on this issue. It’s time to turn this issue from a red state-blue state issue into an American issue.” Right now, Obama is focused on power plants, and in the next few weeks, we expect to see more announcements regarding the President’s plans for power plants, carbon dioxide reduction, and climate change.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. ” curb climate change” how in the world are you going do that? The climate changes constantly has been from the beginning. Oh and by the way there wont be any climate change legislation the president is going to bypass the congress thus the people and use the EPA. Controlling climate change is like claiming you can stop the sun from rising in the morning. I’m sorry to let you know our supreme leader does not have the power or influence to do so. It’s a lie. I grow weary of the lies. Climate change is about money and control nothing more. The scam isn’t about climate change it’s about the control of it. If you stopped all carbon emissions today you would not effect climate change. Oh the response would be we did to little to late but the truth is your not in control. If your trying to save the planet just who are you saving it for? It’s not about saving the planet or even saving lives it’s about power and control and some arrogant person trying to write themselves into history. I’m beginning to believe that the people want to believe a lie and so they can not and will not see the truth.  Time will bring the harvest of the seeds that have been planted …. However I’m not going to feel sorry for those who choose to believe a lie.

  2. BOYCOTT the fear mongering news editors for their 28 years of needless CO2 panic!!
    *Not one single IPCC warning has ever said any crisis will happen only could happen.*
    *They only agreed it COULD be a climate crisis not WILL be and it’s been 28 years!*
    *Occupywallstreet now does not even mention CO2 in its list of demands because of the bank-funded and corporate run carbon trading stock markets ruled by politicians.
    *Canada killed Y2Kyoto with a freely elected climate change denying prime minister and nobody cared, especially the millions of scientists warning us of unstoppable warming (a comet hit).
    *Julian Assange is of course a climate change denier.
    *Obama had not mentioned the crisis in two State of the Unions addresses.
    Reporting on the climate blame crisis exaggeration has done to science, journalism and progressivism what naughty priests did for religion.

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