Obama and the Climate

You will not be surprised to learn that I think that Barack Obama is the clear choice for President in this election.  I have lauded the President and his actions all along the way during the past four years.  He has brought some fabulous actors on energy and the environment into his administration and they have produced some truly useful outcomes.  I certainly question some aspects of the program, like giving aid and comfort to nuclear power and “clean coal,” but by and large he has pushed as hard as politically and physically possible during his first term.  His second term will undoubtedly build on the successes of the first, and may even culminate in a comprehensive greenhouse gas regime for this country and an international agreement with teeth.  It depends on how a number of the political stars align. Continue reading

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