Obama’s Climate Failure

Sightline Daily

When it comes to climate policy, I’m with country music star Toby Keith: we need a little less talk and a lot more action. So I didn’t listen to Obama’s big climate address yesterday because I already know that the President is a brilliant orator. Sweeping rhetoric isn’t going to convince me the Obama administration is serious about tackling climate change. Some billed today’s event as the opening move in a three-pronged attack on climate change.

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Obama Kickstarts Action on Climate Change

Conservancy Talk

” With those words this afternoon, President Obama took an important step toward turning his pledges on climate change into reality. February’s State of the Union address put climate change back on the national agenda.

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Political Green: The Climate is Mum

Green Home Blog

Political Green: The Climate is Mum. Climate change has not been discussed in any of the three presidential debates, a first since this issue became recognized on the political world stage since the 1980’s.

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Obama attacked climate change deniers in speech to students

Green Blog

President Obama gave a de facto follow-up to his previous climate change speech on June 14, during his commencement address at the University of California-Irvine. who claimed that the effects of climate change, if any, were "unknowable;" and Sen.

The Supreme Court Just Dealt a Huge Blow to Obama's Climate Plan

Mother Jones

In a setback for the Obama administration, the Supreme Court on Tuesday temporarily halted enforcement of Obama's signature climate initiative.

Obama Keystone statement bodes ill for future of climate

Green Blog

If President Obama’s thoroughly embarrassing stumbling-block posture at Durban left any doubt about the softness of his conviction on climate change, the Keystone decision has just nailed the notion. It really would have been game over for the climate had the pipeline gone through. First, there’s not a single mention of the climate threat as one of the motivations behind the decision, when in fact it should have been the MAIN motivation.

Leadership Makes a Difference on Climate – Especially This Week

Conservancy Talk

China President Xi Jinping and Pope Francis both made history this week with bold actions on climate change, showing the kind of leadership required to tackle this tough challenge. The world needs more leaders and institutions to step up and make courageous decisions if we’re going to effectively address climate change now. There’s a long road ahead, but I’m optimistic that the kind of leadership we are seeing this week will help us break the climate change logjam.

Sightline Sues Obama Administration over Crude Oil Exports and Illegal Secrecy

Sightline Daily

Although such shipments are for the most part illegal today, the Obama Administration is quietly changing the rules to favor oil exporters. Over the past year, the Obama Administration has started caving to industry wishes.

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Donald Trump Is "Not a Big Believer" in Climate Change

Mother Jones

One exception, where he actually did answer to the question asked of him, was the following exchange about climate change. As he has made clear many times before , he is a strident denier of climate science—or, as he puts it, "not a big believer," as though accepting the premise that greenhouse gas emissions from burning fossil fuels warms the planet requires some sort of leap of faith. Naturally, Trump also doesn't view climate change as a national security threat.

An Environmentalist Goes to Alabama to Talk About Climate Change—Find Out What Happens Next

Conservancy Talk

Supreme Court issued a stay temporarily blocking the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan. commitments under the recent Paris climate agreement. In that spirit, I was pleased to visit the Kiwanis Club of Birmingham, Alabama, this week to speak about climate change.

Obama defends wildlife refuge from dirty oil drilling

Green Blog

25 the Obama administration proposed new protections for large portions of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), which, if approved, would be a huge win. 29, sending it to President Obama''s desk for a likely veto, the likelihood of their cooperation on this matter is doubtful. He claimed it was an example of Obama "thumbing his nose at the citizens and [putting] Alaska and America''s energy security in serious jeopardy."

We Applaud Proposed Conservative Case for Addressing Climate Change

Conservancy Talk

We should all welcome the carbon dividend proposal announced by the Climate Leadership Council today. One way we can put out the welcome mat is by reexamining our insistence on implementation of the Clean Power Plan as the Climate Leadership Council suggests.

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Is it Obama? Is it Gore? No! It's the Green Ninja! | Mother Jones

Mother Jones

Must Reads: America Under the Gun | How to Win Any Climate Change Argument | Sequestration, Explained | Best. Is it Obama? No wonder Dr Eugene Cordero thinks climate change needs a superhero. Obama Administration Says President Can Use Lethal Force Against Americans on US Soil.

Obama defends new carbon emission rules in face of growing criticism

Green Blog

In what could become a defining moment in environmental history, President Obama unveiled a plan on June 2 to cut carbon emissions by nearly a third within 15 years. EPA administrator Gina McCarthy said the new rules would be critical in moving the rest of Obama''s climate action plan forward.

Obama Wants to Raise Your Gas Prices to Pay for Trains

Mother Jones

In his final State of the Union address last month, President Barack Obama promised to "change the way we manage our oil and coal resources, so that they better reflect the costs they impose on taxpayers and our planet." Blue Marble Climate Change Climate Desk Energy Obama

Climate Change and Birds

10,000 Birds

I write a lot about climate change on my other blog , and so I don’t really feel a strong need to touch on this topic very often here. But when you think about it, climate change might be more important to the people who read 10,000 Birds than a lot of other groups of people. People like to deny the reality of climate change, but it is real, and sea level rise is part of that. The birds are in trouble and some of them are going to go extinct because of climate change.

Obama signs executive order to cut government’s greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent, increase use of renewable energy

Green Blog

US President Barack Obama has signed an executive order to cut the federal government’s carbon pollution emissions by 40 percent by 2025. But for that, we’ll need to see much tougher climate ambitions from the US – something which today unfortunately seems highly unlikely

A Group of Kids Are Suing Obama Over Climate Change

Eccorazzi

A group of 21 children and teenagers are suing the Obama administration over climate change, which Slate calls “next important civil rights struggle of the 21st century.”

Obama Calls Climate Change a Threat to National Security

Eccorazzi

In a speech at the United States Coast Guard Academy commencement in New London, Connecticut, President Obama sent a message to climate change deniers calling them a threat to national Read More The post Obama Calls Climate Change a Threat to National Security appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes Environment News Science Top News President Barack Obama

Scott Walker and Barack Obama Have the Same Campaign Slogan.

PR Watch

Scott Walker and Barack Obama Have the Same Campaign Slogan, Who is the Commie Pinko Now? The Washington Times , Fox and Breitbart bloggers have uncovered concrete evidence of President Obamas commie pinko sympathies. Obama is a part of the neo-conservative movement.

Before the Flood: the Must-See Climate Change Film by Leonardo DiCaprio

Conservancy Talk

On stage in London introducing the film DiCaprio said, “The journey for me was to try and make a modern-day film about climate change. President Barack Obama, U.N. It draws attention to the topic but also allows critics to depict him and the climate issue as “fantasy.”

Will COP 21 finally deal with climate change ?

Green Prophet

This year’s Conference of the Parties, known as COP21, may turn out to be the one that finally addresses the ravages of human caused climate change. to reverse the ravages of climate change? Climate change “worst” is yet to come, UN report warns today.

Keystone XL: The Iconic Climate Battle

Sierra Club Compass

In February 50,000 people marched on the freezing Washington Mall to tell President Obama that he must reject Keystone XL and move forward on climate. It’s no accident, certainly no mistake that the fight to stop the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline has become the iconic climate issue.

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Farewell, Obama's "Green Dream Team" | Mother Jones

Mother Jones

Must Reads: America Under the Gun | How to Win Any Climate Change Argument | Sequestration, Explained | Best. → Climate Change , Energy , Environment , Obama , Regulatory Affairs. Farewell, Obama's "Green Dream Team" —By Kate Sheppard | Fri Jan.

Obama Does Indeed Have a Proposal to Avert the Sequester.

Mother Jones

Must Reads: America Under the Gun | How to Win Any Climate Change Argument | Sequestration, Explained | Best. Obama Does Indeed Have a Proposal to Avert the Sequester. If Brooks doesnt like Obamas proposal, thats fine. But Obama certainly has one. Skip to Navigation.

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President Obama to Appear on ‘Running Wild With Bear Grylls’

Eccorazzi

President Barack Obama is teaming up with British adventurer Bear Grylls in an effort to highlight the effects of climate change in the Alaskan wilderness. The President will appear on Grylls’ Read More The post President Obama to Appear on ‘Running Wild With Bear Grylls’ appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes Environment Film/TV News Top News barack obama bear grylls

Obama says he will attend Copenhagen climate talks, also announces emissions reduction target

Green Blog

Either way, President Barack Obama announced today that he will attend the climate negotiations in Copenhagen this December. The climate summit is held between 7-18 December and is the last chance we have to take action against “ the greatest threat the world has ever faced ”.

Biggest US climate rally ever calls for the President to reject the Keystone pipeline project

Green Blog

Tens of thousands of protesters rallied this past Sunday in Washington DC, USA, to demand action on climate change. Organizers estimated that around 40,000 people took part in the demonstration, making it the largest climate rally in US history.

A majority of Americans would pay more to curb climate change

Green Blog

A new poll shows that Americans are willing to pay more to curb climate change. The very same poll also shows that people are more likely to support politicians that seeks to address the climate crisis.

Dialogues on the Environment: Q&A with Bill McKibben

Conservancy Talk

Bill is founder of the grassroots climate campaign 350.org , which has coordinated 15,000 rallies in nearly 200 countries in the past four years. And if he did, it would be the first time a leader has blocked a big project because of the damage it would do to the climate.

On the road to Paris towards a new global climate deal

Green Blog

The first UN negotiating session preparing for a climate deal this fall just wrapped up in Geneva. For several years before that expiration, and ever since, efforts to create a binding climate treaty have floundered.

The White House Garden gets support to endure from Burpee seed company

Green Prophet

Michelle Obama has made America’s gardening great and she’s now laying down roots so the gardening tradition will continue even after her family leaves the White House this January. Atlee Burpee Company , and The Burpee Foundation will keep Obama’s dream alive.

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"Details Of Obama’s Climate Change Plan"

Environmental Economics

The Onion: President Obama unveiled Monday a plan to increase the country’s clean power usage that many are calling the strongest action ever taken by a U.S. president to combat the effects of climate change. Here are some key details of Obama’s climate change plan: Immediate removal of smokestacks atop White House. Serves as major legacy-builder for Obama until presidential system is forgotten in catastrophic, drought-ravaged Black Times beginning in 2047.

"A Republican Case for Climate Action"

Environmental Economics

Dealing with this political reality, President Obama’s June climate action plan lays out achievable actions that would deliver real progress. He will use his executive powers to require reductions in the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by the nation’s power plants and spur increased investment in clean energy technology, which is inarguably the path we must follow to ensure a strong economy along with a livable climate. Mr. Obama’s plan is just a start. William D.

Al Gore says Barack Obama has failed to tackle the climate crisis

Green Blog

In an essay titled “ Climate of Denial “, published by the Rolling Stone magazine, the former Vice-president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Al Gore criticizes President Barack Obama for failing to do enough to tackle climate change. But despite this Gore says Obama has “failed&# to present “bold action on climate change&# and that Obama has only “slightly&# moved the country forward on the climate issue.

Explained in 90 Seconds: What the @#% Is Climate Change Doing.

Mother Jones

Must Reads: America Under the Gun | How to Win Any Climate Change Argument | Sequestration, Explained | Best. → Climate Change , The Climate Desk , Top Stories. Explained in 90 Seconds: What the @#% Is Climate Change Doing to El Niño? Skip to Navigation.

Lima climate talks begin as countries eye global treaty in 2015

Green Blog

The goal is to lay the basis for a climate treaty deal in Paris in November 2015. The recent bilateral agreement between the Obama administration and the Chinese government set targets for limiting and then reducing greenhouse gas emissions. New steps taken by the Obama administration include the agreement with China, which sets a target of serious reductions by 2025 for the U.S.;

A new poll with climate change questions

Environmental Economics

  E2 Wire : About one-third of people in the United States say action on climate change is "essential" in 2013, according to a  USA TODAY/ Pew Research Center poll released Thursday. Thirty-four percent of people in the poll called taking action on climate change “essential this year." " Thirty-nine percent said climate change needs to be addressed in the next few years, while 19 percent said nothing should be done and 8 percent had no opinion. 

This GOP Congressman’s Crusade Against Scientists Just Got Even More Insane

Mother Jones

Smith (R-Texas), who chairs the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, suspects that NOAA scientists may have "changed" climate research data to make it appear as though a possible slowdown in global warming over the last decade-and-a-half didn't really happen.

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"Obama looks to forge ‘climate-smart economy’ with budget"

Environmental Economics

Congress has said this is dead on arrival and won't even talk with the White House budget director about it but hey, there is some good economics in here and that should be applauded: President Obama is proposing significant funding increases to environmental regulators and clean energy research as part of his final budget offered as president.  Obama is also looking to double the federal government’s investment in clean energy research and development, from $6.4