06 Sep '11, 8pm

Obama Finally Publicly Discusses Climate Change ... With Children (Video)

It was okay to talk about climate change in public three years ago, because the fruits of a fossil fuel industry-led effort to convince the public that our greenhouse gas pollution wasn't a problem hadn't yet come to bear. Conservative media organizations, rightwing pundits, and Tea Partying presidential candidates weren't yet claiming in unison that the whole thing was a hoax. At some point, Obama decided that it wasn't worth appealing to a little thing called science to contradict his vociferous foes, so he started trying to address climate change without talking about it. He did stuff like increase the emissions standards on cars, and (slowly) mobilize his EPA to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. But by and large, the thing he claimed he was trying to solve disappeared from the public discourse. However, the topic recently surfaced at a recent press conference ... with...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/09/obama-discuss-cli...

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