24 Dec '11, 12am

Obama’s climate leadership? ‘It doesn’t exist,’ says Tim Wirth

Obama’s climate leadership? ‘It doesn’t exist,’ says Tim Wirth

Tim Wirth. Photo: Center for American Progress Action Fund Cross-posted from Climate Progress . U.N. Foundation President Tim Wirth told Climate Wire this week that President Obama has a "last window of opportunity" to avert catastrophic climate change -- assuming he gets reelected: I don't know who and where the climate leadership in the administration is. It doesn't exist. There is no resolve in the Obama administration to do anything, and I think they look at Congress and say, 'We can't do anything, so why break our pick now?' Hey, if the White House waits long enough, all the ice will melt and they won't need a pick! Reports Climate Wire: [Wirth] argued that the administration and environmental groups alike must "spend the year 2012 setting the table for the next four years." Dismissing the possibility of a Republican win in November, Wirth called a second Obama admini...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/climate-policy/2011-12-23-obamas-cli...

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