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A climate change to-do list for the next President

Nat Keohane of the Environmental Defense Fund has an op-ed in today’s edition of Bloomberg Businessweek that’s worth a read. Let’s hope Hurricane Sandy spurs people to take some of the actions he’s promoting.

“In the 2008 campaign, both presidential candidates called for comprehensive action on climate change through a declining cap on carbon. This time around, the economy has taken center stage; while Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have presented different visions on energy policy, climate change has largely been relegated to the sidelines. Nonetheless, the magnitude and urgency of the challenge have not diminished. If we needed any reminder of that fact, Hurricane Sandy should have provided it—especially coming on the heels of devastating drought, record-breaking temperatures through the spring and summer, and a record low in the extent of Arctic sea ice.”

Read the entire piece by clicking here.

4 Comments


  1. Frank Burns

    November 6, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    There is no scientific basis to associate climate change with Hurricane Sandy. There are less hurricanes today with more CO2 emissions. So Mr Keohane is being deceitful in making that claim. The anti coal policies of Obama must be discarded and those fuels must be pursued for our economic security. I’m not willing to have my costs go up tenfold for the benefit of the unproven theory that CO2 emissions is causing climate change.

  2. david esmay

    November 6, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    There is factual basis or precedent to support anything Frank says. All his assertions come from trolling right-wing conspiracy nut job web-sites.

  3. david esmay

    November 6, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    There is no factual basis. Man you guys need an edit function, or I need to do a better job proof reading.

  4. Frank Burns

    November 6, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    David, you need something, that’s for sure.

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