In a major speech on climate change President Obama last week declared it time to take more action against rising temperatures and sea levels – and that “we don’t have time for a meeting of the Flat Earth Society.”
That shot across the bow of global warming deniers was a much-needed showing of verve from a president who has been too tepid about the urgency of dealing with greenhouse gases — and with head-in-the-sand skeptics who stymie action. He laid out a series of steps his administration plans to take to reduce carbon emissions and encourage alternative energy use. It is hardly the cure to this global crisis, but it will help to bring the conversation into the realm of reality.
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