With Economy Trumping Emissions, Obama Plans Climate Education Push
From Andrew Revkin’s Dot Earth blog at the New York Times:
President Obamaâ€™s first long discussion of human-driven global warming in recent memory came near the end of a recent news conference. The president actually said quite a bit. Among other things, he offered a sobering reality check in the face of a big, and largely wishful, push for a carbon tax as a budget fix. …
I was happy to see Mr. Obama describe â€œan education process that I think is necessary, a discussion, the conversation across the country about, you know, what realistically can we do long term to make sure that this is not something weâ€™re passing on to future generations thatâ€™s going to be very expensive and very painful to deal with.â€ I hope that takes the form of an energy and climate â€œlistening tour,â€ as I proposed early in 2011 â€” with the listening aimed at identifying the many points of agreement on energy efficiency and innovation that get lost in fights over global warming.