With Economy Trumping Emissions, Obama Plans Climate Education Push
From Andrew Revkin’s Dot Earth blog at the New York Times:
President Obama’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 “an 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 we’re passing on to future generations that’s going to be very expensive and very painful to deal with.” I hope that takes the form of an energy and climate “listening tour,” as I proposed early in 2011 — with the listening aimed at identifying the many points of agreement on energy efficiency and innovation that get lost in fights over global warming.