Climate change is a tricky business. Scientists consistently (and rightly) remind us that you can’t pin any individual storm or drought or hurricane on climate change – there are too many variables, and climate change is just one of them (albeit a rapidly growing one).
The following statement was made in reaction to the White House meeting today concerning comprehensive climate and energy legislation:
“Today President Obama made very clear to a bipartisan group of Senators that the time had come to limit carbon pollution and make polluters pay. The Wilderness Society fully supports this urgent call to action.
In all the hubbub about the federal budget, an important Obama Administration initiative slipped under most folks’ radar last week. In fact, just the other day a friend asked me “So what has Obama actually done for the environment lately?” My answer: “Check out America’s Great Outdoors.”
Last week the President unveiled his “Strategy for American Innovation ” which details his approach to jumpstarting the American economy by investing in important areas such as clean energy, health care technology, and education. This week he hits to road in an effort to get folks excited about modernizing our infrastructure. As a climate champ, this all sounds great to me.
Congress is gearing up for a debate on climate change - and not a moment too soon. Read Bill Meadows latest entry in the National Journal's Energy & Environment Expert blog discussion on what the Senate needs to do to pass a climate bill that protects our treasured wild places and American communities. Read more at the National Journal...
Say "green jobs" and most people think of wind turbines and solar panels — but there is a whole other component to "green jobs" that gets far less attention and can have tremendous economic, ecological and health impacts for communities across the country. These jobs can put people to work today while protecting our communities for years to come. Sound too good to be true?