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“Climate SOS: Any Old Climate Bill Won’t Do, Time to Scrap Waxman-Markey and Fight for Real Change”

2009

Rachel Smolker on AlterNet

The world watched last week’s U.N. climate summit in anxious anticipation, hopeful that our “yes we can” president would say something earth shattering, or at least encouraging. Instead, President Barack Obama promised nothing more than that the U.S. is ‘determined to take action’ on climate change.

While the Maldives are sinking, and floods, droughts, hurricanes and melting Arctic ice are daily headlines, all he can say is that we are ‘determined’? This is disturbingly reminiscent of George W. Bush stating that the U.S. ‘aspires’ to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions.

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