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Obama's fracked-up climate strategy will guarantee global warming disaster | Nafeez Ahmed

There are 4 comments on the The Guardian story from Jun 25, 2013, titled Obama's fracked-up climate strategy will guarantee global warming disaster | Nafeez Ahmed. In it, The Guardian reports that:

Barack Obama addresses students at Georgetown University. 'I refuse to condemn your generation and future generations to a planet that's beyond fixing,' he said.

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SpaceBlues

United States

#1 Jun 26, 2013
The author is smart: Obama's new climate plan, however well intentioned (or not), is tied to fatally flawed energy politics. The world needs a climate strategy based on science - not wishful thinking inspired by the fossil fuel and nuclear lobbies.

Take it or leave it??
LessHypeMoreFact

Etobicoke, Canada

#2 Jun 26, 2013
SpaceBlues wrote:
The author is smart: Obama's new climate plan, however well intentioned (or not), is tied to fatally flawed energy politics. The world needs a climate strategy based on science - not wishful thinking inspired by the fossil fuel and nuclear lobbies.
Take it or leave it??
You ignore the fact that he has been forced to act by fiat (executive orders) because congress will block any science based planning. MOST of it is tied to the EPA victory in the Supreme Court allowing them to do the job Congress created them for.
SpaceBlues

United States

#3 Jun 26, 2013
LOL. This is science.

Washington DC — A study published today in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics confirms the importance President Obama is placing on cutting hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), as reflected in his climate speech yesterday and his new climate action plan. The study calculates that replacing high-GWP HFCs with low-GPW alternatives, as the U.S. and many other countries have proposed under the Montreal Protocol, can avoid up to 0.5°C of warming by 2100.


“Our calculations show that controlling HFC growth can avoid a significant amount of warming in this century, at least comparable to CO2 mitigation at 2050, and almost 50 percent of CO2 mitigation by 2100,” stated Yangyang Xu from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, lead author of the study.

http://www.enn.com/press_releases/4172
LessHypeMoreFact

Etobicoke, Canada

#4 Jun 27, 2013
SpaceBlues wrote:
LOL. This is science.
Washington DC — A study published today in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics confirms the importance President Obama is placing on cutting hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs),
And he has to do that through the Montreal Protocol (that the US signed back when) rather than try to get anything through Congress.

As I said, fiat directives replacing democratic oversight because the whole democratic process is stalled in an 'us vs them' deadlock.

One reason not to have a TWO party system. But the US hasn't learned yet.

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