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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 06:08 PM

Obama Stunner: Climate Change Will Be A Campaign Issue, We Need to Do Much More To Combat It

In a Rolling Stone interview published today, President Obama broke out of his self-imposed silence on climate change. He made some remarkable statements, including his belief that the millions of dollars pouring into the anti-science disinformation campaign will drive climate change into the presidential campaign.
Earlier this year the President omitted any discussion of climate change from his State of the Union address. And he (or the White House communications team) edited it out of his Earth Day proclamation.
But in this interview, Obama was actually the first to bring up climate change, noting it was one of many big issues hes had to deal with and then slamming the GOP for moving so far to the right on the issue.
The big news was that the President expects climate change to be a campaign issue

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2012/04/25/470940/obama-stunner-climate-change-will-be-a-campaign-issue-we-need-to-do-much-more-to-combat-it/

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Reply Obama Stunner: Climate Change Will Be A Campaign Issue, We Need to Do Much More To Combat It (Original post)
appleannie1 Apr 2012 OP
Lionessa Apr 2012 #1
msongs Apr 2012 #2
dixiegrrrrl Apr 2012 #3
polichick Apr 2012 #4

Response to appleannie1 (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 06:12 PM

1. A "campaign" issue, indeed. If only it were an Obama administration issue.

 

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Response to Lionessa (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 07:34 PM

2. he is running for office. "all options are on the table"...for now lol nt

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Response to Lionessa (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 07:42 PM

3. Indeed.

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Response to Lionessa (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 07:42 PM

4. Yep. He could start by stopping the deep water drilling in the Gulf...

Even after what the president called "The worst environmental disaster in American history" he has allowed more drilling at those depths, when he knows full well that we are no more prepared for another accident than we were before AND that there's one global market and all that drilling does nothing for America but provide profits for big oil.

After that he could put public servants in places of power - people like Bobby Kennedy Jr. - instead of the corporate tools he chooses over and over.

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