President Obama made addressing climate change the most prominent policy vow of his second Inaugural Address on Monday, setting in motion what Democrats say will be a deliberately paced but aggressive campaign built around the use of his executive powers to sidestep Congressional opposition.
“We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that failure to do so would betray our children and future generations,” Mr. Obama said, at the start of eight full sentences on the subject, more than he devoted to any other specific area. “Some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science, but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging fires, and crippling drought, and more powerful storms.”
Unfortunately he has already run out of time. According to James Hansen, his last day to save the planet was yesterday.
David Appell says not to worry though. He seems to have avoided Obama’s “devastating impact of raging fires, and crippling drought, and more powerful storms” which no one can avoid.
Frankly, I can’t think of a single instance in my entire lifetime where I considered climate change in any of my decisions about anything. Anything.
Didn’t Obama’s investment in the Solyndra scandal already save the planet?