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Obama’s Second Term Is All About Climate Change
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/01/obamas-second-term-is-all-about-climate-change.html ^ | Jonathan Chait

Posted on 01/03/2014 1:54:05 PM PST by nickcarraway

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks as he unveils his plan on climate change June 25, 2013 at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. President Obama laid out his plan to diminish carbon pollution and prepare the country for the impacts of climate change. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) When President Obama leaves office three years from now, the major policy story of his second term — barring some kind of unforeseen invasion — is likely to be climate change. I made this argument at feature length last year, and the evidence continues to mount. Coral Davenport reports today about Secretary of State John Kerry’s “systematic, top-down push to create an agencywide focus on global warming.”

Kerry is a longtime climate obsessive. (Ten years ago, I attended an off-the-record discussion with Kerry alongside several journalists, and our main takeaway was that he understood and cared about climate change more than any other issue.) His appointment to run the State Department is one of several Obama second-term moves that signal the high priority he assigns the issue. This is true not only of the figures Obama has appointed to posts that inherently concern climate change, like the his green appointees to run the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy, but also to general political advisers, like Denis McDonough and John Podesta, both committed environmentalists who will drive Obama’s climate focus.

The EPA’s new climate regulations are due to come out this June. They will face a certain legal challenge from conservatives. The main driving goal of Senate Democrats’ rule changes last year was to allow Obama to appoint judges to the D.C. Circuit, which will rule on those regulations.

Meanwhile, the State Department today released its Climate Action Report, which reconfirms the administration’s commitment to issue new regulations of existing power plants, and further argues that such a plan could bring the United States into compliance with its international greenhouse gas reductions. Kerry has already negotiated an agreement with China to phase out hydrofluorocarbons. After the EPA’s regulations come out, the next step is for Kerry to negotiate the next international climate accord in 2015. As Brad Plumer correctly notes, with characteristic pessimism, a climate treaty is merely a necessary but insufficient step toward averting catastrophic climate change, with more reductions necessary. But that necessary first step is exactly what Obama is doing everything in his power to take with his remaining time.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: agw; bradplumer; climatechange; cooling; epa; obama; tax; un; warming; wealthy

1 posted on 01/03/2014 1:54:05 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

The parrot is dead.


2 posted on 01/03/2014 1:57:07 PM PST by hadaclueonce (Because Brawndo's got electrolytes. Because Ethanol has Big Corn Lobby)
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To: nickcarraway
"Climate change" is the vehicle UN Agenda 21 intends to drive to the Communist Manifesto finish line.

They ain't gonna give it up easily.

3 posted on 01/03/2014 1:59:55 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: nickcarraway

AlGore’s carbon trading fleecing apparatus has already been build and just needs the coercive power of the state to become the Fascist’s golden goose.


4 posted on 01/03/2014 2:03:17 PM PST by Track9 (hey Kalid.. kalid.. bang you're dead)
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To: nickcarraway
These 3 agree(d) with Obama...

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The environment is suffering damage that could be irreversible — global warming, the greenhouse effect, the melting of the polar ice caps, the rising sea level, hurricanes — with terrible social occurrences that will shake life on this planet.”

“I believe this idea has a strong connection with reality. I don’t think we have much time. Fidel Castro said in one of his speeches I read not so long ago, ‘tomorrow could be too late, let’s do now what we need to do’.”

I believe it is time that we take up with courage and clarity a political, social, collective and ideological offensive across the world — a real offensive that permits us to move progressively, over the next years, the next decades, leaving behind the perverse, destructive, destroyer, capitalist model and go forward in constructing the socialist model to avoid barbarism and beyond that the annihilation of life on this planet.”

—Hugo Chavez, at the 16th World Festival of Youth and Students, held in Caracas on August 8-15, 2005

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Bin Laden blasts US for climate change

CAIRO – Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden has called for the world to boycott American goods and the U.S. dollar, blaming the United States and other industrialized countries for global warming, according to a new audiotape released Friday.

In the tape, broadcast in part on Al-Jazeera television, bin Laden warned of the dangers of climate change and says that the way to stop it is to bring “the wheels of the American economy” to a halt.

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Charles Manson, the notorious cult leader, has broken a 20-year silence in an interview from his prison cell to warn the world of an impending apocalypse due to global warming.

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Everyone’s God and if we don’t wake up to that there’s going to be no weather because our polar caps are melting because we’re doing bad things to the atmosphere,” he said.

The automobiles and fossil fuels are destroying the atmosphere and we won’t have air to breathe.

5 posted on 01/03/2014 2:03:41 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: nickcarraway

Nobody cares about climate change except for deluded leftists. People care most about making a good wage and if the cable/Internet is working.

Climate change is a loser’s strategy.


6 posted on 01/03/2014 2:04:51 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Rededicaton to the Principles of the U.S. Constitution...)
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To: nickcarraway

Actually it’s about SEDITION.... government change..
even treason and revolution...

Obama could care less about climate change...


7 posted on 01/03/2014 2:05:05 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: ETL

But what’s Manson think about Obammycare?? That’s what we really want to know :) Sheesh


8 posted on 01/03/2014 2:07:13 PM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7gNI9bWO3s)
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To: nickcarraway

I’ll say. Its about changing the climate in the White with a nice fresh breeze of Impeachment.


9 posted on 01/03/2014 2:07:44 PM PST by ZULU (Impeach that Bastard Barrack Hussein Obama the Doctor Mengele of Medical Care)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

And you must admit it’s the cleverest scheme to implement Karl Marx’ utopian dream. You want your children to have air to breathe, don’t you, citizen?


10 posted on 01/03/2014 2:08:00 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

If you like the air you breath you can keep it. Period. ???


11 posted on 01/03/2014 2:09:10 PM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7gNI9bWO3s)
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To: kjam22

I’m sure he’s 100% in favor of it.


12 posted on 01/03/2014 2:09:28 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: 3Fingas

Big business is pushing it big time. It seems like the two most important issues to big business in this country are climate change and gay rights.


13 posted on 01/03/2014 2:09:34 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

The UN has no way of funding its own military without some sort of global tax,

and a carbon tax is perfect for this purpose,
because it would require the developed, free countries to pay more of the way
toward their own enslavement.


14 posted on 01/03/2014 2:09:34 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Revolting cat!

They certainly made an adept mid course correction when the “warming” stopped and they called it “climate change”.

Now every 6 inch snowfall and 0F overnight low is a “crisis” that didn’t exist prior to 20 years ago.


15 posted on 01/03/2014 2:10:26 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: nickcarraway

I think business is betting on the inevitability of “progressive” control in the US and is trying to make peace with the devil.

Here’s a list of large businesses that contribute to Podesta’s outfit - Center for American Progress.

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
The Albright Stonebridge Group
American Beverage Association
American Iron and Steel Institute
America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)
Apple Inc.
AT&T
Bank of America
Blackstone
Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
Blue Engine Message & Media
Blue Shield of California
BMW of North America
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
Citigroup
The Coca-Cola Company
Comcast NBCUniversal
Covanta Energy
CVS Caremark Inc.
Daimler
Monitor Deloitte
DeVry Education Group
Dewey Square Group
Discovery
DISH Network
Downey, McGrath Group, Inc.
DRS Technologies
Eli Lilly and Company
Facebook
Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas
GE
Genworth Financial
The Glover Park Group LLC
Goldman Sachs
Google
Health Care Service Corporation
The Ickes and Enright Group
Japan Bank for International Cooperation
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts
Livingston Group
McLarty Associates
Microsoft Corporation
Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA)
MyWireless.org
Northrop Grumman
Pearson
PepsiCo
PG&E Corporation
Quest Diagnostics
Samsung
Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States (TECRO)
Tata Sons Limited
Time Warner Inc.
T-Mobile
Toyota Motor North America
Visa Inc.
Walmart
Wells Fargo


16 posted on 01/03/2014 2:15:46 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: hosepipe
Actually it’s about SEDITION.... government change.. even treason and revolution... Obama could care less about climate change...

And in the big picture it's about global governance.

17 posted on 01/03/2014 2:19:30 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: nickcarraway

Google is all about both of those issues.

I observed that in their recent 2013 “Search On” commercial, Google had at least 3 “vines” dealing with gays and one with voice commentary from Obamao. I am so sick of all these people forcing their agenda on me.


18 posted on 01/03/2014 2:22:44 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Rededicaton to the Principles of the U.S. Constitution...)
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To: nascarnation

The US Polar Star, our only heavy icebreaker, is still heading to Antarctic ... And the Great Lakes are going to have the thickest ice in decades, likely thicker than the light icebreaker can handle!


19 posted on 01/03/2014 2:24:13 PM PST by Bulwinkle (Alec, a.k.a. Daffy Duck)
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To: Bulwinkle

Don’t confuse them with facts, their collectivist minds are made up.

Pray America is Waking


20 posted on 01/03/2014 2:29:06 PM PST by bray ("The Republic of Texas 2022" is coming in Feb)
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To: Bulwinkle

Ted Danson was right!


21 posted on 01/03/2014 2:30:17 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: ETL

exactly


22 posted on 01/03/2014 2:38:41 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: hadaclueonce
It's resting.
23 posted on 01/03/2014 2:57:43 PM PST by EEGator
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To: nickcarraway

Yes, he must do all he can to distract from Obamacare.


24 posted on 01/03/2014 3:09:53 PM PST by what's up
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To: nickcarraway
How much "greenhouse" gas was generated transporting His Majesty and His Entourage back and forth to Hawaii for 17 days?

I'm guessing something a little bit less than the eruption of Mount Pinataubo.

25 posted on 01/03/2014 4:23:17 PM PST by elkfersupper
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks nickcarraway.

Greenfield: Friday Afternoon Roundup - Climate Deniers Deny the Climate
Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog | Daniel Greenfield
Posted on 1/3/2014 5:02:17 PM by Louis Foxwell
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/3108046/posts


26 posted on 01/04/2014 1:39:47 AM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: ETL
“Charles Manson, the notorious cult leader, has broken a 20-year silence in an interview from his prison cell to warn the world of an impending apocalypse due to global warming.

Maybe elite liberals like Kerry and Gore aren't stupid so much as just old fashioned evil...

27 posted on 01/04/2014 8:09:29 AM PST by GOPJ ("Remember who the real enemy is... ")
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To: GOPJ
Well, Obama pals Bill Ayers and his equally sick and misguided wife, co-terrorist, Bernardine Dohrn, idolized Manson. In fact, their plans for America weren't too far off for Manson's Helter Skelter: to incite a race riot between blacks and whites, then take over from them once they've gained control.

From David Horowitz's FrontPageMag.com...

"In 1969, Ayers and his wife [Bernardine Dohrn] convened a "War Council" in Flint Michigan, whose purpose was to launch a military front inside the United States with the purpose of helping Third World revolutionaries conquer and destroy it. Taking charge of the podium, dressed in a high-heeled boots and a leather mini-skirt – her signature uniform – Dorhn incited the assembled radicals to join the war against "Amerikkka" [sound familiar? re: Obama's Reverend Wright -etl] and create chaos and destruction in the "belly of the beast."

Her voice rising to a fevered pitch, Dohrn raised three fingers in a "fork salute" to mass murderer Charles Manson whom she proposed as a symbol to her troops. Referring to the helpless victims of the Manson Family as the "Tate Eight" (the most famous was actress Sharon Tate) Dohrn shouted:

'Dig It. First they killed those pigs, then they ate dinner in the same room with them, they even shoved a fork into a victim’s stomach! Wild!'

http://www.frontpagemag.com/readArticle.aspx?ARTID=24446

28 posted on 01/04/2014 8:21:16 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL
Her voice rising to a fevered pitch, Dohrn raised three fingers in a "fork salute" to mass murderer Charles Manson whom she proposed as a symbol to her troops. Referring to the helpless victims of the Manson Family as the "Tate Eight" (the most famous was actress Sharon Tate) Dohrn shouted: 'Dig It. First they killed those pigs, then they ate dinner in the same room with them, they even shoved a fork into a victim’s stomach! Wild!'

Evil. There's no other way to describe these people... flat out evil. Thanks for sharing ETL.

29 posted on 01/04/2014 9:40:00 AM PST by GOPJ ("Remember who the real enemy is... ")
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