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President Obama Must Declare Climate Emergency To Preserve His Legacy

Kassie Siegel | Posted 12.23.2015 | Green
Kassie Siegel

To protect our climate, the president must act today. To preserve his climate legacy, he has to keep fossil fuels in the ground -- and that means taking every measure he can to stop the export of America's dirty crude oil.

Irreversible Damage

Kerrie L Cooper | Posted 12.11.2015 | Green
Kerrie L Cooper

We have become a generation of people who refuse to give up the convenience of our lifestyles despite the severity of the problem we have collectively created.

Obama, FDR and Executive Powers

Richard Moe | Posted 09.24.2015 | Politics
Richard Moe

Barack Obama and Franklin Delano Roosevelt came to the presidency from very different worlds and with very different temperaments, but they shared one defining trait: When the country was at risk and the Congress failed to act, the very cerebral Obama and the politically intuitive FDR both reached for and employed the executive powers inherent in the office to deal forcefully with the threats.

Jennifer Bendery

Chuck Hagel: We Should Worry About Climate Like We Worry About ISIS | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Islamic State may be the most immediate challenge facing the Defense Department, but Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday that one o...

The Most Important Climate Pacts You've Never Heard Of

Posted 09.14.2013 | Green

From Climate Central's Andrew Freedman: With global efforts to reduce carbon dioxide emissions stalled, cutting short-lived climate pollutants has ...

Obama Tackling Climate Change

Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

By JOSH LEDERMAN AND MATTHEW DALY, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Taking climate change efforts into his own hands, President Barack Obama is ...

Will Climate Hawks Be Dancing in the Streets?

William S. Becker | Posted 08.23.2013 | Politics
William S. Becker

Email and Twitter are flooded with joyful electrons in anticipation of Obama's big speech on global climate change Tuesday. Climate hawks also have a job to do. It's to demonstrate that there is political reward for leaders who confront the realities of global warming.

Inside the President's Climate Toolbox

William S. Becker | Posted 04.06.2013 | Green
William S. Becker

The Obama administration used a number of tools on climate and energy issues during the president's first term. But deeper in his toolbox are several authorities whose potential applications for climate disruption and clean energy are not as well known.

A Second Chance to Get It Right with Climate Change

Joe Keefe | Posted 03.31.2013 | Green
Joe Keefe

The climate cliff may be farther from our current position than any fiscal precipice, but once we start down the road toward it, there will be no turning back.

Luke Johnson

Unlikely Solution Could Be Part Of Bold Obama Promise | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON--Speaking before a crowd of an estimated 1 million people on the National Mall Monday, President Barack Obama made a bold promise in his se...

Obama: 'We Will Respond To The Threat Of Climate Change'

Posted 01.21.2013 | Green

In his second inauguration speech on January 21, President Barack Obama addressed climate change and emphasized the country's need to respond and lead...

Will Climate Change Get Cold Shoulder?

Posted 01.20.2013 | Green

By Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer: As President Barack Obama prepares to take the oath of office for the second time, he has promised...

'Doomsday Clock' Set For 2013

Posted 01.18.2013 | Science

The Internet is abuzz with news of the 2013 "Doomsday Clock," as alarmed netizens scramble to learn what this apocalyptic time-keeper is and what it m...

It's Not Dark Yet, But...

Michael Brune | Posted 03.16.2013 | Green
Michael Brune

I'm knee-deep in reading the draft version of the U.S. National Climate Assessment. If last year's record number of wildfires, droughts, and extreme heat days didn't convince you of the dangers of a destabilizing climate, then perhaps this report from 240 of the country's top climate scientists will.

The Only Presidential Candidate Who Calls Climate Change a Threat

Frances Beinecke | Posted 01.05.2013 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Climate change puts us all at risk -- the 47 percent, the 99 percent and the 1 percent -- whether our state is red or blue. We need a president who understands what's happening to our world and will act -- and has acted -- to address this grave and gathering threat.

Environmental Activist: Obama's Silence On Climate Change Is Good For Climate

The Huffington Post | Saki Knafo | Posted 10.17.2012 | Green

After the Obama administration issued new rules in August that required automakers to nearly double the fuel efficiency of their cars and trucks by 20...

Undecided Voters Care About Climate Change, Poll Finds

Posted 09.24.2012 | Green

By Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer: Only about 7 percent of likely voters have not yet decided whether they will support Barack Obama...

Obama's Other Climate Messaging Mistake

Joseph Romm | Posted 11.14.2012 | Green
Joseph Romm

President Obama's failure to speak out repeatedly on the urgency of climate action is his biggest communications mistake. If our leaders don't talk about an issue, it generally won't become sufficiently salient for either the media or the public.

Which Presidential Candidate Would Be Better on the Environment?

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 10.07.2012 | Green
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Which presidential candidate would be better for the environment? In short, we have one that finds it a non-issue, and we have one that feels it's an important one.

Obama: Further Steps Needed 'To Deal With Climate Change In A Serious Way'

The Huffington Post | Joanna Zelman | Posted 04.25.2012 | Green

"We're going to have to take further steps to deal with climate change in a serious way," President Obama declared in a recent Rolling Stone interview...

Addressing Climate Change: #Occupy Congress

Mary Ellen Harte and John Harte | Posted 01.09.2012 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte and John Harte

It's time to vote in those who will stop arguing, and start acting to effectively address global warming.

Still Inconvenient, Still the Truth

Aron Cramer | Posted 11.19.2011 | Green
Aron Cramer

One would think that with the evidence of climate change progressing -- and costing the U.S. economy real money -- Washington would redouble its efforts to take action.

Obama Not Happy With U.S. Climate Policy, Promises More Reform In New Interview

Inhabitat | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In a rather lengthy interview with Rolling Stone, President Obama spilled the beans about how he feels about the US government's current climate and e...