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Obama Climate Change Speech

Obama Calls Opponents 'Crazies' In Fundraiser Speech

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 08.25.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama spoke candidly about his critics at a fundraising event on Monday evening. "It's hard for me to express how much I love Harry R...

Kate Sheppard

Obama Rallies Support For The 'Generational Project' Of Dealing With Climate Change | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On the one-year anniversary of launching his climate action plan, President Barack Obama derided congressional opponents of cutting gree...

Kate Sheppard

White House Plans Another Big Climate Push | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– One year after President Barack Obama rolled out his climate change action plan, the administration is putting fresh emphasis on its e...

Kate Sheppard

White House Unveils New Project To Prepare For Climate Change | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House is set to unveil a new Climate Data Initiative on Wednesday to make government-held data more available to researchers a...

Sam Stein

So What Exactly Is Obama's Red Line On Keystone XL? | Sam Stein | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the lead-up to President Barack Obama's heavily billed speech on climate policy in June, the big question among members of the White ...

Keystone XL Pipeline Decision Reportedly Expected By June

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.24.2014 | Politics

The Obama administration will make its final decision on the Keystone XL pipeline by early summer, the Wall Street Journal reports. The proposed p...

U.S. Prepares for Climate Disasters While Hitting the Brakes on the Climate Negotiations

Kelly Rigg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Kelly Rigg

The last thing we need right now is "flexibility." What we need is for President Obama to live up to his inaugural promise made less than one year ago, to "respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations."

Kate Sheppard

Treasury Issues New Guidance On Funding Coal Plants Abroad | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Treasury Department issued new guidance on Tuesday that makes it even more clear that the Obama administration will no longer approv...

GOP Senator: Climate Change Push Is 'Environmental Jihad'

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) coined a new term to describe the push for climate change action: "environmental jihad." In a fundraising email to suppor...

Is the Season for Climate Change Denial Finally Over?

Dan Lashof | Posted 09.17.2013 | Green
Dan Lashof

We are already paying a high price for failing to confront the climate change threat. The longer we delay taking action, the more these expenses will rise, and the more our children and our grandchildren will suffer the impacts.

American Leadership on Climate Change

Fred Krupp | Posted 09.08.2013 | Green
Fred Krupp

We hire presidents to do more than one thing at a time. With record heat, ever-stronger storms, and massive increases in insurance and infrastructure costs on the way, climate change is one big problem that we ignore at our own peril.

A Reasonable Approach to a Clear and Present Danger

Rep. Paul Tonko | Posted 09.01.2013 | Politics
Rep. Paul Tonko

The economic damages from last year's weather disasters alone totaled $110 billion. In order to combat its impacts and costs, we need to be proactive in tackling climate change. The President's plan will help us to do just that.

The Politics of Energy Is Changing

Mohamed Nasheed | Posted 08.28.2013 | Green
Mohamed Nasheed

Bad energy policy is not just polluting our planet; it is polluting our politics, and warping international relations. It is the invisible force holding nations in thrall to dictators, causing conflicts and repressing human rights.

U.S. Action on Climate Change: Yes, We... Might?

Karl-Heinz Florenz | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics
Karl-Heinz Florenz

It is time the Washington caught up with Europe! This is certainly not about cocking a snook at anybody -- it is just very rewarding to see that, finally, European leadership has paid off. Finally, the U.S. is "back in the game."

He Gets It.

Ronnie Citron-Fink | Posted 08.27.2013 | Green
Ronnie Citron-Fink

On Tuesday, President Obama told us he gets it -- he's committed the U.S. to fighting climate change. He's putting the breaks on climate change.

Chicago Supports President Obama on Climate Change

Rahm Emanuel | Posted 08.26.2013 | Chicago
Rahm Emanuel

Cities can drive dramatic improvements on climate but we can't do it alone. As the Mayor of Chicago, I see the both the benefits of tackling this challenge and the threats that remain.

President Obama's Energy Plan: Half Empty or Half Full?

Denise Bode | Posted 08.26.2013 | Green
Denise Bode

As a country, the key is to realize that the tank isn't unlimited. We have to make real decisions about the collective journey we've embarked upon together and the wisest roadmap to get us to our destination in as effective manner as possible.

Obama's Climate Change Speech Nearly Drowned Out By Planes

Posted 06.25.2013 | Green

Planes roared overhead as President Barack Obama outlined his plan to address climate change on Tuesday. "The year that I took office, my administ...

President Unveils 'Obama Climate Pollution Test' for Future Energy Projects

Philip Radford | Posted 08.25.2013 | Green
Philip Radford

Today, in his speech at Georgetown University, President Obama challenged us to answer the essential question for every future energy policy decision we face -- what will the net climate impact be if this project goes forward?

WATCH: Obama Wipes Off Sweat 10 Bajillion Times During Climate Change Speech

Posted 06.25.2013 | Green

As President Barack Obama announced his climate change plan under the hot sun at Georgetown University, he was forced to wipe sweat from his forehead ...

Cable Networks Snub Obama's Major Climate Speech

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 06.25.2013 | Media

Clearly, cable news is no place for a discussion about climate change. President Obama found that out the hard way on Tuesday. Obama addressed a cr...

Sam Stein

Obama Makes Major Announcement On Keystone | Sam Stein | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will ask the State Department not to approve the construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline unless it...

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 ...

Obama Talks Climate Change In Berlin

Reuters | Posted 08.19.2013 | Green

BERLIN, June 19 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Wednesday the United States understood it had to do more to fight climate change and...

Obama Inaugurates Renewed Energy on Climate Change

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 03.25.2013 | Green
Sarah van Gelder

So can we expect the president to take the sort of leadership on the climate that many have hoped for since his 2008 campaign? In particular, will he stand up to the pressure of the fossil fuel lobby?