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Barack Obama Climate Change

Obama Takes A Shot At GOP For Using 'Not A Scientist' Line On Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama slammed pundits and members of Congress who refuse to confront climate change in drought-stricken California on Saturday, calli...

Obama's Climate Plan: What's Missing?

Robert Fri | Posted 10.16.2013 | Green
Robert Fri

Predictably, the president's Climate Action Plan has taken a lot of heat -- both for being too modest and too overbearing. But something is lost in framing the debate that way. More important is whether any plan will achieve actual results.

Climate Change and Our Children

Frederica Perera, DrPH, PhD | Posted 09.10.2013 | Science
Frederica Perera, DrPH, PhD

While there are few quantitative estimates of the proportion of childhood morbidity and mortality due to human-induced climate change, there is scientific agreement that both direct and indirect effects of climate change have already taken a significant toll on children.

Correct Your Course on Natural Gas, Mr. President

Deborah Nardone | Posted 09.07.2013 | Green
Deborah Nardone

Recently has President Obama taken several important steps down the trail towards addressing climate disruption. But when it comes to natural gas, the president is taking the wrong path.

Obama Making Trip To Speak On Critical Issue

AP | Posted 03.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House says President Barack Obama will talk about energy and climate change during a visit next Friday to Argonne National Lab...

The One We've Been Waiting For

Rob Pringle | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics
Rob Pringle

The window of opportunity only shrinks. Now would be the time for the so-called Democratic base to signal -- via active constituency -- that we've got Barack's back. I'll call my congressional delegation if you call yours.

Draft Climate Report Paints Bleak Picture

Cornelius B. Murphy, Jr., Ph.D. | Posted 03.27.2013 | Green
Cornelius B. Murphy, Jr., Ph.D.

The introduction to the voluminous report is framed as a letter to the American people that tells an alarming story about the changing American climate and the impacts that we see and sense almost every day.

One Earth. One Voice.: Song, Symbol, Imagination and Life As Metaphor at a Time of Planetary Crisis

Shyla Nelson | Posted 03.26.2013 | Impact
Shyla Nelson

What we are experiencing is a crisis of imagination, struggling with immense fears to let go of the way we have done things on earth until now, to embrace the vast unknown of those new models of living that are the only sustainable ways forward.

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?

Luke Johnson

Unlikely Solution Could Be Part Of Bold Obama Promise

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Tom Zeller Jr.

The Road Forward: Obama On Environment Faces High Expectations, High Hurdles, In Second Term

HuffingtonPost.com | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 01.24.2013 | Green

On the night of his re-election, President Barack Obama described grand ambitions for his second term, including a desire to bequeath to future genera...

Barack Obama Should Rise to the Challenge on Climate Change

Jon Shenk | Posted 01.26.2013 | Green
Jon Shenk

What if, back in 2009, Obama had followed in President Kennedy's footsteps and made a moonshot speech about the climate, pledging to make the US the world's first carbon-neutral country within ten years? What if he did that right now?

The Multilateral Agenda for Obama's Second Term

Jeffrey Laurenti | Posted 01.13.2013 | World
Jeffrey Laurenti

Given the vast network of domestic constituencies and economic as well as environmental issues it raises, climate change is the most complicated but surely the most consequential of issues on the president's multilateral agenda.

Activists Slam Candidates For 'Climate Silence'

Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 11.27.2012 | Green
Tom Zeller Jr.

It was a rich, if abbreviated exchange. "President Obama promised to begin to slow the rise of the oceans," declared Mitt Romney, the Republican pres...

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...

Al Gore Blasts Obama For Failing To Combat Climate Change

AP | By DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 08.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former Vice President Al Gore is going where few environmentalists - and fellow Democrats - have gone before: criticizing President...

Waiting For Obama In Copenhagen

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

By David Corn, A Special From Mother Jones As Part Of Their Copenhagen Climate Conference Coverage When President Barack Obama was in Oslo last wee...

Al Gore: "The Climate For Change"

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a New York Times op-ed, former Vice President Al Gore looks at Barack Obama's win through the lens of climate change, and offers a five-point plan ...