A recent report for the World Bank states that the consequences of a +4 degrees Celsius world would be "catastrophic." We are currently on a trajectory toward a +6 degrees Celsius world by 2035. Simply stated, there is no time left.
Although the State of the Union was less about progressive principles than was the second inaugural, its tone and substance extended few olive branches to the Republicans. For a while, anyway, Obama is committed to an outside-in strategy.