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    BTW, I should point out that even if we burned all 2 trillion tons of the Tar Sands, it would add up to about .4-5*C at most(.36*C according to one source); not exactly insignificant, unfortunately, but not quite the end of the world, either, contrary to Hansen's fears.

    http://www.scientificamerican.com/...

    And it's highly unlikely we'll end up burning all of it.....we might not end up burning a quarter of it, which in that case, would be only about an eighth of a degree additional warming at most. Good news? Somewhat so, but unfortunately, global warming is far from the only worry as we all know.....

    "Sadly, we pretty well know which side he will take here."  

     Not necessarily. There has been more than enough outcry, and so far, Obama's actually had a remarkably decent track record overall as far as renewables go. Of course, you may be correct, but the fact is, nothing is written in stone, so we do have a chance. Let's make it count, no matter the outcome. =)

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