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  •  Obama has to reverse his oil and gas boosterism (0+ / 0-)

    to succeed in avoiding a climate catastrophe.  The scientific community is saying with increasing urgency that we are running out of time; it is too late for half measures. Destructive extreme weather events have already become notably more frequent and severe, and the trend is accelerating.

    The improvements in vehicle CAFE standards,  small subsidies for renewables, etc. are welcome, but unless we dramatically reduce total GHG emissions, all the positive steps will be the equivalent of rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.  

    Definitive rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline, and ALL other pathways for Tar Sands dilbit to move through the US, is imperative.  It is now clear that proven reserves of fossil fuels are more than sufficient to trigger runaway positive feedbacks, which would make catastrophic climate disruption unstoppable.  We need presidential leadership to say we must not burn all the fossil fuel, and we will start by renouncing the dirtiest sources.
     

    There's no such thing as a free market!

    by Albanius on Thu Jan 16, 2014 at 10:12:30 PM PST

    •  You said: (0+ / 0-)
      Definitive rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline, and ALL other pathways for Tar Sands dilbit to move through the US, is imperative.
      While it is within President Obama's authority to turn down the KXL pipeline, it is not within his authority to shut down all other pathways of tar sands derivatives moving into the United States.

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