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I've written a few times recently about my petition requesting the Obama administration to commission a National Intelligence Estimate on climate change. It isn't doing so well.

The logic of the petition is this: if 25,000 people sign it, the Obama administration is committed to respond to it. Either they'll accept it or they won't. Obviously the better outcome is that they'll set the nation's intelligence apparatus to work doing some useful analysis and provoking fits of rage among climate change deniers, but either decision, positive or negative, will bring additional attention to the issue and to the administration's handling of it.

The only way the petition can fail is to fall short of that 25,000 signature threshold. With 23 days remaining and 23,990 signatures to go, that seems pretty likely at the moment.

So, here I am again. If you've read one of my previous posts on the subject and have signed the petition, thanks very much and sorry to trouble you again. If you've not, please sign the petition and tell others about it. I really would like to make some noise on the issue and this is an easy and effective way to do it if enough people participate. I would like to think that doing something simple about climate change could attract one-fifth as many people as a petition to secede from the United States.

Simple, easy, quick and guaranteed to do some good if enough people support it. Won't you join me? Sign here.

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