Monday, June 24, 2013


Politics: Obama readies campaign to rally the nation to reduce greenhouse gases, adapt to climate change -- Monday, June 24, 2013 --
But other climate advocates are more skeptical about Obama's timing and overall intention. One said that the administration has already delayed the rules for both new and existing power plants, both of which have been promised by EPA. This advocate, who asked not to be named, believes the president is trying to please his base before approving, potentially, the Keystone XL pipeline, which is detested by many environmentalists.

The advocate is also concerned that Obama might not fulfill the promises he announces tomorrow.
Cities: Experts praise Bloomberg's climate plan but worry about his short remaining term -- Monday, June 24, 2013 --
Leah Cohen is a policy adviser in Bloomberg's Office of Long-term Planning and a key adviser to the mayor on resiliency issues. She said the mayor is serious about his pledge to see as much of this plan enacted as possible before he steps back into private life.

"We're very aware that there are 200 days left in the administration," she said.
Reality already raining on Obama’s climate announcement |
analysts on Monday noted that despite the White House’s fanfare, any change is likely years away.
President Obama's Global Warming Plan Telegraphs His Administration's Desperation - Forbes
Yes, here we go again. Obama will attempt to dangle some shiny objects in front of the American public in the hope that they will shift their focus from all of the other problems facing this Administration. I’m sure some brain trust in the White House sat around the strategy table and opined that discussing Climate Change enables the President to talk about an issue that is popular with his base and will reignite his reputation as a global leader. They probably think, as they did after Newtown, that Obama will get a bounce from trying to act unilaterally to address greenhouse gas emissions, going around Congress to drive his agenda.

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