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Obama on Climate Change

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Jonathan Chait, daily columnist at New York Magazine, discusses the president's climate change speech yesterday and his overall record on the environment.

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Jonathan Chait

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Comments [7]

jgarbuz from Queens

To David

The fossil fuel-related industries own at least half the world. How many garages and mechanics would be put out of business by the electric car? How many nations would be threatened with a sharp cutback in petroleum and coal use? How many vast fortunes and vast numbers of people employed in those industries would find themselves mortally threatened? The forces arrayed against clean renewable energy sources are MASSIVE and numerous. They have only begun to fight.

Jun. 26 2013 11:24 AM
David from Fairfield CT

Fact is, a sizable portion of this country still have their heads in the sand where climate change is concern. And, as long as these people are allowed to retain the right to vote polluting corporations with deep pockets will rule the day.

Jun. 26 2013 10:59 AM
jgarbuz from Queens

I support Obama's decisions regarding climate change.

Jun. 26 2013 10:57 AM
Jeffrey Kawalek from Maplewood

No one ever talks about the toxic gases toluene and benzene that are released as a result of fracking these are terrible for the atmosphere and need to be dealt with for climate change

Jun. 26 2013 10:55 AM

Could u both stop with the basically

Jun. 26 2013 10:53 AM
Seth from UES

Brian LOVE your show but you are KILLING ME RIGHT NOW. THis is the biggest day in the history of GAY RIGHTS and you are not talking about it in your hour?

Jun. 26 2013 10:53 AM
UDALL76

The President is addressing the "Biggest global threat of our time."

Ah yes...switch your calendars, folks -- we've officially entered LDT (Lame Duck Time.)

Clinton was another gasbag when it came to the environment -- although better than his Vice President, who said nothing about the environment when he had the chance to create positive change. But even Clinton could have turned Solyndra into an environmental and capitalism "Learning moment" instead of simply another ad-selling bonanza for Fox News.

Jun. 26 2013 10:30 AM

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