WASHINGTON, Jan 29 (Media Consortium) - In his first State of the Union address, President Barack Obama touched on climate issues only briefly. He called on the Senate to pass a climate bill, but did not give Congress a deadline or promise to veto weak legislation. Nor did he mention the Copenhagen climate conference, where international negotiators struggled to produce an agreement on limiting global carbon emissions.
Despite his combative language, the president did not challenge Congress to push for real solutions to ballooning carbon emissions and energy consumption. As Forrest Wilder of The Texas Observer notes, Obama "uttered the phrase 'climate change' precisely once."
If climate change is so urgent a problem, why has Obama dropped his climate change agenda?
Asked by Anonymous at 6:17 PM on Jan. 29, 2010 in Politics & Current Events
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Answer by 29again at 7:58 PM on Jan. 29, 2010
Because of the incessant whining that he isn't doing enough to create jobs, remember?
Answer by SRiveroC at 8:06 PM on Jan. 29, 2010
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Answer by anxiousschk at 11:47 PM on Jan. 29, 2010
Next question overall
Why is it anyone's dang business how we grow our family??