Reactions to Obama’s climate change plan

Last week, we discussed President Obama’s recent speech on climate change. Today, we round up a collection of some of the most thought-provoking reactions to his plan.

  • The New York Times talked about how conservatives are reacting to the plan. From the article: “In states rich in energy resources, which have turned increasingly red in recent years, the Democrats who survived have often done so by declaring independence from the national party.”
  • The Energy Collective detailed the Obama administration’s history of action (or inaction) regarding carbon emissions and delves into the viability of reducing emissions further.
  • Also from the Energy Collective– How will Obama’s plan could result in increased fracking and reliance on natural gas?
  • Huffington Post shares how the coal industry is reacting to the plan to reduce carbon emissions by regulating power plants. Bloomberg Businessweek tells us that the US Energy Secretary is investigating “clean coal” technology.
  • NASA is applauding the Administration’s stance. From the article: “U.S. President Barack Obama’s new strategy to combat climate change has won big praise from NASA, with the head of the U.S. space agency pledging a steadfast commitment to tracking the health of planet Earth.”

Having looked back at Earth from outer space, I have seen just how fragile our home planet is — and I’m committed to doing everything I can to help protect it. — NASA chief Charles Bolden


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