Mr. President, Sir, Your comments on climate change?
Actual photo of D.C. press conference set up.
If I use the analogy of We the People drawing straws, we keep getting the short end of the stick.
The recent climate change conference, an oxymoronic event where people from all over the world gather, burning vast amounts of carbon to get together to discuss the environment.
they did not have enough limos, so they had to have people bring in more from other countries to meet the demand.
A commenter on PBS used the word "sham"- referring to the non validated, non binding end result agreements.
Shame the 2 worst polluters- the US & China are the least committed to serious change.
A lot of talk & no teeth. Which means we squander more critical time to seriously take action and make significant change.
I heard it explained that some changes Obama could have made through clean water/air & environmental laws already in place- while other specifics require Congressional approval, so he can't make those promises.
Still it feels like that came out as an empty promise. Talk is cheap.... we want change, action. We don't have time to stall & remain stagnant. We've got the whole world in our hands!
Back home re Health Care, we've heard lots of different viewpoints this week, the Senate has butchered the bill so badly, it is questionable whether it is worth salvaging. I have real mixed feelings on it. First I feel Obama is not really "leading" the issue... he needs to be stepping up to the transparency- make the proceedings public, and he needs to put the pressure on- as do we the people.
I think Shields is on a good track...