Is Obama Already Shelving Climate Change?
Posted at 11 a.m. on Nov. 15, 2012
As quickly as President Obama raised the issue of climate change in his election victory speech, the Los Angeles Times reports that he indicated at his first post-election press conference that “reducing carbon emissions comes nowhere near the top of his agenda.”
“On Tuesday, Obama talked only in the broadest terms about initiating a ‘conversation’ with scientists, engineers and elected officials to try to find areas for progress. He said he would look for ‘bipartisan support’ to try to move the issue forward. It’s hard to imagine where that support would come from, since many Republicans in Congress refuse to even acknowledge that global temperature increases can be tied to human activity.”
The New York Times reports that Obama was much more forthcoming on solving immigration.