The environment cries for Obama's leadership

  • Article by: JAMES P. LENFESTEY
  • Updated: January 14, 2013 - 10:17 AM

The election -- and the circumstances all around -- encourage it.

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bigbadbeanJan. 13, 13 7:06 AM

The country cries for any sort of leadership from this failed president. He had no leadership skills prior to being elected... you don't find them on the job. And, the environment is doing well without more government regulations thank you very much.

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firefight41Jan. 13, 13 8:28 AM

Using Obama and leadership in the same sentence is an Oxymoron.

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elind56Jan. 13, 1310:51 AM

"Romney lost Iowa, where wind power is well-established, in part by opposing such subsidies..."-----------------------------It's only well established because free money, courtesy of the taxpayers, has been pouring in there for a long time to artificially prop up this 'industry' because it suits a political outcome. Iowans are getting a rather large, free slice of the dwindling public pie and they're not going to vote in great numbers for somebody who might threaten that windfall. That's human nature and I don't blame the Iowans. I blame politicians from both sides of the aisle who use the tax code and regulatory action to achieve a desired political outcome, unintended consequences be damned. The major unintended consequence here is that the capital used to prop up this uncompetitive 'industry' has to be confiscated from private interests who would otherwise invest that capital in ventures that create real growth and real wealth which floats everybody's boat a little higher.

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callmeronJan. 13, 13 6:24 PM

People are freezing to death this past week in India because of RECORD COLD. Did you know that? It's true. Search for it.

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erikj3Jan. 13, 13 6:54 PM

It's called climate change. This is leading to more extreme weather. Yes, it still gets cold and snows in the winter. This happens! The fact is, temperatures as a whole have been going up for decades and will keep going up, leading to even more extreme events, unless we do something. Or we could just deny that we have a problem. What could possibly go wrong?

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Wally_99Jan. 13, 13 7:02 PM

"The environment cries for Obama's leadership"............. HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! What do you think the worker-bees in North Dakota think of Obama's "leadership?" What do you think the frackers think about Obama's "leadership?" He is a failed president when it comes to clean energy. Here's a news flash. Oil, coal, natural gas, nuclear energy, clean burning fossil fuels, etc., are going to be here for a LONG LONG time. Socialists - get used to it. Morons like Matt Damon and Jane Fonda who try to demonize fracking and nuclear energy, respectively, should be ashamed of themselves. Well, that's a hopeless point with Hanoi Jane. And Matt Damon, like Morgan Freeman, are fodder for South Park. That's about all they are worth....

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rolflindyJan. 13, 13 7:17 PM

Although the US had a record warm year, the globe didn't. 2012 temperature was about average for the past 8 or 10 years. As to all those wind and solar subsidies, the BENTEK study of Xcel's operations in the Colorado region show that erratic wind is causing more green house emissions that it saves. The constant cycling of natural gas and coal plants to balance erratic wind is very inefficient, wastes fuel, and is damaging to machinery. The PTC for wind should have been allowed to die a well deserved death.

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tinosaJan. 13, 1310:04 PM

The sun warms up and then goes down. That is the single greatest cause for temp changes. Twenty years ago this same crowd was crying about global freezing. What came of that scare? Science shows us that the earth was going through these same phases long before man walk this mud ball. So who's fault was it then?

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russ999Jan. 14, 13 6:13 AM

"Twenty years ago this same crowd was crying about global freezing"

no they weren't. The peer reviewed science from 20 years ago was warning of global warming impact of CO2. That we still people have so many gullible tools that parrot these easily debunked right-wing lies says bad things about the intelligence of this country. Fact checking means leaving the right-wing echo chamber to find reality.

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FrankLJan. 14, 13 7:10 AM

russ999, excuse me, but I was old enough to remember all the studies in the 70s showing we were entering a new ice age. It was summarized in Newsweek in 1975 for the masses.

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