Obama on global warming

My plan will continue to reduce the carbon pollution that is heating our planet – because climate change is not a hoax. More droughts and floods and wildfires are not a joke. They’re a threat to our children’s future. And in this election, you can do something about it.

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: Markarkleiman-at-gmail.com

6 thoughts on “Obama on global warming”

  1. I was hoping for a bit more of a punch in the gut on this, something like, “When rising sea levels threaten our coastal communities, that may be a joke to Mitt Romney, but it is no joke for the families whose homes and businesses are in the path of the tidal surges brought about by climate change.”

    But overall it was a good enough speech.

  2. I really do wish that every time “Clean Coal” comes out of BHO’s mouth, that a painful shock be administered. To a lesser extent, gloating about a 100 year reserve of natural gas. Even if the Natural Gas reserves are that promising (and that is a big debate) the price of doing it may be the ruin of drinking water. Can’t we do better than “we won’t freeze you to death, but we might just kill you with your drinking water”?

  3. Wether increased mileage or anything to reduce emmissions from automobiles for that matter would certainly make milestones against the stubborn auto industry accountants.

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