State of the Union: Climate Change and Clean Energy

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If you watched President Obama's State of the Union address last night, you heard his strongest words yet on the related issues of climate change and alternative energy. His observation, that "12 of the hottest years have all come in the last 15" makes it clear that he does not intend to skirt the issue in his final term. Still, at least one green blogger - who regularly covers environmental issues on Green4U - has some concerns, namely, fracking:

Having the President speak out saying it is clear climate change is here, both in his inaugural address and last night, is a huge step for this country. Hopefully we can move beyond the step of trying to convince people that climate change is real and we can get beyond the big oil machine that was trying to make it seem like climate change was an imaginary issue....What worried me, and worried me a lot, is President Obama’s focus on natural gas. There are safe ways to extract natural gas and there are unproved and unsafe ways to extract natural gas. Fracking is one of the unsafe ways to extract natural gas and my fear is that President Obama’s words are paving the way for the fracking to spread across this country...


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Read the rest of her post: Climate Change, Clean Energy and The State Of The Union

What did you think of President Obama's State of the Union? Did you feel he covered climate change and environmental issues well? Do you think he offered clear ideas and a vision for the future?

~Heather Clisby

BlogHer Section Editor, LIFE & GREEN; Proprietor, ClizBiz and Second Chance Ranch



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