Former US Secretary Tim Wirth Proposes Ambitious Clean Energy Agenda

Tim Wirth, a former US senator and Clinton era under-secretary of state, blamed the Obama administration for an ineffective climate change policy, Lisa Friedman of Energy and Environment news reported recently. Obama has to explain just how serious it is to the American public and make it a campaign topic, Wirth noted. Wirth called for a series of strategies related to climate science as well as finding new ways to energize up to 65 percent of Americans he claimed are in favor of taking significant steps to address climate change. High on his list of strategies were to develop more energy efficiency and research and development on clean energy. He also argued that the White House should tap a new point person — like John Podesta, who is stepping down from the liberal Center for American Progress — to head up a series of task forces on climate and energy. Coalition building is tedious, but necessary, he said. The timeline? Wirth noted that “If we don’t do it now, we are committing the world to a drastically different place.”

Source:   Former Sen. Tim Wirth outlines ambitious 2nd Obama term on climate change

About melharte

Mel (Mary Ellen) Harte is a biologist (PhD) and climate change educator. She co-authored the free online book, COOL THE EARTH, SAVE THE ECONOMY, available at www.CoolTheEarth.US, and writes the CLIMATE CHANGE THIS WEEK column at the HuffingtonPost. Living summers in the alpine Rockies, she is on the frontlines of watching what climate change can do. Her diagnostic digital photographs of wildflowers have appeared in numerous publications.
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