Tuesday, February 26, 2013

President Obama Harnesses the Sun



I saw this photo of President Obama in a Huffington Post slide show of best political pictures. It's captioned as:
A light shines behind President Barack Obama as he speaks during a campaign event at Bayliss Park, Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, in Council Bluffs, Iowa, during a three day campaign bus tour through Iowa. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Knowing that the president has been promoting solar energy, I thought a tongue-in-cheek caption could work as well, "Obama harnesses the sun." The sad part of this story is his promotion of pursuing solar and renewable energy has not prompted much progress in that direction. We're as dependent on oil (fossil fuels) as ever.

That said, the Keystone Pipeline paperwork sits on the president's desk. He's never really supported that project, so if he signs it, that will be a surprise. As Eugene Robinson discusses in his opinion piece on global warming, since the president's re-election, he has indicated he will pursue steps to address climate change.

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